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4 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

That's cool. Isn't he the only original member? I'm told that their new album is something of a return to form, I still need to check it out.

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It's less of a return to form than I thought it would be from the first few tracks I heard, but it's still worth checking out.

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On ‎28‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 1:32 PM, BlutAusNerd said:

That's cool. Isn't he the only original member? I'm told that their new album is something of a return to form, I still need to check it out.

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Yes, he is a very interesting person, no wonder the music is so great, it is a return but he wanted to establish some balance with this new album. 

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11 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Yeah, I dig Mithotyn and don't see them mentioned much. Gotta love some Viking metal.

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Mythotin was one of the first "viking" metal bands I had ever heard. I had been into all of the original black metal bands, but this new genre of "viking metal" was really undefined back then, at least to me, , but I remember liking the sound of the music, and the norse mythological references. Back then, I did not really consider bands like Enslaved, and Bathory as "viking metal"....and Emporer, Immortal and those  guys were all more black metal in my mind. Mythotin was the  first that defined it for me...them and Thyrfing

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4 hours ago, xUpTheIronsx said:

Mythotin was one of the first "viking" metal bands I had ever heard. I had been into all of the original black metal bands, but this new genre of "viking metal" was really undefined back then, at least to me, , but I remember liking the sound of the music, and the norse mythological references. Back then, I did not really consider bands like Enslaved, and Bathory as "viking metal"....and Emporer, Immortal and those  guys were all more black metal in my mind. Mythotin was the  first that defined it for me...them and Thyrfing

Yes, 100%. Bands like Thyrfing and Einherjer were a revelation for me in the late 90s early 2000s. I got seriously into viking metal around that time and it was my favourite genre of music for a good two or three years. 

I was definitely into Enslaved and Bathory, but like you I didn't really consider them viking metal in the same way.  

I only have 'Gathered Around the Oaken Table' by Mithotyn and I generally like it but I don't love it. Maybe I should check out their other albums. 

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2 hours ago, Requiem said:

Yes, 100%. Bands like Thyrfing and Einherjer were a revelation for me in the late 90s early 2000s. I got seriously into viking metal around that time and it was my favourite genre of music for a good two or three years. 

I was definitely into Enslaved and Bathory, but like you I didn't really consider them viking metal in the same way.  

I only have 'Gathered Around the Oaken Table' by Mithotyn and I generally like it but I don't love it. Maybe I should check out their other albums. 

Yeah. I think King OF The Distant Forest is their best...as far as music and production etc. "Raven" is coo in that you can tell they were young and still "poor".  I don't have the one you mentioned...by the time that was out I was checking out Borknagar, Kampfar and Amon Amarth, as well as other straight out black metal stuff...

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Yeah. I think King OF The Distant Forest is their best...as far as music and production etc. "Raven" is coo in that you can tell they were young and still "poor".  I don't have the one you mentioned...by the time that was out I was checking out Borknagar, Kampfar and Amon Amarth, as well as other straight out black metal stuff...
King of the Distant Forest is definitely their best, good stuff.

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Recently been into:
Lost Society - Finnish old school thrash
Devin Townsend - Epicloud
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Mythotin - Sign of the Ravens and King of the Distant Forest
Fates Warning - Theories of Flight
Fates Warning is a name I haven't heard in along time. I remember when "No Exit" came out. Kind ground breaking at the time. Epic album.

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16 minutes ago, audiophile said:

Fates Warning is a name I haven't heard in along time. I remember when "No Exit" came out. Kind ground breaking at the time. Epic album.

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Fates Warning is in my top 5 most favorite bands of all time. Got to meet them and hang with them at 2 shows (Cincinnati and Cleveland) on the Perfect Symmetry tour. Got into the right after Awaken The Guardian came out...

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Fates Warning is in my top 5 most favorite bands of all time. Got to meet them and hang with them at 2 shows (Cincinnati and Cleveland) on the Perfect Symmetry tour. Got into the right after Awaken The Guardian came out...
Awesome, always cool when you get to meet these guys and realize they are just like the rest if us.

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1 minute ago, audiophile said:

Awesome, always cool when you get to meet these guys and realize they are just like the rest if us.

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yep..and they were VERY down to earth. At the Cleveland gig, we all went to dinner after soundcheck at this little diner that was around the corner form the club. We talked about a ton of cool stuff. There was no "stupidity" as  I call it. Mark Zonder and i talked about the use of electronic drums and how they were coming onto the scene back then...also discussion of the cold weather up there

In Cincy, Ray Alder, Joe DiBiase and I talked about Dungeons and Dragons (among other things) pretty much the whole time in the alley behind Bogarts...like for a couple of hours after the show. I also remember Sesame Street being part of the convo for some reason....

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Since joining this forum: Necrot, Exodus, Acephalix, Cathedral, Gorguts. I'm sure I'll say something different.
Love Exodus. So glad that Souza is back. Been really liking "Blood In, Blood Out". Exhibit B was really good in my opinion even though it was not generally rated very high.
Go to see them on the "Impact is Immanent" tour w/Pantera and Prong.

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