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Muhammadabbadabba
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:35 pm 
 

The legendary demo Robbing the Graveyard and Raping the Dead from Satan's Massacre inspires this inquiry into minimalistic, guitar and vocals only Metal. Bonus points if it sounds as raw and aggressive as the guitars here:
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The older, the better. The music can even be entirely instrumental.

I'm open to recommendations from most genres, but what doesn't fit my request that might seem so to others:
- Damien Storm: as much as I love "The Horror on St. Lime's Hill," ol' Damien's music isn't what I'm seeking.
- The entire Drone genre: absolutely nothing there would fit the bill; way too lethargic.
- The entire Shred genre: I feel nothing from long, meandering solos and fretboard gymnastics without any sort of context or place.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:07 am 
 

Nobody yet?

Ildjarn - Forest Poetry : Kinda' obvious but still thought I'd mention it anyway. Extremely lo-fi/primitive/raw black metal with repetitive rhythmic drumming, simplistic strumming, possessed vocals & non-existent production. It's horrible but still good in a morbid, masochist way.
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Velvet Cacoon
- Genevieve : Minimalist/ambient 'black metal'; whispered vocals, drowned out drums, fuzzy production & something called a fucking dieselharp! Plus there are some interesting stories regarding the band, not that it should matter of course.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EWXVNT ... -mTwwkhAXz (album playlist)

Winter
- Into Darkness : Crawling early 90s death/doom that borders on funeral doom. Very atmospheric & minimalist.
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Coroner - Grin : Somewhat minimalistic by thrash metal standards, weird & original but I'm not sure if I like it or not.
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Catacombs - In the Depths of R'lyeh : Lovecraftian/Cthulhu-themed death/doom with cavernous bellowing & reverberating sinister riffing. Really dig this one.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM-ohw4 ... RaBDXwsg0W (album playlist)

Grimlair - Guitar/bass-led (kind of) depressive black metal with less emphasis on vocals & drums, gets slightly experimental at few points too. Somber, slow to mid-tempo 'slit your wrists' music.
Youtube: show


Orthrelm : I really can't describe this without butchering it to pieces. Same 'riff' played a million times with slight variation (?), check it for yourself.
Youtube: show

https://orthrelm.bandcamp.com/

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Muhammadabbadabba
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:49 pm 
 

Sorry, IamDBR. No dice.

I know and thoroughly enjoy Ildjarn's Forest Poetry, but I always found his riffage much more akin to stripped down Hardcore. While the aggression is there, the riffs aren't.

As much as I like Coroner, I wouldn't call them minimalistic. In fact, their proggy thrash is usually quite technical, complex and intricate. They also have a proper band set up which negates the main request here.

While Catacombs and Winter are very dense and atmospheric, their riffs don't have that supercharged ferocity I seek.

Velvet Cacoon and Grimlair do nothing for me.

Orthrelm is fucking awful.

Just remember, guitar and vocals or just even a guitar.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:10 pm 
 

Muhammadabbadabba wrote:
Sorry, IamDBR. No dice.

I know and thoroughly enjoy Ildjarn's Forest Poetry, but I always found his riffage much more akin to stripped down Hardcore. While the aggression is there, the riffs aren't.

As much as I like Coroner, I wouldn't call them minimalistic. In fact, their proggy thrash is usually quite technical, complex and intricate. They also have a proper band set up which negates the main request here.

While Catacombs and Winter are very dense and atmospheric, their riffs don't have that supercharged ferocity I seek.

Velvet Cacoon and Grimlair do nothing for me.

Orthrelm is fucking awful.

Just remember, guitar and vocals or just even a guitar.

Goddamn, not even one? :brick:

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omnishadow
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:08 pm 
 

How did you joined MA in 1969?
About the request, sorry, can't help.

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Muhammadabbadabba
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:53 pm 
 

IamDBR wrote:
Goddamn, not even one? :brick:

Don't take it hard. I'm very particular with my tastes, but I appreciate the effort you went through.

omnishadow wrote:
How did you joined MA in 1969?
About the request, sorry, can't help.

As Derigin explains, my join date was the result of a bug in the forum software. When the website crashed sometime around 2007/2008, my account went with it. I asked HellBlazer what happened and they reinstated my account, although a good chunk of the content (posts/threads) from that time was lost. My reinstatement probably reset my registration date back to the beginning of Unix time.

Hope that helps.
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chaossphere
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:48 am 
 

Thorns' "Grymyrk" demo might be akin to what you seek:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckNEXKKPW6w
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Muhammadabbadabba
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:30 pm 
 

chaossphere wrote:
Thorns' "Grymyrk" demo might be akin to what you seek:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckNEXKKPW6w

Nice find. This is definitely in line with what I'm looking for.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:06 pm 
 

Still looking for all things grim and minimal, folks.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:18 am 
 

Aakon Keetreh's "Dans la foret" is minimal and guitar only. It is not aggressive, but mournful.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:54 am 
 

So there are the occasional drums going on but most of the album is vocals and guitar and when there are drums they are just kinda buried in the atmosphere and won't detract from the minimalism.

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Muhammadabbadabba
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:25 pm 
 

Sorry for the delay, folks.

RE: Moloch. That album has quite the ominous atmosphere, but still not what I'm looking for.

Re: Aakon Keetreh. "Dans la foret" is pretty neat for some mournful soloing. I like the sombre atmosphere, but again, I'm looking for something grim, minimal and fierce.
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