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Sometimes it's just too early for Burzum.

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New Trees of Eternity is out. Nice, soothing atmo 'metal'.



Easily one of the best albums of the year. I would go as far as to say its the best gothic doom album I've heard in years.

Speaking of best albums of the year, I have been obsessed with Oathbreaker's newest album, Rheia. It's post-black metal with a female vocalist who does both cleans and screams. Her voice is incredibly depressive and eerie, and the lyrics are just bleak as hell. It's very personal and deep.


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It sounds very much like what Julia Christmas is doing on her various projects. It's not bad!

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Another good goth metal project, very much in the vein of The Wounded, a tad more pedestrian though...

https://thesewindsarenothope.bandcamp.com/

and if the world needed more of Katatonia-inspired bands - I know there're fans of that style in here: https://officialtgib.bandcamp.com/
Remind me not to invite this band if we ever do a Katatonia tribute!

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Another good goth metal project, very much in the vein of The Wounded, a tad more pedestrian though...

https://thesewindsarenothope.bandcamp.com/

Not a patch on the Wounded album...

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and if the world needed more of Katatonia-inspired bands - I know there're fans of that style in here: https://officialtgib.bandcamp.com/
Remind me not to invite this band if we ever do a Katatonia tribute!


I quite liked that... :D

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baphomet wrote:
New Trees of Eternity is out. Nice, soothing atmo 'metal'.



Easily one of the best albums of the year. I would go as far as to say its the best gothic doom album I've heard in years.

I'll have to take a listen! Shame there doesn't seem to be a CD release, though...

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Speaking of best albums of the year, I have been obsessed with Oathbreaker's newest album, Rheia. It's post-black metal with a female vocalist who does both cleans and screams. Her voice is incredibly depressive and eerie, and the lyrics are just bleak as hell. It's very personal and deep.

Sounds very promising - bookmarked!

Everyone into serious Black Metal should check out the new Ash Borer: very intense, oppressively dark, and with more than just a little hint of Black Doom in several places. It's likely to become one of my personal favourites this year (though, apparently, it was already released in December).
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Try the new LORN album for a truly epic otherworldly experience in black metal...
https://i-voidhangerrecords.bandcamp.co ... ayed-claws
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ACROSOME (again a band supported by the very interesting label Duskstone) offers an original mix of glorious epic BM and clean male vocals. If you have heard that before and can recommend other bands of the same ilk, I'm taking notes!

https://dusktone.bandcamp.com/album/acr ... -dusk037cd

edit: the singer should just make some effort and tame his clean voice. Musically, I like it very much, but why does he have to bellow like a drunk maniac?

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I really enjoyed the Trees of Eternity and Oathbreaker albums and would have to agree that the former is one of the best releases in its field these last few years. Not sure it's really Gothic Doom, considering that most Gothic Doom has much more of an aggressive edge, but at the end of the day it's probably just another example that proves how difficult it is to construct distinct genres from Gothic, Atmospheric and Melodic Doom. Anyhow, to me it's like a distillate of Swallow the Sun's doomier, more atmospheric moments, and the guy's guitar style is very prominent throughout. While listening to it, I couldn't help thinking how great StS could be with a better vocalist and without all the unnecessary uptempo stuff. On the other hand, my main point of criticism about Trees of Eternity is that the vocals are very monotonous throughout the album, but of course it contributes to the ethereal flow of the music. Still, I would have liked to hear some more emotional nuances.

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and if the world needed more of Katatonia-inspired bands - I know there're fans of that style in here: https://officialtgib.bandcamp.com/
Remind me not to invite this band if we ever do a Katatonia tribute!

This is a really good EP! I don't think it sounds that much like Katatonia, though - not more so than your next best melodic Death Doom band, at any rate. They remind me of Swallow the Sun a lot. Unfortunately, since it's a digital-only release, I'm likely to have forgotten about this band in a few week's time, and unless they eventually release a proper CD of equal quality, they're likely to remain forever buried...

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their ep has been pressed on cd, as the photo on their FB testifies it:
https://www.facebook.com/officialTGIB

but they explain further that the few copies they did are for promotional use only. Maybe try and get in touch with them on behalf of doom-metal, but I doubt they'll have any copy left by now... ;)

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The new Frailty is out, they steered a bit away from the original doom and towards a more "common" dark metal sound, meaning it's faster, groovier, jerkier and sadly less doom... but still, you can find some of those crushing moments we love, like on this brilliant track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzj02fyvn48

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meaning it's faster, groovier, jerkier and sadly less doom...


well, exactly, as I said somewhere else :) , it's death metal to me, and not that interesting either... :p

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I'm re-listening to Architects' catalog. They've been solid to their roots but have been experimenting slightly with each album. A bit like Dark Tranquillity (not like In Flames or Bring Me The Horizon, who have gone down different paths). 'Gravedigger' is such a br00tal track by Architects


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Made a massive list of the best death metal from 2017, fans of the genre might find some stuff here:
http://deathdoom.com/blog/best-of/death ... from-2017/

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