#1
Ever since Bathory - blood fire death (one of the first albums ever to put Acoustic Guitars in black metal) bands have been using more and more acoustic guitars in metal.

There are now legions of up and coming bands with Opeth and Agalloch like use of acoustic guitars in their metal music. There have also been total acoustic albums by Black metal bands, (Drudkh, Borknagar)

Some bands, notably Empyrium, have been metal crossovers to total acoustic music.

What is this obession with acoustic guitars in metal music, a Genre that began to be the heaviest music of the time, and what are your views on it.

I personally think that metal is less of what actual musical instruments, and more of a lyrical and "emotion in the music" style of playing. So i think entire metal bands with acoustic instruments will come up soon.
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#2
That would interesting to hear and Im not gonna shut the idea down, but do think it will be bands with Accoustic intervals or chords or both?
#3
YES! SOMEONE LIKES BORKNAGAR!

Well, I say metal is actually very artistic, not in the way it is depicted by everyone else though.

Anyone that says that acoustic is shitty or something along those lines, they have no say in music. They can go listen to A7X and cut themselves in a corner.

Metal is still the most brutal stuff out there, it just needs a song or two to express emotion.
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Anyone that says that acoustic is shitty or something along those lines, they have no say in music. They can go listen to A7X and cut themselves in a corner.

Metal is still the most brutal stuff out there, it just needs a song or two to express emotion.


ahem, half of City of Evil IS acoustic, there is a lot worse music out there

but acoustic in heavier styles is great
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#5
acoustic (especially with a reverb effect) is ****ing eerie, which can be very metal. opeth does a very good job with their soft songs in that sense.
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That would interesting to hear and Im not gonna shut the idea down, but do think it will be bands with Accoustic intervals or chords or both?


umm. Go listen to either opeth - Dileverence or Agalloch - Pale Folklore

please....

pretty please.
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#7
I think the acoustic parts on Satyricon's Dark Mediveal Times fits well with the songs, acoustic interludes and intros are great to enchance the "aura" of the music.
#8
I think the acoustic interludes in black metal are getting a little cliche.
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YES! SOMEONE LIKES BORKNAGAR!
lots of people do.

but anywho, i dont think this has anything to do with acoustic guitars making their way into metal. acoustic guitars are - as Dethklok have stated so many times - NOT METAL.
there's just a lot of bands who have felt the need to explore beyond the boundaries of metal. its fragments of other genres which have crept into metal, moreso than the instruments themselves. its getting harder and harder to be original nowadays, and its refreshing when bands explore new ideas to make their music more interesting.

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I think the acoustic interludes in black metal are getting a little cliche.

good point. we need more sitar interludes!
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good point. we need more sitar interludes!


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#12
Yeah i realy love the acoustics in dark medieval times i also love the acoustic work on dissections somberlain and storm of the ligths bane.

Acoustic belongs in metal.
#13
where's all the slide dobro acoustic blues in metal

anyways I love acoustics and clean guitar sounds, especially in metal
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Anyone that says that acoustic is shitty or something along those lines, they have no say in music. They can go listen to A7X and cut themselves in a corner.

Nice try, listen to Shattered By Broken Dreams.

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ahem, half of City of Evil IS acoustic, there is a lot worse music out there

but acoustic in heavier styles is great

I like this guy.

Acoustic and metal = <3
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Yeah such an underground band they are.

But yes, this is an interesting topic, as bands such as Agalloch, Opeth, and Woods of Ypres have influenced me massively in my writing. I've always thought that mixing quiet and heavy would be really cool, and those bands really do it well. Those bands are also really great examples to show people who think that metal is just a bunch of noise. I definitely think adding acoustic and quieter parts is on the rise.
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#20
Acoustic? Oh you means a grampa's guitars?

I've liked acoustic in heavier metal since listening to Opeth and Agalloch. They're the kind of bands I can listen to publicly without people looking at me strangely.
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umm. Go listen to either opeth - Dileverence or Agalloch - Pale Folklore



Lol. How bout just about anything by Opeth?

I honestly cant say there's a song without acoustics in it.

And oh yeah: the first to actually do this would be Mefisto. (sp?) Black metal with flamenco. \m/
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#23
Well Voice of the Souls by Death has a rhythm acoustic guitar and it a pretty ****in' good song!! And Opeth uses alot of acoustic and it sounds pretty good also.. So I can't really complain abouty acoustic guitars being used in metal songs because I think its pretty cool!
#24
Acoustic guitars are GAY.

Nah, I think it's a great idea. Though it isn't really a new concept, it does seem to be becoming more common now. I haven't heard all too much of it yet, but I like the idea.
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#25
"playing acoustic instruments is totally lame and not metal, but if we don't put that troll back to sleep we may never check our e-mail with high speed DSL again! " - Nathan Explosion

lol, na acoustic is great agalloch, opeth , borknagar ,are all great examples, woods of ypres also has amazing acoustic passages.
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#26
Dissection, anyone? Feathers Fell, Crimson Towers, Chaosophia, Black Dragon, Where Dead Angels Lie have some amazing acoustic guitar work.
I love the idea of acoustic guitars in metal, black metal especially.
#27
I love acoustics in metal.

Not only does Opeth master is, but Blind Guardian's acoustic tracks are amazing, Pelican's acousics are great, and many more bands I can't think of.

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