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Old 01-24-2015, 05:43 PM   #71 (permalink)
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What would you know about the best elements of punk?
Nothing. I was just trying to be cool.
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You do realize you didn't mention anything about what the band actually sounds like, don't you?
Not everyone who has posted has done so. However from tomorrow I will be dropping in a link to any of these albums I have reviewed, so that anyone can read further about them if they want to.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:55 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Nothing. I was just trying to be cool.


Not everyone who has posted has done so. However from tomorrow I will be dropping in a link to any of these albums I have reviewed, so that anyone can read further about them if they want to.
I don't know what anybody else posted, but you brought up a totally obscure band without even mentioning what kind of music they play. **** doesn't fly, man. You need to fix it.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:30 PM   #73 (permalink)
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And Doomsword aren't obscure. Your very words when I posted about them in Metal Month were along the lines of "Awww yeah! Doomsword!" So you know who they are, and are therefore just ****ing with my head. Nonetheless, I have posted a link to the review, as I will do tomorrow with all the other albums I posted which I have reviewed.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:36 PM   #74 (permalink)
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And Doomsword aren't obscure. Your very words when I posted about them in Metal Month were along the lines of "Awww yeah! Doomsword!" So you know who they are, and are therefore just ****ing with my head. Nonetheless, I have posted a link to the review, as I will do tomorrow with all the other albums I posted which I have reviewed.
No, they're totally obscure. If I hadn't been obsessed with finding bands that sounded like Hammerheart-era Bathory I'd never have heard of them.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:19 PM   #75 (permalink)
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37. Thergothon - Stream From the Heavens (1994)



Thergothon and Skepticism were early bands to take death/doom and slow it down further and melancholy it up to funeral proportions. So many bands who came later, while great, make such long, dragging albums. Sorry Evoken, I can really only take in one disc of The Pernicious Enigma at a time. I guess that's one of the points, but I love this album for being easily digestible in a 40 minute listen while maintaining every ounce of awesomeness that the bands that expounded on the sound had.

But really, this remained totally unique even as waves of funeral doom bands were releasing albums. The guitar tone was thin and flangey unlike traditional doom and death metal, the album is riddled with alien sounding synths, the vocals are deep, and the atmosphere evokes images of pre-civilization structures, and remains unmatched. Another 10/10.

And while the other songs are crushing and drawn out with thick repetitive riffing, this will always be the highlight of the album for me.

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*pst!* Mondo! You made a typo in the album title!
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38. Thergothon - Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth (1991)



A 25 minute minute demonstration of raw death metalled doom metal, that single handedly spawned the extreme subgenre known as "funeral doom". Everything said above remains, yet this, I think, is better. It was here first, the atmosphere is even thicker on this demo, much more otherworldy than the full length. The full length made brought to mind complex natural towers and moss covered ruins, but the imagery of this one is something else entirely, not even able to be described.
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I think their growls sounded kind like **** though
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39. Repugnant - Epitome of Darkness (2006)



Another case of an album not being anything truly unique and extraordinary, but rather being so well done that you can't ignore it. This album made Repugnant icons in the new school old school death metal style, along with bands like Tribulation and Morbus Chron. Making death metal popular again. This is a fantastic album filled with blazing riffs and nonstop energy, bordering on chaos at times. Raw, thrashing, dark and horrific, and 100% analog, this album nails it.

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40. Månegarm - Vredens Tid - (2005)


An excellent release for the genre of Folk/Black Metal or more specifically, Viking Metal. This album does so many things right that most other Folk Metal bands forget to do at least one of on any of their albums. This may not be a perfect release, but it's very close to perfection. There are great riffs, and there's clearly been attention paid to each of the instruments, the rhythm section always has an interesting part in the songs that aren't interludes/acoustic ballads. Speaking of which, the interludes on this album are performed with success and provide a good atmosphere to the album instead of what one would fear as being just an attempt to pad out the album's length and provide variety, here they're really successful in actually making them work. The acoustic ballad at the end of the album also doesn't feel cliche or cheesy, and works as a good ending to the album. There's also female vocals and violin/other folk instruments on this album and I'll gladly tell you all are performed and executed tactfully, and likewise never come off as cheesy/gimmicky. There's also many epic parts, and many of the songs are quite energetic, but there's also a fair level of variation on this album and a good number of slower songs. The songs also are produced perfectly and the melodies create a great atmosphere that draws you into listen to each song, one after another, and despite the songs having a fair amount of diversity they all mesh well into the excellent package this album is.

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