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11 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

That is a really good album. That bestblackmetalalbums.com dude that used to post here turned me on to it. I can't think of many other black/Viking metal albums that have that kind of underwater/aquatic type of sound.

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Yeah, I was put onto it by their site actually, was interested in their Top 100 list and found it there (Number 5 or 6 from memory).  Going to need a few spins to fully get my head around it but enjoyed what I heard initially.

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Rainer Landfermann - "Vertieft" (promo track)   ...huh, I think I really like this. It's spastic, but concise; it veers from a modern-day Bethlehem vibe to Patton-esque howling freakout and back in under four minutes. It's an awkward marriage. I could see fans of Bethlehem and Pavor feeling out of place with several of the elements here, but as much as I'd enjoy a "Dictius Te Necare" and "Furioso" mash-up, I've got more respect for something that's breaking its own ground. Interested to hear the whole album, as he promises ten "very diverse" tracks.

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Yeah, I was put onto it by their site actually, was interested in their Top 100 list and found it there (Number 5 or 6 from memory).  Going to need a few spins to fully get my head around it but enjoyed what I heard initially.
I can't say that my preferences totally align with his, but I found some good stuff that I hadn't heard before on that top 100 list.

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Rainer Landfermann - "Vertieft" (promo track)   ...huh, I think I really like this. It's spastic, but concise; it veers from a modern-day Bethlehem vibe to Patton-esque howling freakout and back in under four minutes. It's an awkward marriage. I could see fans of Bethlehem and Pavor feeling out of place with several of the elements here, but as much as I'd enjoy a "Dictius Te Necare" and "Furioso" mash-up, I've got more respect for something that's breaking its own ground. Interested to hear the whole album, as he promises ten "very diverse" tracks.
That does sound cool. Rainer has a sterling track record as far as I'm concerned, so this should interesting.

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1 hour ago, BlutAusNerd said:

That does sound cool. Rainer has a sterling track record as far as I'm concerned, so this should interesting.

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I'm curious to hear the full context. It could go wrong, or it could rule. It doesn't sound like he's playing it safe, though.

NP: Had to listen to a bit more of "Nespithe" because of how good the show was...

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I'm curious to hear the full context. It could go wrong, or it could rule. It doesn't sound like he's playing it safe, though.
NP: Had to listen to a bit more of "Nespithe" because of how good the show was...
It took over a year before I wasn't thinking about that performance all the time, so it may stick with you for a while too.

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2 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

It took over a year before I wasn't thinking about that performance all the time, so it may stick with you for a while too.

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Seriously. Hauntingly good. I know it'll be the show of the year for me.

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Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian   ...there are so many good things about this album, but I still struggle to really enjoy it, and Arch's voice in general. Not sure exactly why.
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Have you tried The Spectre within? It's my favorite from the band and John Arch, and is one of the best metal albums of the 80's.

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16 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

That is a really good album. That bestblackmetalalbums.com dude that used to post here turned me on to it. I can't think of many other black/Viking metal albums that have that kind of underwater/aquatic type of sound.

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That guy used to post here? I love that website. What a great resource. I was looking at it just yesterday for some motivation to make some redstream.org purchases. Redstream have a lot of 'out of stocks' these days, which is sad. 

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8 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Have you tried The Spectre within? It's my favorite from the band and John Arch, and is one of the best metal albums of the 80's.

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I can't remember if I've listened to it or not, but I'm sure I'll be a lot more inclined to enjoy it now than I would have been years ago. For some reason which I don't understand, my initial distaste for these guys has made me reluctant to dig through their whole catalog even though I've come around to liking a few of their albums. 

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