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favorite bands, mostly black metal, post rock, modern classical, melodeath,

Moon Ate The Dark Moon Ate The Dark
Modern classical. Ambient piano music. For the most part it's solo piano music with light ambient/noise used to fill space and create a whisper of an atmosphere; other times the ambient noise becomes more prominent, creating a harsh/melodic collage. The latter style doesn't always work, but the piano compositions are fairly well-done and well-produced (in terms of their sound quality). Not the best piano-based ambient I've ever heard--but it ain't bad neither.
Oathbreaker Rheia
Stylistically some sort of amalgamation of punk and black metal with its own brand of experimental atmospheric influences to boot. I don't even know what that means, but it riffs and it blasts and it sounds like nothing else out there.
Bull of Heaven 329: She Is as the Nights Are Horrible, Pt. 1
crappy drone ambient for 38 minutes. Does an Earth-esque kind of rock drone for the first half,
does some Stars of the Lid-type ambient junk for a while, then goes back to more Earth-ier simple
drone toward then end. It's not bad, but the repetitive rock instrumentation never seems to go
anywhere or evolve at all--unlike Earth--which makes it less interesting than it could've been--
especially since it's just one long song. It's aesthetically pleasing but little else.
Vile Gash Deluded
dirty punk
Andy Black The Shadow Side
This a 2.5 purely due to its aesthetic appeal--which is to say, it gets points for sounding clean
and inoffensive, but it doesn't provide much more on any level. This is a pop rock album
and it does as pop rock does; power choruses, dumb ballad-y junk, dance-able pop tunes, whatever.
I've heard it before and I've heard it done better by the likes of Britney Spears and Bon Jovi.
It should lose [more] points for being so painfully generic, but its aesthetic appeal helps it
keep its head above water, but only barely. And I didn't even mention Andy's awful vocal

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Wolves in the Throne Room Celestite
The individual tracks are nice, but they don't seem very cohesive when it comes to the compiling of this album. This makes sense since each track is basically just a reinvention and expansion of the synth, keyboard, and guitar melodies from Celestial Lineage and not wholly new works themselves. Because each track comes from a different origin they all seem fairly different, and this is what makes them not seem very cohesive together. If certain ideas from certain tracks had been fleshed out into truly their own pieces not simply based on old CL ideas, then Celestite might have been more functional as a standalone ambient record. As-is, th
Black Malachite Void
A lot of awkward songwriting. Random guitars and other synthesized instruments pop in and out at
will, songs never really seem to work toward any crescendo or climactic shifts. It's OK if you
just want aesthetically pleasing, vaguely atmospheric, vaguely melodic noise in the background,
but even then all of the stylistic shifts between songs don't work to create one solid style of
atmosphere, either. It's kinda just "whatever" the whole way through; a lot of ideas and very
little cohesion. Black Malachite has figured out how to produce music with good production and
believable synthesized ins

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