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Hellgatory
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:20 pm 
 

I'm looking for black metal that is heavily occult/paranormal themed - up to and including imagery and lyrics. So basically...ouija, tarot, demonic possession, demonology, ritual...whole nine yards. I know there are a few bands out there that are rather "occult" in various ways, like Deathspell Omega and Dodsengel (the latter of whom actually have ritualistic and chanting parts in their songs - that's a plus, by the way).

So in summary, I'm looking for bands with those types of themes. A really dark or disturbing type of sound helps, too. Here's a good example to show what I mean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkDhO0sKchw

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the_heathen
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:27 pm 
 

Salvation by Funeral Mist although you should use the Black Metal help thread just a heads up.

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Hellgatory
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:30 pm 
 

I did consult the black metal help thread before posting here but was unable to find anything that really fit what I was looking for. Thanks though, I've heard some stuff by Funeral Mist but I'll give Salvation another listen.

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the_heathen
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:39 pm 
 

You should try IV An Arrow in Heart by Aosoth although it was released last year I didn't get around to listening to it until last month great album in the vein of DsO I'll try to think of some more albums.

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Hellgatory
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:40 pm 
 

Now this is very much what I had wanted! Thanks!

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the_heathen
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:23 pm 
 

Since you liked that album you may also like Blood Libels by Antaeus and De Praestigiis Daemonum an e.p released by VI.

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balbulus
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:38 am 
 

Akhenaton's "Divine Symphonies" album may be of interest. It's an interesting little album that's based on the concept of a demonic ritual. Musically it's a fairly even mix of Black Metal and Dungeon Synth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV-1H-kliyo
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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:52 pm 
 

I noticed that the sample you linked sounds a lot like Deathspell Omega around the 4minute mark.

Not suite sure if this is the sound you are looking for, but try Nastrond. Their lyrical themes are labeled as Occultism and they have a very occult vibe to their music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEazBY2Urn0

Dodecahedron - Black metal that is very influenced by Deathpsell Omega and Portal. Not sure if they are occult though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9GtKDhKz3Q

Inquisition is a band from Columbia that migrated to the US. They have very ritualistic riffing and are pretty well known in black metal circles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYWB16ohF80
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owj4MC6u6EU

Maybe Ondskapt. They always reminded me of Deathspell Omega.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEH-8qPn2pQ
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the_heathen
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:50 pm 
 

The youtube user Bombeni commenting on the Nastrond song lmao.

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subtropical
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:23 am 
 

How about Cultes Des Ghoules, their second album, Henbane is thick with an occult atmosphere. Very ritualistic and dark. Killer riffs too.
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Eli_the_Destroyer
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:42 am 
 

Should I assume that youre familiar with the original occult black metal bands such as Mystifier, Masters Hammer, Mortuary Drape, Varathron, Rotting Christ, and Root? Also Dark Tribe may be to your liking.

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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:32 pm 
 

One Master. The first song is more traditional, the latter are more chaotic. What the band doesn't offer in occultist theatrics is overwhelmed by the concentration and structure of the music.

http://novisiblescars.bandcamp.com/albu ... e-of-quiet

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kryptum
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:26 am 
 

Hello

I'm relatively new to this forum, so I'll probably not be of much help here, but I'd say ANUBI from Lithuania is a very interesting band, very "otherwordly". Also, I've listened to some Cultes des Ghoules recently and, as someone said, they deserve some serious attention. I don't know if you'd consider them "occult" enough, but they are scary, weird, and sound as "otherwordly" as Anubi.

I hope people mention other bands here. I'm also interested in " occult " themes.
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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:37 pm 
 

The Tjolgtjarian Mass is all about mysterious rites and rituals. A personal fav of mine, as well.
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kryptum
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:37 pm 
 

John_Sunlight wrote:
The Tjolgtjarian Mass is all about mysterious rites and rituals. A personal fav of mine, as well.


The only review this album has here in this site is not very encouraging...

But I'll listen by myself.
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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:51 pm 
 

Good idea. The review says it is bad when it is actually good. Can't believe everything you read.
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Sick6Six
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:15 pm 
 

How about Acherontas? http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Acherontas/112532
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joncheetham88
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:15 am 
 

Great rec from Sick6Six, unsurprisingly. The good thing there is depending on your taste you can start with the early Acherontas stuff which follows on from Stutthof and is quite raw for what it is, or start with the recent couple of releases which have a thicker, bigger sound and are steeped in a lot of awesome occult atmospheres drawing on a range of ancient tradition and mysticism.

I'd recommend a couple of split albums where the bands really both followed through on an over-arching occult concept that I cannot get enough of right now: Circumambulations of the Solar Inferno by Nightbringer and Dødsengel, and Capax Infiniti by Hetroertzen and Dødsengel.

EDIT: The tracks are on YouTube:
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