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Old Mayhem VS New Mayhem

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by opethmaniac, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. no country for old wainds

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    Freezing Moon is hardly the weakest, although it's hardly a masterpiece. The whole album is compositionally weak, but that song has a cool atmosphere methinks.

    I don't respect Mayhem because they were idiots and lacked musical skill, regardless of their influence.
     
  2. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    I feel like recommending you Deathspell Omega because they're *true* Satanists and have an actual philosophy on the matter.
     
  3. Hell Mike

    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    ... and without doubt DMDS is a large part of what made Deathspell Omega what they are today. What makes you think Dead (For an example) was really a cuddly guy who just happened to step on the shotgun one day? Follow the freezing moon.
     
  4. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    I don't fucking care, I've already said this. I UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH FUCKING GODDAMN INFLUENCE THEY'VE HAD I JUST DON'T LIKE THEM DROP IT NOW PLEASE. JESUS CHRIST YOU FUCKING BLACK METAL FANS FUSFDTGUITH.
     
  5. VIVIsectVI

    VIVIsectVI I Think,Therefore You Are

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    DMDS is alright...but I think i'll check out Deathspell Omega though.
     
  6. no country for old wainds

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    I sincerely hope you don't think I do.
     
  7. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Well, what do you mean?

    Actually, for me that's part of it as well. :lol:

    Actaully, I also enjoy the atmosphere on the title track and on Funeral Fog, but to each their own. The album is compositionally weak.

    I actually think that sums most of it up for me, as well.
     
  8. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Avoiding the statement isn't doing anything for the album in my mind.
     
  9. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Ah, but it is not composiitonally strong either! I just decided to go the full distance and say it's weak, because in comparison to several releases of its time, the album pales in comparison so shoddily. Releases by Darkthrone and Burzum in the previous years show intense detail to create a pyrely minimalist atmosphere and slowly developing hypnotic themes through repeated phrasing and blurry distortion, creating a succulent whirlwind effect. Mayhem were still rooted in the lame-ass rock n' roll mode mixed with some quasi-grindcore tendencies. Some songs, like the title track, would unveil a sweet riff at the beginning, only to lose it as the track progressed as some mishmosh of attempting to gain the minimalist atmosphere, but failing through arrogant and unnecessary chord changes, lousy vocals, and last of all, few inspiring passages. The breakdown at about 3:00 into the song contains a melodic phrase that is nice at first, but grating and meaningless after only a few seconds. The title track may not be a great example, but it's one of the few sogns from the album I actauly like, because of that riff in the beginning, and the ending isn't contrived or BS. All's well that ends well. However, it's no masterpiece of composiiton. It's not even average. Nothing grips at your soul, and that is what a well-executed BM piece should do.
     
  10. no country for old wainds

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    The ability to write good music.

    I like the way the title-track begins. That's the problem though, there are parts of various songs that are quite decent, but the songs as a whole aren't. Like I said before though, Funeral Fog is quite cool.
     
  11. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    I agree totally.
     
  12. Caelum Adustum

    Caelum Adustum Call me Ishmael

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  13. Oblivious Maximus

    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    Old Mayhem, but I a tiny bit of the new stuff.
     
  14. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Well, everyone's entitled to their opinion. As for mine, I say DMDS is average.

    sory k thnx bye :)
     
  15. EphelDuath

    EphelDuath Hiljaisuudesta

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    Old Mayhem Kicks Ass.
     

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