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XDFFSX
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:39 pm 
 

Im looking for good bands that write lyrics mostly about the stories/themes of HP Lovecraft. There are tons of bands that write about this stuff so please only rec ones that you think are particularly good.

Preferably bands that play death or black metal, but if they have MORE than one or two songs about Cthulu and his ilk and they are good Im open to any genre.

Infact they dont even have to play metal. If they play punk, hardcore, industrial or even rap (thatd be something, huh?) Im interested

Thanks!!!

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:42 pm 
 

XDFFSX wrote:
or even rap (thatd be something, huh?)

I'm sure the works of Lil Wayne are horrors inflicted upon mankind by the Old Ones.

But there is an easier way to find out, at least as far as metal goes. There's only 162 to leaf through.

As far as other genres go, I got nothin'.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:43 pm 
 

Don't know whether or not you like funeral doom, but I think Catacombs really fit what you're looking for. You'll feel like you're walking through the very halls of R'lyeh once you listen to them.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:44 pm 
 

Portal, if you can handle their sound http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QL5mx2JICE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDeP9hmOxh4

i prefer their first album
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Garyuu
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:08 pm 
 

Septic Flesh is the first band that came to my mind.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZZPryle_eY

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XDFFSX
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:52 pm 
 

Thanks to all. Catacombs not really m thing, but did find a link fro that vid to a band called Arkham Witch, fuckin sick lovecraftian trad doom, Portal are fucking dope, exactly what Im looking for. Already know Septic flesh but thanks anyway

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Kommandojonna
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:57 pm 
 

Electric Wizard popped in my mind first. Deathchain's Death Eternal and Death Gods albums deal with Lovencraft themes too.

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HeySharpshooter
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:05 pm 
 

Arch Daeva: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV6MYRoT1Us

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grauer_mausling
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:32 pm 
 

well, Bal Sagoth, for sure... While they have various (pulp horror/sword n sorcery) stories going on throughout their albums, lovecraftian influenced ones are among them (though sometimes some terms/names are a bit altered but it's exactly that stuff going on).
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Syntek
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:27 pm 
 

Fungoid Stream, easily. Very lethargic funeral doom with all Lovecraftian lyrics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8onMOQUz5UA

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IanThrash
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:29 pm 
 

necronomicon by nox arcana is an awesome album

Fields of the Nephilim is a cool goth metal option

Tiamat has a lot of lovecraftian influences on their first records
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:47 am 
 

Ossadogva's IA Ancient One is entirely about the Cthulhu Mythos if you're looking for fairly standard black metal with Lovecraft lyrics. The Vision Bleak write a lot of Lovecraft-themed lyrics, too. Cephalectomy has written a good deal of death/grind stuff about Lovecraft. And obviously, there's always Nile.
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Thiestru
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:11 am 
 

Denial! Denial is a very good death metal band from Mexico, and they successfully pull of the 'cavernous and horrifying' sound; I like them a lot. 'Catacombs of the Grotesque' is well worth your time and money. Cheers!

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XDFFSX
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:23 am 
 

Deathchain and arch daevia... good stuff. But Denial. OHMYFUCKINGOLDONES! Ive already bought it. That shit is amazing, how in the hell did it pass under my radar! Mind blowing! Thanks dude

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Tod_Im_Juni
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:14 am 
 

Rudimentary Peni's album "Cacophony" is about the life and works of H.P. Lovecraft. It's deathrock and a really good album.

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garthmargengi
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:21 am 
 

Thergothon THERGOTHON THERGOTHON

First and best funeral doom band that ever existed.
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XDFFSX
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:30 am 
 

Rudimentary Peni, awesome always liked em didnt realise they had a lovecraft album. Thergothon, not crazy bout funeral doom (prefer the trad stuff) but this is good stuff

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andersbang
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:54 pm 
 

Lots of good death and black plays Lovecraftian metal... Yoght Sothoth from Mexico plays some pretty brutal old school-ish death metal, Shub Niggurath (also Mex) makes some evil black/death (my favorite of theirs is Evilness and Darkness Prevails), Nyarlathotep has a really cool death/doom demo floating around the web (only 2 songs, great stuff though, slightly experimental), Innsmouth plays some cool black/death too... Eldritch Horror made some cool old school death demos, Cruciamentum is crushingly evil Incantation worship, Cosmic Atrophy's Codex Incubo is very very cool, weird, almost spacey death metal. Chaotic Aeon's selftitled is some pretty cool F and G -era Morbid Angel worship from China, definitely worth a try.

That's from on top of my head, should be loads more out there, I recommend going through an advanced search and try out a couple songs from each interesting band there.

EDIT: Wow, reading th epost through again made me realize I wrote 'cool' like 17 times. Hmm. Anyway, the bands are - cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:05 pm 
 

Garyuu wrote:
Septic Flesh is the first band that came to my mind.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZZPryle_eY


Seconding this. They also have other songs.

And then there is Metallica! The Call of Ktulu:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1RTgznup5c

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Kveldulfr
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:55 pm 
 

Unaussprechlichen Kulten:

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Una ... ulten/6491

They are even releasing a split with After Death; another band you should check.
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andersbang
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:13 pm 
 

Knew I forgot something. Seconded, People of the Monolith is a very solid release.
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Poisonfume
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:55 pm 
 

Crucifiction's "Portals to the Beyond" is the sickest old-school death revival release I've heard recently, and its all Lovecraftian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLmHPOn9eq0
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qTp
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:24 am 
 

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Tyranny - Tides Of Awakening (2005)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kDifBlo7rU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFhy0hvfzg4


Lovecraftian funeral doom metal
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qTp
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:51 am 
 

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Flint Glass - Nyarlathotep (2006)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8KbRQJrGxo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bbGd61HfO8

try also this album, if you like ambient/dark ambient
http://www.discogs.com/Flint-Glass-Nyar ... ase/647532
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Hymnofwolves
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:27 am 
 

From what I've heard Nehëmah - Requiem Tenebrae contains Lovercraft inspired lyrics. I can't confirm this because the lyrics in the booklet (cd) are not readable enough. recommended nonetheless

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grauer_mausling
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:53 pm 
 

while their first demo isn't all lovecraftian, the new output from Sulphur Aeon should be right up your alley. It's called "deep deep down they sleep" (Sulphur Aeon's hymns to the old ones) and you can preview it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKmCQbcdOXo
http://www.facebook.com/SulphurAeon
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XDFFSX
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:11 pm 
 

Your right, it is right down my alley! Thats gone straight onto my to buy list. Thanks

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iormungand
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:42 am 
 

Hymnofwolves wrote:
From what I've heard Nehëmah - Requiem Tenebrae contains Lovercraft inspired lyrics. I can't confirm this because the lyrics in the booklet (cd) are not readable enough. recommended nonetheless


They do. Lyrics are readable in the vinyl version.
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suleiman
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:21 am 
 

you probably know this , but its a good reference neverthless:

http://www.hplovecraft.com/popcult/music.asp

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Thiestru
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:48 pm 
 

How could I forget to recommend Mekong Delta? I mean, they even have an album named 'The Music of Erich Zann'! Good, weird, technical, progressive thrash metal, to be sure. Give 'em a listen.

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SolstafirAquilaria
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:27 am 
 

XDFFSX wrote:
a band called Arkham Witch

If you enjoy them, you should check out The Lamp of Thoth - the former (on hold) band of 2 members of Arkham Witch. They touch upon Lovecraftian themes a bit less, but they're still present. Granted, Arkham Witch isn't all about Lovecraft either.

I suppose two very overt examples would be:

The Doom That Came to Sarnath and Shub-Niggurath - the latter of which is not on youtube, unfortunately.

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Eli_the_Destroyer
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:24 am 
 

You definitely need to hear The Grotesquery, 'tales of the coffin born' its a nice old school type death metal record with kam lee on vocals and rogga johansson on guitar, kind of king diamond type concept album, i think its based on a lovecraft story, if not it still has the necronomicon all throughout the album.

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XDFFSX
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:18 am 
 

The Grotesquery are dope. Thanks bro

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Eli_the_Destroyer
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:11 am 
 

Oh and also theres Yogth Sothoth from Columbia, they are also pretty good. Im assuming they spelled their name differently to differentiate from all the others, but who knows.

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XDFFSX
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:03 am 
 

Hmmm I thought thats who was meant by the mexican Yoght Sothoth? Cant find a single mention of that band anywhere

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andersbang
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:27 am 
 

Yeah, it's the band from Colombia, my mistake. Great stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:13 pm 
 

Pretty much all of Massacre's album From Beyond focuses on Lovecraft. Musically it is somewhere in between Scream Bloody Gore and Leprosy.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:33 am 
 

Zelkiiro wrote:
XDFFSX wrote:
or even rap (thatd be something, huh?)

I'm sure the works of Lil Wayne are horrors inflicted upon mankind by the Old Ones.

omfg xD
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:35 am 
 

Throng Of Shoggoths

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OqPHg7kHtE

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:00 pm 
 

Just released, The Great Old Ones - Al Azif


http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... zif/335553

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYs5jrzEd-Q
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