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Metal / Re: Utterly consistent bands
« on: October 10, 2009, 10:31:26 PM »
I'm excepting bands with only 1-2 albums to their name and bands that were only consistent by being stagnant(Incantation definitely comes to mind here):

Summoning
Graveland
Immolation
Beherit
Empyrium
Gorguts(I personally don't care for their last 2 albums but they are respectable)
Skepticism
Bolt Thrower

Wanted to mention Root but I read a very poor review of their latest work. That would be a shame, if true.

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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: November 16, 2008, 05:00:27 AM »
Wolfsheim's output is uneven; the individuals behind it are talented but unstable, like many modern "artithths" tend to be.

I've decided neo-folk is crap. Everything I've heard is sub-par, and dramatic without making much of a point. I'd rather just listen to classical, good metal, and the good ambient works.

Post-punk similarly. Why listen, unless you're absolutely determined at all costs to listen to something from within the popular music world?

And if so................ why?

Agreed on both counts. For the longest time I kept listening to neo-folk, assuming there was some hidden aspect that I just didn't understand and the right literary/musical backgrounding would bring it all together for me. Then, one day, I saw it for what it was: crap. It's just like pop music, but less satisfying. I'd take Michael Jackson or Justin Timberlake over any neo-folk artist's output. If the music isn't fundamentally exciting and you have to strain your attention span to find something enjoyable in it, why bother? Post-punk is like punk with everything that made that genre exciting removed. All you're left with is jangly guitar chords, unprofessional singers and a poorly developed understanding of leftist politics.

 Stick with "serious" music or listen to well-written pop but don't settle for a halfassed compromise between the two.

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Metal / Re: HIPSTER METAL a blight on reality
« on: November 02, 2008, 09:18:06 PM »
I am from the same city as WITTR and one thing I respect about them is their total refusal to be a part of the "Seattle metal community" in general. WITTR's scorn of their own scene has made them quite unpopular among Seattle metal scenesters.

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Metal / Re: Wolves in the Throne Room
« on: October 29, 2008, 05:20:15 AM »
I can't hear much Skepticism in this... odd comparison.

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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: October 29, 2008, 05:05:34 AM »
Root
Dolorian
Tragedy
Saturnus

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Metal / Re: Lugubrum - Winterstones
« on: October 22, 2008, 11:56:20 PM »
Second-tier maybe, but I don't really see the "humor" in this album(although I checked out their later work and I do see it there). What about the song titles is supposed to be amusing? Do they mean something silly in Flemish?

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Metal / Lugubrum - Winterstones
« on: October 16, 2008, 11:26:03 PM »
Enjoying this album quite a bit, it's extremely underrated and I'm surprised it's never been mentioned here or on the Archives. One of the few times the "Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" style of BM has been done right. It isn't that similar really, but it's the only accurate reference point I can think of.

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Interzone / Re: Post-Metal
« on: August 29, 2008, 07:01:59 AM »
its interesting that only black(and doom, to a lesser extent) metal bands seem able to do this - death metal is something of a musical "dead end", as much as I like it. there simply wasn't anywhere it could go after bands like Atheist and At the Gates worked their magic. Although, like some have already said, black metal doesn't always do it well - Daudi Baldrs being a painful reminder of this fact.

i dont hear much about them here but I think Empyrium followed this path as well, going from black/doom to acoustic folk.

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