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8 hours ago, Requiem said:

I'll have to check this out. I have a couple of Khold albums and really enjoy them. I think I have 'Masterpiss of Pain' and 'Krek'. Not sure why I didn't pick up any others, but I really like that bouncy-riff-black thing they have going on. 

I just checked them out on Metal Archives and was surprised to learn that they have 6 albums out!

Those two are good, and the two in between them are good too -- "Phantom" and "Morke Gravers Kammer". They kind of lost their charm for me after "Krek".

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Emperor - IX Equilibrium

The last Emperor album i truly enjoyed before Ihsahn went all proggy and sophisticated on the last one. Although you already notice some of the influences on this album. There is some great song writing here but as with most Emperor albums it often borders on overkill with so much things going on in the mix. I enjoy the occasional Emperor album but they are also very tiring for the ears. Still very enjoyable album to listen to every once and while.

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Watain - The Wild Hunt

I know people love to hate on these guys and especially this album. Granted i'm not a particular big Watain fan but i always enjoyed their output and especially this album. You notice some clear Dissection influences which provide some much needed variety in their sound. They make it their own and it takes their sound to the next level and also more accessible (dirty word in the metal word i know) For me this is without a doubt the best record of their career so far, although i don't think anyone would agree with. And yes i even love the song "They Rode On" it's Bathory worshipping at it's best and it works. Call me crazy but this album just works for me on all fronts.

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Abigail Williams - Walk Beyond the Dark

Been spinning the new album for the last two days and it's definite improvement in comparison to "The Accuser". Ken Sorceron finally finds a balance between the more mellow sound elements and the harsher passages from the previous album. Where the previous album was just all out agressivenes this album breathes a little more and doesn't wear you down as much. There are some much needed slower and more melodic passages which keep things interesting. If they can keep this up then i'll gladly keep supporting Abigail Williams. One of the few USBM bands i really enjoy i have to say.

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On 11/21/2019 at 4:50 AM, Benjaminc81 said:

Emperor - IX Equilibrium

The last Emperor album i truly enjoyed before Ihsahn went all proggy and sophisticated on the last one. Although you already notice some of the influences on this album. There is some great song writing here but as with most Emperor albums it often borders on overkill with so much things going on in the mix. I enjoy the occasional Emperor album but they are also very tiring for the ears. Still very enjoyable album to listen to every once and while.

I actually prefer ‘Prometheus’ to this. It’s somehow crisper and with a more savage philosophical outlook. I find ‘IX Equilibrium’ to be a bit dense and death metal. It certainly had its moments though. 

 

On 11/21/2019 at 5:49 AM, Benjaminc81 said:

Watain - The Wild Hunt

I know people love to hate on these guys and especially this album. Granted i'm not a particular big Watain fan but i always enjoyed their output and especially this album. You notice some clear Dissection influences which provide some much needed variety in their sound. They make it their own and it takes their sound to the next level and also more accessible (dirty word in the metal word i know) For me this is without a doubt the best record of their career so far, although i don't think anyone would agree with. And yes i even love the song "They Rode On" it's Bathory worshipping at it's best and it works. Call me crazy but this album just works for me on all fronts.

This is probably my favourite Watain album too, although that isn’t saying much. 

They’re such an overrated band; their albums just clatter along with few redeeming features. I agree though, ‘They Rode On’ is a cool song, and simply slays Satyricon’s similar attempt in ‘Phoenix’.

i kept buying their albums but now I’ve stopped...

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