6. Feb. 2011, 21:30 von dim4ik-87
31. Dez. 2010, 21:05 von FindulasCharonTop Albums 2010:
1. Alcest - Écailles de Lune
2. Ihsahn - After
3. Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
4. Dimmu Borgir - Abrahadabra
5. Star of Ash - Lakhesis
6. Borknagar - Universal
7. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
8. 1349 - Demonoir
9. Poisonblack - Of Rust And Bones
10. Birthday Massacre - Pins And Needles
Other good releases:
Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini, Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones, Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR
Best Cover Art:
Alcest - Écailles de Lune & Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
HIM - Screamworks Love In Theory And Practice (plain boring)
Tristania - Rubicon (boring and bad, only good thing is Kjetil Nordhus)
Oomph! - Trust or Dare (unnecessary, just sing in German)
Worst Cover Art:
Tarja - What Lies Beneath
1. Ulver (Parktheateret, Oslo)
2. Theatre of Tragedy (Folken, Stavanger0
3. Ihsahn (Inferno 2011, Oslo)
4. Dimmu Borgir (Forum, London)
22. Dez. 2010, 16:42 von ver_meer
2. Nov. 2010, 20:10 von The_ForgottonGo Long 10-31-10
The Flower Kings - Monster Within
Mercyful Fate - Legend Of The Headless Rider
Univers Zero - Jack the Ripper
Helloween - Halloween
King Crimson - One More Red Nightmare
The Eleventh Hour 10-31-10
Vulture Industries - Grim Apparitions
Alan Parsons Project - The Raven
Andromeda - Ghosts On Retinas
Suspyre - Apparitions
Frank Zappa - Zomby Woof
Kamelot - Ghost Opera
Gentle Giant - Alucard
King Diamond - Haunted
Star of Ash - Blood Bones & A Skull
It Bites - Ghosts
11. Mai. 2010, 5:34 von eyeofsaulotI've always been intrigued by these kinds of releases, especially when they come from artists or bands that have never shown any penchant for folk or ambient. Maybe composing, playing, and mixing all that metal gets grating after a while, and the artists just need to take a breather.
If there were multiple releases of this sort by the same artist, I used the most well-known/well-received, or maybe just with the one with track samples.
Feel free to suggest additions. Any would be greatly appreciated.
You can see the lazy version here.
Agalloch - The White (USA, 2008 - Neofolk)
Amber Asylum - Frozen in Amber - (USA, 1996 - Neoclassical Darkwave / Dark Ambient)
Features members of The Gault.
Ashen Light - Stary Byliny / Slavenskie Vecera (Russia, 2001 - Ambient / Slavonic Folk)
31. Mär. 2010, 14:28 von adg211288What a month it has been. In contrast to last month I have discovered no less than 24 artists who I feel deserve some sort of mention in this month’s musical discoveries entry. Let’s start with a few favourites.
Thought Chamber is a progressive metal band who released an album called Angular Perceptions in 2007. I discovered Thought Chamber due to them sharing a guitar player with one of my previous discoveries Darkology. Their song A legend’s Avalon has been highly addictive and is already tied for my number 1 song on my Last.fm charts. Through finding Thought Chamber I also checked out the vocalists main band Enchant. Enchant is much more of a progressive rock artist whereas Thought Chamber is metal, but both bands are good and show his great voice in two different lights. I shall definitely be buying Angular Perceptions and some Enchant stuff when I can afford it.
Since I’m talking about progressive music I will go through all the progressive bands I have found first. …
22. Jul. 2009, 8:44 von DreadfulYggScoff at me all you want but I am human and since we all listen to music at a different pace, it is inevitable that there will be some bands I just haven't arrived at yet. If only there were more hours in a day then perhaps it would be less of a problem. Comments are welcome. Here they are...
A Fine Frenzy
Circle of Ouroborus
Der Weg einer Freiheit
Falls of Rauros
In Gowan Ring
In The Woods...
Legendary Pink Dots
Leger Des Heils
Nurse With Wound
Of the Wand and the Moon
Order Of The Ebon Hand
Shape of Despair
Star of Ash
The 3rd and the Mortal
The Axis of Perdition
5. Apr. 2009, 6:43 von eyeofsaulotCelebrated Poetry in Music
I’ve compiled a list of songs and albums by musicians who have taken poetry from established and renowned writers (whether only in their respective countries or in a worldly sense) and put them to music. The list didn’t turn out to be as long as I had initially hoped, but for anyone who is big into poetry – this should keep you busy for a little while. Feedback is definitely welcome (especially if someone locates me some songs using Robert Browning, Walt Whitman, or Emily Dickinson which I’m really surprised I couldn’t find).
Louis Aragon (France)
Léo Ferré – “Léo Ferré chante Aragon”
Charles Baudelaire (France)
Alcest – “Elévation”
Amesoeurs – “Recueillement”
Das Ich – “Blutquell” (German translation of “La Fontaine de sang”)
Gorgoroth – “Litani til Satan” (Norwegian translation of “Les Litanies de Satan”)
The Ocean – “Paleoarchaean/Man And The Sea” (incorporates English translation of “L'Homme et la Mer”)
1. Feb. 2009, 6:58 von Zekk77Another year has come and gone and another giant heap of music with it. I listened to a lot of good music this past year and had a blast doing it. These 25 albums are the releases from 2008 that kept me listening and interested. They're the albums I could not get enough of and just had to keep on my iPod while other albums came and went. The theme for this year certainly seems to be metal. For those of you who know me, this theme should come as no surprise. However, this time it seems to me that I really found a lot more to love in the metal genre than I normally do. If you're not a metal-head don't worry. There are still a few albums from other genres sprinkled in this list that are here for good reason. No matter what genre it is though I highly recommend that you give each of these albums a good old fashioned listening to. Here we go.
= Number 25 =
For the Revolution
Genre: Melodic Death Power Metal
Released: April 23, 2008
5. Jan. 2009, 7:05 von eyeofsaulotThe Top 9 Albums of 2008!
1. Trinacria – “Travel Now Journey Infinitely” (Black/Doom Metal, Noise, Avant-Garde)
This joint work from members of progressive extreme metal band Enslaved and noise duo Fe-mail tops this year-end list. I’m glad their fellow Norwegian musicians Maja Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjord were able to allow Enslaved to explore new musical territory without making too drastic a departure from their own project (and vice versa). This is an album that must be listened to very closely. The clusterfuck of sound that occasionally shows up contrasted against some very mellow parts and the amazing attention to detail could definitely turn this album into an overwhelming experience for its listener despite its commonplace runtime, but every bit of it is worth it. It’s the mixture of genres and the genius collaborative effort in songwriting here that make for a tremendously original work that simply cannot be overlooked. …