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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by muse_dude, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. muse_dude

    muse_dude New Metal Member

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    anyone recommend me some bands? i only just started listening to metal and have no idea what bands there are...
    bands so far i like r metallica (old), at the gates, old in flames, children of bodom and blind guardian...other bands i should check out? and i can't stand vocals like opeth :p
     
  2. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    *echoy voice*
    "In time you will learn the way of death vocals.."
     
  3. muse_dude

    muse_dude New Metal Member

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    halwaya (*_*)

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    so far so good.. you start from the good basics, imho.
    try many different bands.. different genres of metal to see what you like the most.
     
  5. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    check out the bands in my sig.
    Heavenly
    Dragonland
    Wintersun
    and hit up my aim or MSN if you have them.

    and I dont know how I found this band. probably from one of the 24 death metal threads, but Spawn of Possession has been playing non stop on my computer!!!
     
  6. TheGrim69er

    TheGrim69er Member

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    Some good bands you should check out are: Exodus, Slayer(old), Sacred Reich, Lost Horizon, Iron Maiden, Bathory, Battlelore, Manowar, Macabre, majesty, gamma ray, hammerfall, adagio, symphony x, amon amarth, Motorhead, Dio, Judas Priest, Iced earth and Wolf
     
  7. Hell Mike

    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    try these: Vio-Lence, Megadeth, Kreator, Dark Angel, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Hypnosia, Assassin, Heathen, Morbid Saint, Death Angel, Exumer, Coroner and so on, and when you can handle all of that you move on to Nifelheim, Deathwitch, Grand Belial's Key, Immortal, Negurã Bunget, Kvist, Funeral Mist, Carpathian Forest, Datkthrone, Mayhem, Burzum, Beherit, Drudkh, Nokturnal Mortum, Hate Forest, Aryan Terrorism, Ulver, Watain, Ondskapt. Let me know when you've tried those.
     
  8. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    The first step is to stop listening to Children of Bodom.
     
  9. WNxScythe

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    Ok I'm new too (started 5 months ago)... but I'll tell you what I consider good stuff and the basics.

    You'll be told that Children of Bodom are terrible/posers whatever but just ignore it if you like it (I do)... you'll find as I did that people here are quite unforgiving towards bands they don't like...

    Bands I'd reccommend:

    Immortal
    Suidakra (v. good band!)
    Ensiferum
    Dark Tranquility
    Lengsel
    Kalmah
    Amon Amarth (just got into these guys good stuff)

    That's all I can think of ATM...

    The above are all fairly melodic (but all in totally different ways), with the heaviest prolly being Lengsel...
     
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    EternalEnemy New Metal Member

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    Now now before you get into the "recommend me something that i like" you should know the basics of eachs genre. For example:

    Death: Possessed, Death, Cannibal Corpse (not influential, just so damn famous), Morbid Angel etc...
    Thrash: Overkill(the first), Exodus, Metallica(even though you know them allready, i still list it.), Megadeth (did you know them? anyway), Slayer.


    You must know all the above bands or you will get shitted on. There are a lot more, but im just too lazy...

    Well, for gothenburg/melodeath/whatever, Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates and In Flames are the three bands you must know.
     
  11. Hell Mike

    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    EternalEnemy, there ARE bands outside the USA, you know... And that does not mean "gothenburg"
     
  12. Necro Joe

    Necro Joe Answer the chicken

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    Listen to fotmbm, and ignore EternalEnemy.

    You can use www.metal-archives.com to get a general idea of the style played by any bands you're interested in, and read some reviews to find out the qualities of specific albums. Just don't take anyone's opinion too seriously and make up your own mind. A p2p program like DC++ might help if you haven't got much money.
     
  13. genocide roach

    genocide roach DOOOOOOOOOOM

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    similar to blind guardian: gravedigger, sonata arctica, rhapsody
    similar to at the gates/bodom: dissection, emperor (later. but you may like early as well), arch enemy, kalmah
    similar (better) to metallica: kreator, sodom, dekapitator, destruction

    other stuff i would reccomend you check out: bathory (black metal), enslaved (black metal), emperor (black metal), death (death metal), anata (death metal), exhumed (goregrind), impaled (goregrind), cephalic carnage (death/grind/wierd), age of silence (black metal/avant garde)
    ~gR~
     
  14. enchanted_nightmare

    enchanted_nightmare House of the Dead

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    i'd say start with more melodic stuff, and generally get more extreme, but i would say not to jump into things , it took me awhile to get into Black Metal, (it was worth it) :)

    recently ive been listening to:
    Nocturnal Rites
    Septic Breed
    Spawn of Possesion
    Dragonforce ( saw them last night heheh it ruled!!)
    Naglfar

    so check them out if you can.
     
  15. Lies and Perfidy

    Lies and Perfidy Gentleman of the Road

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    Go buy Judas Priest's Stained Class, Sad Wings of Destiny and Painkiller NOW. I mean, RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

    If you like old Metallica, check out Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax for starters. Also have a listen to Helloween, Mercyful Fate, and of course Iron Maiden. Check back and tell me what you think of these and I'll recommend more.
     
  16. Jean-Pierre

    Jean-Pierre Son of The Bitch

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    Uhhhh...Judas Priest?
     
  17. Hell Mike

    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    LOL come on mans we all know KoRn rlz judas r old guys LOL!!!!!1111
     
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    I know im old fashion but I would say start with Metal from the beginning and move through its history.. starting with Black Sabbath... get any album up to Sabbath Bloody Sabbath... the others can recommend their later stuff (of non ozzy i recommend Heaven & Hell , Mob Rules) ... then listen to metal after that.. perhaps Deep Purple... next would be Judas Priest (anything with Halford up to Painkiller) and Maiden (get maiden albums up to Seventh son of the Seventh son)... from there move onto thrash.. Metallica you already have covered but only get their first 3 albums and perhaps And Justice for All as well... other thrash bands to get are Motorhead (i consider them the grandaddies of thrash), Sacred Reich, Forbidden, Vio-Lence, Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, D.R.I. , Nuclear Assault, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam,Slayer etc... perhaps from there move into Death and Black Metal...

    Death (these are all the more popular bands so it might help you to get into these first before you move onto more heavier extreme bands):
    Cannibal Corpse
    Deicide
    Morbid Angel
    Obituary
    Possessed

    Black Metal (same note as above):

    Venom
    Bathory
    Dimmu Borgir
    Immortal
    Satyricon
    Mayhem
    Emperor
    Old Man's Child
     
  19. MasterOLightning

    MasterOLightning Optimator

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    Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, older thrash, etc. aren't essential. It's good stuff and all, but if you find yourself liking heavier, more deathy things, go listen to those first. You'll get used to the vocals too. The suggestions here are all good.
     
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    EternalEnemy New Metal Member

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    So you would disagree with me? I mean if he thinks "hmm, perhaps i would like to get into thrash. now how the hell do i start?" what would you do then? Sure, he should get other bands too, but you should know just a few most important bands first.
    And those gothenburg bands...Now my point wasnt to lead him to european scene and say "start with gothenburg-these bands are killer!" but more like "if you listen to gothenburg, be sure to know these bands to know at least something about it." I mean imagine someone coming and saying "recommend me something like Nightrage". Well, thats not a bad thing, of course, but what if he means stuff like Slaughter Of the Soul from ATG? To know how to describe the recommendations he wants he should know the basic bands wheter he likes them or not. Its better to ask for something that is similiar to a mainstream/not so underground band than to ask for something similiar to "band named Gråmfåstiutsstian from Norway", since no one will know what the fuck it sounds like. Everyone knows what ATG sounds like.
    An no, im not saying that Nightrage is grim, tr00 and underground, but i believe its more underground than ATG. I mean Nightrage wasnt the first band unlike ATG (am i correct with this? i believe ATG was the first).

    So, lets get back to thrash. When you read a review, its very likely for you to see someone describing the music by comparing it to some of those bands i listed. You could see those bands as "styles". "Sounds more like band number 1 than band 2 two, but its pretty much like a mix between band number 1 and 3." Get it?

    Well im kinda a n00b myself, but anyway.

    No, i have a point here. I didnt quite say "these are the first bands to get", more like "these are the first bands to get from this genre" and i didnt mean to say "these are the good bands, to start liking this genre you must get this" but more like "to be introduced to this genre, you need to know these bands first".
     

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