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Audiofile / Parnassus
« on: March 31, 2012, 10:06:39 PM »

Metal / Re: Burzum - Umskiptar
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:17:40 PM »
The re-recordings album was embarrassingly terrible...

Is he just trying to generate some revenue at this point? Is it even worth the money? Fenriz has the same notoriety but still works at the post office so it can't be that much income.

If not then what makes a good artist turn to shit? You could argue that his time in prison crushed his spirit but even before that he seemed pretty depressive.

The atmosphere in all these new albums is fucking garbage. Dunno how he went from having such a good sound to this new stuff which comes across like hes just running off some bad stock presets on his gear.

I think this is a major possibility. I don't imagine he can find a job anywhere, given his past, so I suppose this is his job now, tarnishing the memory of his art by dumbing it down for the dumb modern black metal consumer. Rather ironic it seems.

Metal / Re: Burzum - Umskiptar
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:13:20 PM »
I was hoping that this at least had a possibility of being good. Perhaps i'm a fool for trying to believe otherwise, especially when the truth is right before me.

Is it even worth downloading?

Metal / Re: Stale
« on: December 07, 2011, 07:34:45 AM »
Black Metal destroyed itself pretty horribly though.

What genre didn't? Death Metal devolved into parody and lost all its mystery. Thrash/speed castrated itself in the 90's either by doing nothing new, or becoming alt. rock/metal.

Metal / Re: Summoning - Depressive as hell
« on: December 07, 2011, 07:28:47 AM »
Is Minas Morgul worth getting into? I'm really only familiar with Stronghold and Oath Bound, both of which I enjoy, but when I first listened to Minas Morgul the other day it felt a bit juvenile, or silly even. I made a little pharaoh dance to the track Orthanc.

Yes. The composition is sound, if not the synth quality, but it was the mid-90's, Summoning probably didn't have access to higher end equipment at the time. Still, The Passing of Grey Company makes me cringe everytime.

Also, check into Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame.

Interzone / Re: DLA 3.0
« on: November 04, 2011, 07:08:16 PM »
I think you/we should dig a bit deeper into the era of the classics(early 90's) and discern quality between them. I have started somewhat of a chronological list of late 80's/early 90's Death and Black Metal albums and demo's. The one line review can be quite useful in cutting out the less developed, more imitation than orginal quality, chaff from that era, whereas a less innocent attempt or one made to appease a label  can be given something more scathing. Both of those categories can be relegated to one list, whilst the actual quality releases can be relegated to another.

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