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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Shemtov » 08 Apr 2014 22:09

Epicness condensed into musical form:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYjuj3ggaKA
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Xonen » 18 Apr 2014 19:12

vampireshark wrote:Here's some stuff for some quality headbanging and all. And few, if any, harsh vocals or subversive lyrics are involved.
[...]
Ghost, Elizabeth
I dunno, some people opposed to bathing in the blood of virgins (or, you know, devil-worship) might take issue with Ghost's lyrics. [:D] Of course, they're presumably not intended to be taken entirely seriously.

On the subject of folk metal, the universe and everything, there's one band I must recommend: Skyclad. First of all, their debut album and the song The Widdershins Jig especially, are some of the most important milestones in the early history of the genre. More significantly, though, their original singer Martin Walkyier was (and is, presumably, but he doesn't write for the band anymore) quite possibly one of the greatest lyricists in the history of any kind of music: see this, this, or this. And for the linguists (as if there were any on this board), there's a song whose title is a grammar terminology pun. And... is that a palindrome? [:|]

Also, mostly no religious lyrics here, either, unless you count the occasional biblical reference. And the one song that makes it clear that, despite his obvious familiarity with Christianity, Walkyier isn't exactly a fan (great song, though, if you aren't too bothered by the message).

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by vampireshark » 19 Apr 2014 01:44

Xonen wrote:
vampireshark wrote:Here's some stuff for some quality headbanging and all. And few, if any, harsh vocals or subversive lyrics are involved.
[...]
Ghost, Elizabeth
I dunno, some people opposed to bathing in the blood of virgins (or, you know, devil-worship) might take issue with Ghost's lyrics. [:D] Of course, they're presumably not intended to be taken entirely seriously.
Well, when I mentioned "few subversive lyrics", I had in mind the likes of Mercyful Fate as the point of comparison. And people who take the lyrics of Ghost too seriously are probably no fun.
And I'll dance with you in Vienna,
I'll be wearing a river's disguise;
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder,
My mouth on the dew of your thigh...

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Xonen » 30 Apr 2014 10:56

vampireshark wrote:
Xonen wrote:
vampireshark wrote:Here's some stuff for some quality headbanging and all. And few, if any, harsh vocals or subversive lyrics are involved.
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Ghost, Elizabeth
I dunno, some people opposed to bathing in the blood of virgins (or, you know, devil-worship) might take issue with Ghost's lyrics. [:D] Of course, they're presumably not intended to be taken entirely seriously.
Well, when I mentioned "few subversive lyrics", I had in mind the likes of Mercyful Fate as the point of comparison. And people who take the lyrics of Ghost too seriously are probably no fun.
Eh, I guess. [:P] On that note, happy War Pigs Walpurgis, everyone!

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Micamo » 16 May 2014 09:54

So I've been discovering symphonic metal lately, and it is awesome. Some of my favorites:

Stormlord - Memories of Lemuria
Dark Moor - Nevermore
Dark Moor - In The Heart of Stone
Rhapsody of Fire - Wisdom of the Kings

Anyone have any recommendations for more stuff like this?
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Ànradh » 16 May 2014 12:20

I can think of a few in the vein of Stormlord:
Graveworm. Only the older stuff though; they turned into simple death metal at some point.
Cradle of Filth. Some songs, but not others. They bounce around a bit between symphonic, black and gothic metal in various mixtures.
Dimmu Borgir. Their main body of stuff, though they also vary.
Shade Empire. Newer stuff.

These may also interest you, though it probably depends on whether you're into the vocal style.
Septic Flesh.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Micamo » 16 May 2014 13:09

Thank you for the suggestions! I'll give them a shot.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 16 May 2014 14:55

Ànradh wrote: Dimmu Borgir. Their main body of stuff, though they also vary.
It's also worth pointing out that the further back you go through Dimmu Borgir's albums, the less symphonic the music. In Sorte Diabioli and Abrahadabra probably more consistently fall within Symphonic Black Metal than any of their older albums, while their first two albums, For All Tid and Stormblåst are pretty devoid of any symphonic influences at all (as well as being sung entirely in Norwegian). The five albums between these extremes (excluding Stormblåst MMV) gain more and more symphonic influence from album to album, culminating in their current sound.

NOTE: I mostly listen to music at work, and haven't listened to Dimmu Borgir's older albums in quite some time (I'm not sure how many people would appreciate having to listen to Black Metal for several hours so being polite I keep it mixed in with Melodic Folk Metal and Thrash Metal), so if I've made any mistakes there, my apologies [:)]
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Ahzoh » 16 May 2014 15:56

True to the nature of Metal, all these songs and bands have such gritty and dark names!
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Shemtov » 21 May 2014 02:49

Just discovered this song on Sunday and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmAizGfp12Q
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 15 Jun 2014 22:33

Mongolian Folk Metal band Nine Treasures. Facebook finally recommended something I didn't already know about and that is actually good.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Lambuzhao » 15 Jun 2014 23:11

Shemtov wrote:Epicness condensed into musical form:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYjuj3ggaKA
Have to say I enjoyed this medley of his:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvep1WaUmOM

I think you could take or leave his Imperial March.
I especially enjoyed around 2:38 when, after taking in Yoda's instructions, he proceeded to "shred" the Force.

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by abi » 16 Jun 2014 02:18

Micamo wrote:Anyone have any recommendations for more stuff like this?
Wolfchant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJNM9a8bV1U
Sonata Arctica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7oOWO6xT3Y
Helloween: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BfZFh_ipeA

Here's some miscellaneous metal for no one in particular:

Xenomorph (death): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usDHtMQ_J-Y
Aspid (thrash): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlitksyuOd8
Wo Fat (stoner/Electric Wizard-y): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzaIGyWvomk

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Ahzoh » 16 Jun 2014 07:57

Lambuzhao wrote:
Shemtov wrote:Epicness condensed into musical form:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYjuj3ggaKA
Have to say I enjoyed this medley of his:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvep1WaUmOM

I think you could take or leave his Imperial March.
I especially enjoyed around 2:38 when, after taking in Yoda's instructions, he proceeded to "shred" the Force.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 24 Jun 2014 03:08

6 years ago, my brother and his band at the time did this. The quality's rubbish, especially regarding vocals, but it was literally filmed in a garage [:P]
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Chagen » 28 Jun 2014 23:29

>Metal
>Music

Very funny, guys.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Ànradh » 07 Jul 2014 07:24

Chagen wrote:>Metal
>Music

Very funny, guys.
The joke has eluded me. O_o

In any case... This guy looks like he's having a lot of fun being superhuman.
Edit: Strangely, this guy seems to be having less fun being an outright god.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Chagen » 07 Jul 2014 15:02

Ànradh wrote:
Chagen wrote:>Metal
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Very funny, guys.
The joke has eluded me. O_o
Sorry, I was a fighting mood at the time after some insufferable metal fans (because, I'm sorry, but metalheads have the highest amount of insufferably obnoxious and pretentious people in music fandom) were trolling an EDM topic on another forum.
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