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Metal / Re: Refreshing Metal Albums
« on: September 03, 2009, 08:54:42 PM »
Creepmime is really good.

Yeah, Shadows is really underrated by the metal community at large. I was expecting something sort of generically good when I downloaded it, but it really blew my mind within thirty seconds of listening to the first track. Dutch death metal is fucking awesome.

Metal / Re: Bal Sagoth: A Black Moon Broods Over Lemuria
« on: August 04, 2009, 08:30:06 PM »
I only listen to Bal-Sagoth occasionally, but I do enjoy some of their songwriting, however bombastic. The little ambient bits are pretty cool as well; I've used them as segues between tracks on mix CDs. They're definitely an honest band, not hipsters or anything.

Metal / Re: Motifs and leitmotifs in heavy metal
« on: July 23, 2009, 02:09:54 AM »
Dream Theater is one of the worst things to ever happen to metal. They made a multi-song suite spanning multiple albums about the fucking AA twelve-step processs. That's pretty much the most unmetal thing ever.

Anyway, Graveland's Immortal Pride makes interesting use of motifs in very loping song structures, both on the Bathory-style "Sons of Fire and Steel" and the more black metal-oriented "Sacrifice for Honour". Incidentally, the beginning of the latter song sounds exactly like something Drudkh would do, only half a decade earlier and a thousand times better. Guess the internet's favorite black metal band isn't so inventive and transcendant after all.

Metal / Re: Motifs and leitmotifs in heavy metal
« on: July 23, 2009, 12:47:39 AM »
The second side of Fates Warning's No Exit is a massive speed metal suite entitled "The Ivory Gate of Dreams". It features a repeated motif that is first hinted at in a few sections early on before appearing in its most triumphant form after a particularly vicious thrash break as a slow-burning guitar lead ala the last section of Burzum's "Key to the Gate". The vocal melody answers plainitively but with a lot of strength before the song again returns to the motif in the form of an acoustic decrescendo, a haunting end to one of the most underrated classics of 80s speed metal.

Audiofile / Weiss, Silvius Leopold
« on: July 22, 2009, 03:05:35 PM »
Weiss, Silvius Leopold: Rapidshare, Blogspot, Megaupload

Slivius Leopold Weiss

German Baroque composer and master lutenist. Friend of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Said to have competed with Johann Sebastian Bach in improvisation contests: Bach on the organ, Weiss on the lute.

Lute Sonatas 52, 34, and 94 (Robert Barto, Megaupload)

Metal / Re: Classical Guitar
« on: July 22, 2009, 01:28:15 PM »
The Villa-Lobos complete solo guitar works album up in Audiofile is really good. It's available online for like two or three dollars if you look hard enough. Dude was underrated as hell; the final in his series of twelve etudes has a really cool black metalesque tremelo-based midsection.

Audiofile / Nyctophobic
« on: July 12, 2009, 12:08:23 AM »
Nyctophobic MP3s

"Blasting death metal influenced grindcore continues the minimalistic extremity of what was once hardcore punk music."

Nyctophobic - War Criminal Views (1996)

Nyctophobic - War Criminal Views (1996, Mega)

Audiofile / Monastery / Anarchus
« on: July 07, 2009, 08:24:53 PM »
Monastery / Anarchus
Monastery / Anarchus MP3s


"This split CD came out on a punk/grind label and was thus overlooked by many, but for the essential musical qualities one can find within such deconstructed music this is superlative."

Monastery - Mutilate the Corpse (1993)

Monastery - Mutilate the Corpse (1993, Mega)


Anarchus - In Partibus Infidelium (1993)

Anarchus - In Partibus Infidelium (1993, Mega)

Metal / Re: Refreshing Classical Albums
« on: July 04, 2009, 10:11:39 AM »
Karl Richter's recordings of Bach's organ works are very invigorating. They move a bit faster than what was considered normal at the time, but he doesn't Guold it up either, which is nice. A lot of the softer and more subtle pieces have a very macrocosmic feel to them, like watching a meteor shower. I uploaded a short sample of them in Audiofile aeons ago, but I've since come across something more substantial. I'll put it up in Audiofile in a bit.

Metal / Re: darker side of classical music
« on: July 04, 2009, 10:08:56 AM »
Dark can mean a lot of things, but Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin has frequently been described as "hellish". Prokofiev's Scythian suite has some dark and violent moments, and probably has been a major influence on film scores. Holst's Mars is already pretty famous, but I like Neptune a little better: it's calmer, but darker and more mysterious and subtle, kind of like the Burzum of the Planets suite.

Metal / Re: MOLESTED re-release
« on: June 09, 2009, 02:56:25 PM »
To do the pre-order, you have to go to the main label page, then go to the catalogue section, then to Me-N section, then finally scroll down to the release and hit the Add to Cart button.

Metal / Re: The classic underground
« on: February 03, 2008, 12:32:29 PM »
(X) This thread was useful to me
( ) What a neat idea, the bands sucked
( ) Idea was poorly executed, bands were great
( ) The past is dead, and so is Mayhem
( ) Belongs in audiofile only
( ) WTF I can't find these on metal4dummies
(X) Satan kissed my dog

Interzone / Re: Shining is morbidly overrated
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:54:18 PM »
Maniac was pretty much inconsequential when it came to Mayhem at their best anyway.

Audiofile / Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
« on: January 08, 2008, 11:32:21 AM »
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Rapidshare, Blogspot, Megaupload

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
1967 Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Notable for expert usage of solo violin (played by Michel Schwalbe in this version) and Wangerian leitmotifs, Rimsky-Korsakov's 35th opus is a symphonic suite based around The Arabian Nights.

Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphonies 1 & 2
Rimsky-Korsakov - Symphony 3, Sinfonietta
Symphony No. 1 in E-minor, Op. 1
Symphony No. 2,  Op. 9 'Antar'
Symphony No. 3 in C-major, Op. 32
Sinfonietta on Russian Themes in A Minor, Op. 31

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
André ANICHANOV, Cond.
NAXOS 1993

Rimsky-Korsakov - Tsar Saltan
The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Musical Pictures, Op. 57

Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Enrique BÁTIZ
NAXOS 1992

Interzone / Re: Swedish christian black metal band @ Pimp my r
« on: November 15, 2007, 03:30:24 PM »
Hey, their cross is facing the wrong way...

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