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Surprised there isn't a thread for this yet. Or did I miss it? I used the search to check. Anyhow, Teeth Engraved With the Names of the Dead are back after having ended it and done some other projects. Here's their latest:

https://rusteater.bandcamp.com/album/ko ... mpty-space

EDIT:

This morning, I got an email from them about ANOTHER release. Here it is:

https://rusteater.bandcamp.com/album/st ... res-part-i

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Oh boy, here we go again...

Y'know, coming back to this album for the first time in a bunch of years I expected to have a LOT of negative things to say about it, but honestly it's better than I remember it being... Just a monolithic slab of creeped out ugly harshness that was equal parts noise-wall, drone, black metal, and power electronics.

Knowing now what we wish we knew back then I think we probably would have shortened a couple of the tracks, but we were both fresh off being in a doom band that routinely wrote 25+ minute long songs so I guess that's just kind of the headspace we were in back then.

That said, I do still really like "Shredded Sky" and "Broken From Inside" and I've always thought "When Storms Come" is one of our coolest tracks 'cos that shit sounds like Vomir or The Rita with what may or may not be a song buried underneath... It was definitely an exhausting listen, but that was kind of the point.

At any rate, that's all the old stuff uploaded, anything that happens from here on is the future...

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I’m not as well versed in this realm as I’d like to be - I’d say I know a few classics like Sleep Research Facility. “Nostromo” is great and sets the bar really, really high. Off the top of my head here are a few I really like.

RYN “Comic Death”
Zoat-Aon - Star Autopsy
Envenomist - Abyssal Siege
Nordvargr - Helvete
Luasa Raelon - The Poison City & others
Tenhornedbeast - Titan Death & others
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LUSTMORD - The Place Where the Black Stars Hang

https://lustmord.bandcamp.com/album/the ... stars-hang
holy ghost wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:39 pm RYN “Comic Death”
And this was a pleasant surprise. Still have a couple in stock for the curious.
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Thank you for the recommendations!!!
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holy ghost wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:39 pm Sleep Research Facility. “Nostromo” is great and sets the bar really, really high.
hard second, this and "Deep Frieze" are both great.
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In the dark ambient realm you can't go wrong with gruntsplatter and Scott's other project, the Corvidae Cabal:
https://crionicmind.bandcamp.com/
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raison d'être – The Empty Hollow Unfolds (Cold Meat Industry, 2000)

Since the day it first came out, to me the synonym of Dark Ambient itself.
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opacaluce wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:56 am raison d'être – The Empty Hollow Unfolds (Cold Meat Industry, 2000)

Since the day it first came out, to me the synonym of Dark Ambient itself.
raison d'être is the benchmark for dark ambient for me as well.
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used to listen to this a bit, but the line between noise and dark ambient can be fairly thin; they're both industrial music.

lustmord is definitely an interesting one, an.artist I kept returning to but never really got into. Nocturnal Emissions are hilarious. used to love bad sector, who make a lot more sense filtered through a "noise" perspective imvho

https://bad-sector.bandcamp.com/album/ampos
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Scream & Writhe wrote: Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:48 am LUSTMORD - The Place Where the Black Stars Hang
I would put a monument to him for the track "Metastatic Resonance".
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A local bartender introduced herself to me as a mutual friend of someone and said that they told her to say to me that she's a fan of raison d'être. That person told her that as a joke, but she took it seriously. Which is both funny and awesome. Anyhow, we talked for awhile and it turned out she's FAR MORE knowledgeable of dark ambient than me and I'm a pretty big nerd with this stuff. I did tell her about one or two projects she was unaware of, though (like Demdike Stare, who had that synth pop phase). She's also a fan of neo-folk, power electronics, and harsh noise.
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housepig wrote: Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:53 pm
holy ghost wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:39 pm Sleep Research Facility. “Nostromo” is great and sets the bar really, really high.
hard second, this and "Deep Frieze" are both great.
I feel like this has been in my discogs want list for years and I never see it with stuff I can bundle for shipping…. (I know right what a hard life…..)
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I remember not being impressed enough with raison d'être to consider them the masters of the genre. fun fact: MB is the first "dark ambient" album listed on RYM.
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I haven't been checking out much dark ambient in the last 10 years even if I like the style. For some reason two albums have struck home:

Llyn y Cwn - Twll Du
I'd say this is what I expect from dark ambient and Llyn y Cwn delivers. Dark, kind of cinematic but not in a grand Hollywood scale. Just dark and home made.

Unmade - Ritual In Unlight
Organic dark ambient. This does not sound at all like it was made on a computer (I have no idea if it was or not) but more a analog kind of variety. Not "just" a dark hum but a more varied pallette of sounds.
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Gave Infinexhuma a listen after them being featured in the latest Noise Receptor journal, and damn that is some good material. Especially fond of the Unasan album.

The album I return to the most must be Schloss Tegal's Black static transmission. It is a 60+ minute journey of sheer bleakness.

Other favorites include
R|A|A|N – The Nacrasti (Malignant)
Schloss Tegal - The Grand Guignol (Artware)
Nordvargr - In Oceans Abandoned By Life I Drown... (Essence)
Morthond - This crying age (CMI)
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Lycia has their entire discography up for sale in digital format for cheap on bandcamp.

https://lycia.bandcamp.com
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