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    Because I haven't experienced the grace of listening to any new releases to catch my attention during this humble beginning of the year, I've decided to take them oldies for another whirl. For a bit of humorous historical context, albeit more anecdote than data, I haven't listened to anything related to LLN for over a decade; back then Youtube wasn't even a thing. Sure, I've seen them mentioned and thus I've been reminded of them. But actually listening carefully to one of their releases? It's been a long while, indeed.

    Imagine my surprised amusement spotting a fairly decent amount of LLN releases on YT during the last week:
    1. Wlad has a channel with an assortment of tracks for your perusal.
    2. The complete discography of Mütiilation.
    3. Other works such as Torgeist's Devoted to Satan and Time of Sabbath, Black Murder's Feasts, Seviss' Et pleure le bâtard, Vermeth's Your Ruin (posthumous, but relevant).

    Mind you, the above are only the black metal bits. A slew of their dark ambient counterparts too:
    1. Satanicum Tenebrae's Voices of the Dark Call Me to Suffer, Til Helvete.
    2. Aäkon Këëtrëh's Journey Into The Depths of Night, Dans La Forêt, The Dark Winter.
    3. Amaka Hahina's Demetria, Elsia Keth, Seream Iarkham Beleth'Rim, Aheah Saergathan! (all of them posthumous but relevant).

    A brief interjection be forgiven, I rarely encounter stuff which makes me think of the proverbial "loose screws", given both my affection to black metal and the long exposure to it. Amaka Hahina's AS! is one such example: the reference to loose screws is overbearing, one of the very few albums which I like and yet I'm unable to listen to it several times in a row. It's just too much even for a special snowflake like me, after diving into it I return to stuff like the aforementioned Seviss with a sigh of relief. Terra firma at last!

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    This is prettty fucking primal. Definitely their best so far.

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    You may have noticed its conspicuous absence from the lists people glued together by the end of the previous year, myself I wasn't oblivious to its existence but for the time being his latest release (i.e. When the Night Falls...) hasn't enthralled me as much as Forestpaths did a couple of years ago. I've taken the liberty to share it here because FP is an exhilarating work of art. Eerily reminiscent of Burzum, as many people derive straight away, but having evolved into wailing hymns which leave the raw elements far behind. To be fair, I am very surprised that the Severoth project hasn't been mentioned into this thread until now, all his works under that banner have been solid and enjoyable.

    In an entirely different register, if not a polar opposite, the eponymous release of De Vermiis Mysteriis is an abject filth which recalls old-school vibes from the glorious decade of the 90s. Oh, examples such as this instill the hope that the old ways haven't been forgotten altogether. It's really hard not to glee listening to it, there are quite a few moments when contemporary black metal feels... uh, effeminated. Our tight and cozy homoerotic realm has been breached and its values have been infected, that's the bitter aftertaste which remains after many of these post-black albums lately.

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    Far from being a rhetorical jest, my inability to discover newer releases of black to be enjoyed leisurely tests my patience. Rather than bringing older albums into discussion, a breath of fresh air would be advisable. Lo and behold, the bestest music video on Youtube! Mind you, not the second best and neither the next best thing. Black metal is the bestest metal, therefore it follows that before our avid eyes lies the bestest music video ever sprouted into existence: Moi, je construis des marionnettes.

    And yes, I have laughed hysterically the first time I've seen it to the point of having teary eyes. If you are a fanatical listener of black metal and if you happen to understand a lick of French, maybe you will love Sakrifiss as much as I do.

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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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