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Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« Last post by Dylar on June 12, 2014, 04:36:21 PM »
On the other hand, Burzum no longer appears to be the solution, either. 
Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« Last post by death metal black metal on June 12, 2014, 04:19:44 PM »
Black metal and related genres aren't a good place for quibbles about instrumentation and production.

The content on the album is good; thinner perhaps than his first album, but still solid.

In a genre-spectrum awash in contentless imitators and vapid entryists, Burzum isn't the problem.
Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« Last post by dawn on June 12, 2014, 03:55:40 PM »
I had high hopes after East of the Sun, West of the Moon - the only post prison Burzum album I liked. But he just blew it in the shoddy execution of this album. He should stop rushing out music and take more care,  maybe take a lesson from the last 2 Lord Wind albums.

Like the above poster said, there really is no excuse for such a low level of execution. He now has the status in the music world to summon a small army of skilled session musicians with only a Facebook status update, most of whom would work for no money, just the chance to be on a Burzum album.

Metal / CRIPPLER - To Crawl Among The Gods
« Last post by cripplerdeathmetal on June 12, 2014, 01:12:31 PM »





CRIPPLER - To Crawl Among The Gods

Release date 11.6.2014

Drums Jori Sara-aho
Guitars Pekka Räihä
Vocals and Bass Janne Keskitalo

Music by Räihä/Sara-aho
Lyrics by Sara-aho

Mixing&Mastering by Ari-Pekka Repo

Drums recorded in Soundspiral Audio Studio in feb 2014, everything else in Katajahalli in may 2014.

Guy behind mixing tells about this project: www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/practice-room/944436-crippler-oldschool-deathmetal-finland.html#post10860252
Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« Last post by Undermind on June 11, 2014, 04:16:02 PM »
 I've always thought Varg should have kept Et Hvitt Lys Over Skogen as the last track on Hvis lyset tar oss.  Tomhet works much better on this new album.  It finally an ambient track on an ambient album.
Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« Last post by death metal black metal on June 11, 2014, 02:11:58 PM »
I prefer Tomhet on the original album.  It worked better as an outro to something great.

I agree. This is the weak spot for me, but it's not really weak to a new listener. I think Varg may have (unfortunately) listened to a critique of his original instrumentation from the peanut gallery. However, I liked the simplicity and 1980s innocence of the original, as well as its role as he stated it in the album: surging through all this chaotic metal, ending up in silence and death.

If anything newer Burzum ambient should be compared to some of his more atmospheric pieces from the second album, which sought to create a mood and then change it from within via texture. That's not entirely unlike what a lot of death metal did, except that now it exists through harmony and melody.

Some tracks, like the "ritual ambient" Heil Odhinn/Heil Freya originally struck me as really annoying. I recall these having been around for some time in concept, giving the feel of this album being odds 'n' ends. However, they work quite well in breaking up what otherwise would be an omnipresent sameness to the album.

The more I listen to it, the more it improves. The spirit and sensation is there. It has its flaws, but flaws don't dethrone greatness, merely give it some personality.
Metal / Re: Nunslaughter - Angelic Dread
« Last post by Vigilance on June 11, 2014, 04:07:30 AM »
I like this. Thanks for the upload. The vocals are an improvement over past releases, notably the previous one.
Metal / Re: OrthodoxBlackMetal webzine
« Last post by Mpastardos on June 10, 2014, 06:18:03 AM »
The review for the second full length album of Morbid Pest from Italy that it has just been released, "Loculo d’Orrore (2014)", is online.

English http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/morbidpest-loculodorrore2014.php

Greek http://www.orthodoxblackmetal.com/morbidpest-loculodorrore2014gv.php

Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« Last post by aquarius on June 09, 2014, 03:39:11 AM »
Really, an entire album could have been created out of the myriad compositional directions in which the original Tomhet piece alluded to. I would even be happy to commission such an idea and pay Brian Eno to work as producer on it. But, alas, it still turned out ok (with a few wobbly parts). Unfortunately I don't think any of Burzum's ambient non-metal works have nailed it 100% but you get the general idea. Those first three albums will always be godly!
Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« Last post by christopher on June 09, 2014, 03:20:48 AM »
The new burzum album is again a disappointment.

I prefer Tomhet on the original album.  It worked better as an outro to something great.
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