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August 23rd – August 29th Recommendations

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August 29, 2011

For me, music is cathartic. It is an outlet for the parts of myself that I usually conceal; a representation of my own mind. Epic, multifaceted compositions give voice to my inner demons in a manner that lets me keep my sanity. In our chaotic and often disheartening little world it is important for me to be able to close my eyes and imagine that I’ve been transported to a distant time and place in which I am powerful and important.

This week’s recommendations really betray my own musical sensibilities. When I listen to music, I need a certain level of complexity or I’ll get bored. The following are some bands that I have recently fallen deeply in love with for their depth and range of musical expression.

…And by the way, if you like the song by Elias above, you can legally download the album for free here, or here.

    • Akrea (melodic death metal), Lügenkabinett - Vier Sonnen
    • 2010
    • Carach Angren (melodic/symphonic black metal), Death Came Through A Phantom Ship -
    • 2010
    • Dawn Of Solace (melodeath/gothic/doom metal), The Darkness - I Am Chaos, I Am Destruction
    • 2006
    • Dominia (melodic/symphonic dark metal), Judgement Of Tormented Souls - Harvester
    • 2008
    • Elias (melodic/symphonic/instrumental metal), Not A Word About The World - Crowd of Fortune
    • 2011
    • Immanifest (melodic/symphonic black metal), Qliphotic EP - Revelations in Darkness
    • 2010
    • Kalmah (melodic death metal), Swampsong - Heroes To Us
    • 2003
    • Leviathan (progressive/melodic death metal), From The Desolate Inside EP - When Only Despair Remains
    • 2010
    • Noumena (melodic death metal), Absence - The Dream and the Escape
    • 2005
    • Suidakra (folk/melodic/death metal), Book Of Dowth - Stone of the Seven Suns
    • 2011
    • WelicoRuss (pagan/melodic/symphonic/black metal), WinterMoon Symphony - Slavonic Power
    • 2008

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