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Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik - Hugsjá   ...just like the last one, this isn't what I thought I was looking for going in, but it's really growing on me. I'd be interested to know more about their songwriting process.

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Finntroll - 'Nifelvind'

I own and love all the Finntroll albums but I hadn't put one on in ages. As I was trawling through the metal shirts collection to find that perfect piece for a warm summer's day I struck upon my Nifelvind shirt and it just seemed right. And while looking so great I decided, after a couple of cooling ales, to give the album a spin. So glad I did. The epic quality is just incredible. This is one of my favourite Finntroll albums for sure. A great band that is underrated for its actual gravitas and emotion, which is often overlooked for its drunken-troll-party vibes (which I also dig). 

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Cradle of Filth - 'Nymphetamine' 

I was just reading reviews of this on Metal Archives, and it's such a tragedy that this album gets lumped into the band's lesser works. For me this album is brilliant. Tracks like 'Nemesis', 'Absinthe with Faust', 'English Fire', 'Nymphetamine, and the almighty 'Gilded Cunt' are some of their best tracks. The production is nearly perfect. Great theme, great album. I wish people would stop lumping this with 'Damnation' and 'Thornography'. 

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Finntroll - 'Nifelvind'

Choosing a favourite Finntroll album is like trying to choose the best rose on the bush, but if I had a troll-club to my head I'd choose this one. And not just because I have the shirt and it has the best CD booklet. Partly, though, because of those reasons ;)

 

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Floods by Pantera. Everything about this song is so "Pantera". Epic riff in beginning, bass that you can hear, great drumming (not intense in this one, but still great). Phil's vocal performance is just brilliant. And of course - outro. Whole vibe of song is unforgetable. I can easy say - there is no other song with such dark vibe, and in same time it sounds so full of hope. I dont know how to call that feeling otherlike.

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28 minutes ago, Natas said:

Floods by Pantera. Everything about this song is so "Pantera". Epic riff in beginning, bass that you can hear, great drumming (not intense in this one, but still great). Phil's vocal performance is just brilliant. And of course - outro. Whole vibe of song is unforgetable. I can easy say - there is no other song with such dark vibe, and in same time it sounds so full of hope. I dont know how to call that feeling otherlike.

Agreed. This is an amazing song from what I consider the band's best album. God, the maturity and control here is astounding. 

NP: Cradle of Filth - 'Vempire'. The first of three of the greatest metal releases of all time by this band. 

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