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Oddeye
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:23 am 
 

Youtube: show


I'm a big fan of Gaahl's vocals and stage persona so I've been waiting a long time for this. Now I'm not really sure what to think. Admittedly I've only given it one spin so far but I'm not sold on the abundance of clean vocals. What do you guys think?

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raumr
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Location: Norway
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:23 am 
 

Clean vocals have been a part of Ghaal's style since almost the beginning. The two latest Trelldom albums and the one God Seed album features clean vocals heavily. It's just that his rise to fame was with Gorgoroth and he used a harsh vocal almost exclusively.

I really liked it. I don't think it can be really placed under the category of black metal, and I don't think that's what they were going for anyway. The guitar tone is really interesting, creating a very bleak and "foggy" atmosphere.

Also, do we know who is the drummer in the studio? If it is Baard then I will officially apologize for accusing him of not knowing how to properly blast beat a few weeks ago :boo:

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narsilianshard
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:12 am 
 

Wow, I'm super into this. It's like Enslaved meets Code meets Primordial. Had to look up the members on Wikipedia because those are some straight-up Ivar Bjornson riffs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaahls_Wyrd#Band_members
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nuklearkrieg
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Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 11:05 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:36 am 
 

this is great

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aloof
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:51 am 
 

Oddeye wrote:
Gaahls WYRD releases it's first official single


*their first single, or at the very least "its". and "Gaahl's".
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raumr
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:25 pm 
 

I'm not sure the band name is in modern English. Wyrd is an Old English (Anglo-Saxon) word, and they did not use an apostrophe for the possessive case.

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blackmantram
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Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:51 pm
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Location: Colombia
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:49 pm 
 

raumr wrote:
I don't think it can be really placed under the category of black metal

Well, it sounds like straight-up black metal with clean vocals to me.

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Draehl
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Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:13 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:54 pm 
 

It sounds more like Progressive Black to my ears. Always have liked Gaahl's clean vocals from Wardruna. Love the below live clip in particular. Looking forward to hearing more from WYRD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGuFRx9uuR4

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:25 pm 
 

I was expecting something far more generically evil-ish, but this reminds me of some aspects of Enslaved! I like it.

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Vintersorrow
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Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:59 pm
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Location: Slovenia
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:41 pm 
 

Positively surprised by this.

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Zethar Kafziel
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Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:15 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:17 pm 
 

With his impressive police record, and also after trying to steal the name Gorgoroth from King ov Hell, Gaahl certainly has a dubious ethic standard. However, music wise, this is quite interesting.

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schizoid
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:54 am 
 

I like Gaahl's work with Gorgoroth and Trelldom, and he strikes me as a guy with true artistic integrity. However, this just seems a bit...boring.
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Bingewolf
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:49 pm 
 

I will say, the initial vocal startled me as I was preparing for his harsher Gorgoroth vocal but I love this. I've always been a huge fan of Gaahl's vocals and approach so I can officially say I'm excited for the debut album now.

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Oddeye
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:43 am 
 

aloof wrote:
*their first single, or at the very least "its". and "Gaahl's".


Yeah well I was hungover and stressed when I wrote it but thank's for correcting me man :D

raumr wrote:
Clean vocals have been a part of Ghaal's style since almost the beginning. The two latest Trelldom albums and the one God Seed album features clean vocals heavily. It's just that his rise to fame was with Gorgoroth and he used a harsh vocal almost exclusively.


Of course. I do like his cleans. It's just that this song hardly featured any harsh vocals. Anyway I'm really warming up to the track.

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