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post #481 of 671
Quote:
Originally posted by DarkAngel
Carlos
Glad you finally got your CDs........not only is service noticeably slower at The End vs year ago, the prices are $1-2 higher per CD
(the worst/slowest service however is Century Media by far)
Thanks for the warning. I was tempted to try buying directly from Century Media. Guess I'll stick with The End and learn something about "patience."

One thing has me preplexed at The End: They sent out a "restock" listing email, that included Within Temptation's "Mother Earth" + 4 bonus tracks. Yet no sign of a single Witin Temptation CD on the site.
post #482 of 671
Thread Starter 

You know you want it

Special edition, limited availability
----------------------------------------

Straight from Peaceville HQ:

Snapper Online Store is offering the chance to get the
Deluxe UK edition of My Dying Bride's new "Songs Of
Darkness, Words of Light" worldwide, for a very limited
period. The Edition comes in a Clambox Case and has a
Booklet plus Poster and Art Magnet inside. This is a
strictly limited edition which is available on a first come
first served basis.

The album is available for order on February 16th here:

http://www.instant-shop.com/snapper/product8030018
post #483 of 671
What in the world is a "clambox case" never heard that before?

I never pre-order, I will just wait till CD is in stock. PD is the one that has to have all the super deluxe special editions

NP: HAGGARD - Awakening the Centuries
post #484 of 671
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by DarkAngel
What in the world is a "clambox case" never heard that before?

I never pre-order, I will just wait till CD is in stock. PD is the one that has to have all the super deluxe special editions
clam box case

well, it was posted for people like him who collect all the rarest versions.
post #485 of 671
I've been perusing this thread on and off. I live in Montreal and I know that Opeth is coming to play pretty soon. I've been a hard rock fan forever but haven't really moved into real metal. One day I thought I'd give it a try and buy an Opeth album. I bought Damnation... I've read all of your comments. Yeah, not what I expected. They are clearly excellent musicians though.
My question, should I buy tickets. I've smacked myself in the head too many times by getting into a band, looking at their recent live schedules, and realizing that I just missed them. And, if I should see them, what would you guys recommend I listen to for a brain burn'in. I mean, best Opeth, or albums that straddle the line from rock to metal to get me used to the sound. You know, baby steps and all. Thanks for any suggestions.
post #486 of 671
Quote:
Originally posted by DarkAngel
I never pre-order, I will just wait till CD is in stock. PD is the one that has to have all the super deluxe special editions

NP: HAGGARD - Awakening the Centuries
Quote:
Originally posted by KR...
well, it was posted for people like him who collect all the rarest versions.
Yep, that's my kind of deal there. But, I have never picked up any MDB, and I am unsure about buying this when I may not like the band. Plus I can't find that site that will tell me how much that costs in 'merican dollars. I got it bookmarked here somewhere.

Then agian I am still contemplating Cannibal Corpse box set and Slayer box set, so this MDB special isn't totally out of the question.
post #487 of 671
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Originally posted by Ohoen
I've been perusing this thread on and off. I live in Montreal and I know that Opeth is coming to play pretty soon. I've been a hard rock fan forever but haven't really moved into real metal. One day I thought I'd give it a try and buy an Opeth album. I bought Damnation... I've read all of your comments. Yeah, not what I expected. They are clearly excellent musicians though.
My question, should I buy tickets.
I've smacked myself in the head too many times by getting into a band, looking at their recent live schedules, and realizing that I just missed them. And, if I should see them, what would you guys recommend I listen to for a brain burn'in. I mean, best Opeth, or albums that straddle the line from rock to metal to get me used to the sound. You know, baby steps and all. Thanks for any suggestions.
Welcome to world of Darkest Desires.
Unfortunately the OPETH album you picked up Damnation (aka Opeth unplugged or Opeth does Anathema/Porcupine Tree) is very atypical of previous albums. All of the earlier albums are great, but are harder edge progressive dark metal with death vocals & clean vocals mixed.

Good place to start for the real Opeth sound is "Blackwater Park" and for earlier in career "Morningrise" They will touring in my area soon also with MOONSPELL but I don't go to concerts live usually.

Sill waiting for new albums by:
-After Forever
-Sirenia
-My Dying Bride
post #488 of 671
post #489 of 671
For recording quality, my favourite picks would be La Masquerade Infernale and Disguised Masters from Arcturus, Winds Devouring Men from Elend and Väre from Tenhi. None of these are actually metal, which leads to conclusion that it's really hard to make reference level rercodings out of real metal. I do like Dusk and Her Embrace from COF though, as it sounds great through a great gear and high volume levels, heh.


btw, I do feel like promoting Tenhi and Elend once again. They rule. Thank you, hehe.

Edit : I wonder which comes first : My Tuska 2003 report or DarkAngel's impressions of Swallow the Sun.
post #490 of 671
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Originally posted by eyeteeth
Among members' favorites of 'Darkest Desires' are there favorites for recording quality?
(Damn, there goes post #666 !!! )
We don't discuss "sound quality" much here, most of dark metal is intentially played with distortion/feedback effects in both sound and voice.
Best sounding would be some of the symphonic or progressive dark metal variations or darkwave gothic stuff.
Just to throw out a few random names:

Therion - Secret of the Runes
Theatre of Tragedy - Aegis
After Forever - Prision of Desire
Tiamat - Prey

Then at the other extreme for bad sound you have stuff like early Darkthrone.

Nacher
Still working on that "swallow" review.......should be any day now
post #491 of 671
post #492 of 671
Quote:
Originally posted by eyeteeth
It was an earlier comparison of the very good 'My Dying Bride' remasters (in your/DarkAngel's opinion) to very poor 'Opeth' remasters that had me ask the question.

Also my remastered 'Dance of December Souls' (1993) by katatonia sounds so good compared to the Opeth remasters, I was additionally compelled to ask the question.
Oh yeh.........I did say that and it's true about great MDB remasters.

BTW, I just love KATATONIA "december" & "brave murder day" these are two masterpieces.
post #493 of 671
Quote:
Originally posted by DarkAngel
Welcome to world of Darkest Desires.
Thanks DarkAngel, I picked up Blackwater Park yesterday and am enjoying my first few listens.
post #494 of 671
Quote:
Originally posted by Ohoen
Thanks DarkAngel, I picked up Blackwater Park yesterday and am enjoying my first few listens.
Good, if you really enjoy it you can't go wrong with any of the first 6 albums.........they are all universally great, an unbeleiveable run of excellence by OPETH:

Orchid
Morningrise
My Arms Your Hearse (MAYH)
Still Life
Blackwater Park
Deliverence


Been listening to GRAVEWORM this weekend, making note to move them up my top 30 list.........best album by them is 2nd "angels reach the beauty" great melodic dark metal.
Here is ranking of 4 albums:
1)angels reach the beauty
2)scourge of malice
3)when daylight's gone/under cresent moon EP
4)engraved in black
post #495 of 671
Swallow the Sun
Nachers new "next big thing" group is an interesting hybrid mixing equal parts of doom metal with meldodic death metal. Album sounds like:
50% IN FLAMES - Jester Race
50% MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose the Swans
or
Early PARADISE LOST Album

It is very good stuff and well worth getting, not sure that it will be in my top 20 list of best dark metal but will give it a couple more listens over time........although they do change tempo enough to be interesting sound could be improved with some additional contrast like female vocals or acoustic sections, then it could be more godlike for me.


Long Dry Spell at The End
Last album purchased was DIMMU BOGIR - DCA
Still waiting for new work by:
-After Forever
-Sirenia
-My Dying Bride
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