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I did go check out that Gra EP you recommended. I wasn't too impressed by it, but through them I found Furia, who I really enjoy, especially Martwa Polska Jesien. I've also been listening to a bit of Massemord, Kriegmaschine, and Plaga over the past few days. Lots of good black metal coming out over there! Furia is definitely my favorite of the bunch, for their melodies and the vocal approach. I like the vocal patterns, and I like hearing people sing in their own languages. Can you recommend any other similar bands?

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Well, speaking of Gra now my rating would be lower. I mean - I like this EP, but it's just solid portion of black metal, and nothing more. I also like Furia very much, but I am a bit dissapointed by their new EP W Melancholii. Martwa Polska Jesień is also my fav by the way, and I'm a bit worried that they can't do something better than this. I mean - their new albums are OK, but it is not as magical as the debut. If you want more, check out other stuff from Let The World Burn crew (Morowe, FDS, Seagulls Insane And Swans Deceased Mining Out The Void) and Arkona (PL) - though it's more oldchsool band.

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Great, thank you! I'll look for those bands. I'm listening to the new Mgla album (With Hearts Toward None) now, and I have to say I don't like it as much. It seems like a lot of the same melodies and chords, over and over. A few bands went for a more atmospheric post-rock sound, like Drudkh and the later Furia stuff, and it just doesn't seem to have the same energy. This Mgla album has a great sound, but the songwriting is a bit lazy.

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