Name: Milan Elkerbout
Black Metal: One of my favourite styles by far, I really prefer the traditional style which is really cold and grim as well as depressive and suicidal. It’s by far the style I can relate the most to as the whole aesthetic of the music highly appeals to me. When it comes to Melodic and Symphonic Black Metal I only like it when there’s a definite Folk/Pagan Atmosphere, something I love in any style.
Death Metal: I really like the Gothenburg school although the style tends to repeat itself, when it comes to Brutal Death Metal I only like some of the classic albums by MORBID ANGEL and mainly the great OBITUARY.
Thrash Metal: Again mainly the classics but I love going to Live shows of Thrash bands. But it’s great at parties as well and very rarely do I hear a record in that style which really annoys me.
Power Metal: I like a lot of what I hear, mainly in the
Progressive Metal: I prefer it when it is mixed with other genres, although QUEENSRYCHE is brilliant, and I also like DREAM THEATER, albeit not too often
Doom Metal: Brilliant genre, I like it all, be it 70’s Doom, Epic Doom, or Funeral Doom to even Sludge and Drone Metal.
Gothic Metal: Used to be my favourite style, still like it, but it’s grown a bit stale. Still love stuff like TRISTANIA.
Melodic/Heavy Metal: Superb! IRON MAIDEN are the greatest ever, by far. And I also love PRIEST, SABBATH and RAINBOW of course. Was the first style of Metal, and still the best!Nicknames: Iluvatar
Time at TMO: September 2003
How came at TMO: Via talking to Alex
The best thing as a TMO writer: Discovering new bands all the time, writing for the best Metal-site.
The worst thing as a TMO writer: ---
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Reviewing methods: I listen to the CD about 4 times, more if it requires special attention. Then simply start writing while the CD is playing. When listening for the first times I also try to think of some good comments already to put in the review.
Funny childhood story: don't know any
First Metal CD ever bought: IRON MAIDEN - Best Of The Beast
First Metal concert: SIRENIA, TRAIL OF TEARS, EDENBRIDGE in 2002
Favourite music listening place and why? At home, in a dark room, lying on my bed, with a beer, and the volume really high.
Most prized Metal possession? A Picture Disc of MAYHEM’s “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas”, limited to 500. A double LP of BATHORY’s “Nordland I+II”.
Band & previous band experiences: I’m a Noise Musician
Favourite musician: Quorthon, Ronnie James Dio
An absolute classic with an incredibly dark atmosphere and the best vocal delivery ever in Black Metal.
Bathory – Blood On Ice
The greatest ever by BATHORY, magnificent Viking atmosphere, powerful sound and grand vocals by QUORTHON.
Iron Maiden – Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
Best band ever, and this is their best effort which really says a lot, timeless and consistent. “The X Factor” comes very close as well.
My Dying Bride – The Angel And The
Brilliant dark and melancholic journey, really depressive and slow. A true masterpiece for depressive periods.
Rainbow – s/t
When one of the greatest guitarists ever teams up with the greatest vocalist ever the result has to be mind-blowing, and that’s what it is.
Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Simply insane this album, so much classic riffs, superb vocals and an overall incredible variety.
Kyuss – Welcome To
The best album ever in Stoner Rock, it’s impossible not to think your in the desert whilst listening to this masterpiece.
Aeternus – Beyond The Wandering Moon
Again one of the darkest albums ever, but this time it’s so vast and epic and beautiful. Really the epitome of an album that takes you on a journey in your mind.
The ultimate in extremely raw Black Metal.
Loreena Mckennitt – The Book Of Mirrors
Not Metal, but perhaps the most beautiful album ever. Loreena has the greatest female voice by a long way, her performance on “The Highwayman” is the best and most emotional performance ever, and also by all-time favourite song.
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