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Mittwoch, 30. Juni 2010

Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. 1

While we're at it, here the Black Meddle Pt. I (remember Addicts: Black Mettle Pt. II a few weeks ago). It's not that far away, musically, from Pt. II and quite ... I'd say, happy, not melancholic as Pt. II was.

Personal favorite: Ghost of Grace and Your True Enemy.

• released 2008
• 45:05 length, 10 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 256 kBit/s

In case you like, buy here.

Update 10-3-10: Now coded in 256 kBit/s!

The Ruins of Beverast - Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite

This album sort of introduced me into the slower paced metal. Thanks to it, I discovered bands like Isis or Our Survival Depends On Us and some other Doom, Melo Death/Doom and Doom/Black Metal bands.

The Ruins of Beverast is the solo project of Alexander von Meilenwald, ex-drummer of Nagelfar (see below for other information) and his debut album Unlock The Shrine was the birth hour of Ván Records, which were founded just for the release of this album to be independent of other labels.

You will notice, next to the fantastic drums, some Nagelfar-elements, for example some synths and keyboards.
I can also recommend the second album, Rain Upon The Impure (I don't own Unlock The Shrine so I'd better don't link it).

• released 2009
• 1:19:52 length, 10 tracks - no bonus track, couldn't get the vinyl :(
• fixed bitrate of 320 kBit/s

In case you like, buy here.


Donnerstag, 24. Juni 2010

Nagelfar - Discography

As of October, the 27th, I removed any Nagelfar upload. This was done because of them being my favorite for so long now, it's almost blasphemy :P If you know how, you will find the albums somewhere else.

Check out their other bands/projects!

The drummer, Alexander von Meilenwald, is engaged in The Ruins of Beverast (outstanding as well), Kermania (Ahnenwerk is also very good), Heematand Abusus.

Their former singer Jander seems to be completely gone, working, if at all, under another pseudonym. He left because he became more and more goth, which I think you actually can hear off Hünengrab im Herbst and Jagd.

Their last singer, Zingultus, performs in Graupel, Graven, Desecrationand now in Endstille.

Zorn released this year his debut-album with his solo project Simple Existenz, Das Leben vor dem Tod, and also helps out at EgoNoir.

Montag, 14. Juni 2010

Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon

Some people may actually hate me now for posting this album, but it was on the one side my first album I've listened consequently 2 times a day for about a month I guess, on the other side it's just really awesome, even for Dimmu Borgir (yeah, I actually don't hear them anymore and ISD was a pile of crap...).
Nevertheless, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra did a great job, creating a dense atmosphere of awesomeness.

The facts:
• primarily released in 2003, re-released a few times
• 1:05:44 length, 12 tracks (incl. bonus, Bathory cover)
• fixed bitrate of 192 kbits/s

In case you like, buy here.

Sonntag, 13. Juni 2010

Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II

Really, if there's one thing I like at black metal, then its possibility of inventing new ways to sound like. Nachtmystium are doing exactly this. Electronic vocals, post-punk influences, some razor sharp riffs and a lot power was placed in their new album, Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II. As many of you came on this blog through my last.fm profile, you've perhaps seen, that I'm also enjoying Pink Floyd a lot. The 'Meddle' in the album name is inspired by the Pink Floyd album, as stated by Blake Judd (mastermind of Nachtmystium). By the way, their album Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. 1 is also very good.

• released 2010 (actually, not even a week ago)
• 48:01, 10 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 320 kBit/s
• black metal purists - stay away, this is something new you possibly can't handle

In case you like, you know where to click.

Update 10-3-10: Now coded in 320 kBit/s & including rare vinyl bonus track "Macrocosmic"!