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Good metal albums for the winter season

#1 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 21 Dec 2009 19:40

Got any good reccomendations?

This is the one I am currently listening too...


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#2 Post by Andreas » 21 Dec 2009 20:43

^Good choice.

Personally, I also like this one

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#3 Post by Cerbere » 21 Dec 2009 20:51

The BEST one:

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#4 Post by Orodaran » 21 Dec 2009 21:04

The Christmas albums from Trans Siberian Orchestra
Tarja's My Winter Storm
Savatage's Dead Winter Dead
Any Nightwish or Sonata Arctica album that has enough moody and introspective songs
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#5 Post by Palantyre » 21 Dec 2009 23:15

Agalloch - Pale Folklore.

Winter in audio form.
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#6 Post by corrupted old gnom » 21 Dec 2009 23:41

wintersun!
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#7 Post by Andreas » 22 Dec 2009 11:21

Winterborn :lol:

Or how about Sonata Arctica's Silence and Winterheart's Guild?

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#8 Post by t.a.j. » 22 Dec 2009 12:12

Agalloch - Pale Folklore & The Mantle
Immortal - Pure Holocaust & Battles in the North
Carpathian Forest - Chasms, Caves and Titan Woods
Forgotten Woods - As The Wolves Gather & The Curse Of Mankind
Paysage d'Hiver - anything, really.
Vordven - Woodland Passage
Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters

And for those who are unable to appreciate music with distorted vocals:
Ras Algethi - Oneiricon: The White Hypnotic
Overlorde - The Snow Giant's Daugther
Bathory - Blood on Ice
Ironsword - Overlords of Chaos
Manilla Road - Crystal Logic
Manilla ROad - Open The Gates
Morgana LeFay - Maleficium & The Seventh Seal
Sanctuary - Into The Miror Black
The Vision Bleak - Anything, really

And finally: not metal, but winter come music:
Tenhi - Kauan
and more than anything else:
Tenhi - Vare
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#9 Post by Andreas » 22 Dec 2009 13:07

Nice, lots of album titles that fit with the beauty that the Winter can bring :lol: :P

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#10 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 22 Dec 2009 17:19

TENHI!!!!!

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#11 Post by Andreas » 22 Dec 2009 18:29

I'll check them out. From what I read on wikipedia, I think I'll like it.

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#12 Post by End Of An Era » 22 Dec 2009 19:04

celtic frost?? :lol:

no seriously, i miss Moonsorrow in the mentioned bands!

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#13 Post by Andreas » 22 Dec 2009 19:25

Moonwhat? :P

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#14 Post by Palantyre » 22 Dec 2009 19:37

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#15 Post by t.a.j. » 23 Dec 2009 09:12

End Of An Era wrote:celtic frost?? :lol:

no seriously, i miss Moonsorrow in the mentioned bands!
Moonsorrow have maximum suckitude!
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#16 Post by Joost » 23 Dec 2009 16:59

t.a.j. wrote:
End Of An Era wrote:celtic frost?? :lol:

no seriously, i miss Moonsorrow in the mentioned bands!
Moonsorrow have maximum suckitude!
:o

They're not the best live band, I'll grant you that. But please have a listen to the track Jotunheim (Part 1, Part 2), and say that again. To me, that track is a perfect example of an epic as hell track, drawn out for 20 minutes, without getting even the slightest bit boring.

But yeah, Agalloch, Tenhi, and Wolves in the Throne Room are all ace. I would like to add Ulver's Bergtatt and Shadows of the Sun, and anything by Empyrium. Múm's Summer Make Good is much more wintry than the title makes you believe (but I just realized this is about metal albums... damn!).
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#17 Post by Cerbere » 23 Dec 2009 20:16

I love moonsorrow! On my ipod it says I've listened to a half an hour track by them 26 times, thats 13 hours of just that song :o

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#18 Post by jophelerks » 23 Dec 2009 20:26

t.a.j. wrote:
End Of An Era wrote:celtic frost?? :lol:

no seriously, i miss Moonsorrow in the mentioned bands!
Moonsorrow have maximum suckitude!
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#19 Post by t.a.j. » 24 Dec 2009 08:21

I know that half of this forum is crazy for moonsorrow, and accordingly I checked it out. Several times. I just can't see what you people like about them. Its some of the most boring music I know.
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#20 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 25 Dec 2009 12:51

Joost wrote:
t.a.j. wrote:
End Of An Era wrote:celtic frost?? :lol:

no seriously, i miss Moonsorrow in the mentioned bands!
Moonsorrow have maximum suckitude!
:o

They're not the best live band, I'll grant you that. But please have a listen to the track Jotunheim (Part 1, Part 2), and say that again. To me, that track is a perfect example of an epic as hell track, drawn out for 20 minutes, without getting even the slightest bit boring.
I listened to the song. The intro is great, but it quickly goes downhil after that. Poor songwriting, terrible production and rediculous vocals.

One of the worst Dimmu Borgir-clones I have ever heard.
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#21 Post by Palantyre » 25 Dec 2009 13:55

Dimmu Borgir-clones
That's perhaps the most absurd thing I've heard in ages.
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#22 Post by Andreas » 25 Dec 2009 14:03

A clone of a boring band... yay

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#23 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 25 Dec 2009 16:20

Palantyre wrote:
Dimmu Borgir-clones
That's perhaps the most absurd thing I've heard in ages.
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#24 Post by Cerbere » 25 Dec 2009 20:53

What the fuck? Moonsorrow is not a Dimmu clone, you suck at music

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#25 Post by majesty » 25 Dec 2009 21:24

100% Tarja Turunen´s My Winter Storm. It´s just perfect.
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#26 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 26 Dec 2009 10:57

Cerbere wrote:What the fuck? Moonsorrow is not a Dimmu clone, you suck at music
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#27 Post by t.a.j. » 26 Dec 2009 13:02

Well, while "clone" is probably exaggerated Moonsorrow do take a lot from the book of the Borgir in their less acoustic parts. Which must not by itself be a bad thing.
But in general - even after listening to Jotunheim ;) - I still find it very boring, he melodies sound incredibly bland, there is no tension, no energy and while I do get the impression that they are trying very hard to get a certain mood across, it just doesn't reach me. Give me Primordial or Forest Stream over this any day.
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#28 Post by 1by4by9 » 26 Dec 2009 16:25

Circus Maximus - Isolate
Nightwish - Oceanborn

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#29 Post by Palantyre » 26 Dec 2009 22:09

Moonsorrow are about as close to a Dimmu clone as a Fabergé egg is to my left testicle.

As for the band having bland melodies and whatever: Meh. It sure as hell works for me. And the mood certainly reaches me, so it's obviously there. Some people's receptors are just misaligned. :P
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#30 Post by Spectrum » 04 Jan 2010 16:26

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Yes they are, your mother sucks men in public toilets.
Cerbere, don't feed the trolls.

A cool and wintery album for me is Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia.
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#31 Post by just-me » 08 Jan 2010 21:15

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especially song On Most Surfaces (Inuit).
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#32 Post by Dentarthurdent » 09 Jan 2010 17:42

Black Metal. Raw, frostbitten Black Metal.
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#33 Post by Andreas » 09 Jan 2010 18:27

Yeah... Black Funky Metal :D

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#34 Post by Arwen » 10 Jan 2010 08:11

You should try Raskaampaa joulua. It's a great album, even though christmas is over. :D
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#35 Post by End Of An Era » 11 Jan 2010 12:25

shadow gallery somehow also works very fine for me in winter..

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#36 Post by t.a.j. » 11 Jan 2010 14:18

I forgot the obvious one: Winter - Into Darkness
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#37 Post by Andreas » 11 Jan 2010 16:33

Cans - Beyond the Gates

Superb album by the singer of HammerFall. Gives me a nice winter feeling.

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#38 Post by ThePKH » 12 Jan 2010 17:35

Anyone who doesn't like Moonsorrow is a big slightly smelly bag of a person that doesn't like Moonsorrow (I'm trying to keep my insults as polite as possible these days). To me they are one of the best bands in existance. The only problem I have with them is that it's taking increasingly long for me to get into each new album. When I eventually do though, it's always a huge price.

However, I don't think they're a very winterish band. Too often in their lyrics the waves are hitting the rocks, and that just doesn't happen during the winters that much in here.
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#39 Post by Andreas » 12 Jan 2010 18:16

Well I don't like them. Because of the vocals. I only like "clean" vocals. No grunts for me.

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#40 Post by Hedge Wizard » 15 Jan 2010 21:16

Wintersun, Sonata Arctica, and whole onslaught of black metal bands are my winter music. And Opeth always sounds better to me during the winter, yet I only have two albums of theirs', "Deliverance" and "Watershed"

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