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Re: Metal

Postby FreeFall » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:42 pm UTC

First real post =o

*reads from music folder*
Amon Amarth
As i lay dying
Black Sabbath
Children of bodom
Darkest hour
Dark tranquillity
Dream theater
Inflames (pre 2000 stuff)
Iron maiden
Judas priest
Killswitch
Mastodon
Megadeth
Metallica
Opeth
Parkway drive
Slayer
Tool

Any recommendations?

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Re: Metal

Postby Dasboard » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:29 pm UTC

Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Anathema's earlier stuff and Paradise Lost are all decent to very good.

Anathema's newer stuff is also great but not metal.

Edit: very nice list, <3 Megadeth.
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Re: Metal

Postby novax6 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:02 pm UTC

Dasboard wrote:Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Anathema's earlier stuff and Paradise Lost are all decent to very good.

Anathema's newer stuff is also great but not metal.

Edit: very nice list, <3 Megadeth.


Agree on all of those, although I hope you're not calling Electric Wizard only decent. :D

I would also add, based on FreeFall's list;

Blot Thrower
Kalmah
Candlemass
Insomnium
Hypocrisy
Slough Feg
Exodus
Testament
Be'lakor
Bloodbath
Gojira
High on Fire
Ihsahn
Edge of Sanity

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Re: Metal

Postby Dasboard » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:02 am UTC

novax6 wrote:
Dasboard wrote:Electric Wizard, My Dying Bride, Anathema's earlier stuff and Paradise Lost are all decent to very good.

Anathema's newer stuff is also great but not metal.

Edit: very nice list, <3 Megadeth.


Agree on all of those, although I hope you're not calling Electric Wizard only decent. :D

I would also add, based on FreeFall's list;

Blot Thrower
Kalmah
Candlemass
Insomnium
Hypocrisy
Slough Feg
Exodus
Testament
Be'lakor
Bloodbath
Gojira
High on Fire
Ihsahn
Edge of Sanity


Actually Paradise Lost was the only decent one :wink:

The rest is all very good.

And Candlemass is also awesome.

Freefall should just download both our lists, because they're awesome like that.
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Re: Metal

Postby FreeFall » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:53 am UTC

:D Thanks, I'll check them out ^^.

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Re: Metal

Postby demian » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:08 am UTC

Ahh,metal,one of my favorite generes,if no THE favourite.
Let me see.

- Opeth.
- Black Sabbath.
- Iron Maiden.
- Môtorhead.
- Sonnata Arctica
- Vision Divine
- Epica
- System Of A Down
- Gojira
- Judas Priest.

And i recently heard "Death Metal" BY Posessed and found it awesome.
I don't count Led Zeppelin as metal because they where hard rock,but it's my favourite band.

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Re: Metal

Postby the_stabbage » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:45 am UTC

demian wrote:And i recently heard "Death Metal" BY Posessed and found it awesome.


If you like that song you'll probably like a lot of similar 80's thrash. Older albums by Celtic Frost and Bathory should hit the spot.

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Re: Metal

Postby novax6 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:26 pm UTC

the_stabbage wrote:
demian wrote:And i recently heard "Death Metal" BY Posessed and found it awesome.


If you like that song you'll probably like a lot of similar 80's thrash. Older albums by Celtic Frost and Bathory should hit the spot.


Man, I've been super into Bathory lately, don't know why, as I liked them but was never super impressed or anything. But I've spun Blood on Ice and Nordland like 6 times this weekend.

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Re: Metal

Postby Captain Kirk » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:28 am UTC

FreeFall wrote:First real post =o

*reads from music folder*
Amon Amarth
As i lay dying
Black Sabbath
Children of bodom
Darkest hour
Dark tranquillity
Dream theater
Inflames (pre 2000 stuff)
Iron maiden
Judas priest
Killswitch
Mastodon
Megadeth
Metallica
Opeth
Parkway drive
Slayer
Tool

Any recommendations?

August Burns Red, Misery Signals, Between the Buried and Me

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Re: Metal

Postby Midnight » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:02 am UTC

As far as BTBAM goes... "Selkies" remains one of the only songs with the ever-elusive phenomenon: "Tasteful sweep picking".
Not to say that it's as classy as a Dave Gilmour solo, but it's by no means... wankery.
I enjoy me a good Nevermore--or many other bands--but they indulge in the not-at-all-elusive phenomenon: "tasteless sweep picking"
uhhhh fuck.

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Re: Metal

Postby demian » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:30 am UTC

the_stabbage wrote:
demian wrote:And i recently heard "Death Metal" BY Posessed and found it awesome.


If you like that song you'll probably like a lot of similar 80's thrash. Older albums by Celtic Frost and Bathory should hit the spot.


I'll start listening to them.Thanks for the suggestión.

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Re: Metal

Postby Reborn » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:02 am UTC

Shhh. My common sense is tingling.

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Re: Metal

Postby Cheburashka » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:09 am UTC

I'm disappointed not to see any Arkona in this thread :o

I mainly like folk/pagan metal, and black metal. Some bands (in no order):


Arkona (as above :P)
Rossomahaar
Kroda
Equilibrium
Dalriada
Drudkh
Nokturnal Mortum
Nargathrond
Kalevala
Rarog
Svarga
Eluveite
Windir
Leshak
Moonsorrow
Agalloch
Finsterforst
Finntroll
Hellveto
Manegarm
Pagan Reign
Korpiklaani
Primordial
Ensiferum
Temnozor
Tverd
Skyforger
Tyr
Amon Amarth

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Re: Metal

Postby Dasboard » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:19 am UTC

Agalloch


This band is amazing. Just saying.
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Re: Metal

Postby novax6 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:46 am UTC

Dasboard wrote:
Agalloch


This band is amazing. Just saying.


Of course. Agalloch is damn near untouchable. I'd love to see them live, but I've yet to hear about them touring in the US, since I've known about them.

It's funny you mention Arkona though, a friend of mine just gave me some of their stuff to listen too. I'll have to get on that. Almost everything on that list is gold though, only a couple i'm not familiar with, and will be investigating.

And Nokturnal Mortum is another fucking great band. The Voice of Steel is one of my favorite albums of last year, even if I didn't get to hear it till this year. Just all around great folk/black metal.

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Re: Metal

Postby Cheburashka » Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:11 am UTC

Dasboard wrote:
Agalloch


This band is amazing. Just saying.


Haha yeah, one of the few US bands I like, along with Wolves in the Throne Room, Abigail Williams, Xasthur, and a few others.

novax6 wrote:And Nokturnal Mortum is another fucking great band. The Voice of Steel is one of my favorite albums of last year, even if I didn't get to hear it till this year. Just all around great folk/black metal.


I love Lunar Poetry... just not so much their NS views. :/

novax6 wrote:It's funny you mention Arkona though, a friend of mine just gave me some of their stuff to listen too. I'll have to get on that. Almost everything on that list is gold though, only a couple i'm not familiar with, and will be investigating.


Arkona is fucking great, especially Vo slavu velikim. If you know Moonsorrow's "Karhunkynsi," you might recognize a part of "Po siroy zemle"... I don't know if it's a traditional melody...

...and, pure win: http://yfrog.com/16officearkonaz
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Re: Metal

Postby Two-Fry » Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:46 am UTC

I'm getting a little bored of my current music, does anyone have suggestions for good melodic/symphonic/power metal?
Stuff I listen to:
Dio
Blue Oyster Cult
Epica
Kamelot
Nightwish
PAIN
Avantasia
Opeth
Within Temptation
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Re: Metal

Postby Dasboard » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:13 am UTC

Gamme Ray is some epic shit if you like power metal. Old school space rock!
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Re: Metal

Postby Cheburashka » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:07 am UTC

You might like Orphonic Orchestra... they only released one CD and an EP, and their music is hella hard to find, but they're really good.
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Re: Metal

Postby the_stabbage » Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:50 am UTC

Dark Angel is the shit.

We are your new Priesthood!

That is all.

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Re: Metal

Postby Wardnath, Bringer of Plagues » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:09 am UTC

My favourite bands:
Spoiler:
Abominable Putridity
Absu
Accidental Suicide
Agalloch
Amon Amarth
Anaal Nathrakh
Apocalyptica
Averse Sefira
Bathory
Behemoth
Burzum
Cephalotripsy
Circle of Dead Children
Death
Defeated Sanity
Dethklok
Dio
Disfiguring the Goddess
Ea
Fear Factory
Fell Voices
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Heaven & Hell
Human Mincer
Infected Malignity
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
King Diamond
Like Drone Razors Through Flesh Sphere
Lord
Mayhem
Megadeth
Mincing Fury and Guttural Clamour of Queer Decay
Mirrorthrone
Morbid Angel
Nevermore
Nivathe
Nokturnal Mortum
Portal
Professor Fate
Satanic Warmaster
Shape of Despair
Slayer
Solstafir
Strapping Young Lad
Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition
Suffocation
Sui Caedere
Sunn O)))
Symphony X
Thränenkind
The Day Everything Became Nothing
The Ruins of Beverast
Torture Wheel
Unholy Matrimony
Visceral Evisceration
Vonn
Vulvectomy
Weeping Birth
Wintersun
Wormed
Wormphlegm
Xasthur

Also, hello, I'm new here.
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Re: Metal

Postby Cathode Ray Sunshine » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:27 am UTC

Hey guys so, Ayreon is pretty damn good.

Hey new guy I see you like Lord. Their bassist posts on another forum I'm in, their video for Kylie Minogue's cover is hilarious. The blonde guy also posts on the forum.


Maybe you're him.

*edit* there's actually more than one Lord, unbeknown to me. Is it Aussie Lord? you're confusing me new guy, I don't appreciate that.

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Re: Metal

Postby Wardnath, Bringer of Plagues » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:26 am UTC

Yes, it's the Aussie Lord.

No, I'm not part of the band. XD
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Re: Metal

Postby Cathode Ray Sunshine » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:33 am UTC

Nah, the blonde guy isn't on the band, he's just in the video, don't know if you've seen it.

Anyways, welcome!

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Re: Metal

Postby Wardnath, Bringer of Plagues » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:23 am UTC

Thank you.
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Re: Metal

Postby Amie » Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:42 pm UTC

FreeFall wrote:First real post =o

*reads from music folder*
Amon Amarth
As i lay dying
Black Sabbath
Children of bodom
Darkest hour
Dark tranquillity
Dream theater
Inflames (pre 2000 stuff)
Iron maiden
Judas priest
Killswitch
Mastodon
Megadeth
Metallica
Opeth
Parkway drive
Slayer
Tool

Any recommendations?

Arch Enemy.
Behemoth
Bloodsimple
Dimmu Borgir \m/
Disturbed
Mudvayne
Lamb of God
MACHINE HEAD
Pantera
Born of Osiris
MESHUGGAH

Can't remember more >.<

EVERYTHING the above users have recommended is awesome. Especially Gojira.
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Re: Metal

Postby Midnight » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:01 pm UTC

I luuuurve gojira. I need to see them live. I need it.
Agalloch... I dunno. Their singer is good at cleans, and I like their musicianship most times, but their singers screams (to me) sound shitty, and when they get all godspeed-you!-black-emperor-y... it's less good. I really like that song "When Embers Dress the Sky", but I'd like it more if it was the male clean singing the whole time, cause I don't like his screams and the operatic singer is just goofy.

I spent like three hours on wikipedia yesterday tracing the web of Scandinavian metal. Mostly black metal. I find Immortal hilarious. Corpse paint is hilarious. I find Mayhem hilarious too, except for the whole "one of them committed suicide and one of them is a nazi who murdered his bandmate." But the guy that killed himself... he was pretty amusing. He carried a dead crow in a plastic bag so he could "have the stench of death in his nostrils" while singing. Buried his clothes so he could look like a dead person. He thought he was dead, probably. His suicide note was "Excuse the blood and sorry for firing a gun indoors."
But yeah, the Norwegian black metal vs. Swedish death metal, and how everyone in those scenes knew each other and played in each other's bands... it is interesting stuff.

I want it to be 2011 so I can have Opeth's latest effort.
I loves them. People complain about Hessian Peel in Watershed (understandably) but they forget the sheer fuckin br00talz that is Heir Apparent. Even thinking about Heir Apparent makes me fight the urge to air guitar and headbang.
uhhhh fuck.

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Re: Metal

Postby novax6 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:31 am UTC

Midnight wrote:I luuuurve gojira. I need to see them live. I need it.
Agalloch... I dunno. Their singer is good at cleans, and I like their musicianship most times, but their singers screams (to me) sound shitty, and when they get all godspeed-you!-black-emperor-y... it's less good. I really like that song "When Embers Dress the Sky", but I'd like it more if it was the male clean singing the whole time, cause I don't like his screams and the operatic singer is just goofy.

I spent like three hours on wikipedia yesterday tracing the web of Scandinavian metal. Mostly black metal. I find Immortal hilarious. Corpse paint is hilarious. I find Mayhem hilarious too, except for the whole "one of them committed suicide and one of them is a nazi who murdered his bandmate." But the guy that killed himself... he was pretty amusing. He carried a dead crow in a plastic bag so he could "have the stench of death in his nostrils" while singing. Buried his clothes so he could look like a dead person. He thought he was dead, probably. His suicide note was "Excuse the blood and sorry for firing a gun indoors."
But yeah, the Norwegian black metal vs. Swedish death metal, and how everyone in those scenes knew each other and played in each other's bands... it is interesting stuff.

I want it to be 2011 so I can have Opeth's latest effort.
I loves them. People complain about Hessian Peel in Watershed (understandably) but they forget the sheer fuckin br00talz that is Heir Apparent. Even thinking about Heir Apparent makes me fight the urge to air guitar and headbang.


I don't mind the growled vocals on Agalloch at all, but I've heard other people say they didn't like them either. Personally I love them, they just have a great style and atmosphere.

Yeah, all the black metal 'drama' from over there is ridiculous. Most of those guys are fairly fucked up, and I'm not a fan of supporting bands like Mayhem and Burzum, knowing that they're all pretty much bigot dicks. That doesn't mean they can't make some great music. I fucking love Immortal, Sons of Northern Darkness is one of my favorite albums of all time, although they weren't as involved in all that stuff as much as other bands were.

And hell yes, Heir Apparent is a great song. Still not their best album, but that is a badass track.

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Re: Metal

Postby Midnight » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:00 am UTC

eh his vocals just remind me of like... a lot of singers at the start of their career. sorta raspy like, improving at screaming... but he hasn't improved.

immortal is fricking hilarious though. The kingdom of blashjark? where they're warriors of winter? Black metal's one name thing isn't cool the way it is in soccer. Abbath and Demonaz? Demonaz Doom Occulta?
LAWL.
uhhhh fuck.

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Re: Metal

Postby novax6 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:25 am UTC

Midnight wrote:eh his vocals just remind me of like... a lot of singers at the start of their career. sorta raspy like, improving at screaming... but he hasn't improved.

immortal is fricking hilarious though. The kingdom of blashjark? where they're warriors of winter? Black metal's one name thing isn't cool the way it is in soccer. Abbath and Demonaz? Demonaz Doom Occulta?
LAWL.


Haha, I won't deny that they are hilarious, and that their pictures are so bad they're great (just see that facebook group 'any picture can be improved by adding immortal to it' for undeniable proof), but they're last 4 or so albums have been nothing short of fantastic, so I can still manage to take them seriously.
Two of the members side project band,just called I(like capital i), is really amazing as well, I'd love to hear more by them.

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Re: Metal

Postby TheAmazingRando » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:45 am UTC

Aside from just not being that into their songwriting anymore, my problem with Agalloch isn't so much the vocals (though they can be unintentionally funny at times, see She Painted Fire Across The Skyline's "I saw the nightfall..." for a decent idea killed by poor execution) as it is their amateurish production values, which seems to be a trend for bands on The End Records in general. See also: Sculptured, Novembers Doom. I don't know if it's the recording or the mixing or what, but it definitely sounds like human error and not just cheap equipment.

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Re: Metal

Postby Midnight » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:54 am UTC

TheAmazingRando wrote: as it is their amateurish production values, which seems to be a trend for bands ... I don't know if it's the recording or the mixing or what, but it definitely sounds like human error and not just cheap equipment.

It's sort of a thing, ya know? Like, some bands are all about underproduction, even if they're recording at a $500-a-day studio, just to sound... i dunno. Offbeat? Super in-tune with nature? I have no idea. I've spent far too significant a portion of my life trying to make things recorded on a budget of near-zero sound good, so someone doing the opposite just boggles my mind.

And novax, something I was just writing about was how I think it's an interesting trend that people take their favorite bands really seriously even when the band itself is tongue-in-cheek. As just some examples from people I know: Strapping Young Lad (my friend realized that they were conceived as a joke band about five years after the fact), Blink-182 (alright well that guy is sort of dumb), queenMuse (euras-IA!!!), and we were just talking about Opeth. Mikael Akerfeldt takes his music really seriously, but there's quotes from him saying "We write 10 minute long songs for fucks sake!", and "You just want us to play black rose immortal cause its fucking twenty minutes long!".
I guess my point is that me saying that immortal is totally ridiculous (and if they take themselves seriously, they're at ludicrous speed) does NOT mean I don't like their music. It's just... totally ridiculous. But also good!
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Re: Metal

Postby TheAmazingRando » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:46 am UTC

Midnight wrote:It's sort of a thing, ya know? Like, some bands are all about underproduction, even if they're recording at a $500-a-day studio, just to sound... i dunno. Offbeat? Super in-tune with nature? I have no idea. I've spent far too significant a portion of my life trying to make things recorded on a budget of near-zero sound good, so someone doing the opposite just boggles my mind.
I know what you mean. I saw a band recently whose vocalist had a cheap mixing board with her on-stage, and used it to intentionally degrade the quality of her voice. It just seemed like a stupid hipster gimmick to hide the fact that her music was boring. That said, I think lo-fi recording works well for some music.

The End Records seems even beyond that, though. It sounds unintentional, like they were trying to make a professional quality, highly polished recording, they just did a really bad job of it. Which makes it sound worse than if they hadn't even really tried. With Agalloch specifically, it probably doesn't help that Anderson's voice isn't very powerful. Mixing weak vocals with heavy instrumentation is really hard to do well, from a technical standpoint.

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Re: Metal

Postby Midnight » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:32 pm UTC

I'll agree with that. Like I said, I'm not THAT keen on his voice, but his clean singing is acceptable... and it is difficult to make weak vocals mesh well with powerful instruments, or else you just get "this is someone whispering way too loudly"
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Re: Metal

Postby Clumpy » Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:27 am UTC

I think that much of the black metal subgenre lashes out at technology, any sort of social aspect to the music and production as things which are too refined and not conducive to the dark, oppressive nature of this kind of music. Peste Noire is a good example of taking this attitude to its Luddite, dickish extreme. The darker metal subgenres don't WANT to be popular, sound "good" in the sense of fidelity or gain fans. I've never been the type to feel that a genre or subgenre of music ought to have an overriding philosophy - I'd rather the music sound good and not try to cram its ideas down onto me, and this rule of "if it sounds good" has carried me into some pretty interesting territory.

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Re: Metal

Postby the_stabbage » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:30 am UTC

Agalloch has decent production. Well, maybe not their first, but The Mantle is pretty good.

Perhaps I've been listening to too much Darkthrone lately. I love the fuzz, and that their vocalist sounds like he's wasted.

I saw a film about Darkthrone and the drummer hadn't bought a new cymbal in 13 years!

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Re: Metal

Postby NieXS » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:07 am UTC

<3

Favourite bands, as taken from ~/Music:

Amon Amarth
Blind Guardian
Children of Bodom
Demons & Wizards
HammerFall
Iced Earth
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest

I'm mostly a power/trash guy.

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Re: Metal

Postby J the Ninja » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:25 am UTC

So I'm halfway through a $50 iTunes gift card. Already got some Tarot and Amon Amarth for the heavier stuff, but I want some variety and need some suggestions for the rest. Metal I have (* = iTunes has nothing from them i don't already own):

Nightwish*
Within Temptation*
Epica*
After Forever*
Amon Amarth
Tarot
As I Lay Dying


Listening to some Blackmore's Night and Leave's Eyes, but not totally sure. Recommendations?
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Two-Fry
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Re: Metal

Postby Two-Fry » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:49 am UTC

J the Ninja wrote:So I'm halfway through a $50 iTunes gift card. Already got some Tarot and Amon Amarth for the heavier stuff, but I want some variety and need some suggestions for the rest. Metal I have (* = iTunes has nothing from them i don't already own):

Nightwish*
Within Temptation*
Epica*
After Forever*
Amon Amarth
Tarot
As I Lay Dying


Listening to some Blackmore's Night and Leave's Eyes, but not totally sure. Recommendations?

Lacuna Coil and Kamelot are both very good symphonic metal
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Brother Maynard
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Re: Metal

Postby Brother Maynard » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:21 pm UTC

Hm. A few other recommendations:

Apocalyptica
Diablo Swing Orchestra (Their first album can be obtained legally for free from here: http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/49216)
HB (possibly - some of their stuff is a bit pop-ish)
Therion (Their later albums - the early stuff goes from death metal to somewhere in between that and symphonic. I'd start somewhere around Theli or Vovin in terms of their discography.)
Haggard (Neoclassical doom metal rather than straight symphonic)
Xandria (May be too light on the ears)
Amberian Dawn (More or less a Nightwish ripoff)


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