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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    I did! That piece was largely keyboard-based right? I was digging it.
    Yes, no metal at all in that final piece, very somber and beautiful. Thy Serpent went on to do a few more albums, and I have them all, but that debut is by far the best IMO. It has that doomy atmosphere that works so well in this style of music. I find a lot of black metal a bit too dry and lacking melody for my tastes. I believe the singer/bandleader went on to form a record label in Finland.
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    I'm in my mid 60's. how much longer am I allowed to love heavy metal? the only band I can listen to with harsh vocals is Yob. for some reason, those don't bother me. maybe cause I love the music so much. any speculators here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    The YT Algorithm suggested:



    I think they're contemporary but they're retro-early 80s hard, heavy metal. Not thrash or glam, just heavy, traditional, metal. A little NWOBHM too.
    First (from 1983) and best. Sinister Eyes is a metal anthem. Huge Judas Priest influence through all the recording.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davis View Post
    I'm in my mid 60's. how much longer am I allowed to love heavy metal? the only band I can listen to with harsh vocals is Yob. for some reason, those don't bother me. maybe cause I love the music so much. any speculators here?
    They're very good, especially live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacefreak View Post
    First (from 1983) and best. Sinister Eyes is a metal anthem. Huge Judas Priest influence through all the recording.
    So that album is from 1983? Where'd I get the idea it was from 2020?

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    New Cult of Luna. Ridiculously easy autobuy for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    New Cult of Luna. Ridiculously easy autobuy for me.

    Interesting - they just released an EP this year, called The Raging River.

    Prolific...
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    Which was also an autobuy, and is also fantastic

    They seem to be on a creative high in the last few years. No complaints from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Which was also an autobuy, and is also fantastic

    They seem to be on a creative high in the last few years. No complaints from me.
    I'm beginning to think the list of NOT auto-buys is shorter than your list of auto-buys.
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    Thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out as well.

    I feel like I've missed an album or two by them somewhere over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    New Cult of Luna. Ridiculously easy autobuy for me
    Killer tune and killer video! Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    I'm beginning to think the list of NOT auto-buys is shorter than your list of auto-buys.
    Pro tip, don't follow me on Bandcamp...it's become a little awkward to admit just how much I try to support the music I love (not to mention the sort of music I love)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobo Chang Ba View Post
    Thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out as well.

    I feel like I've missed an album or two by them somewhere over the years.
    I like the track above, although in fairness it didn't knock me over like The Silent Man did or I: The Weapon. BUT...given that they play live with dual drummers, synths and the rest I fully expect this track will be an incredible stomper onstage.

    If you can see them, do...they're the real deal and it is thrilling to watch.
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    Have you seen Years in a Day on YT? Is that a documentary or live gig or both?
    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    OH MY GOD Years in a Day...the physical release is actually three live shows on both CD and one on DVD. My only complaint is that because of when it came out, it only covers material up through the Vertikal/Vertikal II era. But it's phenomenal.
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    Also, while I'm gushing like a total dweeb...this never got a physical release to my knowledge but it's pro-shot and comes straight from the horse's mouth so to speak. And Mariner was a bit of a grower for me (after Vertikal blew my mind, any follow-up was in a tough spot), but once it clicked it's epic and Julie Christmas was a perfect match for the band both on the record and onstage.

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    ^^ last random aside but a small bit of coolness...one of my old college friends went into fashion and actually made all of Julie's wardrobe for the tour
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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    OH MY GOD Years in a Day...the physical release is actually three live shows on both CD and one on DVD. My only complaint is that because of when it came out, it only covers material up through the Vertikal/Vertikal II era. But it's phenomenal.
    Cool - I'm on it. But probably this weekend when I can really enjoy it.
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    Last night: Single malt drams (Talisker and Macallan), the magic vape pen with Gorilla Glue cartridge, lights off, candles lit, fireplace going, and Still Life and Ghost Reveries spun in full on CD on my hifi. Best night of the week by far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    OH MY GOD Years in a Day...the physical release is actually three live shows on both CD and one on DVD. My only complaint is that because of when it came out, it only covers material up through the Vertikal/Vertikal II era. But it's phenomenal.
    Watched the whole thing today. This band is amazing. I really loved the heavy keyboard textures at times. Grooves and vibes are all over the place, but of course its a pretty dark environment, which we love! I think the vocals are powerful and probably the aspect of this band that could throw people. I'm sure the lyrics would have more impact if you're reading along, at least for me its usually that way in most metal. I should have watched this on my phone with headphones - I just streamed it to my normal TV (no good audio system there). Its great to really get to know this band - cheers Johnny Batts.

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    PS....in general I've been riding a metal binge for the past 5 - 6 weeks, all over the map, trying lots of new stuff, and going back to the classics too. Really super fun, it's so nice to leave the prog scene for a bit and enter a totally new musical universe full of incredible music. Opeth is a huge part still of course, but just part of this ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Watched the whole thing today. This band is amazing. I really loved the heavy keyboard textures at times. Grooves and vibes are all over the place, but of course its a pretty dark environment, which we love! I think the vocals are powerful and probably the aspect of this band that could throw people. I'm sure the lyrics would have more impact if you're reading along, at least for me its usually that way in most metal. I should have watched this on my phone with headphones - I just streamed it to my normal TV (no good audio system there). Its great to really get to know this band - cheers Johnny Batts.
    Was that on Youtube, or do you have a DVD?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Was that on Youtube, or do you have a DVD?
    https://youtu.be/_ubZh-7RJ_Q

    YT at the official band site

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Watched the whole thing today. This band is amazing. I really loved the heavy keyboard textures at times. Grooves and vibes are all over the place, but of course its a pretty dark environment, which we love! I think the vocals are powerful and probably the aspect of this band that could throw people. I'm sure the lyrics would have more impact if you're reading along, at least for me its usually that way in most metal. I should have watched this on my phone with headphones - I just streamed it to my normal TV (no good audio system there). Its great to really get to know this band - cheers Johnny Batts.
    Awesome, glad you enjoyed it! Definitely check out Mariner live (the other video I posted above), the addition of Julie Christmas is a really nice vocal counterpoint but without turning into your generic "beauty + the beast" stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    PS....in general I've been riding a metal binge for the past 5 - 6 weeks, all over the map, trying lots of new stuff, and going back to the classics too. Really super fun, it's so nice to leave the prog scene for a bit and enter a totally new musical universe full of incredible music. Opeth is a huge part still of course, but just part of this ride
    Excellent I kind of did the same thing, except with synthwave....and I haven't really come back yet

    I've got tickets to see Wolves in the Throne Room next month, their last album (atmospheric black metal) was pretty good so I'm hoping for a strong show. As much as I enjoy their albums, their live sets are touch and go. Deafheaven ticket bought too, although they're more of a sure thing in my book. Looks like Cult of Luna is going to be back in 2023. Planning to go to the Maryland Death Fest in May. And if Ulver doesn't pull a dick move and drop out yet again, I might just catch up with Just Eric in Vegas for Psychofest next August
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    Atmospheric Symphonic Black Metal? I don't know what to call it, but I like it...


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