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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...

 

Watain always had that theatrical approach to their live shows, but I do feel as though it took over and became more important to them than their sound after Sworn To the Dark. After seeing that tour, they've gotten progressively worse each time I've seen them play with anyone else. The last time with Mayhem was especially dull and lifeless musically. Style over substance doesn't do it for me.

 

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Eluvietie - 'Epona' 

Firstly, Anna Murphy's replacement, Fabienne Erni, sounds almost exactly like Anna Murphy, and even kind of looks like her. What the hell, that's amazing. How that managed that I'll never know. I see that they've actually changed about 80% of the line-up in the last year or two. Wow... Secondly, this band now as songs called 'A Rose for Epona' and 'Epona'. Thirdly, this song is awesome. I love this band! 

 

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2 hours ago, Requiem said:

Eluvietie - 'Epona' 

Firstly, Anna Murphy's replacement, Fabienne Erni, sounds almost exactly like Anna Murphy, and even kind of looks like her. What the hell, that's amazing. How that managed that I'll never know. I see that they've actually changed about 80% of the line-up in the last year or two. Wow... Secondly, this band now as songs called 'A Rose for Epona' and 'Epona'. Thirdly, this song is awesome. I love this band! 

 

Req I agree epona is a very good song also check out Anna  ivos Merlin other band cellar darling its very different from eluveitie 

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Just now, Thrashman said:

Depravity - Silence Of The Centuries

Thanks to FatherAlabaster for yet another great recommendation.

Hell yes. Glad you're digging it. Hope you enjoy some of the others too, some of it might be a little weird/lo-fi/doomy for your taste. Check out Demigod and Adramelech next, if you haven't already.

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2 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Hell yes. Glad you're digging it. Hope you enjoy some of the others too, some of it might be a little weird/lo-fi/doomy for your taste. Check out Demigod and Adramelech next, if you haven't already.

Plenty of stuff I liked the sound of in that post, will be giving more of it a proper listen for sure.

But yeah, absolutely loving this Depravity EP.

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Just now, Thrashman said: Depravity - Silence Of The Centuries

Thanks to FatherAlabaster for yet another great recommendation.

Hell yes. Glad you're digging it. Hope you enjoy some of the others too, some of it might be a little weird/lo-fi/doomy for your taste. Check out Demigod and Adramelech next, if you haven't already.

 

If you dig it, check through my death metal recommendations thread too. It has been ages since I updated it, but there's a ton of stuff in there.

 

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Depravity - Silence Of The Centuries

Depravity - Remasquerade

Immolation - Here In After

Incantation - Mortal Throne Of Nazarene

 

Damn, that's all top shelf.

 

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40 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

If you dig it, check through my death metal recommendations thread too. It has been ages since I updated it, but there's a ton of stuff in there.

I second this. There's a bunch of great stuff in there, and I'm pretty sure I haven't even listened to all of the bands you've posted. I like the idea of also having smaller, more focused threads that could be easier to navigate and digest; I think/hope there's room for all of them here. I've had a good time posting in the old-school thread since it lines up with a lot of my listening habits, and I don't want to accidentally bog down your thread with duplicates.

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40 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said: If you dig it, check through my death metal recommendations thread too. It has been ages since I updated it, but there's a ton of stuff in there.

I second this. There's a bunch of great stuff in there, and I'm pretty sure I haven't even listened to all of the bands you've posted. I like the idea of also having smaller, more focused threads that could be easier to navigate and digest; I think/hope there's room for all of them here. I've had a good time posting in the old-school thread since it lines up with a lot of my listening habits, and I don't want to accidentally bog down your thread with duplicates.

 

There's always room for everyone's recommendations, I don't want to step on any toes or downplay the significance of the posts of others. My style for those has just been to add all of the death metal bands that I listen to, but focused posts can be more effective in a lot of ways.

 

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Ex Deo track ones. Allow me to explain. 

Fun fact: This Roman metal band has three albums out now, and while I enjoy the entirety of them all, each album's first track is absolutely incredible if you like epic fist-pumping melodic anthems. The funny thing is though, it's like they can only write one near perfect song per album, and they put it as track one each time. For anyone interested, the songs are these: 

Album: 'Romulus' (2009) - Track 1: 'Romulus'

Album: 'Caligvla' (2012) - Track 1: 'I Caligvla'

Album: 'The Immortal Wars'  (2017) - Track 1: 'The Rise of Hannibal'

If you like Roman history and you like metal, listen to these three masterpiece songs regularly. 

My Dying Bride - 'The Manuscript' EP 

I've made my feelings clear about the recent output of MDB in the MDB thread in the Doom Metal forum, but this little EP that was recorded during the 'A Map of All Our Failures' sessions is my favourite work of their's since 'Songs of Darkness, Words of Light' back in 2004. 

The closing track 'Only Tears to Replace Her With' is a masterpiece. 

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