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Metal / Re: Ildjarn Split was written by Nidhogg
« on: March 27, 2014, 12:14:34 AM »
Suscribed to you on youtube.

And the music in Fear Through Eternity is very contemplative. It reminds me of Handargervidda.  But it's still a little different. A little bit repetitive though...

The nature of this music makes me want to ask you (and the author of Fear Through Eternity as well) if have any influence from Arvo Pärt.

Metal / Re: Ildjarn Split was written by Nidhogg
« on: March 26, 2014, 03:40:06 AM »
I second the moderator's enthusiasm for classical-oriented black metal/ambient music.

Also, NiDHOGG, what is your youtube account? 

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: March 25, 2014, 06:05:17 AM »
I woke up in the afternoon today feeling too drowsy to make sudden movements.  The street is quiet and the sky is gray.  The music I want to listen to today doesn't (apparently) particularly match this setting...

1) Cadaver - Hallucinating Anxiety
2) Bathory - The Return
3) Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

4) JS Bach - Solo and Double Violin Concertos, interpreted by the Academy of Ancient Music
5) JS Bach - Weihnachts Oratorium

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: March 23, 2014, 04:23:52 PM »

Bölzer - "Aura". Black/Death metal from Zurich, Switzerland. They have more of a "modern" sound but I can hear potential in it.

I listened to them quite a bit last year. They have some pretty nice ideas, but it seems like they do not know how to develop them or bring songs to a closure.
I find Von's 2013 album to be a more complete version of this same feeling.  At least in my mind these two seemed to be somehow related.  I may be mistaken, though.

Metal / Re: Top tier metal of the last decade (2003 - 2013)
« on: March 23, 2014, 04:13:57 PM »
To me, Oath bound is way better than Old Mornings Dawn though. OMD is quite uninspiring except for three songs.

I thought Oath Bound sounded a bit too linear and repetitive compared to the follow-up. Though I can see what they are trying to accomplish and for the most part they succeed at it.

Oath Bound was too linear???? @@

Independently of the vagueness of the term, I am going to roll with that description and assume I interpreted it correctly.  I usually use this term in the context of structure arrangement, but it seems you are using it to describe something along the lines of texture.

As far as I could tell, there was more voice independence in Oath Bound (thus more widening of the sound, more divergence; contrapunctal), which is why I liked it more than OMD (which sounds more "linear" -- line-dependent-- to me) at first. But then I learned to appreciate them as two different approaches.  OMD  has less independence in the voices and not only chord completion among them but echoing a same idea or melody from one instrument to the other. Oath Bound's independence in the voices means you will hear more DIFFERENT ideas going on at the same time (similar to what you can hear in the Khazad-Dum, from the album Dol Goldur. that being said, I did not think it was too messy, but it is rather difficult to control and it is probably the reason why it seems to get boggy at times.  OMD sounds, to me, more focused and rather efficient at achieving a solid result.

Metal / Re: Best Death Metal Demos
« on: March 22, 2014, 12:36:27 PM »
At the Gates - Gardens of Grief

Audiofile / Re: Angel Witch
« on: March 22, 2014, 07:42:33 AM »
Do you have the previous live album from 1982?

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:19:16 PM »
Origin - entity ( *yawn*)
Sammath - Godless Arrogance
Timeghoul's discography
Sammath - Godless Arrogance
Beherit - Engram

queued for a little later:
Blinded by Faith - Chernobyl Survivor
Gorguts - Obscura

Metal / Re: Power Metal
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:09:54 PM »
To whoever mentioned Adramelch in the first place: thank you, this is great stuff.
I find it far more engaging than Lost Horizon. 
Lost Horizon have more of a technical flare, their songs seem to be strictly structured as simple pop and driven purely by hooks.  And I only liked their first album, the second one became somewhat unbearable for me. After 3 or 4 listens all my interest for their debut dwindled. I felt as if there was nothing else to listen to, after I figured out what were the solos, riffs and hooks that I liked in each song.
To be fair, Lost Horizon catches the ear more at first in its excitement-based approach. But that's all there is to it.  Adramelch's way of writing songs that approaches story-telling (in music, not words) shows me that their music offers something else, something greater than the isolated achievement of any one particular section. 

To whoever said Adramelch is just boring: why?
I hear the same being said of some very good old Death Metal.  It is BORING because it doesn't display the ridiculous speed or pounding in "carnival" approach (as our friend B. Stevens would put it) of newer (obviously NOT boring) Death Metal bent on showing you how well they practiced guitar sweeps and blast beats they learned by listening to Death's 90s revolutionary and genre-transforming albums?

Metal / Re: Sabaton
« on: March 10, 2014, 10:31:11 AM »
What is it that you like about their music?
I frankly don't find anything beyond average in them...

Interzone / Re: Crimea 2014
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:03:02 PM »
Fuck Russia. 
Every Ukrianian I know wants them out of their country.  No matter what you intellectuals say about their roots the fact of the matter is Ukrainian people want their country to be free.  The fact that their government has been ridden by corruption and always influenced and sabotaged by Russian power and other foreign forces is a different matter.

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: March 07, 2014, 07:02:18 PM »
Nokturnal Mortum - The Voice of Steel
Bartok - First Piano Concerto
Locatelli - Violin Concertos 10~12
Atlantean Kodex - The White Goddess
Sibelius - Symphonies 1 and 2, Music for Violin/Cello and Piano
Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans

tried listening to Exodus, but besides the tasty solos, couldn't find anything redeemable in their music.

Metal / Re: Top tier metal of the last decade (2003 - 2013)
« on: March 06, 2014, 02:06:41 PM »
I agree about the mentioned Summoning albums.

Personally, I would also recommend:

Averse Sefira - Advent Parallax

The Chasm - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm
Zealotry - The Charnel Expanse

Adagio - Underworld

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:23:36 AM »
Oxiplegatz's Worlds and Worlds, Anton Bruckner's 9th, Vader's The Ultimate Incantation

later at night... want to get some Locatelli and Ancient's first album in my system...

Metal / Re: Power Metal
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:01:22 PM »
Thanks a lot fenrir! I've been listening mainly to their first two albums and am rather enjoying it. Never thought I'd be so enthusiastic for choruses that's for sure. Today, Lost Horizon gets my full attention.

Wait till you get to Power of the Dragonflame. What a monster of an album.
My favorite albums are the first one, Legendary Tales, because it really transports me to some kind of dark, medieval setting, and Power of the Dragonflame, because I can really feel that fantastic apocalypse in that dark Tolkienish world.

I think it's also because the album has an overwhelming use of harpsichord sound on the KB.  The fifth one (Power of the Dragonflame) has a lot of big church organ and cello on the KB.

The singer is really something too.  The fact that Turilli also arranges a bigger-sounding Tenor behind the band's singer in some points and the use of that gothic choir all helps to enhance the mood a lot.

Any recommendations on your side?  Is Lost Horizon really good? sounds like a Luca Turilli project... the name...

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