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Yep great band. But like most bands of that era their best stuff is in their earlier years. Just reminded myself that the new Demonaz stuff sounded good in the preview I heard so I'm gonna check that out.
Thats very true, think the heart of winter was the last great album from them although the last one has some great tunes!! Yeah Demonaz its actually a good record, Kinda reminds of a mixure between Immortal and 'I' which is never a bad thing!!
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Re: IMMORTAL For me, the only 2 albums I really love are "Pure Holocaust" and "Battles In The North". I also think those are the only albums that totally embody the Black Metal spirit, despite the fairytale lyrics. "Diabolocal Fullmoon Mysticism" just sounds like a Bathory tribute, and I think they put a little too much Death Metal into "Blizzard Beasts". I thought "At The Heart Of Winter" was compitant and enjoyable, but not really very Black Metal anymore. The fact that this is the album when the mainstream Metal community first being interested in Immortal is testimony to this. Off course, Immortal have always had ridiculous aesthetics, but they took it to the extreme with "At The Heart Of Winter", which I think helped spread their name even more than their music at the time - very clever marketing, especially for guys who don't take themselves too seriously. "Damned In Black" was a little worse, musically, but not bad. " I didn't like "Sons Of Northern Darkness" though - it just sounds too safe. This is probably why it's often regarded as their best album. I've not bothered checking out the last album.

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Re: IMMORTAL Compared to Pentagram, A blaze in the Northern Sky, or De mysteriis dom Sathanas I've always found Diabolical fullmoon mysticism and Pure holocaust boring albums, granted Pure Holocaust was the first black metal album I had ever heard. The riffs are quintessential black metal in the stereotypical cold and grim fashion but they absolutely pale in comparison to what Gorgoroth, Mayhem, and Darkthrone were doing.

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Re: IMMORTAL Hi Guys, I'm new to this forum, but just wanted to share the fact that i'm selling some awsome black metal cd's/vinyl's etc. on ebay, due to be ending over the next 4/6 days. The only reason for selling them is due to the fact I am now a poor University student and am in dire need of all the pennies I can get :lol: Anyway, as you guys seem to be into your immortal, this may be of interest, but check the other items too :DRare Immortal Collection: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/220922073181? ... 1555.l2649 Cheers, Ollie

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