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Montag, 31. Mai 2010

Bishop of Hexen - Archives Of An Enchanted Philosophy

And whilst we are on the Symphonic Black Metal train, you shouldn't miss the israeli version of it, Bishop of Hexen. Their debut album Archives Of An Enchanted Philosophy with very strange, serpent-like vocals which fits into their "satanized" lyrics, create a world of their own.

I think you already got the idea:
• released 1997
• 41:42, 8 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 128 kb/s

Dekadent - The Deliverance Of The Fall

Sometimes, music must be epic. And with epic, I mean bombastic, orchestral, almost hollywood-ready. Gladly, Dekadent created with The Deliverance Of The Fall one of the most epic albums I've ever heard. It's musically sort of a concept album (the trumpets are almost omnipresent) and has a very special atmosphere among other Symphonic Black Metal bands.
It may be slow at some parts, so it's sort of the opposite of Anorexia Nervosa's style of SBM, but music must not always be that aggressive.

Download facts:
• released 2008
• 42:53, 10 tracks
• VBR between 125 and 242 kb/s
• incl. bonus track (which doesn't really fit to the end after the epilogue, but who cares...)

In case you like, buy here.

Alcest - Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde

Alcest, a name widely known in the metal scene, especially in the last few months because of the new release Écailles de lune (which I didn't like that much, in fact) created sort of a masterpiece back in 2007 with Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde.
Actually, you can't really describe the sound of that album, it's something very special musically, something of its own. You need to listen to it for yourself ;)

Guess what: download facts!
• released 2007
• 41:20, 6 tracks
• VBR between 234 and 265 kb/s

In case you like, buy here.

Anorexia Nervosa - Drudenhaus

lately, I've found some time to continue this blog, I guess it's about time so let's go on.

The french band Anorexia Nervosa were my first sort-of-underground Symphonic Black Metal band I stumbled across when searching for Dimmu Borgir songs back in 2007. I definitely heard them way too often, so I forgot about them until some random guy on last.fm reminded me of their awesomeness. Listening to them makes other Symphonic Black Metal bands look stupid. I always loved such orchestral backings (-> Dimmu Borgir, Death Cult Armageddon, which will soon follow) and they created a masterpiece, or rather, two (their follow-up album New Obscurantis Order is fantastic, too).

Some download facts, as usual:
• released 2000
• 46:36, 9 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 192 kb/s

In case you like, buy here.

Freitag, 21. Mai 2010

Blaze of Perdition - In Void and Serpent the Spirit Is One

A short intermezzo before some very good things will follow....
In 2009, a split of Blaze of Perdition with Pseudogod (both Black Metal, lyrically heavily influenced by satanism) named In Void And Serpent The Spirit Is One was released.

I found this split by accident and although I didn't like the Pseudogod-part, the other three songs blew me away. It's music, written from heart, it's honest - exactly that what I expect from music. Moreover the cover is just epic....

Some download facts:
• released 2009
• 14:44, 3 tracks
• VBR between 220 and 237 kBit/s
• no Pseudogod tracks

In case you like, buy here.

Donnerstag, 13. Mai 2010

Altar of Plagues - White Tomb

As I already mentioned, the 2009 album White Tomb by Altar of Plagues is also a jewel worth, listened to.

I guess, there's nothing more to tell about, only the download details left....
• released 2009
• 49:59, 4 tracks
• VBR between 210 and 217 kBits/s

In case you like, buy here.

Sonntag, 9. Mai 2010

Altar of Plagues - Tides

Another quite melancholic band, singing mainly about nature, are Altar of Plagues.
Beside of composing really long songs for the moderately fast black metal they're playing, their sound is very ... I'd say urban. Whenever I hear their tones, I imagine a metropolis with skyscrapers and so on. This is absolutely in contrast to their lyrics. They're about the decay of society and natures' process of reconquering what has been stolen by mankind.

Tides is a whole world in itself. Within 2 songs, 35:02 minutes long, you'll enter another world, dreaming of hope, but also hatred. These two songs can give you power, but also may crush your situation, depending on your mood.

Some download facts:

• released 2010
• 35:02 minutes, 2 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 320 kBit/s

Beside Tides, I can recommend their work of 2009, White Tomb.

As usual, don't forget erasing the album within 24 hours if you don't like it! Otherwise, you can buy it here.

Freitag, 7. Mai 2010

Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

Yes, just another download link for this quite popular album, at least for those, who like Agalloch.

Nevertheless, for "newcomers", Agalloch are a Atmospheric Folk/Dark Metal-Band from the States, formed in 1995. They're playing quite melancholic and I'd say soft melodies for metal, but this mixture with the partially screamed vocals make up a lot!

It's music for rather calm hours in the evening for example, but fits also very good in the morning.

Some download facts:

• released 2006
• 59:49 minutes, 8 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 192 kBit/s
• no bonus track (as I don't own the lim. edition)

Don't forget erasing the album within 24 hours if you don't like it! Otherwise, you can buy it here.

Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2010



There's a simple reason for this even more simple question.
See these two things:
I like ideals.
I like music.

Now imagine, you've heard a song over and over again because you loved its melody and lyrics.
It slowly became a part of your daily routine and sooner or later, it changes you a very small bit.
This thought is the main part I like to share, for music having changed my life dramatically.

What can you expect?
Some quite different styles of music (do not expect any style of hip hop or rap-containing crap, as well as techno, excluding EBM/Darkwave). Nevertheless, it will be mainly metal, jazz or rock, or as I like to say, music, where you need to learn something instead of simply pushing three buttons and get results.

The criteria for me are are somewhat small:
I need to have listened to an album more than three times overall and the album must have more than ten plays.
With me listening to approx. five hours a day to music, there are more than enough albums to cover some weeks (expect one, two, sometimes three albums per week).

For today, I will remain without any upload. Stay tuned!