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Title: Scary Metal
Post by: Der Golem on 25 Oct 2009, 12:26
I wanted to make a thread about Portal, but decided it would be more fun to talk about all sorts of Scary Metal. Scary music in general even? I'll start this off by giving you the scoop on the Australian death metal band Portal, but please chime in and pimp your own preferred bands.

Anyways, Portal.

(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/46/l_d8448066a8ddaefe91a3b5cdf5472795.jpg)

These guys have some wierd vintage horror thing going, that is apparant in not only in their promo shoots and lyrics, but stage performance (they perform as they are dressed in the above picture) and even the sound of the studio albums. They record everything themselves, and throughout their entire career they have been honing this truly messed up sound that does not sound brutal at all, but noisy, old and cobwebbed. For example, on their second full-length, Outré, they recorded the drums with one mic, to make the cymbals all indistinguishable. They just released their third LP, titled Swarth. And now it is youtube video time.

Live performance of Glumurphonel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emrBZZtGFgI), off their first album, Seepia. This is them at their most tech-death.

Black Houses (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pKjF41Yx1k), off their second album, Outré, which is their most ritualistic and, arguably, bizarre work.

Finally, off their latest release, Swarth, which is a comprimise between their earlier two releases, and has already been dubbed their best by some, Larvae (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1FA-m0C_iI)


Edit; So apparantly I failed to embed the youtube videos, making the layout of this thread a bit less impressive. Here's hoping you will click some links.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Be My Head on 25 Oct 2009, 12:44
Scary as in their image or scary as in the music sounds scary?


If you're talking scary image, may I present to you.... Occult Rock band from Italy, JACULA

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i293/Jarlaxle_56/jacula.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEyWQGx3rac&fmt=18

Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Der Golem on 25 Oct 2009, 13:16
Just finished the song you linked, that was excellent. Very retro and occult. When was this released?
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Be My Head on 25 Oct 2009, 13:22
Well they have two albums, and according to wikipedia "In Cauda Semper Stat Venenum in 1969, which has a superposition of an organ, piano and other sound effects, and Tardo Pede In Magiam Versus in 1973,"

You can grab their debut album here (http://cosmichearse.blogspot.com/2009/04/jacula.html)

There's some dispute as to whether it really is that old, but that doesn't mean it isn't completely badass all the same.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Der Golem on 25 Oct 2009, 13:45
Thanks, I will. And I was just curious to see if it was from that era, if the retro feel was authentic, if you will.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Damnable Fiend on 25 Oct 2009, 15:29
yeah I'm going to nominate Wormphlegm

(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/3/8/113888.jpg)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 25 Oct 2009, 15:40
I was gonna nominate Portal when I saw the thread title, but that's been taken care of, so I'm going with these guys:

(http://www.incantation.com/photos/member_history/INCANTATION-june-1990.jpg)

Incantation.

After having heard a few tracks off their "Onwards To Golgotha" record, I'm pretty convinced this is some of the ickiest, slimiest, evilest Death Metal ever produced. Their use of doomy breakdowns and oozingly atonal riffage work really, really well to set an ominous mood. I dig it.

Although the scariest to me, is still Portal. I don't think anyone or... anything has ever pulled off the Lovecraftian feel in music as effectively as these dudes, or whatever the hell they are.
I tend to call their approach to guitar "Non-Euclidian Riffage".
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 25 Oct 2009, 17:05
Man, I don't know why, but it seems like I've been hearing a whole lot about Portal lately.  Which makes sense, considering their new album just came out.

Also, I think Sunn0))) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIR1KfKXH6s) can be pretty scary.  Especially when played LOUD.

Also...
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/27495531/Portal+TheCurator.jpg)

I so want a hat like that.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: KharBevNor on 25 Oct 2009, 19:14
This is my sort of thread!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mGl-GicoYKo/Rs2NIjkhwYI/AAAAAAAAAA4/zHOhEiy9Dck/s1600/Axis%2Bof%2BPerdition.jpg)

Born Under the Knife, Live in Pain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1TAlK7kFIs)
In The Hallway of Crawling Filth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LFm9zHhp8&feature=related)
Entangled in Mannequin Limbs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG236282Ndw&feature=related)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_KWAuJZ5BRpU/SeHnA_2bB7I/AAAAAAAAAQA/x5xoyfXWhjw/s400/Front.jpg)

Obscuritatem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yv_l6aDmRc)
In Ictu Oculi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSCE5slMaIk&feature=related)
De Profundis Mors Vas Cousumet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3vyf4w-Rfc&feature=related)

Two essentials, I feel.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: kraemandrummer on 25 Oct 2009, 21:50
this fills the one musical void I had
I have no scary music. awesome
besides finding most black metal bands in the vein of Coldworld slightly creepy
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: West on 25 Oct 2009, 22:08
Eyehategod:

(http://www.cmdistro.com/images/xlarge/21854.jpg)

Also this:

(http://soife.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/battle-of-mice1.jpg)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 26 Oct 2009, 09:43
Portal seems like a good band, the production is a problem though... There's a very thin line between a "production that suits the music" and just a shitty production... and sometimes it feels like Portal is right in the middle. But I'm gonna check them out! Thanks for the recommendation!

I agree with Eyehategod... I mean, that's the perfect soundtrack to a HORRIBLE drugtrip.

And I also believe that the last Mayhem [Ordo Ad Chao] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEy7fQiq9E4) album is downright creepy, the atmosphere is unique, and the drums are damn scary imo. Perfect for playing really loud at night.

The Funeral Orchestra is also quiet creepy, the got a nice video too (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu8_OjubSbA)
(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/8/4/3/8843_photo.jpg)

Mmmm... I also think that Darkspace (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkh2W0Le4Mo&feature=related) is quiet amazing. The whole space-concept they created turned out to be perfect and scary, I jsut don't feel secure looking at the sky while listening to their cds.
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/11494511/Darkspace+34.jpg)

________________________________________

A Forest Of Stars is also a brilliant band, I'm not sure if it can count as scary, but the ritualistic atmosphere combined with the victorian-theme is mindblowing and very dramatical so I think it can count as dark and scary
Just check out this song [it has such an funny yet elegant intro...] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIzYn7F-8iY&feature=related)... I can't help myself to think about shamans in the middle of the song, the drums are everywhere!

... Well, I think that A Forest Of Stars is completely worth the try... So I'm gonna put another song as well but it's too long so I will put  part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6V7OmV4nFI&feature=related) and  Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6e5J7gq68I&feature=related)

You just gotta love the way the cd looks
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bPxENJUnqD4/SBMWXc63kJI/AAAAAAAAA00/uKM7COUX0GE/s320/cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: kwintpod on 27 Oct 2009, 01:41
Current 93-I have a special plan for this world
Collaboration of current 93 and thriller author Thomas Ligotti. It's basically David Tibet
reading Ligotti's story over a crappy and monotone keyboard. Creepiest album I've ever heard.
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9271/current93ihaveaspecialp.jpg)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: a pack of wolves on 27 Oct 2009, 06:29
A Forest Of Stars is also a brilliant band, I'm not sure if it can count as scary, but the ritualistic atmosphere combined with the victorian-theme is mindblowing and very dramatical so I think it can count as dark and scary
Just check out this song [it has such an funny yet elegant intro...] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIzYn7F-8iY&feature=related)

Nothing is scarier than the sound of someone making a cup of tea.

I totally agree, a great band and I love the whole Victorian theme. I'm really gutted I had to miss their gig with Wodensthrone recently, they've hardly played live at all so far but hopefully I'll get another chance seeing as they're local to me. Apparently Transcendental Creations are issuing The Corpse Of Rebirth on double LP next month, the packaging for that will surely be insane.

Blut Aus Nord (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54O45k7rl_Q) and Cobalt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrQkdRIV1t0&feature=related) definitely give me the willies, but then again I am a big wussy emo type of a chap.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Der Golem on 27 Oct 2009, 09:12
Blut Aus Nord is an excellent suggestion. This thread oozes sex, of the non-consensual tentacle variety. But it needs doom. I will provide you with doom.

Firstly, Khanate. You need Khanate in your life. The most avant-garde thing I have heard in doom. In fact, their final album, wich was released post-humously, is the result of editing multiple hours of improvised material together into a "cohesive" album. And it works. The voice is really painful to listen to, and the lyrics truly demented, reading less like actual lyrics and more like a psychotic persons thoughts, demanding of the listener to "stay in that corner" and be silent while he strips bone. Features Stephen O'Malley of SunnO))) fame on guitars. I could go on, but let's have a listen instead. This is Wings From Spine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKIl4KKcJ6w), off their last album.


Abandon.

(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/5/1/0/251044.jpg)

Abandon are a swedish sludge/doom metal outfit. This is bleak, heavy and despairing stuff. That cover art should be enough of a sales pitch, so I'll just link you a song instead of ranting. Somnambulistic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM3I1BJGhDM), off their second full length, In Reality We Suffer.

Edit; Just listened to The Funeral Orchestra, shivers down my spine dude.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: sean on 27 Oct 2009, 10:22
so i clicked on a few of these videos.

lets just say im listening to algernon cadwallader now.

also can somebody explain the whole costume and dress up thing to me? i honestly dont get it.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 27 Oct 2009, 10:25
also can somebody explain the whole costume and dress up thing to me? i honestly dont get it.


Yeah, sure:




(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/27495531/Portal+TheCurator.jpg)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: KharBevNor on 27 Oct 2009, 12:07
also can somebody explain the whole costume and dress up thing to me? i honestly dont get it.

Basically because it ain't gesamtkunstwerk to scream about raping angels and cleaning your dick with gods beard whilst dressed in chinos and a cardigan.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 27 Oct 2009, 15:58
Nothing is scarier than the sound of someone making a cup of tea.

I totally agree, a great band and I love the whole Victorian theme. I'm really gutted I had to miss their gig with Wodensthrone recently, they've hardly played live at all so far but hopefully I'll get another chance seeing as they're local to me. Apparently Transcendental Creations are issuing The Corpse Of Rebirth on double LP next month, the packaging for that will surely be insane.

Hhahah yeah, the tea isn't really the scariest thing ever, it was actually a wind of fresh air after all the tension. But some passages from that song, specially the drums in the middle of the song are just insane.
Hope you see them live! I can't imagine how it would be... I will try at least to haunt their cd... I just have it in my computer  :-(
And I totally agree about Blut Aus Lord!

Firstly, Khanate. You need Khanate in your life.

this post x10000000 times
For a couple of months ago I bought Things Viral. And it was also the time I had to get new wallpaper for my room so all my stuff was in another room. so the night I got the cd I had this weird idea of going to my totally empty room, sit in a corner and play the cd at night with the door and the windows closed, I just had a small flashlight so I could read the lyrics...

It was a crazy idea but damn guys... It was fucking worth it. I got fucking scared in the end of the cd. I barely maded it in the end with all the distorsion and weird noises going on. I got such a weird and stressful feeling... I got a huge pain in my stomach because of that... I haven't heard a cd that has maded me feel physical pain like this band did.

"Instead of reading, talking, laughing just feeling...JUST FEELING
Now we're here
Pieces of us in my hands, on the floor, in my pockets
Red Glory.....REED GLOOOOOORY!!!!
MY GOD!!, THE SMILES!, THE SNEEZES!M THE TALKING!
we're in that place again
we're gone, erased, RED, feel, feel
no good times in here
RED GLORY
change you, be gone.... OR I'LL...!!!"

That's the best fucking moment of that album followed by the last and painful minutes of "Too Close Enough To Touch" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qNwJkZuhFU) ... The video doesn't have the las minutes I really like, but Oh well...

Abandon are a swedish sludge/doom metal outfit.
Edit; Just listened to The Funeral Orchestra, shivers down my spine dude.

Thanks for the recommendation, the music seems really bleak indeed, and that atwork is almost 50% of the reason to buy the cd.
I will try to get it, it might be easy since I live in Sweden :) . A shame that the vocalist [and also the artist of that gorgeous cover] died... You see kids, you shouldn't take [too much] drugs, specially if your gifted
Glad you liked The Funeral Orchestra.

This is such a good thread tbh... Most of the stuff I really like have this atmosphere. Thank you all for the recommendations!
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 04 Nov 2009, 03:40
Every time some thread like this walks by I check out the doom and sludge entries and every time I get to the conclusion that it just plain sucks as a genre.

What is the attraction, people? What am I missing? What is inspiring about guys in frocks playing 1 chord per minute?

Incantation waqs good though. And there are a few more bands mentioned here that I wil check.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Spluff on 04 Nov 2009, 03:57
What am I missing?

Taste.

But in all seriousness, maybe you'd like sludge more if it had more trumpet solos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obCrFJv3oRU&feature=related) in it.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 04 Nov 2009, 07:54
Doom is definitely not for all the metalheads, it's an aquired taste that you learn to like, it's not like the rest of the subgenres that are easier to listen because you either like them or not. With doom it takes time and a good will to appreciatte it.

What is inspiring about guys in frocks playing 1 chord per minute?

Are you aware that Drone is the genre that is most far away from what doom is in general? Drone is almost a genre of it's own and doesn't share too many things with Doom except the slowness. So giving an opinion about doom with only a reference to a drone band is just... Well, not a real opinion if you ask me.

So, taking out everything that is drone since that's the most untraditional doom within the genre... I blows my mind that you say how uninspiring it can be.
The newest Esoteric being an example, easily the best thing this decade since I doubt that something will even get close this year and the next one. And it have also blasbeats and other faster things for those that believe doom is just slow.
Another perfect example is Disembowelment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtOjXBNuMNE&feature=PlayList&p=C6255D17CB9EF727&index=48), being one of the big ones in Death/Doom

Now that I think of it, a lot of the bands posted here are quiet fast, and some of them are not even doom, like experimental Black in some cases..
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: a pack of wolves on 04 Nov 2009, 09:03
I think the only full-on doom band we've had before you mentioned Esoteric was The Funeral Orchestra. I was going to suggest a bit of Iron Monkey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQmrChMHfr0), Noothgrush (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhWnohVnzoc) or Corrupted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GzhEYG73PY&feature=related) but if someone thinks Eyehategod and Abandon are too slow then they're either a grind fiend that reckons Joe Pesci (http://www.myspace.com/joepesci666) are mid-paced or they just don't like their music to be too crushing.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 04 Nov 2009, 09:33
Corrupted (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GzhEYG73PY&feature=related)

Thank you so much for that video, It's hard to find their stuff [at least for me] and they don't have nothing on their Myspace.

Also to the list of good sludge bands, while not really scarry, it can be really disturbing is Acid Bath (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjBwxXmNY0Q&feature=related) and if people think it's still quiet slow that's because they didn't bother to listen to other songs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHwfKLWkm-M&feature=related) And also... Their lyrics are just brilliant.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: a pack of wolves on 04 Nov 2009, 09:41
They are shadowy men. I was quite surprised to find it, I remember last time I looked for some there was only live footage and one video that had excerpts as it was a trailer for a film where they were used on the soundtrack. Looks like some nice people have been sorting it out, as there seem to be a few full tracks there now. I can upload the split with Noothgrush sometime if you don't have that one.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 04 Nov 2009, 10:12
I can upload the split with Noothgrush sometime if you don't have that one.

Please, I don't own/have in my computer anything they've done except two EP's called "An Island Insane" and "Vasana"
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: kyleg on 04 Nov 2009, 20:51
(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/9/7/1097.jpg)

Diabolical Masquerade- Nightwork
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: kraemandrummer on 05 Nov 2009, 14:31
I finally found something to contribute.

Stalaggh

"Little is known about this group of extreme musicians who hail from parts of the Netherlands and Belgium. Stalaggh comes from the German word "stalag" which was a WWII concentration camp. The extra G and H stands for global holocaust. The real names and faces of the members involved will never be revealed and they will never perform live. The most extreme factor most commonly known for Stalaggh is that they actually have mental patients do the vocals for their albums. One in particular "guest" vocalist was locked away for brutally stabbing his own mother over 30 times to death at the age of 16. One of the "musicians" was almost murdered during the recording process and it was all recorded. The reasoning for recording the mental patients is because the band really wanted the hatred and painful emotions to be REAL and truly felt. It's almost hard to believe but these are the facts of this sick band. One thing is certain, Stalaggh truly represents the total annihilation of all human life..."


This shit is fucked up man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O5Px3_RJ3w
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Nov 2009, 04:34
http://www.youtube.com/user/newera666

Here's the guy who uploaded that Stallaggh thing. I'm not surprised that he uploaded this. I am, however, surprised that he couples a love for nihilistic, global holocaust music with speeches made by Barack Obama.

Yes, we can!
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: kwintpod on 06 Nov 2009, 04:48
Barackkk: projekt terror
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 07 Nov 2009, 11:43
Stalaggh's album is for me that kind of cd that any collector that is a fan of weird noise/music would love to have but then realise that the music/noise is actually annoying as fuck and not even worth the money, but just cool to say to your friends "hey, I have this really weird cd but I can't show it to you".. It remains me of those dudes that collect star wars figures in their boxes and I don't really like that...

So yeah, I don't like Stalaggh, it's a dissapointment because the idea is good, but they didn't deliver it good.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 08 Nov 2009, 16:30
I think anybody aspiring to global holocaust is an idiot. And I don't sponsor idiot opinions.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: kwintpod on 09 Nov 2009, 02:34
I think anybody aspiring to global holocaust is an idiot. And I don't sponsor idiot opinions.
Then you might as well not listen to metal on the whole
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Nov 2009, 05:34
I'd just to take this opportunity to say that I saw Portal at Metal For The Brain one year, when the singer was still wearing the wizard hat and I have to say it was basically the most intense thing I've ever seen. I was stoned out of my mind at the time and oh christ it was just incredible. I haven't seen them play since he started wearing the clock hat but I'm told it's just as intense.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: NotAFanOfFenders on 09 Nov 2009, 05:42
I think anybody aspiring to global holocaust is an idiot. And I don't sponsor idiot opinions.
Then you might as well not listen to metal on the whole

whaaaaaat
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Nov 2009, 06:01
Also I should probably point out that Portal inspired the costume I wear for my band (which isn't really that scary metal).

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/2985642727_25db621b70.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/IMG_7719.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/IMG_7737.jpg)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 09 Nov 2009, 06:23
Badass
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 09 Nov 2009, 07:21
One way to never get bothered for an autograph.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 09 Nov 2009, 13:20
Man... I tried to get into Portal, I really did.

I mean, their look is awesome.  Not super-imaginative by any means, but a terrific interpretation that I really like.  I get a very strong vibe from the imagery that draws me in.  The music however, I just can't get into.  Not even a little.  I want them to sound more like Candlemass I guess. 
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 09 Nov 2009, 13:45
Man... I tried to get into Portal, I really did.

I mean, their look is awesome.  Not super-imaginative by any means, but a terrific interpretation that I really like.  I get a very strong vibe from the imagery that draws me in.  The music however, I just can't get into.  Not even a little.  I want them to sound more like Candlemass I guess.  

I also try to get into their music but I fail... The music is nice and all but the godamn production. I already said it in the firsts posts:
There's a very thin line between a "production that suits the music" and just a shitty production... and sometimes it feels like Portal is right in the middle... Not having an idea what to do. It's not like I want it crystal clear because that would be worse, but damn... I don't know... not that noisy probably, it doesn't make me appreciate the music... Quite sad because I really want to like them, I think they have talent and the clothes are just amazing.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: jeph on 09 Nov 2009, 15:25
nobody has mentioned Blut Aus Nord or Deathspell Omega

what is wrong with you people
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Der Golem on 09 Nov 2009, 15:46
Actually, Blut Aus Nord has been mentioned several times in this thread already. DsO is an acceptable entry though.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: jeph on 09 Nov 2009, 17:27
Blut Aus Nord are so spooky I didn't see them mentioned BECAUSE THEY ARE  :-o :-o :-o G-G-G-GHOSTS  :-o :-o :-o
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 10 Nov 2009, 00:14
Deathspell Omega

I was gonna say Deathspell Omega pretty soon, but I forgot it while cheking out the other bands that were mentioned.
I'm actually listening to Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice right now... Brilliant stuff but I don't know if I can view it as scary... For example the song "Carnal Malefactor" is really beautiful imo, the lyrics are touching at times and the gregorian chants are amazing as well.
But the drummer is indeed a fucking beast and his muscular intensity is both jaw-dropping and frightening. And the vocalist is creepy at times.
I would call the atmosphere "ceremonial" rather than scary, but it is a creepy ceremony.

Damn.. I still don't have Kenose or Fas.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Nov 2009, 17:23
One way to never get bothered for an autograph.

It is my one regret.


I also try to get into their music but I fail... The music is nice and all but the godamn production. I already said it in the firsts posts:
There's a very thin line between a "production that suits the music" and just a shitty production... and sometimes it feels like Portal is right in the middle... Not having an idea what to do. It's not like I want it crystal clear because that would be worse, but damn... I don't know... not that noisy probably, it doesn't make me appreciate the music... Quite sad because I really want to like them, I think they have talent and the clothes are just amazing.

As I understand it the production is entirely intentional. Basically the idea is that their music will open a portal to Hell. Even live the distortion on everything is turned up so high you can barely hear anything but noise. They're not doing it because they want lo-fi production, they use really good equipment to intentionally make it sound shit.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 11 Nov 2009, 02:10
I have Kenos and Fas ... but not the one you mentioned. And I really should because I like Deathspell Omega. they are clever about what they do and I like that.

Creepy it isn't but good it most certainly is.

Also, I can't get a Blut Aus Nord CD here for love nor money.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 11 Nov 2009, 10:11
As I understand it the production is entirely intentional. Basically the idea is that their music will open a portal to Hell. Even live the distortion on everything is turned up so high you can barely hear anything but noise. They're not doing it because they want lo-fi production, they use really good equipment to intentionally make it sound shit.

Intentional or not the music sounds just like you said... SHIT. That's the main problem, they could achive their idea with better production [and better isn't the same as clean btw]... God, there are lots of albums with really raw production but they sound brilliant, Portal sounds just.. well... like you said: shit.

I'm still gonna give it a try and end up downloading it or even buy some cd. it happens a lot when I guy a cd I don't think I will like that much and guess what, I get a nice surprise. Like I said before, I want to like this band.

I have Kenos and Fas ... but not the one you mentioned. And I really should because I like Deathspell Omega. they are clever about what they do and I like that.

You should, Si monumentum is a nice album, think about Kenose but longer, although that's the reason many people think it's kinda bad because it's way to long, like 72 minutes. But I see it as something good, you know, The music flows really fast [at least for me] and I don't even remember when I started listening the album when I'm already in the fifth track.
And the lyrics are just brilliant. The guy who wrote the lyrics must have witnessed pure madness.

I haven't heard a lot of Fas... What do you think of it?
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 12 Nov 2009, 00:32
Fas ...

Well, awesome title, awesome artwork, same lyrical content. The music ..., well, I think it has a bit of a different 'feel' to it than Kenosh. I think Kenosh flows a bit more, like you say, it's hard to keep track of the ... tracks. Fas ... seems to have more 'songs'. But all the basic elements are still there and you won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 14 Apr 2010, 14:21
Bump, for more Scary Metal.

I see many gripes about Portal's production here. Their new album "Swarth", which came out recently, has WAY better production. Still cruddy, but clearer.

Also, Portal's side-project Impetuous Ritual manages to be almost even more evil than Portal. Holy fuck.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 14 Apr 2010, 15:33
As good a time for a bump as any, as I've been listening to quite a bit of scary metal lately.

First off Ulcerate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOwK7LXUNxY), a death metal band from New Zealand that sounds sort of like Deathspell Omega as a death metal band.

Funeral Mist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2DFYzNgvs0) is the main project of the current vocalist from Marduk.  As a whole, it's more experimental than Marduk while being no less brutal and fucked-up.

Watain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o34uAj6lmXw) is another Swedish black metal band that started their career off hella raw and brutal, but with their last album they started injecting awesome hooks and melodies into their music.

Anaal Nathrakh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUcFAA1dKPY) is a British band that plays a fusion of black metal and grindcore, and does it consistently well.  So, you know, awesome.  In their past 2 albums they've been sporadically making use of massive operatic vocals (sounding a lot like Ihsahn's did in Emperor).
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 14 Apr 2010, 16:11
Oh goddamnit I forgot to reply to that PM you sent me, didn't i? Sorry about that. I was actually gonna recommend Ulcerate, but I see you've already gotten there. Great band nonetheless.

Gigan are pretty scary. Some weird, spacy shit. Like Mithras, Hate Eternal and Frank Zappa on a seriously bad acid trip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQIovjQ6BmU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQIovjQ6BmU)

Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 14 Apr 2010, 16:13
Oh, yes, and "Swarth" still makes me fucking terrified.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 15 Apr 2010, 11:20
Funeral Mist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2DFYzNgvs0) is the main project of the current vocalist from Marduk.  As a whole, it's more experimental than Marduk while being no less brutal and fucked-up.

Oh Yes.... Funeral Mist is the main reason why Mortuus is one of my favorite Black Metal vocalist of all the time. His voice is just monstrous.
Although I have to say that Salvation is the real deal, Maranatha was good and all but it's Salvation that really sounds evil. It makes Marduk sound like happy music, and I like Marduk.

If anyone is interested in Salvation and the rest of their stuff, I can put the albums in the mediaf!re thread  :-)
I post this song just because it rocks so hard... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o4gNJp2W5I&feature=related)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Der Golem on 15 Apr 2010, 11:54
Back from the grave!

Watain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o34uAj6lmXw) is another Swedish black metal band that started their career off hella raw and brutal, but with their last album they started injecting awesome hooks and melodies into their music.

Have you heard their new single, Reaping death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrOfvhFiq6E)? I don't particularly care for it, not being a big fan of Watain to begin with, but I have heard some folks say good things about it.

Also, just checked out Ulcerate, good stuff, good stuff.

I think I'll make another metal thread soon though, to promote some interesting upcoming releases that don't really fall under the "scary" side of the metal spectrum.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 15 Apr 2010, 13:48
Quote from: Lummer
Oh goddamnit I forgot to reply to that PM you sent me, didn't i? Sorry about that. I was actually gonna recommend Ulcerate, but I see you've already gotten there. Great band nonetheless.

Hahaha, it's all good.  When you didn't reply after a while I actually assumed I hadn't really sent it

Quote from: Mr. Doctor
If anyone is interested in Salvation and the rest of their stuff, I can put the albums in the mediaf!re thread

That would rock my socks

Quote from: Der Golem
Have you heard their new single, Reaping death? I don't particularly care for it, not being a big fan of Watain to begin with, but I have heard some folks say good things about it.

Fuuuuck I love their new single soooo much.  It makes me even more excited for the new album in June (I have a big boner for Watain)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 15 Apr 2010, 13:51
Quote from: Mr. Doctor
If anyone is interested in Salvation and the rest of their stuff, I can put the albums in the mediaf!re thread
That would rock my socks

No problems dude, I will try to post them tomorrow because now I really have to sleep XP
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: rynne on 15 Apr 2010, 14:36
Current 93-I have a special plan for this world
Collaboration of current 93 and thriller author Thomas Ligotti. It's basically David Tibet
reading Ligotti's story over a crappy and monotone keyboard. Creepiest album I've ever heard.
(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/9271/current93ihaveaspecialp.jpg)

I am so, so late but goddamn are you right.  First time I heard this was on a mix CD a friend gave me and it disturbed the crap out of me. 

That being said, I don't know if I'd call it scary; I think nightmarish is more the word.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Apr 2010, 01:01
Since nightmares tend to scare people I think you're good.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: turtlspinr on 16 Apr 2010, 01:37

Anaal Nathrakh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUcFAA1dKPY) is a British band that plays a fusion of black metal and grindcore, and does it consistently well.  So, you know, awesome.  In their past 2 albums they've been sporadically making use of massive operatic vocals (sounding a lot like Ihsahn's did in Emperor).

Anaal Nathrakh are awesomely frightening on record, but don't do anything on stage other than crank out the brutal. They're far scarier when you can't see them so you have to imagine what sort of lecherous trolls are making music like that, with babies nailed to the walls being drained of their blood, etc. But when you see them live and they're just dudes in t-shirts, it loses some of the aura.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 16 Apr 2010, 02:38
Did someone already mention Anima? If not: Anima. New album Enter The Killzone. Likeable deathmetal.

Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 16 Apr 2010, 10:28
Quote from: Mr. Doctor
If anyone is interested in Salvation and the rest of their stuff, I can put the albums in the mediaf!re thread
That would rock my socks

No problems dude, I will try to post them tomorrow because now I really have to sleep XP

Yup, I'm done... For those who haven't heard Funeral Mist. Prepare for buying some new ears. Because this music has to be LOUD.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Der Golem on 16 Apr 2010, 16:06
Got some real nightmare fuel for you.

(http://bandcamp.com/files/17/34/1734324090-1.jpg)

Gnaw Their Tongues/Aderlating (http://gnawtheirtongues.bandcamp.com/)

Two projects, a one man project and a two man project, using the same bandcamp site. Gnaw their tongues is very good, but Aderlating is straight up freaking me out. I guess it is black metal that eschews all sense of melody, and instead relies solely on texture. Or you could just look at it as noise/drone. Check this out if you like stuff in the vein of Khanate or Portal.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 22 May 2010, 10:59
Guys; Impetuous Ritual.

Fuck.

FUUUUUCK...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC6IAtPM20Q&fmt=18
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: edwinalink on 24 May 2010, 04:34
while not trying to be black of the blackest black brootality that is both brutally black and musically Redundant...

Black math horseman sounds scary to me.

though honestly, you may at best find them unsettling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxMHXEreKJc
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 25 May 2010, 06:37
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWyKxIcXSLE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1pt0eE41Xo

Some new folk metal.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 25 May 2010, 11:55
Svartsot?!
You're kidding, right?!

This band makes me truly, profoundly ashamed to be Danish.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 25 May 2010, 13:07
I am a huge fan of their first album. It's catchy, whistable (if that is even a word) folk metal. I honestly love it.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 25 May 2010, 17:09
That's all well and good, but this is a thread about Scary metal, not Drinking Metal.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 25 May 2010, 17:10
Less Turisas, more Teitanblood, y'know?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofsej3rEceQ&feature=related
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: JD on 25 May 2010, 22:56
(http://soife.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/battle-of-mice1.jpg)

Gonna disagree with you there.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: BeoPuppy on 26 May 2010, 01:47
That's all well and good, but this is a thread about Scary metal, not Drinking Metal.

Meh, true, although the avarage QC board member finds every form of metal (without some stupid word like post- in fron of it) scary anyway, so ...
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 26 May 2010, 03:08
Maybe in weekly comic talk, but not here.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: JD on 26 May 2010, 06:51
That's all well and good, but this is a thread about Scary metal, not Drinking Metal.

Meh, true, although the avarage QC board member finds every form of metal (without some stupid word like post- in fron of it) scary anyway, so ...
Even Psychostick?
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 26 May 2010, 07:41
(http://soife.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/battle-of-mice1.jpg)

Gonna disagree with you there.

Whaaaaaat
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: a pack of wolves on 26 May 2010, 13:01
I like that record, but it's not exactly scary. I've never even been sure how metal it is really.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: edwinalink on 28 May 2010, 07:55
Well, if the only Metal you call  MYPENISISSOHOOGE Metal, REAL Metal... maybe not. but I've never considered how violently music rapes my ears to be how I define whats metal.

It is played Rather metally...

and I think the fact that WOAHDAHBITCHISCRAZY comes across rather strongly on that album. Qualifies it as metal on its own.

Ain't nothing Metal-er than a Crazy Bitch.

 thats what Momma taught me.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: KharBevNor on 28 May 2010, 13:18
Thanks for your worthless opinions!
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 May 2010, 22:40
Meh, true, although the avarage QC board member finds every form of metal (without some stupid word like post- in fron of it) scary anyway, so ...

That's funny I did not realise that we had surveyed every board member and also somehow managed to quantify scariness and then found the median I did not know that
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: edwinalink on 28 May 2010, 22:45
Thanks for your worthless opinions!

Wow. your avatar totally reminds me of Acid Bath.

Meh, true, although the avarage QC board member finds every form of metal (without some stupid word like post- in fron of it) scary anyway, so ...

That's funny I did not realise that we had surveyed every board member and also somehow managed to quantify scariness and then found the median I did not know that

I don't think they find it scary,
they just seem to have a general Consensus that if its not some ridiculously unlikeable half assed Folk type indie bullshit. its just not cool enough for their attention. god forbid more than 50 people on earth enjoy the music they listen to.

of course, the hostility on this board makes me Laugh, Loudly... and a lot of us metal fans have learned to just keep our mouths shut. lest the elitists cry.

Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: JD on 28 May 2010, 22:51
hey I like half assed indie folk bullshit
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 May 2010, 23:04
I don't think they find it scary,
they just seem to have a general Consensus that if its not some ridiculously unlikeable half assed Folk type indie bullshit. its just not cool enough for their attention. god forbid more than 50 people on earth enjoy the music they listen to.

of course, the hostility on this board makes me Laugh, Loudly... and a lot of us metal fans have learned to just keep our mouths shut. lest the elitists cry.

My point is is that there is no such thing as an "average QC board member" and these stereotypes make no sense based on what the collective population here actually listen to i.e; fucking everything

It's not so much that people on this board are hostile to metalheads, more towards metal that is fucking godawful.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 May 2010, 23:07
Like how the fuck do you post in a thread where people are effusively recommending bands that sound like a demon vomiting a tornado and accuse everybody of being into nothing but indie folk

Also indie folk rules so suck a cock
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Johnny C on 28 May 2010, 23:14
Ain't nothing Metal-er than a Crazy Bitch.

"crazy bitch" is a profoundly un-metal song actually...
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Johnny C on 28 May 2010, 23:17
this summer i'm gonna buy a blut aus nord t-shirt and also a darkthrone shirt probably. hail metal
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Johnny C on 28 May 2010, 23:20
i was thinking about that sunn O))) record where they locked the singer in a coffin because he's scared of coffins and then recorded his vocals and then also drove the coffin around in a hearse for a bit and then khar was it you who showed me that album where the singer wasn't getting the right amount of tortured feeling into his vocals so he started cutting himself and that's the take you hear on the album?? do you know what song or band that is, i googled it five times and couldn't find it. i actually really liked the song
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: JD on 28 May 2010, 23:23
more towards metal that is fucking godawful.
like iwrestledabearonce
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 May 2010, 23:27
aw shit don't get me started on iwrestledabearonce
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 May 2010, 23:29
this summer i'm gonna buy a blut aus nord t-shirt and also a darkthrone shirt probably. hail metal

fuck off poser
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Johnny C on 28 May 2010, 23:38
a dude i know has a darkthrone picture disk, we hung out and talked about how awesome a dude fenriz is
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 29 May 2010, 05:27
this summer i'm gonna buy a blut aus nord t-shirt and also a darkthrone shirt probably. hail metal

fuck off poser

One time I wore a Wolves In the Throne Room shirt to class and there was some lady there with an actual demin jacket with the actual cover from "Dawn of the Black Hearts" on the back.  I thought to myself "okay a little tasteless, but hell yes black metal."  And then she saw my shirt and gave me such a scornful look I thought I might get beaten up then and there for being a hipster.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 29 May 2010, 05:28
this summer i'm gonna buy a blut aus nord t-shirt and also a darkthrone shirt probably. hail metal

fuck off poser

One time I wore a Wolves In the Throne Room shirt to class and there was some lady there with an actual demin jacket with the actual cover from "Dawn of the Black Hearts" on the back.  I thought to myself "okay a little tasteless, but hell yes black metal."  And then she saw my shirt and gave me such a scornful look I thought I might get beaten up then and there for being a hipster.

Cool story, bro

Also just decided this thread needs more Immolation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20T9yOBcpo)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: edwinalink on 29 May 2010, 07:12
I like you all so much, I am in like with you. this is how I feel...

Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 03 Jun 2010, 12:34
I never understood the hate towards Wolves In The Throne Room or similar bands.  :?

Probably because I'm not into Metal Archives and the metal forum I'm in doesn't have too many assholes.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 04 Jun 2010, 02:41


Cool story, bro

Also just decided this thread needs more Immolation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20T9yOBcpo)

The whole goddamned world needs moar Immolation. Such a good band.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Vuk on 29 Jul 2010, 11:34
I'd say Weakling, Gorguts and Swans. Honestly though, you can't even compare any "scary" metal to stuff like Throbbing Gristle, Death In June, Gnaw Their Tongues, etc.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 01 Aug 2010, 05:26
Hell yes Gorguts.

I also really, really like Gaza. They have a real menacing, lurching vibe to them which I love, and they are SO good live!
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Johnny C on 01 Aug 2010, 11:37
I'd say Weakling, Gorguts and Swans. Honestly though, you can't even compare any "scary" metal to stuff like Throbbing Gristle, Death In June, Gnaw Their Tongues, etc.

i don't agree??? i'm with you that the bands you listed are scary but there is some mortifying shit in metal, like that one record where the rumour is that the dude managed to get such an anguished scream by stabbing himself at the appropriate moments.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Johnny C on 01 Aug 2010, 11:38
i bought a two-10" ep by this band velvet cacoon who claimed that the guitar tone on their first record was so searing and nasty because they powered their amps with blood or something
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Vuk on 01 Aug 2010, 14:07
I'm not denying that there are bands that do scary shit in metal, I just don't think it can really live up to what bands like Throbbing Gristle do. Though not always traditional, metal almost always has some form of structure, thus reducing its fucked-up factor - the fact that it's hard to comprehend what's going on in stuff like Throbbing Gristle's Heathen Earth, is what makes it so scary. Just my two cents, though.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 01 Aug 2010, 14:25
Infester- (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNO7U2MPskU) American death metal.  These dudes make Incantation sound like easy-listening muzak

Mitochondrion- (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiuE2rLrYac) Canadian band that takes the war metal sound pioneered by Blasphemy (drums and vocals way up front with guitars buried in the mix), and introduces technical + progressive elements.  It's a very interesting album, I'll have to up it later tonight to the mf!re thread for all to hear.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: KharBevNor on 03 Aug 2010, 03:33
you can't compare any "scary" metal to...Gnaw Their Tongues

"Can't compare scary metal...to scary metal band Gnaw Their Tongues."

???

Also I missed the memo where Death in June are scary. Current 93 have gone through periods of being utterly terrifying, Boyd Rice and Michael Moynihan have mildly purturbed me on several occasions, but not really Di6.

My favourite black metal shirt I own is the one with [img=http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa142/roy_death666/Burzum-Church.jpg]http://this[/img] on the front and 'Burzum Tour 1992' and a map of Norway marked with burning churches on the back. Or my Isengard logo shirt.

Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 03 Aug 2010, 10:18
Holy shit, I'm digging Infester. Too bad the guitars are so low in the mix, though.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Vuk on 03 Aug 2010, 11:33
you can't compare any "scary" metal to...Gnaw Their Tongues

"Can't compare scary metal...to scary metal band Gnaw Their Tongues."

???

Also I missed the memo where Death in June are scary. Current 93 have gone through periods of being utterly terrifying, Boyd Rice and Michael Moynihan have mildly purturbed me on several occasions, but not really Di6.

My favourite black metal shirt I own is the one with [img=http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa142/roy_death666/Burzum-Church.jpg]http://this[/img] on the front and 'Burzum Tour 1992' and a map of Norway marked with burning churches on the back. Or my Isengard logo shirt.



True, I guess they're considered metal, though I've never really thought of them as that...a lot of people consider Godflesh metal, but I would never group them with most of the metal bands mentioned in this thread. And I guess that depends on how you define "scary", but I'm generally thinking of stuff that is either eerie/creepy or just straight up terrifying. Death In June on Rose Clouds of Holocaust is pretty creepy imo.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 15 Oct 2010, 02:02
New Deathspell Omega single up!!
http://www.season-of-mist.com/common/downloads/DeathspellOmega/Deathspell-Omega-Devouring-Famine.mp3 (http://www.season-of-mist.com/common/downloads/DeathspellOmega/Deathspell-Omega-Devouring-Famine.mp3)


Mommy, I'm scared.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 15 Oct 2010, 07:44
It sounds about as good as I could have hoped.  It makes me think Paracletus will be more sonically diverse than Fas, which was either completely quiet or sandblasting your face off.  I would like it very much if it went back to the Si Monumentum... idea of every song being different and serving its own individual purpose in the album.  This doesn't seem to be the case, though; the beginning and end of this new song, along with the remarkably short 40-some minute album length, suggest that Paracletus will flow like a single very long track.

Not that I'm complaining, anything by Deathspell is 100% welcome

Also I know that I am complaining like the whiny bitches I imagined would complain when it was announced DsO had gotten Season of Mist to handle distribution of their new album, but the fact that anything is getting revealed ahead of the release date sort of damages the whole mystique that the band, along with most of the bands on NoEvDia, maintained for so long.  It's obviously pretentious bullshit, but that pretentious bullshit appeals to me

I'm going to stop whining about awesome things that I support now I mean what is this the internet?
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Vuk on 15 Oct 2010, 12:25
Haha, was just about to post this. Song is amazing.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: srpilha on 15 Oct 2010, 15:09
honestly, what an interesting thread! but we clearly (all?) have different opinions on what's scary. I mean, I found Funeral Orchestra quite tame, and I'm usually one to scare easily.

Anyway, at the risk of sounding a bit like I piss my pants over nothing, I'd like to add Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELyco68w5ks) to our list. (this one too (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksutNW3HFT8))

Also: hey! no Meshuggah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc98u-eGzlc)?

And on the non-metal side of scary/disturbing/unsettling stuff:
* +1 on Throbbing Gristle. I actually fainted at their concert.
* Early things by Eisntuerzende Neubauten can still freak one out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiBF6sSMp8I) today.
* Anyone for some classical music? It's just a string orchestra... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBVYhyXU8o)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: NotAFanOfFenders on 15 Oct 2010, 17:01
I wouldn't call Meshuggah scary, it's just too pounding and groovy to me. It might be scary without all the polyrhythms/meters that make their stuff fun to listen to, but then all you'd get would just be a shitty deathcore band i guess. Now Meshuggah turning core would be scary!

New DsO though, is fucking metal.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Rizzo on 17 Oct 2010, 02:24
I don't find Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum scary, mostly just bizarre and unnerving. I like it, but it's certainly not something I'd watch often.

Khanate, I don't know if they've been mentioned, but that shit is scary. Especially Dead and it's accompanying video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Ag4B4m0Cs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2Ag4B4m0Cs).
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 18 Oct 2010, 00:32
Ah yes, Khanate.

That vocalist does not sound even remotely sane or harmless. Dude is scary enough on his own as it is.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: kittymao on 27 Oct 2010, 09:26
they're not metal, but definitely give me some chills and freak me out.
 Lonesone Wyatt and the Holy Spooks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WAEPpgJ7to)

Lonesome Wyatt is the vocals/guitarist for Those Poor Bastards, who have a similar but less eerie sound.
This was a solo project before TPB.

Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 07 Nov 2010, 14:39
So... I got my hands on the new Deathspell Omega record, and holy shit is it terrifyingly bleak. It is sort of beautiful, but in a horrendously barren and apocalyptic way.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Nov 2010, 15:02
Lesbian: Silly band name, serious metal.

New album Stratospheria Cubensis (http://lesbian.bandcamp.com/album/stratospheria-cubensis) streaming behind that link, there.

-----

Also I'm listening to the new Salome album right now, Terminal, and that is some genuinely fantastic stuff. Sludgey doom with occasional forays into proper old-school riffage. Kat, the singer is off the fucking hook. Full-on, throat-tearing all the time.

That album is also streaming right here (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130884801)

Actually, come to think of it, most of my favourite metal records this year have involved batshit crazy female front ladies (Ludicra's The Tenant and Howl's Full of Hell, as well as Terminal).
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 07 Nov 2010, 15:09
I love Kat's vocals. She just sounds completely and utterly batshit fucked up and enraged.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Vuk on 08 Nov 2010, 16:58
So... I got my hands on the new Deathspell Omega record, and holy shit is it terrifyingly bleak. It is sort of beautiful, but in a horrendously barren and apocalyptic way.

Holy shit, it's good.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Yggson on 09 Nov 2010, 02:06
Got some real nightmare fuel for you.

(http://bandcamp.com/files/17/34/1734324090-1.jpg)

Gnaw Their Tongues/Aderlating (http://gnawtheirtongues.bandcamp.com/)



Oh gods Gnaw Their Tongues is so amazingly bleak and scary. I listened to three of their albums in a row and was mortified for days.
Also, holy shit, new DsO and Salome. I know what I'm getting when our bandwidth gets reset.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 09 Nov 2010, 04:24
I'm actually pretty surprised that Paracletus sounds like a natural progression from Deathspell's previous two full-lengths.  It's less bloated than Si Monumentum, more approachable than the ridiculously difficult Fas (though those were both fantastic records in their own right).  Despite it being the shortest of the three, it feels like an ending rather than just another album.  Especially considering that final track, I mean hot dang first time I heard it, it knocked me on my ass with how pretty it sounds.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Vuk on 09 Nov 2010, 07:39
I really liked their last few EPs too.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 12 Nov 2010, 00:42
So yeah.

I've been listening to "Paracletus" non-stop since I got it and holy goddamn fuck you guys it is SO GOOD.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Rizzo on 12 Nov 2010, 00:50
Some of the Genghis Tron - Board up the house remixes are really fucking unnerving. Been listening to them a lot on grooveshark, you folks should check it out.
For instance the Ergot (DNTEL) remix is full of creepy voicings and screams and it builds repeatedly to this twitching crescendo which makes me jump. It's weird listening to this alone in my parents house...
The recursion (circle mix) is full of weird monster noises. It's really a totally different kind of scary metal to a lot of the stuff talked about here, it feels less atmospheric and more visceral.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 13 Jan 2011, 11:55
http://www.metalsucks.net/2011/01/11/exclusive-full-album-stream-ulcerate-are-the-destroyers-of-all/

New Ulcerate up for stream!!

Less blasting, less tech, ooooodles more menace.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Der Golem on 13 Jan 2011, 14:37
New Ulcerate is pretty tops. I mean, I need more listens to say just how much I like it, there is a lot of stuff going on here, but it blew me away on the first run. And I imagine it will be hugely influential in the coming years too, given how the deathmetal crowd eats this shit up, and it being a bit of a departure from current deathmetal trends.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 13 Jan 2011, 17:10
I am of the opinion that Ulcerate is one of the greatest death metal bands to emerge in the past several years

I can't wait to give the new album a serious listen
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Insignificant on 13 Jan 2011, 20:35
Also I missed the memo where Death in June are scary. Current 93 have gone through periods of being utterly terrifying, Boyd Rice and Michael Moynihan have mildly purturbed me on several occasions, but not really Di6.

The very early stuff is pretty unsettling, if you think about it too long. "We Drive East", in particular, is almost viscerally unpleasant.

Current 93 are far more disturbing in general, however.

Maybe I'm a sell-out prat, but I'm very much in the doom camp when it comes to scary metal. Anything else seems too energetic to be genuinely uncomfortable. Guess it comes from being a whore for Swans (not metal, but relevant here).
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Fistophorus on 11 Jun 2011, 17:51
And now it's time to be yelled at because this band is so well known.  I give you...

BLOODBATH, my favorite blackened death metal band.

(http://img15.nnm.ru/0/6/a/b/b/26c82c31f9015194589431cda0a.jpg)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: NotAFanOfFenders on 12 Jun 2011, 10:28
Bloodbath is ace. How well-known a band is means nothing to people around here...


Right?  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 12 Jun 2011, 11:44
Sorry dude but I totally fail to see any black on Bloodbath.... They are good and all but how does it have black influences? It's pure death.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Fistophorus on 12 Jun 2011, 12:12
It's mostly in their second album.  The only reason I say blackened death is because "death metal" doesn't quite cut it to describe them.  They do too many things outside of death metal (some of the weird breakdowns from Nightmare Made Flesh, mostly), and the only closest representation I could find was blackened.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 12 Jun 2011, 13:23
You've just started listening to Metal, right?
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: IDMG on 12 Jun 2011, 13:40
Malvery:
(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/9/0/13908.jpg)

(yes, that really is the best picture of their sole album I can find.)
Not sure what I find unsettling about it. It's probably the vocal style, which took forever to get used to. I can't say I like them too much, but it's certainly memorable.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: pwhodges on 12 Jun 2011, 14:07
Here is a slightly better one:

(http://cassland.org/images/covers/Malvery.jpg)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Fistophorus on 12 Jun 2011, 14:58
You've just started listening to Metal, right?

Me?  Not so much.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: JD on 13 Jun 2011, 20:08
man does having a unreadable band logo make your band more metal
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: IDMG on 13 Jun 2011, 20:46
man does having a unreadable band logo make your band more metal

It does in black metal circles, at any rate.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: turtlspinr on 14 Jun 2011, 00:10
the newest Aosoth record has a very creepy vibe. Especially on track 2.

The intro song to the newest Absentia Lunae record is fucking creepy. But then the whole record is just straight black metal.

also, check out Dragged Into Sunlight.

Fuckpig is pretty rad for all out angry grind.

Woods of Desolation have a great atmosphere on the Sorh record.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: IDMG on 14 Jun 2011, 01:18
Oh, I forgot about Shining:
(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/7/5/117596.jpg)

Not sure why Suicidal black metal is the only metal I usually find unsettling.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: turtlspinr on 14 Jun 2011, 10:10
I agree with you that Shining is excellent, but the off and onstage antics of Kvarforth have never really come through in his music at all. (Or at least I should say, for me)

His records have always been excellent, but not once have they ever given me the creeps. But it seems that I'm in the minority on that.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: IDMG on 14 Jun 2011, 12:26
Well, music has never really given me "the chills" so to speak. But Shining does at least succeed at being unsettling, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Jun 2011, 14:36
This is the Shining that doesn't have all the saxophone skronking, right? I get so confused with that shit
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Jun 2011, 14:39
man does having a unreadable band logo make your band more metal

The most metal metal band ever: http://www.metalsucks.net/2010/09/28/the-most-difficult-completely-unreadable-band-logo-of-the-week-ever-win-a-cd-of-your-choice-from-the-metalsucks-archives/
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Jun 2011, 14:41
For all the poseur bitches out there, it's:

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: JD on 14 Jun 2011, 20:12
that's just obtuse
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Lummer on 15 Jun 2011, 00:19
the newest Aosoth record has a very creepy vibe. Especially on track 2.

The intro song to the newest Absentia Lunae record is fucking creepy. But then the whole record is just straight black metal.

also, check out Dragged Into Sunlight.

Fuckpig is pretty rad for all out angry grind.

Woods of Desolation have a great atmosphere on the Sorh record.

Fuck yeah Dragged Into Sunlight!!!
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: turtlspinr on 15 Jun 2011, 12:11
This is the Shining that doesn't have all the saxophone skronking, right? I get so confused with that shit

Correct. This Shining is from Sweden, that Shining is from Norway.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 12 Jul 2011, 06:03
Guys... This video kind of creeps me out but I find it so brilliant. the camerawork is perfect.

Ballet...With funeral doom metal. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WmjG9gBUTI&feature=player_embedded)

I find this quite good tbh. I always felt like Funeral Doom Metal in the vein iof Shape Of Despair, Skepticism and Until Death Overtakes Me had a strong feeling of dance... A very slow one though.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Rizzo on 13 Jul 2011, 08:57
I have a hard time taking ballet seriously and I have a hard time taking funeral doom seriously so 9 minutes of it... Man, this is hard work.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 13 Jul 2011, 10:30
That doesn't take away the fact that they did a great performance (specially the camera angles).


I don't usually talk to people who dislike Funeral Doom, cya  :-(
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Rizzo on 14 Jul 2011, 04:05
That's not even remotely what I said. I have a hard time taking it seriously but I still enjoy it. Yeah, beautifully shot.
Title: Re: Scary Metal
Post by: Mr. Doctor on 14 Jul 2011, 13:41
Sorry brah, misread the post totally. I was in joke-mood though, my mother let's me talk to anyone :)