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thedoggersco
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:23 pm
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Location: Georgia
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:35 pm 
 

Hello, I am looking for some Black/Death/Doom metal with harsh vocals but calm and beautiful instrumentals, preferably but not necessarily one that includes lots of strings (violin, cello etc). If more than one vocals are featuring is a big plus for me. I usually enjoy more diverse music in theme and atmosphere rather than old school black or doom. I usually avoid listening to depressive black but in some occasions I can listen to it in case it's extraordinarily beautiful.
To have in mind what I'm talking about, I'm posting few of my favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq0rXGLs0YM - Uaral - Lamentos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNUqzOlV0zw - Empyrium - Mourners
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPZGMqWqbyk - Enochian crescent - ghost of saturn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrVPXwLPPW0 - Bann - der greiger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-HAdUVurY - Cryptic wintermoon - one of your sons is coming home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I0LKNcEo-E - Sonus Mortis - The new holocaust hypocrisy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swswDL8LeMU - Abyssphere - Demon strok
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qh3LYsucGg - Morphia - Frozen dust
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCC_qEUJAwc - Virgin Black - ...and I'm suffering
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE3zy-Ulxd8 - Crown of autumn - towers of doleful triumph
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUMgFoFCFIs - Thy catafalque - Mezolit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHpqIeDe7jg - Winterhorde - Underwatermoon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOaDCEdwngo - Carach angren - the funerary dirge of a violinist
https://youtu.be/qvN8oNiV0Ac?list=PLcKE_...wLTcM8T5uS - Fleshgod Apocalypse - The deceit (Sympho death and massive but clean chorus just amazes me)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8qbJbJZjIw - Agathodaimon - in darkness

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Kerrick
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:02 pm
Posts: 208
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:22 pm 
 

Wow, cool to see another fan of Virgin Black, Bann, and Morphia. I'd recommend (in alphabetical order):

Agonal (their first two EP's and full-length are more doom whereas their newest album is more melodic death) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZJgaWid9yg
Asunder (funeral doom with a cello) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5ewgPevTbU
Epta Astera (black mixed with post-rock, industrial, etc.) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTRPlvdOBUc
Kauan (black/folk/post-rock) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO02VJEYYEk
Paramaecium (doom/death) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZSj6N8VTsc
Unexpect (zany avant-garde, may not be what you're looking for but they've got strings!) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9nXYZ2CI-s

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thedoggersco
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:23 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Georgia
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:43 pm 
 

Thanks a lot for replying Kerrick! I'm very glad there are still some people who know and love those bands.

Actually, I have discovered agonal yesterday and since then I have listened to their whole discography and they're just amazing!

And Epta Astera - wow! I don't have words to express myself. This is one of the bands that I know I already love since from listening that very first minute of their first track.

As for unexpect, I knew those guys and they're amazing. I usually can't get enough of unorthodox metal genres and their chaotic music just fits my style. It's true I can't always listen to them but there are times I deeply enjoy the madness they deliver.

And I liked other bands too. I should dig in more in those when I finish studying Epta Astera since it caught my attention first.

Thanks again!
Cheers.

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Kerrick
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:02 pm
Posts: 208
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:28 pm 
 

Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed those. You probably already discovered, but Agonal's first two albums (EP's?) are free to download. :) Jon was in a band before Agonal but I'm blanking on the name! :( They played symphonic/melodic death metal that had clean female backing vocals. It was available to download for free too. I'll see if I can find it...

I find myself listening to Epta Astera a ton (and you inspired me haha; listening now!). I like Semper Reformanda the most but everything they [he] do is great. Supposedly there's a new album in the works but it's been a while since any update has been made... You can download their full-length and EP for free on Bandcamp:
https://eptaastera.bandcamp.com/

Also, there is another EA album titled Ero Cras that was released before. Apparently he doesn't really like it that much so it's not on Bandcamp but you can find it on Youtube. It's definitely not as polished as the two newer releases but it's got some very good material on it.

I think you'll probably really dig Kauan. Their newest stuff is especially powerful.

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