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Olden Domain / Archaic Course

Discussion in 'Borknagar' started by Soviet Imperator, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. Soviet Imperator

    Soviet Imperator 105mm Howitzer

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    I've got Quintessence and Empiricism, and I've ordered the Olden Domain and the Archaic course - but they haven't arrived yet.

    You comrades seem to be more experienced than I on this subject, so any input on merits of either of the two albums (OD and AC) would be greatly apprecited. Any opinions, favoured tracks or just comments.

    'Soviet'
     
  2. LadyA

    LadyA Sin deep my wicked angel

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    I know im your better half and all but why dont you form an oppinion of your own darling, then maybe you can get on with running my world?
     
  3. Soviet Imperator

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    I have those 2 albums, I haven't listened to them enough, but Oceans Rise from AC rocks!
     
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    both solid albums, you'll find there is nothing less in their catalogue.
     
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    The Archaic Course is without a doubt the better album. As a matter of fact, it's my personal favorite. The opening track, Oceans Rise is a fuckin' masterpiece.

    Cheers
     
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    While I agree with Ezaphen Archaic Course is a great album, the Olden Domain is and will always be my fav. Garm's voice just does something for me, it reminds me of the days when the Norwegian scene was fresh, Ulver was a great band IMO, Nattens Madrigal is probably one of the best bm albums of all time.
     
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    Liandrin Member of the Black Ajah

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    Archaic course is very good

    Older Domain is quite good... but not great
     
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    Olden Domain destroys the rest of Borknagar's discography. Nothing the did after Olden Domain can even begin to compare to it.
     
  10. MadeInNewJersey

    MadeInNewJersey nursing my wounds

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    Archaic Course is my personal favorite, but I have yet to hear the first 2 w/ Garm, so my tastes could surely change. One thing's for sure, the 2 newest w/ Vintersorg are, erm, different to me. They don't have the same "epic" quality that the others do. But that's just my opinion.
     
  11. LadyA

    LadyA Sin deep my wicked angel

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    :eek: at last, somebody who agrees with me
     
  12. MadeInNewJersey

    MadeInNewJersey nursing my wounds

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    Yesterday, you posted in the "Best album" thread that:

    Today, it's a different story. Which is it? Or does it change daily?
     
  13. LadyA

    LadyA Sin deep my wicked angel

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    im in an arguementative mood. get over it(actually im just winding soviet uphe's just got into bork but would rather go along with what everyone else thinks about them than forming his own, he'd get what i meant by contradicting myself, its to wind him up ,hes my man, he loves me, he'll find it hilarious.
     
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    LadyA Sin deep my wicked angel

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    p.s that and i forget which order the albums were released in, i only been a fan for about a year.
     
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    Valfar Member of Skomring

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    was it the two first albums that Garm did vocals on?
     
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    personally i think that OLDEN DOMAIN
    is one of the best album in epic black metal

    i think ARCHAIC COURSE is a transition album
    i personally don't like it so much
    i don't like the songwriting and there is a lack on the rythm section too.

    however also transition albums serves the evolution:D
     
  17. dimensionidol

    dimensionidol free thinker

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    i think that OLDEN DOMAIN is full of pathos:)

    it is a great album 'cause it have real atmospheres it is raw but in the meantime is arranged a lot.

    the songwriting is really complex but not without sens...

    and then listen to the connection between the keyboards and the guitar it is unbelievable how it work toward this cd.

    i don't know but i like it alot...:D
     

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