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eisengott
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Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:12 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:45 pm 
 

With their latest masterpiece "Cause Of Death: Life" released on Double-CD, HAPPY DAYS have finally reached the peak of Depressive Black Metal.
Forget about all the other pseudo-DBM-bands that exist uselessly...........

Check the track "Cold Aggression":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0U7kWV496E

Any opinions?

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DeathcoreDecimator
Metalhead

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:35 pm 
 

Sounds like all the other pseudo-DBM-bands that exist uselessly, but who am I to judge, I listen to deathcore.

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Ceald Hraew
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:36 am
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:41 pm 
 

I started listening to DSBM around 2009, and I’ve always considered Happy Days one of the worst of the well-know DSBM bands. But this album’s reviews suggest it’s better than their other ones. I’ll give it a listen, despite the cheesy name.

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XcKyle93
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:16 pm 
 

DeathcoreDecimator wrote:
Sounds like all the other pseudo-DBM-bands that exist uselessly, but who am I to judge, I listen to deathcore.


Ha, I think I might sig this. Once again, the only depressive emo black metal (or whatever it is called) that I've listened to is Silencer, and many laughs were had.
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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:20 pm 
 

Being the "king" of something that a lot of people don't take seriously (for good reasons most of the time) like depressive black metal is a dubious honor at best. :roll:
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IanThrash
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:41 pm 
 

Wilytank wrote:
Being the "king" of something that a lot of people don't take seriously (for good reasons most of the time) like depressive black metal is a dubious honor at best. :roll:



Meh, DSBM has a lot of good stuff. I could use the same uninformed criteria to judge raw black metal as silly and don't take it seriously, it would be foolish and inmature from my part. DSBM is a great genre if you like what it has to offer (it's a pretty broad genre, many different bands fall into this category) personally I've enjoyed lots of bands since I got into the genre (not too long ago I must admit) Happy Days is nowhere near my top list, a few good songs but there are lots of more achieved bands like Thy Light, Abyssic Hate, Woods of Desolation and Xasthur
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awheio
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:22 am 
 

Given what I've heard, the latest Happy Days is fairly good, or at least a signiiiiificant step up from what they were doing previously. I found their earlier work to be an embarrassment.

But still, for what it's worth, I find it to pale in comparison to bands like Hypothermia, Gris, Shining, etc...

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RapeTheDead
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:24 am 
 

I was disappointed when this thread wasn't about Gris.

This band has always been a ridiculously untalented and plain band that gets more recognition due to their lyrical themes and imagery than actual music. Do people actually like this now? It's a marginal improvement but still manages to be impressively ordinary.
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Turner
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Joined: Fri Aug 23, 2002 2:04 am
Posts: 1973
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:21 am 
 

XcKyle93 wrote:
DeathcoreDecimator wrote:
Sounds like all the other pseudo-DBM-bands that exist uselessly, but who am I to judge, I listen to deathcore.


Ha, I think I might sig this.


dude your current sig is the best on the forum!

OT: i like me some DSBM, but i dunno if these guys are kings of it. it sounds fairly standard. that's a good thing, but i'm not handing out crowns for it!

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awheio
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:23 am 
 

Haha, yeah, just to be clear, they are faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from being the "kings" of the genre.

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Syntek
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:24 am 
 

awheio wrote:
Given what I've heard, the latest Happy Days is fairly good, or at least a signiiiiificant step up from what they were doing previously. I found their earlier work to be an embarrassment.

But still, for what it's worth, I find it to pale in comparison to bands like Hypothermia, Gris, Shining, etc...



I dunno, a lot of Shining doesn't really do it for me. But yeah, with that said, still better than Happy Days by a longshot.

But as for the "kings of depressive black" I would think more along the lines of Infestus, Lyrinx, Nyktalgia, Sombres Forêts, TotalSelfHatred, etc.

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SatanicPotato
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:27 am 
 

Tim Yatras has been in a lot of great DSBM bands

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syx
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:09 am 
 

I can not see how Happy Days can be classed as 'Kings' of DSBM at all, yes the latest album was an improvement but still find 90% of the material on it to be worthless. I bought the CD on some recommendations by a friend but will be selling it as found it too whiny.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:11 am 
 

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BasqueStorm
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Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 2:21 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:21 am 
 

eisengott wrote:
With their latest masterpiece "Cause Of Death: Life" released on Double-CD, HAPPY DAYS have finally reached the peak of Depressive Black Metal.
Forget about all the other pseudo-DBM-bands that exist uselessly...........
Check the track "Cold Aggression":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0U7kWV496E
Any opinions?

That was pretentious to say the least.
P.D: And no promo, I hope.

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Subrick
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Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:26 am 
 

"Happy Days" still isn't as stupid a name as "Make a Change...Kill Yourself". Bands like those are prime examples of the name 100% driving me away from listening to their stuff.
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GardensofGrief
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Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:33 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:55 am 
 

I'd still listen to Make a Change Kill Yourself over Happy Days any day, and the name is that bad lol.

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