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post #1 of 77
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Hey guys.  I'm looking to find some well recorded power/melodic death/basically whatever metal.  If anyone's on the same quest as me, I find Wintersun's self-titled album to be very well done.  

post #2 of 77

i'm on the quest as well...

and i've made the sad realization that only pre-1996 is gonna sound good.  (for the most part)

everything since then has been progressively louder and louder.  not in a good way.

 

sepultura - chaos a.d.

fates warning - perfect symmetry

post #3 of 77

Blackwater Park - Opeth -  Progressive death metal

Ghost Reveries - Opeth -  Progressive death metal

Epitaph - Necrophagist - Technical death metal

Traced In Air - Cynic - Progressive death metal

Planetary Duality - The Faceless - Technical death metal

Lateralus - Tool - Progressive Metal

 

All good albums too, musically.


Edited by hairuko - 7/13/10 at 2:41pm
post #4 of 77

You should check out Wages of Sin by Arch Enemy. I would consider this album one of their better albums in regards to the quality of the mix and incredibly tight music.

post #5 of 77

Unfortunately I'm not much help because I'm more of a Black Metal guy, but there is a band that could possibly fall under Blackened Death Metal band, Martriden. Martriden actually care about their music and have some very well recorded releases.

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Originally Posted by TheWuss View Post

i'm on the quest as well...

and i've made the sad realization that only pre-1996 is gonna sound good.  (for the most part)

everything since then has been progressively louder and louder.  not in a good way.

 

sepultura - chaos a.d.

fates warning - perfect symmetry


Love Sepultura, but I think Alive is their best album.  In terms of recording quality though, I'd have to agree.

 

Going for loud and compressed has sadly hit metal where it counts.  If you listen to Testament's Legacy and then put on Formation, it's absolutely clear.  Same with Slayer and RIB and WPB...such a shame.  (I could really go on and on with this, too.)

post #7 of 77
Thread Starter 

I'm digging Ensiferum so far.  Working on getting/listening to some other stuff.  Thanks for the suggestions!

post #8 of 77

Check out Finntroll's Nifelvind (their latest).  I think the production qualities are pretty good, especially the first 5 tracks or so, and Blodmarsch=>Solsagan may be one of the best pairings I've ever heard.

 

(and since everyone's talking folk metal, they are my favorite.  the black metal influences really makes it, and I'm not a big keyboard fan, so it's just a good mix for my ears!)

 

Edited due to my horrific after-work grammar.


Edited by philatticus - 7/13/10 at 4:13pm
post #9 of 77

As soon as I get away from In Flames, I will be on the same quest.  Subscribed.

post #10 of 77
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Originally Posted by philatticus View Post

Check out Finntroll's- Nifelvind latest.  I think the production qualities are pretty good, especially the first 5 tracks or so, and Blodmarsch=>Solsagan may be one of the best pairings I've ever heard.

 

(and since everyone's talking folk metal, they are my favorite.  the black metal influences really makes it, and I'm not a big keyboard fan, so it's just a good mix for my ears!)


Thanks, I'll check it out.  

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Thanks, I'll check it out.  


Np!  Their older albums (and EPs) featured different vocalists who are more grunters than Vreth is, so if you appreciate that style more, check out Trollhammaren and Jaktens Tid. 

post #12 of 77
Thread Starter 

The Martriden album Encounter the Monolith is pretty good too.  I'm not a fan of the super clicky kick though.  

post #13 of 77

don't listen to much power metal or melodic death so here's a couple recommendations in the "basically whatever metal" category

 

 

Death Metal

Demilich - Nespithe (and with free legal FLAC download too http://www.anentity.com/demilich/download.php)

Cannibal Corpse - the first 4 albums (original versions... though i haven't heard any of the reissues)

Death - Human (original version)

 

Black Metal

Marduk - Opus Nocturne (the original osmose productions release not the regain reissue with the bonus tracks)

Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas

Enthroned - Towards The Skullthrone Of Satan

post #14 of 77

I find these to have excellent production values:

 

Opeth - Blackwater Park

Carcass - Heartwork (original 1994 mix)

Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction (original 1992 mix)

Death - The Sound of Perseverance

Death - Symbolic

Samael - Ceremony of Opposites

Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

Borknagar - Empiricism

Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

Agalloch - The Mantle

Watain - Casus Luciferi

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Lateralus and Aenima - Tool 

With Oden on Our Side - Amon Amarth

Nocturnal - The Black Dahlia Murder

The Sound of Perseverance - Death

Wrath - Lamb of God

Slaughter of the Soul - At the Gates

Fortress - protest the hero

and for some reason almost all the Tech Death i listen to sounds pretty good

 

Antithesis - Origin

Oracles - Fleshgod Apocalypse
Paradogma - Hour of Penance
 
Edit: completely forgot Opeth, the two i have, Blackwater Park and Ghost Reveries both sound pretty good.
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