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sevenwinter
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:15 pm 
 

I am looking for albums that has the atmosphere of PL Believe In Nothing. What is your recommendation?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:27 pm 
 

BiN is probably the most diverse of PL's albums, so I'm not sure what you're looking for, but you *might* like Tiamat's "...Slumber" and "Skeleton Skeletron", Moonspell's "Butterfly Effect", Lake of Tears' "the Neonai", Samael's "Reign of Light", some Die Ärzte and Tanzwut songs...

if "divided" is your favourite song off BiN, just get a compilation of James Bond theme songs :D

and if you like "fader" aka PL's absolute worst ever song, try Oasis, Kula Shaker or some other britpop...
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Prigione Eterna
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:27 am 
 

Reign of Light sounds nothing like Believe in Nothing.
Believe in Nothing is a clumsy attempt to adult-oriented hard rock, if experimental, diverse and even daring at times. Very unlike Reign of Light, it lacks focus and cohesiveness, and, while it might have its own personality, I'm not sure Believe in Nothing even has a distinctive atmosphere or sound (after all, there are two completely different mixes).
If I may venture some suggestions, within metal I think Amorphis went in a similar direction with Am Universum and Far from The Sun. However, Am Universum definitely has a unique sound, atmosphere and personality and it's a very solid album; they're only similar in being attempts by heavy, yet experimental bands at something different, more melodic, more immediate, closer to traditional hard rock. Far from The Sun is also similar in spirit but even less inspired than Believe in Nothing, and it also lacks the occasional hooks the latter has.
Outside of metal I think a better match would be Depeche Mode's albums from their "grungy"/"rock-ish" phase, basically anything from Songs of Faith and Devotion to Exciter. I think you can hear their influence on Paradise Lost during those years.
And yes, probably some 90s brit-pop rock of the less grating/more mature kind, The Verve, James, Suede, I don't know.
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Xymosys
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 9:27 am 
 

I would suggest :

Evereve's Enetics as it contains some electronica/industrial effects...
https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/E ... anet/20535

LucyFire's This Dollar Saved My Life at Whitehorse
https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/L ... rse/159114
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:53 am 
 

Good call on that period of Amorphis - especially Am Universum and Tuonela are good picks.

I suppose Woods of Ypres might be something similar, although I've been really turned off by their ham-fisted approach.
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Prigione Eterna
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 9:39 am 
 

I like Tuonela very much, but it's very different from Believe in Nothing (and quite different from Am Universum).
It's closer to their metal/folk-ish prog roots, more experimental, more technical, more quirky at times, and lacks the commercial, almost arena rock vibe that the other two albums of theirs I've named have.
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