Virgin Black

Info about Virgin Black
Country Australia
Added By Mike
13 years ago
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2001-2008 Metal
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9.0 x4
Experimental Retro Prog-Related Post Doom Metal
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Five users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. three users think it is prog, one user thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 33 studio tracks by Virgin Black.
Track durations range from 1m 14s to 17m 13s, averaging at 6m 25s with a standard deviation of 3m 20s.
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Review by PowerWyrm 11 years ago <Permalink>
Virgin Black - Requiem - Fortissimo 2008
7.7
Retro Prog-Related Death Metal
A disappointing release...

I was expecting a heavier "Mezzo Forte" with a mix of operatic music and doom metal... but this is simply "Mezzo Forte" with growled vocals and almost no classical moments. The band takes the melodies from the previous album and revamps them in an early My Dying Bride/Paradise Lost way. The vocals are 100% harsh (at least the male vocals)... and if you don't like growling you certainly won't like this album at all, even if this type of vocals is here perfectly performed and enjoyable, due to the use of no screams at all (it's more like a low rumble). Still remains a good moment: the last three songs...
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Review by PowerWyrm 11 years ago <Permalink>
Virgin Black - Requiem - Mezzo Forte 2007
10.0
Orchestral Prog Post Doom Metal/Classical
This is the most mature and balanced work from this great australian band... Imagine a mix of doom metal (in the vein of Cryptal Darkness, another australian band) and classical music, with orchestral parts that would make Therion and other symphonic metal bands look like amateurs. Previous efforts were not bad, but they lacked the quality of a real orchestra, well produced vocals and music...
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Top LPs
Requiem - Mezzo Forte 2007
 #1

9.3 x4
Symphonic Prog-Related Doom Metal
Elegant ... And Dying 2003
 #2

9.1 x4
Experimental Prog Post Doom Metal
Sombre Romantic 2001
 #3

9.1 x3
Experimental Prog Post Doom Metal
Requiem - Fortissimo 2008
 #4

7.7 x3
Retro Prog-Related Death Metal
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Requiem - Fortissimo 2008
 11 years ago
PowerWyrm
7.7
Retro Prog-Related Death Metal
Elegant ... And Dying 2003
 11 years ago
PowerWyrm
9.2
Orchestral Prog Post Doom Metal
Sombre Romantic 2001
 11 years ago
PowerWyrm
9.2
Orchestral Experimental Prog Post Doom Metal
Requiem - Mezzo Forte 2007
 11 years ago
Mike
8.7
Symphonic Prog-Related Doom Metal
Requiem - Mezzo Forte 2007
 11 years ago
Mike
8.7
Symphonic Prog-Related Doom Metal
Requiem - Mezzo Forte 2007
 11 years ago
PowerWyrm
10.0
Orchestral Prog Post Doom Metal/Classical
Elegant ... And Dying 2003
 12 years ago
king_volta
7.8
Prog Metal