Often used to describe bands like Pantera and Exhorder. With mid-tempo riffs similar to those found in Thrash Metal and a tendency to focus more on groovy syncopation and heaviness than outright speed.
Devourment 'Obscene Majesty' - first listen of this. Disappointing start with a scratchy sound to the guitar but picks up nicely after 3 tracks.
Necros Christos 'Doom of the Occult' - there's so much good on here that it is almost unforgivable how hard the listener has to work to get through all the instrumental pieces to enjoy the quality of the songwriting and musicianship. 23 tracks people!
@Benjaminc81 Well, I didn't visit Euronymous's grave or the site of the Helvete store or anything like that either.
It wasn't about that for me, and it actually never occurred to me at the time, although I probably would go to those places if I ever went to Norway again. At the time it was more for me the experience of being inspired by the landscapes which had also inspired so many of my favourite musicians. And a lot of viking sites and museums as I'm a lifelong history fan.
Unlike you I haven't had the luxury of visiting Norway since childhood, as Norway is pretty much at the opposite end of the Earth from Australia. Perhaps that was why the experience of visiting was so profound for me, even without stalking musicians, which I would never do.
Having said that, I'd certainly be interested in reading about people's experiences who did visit some of those specific sites. For instance, I've hung out plenty of times at the Rainbow Bar and Grill in Hollywood, and it's 100% due to 80s hair metal scene hahaha. I'm not above a bit of sightseeing. I can't imagine it's overly stimulating looking at the closed shop-front or a small grave marker though. I've been to Jim Morrison's grave etc in Paris and it was pretty underwhelming, although Oscar Wilde's grave was great.
When I started this thread I was actually interested in any interesting experiences, like backstage stories and things like that. I remember a forum user posting about how he went drinking with Mayhem and Blasphemer got in a fight etc. which was interesting and funny. I thought it could be cool to have a thread about any scene-based experiences members have had.
Let's see if there are any takers. I've got at least one more story saved up in case no one else posts and I've overestimated forum interest in this idea.
Maria Arkhipova is my new favourite vocalist. This fucker can growl some. Been a week of lending my ear to some genres and sub-genres of metal I don't always listen too very much (or have previously dismissed outright) and this pagan/folk metal stuff is sitting quite well at present. Sat here overlooking the fields opposite my house with weather nowhere near as grim as Maria's vocals but still picking up the right vibes nonetheless.