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1Oathean (pronounced oh-THEEN) are a Korean BlackMetal[=/=]MelodicDeathMetal band forming in 1993 under the name '''Odin''' before changing in 1996, characterized by their use of Korean Folk instruments used alongside their music.²²In 1998, they released their debut album on a now defunct label, later hiring keyboardist Hae-ryung Gu for the 2001 effort, under Do Su's personal label, Jusin Productions. Although they have toured with big name Metal bands like Music/{{Kreator}} and Music/CannibalCorpse, they still remained a very underground band. For the 2004 effort, they tried to hit a more international fan-base, but have failed, and still remained a very obscure band, even when they were signed with the American label The End Records.²²After a few more tours in Japan and Korea, they released ''Regarding all the Sadness Of The World'' in 2008. Although known only in Korean circles, they managed to get a bigger fan-base at least in Eastern Asia. The Self Titled was released in 2010, and they are currently touring once again.²²On October 11, 2013, they announced a followup in the works, however, it didn't materialize until 2021.²²!!!Members:²* Kim Do-Su (Rhythm Guitar Vocal) (1993-Present) ²* Lee Hee-Doo (Guitars) (?-2010, 2019-Present) ²* Dhemian Frost (Ex-Holymarsh) (2009-2013, 2014-Present)²²!!!Discography:²* ''The Eyes of Tremendous Sorrow'' (1998)²* ''Ten Days in Lachrymation'' (2001)²* ''When All Memories Are Shattered'' (EP) (2001)²* ''Fading Away into the Grave of Nothingness'' (2004)²* ''Regarding All the Sadness of the World'' (2008)²* ''Oathean'' (2010)²* ''The Endless Pain and Darkness'' (2021)²²[[YMMV/{{Oathean}} There is also a YMMV page.]]²²-----²!!This band displays the examples of the following:²* BlackMetal²* CoverVersion: "Mr.Crowley" by Music/OzzyOsbourne²* DeathMetal: Started off as one until they decided to shift following the name change. They still have strong elements of this in their albums, however.²* DespairEventHorizon: Their lyrical theme.²* EpicRocking: They always had fairly longer than usual songs, spanning 6 to 7 minutes, but "Oathean" is the longest, being 8 minutes long.²* FolkMetal: They had obvious Korean folk music influences in their older material.²* IAmTheBand: Kim Do-Su²* MelodicDeathMetal: Makes up a good portion of their sound in later albums, but is still mostly melodic black metal.²* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Solid 9.²* RevolvingDoorBand: BlackMetal in general always had this curse, but Oathean may have it the absolute worst.²* SelfTitledAlbum: The 2010 effort.²* SiblingTeam: Kim Do-Su and Kim Min-Su, until the latter left in 1996.²* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Lim Ji-Nah, and Park Mie-Sun after.


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