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I know there's a couple members of Cauldron Black Ram in Stargazer but I haven't heard anything positive about CBR's music.

Their sound is kind of similar, but it's not so exotic or avant-garde. It's more like convoluted, but melodious blackened death metal, but with a pirate theme. They're a good band, and since you dig other stuff like Mournful Congregation, StarGazer, and Misery's Omen that they have been involved with, I would think that you would enjoy their music.

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On 16.2.2014 at 5:26 PM, MacabreEternal said:

Sun Worship "Elder Giants", "Split w/ Earth Chaos", "Split w/ Unru" and "Surpass Eclispe" all superb bits of BM seeped in savage vox and atmosphere. My new discovery.

You might check out the brandnew Unru debut LP ;)

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15 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

Finally got Ritual Chamber "Obscurations.." after toying with CHTHE'ILIST and Cruciamentum this came out on top.

Why not get all three? They're killer albums. Definitely something cool going on with Ritual Chamber, but that Cruciamentum album has really grown on me. I listen to it frequently. It's up there with Grave Miasma and Funebrarum for me. 

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I am changing my purchasing habits a bit.  I am spending more time with releases before actually buying them.  Ritual Chamber bit me from the off though as just having more depth to it that I wanted to explore.  I may well end up with all three mentioned but right now I just haven't explored the other two enough to say whether I would add them.  Being sat on my ass at home for 6 weeks now has given me opportunity to not just review my collection but also to review how I approach music purchases.  I think I have definitely been guilty in the past of dipping in after just one or two listens and then never listening to stuff again or not for a while at least.  I don't know if it is a form of "growing up" (at nearly 40) but I just feel I want to take more time to appreciate the music and build more of a collection that I want to if that makes sense?

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53 minutes ago, MacabreEternal said:

I am changing my purchasing habits a bit.  I am spending more time with releases before actually buying them.  Ritual Chamber bit me from the off though as just having more depth to it that I wanted to explore.  I may well end up with all three mentioned but right now I just haven't explored the other two enough to say whether I would add them.  Being sat on my ass at home for 6 weeks now has given me opportunity to not just review my collection but also to review how I approach music purchases.  I think I have definitely been guilty in the past of dipping in after just one or two listens and then never listening to stuff again or not for a while at least.  I don't know if it is a form of "growing up" (at nearly 40) but I just feel I want to take more time to appreciate the music and build more of a collection that I want to if that makes sense?

It does make sense. It's similar to how I felt for a while, and there are lots of CDs in my closet that I haven't even seen in years. Lately I've been wanting to buy physical copies of everything I like enough to listen to more than a handful of times, especially knowing how much energy and money go into making the recording in the first place. 

Also, buying music makes it easier for me to give it time to grow on me, and I can never tell when my tastes will change enough for me to really connect with something even after years of disinterest. I've proven that to myself time and time again - witness my recent obsession with old Cradle Of Filth. Pretty happy I still have those CDs laying around. 

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Since the last time I posted here:

Inquisitor - Walpurgis Sabbath of Lust

The Chasm - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm

Armoros - Piece by Piece: The Anthology

Leviathan - Scar Sighted

Midnight - Complete and Total Midnight

Unearthly Trance - Season of Seance, Science of Silence

Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics

Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante

Knelt Rote - Trespass

Villains - Road to Ruin

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