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Doomsword are a first class Italian/Irish based epic doom metal band with viking and celtic folk influences.

They're one of my favourite bands, and definitely worth a listen. And since they are in the middle of writing their fifth album (may have moved on to recording by now) I decided to make a thread (they already have one with no information or replies).

Their lyrics are mostly based on Irish and Scandinavian myth, aswell as fantasy literature. And unlike a lot of doom or folk metal, they actually have some technical leads, sweep-picking etc almost like power metal solos with a folk tinge.

Anyone into doom, folk or epic heavy metal (Manilla Road etc) should check them out.

Links:
http://www.myspace.com/officialdoomsword
http://www.doomsword.it/

Latest album cover:

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#2
I heard of this band through Keppy, and he showed me this brutal (theme wise) song called "Heathen Assault" - because I was talking about my Scottish Heritage (fairly pure Anglo-Celtic blood I have ).

But yeah, the Vocalist has a excellent voice, very Medieval storyteller/bard thing going on (judging from 1 song, ).

What album would you rec Ol'Phill?
#3
If you like Heathen Assault, check out Let Battle Commence.

I like Resound the Horn a lot though. The first two songs alone are 15 minutes of 100% pure unadulterated win.
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#4
Noice

I like the sound of that

(I also like the anti-English, proud Celtic theme - makes me smile )
#5
I listened to this band, I think they are alright, but I don't really like the singers voice much, to me it isn't powerful enough for what he is aiming to create, and the melodies are often very cheesy.

And the spoken person section of the song Helm's Deep has to be one of the biggest son killing moments ever. It is meant to be powerful and epic, but the man's monotone delivery and his horrible impressions make it feel more like a bad "book on tape". And the music is mixed way too low during that section.

It always makes me go, "What the **** were they thinking?"
#6
I hear Doomsword are arriving onstage on horseback for Day of Darkness
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#7
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I listened to this band, I think they are alright, but I don't really like the singers voice much, to me it isn't powerful enough for what he is aiming to create, and the melodies are often very cheesy.



I love the vocals.
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And the spoken person section of the song Helm's Deep has to be one of the biggest son killing moments ever. It is meant to be powerful and epic, but the man's monotone delivery and his horrible impressions make it feel more like a bad "book on tape". And the music is mixed way too low during that section.

It always makes me go, "What the **** were they thinking?"
Yeah, it does sound very out of place.
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I hear Doomsword are arriving onstage on horseback for Day of Darkness



That would be amazing to see.

But I'm not going to Laois for 2 days by myself. If it was closer, and for one day I would.

Are you going?
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#8
^ Nah, I cant get another weekend off work. I tried, but my bitch of a boss already gave me time off for exams, and both Desaster and Obituary gigs... not a bit pleased so im not!
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

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#9
^You share my disappointment then.
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#10
Indeed... ah to be fair I would have preferred to go last year, to see Entombed and Sabbat and Candlemass.

But I miss Doomsword Nifelheim Unleashed and Overoth this year

Il just hold my own festival in my garden sure.
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#11
^ I'd pick this year's lineup over last year's. I love Doomsword... And Nifelheim would have been amazing to see.

If I had any sort of metal music in my garden, multiple neighbours would call the police.
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#12
Serious? Bad one! I just have to warn them and its ok with them then.. Good memories of having a food fight after a barbeque one day while blaring Bathory, it was the closest thing to a battle we could muster up.
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#13
I can just get away with clean vocaled folk metal, or borderline metal like Metallica.

Anything with harsh vocals, or that's too aggressive is hard to get away with. Though I still blare it inside now and then, and play stuff like DOOMSWORD whenever I want.

Because DOOMSWORD are amazing. I'm thinking of making a thread about them...
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#15
The best band from Italy alongside with Death SS (and Paul Chain)

Absolutely killer
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#16
Damn straight, I lovw these guys.

I must find a way to see them at the DOD festival...
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#17
Finally a thread on these guys. I've listened to a couple of their albums and this band contains all the ingredients of win. But for the life of me I cannot find anywhere that sells their albums at an affordable price.
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Finally a thread on these guys. I've listened to a couple of their albums and this band contains all the ingredients of win. But for the life of me I cannot find anywhere that sells their albums at an affordable price.

That happens to me with most bands.

The prices for lesser known metal is fucking insane.
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#20
Doomsword are wicked. Resound the Horn is my favorite, I think.

Anyone who hasn't heard them should listen to Holy Martyr, another Epic Metal band from Italy who are simularly awesome.
La mayyitan ma qadirun yatabaqqa sarmadi
Fa idha yaji' al-shudhdhadh fa-l-maut qad yantahi

Raptoral judgement upon all our sins
This placid island of ignorance
#21
Resound the Horn is my favourite too.


ON THE!!!!! MARCH!!!!!

doo diddly duh doo doo da doo doo da doo

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Doomsword are wicked. Resound the Horn is my favorite, I think.

Anyone who hasn't heard them should listen to Holy Martyr, another Epic Metal band from Italy who are simularly awesome.

they're both great, but i don't know why people associate them beyond that... they sound very little alike to me
#23
onward into battle.... all songs are epic...

doomsword
manilla road
cirith ungol

the best epic metal bands....
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#24
I'm thinking of tabbing out some of their songs.

I learned a few by ear, but haven't written them down (I never do with songs I figure out).
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#25
My downstairs toilet is broken, and when I flush it, it makes a droning noise uncannily similar to the horn at the start of 'in the battlefield'. Epic.

Odin guide my shite!
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#28
jesus sweet ****ing god, I'm listening to Heathen Assault on last.fm right now and it is crazy sick, this is badass! I must find an album!!!
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#29
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Resound The Horn is pretty sweet. Unfortunately, that's all I have by them.

I have them all - seriously get every album if you like that one.
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jesus sweet ****ing god, I'm listening to Heathen Assault on last.fm right now and it is crazy sick, this is badass! I must find an album!!!

Best chorus ever.
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#30
Doomsword is truly a treat. Definately one of the best epic doom bands around. Their guitar solos blow my mind.
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#31
I only own My Name Will Live On but have heard various songs from Resound the Horn. But omfg MNWLO is great. I find that every Doomsword song I've heard has these incredibly awesome little moments that I look forward to immediately after hearing the previous one, be it a godly vocal line or a riff/solo, if that makes any sense. Definately getting the rest of their albums asap.
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#32
This is more like it!

Finally getting some more recognition for how good they are.
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#33
Resound the Horn and Let Battle Commence arrived in my mailbox today! Only listened to Onward Into Battle so far. This is one of the best metal bands in existence.
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ONWARD

MARCH

*doo diddly doo doo doo da doo doo da doo*
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#35
I just found this thread, but killer band. Not the BIGGEST fan of the vocals, but they're still quite decent, and the rest of the music is more than enough to make me happy

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#36
Yeah, the vocals aren't the focal point of the band, but he fits well enough with the music.

And the music definitely does make up for any peripheral lackings.
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#37
I love the vocals, especially in the verses of Heathen Assault

TAKE A LOOK TO THE SEEEEA, MY SON
I’m not the man I used to be, I... I can’t go back to Arkham.

I... I should return to Arkham.


Among the churchyard’s mouldering stones I recognise a name – my own.
I have come home to Arkham.

#38
Yeah, they're amazing in Heathen Assault, but sometimes they're not great.

And when it gets to "BURN.... ENGLAND TO THE GROUND!" - I'm always a bit shocked. Cause I always remember that part in my head as really epic, and loud. But it's kinda tame (compared to my imagination) on the actual record.
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#39
Yeah that part is a bit... underwhelming, but it's still an awesome song

Thundercult is another song with exceptionally good vocals imo


I'm pretty sure that Doomsword's true strength shows only when they play live
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I... I should return to Arkham.


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#40
I haven't seen 'em live yet.
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