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#1
I thought I might as well make a thread on this amazing folk/power metal band. Am I the only one who wasn't dissapointed by the Scythe?

Anyways, talk about EK, argue about EK.

It's All Elvenking.

edit: myspace

http://www.myspace.com/elvenking
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Quote by eggsandham2
cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
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#2
thats an extremely nerdy band name, even by power metal standards.

edit: then again, im sure theres a band from norway called "extreme ultimate final battle of the orcs of krakra-dun and the elves of t'liltilalalala"
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#3
Well, I think it's fine, seeing as the band is one of the best things to come out in the past 8-10 years.
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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#4
ill probably check them out later

edit: ok well, im listening to "infection" now, and this is some pretty f**kin cool shizzle right here yo
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#5
Yes, Damnagoras's vocals are astounding, he can do a fairly decent growl, he can scream, and he has amazing clean vocals. Thogh, the Scythe is nothing like their earlier stuff, which is more akin to Rhapsody, Kamelot, and early Sonata Arctica.
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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#6
I used to listen to them a lot. Not so much anymore, since I'd downloaded most of their stuff and it got deleted when my hard drive was wiped by the guy who was supposed to fix it.
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#7
That blows, I would be teaching them a lesson to not erase my metulz.

Elvenking is probably my favorite power metal band, followed closely by Kamelot and Epica.
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#8
This is some pretty good stuff.
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#9
I've got The Winter Wake and The Scythe, and am a big fan. I love Swallowtail! Good to see them with their own thread.


EDITed to improve spellings.
#10
I'm sure there's a thread for them... Rats Are Following is my favorite of their songs.
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#11
Heathenreel is their best album for me. And I love the song Pathfinders off Wyrd.
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#12
Wyrd has always been my favorite. A Poem For the Firmament, Moonchariot, A Fiery Stride, The silk Dilemma. All masterpieces.
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#13
They tend to be reviewed very harshly for some reason...
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#14
Because their newer stuff is like less folky and more deathy...

I still liked it
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#15
No. ALL their albums except Heathenreel have gotten bad reviews on metal-archives.

I think Wyrd got fifty-something out of a hundred, and The Scythe got thirty-something.

I thought the Scythe was a bit boring, but Wyrd was very good, so I don't understand the low rating.
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#16
It's because they're Italian...
Damn racists...
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#17


Well, anyways, I don't understand the bad reviews. The Scythe I thought was good, but yes boring at times, but Wyrd should've been given a MUCH higher rating, Heathenreel deserves a high rating.
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#18
A Fiery Stride is like the folk/power-metal anthem. Devil's Carriage has a bit more modern guitar tone, but still amazing "hero" metal singing.
#19
You want unique, this band is all about it. The multi layering for Seasonspeech is amazing! i love there abstract instramentals aswell. Most deff one of my fav bands.

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#20
I absolutely love Elvenking. One of my favorite bands, hands down. The scythe was ok but my cd skips around so I haven't been able to give it proper judgment. They seemed to lose some folkiness on the album though. I love winter wake, top 5 of my favorite albums ever, and Heathenreel and Wyrd are both amazing. Dammit I love this band!
#21
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You want unique, this band is all about it. The multi layering for Seasonspeech is amazing! i love there abstract instramentals aswell. Most deff one of my fav bands.

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Pagan Purity

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Pagan Purity is the first thing I heard by them.
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#23
Right now they're working on an acoustic album, which will include reworked songs including On The Morning Dew.
#24
Does anyone else think the singer sounds a bit metalcore-ish?
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#26
^I didn't know that was now a genre...

Anyway, I wish they'd get a new singer, more of a deeper voiced folk singer type.
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#27
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Does anyone else think the singer sounds a bit metalcore-ish?


I thought that too, but I've only heard the stuff from their Myspace.
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#28
This band is definatly one of my favorites. To me, the vocalist does sound a bit metalcore, but only recently. There is no way you can call any of their early music core, The Sycthe maybe. It wasn't horrendously bad, but it wasn't nearly as good as Heathenreel, Winter Wake, or Wyrd.
#29
They should tour the states...
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#30
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This band is definatly one of my favorites. To me, the vocalist does sound a bit metalcore, but only recently. There is no way you can call any of their early music core, The Sycthe maybe. It wasn't horrendously bad, but it wasn't nearly as good as Heathenreel, Winter Wake, or Wyrd.


By Metalcore, you must mean Italian, because that's why he sounds like that. Personally it's the vocalist that makes Elvenking what it is. A lower voice wouldn't suit the melodic guitar parts.
#31
I wish they had a different singer, I don't like them as they are right now
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#32
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I wish they had a different singer, I don't like them as they are right now

And it will be even worse on the acoustic album, probably.

I think a vocal style like Hansi, or the guy from Kiuas would be better.
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#33
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And it will be even worse on the acoustic album, probably.

I think a vocal style like Hansi, or the guy from Kiuas would be better.

Finding a vocalist of Hansi's caliber is not an easy task Personally, I really don't think he's too bad. Gives the band a really unique and amazing sound.
#34
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Finding a vocalist of Hansi's caliber is not an easy task Personally, I really don't think he's too bad. Gives the band a really unique and amazing sound.

And admittedly, that's a hard thing to do with generic and crappy vocals.

Bravo for him.

To each his own though, I suppose...
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#35
I like how your responses in this thread go from

"This band deserves more attention!"
to
"This singer is bad!" Phill.

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#36
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I like how your responses in this thread go from

"This band deserves more attention!"
to
"This singer is bad!" Phill.


I'm sorry.

I forgot I'm supposed to blindly approve of everything they do if I like the band as a whole.

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#37
Nah, I was just saying it's funny to see how your posts go from that first example to the next.

What is with everyone today,?

They act as if everything I'm saying is converted into hatespeech.
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cuz ppl hate how power metal they are cuz they think its "gay" or w.e, which is immature and dirogitory
#38
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Nah, I was just saying it's funny to see how your posts go from that first example to the next.

A very similar progression to EK's vocals from album to album, no?

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What is with everyone today,?

They act as if everything I'm saying is converted into hatespeech.

Hate follows you around wherever you go, Joe.

I added a smilie to show the light-hearted nature of my post btw.
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#39
I took the time to listen through their whole discography and I want to retract my "metalcore" statement. Damnagoras does not sound like the generic metalcore singer, more just a power metal vocalist with a slight (Italian) accent. Heathenreel is definatly one of my favorite folk metal albums ever, same with Wyrd.
#40
He's got metalcore vocals on The Scythe. There's no way around it.
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