#2
I love it, I usually dont listen to metal if it doesnt have keyboards. I love to go for that epic sound, with strings, organs, a choir, etc.
#3
as long as it adds to the song I don't mind it

bands like COB do it tastefully where the guitars' lead lines follow the keyboard
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as long as it adds to the song I don't mind it

bands like COB do it tastefully where the guitars' lead lines follow the keyboard


Yeah the keyboardists in COB kick it
Also, ive seen keyboardists playing with Yngwie, and it also sounded pretty kickass
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#8
I like it in power, melodic death, folk, and black metal. One of my favorite things to hear is a nice harmonized keyboard/guitar lead melody or solo. I'm thinking now it would be cool to hear a speed metal band with keyboards.
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#10
keyboards in metal are really cool if used right. they add an epic sound.

i like 'em.
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#11
Hmmm, speed metal with keyboards? Could be interesting...or a total disaster. See, the thing is with keyboards I think there used best when they just add lots of atmosphere to the songs(I do like CoB though) For example, Emperor does this wonderfully in my opinion, you just have to get through the fuzz
-I also think Ihsahn's new album uses great keyboards(but not sure) I guess Dimmu uses some good orchestral keyboards but it's kinda become dumb and overdone. The Sins of thy Beloved duse keyboards well too if your into that kind of stuff
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Hmmm, speed metal with keyboards? Could be interesting...or a total disaster. See, the thing is with keyboards I think there used best when they just add lots of atmosphere to the songs(I do like CoB though) For example, Emperor does this wonderfully in my opinion, you just have to get through the fuzz
-I also think Ihsahn's new album uses great keyboards(but not sure) I guess Dimmu uses some good orchestral keyboards but it's kinda become dumb and overdone. The Sins of thy Beloved duse keyboards well too if your into that kind of stuff



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#13
if done tastefully i like it i also really like piano's in songs like Ihsahn did on The Adversary. I dont like keyboards like in CoB and dream theater......yes i said dream theater

in the end i think i like more without than with keyboards
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#16
Yeah, I like keyboards due to the fact of 7 years of Piano
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#17
No a big fan of keyboards. It's alright if it adds some atmosphere or if its not used that much. That can get annoying really really fast though.
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#18
I usually dislike Dragonforce-esque keyboard wankage, but it all really depends on the sub-genre. Sometimes they are used really well.
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#19
I like them when they are used to create atmosphere, but I hate COB and Nocturnus-style keyboard wankery, its annoying. I like them when they are used sparingly
#21
It was funny watching Vadim from Dragonforce do some keyboard solos. Simpsons theme FTW
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#22
It depends. Opeth sound more solid and textured with them, and I love most of my power metal bands to have them. I don't really like them with black metal though, I like black metal cold and harsh. "GRYM", if you will. Emperor is certainly an exception.
#23
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It depends. Opeth sound more solid and textured with them, and I love most of my power metal bands to have them. I don't really like them with black metal though, I like black metal cold and harsh. "GRYM", if you will. Emperor is certainly an exception.


Actaully most black metal uses a keyboard somewhere and some how, it is usually mixed real low, or I guess I shouldn't say usually, but you get my point
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#25
definately good, adds to the songs in my opinion, Children of Bodom for example, brilliant keyboard in that, Dragonforce as well
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definately good, adds to the songs in my opinion, Children of Bodom for example, brilliant keyboard in that, Dragonforce as well




I'm sorry, that's just funny because another post said they like the atmosphere the keyboards have, not like CoB and DF

Either way, I like some board wank in some songs, but mostly I like the way it adds to the music and not like OMG TIME TO WANK!!! TINGALINGALING TONG WONTING TONG!!!
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#27
^LOL Cody, yeah from what I've heard of keyboards in Metal I would say more often than not they are good.

I think if you notice the keyboardist before the other instruments (not including solos/interludes etc) then it is probably too much, that goes double for the "Looney Tunes" type keyboard sound and half for the dark, textured ambient keyboard lines.
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#28
I only really like keyboards in metal songs if they accent the guitars like in the Emperor album In The Nightside Eclipse.
#29
I like it a lot in Black Metal like Borknagar or Emperor and in others if it works.
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#30
i like keyboards in metal as long as the band knows how to do it well
#31
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I like it a lot in Black Metal like Borknagar or Emperor and in others if it works.


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#32
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#33
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Godd taste you rock

thank you

Also Dream Theater has great keyboards
and I like the keyboards on Ghost Reveries
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