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    Posted: September 05 2005 at 07:38

I downloaded  Quiet Drops from Symphonic Holocaust and really liked it.   Unfortunately I couldn't find any more samples anywhere else.

 I am wary of getting the album just on the strength of this one track.  I like dark,  creepy  melancholy symphonic stuff - like Landberk, Paatos, Anglagard, Wobbler and the gentler side of Anekdoten & White Willow.   I don't like things too distorted or atonal ... a little bit is fine as long as its softened with lush symphonics and melancholy atmospherics ... I like plenty of acoustic guitars too.

your advice please ...  so if there's anyone that could help me I'd be glad!

I guess I'm wondering *is it as good as Hybris and/or Epilog?*



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 08:08

I would recommend you to buy it, I don't believe that you could be disappointed!  IMO "Quiet Drops" is the best track on the album along with the title track, which is a long jam with nice themes. There's a bonus track on the double vinyl, which is not present on the CD, but it's not too essential.

I can't compare it with Änglagård titles, as I'm not so fond of their albums... They are maybe a bit too neo-proggish for my taste. Great band still.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 08:18
Thank you !! What you said sounds very encouraging
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 08:29
Originally posted by Eetu Pellonpää

I would recommend you to buy it, I don't believe that you could be disappointed!  IMO "Quiet Drops" is the best track on the album along with the title track, which is a long jam with nice themes. There's a bonus track on the double vinyl, which is not present on the CD, but it's not too essential.

I can't compare it with Änglagård titles, as I'm not so fond of their albums... They are maybe a bit too neo-proggish for my taste. Gread band still.



Änglagård are neo-prog? NOT IN A MILLION YEARS, MATE!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 08:32
Yes, I agree with Eetu. It's a good album and I actually prefer it to Hybris/Epilog, but that's mainly because I'm not a big Änglagård fan. If you enjoy bands like Anekdoten, and don't mind a huge dosage of mellotron, you should have no problem with Morte Macabre.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 08:46

Originally posted by Trouserpress

[QUOTE=Eetu Pellonpää]
Änglagård are neo-prog? NOT IN A MILLION YEARS, MATE!!

I didn't say it's neo-prog. It just sounds "neo-proggish" to me with constantly changing rhythms and themes. Calm down, please.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 08:47
Originally posted by Eetu Pellonpää

Originally posted by Trouserpress

[QUOTE=Eetu Pellonpää]
Änglagård are neo-prog? NOT IN A MILLION YEARS, MATE!!

I didn't say it's neo-prog. It just sounds "neo-proggish" to me with constantly changing rhythms and themes. Calm down, please.



Constantly changing rhythms and themes = neo-prog?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 09:05

Well, the first thing I noticed that irritated me in the music of Marillion, were "unneccesary" rhytm changes to my taste. There were also so pathetic themes, that they went over my ability to enjoy them. When I have heard bands, which I understand have taken influences from the neo-prog of 80's (Dream Theater, Cast f.ex.), I hear these same silly elements. I think many of these are presented in "Hybris" and "Epilog", which I own. I listened through "Epilog" last week, and I didn't like it very much. They have quite nice overall sound due their instrumentation (mellos, flutes etc.), but somehow the compositions feel... arty? I'm not sure if this is the proper word. Ah, there's also no jamming, it's like everything coming from a note. I think this element comes from symphonic rock, Genesis etc. I don't appreciate it. It works better in classical music.

I must have unitentionally stabbed you to a very sensitive place!  What ever is the case, I don't like Änglagård very much because of the stylistic elements in their music. From the subgenres I'm interested more only to jazz fusion, prog folk and psychedelia. I surely don't know much about the genres I don't like. And I don't even care to.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 09:08
heeeyyyy ,, take it easy guys ... 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 10:22

Originally posted by Trouserpress



Constantly changing rhythms and themes = neo-prog?

Reminded me of pastural Genesis when I first heard them......................

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 12:50
Felona: "Quiet Drops" is a rendition of the theme by Goblin from the Buio Omega soundtrack. Have you already checked out Goblin?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 15:19
Quiet Driops is not the best song of that album, but  it is very good. if somebody wishes some Mp3 of Morte Macabre, this  is my mail snow__goose@hotmail.com
 Ps: I was the one that upload Quiet Drops.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 16:14
"Apoteosi del Mistreo" is my favourite. Overall, the sound is a bit too
anekdotenish for me, but there are definitely some nice tunes. I hear a lot
people appriciating this band even more than its origin groups, so
certainly worth checking if you're one of them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2005 at 17:49
felona, I cannot recommend you to buy it unless it is very cheap. this opus is nowhere near masterpieces by Anglagard, and far away from Anekdoten as well. There is nothing distorted or atonal, but just very boring and monotonous horror movies soundtrack. When I learned there are two guys from Anekdoten and two from Landberk I was expecting much from this album, but it turned out to be very mediocre
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