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Audiofile / Re: Requests/Report Dead Links
« Last post by Rotten Ralph on June 29, 2014, 07:35:34 PM »
Anybody has the original "Molested - Blod-draum"? 320kbps.

DON'T get the remaster. Seriously. Probably the worst remaster I've ever listened to. Why do they have to ruin so much stuff this way?

I had the same problem when checking out this album. The remaster was so bad I had to delete it. But as an alternative you can use a Youtube to MP3 converter and download the one on Youtube. It'll be one MP3 file for the whole album and it's at 192kbps but it's a lot better than hearing that awful remaster.
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Metal / Re: Eucharist
« Last post by fenrir on June 29, 2014, 09:42:38 AM »
The word refined can refer to "developed or improved so as to be precise or subtle", but the definition I was going for was "elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste". Going by the latter definition, I would say Eucharist's aesthetic is much more refined than AtG by virtue of their ornate melodies and overall atmosphere of stateliness.

What do you mean by "atmosphere of stateliness?

This makes sense to me. The overall style/aesthetic of the Eucharist album is certainly more orderly, stately, rigid, contained or whatever other word you want to use. At the Gates has a more frantic and and desperate vibe to it aesthetically but this is executed with a higher degree of technical/musical proficiency (as fenrir rightly pointed out). It is easily the more accomplished and matured album of the two and brings to mind works such as Obscura or Hvis lyset tar oss in that both spirit and technical prowess should coalesce to transcend the stylistic limitations of the genres they originate in.

Thanks for the clarification. I don't see how I did not understand what he meant with "stateliness"... :)
My argument remains the same, that that does not make it necessarily more refined, but rather safer-sounding, only.
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Metal / Re: Whatever happened to Crimson Massacre?
« Last post by wEEman33 on June 29, 2014, 06:23:20 AM »
A second album was allegedly written but never recorded in full.

The details of their numerous recording debacles were lost when Myspace switched over to their new format, as that was the band's only Internet presence.
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Metal / Heavy metal is a culture separate from black, gay culture
« Last post by death metal black metal on June 28, 2014, 09:17:10 PM »
Quote
Speaking about the diversity of audiences at heavy metal shows, Ward — who is also a member of rap-metal pioneers STUCK MOJO — said: "Metal always gets weird… and I don't even know… but it gets this weird reputation of being racist or homophobic. It's, like, why? And they say, well, there's a not lot of black people at the shows. It's, like, black people are welcome. We don't have a sign [saying that no blacks are allowed to attend metal concerts]. But it's about culture. And that's the one thing that people don't realize… Because there's not a lot of gay heavy metal bands, that doesn't mean that that culture is not welcome, it's just that we gravitate towards things that we are culturally drawn to, and black culture, in general, is drawn to music that came up in black culture… you know, rap music, R&B, blues, jazz, and there are places where those cultures can meet, and they often do. But even LIVING COLOUR and bands like FISHBONE, they don't have large black audiences. They play rock music, so they have a mainly white audience. So it has nothing to do with color, it has to do with culture."

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/fozzys-rich-ward-explains-why-there-arent-a-lot-of-black-people-at-heavy-metal-shows/

The most important part:

But it's about culture...we gravitate towards things that we are culturally drawn to
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Metal / Re: Profanatica - Progenitors of the Omni-Riff
« Last post by aquarius on June 28, 2014, 06:41:32 PM »
Actually their latest is finally growing on me  ???

However it is interesting you mention about it being music that is to be felt, as this is something I would easily apply to earlier material whereas the more recent offerings have this kind of avant-garde 'indirectness' to them (and that probably applies equally to Beherit and Demoncy though I think they pulled it off better).
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Metal / Re: Eucharist
« Last post by aquarius on June 28, 2014, 06:30:27 PM »
The word refined can refer to "developed or improved so as to be precise or subtle", but the definition I was going for was "elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste". Going by the latter definition, I would say Eucharist's aesthetic is much more refined than AtG by virtue of their ornate melodies and overall atmosphere of stateliness.

What do you mean by "atmosphere of stateliness?

This makes sense to me. The overall style/aesthetic of the Eucharist album is certainly more orderly, stately, rigid, contained or whatever other word you want to use. At the Gates has a more frantic and and desperate vibe to it aesthetically but this is executed with a higher degree of technical/musical proficiency (as fenrir rightly pointed out). It is easily the more accomplished and matured album of the two and brings to mind works such as Obscura or Hvis lyset tar oss in that both spirit and technical prowess should coalesce to transcend the stylistic limitations of the genres they originate in.
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Bump....  Lists updated.  Some items sold and removed. 

New additions to sale list, the latest of which are mainly Black / Pagan Metal (but there are others too):

- Alcest – Les Voyages De L'ame.
- Aura Noir – Hades Rise
- Deströyer 666 – Terror Abraxas.
- Dodheimsgard – Satanic Art.
- Forefather – Deep into Time.
- Hate Forest – Sorrow.
- Kroda – Towards the Firmaments Verge of Life.
- Primordial – Journeys End
- Primordial – To The Nameless Dead (2CD, Live at Rock Hard. Ltd Edition in Digibook)
- Taake - Taake
- Taake - Over Bjoergvin graater himmerik
- Temnozor – Sorcery of Fragments
- Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones
- Ulver - Kveldssanger
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Metal / Re: ATAVISMA (Fra) Tape out now! Death doom
« Last post by gabalgabow on June 28, 2014, 11:30:24 AM »
The tape is now available on Bandcamp merch, Bigcartel and Discogs,
for those who prefer to use one of these sites.

Bandcamp:
http://nihilisticholocaustrecs.bandcamp.com/merch

Bigcartel:
http://nihilisticholocaust.bigcartel.com

Discogs:
http://www.discogs.com/Atavisma-Where-Wolves-Once-Dwelled/release/5832631

Bye,
Gabriel
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Metal / Re: Eucharist
« Last post by fenrir on June 28, 2014, 02:58:15 AM »

That's similar to what Immortal and Darkthrone did, except for them it was constant ambient drumming. This cut guitar free from drums, which enables more rhythmic variety.

The aim of Darkthrone is different. Eucharist is a Death Metal band, I don't think the solution for making the guitars and drums independent of each other is to relegate the drums to a machine-like function. I think that for simplicity, they are disconnected. Not because Eucharist is providing a clear refinement superior to At the Gates' use of percussion.


I've been practicing Kingdom Gone during this last month and I've noticed how effectively the drums are used in relation to the guitars to this effect. If anything, this album provides a template for freely flowing instruments that nonetheless coalesce to form a solid whole.

What happens in TRITSIO, and the reason why it is a step up from the demo, is that the drums take on a role as important as the guitars rather than a mere complement.  The guitars and drums are only tied in the sense that they must match beginnings and endings. Other than that, the drums are used effectively to bring dynamics to the music. Next time you guys listen to the album, try and make out how, when and WHY the drum patterns change in relation to the riffs. You'll notice that the patterns and changes in the drums take the front seat when the guitar riffs repeat or use more same-length notes, specially when at a slow speed. And the drum pattern will become flatter and less jumpy when you have guitar riffs that introduce more rhythmical variety. But the same exact feeling is never allowed to linger for long, thus you are never stagnant. At the same time the overall idea is preserved clearly and if you are paying attention closely you'll noticed it is never really broken into unrelated random riffs.The biggest divergence happens with transition riffs which are like taking in a breathe between two sections.


Right at the beginning of Kingdom Gone, for example, the same riff is repeated by the guitars 4 times, with one guitar strumming 2 chords as the other one repeating the first and main expression of the motif over each single chord. What happens in the drums is that for the first 2 instantiations of this riff, it plays a simple pattern on the toms, for the second pair, it plays a second pattern involving mid-paced double bass and the snare that makes this sound more crowded. When the 5th repetition arrives the guitar which was playing chords joins the one outlining the motif one time, on the 6th repetition the drums change again to a pattern that releases the tension of the previous pattern and one of the guitars plays the motif a fifth(interval) higher than the original pattern only to return to a unison for the 7th repetition of this riff.
This is only the beginning, this sort of patterns and non-conformity with the application of classical binary form with very smooth transitions is found throughout the whole song in different ways.
This first part I described is what I would call section A. They often use this "da capo aria" form ABA', where the A' is obviously an incarnation of the A section but also noticeably a variation of it, with At the Gates providing the variation by providing a different "tale".
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Metal / ATAVISMA (Fra) Where wolves once dwelled Tape! Death doom
« Last post by gabalgabow on June 27, 2014, 03:12:20 PM »
ATAVISMA (Fra) Where wolves once dwelled. Demo tape out now!




The first demo of french band ATAVISMA is now available on tape.
4 tracks of old Death doom, influenced by Funebrarum, Incantation, Entombed...

Listen:
http://nihilisticholocaustrecs.bandcamp.com


Released as a black tape with sticker,
and pro printed cover.

Available against 2,5 Euros + postage (No paypal fee):
http://nihilisticdistro.tictail.com/products/nihilistic-holocaust-releases





More infos: http://nihilistic.voila.net/Label/moreinfos/moreinfos_atavisma.htm


Contact:
gabsk(a)wanadoo.fr
http://nihilistic.voila.net
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