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Author:  Cyberwave [ Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:36 pm ]
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We have a couple of amazing threads for 80s-90s OSDM, but I think the "new school of OSDM" or whatever you prefer to call it deserves some appreciation too! There's actually a lot of good stuff out nowadays, like Blaspherian and what-not. Hopefully we can get some more obscure recommendations in here too.

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In the Shadow of the Cross by Omision. Omision are a Mexican band who play some really kickass stuff. It ranges from more mid-paced to pretty fast and aggressive. Has somewhat of a grind edge like Terrorizer here and there.

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Venenum by Venenum. Originally a demo, it was remastered and released as an EP late last year. The actual death metal is great, nice and atmospheric. There are some acoustic tracks as well. That cover art alone deserves a mention, eh?

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The Chills by Horrendous. Awesome sounding US death metal with some doom metal qualities and a Swedish-like sound. Bits of Autopsy, Entombed, and other classics can be heard. Probably the first truly great album of 2012 in my opinion.

Author:  Hircine [ Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:17 pm ]
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Tormented - Rotten Death

This album sounds hot. Uses the whole Stockholm style guitar sound, but seems to have this extra hellish sound to the guitar.

Author:  Notorious Arab [ Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:20 pm ]
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If you like Autopsy, Impetigo and the likes...get this.

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Author:  dreadmeat [ Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:53 pm ]
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Cyberwave wrote:
Venenum by Venenum. That cover art alone deserves a mention, eh?
yeah man, really cool cover art.
tormented are awesome! everything of theirs i've heard is top notch apart from that deep purple cover [black knight?]
scrap that, i was thinking of Infestdead

do rotten sound fit in this category?

Author:  TheDragonaut [ Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:02 pm ]
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Rotten Sound are more more deathgrind than OSDM...

Author:  I Am the Law [ Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:46 pm ]
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Tribulation - The Horror
Repugnant - Epitome of Darkness
Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels (I actually don't really consider this a "revivalist" or "retro" album, but it fits in because it's closer to that than the rest of the DM scene, imo)

Author:  Malthus [ Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:56 pm ]
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Author:  Turner [ Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:02 pm ]
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that Venenum cover looks amazing. i must hear it.

Author:  MGSX666 [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:28 am ]
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Author:  DemonHellSpawn [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:38 am ]
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Malthus wrote:
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Derp face.

Author:  Turner [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:39 am ]
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the Venenum EP wasn't very good :( not BAD, just nothing worth listening to twice.

Author:  triggerhappy [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:15 am ]
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Cannabis Corpse isn't very oldschool, but it sure as hell is kickass.

Author:  ENKC [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:37 am ]
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I won't win much respect in this thread for saying it, but Bloodbath are my favourite OSDM revival band. I also like Blood Mortized, and I'm not completely sold on Tribulation but they are growing on me.

Author:  Cyberwave [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:20 am ]
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ENKC wrote:
I won't win much respect in this thread for saying it, but Bloodbath are my favourite OSDM revival band. I also like Blood Mortized, and I'm not completely sold on Tribulation but they are growing on me.


Eh, I think the criticism against them isn't entirely justified. I don't find them as amazing as you do, but I have no real issues with them. Besides, I've noticed they toned done the obvious Swedish OSDM influences a bit with newer releases anyway, so even though they've become more modern, they've still got their own sound so to speak. Anyway, time for a few more posts. Again, I think it'd be nice to try and keep the posts more limited to obscurer stuff. Disma for example are absolutely phenomenal, but they've already been on so many year-end-lists by now that they're more well known.

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Gods of Death by Cianide. These guys have been around for awhile for those who don't know. They've polished up their sound a little, but it's still thick guitars, bass heavy drums, and crushing vocals in a death doom style. I absolutely love these guys, personally.

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Karnarium by Karnarium. Awesome death metal from Sweden. The bass is the highlight of this album for once, it's actually audible and kinda groovy at times. Great stuff.

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The Calling Depths by Lvcifyre. Insanely awesome blackened death metal. More intense than most "OSDM revival" and I suppose it'd be pushing it to actually use that term in some regards, but lyrically and spiritually it stays true to OSDM in my opinion.

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The Sun of Moloch by Wrathprayer. Holy mother of fuck do I want this album. It was supposed to come out December 31st, but it's not uploaded on their Bandcamp yet and I don't think Nuclear War Now Productions has released it on physical format yet, or if they have it must be limited or something. Only one track from it is online, but it sounds awesome.

Author:  triggerhappy [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:04 am ]
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That Wrathprayer album art is FUCKING AMAZING. Checking it out right away.

Author:  Cyberwave [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:11 am ]
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triggerhappy wrote:
That Wrathprayer album art is FUCKING AMAZING. Checking it out right away.


It's by the Russian artist Denis Forkas Kostromitin. He's made some other really good art for metal artists like Dead Reptile Shrine, Horseback, Ave Maria, and so forth. That Wrathprayer cover is my favorite, but the cover for Locrian and Horseback's split album is really, really good too.

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Not to change the thread topic, but yeah.

Author:  CrushedRevelation [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:21 am ]
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Holy ball-tearing hell, that artwork is intense. Love it.

I'll contribute with a couple:
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Gorephilia - Ascend To Chaos. Finnish old-school worship done well, with a knack for some damn heavy song craft. Simplistic, but pummeling.

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Corpsessed - The Dagger And The Chalice. Another Finnish outfit, with a skin flaying, blistering approach. Very dark, claustrophobic stuff. Excellent.

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Cruciamentum - Engulfed In Desolation

Along with the brilliant Convocation Of Crawling Chaos demo, this band is probably more well known by now, but takes nothing away from the intensity of their devotion to death metal.

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Bastard Priest - Ghouls Of The Endless Night. Swedish as hell, with a nasty punkish edge to it, this album along with the debut is as old-school worshiping as it gets.

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Claws - Absorbed In The Nethervoid. More Finnish old-school brilliance. The monstrous, murky guitar and demonic vocals are a particular highlight, along with ripping song writing.

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Invidious - In Death. Rather obscure, and off kilter Swedish group who don't believe in holding back on the filth.

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Obliteration - Nekropsalms. Stunning, Norwegian death metal taking cues from most of the 80's and 90's breed of death metal. Highly recommended.

Might come back with some more later. Tired now.

Author:  Pottseh [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:00 am ]
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Mandatory - Adrift Beyond. The band's been around since 2001, but just released their first full length in 2010. I highly recommend the ...Where They Bleed EP as well.

Author:  Hircine [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:24 am ]
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I kinda want to post Epitome of Darkness on here, but its about a decade old and is kinda too obvious...

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So, I'll post The Horror by Tribulation instead. I always think this album sounds like a 1970s Italian horror film soundtrack sped up and played backwards. Great atmosphere.

Heard good things about Maim and Morbus Chron as well.

Author:  Poisonfume [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:08 am ]
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Most of these are super obvious. And Epitome of Darkness is not almost a decade old, Hircine, its from 2006!

Crucifiction - Portals to the Beyond
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Hatespawn - Ascent from the Kingdom Below
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Necrovorous - Funeral for the Sane
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Kaamos - S/T
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SECONDING THE MIGHTY DEAD CONGREGATION AND CRUCIAMENTUM!

Grave Miasma - Exalted Emanation
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Repugnant - Epitome of Darkness
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Funebrarum - The Sleep of Morbid Dreams
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Necros Christos - Triune Impurity Rites
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Drowned - Viscera Terrae
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Author:  Hircine [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:48 am ]
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Poisonfume wrote:
Most of these are super obvious. And Epitome of Darkness is not almost a decade old, Hircine, its from 2006!


wait, what?

lol, looked it up. I thought I was talking about the Hecatomb EP. Which came out in 1999. Derp of the highest order.

EDIT: turns out it was recorded in 2002, which is what I was actually thinking of.

Author:  Poisonfume [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:15 am ]
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Hircine wrote:
Poisonfume wrote:
Most of these are super obvious. And Epitome of Darkness is not almost a decade old, Hircine, its from 2006!


wait, what?

lol, looked it up. I thought I was talking about the Hecatomb EP. Which came out in 1999. Derp of the highest order.

EDIT: turns out it was recorded in 2002, which is what I was actually thinking of.


How time has flown! When I think of 'a decade ago' I still think of the 90's. That is why I don't consider anything that came out in the 00's original 'old school', only 'old school revival'.

Author:  Hircine [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:45 am ]
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Even though the same amount of time has passed since British Steel to Left Hand Path. :p

Author:  americanholocaust [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:28 pm ]
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Notorious Arab wrote:
If you like Autopsy, Impetigo and the likes...get this.

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I've been wearing this out since last night. Seriously, this is some of my new favorite shit.

Author:  Cyberwave [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:07 pm ]
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Atonement Ritual by Embrace of Thorns. They've been getting a bit more recognition lately. Great mix of death and black metal, especially black metal but with and OSDM riffing flare.

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Host of Rotting Flesh by Daemonicus. Killer album from some Swedes. Very chuggy, no real emphasis on fast blastbeats. It's actually very OSDM sounding because of how simplistic it often is. Totally legit, brah.

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Eroded by Eroded. A compilation album of the bands two EPs. It's really good Swedish styled DM from Italy. Not much to say about it actually, but yeah, 'tis good.

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Triumph and Revenge by Helcaraxë. If people know of this band, it's because of their second album, which was more melodic in a sense, but even then it was still pretty intense. Father Befouled did a split with this band once too that's well worth checking out.

Author:  JT Rager [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:17 pm ]
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Supreme Pain - Divine Incarnation

While this isn't entirely OSR, it's got plenty of old school elements, and is definitely one of my favorite albums of 2011. Think a lot of the dark atmosphere/melody of the Chasm or Immolation, and it's a good idea of what you'll hear.

Author:  Cyberwave [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:08 pm ]
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Speaking of The Chasm, Infinitum Obscure's album called Sub Atris Caelis is pretty good DM in that style.

Author:  I Am the Law [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:12 pm ]
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Oh and I forgot to mention Undergang

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They have that fuzzy Stockholm sound, but they don't really clone Swedish DM. The riffing is pretty different from those types of bands. They have a new album coming out on February 1st, so that's one to definitely look forward to.

Author:  BeholdtheNicktopus [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:36 pm ]
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Holy god Wrathprayer is insane. Neither Nuclear War Now! nor Ross Bay Cult have said anything about the delay :(.

Author:  Cyberwave [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:44 pm ]
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BeholdtheNicktopus wrote:
Holy god Wrathprayer is insane. Neither Nuclear War Now! nor Ross Bay Cult have said anything about the delay :(.


Well, NWN! released a list of upcoming 2012 releases for Q1 of January and early 2012. They listed the releases in suspected order of release and Wrathprayer is on there.

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-Blasphemophagher “Nuclear Empire of Apocalypse” Full Color TS
-Blasphemophagher “…For Chaos, Obscurity and Desolation…” Full Color TS
-Carpathian Forest “Bloodlust and Perversion” DLP
-Black Witchery “Desecration of the Holy Kingdom” TS (Red logo, white art, red title, red cross on back)
-Proclamation “Nether Tombs of Abaddon” LP/Pic LP/CD
-Varathron ” Genesis of the Unaltered Evil” DLP and Die Hard 3xLP
-Masacre “Metal Medallo Attack” LP (Both early MLPs on one LP)
-Wrathprayer debut LP/Pic LP
-Antichrist “Sacrament of Blood” CD
-Antediluvian “Though The Cervix Of Hawaah” LP Book
-Winterblut “Der 6. Danach” Black Metal LP (Lim to 250)
-Winterblut “Der 6. Danach” Keyboard LP (Lim to 250)
-Embrace of Thorns “Praying for Absolution” CD
-Revenge “Scum.Collapse.Eradication” CD (USA Territory)
-Revenge “Retaliation.Doom.Eradication” Promo 7” (Will be given away for free with vinyl orders)

Author:  BeholdtheNicktopus [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:52 pm ]
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Ah, thanks. Guess I missed it in my frenzy. It can't come out soon enough.

Author:  NecroSonata [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:06 pm ]
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Whether anyone is considering any of these obvious or not, I haven't listened to anything except Repugnant so am planning on working my way through this thread in the same vein as the other, slowly but surely. Ta all.

Author:  Subrick [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:27 pm ]
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Lago, Lago, LAGO.

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Blessed Are the Sick-styled Morbid Angel meets Emperor.

Author:  Cyberwave [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:39 pm ]
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Oath of the Abyss by Ritual Necromancy. Has an OSDM edge, an some really raw, filthy Incantation styling to it. Very raw.

Author:  brmln [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:55 pm ]
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Ignivomous yet. "Death Transmutation" is some good Incantation-style death metal.

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Author:  lord_ghengis [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:20 pm ]
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And while we're on Australian OSDM, can't ignore Cemetery Urn either

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Both are great, I think The Conquered are Burned is a bit better though. Funebrarum's Sleep of Morbid Dreams (Already mentioned) is my favourite album of the whole movement. That one is godly, perfect combinations of US murky doominess, and New York bludgeoning, combined with Finnish weirdness and catchiness.

Author:  Cyberwave [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:38 pm ]
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The Spell of Damnation by Ominous Crucifix. Another band to keep an eye on, their first album came out earlier this month I believe. Very good stuff reminiscent of Necros Christos, Asphyx, etc.

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Through the Eyes of Death by Morta Skuld. A collection of various older, remastered 90s demos and what-not. Pretty good stuff.

Author:  savagevelocithrash [ Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:23 pm ]
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Infernus Serpest - "Born Of The Fire And The Black Light"
outstanding debut. some similarities with Kaamos. fast and intense swedish sounding Death Metal.

Afasia - "Confinement"
crushing Death/Doom Metal.

seconding Morbus Chron. "Sleepers In The Rift" is a fucking masterpiece. same with Miasmal debut.

the last Deteriorot album, "The Faithless" is fucking cool, but i don't know if this count, since the band is old (first demo came out in 1992).

also, if you like old South American Death/Thrash Metal, try to get the Deathly Scythe's demo, "Will Of Death"... pure Sadism/Atomic Aggressor/Death Yell/early Sepultura worship.

Edit: the Wrathprayer track on NWN's bandcamp sounds amazing... that one songs shreds anything on the demo (the tape sounds like a washing machine... but i kinda like it)

Author:  Delta_Wing [ Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:08 pm ]
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Lifeless form Dortmund Germany are one of my favorite new OSDM acts. They are damn catchy and heavy as hell. They do ride the coattails of early Stockholm dm, but without being complete clones, and definitely have a distinct style all their own.

I highly recommend their album Beyond the Threshold of Death.

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Author:  matras [ Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:18 pm ]
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Went in here to post Tribulation, but since that is already done, why not mention those guy's other band?

Stench: "In Putrescence"
This sounds like I wanted the follow-up to At the Gates "The Red in the Sky..." to sound. At least to these ears.

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