23:51 - 3rdWorld Listening to the new Opeth just to bash it and incite some flames in the thread. They clearly sound like Ghost now. B-)
23:41 - 3rdWorld Tasty stuff. Dwelves even further away from any grindcore at all. [link]
23:33 - !J.O.O.E.! Still don't hear it at all. The debut had a lot of punk and heavy metal influence for me. That Chinese band sound like straight up black metal with some melodic elements.
23:30 - Apothecary And yeah, I guess it isn't all that far off from their earlier material, when I think of the Meads in my head now though I typically think of their more recent stuff, i.e. TMOJTJ and on
23:28 - Apothecary This is still probably the closest thing to the Meads I've heard (other than Sigh) [link]
Russian metallers Dominia have finally revealed the tracklist and cover art for their long-awaited third opus! Many of you who have been following the band for years may recall it was originally going to be titled "Theophany", however the band decided to alter the title just a little to Theophania.
01. Everyone Else
02. Death Only
03. The Shadow of the Lost Prophet
04. Mother Plague
05. Unseen Artist Realm
06. Your Senseless Hope
07. The Final Trip
08. A Murderer
09. In Solitude
And if you're not so familiar with the band, or just wasn't aware they had a new single out, you can check out a video for it below.
If this song is anything to go by, I'm actually pretty interested. Though, symphonic metal? I was kind of expecting anything else than what I heard.
Not sure if this is going to be the norm or not. Their last couple albums have a more Melodeath style that dominates, with slower more melodic tracks and interludes akin to this. It's been 5 years since their last album, and this being the first single I'm inclined to think they might be making the Melodeath aspect of their previous albums to possibly not be so dominant anymore, but Idk for sure, will need to wait and see. Even if the album is going to be more like this track, I'm still excited to hear it.
Yea, it's not full on Symphonic, but the violin definitely adds a classical element to the music, and just calling them "Melodic Death" doesn't feel like it does them any justice. "Melodic Death" makes me think of "Melodic Death", not "Melodic Death with a Violin", but "Melodic Death with a Violin" isn't exactly a genre.