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51 minutes ago, Balor said:

"Exercises in Futility" is a great album.  What has kept you away from Mgła until now?

I'm very picky when it comes to atmospheric black metal and at first I found Mgla to be a little bland. Now though I'm starting to see why so many people praise them. 

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18 minutes ago, MattCantina said:

I'm very picky when it comes to atmospheric black metal and at first I found Mgla to be a little bland. Now though I'm starting to see why so many people praise them. 

I have never thought of them as atmospheric bm before, but rather as a cleaner, "polished" version of Darkthrone.

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37 minutes ago, MattCantina said:

I'm very picky when it comes to atmospheric black metal and at first I found Mgla to be a little bland. Now though I'm starting to see why so many people praise them. 

I still don't understand the accolades. I think they're playing it safe. They sounded like they had great potential when I first heard them, but IMO they haven't delivered on it yet.

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@ Requiem---I hope to come back tomorrow when I have more time and check out the cradle thing you suggested...Thanks!! Yup, "Thornography" was always my favorite cradle album followed by "Nymphetamine"--

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1 hour ago, ParisNavy said:

@ Requiem---I hope to come back tomorrow when I have more time and check out the cradle thing you suggested...Thanks!! Yup, "Thornography" was always my favorite cradle album followed by "Nymphetamine"--

Good stuff. Would love to hear your thoughts. 

Also, if you want a forum user to know you are addressing them, make sure you either quote the message you are responding to or tag them by doing the 'at' sign followed by their name without a space, like @ParisNavy

I only saw this due to my preternatural sixth sense. 

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Ok, probably more accurate to say “Top 3 of the last 6 weeks” in my case.  Consistency is not my strong point in terms of this thread of late.

Candlemass “Nigthfall” - absolute masterpiece.  Love the theatre and majesty of the sound here, the operatic vocals and killer riffs combine to perfect effect.

Vektor “Black Future” - I am a dick sometimes (only sometimes).  Like when I first heard Vektor, got caught up in the “retro-Thrash” tag/label and reacted like a child having to eat their greens in the vain hope there was ice cream for desert.  There wasn’t,  if only I had dropped my conceived and misguided expectations I would have realised that ice cream was being served for starter, main and dessert.  Astonishing record.  The dick is dead, long live the dick!

Exodus “Fabulous Disaster” - nostalgia plays a heavy part in my third choice given I used to own this on vinyl as a teenager and until this past week I hadn’t heard this record for over twenty years.  There’s some curved balls here like “Low Rider” for example but when they hit the groove they fucking nail it on the likes of “Toxic Waltz” and “Cajun Hell”.

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11 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

Vektor “Black Future” - I am a dick sometimes (only sometimes).  Like when I first heard Vektor, got caught up in the “retro-Thrash” tag/label and reacted like a child having to eat their greens in the vain hope there was ice cream for desert.  There wasn’t,  if only I had dropped my conceived and misguided expectations I would have realised that ice cream was being served for starter, main and dessert.  Astonishing record.  The dick is dead, long live the dick!

Glad to hear you're warming up to them, it's impressive and ambitious music.

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