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2 hours ago, SurgicalBrute said:

Just found this out recently, but apparently that "Finnish" riffing style was actually an import from a couple of French black metal bands. It just seems to have gotten associated with Finland because of how prevalent it is for the black metal bands over there to use it.

 Les Légions Noires - bands like Mütiilation and Vlad Tepes. Huge influence on early Finnblack like Horna, Sargiest, etc.

Honestly, some of the early French stuff can be pretty tough to listen to. Very rough/raw and primitive. Certainly advanced level black metal depravity. Mütiilation has some weird shit in their later catalog.

2 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Sainte Marie des Loups - Funérailles de feu

 

On to France now and another recent regular spinner following me finding them on a playlist somewhere. Taut, urgent but not to the point of frenzied.

Good stuff.

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22 minutes ago, navybsn said:

 Les Légions Noires - bands like Mütiilation and Vlad Tepes. Huge influence on early Finnblack like Horna, Sargiest, etc.

Honestly, some of the early French stuff can be pretty tough to listen to. Very rough/raw and primitive. Certainly advanced level black metal depravity. Mütiilation has some weird shit in their later catalog.

Good stuff.

Love some LLN. It's not all good, I guess maybe the rawness by itself works for some people but the actual music is hit or miss for me. Favorite one I've heard from that scene is Black Murder's album "Feasts". Kinda disgusting.

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26 minutes ago, navybsn said:

Les Légions Noires - bands like Mütiilation and Vlad Tepes. Huge influence on early Finnblack like Horna, Sargiest, etc.

Honestly, for some reason I've never dug too hard into Vlad Tepes, but I defintely love me some Mütiilation...especially Vampires of Black Imperial Blood.

Yeah, the bands I saw being cited were a fair bit sketchier, and I wasn't sure what the policy here was on naming that kind of thing, so I figured I'd avoid specifics. Lets just say it was a band started by a guy who was in prison for grave desecration

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But what's a little grave desecration among friends?

I found this on my MusicBee lurking in the V's between Vitriol and Void Meditation Cult. Listening to it now, I don't even remember ever hearing it before or when I might have gotten it. It's their half of a split with Belkètre from 1995. Band was active from '93 to '96 and has released 13 demos, 2 splits, but no full lengths. First impression I'm gonna put it in the just OK nothing special category. In fact I might just delete this because I really don't see myself coming back to it.

 

Vlad Tepes - March to the Black Holocaust 1995

 

Turned it off halfway through, gonna go with a sure thing:

Horna - Envaatnags Eflos Solf Esgantaavne

 

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3 hours ago, SurgicalBrute said:

Yeah, the bands I saw being cited were a fair bit sketchier, and I wasn't sure what the policy here was on naming that kind of thing, so I figured I'd avoid specifics. Lets just say it was a band started by a guy who was in prison for grave desecration

Wasn't that the guy from Funeral? I remember reading something about that, but honestly never bothered to check out anything by them. I do like some Blasphemy now and then who definitely aren't French but have committed similar hijinx in the past.

Never dug deep into the sketchy underbelly of the French scene. More familiar with the Finnish, American, and Canadian stuff. As with RABM, the vast majority of NSBM or borderline NSBM just isn't that good. 

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2 hours ago, navybsn said:

Wasn't that the guy from Funeral? I remember reading something about that, but honestly never bothered to check out anything by them. I do like some Blasphemy now and then who definitely aren't French but have committed similar hijinx in the past.

Never dug deep into the sketchy underbelly of the French scene. More familiar with the Finnish, American, and Canadian stuff. As with RABM, the vast majority of NSBM or borderline NSBM just isn't that good. 

Yeah, that's the dude...more specifically, when he was with Seigneur Voland and Kristallnacht, which I can hear now that I'm looking for it. 

Honestly, I don't typically go out of my way to dig around for sketchy bands, but I do seem to stumble into them more than I'd like...and yeah, a lot of them are garbage, or at the very least, way overrated. Right now I don't see too many coming out of France, or at least not many that seem to be getting much attention from anyone. Seems like these days, the Quebec scene has most of the french speaking dirtbags

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Yeah well Quebec is pretty much THE epicenter for nationalism and racism in Canada so it's black metal scene being full of sketchy dirtbags is the least surprising thing in the world.

 

Blut Aus Nord - Fathers of The Icy Age

Nagelfar - Virus West

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20 minutes ago, zackflag said:

Yeah well Quebec is pretty much THE epicenter for nationalism and racism in Canada so it's black metal scene being full of sketchy dirtbags is the least surprising thing in the world.

 

Blut Aus Nord - Fathers of The Icy Age

Nagelfar - Virus West

Zack, how has your BAS discog investigation gone? Anything especially stand out to you?

two more 2021 grabs tonight:

Dodsrit/mortal coil

Dream Unending/Tide Turns Eternal

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9 hours ago, Dead1 said:

Anvil - Metal on Metal

Corrosion  of Confiormity - Deliverance 

Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh

Guns N Roses - G'N'R Lies

Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion I

 

Yeah I know Cryptopsy stands out like dog nuts in that company.

Love those Anvil and CoC albums!  I saw CoC live with Crowbar about 3 years ago, and the show was awesome.  I was there solely to see Crowbar, but CoC put on a solid show as well.  Looking forward to the new Crowbar album on March 4.

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