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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:53 am 

I like space. I like astronomy. What about metal that's spacey? By this I mean stuff exhibiting this kind of quality:

-usually long songs
-proggish tendencies, also probably post-ish stuff from what I've heard?
-a slightly aimless/dreamy feel to the composition/riffs
-heavy emphasis on atmosphere--stuff that sounds as if it embodies the dreamy/ethereal nature of the cosmos
-lyrics that tends less towards violence or hate and more towards wordy pseudo-philosophical rambling/word salad
-a tendency towards clean/acoustic sections, or in general just not aiming towards total sonic heaviness and more towards a "dreamy" feel, almost?

What bands I do know that are like this tend to be -core (example, example 2). I'm looking for METAL like this. Black, death, prog, I don't care, as long as it has this sort of aimless atmospheric astral quality to it. I assume a lot of what I'm looking for will be post-black/prog stuff.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:57 am 

what about oranssi pazuzu's debut muukalainen puhuu? granted, this is a very particular pick, but in a way it suits your description.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:45 am 

Urfaust. Empty Space Meditation has some of those elements you're describing.

Metal newbie

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:52 pm 

Darkspace might be what you need.

Morn Of Solace

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:36 pm 

Midnight Odyssey's Funerals From the Astral Sphere and Spectral Lore's album III seem to be what you need: spacey, dreamy and very long

Also i would like to suggest Tangerine Dream, even if they are far from metal music just doesn't get more spacey than the album Rubycon. Grab your headphones and enjoy the trip


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:22 am 

These threads always fill up with black metal.
Here's some stuff you might like that are, for the most part, not Black Metal:

BEING - "A Glorious Dawn" should scratch that itch for sure. The rest of the album, Arrival should contain more as well.

Let's do another from that album, BEING - "Cosmonaut"

Marionette - "The Lie". That middle section... Ooooooh. So nice.

If you're fine with instrumental stuff, most of Widek's material fits this pretty well.

If you don't mind some low growls, Aegaeon's music is a must check-out. This shit ticks ALL the boxes you laid forth. I'll be extremely surprised if this does nothing for you.

Khonsu - "Army of Me"

Astronoid - "Incandescent" especially from the 3 min mark.

Astarot - "Gateway Microcosm" It's BM, but it might do the job nonetheless.

Kataxu - "In My Dungeon!" Technically, NSBM, but damn it's good.

Surroundings - "The White Tile Floor" -core. I hate the vocals, but still good.

Disperse - "Dancing with Endless Love"

If you don't mind some futuristic sci-fi elements, Sybreed - "Isolate"

Metal newbie

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:03 pm 

As for things not yet mentioned, I'll suggest the entire Mithras discography. Specifically the second record, "Worlds Beyond the Veil". There is truly nothing that compares to this in terms of overall atmosphere, intensity, energy, theme and execution, and I say that about Mithras as a whole, although "Worlds..." is perhaps the most elaborate manifestation of the vision. Start with that record, move forward if it resonates. The first record - "Forever Advancing Legions" is glorious as well. You can hear where things are going upon listening to it, but its certainly the most traditionally death metal sounding release of theirs. Still a masterwork.

Khonsu is mentioned above, yet the second record - "The Xun Protectorate" is not. It should be. Its like Arcturus mixed with Behemoth mixed with Depeche Mode (the clean vocals!) and is a sci-fi concept record. Great music, great concept, and great artwork as well.

Arcturus is of course another worthy mention.

I will second Midnight Odyssey. Check out all of it. Dead Can Dance, Enya, and Summoning filtered through an astral, ambient black metal. His work is masterful and otherworldy.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:10 pm 

Mare Cognitum - Space themed atmoblack with beautiful introspective melodies

Daniels 4 Beasts
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:22 am
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:35 pm 

Samael's Passage & Eternal albums come to mind. They're advertised as industrial but I found them to be too clean to be real industrial. Definitely futuristic, but more Star Trek than Bladerunner if that makes sense. Check this out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGRPUlB70rQ
Most of In the Woods.... 's discography seems to fit the description also, especially this track - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCXUubXeL4s

Daniels 4 Beasts
Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:48 pm 

... And Oceans might also be worth a try, they sound similar to those two Samael albums. random examples:

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