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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Melodeath, May 9, 2005.
EDIT: Why has no one made some huge thrash list yet? My list was pathetic.
Vicious Rumors (at least "Soldiers Of The Night" and "Digital Dictator")
Anacrusis ("Suffering Hour" and - to some extent - "Reason")
Fear Of God (at least some songs on "Within The Veil")
Flotsam & Jetsam
Voivod (until "Killing Technology", well maybe you could still include "Dimension Hatröss")
Gehenna (early stuff)
These get a mighty Hail from me.
May I also add:
Cruachan (first album only)
Forlorn (first EP and first album only)
Helheim (Godly stuff here)
This Cartilage is owning.
And so is Vomiturition (i don't think anyone mentioned them).
Flotsam And Jetsam
Pagan War Machine
Speed Kill Hate
well, not to be a jerk, BUT... could you not have chosen fewer, then given them each a little line on why they're good/what makes them stand out from the crowd? some of it looks more like a "how many bands in a genre can i name off my head* thread at the mo... also, a vote for a band called wolf spider is a vote for silliness!
Nope. That isn't the purpose of the thread. The original purpose was to get recommendations and provide a list of what I have heard, so that people don't recommend the same shit over and over. Then I realized that it could also serve as a list of bands that you could check out in case you were interested.
And it's not a "name as many bands as possible" thread. I only mentioned bands of which I have full albums and have listened to. There would be quite a few more if I listed bands I have heard before, without having heard full albums, and even more so just listing bands I have heard of.
Thanks for trying.
hey man cool off i'm not looking for a fight, all i was suggesting was that in a list of band names under terms as loose as *death metal*, it might well help to suggest why you like them, and to keep it to a smaller list so we could get some discussion going on recommended bands.
With a list this broad, there's not so much focus, so i can't generate much interest to check out any of them- i don't know which to start with within the list itself!
uh, go to the stickied thread then.
lol, I wasn't mad.
lol, sorry for getting nitpicky on it all... which amorphis album would u recommend? I've heard black winter's day and a couple of other tracks, quite liked the spacious nature of it all after holing myself up with suffocation and meshuggah the last week
Get Tales From the Thousand Lakes and The Karelian Isthmus.
GoD, can you add a bit more detail (such as best album, small description, etc.) for some of the better bands you listed?
Sure, what the hell, I'll do so in pieces though. Just the black metal bands for now, right?
Couple of notes:
My descriptions will be of the album recommended, not necessarily of the band as a whole.
I'll put "recommended" album when I don't have the knowledge to claim one is a band's "best".
Vaguely Immortal-influenced in sound, but with a much warmer and drawn out romantic, *cosmic* vibe. Everything from keyboards to female vocals to be found here.
Best album - Nachthymnen 8/10
Violent, chainsaw-inspired NSBM from France, but with the glorious and focused spirit that's usually lacking in the "sub-genre". Energetically driven, and the first track of PZ:TE slays from all angles. Far from essential though.
Recommended album - Planet Zog: The End 7/10
Packed to the brim with effective East European-tinged melodies, Algor write lively, epic old-school BM derived from the likes of Master's Hammer.
Best album - Udér pohanskéhu hnivu 8/10
Delving into the music of bands from all over the early Norwegian scene (particularly Burzum and Darkthrone) as well as ambient, Angantyr aren't particularly unique, but they're varied and manage to be consistantly epic, which pulls them up a couple of notches from the grey line.
Recommended album - Kampen Fortsaeter 6.5/10
Nihilistic, relentless, disturbing and militant black metal that retains calculation, character and melody throughout. Drum-production's slightly too harsh for my tastes.
Recommended album - Cut Your Flesh And Worship Satan 8.5/10
A product of love for Ukranian land, Astrofaes play a mixture of touching (often acoustic) melancholy passages and rousing, blatantly east-European melodies. Essentially very reflective, contemplative stuff.
Best album - Ancestor's Shadows 8.5/10
Immortal gone militaristic, Averse Sefira are an unfaltering war-machine, throbbing mercilessly with warped melody.
Best album - Homecoming's March 8.5/10
*Look out for the new one, samples suggest it may well rival their best work.
Dark, understated, ambient, somewhat seductive BM from Mexico. Reels you in via the gradual development of long epics, with varied instrumentation.
Best album - Dark Emperors 7.5/10
The single most important band of the black metal first wave by a considerable distance, Bathory began as a raw Venom-inspired act, then gradually created his own more serious style which would be the main cause of the entire black metal scene. Not content, he then became the primary innovator of more epic, Viking-themed BM too. There is a mammoth amount of quality and historical importance to be found in his discography.
Best album - Hammerheart 9.5/10
More to come.
thanks, and yes, I meant just bm.
damian, cool off dude