Bigfooty General Metal Thread Mk.VII

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James Colorado

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Gorgoroth - Incipit Satan.

The experimentation that ran through Gorgoroth's career took a very different turn with this album, which marks the last release where Infernus was the main songwriter until post the name dispute.

There's electronic, ambient and symphonic aspects here, mixed in with a crushing guitar tone employed by Infernus and Tormentor, and greater use of melody. There's some flickers of excellence here, notably when the focus is either on the crushing tone or melody, but overall this is probably the weakest Gorgoroth album, and a long way from the template set with Pentagram. It's hard to believe the same band released both albums. I'm reminded in parts of Mayhem post-reunion, though I wouldn't compare this album in quality to something like Wolf's Lair Abyss.

There are riffs that verge on blackened death metal on places, that provide a very early hint of the direction that Gorgoroth would take years later with Instinctus Bestialis, but Incipit Satan represents the nadir of the band's output. Gaahl's vocal performance on this album is decent, and he does improve on subsequent releases, but it's hard to compare him to the excellent black metal vocalist that preceded him in Pest.
 

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Debemur Morti posted something about tomorrow will be 'a new era' for Blut Aus Nord. Better not turn to s**t, Vindsval has other projects for the fruity stuff. Just give us another Memoria Vetusta.
 

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Not metal, but agree with this assessment - THE greatest live album ever.
Probably prefer Loco Live. Haha. Saw them on the 94 tour - one of the best shows I've seen. Spine tingling when TGTBTU theme came on.
 

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Probably prefer Loco Live. Haha. Saw them on the 94 tour - one of the best shows I've seen. Spine tingling when TGTBTU theme came on.
Loco live is great too, and obviously much broader setlist but its alive is like a perfect time capsule imo.
I first saw them as a young whippersnapper in 89, and it was so good it was religious haha.

Anyway back to more metallic stuff, listening to MA blessed are the sick for the first time in ages. Great stuff, and the bit in 'abominations' where they put the whdhdjdgshsjdjjs(?!) effect on the vocals ("bow down before the master...") still makes me laugh all these years later :D
 

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Loco live is great too, and obviously much broader setlist but its alive is like a perfect time capsule imo.
I first saw them as a young whippersnapper in 89, and it was so good it was religious haha.

Anyway back to more metallic stuff, listening to MA blessed are the sick for the first time in ages. Great stuff, and the bit in 'abominations' where they put the whdhdjdgshsjdjjs(?!) effect on the vocals ("bow down before the master...") still makes me laugh all these years later :D
I was too young for the 89 tour. Bet it was religious. Was allowed to go to 91 if a friend was with me but none wanted to go. Would have been awesome. Just scrapped in with 94 tour but got to see them so cannot complain.
 
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