8 avr. 2013, 4h14m par Teradeth
5 mai 2012, 4h25m par optisailor2002http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-g2qvY4j5oUY/T3nB_Y0k0nI/AAAAAAAABp8/KzYiSZFLpOg/s320/AvengerBDM_Cover.jpg
Bohemian Dark Metal
Avenger is the first band out of Czech Republic that I encounter, and despite the band's long history, being formed all the way back in 1992, the band's new release hardly left a fantastic first impression with the album title simply named Bohemian Dark Metal - sounding almost as if the band were unsure what they were playing and simply donning the generic "dark metal" tag.
The album begins weirdly also, with the folk/traditional instrumentation at the beginning of Vitej zpatky doma...u krajine smutku a beznadeje catching the listener off-guard, though after numerous listens the dark atmosphere that this manages to set up becomes obvious and tasteful. The subsequent epic feel that the band emanates as the rest of the instruments come in is almost unmatchable…
26 déc. 2011, 5h55m par otaku-dono5.0 = amazing, everyone should get it, almost unquestionably aoty.
4.5 = extremely good, definitely aoty material but i don't feel comfortable with giving it a 5.
4.0 = very good, definitely worth grabbing.
3.5 = quite good, i would strongly recommend all albums at this level or above.
3.0 = good. i usually default to this if i feel it needs more listens but was pretty good on first / second listen.
2.5 = solid, worth getting. i usually default to this if i feel it needs more listens to fully get the hang of.
2.0 = not bad, worth getting if you're a fan of the band.
1.5 = mediocre, if you really like the band you may as well grab it but otherwise i don't recommend it.
1.0 = pretty bad.
* = needs another listen or two, may get deleted
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A Liquid Landscape - Nightingale Express
A Silver Mt. Zion - "The West Will Rise Again"
Absolace - Fractals
Acyl - Algebra
Adeia - Hourglass
Adolf Plays The Jazz - Form Follows Function
Afternoon - between
17 nov. 2011, 12h07m par SceneryOfLosshttp://cdn.boardhost.com/flags/be.png Aborted
http://images.boardhost.com/flags/fr.png Alcest (x3)
http://images.boardhost.com/flags/se.png Amon Amarth
http://cdn.boardhost.com/flags/gb.png Anaal Nathrakh
http://cdn.boardhost.com/flags/gb.png Anathema (x2)
http://images.boardhost.com/flags/cu.png Anésio Renté
http://images.boardhost.com/flags/se.png Arch Enemy
http://images.boardhost.com/flags/no.png Arcturus (x2)
http://images.boardhost.com/flags/se.png At the Gates (x2)
3 jan. 2011, 13h40m par Food_For_Cat
18 nov. 2010, 16h15m par dark_legionsInspired by the Omega Switch list:
Level 1 - These are albums that any fans of good music should have.
Level 2 - These are albums that any metal fan should have.
Level 3 - While these are not essential recordings, they are worthy additions for a black metal fan.
Level 4 - Albums that have some interesting aspects to borrow, re-use or re-do.
Level 5 - Everything else. The "who really cares" file, except for purists.
Bathory - The Return, Blood Fire Death, Hammerheart
Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
Immortal - Diabolical Full Moon Mysticism, Pure Holocaust
Burzum - Burzum, Det Som Engang Var, Hvis lyset tar oss
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon, Transilvanian Hunger
Mayhem- De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Beherit - Drawing Down the Moon
Graveland - The Celtic Winter, Following the Voice of Blood
Gorgoroth - Pentagram, Antichrist
Ancient - Svartalvheim
Emperor- In the Nightside Eclipse (1994)
Enslaved- Vikingligr Veldi (1993)
Emperor / Enslaved- Emperor / Hordanes Land (1993)
30 mai 2010, 20h01m par IzzystoneThis is a list of the 6 most important countries when it comes to development of heavy metal and when it comes to the metal scenes and the best music!
This is a little subjective entry, so don't complain!
1. United Kingdom
The creators of heavy metal, the original country. Metal started in the UK, and from the NWOBHM movement came the subgenres.
Notable genres: heavy metal (classic), nwobhm, doom metal, speed metal, thrash metal, black metal
Noteable bands: Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Budgie, Rainbow, Heaven & Hell, UFO, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Diamond Head, Motörhead, Tygers Of Pan-Tang, Jaguar, Avenger, Angel Witch, Witchfinder General, Venom, Wrathchild, Whitesnake
Creators of many original classic metal bands in the 70's and 80's and also responsible for the development and forming of teutonic thrash and euro power metal.
Noteable genres: heavy metal (classic), power metal, speed metal, thrash metal, industrial metal, melodic metal, melodic hard rock
8 jan. 2010, 4h39m par Conservationisthttp://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID10472/images/dark_legions_archive.jpg
Kontinual, editor of the Dark Legions Archive
"In underground metal, there is a youthful coalescence of seemingly disparate ideas, a syncretism. These are rooted in themes of heroism, warfare, death, the beyond, history, endtimes -- indulgent glimpses into worlds beyond the individual and the dreary present, and far from merely temporal or personal concerns. The approach is boundless and powerful, and the music matches."
Interview with Kontinual, editor of the Dark Legions Archive
Bands reviewed in the Dark Legions Archive:
* Abyss, The
* Ancient Rites
* At the Gates
* Averse Sefira
15 déc. 2009, 18h59m par OndraZSo the year’s closing and I’ll do a similar list again, of the best albums/releases in obscure/morbid metal spheres. I’ve already written some reviews of what I liked best so I’ll link to them (some of them are in czech only though). I’ll begin with my favourite album of this year which is Teitanblood’s Seven Chalices. Here’s a mutlilanguage long-ass review I’ve written about it so there’s no need to say more. Yeah, this is a number one for me.
Albums below this point aren’t sorted in any way, because that would be really hard for me to do.
Septycal Gorge – Erase The Insignificant (Permeated, Brutal/Slam)
Septycal Gorge is fucking badass. Maybe it’s even my most beloved brutal band. The debut I adore and so I’ve naturally had some pretty high expectations. When the artwork was released I was like fuck this is gonna be something. …
29 mai 2009, 19h42m par GrantRS(Previous NWoBHM Band of the Week) / (Next NWoBHM Band of the Week)
I had previously said that I wouldn't write an article about either Avenger or Satan until after I'd done Blitzkrieg since the band's respective histories are so intertwined. I'm going to go back on my word though as I will now be looking at Avenger this week.
Blitzkrieg first split up in December 1981 (passing on a contract to record an album with Saxon's original label Carrere and an arranged support slot with Saxon in the process) after putting out a well-received single and a very limited edition live cassette (just 150 copies). Vocalist Brian Ross moved back to Newcastle, having previously moved toward London with the band. There he found himself forming a band called Unter den linden and inviting his former Blitzkrieg bandmate Mick Moore (bass) to join the band. The band was completed temporarily by drummer Gary Young and a guitarist called Malcolm. Three members of the band didn't consider the line-up complete until a second guitarist was added though…