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Well' date=' that says nothing. Evertime a band is releasing a new album or working on it, they say it's their best.[/quote'] Yeah, they probably even think it's their best. A lot of their old fans like myself would disagree. I love Red In The Sky and Terminal Spirit Disease, for different reasons. But it's no secret that Tomas wasn't happy with their musical direction at the time, wanted to do different things, and felt they'd said all they had to say. I agree with you that it will probably be commercial, and I'll probably hate it, but I really want for it to be good. I can't stand Surgical Steel...
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'The Chant of Mighty Offspring' by A Hill To Die Upon. You'd think it's a deathcore band name, but they're actually black metal. These guys got rave reviews so I'm checking them out. It's pretty coherent and progressing well; at least after the first song, which was pretty mediocre. I'm still waiting for the brilliance that led people to given them 99% and 100% ratings on Encyclopedia Metallum.
Yes, Metallum reviews are wholly reliable and generally reflect objective truth. :D To be honest, I haven't heard those guys. Should I check them out?
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'The Perfection of Evil' by A Hill To Die Upon. Ooh, yaay! This sounds a little like Akercocke.

To be honest' date=' I haven't heard those guys. Should I check them out?[/quote'] ...I'm trying to figure that out. First of all, just a heads-up; they're unblack. I want to hear their second album, which was apparently even better than their first. So far they've got some nice stuff going on here, the songs are kind of short but that doesn't necessarily render them devoid of progression. There's a bit of dissonance here and there, they're not afraid to try more mid-tempo beats, and compositionally it's good.
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Yeah' date=' they probably even [i']think it's their best. A lot of their old fans like myself would disagree. I love Red In The Sky and Terminal Spirit Disease, for different reasons. But it's no secret that Tomas wasn't happy with their musical direction at the time, wanted to do different things, and felt they'd said all they had to say. I agree with you that it will probably be commercial, and I'll probably hate it, but I really want for it to be good. I can't stand Surgical Steel...
All that we can do is just hope that it will be good :) And Surgical Steel does have its moments though.
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Dawn- Nær Sólen Gar Niþer For Evogher Father, you will probably like this one to :)
I love Dawn and that's my favorite album of theirs, was about to ask if you knew them. NP: Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter I haven't heard this in yeeeears, don't even know if I have the CD anymore! I bet Relentless would dig this too.
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'The Perfection of Evil' by A Hill To Die Upon. Ooh, yaay! This sounds a little like Akercocke. ...I'm trying to figure that out. First of all, just a heads-up; they're unblack.
The band name kind of made me think so... Thanks for the warning.
I want to hear their second album' date=' which was apparently even better than their first. So far they've got some nice stuff going on here, the songs are kind of short but that doesn't necessarily render them devoid of progression. There's a bit of dissonance here and there, they're not afraid to try more mid-tempo beats, and compositionally it's good.[/quote'] Any comparison to Akercocke is promising. I'll have to check it out.
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The band name kind of made me think so... Thanks for the warning. Any comparison to Akercocke is promising. I'll have to check it out.
I would expect, lyrically, that this is kind of Biblical literature/apocalypse/judgment stuff. Haven't actually looked yet. As for an unblack band you might like...maybe given Crimson Moonlight a try? Their latest album Veil of Remembrance has mostly poetic-style lyrics if I remember aright. The thing is, I have a bit of an incentive to check out unblack just because A: I don't listen to much of any BM so I might as well give it a go anyway, and B: the more good unblack bands I know the more I can build a case for the 'genre'.
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That isn't hard, since they've released only two albums :lol: However, I haven't heard that other one, what is that one like?
They've also got Sorgh på Svart Vingar Fløgh and Slaughtersun, that I've heard, and some other stuff I haven't. Slaughtersun is fantastic as well, you'll probably love it. I remember liking the other one too, but sadly the last time I went looking for it I couldn't find it.
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They've also got Sorgh på Svart Vingar Fløgh and Slaughtersun' date=' that I've heard, and some other stuff I haven't. Slaughtersun is fantastic as well, you'll probably love it. I remember liking the other one too, but sadly the last time I went looking for it I couldn't find it.[/quote'] All right, I will listen that one too then. But first getting some sleep and then...college :(
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I would expect, lyrically, that this is kind of Biblical literature/apocalypse/judgment stuff. Haven't actually looked yet. As for an unblack band you might like...maybe given Crimson Moonlight a try? Their latest album Veil of Remembrance has mostly poetic-style lyrics if I remember aright. The thing is, I have a bit of an incentive to check out unblack just because A: I don't listen to much of any BM so I might as well give it a go anyway, and B: the more good unblack bands I know the more I can build a case for the 'genre'.
Hm, ok. The apocalypse/judgement thing tends to piss me off; like Living Sacrifice, fuck those guys, I don't need to hear about how I'm doing everything wrong and I'm going to suffer forever. It's the same mindset I can't stand in people of any persuasion. I'll check out Crimson Moonlight as well. Maybe I need to have a separate "Christian music" section if I ever set up shelves again, and put it behind a curtain like the occult section at some bookstores... :D As to your last point, why would you need to build a case for it? For Christians who might be avoiding BM because of its Satanic connections? NP: At The Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours ...this really is what it should sound like.
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Hm, ok. The apocalypse/judgement thing tends to piss me off; like Living Sacrifice, fuck those guys, I don't need to hear about how I'm doing everything wrong and I'm going to suffer forever. [...] As to your last point, why would you need to build a case for it? For Christians who might be avoiding BM because of its Satanic connections?
Them, and the subterranean anti-clerical BM goblins. My patience for such organisms has grown progressively smaller. So, an update; I took a quick browse and honestly the A Hill To Die Upon lyrics remind me more of Dissection's Reinkaos album than anything in the Bible. It's very much based in Revelation and Christian thought about the apocalypse, from what I can tell. Nothing like the usual Christian fare, I can tell you that.
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Them, and the subterranean anti-clerical BM goblins. My patience for such organisms has grown progressively smaller. So, an update; I took a quick browse and honestly the A Hill To Die Upon lyrics remind me more of Dissection's Reinkaos album than anything in the Bible. It's very much based in Revelation and Christian thought about the apocalypse, from what I can tell. Nothing like the usual Christian fare, I can tell you that.
Cool. Thanks for having a look! The people who insist that "black metal = Satan" are a lost cause anyway, and immune to your arguments, I'm sure.
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The people who insist that "black metal = Satan" are a lost cause anyway' date=' and immune to your arguments, I'm sure.[/quote'] Well, I should have clarified, it's not just them but also people who have this general disdain for unblack. Not only that, but there's just a general belief that black metal is sort of 'too evil' for Christianity. The amusing thing about all this, of course, is that these same people will rag on about how evil Christianity is!
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