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Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


So I got The book of the heretic som time ago and I've been thinking about getting more Countess albums. So where do I go from here? I like The book of... quite a lot overall but not the entire album.
Also, Holocaust of the god believers doesn't seem to get much love around here but if I really enjoyed the title track would it be worth getting?

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Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


MrBling posted:


Haggins posted:


Thanks! I'm gonna try to get a hold of Holocaust of the god believers and one of the early albums.

Have som dudes staying true to extreme metal and cheesy videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee0yDlLhzXg

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Ah, Inferno. Went there 2008 when i lived in Oslo. Saw a lot of good bands I hadn't heard of even though I only went for the first two days. Wish I could go but gently caress it's expensive and you have to find some place to sleep.

One can always go through the band list and their respective myspaces though :black101:

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


The Transilvanian Hunger cover is indeed :black101:

This is the runner-up best Darkthrone cover for me

Black metal angels!

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


catbread.jpg posted:

Alatyr is pretty lol, if you can deal with the programmed drums they are cool.

Lately I've been getting into so-called RABM, including artists such as Panopticon and Lake of Blood. Panopticon has a concept album about the demise of the US, featuring funky bluegrass sections, post-rock guitars and some vicious drumming.

Lake of Blood has lots of rather cheeky Taake-like riffing with a Cascadian aesthetic. Recommended!

I'm suprised I haven't heard of RABM before, considering all the other styles of black metal. Will check those bands out.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Found myself a Darkthrone tshirt today at a local record store, with the 'Sardonic Wrath' motif. "Made in Honduras, Imported by Mexico", so maybe not completly legit but gently caress it, Darkthrone stuff is hard to come by. It was actually made by Razamataz.
They also had the motif from Emperor - Emperor, but with the logo in gold instead of red. :psyduck:

EvilMoJoJoJo posted:

Shining (Nor) were very, very interesting and intense - the black metal and jazz fusion worked better than I'd feared. Saxophone solo!

This sounds awesome.

Captain Scandinaiva fucked around with this message at 18:03 on Aug 20, 2010

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Cobweb Heart posted:

Hey, I'm pretty new to the black metal scene, so apologies if the answer is really obvious: Are there any black metal bands that have female vocalists, not clean singing, but actually doing BM shrieks? There's no doubt in my mind that it's physically possible, but I've never heard of any existing.

Gallhammer is good, especially their first album.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Not Very Metal posted:

Yeah, someone make a .gif of 2:26 - 2:28.

Hey, Immortal-gifs are my thing!

No, seriously, someone should do this. Also, I think this is the first time I've heard a song from All shall fall, I like it. Maybe I ought to get the album after all.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Cobweb Heart posted:


...doesn't look too good. Sorry.





His hip-swinging is really subtle, difficult to catch in a gif.

Like the second one though!

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


TeamJesus posted:

So the new Melechesh album is unsurprisingly awesome.

The album artwork is pretty awesome too:
http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/cover3.jpg

Had not heard these guys before. Thanks!

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


MrBling posted:

Now, unlike Megiddo I'm pretty sure that we've never actually discussed Tearstained in this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3vWlF_55yA

Tearstained is sort of like a Mercyful Fate crossed with Celtic Frost/Bathory.

I liked it up until the point where he started singing. :/
I've noted the name and will listen more, however.

E: Oh, he ditched the falsetto? I'll listen some of those albums then.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


aliencowboy posted:

I'd love for them to get a replacement that just goes by 'Steve'.

Trollech once had the following line-up:

Azura Godwar Gorgon's Ray
Lord Morbivod
Johannes

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


drat, just looked through my newspaper and saw Nifelheim is doing a gig in my town tonight. :(
Together with a band from brazil called Volcano, who are "legendary", but aren't on Metal Archives. :confused:

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


HorrorJunkie posted:

You are a fool if you missed out on Vulcano.

That's the thing, the concert had already started by the time I found out about it (GMT +1 here). :smith:

Slow snipe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUYE3924Zgo

Captain Scandinaiva fucked around with this message at 12:13 on Oct 28, 2010

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Radio Paranoia posted:

It could also have to do with the film's apparent idolisation of Varg in his interviews. I seem to remember Ihsahn disagreeing quite vehemently with Varg's philosophies and the murder of Euronymous in "Lords of Chaos", though I may be mixing things up.

Edit: Fenriz just being awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh2-MeMuDuI

That's pretty much the only thing I have against the film, myself. From what I've heard most members of the original bands just wanted to do their thing, and loath Varg for bringing politics into the picture, even for bringing BM into the media spotlight.
And, not counting his own musical achievements, his 'contribution' to the genre is murdering Euronymous, yet every time there's a docu or article on BM, he gets to speak at length.

More Fenriz:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo2juYt521w

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Vintersorg posted:

Is it weird of me to dislike moshing/jumping around like a madman at a black metal show? To me it's all about the atmosphere the music creates and the above doesn't seem like it gels to well. It's hard and fast but nothing along the lines of thrash. Headbanging and poo poo, yeah, of course.

I ask because I recently saw Enslaved and there was some huge overweight guy screaming his balls off and going a bit overboard.


I hate this, and I always manage to end up right next to that one fat guy who decides to spaz out. I can't concentrate on the music when you're repeatedly throwing yourself at me.

Even the most aggressive BM is more about concentrated, pent up, controlled hate for me.


Speaking of Yaotl Mictlan, while browsing Metal Archives by country I found this folk band from Peru:
http://youtu.be/XB8vPFektzg

For those of you who've wondered how metal and pan flutes mix.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Hm, Watain any good live?

Missed out on WITTR yesterday but Watain is playing tonight, feel like I should go downtown and try to snag a ticket.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


QPZIL posted:

Watain live is an experience.

Didn't catch this before I left but, yup, they were great. No blood or poo poo like that but plenty of flames and banging on a huge drum with bones. Very atmospheric.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Got Ondskapt - Dödens evangelium and Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm (that name!) in the mail today.

Glad I found Ondskapt through this thread, I definitely like their album the best so far, just really high overall quality stuff.

I have a feeling Omnious Doctrines... will grow on me more over time, though. Also that album has some odd packaging. The case is thin as a digipak but otherwise slightly larger than a DVD case. 'A5' I think it's called, doesn't really fit anywhere.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Mr Underhill posted:

Hey guys. Not a fan of black metal but thoroughly fascinated with the history, mythology and all auxiliary stuff, I was wondering if you could point me to some documentaries or books on that matter. So far I've watched Until the Light Takes Us and True Norwegian Black Metal, and as far as books, Lords of Chaos. Any other essential reading / watching? Thanks!

Here's a ten years old docu by norwegian television which is also pretty good (the parts with Darkthrone are the best as usual):

http://youtu.be/8d3bCvQYt0o
http://youtu.be/FmZgCNyku0g
http://youtu.be/PtRNQ0R4Ji8
http://youtu.be/e_DXn1GL-08

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Morbid Florist posted:

Considering it's middle east hot here for the 6th straight day I wanna put up a band that was mentioned in the main metal thread, talking about anti-islam black metal. Al Namrood from Saudi Arabia. I think they do a better job of making evil arabian music than Nile. These are from the album I've been able to get into. There's a few instrumental tracks and those have been the highlights for me. Unfortunately I don't think we'll be seeing any Al-Varg Bin Vikernes running around torching mosques but considering you'd be killed for making music like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUMRL14fKKc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0d_o-ZuVnk


Thanks for this! Good stuff.

Also, I'll be on the lookout for an album from Janaza, Burn the Pages of Quran is a great track. Brass balls indeed.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


nomapple posted:

I thought I read somewhere that he wanted acceptance from the mainstream...

Must've changed his mind.

That really was loving creepy though.

"on the 29th of october every single one of you will learn the true meaning of a band selling out"

He was listening to a carol sung by this guy btw:



If that isn't selling out, I don't know what is!

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010



I liked this and now I get my feed spammed with photos every other hour. Didn't know there were so many from the early days. Interesting stuff! Also, it's always fun seeing grim as gently caress people as scrawny teenagers.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


err posted:

Sweet. I'll go for sure. It's also in their hometown and before they leave for their Europe tour. Should be good.

Hey, thanks for the heads up! Turns out they're coming to my town, too.

Went to see Pagan Rites and Aura Noir yesterday. Not really my cup of tea, too fast, but they both put on a drat good show. Especially Pagan Rites who were one man short. Aura Noir did an awesome Bathory cover.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Just came back from a gig with Marduk and Ofermod. Marduk played a suprising number of songs from Rom 5:12, they also used the chanting from that album between songs. Is that album considered a milestone for them or something?

Anyway, they were good and Ofermod were great. There was supposed to be a third band, Valkyrja, which I've never heard of before, but I missed them or they weren't even there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye7nyzyrV4I

EvilMoJoJoJo posted:

Speaking of Darkspace, I recently found Alrakis who are helping me cope until Dark Space IV is released.

Will IV even be released this year?

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Behemoth, Cradle of Filth, In Solitude, Svarttjern and Inquisition. How's that for a line up? I'll be going for Inquisition and hopefully I won't have to endure CoF in order to see Behemoth.

Anyway, have a band a polish co-worker of mine introduced me to, Arkona. Not to be confused with the two pagan Russian bands of the same name.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKPmBF9wYP0

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


nomapple posted:

Thanks for the heads up. I remember seeing the announcement and sample, but forgetting about the actual release.

I saw Behemoth/Cradle of Filth/Inquisition/In Solitude earlier this week. In Solitude looked and sounded like they couldn't be bothered, and left after 4 songs. I reckon their singer was on something. Inquisition crushed despite playing in a big venue that is notorious for bad sound. Cradle of Filth... laughable. I can't believe I ever used to be scared of this band. Even though they played mostly old stuff, I was sick of them after about 20 minutes. Not really sure how they've had any enduring popularity, but plenty of other people seemed into it. Behemoth were brilliant even though the venue banned their pyro show, which sucked. Nergal was on top form and the new stuff sounds great live.

So CoF played before Behemoth, eh? What a shame.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


In today's black metal scene there are people who hate the entire universe, anti-islamic muslim BM, people who sing about botany and coal miners in Kentucky. But are there any feminist bands?

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Killsion posted:

Would ecofeminism count? Pretty sure Wolves in the Throne Room ascribe to that. Most any band that ascribes to leftist thought or anarchism is probably going to be feminist on some level though.

Yeah, that's true. I was thinking more if someone had really made feminism their 'niche'.

Book of Sand sounds pretty decent though, for being experimental.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Von Sloneker posted:

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)

Yes please

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?

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Huh, I thought that thing with Inquisition got cleared up and the 88MM was the band of someone else. Oh well, I'm going to see them in two weeks time. Just hope no local neo-nazis find out about this. Or the AFA for that matter.


This is great news! Wonder if they'll do any tour for the release?

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Look at these old farts.




I think I asked in this very thread about going to see Vulcano and Nifelheim a few years ago. Missed them that time but got another chance last night. Hell of a show from both of them, brutal.

Listened through Darkspace III I again, really good, gotta buy that poo poo.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010



It does indeed.

I listened to Mayhem's latest album the other day and didn't find it too shabby. They're going on tour soon. Question is, how much do they suck live?

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Germ Incubator posted:

Woops you're right, I assumed it was next years info on the venue page! Well I hope they do something equally awesome again, get in the sightseeing/BM all at once :)
I've been looking into hotels, Citybox seems okay and around where I need to be for venues and such.

Be sure to visit Neseblod records (Helvete) if you go, it's almost walking distance and very easy to get to by bus.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


A human heart posted:

Anyone know what Marduk are like live these days?

I thought they were alright when I saw them last year. They just stood there and did their thing but they were tight and the sound was good. Good mix of old and new material, too.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Germ Incubator posted:

Also contains this great letter by Euronymous otherwise known as 'How to look like the biggest tryhard in the universe'



Yeah, not to devalue their cultural impact but it's often very obvious these early bands consisted of 18 y.o. who were really nerdy.

"Five million women so alone in the night
Oh, I had them all satisfied profusely (every night by myself)"
-A virgin

Anyway, I listened to your advice and went to see Mayhem last night. They did an alright show, most of it was up and down, they sounded untight in some songs, but the finale was great and went on forever. Weird seeing Necrobutcher and Hellhammer in person. No flying pigs and the whole thing was over before 10 o'clock.

Here are the guys that opened, I missed most of their set because a assumed things would start late as usual:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlhGs9o_67A

They were pretty great though nothing exceptional.

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


On one hand, it would be weird to be super-adjusted to society and doing BM. On the other hand, ahahahahaha

Edit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uruqb_E9M_U

I've always liked this one as far as documentaries go, done by the Norwegian Public Service. Old, only focuses on Norway obviously and features Dimmu Borgir. But it doesn't focus so much on the events of the early 90's. And no one is trying to be kvlt, it's more musicians talking about their music and their view of the media hype. It's too bad there's nothing like it for other parts of the world.

Captain Scandinaiva fucked around with this message at 20:49 on Jan 26, 2015

Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


Vintersorg posted:

Abbath is Immortal as far as im concerned.

I hope so, I haven't seen them live. :(

What was the dispute about?

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Captain Scandinaiva
Mar 29, 2010


I'm gonna go see Abbath this January, along with Behemoth, Inquisition and Entombed. :3: That set list doesn't look bad, haven't really listened to I, but yeah I hope they play more old Immortal.

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