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  1. Yeah, exactly. I would almost go as far as to say the somewhat amateurish aspects of it only makes it better. The imperfection of it makes it sound raw and real. Same with the production. Definitely in my top 5 favorite metal albums ever written. It never gets old and it's one of the few albums I can sit through in its entirety only to turn around and listen to the whole thing all over again immediately. It's got some of the most beautiful, most memorable riffs I've ever heard as well.
  2. Katatonia - Dance of December Souls Fuck I love this album so much. I know so many people write it off because it was early but no other album sounds like this. I love how all the reverb (intentional or not) creates such a haunting and dreamlike atmosphere. And those heavy riffs and twinkly keys. Nothing like it. Blackened roses in the cradle of sleep, whisper "our death is eternal". AUURRGH!!!
  3. I completely agree with @FatherAlabaster and @Requiem here. I, too, have sensed a decline in their music since Blackwater Park, at least in comparison with their Candlelight stuff and Still Life, which are some of my most favorite metal albums ever written. To me, there are just too many progressive rock influences which they've been adding in ever larger proportions with each subsequent album since then, that by Ghost Reveries, they really sound like a band which isn't entirely sure what they are anymore. It's not that their later albums are unlistenable - well, I called it quits after Watershed - but there isn't a whole lot that they've done recently which sticks in my mind. I believe there's a time in every band's career when they've exhausted their creative genius, or perhaps their priorities in songwriting just aren't what they used to be for any number of reasons, but when I heard the new single, it was pretty much what I was expecting - bland and forgettable. I find that many bands that talk about "progressing" or "maturing" or "evolving" are really just diluting their original unique sound. There's nothing at all wrong with melody and clean vocals (Opeth was probably the best I've ever heard at juxtaposing acoustic parts and clean singing with their overarching harshness and aggression), but in this case, as well as many other bands I listen to, it begins to come across like a sort of lack of new ideas. Which isn't surprising, when it's a band that's been around for three decades, but no matter how much I like them and their earlier material, I'm not going to call something ingenious or groundbreaking when it sounds like they've just been mentally fumbling around and struggling to come up with anything new for the last 10 years.
  4. I'm not familiar with the bands/genres you've mentioned, but maybe you'll like these(?): Dream Theater - Images and Words Annihilator - Set the World on Fire I also second Queensryche Operation Mindcrime and you might want to check out Empire, too. Candlemass, Blind Guardian, Mercyful Fate, Helloween are all great suggestions. Sorry I can't be of much help, most of what I was going to recommend has already been mentioned.
  5. Finntroll - Jaktens Tid Earlier: Finntroll - Midnattens Widunder I'm in the middle of a Finntroll binge, as you might be able to tell. 🤘 🤘
  6. For sure, one of my favorites from them.
  7. @Requiem wtf man, you are killing it. Anyway... Finntroll - Ur Jordens Djup This band always puts me in a better mood even when I feel like shit. It doesn't hurt that they don't have a single bad album, either.
  8. Type O Negative - Life Is Killing Me
  9. Impaled Nazarene - Suomi Finland Perkele
  10. Type O Negative - October Rust
  11. This is so accurate. A lot of it is garbage but when it's good, it's phenomenal.
  12. Probably feeling, for me. I tend to like music that's equally slow and intense. Tight musicianship is, of course, always appreciated, but I listen to music mainly for the feeling it gives me and the mood and atmosphere it can convey. Many of my favorite albums were early releases from my favorite bands, and while they're not nearly as polished as their later works, I enjoy the rawness and imperfection of it, because it sounds natural and somehow more passionate to my ears, even though some people might call it boring or amateurish or immature. I love when songs have lots of different riffs and are doing something different or interesting technically, but if it sounds wrapped in plastic and vacuum-sealed, I'm probably not going to like it.