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Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale?
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Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale??
Masterpiece
44%
 44%  [ 30 ]
Mastershit
17%
 17%  [ 12 ]
average, without any interest
38%
 38%  [ 26 ]
Total Votes : 68

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rekords



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one took me some time to get into but I'm glad I stuck with it. Masterpiece indeed, I wish I could find a copy on vinyl for a good price.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Above average, but not masterpiece-level, imo; it's a fun album to play occasionally and sing along with the lyrics in an idiotic voice. That's about it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good but I prefer Sham.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weird that so many vote just not interesting.


Really this is one of my favorite albums ever. I didnt like it the first few times I spun it. I loved Apera and couldnt get into it. But this is easily one of the deepest and most complex albums ever. Layers upon layers of music hidden within each track. Someone should repress this as Im sure a wax version would reveal even more. Granted I do not expect this to be a popular album here, its a far cry from death/black that is often enjoyed on this site.

For those who werent into metal back when it came out, one thing you have to understand is that this was so far ahead of anything that aimed to be avant garde in metal. I dont think even to this day anything has come out so far from left field against the norm, it truely was a unique experience that showed how far metal can be taken. Plus the musicianship is so masterful. Brilliant leads, tasteful drumming, good singing and Sverd's keyboard solos, IMO, are better any that have ever been and maybe ever will be .....the man can play those fucking keys.


Did all of you figure out the meaning of the message on the cd spine "hidden audio information can be found.....?"

There is a hidden track at the very beginning of the cd. Not all cd players will allow you to rewind at the beginning of the first track,but my old kenwood would and there is about a minute of a song before the first track.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only voted average because the option of "good but not great" wasn't available.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like it as much as I used to, but The Sham Mirrors will always be one of my utmost favorites. Incredible song writing.
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BENEDICTINE PALPITATIONS



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mithrandir wrote:
I really liked it when it first came out, first 3 tracks are the best though, the rest of the album doesn't maintain, then again I haven't thrown it on in over a decade, might have different opinion now



This right here. Those first 3 tracks are amazing and then it turns to goofing off shit.
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Laugh At Your Corpse



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Utter shite
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Demoniarch



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rekords wrote:
This one took me some time to get into but I'm glad I stuck with it. Masterpiece indeed, I wish I could find a copy on vinyl for a good price.


Wonder what the chances of this getting repressed are ?
Is this on Peaceville like Thorns and all the recent Darkthrone reissues etc etc ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Misanthropy
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VnholyCvntz



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Closer to mastershit than to masterpiece, that's for sure
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S_Slaughter



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demoniarch wrote:
La Masquerade Infernale is pure art. ...and in the best way possible. The worst way possible is say something like Peccactum for the most part anyways.


I totally agree with this, 'La Masquerade..' is a great example of avant garde BM that WAS very different at the time, but that first Peccatum album is beyond awful. It aspired to this avant garde style but got bogged down in a mire terrible sounds. I found it unlistenable.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demoniarch wrote:
Wonder what the chances of this getting repressed are ? Is this on Peaceville like Thorns and all the recent Darkthrone reissues etc etc ?


Candlelight reissued this Arcturus, VBE-written... and Fleurety- mid tin... on cd in 03. Maybe they still have the rights to it?
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Demoniarch



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's certainly one album worth repressing again to vinyl format I would say.

I wish that Ulver character Garm would show more interest again in applying his vocal style to weird stuff like this, instead of whatever that recent Ulver material is... well, queer radio rock tripe basically. A shame really.
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SangreV



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good album, certainly an interesting one.
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