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Im looking for similar bands to Skyfire

Discussion in 'Skyfire' started by zycon, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. zycon

    zycon New Metal Member

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    I am freaken amazed by these guys and have listened to all there albums (all awesome) but does anyone know of bands that have the same sound and scream vocals? I like to consider them melodic neo-classical metal btw.
     
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    Bleak Eyes Irrelevant

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    Eternal Tears Of Sorrow are good.
     
  3. KeyOfDavid

    KeyOfDavid Dude who likes Skyfire

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    Mors Principium Est is a good recommendation too: I personally like Unborn and Inhumanity, in that order.

    Oh yeah, and also Insomnium - Above the Weeping World. Good stuff!
     
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    :zombie: wtf?
     
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    froosch Low Talker

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    Try the album "Triarchy of Vasconia," a three-way split between Adhur, Aiumeen Basoa, and Ilbeltz. That should get you your fix.
     
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    AndreasS Dutch Demon

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    and if you look for less obscure bands you can always turn to Norther, Imperanon and Children of Bodom...
     
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    Kalmah, Blood Stain Child(older), Catamenia, Evemaster, Archeon, The Funeral Pyre, Shadow, Throne Of Chaos

    some are better than others, but all are good IMO
     
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    -Chaos- thornheart

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    Blind Stare!!:worship:
     
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    froosch Low Talker

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    I think you would like the album "Perspective" by Jason Becker. It doesn't really sound anything like Skyfire but it has the same amazing sense of melody that the other bands mentioned in this thread, in my opinion, do not (at least those I've heard...).
     
  10. Sixx

    Sixx I have a belly button

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    Definitely older Blood Stain Child
     
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    froosch Low Talker

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    Here's a crazy thought: video game music. Check out The Black Mages:
    (mp3's of first album, direct download): http://bluelaguna.net/music/bm/mp3s.php
    (Youtube video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5st0b3ln5U

    I have difficulty drawing comparisons between Skyfire and the whole collection of Finnish screamy power metally sorts of bands (Children of Bodom etc) because none of them are half as progressive, and I think a major part of Skyfire's sound is that sort of epic, bombastic quality that can only come as a result of playing like 20 melodies at once, where Kalmah, Wintersun, whatever, have more of a traditional rhythm and lead setup (not that there's anything wrong with that).

    And, come to think of it, you can find that in classical music, but I'm by no means an expert on that. I can recommend Sergei Prokofiev, but it's a mixed bag of stuff, not just epic dramatic stuff. Charles Ives' stuff is pretty bombastic, but in that old school horror movie sort of way - good, but not for this thread.

    I HIGHLY recommend the Japanese black (sometimes) metal band Sigh. Try their most recent, "Hangman's Hymn." And then try all the rest of their stuff too.
     
  12. ~Glory In Perdition~

    ~Glory In Perdition~ New Metal Member

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    If you want somthing that is a parallel to SKYFIRE,then try Children of Bodom..deffinately (FOLLOW THE REAPER!! and HATEBREEDER!! albums) follow the reaper actualy sounds similar to SPECTRAL but spectral is better in my opinion,its got more of a BLACK METAL edge, NORTHER...meh kinda boring but they are basicaly a crap skyfire..SKYFIRE succeed in everyway that norther fail,but there best album is DEATH UNLIMITED,its the best thing they have ever done along with songs from the mirror of madness album~BETRAYED~BLACKHEARTED,and there first album dreams of endless war,i will tell you who i think sounds alot like TIMELESS DEPARTURE era SKYFIRE...THYRFING they are a swedish viking metal band which also tourd with SKYFIRE (start with the VALDR GALGA album) and there self titled album...listen to the ravens eyes song on that album and tell me it dosn't sound a little bit like early SKYFIRE,but definatly valdr galga as it is a CLASSIC! and it sounds like it had a big influance on timeless departure which is AWSOME!!!,:headbang: :kickass:
     
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    AndreasS Dutch Demon

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    Imperanon is a killer band too :)
     
  14. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    kalmah definitely, and they're better than skyfire.
     
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    Bleak Eyes Irrelevant

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    I seriously doubt that.
     
  16. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    it's true. the kokko brothers are better riff writers and they come up with stronger melodies. take nothing away from skyfire, though.

    go listen to swampsong or they will return by kalmah and get back to me.
     
  17. darkcubus

    darkcubus cubie!!

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    No. It's not. It's only your preconceived opinionated "truth". Kalmah are only different.
     
  18. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    different and better. but lets not fight over it :)
     
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    Kalmah has nothing on Skyfire.
     
  20. darkcubus

    darkcubus cubie!!

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    Oh, I forgot about your magic powers! Maybe when you make everyone magically hear what you're hearing you can turn them into smug trolls like yourself
     

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