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7 hours ago, FatherAlabaster said:

I'm usually suspicious of remasters too, and definitely fond of the original DMT, but it seems like it should at least be possible to revisit the recording for a different perspective without ruining what makes it a great album. I want to hear it before I pass judgement. Rebel Extravaganza used to be a favorite of mine as well, but it hasn't held up for me.

 

Yeah, pretty much every remaster I've ever heard pissed me off to some degree for changing something that was a good, recognizable part of a song. You don't mess with the original. 

 

One of the coolest things about recorded music is that it becomes a permanent snapshot of time/place. Going back to try and fix it later results in some parts being better, but others worse than before.

 

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12 hours ago, salmonellapancake said:

I Shalt Become- "In the Falling Snow"

One of those albums that takes you on a journey

I must ask where you heard about Narcomancer. Just checked them out, awesome stuff. Thanks for posting

....if you liked the NARCOMANCER record....you might like some of these....

 

DEVILSPIT - Ethylic Dark Crusade

VIRTUE OF THE VICIOUS - Oneirophobia

DOWNWARD SPIRAL - Iron Age

SOCIAL APATHY - Procreation

DEVIL CITY CULT - World's True Enemies

CALLIGRAM - Demimonde

 

.....if you are a fan of more recent DARKTHRONE (...of which I am most definitely...) DEVILSPIT is much in the same style....

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5 hours ago, Dead1 said:

That's an actual band name?  Hilarious!

 

Bathory - Blood Fire Death

Megadeth - Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good

Yup, and that's depressive suicidal black metal band which has transsexual person as vocalist, if I'm not mistaken.

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Up early working on report cards. IK this isn't metal, but will try to give it a metal twist. I made through an 11 box set of Schoenberg. I had put this composer off hearing how dissonant, modernist and generally challenging his music was and honestly I really enjoyed his work. He has a ton of choral music which is quite good. I don't really understand conceptually beyond the mere basics his so called twelve tone method but it's not really all that weird. Most of it is melodic to me and he's one of the main guys to try to push music into new boundaries beyond the traditional tonal music.

Here's my take-if you you've spent any time listening to dissonant music-in my case dissonant metal and avant garde free jazz and the like, Schoenberg is quite worth the time! I guess I have to thank DSO, Ulcerate, SunnO))) (love that Scott Walker collaboration) and my love of a lot of weird-ass metal for opening me up to a variety of non metal sounds. 

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Took a vacation with my wife two weeks ago. I brought my crappy bluetooth closed backs, figuring I could listen to some music at the hotel after she falls asleep(she's usually out an hour or two before me). But the stupid flashing bluetooth connected light, in a totally dark room, is like a freaking lighthouse blasting in the night. So that was out. Then work was pretty crazy so I rarely had uninterrupted time after we got back. So my main two listening times have been shot... but happy to finally have some time this week.

 

Abigail WIlliams - Walk Beyond the Dark

Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull

Funeral Mist - Hekatomb

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I loathe death metal with a passion but the boys from Autopsy can do no wrong with me. The doomy/black sabbath influences keep things interesting instead of just pounding away like a sledgehammer like most death metal bands.

 

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On 6/16/2021 at 2:58 AM, haidukdemon said:

 

Damn, why did they have to tinker with a classic? An album like that should never be "touched up" or modernized in any way. That old school raw recording is half the magic of it. 

Dark Medieval Times [ORIGINAL] & Rebel Extravaganza are the best 2 Satyricon albums imo.

Listening to Deicide's first 4 albums. Good classic dm. I always liked Hoffman brothers' riffs. But there's too many vocals and the lyrics all sound the same. 

'Dead by Dawn' is just a great fucking song.

Normally i´m opposed to remastering classics album as well but in this case it´s just subtle tweaks without altering the original mix too much and it actually makes the record more enjoyable in my opinion. It´s not like they did some shitty remix like they do so often with more well known bands which are brickwalled to shit just so they sound as loud as possible.

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Emperor - IX Equilibrium

8 hours ago, markm said:

Up early working on report cards. IK this isn't metal, but will try to give it a metal twist. I made through an 11 box set of Schoenberg. I had put this composer off hearing how dissonant, modernist and generally challenging his music was and honestly I really enjoyed his work. He has a ton of choral music which is quite good. I don't really understand conceptually beyond the mere basics his so called twelve tone method but it's not really all that weird. Most of it is melodic to me and he's one of the main guys to try to push music into new boundaries beyond the traditional tonal music.

Here's my take-if you you've spent any time listening to dissonant music-in my case dissonant metal and avant garde free jazz and the like, Schoenberg is quite worth the time! I guess I have to thank DSO, Ulcerate, SunnO))) (love that Scott Walker collaboration) and my love of a lot of weird-ass metal for opening me up to a variety of non metal sounds. 

Alright, I'll give it a shot. Any particular piece?

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9 hours ago, navybsn said:

Emperor - IX Equilibrium

Alright, I'll give it a shot. Any particular piece?

I've got Pierre Boulez conductor who seems well regarded. Verklarte Nacht is the most peformed-it's very nice. It's a stringed orchestra or quartet depending. That seems to be the usual place to start. Five Pieces for Orchestra next and far some avant garde operatic fare, Pierrot Lunaire. I like some of his choral stuff, but I may be in the minority in terms of enjoying choral operatic. 

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2 hours ago, markm said:

I've got Pierre Boulez conductor who seems well regarded. Verklarte Nacht is the most peformed-it's very nice. It's a stringed orchestra or quartet depending. That seems to be the usual place to start. Five Pieces for Orchestra next and far some avant garde operatic fare, Pierrot Lunaire. I like some of his choral stuff, but I may be in the minority in terms of enjoying choral operatic. 

Yep, Verklärte Nachte is a lovely piece.  Schönbergs orchestral music is not scary at all.  The choral music will not appeal to everyone.  I like opera though - my wife and I will be seeing Gounoud's  Faust at the movies on Sunday...

This morning  - HORRISONOUS - A Culinary Cacophony, then CREUSCULE - Le Gardien Des Clefs

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