Darkest Desires PART IV
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There is no doubt in my mind you will be very impressed by Katatonia "BYD"


At $14 and for a double CD it's definitely worth it.
(The odd thing is taking two tracks each from 'Dance of December Souls' & 'Brave Murder Day'. Not B-sides or alternative takes but the actual tracks. I'm not sure if the've been remastered or just tweaked if thats possible. They are certainly louder. The only unlistenable track for me is the last one on disc2 #10- 'Scarlet Heavens', sounds like substandard Depeche Mode. Meanwhile #7-'Nerve' sounds nearly exactly like it's from The Cure of the Faith/Pornography era, if I remember properly that far back. I guess this was exactly the time Katatonia was looking for its new voice).


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If you need more ideas I have posted my top 50 list here recently:


I've not gotten a dud yet from your list and there is still lots to choose from. You probably deserve a commission from the money I've saved not buying disappointments
. (But then on the other hand, I end up spending more on these safe bets
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Doom metal fans:

There's a new Dot(.) LP on Blind Date Records out of Germany. Limited to 500 copies on vinyl. AFAIK no American stores stock it yet, but I hope Aquarius will soon.

The only Dot(.) I've heard before is a 10" on some Finnish label, but they are pretty ass-kickin'. Think similar to Electric Wizard, i.e. Black Sabbath but a thousand times heavier. I hope this LP is good, too. (Oh yeah, they're Japanese!)

- Chris
 
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At $14 and for a double CD it's definitely worth it.
(The odd thing is taking two tracks each from 'Dance of December Souls' & 'Brave Murder Day'. Not B-sides or alternative takes but the actual tracks. I'm not sure if the've been remastered or just tweaked if thats possible. They are certainly louder. The only unlistenable track for me is the last one on disc2 #10- 'Scarlet Heavens', sounds like substandard Depeche Mode. Meanwhile #7-'Nerve' sounds nearly exactly like it's from The Cure of the Faith/Pornography era, if I remember properly that far back. I guess this was exactly the time Katatonia was looking for its new voice).



The songs at the end of CD 2 show a noticeable transition to different style music which made official appearance on "Discouraged Ones" album.......closer to what Anathema was doing during that time also with clean vocals. Still great collection of EPs from golden era with improved remastered sound.

Not sure why they used a couple tracks from December Souls & Brave Murder Day, perhaps just to fill out CD with more time. I think their newest album "viva emptiness" is best they have done since BMD although in different music style.

BTW, that "top 50 list" list is dangerous to your wallet......had to buy almost all those new since they are hard to find used.
 
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Not sure why they used a couple tracks from December Souls & Brave Murder Day, perhaps just to fill out CD with more time. I think their newest album "viva emptiness" is best they have done since BMD although in different music style.(


I guess they were filling it out. The only other option would be to have 3 discs and include the two other EPs-'Tear Gas' 2001 (#1.Teargas #2.Sulfur #3.March 4) & 'Tonight's Music' 2001 (#1.Tonight's music #2.Help me disappear #3.O how I enjoy the light). But 3 disc releases may be tough to talk the label into doing.

The 1st 'Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival' is the one I never see and only one I don't have.
 
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First of all, really nice write-up of Tristania. Quote:

Originally Posted by eyeteeth
If I could make a third discovery (suggestions?
) I'd like something a little more fast 'n furious that'll get me in the jugular.



Well, not knowing your tastes that well, I have a hard time making an unqualified recommendation, but some that have hit home with me are:

The Crown
God Forbid
Naglfar

perhaps:

Opeth -- not so much thrashy fast, but lots of nice changes, and certainly fast enough
Ephel Duath -- even more diverse (and pleasing) than Opeth

I'll have to go back and read your other posts in these threads and see if I can recommend anything more specifically. Definitely at least try to hear some of the above.
 
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First of all, really nice write-up of Tristania.


Thanks

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The Crown
God Forbid
Naglfar



I'll put these on my must investigate list.


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Opeth -- not so much thrashy fast, but lots of nice changes, and certainly fast enough
Ephel Duath -- even more diverse (and pleasing) than Opeth



Opeth started me on this path Feb/2003 when I took a chance on 'Blackwater Park' which was an absolute revelation and I immediately ordered the other 6 releases (that was a fun listening time!).

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I'll have to go back and read your other posts in these threads and see if I can recommend anything more specifically. Definitely at least try to hear some of the above.


I will. Actually I've been going back over the posts and lists of DA, KR..., scottder, nacher, etc to cross reference for what's next (although each of them have distinct tastes). In the mean time, I was planning to pick fruit from the top of DA's tree and had 'Dusk & Her Embrace' on deck...I'll add Naglfar as well.
 
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ET : I'll second for CoF - Dusk and Her Embrace. It's a definite classic and a must get. Hard to believe how far that album was ahead of it's time at 1996. It also was the first dark metal album (with Sentenced - Down) that I heard, and fell in love immediately. I'm still a big fan of Sentenced as well, and Down & Frozen are definite 10/10 albums for me.

Some other bands I would suggest you take a look at are :

Shape of Despair (Very, very depressing and sad funeral doom metal)
Tenhi (Dark and melancholic neofolk/classical. A very talented band with a strong fanbase)
Swallow the Sun (Mix of Opeth and horror movie soundtracks, hehe)
Arcturus (The master of weird progressive dark metal)
 
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If you can get your hands on it, try getting the Japanese Version of Dusk since it has three extra tracks : 'Hell Awaits', ' Camilla's Masque' and 'Nocturnal Supremacy '96'.

That's the version I have.
 
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If you can get your hands on it, try getting the Japanese Version of Dusk since it has three extra tracks : 'Hell Awaits', ' Camilla's Masque' and 'Nocturnal Supremacy '96'.

That's the version I have.



Thanks-that is a good suggestion. But I searched and OUCH $40USD/$57CDN. Amazon.ca's Dusk It's a bit too much for me.
 
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Astarte - Sirens

Only an initial listen, but this all female band from Greece is REALLY good.

Scott
 
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unfortantely Tristania lost much of thier dark edge after "veil" album with the departure of founding member Morten Veland who handled dark death vocals and much of the creative force behind the group. But with first two masterpieces they will always rank near the top of my best dark metal lists......essential 10/10
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I personally am quite fond of world of glass. Whilst i like the overall feel of the other albums better, vibeke's voice is showed off a little more on world of glass. She makes me all tingly
The lyrics are also more powerful on this album imo. The demo is also worth looking at, just for the track cease to exist.

On another note, can someone recommend me anything that sounds like sigh? Particularly anything similar to track 2 of imaginary sonicscape.

I'm not sure if i've mentioned them before, but i'd like to give virgin black a bit of a plug. Awesome doom metal, can't think of anything to compare them to really, but i like em a lot. http://listen.to/virginblack plenty of samples on their site to try out. I'm actually pretty surprised at how strong doom metal is in australia, quite a few well known bands.

but yeah. This is just my periodic re-emergence post, nothing to see here.
 
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I personally am quite fond of world of glass. Whilst i like the overall feel of the other albums better, vibeke's voice is showed off a little more on world of glass. She makes me all tingly
The lyrics are also more powerful on this album imo. The demo is also worth looking at, just for the track cease to exist.



I've listened to it but not as much as WW & BTV due to the personal enjoyment factor. World of Glass sounds like it comes from a different band altogether. (when a key member leaves I guess it is a different band). I find it less complex, less dense, less sophisticated. But I am fond of track #7-'Hatred Grows'. Sometimes simple is good to
. Beautiful opening, great simple beat/rhythm and a really good chorus. I've amused myself by playing that track for different people with different taste and watching them involutarily start tapping their foot!

BTW I think Beyond the Veil's 'Angina' is just absolutely perfect and I listen to it daily.
 
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I've amused myself by playing that track for different people with different taste and watching them involutarily start tapping their foot!


Yes...for the benefit of mankind and the search for a cure to bad taste, those who enter my lair are treated as laboratory mice and administered near lethal doses of good music.
 
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There is one more step to the complete TRISTANIA collection, there is a CD that collects two EPS together "Midwintertears/Angina" for 7 tracks total, so really a MCD. At least three of those are non album tracks so needless to say another essential purchase.
 
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