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cryme
Apr 9, 2004

by zen death robot


kirkjames posted:

While Bölzer absolutely crushes and I would be stoked for a full length, I realllly appreciate shorter releases. No matter how good a band is, very few full lengths keep an intensity through the whole thing. For me Reign in Blood is the gold standard. Takes balls to make a longer album that that.

I appreciate shorter releases as much as the next guy but Reign in Blood is boring as poo poo aside from the bookending tracks

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Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Thanks to whoever recommended me Peste Noire. La Sanie des siecles is a solid album.

AgentJotun
Nov 1, 2007


cryme posted:

I appreciate shorter releases as much as the next guy but Reign in Blood is boring as poo poo aside from the bookending tracks

Hey now, Postmortem is the best track on the disc!

nomapple
Apr 27, 2012


Oldstench posted:

New Abigor samples. Silenius is doing vocals for this one.

This sounds really good, I only have Nachthymnen, what else would you recommend by them?

Gamma Nerd
May 14, 2012


Everything they've done from Fractal Possession on is seriously wack tech-black type stuff. I happen to enjoy that sort of bullshit though.

Oldstench
Jun 29, 2007

Let's talk about where you're going.


nomapple posted:

This sounds really good, I only have Nachthymnen, what else would you recommend by them?

Early Abigor is my favorite. Verwüstung / Invoke the Dark Age, Orkblut - The Retaliation, and Nachthymnen (From the Twilight Kingdom) is where it's at for me.

deadking
Apr 13, 2006

Hello? Charlemagne?!


Henchman of Santa posted:

Thanks to whoever recommended me Peste Noire. La Sanie des siecles is a solid album.

Speaking of Peste Noire, does anyone have any recommendations for stuff similar to Folkfuck folie or Ballade cuntre lo lo anemi Francor? So far I've turned up Mortefautre and Baise ma Hache.

Rush_shirt
Apr 24, 2007



I've been going through black metal releases from the past few years. Here are some of my favorites that I don't think a lot of people have heard:

Gallowbraid – Ashen Eidolon (2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XVATLAuYWU
Atmospheric folk metal. By far my favorite black metal release since The Mantle.
Amazon, Import ($11.28 USD)I looked everywhere for a digital release, and it doesn't look like the artist is active anymore :(

Aquilus – Griseus (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmDizAtF8gQ
Symphonic black metal with serious neo-classical elements. I normally prefer my black metal to be on the minimalist side, but I think they do a great job incorporating all the elements together. Kind of feels like if a modern film composer tried his hand at black metal.
Bandcamp ($8 USD)

Midnight Odyssey – Funerals from the Astral Sphere (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7sRdrAGGqs
An incredible mixture of ambient and black metal. At over two hours long, this is what I want to fall asleep to.
Bandcamp (€13 EUR)

Petrychor – Effigies and Epitaphs (2011)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHuU-mmmBic
Folksy post-black metal. The musicianship, especially during the cleaner instrumental passages, is really impressive. The artist also released a companion ambient album under a different name, Carbonscape.
Bandcamp (Name Your Price)

Waning – The Human Condition (2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX7NoyorigQ
Progressive metal with a black foundation. Reminds me a lot of mid-to-late Enslaved. Love the shrill vocals during the bridge.
iTunes ($7.92 USD)

Wildernessking – The Writing of Gods in the Sand (2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9VObZxgJpY
Atmospheric black metal from South Africa, of all places. The opener really sunk its teeth into me.
Bandcamp ($5 USD)

Kvlt! posted:

Anyone have reccomendations for that really heavy depressive black metal sound? Along the lines of Leviathan, Nortt or Xasthur, thanks!

Elysian Blaze – Blood Geometry (2012)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clPNTEdO1hA
Atmospheric and depressive black metal with hearty helping of ambient. It's very slow moving and takes a while to get into the heavier parts. Not to be consumed in the presence of sunlight.
Amazon MP3 ($8.99 USD)

Rush_shirt fucked around with this message at 17:02 on May 24, 2014

texting my ex
Nov 15, 2008

I am no one
I cannot squat
It's in my blood


thegloaming posted:

I've been going through black metal releases from the past few years. Here are some of my favorites that I don't think a lot of people have heard:

Gallowbraid – Ashen Eidolon (2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XVATLAuYWU
Atmospheric folk metal. By far my favorite black metal release since The Mantle.
Amazon, Import ($11.28 USD)I looked everywhere for a digital release, and it doesn't look like the artist is active anymore :(

Just came in to ask for recommendations similar to Gallowbraid. Ashen Eidolon is just so loving amazing and I want more. I love the crescendos which just keep building and building

Rush_shirt
Apr 24, 2007



Skilleddk posted:

Just came in to ask for recommendations similar to Gallowbraid. Ashen Eidolon is just so loving amazing and I want more. I love the crescendos which just keep building and building

Try these on for size:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yxd967soPU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsLKcO6B8Po

EDIT: By the way, I like your avatar. The first Deafheaven album I heard was Sunbather and I really didn't like it. However, I really connected with Roads to Judah.

Rush_shirt fucked around with this message at 19:48 on May 24, 2014

deadking
Apr 13, 2006

Hello? Charlemagne?!


Skilleddk posted:

Just came in to ask for recommendations similar to Gallowbraid. Ashen Eidolon is just so loving amazing and I want more. I love the crescendos which just keep building and building

You might dig Falloch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yti_NeGJ0dc

Elrond Hubbard
Mar 29, 2007

To ERH
*everyone applauds*


Skilleddk posted:

Just came in to ask for recommendations similar to Gallowbraid. Ashen Eidolon is just so loving amazing and I want more. I love the crescendos which just keep building and building

The singer did some vocals for Caladan Brood, though the music is very different from Gallowbraid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjIu6ZoyUwg

deadking
Apr 13, 2006

Hello? Charlemagne?!


Noisey interviewed James Kelly, formerly of Altar of Plagues, about WIFE, his new electronic project. He had some pretty interesting things to say about Altar of Plagues and his transition to electronic music:

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/wife-interview

Angular Landbury
Oct 24, 2011

MAGGLE.

Skilleddk posted:

Just came in to ask for recommendations similar to Gallowbraid. Ashen Eidolon is just so loving amazing and I want more. I love the crescendos which just keep building and building

Not pure Black Metal but similar "driving melodic" metal would be Rapture's album Futile and Autumnblaze's Perdition Diaries as both have that "Brave Murder Day" worship down to a science.

Angular Landbury fucked around with this message at 20:21 on May 28, 2014

Zsa Zsa Gabor
Feb 22, 2006

I don't do drugs, if I want a rush I just get out of the chair when I'm not expecting it

Listened to Mayhem's "De Mysteriis..." for the first time in 8 years or so and holy poo poo, I missed it and didn't even realized that until today.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

as if all this was something more
than another footnote on a postcard from nowhere,
another chapter in the handbook for exercises in futility

Angular Landbury posted:

Not purr Black Metal but similar "driving melodic" metal would be Rapture's album Futile and Autumnblaze's Perdition Diaries as both have that "Brave Murder Day" worship down to a science.

As do The Morningside and especially Toorn -- and here's the latter driving home the point by single-handedly nailing "Brave" and "Murder."

ElectricWizard
Oct 21, 2008


Somewhat in the vein of Agalloch/Gallowbraid/Falls Of Rauros/etc, I recently received the reissue of Obsequiae's debut. So far it's sounding good, folkish black metal with a medieval bent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DhoOtGtUIQ

texting my ex
Nov 15, 2008

I am no one
I cannot squat
It's in my blood


Thanks for all recommendations, especially digging The Morningside

kirkjames
Jul 23, 2005



Can we all agree that the best Mayhem album is the "Live in Leipzig" LP with Dead singing? That recording is heavier and more insane than anything Mayhem ever recorded. I still like DMDS and Deathcrush but that live album is PUNISHING.

skasion
Feb 13, 2012

Why don't you perform zazen, facing a wall?


kirkjames posted:

Can we all agree that the best Mayhem album is the "Live in Leipzig" LP with Dead singing? That recording is heavier and more insane than anything Mayhem ever recorded. I still like DMDS and Deathcrush but that live album is PUNISHING.

I don't know if I would call it the best Mayhem album since the sound is awful and it's full of fuckups, but I definitely like it a lot better than any of their studio albums, and Dead is a big part of why.

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




Dead is overrated cause of suicide. :colbert:




Live in Leipzig still owns though.

AgentJotun
Nov 1, 2007


I do love the 'Cmon! Leipzig! Cmon....Join us! Pure loving Armageddon!!!'

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

as if all this was something more
than another footnote on a postcard from nowhere,
another chapter in the handbook for exercises in futility

Skilleddk posted:

Thanks for all recommendations, especially digging The Morningside

If you like that sort of pastoral, moody, doom-tinged stuff, and you have hours if not days to kill, dive into Hypnotic Dirge Records. The way the webstore is divided up between labels and/or genres is kind of annoying but there's so much amazing and obscure stuff in there. I think they have a bandcamp, but again, it's divided among several bandcamp pages depending on which label the music is from.

Not only do they have a ton of doomish stuff I'd never heard of, their black metal department is even more of a treasure trove.

Also, "LEIPZIG. ARE YOU DEAD?!"

Kvlt!
May 19, 2012

DIG THROUGH THE DITCHES
AND BURN THROUGH THE WITCHES



Leipzig is my favorite Mayhem album (as you can tell by my various Ohlin inspired avatars). It really is the most punishing sound, and drat those vocals really do just kinda tear through as well as the instruments. It just kinda tears right through your soul. Very well made. Grand Declaration is my second favorite though...gotta love those spoken word monologues.

"WHEN IT'S COOOOOOOLLLLLLLLDDDDDD...AND WHEN IT'S DARK............THE FREEZING MOON CAN OBSESS YOU!"

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

I guess it doesn't technically fit this thread - but I figure WITTR fans would be more likely found here.

New track from Celestite:

https://soundcloud.com/wittr/celestite-mirror/s-dKAd2

Baron Von Ghoulosh
Dec 16, 2005

There was a time when I fed from golden chalices,
but now...

Now, I feed as
an old man pees.


This is even better than I anticipated. A tremendous leap for the band. I hope to make it to their album release show next week.

feraltennisprodigy
May 29, 2008

'sup :buddy:


Elrond Hubbard posted:

The singer did some vocals for Caladan Brood, though the music is very different from Gallowbraid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjIu6ZoyUwg

This band is pretty cool, I love those clean vocal parts. It's a tragedy that they don't have more material than the one album and two covers so far

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

Baron Von Ghoulosh posted:

This is even better than I anticipated. A tremendous leap for the band. I hope to make it to their album release show next week.



Oh poo poo where's their release show? I might try to make it to that.

Baron Von Ghoulosh
Dec 16, 2005

There was a time when I fed from golden chalices,
but now...

Now, I feed as
an old man pees.


QPZIL posted:

Oh poo poo where's their release show? I might try to make it to that.

Saturday June 7th at The Milestone. Nate Hall of US Christmas is opening.

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012



The new Master's Hammer is good:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apSwL8eeVtA

Professor Aggressor
Jul 25, 2010


Ross from Fifteen Dead has a new band: http://scumpulse.bandcamp.com/track/griefer

Pretty good stuff, but not much of the punk influence anymore.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


I happened upon Storm, a viking metal band of which Fenriz was a member. One of the songs sounded familiar...

http://youtu.be/EgxxC7DCR2w?t=23m16s

It's (partly) Quintescence from Panzerfaust, which was released the same year as Nordanvind. Anyone know how this came to be and which one came first?

ElectricWizard
Oct 21, 2008


Captain Scandinaiva posted:

I happened upon Storm, a viking metal band of which Fenriz was a member. One of the songs sounded familiar...

http://youtu.be/EgxxC7DCR2w?t=23m16s

It's (partly) Quintescence from Panzerfaust, which was released the same year as Nordanvind. Anyone know how this came to be and which one came first?

Panzerfaust was recorded in february/april 1994, while Nordavind was recorded in november 1994. Other than "Noregsgard", the songs on Nordavind are just metal adaptations of traditional Norwegian folk songs. Most likely Fenriz just liked the main riff of "Quintessence" enough to warrant a second take.

Fenriz has later expressed regret at ever recording Nordavind, and has shown strong distaste for the viking/folk trend that followed Storm and Isengard. Personally I don't mind the albums, but Storm at least feels like a novelty project.

Zodijackylite
Oct 18, 2005

hello bonjour, en francais we call the bread man l'homme de pain, because pain means bread and we're going to see a lot of pain this year and every nyrfan is looking forward to it and hey tony, can you wait until after my postgame interview to get on your phone? i thought you quit twitter...

kirkjames posted:

Can we all agree that the best Mayhem album is the "Live in Leipzig" LP with Dead singing? That recording is heavier and more insane than anything Mayhem ever recorded. I still like DMDS and Deathcrush but that live album is PUNISHING.

What? That album is terrible, sloppy and drunken. The last track is the only one where the band doesn't sound lethargic. It has none of the atmosphere of DMDS and none of the feeling of good earlier black metal like Bathory. It just sounds like a band that was tired, lethargic, and hadn't fully worked out what they were trying to do yet.

kirkjames
Jul 23, 2005



Zodijackylite posted:

What? That album is terrible, sloppy and drunken. The last track is the only one where the band doesn't sound lethargic. It has none of the atmosphere of DMDS and none of the feeling of good earlier black metal like Bathory. It just sounds like a band that was tired, lethargic, and hadn't fully worked out what they were trying to do yet.

I just listened to it again, and sorry, but you're totally wrong. I'm now of the opinion that it's actually the only Mayhem worth listening to (maybe Deathcrush too). Also, don't bring the greatest black metal ever made into this, of course it's not as good as Bathory. Quorthon is untouchable.

Optimum Gulps
Oct 6, 2003

You wanna save this place, right? And I want to destroy it. Brick by hypocritical brick.

kirkjames posted:

Also, don't bring the greatest black metal ever made into this

Bathory is important and influential, sure, but fairly boring in my opinion, and I'd say there are many black metal albums far surpassing anything Quorthon released. Kvist's For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike immediately comes to mind, as does Tsjuder's Desert Northern Hell. I know, Bathory boring, them's fightin' words, but that's just how I feel.

Rush_shirt
Apr 24, 2007



I, as I'm sure many people have, got into black metal through Agalloch. As such, I've only really listened to atmospheric stuff from this century (read: fvlse kvlt), that is, until now. I'm going through the classics.

So far, I've listened to:

Burzum – Det Som Engang Var Let's not talk about Varg, please. Just the music. It's good, but I feel like this maybe wasn't the best Burzum album to start with. It's interesting enough, but it seems to be lacking something I can't quite describe.

Darkthrone – Under A Funeral Moon I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. The minimalist aesthetic is really appealing, and I like the vocals.

Immortal – Pure Holocaust Holy poo poo yes yes yes. I've heard At The Heart of Winter before, but this is decidedly more raw but still blisteringly fast and catchy as hell. Immortal will probably end up being my favorite BM band ever.

Emperor – In the Nightside Eclipse Having heard one of Ihsahn's recent offerings, I was pretty amazed that this came from the same guy, although I guess Samoth contributes a lot to the songwriting. I can appreciate the sound, but it isn't really doing a lot for me. Maybe because it's too busy?

If anyone has any recommendations from these or similar artists, much thanks! :black101:

EDIT: Speaking of Agalloch, I listened to their latest and I am sadly disappointed. :(

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012



Det Som Engang Var is the worst of the good Burzum albums, try Hvis Lyset Tar Oss or Filosofem, probably Hvis Lyset Tar Oss if you already like more atmospheric stuff.

funeral fag
Jun 23, 2004



thegloaming posted:

If anyone has any recommendations from these or similar artists, much thanks! :black101:

Here are some artists who have released bonafide classics but sometimes get overlooked for one reason or another


The first Borknagar album. Oh poo poo. It's only got like five proper songs and the rest are interludes, but the songs are legit cool. Listen to that production. Pytten hell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHYhHxQbhZU


Necromantia. Basically get this album and some early Rotting Christ and Varathron because greek black metal is good poo poo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_8M4pzr_1M#t=1334s


Conqueror played war metal which is a retarded mix of black metal, death metal and grindcore with horrid production values and you'll either love it or hate it. It's fun in short bursts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq08Sundt-4


Wulkanaz sing about dark germanic heathenism or some poo poo in ancient language. The songs are raw, primitive and weirdly catchy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkyhjs-LazU


Svartsyn. His Majesty is probably my favorite dumb norsecore album. It's got cover art by Gustave Dore and everything

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBkXVHRQXyk


Katharsis - Vvorldvvithoutend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1ENxToLsc4


Lunar Aurora. Cool atmosphere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvJhTuPt_UM

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deadking
Apr 13, 2006

Hello? Charlemagne?!


Seconding the Wulkanaz recommendation. As far as black metal classics go, Ulver's first and third albums are, in my opinion, essential:

Bergtatt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XNDsRbtOh4

Nattens Madrigal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onFnt7JXMjQ

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