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Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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lordblytzkrieg posted:

There's gotta be more bands like Myrkgrav out there. Off the top of my head I can think of Falkenbach and Manegarm, but other than that I can't think of anymore. Any recommendations?



Edit: Mostly just looking for black metal with the folky chanting. I can't get enough of it.

Bit late here, but have you checked out Horn? One-man bm (but with actual drums) from Germany, some of the best pagan stuff I've ever heard. Can't recommend him highly enough, and I've yet to read a reaction that's any less than glowing. The production's not as "quality" as Myrkgrav, but the music is unbelievably good. Long songs, loads of amazing riffs, and tons of atmosphere. Hell, I think I'm gonna go listen again now. (I got my Horn CD's from The End, so they're not that hard to find.)

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Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Rion.exe posted:

Could you guys throw out a few recommendations for... Otherworldly Black Metal?

This is from over two weeks ago, but please add Lunar Aurora to your list, should you need that 'projected into the airless cosmos' feel from your black metal.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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nomapple posted:

I've really got into them recently, their new album took a while to sink in, but I'm really enjoying it now. Where would you recommend going next with them?

I'm with Mojo; Andacht is the one I listen to the most, and it's probably the closest in style and sound to the new one. The three albums before those two, Mond, Zyklus, and Elixir of Sorrow, while all amazing and distinctive, have their own unique barriers: Mond has a production that is the polar opposite of Hoagascht and Andacht -- very thin and distant; Zyklus only has four songs, and they're incredibly long with little variation in each one; and Elixir, while my favorite of these, has half as many actual songs as the tracklisting leads you initially to believe, so it can feel a bit cluttered with "interludes." For whatever reason, though, those songs make me return to that album more so than any but Andacht, so I guess I'm recommending it next in line.

Continuing backwards from there, LA's black metal gets more conventional, and sort of trades song identity for atmosphere. Personally I'm fine with that, and would recommend Of Stargates and Bloodstained Celestial Spheres, just because there are so many freaking songs on there (for a Lunar Aurora album) something is bound to resonate with you.

Von Sloneker fucked around with this message at 13:30 on Jun 21, 2012

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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That keyboard player on God Seed also either is or was in Apoptygma Berzerk, so that might account for some of the unexepected sounds. While I don't exactly love this album, I've been listening to it with more attentiveness than anything of "theirs" since Incipit Satan -- an album whose weirdness I'd hoped Gorgoroth would pursue.

I'm sure they've been mentioned up down and sideways, but I've also been listening to Spite Extreme Wing's discography, and any time is a good time to remind people to listen to Spite Extreme Wing: uplifting melodic martial punky progressive black metal? I dunno, whatever it is, it rules.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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As long as we're in Romania (and while I'm waiting for ^^^this 16 min. song^^^ to start), if you've ever wanted to know what "viking" era Bathory with an Attila Csihar clone on vox would sound like:

Siculicidium
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzf-kpDTxfQ

(In the Metal Archives reviews I see this band compared to Inquisition, and I can see that, too. The melodic drone, the lightless atmosphere, the frog voice: it's all there, just ... not as good. But I highly doubt we'll ever say, "here is a band like Inquisition, but better.")

e: this Dordeduh is pretty amazing.

Von Sloneker fucked around with this message at 03:57 on Oct 28, 2012

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Daedra posted:

So this is pretty much my favorite black metal song ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7BMA_vYVGc

Show me more like it

Someone in the comments namedropped Tsjuder, and I'd have to agree -- for this song, anyway:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ISS57sY42Y

Craft:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPQJY8tW7Pw

Urgehal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9QdaAFf39c

Carpathian Forest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rBVPPrLEI


Smekerman posted:

That wasn't bad, I'm gonna have to hunt down that album. I think the only thing that kinda bothers me is the overly clone-y vocals, but then again I wasn't the biggest fan of Attila's, anyway. Always on the lookout for decent Romanian metal, though, and this sounds like it fits the bill (despite it being written/sung in Magyar :mad: )

I got it earlier this month from Omega, but I just checked and they appear not to have it anymore.

I assume you've heard Makrothumia, the weird death band that 2 Negura Bunget guys used to be in? Sound quality isn't the best, but I love their album:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tnd8KN7YoI

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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That black metal doc has been pretty interesting so far.

On the flipside, someone at metal-archives posted this clip from a Norwegian game show wherein contestants have to write and perform a black metal song -- and they're aided by King from Gorgoroth. Also apparently Hellhammer shows up for the performance segment, but that was the point where I couldn't take it anymore, so I can't say for sure whether or not I saw him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxRRxd24kig&t=44m04s

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Measly Twerp posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wCO2vPFel0

Thorns - Existence, can anyone point out anything like this?

None of my recommendations really approaches the quality of that album, but that goes without saying when we're talking about Thorns. (You've heard the Thorns v. Emperor split, right? "Aerie Descent" is worth the price of the whole (patchy) thing.)

Even if Snorre Ruch (AKA Thorns) only had a bit part on Satyricon's Rebel Extravaganza, you can tell Satyr took some influence from the former's music. The main problem with the album is that the good songs go on way, way too long. I have no idea if Satyr thought he was building musical tension or what, but something like "Tied in Bronze Chains" would've been spectacular if it had had like half of its length lopped off. Having said that, this is probably the best song overall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtlJ37vIsko

Speaking of Rebel Extravaganza, Anders Odden also played on it, and his band Cadaver, when briefly known as Cadaver Inc, put out an album that should have gotten a lot more recognition. It doesn't have quite as much of the cold, mechanical, sci-fi sound, and speedwise it makes Thorns sound like Khanate, but it sort of travels along similar lines. The drumming is insane. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUrGP-jGo6A The vocalist, who also is in Aura Noir, used to be one of the vocalists for --

-- Dodheimsgard, who tried to do the whole millennial cybermetal thing and had questionable results. I remember when Supervillain Outcast first came out it was universally panned, but for whatever reason the reviews of metal-archives are trending it back toward universal praise. Personally I think it's ... interesting, but probably not something that needed to have the Dodheimsgard name on it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfO1ZSYh_ho

But really nothing sounds like Thorns.

e: I figured I should give another listen to Supervillain Outcast and dear god it's still just as awful as I'd remembered. I hope 666 International is better.

Von Sloneker fucked around with this message at 06:50 on Jun 14, 2013

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Haeresiarchs of Dis, a somewhat unknown but high quality black metal one-man deal from California, has a new album coming out at the end of this month. His music is a very American take on Emperor's Nightside/Anthems era, somewhere between symphonic black metal and the slithering, diseased grittiness of something like Leviathan or Vrolok. One track has been released, though I should stipulate that HoD is much better experienced in the context of entire albums, as the songs alternate between the standard black metal form and ambient/martial/neo-folk. All in all, trippy stuff, even if this song won't be the best indicator of what I'm sure is to come.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqWR0jRRQPo

The first half of the song was a little underwhelming to me -- it's good but nothing I haven't heard before from this artist -- but the second half is much better.

Von Sloneker fucked around with this message at 01:41 on Jul 18, 2013

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Abigor had "Satan's Galaxy" but I guess they weren't thinking big enough.

(That album got a lot of poo poo but it's one of my favorites.)

Actually they and that Norwegian band Troll both did the satanic cosmology thing some time ago. Probably others, too. Inquisition does rule, though, and I'm looking forward to getting the new one.

Speaking of cosmic black metal, I got all excited when I stumbled across this Swiss band, Moonfrost, while paging through the Omega Mail Order's current sale. Thought they were gonna be another Darkspace. Not so much. They sound like a tour of the entire 90s Norwegian scene: sometimes Darkthrone, sometimes Limbonic Art, sometimes Thorns. Occasionally they dip into the DSO/latter day Mayhem thing. Now that I'm writing it out I realize they have no identity at all. Good post. Good post.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Zodijackylite posted:

Meanwhile, have some good black metal also from DeKalb, Illinois.

I was certain one of those was going to be Unholy Trinity.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix0Kk00xyik

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Nergal was also in a movie about Nazis.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrIMq0DEo9E

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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That Svartidaudi is awesome, love that lead guitar sound.

Also this is coming, someone put the date on metal-archives as March 31. Their Facebook mentioned the title back at the beginning of January, otherwise nothing official.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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That horrible band pic looks like the cast of Clerks.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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http://www.darkcyberspace.com/120501750.html

DARKSPACE CALLING DSSC.
MISSION: DARK SPACE IIII
ENCOUNTER. GEO COORDINATES: 46.94051, 7.44396. TIME: 062200BSEP14.
END OF TRANSMISSION



(from the metal-archives thread here)

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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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."

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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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?!"

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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the yeti posted:

I hate doing this, but I've somehow managed to completely lose/forget the details of an album I'd been meaning to give another listen through. All I can remember is that I heard about it in this subforum in the context of atmospheric, possibly space-y BM, and the intro was an eerie set of bell tones.

Searching the forum + combing over what I'd marked in Spotify isn't helping so far, i'm drawing a complete blank. :ohdear:

Bells chat was on p 238 of the general metal thread, if that's where it initially came from.

Yes there was bells chat. Briefly.

edit: the examples of songs with bells I posted were Neurosis and Secrets of the Moon, neither of which I'm guessing is what you're trying to recall.

Von Sloneker fucked around with this message at 23:35 on Aug 5, 2014

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Slagmaur is coming.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Seeing Slagmaur would be pretty trippy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RojSrjDlRg4

I like how his beak sort of flops around and bends whenever it hits the microphone.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Black metal with a "medieval/wintry vibe" is pretty much the whole second wave, but the ones that first come to mind are Kvist, Taake, Old Man's Child, and even Nokturnal Mortum. And a zillion others.

edit: and since this is the band I'm listening to at the moment, why not have some Anatomy. Their second album, The Witches of Dathomir, is what I was looking for, but YT doesn't seem to have it. Both are good, though.

late edit: changed that Taake link to one that doesn't sound like rear end. Also I guess I have to give the obligatory warning that Nokturnal Mortum, at the time of the linked album, may have been a band with some NS leanings.

Von Sloneker fucked around with this message at 06:14 on Nov 15, 2014

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Fog was also a really good American incarnation of the Norse 2nd wave sound. You'd think I would've remembered them sooner, as I took my title text from one of their songs.

Speaking of USBM, though not so much in the Satyricon vein, the two tracks I've heard from the new Abazagorath kind of kick rear end. I probably need to order this. Some weird Attila-esque vocal stuff happening in there -- and there definitely is a DMDS slant to some of the music, if more death metal inflected.

http://youtu.be/7ACuecgIGvQ

http://youtu.be/QJT3RV6qhog

And as long as I'm mentioning De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, have some Nebel, who really nailed/stole the sound of that album.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Or, you know, Darkthrone.

Speaking of which I've finally gotten around to listening to the audio commentary Fenriz (and occasionally NC) did for the bonus discs of the Darkthrone reissues, and it's pretty great. They're all on YT -- though for some reason Transilvanian Hunger is only there on a song by song basis while the others are listed as "full album." Fenriz will literally tell you where every single riff, every drum sound, every nuance of the music, came from. I guess avoid it if you don't want the music to be totally demystified. Fortunately with a band like this, the music is strong enough not to lose its magic no matter how much it's dissected and revealed.

The main reason to listen to the commentary, however, is for stuff like this: (I'm paraphrasing), "You know, some of these vocals [on Goatlord] really work but some of them, when I hear them I kind of cringe and go 'fsssss fsssss fsssss' like when Peter Griffin hurts his leg."

As long as I'm here, Earth and Pillars sounds like Darkspace if they leaned more toward the Cascadian thing. Usually I hate the latter but this is pulled off pretty well.
http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/earth-i

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Von Sloneker
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That lineup looks like a word cloud of the NWN forum. Insane.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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https://nordvis.bandcamp.com/album/heart-of-akamon

A black metal band that evolved out of a predominantly neofolk project, apparently inspired by Native American history, out of West Virginia. It features the Obsequiae drummer, and could easily appeal to fans of that band (or of something like Agalloch or even oldest Borknagar). Definitely in the "pretty" black metal category, like a lot of stuff on Bindrune/Eihwaz & Nordvis. Has some really nice acoustic guitar playing. One of the best things I've heard this year, really.

Von Sloneker
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Only two songs of a four-song demo but this is really good fodder for people like me who still can't get enough of (well done) raw, melodic 90's Norwegian black metal. Has just the right vibe and amount of songwriting quirks to keep things interesting.

https://hellthrasherproductions.bandcamp.com/album/demo-2016

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Somehow, on November 18 we're getting new Antaeus and new Panphage. There's a sample track at the Antaeus interview link and the Panphage sample track on their bandcamp is tremendous.

http://www.bardomethodology.com/articles/2016/10/08/antaeus-interview/
http://www.noevdia.com/news/

http://panphage.bandcamp.com/

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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I remember someone trying to start a forum/zine centered around this kind of thing, the religiosity of certain strains of black metal. Apparently the zine, Second Heart, is gone from the web, but the (tumbleweed-strewn) forum is still there. I recall there being a cool Abigor interview, at the very least -- but now I can't find that either.
https://www.maldororspeaks.com/index.php

Also, to my understanding, Semjaza of Thy Darkened Shade is a good interview subject.

And then there was that Hideous Gnosis thing that I won't even pretend to understand.
https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_GCM2MFeJwfMC

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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https://nokturnalmortum1.bandcamp.com/album/verity

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Good half year for black metal. In addition to what's been mentioned (Whoredom Rife, Krolok, and Jordablod in the metal thread, I believe), there's been:

Occvlta: https://occvlta.bandcamp.com/album/night-without-end

Ultra Silvam: https://ultrasilvam666.bandcamp.com/releases

Draugsol: https://draugsol.bandcamp.com/

Ignis Gehenna: https://ignisgehenna.bandcamp.com/album/baleful-scarlet-star

Gjendod: https://hellthrasherproductions.bandcamp.com/album/nedstigning

Aversio Humanitatis: https://aversiohumanitatis.bandcamp.com/

And I don't know what ever happened to Domgard. Two tracks were released last year then nothing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTphN0jPqfE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o66VUnglYzo

The Gjendod and Draugsol are particularly good, and I've just noticed the former have put out two demo tapes since the full length, ha.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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As long as we're talking about the Very Bad and Embarrassing


https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Fatelancer/Black_Metal_Against_Communism/662345

Lyrics are, of course, typed in all caps.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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:siren:
new Funeral Mist on June 15
:siren:

https://funeralmist.bandcamp.com/album/hekatomb

http://www.noevdia.com/news/

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

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Kilometers Davis posted:

Iíve never listened to them before but loving hell this is some vicious black metal :aaaaa:

e: Blessed Curse :eyepop:

Get ye to Salvation.

This new one is pretty cool, sort of accessible by Funeral Mist standards, with lots of immediate detail and comfortable production/mixing. I like the variety in the arrangements.

As usual his vocals are out of this world.


e: unrelated and from 2 months ago but if you like 2nd wave eastern European black metal with lots of upbeat guitar leads, this Endarken is very good.
https://endarken.bandcamp.com/releases

Von Sloneker fucked around with this message at 07:48 on Jun 14, 2018

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Kilometers Davis posted:

I tried out Salvation but the production is too rough mixed in with the new album right now. Iíll definitely check it out once I wear this one out for now.

Seriously loving this band. Iím in the middle of going back through all my favorite black metal right now and they fit right in. Sucks I never got into them back in the day. The vocals remind me of Vintyr from Basilisk for some reason.

Triumphator was his band before FM and their Wings of Antichrist album was reissued not too long ago.
https://helterskelterproductions.bandcamp.com/album/wings-of-antichrist

It is also very good and very intense, if more "Swedish black metal" sounding and of its time.

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