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    Can Bardd delivered one of my favorite albums of last year and they are already back. New album feb 22nd, and this time the production sounds a lot better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cairhiin View Post
    Can Bardd delivered one of my favorite albums of last year and they are already back. New album feb 22nd, and this time the production sounds a lot better.

    Yes!!! Can't wait

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    Contrary to what the appearance may suggest, I swear I do listen to black metal that it's not made by the French... or do I? To quote the timeless and immortal Britney Spears (insert maniacal cackling here): oops, I did it again. Necrocachot's Malfeu tickles me in all the right places, it's frankly a shame that it simply won't receive attention because it's a name which no one recognizes. Make no mistake, it won't. With the exception of the random snowflake here and there, myself included, even seasoned listeners of black metal will be oblivious to its existence.

    Playing Diablo 1 last week while listening to this album has been a blast, indeed a proper dungeon crawl.

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    I remember someone a little while ago asked about power metal and I've come across some decent ones recently:









    Wow, didn't realise the Beyond Fear one was 2006, guess I'm a little late to that one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alcohorlick View Post
    Wow, didn't realise the Beyond Fear one was 2006, guess I'm a little late to that one!
    The Brainstorm one is great. I was positively surprised by that album. Wouldn't call Flotsam and Jetsam power metal though, it's more thrash metal. I always thought they were a bit underappreciated over the years. Having said that I haven't listened to the new album yet, thanks for reminding me!

    Beyond Fear, well it has Ripper Owens, I personally like the guy (check out Charred Walls of the Damned if you haven't) but he also has its fair share of haters (his time in Iced Earth wasn't particularly stellar - not entirely his fault though bar simply not being able to live up to Barlow's legacy).
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    My favourites are:Theatre of Tragedy,Gothminister,Paradise Lost,Dool,Insomnium,Schwarzer Engel

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    Found this one recently, pretty smooth black metal with some good atmosphere and hooks.

    edit: On a side note, have any of you tried the music side of youtube extensively yet? (music.youtube.com), if so, how do you find it? I found that it can recommend some stuff I've not heard before that seems to relate pretty well to what I asked for, though I don't know if it's just a fluke and I end up liking most of what I hear or something...
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    This came out recently and I'm liking it a fair bit. This is the kind of thrash metal we need nowdays if you ask me.

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    Wow, I didn't expect to hear any new Blotted Science. Fantastic stuff, the time changes are so tight.

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    Listen to these fucking crazy riffs and destroy everything around you. The last minute makes me do backflips right in the pits of hell.

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    As far as I'm concerned, January was a truly frigid and sterile month. To that end I've shared a fair bit of wailing already. But February... oh my! The pace has picked up significantly, much to my auditory delight:
    1. Warmoon Lord - Burning Banners of the Funereal War. A great reminiscence of aeons past, but likely less relevant for the younger audience of black metal. Nevertheless a joyride for the older degenerates like myself, hehe.
    2. Licht- und Schattensaiten - Weißbunter Rabe. Forget trying to label it with a convenient epithet, it's not going to happen. It's definitely not black metal regardless of how you spin it, and labels such as avantgarde/experimental/post prove to be of limited applicability. It is however an awesome listening experience, transcending the boundaries of its primogenitor.
    3. Sacrificia - Nostalgia. It has been released a couple of days ago, and I've already had a sleepless night listening to this album back to back. Entrancing example of dark ambient, melancholic but doubtlessly soothing. If inner tranquility is what you seek, this album delivers in spades.
    4. Sordide - Hier déjà mort. Filthy French black metal, I seem to be lured back to that particular scene despite my conscious efforts to spread my focus and attention elsewhere. The damned French trawl me more frequently than I'd like to admit, my dismay becomes readily apparent.
    5. Aleere - Suicide in Solitude. The title is ridiculously self-explanatory, this is a work in DSBM. That is enough on its own to alienate a large portion of its potential audience, but in my opinion that would mean to err on the side of caution. A commendable example of DSBM thus deserving a bit of patience and goodwill.

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    Aihos - Hävityksen Maa
    youtube.com/watch?v=x5T1PTh9SF8

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    The new Traveler fucking rules. AOTY material for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limenaa View Post
    The new Traveler fucking rules. AOTY material for sure.
    JP Abboud has been a busy dude this year, Traveler comes out with a full album and Gatekeeper has a 2nd album coming out Friday as well. He does the vocals for both bands. Dude has pipes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paarthurnax View Post
    JP Abboud has been a busy dude this year, Traveler comes out with a full album and Gatekeeper has a 2nd album coming out Friday as well. He does the vocals for both bands. Dude has pipes.
    Can't wait for this Gatekeeper album, I really enjoyed the previous one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limenaa View Post
    The new Traveler fucking rules. AOTY material for sure.
    Just checked out one track, and I'm loving it.

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    Oh wow a lot of them but wich i experienced mostly old genre metal:

    Saxon
    Accept and U.D.O.
    Dio
    AC/DC (but for me its hard rock not metal)

    I started my journey with metal music from those sounds.

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    Do not listen to it unless you're a fanatical follower of the black metal scene. You have been warned, this album is not for the faint of heart. And neither for the righteous fancypants, self-proclaimed acolytes of a genre they don't belong to. A cornucopia of filth: Morgue Fornicator - Psalms of Shit, Semen, and Blood.

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    Frankly, the band name and title do little but elicit an eyeroll. This is high school edgelord try-harding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duilliath View Post
    Frankly, the band name and title do little but elicit an eyeroll. This is high school edgelord try-harding.
    I agree, in fact eye-rolling was my explicit first reaction at the very sight of the name and title. But then I've listened to it twice back-to-back, the album is good (to my ears and mind, but I've been listening to black metal for a long time; hence it shouldn't necessarily be the case for the more casual listeners). I don't mind the pretentiously risible choice of name and title, they actually serve a purpose - to keep the moralist clowns at bay. You know, the kind of people who do not listen to (e.g.) Burzum because (e.g.) Varg is such a mean person.

    To continue on a similarly humorous tone, for quite a few years I've been a supporter of cautionary disclaimers. Perhaps the black metal equivalent of Dante's "lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate" should be an inelegant but effective: fuck off, prudes.

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