Yeah, following the example of other members I figured I'd create a music topic as well.
Suggestions are welcome .
I found the second album of Krypts marking a great evolution since their debut album. Better music and vastly superior album cover (I pay quite a bit of attention to the covers, yes).
Evolved quite nicely on Ia Pazuzu since their debut album as well. Grandeur of Hell will always be a classic, but they haven't lost their skill at all since the old days. Also Black Blood here is the singer of Aeon as well, few people manage to do a solid vocal work in both genres, typically ending up sucking terribly in one or the other.
I found myself listening to Abigor quite a bit the last month, this one not so much so far however, sticking to death instead so far. I don't know, I have lots of bands to listen to and am constantly looking for something new, but looks like I come back to the favorites most of the time.
This song right here made it on quite a lot of releases, starting with demos, then full-length albums, compilations, and now an EP, almost every time either re-recorded or from a different session. It's a definite improvement over the very first incarnation of the song, it's more atmospheric, melodic, and harsher, basically recreated but still the same at the core. The vocals are also the department where the greatest evolution is seen. While the original vocals were, well, not bad from my point of view, were VERY forced. They didn't lack "conviction", but they simply sounded ridiculous. The intention behind was probably to sound menacing and haunting given their approach (they certainly do sound inhuman despite their flaws) but ultimately kinda failed to deliver, and technical limitations could also be a reason for this since the demo itself was barely produced, if at all. The new version also features clean vocals, which are nonexistent on the original. However, I must say I prefer the sound of the guitars on the original version, therefore it's good to have multiple version of the song available, because they're all different takes and offer a different experience to the listener. In one word, this EP version can be best described as "epic" .
As a reference, this is how the original sounds like. I fall in love with the guitar tone and sound every time I hear this version, they remind me a lot of Ancient Rites' debut album which coincidentally is also a personal favorite of mine. The bass also shines on this release since the guitar is even more present than on the EP:
Of course, some nice black/thrash for your pleasure. Among my favorites, and yet, not ranking very high in the top, I prefer Ketzer, Nocturnal, Aura Noir, Nifelheim, and so on instead:
Quite possibly the most underrated Bathory album. Sure it's not Hammerheart, The Return.... and so on, but it's a solid album nonetheless, the bass is damn kickass and the drums remind me a lot of early Sepultura. Good stuff from my POV.
'bout Sepultura. Roots is the last album that stirred my interest, after that they turned to sh*te...
Let Us Pray and Icons of Evil are two VR albums that never worked for me, although Icons is objectively bad, the performance and song writing is poor there. But all the other albums released by these guys are gold.
Oh yes indeed fantastic. There's also the much less known and criminally underrated band Bloodstone. Very similar but they absolutely slay as well.
What did I say.
Never understood why some people just stopped caring for Entombed after Wolverine Blues (or even Clandestine)... Sure they have some average releases, not everything they ever put out was groundbreaking, but this is just one of the Entombed releases that I love and is not counted among the classics.
What do we have today? Some Old Funeral, Hellvetic Frost, and Delirium. From the looks of it, Old Funeral was slowly becoming more black than death, had they not split up that's what they would've probably evolved into:
I'm glad youre still committed to this. I like what I like but when I'm feeling adventurous its nice to check out what specific music tastes you're into. This goes for everyone else who made their own listening room thread too
For today we have a new Nocturnus song from their upcoming album that acts as a sequel to the debut album The Key. Many chapters from the other albums will also be closed in the upcoming release.
Mike says it's a demo version of the song, but either way it's pretty solid, although the atmosphere gives me a strong black metal vibe a la early Covenant, and the vocals remind me more of Negative Plane on their second album Stained Glass Revelations. Funny, a Nocturnus song which is undoubtedly well, Nocturnus at the core, yet at the same time it reminds me of other acts.
I also absolutely love Timeghoul, not to mention the concept behind the band, easily one of the most interesting themes out there and this mystic atmosphere that enshrouds the music and the singer are fantastic.
,,The mountains sank into the sea, The crumbling earth had betrayed me, Fleeing to nowhere sanctuary barred, The rain wound begins to bleed.
Grim haunts of the heavens and hells Emerged from the cracks in the sky and the rocks, A mob of fiends encircled me, Through undivine ascension I was taken to the gods.
I was made to kneel Before the gods, Their stares peeled flesh and bone Bludgeoning my soul For insolence in denial, I was to make penance And my legacy was to grasp my kind.
On the mountaintop I was put, An iron chain bore into the wound Linking my mind with the heavens above, Forever thought was taken from us. "
Some good old Immortal. I kinda like this version more than the album version, although they both provide a different experience. The music on DFM is noticeably warmer than the earlier versions on the EP overall, and there's less reverb.