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Audiofile / Re: Varathron
« Last post by pinkrosi on November 24, 2014, 11:54:07 AM »
FLACs or high bit-rate (320 kbps) mp3 preferably.  Anything else is good if audio file quality cannot be procured.

Metal / Spectral Manifest release new album through Ossuary Industries
« Last post by Cryptos Grimm on November 24, 2014, 04:20:21 AM »
Texas wraith metal band Spectral Manifest has just released their debut album via the Woodlands based label, Ossuary Industries, making this the label's 23rd release in 10 years come 2015. Distros can inquire with the label about trades, magazines, zines can reach the band for interviews by emailing [email protected] or visiting their official pages on Facebook or Reverbnation.

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« Last post by fenrir on November 22, 2014, 01:12:16 AM »
Fenrir, I honestly don't know how you can listen to metal and classical back to back. I mean, it's great that you can and I can certainly appreciate the deeper link between various, seemingly contrasting forms of music, but my own experiences as a listener would find the abrupt jump from one 'sound texture' to the next a bit jarring.

It depends on mood, and as you say I listen to the whole WORKS back to back, not to songs. Now that would really be problematic. Also, I tend to transition when I feel there is a bridge.For instance, the flat, or even terraced, dynamics typical of first-album Immortal and Ancient and their consistent mood share these traits with baroque music such as Locatelli's. They provide different experiences through character but they share a certain common plain.
I don't feel a too-abrupt feeling then, also because I listen to the complete work, which gives me a closure's peace before the next thing starts. When this happens the contrasting effect also makes me much more aware of certain details in the next work. Say Haydn's String Quartet after Vader's The Ultimate Incantation. But this doesn't always feel right. I do so when I need progression. But it is never 10 minutes of one thing and then 10 of another. It usually is a matter of complete works, just like when you are listening to metal albums. In the case of short-lasting works such as EPs or short symphonies (such as some of Mozart's), I need to listen to more of the same together in order to not make an abrupt change, in order to satiate my craving for each "scenery". Maybe it has to do with particular feelings towards music.

These are the sort of observations you must draw to listen to a lot of Beethoven's music as well. His works are almost always tied together by something that makes it consistent, yet this element is not always the same. Sometimes his way of transitioning through keys is so intense that it is difficult to determine the MAIN key of a movement. Sometimes this movement doesn't even make use of a main key and the main key is determined by the whole work's other movements of which this singular quasi-keyless movement is part of.

Sometimes it is a motif, but some of his works don't have this sort of glue and instead its something else, he even foreshadows a typically French Romantic take on it where the coherence is provided not through motif, rhythm or even harmony but solely through mood and character, as in his Choral Fantasy, as far as I have read (though I cannot vouch for it in detail since I am not really acquainted with the score).
Metal / Re: OrthodoxBlackMetal webzine
« Last post by Mpastardos on November 21, 2014, 03:08:34 PM »
The review for the very bad demo of Vuimago from the Netherlands, Vurahva (Demo 2014), is online. Read before you buy.

English http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/vuimago-vurahvademo2014.php

Greek http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/vuimago-vurahvademo2014gv.php

Metal / Re: Band logos
« Last post by kathi on November 21, 2014, 06:35:29 AM »
The album (EP) is special project, a sort of a music story based on the Egyptian mythology. Four interconnected songs, together forming a closed concept. Metaphorically speaking, it was a sort of a «religious» experience of the conscience penetrating into the sphere of gods. The Arabic scale enhances the feeling of authenticity flowing through the entire creation.

Metal / Ambient
« Last post by aquarius on November 21, 2014, 12:54:51 AM »

A guide to the various sub-genres within the ambient music genre.
Metal / Re: Link to compilation
« Last post by youronymous on November 20, 2014, 02:19:18 PM »
I found the name!

It is Neoclassical Compilation Vol. 1-3

There appears to be just 1 website online offering it now, posted by a "deleted user" 6 years ago (probably some admin of the Dark Legions Archive)

if anyone wants the compilation it has torrent links here http://www.last.fm/group/Corrupt/forum/85823/_/406898
Metal / Re: Link to compilation
« Last post by death metal black metal on November 20, 2014, 02:17:24 PM »
Long gone, unfortunately.
Alex Obert: On a lighter note regarding your family, do you and your dad ever go to concerts together?

Wes Cage: The last concert we went to was Mötley Crüe in Vegas where Tommy Lee almost started a fight with me. (laughs) We went to see Lacuna Coil with Rob Zombie, they played together. That was great. I want to show him Amon Amarth, that’s one band that I really want him to get into because we both have a love for Viking mythology and anything Norse. My dad has always liked Nine Inch Nails, that was always on in the house. He listens to a lot of Rob Zombie. He was also playing a lot of classical music such as Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, and Chopin. All these outstanding composers were playing throughout the house. I think that’s maybe what molded me the most and brought me to wanting to compose. When I was eighteen, I binged on nonstop symphonic classical music. I did not stop listening to counterpoint and things that I wanted to branch into a little more and Beethoven helped with that.


He is the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola.

Metal / Link to compilation
« Last post by youronymous on November 19, 2014, 12:55:10 PM »
Hey all,

A few years ago I downloaded a couple of compilations from here. I have been Googling and searching on the forum but can't find them. Anybody have a link?

They were called something like Metal Compilations Vol. 1 and 2; they were linked directly from the Anus site, and had bands such as Planxty, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, DRI - kind of a lineage of metal. Great albums anyway, would like to give them a list again.

Hopefully this rings a bell with somebody

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