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Atmosphere in darkness...

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by outerone, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. outerone

    outerone Alchemy of the Sorcerer

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    What really drove me to love scandinavian black metal in the 90 was the atmosphere. As harsh and evil as these band were there was always a deep element of emotion and atmosphere driven by deep melodies that drove the music.

    As I look band and seek the current scene I wanna make sure there hasn't been any albums that Ive missed on, so please list some music you feel fits in the discription I have explained.

    Bands and albums that I feel fit into this are: Shadowthrone by Satyricon, In Times before Light by Kovenant, Agalloch, Windir, (even) Dimmu Borgirs Stormblast album, Enslaved, early Arcturus, Emperor, early Borknagar and Primordial....

    Are there any gems that I have missed such as Windir which I only discovered a few years ago?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Hox

    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    Not that unknown, but just in case you missed them: Ulver's first three albums("Nattens Madrigal" and "Kveldssanger" in particular) and most of Taake's stuff. I haven't listened too much to the latter band, but I believe it might have what you are looking for.
    Also, Wolves In The Throne Room are pretty damn awesome. And I'll just mention Deathspell Omega again, 'cause they obliterate so much.
    Other than that, ask NicholasDWolfwood.

    PS: Dimmu sucks.
     
  3. Ross

    Ross valfri baguette

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    sadistik necrofiend Furby goes nanners

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    Sigh has incredible atmosphere on the first 2 albums. I really like early Ulver of Course.
    I would also have to add De Mysterious Dom Sathanas. That album has an insanely dark atmosphere. I remember listening to De Mysterious on shrooms once in a dark room and I about went crazy from some haunting force that just creeped the hell out of me. Not really a good idea while on shrooms to listen to that album. It could probably make a person go mad.
     
  5. outerone

    outerone Alchemy of the Sorcerer

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    Yeah Ulver I got... and cant even believe I forgot them from my list... considering Bertatt is one of the greatest atmospheric albums of all time!!! Plus I do have Wolves In The Throneroom in my collection :)

    Definitely getting Mayhem's De Mysteriis... album.
     
  6. outerone

    outerone Alchemy of the Sorcerer

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    For some reason I just cant get into Deathspell Omega... I like a little dose of melody in my black metal, but maybe I just havent sampled to the right stuff from them.
     
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    sadistik necrofiend Furby goes nanners

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    Yeah that Code album is amazing.
    Deathspell is not my favorite to be honest. The vocals are good, but remind me too much of Attila who I think is the master of the sick vocals, so it just kinda ruins it for me. The music is good, but I have a hard time getting into it.

    Code is fucking killer though. Even though Graveland is racist shit, they have some really killer old stuff. Epilog and in the glare of the burning churches are excellent. The song Children of the Moon from Epilog in particuliar is very haunting with some of the best keyboards ever used in black metal. Check it out.
     
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    outerone Alchemy of the Sorcerer

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    grey knight Etheraven

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    Cradle of Filth, especially the older albums.
    (the new ones are more melodic than atmospheric, though they do have lots of atmosphere too.)

    Oh, and Dragonforce has really dark atmosphere, try the new album...there's a goth girl in the cover. :headbang:
     
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    burzum - hvis lyset tar oss, filosofem
    mayhem - de mysteriis dom sathanas, ordo ad chao
    darkthrone - uafm, abitns, transylvanian hunger
    dso - smrc, kenose, splits post-smrc, fas
    negura bunget - n crugu bradului (not sure if I spelled that right off the top of my head), om (certain parts are certainly dark)
    velvet cacoon - genevieve, dextronaut
    xasthur - a gate through bloodstained mirrors, suicide in dark serenity
    leviathan - the tenth sublevel of suicide, massive conspiracy against all life, tentacles of whorror
    lurker of challice - lurker of challice
    twilight - twilight
    austere - withering illusions and desolation
    darkspace - dark space iii
    coldworld - melancholie2
    mgla - groza
    nyktalgia - nyktaliga, peisithanatos
    the ruins of beverast - rain upon the impure
    s.v.e.s.t. - urfaust
    taake - nattestid ser porten vid, over bjoergvin graater himmerik, taake
    thorns - 1989-91 rehearsals, thorns
    vinterland - welcome my last chapter
    weakling - dead as dreams
    code - neurotransmissions, nouveau gloaming


    thats just from my ipod alone..note that all of those albums convey a dark atmosphere in different ways to me. for example, "massive conspiracy against all life" (leviathan) and "ordo ad chao" (mayhem) convey darkness to me by way of their production values and how the music is allowed to slither around the mix. "fas..." on the other hand, the darkness is conveyed in the aggression that runs into the ambient sections all while mikko is doing his trademark whisper-grunt over top. I'm awaiting some flaming for some of my choices (like weakling or velvet cacoon) but fuck it
     
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    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    See, I told you. :headbang:
     
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    wow, ive only heard like 5 bands off that list lol. better check some out!
     
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    outerone Alchemy of the Sorcerer

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    To me the key element that creates the atmosphere is the collision of the rough and raw darkness of black metal and the beauty of a melody which is often created by some amazing keyboard work.
     
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    Ninfix Gamer of life

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    Norwegian Black Metal sucks imo... No point in the shit they play
     
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    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    Blut aus Nord - Mort

    An amazing atmospheric album, although there is a chance that you wouldn't like it. It tends to divide opinion. Even amongst BM fans.
     
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    You can find the better Dark Atmospheric band in the doom metal.Personal opinion.
     

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