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I myself am currently listening to The Palms of Sorrowed Kings by Obsequiae & I think I've finally found a "Black Metal" album I can listen to & enjoy. *Looks around for a Moment* This still counts as "Black Metal" right?

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17 minutes ago, Grievous said:

I myself am currently listening to The Palms of Sorrowed Kings by Obsequiae & I think I've finally found a "Black Metal" album I can listen to & enjoy. *Looks around for a Moment* This still counts as "Black Metal" right?

Honestly I don't think I can call it black metal, but I could see why some people do. It's right at the edge of melodic black metal. More folk metal to my ears. But that's splitting hairs. 

Great album in any case. Have you listened to their previous stuff? 

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1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Honestly I don't think I can call it black metal, but I could see why some people do. It's right at the edge of melodic black metal. More folk metal to my ears. But that's splitting hairs. 

Okay...that seems like a fair call. I have to admit I rarely listen to the Black & Folk metal genres...but whatever it is...it sounds fantastic.

Its funny because as I was listening to it I realized that the music is so strong that you could realistically have any kind of vocals by any vocalist & I think it would "work" as an overall musical piece.

1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Great album in any case.

It certainly is.

1 hour ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Have you listened to their previous stuff? 

No...but I've heard their earlier (first?) release came out of literally nowhere & left everyone stunned.

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2 hours ago, Grievous said:

I myself am currently listening to The Palms of Sorrowed Kings by Obsequiae & I think I've finally found a "Black Metal" album I can listen to & enjoy. *Looks around for a Moment* This still counts as "Black Metal" right?

I wouldn't class this as black metal, and it never occured to  me for a moment that it was black. 

@True Belief is mad for this album and it could be his album of the year (I'm quite happy to put words in his mouth, although he did text me this very idea the other day). I thought it was alright but a bit trebly for my ears. I need to give it a better listening context to actually figure out if I like it. 

Speaking of borderline black metal, I'm Now Playing: Dimmu Borgir - 'Eonian'. 

I love this album, there's no getting around it. It's dark, it's tight and perfectly produced, but it's also epic and special to my ears. The choir vocals, the melodic guitars. It's just a brilliant album and I'm quite prepared to class this with their best releases. 

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I wouldn't class this as black metal, and it never occured to  me for a moment that it was black. 
[mention=8729]True Belief[/mention] is mad for this album and it could be his album of the year (I'm quite happy to put words in his mouth, although he did text me this very idea the other day). I thought it was alright but a bit trebly for my ears. I need to give it a better listening context to actually figure out if I like it. 



Tis true (belief), I did mention this is an AOTY contender. Like you in your late teens however, I may have ‘gone a little early’ in all the excitement. I am loving it though.

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23 hours ago, Grievous said:

Well...what would you class it as?

On Topic:

The Enemy: Reality by Wolfbrigade

Not sure. It’s sort of a mix of prog/folk/melodic death. It’s hard to pin down. Also I have only heard a few songs and didn’t have my genre radar on. 

NP: Dimmu Borgir - ‘Eonian’

This is such a great album. Those last two songs make it one of my favourite musical endings ever. Great happy ending. 

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16 minutes ago, Requiem said:

It’s sort of a mix of prog/folk/melodic death.

I can see...I mean hear that. The funny thing is I don't really listen to progressive, folk or melodic death. That might be the main reason why the Obsequiae seems so fresh & interesting to me personally.

NP: Hyperdrive! by The Devin Townsend Project

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Obsequiae - The Palms of Sorrowed Kings - Hmmm, I am not really in love with this.  I can't away from the feel of sameyness which was not my impression on previous (limited) outings with this band.  Might be a revisit job when I am not in between trips hastily unpacking and packing again within 24 hours to be off out again.  Cannot justify any of my attention to this at mo tho.

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Dimmu Borgir - ‘Spiritual Black Dimensions’

As much as I love this album, I think it’s the perfect contender for the current trend in sound replacement, remixing and remastering. Its songs are brilliant, and while I like the dodgy production I think this album could really come into its own with a clearer and fuller sound. 

In the wake of Mayhem and Cradle of Filth, I bet it’s already in the works. 

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Well I just finished listening to Pentastar: In the Style of Demons by Earth...& it was pretty good. Although I am concerned...I think I need to start listening to less Sunn O))) & Earth. I don't want to turn into a "Snobby Drone Metal Elitist"

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