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Discussion in 'Borknagar' started by KamelotGuardian, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. KamelotGuardian

    KamelotGuardian Protector of the Crown

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    I honestly only have Empiricism, I am a relatively new fan. (and am very po' ) I have heard some of there other stuff, and am wondering which album I should get next...

    I havent heard this Simen fellow, so I dont know much about his vocal stylings, but all my friends seem to say that The Archaic Course is there best.

    I have heard Garm and he rules... but I also heard that the first two albums are more straight up black and less progressive ..

    mmm.. honestly I think the organ and piano are TOO upfront in Empiricism so...

    Which album do you think I should get next?
     
  2. Sadistik

    Sadistik Let me die in solitude...

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    can't go wrong with Olden Domain....
     
  3. Kveldssanger

    Kveldssanger Black Adder leads us all

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    The Olden Domain is said to be the best among the two in which Garm sang (i haven't listened to it extensively so I can't be certain), although i don't believe it can be described as progressive and I believe that The Archaic Course is the best of the albums in which Simen sang. You can get either of them they're both great.
     
  4. Till Fjalls

    Till Fjalls ¥¤ÆZµ

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    I would recommend The Archaic Course, and it happens to be my fave Borknagar. I agree that Empiricism is too synth/key oriented, and TAC fulfills my need for the opposite quite well:) . To sum it up, it seems to be a straight ahead rocking metal album with folkish melodies/chord progressions, yet still maintains some elemnts of black metal. It is very guitar oriented, with synths coloring the music rather than leading it. The vocals are for lack of better description, unnatural! Simen comes up with some unexpected and absolutely chilling vocal melodies. If you can, check out Oceans Rise or Universal (first two track on the album), they should give you a decent feel for what the album is about.
     
  5. Morningrise

    Morningrise ...I am just thin air...

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    Well, the Olden Domain was my introduction to Borknagar, and has been my favorite, now along with Empiricism. The atmosphere, and songwriting work together like nothing else, GET IT!
     
  6. KamelotGuardian

    KamelotGuardian Protector of the Crown

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    ok, next time I find them I will get The Olden Domain and The Archaic Course
     
  7. DoAsISayNotAsIDo

    DoAsISayNotAsIDo Ravishing Grimness

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    The Olden Domain go and buy...
     
  8. Kveldssanger

    Kveldssanger Black Adder leads us all

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    Well, I just managed to find and buy "The Olden Domain", so I may be able to comment more on it after a few listens.
     
  9. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Metal is the Law!

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    The Olden Domain is definitely the way to go.
     
  10. Somber Soul

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    Well, ultimately you need one album from each Borknagar area. It has been mentioned before that you should go and get "The Olden Domain" and "The Archaic Course".
     
  11. Xaplan

    Xaplan 'Archmage'

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    Well I would recommend two albums : "Quintessence" (the 4th CD), and "Borknagar" (the 1st CD). These albums in my opinion are the best to buy after Empiricism...

    Regards,
    Xaplan
     
  12. MacMoney

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    The Olden Domain is definitely the best, followed closely by the self titled.
     

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