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Fade_to_Flames
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:01 pm 
 

Hey guys, I'm looking for melodic black AND blackened death metal bands without satanic/occult/demon worshiping type lyrics. I love the black metal style and the sound but not into all of that satanic/devilish stuff. Bands that sound like true melodic and blackened death w/o those type lyrics would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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slavonic777
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:07 pm 
 

Sirius, both albums.

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MaDTransilvanian
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:58 am 
 

You might want to check out Blinded By Faith's debut album, Under and Occult Sun. It mostly deals with history, some politics and secret societies.
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Malacoda
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:05 pm 
 

You would really really like Dissection's last album, Reinkaos. It is super satanic, but if you can ignore the lyrics you will love the music.

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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:12 pm 
 

I like the idea of ignoring the entire point of his thread, and then suggesting a bands worst album.

Anyways, I haven't paid that much attention to their lyrics but I have to assume that if out and out satanism was involved it would be listed in the lyrical themes. Since it isn't, check out Sacramentum. They play some pretty convincing melodic black metal, obviously huge fans of Dissection.
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Smoking_Gnu
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:13 pm 
 

Check out Borknagar's later works, especially "Quintessence", "Epic", and "The Olden Domain."
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Malacoda
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:20 am 
 

Jonpo wrote:
I like the idea of ignoring the entire point of his thread, and then suggesting a bands worst album.

Anyways, I haven't paid that much attention to their lyrics but I have to assume that if out and out satanism was involved it would be listed in the lyrical themes. Since it isn't, check out Sacramentum. They play some pretty convincing melodic black metal, obviously huge fans of Dissection.


I know, but he'd really like them. That's far from their worst album, if he's looking for melodic or blackened death metal.

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MaDTransilvanian
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:35 am 
 

Well Reinkaos certainly has its good songs but both The Somberlain and Storm of the Light's Bane blow it clear out of the water.
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Zhuinden
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:47 pm 
 

But the OP clearly states he does not want any satanism in his music.

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Malacoda
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:07 pm 
 

Zhuinden wrote:
But the OP clearly states he does not want any satanism in his music.


Ok. I was wrong. Hey, OP, go for Kalmah. Melodic black/death metal.

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DefacedLunacy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:22 pm 
 

There's a christian black metal scene with bands such as:
Crimson Moonlight, Antestor, Admonish,Slechtvalk,Horde

If this is not what your looking for, I believe summoning has tolkien themes and Mictlantecuhtli has songs about aztec mythology.
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Immortalon
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:52 am 
 

Fade_to_Flames wrote:
Hey guys, I'm looking for melodic black AND blackened death metal bands without satanic/occult/demon worshiping type lyrics. I love the black metal style and the sound but not into all of that satanic/devilish stuff. Bands that sound like true melodic and blackened death w/o those type lyrics would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Falkenbach, Enslaved, Mirrorthrone, Drudkh, Ulver (early), Frost Like Ashes.

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diabolikon
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:56 pm 
 

Sworn (Arm). Check out their album "Twilight", which is up for free download on their website. (Band sanctioned.) They're my favorite melodic black metal band.
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Fade_to_Flames
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:05 pm 
 

Thanks a lot guys, I'm in the process of checking these bands out. Thanks again for your time & efforts.

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Mulu
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:51 am 
 

Bal-Sagoth

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Vomituary
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:05 am 
 

For the case you haven't checked them out yet, Wintersun.
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DenialFiend
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:15 am 
 

Jonpo wrote:
and then suggesting a bands worst album.


Why that man ? I think Reinkaωs is a pretty good album, with very nice melodies and good vocals. For sure on of my favourite :)

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Immortalon
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:32 pm 
 

I also can recommend bands like:
- Black Lotus
- Alcest
- Far Beyond
- Carach Angren

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Medicinmannen
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:59 pm 
 

Lifelover
Very good and melodic band, dealing with death and suicide in some kind of dark-humoristic way.
Check their website if you like the song, they have several songs for free download.
But only watch live pictures, if you have a strong stomach :lol:

Nagelfar (Ger)
As far as I know, most their lyrics basically are fiction. I only have the "Srontgorrth" album and it tells some kind of fictious story. One of the best BM releases ever, sadly they split up.

Geist
Although they sometimes "borrow" melodies from old Amiga games ;) they still are a very good band. Their newest album seems to be a "nautical" concept album - I haven't heard the whole thing yet, but I can't remember any "satanic" passages.

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Transilvanian Beat Club
This is the definition of Black'n Roll. See the title of the song, this is what they're all about.
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Xeroxification
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:58 pm 
 

Behemoth is more mythological than anti-christianity. You could try Demigod?

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MarkLikesMetal
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:09 pm 
 

Vomituary wrote:
For the case you haven't checked them out yet, Wintersun.


Wintersun is not black metal. Wikipedia lies.
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Vomituary
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:23 pm 
 

MarkLikesMetal wrote:
Vomituary wrote:
For the case you haven't checked them out yet, Wintersun.


Wintersun is not black metal. Wikipedia lies.


No, but they play melodic death metal, and you can't doubt the black metal influences, Sir.
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Catachthonian
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:26 pm 
 

Vomituary wrote:
MarkLikesMetal wrote:
Vomituary wrote:
For the case you haven't checked them out yet, Wintersun.


Wintersun is not black metal. Wikipedia lies.


No, but they play melodic death metal, and you can't doubt the black metal influences, Sir.

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Vomituary
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:33 pm 
 

Hahaha, asshole. Are you fucking kidding me?
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Sir_Lucario
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:38 pm 
 

Order of Ennead is an awesome death/black metal band that I highly recommend. Yeah, Deicide's drummer founded the band and all, but there is no outright satanism in the lyrics. Trust me, I don't like satanic crap either.

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Wretchedspirit
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:58 pm 
 

Malacoda wrote:
You would really really like Dissection's last album, Reinkaos. It is super satanic.

Vomituary wrote:
MarkLikesMetal wrote:
Wintersun is not black metal. Wikipedia lies.


No, but they play melodic death metal, and you can't doubt the black metal influences, Sir.


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TeRRorBld
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:13 pm 
 

Well, Wintersun sure have some (melodic) black metal influences.. The vocals are black metal-ish enough. Definitely not death growls.!
Most riffs and tremolo picked melodies are also black metal influenced. The song Beautiful Death is pure melodic black metal for Lemmy's shake. Anyway, I think the album is closer to Dissection's The Somberlain, rather than At the Gates's The Red in the Sky Is Ours.
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Ina_Dingir_Xul
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:43 pm 
 

Vinterland is a pretty good melodic black metal band from Sweden, Welcome My Last Chapter kicks ass. Also, Sycronomica from Germany is another good band. Paths and Gate are rather epic. Another good band is Meza Virs, although they aren't pure black metal, they are also death and gothic metal. I have their album Vida Sacrificium Meum Est, great stuff right there.

On the other hand, if you are looking for Christian black metal, then for the melodic bands I can recommend Slechtvalk (Falconry is a great album), Crimson Moonlight (Check out the Eternal Emperor EP), Frost Like Ashes and Renascent (Through Darkness is excellent). If melodic death interests you, check out Hilastherion (Taken from Darkness has excellent solos, great for COB and Norther fans) and Immortal Souls.

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The_Kreator
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:15 am 
 

Ritual Day

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brightfield
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:27 am 
 

I'm not really a fan of melodic death/black metal, but I recently purchased a couple of albums by Agmen. I'd definitely recommend them to people who like this genre. Probably satanic, but it's all in Czech, so I haven't a clue what they're going on about. All I know is that the album Damnation has a picture on the liner notes of a dude fucking a goat.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:35 am 
 

V:28. Atmospheric black/death with nuclear war and the like for lyrics.
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MarkLikesMetal
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:36 pm 
 

Vomituary wrote:
MarkLikesMetal wrote:
Vomituary wrote:
For the case you haven't checked them out yet, Wintersun.


Wintersun is not black metal. Wikipedia lies.


No, but they play melodic death metal, and you can't doubt the black metal influences, Sir.


Yes, I can actually. Wintersun is epic melodic death metal. There is a minimal amount of black metal influence, but not enough to call them black metal.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:16 pm 
 

Rites of Thy Degringolade

I actually have no idea what their lyrics are like, but they're fuckin' fantastic and their song titles indicate more spiritualism, drug use and mental instability than anything else.
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