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STORMM
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:43 pm 
 

Finally got this release through the mail. It was released at the end of 2012 and I must say it has probably become my highlight album of that year. Beautiful black metal with a very nature inspired atmosphere. The melodies are beautiful and very melancholic and the many acoustic sections just take it to another level, with a small use of keyboards here and there to add to the ambience. I am surprised I have not seen this band mentioned a bit more. Check this release out and see what you think, you will not be disappointed, I found it to be one of those rare albums that make me say wow to myself after first listen.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3IXEd1wzQ64

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The_Apex_of_Collapse
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:10 pm 
 

This is amazing stuff. Stormm you are always so spot on with your recs that I actually look forward to seeing them :metal: This one is no different. I absolutely love the instrumentation, and the production is perfect. This is my third listen while writing this and that is a good sign indeed. I am going to look for a physical copy asap.

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STORMM
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:53 pm 
 

The_Apex_of_Collapse wrote:
This is amazing stuff. Stormm you are always so spot on with your recs that I actually look forward to seeing them :metal: This one is no different. I absolutely love the instrumentation, and the production is perfect. This is my third listen while writing this and that is a good sign indeed. I am going to look for a physical copy asap.

Cheers


Why thanks Apex, glad you enjoyed this also. I must agree that the production is perfect and the bass can be clearly heard through the mix. I can safely say if you get the cd you will not be disappointed mate, there are no fillers on this one.

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Beer Baron
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:36 pm 
 

I listened to this online a couple of weeks back after seeing a review on the MA home page and i was kinda surprised no one was talking about it.
Not the least bit surprised STORMM knows about it though...
Really beautiful music


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CF_Mono
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:48 pm 
 

How am I supposed to watch this video? It says this is mobile youtube and clicking on anything does nothing.
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Mushbil
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:57 pm 
 

CF_Mono wrote:
How am I supposed to watch this video? It says this is mobile youtube and clicking on anything does nothing.


All that pesky legwork out of the way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IXEd1wzQ64

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Thiestru
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:03 am 
 

Wow, thanks STORMM! This is exactly what I'm in the mood for right now. I agree with Apex, you always have great recommendations. Cheers! :)

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ghost223
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:41 am 
 

Excellent music. Thanks for the recommendation, this reminds me a bit of Drudkh in a way which is always a plus.
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STORMM
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:12 am 
 

Mushbil wrote:
CF_Mono wrote:
How am I supposed to watch this video? It says this is mobile youtube and clicking on anything does nothing.


All that pesky legwork out of the way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IXEd1wzQ64


:-P Did not even notice the different link as I was posting it from a mobile device. Nice to see a bit of love for these guys, I am waiting on a couple of other late 2012 releases to arrive which should be good, the Christmas mail has slowed things a bit but I was glad to get this one first as I had high hopes for it and it did not disappoint.

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shouvince
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:33 am 
 

The_Apex_of_Collapse wrote:
This is amazing stuff. Stormm you are always so spot on with your recs


My thoughts exactly! :)

I loved the buildup of this song. Again, nothing outrageously original but the atmosphere created quite suited my tastes. Will try to get hold of this album along with Gallowbraid

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Krav
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:15 am 
 

Not bad, but something about the production bugs me. I don't mind clean production, but this seemed almost machine-like. Or maybe it's just cause it's five in the morning and I was eating really crunchy crackers while listening. Either way, I'll have to check it out again later knowing more of what to expect. Does anyone know of a US distro stocking this?

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STORMM
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:26 am 
 

Krav wrote:
Not bad, but something about the production bugs me. I don't mind clean production, but this seemed almost machine-like. Or maybe it's just cause it's five in the morning and I was eating really crunchy crackers while listening. Either way, I'll have to check it out again later knowing more of what to expect. Does anyone know of a US distro stocking this?


I really enjoyed the production on it to be honest, I think it really suits the atmosphere. Try here Krav for a list of Sun & Moon distributors -

http://sunandmoonrecords.com/index.php?m=1165219489

Or here is a link to Sun & Moon on the archives -

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=92793&hilit=blaze+of+sorrow

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Krav
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:55 am 
 

Thanks for the link but I went through those already before I posted! It probably just hasn't been enough time since the release, but the only one from that list I found stocking anything by the band was Ominous Domain and it wasn't Echi.

I will definitely be taking another listen soon since it seemed like something I would really be into if not for the circumstances.

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:06 am 
 

Wow, this is some amazing stuff. Definitely a little bit of Drudkh in there, but the warm atmosphere reminds me of Dammerfarben. Now, I'm off to find a distro that sells this.
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STORMM
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:28 am 
 

henkkjelle wrote:
Wow, this is some amazing stuff. Definitely a little bit of Drudkh in there, but the warm atmosphere reminds me of Dammerfarben. Now, I'm off to find a distro that sells this.


Good call henkkjelle, those are two bands I think of while listening to this as well as Alcest and Lantlos. All a good combination if you ask me haha

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STORMM
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:48 pm 
 

STORMM wrote:
henkkjelle wrote:
Wow, this is some amazing stuff. Definitely a little bit of Drudkh in there, but the warm atmosphere reminds me of Dammerfarben. Now, I'm off to find a distro that sells this.


Good call henkkjelle, those are two bands I think of while listening to this as well as Alcest and Lantlos. All a good combination if you ask me haha


Edit - good minds think alike as they are due to release a split with Dammerfarben in March funny enough.

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Tron_79
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:06 pm 
 

Really like this...its the style of BM I've been into recently so thanks for posting!
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:11 pm 
 

I heard the album yesterday, pretty cool stuff, thanks STORMM!
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STORMM
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:39 pm 
 

Metantoine wrote:
I heard the album yesterday, pretty cool stuff, thanks STORMM!



Tron_79 wrote:
Really like this...its the style of BM I've been into recently so thanks for posting!



Good to see you guys also enjoyed it, my pleasure :thumbsup: thanks to all above ;)

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STORMM
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:27 pm 
 

Krav wrote:
Does anyone know of a US distro stocking this?


Hells Headbangers now have this in stock and at a fair price I must add -

http://www.shop-hellsheadbangers.com/it ... &PID=28170

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