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Manawydan



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:57 am    Post subject: portal clones Reply with quote

ive noticed a few these guys for example since portal broke through ive noticed one or two bands dressing up and playing avant garde dm
http://abyssal-home.bandcamp.com/
the other blatent portal rip off is plague widow.
anyone else seen any?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plague Widow is a grind band, I think you're confused. Abyssal rules.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aethyrvorous then for sure
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Abyssal and Aethyrvorous clearly have Portal influences but I wouldn't in anyway call them Portal clones. They sound very different.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:14 am    Post subject: Re: portal clones Reply with quote

Manawydan wrote:
ive noticed a few these guys for example since portal broke through ive noticed one or two bands dressing up and playing avant garde dm
http://abyssal-home.bandcamp.com/
the other blatent portal rip off is plague widow.
anyone else seen any?
I am not sure there are Portal clones, Portal still has his own sound.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't care if they take musical influence from the excellent band Portal, as long as they don't start wearing clocks on their heads.....
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manawydan wrote:
Aethyrvorous then for sure


I always thought this had people from portal? I think impetuous ritual does a similar style quite well. I've seen some local support acts trying the portal thing the past two years.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no the guy wasnt in portal but was in stargazer with people who were in portal if that makes sense
IR on he other hand is members of portal!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manawydan wrote:
no the guy wasnt in portal but was in stargazer with people who were in portal if that makes sense
IR on he other hand is members of portal!


haha close enough I guess. All of those bands are awesome either way. Someone should put the Aethyrvorous on vinyl, it's kinda short but I'd buy it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Labelling bands such as Mitochondrion, Aethyrvorous, Aevangelist or Abyssals as mere Portal clones is too easy as I think they all sound quite different.

They may have a similar or comparable approach to music but riffing and structure are different.

So far I havenīt seen a band that try to rip off the visual style, admittedly.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can call them clones or just find that the sphere of Portals influence is huge, and I for one think that is a really good thing - taking inspiration from a band like Portal is better than a lot of other places you could be influenced by in death meetal. I'm just musing here, but if I was told a band sounded like Portal I'd be more inclined to see what they're doing with that evil twisted atmosphere than any other kind of band.... because I guess they're at most paying homage to an atmosphere than a specific style and emulating down to the most minute detail (see black metal clones, Swedish death metal clones, etc)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

abyssal sounds good, BUT . . . the overproduction of their recordings is problematic. they could only be disappointing live because there's no way in hell to get that kind of suffocating, crushing sound live without a serious budget that bands like this will never have.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As for Impetuous Ritual and Aethyrvorous, can they even count? ...these bands are literally neighbors are they not, or share members or at least have ties of friendship between the bands or so I assumed from reading various threads over this forum.

To me a clone would be a band from a whole other nation or location, that would have little exposure to the band they copy other than have heard the album then they replicate it, but these days it's not hard to have good friends on the other side of the globe and share ideas instantly, so the whole thing is moot.

Carry on...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aethyrvorous and Abyssal are both boring.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

VnholyCvntz wrote:
Aethyrvorous and Abyssal are both boring.


+1 Two shit trendy occult dm bands, the queers from MA sure love em though.
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