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Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:26 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:53 am 

So I have this new co-worker who happens to be a metalhead, an overall great dude and a mean guitar player.
He listens almost exclusively to death metal and some prog, with Immolation, Death, Gorguts, Cryptopsy and Nile being some of his favourite bands. He has a strong distaste for black metal, a genre that, according to him, is music made by and for incels, nazis and people who can't play instruments very well.
I'm trying to show him there's a bit more to black metal than that, and he asked me to recommend him some bands. I was thinking of stuff like 1349 and Marduk for the speed and agression, Emperor and Dissection for the guitar work, as well as some Enslaved for some more proggy/trippy shit. Maybe I'll throw in some Deathspell Omega as well...

What bands would you show to someone who's into death metal but can't connect with black metal?
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Joined: Sat Nov 09, 2002 11:54 am
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Location: Finland
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:22 am 

Root and Rotting Christ could work, as they got both proggy (Root way more) and folky (referring to Nile) bits.

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Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:54 am
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Location: Brazil
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:50 am 

Melechesh sounds like something he would like, especially because he's into Nile.

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Location: Antarctica
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:30 pm 

If he likes Gorguts and Immolation maybe try stuff like Deathspell Omega, Misthyrming, Aosoth, Svartidaudi, Zhrine. Also that new Verberis album.

Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:08 am
Posts: 214
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 2:30 pm 

Ved Buens Ende - Written in Waters (surely)
Hades - Alone Walkying
Master's Hammer -Ritual
Bathory (everything until and including "Hammerheart")
Blut Aus Nord - first two albums

Metal newbie

Joined: Thu May 13, 2021 3:10 pm
Posts: 340
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:58 am 

Imperial triumphant - last 4 albums

In the woods - omnio

A forest of stars - everything

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Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:43 am
Posts: 124
Location: Eire
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:29 pm 

Marduk's Wormwood could be a good one for the intensity. Blut Aus Nord's Memoria Vetusuta II for the musicianship.

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