#1
I am a big fan of bands such as Falconer, and although a lot of power metal is played quite fast and has an epic feel because of the use of orchestral instruments, this band just sounds Medieval (like what I associate with Minstrels ) without always tremolo picking the chords and double bass drummer of the majority of power metal.

Can anyone tell me how they achieve this sound? Are they using a certain set of scales or chord progressions? Is it just Mattias' voice + the acoustic and tambourine type instruments that give it this sound? It doesn't sound like Harmonic Minor to me which is what most people say when talking about sounding medieval...

I'd really like to write music in this style, so any help as to how to achieve the sound is appreciated.

Examples of what I'm talking about...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsTnbD0QxJY&feature=channel_page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAFp4x6kkw0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ayypMO4vJ4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffdkny9__KY&feature=related

#2
I'm not a music expert
But I definitely feel the medieval style you're talking about
And I think a majority of it is his voice
Maybe his singing style, maybe his melodies, or maybe a combination of both

But I must say, before your post I had never heard of this band
Thank GOD I saw this
The songs you put are all frigging awesome
#3
Quote by jamisonsalamand
I'm not a music expert
But I definitely feel the medieval style you're talking about
And I think a majority of it is his voice
Maybe his singing style, maybe his melodies, or maybe a combination of both

But I must say, before your post I had never heard of this band
Thank GOD I saw this
The songs you put are all frigging awesome


I agree. I'd never heard of them before, either, but I'm very pleased with what I just heard.

Thanks

And I think the melody has a lot to do with the "medieval sound." I guess just play around with settings until you find the right tone, and are there any tabs for their songs? That could tell you what scales they use, provided the tabs are good.
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#4
^ There are a few tabs on UG, and they seem pretty solid.

Glad I've introduced you guys to them.

I figured it had to do with the vocal style/melody. I suppose if I lift the melody by ear onto guitar, I can figure out a bit more whats going on...