Virgin Black - Requiem - Fortissimo = GODLINESS! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rowan can certainly growl with the best of him! This is the 3rd of the trilogy of releases, Requiem - Pianissimo is still to be released down the road and is the first of the three. Don't ask me why they released them in #2, #3, #1 in that order. #2 is very symphonic and this one revisits some of the music from the 2nd release. VERY heavy, angelic female vocals, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra used again on it. Utter despair on this baby! It'll be getting several rotations to allow me to let it all seep in! Plus they're coming on tour again to the US (were here last year but couldn't get to NY to see them during the week...
) with Amorphis, Leaves Eyes and Samael (gonna be a killer show!). Very much looking forward to this one to see them finally! I hope to meet them as well.
Disincarnate - Dreams of the Carrion Kind (james murphy - ex-death/obituary/testament) and this is a classic from '93 for technical death metal! I had to get it since I never owned the original and this is remastered with 3 bonus tracks.
Did I say how amazing the new VB is yet?!
I've got all their releases except the EP which I can't seem to find....great musicianship/lyrics (interesting)/arrangements. NOT for the faint of heart.