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Mellodic / Symphonic Black Metal

Discussion in 'Band Recommendations Forum' started by Avigrus, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Avigrus

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    Hi All,

    I'm looking for some new mellodic or symphonic Black Metal bands to check out. Possibly also some Black/Folk bands. I haven't listened to a great deal of black metal so i'm looking for a solid starting point.

    I would prefer bands / albums with good production.

    Currently loving the following;

    Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk & IX Equilibrium
    Old Man's Child - Vermin
    Stormlord - Mare Nostrum
    Catamenia - Eskhata, Chaos Born, Location: Cold

    Cheers,
    Av.
     
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    Not symphonic but Spite Extreme Wing are definitely one of the best black metal bands ever. Kinda similar to Dissection in places.
     
  3. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    Anorexia Nervosa - Drudenhaus
    Bishop of Hexen - The Nightmarish Compositions
    Crionics - Armageddon's Evolution
    Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions
    Kataxu - Hunger of Elements
    Limbonic Art - In Abhorrence Dementia
    Nokturnal Mortum - To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire
    Obsidian Gate - Colossal Christhunt
     
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    Dark Fortress - Séance
    Dark Fortress - Eidolon
    Naglfar - Sheol
    Naglfar - Pariah
    Naglfar - Harvest
    Keep of Kalessin - Armada
    Cryptic Wintermoon - The Age of Cataclysm


    But get Spite Extreme Wing's 3 full albums first. :0
     
  6. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    Naglfar's first two are far superior in terms of melodic Black Metal. Same goes for Keep of Kalessin.
     
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    Tvangeste- Firestorm
    Ancient Rites- Dim Carcosa
    Borknagar (any album)

    Check out Moonsorrow if you want symphonic folk metal.

    And Zeph nailed it with Bishop of Hexen; great symphonic black metal.
     
  8. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    I'll reassert my recommendation of Nokturnal Mortum's To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire, as it is Symphonc Folk Black Metal very similar to Anthems...
     
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    I agree with Naglfar but not KoK. The guy said he wanted good production though, Pariah and Harvest are way better in this department than the earlier albums.
     
  10. Zephyrus

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    And what does he mean by good production? The first two albums by either band are by no means of bad production, and coincidentally they contain better music.
     
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    I second Einherjar's Tvangeste suggestion. You might wanna try some Alghazanth as well.
    Martyrium
    Maybe some Obscurcis Romancia
    Omniscient
    Vesperian Sorrow
     
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    Thanks for the rec's - had a listen to most of these - stand outs so far; Naglfar, Graveworm, Keep of Kalessin, Cryptic Wintermoon, Limbonic Art, Borknagar & Dark Fortress.

    Going to try and order a few cds this weekend.
     
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    Sacramentum - Far away from the Sun.
    Drudkh - Blood in Our Wells, Autumn Aurora.
    Windir - Artnor, 1184.
    Ulver - Bergtatt, Nattens Madrigal (mostly their early stuff).
    Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
    In the woods - Heart of the Ages
    Sworn - The Alleviation
     
  15. Seditious

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    what in the hell

    did those raw old skool BM masterpieces transform unrecognizably into well-produced modern melodic-BM albums while I wasn't lookin'?!!!
     
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    Well, not exactly well-produced modern BM, but i do find it more melodic than most other old skool stuff. The thread starter might like it anyways :D
     
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    fair enough.:cool:
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    One band I forgot to mention before, Thyestean Feast. Kinda like Windir/Cor Scorpii but, imo, better.
     
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    Susperia?
     

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