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    Posted: December 07 2005 at 18:49

Ok, so here's my recommendation of the week:

Ephel Duath - Pain Necessary to Know

This is a really nice album - very experimental, technical and with freaky Jazz passages. It's quite extreme ... well, it alternates between Dillinger Escape Plan, Sieges Even and pure (non-metal) Jazz improvisation. I'll write a review soon ... but not before the weekend.

In the meantime ... listen to two songs from the album here:

http://www.ephelduath.net



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2005 at 18:51
I sense a new trend...
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2005 at 18:52
Wow... This is good!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2005 at 19:00

Ephel Duath is awesome

Their album The Painter's Palette is worth a listen too.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2005 at 20:16
I liked it alot up until the screaming.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 02:56

Originally posted by Gentle Tull Gentle Tull wrote:

I liked it alot up until the screaming.

Well, I know the full album and I can say that the vocals are not as annoying as on Dillinger Escape Plan albums - they're not all over the place, and blend better into the overall concept. But of course some people will not like this type of vocals regardless of the way which they are implemented.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 03:20
Why isn't this instrumental music instead? Terribly annoying vocals
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 03:44
Wow, sounds interesting, I think I'm going to support them by buying their
album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 05:16

Originally posted by erlenst erlenst wrote:

Why isn't this instrumental music instead? Terribly annoying vocals

You can try to listen to some Opeth first to prepare your ears ...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 05:37
Originally posted by MikeEnRegalia MikeEnRegalia wrote:

Originally posted by erlenst erlenst wrote:

Why isn't this instrumental music instead? Terribly annoying vocals

You can try to listen to some Opeth first to prepare your ears ...



Actually I quite like Opeth, including the vocals. I think they fit very well. I just didn't like the distortion that this particular band use.. well, upon first listen anyway. I'll guess I'll try again
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 05:53
Agreed - would be excellent but for the vox which unfortunately renders it unlistenable to these ears.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2005 at 06:51
Originally posted by TheProgtologist TheProgtologist wrote:

Ephel Duath is awesome

Their album The Painter's Palette is worth a listen too.

I second that

I know them from their Opera demo period and I really loved Adulta Hieme. I also love Phormula. 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 19:41
The Painter's Palette and Pain Necessary to Know are both stunningly original albums, these guys deserve to be better known on here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 19:53

I listened to another album by them today:

It's from 2000, and also very nice. They sound differently with every album!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 19:55

Yeah..... I would really like to make a review of painter's palette but i have the songs only on the computer..... This cd can't be found out there.

This "jazz" metal sound is amazing and I kinda like the extreame vocals ..... I just think that their sound is extreamly original

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 20:47

 

The Painter's Palette sounds like Crimson 73-74 era...but much heavier.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 21:13
I disagree... I don't see the conection with KC...

It's more like some Fantomas, some Arcturus and jazz/fusion passages. It's very weird to listen a trumpet in Metal . The drummer is very good too!

I don't think the vocals are that bad... at least they fit the music and sometimes are quite enjoyable.

Anyway. Ephel Duath r00l5!! (Listening The Painter's Palette Planning to do a review... but I'm a very bad writer )


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 21:15

Well, i found that guitar very frippy. Especially in Praha (The Ancient Gold) and the the first minutes of The Picture.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2006 at 21:22
Well... I don't know much of KC (In the Cour of the Crimson King, Islands, Thark [haven't finished listening this one] ). Wait... yeah XD  it does sound frippy in Labyrinthine (Crimson)

my bad

Yep... it's sounds like Fripp in Praha.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2006 at 06:32
^ listen to some newer KC ... might make it easier to see the connection. But of course Ephel Duath are much heavier, and the extreme vocals have nothing to do with any KC aera.
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