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The Music Recommendation Thread

Discussion in 'Novembers Doom' started by Katatonic89, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Katatonic89

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    Since most music lovers enjoy expanding their playlists, I thought a music recommendation thread was in order.

    If the members of ND dont want this thread here just delete it.

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    So I guess I'll start off.

    A band that I found quite recently is Ikuinen Kaamos, maby you have heard of them. They are a progressive death/black metal band from Finland and their debut album "The Forlorn" is already one of my favorite metal albums. Their second album "Epilogue" is delayed! :cry: But I cant fucking wait for it!

    To me it sounds like early Opeth meets early Ulver.

    http://www.myspace.com/ikuinenkaamos

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyGTaJBaOZ8&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaV_3Dq4-b8&feature=related[/ame]
     
  2. Novembers Paul

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    The thread is a cool idea. I'd like to hear Ikuinen Kaamos with better production. It may be just this youtube compressed audio. Musically, it sounds cool.
     
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    The cd does not have the best production but youtube makes it way worse then it is on the record. The only place I found their record were on their own homepage www.ikuinenkaamos.net . It's well worth the 15 euros. I think you can download two of their songs for free if you have a lastfm account.
     
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    Yeah I agree this kind of thread is a good idea, we welcome this sort of thing.

    When I think of some good stuff to recommend, I'll mention it here....
     
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    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Some of my best discoveries of this year have been as follows:

    DOOMSWORD

    Doom / Epic trad metal band from Italy. Really can't compare them to anyone. Maybe if Candlemass were more trad than doom, maybe?

    http://www.myspace.com/officialdoomsword

    PAGAN ALTAR

    Amazing cult doom band from the UK. Became active again a couple years ago.

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=60090238

    SOLSTICE

    Yeah, I am a little late for the game on these guys, I know. Also, from the UK.

    http://www.myspace.com/solsticeenglander

    I can come up with tons more, though I will try to keep it to bands that I think would possibly appeal to NOV DOOM fans. (IE - the new POWER QUEST and DRAGONFORCE discs are great, though I am not sure how many folks here would be interested)
     
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    15 Euro is $22 US, and then include shipping, it gets pricy to say the least.

    Also, anyone recommends a band, post an example like the OP with a youtube video or link to the myspace page, to make it easier on anyone wanting to check them out. This thread was a good idea, so let's try to keep this one on topic, and a good resource for new music.
     
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    AJATTARA

    If you haven't heard them, you should. I've mentioned them several times on here, and we've played with them in Europe, as they joined us on the DVD recording show. Finnish band, with Pasi (Ex-Amorphis) on vocals.

    AJATTARA - ...Putoa


    AJATTARA - Haureus


    AJATTARA - Hurmasta
     
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    I think the price includes shipping but 22 dollars is still alot.

    Another group I've recently started to like is Cult of Luna, they are pretty big in Sweden but I dont know if they are known abroad. Their latest record "Eternal Kingdom" is realy good. They play som sort of doom/post-metal.

    http://www.myspace.com/cultofluna

    Finland is probably the best song on their myspace.

     
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    They sound abit like Novembers Doom but in finnish :)

    Another good Finnish band is Tenhi. They remind me of Agallochs folky stuff.

     
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    MARTRIDEN

    A newer US band, and they even have a forum here on UM. This is the song that made me a fan. I personally love the EP they released, and the full length has the same great production and song writing, but for me, leaving behind the death metal style vocal on the full length and just using the black metal style disappointed me, only because I'm really picky with growlers, and I thought this guy was fantastic on the EP. Anyway, bad ass stuff here!

    MARTRIDEN - The Art of Death Infernal
     
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    DAVID SYLVIAN

    Something non metal for you. A friend recently turned me on to David Sylvian, and I'm really digging his music. David used to be the front man in the old band Japan. He's got a strong David Bowie vibe to his voice, and the music is really ambient, simplistic, dark and depressing. I would say if you're a fan of Katatonia and Anathema, this might be a good alternative to the heavier side of things, while keeping the emotional vibe.

    DAVID SYLVIAN - Brilliant Trees


    DAVID SYLVIAN - Orpheus


    DAVID SYLVIAN - When Poets Dreamed Of Angels
     
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    I have that Martriden cd. Solid stuff. They have a long future ahead of them if they play their cards right.
     
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    GRAND MAGUS

    A great mix of traditional doom and classic metal. If Ritchie Blackmore joined Solitude Aeturnus, or if Leif Edling joined Rainbow, this might be the sound.

    Or not, but that's what the press releases would have you believe.

    They used to be very doomy but the new album, Iron Will, lets up on the doom a little and brings in the trad metal. The trad doomy atmosphere is still there, and there are plenty of doom riffs.
    The vocals are excellent, emotional and powerful. And you will like the solos, if you like bluesy stuff like I do.

    http://www.myspace.com/grandmagusrocks
     
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    I have a couple. First off Portrait from Sweden:

    http://www.myspace.com/portraitmetal

    And no thats not KIng Diamond. According to the myspace they are looking for a new singer. That sucks!.

    My other is Blue Murder. I'm surprised at the number of people that have never heard of them. John Sykes on guitar, Tony Franklin on bass and the Carmin Appice on drums. The self titled simply rocks. An old friend actually took Drum lessons from Carmin before a show in the Quad Cities back in 89. You guys are gonna love the mullet.

     
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    Byzantine is a great thrash/groove metal band. Unfortunately, they broke up shortly after the release of their album, Oblivion Beckons, earlier this year.

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=2197302

    Mar de Grises is an excellent death/doom metal band from Chile. Their sound is along the lines of Swallow the Sun with a little more of a post metal influence. The album deserves to be listened to in its entirety, but give these tracks a try from the new album, Draining the Waterheart.

    http://www.myspace.com/mardegrises2

    Finally, here is some instrumental doom from France of all places. If you can invest the necessary time in each of the tracks, the payoff is usually worth it.

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=38411367
     
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    griev0r Here is Nowhere

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    FrostGiant Mr. Pibb > Dr. Pepper

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    I haven't found a new band since I would guess Agalloch. That's been a while. I should really start digging into music again. I've been stuck on Sigur Ros and The Gathering for the last year or so.
     
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    FrostGiant Mr. Pibb > Dr. Pepper

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    btw, If you are a Gathering fan you probably already know this but Anneke's new project is called Agua de Annique. Go to the website and you can listen to 4 songs. Didn't buy the album yet but I'm going to soon. If you liked "Home" you'll probably like this.

    http://www.aguadeannique.com/
     
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    You beat me to it! Good choice. Anneke's new band has quickly become one of my favorites, and my top pick for CD of 2008. I love it. I had the chance to see Agua De Annique in The Netherlands last November, in a very intimate club with and it was a concert highlight for me. Just amazing.

    AGUA DE ANNIQUE

    AGUA DE ANNIQUE - Come Wander With Me


    AGUA DE ANNIQUE - Day After Yesterday
     
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