09:27 - Lokaeda Check the album "morbid fascination of death" by Carpathian Forest, there's a song with some sax on this one.
08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
Thanks! And yeah it definitely needs a bit more from that department, trouble with me is though I rarely enjoy Black metal as it is, let alone get a sense of atmosphere from it. I'll be sure to check those two out.
PS if you've got Alan Parsons up there (AVP is a phenomenal album by the way) you might as well add The Project's Tales.... Atmospheric as fuuuck.
Never would have put you as an Parsons fan! AVP isn't very highly regarded but I can hardly not enjoy it's electronic/prog randomness (especially with Cleese at the end for some reason). That's my favourite by Alan Parsons but because 'The Project' is a different band I can't see why I shouldn't add that one too ('Tales' is definitely atmospheric in every sense of the word)
Absolutely amazing list. When I saw Andromeda I knew this deserved a thumbs up.
Wow thanks a lot! I think "Chimera" is their most atmospheric album though "Extension of the Wish" is my favourite from them. Really smooth prog sound with excellent vocals, especially on tracks like "The Hidden Riddle."
Dripping atmosphere by the buckets. Truly great album, and one that fits here methinks.
I'll need to listen this one more fully, from that piece you've shown me it seems to be very atmospheric. It reminds me vaguely of another band, but I can't put my finger on who it is at the moment.
Thanks muchly for the suggestion.