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Winter is coming - any recommendations?



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What type of metal do you prefer listening to during cold weather?

Black Metal
18
Doom Metal
9
Heavy Metal
1
Power Metal
1
Other (please specify!)
1
Death Metal
0
Thrash Metal
0

Total votes: 30
18.10.2021 - 21:30
F3ynman2000

The cold times are approaching (for the northern hemisphere)! As I'm relatively new to metal, I'm wondering which subgenre best suits the cold season.
What do you guys listen to during the winter?
Do you warm yourself with fiery thrash? Do you cuddle up with mesmerizing death riffs? Or do you embrace the cold with merciless black metal?
Let me know your preference and any recommendations you have when you find yourself at the heart of winter!
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18.10.2021 - 22:04
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Tage Westerlund
Dude winter us hete, this weekend in some pla3will be under minus 20. 40cm snow night come.
To me I would say black, fits that dark philosophy about days when sun dont shine, same time, it dark, gloomy atmosphere in bm. Folk as well because natura, forests,..
But in other hand it does not matter what you are listening until it's metal. Mix all genres and listen all. Spring will come maybe in may
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19.10.2021 - 09:22
JoHn DoE

Seasons and weather do not influence my music choices.
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19.10.2021 - 11:02
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Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn DoE on 19.10.2021 at 09:22

Seasons and weather do not influence my music choices.

Depends where are you located. Summer it's more pm, hm, hr to me, but autumn comes in August, spring comes in May. Winter comes in October ends in April, so more cold n dark seasons sometime it influenced me, what I listened to.
And you know december, januari Sun dont shine literally here.
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19.10.2021 - 11:05
JoHn DoE

Written by Bad English on 19.10.2021 at 11:02

Written by JoHn DoE on 19.10.2021 at 09:22

Seasons and weather do not influence my music choices.

Depends where are you located. Summer it's more pm, hm, hr to me, but autumn comes in August, spring comes in May. Winter comes in October ends in April, so more cold n dark seasons sometime it influenced me, what I listened to.
And you know december, januari Sun dont shine literally here.


Sometimes I think you can't read.
I said and please read again.
"Seasons and weather do not influence MY music choices."
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19.10.2021 - 12:14
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Black metal is for me the best genre for creating a dark wintery atmosphere, I agree with At The Heart Of Winter, I also found Immortal's Sons Of Northern Darkness to have a very similar style and atmosphere, other albums I found to have a good, dark wintery atmosphere that I like are; ColdWorld's Melancholie, Enslaved's Frost, Elderwind's The Magic Of Nature , and although not necessarily wintery I always found Drudkh's, Autumn Aurora to have a stunning nature themed atmosphere, but I could say the same with all their albums.
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19.10.2021 - 12:35
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Tage Westerlund
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 19.10.2021 at 12:14

Black metal is for me the best genre for creating a dark wintery atmosphere, I agree with At The Heart Of Winter, I also found Immortal's Sons Of Northern Darkness to have a very similar style and atmosphere, other albums I found to have a good, dark wintery atmosphere that I like are; ColdWorld's Melancholie, Enslsved's Frost, Elderwind's The Magic Of Nature , and although not necessarily wintery I always found Drudkh's, Autumn Aurora to have a stunning nature atmosphere.

Immortal is best to put local nature and are in the lyrics. Bergen, local forests, mountain tops and fjörds
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19.10.2021 - 12:52
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by Bad English on 19.10.2021 at 12:35

Immortal is best to put local nature and are in the lyrics. Bergen, local forests, mountain tops and fjörds

I like the concept of Blashyrkh, the fictional Kingdom that they created, alot of their lyrical themes are based on it, especially on the title song "At The Heart Of Winter", and the cover art fits the theme perfectly well, I like also how they continued the theme right through to Northern Chaos Gods. They have such a great imagination and their lyrics portray Blashyrkh very well. I add also that Immortal are the winter Gods
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19.10.2021 - 20:23
doez
Hallucigenia
Winter is the Paysage d'Hiver season, black metal dominates by far
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19.10.2021 - 21:33
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia is a good winter album, and also Empyrium - Wintersunset also. In black metal there are loads of Winter themed albums, doom metal can also express alot of wintery emotion.
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19.10.2021 - 22:47
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
I'm glad black metal is thrashing the poll

Because it should.
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19.10.2021 - 23:01
Enemy of Reality

Yeah Black Metal and winter time do mix up really well.
Specially Immortal's At the Heart of Winter.

Let me offer a different take. A few songs to listen to during winter time.

1. Forest of Shadows - Submission
2. Frostveil - Echoes of Inexistence
3. Opeth - Burden
4. My Dying Bride - Two Winters Only
5. Baroness - Eula
6. Borknagar - The Plains of Memories
7. Evoken - Vestigial Fears
8. The Foreshadowing - The Wandering
9 . Isole - Hollow Shrine
10. Morgion - The Serpentine Scrolls
11. Neurosis - A Season in the Sky
12. Primordial - Cities Carved in Stone
13. Swallow the Sun - Stone Wings
14. Yob - Beauty in Falling Leaves
15. Katatonia - Unfurl
16. Latitudes - Dovestone
17. Danzig - Sistinas
18. Nightwish - The Islander
19. Vanden Plas - Lost in Silence
20. Anathema - A Natural Disaster
21. Paradise Lost - Beneath Broken Earth
22. Gorgoroth - Sorg
22. Mono - Burial at Sea
23. Warning - Watching From The Distance
24. Agalloch - A Desolation Song
25. Mourning Beloveth - I Saw a Dying Child in your Arms
26. Darkthrone - Where Cold Winds Blow
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19.10.2021 - 23:19
musclassia

Agalloch - The Mantle is the definitive 'winter metal' album for me
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20.10.2021 - 11:44
nikarg
Mod
Written by musclassia on 19.10.2021 at 23:19

Agalloch - The Mantle is the definitive 'winter metal' album for me

Hell yes. Also Ashes Against The Grain and The White EP. And "Falling Snow" is the absolute winter anthem for me.
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20.10.2021 - 15:48
Stormm

Written by nikarg on 20.10.2021 at 11:44

Written by musclassia on 19.10.2021 at 23:19

Agalloch - The Mantle is the definitive 'winter metal' album for me

Hell yes. Also Ashes Against The Grain and The White EP. And "Falling Snow" is the absolute winter anthem for me.


I'm almost never listening to Agalloch any other time. Typical band for winter.
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20.10.2021 - 20:44
qlacs
"The Quaker"
I noticed this year that I automatically shift to melodic black most of the time since Autumn came. Often followed up by power metal to cheer me up a bit.
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20.10.2021 - 22:34
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Paysage d'Hiver... It's in the damn name for fuck's sake!

But for realz... I've done some marathons on Paysage's discography during winter walks near the lake by my place that gets all frozen. It's so neat.

Dark ambient and Dungeon Synth also make for great wintery soundtracks. Probably because of their tight connection with black metal, as well. The Mortiis albums from the 90s or new projects like Old Tower do the trick for me.

For non-metal: I strongly recommend Björk's Vespertine. From the get go it sounds so frosty and majestic.
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20.10.2021 - 22:41
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by X-Ray Rod on 20.10.2021 at 22:34

Paysage d'Hiver... It's in the damn name for fuck's sake!

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21.10.2021 - 07:10
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Tage Westerlund
Written by X-Ray Rod on 20.10.2021 at 22:34

Paysage d'Hiver... It's in the damn name for fuck's sake!

But for realz... I've done some marathons on Paysage's discography during winter walks near the lake by my place that gets all frozen. It's so neat.


Living here where winter has arrived, all mp3 music i listened outside, i lost count anymore.
But you gave me an idea, I hope I can take my skoter soon, ride on frozen swomp where we do grill in a winter, take old fashion CD player and listen to bm...
Mörk gryning maybe.
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21.10.2021 - 07:29
no one

Written by JoHn DoE on 19.10.2021 at 11:05

Written by Bad English on 19.10.2021 at 11:02

Written by JoHn DoE on 19.10.2021 at 09:22

Seasons and weather do not influence my music choices.

Depends where are you located. Summer it's more pm, hm, hr to me, but autumn comes in August, spring comes in May. Winter comes in October ends in April, so more cold n dark seasons sometime it influenced me, what I listened to.
And you know december, januari Sun dont shine literally here.


Sometimes I think you can't read.
I said and please read again.
"Seasons and weather do not influence MY music choices."

He really likes to tell people about the weather where he is.
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21.10.2021 - 07:36
no one

Black metal all the way, though I listen to it all year round. Hypothermia, early lustre, Paysage d'hiver, nhor, Vinterriket, coldworld, evilfeast to name a few of the hundred
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21.10.2021 - 11:16
F3ynman2000

Written by X-Ray Rod on 20.10.2021 at 22:34

But for realz... I've done some marathons on Paysage's discography during winter walks near the lake by my place that gets all frozen. It's so neat.

Written by Bad English on 21.10.2021 at 07:10

Living here where winter has arrived, all mp3 music i listened outside, i lost count anymore.
But you gave me an idea, I hope I can take my skoter soon, ride on frozen swomp where we do grill in a winter, take old fashion CD player and listen to bm...

That sounds amazing! Living in a city, it's hard to find a quiet place outside to listen to some atmospheric music
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21.10.2021 - 13:05
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Tage Westerlund
Written by F3ynman2000 on 21.10.2021 at 11:16

Written by X-Ray Rod on 20.10.2021 at 22:34

But for realz... I've done some marathons on Paysage's discography during winter walks near the lake by my place that gets all frozen. It's so neat.
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That sounds amazing! Living in a city, it's hard to find a quiet place outside to listen to some atmospheric music


Move to Bayern in Alps.
We all choose where we live. Rod might seen more bands, are close to city life, I chose Solitude in the north. In spring in Southern Sweden ppl go in t shirts in the May, here rivers stil are covered whit ice. But it's my choice.
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26.10.2021 - 08:38
ThunderousWolf

Opeth will guide you through the darkest nights.
Iced Earth will guide you through the frozen wastes.
If you're shoveling snow, nothing is better than Obituary to help dig your grave.
Tyr will lift your spirits and warm your heart.
ManOWar will strengthen your resolve, heal your soul, and warm your belly.
Municipal Waste will f**k you up.
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26.10.2021 - 09:52
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Tage Westerlund
Written by ThunderousWolf on 26.10.2021 at 08:38


ManOWar will strengthen your resolve, heal your soul, and warm your belly.



Nja they will steal your woman and she take your booze to the party whit manowar.
Gosh manowar winter band, no way , I disagree.
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26.10.2021 - 10:23
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by Bad English on 26.10.2021 at 09:52



Nja they will steal your woman and she take your booze to the party whit manowar.
Gosh manowar winter band, no way , I disagree.

How about Korpiklaani as a winter band?
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26.10.2021 - 10:30
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Tage Westerlund
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 26.10.2021 at 10:23

Written by Bad English on 26.10.2021 at 09:52



Nja they will steal your woman and she take your booze to the party whit manowar.
Gosh manowar winter band, no way , I disagree.

How about Korpiklaani as a winter band?


To me its party band , old one was more autumn feelings, later sauna party band. I cant go to sauna more as 5 mins.
Finns also swedes and Russians , sits a lot there then jump in lake or snow and then goes back in sauna. Not for me.
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26.10.2021 - 11:10
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by Bad English on 26.10.2021 at 10:30


To me its party band , old one was more autumn feelings, later sauna party band. I cant go to sauna more as 5 mins.
Finns also swedes and Russians , sits a lot there then jump in lake or snow and then goes back in sauna. Not for me.

A band for a new years eve party Jumping into freezing water has never appealed to me
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