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14 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

What did you think of this? I liked the chaotic style and overall sound, but the songs didn't really grab me on my first go round.

I should probably give it an additional listen. They clearly took inspiration from Svartidauði but overall, the result is less cohesive, and songs tend to meander a lot.

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51 minutes ago, MattCantina said:

I should probably give it an additional listen. They clearly took inspiration from Svartidauði but overall, the result is less cohesive, and songs tend to meander a lot.

Sort of Svartidauði meets Skaphe to my ears, but yeah, not so compelling.

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Theatre of Tragedy self titled. 

Beautiful and fun 1995 gothic metal, where the world was introduced to beauty and the beast vocals in gothic metal (Paradise Lost's 'Gothic' had a little bit already). It sounds dated now but in a great nostalgic way. The middle English lyrics sung by two great vocalists are a joy to behold. 

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Cradle of Filth - 'Bitter Suites to Succubi'

An underrated 40 minute plus EP that includes some great new songs like 'Born in a Burial Gown' and 'Suicide and Other Comforts' with some great re-recordings of classics from the first album, like a brilliant 'Summer Dying Fast'. Came in 2001 just after 'Midian' and before the major label downfall. 

Tristania - 'Beyond the Veil' 

Classic 1999 gothic metal. Tristania is one of the top two or three gothic metal bands of all time, and this album, their last with Morten Veland, is arguably their best. Great era. Amazing songs. 

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Cradle of Filth - 'Hammer of the Witches'

What an album. Where do I start? The song 'Vampyre at my Side' reminds me of 19th century ghost stories that are my bedchamber companions. 

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13 hours ago, Requiem said:

Cradle of Filth - 'Bitter Suites to Succubi'

An underrated 40 minute plus EP that includes some great new songs like 'Born in a Burial Gown' and 'Suicide and Other Comforts' with some great re-recordings of classics from the first album, like a brilliant 'Summer Dying Fast'. Came in 2001 just after 'Midian' and before the major label downfall. 

 

That could not have said better my friend, I Feel this EP is totally underrated, All Hope in Eclipse is my favorite track, most of the tracks in this EP has awesome intros

 

2 hours ago, H34VYM3T4LD4V3 said:

Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon

Testament - The New Order

Alice Cooper - Bed Of Nails

Uhhh that Iced Earth album is so goood, the first album I listened from them

 

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17 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Krallice - Wolf EP   ...been waiting for this. Colin joining Nick on vocals, no yelling from Mick this time around.

Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed

Played that Hooded Menace twice through today. I totally lost this in the mix this year. New vocalist fits perfectly. I can tell I’m gonna give this regular spins for quite some time.

Requiem, you could get on board here too! 

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3 hours ago, True Belief said:

Played that Hooded Menace twice through today. I totally lost this in the mix this year. New vocalist fits perfectly. I can tell I’m gonna give this regular spins for quite some time.

Requiem, you could get on board here too! 

Yeah, it's really good. Took a couple times through for me to get my head around it, but I'm hooked. 

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