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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Mercy/Severity, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. Mercy/Severity

    Mercy/Severity burnt face man

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    Hi, I'm a bit of a newbie to black metal, I have seemed to thrive on death metal more... but I have recently gotten into some BM.

    Could anyone recommend more melodic/symphonic black metal to me? Stuff that is more about sorrowful/bleak atmosphere rather than just raw aggression?

    The BM I have is as follows:
    Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
    Destroyer 666 - Phoenix Rising
    Bathory - Hammerheart
    Dimmu Borgir - all (I don't call them black metal, but some seem to so I'll throw it in)
    Cradle of Filth - all (^)

    Please, recomendations? thanks.
     
  2. Birkenau

    Birkenau New Metal Member

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    Make sure you get all of the early black metal bands before you do anything, Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss, Immortal - Pure Holocaust, Ulver - Bergtatt and maybe Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas.

    Once you've got them, try some of the newer, more accessible black metal bands.

    Taake - Nattestid Ser Porten Vid
    Sigh - Hail Horror Hail
    Dødheimsgard - 666 International
    Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
    Diabolical Masquerade - Death's Design
    Black Funeral - Az-i-Dahak

    If you like depressive black metal, make sure you also get Silencer - Death - Pierce Me, Weakling - Dead As Dreams, I Shalt Become - Wanderings and Shining - Within Deep Dark Chambers.
     
  3. SkeetsMaloy

    SkeetsMaloy Member

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    I'm no expert by any means, but here's my suggestions.

    Nokturnal Mortum - Lunar Poetry
    Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
    Satanic Warmaster - Opferblut
     
  4. T.I.E.

    T.I.E. L'Empereur du Chaos

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    some other albums to try :

    Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
    Emperor - IX Equilibrium
    Nargaroth - Black Metal Ist Krieg
    Woods of Ypres - Pursuit of the Sun & Allure of the Earth
    Carpathian Forest - Black Shining Leather
    Dornenreich - Her Von Welken Nächten
    Secrets Of The Moon - Carved in Stigmata Wounds
    Negurã Bunget - 'n Crugu Bradului
    Klabautamann - Der Ort
    let me know what you thought of these (dload before you buy anything too ;)):headbang:
     
  5. Nico

    Nico Onward!

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    Aeternus - Beyond the Wandering Moon

    Severely underrated.
     
  6. Susperia

    Susperia Member

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    Well, Hammerheart by Bathory isn't Black Metal, it's Viking Metal. However, you should listen to his albums "Blood, Fire, Death", "The Return", and "Under the Sign of the Black Mark" for some good BM by Bathory.

    Also, I'd listen to whoever pointed out Nokturnal Mortum.
     
  7. byrne

    byrne Certavi et vici

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  8. polarity3

    polarity3 New Metal Member

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    essentials; these are the recordings widely agreed upon as classics, though will a little of my personal taste interjected. familiarity with these will allow you to more easily determine what else is worth listening to and what's derivative crap;

    immortal - pure holocaust
    burzum - burzum/aske, det som engang var, hvis lyset tar oss, filosofem
    darkthrone - transilvanian hunger, panzerfaust, under a funeral moon (how was i the first person to mention them?!)
    bathory - under the sign of the black mark, blood fire death
    enslaved - vikinglgr veldi
    mayhem - live in leipzig, de mysteriis dom sathanas
    emperor - in the nightside eclipse
    gorgoroth - antichrist
    ulver - bergtatt (controversial one here...)
    graveland - thousand swords (personally can't understand what people see in this one, but it's accalimed enough that you should at least check it out)
    summoning - dol guldur
    beherit - drawing down the moon
    necromantia - scarlet evil witching black
    varathron - his majesty at the swamp

    some more recent/less classic stuff

    nokturnal mortum - goat horns, lunar poetry (all their albums are pretty good as far as i know)
    deathspell omega - si monumentum requires circumspice
    drudkh - autumn aurora, forgotten legends, the swan road
    mutiilation - remains of a dead ruined cursed soul, vampires of black imperial blood
    vlad tepes/belketre - march to the black holocaust (split)
    alcest - le secret
    nocternity - onyx
    krieg - the black house, patrick bateman
    antaeus - cut your flesh and worship satan
    moonblood - blut and krieg
    blut aus nord - the work which transform god (it's now become trendy to hate this album, but oh well. their earlier stuff is apparently good too)
    velvet cacoon - genevieve
    graveland - memory and destiny, the fire of awakening, dawn of iron blades (this era of stuff is far superior to his supposed "classic" material, imo)
    demoncy - joined in darkness (some people absolutely love this, personally i think it's pretty good but am yet to hear in it what they hear....still trying, though)
    gontyna kry - welowie

    there's more, but i'm not going to make a huge list of bands. i don't think i've omitted anything of undeniably high quality.

    edit: i definitely advise downloading before buying with black metal
     
  9. Birkenau

    Birkenau New Metal Member

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    Maybe it's just me, but other than Woods of Ypres and Emperor, all of those bands are really hard to get into for a beginner black metaller.

    But yeah, Mercy/Severity, get most of the ones polarity listed before you get anything new.

    Edit - nevermind he just edited his post, just get the stuff up the top he recommended.
     
  10. T.I.E.

    T.I.E. L'Empereur du Chaos

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    well maybe it's just you then ;)
    I'm a BM beginer too and those are the ones I enjoy ! :D
     
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    Polarity's post is pretty much perfect, though I'd stay the hell away from stuff like Krieg and Belketre for the moment.

    Burzum's Hvis Lyset Tar Oss was my personal gateway into black metal and remains my favourite metal album to this day.

    Summoning's Dol Guldur brings an epic, glorious, triumphant touch to the genre, whilst Immortal's Pure Holocaust is a dreamy blizzard which seems aggressive at first but stops doing so when one delves deeper.

    Aeternus' Beyond the Wandering Moon is absolutely amazing as already stated, and Transilvanian Hunger is certainly Darkthrone's most *bleak* album (Under A Funeral Moon is both darker and, in my opinion, better).

    Also recommended for beginners are Drudkh, Gontyna Kry, Varathron and the mighty Sacramentum who Polarity didn't mention because he doesn't like them (interchangeable with "because he is a fag").

    That'll do for now.
     
  12. Nico

    Nico Onward!

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    Haha, best post you've made in a while.
     
  13. madu

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    Arcturus' Aspera Hiems Symfonia! It's a bit on the softer side, but one of my favorite bm albums.
     
  14. Demiurge

    Demiurge This user has no title

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    Fullmoon - United Aryan Evil
    Avzhia - Dark Emperors
    Lunar Aurora - Weltenganger
    Epheles - all material
    Asgeirr - Nouvel Ordre Du Nord
    Belenos - Notre Amour Eternel(the first demo, also)
    Kyprian's Circle - Noitatulen Vartija
    Necromantia - Scarlet Evil Witching Black
    Sorcier Des Glaces - Snowland
     
  15. metal paddy

    metal paddy call me paddy the mod

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    yeah barhory finntroll iiise cradles new song on scuzz they have been around a while and still sound good:headbang: :headbang: :devil: :devil: :devil: :Shedevil: :Shedevil:
     
  16. Unfaithfully Metalhead

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    Well since no one has mentioned these two then i will:

    Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

    Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky

    Mayhem - Chimera

    btw Bathory's Blood Fire Death is really considered Viking metal more for it's lyrical content them music...
     
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    Absu - Tara
    Borknagar - Borknagar
    Burzum - Burzum/Aske
    Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
    Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
    Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse

    These are the first Black Metal albums I've ever listened to, and helped me get into the genre. Of course, at the time I was getting into extreme metal in general, so I wasn't really familiar with the brutality at the time.
     
  18. MasterOLightning

    MasterOLightning Optimator

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    Lots of good recommendations here. I strongly second:

    Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi
    Burzum - Det Som Engang Var (most accessible Burzum album)
    Drudkh - Forgotten Legends
    Darkthrone - Panzerfaust (most accessible)

    Pure Holocaust is a bit more dense then those above, but it's worth the effort to get in to.
     
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    KMADD The Ancient Metalhead

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    Enochian Crescent-Telocvovim
    True Black Dawn-Blood For Satan
    Limbonic Art-All
     
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    Morpha Member

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    Blut Aus Nord
    Grand Belial's Key
    Burzum
    Epheles


    All ESSENTIAL.
     

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