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On 10/20/2019 at 6:22 AM, FatherAlabaster said:

 

That's usually the sign of an album that's going to stick with you for a long time. I guess everyone has a different way in for Borknagar - for years their self-titled debut was the only one I could get into, until I finally came around to Empiricism. I still struggle with any of their other stuff. I've never managed to warm up to The Olden Domain despite my love for Garm's vocals. Glad it's working for you, in any case.

'Epic' is pretty close to 'Empiricism' in my view. What do you think of that album? 

14 hours ago, Thrashman said:

1914 - The Blind Leading The Blind

Outstanding album.

If I want to hear 'Mother North' I'll listen to Satyricon ;)

On 10/24/2019 at 7:36 AM, MacabreEternal said:

Borknagar - The Olden Domain

You and this album need to get a room. 

NP: Kataklysm - 'Waiting for the End to Come'

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Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen   ...edit - this is really good. I haven't kept up with this project - I enjoy some of it but never really connected with the catalog as a whole. Thoroughly enjoyed my first time through this, admittedly listening with less than my full attention while working.

10 hours ago, Requiem said:

'Epic' is pretty close to 'Empiricism' in my view. What do you think of that album? 

 

I've tried to enjoy it a few times but I haven't come around to it, honestly I find it a struggle to sit through. Definite similarities to Empiricism, but feels like it's missing the spark.

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10 hours ago, Requiem said:

If I want to hear 'Mother North' I'll listen to Satyricon ;)

I have never managed to like Satyricon at all, but I am definitely well into both 1914 albums.

...telling me that that there is more to this band than mere Satyriconing, good sir 🧐

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7 minutes ago, Thrashman said:

I have never managed to like Satyricon at all, but I am definitely well into both 1914 albums.

...telling me that that there is more to this band than mere Satyriconing, good sir 🧐

Gotta say I didn't really get the amount of love that new 1914 album received when it came out - nothing wrong with it, but nothing stood out, either. I'm definitely willing to give it another spin. Satyricon's first two albums are gems though, The Shadowthrone being my top pick and one of my favorite black metal albums in general.

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12 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Gotta say I didn't really get the amount of love that new 1914 album received when it came out - nothing wrong with it, but nothing stood out, either. I'm definitely willing to give it another spin. Satyricon's first two albums are gems though, The Shadowthrone being my top pick and one of my favorite black metal albums in general.

I will probably end up eating my words... and will research accordingly... but also have little doubt that I will stand by the 1914 albums regardless, since they have already burrowed their way into my heart.

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20 minutes ago, Thrashman said:

I will probably end up eating my words... and will research accordingly... but also have little doubt that I will stand by the 1914 albums regardless, since they have already burrowed their way into my heart.

I'd recommend giving each of the first three Satyricon albums a shot on their own terms. The debut has a raw charm that they never recaptured, Shadowthrone has riffs galore, Nemesis Divina has some great parts and a professionalism in the sound and playing that was lacking in the first two.

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16 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I'd recommend giving each of the first three Satyricon albums a shot on their own terms. The debut has a raw charm that they never recaptured, Shadowthrone has riffs galore, Nemesis Divina has some great parts and a professionalism in the sound and playing that was lacking in the first two.

Will do 👍

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2 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I'd recommend giving each of the first three Satyricon albums a shot on their own terms. The debut has a raw charm that they never recaptured, Shadowthrone has riffs galore, Nemesis Divina has some great parts and a professionalism in the sound and playing that was lacking in the first two.

Some of my most favorite black metal lol. I love all three of these albums. They just had a bit of a different atmosphere/overall sound than what everyone else was doing at the time. They should never have let Nocturno leave after they did Nemesis Divina haha. I love the keyboard arrangements on that album, especially the riff at the end of "Forhekset". That might be my favorite song these guys ever did, even more so than "Mother North". 😱

...okay, gonna go listen to some early Satyricon now, thanks guys! 

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14 hours ago, Thrashman said:

I have never managed to like Satyricon at all, but I am definitely well into both 1914 albums.

...telling me that that there is more to this band than mere Satyriconing, good sir 🧐

Yeah, as bands they’re not that similar, but the first song from one of the 1914 albums (maybe the first?) completely rips off the riff of Satyricon’s ‘Mother North’ from ‘Nemesis Divina’. Hence my wink. 

 

10 hours ago, Depraved said:

Some of my most favorite black metal lol. I love all three of these albums. They just had a bit of a different atmosphere/overall sound than what everyone else was doing at the time. They should never have let Nocturno leave after they did Nemesis Divina haha. I love the keyboard arrangements on that album, especially the riff at the end of "Forhekset". That might be my favorite song these guys ever did, even more so than "Mother North". 😱

...okay, gonna go listen to some early Satyricon now, thanks guys! 

Nocturno has almost nothing to do with ‘Nemesis Divina’ very much, just as Samoth didn’t do much for ‘The Shadowthrone’. These guys were just guest musicians basically. 

The change of direction was just Satyr moving on and Frost trying to keep up. 

Those first three Satyricon albums are stunning, especially ‘The Shadowthrone’ which is my all time favourite black metal album. 

NP: Kampfar - ‘Ofidians Manifest’

Pushing for album of the year. 

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Cloak - The Burning Dawn

I still can't get over how good these guys were last night. They took forever to set up and disappeared for like 15 minutes and the crowd starting getting restless, came back looking like I don't even know...some black metal version of Motley Crue from hell or something before unceremoniously tearing into their first song and delivering a faceful of metal. Totally wasn't expecting that. Then again I have no idea why I'm trying to listen to anything right now after 1349 ripped my eardrums apart lol. Aural hellfire, indeed.

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