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Last Active 05-06-18 12:50 am
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Can Tago Mago
krautrock psychadelic sound collage of grooving madness or someting.
3.5
05.23.18
Kalmah Palo
Modern Kalmah doing the same thing modern Kalmah's been doing since they switched from melodic overload neo-classical melodeath into more simplistic standard riffy melodeath years ago. It's good, I guess, but nowhere near as bombastic or excited as their first four albums.
3.0
05.20.18
Grouper Grid of Points
Ruins Pt 2 isn't quite as great as the original, but it's still Grouper being Grouper, and Grouper doesn't really write bad tracks. "Grid of Points" just isn't her best, nor most developed, album. It's a bit too short and feels like smoke slipping through your fingers, gone before you realize it (Despite the Grouper-y imagery, this is not, in this case, a good thing.).
3.0
05.20.18
At the Gates To Drink from the Night Itself
Better than the last album bc it actually feels energized this time around instead of just going through the motions. Still not amazing but it's At the Gates playing melodic death metal that sounds like it's not being played by old guys just so they can justify going on tour again and hey that's an improvement.
3.0
05.20.18
Thokk A Trance for the Ever-Toiling Witch
I'm not really into the dungeon synthy/dark ambient with shrieks bits, but the other pieces are solid fuzzy old school with melody black metal... with old Abbath-style shrieks. It's pretty OK; woulda been better without the ambient, though :p
2.5
05.16.18
Mystical Fullmoon From the Southern Lands...
Your standard 1997 black metal demo that sounds both intentionally raw and as if it's being played by a band not fully comfortable with the material, or how to properly tune their instruments. The band play a style of black metal sort of reminiscent to early Satyricon with its constant use of background keyboards and tendency to keep everything slow-to-mid-paced, but also instrumentally has an almost early Opeth feel as well. The demo flows like any of the 10+ minute tracks from Orchid, kind of just going on and on randomly until deciding to stop. Black metal like this doesn't have that much need of proper structuring, though, so this defi
2.5
05.16.18
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring
Not as good as the albums to follow, but "The Colour of Spring" is still fine, super chill art pop.
3.0
05.10.18

shoutbox » all posts 
  • DungeonBoy Heh, yeah man, thanks for posting that. I can't stop listening to it. I've heard a lot of melodic black metal but some of these are just too good.
    April 5 07:35 PM
  • Papa Universe i just experienced my first ever immediate erection drop... not cool
    March 17 03:12 PM
  • DungeonBoy Thanks dude. If you're looking for some similar instrumental piano stuff I've actually been really digging these guy Dirk Maassen's album Solo - https://dirkmaassen.bandcamp.com/album/solo-2012-2014.I know your also into some neofolk stuff, did you have a chance to listen to my latest EP? https://rotafortunae.bandcamp.com/album/solstice might be something you'd enjoy. Cheers!
    March 15 03:15 PM
  • Hawks Sweet I'll add you when I go on break.
    February 22 10:02 PM
  • Hawks You got Facebook bro???? Idk if I asked you before.
    February 22 09:29 PM

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