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I listen to Megadeth, Metallica, Anthrax for thrash metal; Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath for heavy metal and have started listening to Blind Guardian for power metal.
I have heard some of BG's later songs which I found really interesting, but the only album I've heard so far is their first one, which is pretty much thrash, loved it though. I also started to listen to Helloween but couldn't make it past the first one. Damn, that is probably the shrillest voice I've ever heard. You really imagine a pixie singing on that 'Warrior' track. Can somebody recommend a good power metal band with not-so-shrill vocals?
Also I wanted to start listening to some melodic death metal, so that I could venture into the more extreme side of music. Scoff as much as you want, being a Christian I do not want to listen to anti-Christ lyrics, even if the band members themselves are not Satanic. Nothing more anti-Christ than Jump In The Fire at least. I'm not going to faint as soon as I hear the word Satan or Lucifer, just they shouldn't be in a good light. Please recommend one. Please don't say Dark Tranquility because I don't want pianos in my extreme metal.
I prefer listening to bands that are consistent and continue to release material today.
Edit: A lot of you guys are really helpful but suggest a lot of bands at once which can be quite overwhelming. Please try to keep it less than three bands. Sorry for being so particular and choosy
@Knarrenheino: I am familiar with Satyricon but not that track specifically, I'll take a look anyway. If you like the Folk/Medieval influence in Black Metal, I highly recommend Darkenhold.
@severed-metal: Glad it wasn't too out of reach, I might keep adding stuff to it but I know Anubis Gate have written some very sophisticated stuff so I want to try transcribe some of their stuff. Artefact is another Black Metal band that do have some very interesting stuff so I'll have to try transcribing their stuff too.
It's long ago since I was a bit into musicology, so sadly your analysis is a bit above my head, although it's always interesting to see a metal track analysed in classical music terms, some of them really deserve that. Emperor sure is very high up in that list. What I didn't know is that there's also Norse folk influences in their music.
No request (since I can understand only a few bits anyway), but Satyricon is also worth a look, the Mother North song & album in particular. Compared to Emperor, stronger folk/medieval influences (a good example is the hurdy-gurdy style opening theme of Immortality Passion). A notable characteristic of Satyricon is excessive use of unusual rhythms (5/4 or 7/4), frequently changing bar lengths (like 6/4 - 6/4 - 6/4 - 8/4, or 6/8 - 2/4, or 9/8 - 4/4 - 7/8; forgive me if I'm incorrect, I have difficulties telling if something's a 6/4 or two 6/8 or two 3/4 etc.--my point is irregular beat counts), or just five- or seven-bar themes.
You probably know it already, but if not, I thought you might be interested in that.
edit: only the song's named Mother North, the album is Nemesis Divina
No top 100s. No top 10s. This is the best album of the year:
dope cover and riffs
I'm looking for some awesome metal that will make me want to scream "Freedom" while waving a battle-axe and running down a hillside wearing nothing but blue face paint and a kilt.
Basically, I'm looking for more music in the vein of Amon Amarth, Primordial, Tyr, Heidevolk, and Falkenbach. You can be as obvious or obscure as you'd like.
Maybe it's a perfect example of "You had to be there."
Then again I feel that statement rings true for many of the classics younger fans seem to worship. I wonder if the magic I felt is truly evoked in the modern listeners ears; Ears that have been saturated by excess.
Need some suggestions.
Basically I want choral music. I'm thinking Requiems are the way to go. I can't get enough of Berlioz's Grande Messes des Morts lately. Plus I'm liking sorrowful music, like Gorecki's third.
So something like those combined I guess. I'm taken to understanding Verdi and Mozart's Requiems are very much worth hearing.
After their trilogy, Rome released another album, Hell Money. It's good. I think his older stuff such as Flowers from Exile is better, but it's not bad. They also released an EP Hate Us and See If We Mind, which has a few songs that will appear on their upcoming album, A Passage to Rhodesia.
This short clip is indicative of everything that Rome does well. This album will be magnificent, and I think the subject matter he is addressing is incredibly interesting.
Best albums so far this year?
There are almost endless places, really, -
MA's "similar artists", last.fm, keeping an eye on distros, word of mouth, .. - pretty much everything that's been mentioned already.
He writes good reviews; I often don't agree with him but at least he's always objective. The last couple of things that he rated as 8 or higher from 2013/2014 were really, really good.
Yeah, Somne, Desolate Winds, Téonhete, Wode, Winterfylleth, Wodensthrone, Norðrodor, Rhûn, Old Corpse Road, Aloeswood, White Medal immediately spring to mind.
Some of them only have the odd song, others are more established. But yeah, the north of England seems pretty solid at the moment.
Early versions weren't that different, just shorter, more like a collection of ideas, and the direction the song would take.
Panopticon debuted a new song the other day http://www.stereogum.com/1684784/panopticon-chase-the-grain-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/
The whole album leaked in 240p on youtube, I'm going to wait though.
I want new Falls Of Rauros. Panopticon will keep me busy until then.
Are you picking up 20 Buck Spins reissue? Got the silver version myself. The Wounded Fox has one of favorite sounds to come from Metal instrumentation. Such wonderful pacing to it. I knew from day one that Autumnal Winds were to turn into something special and alas.
Possible, but it's lacking that haunting tone BDH has.
The vocals and some parts of their songs, half-way through Serpentskin for example, reek of Incantation. Everything else is just too riff-y, which I count as a good thing because, as much as I love Incantation, nothing beats a metal album with a ton of riffs.
Ahhhh fuck Promulgation of the Fall is unbelievably good. Even ignoring all the hype, this album just doesn't get boring at all with repeated listens one after another. This is one of those albums that only gets better and my ears are infinitely grateful for its existence. 2014 has been an incredible year for Death Metal.
Nigredo has that part that just leaves me stupefied in tidal wave of black horizons.
Fair enough. Suggestions, then?
Rec me something that doesn't easily fit into a genre, something that is unique and ground breaking, something that could be considered the next evolution of metal music.
I don't know what the general consensus on Falls of Rauros is around here, but holy shit this album:
hahah damn, Burning_Angel, that's your "joy, hope, and happiness"?
something about this guy's voice always uplifts me