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post #2551 of 2645
got Madder Mortem's new album in the mail from Burning Shed Mailorder today with a nice poster of the album art included.

Spinned through once while I was cooking dinner and I have to say I enjoyed it, it goes back to more All Flesh is Grass / Deadlands sound with a few of the slower/jazzier song-types from Desiderata
post #2552 of 2645
I've been getting more into doom lately. I'm not too sure what has changed since the last time I tried to get into the style, but it seems like the path I'm on at the moment is yielding a lot of bands that have far more appeal to me than those I had tried previously.

I still can't tolerate bands like Skepticism and Thergothon, but I have recently listened to and mostly loved the following -

Evoken - Quietus
Shape of Despair - Angels of Distress
Doom:VS - Empire of the Fallen
Longing for Dawn - A Treacherous Ascension
Officium Triste - Giving Yourself Away

I tried The Monad of Creation from Mournful Congregation as well, but I'm not too sure what I think of it yet... I don't dislike it though.

I think Evoken, Shape of Despair, and Officium Triste appeal to me the most. It might be a combination of the great production values and the fact that those bands tend to change things up throughout the songs - maybe go from excruciatingly slow to a little less slow occasionally, throw some variety into the riffing, have the drums break out of their monotone rhythmic trappings every now and then (Evoken especially seems great at this while still maintaining that feeling of crawling despair), mix up the vocal approaches, and so forth.

If anybody knows other doom bands with a similar approach, lemme know!
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Originally Posted by asmox View Post
I've been getting more into doom lately. I'm not too sure what has changed since the last time I tried to get into the style, but it seems like the path I'm on at the moment is yielding a lot of bands that have far more appeal to me than those I had tried previously.

I still can't tolerate bands like Skepticism and Thergothon, but I have recently listened to and mostly loved the following -

Evoken - Quietus
Shape of Despair - Angels of Distress
Doom:VS - Empire of the Fallen
Longing for Dawn - A Treacherous Ascension
Officium Triste - Giving Yourself Away

I tried The Monad of Creation from Mournful Congregation as well, but I'm not too sure what I think of it yet... I don't dislike it though.

I think Evoken, Shape of Despair, and Officium Triste appeal to me the most. It might be a combination of the great production values and the fact that those bands tend to change things up throughout the songs - maybe go from excruciatingly slow to a little less slow occasionally, throw some variety into the riffing, have the drums break out of their monotone rhythmic trappings every now and then (Evoken especially seems great at this while still maintaining that feeling of crawling despair), mix up the vocal approaches, and so forth.

If anybody knows other doom bands with a similar approach, lemme know!
Well the two best doom albums ever for me would be the first two Shape of Despair albums: Shades of + Angels of Distress



Then you need to try a couple of the My Dying Bride early masterworks like:
-Turn Loose the Swans
-Angel and the Dark River

post #2554 of 2645
Asmox: Also try the official releases by Doom: VS.: Aeternum Vale and Dead Words Speak. Both are very good albums with Dead Words Speak being the better of the two albums. In addition, try The June Frost from Mournful Congregation. At the moment, I like that album better than The Monad of Creation. I will have to try some of the bands you have listed as well; thanks for the recommendations...
post #2555 of 2645
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Old Man's Child - Slaves of the World

A trickle of noteable new albums still being released like the newest OMC offering. Galder although a member of Dimmu Bogir has surpassed them in his last couple albums, nothing really new here just great dark metal from the 1990s glory days similar to golden era Dimmu. The difference is the fire still burns brightly for Galder while it has been reduced to a flicker for Dimmu Bogir.

Album #7 by my count, have them all and would not part with any.
If I have any critique it is that Galder extreme vocals are good but not great,
Shagrath for instance in early Dimmu albums had a great venomous bite to his extreme vocals, but alas that also is just a memory of times past

Waiting for domestic release of Madder Mortum.........
post #2556 of 2645
Slaves of the World has some catchy songs. I like the atmosphere of Vermin a bit better though.
post #2557 of 2645
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If anybody knows other doom bands with a similar approach, lemme know!
other good funeral doom

Ataraxie - Slow Transcending Agony
Disembowelment - Transcending into the Peripheral (the birth of the genre basically)
Esoteric - any album
Moss - Cthonic Rites (more drone/funeral)
(a lot of transcendence in doom isn't there)

When I think of more i'll post in the thread, I've got quite a bit.
post #2558 of 2645
Just got back from Summer Slaughter... 10 straight hours of relentless death ****ing metal. Great show and a great lineup this year - Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Origin, Necrophagist, Beneath the Massacre, Decrepit Birth, and a bunch more.

This was only the second date in the US, I think. Many more over the next two months - catch it if you can.
post #2559 of 2645
I really like the two Doom:VS albums, and you can't go wrong with Shape of Despair. Unfortunately I haven't done much exploration outside of those two bands until recently.

I just came across Remembrance's Silencing the Moments and am liking it quite a bit. I did a quick search and saw that Enverxis didn't care for Frail Visions much. I haven't gone back and listened to that, but Silencing the Moments manages to stay interesting, has great atmosphere and production is decent. I'm definitely going to track down Frail Visions, and get back into exploring Doom/Funeral Doom stuff.
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Since I have been enjoying new Isis and Mastodon CDs I decided to add some more progressive dark metal........
I am a bit late on these but making up for lost ground:



Gojira - Way of All Flesh, From Mars to Sirius, The Link
Disillusion - Times of Splendor

If you like Isis, Mastodon, Opeth, Cynic etc you have to like Gojira.......
post #2561 of 2645
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
Since I have been enjoying new Isis and Mastodon CDs I decided to add some more progressive dark metal........
I am a bit late on these but making up for lost ground:



Gojira - Way of All Flesh, From Mars to Sirius, The Link
Disillusion - Times of Splendor
I am really digging the new Mastodon.
post #2562 of 2645
Thread Starter 
Scott
Check out some Gojira, I think Asmox has mentioned them a couple times in the past, they have a fresh progressive diverse sound while still keeping the metal edge to the music
post #2563 of 2645
DA just listened to a bit on Pandora, will be checking them out when I get home!

Scoty
post #2564 of 2645
Since Kerrazy has dissappeared my exposure to new metal has decreased massively. What should I check out? Lately I've been digging:
  • The Faceless
  • Born of Osiris
  • Mastodon
  • Between the Burried and Me
  • Protest the Hero

I'm excited about the new Killswitch Engage, Born of Osiris and Darkest Hour albums but I need some new tunes in the mean time.

Thanks in advance for the info and criticisms of my musical taste.
post #2565 of 2645
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Disillusion - Times of Splendor
I really do not have a definitive opinion of this album. There is great energy and music in it, but I get WAY too much of a System of a Down vibe from the vocals and pacing sometimes.

Still digging the new Mastodon...
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