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* GutturalGrowler: The Curator.


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* MetalScream: The Curator utilizes a Type 2.


Band members: [[note]] [[CaptainObvious These aren't their real names]] [[/note]]

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Band members: [[note]] [[CaptainObvious These [[note]]These aren't their real names]] names [[/note]]


Portal (not to be confused with [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} the video game of the same name]]) are a technical/avant-garde death metal band from Australia known for their chaotic sound, CosmicHorror inspired lyrical themes, and being DarkerAndEdgier even for death metal. They are an AnonymousBand, known only by various stage names and dressing in executioner hoods (or in the case of lead vocalist The Curator, a bizarre outfit made to look like a grandfather clock) when playing live. Their sound is an immensely dense, dissonant, and noisy fusion of DeathMetal and BlackMetal, characterized by ''extremely'' distorted guitar riffs, UncommonTime, and vocals that range from [[GutturalGrowler guttural growls and grunts]] to menacing roars. Their anonymity and legitimately evil, hideous sound have led to them being acclaimed as one of the few truly frightening band in the world of death metal.

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Portal (not to be confused with [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} the video game of the same name]]) are a technical/avant-garde death metal band from Australia known for their chaotic sound, CosmicHorror inspired lyrical themes, and being DarkerAndEdgier even for death metal. They are an AnonymousBand, known only by various stage names and dressing in executioner hoods (or in the case of lead vocalist The Curator, a bizarre outfit made to look like a grandfather clock) when playing live. Their sound is an immensely dense, dissonant, and noisy fusion of DeathMetal and BlackMetal, characterized by ''extremely'' distorted guitar riffs, UncommonTime, and vocals that range from [[GutturalGrowler guttural growls and grunts]] to menacing roars. Their anonymity and legitimately evil, hideous sound have led to them being acclaimed as one of the few truly frightening band bands in the world of death metal.


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** Also, "Werships" is 8:36 (the EP version is 6:15), "Sourlows" is 7:18, "Marityme" is 6:53, and "The Endmills" is 6:41.


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* LongestSongGoesLast: "Olde Guarde" and "The Endmills".

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''ION'' has more concise arrangements with a far more prominent bestial black metal undercurrent and a cleaner production style.


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[[caption-width-right:350:The lads themselves.]]



* DroneOfDread: Used very frequently, especially for intros.
* HarshVocals: Well duh.

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* DroneOfDread: Used very frequently, especially for intros.
intros and outros.
* EpicRocking: "Olde Guarde" is almost 10 minutes long.
* HarshVocals: Well duh.The Curator's vocals are somewhere between a standard death metal growl and a sort of sinister, whispered spoken word.



* IndecipherableLyrics: Some of the Curator's vocals are actually quite intelligible, but they're generally hard to make out from the chaos of the music.



* MindScrew: Their music is incredibly technical and difficult to decipher, to the point where it actually does sound like a nightmare.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 11, easily. They sometimes dip lower for ambient segments, but even those are incredibly dark and abrasive.

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* LastNoteNightmare: The last five minutes of "Olde Guarde", which are pure, creepy dark ambient.
* MindScrew: Their music is incredibly technical and difficult to decipher, and their surreal Lovecraftian aesthetic and WordSaladLyrics combine to the point where it actually does sound like make them a nightmare.
musical version of SurrealHorror.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 11, 10-11, easily. They sometimes dip lower for ambient segments, but even those are incredibly dark and abrasive. A few of their songs, such as "Spores", almost sound like HarshNoise.
* NothingIsScarier: The last few minutes of "Olde Guarde", which are dark ambient DroneOfDread with distorted voices and something that sounds like a phonograph skipping.



* SurrealHorror: They are this trope distilled into music. Their extremely abrasive, hideous sound and nightmarish aesthetics have been known to frighten even lifelong metalheads, who are generally [[NightmareFetishist Nightmare Fetishists]].

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* SurrealHorror: They are this trope distilled into music. Their extremely abrasive, hideous sound and surreal imagery combine to give the band a literally nightmarish aesthetics have been known to frighten even lifelong metalheads, who are generally [[NightmareFetishist Nightmare Fetishists]].feel.


* AnonymousBand: None of them have ever been identified. They all conceal their identities with masks and hoods on the rare occasions they play live.

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* AnonymousBand: None of them The Curator, Horror Illogium, and Aphotic Mote have ever never been identified. They identified,[[note]]Omenous Fugue is Brad Loong of Impetuous Ritual, while Ignis Fatuus is Kevin Kevinson of Grave Upheaval and is also Loong's bandmate in Impetuous Ritual; additionally, Horror Illogium is known to play guitar in Vomitor[[/note]] and all conceal members perform with their identities with masks and hoods on the rare occasions they play live.faces obscured live.



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* ''ION'' (2018)

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* KayfabeMusic: A much more serious example than most.


Band members: [[Note]] [[CaptainObvious]] These aren't their real names]] [[/note]]

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Band members: [[Note]] [[CaptainObvious]] [[note]] [[CaptainObvious These aren't their real names]] [[/note]]


Portal (not to be confused with [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} the video game of the same name]]) are a technical death metal band from Australia known for their chaotic sound, CosmicHorror inspired lyrical themes, and being DarkerAndEdgier even for death metal. They are an AnonymousBand, known only by various stage names and dressing in executioner hoods (or in the case of lead vocalist The Curator, a bizarre outfit made to look like a grandfather clock) when playing live. Their sound is an immensely dense, dissonant, and noisy fusion of DeathMetal and BlackMetal, characterized by ''extremely'' distorted guitar riffs, UncommonTime, and vocals that range from [[GutturalGrowler guttural growls and grunts]] to menacing roars. Their anonymity and legitimately evil, hideous sound have led to them being acclaimed as one of the few truly frightening band in the world of death metal. They have released the following albums so far:

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Portal (not to be confused with [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} the video game of the same name]]) are a technical technical/avant-garde death metal band from Australia known for their chaotic sound, CosmicHorror inspired lyrical themes, and being DarkerAndEdgier even for death metal. They are an AnonymousBand, known only by various stage names and dressing in executioner hoods (or in the case of lead vocalist The Curator, a bizarre outfit made to look like a grandfather clock) when playing live. Their sound is an immensely dense, dissonant, and noisy fusion of DeathMetal and BlackMetal, characterized by ''extremely'' distorted guitar riffs, UncommonTime, and vocals that range from [[GutturalGrowler guttural growls and grunts]] to menacing roars. Their anonymity and legitimately evil, hideous sound have led to them being acclaimed as one of the few truly frightening band in the world of death metal. They have released the following albums so far:

Band members: [[Note]] [[CaptainObvious]] These aren't their real names]] [[/note]]
* The Curator - Vocals
* Horror Illogium - Lead guitar
* Aphotic Mote - Rhythm guitar
* Ignis Fatuus - Drums
* Omenous Fugue - Bass

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* AnonymousBand: None of them have ever been identified. The vocalist is known as "The Curator", their lead guitarist is "Horror Illogium", the rhythm guitarist is "Aphotic Mote", and "Ignis Fatuus" and "Omenous Fugue" are the drummer and bassist respectively. They all conceal their identities with masks and hoods on the rare occasions they play live.

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* AnonymousBand: None of them have ever been identified. The vocalist is known as "The Curator", their lead guitarist is "Horror Illogium", the rhythm guitarist is "Aphotic Mote", and "Ignis Fatuus" and "Omenous Fugue" are the drummer and bassist respectively. They all conceal their identities with masks and hoods on the rare occasions they play live.



* DroneOfDread: They sometimes use this for intros and outros.

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* DroneOfDread: They sometimes use this Used very frequently, especially for intros and outros.intros.


* AnonymousBand: None of them have ever been identified. The vocalist is known as "The Curator", their lead guitarist is "Horror Illogium", the rhythm guitarist is "Aphotic Mote", and "Ignis Fatuus" and "Omenous Fugue" are the drummer and bassist respectively. They all conceal their identities with masks on the rare occasions they play live.

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* AnonymousBand: None of them have ever been identified. The vocalist is known as "The Curator", their lead guitarist is "Horror Illogium", the rhythm guitarist is "Aphotic Mote", and "Ignis Fatuus" and "Omenous Fugue" are the drummer and bassist respectively. They all conceal their identities with masks and hoods on the rare occasions they play live.


* CreepilyLongFingers: The Curator has long, tentacle-like fingers as part of his stage outfit.

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* CreepilyLongFingers: CreepyLongFingers: The Curator has long, tentacle-like fingers as part of his stage outfit.

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* AnonymousBand: None of them have ever been identified. The vocalist is known as "The Curator", their lead guitarist is "Horror Illogium", the rhythm guitarist is "Aphotic Mote", and "Ignis Fatuus" and "Omenous Fugue" are the drummer and bassist respectively. They all conceal their identities with masks on the rare occasions they play live.
* BlackCloak: All of them when playing live, though the Curator has a more elaborate outfit modeled after a grandfather clock.
* CosmicHorrorStory: Their lyrics and artwork are very heavily inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, and their music ''sounds'' like what would happen if an EldritchAbomination formed a band.
* CreepilyLongFingers: The Curator has long, tentacle-like fingers as part of his stage outfit.
* DroneOfDread: They sometimes use this for intros and outros.


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* GutturalGrowler: The Curator.
* MindScrew: Their music is incredibly technical and difficult to decipher, to the point where it actually does sound like a nightmare.


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* {{Retraux}}: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vyw_FGIhAE music video]] for "Curtain" is done in the style of an old silent movie.
* SurrealHorror: They are this trope distilled into music. Their extremely abrasive, hideous sound and nightmarish aesthetics have been known to frighten even lifelong metalheads, who are generally [[NightmareFetishist Nightmare Fetishists]].

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Portal (not to be confused with [[{{VideoGame/Portal}} the video game of the same name]]) are a technical death metal band from Australia known for their chaotic sound, CosmicHorror inspired lyrical themes, and being DarkerAndEdgier even for death metal. They are an AnonymousBand, known only by various stage names and dressing in executioner hoods (or in the case of lead vocalist The Curator, a bizarre outfit made to look like a grandfather clock) when playing live. Their sound is an immensely dense, dissonant, and noisy fusion of DeathMetal and BlackMetal, characterized by ''extremely'' distorted guitar riffs, UncommonTime, and vocals that range from [[GutturalGrowler guttural growls and grunts]] to menacing roars. Their anonymity and legitimately evil, hideous sound have led to them being acclaimed as one of the few truly frightening band in the world of death metal. They have released the following albums so far:
* ''The End Mills'' (EP, 2002)
* ''Seepia'' (2003)
* ''The Sweey'' (EP, 2004)
* ''Outre'' (2007)
* ''Swarth'' (2009)
* ''Vexovoid'' (2013)

!!Portal provides examples of the following tropes:
* HarshVocals: Well duh.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: 11, easily. They sometimes dip lower for ambient segments, but even those are incredibly dark and abrasive.

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