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Of_This_Night36
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 3:11 pm 
 

I'm looking for some metal (or other genres if you want, like ambient, folk, etc, but preferably metal) that takes obvious inspiration from natural settings. The sort of thing that can put you in the place they're describing.

Examples include The Days In September which is inspired by Autumn, Alpenland II which is inspired by mountains, or Ode To the Nightsky, which is inspired by outer space.

if you need more examples, there you go.
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StellarGraves
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 3:28 pm 
 

Darkspace, Alrakis, Vinterriket (Ambient most of the time)..

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Mimogrede
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Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:25 pm
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Location: Slovenia
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:57 pm 
 

hm, based on the things you described (less from the examples you've given), I would recommend this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmBbGpsUOIU
and this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd6DAZD2s9I

enjoy :)
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ClaymanOnFire
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:40 pm 
 

Is Agalloch too obvious?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ave0TvPi0DI

If Agalloch isn't setting-specific enough, you can also try Wolves in the Throne Room.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvnCLkeHtL8

Then there's October Falls' latest album "A Collapse of Faith."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm1zjGrsO_U

Immortal Souls also plays a style of Melodic Death metal that the band describes as 'Winter metal' which I think is entirely appropriate, check out their album "Wintereich."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjAiOuJAHds

There's also the German BM band Geist, their theme is the sea, and they do it with a very compelling amount of subtlety in their album "Galeere."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4sgIo33 ... ure=relmfu

If you don't mind some rather quirky Folk metal, Dalriada's "Ígéret" is very reminiscent of summery meadows (I mean, look at that album cover).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo-QYcdX ... re=related (P.S. the song didn't get cut out, it's really just 4:32 and the video just goes on anyway for some reason)

EDIT: Spaaaaaaace!


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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:43 pm 
 

There are tons of black metal, black ambient and pagan bands that put you in the setting of a forest or fields that I don't know where to start.

Forest Stream's debut album is a doom band that puts you in the setting of the band name.
Paysage D'hiver puts you in a cold blizzard. Same goes for I.C.E., Immortal's Battles in the North, and Blut Aus Nord's debut.
Wyrd's Heathen is a single song epic album putting you in the setting of raw nature in a warm way.

Those are some just for starters.
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Dave_o_rama
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:17 pm 
 

Progenie Terrestre Pura. Awesome space-themed atmospheric BM:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGsv048OPc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOy27k7SWIs
Best part? The demo's free on their bandcamp page.
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splyu
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:44 pm 
 

Non-metal: Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge.

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Garyuu
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:05 am 
 

Well, here is a band with a lot of lyrics about space.

Aurora Borealis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIDD71otOzA

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Of_This_Night36
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:36 am 
 

I know Aurora Borealis, one of my favorite bands, actually. \m/ The funny thing about Aurora Borealis is that they really don't have an atmosphere except for maybe a minute on one or two songs per album, but they still give me, personally, that feeling of atmosphere in most of their songs anyway.

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put you in the setting of a forest or fields that I don't know where to start.
That sounds nice. Especially the fields part. Find a place to start and name a few.

I've checked out some of the suggestions people have put, I really liked them so far. (Even though I already knew a few, but that could be helpful for others that are into this style, too.)
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nyarlathotepmusic
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:02 am 
 

'Blood of the Black Owl' is a Black Doom one-man band out of Washington who has a very heavy handed nature theme about his music complete with nature samples, flutes, hand drums and other naturey stuff over some actually pretty sinister sounding metal. It's very repetitive (as goes with most Doom) so it requires some patience but I find this music quite rewarding. Hopefully you do too.

http://youtu.be/i4TuxjaNlrI
http://youtu.be/S9atk5_z-WM
http://youtu.be/lfyTX3D3oW8
http://youtu.be/AixeNYyn6qg

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awheio
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:03 am 
 

Seconding Darkspace, of course! They're essential.

For fields, how about Empyrium's "Songs of Moors and Misty Fields"? It's definitely nature-inspired, but in terms of atmosphere, I think it's more devoted to melancholy itself than to conveying the fieldy-ness. But still, it does evoke those images and so on.

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splyu
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:32 am 
 

awheio wrote:
For fields, how about Empyrium's "Songs of Moors and Misty Fields"? It's definitely nature-inspired, but in terms of atmosphere, I think it's more devoted to melancholy itself than to conveying the fieldy-ness. But still, it does evoke those images and so on.

Ah, right. Actually, all Empyrium is nature-inspired. Also Vintersorg and Borknagar, both for "earthly" nature and space.

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Malthus
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:43 am 
 

Canada's Black Lotus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-hVPajQe5A

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Cyberwave
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:14 pm 
 

I made this list awhile ago if it helps.

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Malthus
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:21 pm 
 

Cyberwave wrote:


Nice list you've compiled :beer:

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IX Leviathan
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:50 pm 
 

Cyberwave wrote:


Wow, good list. Covered pretty much anything I was going to rec. Looks like I myself will be busy looking through those for the next little while. Cheers!
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hellbard
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:33 pm 
 

You should listen to Askival and Woodensthrone.. Great bands imo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCCnL0XQAtM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LecYsiGeauc

Hope you like it

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MirrorOfMadness25
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Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:00 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:36 pm 
 

[quote="ClaymanOnFire"]Is Agalloch too obvious?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ave0TvPi0DI

If Agalloch isn't setting-specific enough, you can also try Wolves in the Throne Room.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvnCLkeHtL8

Then there's October Falls' latest album "A Collapse of Faith."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm1zjGrsO_U

Immortal Souls also plays a style of Melodic Death metal that the band describes as 'Winter metal' which I think is entirely appropriate, check out their album "Wintereich."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjAiOuJAHds

There's also the German BM band Geist, their theme is the sea, and they do it with a very compelling amount of subtlety in their album "Galeere."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4sgIo33 ... ure=relmfu

If you don't mind some rather quirky Folk metal, Dalriada's "Ígéret" is very reminiscent of summery meadows (I mean, look at that album cover).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo-QYcdX ... re=related (P.S. the song didn't get cut out, it's really just 4:32 and the video just goes on anyway for some reason)

Thanks for mentioning October Falls. I'm listening to this album now, it is such beautiful music. I just came home from hiking all day and this matches my mood perfectly. Thanks again!

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Mortargag
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:15 am 
 

Tenhi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu9YFMuz17U


Just do it.

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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:57 pm 
 

http://heathenharvest.org/2012/08/17/cicadan-mother/

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u_sir_r_a_faggot
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Location: Bangladesh
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:41 am 
 

Appalachian Winter is an epic black metal band that is obsessed with mountains and obviously winter. This one man band has a lot of Ensiferum-esque clean choruses and gives its music for free download.
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TikrasTamsusNaktis
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:36 pm 
 

Seconding the "Looming Resonance" link by Wolves in the Throne Room. That band creates some of the best atmosphere in all of music

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jthompson
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:49 pm 
 

You might also check out Vindensang. The full-length is mostly on their ambient side.

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jthompson
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:39 pm 
 

Here's a sample of Vindensang

I would also recommend Falls of Rauros
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax7qTj0a ... re=related

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