05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
05:16 - Apothecary Also, I wouldn't call Zeppelin JUST hard rock/proto metal either, they were also quite bluesy and very folk-influenced, so there's also that to consider as well
05:13 - Apothecary I would consider Deep Purple and Zeppelin as PROTO metal at most. It was really Sabbath that developed the dark, heavy, riff-driven style that is now essentially the core staple of the entire genre
05:05 - deadone In other news, nothing gets one out of the sadness from attending a funeral like thrash fucking metal. It's that ugly kick in the face that one needs to get out feeling sadness.
05:03 - deadone Even Sabbath didn't play "pure heavy metal" - lots of heavy blues and rock n roll here even on early stuff. In any case Zeppelin are far more metal than half the shit that gets labelled metal these days.
05:00 - deadone Led Zeppelin have always been regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands - indeed the Holy Trinity is Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. What they played did differ from modern metal.
04:34 - Apothecary I saw Led Zeppelin labeled as metal and that was my queue to stop taking whoever wrote that article seriously
01. 50 Forts Along The Rhine 02. Soliloquy Of The Stigmatised Shepherd 03. Rapture 04. Blood Vaults (I: Thy Virginal Malodour) 05. Soil Of The Incestuous 06. Balnaa-Kheil The Bleak 07. Rain Upon The Impure
One of Germany's best bands in this day and age is The Ruins Of Beverast. With their amazing debut they already conquered my heart, and hopefully I was not the only one. "Rain Upon The Impure" is the follow up from that grand debut album and displays a little change of style. Of course, when one takes a look at the impressive discography of Alexander Von Meinenwald, the sole member of Ruins.., he would have expected already that the new album would not just be a blatant rip-off from the debut.
This is my beloved work of Alexander and one of the best black metal albums I've ever heard. I don't blame the production... All you have to do is increase the volume of your speakers. An unforgettable journey.
This album is darkness incarnate. Just incredible. The production might be lackluster, but in the end, that is hardly the most important part. Every song, everything about this work is perfect. Probably the only atmospheric BM album I enjoy more then Lurker Of Chalice.
Great album. I listened to it like seven times now (would have been much more often but it's stupidly long so it takes some time to listen to it in a row) and it always leaves me sitting with closed eyes feeling extremely uncomfortable and moved at the same time. That's the feeling I want to get when I listen to Black Metal.
Vinyl rip. Some tangible improvements to the CD versions, mostly notably the lead guitar and vocals which come through much stronger and louder. Generally far less muddy. Definitely the definitive version.
There's also an extra track on the end, an Unholy cover called 'Neverending Day'.