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Heavy Metal Dumpster Diving Revisited 5 - Decameron - My Shadow


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Heavy Metal Dumpster Diving Revisited 5 - Decameron - My Shadow  

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  1. Decameron - My Shadow - Yay or Nay?

    Released 1996 Decameron was always in the B- or C-league of Swedish Melodic Black metal. Despite this they were far from bad, and I think My Shadow has some really neat songs/riffs, even though their lack of experience shows in the compositional elements.
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I am not generally a fan of melodic black metal but this is quite good (and a lot better than Dissection or same period Opeth - early Opeth more black metal than death metal IMO)!  :P). 

There's enough non-BM seques to keep me interested and the music is well written and production good (ie not over produced and fits well with classic 1990s melodic death metal production).

 

EDIT: In fact it takes me way back to the late 1990s when I was discovering a lot of this stuff.

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3 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

 Definitely some bright spots here but the transitions between riffs are jarring,

 

Yeah, that's how I feel too. They were yet to master the art of stringing riffs and sections into actual songs. At least on a consistant basis

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1 minute ago, SurgicalBrute said:

I agree they're jarring, but to me it's no more jarring then you'd hear in a typical technical metal band. Makes me wonder if they'd have maybe leaned into that side of things a bit harder if they'd have kept going

True. But if Johan had submitted a typical technical metal band I would have graded it Z-grade turdburger. 

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