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Re: Metal music

Postby Orodrist » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:06 pm

Speaking of Tarja, I'd rather listen to her solo work than Nightwish any day.

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Re: Metal music

Postby RoosterOnAStick » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:50 am

I'm definitely more of a fan of Tarja, but some of the newer stuff is ok. I just liked Tarja's voice better and I thought it made their style better as a whole.

edit: I forgot to mention that part of the reason is that Passion and the Opera, She is My Sin, The Kinslayer, Sleepwalker, and their rendition of Phantom of the Opera are my favorite songs by them, lol.
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Re: Metal music

Postby ArchAngel » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:36 pm

Tarja is definitely better. A little surprised, Oro, that you'd prefer her solo work over Nightwish, but I guess we all have our different preferences. I do like Holopainen's writing, so that keeps me listening.
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Re: Metal music

Postby ScotchRobbins » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:45 pm

To touch back to the Christian Metal note, apparently there was a catholic priest in his late 60's who had his own heavy metal band for a while.

I can't dig metal too much out of a simple preference for punk, but Russkaja is definitely an exception. They've dubbed their style "Russian Turbo Polka Metal", and even more surprising than the name is the fact that it sounds half-decent. "Energia" is one of their better songs.

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Re: Metal music

Postby ArchAngel » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:12 pm

Haha, I like it. I got a soft spot for gypsy/polka rock, ala Kaizers Orchestra. Think I need a little more vodka to truly get the video, though.

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Re: Metal music

Postby ScotchRobbins » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:18 pm

Haha, I like it. I got a soft spot for gypsy/polka rock, ala Kaizers Orchestra.
Gave Kaizers Orchestra a try, specifically Hjerteknuser. I think we share a soft spot.
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Re: Metal music

Postby ArchAngel » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:28 pm

I haven't listened to too much of their new stuff, mostly to their Ompa Til Du Dør album, so that was new to me. Thanks for posting.

My particular favorites are Bak et halleluja, Kontroll på kontinentet and Fra sjåfør til passasjer.
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Re: Metal music

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Thu May 01, 2014 1:47 pm

I'm definitely more of a fan of Tarja, but some of the newer stuff is ok. I just liked Tarja's voice better and I thought it made their style better as a whole.
What about Floor Jansen? She's a fantastic replacement for Nightwish.

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Re: Metal music

Postby ArchAngel » Thu May 01, 2014 1:57 pm

That's actually the first time I heard Jansen sing. One of my favorite pieces, too.
Tarja's still better, but she is a good in her own rights and I think a better fit than Olzon.
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Re: Metal music

Postby RoosterOnAStick » Sat May 03, 2014 10:44 pm

Somewhat of a tangent but still relevant. Here is some 8-bit metal that I found. Someone made a rendition of Amon Amarth's As Loke Falls. :-)

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Re: Metal music

Postby Syksy » Sun May 04, 2014 10:39 am

Hey yo all,

long time metal fan reporting in. Since I come from Finland, I guess it's somewhat in my veins.
I've always had a tendency for heavy-heartedness and melancholy, to which I've found metal music suiting. I don't think the music brings me down, but instead helps me deal with feelings that would exist regardless.

I do sometimes question the lyrics in context of my faith. Most of the time I try to adapt the content that challenges me intellectually, helps me deal with my own thoughts, or just gives me a nice (usually an adrenaline rush induced) feeling. Sometimes however I think it goes way too far, for example I had mixed feelings about a black metal band I tend to like (Mustan Kuun Lapset, Children of the Dark Moon in Finnish) that had a song where lyrics described killing an infant. Like, I understand artistic freedom and intention of breaking boundaries, and that this does happen in the world, but I do not really see the overall point. An another issue is that I've noticed that sadly some bands either actively endorse or passive accept national socialism. Some bands that I really wanted to like have been associated with some shady movements, and made me clear steer of them even if the case is not clear.

Growing up I was a 'goth', partly inside partly on the outward appearance. I think in early 2000's my favorite band was Type O Negative - to the extent that even my blood type is 0- :). However, maturing since then has teached me on how to let music control my moods, thoughts and opinions - it's quite dependent on if you control the substances you consume, or the substances control you. It is sad to hear music-associated horrible acts, like school shooting videos with KMFDM music, which used to be one of my favorite bands. I think it's hypocricy to completely try ignore the association with the music and the themes with the acts, but it is most likely more of a symptom than a cause in my opinion. Nowadays I personally prefer high quality curiosities, like the band Carach Angren: strange symphonic black metal band, with good music and often depthful stories/lyrics that span entire albums. Oh, and really good live performances.

Anyhow, I thought I'd pitch in a few album/song suggestions of bands that you might not of heard of, but that I've found enjoyable:
Band name - Album/song name - Country of Origin - Metal subgenre
...and Oceans - Cypher (album) - Finland - Industrial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6McdtzsO2qg
Agalloch - The Mantle (album) - US - Folk/dark metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dnu_kI3eII
Ajattara - Putoan (song) - Finland - Black metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzR42GkszUc
Arch Enemy - Nemesis (song) - Sweden - Death metal (w/ female vocals): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9AcG0glVu4
Carach Angren - Spectral Infantry Batallions (song) - Netherlands - Symphonic Black Metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtLS5ZPNbLs
Deathstarts - Cyanide (song) - Sweden - Gothic rock/industrial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Oll_ZaE-r8
Diabolical Masquerade - Death's Design (album) - Sweden - Symphonic Black Metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-s577-hx5U
Finntroll - Jakten's Tid (song) - Finland - Folk metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1bE2ozy6a0
Immortal - Damned in Black (song) - Norway - Black metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-9JFt2Q3E8
Killing Miranda - Teenage Vampire (song) - UK - Gothic rock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YyJg-B8Foo
KMFDM - A Drug Against War (song) - Germany - Industrial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qKCDJAFkWo
Moonsorrow - Unohduksen lapsi (song) - Finland - Folk/black metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Rra22NPcBI
Mindless Self Indulgence - Shut Me Up (song) - US - Punk rock/industrial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruC0NVIeRFE
Sentenced - Cold White Light (album) - Finland - Gothic rock(?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5KUwjv ... csEmtVMgjc
Septicflesh - Sangreal (song) - Greece - Black metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3hhzHL8yqY
Shade Empire - Omega Arcane (song) - Finland - Symphonic (Black?) Metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4xZ1QJ9dTY
Strapping Young Lad - SYL (song) - Canada - Trash/Death/? metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwyuM0PODuY
Turmion Kätilöt - Eläköön! (song) - Finland - Industrial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hpgpf4TJbo
Tristania - My Lost Lenore (song) - Norway - Symphonic Metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KYtZ6SRSGQ

and yeah, I know that most of the time there are as many subgenre definitions as there are opinions :)
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Re: Metal music

Postby ArchAngel » Mon May 05, 2014 12:11 pm

The 8 bit Amon Amarth was pretty fun.

Thanks for posting that list, too. It was pretty cool going through it and checking out new songs.
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Re: Metal music

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Mon May 05, 2014 4:08 pm

I think we've mentioned Epica here, but here's the opening track(s) off of their newest album, The Quantum Enigma. It's pretty awesome.


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Re: Metal music

Postby Emwok » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:15 pm

I love metal, but I only listen to Christian metal because I don't know if my parents would let me listen to anything else.
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Re: Metal music

Postby Chozon1 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:00 am

I love metal, but I only listen to Christian metal because I don't know if my parents would let me listen to anything else.
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