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Metal / Re: Are Gorgoroth immensely under-appreciated?
« on: October 26, 2007, 08:03:15 PM »
Although Antichrsit will remain a classic, Destroyer is a criminally underated album. They were always overlooked as typifying the Norwegian scene, hence they were dismissed. It was only after destroyer that they really began to get stagnet.

Destroyer still gets a regular listen from me, far more than other Gorgoroth.  The tracks Open the Gates, & Om Kristen og Jodisk Tru are highlights, with Virginborn closing out with a nice slow, doomy contrast to rest of the album (disregarding the Darkthrone cover).

Incipit, Twilight, and Ad Majorem had interesting bits, Ad Majorem being the better of those 3 IMO.  But, with little continuity and totally lacking the spirit of previous Gorgoroth, they just seem pale.  It is interesting that Infernus is credited with little input after Destroyer.

Metal / Re: what is still underground these days
« on: December 11, 2005, 07:24:41 PM »

Any music that's too hard for the crowd to grasp.

Thus, Beethoven and Demilich, for starters.

Been listening to Beethoven's 9 symphonies for a few months now.  No. 7, movement 2 is quite a powerful piece, evokes a majestic and ominous feel.

Metal / Graveland's Fire Chariot of Destruction
« on: November 27, 2005, 10:28:52 PM »
Been listening to Graveland's newest.  It has more tracks than the past few albums had, and thus appears somewhat less epic oriented.  But, it still manages to create that epic feel of pagan fury, only with more variety.
Got the A5 digi version, with the "new" logo on the cover.  But interestingly, the disc itself has the old logo with the inverted cross.  Graveland re-acknowledging its roots?

Metal / Re: Black metal = terms contradicting aesthetics?
« on: November 27, 2005, 09:44:18 PM »
The fact that this topic is even being discussed is proof enough that the Black Metal "movement" is (essentially) dead.

Metal / Re: 1349
« on: November 27, 2005, 09:24:16 PM »
Older 1349 is ok, saw the new video, and it seems that they went from a Darkthrone influence to a Marduk influence. Not groundbreaking, but I think they're a decent listen...

Have Liberation and BtA.  Well played but derivative.  Reminds me somewhat of older Dark Funeral, very well played but nothing too original.  Some riffs are reminiscent of a late 80's thrash band I can't quite place.  Frost's performance is quite impressive on BtA, IMO.

Metal / gorgoroth "Unter Den Flugeln Von Satan"
« on: December 31, 2004, 12:28:26 AM »
Recently download a few mp3's from this rip dated 2005(?)
Looks like it contains Pentagram+Antichrist+Sorcery(demo)+Promo94+Mayhem cover.  Anyone know its release date and what label (bootleg?)

Metal / Re: MP3s
« on: December 23, 2004, 10:40:22 PM »
Ogg Vorbis has recently become my choice for lossy encoding.
FLAC is certainly the way to go for distributing or archiving exact CD copies.

Then there are those who argue that a good vinyl still offers superior quality than the digital CD can...