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Bands worth hearing thread

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
May 25, 2011, 11:24:17 PM
Apati ?

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
May 27, 2011, 09:33:03 PM
Any thoughts on The Abyss (swe), Grotesque and Antaeus???

The Abyss is a fairly good band. They're kind of a product of that whole melodic black metal trend from the mid 90s, but they do it better than most, and have a semi-unique sound mostly due to being outsiders (death metal musicians) looking in (at black metal).

Grotesque is essential, possibly better than Entombed in my estimation. They have a knack for epic, narrative song structures, but they can also really thrash when they want to, on a Kreator/Merciless level. I don't know how much influence they had on other black metal bands that came later on, but I see them as halfway between first-wave and second-wave black metal, occupying the same space as bands like Samael, Merciless, and Tormentor. In particular, I would suggest listening to their song Incantation, which rivals Therion's The Way in terms of overall symphonic (compositionally, not aesthetically) songwriting scope, as well as their song Submit to Death, which has one of the best executed thrash breaks this side of Awakening of the Gods.

Antaeus I've never really gotten into; I appreciate their attempts to fuse ambient segues with blistering black metal, but I think Averse Sefira do what they do a lot more effectively. Cut Your Flesh and Worship Satan is still definitely a well-composed album; it just hasn't really clicked with me. Worth listening to in order to decide for yourself.

Anyway, the Sorhin and Ravengod albums I recently posted in Audiofile are some exemplary pieces of black metal. I describe their sounds in more detail in their respective threads. Also, the new Wormrot album is top-notch if you enjoy grindcore.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
May 31, 2011, 12:48:52 AM
Also, the new Wormrot album is top-notch if you enjoy grindcore.

I'd suggest Insect Warfare as far as new grind bands go; Wormrot essentially is the same band just lesser.
No.

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Re: Bands worth hearing thread
June 19, 2011, 09:15:00 AM

Hello,

Your thoughts on the following -

Old Forest (UK) ? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8xoZuKa0ms

Expulser (Brazil) ? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c92WF9_ZJkw

Beheaded (Mlt) ? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUj0Dx6QVMA and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsvDEBmry3g  (evolved)

Masacre [Col] ? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMrKg-bp0xU

Rippikoulu (Fin) ? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yRofxHl5ko

Sabbat (Jpn) ? -

Ascended (Fin) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBjZl7p6g88
The Art of Necromancy (Demo) - young band, decent enough to listen to...
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I needed one more favor from you guys. I want to know more about music in regards to its theory etc., if anyone can help me out how to go about this?

Oh, and just curious, has 'Antichrist' the only one on vocals on the album INRI? (growls and shouts/rasps!?)

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
June 20, 2011, 08:37:40 AM
Also, the new Wormrot album is top-notch if you enjoy grindcore.

I'd suggest Insect Warfare as far as new grind bands go; Wormrot essentially is the same band just lesser.

It's 1995 again and Assuck is new again.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
July 09, 2011, 06:09:33 AM
This romanian black metal band: http://www.myspace.com/hoyturi

sometimes sloppy but with beautiful melodies. Wonder what you around here would think. thanks
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Re: Bands worth hearing thread
July 10, 2011, 08:47:46 AM
Also, the new Wormrot album is top-notch if you enjoy grindcore.

I'd suggest Insect Warfare as far as new grind bands go; Wormrot essentially is the same band just lesser.

It's 1995 again and Assuck is new again.

None of those bands sound alike outside of heaving short songs and blastbeats.Come on, now.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
August 08, 2011, 10:02:22 PM
Any thoughts on The Abyss (swe), Grotesque and Antaeus???

[...] Antaeus is also good on their first (Cut Your Flesh and Worship Satan). All of them are historically relevant B albums but far from essential listening.


Not to nitpick old data but CYFWS is A+ and most definitely essential and I will defend it to the death. Inner War!
I was raped as a child many times, but I eventually grew to like it.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
August 09, 2011, 04:10:46 AM
Wormrot is pretty much a dead ringer for IW.

Neither sound like Assuck - because no one can. That band is fucking massive.
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Re: Bands worth hearing thread
August 31, 2011, 10:32:47 AM
Any thoughts on The Abyss (swe), Grotesque and Antaeus???

[...] Antaeus is also good on their first (Cut Your Flesh and Worship Satan). All of them are historically relevant B albums but far from essential listening.


Not to nitpick old data but CYFWS is A+ and most definitely essential and I will defend it to the death. Inner War!

Yeah, it's old data concerning to your answer, but certainly not the album/s or band, as I agree the quality of CYFAWS is more than B, plus, both CYFAWS and DPE have a pretty lasting appeal to me, unlike most of their contemporary acts, being probably the only valuable band of their time/ style.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
August 31, 2011, 09:02:19 PM
It's of the best black metal of the previous decade:

http://www.anus.com/metal/about/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=125
I was raped as a child many times, but I eventually grew to like it.


Re: Bands worth hearing thread
September 06, 2011, 10:49:13 PM
Forteresse has some great stuff, but I don't really think their first album is all that spectacular. Their later two albums are a lot more layered and interesting. Les Hivers de Notre Époque in particular is a great listening, with its dense orchestration of massive guitar and synth sound layers, as heard here.

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
September 07, 2011, 05:24:36 AM
What's the consensus on early Pungent Stench around here?

Re: Bands worth hearing thread
September 07, 2011, 03:46:44 PM
What's the consensus on early Pungent Stench around here?

Shit rules.

No, seriously, the splits with Disharmonic Orchestra and Benediction, as well as "For God Your Soul..." and "Been Caught Buttering" are all B/B+ works that should please any fan of the old school. Sabbathy, punky, strangely humorous death metal that hits hard and varies just enough to keep interest throughout all of the mentioned works.
No.

Having reviewed the thread, baby Jesus is most definitely weeping at this point.