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17 minutes ago, MaxFaust said:

As you probably know, Norway has two official written languages, that are pretty much identical in the eyes of foreigners. "Noregs Vaapen" is a grand mal violation of the boundaries between them. (Vaapen being an archaic "conservative" form, whereas Noreg is radical "neo-Norwegian". People get killed over that shit.) It's also perhaps a point that "vaapen" in normal use will translate into "coat of arms" more often than "weapons". Context is everything. The way it is written up is best translated as "this is the real symbol of Norway" ... if you want to know what it means, that is. 

That being said, great fucking album!

If it takes that long to translate two words, I'm not sure I want the whole album. 

NP: Mutiilation - 'Destroy Your Life For Satan' 

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48 minutes ago, Requiem said:

Taake - 'Noregs Vaapen' (Norway's Weapon - great title, one of black metal's best)

I was actually walking around in my 'Noregs Vaapen' shirt today, looking fly.

The only thing that bothers me with Taake is that their booklets have all the lyrics in runes. I like runes as much as your next wannabe viking, but when Taake prints full on booklets with 8 pages, and the whole thing is in runes that are indecipherable to mortal man, it's a bit annoying. I know all the lyrics are in Norwegian anyway, so they're not printed in English at Metal Archives, but even so, I'd like to actually get a sense of what is being said. The music speaks for itself. But what the hell is Hoest saying? Amazing album though. Ah, the pain of its greatness. 

Oh, and the banjo on 'Myr' is the greatest thing I've ever heard since the accordion on Windir's 'Arntor'. 

Taake and Windir in the same post..I think it's love.

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12 minutes ago, -Natassja- said:

Taake and Windir in the same post..I think it's love.

It's love. 

NP: Septicflesh - 'Codex Omega' 

An album I played down at the time due to oversaturation with Septicflesh, but this is genuinely an amazing album, and one of their best. 

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4 hours ago, Requiem said:

I'd walk 500 miles for a Proclaimers song. Good call.

Great to see another fan on here, seen them live (twice!) love their music, my Step Dad is Scottish so I grew up listening to their music.

 

Judas Priest - You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise

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37 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

Altarage - The Approaching Roar - not enjoying it but that is more to do with YouTube's rather aggressive ad usage and plus I am working so unable to give my full attention to the album.  Will look for a cleaner stream later and revisit.

Ad Blocker Ultimate should do the trick.

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5 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I love that project. Ravendusk is good fun, Nightwork is probably my favorite in terms of songwriting, and Death's Design is a cool idea, well executed. Phantom Lodge is the weak link IMO.

All I could think was "if Maiden played black metal" haha. Especially "Under the Banner of the Sentinel". The vocals that come in right in the middle of that song are totally out of left field lol. 

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26 minutes ago, Depraved said:

All I could think was "if Maiden played black metal" haha. Especially "Under the Banner of the Sentinel". The vocals that come in right in the middle of that song are totally out of left field lol. 

The cheesy power metal vocals? That part cracks me up every time. Those albums strike a great balance between goofy fun and seriously good music. Do check out the others if you haven't.

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12 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

The cheesy power metal vocals? That part cracks me up every time. Those albums strike a great balance between goofy fun and seriously good music. Do check out the others if you haven't.

Haha yeah I couldn't stop laughing. There are some killer riffs on that album though. I'm going to listen to his other material when I have time.

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6 hours ago, -Natassja- said:

FEN - Winter

I saw these guys at the Purple Turtle in London in 2008 with about 40 people there. I’m a right Londoner me. Good times. 

NP: Rotting Christ new songs. 

 

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4 hours ago, Requiem said:

I saw these guys at the Purple Turtle in London in 2008 with about 40 people there. I’m a right Londoner me. Good times. 

NP: Rotting Christ new songs. 

 

I did too at a small venue couple years ago. They are amazing.

np. Shining V Halmstad

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