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Grey Widow - their debut album, called "I", which I assume they intend as the Roman numeral. Via bandcamp. Might be buying this. Dark, doomy blackened sludge from the UK with that sort of fuzzy rubber band sound that I love. JBaker, you should check this out, I think it would be very much your thing. BAN might like it too.

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'In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion' by Agalloch. This is another one of those albums people seem to rave about, and I do see what they're getting at. It's a slow but melodic and moody piece of work - and surprisingly I'm liking it so far. It doesn't seem to meander for the sake of meandering and the melodies serve a purpose.
That's their least "heavy" and most acoustic album, and also my favorite of theirs. The songwriting is just excellent, so emotional and captivating. All of their stuff is good, but that one takes the cake for me. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
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Altar Of Plagues - Teethed Glory And Injury Wow, I hadn't listened to this before and I really dig it. The production is awesome, clear in an intentionally beat-up way.
It took me a while to get into Mammal, but I dig it now. Haven't heard the new one yet. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
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It took me a while to get into Mammal, but I dig it now. Haven't heard the new one yet. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
I'm seriously loving this album right now, it just keeps on being good. The electronic elements are integrated so well, the whole thing is crispy yet organic, soundscapes with real music in them instead of ambient wanking.
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That's their least "heavy" and most acoustic album' date=' and also my favorite of theirs. The songwriting is just excellent, so emotional and captivating. All of their stuff is good, but that one takes the cake for me.[/quote'] I'm listening through Ashes Against The Grain just now and it's got good stuff but the shoegaze elements are annoying me. The melodies and atmosphere in The Mantle work well and seem much more genuine than what I'm hearing on Ashes Against The Grain, which honestly just sounds like worship music without the object of worship. Granted, I'm less than halfway through the album, but that's the impression I have so far.
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I'm listening through Ashes Against The Grain just now and it's got good stuff but the shoegaze elements are annoying me. The melodies and atmosphere in The Mantle work well and seem much more genuine than what I'm hearing on Ashes Against The Grain' date=' which honestly just sounds like worship music without the object of worship. Granted, I'm less than halfway through the album, but that's the impression I have so far.[/quote'] Check out Pale Folklore too, that one is their most "black metal", but has some excellent songs. The She Painted Fire Across the Skyline trilogy in particular is excellent. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
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'Our Fortress is Burning II: The Bloodbirds' by Agalloch.

Check out Pale Folklore too' date=' that one is their most "black metal", but has some excellent songs. The She Painted Fire Across the Skyline trilogy in particular is excellent.[/quote'] That's next on my list.
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