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Dorthia Cottrell - Dorthia Cottrell 

 

Discovered this 2015 album four years ago in the late summer of 2017 when I was living in Denver and my wife was down in NZ for cancer treatment. It quickly became my soundtrack for that entire autumn, I wasn't listening to very much metal at that particular time, but I became obsessed with this record. Started playing it multiple times each day morning, noon & night for several months. I eventually worked my way back into black metal by the following spring and stopped listening to this album so often. So now 4 years later when I'm in the mood for a little sorrow once in awhile and I throw this on I get all kinds of melancholy memories and powerful emotions come rushing right back to me like it was all just last week. I find it pretty fucking cool how certain music has the power to instantaneously transport one back to a specific place and time in one's life. This record never fails to put me right back pacing laps around the kitchen island in that house we rented in Colorado.

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6 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Dorthia Cottrell - Dorthia Cottrell 

 

Discovered this 2015 album four years ago in the late summer of 2017 when I was living in Denver and my wife was down in NZ for cancer treatment. It quickly became my soundtrack for that entire autumn, I wasn't listening to very much metal at that particular time, but I became obsessed with this record. Started playing it multiple times each day morning, noon & night for several months. I eventually worked my way back into black metal by the following spring and stopped listening to this album so often. So now 4 years later when I'm in the mood for a little sorrow once in awhile and I throw this on I get all kinds of melancholy memories and powerful emotions come rushing right back to me like it was all just last week. I find it pretty fucking cool how certain music has the power to instantaneously transport one back to a specific place and time in one's life. This record never fails to put me right back pacing laps around the kitchen island in that house we rented in Colorado.

....WhiteNoise....don't know if you are aware that this girl is also the lead singer of WINDHAND, a great Richmond, VA doom band that was formed by one of the members of ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY....

...surprised you're not a big fan of CHELSEA WOLFE or EMMA RUTH RUNDLE since you like this....you should check out EVANGELISTA or CARLA BOZULICH solo work...you might like it....

 

...I'm listening to this.....

ORBIT CULTURE - Shaman

 

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4 hours ago, MarkhantonioYeatts said:

....WhiteNoise....don't know if you are aware that this girl is also the lead singer of WINDHAND, a great Richmond, VA doom band that was formed by one of the members of ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY....

...surprised you're not a big fan of CHELSEA WOLFE or EMMA RUTH RUNDLE since you like this....you should check out EVANGELISTA or CARLA BOZULICH solo work...you might like it....

 

 

Yes I'm well aware of Dorthia's work in Windhand. I like them quite a bit and I think I have all their albums. I love how they mix her vox, that's how I found her solo album. They share a guitar player with Cough I believe, a pretty cool Richmond VA sludge/doom band.

 

Not sure why I don't really like Chelsea Wolfe all that much, most everyone else seems to love her. I wouldn't say I hate her albums or anything but I don't like them enough to purchase them. Haven't gotten around to checking out ERR yet, I know some people here were talking about her collaborative album last year with Thou, but they've been a hit or miss band for me as well. I think I actuallly liked their album of Nirvana covers best out of what I've heard from them. Maybe I'll try on one of Emma's solo albums. I'll be sure to check out that Evangelista as well. 

 

Not listening to anything right now, did laundry then watched the Giants lose as time ran out and now I'm watching Jaws on Netflix. Not gonna take in the whole 2 hour movie though, I watched a little of the beginning then forwarded it to find the Quint scenes. "We're gonna need a bigger boat." I do love me a good seafaring tale.

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Oceans of Grief/Nightfall's Lament

Palace of Worms/The Ladder

Paysage d'Hiver/Im Wald

Judas Priest/The Collection-A Hero, Hero versions from Castle -Hero, Hero was an early compilation of the first two Judas Priest Albums-Rocka Rolla and Sad Wings of Destiny, released in 1980 and purchased by me in high school. The music was magical to me circa 1982 and was years before I realized that the majority of great songs were from Sad Wings of Destiny....and years later read that metal superstars like  Dave Mustaine and   Mikael Åkerfeldt  consider it one of the best heavy metal albums and finally realized-oh yeah, I have most of those songs. 

Pound for pound, I'd have to rate Judas Priest as my favorite traditional HM band and yet their discography is somewhat maddening. I'm sure I listened to Defenders of the Faith more than any other album when I was in high school. Screaming for Vengeance is up there too-their best mega stadium albums and yet the albums are riddled with  inconsistent songs-like the Rolling Stones of metal-iconic, cliched, oft copied with some great albums but inconsistent albums-the brilliance and the mundane. 

Listening to Defenders of the Faith and Screaming for Vengeance, I note that interestingly both alums begin with 4 songs of metal genius-euphotic music and then drop duds like Love Bites, Pain and Pleasure and Eat Me Alive. A lot of those 80's metal albums are like that-great overdriven songs and then filler. 

All these decades later, it's their earlier albums that bring me back-SWOD, Stained Class and and British Steel. 

 

 

 

 

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