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Stranglehold 01-31-2013 06:11 AM

Visigoth - USPM
 
Given that this place has been a fucking swarming mass of banality lately, here's something that'll perk you up, provided you don't listen to shit music (which most of you do, unfortunately). For the 7 or so people who'll appreciate this, here's Visigoth.

http://visigoth.bandcamp.com/

Listen and worship.

Nietsche 01-31-2013 06:32 AM

Listening, not worshiping. Something about this band sounds too... modern and poppy to my ears. The production and instrumentation all sounds pretty competent but the music itself doesn't really do much for me.

Stranglehold 01-31-2013 07:13 AM

Pop-y? If you mean heavy metal choruses, then yes fair enough... No less metal than early Manowar or Dio.

Kämpfer 01-31-2013 08:04 AM

Yeah, I liked it

Pernell 01-31-2013 09:04 AM

Hmm, typically I stick to 80s heavy metal for this kind of thing, but I enjoyed the hell outta what I heard.

bastards 01-31-2013 02:11 PM

Seems to me this genre of metal never really got to be matured. Nice post o/

Nietsche 01-31-2013 03:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stranglehold
Pop-y? If you mean heavy metal choruses, then yes fair enough... No less metal than early Manowar or Dio.


I don't know, the overall sound just seems very slick and forgettable. I'll give it another spin later because I only listened to the first two tracks. But so far I don't see that this band stands out enough to get repeated listens.

crazysam23_Atax 01-31-2013 03:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nietsche
But so far I don't see that this band stands out enough to get repeated listens.

That's kind what I was thinking.

Personally, reminded me of Motorhead more than anything (with the palm-muted intro riff and all). Imho Motorhead is great in small doses, not so much in big doses.

Edit:
Although, I do have to thank TS for helping me find the band Soul Cycle by clicking on the "Power Metal" tag at the bottom of Visigoth's page*. :p:

*I would say Soul Cycle has a Power Metal influence, even though they're not traditional Power Metal.

Nietsche 01-31-2013 04:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazysam23_Atax
Personally, reminded me of Motorhead more than anything (with the palm-muted intro riff and all). Imho Motorhead is great in small doses, not so much in big doses.


Yeah and Stevie Wonder reminds me of Jag Panzer because Stevie and Harry Conklin both have tenor voices.

But really, this band doesn't have any more or less Motorhead influence than any other speed metal band you care to pick out of a hat. Probably less actually because the vocal style and the production is quite polished compared to bands which might be regarded as Head worship.

crazysam23_Atax 01-31-2013 04:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nietsche
But really, this band doesn't have any more or less Motorhead influence than any other speed metal band you care to pick out of a hat. Probably less actually because the vocal style and the production is quite polished compared to bands which might be regarded as Head worship.

Of course they don't. But that's what the intro reminded me of (more so for its simple and good execution than anything). Does it really matter? It was just an offhand comment. :shrug:

Kytokinesis 01-31-2013 04:53 PM

This is fuking awesome you guys are crazy

Born Headless 01-31-2013 05:30 PM

Agreed on all points Nietzsche. Sorry Strangles.

Haytham 01-31-2013 06:04 PM

The first two songs seem to lack in substance. The riffing's decent, but probably not anything you couldn't find in most decent USPM bands, and without the accompanying Euro-Power aesthetic. 'Seven Golden Ships' has some more interesting things going on, but ultimately they don't quite seem to take these anywhere far, and the generic chorus doesn't help matters. Some fairly good vocal work on that track, though. 'Call of the Road' just sounds like something I've heard before fairly frequently, and other 'retro' bands like Canada's Striker have probably done it better, even though I'm not a huge fan of theirs per se. Still, there's some stuff in there to build on, if they continue further.

Stranglehold 02-01-2013 11:20 AM

The only Motorhead comparison I can make out is that both bands have guitars and drums.

It's me and you versus the world on this one, Kytokinesis....

Kytokinesis 02-01-2013 06:11 PM

Keep waiting for some kind of pseudo-modern contrivance to jump out and (thankfully) there really aren't any. It succeeds at sounding modern without diverging from the classic heavy/power structure and feel. If the members of Holy Grail or White Wizzard heard this they'd all begin to weep and collapse into a furious circle-jerk.

Stranglehold 02-02-2013 11:48 AM

It's exactly like Argus... new production, pure heavy metal power.

Metal_Head1 02-02-2013 12:59 PM

Not bad! I'd say more like High Spirits than Argus though really, and i wasn't too keen on the third track , but I like the EP.
What's with the Motorhead comparison though?

Stranglehold 02-02-2013 01:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Metal_Head1
Not bad! I'd say more like High Spirits than Argus though really, and i wasn't too keen on the third track , but I like the EP.
What's with the Motorhead comparison though?



I have no fucking clue...

Kytokinesis 02-02-2013 01:39 PM

They made quite a change in style from their demo to Final Spell, which is OK because I prefer the more abundant power metal elements on Final Spell. I hope they come out with a full-length eventually.

NABEF9 01-02-2014 10:39 PM

Massive necro-bump here...

I've been listening to these guys for the past month or so (thank you Metal_Head1 for posting them in the free albums thread), and they are AWESOME. They've got their full EP, "Final Spell", available for free on Bandcamp.

It's 23 minutes of pure heavy/power metal goodness, with catchy riffs, soaring choruses, and overall great energy.

I just emailed them to find out what the status of their new album. I quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamison of Visigoth
We are working on a full-length album - I am actually about to head to the studio for some recording sessions right now :)
It will likely be released in mid-summer of this year.

Needless to say, I am stoked and will definitely be buying this album as soon as it's available. If you're reading this and you haven't listened to the EP yet, do yourself a favour and click the link above.


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