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Freitag, 30. Juli 2010

Update: Nagelfar

Short notification about the edit of the Nagelfar-discography with one new song. See bottom for news.

Sonntag, 25. Juli 2010

Mistur - Attende

As already mentioned, one of the Sognametal bands in the vein of Windir.

• released 2009
• 55:35, 7 tracks
• VBR between 234 and 320 kBit/s

Highlight: Attende

In case you like, buy here.

Dissection - Reinkaos

Last.fm tells me, Reinkaos is my most listened album since the beginning of recordings, meaning end of november. So I guess, it must be very good. As far as I know, I can support this statement :))

Beside the music, you could consider the lyrics as cliché if you don't know about Jon Nödveidts anti-cosmic background which resulted in his death.

• released 2007
• 42:59, 11 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 320 kBit/s

Highlights: Beyond The Horizon, Dark Mother Divine, God of Forbidden Light ...... oh forget it, the whole album is great!

In case you like, buy here.

Windir - Arntor/1184/Likferd

My favorite album of one of the greatest bands Norway has seen, if not the greatest; time will tell.

• released 1998
• 46:08, 7 tracks
• VBR between 128 and 320 kBit/s

Highlights: Arntor - ein Warrior, Svartesmeden og Lundamyrstrollet, Saknet

In case you like, buy here.

Todeswalzer. That's said enough.

• released 2001
• 51:37, 8 tracks
• VBR between 128 and 320 kBit/s

Highlights: Todeswalzer, 1184, Journey To The End

In case you like, buy here.

Once more, Terje Bakken proved his musical genius.

• released 2003
• 48:36, 8 tracks
• 320 kBit/s

Highlights: Fagning, Dauden

In case you like, buy here.

After his death in january '04, Windir disbanded and follow-up bands were formed:
2003 Mistur - 2004 Vreid - 2004 Cor Scorpii
In my opinion, Mistur did the best job transporting Valfars idea of Sognametal.

Heidra Valfar!

Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty

I'm not that much into Moonsorrow, actually I only like this album and the 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' Metallica-cover because it's just way better than the original, but I need to make an exception.
These two songs blew me away and still do.

In some way, Moonsorrow are the finnish Windir.

• released 2007
• 56:29, 2 songs
• VBR between 238 and 243 kBit/s

In case you like, buy here.

Lyrinx - Ending The Circle Of Life

Simply depressing. There's not that much more to tell about, it's perfect, as simple as that.

Oh, and the drums are f*cking great.

• actually released 2008 as a split with Austere, rereleased as EP 2009
• 34:57, 2 tracks
• VBR between 186 and 187 kBit/s

In case you like, buy here (the vinyl is worth it's price).

Imperium Dekadenz - Dämmerung der Szenarien

Well known band from my home country, known mainly for the german black metal milestone 'Der Dolch im Gewande'. Actually, the whole album is very good, although I dislike their mixture of german and english lyrics.

• released 2007
• 51:03, 10 tracks
• VBR between 169 and 320 kBit/s

In case you like, buy here.

Isis - Panopticon

When I first listened to it, I thought it wasn't something special. I've now heard it about 8 times completely and still don't know what's so special about it, it is just indescribable, something on it's own, something new whilst being 6 years old. Looks like I can't grew old of this, so it must be somewhat good.

• released 2004
• 59:02, 7 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 320 kBit/s

Highlight: So Did We, Altered Course

In case you like, buy here.

Montag, 19. Juli 2010

EgoNoir - Discography

EgoNoir is the most sophisticated and sociocritical band I know. For me, it's the definition of music written from heart, producing somewhat raw music I'm pretty sure not everyone will like - but that's the point, not everybody has to like it.

Der Pfad zum Fluss

• released 2007
• 48:07, 7 tracks
• VBR between 193 and 204 kBit/s

A New Philosophical Thunder

• released 2009
• 28:40, 5 tracks
• VBR between 145 and 179 kBit/s

Reste... (Was vom Sturm übrig blieb)

• released 2010
• 45:21, 9 tracks
• VBR between 153 and 183 kBit/s

BinZynisch also composes in another band named Lousberg, but there are almost no details known, except one presumably Dreh dich um-named song on his homepage. In EgoNoir, he is supported by Zorn, here named Lethargie (bei 30grad), ex-member of Nagelfar and member of Simple Existenz.


Sonntag, 18. Juli 2010

Anti - The Insignificance Of Life

Anti were one of my favorite bands back then when I discovered them, but sadly, they grew old - after having listened to The Insignificance Of Life like 15 times, which is, I guess kinda normal. I definitely should listen to them again if I find some time. By the way, they also took part in the Gott In Uns-split, featuring The Ruins of Beverast.

• released 2006
• 29:14, 6 tracks
• VBR between 222 and 320 kBit/s

Highlight: Nothing

Looks like you can't buy it at the moment.

ColdWorld - Melancholie²

Not quite sure if there is even one person that doesn't like this album. It may be the wrong season to post it, whatever, it's a fantastic album.

• released 2008
• 49:42, 9 tracks
• 320 kBit/s

Highlight: Escape

In case you like, buy here.

Black Sabbath - Paranoid

I'm somewhat sure I don't need to point out this album.

• released 1970
• 42:02, 8 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 160 kBit/s

In case you like, buy here.

Crippled Black Phoenix - 200 Tons of Bad Luck

I do not like that much Post-Rock, but whenever it's obviously influenced by Pink Floyd, I'm there. So Crippled Black Phoenix are a perfect example, especially having a track called Time of Ye Life/Born for Nothing/Paranoid Arm of Narcoleptic Empire, lasting over 18 minutes and unfolding like infinite Pink Floyd'ish themes.

• released 2009
• 1:17:02, 12 tracks
• VBR between 195 and 250 kBit/s

Highlight: see LONG song title above

In case you like, buy here.

Agalloch - The Mantle

I'm not quite sure what I'd be now if I had discovered this album years ago and not just this winter. This album catches all sadness and melancholy and moreover, is partially acoustic. It is easily my favorite record of Agalloch, but we will see what this year brings.

• released 2002
• 1:08:31, 9 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 192 kBit/s

Highlight: ... And The Great Cold Death Of The Earth

In case you like, buy here.
If you don't, F.O.A.D. ;)

Sonntag, 4. Juli 2010

Isis - Wavering Radiant

Sadly, the good-bye full-length album of the american band Isis. It's strange, sometimes you discover bands just right after they disbanded and existed for more than a decade. Maybe it was the right decision, quitting now, because, well, you know, missing the point where your music gets worse is always bad (see AC/DC, Metallica and Slayer for example).

Wavering Radiant is not an album you can compare with anything, it stands for itself and can't be really described despite of being classified as Atmospheric Sludge Metal (even tough many don't know what Sludge is).

Highlights (yes, I think I'll continue contributing my highlights, perhaps somebody wants to give it a listen first on youtube):
Stone To Wake A Serpent & Threshold of Transformation

• released 2009
• 54:05 length, 7 tracks
• VBR between 190 and 210 kBit/s
• no cliché japanese bonus track, but here on youtube.

In case you like, buy here.

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Donnerstag, 1. Juli 2010

Division Germania - Manifest

Sort of known RAC-band from Germany, but way better than the cliché Landser. I consider myself as a patriot, not by any means racist or antisemitic (that would be retarded, close-minded and obviously, unlogic), that's why this album is a pearl.
The lyrics are well written, musically it's quite good for that genre.

Highlights: Die Nacht neigt sich dem Ende & Auf die Ahnen

• released 2009
• 43:34 length, 13 tracks
• fixed bitrate of 320 kBit/s
• NOT banned by the german authorities, it's censored on last.fm for no reason

In case you like, buy here.