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Bands worth hearing thread

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 18, 2010, 02:51:11 AM
I highly doubt many people here will like it very much.

I dunno man, if you ask me, German grindcore is the best grindcore. Blood, Nyctophobic, Depression, Dead, and now this darkly melodic gem of savagery. If you could post the whole album in Audiophile, I'd appreciate it.

True, now that I think of it, Germans do make good grind. The USA and Britain are also good places to turn, as well as select bands from across the globe. :D

Here's the audiofile thread. I linked both Tanz, Grozny, Tanz and an earlier album which is more hardcore punk oriented (but not in a bad way).
http://www.anus.com/metal/hall/index.php/topic,8356.0.html


Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 18, 2010, 02:53:05 AM
Im surprised it took several posts for people to quit being wise asses and just give an opinion.

Let's just say this is an area this forum could improve, but constant negative critique of it has made people touchy.

Absu tl;dr -- the first album is essential; the EP is their musical peak; the middle albums are B+. Avoid the most recent, which is fecal. :)

The most recent had some good ideas, it really could've been a B album if only Shaftiel had stuck around to help with the songwriting. A shame.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 19, 2010, 12:53:33 AM
How does later Supuration/SUP, beyond what is reviewed on DLA, stand the test of time?

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 24, 2010, 02:06:22 AM
me too man i searched through a bunch of Dark Ambient, but most is lame gothy techno.  I dont know if anything is going to come close to EDS.  I had to buy that album on LP as soon as i heard it! 

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 24, 2010, 04:45:59 AM
me too man i searched through a bunch of Dark Ambient, but most is lame gothy techno.  I dont know if anything is going to come close to EDS.  I had to buy that album on LP as soon as i heard it! 

feck, im craving more of this sound. I cant describe how good EDS is, not even the DLA review does it justice. Everytime I listen to it I just discover more and more how fucking mind exploding/devastating/fucking it is. Pure spiritual envolopement and tribal worship, mystic dark infinity! I have got about the same results as you searching through dark industrial and the like. NEED MOAR.
Dark Ages, Das Ich's "Anti Christ", Diagnose: Lebensgefahr's "Transformalin", Endura, Lustmord's "Juggernaut", Paysage D'Hiver's "Steineiche" demo, Raison d'etre, Maeror Tri's "Myein", Screaming Corpses, and VNV Nation's "Empires" may be your best options for something that sounds like "dark ambient" or "dark industrial". You may want to check out early Swans, too. Diagnose: Lebensgefahr's "Transformalin" isn't very good because it has a lot of filler, but definitely has two of the most powerful tracks I have ever heard ("Transformalin" and "Last Breath of Tellus"). Definitely check out Endura, as it likely is what your looking for, in my opinion.

All of this music I have selected is fairly diverse but you really shouldn't want to hear something exactly like EDS. Screaming Corpses is likely the most similar due to its very minimalistic nature. Have a happy aural adventure.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 24, 2010, 04:50:10 AM
nah i dont want to hear something EXACTLY like EDS, i just want another dark ambient dimension to step into like that of  Electric Doom Synthesis!  I dont mind Dark Ages, their stuff is pretty cool, but its not deep, its creepy and thats about it.  I'll try those others that you have mentioned though, Thanks!

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 24, 2010, 06:38:04 AM
Tangerine Dream's Atem has a similar tribal quality. It's most obvious on the final track, but just as prevalent throughout the others.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 24, 2010, 02:53:22 PM
nah i dont want to hear something EXACTLY like EDS, i just want another dark ambient dimension to step into like that of  Electric Doom Synthesis!  I dont mind Dark Ages, their stuff is pretty cool, but its not deep, its creepy and thats about it.  I'll try those others that you have mentioned though, Thanks!

Some recommendations. Make sure you have excellent bottom range in your hifi setup, because this genre relies heavily on deep bass and subsonics for inducing real body trauma.

Lustmord - The Place Where The Black Stars Hang
Inade - The Crackling Of The Anonymous
Ionosphere - Angular Momentum
Maath - No Survivors For The New World
Svartsinn - Traces Of Nothingness
Halo Manash - Syoma
Halo Manash - Par-Antra I : Vir
Halo Manash - r.A.S.H.n.k.a-RA
Terra Sancta - Aeon
Troum & Yen Pox - Mnemonic Induction
Yen Pox - Blood Music
Yen Pox - New Dark Age
Visions - Lapse
Zoat-Aon - Star Autopsy
Zoat-Aon - The Triplex Bestial


Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 27, 2010, 01:38:25 PM
nah i dont want to hear something EXACTLY like EDS, i just want another dark ambient dimension to step into like that of  Electric Doom Synthesis!  I dont mind Dark Ages, their stuff is pretty cool, but its not deep, its creepy and thats about it.  I'll try those others that you have mentioned though, Thanks!

Ignore everyone else's recommendations, because they're wrong ;)

Maeror Tri - Meditamentum I and II, The Beauty of Sadness. These range from soft, distant, slowly evolving or simply repeating guitar lines over drones to tribal drumming to a soundtrack of the explosions inside the Earth. Meditamentum II is probably the best album to start to get a good idea of their sound. Oh, it's also really good. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PVdFf0nOzw&feature=related , most of their "darker" songs aren't on youtube, so you're probably just better off downloading one of the albums if that's what you want to hear.)

Troum - Tjukurrpa Pt. 1 Harmonies. See above, two of the original members of Maeror Tri. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTj0R3tbas4&feature=related )

Endura - Black Eden, Great God Pan, Elder Signs - These albums probably make up the best of ritualistic dark ambient. Then again, I think most dark ambient (ie, spooky noises of rocks falling in wells) sucks so my opinion is probably moot. Anyway, they range from not that abstract (relative to most boring dark ambient bands) drones, to repetive synthesized epics not totally dissimilar to EDS, to Dead Can Dance like ballads (think the songs that Brendan Perry sings in, but more restrained and repetitive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utX1PN4fSG4 VS. Dark Face of Eve off of Great God Pan). (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wah2fZ6ATeQ&feature=related , http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xrWgsTIe_Y )

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II - This album isn't dark ambient, nor is it alike EDS in sound or structure, but some of the darker songs do create a similar sense of foreboding, and all the songs are at least as hypnotizing as the songs in EDS. It's kind of a stretch, but you might like it. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44uq4VsIEP8&feature=related )

VNV Nation - Praise the Fallen - Once again, this is rather unlike EDS and it certainly isn't dark ambient. I do kindave identify EDS with it because they are both electronic music that is dark and aggressive. Songs on it stride the line between synth-pop, techno, industrial, and neo-classical. Any metalhead that gets into electronic music should be able to find value in this if they get past the "inferior" pop-ish elements. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxLY2x7bEvs )

That should be quite a bit to chew off, you know, rather than a list of 10 obscure bands with 2 hour long albums you've never heard of with no explanations whatsoever.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 27, 2010, 06:28:43 PM
So, is the last Rise album any good? I really dug Shadow of Ruins, so I'm hoping they kept a good thing going, but the whole "Guest appearances by Angela Gossow and Dave Suzuki" is tripping my AIDS sensor.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
March 27, 2010, 10:00:52 PM
Starting to take a liking in Disgrace's Grey Misery. Nasty stuff with extremely weird lyrics.

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

Trauco

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
April 01, 2010, 11:21:52 PM
nah i dont want to hear something EXACTLY like EDS, i just want another dark ambient dimension to step into like that of  Electric Doom Synthesis!  I dont mind Dark Ages, their stuff is pretty cool, but its not deep, its creepy and thats about it.  I'll try those others that you have mentioned though, Thanks!

Mushin:

http://hiarctow.com/music/mushin/

The first album has an aesthetic and feeling very similar to EDS. Amateurish, but effective. Listening to it you feel like a lone rogue going through the deserted streets of a Judge Dredd-type future city at the time of curfew.

Haven't listened to the most recent release, but I guess it's along the same lines

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
April 02, 2010, 01:14:50 PM
What about

Order From Chaos
Rites of Thy Degringolade

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
April 02, 2010, 01:47:22 PM
Order From Chaos

http://www.deathmetal.org/2010/death-metal-album-of-the-week-order-from-chaos-stillbirth-machine

I myself have listened through it once so far and enjoyed it thoroughly. Not sure if I'll continue to enjoy it for a long time, but based on first impressions I'd say it's at least worth checking out. You can listen to a preview track yourself on that review and then decide if you want to hear more.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
April 02, 2010, 04:32:49 PM
Order From Chaos

http://www.deathmetal.org/2010/death-metal-album-of-the-week-order-from-chaos-stillbirth-machine

I myself have listened through it once so far and enjoyed it thoroughly. Not sure if I'll continue to enjoy it for a long time, but based on first impressions I'd say it's at least worth checking out. You can listen to a preview track yourself on that review and then decide if you want to hear more.

THIS is the kind of Death Metal that I like.  Are there any modern bands with a similar sound (which are actually good)?