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Old 08-30-2014, 08:02 PM
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Arrow Maideneer's melodeath / blackened melodeath favorites...

Everyone's got their own thread so I'll join in the fun. How about some mostly 90's melodeath that you just plum forgot about or never knew? Swedish melodeath is like crack to me, just give me more, more and more, unless it's that low-grade crap that provides zero high.

Let's start with these, there are plenty to go through. Comment if you've heard of these, have these, love what you hear, or just to give me a big F.U.

Gates of Ishtar - A Bloodred Path (1996)

This band was only around for 6 years, but put out 3 quality albums. Before Spinefarm sold themselves to Universal and wimped out, they were right there with Nuclear Blast as the premier metal label, possibly even better.

Gates of Ishtar - The Dawn of Flames (1997)

How anybody could hear the first song and not be instantly hooked and mesmerized is beyond me.

Gates of Ishtar - At Dusk And Forever (1998)

Dawn - Slaughtersun (1998)

Ok, so I know this one isn't as forgotten about, it's still insanely never mentioned much here. It's the record Dissection should have put out after Light's Bane. It should take you 6 seconds to recognize what a behemoth of a record this is.

Eucharist - Mirrorworlds (1997)

How there's not the whole album uploaded on Youtube is beyond me, so here's the first track. Also listen to the soft instrumental "In Nakedness", it's stunning.

Gardenian - Soulburner (1999)

Miraculously, another full album not on Youtube, so here's a great track. It's essentially In Flames "Whoracle" part II. They also shared band members so it's not such a stretch.

Kalmah - Swamplord (2000)

Their first album is still their best. I'm sure a lot of you know them, but why do we never speak about them?

Prophanity - Stronger Than Steel (1998)

Not the full album again, but holy smokes, this track rips.

Myrkskog - Superior Massacre (2002)

These 2 records by this band are absolute destruction on CD.

Myrkskog - Deathmachine (1999)

No full album, just a clip.

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Old 08-30-2014, 08:42 PM
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I haven't heard Gates of Ishtar since...probably 1997. My friend Evan was obsessed with that first album. We started a band and he was like "just learn to play that riff [twenty seconds in to Inanna]". We jammed it for a bit and the rest is history...I'm an electrican and he's a chef.

I liked that first song (Inanna) but once the vocals kicked in I didn't really like it. Here we are seventeen years later and I liked it. My tastes have changed. Evan was always light-years ahead of me with his likes. I even went to amazon.ca and added it to my wishlist...even though the listing has it at one hundred and twenty-two dollars.

Thanks for posting that. THAT brought back some memories.
10/18 - King Diamond
10/24 - Pallbearer
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11/30 - Devin Townsend
12/06 - Distant Worlds: the Music of Final Fantasy

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