Originally Posted by markm1
It must have been some other lists then. Ferday you pretty much turned me onto Dead Congregation. It is really good-evil stuff.( Note to self: time to listen to that one again for comparison)
You two have such a good knowledge and history of the genre. I really just started dipping my toes into extreme metal around 2005/6. I remember buying Opeth's Ghost Reveries and some DT melodeth and then some Nile and Behemtoh and went from there.
On the BM side, I remember it well. I read some good reviews of Gorgoroth's Ad Marjarem....if it's a good album, I like to think I'm open to pretty much any style. Threw it in my car driving home on a cold winter night after dark. It actually scared me
The hair on the back of my neck and goose bumps-I thought it was like Satan reaching through the speakers and grabbing me by the jugular. At the time it was the most disturbing thing I ever heard. Love it!
Re: Incantation-I agree it's not the best DM release of the year-but among other things-I have a taste for heavy, plodding doomy DM-reminds me a bit of Aspyyx's recent stuff which I have. I really like Death the Brutal Way and Disma......
Fun going through all these recommendations. Just way to much I can ever listen to!
Pentagram (1994) A true classic of the BM genre, full of atmosphere and energy. Great songs becoming clearly a different band straight off with their first LP.
Antichrist (1996) I would guess this is most folks favorite from the early three? Great memorable songs, you can scream along to.😝
Under the Sign of Hell (1997) These first three I think of as one group, they have the same cover and sound connected in some way. I remember they remastered all three about a week after I purchased them. Just kept my original CDs as I liked the sound of them. The remasters could be an improvement I don't know?
Destroyer (1998) My memory tells me this is one of their most brutal and fast. Still great form in classic style, Reminds me of Marduk from the same time, maybe the whole war thing going on? Classic underground recording quality and feel.
Incipit Satan (2000) If they were experimental then this is the album they tried everything on. Maybe better sound than early records, one of a kind record for the band.
Twilight of the Idols (2003) This album I like to think reflects a new sound for the band. Not as loved as early work by me but nice none the less. Modern black metal.
Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam (2006) Don't listen to it or don't own it I can't remember.
Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt (2009) I think I heard it once.
Their live DVD is one of the best Black Metal DVDs ever. How many bands have naked people on crosses, fire and 50 gallons of pig blood? No wonder they got into trouble. The trouble just made the show more famous and gave them free advertising for the DVD set.