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Symphonic/Doom/Gothic metal band from Adelaide, Australia.
I've got "Elegant... and Dying" and I gotta say, it's pretty awesome.
Great atmosphere and great use of the cello.

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Enjoy
#3
There's already a thread about these guys (and girl)

One of the few gothic bands I actually enjoy, but why the hell do people call this doom metal
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

#5
I still think that people shouldn't judge a band if they're Christian or Jews or goddamn Mormons or what

but on topic, Requiem - Mezzo Forte is a great album


and I remember when I tried to download some stuff from Virgin Black and all I could find with the keywords was obviously porn
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

#6
SA Rep-re-sent!! (Only time I'm really going to get to say that)

I've heard a couple of their songs, quite intense atmosphere, I also heard they do their orchestral work with the Adelaide Symphony (something about the only collaboration they have done..?).
#8
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Virgin Black? Would be better if they were called Black Virgin.


Nah man, like in Semi-Pro where instead of black coffee, it was coffee black. It just has that odd sort of ring to it, the kind that will leave you breathless and confused.

Anyways, not a big fan of them. But, they're still alright.
#11
Internal Chaos if you hear a yell of UG FTW ittl be me SGman of St3v3o666 lol
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#12
Seeing this thread and seeing who made the thread, I thought for a second that Magero got unbanned.
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#13
Quote by DeAd-RiP
Internal Chaos if you hear a yell of UG FTW ittl be me SGman of St3v3o666 lol

No worries dude, I'll listen out for it.
#16
Are they Aussie?! ****, I thought they were Italian or something. I saw them with Opeth on Sydney on Saturday night. They were fairly good, the singer is a ****ing freak though, from oepra to growling to whispering back to opera. They do get a bit tedious though. They also didn't say a ****ing word all night, had to look 'em up on the Internet.
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#17
the singer is phenominal live having seen the sydney opeth show i wanna see them again without DOODLE being yelled at em lol it was actually funny though.
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#18
Virgin Black have some amazing songs, and a lot of material that I don't find very interesting as well. They are great composers though and I really like the singing and Samantha's leads/tone. I hope they'll go on a proper European tour one day.
#19
Saw them supporting Opeth... My jaw was dropped and i was covered in goosebumps the entire set! And i think the fact that they didnt say a single word or even acknowledge the crowd completely added to the theatrics of it.

Most amazing band ive seen live.

I think i liked them more than Opeth... and i love Opeth.
#20
Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

I also saw them supporting Opeth. There was about 40% of their set that was worthwhile. THat's it.

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#23
mezzo forte is a good album yes, but i love fortissimo for Darkness and Forever so chilling!
"We carry death out of the village!"
#24
i have never given Elegant and Dying a good listen to... but wow, it is amazing! velvet tongue is just .....GAH im just speachless
"We carry death out of the village!"
#25
Though I'm forever listening to their stuff, Rowan's vocals never cease to impress.... honestly his performance in Domine is amazing and live my jaw hit the floor when they played it.
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#27
Quote by korinaflyingv
Just downloading the discography, on Marskell's request. Will post back later.


Well worth it mate, Domine is amazing, our wings are burning is just plain haunting, Of your beauty is brilliant as well. and off the new one (mezzo forte) darkness, Silent and god in dust are favourite.

Their vocalist is right up there with Mikael in my books. yea i most likely just committed a cardinal sin in comparing anyone to Mikael but its my opinion screw anyone who flames me for it.
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#28
im with you there dead!!! but what about velvet tongue? that song is just brillant
"We carry death out of the village!"
#29
Im yet to work to work out whats playing in the intro of Velvet tongue. lol To me it sounds like bass but i could be severely wrong, and the riff after it is awesome. =D
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#30
i know, it sounds like a bass either tapping or harmonic's either way it is amazing
"We carry death out of the village!"
#31
Im surprised no ones mentioned this, Forever on requiem Fortissimo has anyone one else noticed that theme popping its head up all through the Requiem albums.

I mean its and the end of Lacrimossa (I am blind with weeping), A chior sings it in ... and i am suffering 7:27, Rowan sings it at about the 3:47 mark in requiem, kyrie . and theres a few more tracks with it floating about. but from memory theres a few recurring themes in those 3 albums.

Excuse me if I'm wrong but I'm sure as hell its floating around in those 3 albums ALOT.
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#32
yeah all three albums are one joint album, i haven't gotten pianissimo, where can you get it?
"We carry death out of the village!"
#33
I think its gotta be ordered from them I'm still looking for it myself.
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#35
shheeeesh thats sorta cool


Well at least i was right about the technique just not the instrument. still She's a great composer and nothing less than some odd techniques to be using on a guitar should be expected. =D
It makes me wanna kick myself for laughing at "tits out for the boys!!" at Opeth lulz....


I think we are possibly the only Virgin black fanboys my friend....
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Last edited by DeAd-RiP at Jan 17, 2009,
#36
possibly, i have seen some guy in the pit, under his name that said ug's virgin black fan, i definitely know maggie likes em. i got korinaflyingv into em
"We carry death out of the village!"
#37
This is most definitely on my 'bands to get album(s) from' list. At the top of it in fact. What's the first album I should get?
Ka pu te ruha ka hao te rangatahi.
#38
get elegant and dying, then the Requiem bunch
"We carry death out of the village!"
#39
Yessir. Is there any reason why Pianissimo isn't on the archives?
Ka pu te ruha ka hao te rangatahi.
#40
Pianissimo isnt metal its all orchestral.

edit that wont stop it being awesome though.... im yet to hear it myself.
I am me. Live with it.
Last edited by DeAd-RiP at Jan 18, 2009,
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