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Veracs
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:19 am 
 

This is probably not the most original concept for a thread, but there are always a few bands that are mentioned that I never conceived posted on this on similar forums. What are some bands that were unique enough to be distinct from their respective subgenres, that were venturing near or onward to either creating a great album or working on creating a new sound entirely. Whether their big genre names or underground acts that never saw the light of day, what are the bands and albums that had glimmers of potential that never saw the light of day due to unfortunate circumstances.
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Axalcathu
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:53 am 
 

A lot of bands - EVERDAWN, OBTAINED ENSLAVEMENT, MIDVINTER, MOLOT VEDIM, ABSENT SILENCE, SACRAMENTUM, DIMENSION ZERO, EMPYRIUM...

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Kveldulfr
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:07 am 
 

Axalcathu wrote:
EMPYRIUM...


They released 4 albums and now there's a new one in the making so... it's not over!

THE band that ended too early? FUCKING DISEMBOWELMENT (There's Inverloch, but it's not exactly the same and how many albums could have been released to these days as Disembowelment?

Also, Luciferion. The Apostate's new tracks are just incredible.

Isengard/Storm. 1 full length it's not enough.
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EpicSceptic
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:33 am 
 

Burial, Kvist, Sleep.

Also IMO Death, Dozer and Isis although they all did release quite a few albums.

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Ancient_Sorrow
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:48 am 
 

Artch could be a force to be reckoned with if they hadn't stopped after doing two albums - I know they reform occasionally, but they don't seem to get anything much done, particularly, when they do.
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STORMM
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:59 am 
 

Im sure alot of metal heads on here would have liked to see Timeghoul stick round for a bit longer, they only managed to release two demos but still became an underground hit.

I will also add Lykathea Aflame, 1 release (before name change) and 19 reviews on this very site with an average score of 96%, enough said.

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6Xul66
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:25 am 
 

Kveldulfr wrote:
Axalcathu wrote:
EMPYRIUM...


They released 4 albums and now there's a new one in the making so... it's not over!

THE band that ended too early? FUCKING DISEMBOWELMENT (There's Inverloch, but it's not exactly the same and how many albums could have been released to these days as Disembowelment?

Also, Luciferion. The Apostate's new tracks are just incredible.

Isengard/Storm. 1 full length it's not enough.


Agreed on Luciferion. Both their albums are incredible. Apparently Wojtech has a 3rd album written in MIDI form or something, so there's always a slim possibility of another album being released.

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vengefulgoat
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:57 am 
 

Bak De Syv Fjell

Heathen Dawn

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Poisonfume
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:59 am 
 

Dawn of Crucifixion and Detest. Demilich too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:41 am 
 

Gigandhi
Subterranean Masquerade (rumours these guys are still active... no new info though)

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bronxeel
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:07 am 
 

Acid Bath. It would have been really interesting to see where the sound went.

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BPA
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:21 am 
 

Scald. If Agyl had not died I would like to think they would have put out more epic doom albums, though perhaps the Tumulus material suggests otherwise.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:29 am 
 

Cosmic Atrophy. (Dramatic sigh.)
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Of_This_Night36
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:37 am 
 

Veracs wrote:
This is probably not the most original concept for a thread, but there are always a few bands that are mentioned that I never conceived posted on this on similar forums. What are some bands that were unique enough to be distinct from their respective subgenres, that were venturing near or onward to either creating a great album or working on creating a new sound entirely. Whether their big genre names or underground acts that never saw the light of day, what are the bands and albums that had glimmers of potential that never saw the light of day due to unfortunate circumstances.
Nightrealm (Fin, not on archives), a one-man project from 2001-2002 with a genre that I can't define. Here.

Mars on Earth, some kind of industrial black. They claim to be from Mars.

Mundanus Imperium, spacey I don't know what genre, but I love it. Especially on their first release. The second was... not this, to say the least.

Nocturnal Eclipse, symphonic black.

Akhenaton, this is like music you'd hear in movies!

Olm Saa, caveman metal. You can't make this stuff up. Not on the Archives.

Uraeus, atmospheric doom/death.

And of course I have to post Depressive Silence. Pretty much ambient, but they've done metal.
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Mimogrede
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:39 am 
 

Kveldulfr wrote:
THE band that ended too early? FUCKING DISEMBOWELMENT (There's Inverloch, but it's not exactly the same and how many albums could have been released to these days as Disembowelment?


yep, yep, couldn't agree more.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:43 am 
 

Depravity for sure.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:44 am 
 

Hanker and After Forever, both broke up right when they released some of their best, most well done work. Shame.
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Folkemon_
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:50 am 
 

Thergothon

only 1 album? why????, i'd have liked to see em develop their style of funeral doom.

and how about Estatic Fear, after the masterpeice A Sombre Dance its a shame they havent made a follow up.
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Waltz_of_Ghouls
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:01 am 
 

I would say Reverend Bizarre. Hands down my favorite Doom band ever. Their 3 albums and their EP's and splits aren't enough to satisfy me.

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Grimmig
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:11 am 
 

Brimstone (Swe). Their one album is this amazing mixture of Running Wild-esque riffing, with melodic death metal thrown in, and death / black metal vocals. At times it reminds me of Wintersun, but really, their one album is one of my favorite metal albums and one of the few that I always enjoy when I revisit it.
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irondonkey
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:18 am 
 

Iron Monkey. Iron Monkey and Bathory. I mean, the guy was just about to come up with Nordland III and stuff.

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juusokult
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:38 am 
 

Insect Warfare. World Extermination is the best grindcore record ever, in my opinion. It would have been interesting to hear a full length album with the noisier direction they were taking on their last EP.

And another band that ended too early is definitely Nirvana 2002. Their material was really strong and especially the last tracks they wrote were going in interesting direction. I'm sure had they released an album after that, today it would be in the same position as the swedish death metal classics like Left Hand Path etc.

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nosferatu1234
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:56 am 
 

Infester.

They only ever released one album, and it is the most evil sounding death metal album ever recorded, in my opinion. I would have loved to see them stay together as a band and release more material. Can only imagine what else they could have come out with
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EpicSceptic
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:31 pm 
 

STORMM wrote:
Im sure alot of metal heads on here would have liked to see Timeghoul stick round for a bit longer, they only managed to release two demos but still became an underground hit.


Yes! Forgot about them!

Waltz_of_Ghouls wrote:
I would say Reverend Bizarre. Hands down my favorite Doom band ever. Their 3 albums and their EP's and splits aren't enough to satisfy me.


Yep.

irondonkey wrote:
Bathory. I mean, the guy was just about to come up with Nordland III and stuff.


Ye.

I will also add Dawn (Swe). Way too short lived.

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Marag
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:02 pm 
 

I think that bands like Disembowelment, Thergothon and so on are better of like this, going out in a blaze of glory after releasing a legendary album.

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Tron_79
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:03 pm 
 

Vinterland - released only one album, Welcome to my last Chapter in 1996, which is a great album, but nothing since. I see on MA they are listed as active, but haven't heard anything about a new release
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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:15 pm 
 

Fuck, Subterranean mAsquerade must do it... it even has a name, "in pastile colors" Each year I am checking if they progressed with it...

Anubi and Pan.thy.monium could do more.

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elf48687789
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:18 pm 
 

STORMM wrote:
I will also add Lykathea Aflame, 1 release (before name change) and 19 reviews on this very site with an average score of 96%, enough said.

I think they are way, way overrated.

I'll say a lot of lesser known NWOBHM bands ended too early, too many to mention really.

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AmberSilkAmbiguity
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:21 pm 
 

Akercocke was making some of the most groundbreaking DM out there. It's a shame they have ended it, for now at least. Something tells me they will come back as strong as ever in the next few years, Hopefully!
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maxxpower
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:30 pm 
 

Luna Mortis. The Absence is a phenomenal album and I have no idea why their label dropped them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:36 pm 
 

Toxik, the put out 2 albums which are both awesome and then disbanded...fuck
Also Dark Angel,Sex Pistols,Wargasm and many other great metal musicians
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:18 pm 
 

Dr. Shrinker, Death Yell, Mephisto (Sweden), Incubus (Florida, USA), Carnage, Abhorrence (Finland)... a lot of early Death Metal bands

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:19 pm 
 

Morbid Saint. So much awesomeness is such limited quantities.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:21 pm 
 

Maruta springs to mind pretty quickly. They released a couple albums a in the last few years but split up in the last year or so, shortly after "Forward into Regression". Very solid modern death/grind with tons of sludgy groove moments. One of my favorites of the genre, shame they had to part ways.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:22 pm 
 

Waltz_of_Ghouls wrote:
I would say Reverend Bizarre. Hands down my favorite Doom band ever. Their 3 albums and their EP's and splits aren't enough to satisfy me.

Check out Lord Vicar, The Puritan, Orne and Spiritus Mortis Doom over the world! But yeah, they will be missed.
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Stonegard


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:10 pm 
 

maxxpower wrote:
Luna Mortis. The Absence is a phenomenal album and I have no idea why their label dropped them.

Great call! I got The Absence from one of the CM/NB grab bags and I love it. I don't even really like progressive metal but I thought it was an awesome album.
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wrathchild_88
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:26 pm 
 

Along the lines of Morbid Saint, Aspid (Аспид) could have done great things. Not that Extravasation (Кровоизлияние) wasn't great... And Watchtower of course, but there is still a slight glimmer of hope for Mathematics to be released. Very slight.

Also Frightmare. Tempted to say Isis, but as they say, they did all they wanted to do so just gonna have to trust them on that.

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Desperta_Ferro
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:42 pm 
 

Human Fortress
The first two albums are awesome, I don't really count the third one. But only two albums is not enough.

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LifeDemise
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:43 pm 
 

Excretion, Depravity and Vinterland :(

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