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samekh
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:20 pm 
 

DoomMetalAlchemist wrote:
I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask, but can you guys give me AS MANY AS POSSIBLE American webshops/distros that specialize in or have a sizable selection of folk/pagan/viking metal CDs?


I don't know of any, really. I always have to make small orders at various distros as stuff becomes available. Wolftyr Productions pretty much specializes in folk/pagan stuff, but the shipping is outrageous unless you order a lot. Red Stream tends to get some good stuff in here and there, but you have to keep up with it because it disappears quickly.

Other than that, I tend to order from Ebay (like Metallic Media and Apothelyptic Reign) or from overseas, or from HHR.

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FaultyClockwork
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:45 pm 
 

Hey, I'm looking for folksy pagan black metal with a sound similar to Stworz's latest album (ex: stuff like this or this song). Just really painfully folky stuff like that, I really love the atmosphere it evokes. The melodies, the vocal style, the whole nine yards. My only wish is that bands not be NS or similar, which seems to be common at least in the Slavic pagan BM scene.

Thanks.

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Midnightwards666
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:24 am 
 

I've been looking, but does anyone know any good folk metal bands that make very heavy use of accordions and have mostly clean vocals? Bands like Korpiklaani and Alestorm?
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SSatanicSSatan
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:23 pm 
 

I am looking for Folk Metal with a former Yugoslav sound. I know Stribog from Croatia but they do not have a former Yugoslav sound.

Here is some former former Yugoslav Folk music, I am looking for metal mixed with this:
Youtube: show

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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:08 am 
 

HouseSpiders wrote:
I've been looking, but does anyone know any good folk metal bands that make very heavy use of accordions and have mostly clean vocals? Bands like Korpiklaani and Alestorm?


Kalevala (the one from Russia, not Italy)
gorgeous female vocals, and awesome melodies on accordian (written by the guitarist, I believe)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLkN1BmgDHc

Svarga also uses accordian, but perhaps not as much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yFFuRaekoY
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:34 pm 
 

Hey guys, I'm looking for German folk metal bands that have about a 50/50 split between clean vocals and growls and use a lot of symphonics. It would also be nice if the lyrics were Winter or Autumn themed, and if they weren't Pagan. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:58 am 
 

Erotetic wrote:
HouseSpiders wrote:
I've been looking, but does anyone know any good folk metal bands that make very heavy use of accordions and have mostly clean vocals? Bands like Korpiklaani and Alestorm?


Kalevala (the one from Russia, not Italy)
gorgeous female vocals, and awesome melodies on accordian (written by the guitarist, I believe)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLkN1BmgDHc

Svarga also uses accordian, but perhaps not as much.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yFFuRaekoY

Thanks, Kalevala sound good.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:56 am 
 

Can anyone recommend something similar to Graveland's Immortal Pride? It's "pure" viking metal, less focus on folk elements, and a larger focus on epic songs, with those Hammerheart drums, loud guitar riffs and rich keyboard instrumentation.

I know Bathory and Falkenbach have several songs with keyboard heavy sections, but those two are pretty well known, so I would like to know if there are any other like Immortal Pride?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:08 am 
 

raumr wrote:
Can anyone recommend something similar to Graveland's Immortal Pride? It's "pure" viking metal, less focus on folk elements, and a larger focus on epic songs, with those Hammerheart drums, loud guitar riffs and rich keyboard instrumentation.

I know Bathory and Falkenbach have several songs with keyboard heavy sections, but those two are pretty well known, so I would like to know if there are any other like Immortal Pride?


They're not exactly great, but Woodtemple is like Graveland, Jr.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:04 pm 
 

DCCLXXVII wrote:
It would also be nice if the lyrics were Winter or Autumn themed, and if they weren't Pagan. Thanks.

:lol: Meteorological Metal only. Abstinence education hurts us all!

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maidenpriestmanic
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:02 am 
 

I am looking to get deeper into folk metal but not sure where to go, folk metal bands I currently listen to are Ensiferum, Falconer, Turisas, Tyr, Korpiklanni, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Alestorm, Nordheim. Also bands/songs that sing in a non-english European language would be a plus.

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Tod_Im_Juni
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:30 am 
 

I would recommend Artaius, if you want something a bit different. They play progressive folk metal and the lyrics of one song are in italian.

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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:15 am 
 

maidenpriestmanic wrote:
Eluveitie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtjrSPrH-a8

maidenpriestmanic wrote:
Ensiferum,

Yggdrasil, Heathen Foray, Drakum , Nomans Land, King of Asgard, Forefather

maidenpriestmanic wrote:
Falconer,

no one is that similar to them except, of course, Mithotyn.
but maybe Winterstorm? most folk power metal is more Celtic than Scandinavian sounding.

maidenpriestmanic wrote:
Tyr,

Tyr's sister band Heljareyga sing in Icelandic.

maidenpriestmanic wrote:
Korpiklanni,

Kalevala [Калевала] note Korpiklaani as one of their influences, and I certainly recognized it when I first got into them, though all I hear is them, now. female vocals, gorgeous, and all in Russian.

Furor Gallico - their song "Curmisagios" sounds like it may as well be a Korpiklaani cover.

Nine Treasures - Chinese Korpiklaani worship, very similar vocals, but in Chinese.

maidenpriestmanic wrote:
Finntroll,

maybe Svartby? Russian vocals

maidenpriestmanic wrote:
Alestorm,

Lagerstein and Claim the Throne are kinda Alestorm worship.
and there's a few pirate metal bands worth looking into: Gwydion, Cave Growl, Tersivel, Vanir, Tengwar, Balagury, Lou Quinse, Mormar

maidenpriestmanic wrote:
Nordheim.


any troll metal, I guess?
Troldhaugen, TrollfesT, FolkenTroll, Nogroth, Myrkvar
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:23 am 
 

Erotetic wrote:
STORMM wrote:
Have to say Erotetic I am seriously impressed with your knowledge in this genre, you can single handedly run this thread on your own, kudos to you mate :bow:


shit no! I'm well aware of the limits of my personal tastes, and the gaps it puts in my ability to help people out.

but since you say so, I may as well share the project I made last month (I'm pretty drained from it, and haven't heard so much as two new albums since then (I was prompted to check out Drenaï's kick ass debut recently), so there're still parts I haven't even bothered to complete, like mixes and descriptions.). Would love to have contributors to it, to offset the amount of error and bias inherent in being 99% the opinions and tastes of one person, but have been too preoccupied lately to join forums to promote it.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2213086 ... 761756160/

I'm most pleased with the folk song covers section, because of how many I discovered that hadn't been identified as such, which I had no clue about before I started the project :)


I usually lurk, but i had to log in to say this is excellent. Good work man!

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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:29 am 
 

ambientsorrow wrote:
I usually lurk, but i had to log in to say this is excellent. Good work man!


appreciate it.
though it still needs a lot of work to get rid of errors and personal bias so it's more encyclopedic, not to mention all the new stuff released in 2014 :)
will hopefully have some more free time after xmas
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:26 am 
 

Anyone know of any Māori, Pacific Islander or even Aboriginal Australian folk metal at all? I imagine the instruments, beliefs/legends and ways of those cultures could make for some truly interesting and refreshing folk metal, but I've unfortunately not heard of any.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:52 am 
 

BloodSacrificeShaman wrote:
Anyone know of any Māori, Pacific Islander or even Aboriginal Australian folk metal at all? I imagine the instruments, beliefs/legends and ways of those cultures could make for some truly interesting and refreshing folk metal, but I've unfortunately not heard of any.


naa, never heard of any. hell, I don't think I've ever seen musical instruments in any Maori musical performance (though apparently such things exist).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:54 pm 
 

Anyone know of any pirate folk metal bands like Alestorm?

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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:14 am 
 

nestee8 wrote:
Anyone know of any pirate folk metal bands like Alestorm?


Jaldaboath might be the most similar, but there are plenty of other pirate metal bands with a more Celtic/less British feel.

here's the pirate metal section from the folk metal gallery:
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Alestorm - Nancy the Tavern Wench http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edOMZE3LEE0
Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfYq-7zAQFA
Alestorm - Pirate Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQxQKA7etZU
Mormar - Don't Touch My Wine http://youtu.be/yzlIGzPqcdk
Mormar - Souillot http://youtu.be/bFF7jVTsfKI
Tersivel - Tarantella Siciliana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqu8RM-3xXo
Tersivel - Cruzat Beer House Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c--SSIqRwK0
Vanir - Drikkevisen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3plrKN5eyDo
Tengwar - Tengwar http://youtu.be/ELwnyJhLokc
Claim the Throne - Of Mead & Weed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHjWGuvlw2M
Claim the Throne - Set Sail on Ale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvqlG0YzBvM
Lex Talion - Blood & Mead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_3uz1CqgsM
Cave Growl - Hey Hey Oh! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO18xw6cvxw
Cave Growl - Silent Whisper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC3gbuJcnLU
Gwydion - Odhinn's Cult http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piDH3X_QEf4
Gwydion - From Hel to Asgard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkzzLQKZryU
Gwydion - Mead of Poetry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFIzzU0Hhlw
Code of Nelson's Folly - Captain's Pride http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqxRe5JTdKE
Lou Quinse - Papa, demi la Bela http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d8dZ8dVq0A
Balagury [Балагуры] - Покаяние душ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACawVYng6TI
Balagury [Балагуры] - Елена http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzDqqCrSY60
Lagerstein - Slocken the Rum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eFz2GMV7hQ
Lagerstein - Beer Bong Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfC77CjH-Dk
Heorot - Ristiretki http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WelmCHnP_U
The Privateer - Port Corrad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpwdt7_mNc0
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:04 am 
 

I'm trying to get more into folk metal, I already listen to Korpiklaani, Turisas, Finntroll and Alestorm.

I was wondering if there was any more dark and depressing folk metal out there, maybe even a touch progressive too? Anything in German would be a plus.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:04 am 
 

dunno if you're looking for strictly folk metal, or anything in the folk/viking/pagan spectrum, but here's what comes to mind.

mostly black metal based, but there's a variety of production styles and vocal styles in this selection

Niklas Sanger wrote:
I was wondering if there was any more dark and depressing folk metal out there

Marțolea - Samca
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJEcgt2RMas
Yaşru - Kara Haber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDQhkfAtb3o
Tevana 3 - Poloine Poiga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeVEUI7jHpM
Summoning - The White Tower
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMQyeise1Ic
Orizen - The Breath of Wind [Instrumental]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXQhGzCMjN8
Nezhegol' - stroki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqd7bnYdxmY
Taunusheim - Nebelkaempfe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNZyIHFr8es
Rimmersgard - Jarnauga
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKsmQFIv8JI
Lönndom - Stállo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqDTLYRrRSM
Myling - Egga Etterslok
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJXmf_pzFEg
Urt - Kõik kord tolmuks variseb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyNfhhXboas
Urfaust - IX - Der Einsiedler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSmbKoXVvHI
Isengard - Over De Syngende Øde Moer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou3-KZo9AkQ
Libra - Vermin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhIhsZP7MgM
Thyrfing - Höst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsNaRAhN1uo
Sad Legend - Sigh on the Billow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu1oEU4Bv74
Valuatir - Le Fils de la Peste
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeD48MV5n9E
Kauan - Kyynelten Sijaan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9s5zLzG0Jo
Tengger Cavalry - Homeland Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5PO8hhsBk
Mustan Kuun Lapset - On Aika Itsekin Lohduton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F7rdXBUB_8
Grimm - Verbranding Van Een Heks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZlUaBGctOg

Niklas Sanger wrote:
Anything in German would be a plus.


Hel - Asgards Trauer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_2FV1LugBA
Odroerir - Wanenkrieg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYcUGkY473I
Thrudvangar - sein letzter ritt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrM7zLXvsdM

more classical metal than folk metal, but you might enjoy it all the same
Winterdome - Flammentanz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W6eJEL8sGI
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:46 pm 
 

I'm looking for some Caribbean influenced folk metal (with steel drums etc) and ideally not lead by death growls.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:39 pm 
 

HouseSpiders wrote:
I'm looking for some Caribbean influenced folk metal (with steel drums etc) and ideally not lead by death growls.


When it comes to Caribbean influence with clean vox, you are shit outta luck. These are the only ones that I can really think of, but they have death growls.

TrollfesT - Solskinnsmedisin: http://youtu.be/tgaLNd8R0ws (More Cuban influence than anything else)

Equilibrium - Die Affeninsel: http://youtu.be/IBzIPmyPNGY
- Unbesiegt: http://youtu.be/VoVkxfnNPbY

Those are really the closest you are going to get with Carribean
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My boner for Tengger Cavalry is pretty well documented, but unfortunately I don't know of many other bands that take the Chinese approach to folk metal other than The Nine Treasures and my recently discovered Shangren. Basically just anything Oriental in general works since I like Whispered plenty, but are there any really notable/excellent bands that take this cultural twist instead of the usual Nordic/Gaelic flavors like most folk metal bands do? I'm an absolute sucker for this style.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:43 pm 
 

So any bands playing Asian folk would do?
Some names on the top of ma mind:
Ego Fall, Gonin-Ish, Gostwind,
Book of Sand, Odious, Amaseffer, Kartikeya

And finally there's more folk bands which don't play asian folk but also not nordic/gaelic either, american folk can get pretty varied for instance:
Amocualli, Tenochtitlan, Ch'aska, Arandu Arakuaa

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Thanks! I'll get to checking them, the only name I've ever even heard before is Gonin-Ish.

And based on the links, Ego Fall is pretty crappy, but hey it's a start! I'm sure the rest will be better :p
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:42 am 
 

BastardHead wrote:
Thanks! I'll get to checking them, the only name I've ever even heard before is Gonin-Ish.

And based on the links, Ego Fall is pretty crappy, but hey it's a start! I'm sure the rest will be better :p


there's really nothing else as good as Tengger Cavalry, AFAIK
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:56 am 
 

Does anyone know of a band that has the mystical sound of Leaves' Eyes but isn't as heavily based on soprano vocals, but is not as dark as Arkona?

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Deor wrote:
Does anyone know of a band that has the mystical sound of Leaves' Eyes but isn't as heavily based on soprano vocals, but is not as dark as Arkona?


do you have an example of what you're after?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:22 pm 
 

Karlabos wrote:
So any bands playing Asian folk would do?
Some names on the top of ma mind:
Ego Fall, Gonin-Ish, Gostwind,
Book of Sand, Odious, Amaseffer, Kartikeya


I finally got around to checking these, and unfortunately the only ones I liked were Gonin-Ish, Odious, and Kartikeya, and that last one barely had any folk at all. So basically nothing was really what I was looking for (I guess Tengger really are just in a class of their own), but I did find a few cool bands as a result, so it's not a waste. Thanks anyway!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:22 pm 
 

Karlabos wrote:
So any bands playing Asian folk would do?
Some names on the top of ma mind:
Ego Fall, Gonin-Ish, Gostwind,
Book of Sand, Odious, Amaseffer, Kartikeya


There's "Wagakki Band", a Japanese band. They're more of a folk rock band than a folk metal band, but some of their songs ("Ikusa", "Tengaku", and "Senbonzakura") qualify as metal IMO.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:26 pm 
 

Just in case anyone's interested, Macabre Omen -a band I assumed no longer existed- recently released their sophomore, Gods Of War-At War.
Excellent black metal with a some melody and highly recommended for fans of Bathory and Bathory-like bands.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:30 am 
 

BastardHead wrote:
My boner for Tengger Cavalry is pretty well documented, but unfortunately I don't know of many other bands that take the Chinese approach to folk metal other than The Nine Treasures and my recently discovered Shangren. Basically just anything Oriental in general works since I like Whispered plenty, but are there any really notable/excellent bands that take this cultural twist instead of the usual Nordic/Gaelic flavors like most folk metal bands do? I'm an absolute sucker for this style.


Since this post was ages ago, you may have learned of this band by now, but there is Voodoo Kungfu. Not quite as folky as Tengger Cavalry or Nine Treasures, but still quite cool.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:30 pm 
 

Well, if you like Tengger Cavalry and Nine Treasures, you might try The Last Successor (末裔). Unfortunately, as far as I know, there is only one album of theirs, but this one is truly amazing.

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What's the best Enslaved album to a newcomer? or similar/better bands?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:25 pm 
 

Aydross wrote:
What's the best Enslaved album to a newcomer? or similar/better bands?

Depends what you like, their discography is quite huge and varied. I'd start with Below the Lights personally but check out Frost if you like black/viking. If you're a prog fan, you'll like their modern stuff and their albums like Mardraum and Monumension a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:34 pm 
 

For Enslaved I'd personally start with Axioma (it's my favorite of their albums so I may be partial) and as for similar bands definitely check out Borknagar.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:09 pm 
 

I've only heard RITTIR and thought it was ok, maybe a little too progressive and emotionally bland for my tastes.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:33 pm 
 

Well then Axioma probably won't be your thing, though still give it a whirl because it's a great album and ends with a fucking monster track in Lightening. As for their earlier material I think Blodhemn is pretty stellar.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:31 pm 
 

Sure I'll still check those, thanks.
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