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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:39 pm 
 

My favourite Khan performance must be Lunar Sanctum. He just goes completely crazy there.

And yeah, Crest of the Martyrs is mighty cool. Haven't listened to Netherworlds, but hey, if what you say about it is true, then it must be fucking awesome. Will give it a listen later.

Twisted Tower Dire - Fight, off Crest of the Martyrs
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:43 pm 
 

Xlxlx wrote:
My favourite Khan performance must be Lunar Sanctum. He just goes completely crazy there.


Never listened to them before, checked this out. The main melody and atmosphere of the track is pretty damn great.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:49 pm 
 

Oh man, you're in for a treat! If you like both theatricality and subtlety in your power metal, then you're going to loooooove Kamelot.
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Xlxlx wrote:
Oh man, you're in for a treat! If you like both theatricality and subtlety in your power metal, then you're going to loooooove Kamelot.


I don't mind bombastic, but I've learned to appreciate subtlety when it comes to keys, a little can go a longer way if it is used sparingly for atmosphere instead of every track dripping in keyboards. I'm using "Epica" as a starting point, here goes..
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:54 pm 
 

Oh no, I'd rec you to start with The Fourth Legacy instead, man. Not that Epica isn't great, but TFL's easier to digest than their later works, while still being a terrific album from beginning to end. And the subtlety I talk about isn't only about the way they use keys; there are usually many different layers of music and different melodies going on at the same time in their compositions, but it requires further listens to actually notice any of it. It's awesome.
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Noted. Changing now.
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TFL's good tracks are good, but a lot of the second half is pretty unmemorable, "Lunar Sanctum" aside. Good starting point though, for "Nights of Arabia" and the title track at least. Those are awesome.

Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall of Fame

This is completely original...who says metal can't be unique anymore? I guess this is pretty old now. But it sounds so interesting - like slow, mournful dirges with melodic, epic vocals over top. It's really like nothing else, and not the more spastic prog of their second album either.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:02 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
TFL's good tracks are good, but a lot of the second half is pretty unmemorable, "Lunar Sanctum" aside.

Nah, you just don't get it, man :-P

I haven't managed to get into Beyond Twilight. I feel like I should like them, as the individual elements present in their music are stuff I tend to find very appealing, but the actual ensemble does nothing for me. Weird.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:04 pm 
 

@ Empyreal:
I got into that Beyond Twilight album when it first came out and it still holds up well today (my fave from them, and an all-time fave period). Oddly enough, I played that and the first Pagan's Mind (original version) back to back on a regular basis back then.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:43 pm 
 

Agree to disagree then. 'Epica' remains my favorite.

Franz Liszt - Nuages Gris

Got to take a break from metal every once in a while.

Edit: 'The Fourth Legacy' rules. This talk about the second half of the album being weak is rubbish. 'Until Kingdom Come' is one of the best songs Kamelot ever did.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:53 am 
 

Aura Noir - Son Of Hades

Aura Noir were better when they didn't make riffs that go down as smooth as lemonade.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:05 am 
 

Rotting Christ - Κατά τον δαίμονα του εαυτού

This still rules. Some great riffs spread throughout this catchy album, especially the first half. Rotting Christ doesn't disappoint, even 25 years on.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:07 am 
 

Fluisterwoud - Kerkganger

Spiky, spiny, rough and riffy black metal from The Netherlands, and it's bloody good too. The none-too-polished sound/production is perfect, yet still gives rancid life to every instrument. Damn good, dark stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:12 am 
 

Kamelot - lunar sanctum

cool intro.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:35 am 
 

Great song from their upcoming album 'The Coming Scourge'

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That artwork reminds me of The Somberlain. Cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:07 am 
 

Strapping Young Lad - SYL

One of those bands I could listen to forever and not get tired of. Same can be said of most of Devin Townsend's solo stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:17 am 
 

Immensité - Immensité

Distorted and downtuned death metal from Canada. Sounds like Portal (AUS). Heavy as fuck.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:57 am 
 

Wishbone Ash - Stand And Deliver

Off No Smoke Without Fire. Surprisingly good so far.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:10 am 
 

Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark

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Vista Chino - Peace

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skyfire - nightmares nevermore

forgot how good mind revolution was. The production always bugged me a bit though.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:08 pm 
 

Slayer-Haunting the Chapel

Been awhile since I've listened to them but this era of the band is the only one I really like anymore.

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Portal - Omnipotent Crawling Chaos

There's some pretty sick riffs hidden in all of that aural murk.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:37 pm 
 

Artillery - Bombfood (off 'By Inheritance')

Theres a relatively laid back vibe through this song. Good thrash, quite melodic.

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"Offenbarung" by Paysage d'Hiver

It's fucking humid where I'm at right now. Need a cold one. Favorite song off the new album btw.
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I want to join the Kamelot jizzfest.

I started with Epica. I remember the first time I listened to it I was a dissapointed "so, this is what is all about?". It didn't seem like much at first, I was like "It's ok I guess".
Needless to say, I was a dumbass, years later I gave another chance to the band (because one of my friends it's a total fanboy of them, he would suck Khan's cock if he had the chance, weird thing is that he's mostly a thrash/death kind of guy) and it totally kicked my ass.
I haven't listened to anything post-Black Halo Khan. Don't think I'm missing anything big, but, I don't know...

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The Chasm - Cosmic Landscapes of Sorrow

Epic, melancholy death metal. I love it. I'm going to be acquiring the rest of this band's discography as soon as possible.
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Desperta_Ferro wrote:
I haven't listened to anything post-Black Halo Khan. Don't think I'm missing anything big, but, I don't know...


Ghost Opera is great and Silverthorn is splendid. Get those if you can.

Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall of Fame
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Desperta_Ferro wrote:
I haven't listened to anything post-Black Halo Khan. Don't think I'm missing anything big, but, I don't know...


You're not as right as you think. 'Ghost Opera', despite having some ghastly nu-metal riffing in places, also contains some of their best songs, such as 'Rule the World', 'Ghost Opera', 'Silence of the Darkness', and especially 'Eden Echo'. 'The Pendulous Fall' is a great song too, if you get the special edition. 'Silverthorn' was a surprisingly very good album, although admittedly I have to listen to it some more to be able to speak on it more knowledgeably. You're best avoiding 'Poetry for the Poisoned' though, a dismally languid and uninspired affair with a terrible, muddy production. The whole band just sounds so bored on that album. I'm glad they came back in force on the album after it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:46 pm 
 

I will give Ghost Opera a listen, then. Thank you both, guys.

I have listened to Silverthorn (because of the big deal with the new guy, he's good)

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@Emp: You're welcome for reminding you of the existence of that Beyond Twilight album :p
Bloody addictive,innit?

NP: Outworld - City of the Dead.
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Bloody addictive,innit?


Yeah. Very well done stuff...I like how it doesn't compromise or anything; there are no metal cliches or anything like that. Just slow-burning, oppressive and heavy music with Jorn Lande's emotive vocals at the forefront. I think "Shadowland" and "Perfect Dark" are my favorite songs so far.

Excalion - The Wingman

Probably my favorite Finnish power metal band. They can't seem to do wrong. Heavy, melodic, hooky as hell...amazing band.
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That album (along with Ark's "Burn the Sun") was my first exposure to Jorn. I can't say I got into anything else he's done, but I love those 2 albums.

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NP: Gorgasm [Masticate to Dominate, 2003] - 04. Lacerated Masturbation (00:27/03:11) {294 kbp/s}
Well, it's brutal, but this seems like it's trying too hard to be as ridiculous as it can. Not bad though.
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Wilytank wrote:
"Offenbarung" by Paysage d'Hiver

It's fucking humid where I'm at right now. Need a cold one. Favorite song off the new album btw.


Hehe, I've been holding off on spinning Das Tor for the first time simply because of the weather. When fall settles in I'll finally be ready...

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Emperor - Ye Entrancemperium

It's been a while since I last listened to this album. It still holds up for me. A classic of symphonic black metal.
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