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whatsacow

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Age: 24
From: Australia

  15.06.2013 at 22:44
Ok, this is a hard topic to search for, due to the staggering amount of variations that could be used in the title. So if this topic exists, please just link me to it. So lately my go to bands have been Enslaved, Ne Obliviscaris, and Persefone, Maudlin of the Well, Unexpect, as well as the obvious one - Opeth. I've fallen in love with the mix of soft, clean passages and harsh metal sections, and I was just wondering if you could point me in the direction of some really awesome ones. I don't mind if it's got more of a death or black slant, or even doom slant, as I love all of those genres.
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Fearmeister
The Tardy Boy

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Age: 25
From: USA

  16.06.2013 at 00:02
Solefald. Can't recommend this band enough. Avant-Garde (close enough to progressive I suppose ) black metal with harsh and cleans mixed everywhere.

From their 2010 album "Norrøn Livskunst" (video plays the song twice)


From their 2008 album "Black For Death"


From their 2001 album "Pills Against The Ageless Ills"
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whatsacow

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Age: 24
From: Australia

  16.06.2013 at 00:41
Written by Fearmeister on 16.06.2013 at 00:02

Solefald. Can't recommend this band enough. Avant-Garde (close enough to progressive I suppose ) black metal with harsh and cleans mixed everywhere.

From their 2010 album "Norrøn Livskunst" (video plays the song twice)


From their 2008 album "Black For Death"


From their 2001 album "Pills Against The Ageless Ills"


Nice recommendation there! I thoroughly enjoyed those songs and I shall be looking more into this band. Thanks!
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Unhealer
Eclecticist

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Age: 25
From: Argentina

  18.06.2013 at 09:27
I'd mainly recommend Ihsahn's solo albums. His later work (the last two albums) is magnificent.



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Enteroctopus

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From: USA

  28.06.2016 at 22:12
I'd second Ihsahn. It was an acquired taste for me, but once acquired is one of my favorites. Of course, it doesn't get any more extreme or progressive than Necrophagist, or the mighty Obscura.
Ganondox

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Age: 20
From: USA

  29.06.2016 at 08:54
My brother isn't a metal fan, he's more into punk, but he like Solefald. Now I'm finally beginning to see what's so great about them.

I third Ihsahn.
Paw!!

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Age: 20
From: Indonesia

  06.07.2016 at 18:33
Ihsahn, Arcturus, and Borknagar.
Fatal Ascension

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From: UK

  13.07.2016 at 02:11
Pretty good chance you already know this band, but on the off-chance you don't: Negura Bunget - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-SCyXecLZg There aren't too many vocal passages that are "clean" exactly, but I think anyone who digs Enslaved is bound to like them.

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