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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #140 on: September 04, 2016, 03:35:14 AM »
To clarify, those are songs and not album titles. Into the Parallel Universe is off the self-titled album.

Ok  :lol well I have that one.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #141 on: September 04, 2016, 02:08:54 PM »
Was wondering if anyone knew MyGrain here and... well, they appear in the very first post of this thread :) Too bad they split up last year, but I still recommend the last two records.

Into the Parallel Universe
The Ghost In Me

Yes I have 2 Cd's, the first two albums.
I saw them a couple of times live too, at festivals.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #142 on: September 04, 2016, 08:00:20 PM »
Nightmares Part II, is pretty solid.
The pre release songs didn't do a lot for me, but the album is going to get better with each play.
The heavy songs are their, but there are more melodic and progressive songs on the album that are more my thing.

Managed to pick up a copy on the weekend, but haven't listened to it yet.  Spun the first Nightmares a bit last week and it's aging really well.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #143 on: September 05, 2016, 06:00:29 AM »
Was wondering if anyone knew MyGrain here and... well, they appear in the very first post of this thread :) Too bad they split up last year, but I still recommend the last two records.

Into the Parallel Universe
The Ghost In Me

I relistened to MyGrain's self titled. It's pretty solid but nothing was particularly outstanding, it's as I remember it really. I'll probably give it another go at some point over the next 6 months  :biggrin:

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #144 on: September 05, 2016, 06:08:16 AM »
Nightmares Part II, is pretty solid.
The pre release songs didn't do a lot for me, but the album is going to get better with each play.
The heavy songs are their, but there are more melodic and progressive songs on the album that are more my thing.

Managed to pick up a copy on the weekend, but haven't listened to it yet.  Spun the first Nightmares a bit last week and it's aging really well.

Just finishing up my first listen, and like the first one it's gonna need a lot of spins to get into the songs.  I almost found it a bit underwhelming, but I thought the same about the first one.  Lots of proggish moments as you say.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #145 on: February 18, 2018, 03:27:17 AM »
Just wanted to post that I'd be meaning to get copies of Omnium Gatherum's Grey Heaven and Beyond so I finally ordered them a couple of weeks back and got them both.

Beyond is one of the best melodeath albums I've ever heard.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #146 on: February 18, 2018, 07:58:48 AM »
Was wondering if anyone knew MyGrain here and... well, they appear in the very first post of this thread :) Too bad they split up last year, but I still recommend the last two records.

Into the Parallel Universe
The Ghost In Me
This is a great band and it's such a shame that it broke up. My favorite albums are the S/T and Signs of Existence.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #147 on: February 18, 2018, 10:31:31 AM »
Just wanted to post that I'd be meaning to get copies of Omnium Gatherum's Grey Heaven and Beyond so I finally ordered them a couple of weeks back and got them both.

Beyond is one of the best melodeath albums I've ever heard.

indeed.  It's really good stuff.
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #148 on: February 18, 2018, 02:26:42 PM »
Just wanted to post that I'd be meaning to get copies of Omnium Gatherum's Grey Heaven and Beyond so I finally ordered them a couple of weeks back and got them both.

Beyond is one of the best melodeath albums I've ever heard.

indeed.  It's really good stuff.

Cheers for showing them to me in my roulette mate.

I know Brent has mentioned them too even though he doesn't dig the vox.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #149 on: February 18, 2018, 09:55:21 PM »
New song from Kalmah, one of my fave MDM bands, new album in April.
Maybe just a little too mid paced, I prefer the thrashier faster stuff, but still love it...
https://youtu.be/122UaxwXuw4

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #150 on: February 18, 2018, 09:59:50 PM »
New song from Kalmah, one of my fave MDM bands, new album in April.
Maybe just a little too mid paced, I prefer the thrashier faster stuff, but still love it...
https://youtu.be/122UaxwXuw4

I'll check this out when I'm at home.  Have a couple of their albums but don't know much of them or gave them much time.  The last one was pretty decent though.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #151 on: February 18, 2018, 10:27:47 PM »
Give them a spin, they are not really an immediate band, but they have a tonne of hooks and melodies buried underneath the growls and guitars.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #152 on: February 19, 2018, 02:20:20 PM »
New song from Kalmah, one of my fave MDM bands, new album in April.
Maybe just a little too mid paced, I prefer the thrashier faster stuff, but still love it...
https://youtu.be/122UaxwXuw4

I thought that was pretty groovy. 

I own Seventh Swamphony and For the Revolution.  I'll have to find those cd's and check them out again.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #153 on: February 21, 2018, 08:27:47 AM »
Those two albums are solid Kalmah albums, but probably not their best works.
They aren't bad by any stretch but Revolution is on the slow side and Swamphony is just below the top tier.

Highly recommended are The Black Waltz (one of my all time fave MDM albums) and 12 Gauge which is a crushing record.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #154 on: February 22, 2018, 01:09:13 PM »
The only mention of Noumena in this thread is unsurprisingly by my friend Mora, so it's about time to give them another high recommendation :) Absence is a true hidden gem, kind of similar to early Insomnium with some clean vocals thrown in. Full album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIpk6ATuMTQ

EDIT: Also spotted Ghost Brigade in here, great band. I refuse to tag them melodeath, even though they tend to appeal to same audiences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcSy2bUJsEA
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #155 on: February 22, 2018, 08:14:12 PM »
I have 2 CD's from Noumena, haven't played them in years, I'll give them a spin this weekend, very solid band though.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #156 on: March 02, 2018, 04:04:20 AM »
The new At The Gates song is pretty cool. I loved the previous album so excited for this I am.
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #157 on: March 02, 2018, 04:15:48 AM »
Here's the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhru7gT0cIE

Nothing new here, but solid melodeath as always.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #158 on: March 02, 2018, 06:21:48 AM »
That sounds like old-school At the Gates.   :metal

Loved the last album, so this is a no-brainer.  Tomas is just awesome.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #159 on: March 02, 2018, 06:29:09 AM »
New At The Gates is awesome!  :metal :metal :metal

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #160 on: March 08, 2018, 10:55:21 AM »
The Finnish band Fireproven are releasing their debut album Future Diary in a couple of weeks. They released a new lyric video yesterday and the song is beautiful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Nhyc6uFvw

Their Omnipresence EP (2013) is more progressive than what the full-length seems to be shaping up to, and it was a huge critical success here in Finland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zum2XqvmLU
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #161 on: July 08, 2018, 04:41:02 AM »
Fuck yeah, new Omnium Gatherum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FJlxMPE5b0

Really good.  A lot like Living in Me but love it.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #162 on: July 08, 2018, 04:55:53 PM »
Apparently Children of Bodom have finished up recording their new album. It's being mixed and mastered now, and a likely release should be around October time. I loved I Worship Chaos so hopefully they can keep that momentum going.
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #163 on: July 08, 2018, 11:10:16 PM »
Apparently Children of Bodom have finished up recording their new album. It's being mixed and mastered now, and a likely release should be around October time. I loved I Worship Chaos so hopefully they can keep that momentum going.

I was definitely better than the few before, not classic Bodom by any means but decent.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #164 on: July 09, 2018, 04:55:21 AM »
Chaos was a welcome return to form.
But the first 4 Bodom albums are pretty much untouchable to me.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #165 on: July 09, 2018, 01:57:14 PM »
Chaos was a welcome return to form.
But the first 4 Bodom albums are pretty much untouchable to me.

Agreed. Something Wild through to HCD was an amazing run of albums; even more so when you consider how young they were when they made them. I saw them on their 20th anniversary tour last year when they played nothing but tracks from the first 4 albums and it was brilliant. Great to hear songs like The Nail and Red Light In My Eyes played live.
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #166 on: July 09, 2018, 02:57:59 PM »
Chaos was a welcome return to form.
But the first 5 Bodom albums are pretty much untouchable to me.

Fixed that for you. I used to rate CoB in my top 3 bands of all time and I freaking love AYDY?

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #167 on: July 09, 2018, 04:26:13 PM »
Chaos was a welcome return to form.
But the first 5 Bodom albums are pretty much untouchable to me.

Fixed that for you. I used to rate CoB in my top 3 bands of all time and I freaking love AYDY?

AYDY has some Bodom classics on it (Living Dead Beat, In Your Face and the last 3 tracks), but overall it's a small step down from what went before, in my opinion. If You Want Peace, Punch Me I Bleed and Next In Line are a bit uninspired, whereas every track on the first 4 albums was great to me.

My vote for the 5th Bodom classic would actually be the one that a lot of fans seem to rank near the bottom of the pile: Blooddrunk. I love every track on there.
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #168 on: July 11, 2018, 02:54:54 AM »
No need to fix anything, AYDY was a step down from the first four IMO.
I'd prob go for Halo Of Blood as the 5th.