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9 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

That's such a great album. My other favorites from them are Antithesis of Light and Atra Mors, if you're in the mood for Evoken, don't skip those ones.

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Excellent, I'll listen to them both. I know I heard Atra Mors when it came out but I wasn't feeling doomy at the time. Something about the style is really clicking for me lately, and this album in particular keeps drawing me back. It seems to calm me down almost immediately, which is something I really need right now, life and my normal listening habits have become frustrating and unsatisfying.

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Excellent, I'll listen to them both. I know I heard Atra Mors when it came out but I wasn't feeling doomy at the time. Something about the style is really clicking for me lately, and this album in particular keeps drawing me back. It seems to calm me down almost immediately, which is something I really need right now, life and my normal listening habits have become frustrating and unsatisfying.
I know the feeling, doom has been going a long way to calm my nerves lately as well. Evoken, almost as a rule, seem to only release great albums, but those three are my favorites from them. I really wish I remembered more of their live set, but I drank a lot that night.

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3 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I know the feeling, doom has been going a long way to calm my nerves lately as well. Evoken, almost as a rule, seem to only release great albums, but those three are my favorites from them. I really wish I remembered more of their live set, but I drank a lot that night.

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The other one I've been listening to lately is Quietus, and I enjoy it, but it hasn't drawn me in like the debut did.

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19 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Sacramentum - Far Away From the Sun
@Requiem, have you ever heard this? Seems like it would be right up your alley. These guys are the Swedish melodic black metal elite, I think they're even better than Dissection et all.
 

 


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Top shelf. I don't get the same enjoyment from The Coming Of Chaos, but this one's great. I'm with you on preferring them to Dissection.

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17 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

That album has one of the worst mixes ever, but the music is so good it doesn't even matter.

I'm really enjoying ATG so far after going through the first 2 albums. The drumming and the riffs are awesome. However, maybe it's just a matter of what I'm used to but I find myself wishing I could mute the vocals and just listen to the rest of the band. I'm not sure what you call it but the little whiny "cracks" between Lindberg's shrieks, kinda like an adolescent male voice cracking because it's changing, annoy me. Again maybe it's just a style I'm not used to.

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I'm really enjoying ATG so far after going through the first 2 albums. The drumming and the riffs are awesome. However, maybe it's just a matter of what I'm used to but I find myself wishing I could mute the vocals and just listen to the rest of the band. I'm not sure what you call it but the little whiny "cracks" between Lindberg's shrieks, kinda like an adolescent male voice cracking because it's changing, annoy me. Again maybe it's just a style I'm not used to.
I can understand it not being for everyone, but that vocal style is something I truly love about old ATG. The first two albums of theirs are incredible, even though I hate that some of the songs on the second abruptly start and end with an "unfinished" feeling. They were masters of their craft, and sold out when they rid themselves of all emotional complexity and depth on SotS.

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I'm really enjoying ATG so far after going through the first 2 albums. The drumming and the riffs are awesome. However, maybe it's just a matter of what I'm used to but I find myself wishing I could mute the vocals and just listen to the rest of the band. I'm not sure what you call it but the little whiny "cracks" between Lindberg's shrieks, kinda like an adolescent male voice cracking because it's changing, annoy me. Again maybe it's just a style I'm not used to.



Check out Eucharist’s “Mirrorworlds” and Unanimated’s “Ancient God of Evil” for similar bands of note. Unanimated’s “Life Demise”a great little tune to get you into the vibe....
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Check out Eucharist’s “Mirrorworlds” and Unanimated’s “Ancient God of Evil” for similar bands of note. Unanimated’s “Life Demise”a great little tune to get you into the vibe....

 

 

Both solid. Do you get into A Canorous Quintet or Ablaze My Sorrow?

4 hours ago, gregsbrews said:

I'm really enjoying ATG so far after going through the first 2 albums. The drumming and the riffs are awesome. However, maybe it's just a matter of what I'm used to but I find myself wishing I could mute the vocals and just listen to the rest of the band. I'm not sure what you call it but the little whiny "cracks" between Lindberg's shrieks, kinda like an adolescent male voice cracking because it's changing, annoy me. Again maybe it's just a style I'm not used to.

I know what you're talking about, but I bet if you give it some time you'll come around to it. Tomas never beat that level of intensity, and neither did anyone else in that scene. Have you listened to Dark Tranquillity's "The Gallery"? Mikael Stanne's vocals are pretty ripping, without the rough edges of the early ATG recordings.

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I know what you're talking about, but I bet if you give it some time you'll come around to it. Tomas never beat that level of intensity, and neither did anyone else in that scene. Have you listened to Dark Tranquillity's "The Gallery"? Mikael Stanne's vocals are pretty ripping, without the rough edges of the early ATG recordings.
It's a different style, but I would argue that Johan Lindstrand of The Crown/Crown of Thorns is every bit as intense.

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