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EPs that you wish could have been fleshed out into full studio albums

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Talos of Atmora, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Active Member

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    So, I was listening to this yesterday...

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    ...and wished that Cynic could have made at least ONE full-length with this style before going with the style they had on Focus. As someone who loves Focus, their sound kicked ass on this demo. Seriously, the instrumentation is great and Paul displays some badass vocals here.

    I had an idea to make a thread like this so you guys can showcase EPs that you wish could have been full studio albums whether it be because of style, lineup, etc.
     
  2. H.P. Lovecraft

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    An obvious one for me would be Hellhammer and the Apocalyptic Raids EP, to have that as a full album, and still have it as an early black metal classic? Now that would've been cool. I'm curious beyond belief as to what would've come out of that.
     
  3. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers

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    I tend to find myself more often thinking the flip, that an album could be better if it were shorter. If it were an EP.
    But that's mostly with non-metal albums.
     
  4. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    I enjoy the brevity of EPs. Wouldn't want most of them any longer. But I do wish some great bands that only ever released EPs (such as Dark Age) had released LPs.
     
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    Rumpole Dust and Bones

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    Have you heard Satanic Rites? It came out earlier than Apocalyptic Raids and for all intents and purposes is a full length and heavier than hell.
     
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    Already a favourite at 17 minutes, if Liers in Wait's EP had an extra few songs of similar quality extending it to about 30 minutes it could very well be my favourite death metal release ever.

    I'm mostly happy with the EPs I love just the way they are, though.
     
  7. H.P. Lovecraft

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    Absolutely. I just would've like to have seen where the Apocalyptic Raids soundscape would've gone in the shape of a full studio album.
     
  8. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers

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    @Slayed Necros did you know HHR has a Liers In Wait longsleeve right now?
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    Bak De Syv Fjell, Strid and Cardinal Sin. Mostly because I just want more music by those bands.
     
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  11. Talos of Atmora

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    Oh, I definitely get what you mean. However, there are EPs like the 1990 demo I mentioned from Cynic that just didn't get made into full length albums that displayed a certain sound.

    I knew you would say that and I agree.
     
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    Uroboric Forms anyone?
     
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    I agree with Liers in Wait's Spiritually Uncontrolled Art simply because of the lack of other material by this band.

    I'll also add Sacramentum's Finis Malorum. It is already a brilliant EP but it could have been a fantastic full length since it's somewhat different to FAftS.
     
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    CiG So Long Suckers

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    It would have been cool if Immortal Fate's Faceless Burial EP were at the very least longer, like about 20 minutes would have been nice rather than 11 minutes.
     
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    IN THE SIGN OF MOTHERFUCKING EVIL

    but yeah i agree about the best EPs being perfect and how most albums would benefit from dropping to EP length.
     
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    i'd like THE KARELIAN ISTHMUS a lot more if it was in the style of the EP, they shouldda done that.
     
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    Been digging it a lot lately. I also agree with the Cynic demos.
     
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