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Now here's a unique little band. Argus are a fairly new band with only one demo and one full length album on their repertoire. These guys play traditional doom with a twist. There's an extreme focus on dual guitar melodies and powerful vocals. While loosely sticking to the doom metal mold, these guys just ooze a NWOBHM vibe from their music. Pretty much if The Lord Weird Slough Feg decided to constantly write doom metal, they would make music nearly identical to Argus.

The S/T is great, but with most bands there's clear room for improvement. The guitar tone isn't as full as it should be for this kind of music and some of the riffs are lacking the power that the vocals posses. With this said, I still feel that this band is one of the absolute best to come out of recent years. Definitely worth a listen.

Hell, these guys are signed onto Shadow Kingdom records! That's a 100% guarantee for quality!

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#3
I lik the views count, compared to the posts.

Smooth metal forum, real smooth.


As for the band, their first song had that Orion feel, which was stellar. Haven't begun listening beyond that, but i'm gonna go ahead and give this band a seal of approval.

I really can't find much to critique on so far, pretty damn good. Vocals are their weakest point, not a fan of the wailing unless there's something unique going on..I keep expecting some really high pitched screams, just blaring through the riffs. His range is ok though.

I'll give these guys more of a listen.
#4
Yeah, Argos do sell a lot of good stuff at reasonable prices.
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#5
Excellent stuff, great find (again), Powerslave!
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#6
I like the jewellery personally.
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#8
*reminder to listen when I get home from school*
Glance into my eyes
and see the darkest shadows dancing
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Burning, -
and my soul is descending...



#9
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I like the jewellery personally.



So I bought this necklace for the Mrs last christmas. Upon perusing an Argos catalogue, it turned out that it was, in fact, an Argos necklace, but I bought it for considerably more than the list price. If I find that fucking ebay cunt I will rip his sodding throat out.
#10


How much more exactly?
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#11
Honestly, this forum is pretty chill. If you're going to spam though, do it in the idiotic threads or the ****ing thread we have dedicated to off-topic discussion. Is there a need to bog down the serious threads that try to expose bands or promote real discussion?
#12
Twenty fucking quid. Wanker.

WEBBDIT: ^If I were still in school I'd go 'Ooooohhh!!!' in a really high-pitched voice.
#13
yes, argus are pretty cool. Their album was one of the best from last year.

If anyones interested, their demo is available as a free download from againstnature.
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#14
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Honestly, this forum is pretty chill. If you're going to spam though, do it in the idiotic threads or the ****ing thread we have dedicated to off-topic discussion. Is there a need to bog down the serious threads that try to expose bands or promote real discussion?


Sorry

They do sound pretty good, nice mix of modern Baroness-esque sludge and classic doom.
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#15
Their vocalist looks like he's about to give me a high quality bear hug.

Anyways, from what I've heard so far, intro reminded me of Man of Two Visions, but quickly changed into a direction more reminiscent of some of the more straight forward Heavy/Doom.

Will look into them.
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#16
I think the Valkyrie comparison is quite accurate. Man of Two Visions is better than their debut, but stylistically they share much.
#17
I will never get enough Man of Two Visions.

So much charm in one CD.
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but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
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#18
This is the same.

Only with worse guitar tone and more emphasis on the doom rather than the heavy.
#19
You set my expectations high with such a comparison
We shall see
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#20
They sound pretty good musically, not too keen on the vocalist, theres nothing wrong with him but he's definitley the bands weak spot.

Most likely going to pick the album up when i get paid.
#21
I'll check this out later Powerslave, you always have good stuff to listen to, but I have to read for my classes in an hour, so no new music to distract me. I'm intrigued though.
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#22
Great band, I can't believe how few people know of Argus. Their debut was an 8.5 for me easily. Had the pleasure of seeing and meeting these guys live maaaany times as well. Highly looking forward to their next album.

On a side note, Valkyrie Man of Two Visions 4 lyfe.
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#24
There is room for improvement.
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but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#26
Except Doomsword ^>^

..jay kay
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#27
Good stuff, I agree with whoever said the vocals are the weak point though. Other than that, I quite like it.
#28
What the hell? I think the vocals are excellent.
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#30
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It doesn't mean they're bad, penis.

Just not as good as the rest of the music.


Exactly, they're solid but I don't think they really do anything to greatly improve the music or hinder it.
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#31
Fair enough, fair enough.
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#32
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What the hell? I think the vocals are excellent.

I was going to say the same exact thing but I didnt want to come across as a dick.

but yeah I agree. I love the vocals just as much as the rest...
#33
By the way, they played a new song off of their upcoming album when I saw them a couple months back. Sounded delectable ~(8(l)

Edit: ^ Wtf, get out of here smiling face above my post..
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#34
Butch is an awesome vocalist, both in Argus and when he was in Penance.
I still need to get this bands full length, stuck with just the EP/demo at the moment....
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#35
Just listened to the S/T in its entirety again and decided that this is actually a GREAT album and that I can tell it's one of those relatively rare albums that I know I will still be listening to many years down the road. The vocals are great, the riffs are quality, the guitar leads are many and exceptional, there's not one weak song throughout the duration of the album, and I love the Lovecraftian lyrical themes and atmosphere. 9/10
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#36
New album is the tits. As in, Ludivine Sagnier's tits. Perkiest metal album I've heard since 'Conqueror'.
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#37
Oh hell yes, Boldly Stride the Doomed will most certainly end up on my top 5 or 10 albums of the year list. Such an underrated band still.
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#40
I will never go back, never retreat! Il be damned if 'Durendal' isnt kicking my arse 3 times a day at this stage...
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