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VampireGoldfish
Suddenly...
Join date: Feb 2007
3,618 IQ
#81
Angel of the Glory turns me into a smiling piece of shit. Italy had a very small handful of obscure Heavy Metal greats before Bulldozer showed up to raise some hell. Most of them are interest of antiquity more so then legendary, but that Fire demo utterly fantastic and its greatness comes from nothing more then hitting the right notes at the right time.
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
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Civilization is unnatural

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VampireGoldfish
Suddenly...
Join date: Feb 2007
3,618 IQ
#82
And Keppers, in the end any man with ears worth their salt would have to agree with you that Angel of the Glory has an intro that feels quite detached from the rest of the song. There is no arguing that. But where I'm coming from, those hammer-ons and that driving pace simply gives extra umph and power to the chords and soaring vocals that follow. It's reminiscent of Ares Kingdom - Firestorm Redemption, albeit a much more amateurish execution musically.

Regardless, absolutely none of this stuff is going through my head when I'm in the headbanging heaven that this angel of glory lifts me toward. Phenomenal fucking song. And where once one may find its production to be rough, lo-fi and full of the scent of rehearsals; Now this glorious analog production becomes atmospheric and lends itself to the age of the demo. This production is 100% Metal Atmosphere!
A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
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Steel Winged Warrior
Join date: Apr 2008
2,722 IQ
#83
I think Messiah are fine. A solid 75/100, laid back power metal release. I've already given my opinion of Too Late a million times, I think I'll spare you guys now

Fire were really damn good, I don't think I've heard that demo before. The rest are obviously known to me. Saracen in particular are one of my favorite bands to listen to when in a rut. Such relaxing, quality, feel-good metal. I'm pretty sure I made a thread for them some years back.

Baron Steele's demo is a legendary one in the USPM scene. God I ****ing love that approach to metal.

While we're sharing Italian releases, I'll drop a few of my favorite bands from the scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc6mqkeukDw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkDKU1Es6L0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO7MFIjTc6w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unnr5_01rEo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi2qFUm3Kkk
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Kepulix
The Witchfinder
Join date: May 2006
1,413 IQ
#84
Quote by VampireGoldfish
And Keppers, in the end any man with ears worth their salt would have to agree with you that Angel of the Glory has an intro that feels quite detached from the rest of the song. There is no arguing that. But where I'm coming from, those hammer-ons and that driving pace simply gives extra umph and power to the chords and soaring vocals that follow. It's reminiscent of Ares Kingdom - Firestorm Redemption, albeit a much more amateurish execution musically.

Regardless, absolutely none of this stuff is going through my head when I'm in the headbanging heaven that this angel of glory lifts me toward. Phenomenal fucking song. And where once one may find its production to be rough, lo-fi and full of the scent of rehearsals; Now this glorious analog production becomes atmospheric and lends itself to the age of the demo. This production is 100% Metal Atmosphere!
What I was trying to say is exactly that. It's played without pretension and the result is something beautiful. And when it comes to the stench of a garage in the sound, that just augments it all. This is why I actually prefer the 1979 demo version of Angel Witch's White Witch to the album version. (I would've linked it here, but there's only a terrible sped-up version found on youtube.)
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I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

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Steel Winged Warrior
Join date: Apr 2008
2,722 IQ
#90
Quote by Helloween4Ever
Here's some funGerman Heavy/Speed Metal, just spun the album for the first time tonight and I really dig it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkfXi6fKqUw

Never heard of these guys, but god damn the Germans do it right. This song has a certain charm about it, love this type of music man.

That Not Fragile song was really killer as well. Nothing groundbreaking here, but enjoyable. The vocalist got on my nerves a little bit. I definitely don't mind my raspy vocals, but they were just off here in my opinion.

Dark Wizard are nothing new to me. Their EP and debut are must haves. As awful as that EP's art is, it's exceptional to say the least.

My last post in here literally had 5 bands, so I should probably slow down a bit. I feel awkward not constantly contributing to this thread so here's a little something:

Realm. A frantic, brilliant mix of power and thrash. Obscenely good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODlqRnDDs18
fradd
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2010
392 IQ
#91
Quote by \Powerslave/

Dark Wizard are nothing new to me. Their EP and debut are must haves. As awful as that EP's art is, it's exceptional to say the least.



I think the awful art makes it even better.
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Steel Winged Warrior
Join date: Apr 2008
2,722 IQ
#92
I promised I wouldn't let this thread die, yet here it is on the second page. I've been quite busy having started a full time job, but I'll keep up with this as I promised hopefully.

Today, I bring Enforcer.

No, not the Swedish revival band.

Enforcer. Pure. American. Metal.

Enforcer is a band that I personally really enjoy. They only released two demos that were reissued in a compilation in 2009. They play a furious, heavy mix of Power Metal, Doom Metal, and Traditional Metal (AKA Epic Metal). They are Tyrant-Lite. Imagine if Too Late to Pray was an 85/100 album rather than a 100/100 album. You'd get the Enforcer compilation. High quality metal and very few bands sound like Tyrant. This is one of them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eY3qpEst1o
ron666
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2010
226 IQ
#95
What about The Tygers of Pan Tang?

ron666
MetallichaoS
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#96
I don't know if these guys are forgotten, but Mercyful Fate and King Diamond > all else.
Black/Death.
The Wildchild
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Join date: Aug 2007
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#97
Backed 100%
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Steel Winged Warrior
Join date: Apr 2008
2,722 IQ
#98
I refuse to let this thread die. These kind of bands are the reason I still listen to metal.

This is my lifeblood.

Today, I bring a legend. This demo is highly raved about in the die-hard USPM community. Max. Fukking. Planck. Epic/Power metal with heavy punk music, very similar to The Beast's Power Metal EP that I have linked on here. Very fun and enjoyable stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1IjiKw8jrw

I have to add, that the entire demo is very raw, and garage-y. However, it is truly the epitome of a hidden gem. It's quite unique and stands on its own. I consider a must listen demo as far as the obscure ones go.
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The Virtuoso
L'Étranger
Join date: May 2005
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#99
^I will definitely listen to this! Why would they name their band after Planck!?!
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