TheAmazingRando wrote:Ghost Reveries is meh in comparison to their earlier work
Agreed. I can't sit through it. Still Life and Morningrise any day.
Wolves in the Throne Room
I've heard good things about these guys - where should i start?
:D We are definitely friends.
In Flames (but really only The Jester Race, definitely not their new stuff)
I recently realised that the only In Flames song that I really, really like is The Jester's Dance. And it's like 2 minutes long. I find most of their more recent stuff bland to the point of being awful, although every now and again I get in the mood for poppy melodic death.
Katatonia (Dance of December Souls, Brave Murder Day)
YES. As much as I love what they do now, nothing touches Brave Murder Day for sheer gloomy wonder.
And two more of the greatest bands ever. Have you got the MC/Stone Wings split yet? it's very nice.
I love Isis, I wouldn't quite quite classify them as metal, but they're close enough so I'll list them here.
I agree - I get quite confused when people refer to them as a doom band. I think of them very much as a post-hardcore thing, rather than a metal group at all. Still wonderful, though.
Ruins wrote:Moonsorrow - V Havitetty is pretty good, especially with two 20min+ songs
This might be their best album, although Verisakeet is superb as well. Especially the enormous chords at 21:45 in the first track. Love that moment. Actually, the entire first track is insane.
Ihsahn - Fantastic Prog. Metal
I'm a bit of an Emperor junkie, and I think this album is excellent, and much more emperor-y than any of the peccatum stuff.
Virgin Black - Aussie Black Symphonic Metal
Have you got fortissimo yet? it's very old paradise lost, and very good.