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I'm surprised that with all of the ritualistic, riffy, mid-paced black metal you've been spinning of late that this gem still isn't speaking to you. I think it's killer.

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56 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I'm surprised that with all of the ritualistic, riffy, mid-paced black metal you've been spinning of late that this gem still isn't speaking to you. I think it's killer.

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I have tried many times but I just think it lacks depth.  I find it hard to differentiate tracks unless I sit with it for any real time and then I lose interest.

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I have tried many times but I just think it lacks depth.  I find it hard to differentiate tracks unless I sit with it for any real time and then I lose interest.
NP Marduk “Opus Nocturne”
It's one of those albums that is greater than the sum of its parts. Looking at each element individually makes it seem pretty basic, but the ritualistic way in which they coalesce all of those elements spells a big win for me in a similar fashion to Mystifier's Göetia.

Either way, following it up with Marduk's best album doesn't hurt my feelings.

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28 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

It's one of those albums that is greater than the sum of its parts. Looking at each element individually makes it seem pretty basic, but the ritualistic way in which they coalesce all of those elements spells a big win for me in a similar fashion to Mystifier's Göetia.

Either way, following it up with Marduk's best album doesn't hurt my feelings.

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Never thought of it similar to Mystifier but can see the link now you mention it.

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