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post #8311 of 17194

Bought two new metal albums the other day.  I guess this would be something like power metal?  I dig it though.

 

Blankfield - At The Termination Of Phantasm.  No full songs on youtube yet.

 

 

 

KuroganeLab - Lightning Mirage II

 

 

 

post #8312 of 17194
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Originally Posted by wrathzombie View Post

I love Opeth clones. Check out Fornost Arnor, they also have a fairly strong Opethian influence. I will check Gwynbleidd out beerchug.gif


I wouldn't call it a "clone" at all, but there are definitely influences. Fornost Arnor on the other hand is as close as it gets. I have Death of a Rose, it's a great album!

post #8313 of 17194
Check out the new Saille record, Ritu. If you loved Carach Angren's release last year, you will love this record. Lovecraftian symphonic black. Nuff said.



Here is my review on Metal-Fi

* Thanks goes to Negakinu for taking the time out of his daily ritual, 2+ hour nu metal listening session, for pointing out this fantastic band. Seriously though, thanks man!
Edited by Trogdor - 1/24/13 at 2:30pm
post #8314 of 17194

Impressive list fellas. But, I have to chime in.

 

A couple of additional genres:

 

  • Stoner Metal (which often merges w/ Doom): Kyuss, Nebula, Fu Manchu, Uffomamut, Boris, Red Giant
  • Grind: Pig Destroyer (I'm not well versed here)
  • Metallic hardcore: Converge, Trap Them...not to be confused w/ the oft maligned metalcore-Aaaaaah!!!
  • Post metal or sound scape metal or "Atmospheric post hardcore" or sludge or drone-who knows what to call it.I just know I dig these kinds of bands. Bands like Neurosis, Isis, Sunn, Cult of Luna, Deafhaven, Alcest, Horseback.
  • Retro/hard rock revival: Witchcraft, High on Fire, The Sword, Graveyard, Dawnbringer. Within this genre-the current trend in female fronted occult themed stoner/doom/hard rock bands like Christian Mistress,Subrosa, Royal Thunder. I'm not even sure where this trend is going! But the spirit of Black Sabbath and Led Zep is alive and well.
  • Instrumental: TRAM (these guys are pretty much jazz-very cool stuff), Pelican

 

Gojira-death metal? I'm not sure. Maybe extreme prog like Opeth who aren't even a metal band these days. Who cares? They are beyond tallented. Sigh-I don't think I'd call them a black metal band. They're just weird and avant gard. They're also awesome. Blut Aus Nord....black metal? Have you heard the end to their masterwrok triligy this year. Not much metal there-inudtrial, goth, whatever-but it's really engaging.

 

 

I guess my point is metal is almost too too diverse to classify. I tend to like the never never shaddow land between styles. Within black metal, you have all of that folksy/Viking/babbling brook vibe-I'm thinking of bands like Agalloch and Alter of Plagues.

What would you call the band Tombs-elements of hardcore, black metal, post metal. I give up. But, they are an amazing band!

 

Lots of other bands, who really don't sound very metal: This year Baroness, Aclest and Katatonia come to mind.

 

I'm an older metal fan. I came up in late 70's and 80's and have seen a lot of changes. I would never have guessed that the proggy awesomeness of bands I loved like Pink Floyd, Yes, Steely Dan, Queen and the wierdness of Frank Zappa would merge with heavy rock music.

 

 

Back in the day, there was a metal camp separate from punk, separate from alternative rock for instance. For the most part, you picked your lines and didn't cross over.

 

 

My sense is basically punk and alternative got heavier and then metal got extreme and now you have alot of bands I like that are hard to categorize.

 

You lised a number of the subs I like. Generally, tho, the kinds of lists you wrote tend to favor genres that are easier to deliniate.

 

Don't get me wrong I spent years listening to AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Soundgarden and the Thrash big 4.

 

But, it is an ever expanding field and I just wanted put in a plug for the left of center weird stuff!

 

One last plug-in the non-metal-influencer of many metal bands-Swans-The Seer-favorite album this year-for sure in the avant gard, bizarre field-a masterpiece.

post #8315 of 17194
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I wouldn't call it a "clone" at all, but there are definitely influences. Fornost Arnor on the other hand is as close as it gets. I have Death of a Rose, it's a great album!

 

I love whatever I heard of Gwynbleidd so far and yes you are right, they are not Opeth Clones. Thanks for the suggestion. beerchug.gif

post #8316 of 17194

Anyone here digs Intronaut? I'm really liking their music, big jazz influence, soon (if not now) going on tour with Animals As Leaders and Meshuggah. Me dig

 

post #8317 of 17194

If you guys like Intronaut-check out TRAM: instrumental jazz w/ rock influences including members from Animals for Leaders and Intronaut-saw this one on some end of the year metal lists-file in the category of interesting non metal group produced by members of metal bands......I'm going to call it rock fusion jazz put out by metal artists. It's taking me a couple of spins, but I dig it.

post #8318 of 17194
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I love whatever I heard of Gwynbleidd so far and yes you are right, they are not Opeth Clones. Thanks for the suggestion. beerchug.gif


No prob. beerchug.gif I've been going through this list and while not all of it is "similar to Opeth", it's a very good selection.

 

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/shadowas69/similar_to_opeth

post #8319 of 17194
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No prob. beerchug.gif I've been going through this list and while not all of it is "similar to Opeth", it's a very good selection.

 

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/shadowas69/similar_to_opeth

Hahahaha... I have been through that list as well.

 

The ones which I find have some similarity with Opeth are:

 

Nami

Ne Obliviscaris

Fornost Arnor (Ofcourse)

Novembre

October Tide(little)

Edge Of Sanity

Nahemah

In Mourning

Orkenkjott

post #8320 of 17194
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Originally Posted by wrathzombie View Post

Hahahaha... I have been through that list as well.

 

The ones which I find have some similarity with Opeth are:

 

Nami

Ne Obliviscaris

Fornost Arnor (Ofcourse)

Novembre

October Tide(little)

Edge Of Sanity

Nahemah

In Mourning

Orkenkjott


Yup, that's spot-on. Some of Leprous's older songs remind me of Opeth's first few albums too.

post #8321 of 17194
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Originally Posted by wrathzombie View Post

Hahahaha... I have been through that list as well.

 

The ones which I find have some similarity with Opeth are:

 

Nami

Ne Obliviscaris

Fornost Arnor (Ofcourse)

Novembre

October Tide(little)

Edge Of Sanity

Nahemah

In Mourning

Orkenkjott

 

One more. My friends band Guillotine. They are a bunch of Opeth fans and have a very Opethian. gs1000.gif. In fact their sound is closer to Post Blackwater Park.

 

They have released one album titled 'Cynic'.

 

post #8322 of 17194
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Bought two new metal albums the other day.  I guess this would be something like power metal?  I dig it though.

 

 

 

Yeah, these are "doujin circle bands", essentially small project indie bands from Japan. Some otaku-ish friends of mine showed me them and apparently they're a big thing now, and their genres range anywhere from melodic death metal covers of video game soundtracks (like BLANKFIELD) to trance and even goregrind lol. As I said, they're primarily inspired by Anime/Video Games and their soundtracks.

 

Thanks for showing me these bands, I'm digging them so far.

post #8323 of 17194

Alright guys. I think I found the first record I'll be playing on my speakers. I found a copy of Wolves in the Throne Room's Celestial Lineage on vinyl and I really think they cared about this release. 

 

For one, it's 180g (typical), black (tends to mean no nonsense with modern music), the gatefold is a thicker than normal cardboard, the plastic sleeve is nice...but probably the most surprising and the reason I'm so excited...It's a double LP 45 record. 

 

I did NOT expect to find something like this cut as a 45. Hype.

 

EDIT: First track. Enjoy.


Edited by MorbidToaster - 1/24/13 at 10:38pm
post #8324 of 17194

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Edited by dagrish - 1/24/13 at 10:57pm
post #8325 of 17194

Hoping that this is more than just a few bands but how about this, Metal nerds...Metal bands you didn't realize were female fronted.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG46oJBGhNg

Cerebral Bore

 

Arch Enemy was on that list for me for a bit, but I realized it through music rather a video eventually. Never think I'd realize it for Cerebral Bore though.

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