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Re: Metal Thread

Post by cedh » 24 Aug 2018 11:48

sangi39 wrote: Linguifex's band's EP is gooood. How the Gods Punish reminded me almost of Auðn, so I nice atmospheric intro, kicking into something more akin to, what is that, technical/progressive death metal? Really like the lyrics too, and the vocal style, and throwing in the clean vocals every so often was a nice addition.
I want to listen to it too!

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by alynnidalar » 24 Aug 2018 15:55

Same. [:D]

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Xonen » 24 Aug 2018 21:01

sangi39 wrote:
22 Aug 2018 18:33
Linguifex's band's EP is gooood. How the Gods Punish reminded me almost of Auðn, so I nice atmospheric intro, kicking into something more akin to, what is that, technical/progressive death metal? Really like the lyrics too, and the vocal style, and throwing in the clean vocals every so often was a nice addition.
Finally managed to give a good listen to it myself, and yeah, I more or less agree with this assessment. Wasn't initially a huge fan of those clean vocals myself, to be completely honest, but listening to it again with the volume turned up a bit, I'm beginning to think it's a mixing problem. At the point where there's enough high end for the higher vocals to sound good, the drums and bass start clipping audibly. [:S] (Of course, I could tweak my computer's audio settings to get around this, but ideally, I shouldn't have to.) But yeah, the somewhat muddy mix is really my only complaint - and I know from experience that mixing can be a huge PitA. There's a reason it takes years of study to become a professional audio engineer (and even then, I guess what sounds good is ultimately a matter of taste).

In any case, the music itself is, indeed, very good. Nice, creative songwriting, and driven by a guitarist who, especially, seems to know what they're doing. Two horns up.

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Shemtov » 07 Sep 2018 23:23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP-Z9GqJFyM

I actually found this band, and this song in particular because for my Writing Intensive course, I'm taking Russian Lit (I adore Dostoevsky, plus I'm 3/4 Ukrainian Jewish, so I'm naturally interested in a culture that influenced my own), and the first piece of writing was The Lay of the Host of Igor, and the professor wants to show modern influences, especially on Western Europe/America, and so showed Polovtsian Dances from Borodin's Prince Igor, and then Stranger in Paradise from Kismet, and I was entranced, and I wikied Polovtsian Dances and found that this metal song's chorus is from the same section as Stranger in Paradise.
I just find it amazing that a historical event from 1185 could lead to a metal song 825 years later.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 12 Sep 2018 00:40

Shemtov wrote:
07 Sep 2018 23:23
I just find it amazing that a historical event from 1185 could lead to a metal song 825 years later.
It happens from time to time. The Faroese folk metal band Týr, for example, has a song called Tróndur í Gøtu that is about a Faroese Viking born in 945AD (IIRC, several of their songs are just metal covers of Faroese and Danish folk songs, many dating back to or referencing events that are several centuries old). Similarly, Skálmöld's first album, Börn Loka, as well as a number of their songs in general, tie back to Icelandic history and the Eddas. The often covered Herr Mannelig is a Swedish ballad that was first published in 1877.

Saying that, this might be a feature of folk metal in general, tying songs to historical events (as well as the more prominent references to mythology and pre-Christian culture in general), or covering older songs or instrumentals.

Although let's not forget cello quartet Apocalyptica's cover of Grieg's 1875 Hall of the Mountain King
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by alynnidalar » 26 Sep 2018 16:25

sangi39 wrote:
12 Sep 2018 00:40
Although let's not forget cello quartet Apocalyptica's cover of Grieg's 1875 Hall of the Mountain King
Definitely not forget that one!

I think this is all a big part of why I like folk metal so much. I like history and I like folk music--I think a culture's folk music tells you a lot about that culture and makes a connection with the past--and I love metal, so bringing it all together results in something I really enjoy. Plus, so much of music throughout history revolves around remixing and retelling pieces that were written (and remixed, and retold, and reorchestrated) previously. This is just furthering that tradition in a new genre of music.

Also, I just love the sound of "non-traditional" instruments (for metal, anyway) being mixed with metal. Like, throw a hurdygurdy in your metal band and I'm yours for life.

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Ahzoh » 26 Sep 2018 21:36

I found these songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mafj0f00VE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbaUu-O ... swCSgpSz0r

As regards folk metal, you may like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEPjB3aD5TI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdYLK78nInA
Who can recommend me some good power metal with themes of villainy and evil?
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 27 Sep 2018 00:16

Ahzoh wrote:
26 Sep 2018 21:36
I found these songs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mafj0f00VE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbaUu-O ... swCSgpSz0r

As regards folk metal, you may like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEPjB3aD5TI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdYLK78nInA
Who can recommend me some good power metal with themes of villainy and evil?
I used to really like Trivium, especially their first two albums, but I was heavily into screamed vocals at the time, so the use of predominantly clean vocals in their third album really put me off and I've never gone back to them. I'm not sure if it's a sort of "nostalgia" thing or what, but I just haven't been able to enjoy them since 2006.

Skálmöld, though, is pretty much one of my favourite bands, and I'm hugely looking forward to their new album, Sorgir, in 16 days (yes, I'm counting). I ordered it the day they announced it was coming out [:P]

I have Moonsorrow's albums as well, but they rarely make it to my iPod, so they turn up in passing. They're good though, I enjoy them when they turn up. My iPod only holds 8GB, but I have 94GB of music, so a lot of what I listen to daily is stuff I really really like or stuff that's new (recently that's been a lot of Elyose, Ignea, Once Human, Alien Weaponry, Auðn, ReVamp, and Cellar Darling, on top of the usual Skálmöld, Týr, Dimmu Borgir, Belphegor, ArchEnemy, Lacuna Coil, Lamb of God, Turisas, etc.)
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Ahzoh » 27 Sep 2018 00:24

I’m the opposite, I generally disprefer harsh vocals and gravitate towards the cleans ones. Which is why I tend to like Halestorm, Celldweller, and Blue Stahli.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Reyzadren » 28 Sep 2018 00:57

+1 harsh vocals and Trivium

But yeah, I do prefer their older stuff, such as those from the Ascendancy era etc
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 09 Oct 2018 00:02

Skálmöld's new album should be playing here, 4 days ahead of its release, on one of Iceland's radio stations, within the next five minutes. I've only just stumbled across the news, so I'll be there listening [:D]

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Linguifex » 15 May 2019 04:14

My band is planning on recording an album soon.
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