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Albums currently kicking your ass

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by The Ozzman, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. no country for old wainds

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    to me 'disjointed' implies something inherently nonsensical rather than merely complex or hard to immediately grasp or w/e. sounds like you don't mean you like disjointed compositions so much as that you don't find said compositions disjointed because you're not a simple-minded trad metal barbarian like the rest of us wastrels, which may or may not be fair enough. personally i often love complex music so long as it has some kind of structure that makes sense to me, but if i perceive it as just being randomly glued together or w/e then it just comes across as anti-artistic to me, meaningless in other words. i get the latter feeling from supposedly complex metal a lot more often than i do from, say, the classical canon.
     
  2. Elric of Melniboné

    Elric of Melniboné The White Wolf

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    I listened to the second batch of Symphony X songs. They at least sound like metal and not lame soundtracks. While I can see the musicianship on display, the compositions unfortunately do little to endear themselves to me. The production also makes them sound sterile and lifeless.

    I did want to specifically say that this is extremely pretentious to even say, for obvious reasons:
    I'm done discussing this band though. This is kicking my ass currently:

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  3. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    ^best Pentagram album.
     
  4. Elric of Melniboné

    Elric of Melniboné The White Wolf

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    Oh, absolutely. The early stuff is way better than the albums that mostly consist of new versions of early songs. I do enjoy the first several proper Pentagram full-lengths but this is just too good.

    Have you listened to Child of Darkness by any chance?
     
  5. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    I've heard a single song someone linked to (maybe you?). Found it a bit hard to listen to tbh.
     
  6. Elric of Melniboné

    Elric of Melniboné The White Wolf

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    I like it a lot. It's more raw than First Daze Here but it sounds better than much of First Daze Here Too which has quite a few tracks that almost sound like Bobby is underwater.
     
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    EchoForever HAIL!

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    Transcendence is great, now i want to listen to it again lol
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    Yeah Trascendence is glorious. So much better than their debut.
     
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    The more I listen to this album, the more I'm convinced that this is the first second-wave black metal album. Nearly the best one, too.
     
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    I still love their debut but man...Eternal World, Painted Skies, Masque of the Red Death, and Lady of Winter. You can't argue with those results.
     
  12. Elric of Melniboné

    Elric of Melniboné The White Wolf

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    I prefer the debut, but both are great albums. The third album, not so much.
     
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    where has this been all my life
     
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    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Arg posting a good album? What is this.
     
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    Dark Tranquillity - Skydancer

    Haven't listened to this in many years,. It is uneven in quality and is a bit of a mess at times, but it's rather endearing. It gives off somewhat of a medieval vibe and is quite a unique and ambitious debut. Would instantly be made better by not featuring the shitty vocals of Friden.
     
  19. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Fixed that for you
     
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    Phylactery Active Member

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    it's much better than anything In Flames ever did, though.
     
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