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music Obligatory Metal :metal: Thread

joined feb 17, 2023

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joined feb 17, 2023

As a SA convert, I'd love to start a metal thread with some of my favorites. It's hard to encapsulate all of this into a single thread, but I figured I'd get this started and then reply with some of my favorites as I think of them. Feel free to chime in with some of your favorites. Also, no gatekeeping on this thing, because metal means a lot to a lot of people. It's more of an emotion than it is a specific sub-genre of what you would find on Metal Archives or something.

posted 2/17/2023, 5:08 am

joined feb 17, 2023

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Ask your doctor about me. If they recommend me, they're a fucking quack.

joined feb 17, 2023

I've been banging my head to Battle Beast lately. Mainly their last three albums:

  • Bringer of Pain

  • No More Hollywood Endings

  • Circus of Doom

It's power metal, some of their biggest hits are Berserk filk, and they're big on synths and Europop hooks but they're fun listening and Noora Louhimo has a big, brassy voice and isn't one of those dime-a-dozen sopranos trying to be the next Tarja Turunen, Sharon Den Adel, Floor Jansen, or Simone Simons.

Thing is, I'm also listening to a bit of Gene Loves Jezebel and The Sisters of Mercy lately, neither of which are necessarily metal. More like "goth rock", though Andrew Eldritch of the latter rejects the "goth" part IIRC. It's a rainy day where I am, so songs like "Sweet Sweet Rain" and "Flood II" are a big mood.

edited 2/17/2023, 4:31 pm

joined feb 17, 2023

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Ask your doctor about me. If they recommend me, they're a fucking quack.

joined feb 17, 2023

While I'm thinking of it, The Weight of Remembrance by Tribunal is a hell of a debut if you're into doomy/gothy metal in the traditions of My Dying Bride or early Paradise Lost. I want more of Soren Mourne's cello and vocals, that's for sure.

posted 2/17/2023, 4:34 pm

joined feb 20, 2023

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joined feb 20, 2023

quoting macguyvermectin:

While I'm thinking of it, The Weight of Remembrance by Tribunal is a hell of a debut if you're into doomy/gothy metal in the traditions of My Dying Bride or early Paradise Lost. I want more of Soren Mourne's cello and vocals, that's for sure.

Thanks! Really enjoying Tribunal, getting a lot of Candlemas vibes.

In return I offer Black Pyramid's Black Pyramid, which I'd characterize as a doomier spin on early albums by The Sword.

If you want something a bit out there, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard is a supreme blend of doom/stoner metal with ethereal female vocals, which I think are largely in Welsh?

posted 2/28/2023, 6:06 am

joined may 2, 2023

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nothing can hold you back now, love

joined may 2, 2023

i've been on a real eths kick lately! the lyrics are all in french, but the emotion in the vocalist's voice transcends the language barrier

their first two albums are their best imo soma < for some reason infini and le fruit des anges have been switched so if you click on infini anges will play instead and vice versa. no idea what thats about.

teratologie

posted 5/2/2023, 7:44 pm

music Obligatory Metal :metal: Thread