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|Grim Faces In Cold Places|
I've been getting back into black metal lately. These are some of the records I've been digging.
|1||The Black Twilight Circle|
i recently found a pro-tape version of this, and it makes it even better before. It's cool to see the newer and older generations together, and every band here displays the talent the BTC has become known for. Recommended highly for black metal enthusiasts.
|2||Mors Atra Crucis|
raw black metal from George Proctor of White Medal fame. Melodic with a punk stomp.
raw black metal, with off-kilter riffs that almost make you feel uncomfortable. But that's a good thing.
pretty straightforward black metal. The songs about 9 minutes long but will keep you thoroughly entertained thanks to some cool acoustic interludes and tempo changes
blackened punk from the dudes in Iceage
another black metal/punk hybrid, but these guys don't just focus on speed and simplicity. there is some nice depth to this collection of songs that makes it stand out from other albums of its kind. oh, and it's another project from mike of fell voices
if you haven't listened to this already, SHAME ON YOU.
not strictly black metal, but its main influence. combines the black metal/screamo of their lps with the brevity and aggression of their sublimation therapy ep
raw black metal/punk/noise ... kicks ass
self-described as "astral black metal" ... more like "ASStral black metal", amirite? just kidding, this rules. it's ambient black metal, where the celestial ambiance takes the forefront, creating a very meditative atmosphere
I & II
mid-tempo black metal with a focus on repetition and melody. still harsh, but easy to like
Within The Vacuum Of Infinity
a modern classic in my opinion
Futile Reflections of a Failed Existence
one of the most inaccessible black metal bands out there. that being said, if you can get over the repetition and the production, this is a very rewarding listen.
|14|| ||Circle of Ouroborous|
one of the most underrated black metal bands out there today. this is one of their heavier releases for sure
another project from the guy who does arizmenda. kuxan suum delves pretty deep into psychedelic realm and it really creates a unique sound. one of my favorite modern bm "groups".
just straight up black metal with a nice, filthy production
blackened thrash. simple and mindless and therefore, enjoyable.
Fantasty Mapped In Blood
raw and torturous slow-paced black metal, but REALLY FREAKING GOOD
you should know how these guys are by now
the most epic mixture of black metal and punk ... these guys have such an awesome sound
once again, you should know who this is by this point
catchy and punky black metal
Worlds I Create
pretty much the complete antithesis of everything i've posted so far. really technical and well-produced black metal... that never takes away from how great it is though. there is also pretty prevalent use of the cello, but they make it work in a way that is not horribly cheesy
some seriously underrated canadian black metal. very atmospheric, much -post
|as you can see i've grown fond of either a)raw, b)punky or c)raw and punky black metal this past year|
|sweet,will check some albums|
|keep it trve my friend|
|By the Power of Greyskull! gr8 list man|
|thanks dude! hope you check some of this out|
|now this is what i call a fuckin list, you've actually reminded me of a few things i aint picked up yet. Mainly the Furdidurke 7 inch and the sexdrome tape (still only got the split with sump) actually have 2 currently en route as i put a massive order in with legion blotan a couple of days ago :) also dude where you get the rip of the pro tape version of tliltic? I've got the original tour press tapes but am curious to hear how the remaster sounds as the cd and vinyl editions have just came out. Just wondering if it's worth my while getting them as i already paid a decent amount for the originals|
|"getting back into black metal recently"|
Seriously, were you ever off BM?!
|Check this out by the way:|
|I checked back at where I got it from Chris, and it's actually the same version that you have haha my bad.|
Thanks Philly! I've actually been meaning to check it out since I read that review. And haha yes as hard as it is to believe I kind of fell out of love with black metal for awhile.
|Ahh no worries dude, given the punky bm tones of your list you may want to check the woes demo i just put up on ptc. Another awesome band from legion blotan|
|legion blotan seriously rules so hard. everything they put out rips|
|Same link applies to you too, Chris|
|Peeped the review and it sounds cool dude|
|you may have heard this one, but if not, you should give Wulkanaz – Paúrpura Fræovíbôkôs a go. it's black, eccentrically punky, raw, weird, and drugged out. all good things.|
and kudos on the Kuuhun kahlittu inclusion. a good one by them for sure.
|2 and 9 look really cool|
|Check them out man, they rule! Also, sup Kane? Nice to see you around here. I'll definitely check that out, it seem right up my alley. And yes, this is definitely one of my favorite CoO releases in a while.|
|shit, just lurking about. how goes it?|
|liked their split with tukaaria but never bothered to check out odz manouk themselves, thanks for reminding me|
like almost all bands i recognize (sump, axeman, cirrhus, sexdrome). downloaded that in thoth album 'cause it's the only one i managed to find :D
|Sweet man, hope you dig em|