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Paradise Lost - 'The Longest Winter' single

So the cover looks like Katatonia's 'Brave Murder Day' and the title sounds like Katatonia's 'The Longest Year'. Am I reading too much into that?

As a song, it seems pretty cool on the first few listens, but it's not spectacular. It certainly doesn't remind me of the 'Gothic' and 'Shades of God' albums, which it was apparently supposed to do, but that's fine. The guitar tone here would sound at home in Stockholm in 1991 and I'm not blown away but its use in a doom/gothic track. Gosh it's rough and it sort of hurts to listen to. I have the sound way down and it's hurting my ears. Mastering? 

Strange old track this one. It'll be interesting to hear it in the context of the rest of the album. 

 

 

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Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter  ...another album I loved as a teenager that I've only listened to a handful of times over the last many years. I suppose I'm back in the mood for melodic Swedish black metal. Fans of "Vittra" and "Far Away From The Sun" will probably like this.

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Schammasch "The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite"

EDIT - Genuinely not getting the hype here.  This is like a poor man's Ruins Of Beverast, full of ritualistic tendency but without any of the looming nefarious menace delivered by the complex, dark, cinematic capability of Ruins..

It's a bit a dull really.

 

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28 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

Schammasch "The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite"

EDIT - Genuinely not getting the hype here.  This is like a poor man's Ruins Of Beverast, full of ritualistic tendency but without any of the looming nefarious menace delivered by the complex, dark, cinematic capability of Ruins..

It's a bit a dull really.

 

Haha, ok, I was going to ask what you thought of this but you went ahead and told us before I could. I had a similar issue with Triangle, which I guess I'll revisit in the spirit of fairness, but I don't understand why people are falling over themselves to lavish praise on this band.

NP: Ocean Machine - Biomech

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6 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Schammasch "The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite"

EDIT - Genuinely not getting the hype here.  This is like a poor man's Ruins Of Beverast, full of ritualistic tendency but without any of the looming nefarious menace delivered by the complex, dark, cinematic capability of Ruins..

It's a bit a dull really.

 

I've heard their first album -which-I liked- when it came out, but nothing since. Seems as if I should revisit this band to see what they're about... 

NP: Autopsy-Mental Funeral

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8 hours ago, deathstorm said:

Some korn eluveitie epona love this song nice acoustic track hey requiem the new eluveitie is pretty good the lyrics are in Gaulish which is ancient Celtic  language spoken between four million Bc to 4 million ad 

I'm actually pretty interested in hearing the new Eluvietie - thanks for the recommendation. I'm a bit nervous about Anna Murphy not being there anymore, but to be honest I sort of lost a little interest in the band even when she was there, so this could be a good move. The lyrics in Gaulish sound cool. Amazing they'll still be speaking Gaulish far into the future. 

5 hours ago, salmonellapancake said:

Watain- "The Wild Hunt"

For the longest time, something about Watain just turned me off, but I'm warming up to them. It is very cool how they use unique rhythmic and melodic motifs with enough of a Black Metal aesthetic to still draw in the "true" crowd.

What turned/turns me off are the over the top visuals and theatrics. They used to be the real deal but now they feel like a B grade Dimmu Borgir. The music is certainly amazing though and I do love those Watain albums, including this one. For some reason I actually have two copies of 'The Wild Hunt' - a regular jewel case and a special box sort of edition. I think I ordered one of them by accident during a night of drunken revels. 

1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

...and now it's in my head too. Thanks so much.

Don't blame him. He didn't start the fire, it was always burning...

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18 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

POPOV VODKA MOLOTOV

BAGELS AND KALASHNIKOVS

REQUIEM 

BLOWN AWAY

WHAT ELSE DO I HAVE TO SAY

 

...dammit, I don't want this song in my head.

It must have been a pretty popular song at one point because I still remember lines from it too. Weird. 

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On 7/8/2017 at 6:28 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

Hell yes, this and their debut are phenomenal.

I checked it out after seeing your thread in the black metal section. Great recommendation.

Current playlist: DHG - A Umbra Omega and The Deathtrip - Deep Drone Master

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