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deadweight2
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:35 am 
 

I've been out of touch with metal for the past two years. What great melodeath albums have I missed since early 2017?

(My favorites are all the usual bands that we probably all know: e.g., stuff like In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Omnium Gatherum, Insomnium, Amon Amarth, Noumena, Divine Souls, Mors Principium Est, Nightrage, Mercenary, Shadow, Scar Symmetry, Arch Enemy. I also enjoy stuff that crosses over in the direction of power metal, e.g., Brimstone, James Labrie, so it's OK to suggest that.)

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into_the_pit
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:38 pm 
 

this is not my usual cup o'metal, but I'll just throw halls of mourning's recently released "embers into fire" album in here. great stuff.

check it out here:

https://hallsofmourning.bandcamp.com/releases
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joppek
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:44 pm 
 

hoth - astral necromancy, from last year was very good, tho' not as good as their previous album
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Hellbeast11
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Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 3:46 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:14 am 
 

Norrsköld - Withering Virtue
Stortregn - Emptiness Fills the Void
Aeolian - Silent Witness
Exmortus - The Sound of Steel
Darkaeon - The Shattered Monolith
And this just came out: Par le sang versé by French band Véhémence. Highly melodic Medieval Black Metal.

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Kerrick
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Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:02 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:31 pm 
 

I've really been enjoying Euphoreon's two albums, the latter of which came out in 2018.
https://euphoreon.bandcamp.com/

Grave Decay's debut album is pretty good too.
https://gravedecay.bandcamp.com/album/from-dust-to-dust

Melech's debut album is fantastic.
https://melechofficial.bandcamp.com/alb ... ch-ha-olam

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deadweight2
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:16 am 
 

Thanks for the recommendations, everyone.

To be honest, these weren't really to my taste. I don't want to be ungrateful. Perhaps I'm too picky. I'm not into black metal or melodic black/death metal, and I got a feeling of that from several of these bands (am I off base?). I'm not really into plain death metal, either. Perhaps melodeath has been heading in a direction that's not so much my thing?

Anyone heard anything good from the past two years with more emphasis on the melody and less on the plain death metal, and with no black metal? (e.g., without "overdoing" it on the brutal, technical, heavy aspect of things? I'm not sure if this is making sense.)

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Xymosys
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:19 pm 
 

Insomnium - The Winters Gate
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deadweight2
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:29 pm 
 

Thanks, Xymosys! Love it!

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Pichushkin
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:06 am 
 

Parasite Inc. pretty damn good German Melodeath
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ReignInBloodyGore
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Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:53 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:09 am 
 

The Crown- Cobra Speed Venom (2018) was a killer album. I don’t really care for melodeath that much, but that one really kicked ass.

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Xymosys
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:23 am 
 

Burden Of Grief - Eye Of The Storm (2018) - pretty cool modern melodeath!
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lordcatfish
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:36 pm 
 

Check out the new albums from Lahmia and Black Therapy. Both came out this year (Black Therapy may not actually be out at time of posting actually, I had it for review). Meadows End could be worth a look as well. Never knew Italy had a nice little scene going.
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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:58 pm 
 

Ok, I know this is 2015, but its still a kickass album.
Silent Line's Shattered Shore is fantastic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq185yFiy4o

Frosttide is a great album, they've been going on for some time and recently put out a new ep.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEm7LXRZLZQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEpJ7CCEwLk(not from their new album but this is my favorite song of theirs)

Here's some folky melo death, kind of similar to Equilibrium, Atlas Pain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5NxnwizRTQ
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Torn Asunder
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Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:24 am
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:39 am 
 

deadweight2 wrote:
I've been out of touch with metal for the past two years. What great melodeath albums have I missed since early 2017?

(My favorites are all the usual bands that we probably all know: e.g., stuff like In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Omnium Gatherum, Insomnium, Amon Amarth, Noumena, Divine Souls, Mors Principium Est, Nightrage, Mercenary, Shadow, Scar Symmetry, Arch Enemy. I also enjoy stuff that crosses over in the direction of power metal, e.g., Brimstone, James Labrie, so it's OK to suggest that.)


Aussie band Aeons Abyss ...

and its a freebie on Bandcamp

https://aeonsabyss.bandcamp.com/releases

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pfk505
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Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:04 am
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:09 pm 
 

Hinayana - Order Divine
Aetherian - The Untamed Wildnerness
Æther Realm - Tarot
Duskmourn - Of Shadow and Flame
Wolfheart - Tyhjyys

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BreedingtheSpawn
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Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 1:02 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:55 am 
 

Check out the releases by Perpetual Night.

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