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#1
Inverted commas because I know how much of a pain in the arse this word is.


What do you reckon are some properly unique bands? This isn't a rec thread, I'm just interested to see who people reckon are groundbreaking for whatever reason, in whatever bit of metal.
#2
Gorguts
Cryptopsy
Portal
Enslaved
Atheist
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#3
Obviously I have to whore out Cynic again.
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#4
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#5
Wasnt there a thread like this a few months ago Webb?

Anyways, I suppose In The Woods.... and Voivod are pretty much unique in the true sense of the word.
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#6
I guess I'll second the In the Woods... rec Strangle; can't ***** them out enough, eh?
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#7
yeh, I only first head In The Woods a few days ago but they're definitely very unique.

also, I think Agalloch deserves a spot here too.
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#9
Cynic comes to mind... Opeth a liiiiitle tiny bit?
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#11
Hahaha thats a fact..... dont know what it is about them, but just an incredible band.
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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#13
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Immolation

One of the few bands who could sound unique without sounding like a travelling gypsy circus
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#14
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Wasnt there a thread like this a few months ago Webb?
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Haha, I probably started that one too. 19 and no memory. I'll have trouble remembering where I live in a couple of years.
#15
Unfortunately so many 'unique' bands are totally uninteresting.

I wish I could figure out why.
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#16
This may be my ignorance speaking but... Strapping Young Lad anyone?
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#18
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Unfortunately so many 'unique' bands are totally uninteresting.

I wish I could figure out why.



Sacrificing songwriting ability for being 'WAY-OH wacky!!' perhaps?
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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#19
like Sikth ?

Timeghoul is pretty damn unique. Though some of their riffs are kinda standard death metal sounding they have a pretty weird and original vibe to them.
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#20
Has to be the worst name ever, Timeghoul someone recommended them before, not too bad from what I remember.....
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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#21
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Sacrificing songwriting ability for being 'WAY-OH wacky!!' perhaps?



I was thinking more along the lines of bands that just happened to write stuff that broke ground rather 'look how different we are lol'. The way Suffocation basically started brutal death and so on.
#22
Oh right!

Then Mercyful Fate definitely deserve a mention.
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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#23
Why have I not mentioned Amorphis. They are pretty unique, adapted, changed, and evolved. Every album they've put out has it's own feel, all of them are mesmorizing.
#24
Portal is seemingly fellated a lot nowadays - they certainly have a unique aspect, but I wouldn't say ground-breaking. Also a tad overrated.

Agalloch is constantly pushing out metal boundaries, as is Mirrorthrone. Nazgul get mentioned as well for the sake of being a totally unpredictable MIDI whore-band.
#25
Mael Mórdha and Primordial are the only two metal bands I can think of right now that use the Irish native language in any of their songs.

So I'll go with that, because I'll just list another 30 bands otherwise.
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#27
Mortifera/Peste Noire/Alcest/whatever bands Neige has been in.

Neige himself is fairly unique, same with Noktu I guess...I really have no idea who the fuck did vocals on Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera.
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Mortifera/Peste Noire/Alcest/whatever bands Neige has been in.

Neige himself is fairly unique, same with Noktu I guess...I really have no idea who the fuck did vocals on Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera.


Famine does all the writing for PN but your right. Their last couple of releases have been really unique, with the random french tavern songs and such.
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...Omnitron are pretty unique


Didn't think anyone knew them here. Definitely unusual stuff; sort of a progressive/alternative thrash, but from Sweden in the relatively early year of 1990. A bit too early and isolated to be a mere Mr. Bungle clone. I love them. To add a few more...

Anacrusis
Confessor
Watchtower
#32
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Didn't think anyone knew them here. Definitely unusual stuff; sort of a progressive/alternative thrash, but from Sweden in the relatively early year of 1990. A bit too early and isolated to be a mere Mr. Bungle clone. I love them. To add a few more...

Anacrusis
Confessor
Watchtower


I like you, all three of those bands own face man
#33
Cambyses seems to be the newest forum member with the most knowledge surrounding metal bands. Nice.


However, Lifelover are fairly unique.
#34
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Mael Mórdha and Primordial are the only two metal bands I can think of right now that use the Irish native language in any of their songs.

So I'll go with that, because I'll just list another 30 bands otherwise.



Good to see you back around these parts lad and agreed on both points!
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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#35
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Good to see you back around these parts lad and agreed on both points!

Ha cheers, don't think many people noticed.
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Didn't think anyone knew them here. Definitely unusual stuff; sort of a progressive/alternative thrash, but from Sweden in the relatively early year of 1990. A bit too early and isolated to be a mere Mr. Bungle clone. I love them. To add a few more...

Anacrusis
Confessor
Watchtower


Anacrusis I've heard of and know they're awesome but I just listened to that Confessor track and was literally blown away by exactly how fucking GOOD that is! I have immediately been out and downloaded it.

Listening to the Watchtower track as we speak/type.

Edit: Yep, going to have to download that as well.
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#39
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#40
alchemist have the most unique sound i've heard without trying to do bizarre stuff. really unique though, and awesome.
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