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Post by Living Sacrifice on Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:05 am

Tomorrow it releases!!! I'm stoked, are you?


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Post by CrimsonWarrior on Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:15 am

Absolutely. It's been twelve years since Veil of Remembrance came out.
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Post by Deepfriar on Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:27 am

Endtime already shipped my copy. Now it's a waiting game.
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Post by Living Sacrifice on Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:22 am

I bought the digital pre-order deal from Endtime. Very Happy
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Post by Grindboy on Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:25 am

I pre-ordered from Amazon.  Have been eagerly awaiting the shipment email, was hoping it might arrive early.  I guess not, but yes, pretty pumped!

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Post by Kerrick on Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:16 pm

I still need to order my copy!  Gosh, I've been such a slacker...

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Post by Hardcore Christian on Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:29 pm

Kerrick wrote:I still need to order my copy!  Gosh, I've been such a slacker...
Really Kerrick!

Of all bands, your slacking on this one! for shame! Evil or Very Mad




lol!


I myself am pretty excited! And will probably pick it up on I tunes tomorrow queen
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Post by CrimsonWarrior on Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:16 pm

I slacked as much as Kerrick did, and CM is my favorite band of all-time...

I just pre-ordered my copy, along with a copy of The Suffering, which I hadn't bothered to buy yet.
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Post by Deepfriar on Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:40 pm

SLACKERS I'm going to have my copy before you (except you HC digital doesn't count) and I pre-ordered from overseas! MUAHAHSHAHA##!!@@
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Post by KaramKaram on Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:33 pm

I got my illegal download today, I preordered but it will take a while to get here

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Post by CrimsonWarrior on Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:56 pm

I don't know about that, DF...stuff from MH typically gets to my house about 3-4 days after they ship it. And I have a message from Jason saying it'll be shipped tomorrow morning. From Norway, your copy could take some time to reach you, even though Endtime shipped it today.

Edit: I'm not sure if the thread title is a typo or a pun, but either way, I love it!
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Post by Deepfriar on Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:34 am

I can hope... ;.; lol
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Post by Living Sacrifice on Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:36 am

No it was just accidential, a typo. Now it's correct. Smile
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:10 pm

In Silence, In Chains is my favorite song on the album. It could pass for a dark funeral tune. Ok album overall, I do miss some of their symphonic/ atmospheric elements though. They've veered in the direction of Drottnar for the most part on this one.

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Post by messiaen77 on Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:42 pm

Only three songs in, but liking what I hear.
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Post by Deepfriar on Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:47 pm

I'm on board with stuff that sounds like Dark Funeral! I got a download code in the mail today from Endtime... I usually wait for physical copy to come in mail because it's more kvlt that way but it's SOOOOO tempting!!!
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Post by Kerrick on Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:06 pm

Got mine ordered from Metal Helm and literally five minutes after I ordered it I got a tracking number.  I'm stoked!!!

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Post by Grindboy on Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:25 pm

Ooh, I hope it doesn't sound to me like Drottnar.  They're one extreme band that I just can't dig much.

No shipment confirmation yet from Amazon, but it was supposed to go out today.  By the way, since DF mentions "kvlt," how about ordering black metal (or blackened death metal, or whatever) from Amazon?  I mean, that's pretty kvlt, right?  What if the major bank credit card I used was first soaked in the blood of a small animal, or at least the juice of a fresh lemon?  I think that should count, like totally.

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Post by strangerhoncho on Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:43 pm

Got my legal download for $3.92 from eMusic.  Very Happy

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Post by Deepfriar on Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:37 am

Preferably a lemon as you wouldn't want to stain the pretty holographic image on your credit card. Wouldn't want the micro chip to short circuit either, now would we?
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Post by Deepfriar on Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:04 pm

Okay, so I've listened to the album all the way through 2+ times and I have some initial thoughts to share. 

This album shreds. Simply shreds.

If you haven't listened to it yet, you may want to postpone reading this topic until you do. Better to go in with no expectations. 

That being said, was this album worth the 12 years wait? That's a difficult question to answer. Is any "music" worth waiting over a decade? How do you define the parameters of what is and isn't worth waiting for?

Instead of trying to figure all that out and compare the album to the rest of their catalog, I just put my headphones in and tried to enjoy the ride, and what a ride it was.

The album starts off strong. Very strong. I was worried the rest of the songs could not live up to the first few. The opening track sets the stage with a dark and infernal atmosphere that doesn't let up. Suffering is a relentless onslaught of audio fury that only takes a break long enough to ramp up some more pummeling black metal brutality.

I absolutely love the composition of the title track. No boredom here, it seems.

The middle of this release introduces a couple of haunting and curious little artistic sections blended seamlessly into the songs.

I tried to find something bad to say about this album to prove to myself that I was being objective and unbiased, but there just isn't anything bad to be said.

The end of the album is as strong as the beginning, Dusk being one of my favorite tracks so far. I love the riffing. The last track leaves no loose ends. The album ends correctly and as a black metal record should: In Silence, In Chains speaks between the lines. There is melancholic melody there, hinting that nothing has changed and there is no great epiphany or life lesson to be learned here: only black metal.

As aforementioned, I try not to compare this to previous work because after 12 years that would be foolish and misleading, not to mention unfair since everyone changes over time and a band should too. I'm glad this is not Veil 2.0 (though I would say it is as good as Covenant/Veil in its own way) and I love the fast and furious direction this album has taken the band (and yes, I do hear moments of Dark Funeral influence as someone mentioned).

I give it 9/10, and considering how quickly the mid tracks are growing on me, I'd go as far as to say it could easily become a classic and is already certainly a must have for any Christian (or otherwise) black metal collection.

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Post by Throne of thorns on Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:01 pm

Deepfriar wrote:Okay, so I've listened to the album all the way through 2+ times and I have some initial thoughts to share. 

This album shreds. Simply shreds.

If you haven't listened to it yet, you may want to postpone reading this topic until you do. Better to go in with no expectations. 

That being said, was this album worth the 12 years wait? That's a difficult question to answer. Is any "music" worth waiting over a decade? How do you define the parameters of what is and isn't worth waiting for?

Instead of trying to figure all that out and compare the album to the rest of their catalog, I just put my headphones in and tried to enjoy the ride, and what a ride it was.

The album starts off strong. Very strong. I was worried the rest of the songs could not live up to the first few. The opening track sets the stage with a dark and infernal atmosphere that doesn't let up. Suffering is a relentless onslaught of audio fury that only takes a break long enough to ramp up some more pummeling black metal brutality.

I absolutely love the composition of the title track. No boredom here, it seems.

The middle of this release introduces a couple of haunting and curious little artistic sections blended seamlessly into the songs.

I tried to find something bad to say about this album to prove to myself that I was being objective and unbiased, but there just isn't anything bad to be said.

The end of the album is as strong as the beginning, Dusk being one of my favorite tracks so far. I love the riffing. The last track leaves no loose ends. The album ends correctly and as a black metal record should: In Silence, In Chains speaks between the lines. There is melancholic melody there, hinting that nothing has changed and there is no great epiphany or life lesson to be learned here: only black metal.

As aforementioned, I try not to compare this to previous work because after 12 years that would be foolish and misleading, not to mention unfair since everyone changes over time and a band should too. I'm glad this is not Veil 2.0 (though I would say it is as good as Covenant/Veil in its own way) and I love the fast and furious direction this album has taken the band (and yes, I do hear moments of Dark Funeral influence as someone mentioned).

I give it 9/10, and considering how quickly the mid tracks are growing on me, I'd go as far as to say it could easily become a classic and is already certainly a must have for any Christian (or otherwise) black metal collection.

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Post by messiaen77 on Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:55 am

Deepfriar wrote:Okay, so I've listened to the album all the way through 2+ times and I have some initial thoughts to share. 

This album shreds. Simply shreds.

If you haven't listened to it yet, you may want to postpone reading this topic until you do. Better to go in with no expectations. 

That being said, was this album worth the 12 years wait? That's a difficult question to answer. Is any "music" worth waiting over a decade? How do you define the parameters of what is and isn't worth waiting for?

Instead of trying to figure all that out and compare the album to the rest of their catalog, I just put my headphones in and tried to enjoy the ride, and what a ride it was.

The album starts off strong. Very strong. I was worried the rest of the songs could not live up to the first few. The opening track sets the stage with a dark and infernal atmosphere that doesn't let up. Suffering is a relentless onslaught of audio fury that only takes a break long enough to ramp up some more pummeling black metal brutality.

I absolutely love the composition of the title track. No boredom here, it seems.

The middle of this release introduces a couple of haunting and curious little artistic sections blended seamlessly into the songs.

I tried to find something bad to say about this album to prove to myself that I was being objective and unbiased, but there just isn't anything bad to be said.

The end of the album is as strong as the beginning, Dusk being one of my favorite tracks so far. I love the riffing. The last track leaves no loose ends. The album ends correctly and as a black metal record should: In Silence, In Chains speaks between the lines. There is melancholic melody there, hinting that nothing has changed and there is no great epiphany or life lesson to be learned here: only black metal.

As aforementioned, I try not to compare this to previous work because after 12 years that would be foolish and misleading, not to mention unfair since everyone changes over time and a band should too. I'm glad this is not Veil 2.0 (though I would say it is as good as Covenant/Veil in its own way) and I love the fast and furious direction this album has taken the band (and yes, I do hear moments of Dark Funeral influence as someone mentioned).

I give it 9/10, and considering how quickly the mid tracks are growing on me, I'd go as far as to say it could easily become a classic and is already certainly a must have for any Christian (or otherwise) black metal collection.

~DF
I'd agree with this assessment.  I'm only on my second listen, but I get bogged down on "Voistinu Voskrese", mostly because I'm trying to figure out the spoken text.
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Post by Zymologist on Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:18 pm

I've listened to it several times, and I think it's phenomenal. Easily my favorite of theirs.

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Post by CrimsonWarrior on Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:24 pm

Just finished my first listen. I really like it. It doesn't beat The Covenant Progress or Veil of Remembrance for me yet, but I'll probably like it more as I listen to it more. Great album.
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Post by Kerrick on Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:40 pm

Man I can't wait to listen to my copy once it arrives!

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Post by ThomasEversole on Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:06 pm

I appreciate the talent there's a LOT of good riffs, but I feel like there's some filler and annoyances for me too.

Honestly, if they made a whole album to the caliber of their In Silence, In Chains song - I'd be much more into it.
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Post by Grindboy on Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:12 pm

Man, I'm still waiting.  I really thought yesterday, and sure enough when I opened my mail box there was an appropriate shaped package addressed to me!  From merchnow?  Isn't that Facedown?  So my Hope for the Dying preorder was an excellent consolation prize!  I haven't given it a hard listen, but casually it sounds fantastic, as you would expect.  But then today for SURE was to be Crimson Moonlight day!  Nope.  Nothin'.  Soon!

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Post by CrimsonWarrior on Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:48 pm

Grindboy wrote:Man, I'm still waiting.  I really thought yesterday, and sure enough when I opened my mail box there was an appropriate shaped package addressed to me!  From merchnow?  Isn't that Facedown?  So my Hope for the Dying preorder was an excellent consolation prize!  I haven't given it a hard listen, but casually it sounds fantastic, as you would expect.  But then today for SURE was to be Crimson Moonlight day!  Nope.  Nothin'.  Soon!
Man, that feeling is all too familiar. I got my copy really fast this time around though. Only two business days later. Doesn't get much better than that.
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Post by Grindboy on Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:05 pm

My wife says it's there!!!  Sure, after 12 years, it would come on the night of a group meeting at home, so it will sit silently through dinner, cleaning, and then Financial Peace, probably then watch a show and look over homework with our son and then go to bed. . . but I guess the drive to work tomorrow will be exciting!

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Post by Deepfriar on Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:09 pm

Meh just play it loudly at the dinner table! Definitely appropriate!
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Post by Grindboy on Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:17 pm

Wow -- I've only listened like 1 1/2 times, but I think it's excellent and I'm disappointed.

I'm old enough that I had an original copy of Eternal Emperor.  I thought it was really good.  Then Covenant Progress showed up and was my absolute favorite album.  Then Veil of Remembrance came out, and it became my absolute favorite album and CM was my favorite band times 2!  And they've pretty well remained so up to the moment, largely for their absolutely untouchable combination of brutality and melody.

So Divine Darkness sounds great and is excellently brutal, but seems to almost totally lack the corresponding melody that make their last couple so unmatched, IMO.  The sound is much more primitive (although still polished and professional), and it's really, really good for what it is. . . but not what I hope for from CM.  What Deep Friar says about not being fair to come in with too much for expectations is on point, and it's definitely my problem here.  I feel like I went to a Warriors game to see Steph Curry, and he's the best player on the court and scores 30. . . but he'd hit for 50 the two games before.  A great player playing great, but not transcendental like I was hoping, if that makes sense.

Unrelated note -- I actually DID see a Warriors game in '13, right when Curry was becoming a breakout star.  In fact, his previous game he went for 54 at MSG against the Knicks, and was really becoming a big deal.  When I was there though, he shot 6-22, 3-11 from 3.  Which was cool though, because I'm not a Warriors fan and was cheering for the opposition.  Anyway, how kvlt is it to have an NBA note in a black metal thread?  I'd say it's a new level entirely!

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Post by ThomasEversole on Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:28 pm

I determined you were talking about basketball when you said "Knicks".

A basketball analogy in a black metal thread is quite kvlt and probably never done before. All that's missing is to somehow integrate discussion of a stopwatch and a jar of mayonnaise.
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Post by Through The Dark Radio on Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:04 am

I'm anxiously awaiting for the clear vinyl to be ready  Very Happy
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Post by Kerrick on Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:07 pm

Grindboy wrote:Wow -- I've only listened like 1 1/2 times, but I think it's excellent and I'm disappointed.

I'm old enough that I had an original copy of Eternal Emperor.  I thought it was really good.  Then Covenant Progress showed up and was my absolute favorite album.  Then Veil of Remembrance came out, and it became my absolute favorite album and CM was my favorite band times 2!  And they've pretty well remained so up to the moment, largely for their absolutely untouchable combination of brutality and melody.

So Divine Darkness sounds great and is excellently brutal, but seems to almost totally lack the corresponding melody that make their last couple so unmatched, IMO.  The sound is much more primitive (although still polished and professional), and it's really, really good for what it is. . . but not what I hope for from CM.  What Deep Friar says about not being fair to come in with too much for expectations is on point, and it's definitely my problem here.  I feel like I went to a Warriors game to see Steph Curry, and he's the best player on the court and scores 30. . . but he'd hit for 50 the two games before.  A great player playing great, but not transcendental like I was hoping, if that makes sense.

Unrelated note -- I actually DID see a Warriors game in '13, right when Curry was becoming a breakout star.  In fact, his previous game he went for 54 at MSG against the Knicks, and was really becoming a big deal.  When I was there though, he shot 6-22, 3-11 from 3.  Which was cool though, because I'm not a Warriors fan and was cheering for the opposition.  Anyway, how kvlt is it to have an NBA note in a black metal thread?  I'd say it's a new level entirely!

It's interesting, but I think I have a bit of an opposite reaction to the new CM!  (Though I definitely seem to be the minority here...)  I had heard of CM when I first started getting into Christian extreme metal back in 2005 or so.  Their brutality was pretty unparalleled but it felt so cold and emotionless to me which kept me from buying any of their material.  In more recent years I decided to finally pick up CM's CDs and I have really enjoyed Covenant, Veil, and Archives.  Great musicianship and there is plenty there to keep my head banging hard, but that's about it.  However, upon my almost-complete two listens of Divine Darkness, I think this may be my favorite of theirs yet!  To my ears it sounds darker and has such thicker atmosphere than any of their previous stuff.  I am really digging it a lot and find myself already connecting with it more than their other three CDs I have.

And lol!  about basketball...  Go sports!  Be sportier than the other team!  Make points!

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Post by ThomasEversole on Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:29 pm

Kerrick wrote:
And lol!  about basketball...  Go sports!  Be sportier than the other team!  Make points!

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Post by Grindboy on Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:02 pm

I think what you say makes sense Kerrick.  No question, this one's a little different approach, but really they all have been.  Covenant Progress was all "let's make the greatest symphonic-ish black metal album ever!" and so they did.  Veil was all "well that's done. . . hey, let's make the greatest blackened death metal ever!" and so they did.  And so now what?  "We can't possibly top what we've done the last couple times out, is there a new hill to be king of?  Let's make the greatest primitive black metal album ever!"  And I'm not sure if they have or not, but it's a great entry and excellently done.  If you prefer the feel and atmosphere of this one, it makes sense.  Truly, it IS different.

And yes, I fully understand that any emotional investment in sports is completely irrational.  I think it was Pascal who said "The heart has reasons that reason cannot know."  Sorry you apparently must just have no heart!

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Re: CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - DIVINE DARKNESS

Post by Zymologist on Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:59 am

Kerrick wrote:It's interesting, but I think I have a bit of an opposite reaction to the new CM!  (Though I definitely seem to be the minority here...)  I had heard of CM when I first started getting into Christian extreme metal back in 2005 or so.  Their brutality was pretty unparalleled but it felt so cold and emotionless to me which kept me from buying any of their material.  In more recent years I decided to finally pick up CM's CDs and I have really enjoyed Covenant, Veil, and Archives.  Great musicianship and there is plenty there to keep my head banging hard, but that's about it.  However, upon my almost-complete two listens of Divine Darkness, I think this may be my favorite of theirs yet!  To my ears it sounds darker and has such thicker atmosphere than any of their previous stuff.  I am really digging it a lot and find myself already connecting with it more than their other three CDs I have.

This is pretty much exactly what I've been thinking about the new album. I think it's great. (I don't know why this text is in italics...can't turn it off. Ignore that.)

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Re: CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - DIVINE DARKNESS

Post by Kerrick on Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:21 pm

Grindboy wrote:I think what you say makes sense Kerrick.  No question, this one's a little different approach, but really they all have been.  Covenant Progress was all "let's make the greatest symphonic-ish black metal album ever!" and so they did.  Veil was all "well that's done. . . hey, let's make the greatest blackened death metal ever!" and so they did.  And so now what?  "We can't possibly top what we've done the last couple times out, is there a new hill to be king of?  Let's make the greatest primitive black metal album ever!"  And I'm not sure if they have or not, but it's a great entry and excellently done.  If you prefer the feel and atmosphere of this one, it makes sense.  Truly, it IS different.

For sure.  That's one of the cool things about music: it affects us all so uniquely!  I'll need to continue cranking this one and see how I feel about it once I really get to know it.

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Kerrick wrote:It's interesting, but I think I have a bit of an opposite reaction to the new CM!  (Though I definitely seem to be the minority here...)  I had heard of CM when I first started getting into Christian extreme metal back in 2005 or so.  Their brutality was pretty unparalleled but it felt so cold and emotionless to me which kept me from buying any of their material.  In more recent years I decided to finally pick up CM's CDs and I have really enjoyed Covenant, Veil, and Archives.  Great musicianship and there is plenty there to keep my head banging hard, but that's about it.  However, upon my almost-complete two listens of Divine Darkness, I think this may be my favorite of theirs yet!  To my ears it sounds darker and has such thicker atmosphere than any of their previous stuff.  I am really digging it a lot and find myself already connecting with it more than their other three CDs I have.

This is pretty much exactly what I've been thinking about the new album. I think it's great. (I don't know why this text is in italics...can't turn it off. Ignore that.)

Cool.  afro   We'll just be loners over here cranking Divine Darkness hahaha.

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Re: CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - DIVINE DARKNESS

Post by Zymologist on Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:23 pm

Huh...that text didn't post in italics. Weird. It was in italics when I was writing it.

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Re: CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - DIVINE DARKNESS

Post by CrimsonWarrior on Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:53 pm

Grindboy wrote:I think what you say makes sense Kerrick.  No question, this one's a little different approach, but really they all have been.  Covenant Progress was all "let's make the greatest symphonic-ish black metal album ever!" and so they did.  Veil was all "well that's done. . . hey, let's make the greatest blackened death metal ever!" and so they did.  And so now what?  "We can't possibly top what we've done the last couple times out, is there a new hill to be king of?  Let's make the greatest primitive black metal album ever!"  And I'm not sure if they have or not, but it's a great entry and excellently done.  If you prefer the feel and atmosphere of this one, it makes sense.  Truly, it IS different.
I agree overall. The Covenant Progress had so many great melodies but also some elements of brutality with great keyboards for atmosphere, and that's why it's my favorite. Veil of Remembrance was a lot more brutal and death-oriented though it had enough touches of melody and emotion to keep me interested. I love the album almost as much as The Covenant Progress. Divine Darkness though...it's different. I don't like it as much as the other two yet, but it's definitely a great album. It'll probably grow on me over time.

I'm not sure if I'd describe it as "primitive" though. It's way too refined, well-produced, and advanced for that.
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Re: CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - DIVINE DARKNESS

Post by Grindboy on Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:50 pm

I understand and agree on "primitive" not being a perfect word, but I just didn't have a better one.  Also, I'm the guy talking about sports and probably shouldn't have been allowed in this thread in the first place.

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Re: CRIMSON MOONLIGHT - DIVINE DARKNESS

Post by Deepfriar on Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:18 pm

Several full listens later I stick to my 9/10 rating. Very solid release. Veil of Remembrance might be 9.5 but I'd say I like Divine Darkness equally as much as I like The Covenant Progress.
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