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Saor - 'Aura'

Such beautiful, heartbreaking music from one of my all time favourite bands. Epic black metal with Scottish melodies and grand sorrow. This album actually features drums from Austin Lunn from the US band Panopticon. The guy is a drumming freak. You could listen to the album just for the drums. 

This album is slightly more organic and less polished than the next album 'Guardians', which is one of my all time favourite albums, yet this is still such a masterpiece. Obviously I can sing the praises of Saor high enough. 

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Satanic Warmaster - 'Opferblut'

My version is almost certainly not the original 2003 pressing by No Colours Records, but because No Colours don't change the catalog ID when they re-release albums, and there's no dating on the jewel case version that I have, I honestly have no idea which re-release I actually own. Either way, it's a great album with that trademark SW riffage. 

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Burzum - 'Det Som Engang Var'

This is close to my favourite Burzum album. What a great treasure it is. To think a guy who can scream like that can also write and play these songs. It's pretty amazing when you think of it from an early 90s perspective. 

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Hate Forest - 'Nietzscheism'

I remember that bloke from university. Yeah, it's all coming clear now. Mr Forest. Great guy. 

On 8/21/2020 at 10:47 PM, Requiem said:

Vlad Tepes/Belketre - 'March to the Black Holocaust'

I've got the 2013 Drakkar re-release, but even they go for a lot of money these days. A rare and rewarding split that I bring out on a full moon, when the red wine is overflowing its cup. 

Well, it's not a fullmoon, but the wine is flowing rather switfly - dangerously so - considering we're firmly locked down here in Melbourne and there are no exits. 

Vlad Tepes/Belketre - 'March to the Black Holocaust' is getting a good workout. About as good a work out as I'm getting with my family demanding I do PE With Joe every damn day. 

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On 8/19/2020 at 2:16 PM, JJWO said:

How did that record go? I've never listened to the whole thing, I have a lot of their music though. I've been thinking of getting it - how did it sound for you?

Pretty good actually. You won't regret if you get it. I need to check on their newest albums I heard they're good as well. It's funny because all these years into Metal I never heard of them, then I saw someone here listening them and  a friend told me about them recently and I decided to give a check.

Np: Waking The Cadaver - Beyond Cops, Beyond God

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The Black Dahlia Murder - On Stirring Seas of Salted Blood

5 hours ago, Athame said:

Pretty good actually. You won't regret if you get it. I need to check on their newest albums I heard they're good as well. It's funny because all these years into Metal I never heard of them, then I saw someone here listening them and  a friend told me about them recently and I decided to give a check.

Np: Waking The Cadaver - Beyond Cops, Beyond God

Yeah they are still good, I think even better than that record, they have a new track out and I really like it, I would check it out if you're into them 

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1 hour ago, salmonellapancake said:

Vothana- "Commando"

Did anyone else get their hands on this? Loving it more with every listen

I keep meaning to check this band out, but the drama surrounding the limitation keeps pushing me away!  Some of his stuff recently sold for over $1000 on discogs not long ago.

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