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blacknettle45
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:42 pm 
 

I personally taught it was a great album and it had a great story to it.

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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:57 am 
 

I really like it. It was a more inspired and varied than the previous one, it was more "trashy" in its pace which I really appreciated. Without any doubt "The Funerary Dirge of a Violinist " was the highlight of the album, at least for me, whant a brilliant song!!.

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STORMM
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:11 am 
 

It is a band a avoided listening to for a long time for whatever reason until recently when I picked up this release. Upon first few listens they sound pretty good, I love the lyrics and concept it makes it all the more interesting. Is the previous albums any good? I have yet to see them for a good price, anywhere I have saw them they are way to dear even on the bands website which is a bit shit.

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:36 am 
 

I've only listened to Death Came on a Phantom Shit and didn't really like it. Too much artsy nonsense. Is ...Corpses... any different?
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Evoken
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:24 am 
 

I thought they were kinda cool when I first heard them, but after a few listens of their latest couple albums I started to feel like they were just too cheesy for my liking. The music and songwriting is well done, but the lyrics are just silly and I find it hard to take them seriously.

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Erdrickgr
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:10 pm 
 

They're my favorite new band. Seriously.
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reven
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Location: Dubrovnik , Croatia
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:12 pm 
 

A band with great potential, love everything they've done so far. The debut is probably my favorite album but all three of them are awesome.

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ArcticTundra13
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Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 12:15 am
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:59 pm 
 

The debut certainly stands out as my favorite. I thought the second album was very well done, and their latest effort a bit lacking. It's still a fun listen, but I don't get the same haunted atmosphere I do when I listen to their first album. But, I definitely am due to give this album another spin soon...

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Riffs
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:24 pm 
 

I'm a bit clueless about that type of music and didn't know this band at all. Just checked a few songs on Youtube and it's not bad!

I have a friend who is into Dimmu Borgir who might really like that stuff.
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Paganbasque
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Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:28 am
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:59 am 
 

STORMM wrote:
It is a band a avoided listening to for a long time for whatever reason until recently when I picked up this release. Upon first few listens they sound pretty good, I love the lyrics and concept it makes it all the more interesting. Is the previous albums any good? I have yet to see them for a good price, anywhere I have saw them they are way to dear even on the bands website which is a bit shit.


Try the debut album, in my opinion its the best one, and the song "A strange presence near the woods" is simply marvellous!!

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STORMM
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:15 am 
 

Paganbasque wrote:
STORMM wrote:
It is a band a avoided listening to for a long time for whatever reason until recently when I picked up this release. Upon first few listens they sound pretty good, I love the lyrics and concept it makes it all the more interesting. Is the previous albums any good? I have yet to see them for a good price, anywhere I have saw them they are way to dear even on the bands website which is a bit shit.


Try the debut album, in my opinion its the best one, and the song "A strange presence near the woods" is simply marvellous!!


Cheers PB I will check it out. I really like what they are doing with the concept stories, sure the lyrics might get cheesy here and there but I love the whole ghost story thing, wish more would take it on. King Diamond has been doing it for years but cant think of many more.

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Nahsil
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:12 pm 
 

I reviewed their first album years ago and thought it was decent enough symphonic meloblack stuff. Nowadays I'm not too interested in the shallowness of this style and the other albums I've heard sounded generic and boring, flash over substance.
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BrutalCatfish
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:19 am 
 

Haven't heard their other stuff, but might check it out. I agree with the "shallowness," but the music is tight. Lyrically silly yes, but "Lingering In an Imprint Haunting" is a rad track. I'm conflicted, gotta check out past albums to be sure.

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Cursarion
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:24 pm 
 

blacknettle45 wrote:
I personally taught it was a great album and it had a great story to it.

I got a mental image of you being a teacher at academy of valid metal and some students took notes when you told them why the album is great. Then, at a later point there'll be an exam about which albums are great and why.

Also, I've heard the first two albums and based on them I'm not that excited about hearing this one. Maybe one day, if the stars are right or wrong...
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Garyuu
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:46 pm 
 

Riffs wrote:
I'm a bit clueless about that type of music and didn't know this band at all. Just checked a few songs on Youtube and it's not bad!

I have a friend who is into Dimmu Borgir who might really like that stuff.



Your really must not be familiar with this type of music. They are both symphonic black metal, but they sound a lot different. He might like Carach Angren, but I think Winterburst is more similar.

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Erdrickgr
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:02 pm 
 

Fwiw, all three albums are available for free to hear on spotify...
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Hastein45
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:17 pm 
 

I, like many, enjoy the message and how they convey it. Their latest effort is centered around war. “Where the Corpses Sink Forever” is like a series of mini-operettas, and though not as complex as other bands, it is enjoyable.

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Sokaris
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:05 pm 
 

How is symphonic black metal shallow?
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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:47 pm 
 

Sokaris wrote:
How is symphonic black metal shallow?

THERE ARE NO VIOLINS IN A SCANDINAVIAN FOREST SO THEREFORE IT'S NOT KVLT ENOUGH.
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IanThrash
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:42 pm 
 

IMO its one of 2012 highlights, i liked it since the first listen. I loved how the symphonic sections were not pompous fillers to artistic voids ( kinda like trying to fix or enhance bad songs with classical music just like Dimmu Borgir later works) they were synergistically working with the the brutal/heavier side of Carach Angren to create the awesome dramatic/destructive atmosphere the album has.
The lyrics...well for me they are not cheesy at all. Storytelling mini-operettas about world war two but from a different point of view, not your typical bad ass soldier song, but a more human view on all that shit.
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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:58 am 
 

The symphonic arrangements are very good and sometimes not simple ones, so I dont see the "shallowness" of their music.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:09 pm 
 

Zelkiiro wrote:
Sokaris wrote:
How is symphonic black metal shallow?

THERE ARE NO VIOLINS IN A SCANDINAVIAN FOREST SO THEREFORE IT'S NOT KVLT ENOUGH.

Isn't it possible to have a taste for austere, unpretentious black metal, with certain limits to as how saccharine it can be, without being a "kvlt kiddy"? I realise you were being facetious, but that's an attitude I come across annoyingly often.
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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:44 am 
 

Yes it is. But the word "shallow" sounds a little bit out of place. If you like a more simple/austere way to play bm, OK(I also like it), but using the word prententious only because you dont like the symphonic arrangements is the same as if we use the terms "kvlt" or "close minded" to define your opinion, a little bit unjust, isnt it?

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:01 am 
 

I didn't really mean the word unpretentious in that way. I guess the word I had in mind doesn't really translate to English.
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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:44 am 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
I didn't really mean the word unpretentious in that way. I guess the word I had in mind doesn't really translate to English.


Well I have a finnish-spanish dictionary so try it in your own language!.Olkaa hyvä. :D

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:10 am 
 

I guess no-frills would be a more accurate word. The Finnish word I had in mind is "konstailematon". Both my English dictionary and google translate it to "unpretentious", but it's not a word could be used to describe anything that isn't pretentious.
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Desperta_Ferro
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Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:56 am 
 

A friend of mine said something just like that, he likes black metal "sin adornos", meaning "without ornaments/decoration".

I like them, The Funerary is a great song indeed.

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