Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Mosh, Aug 30, 2012.
I heard the first two songs from the album on YT. Pretty good!
Weird one. Unusually slow from them.
Dan Swanö, who mastered the latest Sear Bliss album (@Night Prowler)
Dan Swanö rocks.
Unusually loud bass for black metal here:
Apparently this is a band based on a black metal comic book. I've never heard of this comic book but it has ~300k likes on Facebook, so it seems to be well-known. This whole thing seems to me like black/melodeath metal Gorillaz, since the actual band members are not known, but the vocalist seems to be the Insomnium vocalist, since it sounds just like him.
That ain't no black metal, NP.
This, on the other hand, is.
And it got some bass.
I was just going to say, the artwork looks like Gorillaz. Decent track.
I've recently been watching some stuff on the history of black metal. Damn! Some pretty fucked up shit went down! Murder. Suicide. Taking pictures of the suicide! I'm talking about vocalist "Dead" from Mayhem. Dead pig and sheep heads on stage! I wonder if anyone on here was at any of the Mayhem shows where "Dead" cut himself and sprayed his blood on the crowd and threw the pig head into the crowd as well. Or did anyone see the Gorgoroth shows where they had naked people on crosses and sheep heads? So fucked up!
Were you watching Lords Of Chaos, too?
Actually, I haven't seen that one yet. I've watched about 3 others though as well as some of the concert footage from Mayhem and Gorgoroth.
Oh, I didn't realize until now that LOC was an actual movie. I just saw the trailer for it and Varg Vikernes talking about it on his youtube channel and based on all of that, I think it will be best if i avoid it. What I've been watching are actual documentaries on black metal and how it all started.
Also, I thought it was "Dead" on vocals at Mayhem's Wacken 2004 performance before I knew what year he died. You mean to tell me they had another vocalist who was just as insane? Or did they want to keep "Dead's" style going?
Maniac, who was in Mayhem before Dead in the 80s (Deathcrush).
Was Maniac really into that crazy shit as well or did he just want to keep Dead's style alive?
You should definitely get a background knowledge of the scene before seeing LOC, but it's not a bad movie (except Death's suicide, which was so realistic I nearly died myself). Cool watch.
Oh, like I said, I've watched a few documentaries on black metal so I know about a lot of that including the fact that instead of calling the police, Euronymous took pictures of Dead so he could use them to promote the band more. I still might check out LOC at some time, but I like the real deal and actual facts a lot better.
Thanks to your question, I realized I have no idea if Mayhem had any gigs to speak of - or at all - before Dead.
This, btw, is probably the sanest vocalist they've had, go figure:
I saw Mayhem on their Grand Declaration of War tour in 2001. I bought and liked the album at the time, but remember that it wasn't too well received (the purists thought it was too clean and too produced) I barely remember anything about the concert at all. Saw Gorgoroth at Wacken 2008, which you can find the full stream of on YouTube. They had people hanging on crosses during that show and a lot of other stuff. It was an OK show, but not much more than that, I remember thinking that the crowd was not that into it.
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