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immortalisuk
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Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:57 am
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:11 am 
 

Anyone know any really good underrated bands out there? (Preferably ones with atleast one full-length album)
The bands i know at present that come into this description (epic/mystic death metal) would be:
Behemoth
Depresy
Septic Flesh
Garden of Shadows
Opeth

Those are the main few bands i know that im REALLY into...
Basically do any of you guys know any really good bands that you would refer to as EPIC DEATH METAL... Pretty much death metal with synth/keyboards and guttural vocals xD
Thanks :)
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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:16 am 
 

I haven't actually made it all the way through the album yet so I couldn't recommend it outright, but it sounds like Horrified's "In The Garden of Unearthly Delights" might be up your alley.
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ThrashAeons
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Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:20 pm
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 12:23 pm 
 

You might already know these bands, but try The Chasm, Edge of Sanity (from what I know Opeth was directly influenced by them) and Nocturnus (probably the first death metal band to use keyboard in their music).

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DefacedLunacy
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Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:27 pm
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 1:55 pm 
 

I don't know if it's what your looking for but check out Dark lunacy's Forget me not. It's really melodic, they work with like 4 violin players but it doesn't compromise any of the brutality!
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GoatZombie
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:06 pm 
 

Hollenthon, they are a symphonic death metal band very epic. One of the best lesser know death metal bands.


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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:40 pm 
 

The Chasm slaughters all.
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Krafty
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:50 pm 
 

The Monolith Deathcult's Trivmvirate is really really epic and good. Lots of keyboard and symphonic arrangements. It's also pretty brutal too.

You may also like Augury, not incredibly epic (though there are moments), but definitely pretty "out there" sounding.

I'm also going to second the Hollenthon rec.
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american_pagan1
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 1:34 pm 
 

You bastard I posted a thread like this already!!! lol just kidding. Umm, mystical sounding...man i keep droping this all over the place but Elvenking has a pseudo-irish/celtic feel that sort of is mystical. TYR seems mystical to me, but then again I'm a Norse mythology nerd...
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XSpidercideX
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 4:04 pm 
 

Try these albums:

Sympathy - Arcane Path, Invocation
Therion - Beyond Sanctorum

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Hollywars
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:14 pm 
 

Massacre's From Beyond has some pretty mystical/eldritch sounding stuff.

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andersbang
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:01 am 
 

Immolation - Unholy Cult

Not really mystical, but FUCK it's good! Some of the longer sounds like the title tracks is heavy as shit and quite epic.

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Wet Pussy
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:56 am 
 

I'm surprised Caducity hasn't even been mentioned yet. Their debut is the be-all and end-all of 'epic mystical death metal'
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NonEsDignus
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:29 pm 
 

The first album I thought of was Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris. Very brutal, but very melodic, with lots of interesting parts.
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Catachthonian
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:59 pm 
 

I'd recommend these:

Cenotaph (Mex) "The Gloomy Reflection Of Our Hidden Sorrows" - not really epic in the word's usual sense, but very solid and monolithic old school death metal with some doomy fragments.
The Chasm (Mex) - the entire discography. This is the band that perfectly fits the definition of epic death metal.
Horrified (Grc) "In The Garden Of The Unearthly Delights" - a really unique for its time Greek death metal album with a rather dismal atmosphere.
Septic Flesh (Grc) "Mystic Places Of Dawn" - see above.
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andersbang
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:44 pm 
 

I also just remembered Mithras. Not as epic as some of the other bands that have been mentioned, but mystical as hell.

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Scourge441
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:52 pm 
 

In Mourning are of a similar style to Opeth, leaning a bit more to the melodic death side than Opeth do. They only have one full-length, and it's amazing. So get it.

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immortalisuk
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:56 pm 
 

DefacedLunacy wrote:
I don't know if it's what your looking for but check out Dark lunacy's Forget me not. It's really melodic, they work with like 4 violin players but it doesn't compromise any of the brutality!


Haha ofcourse not, my own band has a violinist and we still maintain a very brutal edge.
Thanks for all the reccommendations guys they were all worth a listen!
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BlastingMetal
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:51 pm 
 

Uh, what the fuck, nobody named Nile? Jesus Christ, fucking Nile, dude!
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Rottenrectum
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:08 pm 
 

Lykathea Aflame?

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suleiman
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:50 pm 
 

Nile, Lykathea Aflame, latter Behemoth, Septic Flesh, Tristwood
if you guys know ANY bands like those above pls mention it here

The Chasm, Opeth etc fall into various categories like prog , melodi or tech etc...thye are all amazing bands

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Avaddons_blood
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:05 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
The Chasm slaughters all.


Yep, nothing surpasses The Chasm. Cenotaph's Gloomy reflections is fucking awesome though.

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Hybrid_Thing
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Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:22 pm
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Location: Colombia
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:15 pm 
 

Ex Deo's pretty epic death metal.
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The_Kreator
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:21 pm 
 

Origin
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Edge of Sanity (Crimson and Crimson II especially)

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newdarkages
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Joined: Fri May 22, 2009 7:49 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:39 pm 
 

Uh... Morbid Angel???

Also:

the Chasm
Cenotaph
Kataklysm
Therion
Necrophobic
Thergothon
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Pessipath
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Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:00 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:14 pm 
 

Heaven Shall Burn

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IanThrash
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Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:39 pm 
 

Xanthochroid One of the best albums from the past year, worth a listen.


Cormorant Metazoa is one of the most amazing albums i ever heard.


Eternal Deformity Symphonic twist with huge progressive influences. Unique band, sadly underated as all their albums are top notch.
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