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Crescent_Moon
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:01 am 
 

Does anyone except mine excited with these news? Waiting for this.

https://www.darkessencerecords.no/dark- ... gth-album/

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 12:58 pm 
 

Could be good; if it sounds like their second album! I saw them live at Eindhoven Metal Meeting a few years ago and they certainly still captured that sound. I think like they're comparable to Hades - they're the unsung and slightly unusual bands when it comes to Norwegian black metal.
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FuneralDoomed23
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:44 pm 
 

I thought Aeternus lost their way after "And so the Night Became" I was never a fan of their straight up death metal stuff. Both "Beyond the Wandering Moon" and ASTNB are some of the best blackened death metal I have heard. I really hope this new album follows a similar theme as to those two. Looking forward to hearing a new song!

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:57 pm 
 

i thought their last album was their weakest, the first 2 albums are absolutely classics but the couple black/death the albums after that riff so hard.

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cultofkraken
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:44 am 
 

Honestly I still liked Shadows of Old, but that really was the last album I cared for. The riffs just aren’t memorable after that. I’ll still check it out though on the off chance the magic can still be rekindled.
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LordStenhammar
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:27 am 
 

A familiar name from the end of the 90's. Had the second album briefly I guess. Only vague memories of it.
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shwartzheim
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 7:14 am 
 

tomcat_ha wrote:
i thought their last album was their weakest, the first 2 albums are absolutely classics but the couple black/death the albums after that riff so hard.


For sure. I rank Shadows Of Old up their with the first two but Ascension Of Terror and A Darker Monument are both excellent. Last two are hit and miss.
Will checkout the new one.
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Naught
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:36 am 
 

I'm anticipating that this full-length album will sound akin to their first two releases, albeit intertwined with their current approach towards death metal. At any rate, I'm looking forward to a solid output by Aeternus that incorporates melodic traits akin to Beyond the Wandering Moon, and ...and So the Night Became. In particular, if the band incorporated the brooding rhythm sections interspersed throughout their debut album, then I would certainly be satisfied.

Suffice to say, I'm keeping my ear close to the wall with regards to Aeternus' upcoming album.

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TooBrute
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:41 pm 
 

I'm excited to hear what this new record has to behold

I actually really enjoyed their most recent LP "...and the Seventh His Soul Detesteth"

I think a lot of people shy away from their later discography because Aeternus is well known for their Dark Metal / Black Metal early days

But I'm one of the few that really really enjoyed their switch to a more "Blackened" Death Metal aesthetic

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Crescent_Moon
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:17 pm 
 

TooBrute wrote:
I'm excited to hear what this new record has to behold

I actually really enjoyed their most recent LP "...and the Seventh His Soul Detesteth"

I think a lot of people shy away from their later discography because Aeternus is well known for their Dark Metal / Black Metal early days

But I'm one of the few that really really enjoyed their switch to a more "Blackened" Death Metal aesthetic


Same for me. I do like their early stuff but death metal era also is very notable. There were high and low moments but their evolution goes without polar style changes.

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Lord_Jotun
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 6:30 am 
 

The problem with their later evolution is that IMHO they lost a lot of personality. On their first two albums, as well as the Dark Sorcery ep (never heard the demo), they had something pretty unique; I don't think I've ever heard another band that stood out to me as overtly BTWM/ASTNB-inspired, which is no small feat considering how oversaturated the black and death metal subgenres have become. On the other hand, their death metal albums sounds mostly fine, but so truckloads of other bands from all around the world.

I don't see them going for lame forced retreads at this point, as they seem to have carved their own path with little regards to whatever else was going on at any given moment, so if this return of older elements is something born out of genuine inspiration, we could be in for a real treat.
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blackmantram
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:55 am 
 

A new track was released yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ArysB8ZUos

Looks like they're going back to black metal, this time in the antaeus/aosoth vein.

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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:31 am 
 

I love those first two full-lengths so much that I've never brought myself to listen to anything beyond that for fear of having the illusion of perfection shattered. I keep hearing that a few of those death metal records are good, but to me part of what makes the first couple of albums so great is how many things on them are "death metal" in some sort of detached objective sense but yet the music remains, to my ears, completely black metal. I think it would be weird to hear that sound morphed into an actual death metal context.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:45 am 
 

I haven't listened to anywhere near enough Aeturnus, but from what I can tell all their albums straddle somewhere in=between death and black metal, to less and more extent. I will check this out, and take it as a reminder to check out more of their back catalogue (as this sound is really up my alley).
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booK_of_blood
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:07 pm 
 

If they are ready to unleash their new album, by all mean, let them unleash it, nobody's standing in their way...

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cultofkraken
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:17 pm 
 

blackmantram wrote:
A new track was released yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ArysB8ZUos

Looks like they're going back to black metal, this time in the antaeus/aosoth vein.


Liking this new track. Consider me interested for the first time in a long loooong time.
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Lord_Jotun
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:44 am 
 

For some reason, that was different from whatever I thought I was expecting - but not in a bad way at all.
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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:18 am 
 

this sounds like a darker monument/ascension of terror but more black metal and indeed a bit in that orthodox vein. Still definitely can hear its Aeternus. It also sounds a bit less aggressive than what theyve done in the past.

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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:35 pm 
 

I like this new track. Those ringing chords were real pretty.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:01 pm 
 

It's not bad at all. I hope the other songs have more melodic parts and more diverse instrumentation. Little flourishes like that served them well in their black metal era. Based on the titles, most excited for "Boudica".

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shwartzheim
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:01 am 
 

Wouldn't sound at all out of place on Shadows Of Old. Looking forward to the new album.
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Crescent_Moon
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:41 am 
 

Sounds more obscure than songs of previous album. Definitely worth of buying.

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Crescent_Moon
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:05 am 
 

New album officially streamed https://aeternusnor.bandcamp.com/album/heathen

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Arjan333
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:19 am 
 

Nothing new, but just thought to post this live video from some time ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1I7e1ztSxw

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Evoken
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:55 am 
 

The two new songs on their bandcamp page sound pretty solid, and do remind me a little of their earlier work. I never bothered with their more death-metal material, but I am curious to hear the rest of this Heathen album to see if it's worth getting.

But I have to say... what's with that cover for the new album? It's so boring and cheap looking. Is that really the best they could do? Throw a black and white picture of Ares on it and slap on the logo and title? Pretty lame.

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shwartzheim
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:30 am 
 

Just gave the whole album a listen and i like what i hear. Lots of clean guitar, more melodic than usual, not much blasting. Sounds like a calmer take on Shadows Of Old. Will purchase at some point.
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Leader_OCola
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:45 am 
 

i'd prefer they reissue their first 2 albums on LP than release anything new.

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cultofkraken
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:17 pm 
 

Well I am pleasantly surprised. This album is super solid front to back. I feel the Aeternus vibe again on this album and lots of little nods to ...and so the Night Became and Shadows of Old. Definitely will pick this up when I have some extra coin.
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Crescent_Moon
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:39 pm 
 

Already ordered my CD and t-shirt from Dark essence records. Album sounds very solid, not so brutal as few previous ones but very atmospheric. Definitely for those who like to spend with it more than one time.I've heard some surprising melodic lines whicn I've never heard before in their songs. Great comeback!

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