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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by DoomandHeavy, Feb 26, 2009.
You gotta try this pedal then if yer into black metal. AWESOME!
The Valnott has been posted before but I still get a kick out of it
I just love the part where he demo's it with bass. Epic.
That sounds awesome - where can a guy hear some of that?
I saw them at the House of Blues in Los Angelos on that same tour.
That was an amazing show, but it paled in comparison to the one I saw in Chicago in 2007. Samoth could make it that time. Best performance I've ever seen.
please elaborate. the only "couple of guys who used to be in Dream theater" are kevin moore, derek sherinian and the vocalist from the first album I can't remember the name, so I'm dead curious, and by succesful you mean you released any material?
It was their first vocalist (Chris Collins), and a drummer that was in the band before Portnoy (yes, there was a drummer before him when the band was still called Majesty - revisionist history is funny like that).
We released a couple demos, and did some cool shows in NY, but kept screwing up when push came to shove. By that, I mean successful when it came to any of my black metal projects, because all the other ones didn't even get off the ground.
I think there's a myspace page still up - search for Winterspell.
He's not mixed the best, but the first bass player for Seattle epic/melodic black metal band Inquinok, Hrothgar, was pretty fantastic.
I know they're not exactly pure BM, but Audrey from Amesoeurs plays some simple but sweet bass lines on the Ruines Humaines EP.
I'm loving the basswork on The Somberlain album from Dissection. Has anyone listened to Grand Belial's Key? They have a nice thick compared to most Black Metal
That's funny... yet true (from my limited point of view anyway). Not a huge fan of the genre but have listened to some of it and really, the bass is never that clear in the mix... just an ominous thud or drone.
Ok, this is probably closer to what I meant to say.
Ross Sewage of Ludicra is my personal bass hero when it comes to black metal. He does a lot of interesting passing tones for Ludicra's last album, Fex Urbis, Lex Orbis
Although, Ludicra, imo, isn't technically Black Metal, but they're still heavily influenced by Black Metal. I'd say they're somewhere between Melodic Black Metal and Punk.
Anyways, LOVE THEM.
You can hear Vortex way better during his time with Borknagar. Still pretty hard to hear with the 'wall of sound' production, but his bass playing is pretty sick.
I'm a big fan of black metal, and play in a black metal band myself.
Notable bassists in the genre include:
Tyr - Borknagar, ex-Emperor (live member)
ICS Vortex - Dimmu Borgir, ex-Borknagar
Grutle Kjellsen - Enslaved
Hugh Mingay - Arcturus, ex-Ulver, ex-Ved Buens Ende
Kai K. Lie - ex-Borknagar
Robin "Graves" Eaglestone - December Moon, ex-Cradle of Filth
Lars Norberg - Ihsahn's solo band, Spiral Architect
Ihsahn - lead guitarist but played some pretty grooving bass on the last two Emperor records
Mortiis - ex-Emperor
And of course, me - Hallowed Earth. Not to be conceited or anything.
I've always seen Ludicra as black metal. It's a very wide genre, IMO. They're one of my favorite bands.
I saw Emperor in 2006 and 2007. Amazing, simply amazing both times. Happiest shows I've ever been to, in terms of the crowd, too. I looked back and there were so many smiling faces, it was great (I was right up front both times).
I got around to looking through my Black Metal stuff. I think my view on Black Metal may have been a little jaded when the first Black Metal band introduced to me was Archgoat... my god they were disconnected.
Ludicra, Ulver, Gorgoroth and the other stuff was introduced to me later. I couldn't see them as Black Metal (funny that I mentioned Gorgoroth).
Also, Borknagar is friggin' amazing.
Hell O from Slovenia EU
Couldn't see Ulver and Gorgoroth as black metal? Archgoat must have been.... impression making. Gorgoroth and early Ulver are about as black metal as they come.
Borknagar is amazing, yes. I especially love their album Quintessence.
Bergraven - dodsvisioner. As busy and audible as BM bass gets.
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