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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #50 on: 19 Jun 2013, 17:38 »

First impression: I don't like it, at least in most parts. I've really liked ( ) and Valtari, and I absolutely loved Takk, but this? No. I've seen that coming from the moment they published their Brennisteinn video.

  • Brennisteinn: Far too noisy, unrelaxed and dark.
  • Hrafntinna: A little bit better, but still too much noise.
  • Ísjaki: A very happy song, not very soothing though. I don't know why, but this song sounds almost generic, at least by Sigur Rós standards.
  • Yfirborð: Starts very promising, but contains too much distortion. It contains parts in which the voice of Jónsi has been slowed down to distort it. It also contains a lot of different noises, which disturb the otherwise alright tune.
  • Stormur: Another song with a promising beginning, but this time it also ends up fine. Though it sounds differently than the sound of the earlier albums, this is a style I can live with. It sounds much more driven than the earlier albums, while maintaining a slightly dreamy, almost gleeful atmosphere, without too much disturbing noise. A song I like.
  • Kveikur: Much distortion, very dark, makes me feel uneasy. A very heavy sounding track.
  • Rafstraumur: Another good one. Sounds very much like the other albums, happy, but also a little bit driven and powerful.
  • Bláþráður: Apart from a few distorted noises quite alright.
  • Var: This one is finally a relaxed song. Has a few dissonant moments, but is in general rather soothing. Sounds like a typical ending of one of the older songs.


I guess I will really miss the old style of Sigur Rós, before the departure of Kjarri Sveinsson, and really hope they will return to calmer sounds one day.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #51 on: 20 Jun 2013, 09:20 »

As with most things, it's all about expectations. And of course, "musical taste subjective" blah blah blah.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #52 on: 20 Jun 2013, 09:25 »

Yep, if I wouldn't try to view it from an outside perspective (i.e. ignore the previous albums, and deal with this, as if it was a new band) I wouldn't like the whole album.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #53 on: 20 Jun 2013, 10:47 »

I will definitely say that Sigur Ros stood out as the single greatest set of Coachella this year. I've never so much as felt emotions as powerful as the shit they conveyed onstage.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #54 on: 20 Jun 2013, 12:45 »

To me Sigur Rós always felt like the godfathers of musical emotions. Taking a walk through a forest while listening to Valtari… frickin awesome. I guess I'll have to keep listening to the previous albums…
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #55 on: 20 Jun 2013, 13:12 »

Hey, there's always next time. Hope springs eternal and what not.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #56 on: 07 Aug 2013, 22:25 »

Fun's "Some Nights" used to always get me.

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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #57 on: 15 Aug 2013, 05:33 »

Yes, a lot :)

Rammstein, Megaherz and Mina Harker, Eisbrecher,  - German metal
Dark Princess - Russian metal
Chthonic - Tawainese metal
Skindred - Welsh, but most are in English. It's basically reggae metal :)
HIZAKI, HIZAKI grace project, Versailles - Japanese Metal
Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar, Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, Old Man's Child - Norweigan, most songs in English
Amorphis - Finnish metal, most songs in English
In Flames, Embraced, Vinterland - Swedish metal, a few of their earlier songs were in Swedish
Ensiferum - Finnish metal

And I just have to make mention of Agonoize, which is a German industrial band, because they are by far my favorite industrial act :)
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #58 on: 15 Aug 2013, 09:35 »


It just occured to me that my native tongue is an excellent method of getting people to say the thread title.

Case in point: dutch viking metal.

Yes. I find it funny too.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #59 on: 04 Nov 2013, 13:38 »

I freakin' LOVE the album "Guerra e Pace" by the Italian rapper Fabri Fibra. Although this may not count since I speak concussed-tween-level Italian and so understood 90% of the lyrics by the second listen.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #60 on: 07 Nov 2013, 05:11 »

Shortly after.. I discovered Stam1na, awesome Finnish metal

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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #61 on: 10 Jan 2014, 13:31 »

Nacional Records 2013 Sampler - get it while it's free! I'm really enjoying a few songs from there.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #62 on: 11 Jan 2014, 01:29 »

The new Falkenbach album's lyrics are written entirely in some obscure, nearly dead language that's supposed to be some kind of cross between German and Dutch. Interesting stuff, really - just find the song "Eweroun" if you want to hear what I'm talking about.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #63 on: 23 Jan 2014, 21:30 »

Rachid Taha (Algerian, sings in Arabic, French and English), Manu Chao (French, sings in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English), Gustavo Cerati/Soda Stereo (Argentine), O Rappa, Caetano Veloso, Carlinhos Brown (Brazilian/Portuguese), Youssou N'Dour (Senegalese/Woloff).
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #64 on: 17 Mar 2014, 02:41 »

I know barely a word of Spanish, but...
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #65 on: 17 Mar 2014, 11:41 »

Ah yes, Joan.  One of the first female singers whose music I fell in love with (well, and in love with her personally, of course). 

She came through Phoenix a few years ago, and is still as wonderful as she was back then. 
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #66 on: 24 Oct 2014, 17:21 »

Barka Val, Fejd, Garmana, Hedningarna. (I know absolutely no Swedish)
Einherjer (and even less Norwegian)
Finntroll, Hiski Salomaa, Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, Oulu Hotshots, Viikate, Wimme (I know a few words of Finnish, but it's still hard to understand without the lyrics in print)
Yamashita Tatsrou, The Pillows (don't know any Japanese either)
Gwar (are you sure that's English?)
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #67 on: 16 Jan 2015, 21:21 »


I was introduced to this piece, and this singer today. Hair-raising!
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #68 on: 18 Jan 2015, 06:27 »

I listen to a lot of viking metal, which means that about 50% of the time, I have absolutely no idea what they're saying, but it kicks seven shades of shit out of most metal bands.  I particularly like Tyr, mostly because they prove you don't need to scream or growl to be badass.  They can actually sing.

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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #69 on: 19 Jan 2015, 11:13 »

I love Tyr. The only thing that annoys me about it is that it sounds almost like it should be Dutch, but it isn't so I spend too much time listening to the words but not quite understanding them
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #70 on: 19 Jan 2015, 14:08 »

I have this problem when I watch cycling videos with a soundtrack in Flemish. It tricks my brain into thinking that the English-language part of it ought to be able to understand it, but of course it cannot. It is a very odd feeling, and one that I don't get listening to German or any other language I don't know.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #71 on: 20 Jan 2015, 07:51 »


All of which leads me to post this little gem of dutch vikingmetal (best not to think about it too long). Completely uncomprehensible to most of you. Intensely funny to people who do understand. The fucker sings with a huge accent and it's fun to copy this whilst singing the ridiculous lyrics.

I know, it's rude. But it's FUNNY.


I do see your point about this language though. There are so many known words in this that it's annoying that the whole thing doesn't just 'click' in my head.

I love the sound of this language.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #72 on: 20 Jan 2015, 10:20 »

I have this problem when I watch cycling videos with a soundtrack in Flemish. It tricks my brain into thinking that the English-language part of it ought to be able to understand it, but of course it cannot. It is a very odd feeling, and one that I don't get listening to German or any other language I don't know.
Oh man, this and the Heidevolk song have inspired me.

I love heidevolk by the way.

Now, to fuck with the swedes and apparently Australians too, I have prepared a treat:

Here's some Lais. Flemish folk.
And some of their older stuff
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #73 on: 20 Jan 2015, 10:52 »

Oh man, Heidevolk is awesome.  High five for mentioning them. 

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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #74 on: 20 Jan 2015, 12:22 »

They are funny fuck as well. Great accent. There's one track on Arkhona's Goi rode goi that they make a sudden appearance on. Do check that album.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #76 on: 08 Feb 2015, 00:53 »


Welp, I know what's going to be stuck in my head for the next day.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #77 on: 02 Mar 2015, 19:37 »


I made a friend from Montreal who was absolutely crazy about this band/album and now I am as well. A lot of variety to be found, this is just one of my favorite songs.

I guess the album is about progression through the seven levels of consciousness or something?
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #78 on: 02 Mar 2015, 20:07 »

Reminds me of a poppier version of Gong, almost.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #79 on: 03 Mar 2015, 17:38 »

I don't know enough about Gong to know if that's a good or bad thing, but I'll give them a listen and see how it sounds...
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #80 on: 03 Mar 2015, 17:55 »

Depends who you ask, I guess. :) I like Gong, so I don't see it as a bad thing. Check out the Teapot Trilogy (Flying Teapot, Angel's Egg and, especially, You). Semi-spacey Prog/Psychedelic stuff. Unless you wanted something more fusion-oriented, in which case check out the stuff after that when Pierre Moerlen took the band over (especially Gazeuse!/Expresso)



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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #81 on: 08 Mar 2015, 21:15 »

Based on those songs I'm going to go with it's a good thing! I look forward to exploring this a lot more.

Along the wtf language barrier vein I really like this song. Looking up the lyric translation did not disappoint whatsoever.
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Re: What the fuck did he just say?
« Reply #82 on: 14 Jun 2018, 12:43 »

My favorite singer in any language is Masami Okui.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5723CB360B10016B
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