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#1
Hey !!
Im a metal fan, and i wanted to listen to more blues, the usual stuff is fun, but are there any blues band that are heavy?
#4
Clutch is a very heavy 'jam' band, definitely bluesy.
Also, some stoner or southern influenced bands. Try the latest Church of Misery record, it's doom with blues influence.
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#9
Clutch is the best example of Blues metal

but Grady is also quite good, Orange Goblin has some very bluesy songs (thanks goolz)
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#10
Gov't Mule has some heavy songs that still have a major blues influence. Then of course there's bands like Zeppelin and Deep Purple which really need no explanation.
#11
I heard that yer man Yngwie Malmsteen has a great blues track, it's wonderfully entitled "Blue". It's an imaginative piece by a brilliant original guitar player.
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I heard that yer man Yngwie Malmsteen has a great blues track, it's wonderfully entitled "Blue". It's an imaginative piece by a brilliant original guitar player.




#13
I've heard of this song, if I remember correctly it sounds like pentatonic diarrhea
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#14
Pentatonic Diarrhoea, on speed.


The closest feeling to the blues Malmsteen has ever had, was that one time in the 90s when he ran out of donuts
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Pentatonic Diarrhoea, on speed.


The closest feeling to the blues Malmsteen has ever had, was that one time in the 90s when he ran out of donuts


Not sure whether to laugh along with ya or flame ya

on the real though, I was analyzing some specific blues-based Yngwie licks (just for kicks), and I must say, he IS a darned good blues player. and it's a shame really, 'cos he simply plays so much that some of the more nuanced and really soulful musical ideas that he has, get lost in a torrent of that proverbial focken fury. if anyone has his REH instructional videos from the late 80's, check out the part where he discusses his "blues soloing"

now onto the thread:

TS: you may not know this, but about every heavy metal act starting from Sabbath, thru to the glam metal of the 80s borrowed 85% of their soloing concepts from blues based ideas. so really the idea of your thread is completely redundant.

and if you're looking specifically for a band that plays blues out stacks of Randall amps, using Jackson and ESP guitars - well, I'll stop right there before I attack your falling IQ (for more reasons than I could be bothered to explain).

if you want to listen to some harder edged blues, I'd recommend Joe Bonamassa. He gets pretty heavy for a blues player (at least in some songs anyway).
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Not sure whether to laugh along with ya or flame ya

on the real though, I was analyzing some specific blues-based Yngwie licks (just for kicks), and I must say, he IS a darned good blues player. and it's a shame really, 'cos he simply plays so much that some of the more nuanced and really soulful musical ideas that he has, get lost in a torrent of that proverbial focken fury. if anyone has his REH instructional videos from the late 80's, check out the part where he discusses his "blues soloing"

now onto the thread:

TS: you may not know this, but about every heavy metal act starting from Sabbath, thru to the glam metal of the 80s borrowed 85% of their soloing concepts from blues based ideas. so really the idea of your thread is completely redundant.

and if you're looking specifically for a band that plays blues out stacks of Randall amps, using Jackson and ESP guitars - well, I'll stop right there before I attack your falling IQ (for more reasons than I could be bothered to explain).

if you want to listen to some harder edged blues, I'd recommend Joe Bonamassa. He gets pretty heavy for a blues player (at least in some songs anyway).


only problem is there is more to the blues than just the blues scale. you also gotta have a blues form, dominants as the tonic chord, shuffles etc.

i dunno if there is a 'blues-metal' band. try scott henderson, his blues albums are kind of heavy
#18
gary moore is the first that comes to my mind.
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#19
I agree with Tompa and Carswell, I'd say 'Clutch' fit this cross-genre closest but think about it, they are genres that don't naturally meet. They are worlds apart. You'll have to look into rock music as that is the nearest common ground between blues and metal, but it doesn't do either metal or blues any favours (and that's coming from a very big rock fan). Mentioning metal and blues in the same sentence makes me shudder.

Saying metal-blues reminds me of the Mighty Boosh glam-folk scene:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHHHWzImk04
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Quote by Axegrinder#9
Not sure whether to laugh along with ya or flame ya

on the real though, I was analyzing some specific blues-based Yngwie licks (just for kicks), and I must say, he IS a darned good blues player. and it's a shame really, 'cos he simply plays so much that some of the more nuanced and really soulful musical ideas that he has, get lost in a torrent of that proverbial focken fury. if anyone has his REH instructional videos from the late 80's, check out the part where he discusses his "blues soloing"


Oh come. You're being ridiculous. The man does not know how to play the blues. I'm sorry, but he just doesn't understand the basics of the music, and fails completely. The man can play fast as hell, and do arpeggios like few. But, the blues? Nope.



now onto the thread:

TS: you may not know this, but about every heavy metal act starting from Sabbath, thru to the glam metal of the 80s borrowed 85% of their soloing concepts from blues based ideas. so really the idea of your thread is completely redundant.

and if you're looking specifically for a band that plays blues out stacks of Randall amps, using Jackson and ESP guitars - well, I'll stop right there before I attack your falling IQ (for more reasons than I could be bothered to explain).

if you want to listen to some harder edged blues, I'd recommend Joe Bonamassa. He gets pretty heavy for a blues player (at least in some songs anyway).



Yeah, Black Sabbath used to be a blues band, before they were a metal band.
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Oh come. You're being ridiculous. The man does not know how to play the blues. I'm sorry, but he just doesn't understand the basics of the music, and fails completely. The man can play fast as hell, and do arpeggios like few. But, the blues? Nope.




I didn't feel like yelling at axegrinder, but that said what I would have
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^ NOW lookee here! I'm still being insistent. I agree no doubt that he misses the point behind playing the blues when he is - BUT he's busted out that one lick which let's you know, that the Yngmeister knows a thing or two about playing the blues.


I'm still gonna have to disagree. (And yes, I've listened to Blue, and those 80s lessons you mentioned) He just doesn't understand that playing the blues is more than the blues scale. It's about a certain feel, phrasing, timing, dynamics, building up a solo, etc.
What he does, just. Doesn't fit into the concept of blues playing. Sorry.

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I didn't feel like yelling at axegrinder, but that said what I would have




Not yelling at him though.... Yet.
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#27
Blue Cheer (even though they technically predate "Metal") were the first thing I thought of. Listen to "Parchment Farm" or "The Hunter".
#28
Blue Cheer is pretty awesome, don't think I'd call them metal, but they definitely were close, like Cream
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Quote by JilaX^
He just doesn't understand that playing the blues is more than the blues scale. It's about a certain feel, phrasing, timing, dynamics, building up a solo, etc.


and you think Yngwie doesn't understand these things

I'm not going to argue in favor of Yngwie quintessential blues guitarist, but I will say this - I think you should listen harder. Credit should be given where it is due.

For sure he does miss the point behind what it means to REALLY play the blues, but it's not like he's trying to REALLY play the blues anyway y'know? Just saying that when he does throw those blues licks in bub, he does it right - within the context of HIS music.

PS: and just for clarification, in my original post regarding this, my language might have implied that I was putting Yngwie as an example of some blues-rock virtuoso. That is definitely not the idea that I was putting forward - simply that he does a very good job of incorporating the blues within the musical idiom that he works in.
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#30
Even tho im not a huge fan: Pantera.

Dimebag was a huge blues fan.
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#31
Been said already, but Clutch are as close as it gets.
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#32
maybe Blues Saraceno, although i havent listened extensively to him, he seems to incorparate metal ideas into the blues form.
#33
down mix southern rock with sludge, so there's quite a bit of bluesy guitarwork going on. i'd recommend the album 'nola.'

most stoner doom is fairly bluesy...check out these songs:
funeralopolis - electric wizard
saturnine - electric wizard
goin south - pod people
back to reality - pod people

also check out some bands like acid witch, sleep, etc. some traditional doom bands might be what you're looking for too. try saint vitus.
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#34
slash is pretty blusey but not quite metal
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#35
ive yet to hear any metal bands use blues form so i doubt there is much out there

if you want to listen to blues, listen to blues -.- gimmicks and tricks like distortion and pedals and all that junk dont make music heavy
#36
and if you listened to my examples you would see that they don't use distortion to make the music heavy.
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and if you listened to my examples you would see that they don't use distortion to make the music heavy.


and if you read my post you would see that it was in no way, shape or form directed at you
#39
i just disagreed with your comment on 'gimmicks and tricks.' what tone a guitarist uses is up to them. i never thought you had directed it at me.
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#40
all im saying is these cats think that tuning your guitar to bass frequency and using distortion to cover avoid notes and make everything muddy = heavy, when it doesnt, it just = shit.

"and if you listened to my examples you would see that they don't use distortion to make the music heavy."

yeah you directed it at me, because i was the only one talking about distortion. and you phrased your sentence in the same way i did mine. dont try to hide that you got rubbed the wrong way when i made a blanket comment
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