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|The Blackest Metal Tourney Discovery Round 5|
Let's take a turn for a round. All of these last bands have showcased various aspects of what black metal can be to us. Whether it be the thrashy first wave, the folky key infused style, the post-rock infused cascadian style and more. This round, we wonder how far can you truly push the limits of the genre while still maintaining your foothold as a BM band? Dawn and their progressive/psychedelic infused brand of BM face off against Dornenreich, the masters of fusing folk/classical/whatever they feel like at the moment with their style of black metal. Let the voting begin!
A New World?
(Hawks) Psychedelic/experimental bm from Norway. Similar to early In the Woods... and Solefald. Not a typical bm album, but has elements of pure bm along with a lot of clean sections. Includes clean and harsh vocals throughout. Stream: https://drawn-no.bandcamp.com/album/a-new-world
Her Von Welken Nächten
(porcupinetheater) Opener Eigenwach enters with sinister whispering and slowly adds strings and chimes, only to explode in pummeling riffs a few seconds later, balanced out once more by the reintroduction of orchestral strings. But symphonic black metal this is not. Dornenreich eventually dove head first into folk black metal (and pure folk), but this album melds myriad influences into something bleak and desperate. It is an album that straddles the line between black metal's main two points of departure - evil, and mournful, to the point that the two sensations seem to pull against one another - resulting in an album of refreshing uniqueness. Stream: https://dornenreich.bandcamp.com/album/her-von-welken-n-chten
|A little early but I'm going to be out later so here it is|
Haven't actually counted the other round's votes but Grimoire got 1 and Csejthe got a bunch so I think we can all agree on the victor ;)
|I still haven't even listened to that Grimoire album yet. Listened to the ep though, and I'll check the LP in a few minutes but Im pretty certain Csejthe will come out on top for me as well.|
|Voting is technically still open until this afternoon, but it seems pretty decided as of now |
|Yeah I doubt one more vote for Csejthe will make a difference!|
I haven't actually heard either of these so I will give them a squizz sometime tomorrow.
|heard both of these and my vote def goes for drawn, album is cool af.|
|Turned dornenreich on and it started to rain. How appropriate|
|Gunna have to go with 2 this time. perfect description of the album btw. |
|Really enjoyed 2 but the overuse of whispering kind of killed it and made it drag a bit. Onto 1|
|Gona jam both of these in a bit, both descriptions sound interesting.|