#1
This is the kind of future of metal I can really dig -- guitar-intensive songs using the classical style of narrative composition, but with the pure balls of metal:

* Metallica - Orion
* Burzum - My Journey to the Stars
* Metallica - Call of Ktulu
* Asphyx - Depths of Eternity
* Dismember - Override of the Overtures
* Atheist - An Incarnation's Dream
* Therion - The Way
* Hellhammer - Triumph of Death
* Enslaved - Norvegr
* Rigor Mortis - Six Feet Under

http://www.anus.com/metal/about/metal/assimilation/

I wish more bands made material like this.
#7
The intro to Good Mourning/Black Friday by Megadeth is very classical-ish.
#10
Haggard! they're very good, although I wouldn't say they're very "balls to the wall"
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#11
Brocas Helm - Dark Rider
Coroner - When Angels Die
Spectral Incursion - Beneath Your Lives

The holy trinity of neo-classical traditional/speed/thrash riffage.
#13
I don't know what you mean by classical (very vague)

But you can check out Necrophagist. They are technical death metal, and they are neoclassical. Pretty cool stuff and fast.

As far as guitar intensive, I would say technical death metal all the way. Some bands have really long and fluid "solos" and overall the guitarists are shredding extremely complex riffs.

Black metal is also guitar intensive, but most of it is pretty easy to play in my opinion. I basically learned guitar by learning Burzum tabs. "My journey to the stars" is really good for beginners.
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#15
I really don't know s**t about classical composition, but Spawn of Possession has lots of parts in their songs that seem really classical-influenced.

Malmsteen is definitly a more obvious classical-influenced choice, but I think you're kind of getting at the fact there's a difference between metal+classical composition and simply rock music using classical sounds.
#16
I'd say that neoclassical shred is an obvious influence from classical, but stuff like Conservationalist said is less clear and throws in little hints of classical music, such as the harmonization, melodies, or even passages.

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#17
Wth Dragonforce ain't there. Those guys are awesome. At least Metallica is included. (Thank God..)
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I really don't know s**t about classical composition, but Spawn of Possession has lots of parts in their songs that seem really classical-influenced.

Malmsteen is definitly a more obvious classical-influenced choice, but I think you're kind of getting at the fact there's a difference between metal+classical composition and simply rock music using classical sounds.


Just about to post this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8i98kGAaEw
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#21
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I'd say that neoclassical shred is an obvious influence from classical, but stuff like Conservationalist said is less clear and throws in little hints of classical music, such as the harmonization, melodies, or even passages.

/two = cents



Fair enough. Malmsteen is always the obvious choice, but certainly not as 'metal' as others..

I'm not sure about bands that are 'subtle' with their classical influences, but all Power Metal bands generally have some element of classical composition in one way or another.

Stratovarius
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPZ47_qMqYA

Warmen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XlNbQv_Rg4

Nightwish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6RuDVwXNLM

I could go on, but you get the idea...
#22
Stratosphere is a killer song, like it better than a lot of malmsteen's shred.

But anyways, the kind of metal with little subtle bits of classical thrown in, is the kind that makes every 2 second classical lick an orgasm.
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#25
At Vance. I've almost never seen this band mentioned. One of power metal's finest. Their classical rearrangements are executed very well.

Edit: Beethoven's 5th, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6hxvqsVz0I
I don't think I've heard any other band cover it so well.
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#26
that cover is awesome
but uh

in that more obscure sense our negro Conv. here talks about I'd like to throw in The Red In The Sky Is Ours and say... A Velvet Creation
#28
Singery - Passage to the Reaper

Couldn't find the ACTUAL song but this is it. It's an actual piece from...vivaldi i think.

EDIT: You can find the song by sinergy somewhere i got mine from limewire
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#29
Why hasn't anybody mentioned the entire albums Something Wild and Hatebreeder by Children of Bodom, but they've mentioned Sinergy and Warmen?
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#30
Guilty Gear!!! Nobody ever mentions this game, yes it's a video game, but it has some of the most kick ass guitar music evar!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9LtKHiVRCw
Proof.
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#31
IF you wanna get technical it would have to be sabbath or the 'first metal band' as they were the closest to the classical era.

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#32
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Why hasn't anybody mentioned the entire albums Something Wild and Hatebreeder by Children of Bodom, but they've mentioned Sinergy and Warmen?


Uhmm..The thread is called "The closest to classical metal ever got" Sinergy does a COVER of a vivaldi song..I'd say that's pretty damn close to classical no? Also putting in sinergy should show a blatent message that it's including COB...Alexi plays in both...and he's pretty much the spotlight for making the songs sound "classical"
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