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Greetings. Welcome to the Grand Battalion Nekrokreuz Sigma Save the Avanc Bakesale: Convocation at Tain Hollow (aka let's talk about cool music and satan and stuff). You may have entered a hesher, but you'll leave on a screaming motorcycle driven by wings of liquid fire. From hell.

FROM THE DUST RETURNED
Our own beloved autothrall's review blog, in which other thread members occasionally appear.

AUTO'S LISTS
Wonderful, painstakingly made lists. Need music suggestions? Slake your thirst here.

Year's End 2009 Top Lists:
Autothrall's Top 20 Metal Albums of 2009
01. Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland) - Muukalainen Puhuu
02. Arckanum (Sweden) - ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ
03. Onirik (Portugal) - After Centuries of Silence
04. Nokturnal Mortum (Ukraine) - The Voice of Steel
05. Midnight Odyssey (Australia) - Firmament
06. Klabautamann (Germany) - Merkur
07. Nazxul (Australia) - Iconoclast
08. Sólstafir (Iceland) - Köld
09. De Magia Veterum (Netherlands) - Migda Bavel
10. Blut Aus Nord (France) - Memoria Vetusta II
11. Tribulation (Sweden) - The Horror
12. Hellveto (Poland) - Od południa na północ
13. Xasthur (USA) - All Reflections Drained
14. Peste Noire (France) - Ballade Cuntre lo Anemi Francor
15. Insomnium (Finland) - Across the Dark
16. Abigail (Japan) - Sweet Baby Metal Slut
17. CSSABA (Poland) - Toxic Cssaba
18. Lost Soul (Poland) - Immerse in Infinity
19. Kreator (Germany) - Hordes of Chaos
20.Katatonia (Sweden) - Night is the New Day
21-100: 2009 Extended Buyers' Guide (i.e., Autothrall's Top 100 Metal Albums of 2009, or to quote Paul Harvey, "The Rest of the Story")


Ranxxerox's Best of 2009
- Absu (US) - Absu
- Arckanum (SE) - ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ
- Blut aus Nord (FR) - Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars
- Khanate (US) - Clean Hands Go Foul
- Kylesa (US) - Static Tensions
- Ruins of Beverast (DE) - Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite
- Shrinebuilder (US) - Shrinebuilder
- Wolven Ancestry (CA) - Silence of the Boreal
- Xasthur (US) - All Reflections Drained

Frank Austin's Best of 2009
1) Immortal (Nor) - All Shall Fall
2) Propagandhi (Can) - Supporting Caste
3) Arckanum (Swe) - ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ
4) Anaal Nathrakh (UK) - In the Constellation of the Black Widow
5) Wardruna (Nor) - Gap Var Ginnunga
6) Kreator (Ger)- Hordes of Chaos
7) God Dethroned (Nld) - Passiondale
8) Fukpig (UK) - Spewings From A Selfish Nation
9) Horned Almighty (Ger) - Contaminating the Divine
10) Oranssi Pazuzu (Fin) - Muukalainen Puhuu

JD/Adrenaline's Top 20 Metal Albums of 2009
01 Insomnium - Across the Dark
02 Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
03 Blut Aus Nord - In Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars
04 Vektor - Black Future
05 Andacht - Chapter I
06 Klabautamann - Merkur
07 Katatonia - Night is the New Day
08 Scythian - To Those Who Stand Against Us
09 Peste Noire - Ballad Cuntre lo Anemi Francor
10 Tombs - Winter Hours
11 Mastodon - Crack the Skye
12 Portal - Swarth
13 Wodensthrone - Loss
14 Midnight Odyssey - Firmament
15 Nazxul - Iconoclast
16 Devious - Vision
17 Denial - Catacombs of the Grotesque
18 Funebrarum - Sleep of Morbid Dreams
19 Ekron Cult- Queen of the Luxury
20 Abigail - Sweet Baby Metal Slut

Narian's Best Metal Albums of 2009
01. Fleshgod Apocolaypse (It) - Oracles [Debut of the Year]
T2. Mastodon (US) - Crack the Skye
T2. Behemoth (Po) - Evangelion
04. Vader (Po) - Necropolis
05. Ensiferum (Fi) - From Afar
06. Vektor (US) - Black Future
07. Azarath (Po) - Praise the Beast
08. Hypocrisy (Se) - A Taste of Extreme Divinity
09. Cannibal Corpse (US) - Evisceration Plague
10. Slayer (US) - World Painted Blood
11. Naxzul (Au) - Iconoclast
12. Immortal (No) - All Shall Fall
13. Lost Soul (Po) - Immerse in Infinity
14. Devious (Nld) - Vision
15. Suidakra (De) - Crógacht
16. Be'lakor (Au) - Stone's Reach
17. Tribulation (Se) - The Horror
18. Savage Circus (De) - Of Doom & Death
19. Mistaken Element (Fr) - Mind Over Matter
20. Cobalt (US) - Gin
21. Arckanum (Se) - ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ
22. Insomnium (Fi) - Across the Dark
23. Týr (Fa) - By the Light of the Northern Star
24. Voivod (US) - Infini
25. Oranssi Pazuzu (Fi) - Muukalainen Puhuu

Candlemass's Best of 2009
Giant Squid - The Ichthyologist
Peste Noire - Ballade cuntre lo Anemi Francor
Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II - Dialogue with the Stars
Katatonia - Night is the New Day
Klaubatamann - Merkur

S0up's Sexy Time Top 10: Keeping it unmetal since 2007
01. Porcupine Tree - The Incident
01. Hypocrisy - A Taste Of Extreme Divinity
01. Devin Townsend - Addicted
04. Destroyer 666 - Defiance
05. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
06. Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
07. Devin Townsend - Ki
08. Vader - Necropolis
09. Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
10. Slayer - World Painted Blood

META METAL 09 OH YEAH
1. Klabautamann - Merkur
2. Insomnium - Across the Dark
3. Peste Noir - Ballade cuntre lo Anemi Francor
4. Midnight Odyssey - Firmament
5. Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu
6. De Magia Veterum - Migdal Bavel
7. Katatonia - Night is the New Day
8. Behemoth - Evangelion
9. Tribulation - The Horror
10. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars
11. Xasthur - All Reflections Drained
12. Reverence - Inactive Theocracy
13. Vektor - Black Future
14. Nokturnal Mortum - The Voice of Steel
15. Bergraven - Till Makabert Väsen
16. Immortal - All Shall Fall
17. Onirik - After Centuries of Silence
18. Sanctus Nex - Aurelia
19. Striborg - Perceiving the World With Hate
20. Funebrarum - The Sleep of Morbid Dreams

I N V I C T U S's Best of 2009
Arckanum - ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ
Altar of Plagues - White Tomb
Beherit - Engram
Excoriate - On Pestilent Winds
Maim - From the Womb to the Tomb
Ignivomous - Death Transmutation
The Chasm - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm
Eagle Twin - The Unkindness of Crows
Slough Feg - Ape Uprising
Shrinebuilder - s/t
The Gates of Slumber - Hymns of Blood and Thunder

LoveIsUnity's Best of 2009
1) Katatonia - Night Is the New Day
2) Klabautamann - Merkur
3) Mastodon - Crack the Skye
4) Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest
5) Napalm Death - Time Waits for No Slave
6) Behemoth - Evangelion
7) Paradise Lost - Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us
8) Isole - Silent Ruins
9) Rhino - Dead Throne Monarch
10) Celeste - Misanthrope(s)

Yakul's Best of 2009
1. Nokturnal Mortum: The Voice of Steel
2. Klabautamann: Merkur
3. Abigail: Sweet Baby Metal Slut
4. Grave Digger: Ballad of a Hangman
5. Oranssi Pazuzu: Muukalainen Puhuu
6. Kreator: Hordes of Chaos
7. Demonical: Hellsworn
8. Senmuth: Madinat Al-Mayyit
9. Onirik: After Centuries of Silence
10. Savage Circus: Of Doom and Death

Crazy Larry's Best of 2009
Vektor - Black Future
Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
Paradise Lost - Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us
Vader - Necropolis
Behemoth - Evangelion
Mystic Prophecy - Fireangel
Kreator - Hordes Of Chaos
Rudra - Brahmavidya: Transcendental I
Arkona - Goi, Rode, Goi!
Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
Bulldozer - Unexpected Fate
Grave Digger - Ballads Of A Hangman
Lonewolf - The Dark Crusade
Cobalt - Gin
Paradox - Riot Squad
Skeletonwitch - Breathing The Fire
Mastodon - Crack The Skye
Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
Rebellion - Arise - From Ginnungagap To Ragnarok - History Of The Vikings Part III
Ensiferum - From Afar

brorstein's Best of 2009
Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Eagle Twin - The Unkindness of Crows
Zu - Carboniferous
Klabautamann - Merkur
Ancestors - Of Sound Mind
The Chasm - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm
Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution
Celeste - Misanthrope(s)
Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another
Narrows - New Distances
Volcano Choir - Unmap
Califone - All My Friends Are Funeral Singers
St. Vincent - Actor
Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu

L|ama's Best of 2009
10) Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
9) Nazxul - Iconoclast
8) Týr - By The Light Of The Northern Star
7) Arkona - Goi, Rode, Goi!!!
6) Tormented - Rotten Death
5) Rebellion - Arise - The History Of The Vikings Part III
4) Mistur - Attende
3) Drudkh - Microcosmos
2) Nokturnal Mortum - Голос Сталі
1) Peste Noire - Ballade cuntre lo Anemi francor

Futt Bucker's Best of 2009
1. Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
2. Peste Noire - Ballade cuntre lo Anemi francor
3. Klabautamann - Merkur
4. Nokturnal Mortum - Голос Сталі
5. Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
6. Obliteration - Nekropsalms
7. Voivod - Infini
8. Marduk - Wormwood
9. Empty - The House Of Funerary Hymns
10. Vader - Necropolis

Mgcw's Best of 2009
1. Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu
2. Hellveto - Od Poludnia na polnoc
3. Devin Townsend Project - Addicted
4. Insomnium - Across the Dark
5. Lost Soul - Immerse in Infinity
6. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II
7. Voivod - Infini
8. Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
9. Portal - Swarth
10. Katatonia - Night is the New Day

Morg's Top 20 Albums of 2009 That He Listned To More than A Few Times Each and Still Found Amazing Extravaganze List
1a.) Kreator - Hordes of Chaos
1b.) Scythian - To Those Who Stand Against Us...
2.) Funebrarum - The Sleep of Morbid Dreams
3.) Evile - Infected Nations
4.) Katatonia - Night Is the New Day
5.) Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
6.) Vektor - Black Future
7.) Behemoth - Evangelion
8.) Suffocation - Blood Oath
9.) Vader - Necropolis
10.) Pestilence - Resurection Macrabe
11.) Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
12.) Voivod - Inifini
13.) Devin Townsend Project - Addicted
14.) Portal - Swarth
15.) Claws - Absorbed in the Nethervoid
16.) Marduk - Wormwood
17.) Drudkh - Microcosmos
18.) Cobalt - Gin
19.) Havok - Burn
20.) Expulsion - Wasteworld



Old 2006 lists for fun
2006 new releases thread


Some basic guidelines for people just joining up with us:
  • we know that dethklok are the brutalest
  • we know that Dragonforce are the noodliest
  • we know that Opeth is some craaaazy shit, dog
  • we do, in fact, not look down upon Between the Buried and Me
  • we do, in fact, look down harshly upon Killswitch Engage

Please keep in mind - kvlties just wanna have fun. If you can dig that, bring your black leather and come masturbate with us to the butteriest riffs this side of the gulf of Darien.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Good times.

    Man, Gigantic Brain's been busy since I last looked at them. I'm liking these tracks I'm hearing from World, reminds me of my favorite stuff from Devin Townsend's Ziltoid the Omniscient.

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  • OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My playlist has gotten too long.
    The Agonist Lullabies For The Dormant Mind
    Across the Sun Pestilence & Rapture
    Semargl Ordo Bellictum Satanas
    Protest the Hero Kezia
    Protest the Hero Fortress
    Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
    Akphaezya Anthology II
    Journal Unlorja
    The Arusha Accord The Echo Verses
    Mutiny Within Self-titled
    Abigal Williams In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns
    Martriden Self-titled
    Martriden The Unsettling Dark
    Forever in Terror The End
    Keep of Kalessin Armada
    Keep of Kalessin Reptilian
    Structures All of the Above
    The Syncope Threshold Tale Of The Complex Circuit
    Xerath I
    Textures Drawing Circles
    Within The Ruins Invade
    Oblomov Communitas
    Trepalium XIII
    Whyzdom From the Brink of Infinity
    Light This City Facing the Thousand
    Barren Earth Curse of the Red River
    Biomechanical The Empires Of The Worlds
    Byzantine And They Shall Take Up Serpents
    Crimfall As the Path Unfolds...
    Communic Waves Of Visual Decay
    Between the Buried and Me Alaska
    Darzamat Solfernus' Path
    Deadlock Wolves
    The Project Hate MCMXCIX Armageddon March Eternal
    Soilwork A Predator's Portrait

    Some bands are on the edge of being lopped off for being too generic and blah, particularly a few of the -core ones.

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Fallout wrote: »
    Good times.

    Man, Gigantic Brain's been busy since I last looked at them. I'm liking these tracks I'm hearing from World, reminds me of my favorite stuff from Devin Townsend's Ziltoid the Omniscient.

    I actually prefer The Invasion Discography, when the band was quite sillier than they are now. The serious material like World is interesting enough, but there was just something about that collection that blew me away (if you remember, it was on the old top 200 list, though I later admitted it was part joke being there).

    Nice thread title. Totally forgot it was time to change.

    Going away until Monday. I'll try and get the damn Power metal list posted to RYM next week, it's a month overdue.

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  • AdrenalineAdrenaline Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Fallout wrote: »
    Good times.

    <Imagine this is a youtube link to Wormrot - Good Times>

    Adrenaline on
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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Oh my. Nokturnal Mortum really is good. I like that over the top, fantasy, Heavy Mithril stuff.

    The Voice of Steel

    I must have this, but I don't see it for purchase anywhere. Seriously I need to bump this in my car and scare the other military students.

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  • Futt BuckerFutt Bucker Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I was lucky to find that at MDF. I was looking through a guy's stuff and made a remark about how no one had it, and he says "Oh, wait...".

    He dug through some boxes and pulled out a copy for me.

    Man, MDF ruled.

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Lame title is lame.

    Also, just back from seeing Mael Mordha. That was a bitta fun. Got a free t-shirt off the band :D

    Tav on
  • MgcwMgcw Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    autothrall wrote: »
    Going away until Monday. I'll try and get the damn Power metal list posted to RYM next week, it's a month overdue.

    I was going to post and ask you about that today. It's not like I'm anywhere near done with the other ones, though!

    Also, the thread title is great. Tav, YOU are the lamer!

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  • AdrenalineAdrenaline Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yes Tav you are a 'silly goose'

    Adrenaline on
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  • VicissitudeVicissitude Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I, too, like the title.

    Vicissitude on
  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Cantido wrote: »
    Oh my. Nokturnal Mortum really is good. I like that over the top, fantasy, Heavy Mithril stuff.

    I must have this, but I don't see it for purchase anywhere. Seriously I need to bump this in my car and scare the other military students.

    Mindblowing album.

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/images/covers/high/SOM008TSS.jpg?1273045312

    Oh shit, that's hot.

    Hey what's a good place to get a leather jacket suitable for patching up? Harley store?

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    hahaha

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3lxuFn0R78


    anyway why did nobody tell me that the lady from Sigh has a PhD in physics and is really hot? Disappointed in you, thread.

    L|ama on
  • OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Just put on Kylesa Static Tensions. First impression: Holy shit.

    Apparently new album in a month too!

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    OremLK wrote: »
    Just put on Kylesa Static Tensions. First impression: Holy shit.

    Apparently new album in a month too!

    They are fantastic live, too.

    Tav on
  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    New Therion is great. New Kamelot sucks.

    Adus on
  • LoveIsUnityLoveIsUnity Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Tav wrote: »
    OremLK wrote: »
    Just put on Kylesa Static Tensions. First impression: Holy shit.

    Apparently new album in a month too!

    They are fantastic live, too.

    This is the truth.

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  • LoveIsUnityLoveIsUnity Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    L|ama wrote: »
    hahaha

    anyway why did nobody tell me that the lady from Sigh has a PhD in physics and is really hot? Disappointed in you, thread.

    To be fair, Dr. Mikkanibal, the name, doesn't generally conjure up images associated with "legitimate doctor and researcher of sciencey shit." She is super hot, though.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Eek, so they're skinheads...

    But is it racism if their music makes people want to kill everybody, indiscriminately?

    EDIT - KILL ALL THE HUMANS!

    Cantido on
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  • LoveIsUnityLoveIsUnity Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Dammit... I wanted to be the one to reveal Nokturnal Mortum was NS...

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    If we're going to be all uppidy about a band's stupid political views, can we make our first port of call Burzum? Let's be honest, Varg is a fucking moron.

    Tav on
  • LoveIsUnityLoveIsUnity Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Tav wrote: »
    If we're going to be all uppidy about a band's stupid political views, can we make our first port of call Burzum? Let's be honest, Varg is a fucking moron.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbo0jFUzX6k

    ?

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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff MOMMM! ROAST BEEF WANTS TO KISS GIRLS ON THE TITTIES!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Saw Midnight and Sodom as well as some other bands last night. The two mentioned were fucking incredible.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChKsxQ81g-Y

    SO AWESOME

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Tav wrote: »
    If we're going to be all uppidy about a band's stupid political views, can we make our first port of call Burzum? Let's be honest, Varg is a fucking moron.

    [url] /url]

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    I prefer the shorter version.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xu6fLVkIViw

    But yes, Varg is a moron.

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  • Futt BuckerFutt Bucker Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Been listening to Lost Soul - Immerse In Infinity this afternoon.

    It's much better than I remembered.

    Futt Bucker on
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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff MOMMM! ROAST BEEF WANTS TO KISS GIRLS ON THE TITTIES!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I also saw Sam Dunn last night and yelled "We were watching Beyond the Lighted Stage before we came tonight!" and then he said "sweet!" and walked away.

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  • VicissitudeVicissitude Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    OremLK wrote: »
    Just put on Kylesa Static Tensions. First impression: Holy shit.

    Apparently new album in a month too!

    New Kylesa is, and always has been, a good thing.

    Vicissitude on
  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I think I'll just google stuff from peoples lists a little longer, still seeking more of that epic Black Metal.

    Nazxul

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'm going to go ahead and assume you've already acquired everything by Summoning, the spiritual font from which all things epic originate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBOvlsxSd1A

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'm kind of new to black metal, so maybe I'm tossing out obvious suggestions, but here are a couple just in case:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yFvfe31cC8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w2y5ldS70U

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aRMq40I01U

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1OKPH8teog

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS4hilVujJs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX8lRV22sFE

    This isn't black metal but this album is pretty great and I just feel like linking it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT6besBieWs

    Adus on
  • OremLKOremLK Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Glad to see somebody else mention Crimfall. If you like them, do check out Whyzdom, who share some of the same sensibilities, though not quite the same sound. (E.g. exploring the heavier, more progressive side of symphonic metal and actually making good use of orchestral elements.)

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  • DragoranDragoran Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    As far as epic black metal goes, it's definitely worth mentioning Hellveto. Their discography's a little uneven, but overall, they've produced some of the most effective fusions of classical symphonic music and black metal that I've heard. In Arms of Kurpian Phantom is probably my favorite, though the blog mentions that their second to most recent album is excellent (I haven't yet gotten a hold of it).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18nlcYtiyjM

    Not the best song from the album, but the only one I could dig up quickly on youtube. Also, that Nazxul album is quite the winner; listening to it always gives me the urge to start up a cult dedicated to the destruction of the world. Seconding Summoning as well; probably the best Tolkien metal out there. Oath Bound and Minas Morgul are good places to start and absolutely fantastic albums.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Not all of Summoning... *puts on orc mask.*

    Also, for your enjoyment.

    iTunes says Equilibrium has a new album coming out on the 12th. I was hesitant to like them because too synth-sounding musical instruments are a massive peeve of mine. C'mon guys, it's not new technology, just look at Soul Calibur 4. It can be done right.

    Cantido on
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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Adus wrote: »
    I'm kind of new to black metal, so maybe I'm tossing out obvious suggestions, but here are a couple just in case:

    Welcome Adus!

    We actually keep a blog here with all manner of reviews, many of which are black metal.

    http://www.fromthedustreturned.com

    Also I placed a list of my 400 classic black metal albums up to the year 2000, this can be found at RYM:

    http://rateyourmusic.com/list/autothrall/autothralls_classic_black_metal_formula_400

    Each has a brief description, you'll find a lot of epic stuff in there.

    I will be placing a modern, 400 black metal records from 2001-2010 at some point in the coming months.

    A lot of reading, I know, but you can cover many bases there...

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  • CandlemassCandlemass Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Finally saw Katatonia last night and it was a great show. About how I expected the experience to be. Unfortunately for the first song or so I was close to the stage and to the right so the guitar on that side overpowered the mix a lot. By the second song I got into the middle and everything sounded just right. Enjoyed the setlist. Expected it to be mainly their last few albums but I liked their representation of some past albums with Saw you Drown and Teargas. Omerta was a good song to have played as well. At the end I somehow ended up with a crumpled setlist in my pocket. Don't listen to them much, but Orphaned Land and Swallow the Sun were enjoyable.

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  • AdusAdus Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    autothrall wrote: »
    Adus wrote: »
    I'm kind of new to black metal, so maybe I'm tossing out obvious suggestions, but here are a couple just in case:

    Welcome Adus!

    We actually keep a blog here with all manner of reviews, many of which are black metal.

    http://www.fromthedustreturned.com

    Also I placed a list of my 400 classic black metal albums up to the year 2000, this can be found at RYM:

    http://rateyourmusic.com/list/autothrall/autothralls_classic_black_metal_formula_400

    Each has a brief description, you'll find a lot of epic stuff in there.

    I will be placing a modern, 400 black metal records from 2001-2010 at some point in the coming months.

    A lot of reading, I know, but you can cover many bases there...

    Nice. Any quick recommendations for someone who likes orchestral/symphonic elements?

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  • autothrallautothrall Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Adus wrote: »
    Nice. Any quick recommendations for someone who likes orchestral/symphonic elements?

    Recent recommendations for this might be:

    Suffering Souls "Sadistic Goat Complex" (2009)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vQnvlFmfqY

    Nazxul "Iconoclast" (2009) (Which another poster here pointed out)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=240H7a6NBkA&feature=related

    Nokturnal Mortem "Voices of Steel" (2009)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Bm_cNkt1g

    Sigh "Hangman's Hymn" (2007)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tso2Ee0eVOc


    A lot of people here like the band Ceremonial Castings who are symphonic black metal.

    Also, the new Dimmu Borgir album that I just reviewed fits the parameters, though I can't give it a glaring recommendation.

    I don't have time at the minute to run through the RYM list and point out specifics, that's why I wrote the list :D

    Obviously you should also know Emperor's In the Nightside Eclipse. I think this is the best symphonic black metal album of all time, even if that just means an occasional keyboard line...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ks29jnKD4o

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  • MorgensternMorgenstern Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    New Arckanum track is up.

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  • IrohIroh Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    t Adus: Borknagar's Quintessence may also fit the bill.

    Edit: Need to qualify that by saying it's not really symphonic. Good bridge to other subgenres, though.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Iroh wrote: »
    t Adus: Borknagar's Quintessence may also fit the bill.

    Edit: Need to qualify that by saying it's not really symphonic. Good bridge to other subgenres, though.

    That's Vortex singing. I didn't know where he was. What the fuck. :^:

    He sings like a very, very very evil angel from hell.

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