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I think it's a crime this band doesn't have its own thread yet, so I'm starting one.

Anyone else hear the new single? I've been waiting rather impatiently for these guys to put something new out and this doesn't disappoint. It's better than I was expecting it to be and I'm happy the production isn't an ultra compressed wall of indistinguishable sound that like 99.9% of bands are doing nowadays. This is by far the most excited I've been about new music in 3 or 4 years at least. Can't wait to hear the new album.

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Nice idea for a thread. 

Like a lot of people I got caught up with 1349 when Frost joined, and I own 'Liberation', 'Beyond the Apocalypse' and 'Revelations of the Black Flame'. 

I can't say I really love any of them, although I quite like 'Beyond...', even though I rarely listen to it. I didn't gel with 'Revelations...' at all and found it too experimental for my taste. The CDs sort of sit there in my collection and I look and them, pick them up, flip through the booklet, then put them back and play something else. 

The new song is pretty cool. I don't dislike it, but at the same time it just seems to exist... there's not a lot of evil atmosphere or emotional riffs going on there. It kind of clatters along. I do enjoy it, and I read in the youtube comments(!) that it is one part of a group of musical interpretations of a Munch painting in various genres that have been commissioned by the Norwegian government. That's a really clever and cool thing to do, and I'd be interested in hearing the other songs to be honest. 

So yeah, I guess I dig 1349, but they've never really blown me away. What are your favourite releases from these lads? 

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Yeah, I was kind of surprised by that. I personally don't mind a bit more melodic approach, although I kind of feel like the opening and closing riff were kind of just tacked on to make the song more...I don't know...palatable? I guess what's important to me is that they still maintain their signature despite the more melodic (dare I say progressive?) aspects, because nearly all of my favorite bands have thrown away what made them unique in order to "evolve" into a generic sound. This makes me even more curious about what the new album is going to sound like, in any case.

I don't think I could pick a favorite album from them. It's true they don't really tread any new ground as far as the genre in question, and I probably like them a bit more than I would otherwise simply because Frost is behind the kit. I guess if I had to pick a favorite, maybe Hellfire? 

That being said, I believe this band is very much an acquired taste. The first time I ever heard any of their material it was almost unlistenable, if that makes any sense. But I became enamored with their sound and couldn't stop listening and now they're one of my favorite current black metal outfits. I remember hearing Liberation for the first time and I immediately imagined Dante's Inferno or something, the atmosphere was just incredible. Also I've been dying to see these guys live for years and have never gotten the chance. From the videos I've seen they put on one hell of a live show (pun intended?) 

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yes their single are absolutely amazing.i am feel if they're little bit change into more "atmospheric black" music direction. but their guitar works always impress me. and also don't forget to Frost still kicking ass while he performing not so brutal like their earlier album on this song but still impress me.sadly it just new EP not a full-length but i hope they will release new album soon 

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7 hours ago, ivanderneymar said:

yes their single are absolutely amazing.i am feel if they're little bit change into more "atmospheric black" music direction. but their guitar works always impress me. and also don't forget to Frost still kicking ass while he performing not so brutal like their earlier album on this song but still impress me.sadly it just new EP not a full-length but i hope they will release new album soon 

I read an interview back in 2017 where Archaon was talking about how they were beginning work on a new full length. Also I think they mentioned back in the summer that the album would probably be out this year(?) but I can't remember what the source was. But I'm assuming if they've been writing new material there should be a new album soon. It's been ages since Cauldron.

I listen to a lot of different music so I don't care so much about sub-genres or if they change their sound a bit. I'm genuinely just happy they're still around. They're one of a declining number of bands whose new material interests me, and one of the only bands I'd pay good money to see as their live show still offers something valuable in my opinion other than being a nostalgia act.

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10 hours ago, Depraved said:

 

I listen to a lot of different music so I don't care so much about sub-genres or if they change their sound a bit. I'm genuinely just happy they're still around. They're one of a declining number of bands whose new material interests me, and one of the only bands I'd pay good money to see as their live show still offers something valuable in my opinion other than being a nostalgia act.

yes agreed. they've lot changes their musical direction since few years back.when their last of 2 album they're more went to technicality side's on their music.but who's care about sub-genres labeled They're still kicking ass and i am very like their entire discography. and this is can be prove if 1349 aren't generic black metal typical while just put same formula on every albums. 

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