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Discussion in 'Non-Metal' started by Einherjar86, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Einherjar86

    Einherjar86 Active Member

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    I really want to try and get into this band. I've listened to some of their stuff on youtube and have been very impressed. I love the atmosphere of the music. I realize this thread may not flourish, but I started it so that I might get some opinions on this band, their best release(s), where to start, etc. Also, I thought it might just be good to hear some people talk about them. So, it's a recommendation thread of sorts. Thanks in advance!
     
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    panzerfaust666 German Asshole

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    I only have one of there albums, the last one they made ( iirc, i read that quite a while ago ). anyways, the album is called A World in there Screams Check it out yooooo
     
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    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Talk to DarkBliss. He recommended The Umbersun to me once. I didn't give it the most thorough listen, but it didn't sound like something I would get into.
     
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    Cool, thanks guys.
     
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    Don't hesitate, just buy their entire catalogue and then wonder what the fuck you've been doing all your life.

    But if you're just looking for somewhere to start go with The Umbersun or Les Ténèbres du Dehors, although their latest A World in Their Screams is probably almost as good and more easily available too. Although I think The Umbersun was re-released recently. If you want something different, try Winds Devouring Men which is more a mellow darkwave sound as opposed to the violent neo-classical stuff on their other albums.
     
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    Psychonaut God Of Emptiness

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    Hmm. I think I have all of their albums downstairs but haven't listened to them in a while. I must have liked them if I bought them.
     
  7. DarkBliss

    DarkBliss ...And okra for all

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    Yea, I did. Even if I don't like them. I thought you would(it was a follow-up rec to Puissance). This stuff is too chaotic for me.
     
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    All of their albums are worth hearing. The Umbersun is a good place to start.
     
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    Ultimate_Symphony Rusted Angel

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    The only one i've heard so far is A World In Their Screams and I love it. Really dark stuff, darker than a lot of metal i've heard.
     
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    A lot of music outside of metal is darker and sometimes heavier than any metal that I've listened to.
     
  11. Death Aflame

    Death Aflame voice of dissent

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    The general neckbeard cheesiness of metal can take away from the dark aspect I find.

    The Umbersun is great though, definitely get into it.
     
  12. Einherjar86

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    Interestingly enough, when I searched some of their albums on google, a result came up on the Metal Archives. As it turns out, despite their separation from metal, they have a page there. They must be dark and heavy indeed to earn a spot. I'm even more intrigued.
     
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    DarkBliss ...And okra for all

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    Yes, there are a couple more dark ambient/darkwave and martial industrial acts listed on MA. But I think it's mainly because they are side-projects of members in metal bands.
     
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    Ultimate_Symphony Rusted Angel

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    I know, my comment was based on the usual misconception amongst metalheads that metal is the be all - end all of dark music.

    They were signed to a metal label according to their bio, that probably was their gateway to the metal population.

    If you're interested in this type of music you might as well check out Chaostar, similar to Elend but with more choral arrangements.
     
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    Not to mention the core members of Elend were heavily influenced by black and death metal.
     
  16. Omni

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    They had difficulty getting signed to a normal label for stuff like darkwave and neoclassical music early on, because of the screams and things that aren't typically associated with that style of music. A metal label was much more receptive of the band.
     
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    every elend album is different as hell, i like the second and third most
     

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