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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by anonymousnick2001, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. BikerMiceFromMars

    BikerMiceFromMars New Metal Member

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    Absurd - Facta luquuntur. it has a song called "Dreaming Of Love".

    In fact, love and faithfulness is a key point in the ns ideology, atleast it's found a lot through Absurd's works, i don't know if other ns bands talk of it, since Absurd's pretty much the only nsbm band i listen to. Easily dismissed, since most dipshits will think the lyrics consist solely of "KILL JEWZ LOL". Absurd has oustanding lyrics all around pretty much.
     
  2. Death Aflame

    Death Aflame voice of dissent

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
  3. Zack

    Zack charting my way to top :)

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    How about Atreyu!!!!!! I am fucking kidding don't bash me
     
  4. Lies and Perfidy

    Lies and Perfidy Gentleman of the Road

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    Overkill - What I'm Missing, off Bloodletting. It is not only a love song, it is a RAGING THRASH METAL love song and it rules.
     
  5. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    I never looked into the LA lyrics. How so? What songs?

    I overlooked the love for one's country as explored by bands like Iced Earth or Graveland. And love for God, i.e. Extol. I also missed Opeth and MDB, but I figured that was the kind people were trying to avoid.

    I was referring to the generally mundane concept of love, like MURAI posted, although I suspect there's a humuorous payoff of a catch somewhere...my intent being to find the serious and simultaneously accepted context for exploring love through the template of extreme metal.

    Oh, and J-P, :lol: @ the Labyrinth song.
     
  6. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    "What I'm Missin'" is a love song?! That's awesome!

    Hey Pyrus, have you heard "Maramari" yet?
     
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    that Dan Swano song off Moontower...actually probably more than one of them, but for sure "Add Reality"
     
  8. Jean-Pierre

    Jean-Pierre Son of The Bitch

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    Hey...I just recently got leighed with that song in the background. Trust me. ;)
     
  9. Demiurge

    Demiurge This user has no title

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    "I cannot fall in love
    love is for them
    Lusting for the sky -
    Heaven"

    Anonymous Nick, the thing about love is that there's little left to say about it.
     
  10. Christie_fell

    Christie_fell Oh, the pain.

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    Most metal bands that write love lyrics tend to be extremely sappy and end up sounding cheesy. This is why abstaining from it altogether is best. Leave that for other types of music.
     
  11. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    there's some very comical replies in this thread. mostly from the ns herd :lol:

    anyone who thinks the topic of love is too mushy for metal is probably a pansy tr00bie. lots of metal bands have dealt with the topic in interesting ways.
     
  12. BikerMiceFromMars

    BikerMiceFromMars New Metal Member

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    What the hell is so comical you doofus?
     
  13. NeverIsForever

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    Why has no one mentioned the band with an album that is actually called "Love Metal"?

    H.I.M. :lol:

    Actually that's pretty much all they sing about, but the end result is anything but metal.
     
  14. KMADD

    KMADD The Ancient Metalhead

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    Let the jeers begin. But Type O Negative has a lot of love theme based songs
    esp. in October Rust.
     
  15. anonymousnick2001

    anonymousnick2001 World's Greatest Vocalist

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    Type O is satirical, though. Mostly.

    Demiurge, I agree with you wholeheartedly, but the thing about love is that it, like hate, is drastically unique to each individual. So I find it refreshing in each new song(if done well) as it is a personal catharsis or a reflection of an individual's passion.
     
  16. MourningProcess

    MourningProcess New Metal Member

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    Some AGATHODAIMON was about love. Most of Chapter III seemed to be about love and/or a loss of a lover.

    Ex:

    The Ending Of Our Yesterday

    And when the moon enrapts the streams
    And trembles on the fen
    A thousand years have flown it seems
    Since then
    For if today I part the veil
    And see what time portended
    I feel that long ago the tale
    Was ended

    Little I knew in youth's enchantment
    That it is alike absurd
    Or to lean against a shadow
    Or believe a woman's word
    For if today I part the veil
    And see what time portended
    I feel that long ago the tale
    Was ended

    Though she once betrayed
    Though empty words spoken
    I wished she'd have stayed
    Remain with a heart that's broken

    For I no longer am confined In that sweet country's spell
    I have left you far behind
    Farewell

    Fair autumn still its breeze delays
    Upon the springs that wail and sigh
    And through the leaves the whisper strays
    Of my sad dreams that now must die

    EX 2:

    Now far I am from you, before my fire alone,
    And read again the hours that so silently have gone,
    And it seems that eighty years beneath my feet did glide,
    That I am old as winter, that maybe you have died.

    The shadows of the past swift stream across life's floor
    The tale of all times, nothings that now exist no more;
    While the wind with clumsy fingers softly fumbles at the blind
    And sadly spins the fibre of the story in my mind...
    I see you stand before me in a mist that does enfold,

    Your eyes are full of tears, and your fingers long and cold;
    About my neck caressing your arms you gently ply
    And it seems you want to speak to me yet only sigh.
    And thus I clasp entranced my all, my world of grace,

    And both our lives are joined in that supreme embrace...
    Oh, let the voice of memory remain forever dumb,
    Forget the joy that was, but that nevermore will come,
    Forget how after an instant you thrust my arms aside,
    For now I'm old and lonely, and maybe you have died.

    That is just my view though, that it is love. Maybe someone else interprets them differently?
     
  17. Cythraul

    Cythraul Active Member

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    Agathodaimon is quite shit though.
     
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  19. Death Aflame

    Death Aflame voice of dissent

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    all of them. Some excerpts:

    "Land Where Sympathy is Air"

    I am searching for the land where I will fall on my knees
    and will be weeping for a long time.
    Where my mind shall extend on the sky
    and my heart shall speak the language of the trees
    and open like a water-lily
    by touches of morning sun...

    "To Become Shelter and Salvation"

    I am not able to tell you by words what I feel.... anymore.
    To become shelter and salvation
    To become shelter and salvation
    Those so magnificent loveful waves reach far beyond the shore of my body.

    I weep for the pain I have ever caused you even I know
    it is the teacher leading us towards the light.
    Learn to read from the eyes - they are the open gates to heart.

    The waves of so magnificent loveful energy are flowing through and among
    my fingers and my body is bathing in that purifying bath.

    I wish to become shelter and salvation...

    "Shine of Consolation"

    Please expose your soul and become a mirror,
    warmth and light throw to gloomy lands,
    ruin that musty crypts,
    ...yet there is no stronger might!

    How intensively I long for that indescribably magnificence
    whose twinkles I have every so often seen here on the Earth.

    Oh the strong wind tear the grey clouds on my sky
    otherwise I cannot tell about the Sun.


    And I disagree that love shouldn't be explored lyrical because it is overused in other genres. While this is true, the difference with metal is that it can explore every emotion, feeling, perspective, ideology etc. there is, including love so the painter's have a complete palette to paint with, so to speak.
     
  20. crimsonfloyd

    crimsonfloyd Active Member

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    Countess has that song "Blood on My Lips" which is pretty damn bad, but also pretty funny.

    Opeth and My Dying Bride are really the only two I can think of that do love songs well off the top of my head. Nectar is about the pinacle of love songs, frantic, confused and passionate, it really does feel like first falling in love. On the whole I have to agree with those who said that other genres are more suited for the topic of love. Singer Songwriters, pericuarly females, seem to present this the best, the vuenerability and minimalism of the genre suit the topic very well. Classical is great for the inverse, emphisising the intenisty and grandoise of love- though it often shows its more subtle elements as well.
     

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