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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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


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:

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

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. :(

Apr 24, 2007

QPZIL posted:

Don't worry, I'm not too big on the new Agalloch either. BUT, I can recommend some other stuff in that vein.

Just got into WITTR, and I've been rocking Drudkh and Alcest for a bit now. I hadn't heard of Sólstafir before, though. They sound pretty unique, at least to my ears. Thanks for the recommendations!

I'll check out the ones from other posters soon enough. But I should mention that I also got Ulver's Nattens Madrigal and I think it's my favorite OSBM release so far.

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