Hidden Gem Albums / Underrated Albums

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  1. rokket2005

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    :wumpscut: - Embryodead FFO NIN, but not pussy shit


    Disarmonia Mundi - Fragments of D-Generation, The best album that Speed Strid has sang on since Predators Portrait

    Greyhaven - Empty Black, one of my favorite albums of 2018, a lot of people compare them to Everytime I Die, but I've never really listened to them so idk


    Orbs - Asleep Next to Science, Prog Metal Masterpiece of an album, Holy Fuck
     
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    Ah dammit I missed Disarmonia Mundi when I posted.

    They're good whether it's Claudio or Bjorn singing.






    If they were tapes I would have worn them out by now.
     
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    Also... surprised there weren't more fans of Andy James' old band, Sacred Mother Tongue:





    The rhythms are killer, the solos are always great, and I quite like the singing (usually the main complaint) and melodies.


    ^in case you forgot how ridiculously good Ragnar is
     
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    I might be pushing the limit on the idea of this thread especially as John Sykes always get so much love on this site but the two Blue Murder albums should have been commercially HUGE rock albums, I love Whitesnakes Slip of the Tongue but those Blue Murder albums were the best albums Whitesnake never made imo

     
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    It's OK. I wouldn't really call underrated though, kinda mediocre and plodding as most of the later 80s and 90s Exodus until "Tempo".

    To me "Tempo..." was a fantastic achievement and one of my favorite albums then they kinda slowly wrote themselves into obscurity with each next album being less interesting than the previous one. You're right, Zetro is actually in much better form and tries to sing on this one, kinda pitchy and out of key here and there and more of a heavy metal album but not bad. I remember everyone hating the artwork when it came out and barely anyone bought the tshirts for this one :)
     
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    Really dug this and it is usually in a genre that in don't like :)

    @isispelican

    Ved Buens Ende - very cool! Keep it coming guys, picking up some cool new bands that I didn't know existed.

    Maybe this one is not as obscure, but I feel it needs to be mentioned:

     
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    Didn't read the whole thread but the Allegaeon (pardon my spelling) album Apoptosis is fuckin killer. It sounds better than the previous album by at least 100%. Better guitar tone overall, better production, better everything.

    Yet I've heard no one talk about it (except maybe here a little)
     
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    If you like Ved Buens Ende



    at least, that's the closest thing I can think of, though obviously a bit more fast and instrumental
     
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    thank you so much ! never listened to it and that was a big mistake from me !!!!!!!
     
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    You win the thread for mentioning Organ:, my buddy introduced me just earlier this year. I'm more partial to the self-titled EP:



    I believe at least one of the guys from Organ: is in V.E.G.A., which is another absolute underrated gem:



    Also occurred to me that most here probably aren't familiar with Virus, which is basically mandatory daily listening for me:



    annnnnd another one since we're on the topic of obscure, forward-thinking black metal and it's contemporaries:

     
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    That's great! I never knew they made anything other than Apoplexy In Six Parts. I've been listening to it since they were on my high school bands Myspace Top 8 :lol:

    I was going to post Virus but I didn't know if it counts as a "hidden gem" considering they have plenty of material and it's all really really great.

    Oh no... I just read that they broke up in 2018... hopefully Carl still makes some more music.
     
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    He actually ended Virus and resurrected Ved Buens Ende on the same day so we should be getting new VBE sometime.
     
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    I'm not so sure they'll be writing new music under the VBE moniker, they resurrected the band to play some festivals in Europe. I imagine they got some nice offers. I'm honestly really surprised it was resurrected at all, Carl is not all that proud of Written In Waters, aside from "I Sang For The Swans". That song is incredible, but I agree with Carl that the rest of the album isn't all that great. I have respect for the album, especially those guys being so young and putting something out that is completely outside of the constraints of metal for that time. Either way, I also hope that Carl is not done writing new music, the man is a prophet of cosmic sounds.
     
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    Blasphemy! Every track is good, but especially the last three! The final three tracks for me are the best part of the whole album. Even the outro is so hauntingly spooky
     
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    Not a hidden gem if you're familiar with noise rock, but I used to listen to this album a lot when I was feeling emo. It's super low-fi and depressing!


    Another Japanese band, anyone who's a Darkthrone fan might know these guys cause Fenriz gave them a shout out one time in some old blog. IMO this album kind of sucks, but there are two ballads, Landscape of Life and Silently Falling, which are very beautiful songs and much better then the metal stuff on here.
     
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    When it comes to solo Sabbath members stuff, aside from obviously Ozzy, everybody always goes on about Geezers and Iommi's albums....but this complete and utter CLASSIC fucking masterpiece is always overlooked, and to me it overshadows both Geezers and Iommi's solo albums:



    I seriously love this damn album front to back.
     
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    Oh yeah, while not directly related to VBE and Virus and stuff they reminded me of Weinstein and McMaster of Krallice's old band Astomatous



    It's weird and avant too but it's BRUTAL AND RIFFY
     
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    SO many hidden gems come to mind, but I'll just post a few that immediately stick out:

    Dies Irae - Sculpture of Stone

    If you love Polish Death Metal, then you'll love this album. FFO: Decapitated, Vader, Behemoth.

    Replacire - Do Not Deviate

    Catchy, groovy, modern technical death metal. FFO: Rivers of Nihil, Black Crown Initiate etc.

    Severed Savior - Serville Insurrection

    Not sure how underground it is, but it's an epic, underrated album from a great era in tech death. FFO: Necrophagist, Deeds of Flesh, Suffocation.

    Trepalium - XIII

    Super catchy and funky French death metal - a little offbeat and weird, but I dig it. FFO: Gorod

    Plenty more, just a couple off the top of my head.
     
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    Crazy! I have had this album forever but I never even realized it was the dude from Krallice but now it makes so much sense.
     

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