Arcturus : black metal

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Posted by ... on February 01, 99 at 14:03:01:

In Reply to: Re: A different prog metal site posted by fateswarm on January 31, 99 at 20:58:10:

Pure black metal? not at all! There are more keys than guitars, Hellhammer's drumming is pretty good but nothing really intense. The guitar solo in "the Fall of Man" is one of the best I've heard. perfect. I think the guitarist is named August. (cool name)

There are probably 50/50 ratio of clean vocals to black vocals, but Garm does them all well (screams in his acidic voice, whispering, layered chanting, choral backdrops, etc)

I think it's a really cool album. "To Thou Who Dwellest in the Night" is such a cool song. really catchy vocals too. heh

Mayhem is a band that started with Euronymous on guitars, Dead on vocals (well they had a previous vocalist but i haven't heard him) and Hellhammer on drums. a dude named Necrobutcher played bass and so has Varg Vikernes. Varg is in jail (for killing Euro). Euro is dead. Dead is dead . (shotgun suicide). and Hellhammer is a racist who doesn't drum as well as he could for Arcturus. Maniac is the singer now.

"Aspera Hiems.." is not heavy at all but Mayhem is always very heavy.

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