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Audiofile / Thulcandra
« on: April 15, 2012, 03:22:05 PM »
Thulcandra: Rapidshare, Blogspot, Mediafire

Thulcandra


Thulcandra- Under a Frozen Sun (2011, uploaded.to)


Thulcandra- Fallen Angel's Domain (2010, Mediafire)

This is a fairly new, mid-school Black/Death Metal fusion in the vein of Dissection, early At The Gates and throw in some Dark Funeral miserychord technique here and there. Good for what it is. Not life-changing but very reminiscent of the 90's and early 2000's.

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Metal / On Symphonic Black Metal and what really jerks my chain...
« on: April 13, 2012, 08:08:53 PM »
... is that is has the potential to prove such quality Black Metal in form and delivery, until untimely things UTTERLY RUIN the recording! Symphonic Black Metal often courts a neoclassical framework, displaying degrees of elevated musicianship and multidimensional songwriting capability. It occurs most often to me that the presence of a synthesizer is meant to compliment and display unity, not to dominate (Emperor- In The Nightside Eclipse for example...).

Or I don't know, betimes I suppose people forget that they're playing in a metal band and allow the mixing process to focus solely on the synth, forcing the guitar and bass sound to the backseat, thus reducing it to a mere hiss, rumble or white noise. What gives? Nokturnal Mortum "To The Gates of Blasphemous Fire" is a picturesque example of this folly.

I'm sure there's better examples of both sides of the fence, but what I'm really wondering is that if there's really any listeners out there that actually do appreciate a dominate keyboard sound, or are your grievances similar to my own?

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Audiofile / Sigrblot
« on: April 12, 2012, 07:36:56 PM »
Sigrblot: Rapidshare, Blogspot, Mediafire

Sigrblot



Sigrblot- Blodsband (Blood Religion Manifest) (2003, Deposit Files)
Metamusically a standard setting album for its genre; Sigrblot is a mysterious "Dark Metal" outfit from Sweden that delivers politically and philosophically charged prayers that test the fragility of diametrically opposing world views.

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Metal / Nordvrede (Nor)
« on: April 06, 2012, 03:00:56 PM »
Nordvrede is a relatively new band that I discovered via suggestions from a few friends. An atypical Norwegian act, separated firstly because they are a Paganfront band, and I've never known them to have Norwegians in their ranks before, though I could be wrong. Nordvrede 'appears' to be a simple formula, combining what seems like the "A Blaze..." era Darkthrone with melodic motifs and twists akin to Marduk, with very audible production. Lyrical themes focus on elation of Norwegian Nationalism and Norwegian Viking/Asatru antiquity, warfare, military, anti-christianity and individual right to thought (funny, considering most Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement is outwardly against individualism- Der Sturmer, another Paganfront band for example). I'm still only on my first few listens and I know something more is drawing me to the end result- a la, I keep returning to this record "Hammerprofeti." I lack the DLA intuition, so therefore I thought I'd offer this act up as food for thought. So check it out


NORDVREDE- "Hammerprofeti"
http://www.mediafire.com/?379252wd5e0brau

The release is worth intrigue, especially since Norway hasn't produced much lately.

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Metal / MONASTICISM- "Burial Exoneration" Demo for download
« on: June 27, 2011, 06:54:15 PM »
Hey everyone,

Sorry I've been silent for a while. Life and projects happened. Members of the DLA Metal forums and I formed this band, called Monasticism, which is Death Metal with Black Metal elements here and there. We just got done with the demo, called "Burial Exoneration." The production is very shotty, due to lack of funds, but I think what was yielded from the sessions was OK for a demo. I made it available in a mediafire package that includes both songs 1) Burial Exoneration and 2) Final Darkness, as well as the cover for printing and logo jpg for patronage if you'd like. Any information regarding the status of the band, activity and whatnot, you can e-mail me at [email protected]

Even if you want to drop an e-mail to tell you think of it would be appreciated.

http://www.mediafire.com/?26os7z6ebeodp

Full permission to give it to whoever you want, or review it if you wish. I'd only ask that you send me a PM or E-mail telling me where it is so that I could read it.

Thanks!

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Metal / Integrity
« on: September 19, 2010, 12:22:46 AM »
Integrity has been whispered about around here every now and then, but they deserve their own thread.

Integrity is what G.I.S.M. would have become if they ever got more serious about what they were doing. Combining music that ranges from Japanese Hardcore, New York Hardcore, French Black Metal, Crossover/ Thrash, Doom Metal and the Noise/Industrial of NON and Boyd Rice, this band has stormed the globe exciting a consensus that Integrity took the vacant throne of hardcore punk from when the Cro-Mags inevitably broke up.

Considered the inventors of "Metallic Hardcore" this band began in 1989, predating such bands that follows in similar ways like Hatebreed, Earth Crisis... etc... and is arguably the best combination of Metal and Punk ever realized.

Their ideology is quite elusive, as lyrical and artistic themes deal heavily with Gnostic/ Occultism, The Process Church, Morality - What is Right?, Holy Terror (?), Animal Rights, Violence, Power, Domination etc... Integrity remains a band that is still very underground within the prism of a genre that is primarily mainstream (Metalcore/ Hardcore/ or whatever).

Visit their website for Merchandise and Free Album downloads @ www.holyterror.com
Scroll down on the opening page and click on the crypto-fascist iron-cross shaped fylfot (Process Church symbol) that says "Downloads" underneath.  Most of their pivotal releases are available for download in mp3 format, free of charge. You will see, that as their career goes on, they begin to change from a primarily base-hardcore band into a metallically flavored artistic juggernaut.

This band is capable of so much.

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Metal / BOG (My Band) - NJ Doom Metal
« on: September 02, 2010, 06:34:18 PM »
BOG is a band that I've been working very hard on:

www.myspace.com/bogdoom

Please PM me if you'd like a Demo CD. They're free of charge w/ free shipping. 20 minutes of Doom Metal.


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Metal / Niight- Funeral Doom Metal from New Jersey
« on: August 28, 2010, 01:49:16 AM »
Quote
Niight is a project that was created out of an appreciation for a multiplicity of cooperative musical styles, ideologies and aesthetics. Our goal is to communicate all three facets in one medium. We believe our music is best heralded by the term "Blackened Funeral Drone" which we feel speaks for itself in terms of influence and musical lineage. We have made our release available in its entirety via streaming audio on this myspace page, however, if you would like a hard copy of this release, please send an e-mail to this account and matters will promptly be handled. ..

http://www.myspace.com/niightnoise

I'm posting this primarily because I know these guys personally. All of them are very strange, and not in the bad way. Informative, very intelligent collection of dudes who are really into Dead Can Dance. Despite their moniker of "Blackened Funeral Drone" there's not an ounce of Hipsterdom in this stuff. The music can get repetitive, but I think they're going for a trance-like feeling, considering how they describe themselves on myspace. I was present for these recordings and actually helped out with some of the technical things involved in the home-studio. It's not life changing material but it is oddly soothing. Interesting to see all of these styles converging into one.

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Metal / Bands that you want to see reviewed by DLA
« on: August 19, 2010, 05:47:27 PM »
In no way am I saying that DLA has "missed out" on anything, considering it's constantly being updated. I understand that it takes time to construct and draft the reviews and the selection process of which bands the site should promote must put each foreseeable selection under a heavy amount of scrutiny. Point simple: THIS ALL TAKES TIME.... but...

If you were to limit yourself to a short list, lets say three to five bands which you think SHOULD be on DLA, but aren't, and why (they should be on there), who would they be? If you choose to take part in this exercise, please include the category of the band in accord with the DLA standard.

Here's an example:

Carnivore (Thrash or Heavy Metal section): like the Cro-Mags, but with more dimensions to their unique flavor of Thrash/ Doom Crossover of these overt right-wing conservatives.

Eyehategod (Heavy Metal section): hardcore bluesmasters that construct challenging listens as each output, including their rarities and b-sides compilation. A journey in each song, let alone an album.

Sigrblot (Black Metal section): From the depths of utter anonymity, some black metal musicians with a lot of connections in the immigrant riddled Sweden strike back with their trademark national styling of the genre. Avoiding the moniker of more politically charged acts, yet covering these topics when necessary, these guys deliver a worthy display of modern BM, unseen at their standard by other practitioners since their advent.

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Metal / We.Are.Satans.Preachers. and 'The Glam' thing in general...
« on: August 15, 2010, 09:36:20 PM »
Or whatever it respectively stands for, I'll be the first one to admit that I love W.A.S.P. in all of their celebratory and vainglorious nature. Clearly my favorite of the Glam/ Heavy Metal crossover bands. This band is seriously just over the top with everything aesthetically: motorcycles, women, mysticism, armor etc... I guess that's what the whole "Glam" thing was supposed to be about, though W.A.S.P. seemed to take an extremely 'morbid' twist on everything, not exactly like Mercyful Fate (I'm not saying that was glam... just to be clear...) but I can see some similarities with more flamboyance and charisma. There's times where it can be popish, but that's embedded in the nature of Glam. Definitely a better choice for Hessians passing by this genre than something like Motley Crue. Not to mention, Blackie Lawless' aesthetic performance is something I'm sure a lot of musicians sought to emulate afterwards.

here's some tracks from "The Headless Children" 1989 album that might strike some interest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6F791TdCBY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26ttSnkgUf4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuux29efGvk&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmWOsfM6As&feature=related

Edit: here's some more goodies... first is the video of Wild Child:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsoLb-E7oy8&feature=related

Now the Nokturnal Mortum Cover of Wild Child from Goat Horns album bonus track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3lxuFn0R78


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Metal / DMDS- good, important or both?
« on: August 14, 2010, 09:57:47 PM »
Some food for thought:

Is DMDS good?
Is DMDS important?

If both, then:

Is DMDS good BECAUSE it's important...?
or
Is DMDS important BECAUSE it is good...?
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This was a question posed to me earlier in the week. I'm prepared to sign up for "DMDS is important because it is good," unless there's a separate option replacing good with "one of the genre heights" or "standard-setting that was never met or raised." Understandably, Burzum reached the highest point of Black Metal, though it is important to take into account that his approach was non-standard, and quite different from Mayhem's song-writing style (Mayhem didn't use standard song structures either, but they were more standard than Burzum's later work); also, he was on this recording... pretty much doing a much better job making a name for the capabilities of bass playing than anyone else in black metal. Marduk had an interesting bass sound because it was clean and apparent, and Necromantia used only basses but neither of these outfits had bass performances as unforgettable as DMDS... and I'll go as far as to say that about every performance on that album.

I'd like to hear some more input on these matters.

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Metal / Darkthrone's Death Metal
« on: August 12, 2010, 07:28:10 PM »
Strange music indeed. One could easily call it Psychedelic Death Metal with some Doom or Autopsy on mushrooms. I think what one instantly understands by listening to Soulside Journey is that somewhere along the lines, Fenriz was extremely serious about WANTING to play simply, opposed to passing simple music off as art when its actually your limitation.

Starting with the last two demos before the full length ("Cromlech" and "Thulcandra"), moving foward with "Soulside Journey" and ending with a later release of "Goatlord," methinks that these efforts are aborted gems that aren't revisited (probably by the band too...) frequently.

They can can proggy at times, but altogether they refuse to be forgotten, since I know a lot of people who will say "Goatlord is actually my favorite Darkthrone 'album'".

I THINK there might be an aversion to this era of Darkthrone (or should I say Dark Throne - to denote the Death Metal era?) on the ANUS forums, but I'm not sure. Any thoughts?

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Metal / Bands that you've changed your mind about.
« on: August 08, 2010, 06:14:33 PM »
I've noticed that my musical preference has changed quite radically throughout the years of listening to metal. With this, I've changed my mind about a certain number of bands, in that I now like and dislike certain bands that I once held the opposite views of. As an example, SOME of these bands include:

Bands that I didn't like but now love:
Obituary
Black Sabbath
Mid-Career Mayhem (DMDS)
Coroner
Old Krisiun
Morpheus Descends
Nuclear Assault
Judas Priest
Exodus
Sidenote: I've always liked Burzum, but nowadays I have a much greater appreciation for the works.

Bands that I used to love but now can't really stomach:
Early Mayhem
Krieg
Vlad Tepes
Von
Profanatica
Havohej
Judas Iscariot
Drudkh

People change every seven years apparently, so maybe your musical taste in metal might change alongside this audio-metamorphosis. Maybe it's that people get bored hearing the same old shit after a while, and need something that moves and exists outside the framework of the standard.


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Metal / Burzum Bootleg Rubbish
« on: August 01, 2010, 07:00:59 PM »
http://www.zenial.nl/html/burzum.htm

Here's some interesting stuff in the bootleg section, including an alleged live performance (?!) as well a Burzum title with all Mayhem numbers and an old Funeral rehearsal.

Here's the Youtube videos of the alleged "live performance": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXFWSZ0sFQ0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTmXpqHAZ6Y&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NislFUo9eYY&feature=related

Then there's more bootlegs by the same company with recycled demo tracks and new clips/ voice recordings of interviews.

Does anyone know of any more bootlegs (aside from the first anthology and "Ragnarok..."- the good ones), regardless of how pointless, obscure or fake they actually are? On a side note, many of these bootlegs seem like money making obscurity make by idiot teenagers.



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Metal / Hipster Metal
« on: July 25, 2010, 08:32:45 PM »
Death to all hipsters.

Indeed. Hipster Metal, or better known by it's gruesome identity as "Post-Metal," like other post-genres ushers in the death of said genre under the guise of one or two or three seemingly OK bands that have supposedly breathed "new life" into an artform on life support. Everyone that follows afterward (and there are SWARMS of followers) does so lacking a necessary foundation that the first Post-genre bands did indeed have. The result is embarrassment, CHEAP embarrassment and ultimately death.

Post genres are truly like the black plague.

Post-Death Metal (Deathcore)
Post-Thrash (Groove/Mall Metal)
Post-Black Metal (DSBM, Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement, RABM and Blah-Blah BM)
Post-Punk (Gothrock/Deathrock)
Post-Hardcore (Emo)
Post-Metal (Hipster Metal)
Post-Doom (Drone Metal)

Boycott all of these.

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