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Non-gay bro thread a.k.a. Random offtopic stuff.

Discussion in 'In Flames' started by A88, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. The Grayfox

    The Grayfox Gravesinger

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    Bay Area, CA
    I'm curious what 11-20 were...
  2. ThePhobiac

    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    Sorry but that is arcane knowledge.

    DT has been posting a lot of Moment nostalgia on their social media. Makes me think they're gearing up for a new album soon.
  3. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    I appreciate the last 2 years feel more like 20, but I'm not sure it's posible to be nostalgic for an album that came out 2 years ago :D November 2020 to be exact, so actually slightly less than 2 years. Would also be very quick for another album, considering there were 3 years between Construct and Atoma and 4 years between Atoma and Moment.

    Anyhow, Covid lockdown nostalgia aside, here's today's big ten (spoiler, no Mambo No.5, but I want to download it now).

    Edge of Thorns - Ravenland (2004) - the title-track of the album. Don't hear this album talked about much but it's really good, very unique atmosphere and vocals. Heavy/melodic metal.

    Adventus - Sólo Uno Más (2021) - the lyrics are in Spanish so I don't understand them, but I like the song anyway. Pretty nice power/melodic metal with an almost 80s feel - can be synth heavy.

    Nobou Uematsu / FFVIII - Liberi Fatali (1999) - FFVIII has a pretty sick intro, and this track is great too.

    Revolution Renaissance - Last Night on Earth (2008) - this was the band Timo Tolkki started when he departed Stratovarius. I didn't really like most of the "New Era" album, but I absolutely loved this track. It's my second most played track ever on, although that does mainly cover 2006 - 2009. Nonetheless I listened to this song a lot back in the day. From memory this was originally a Stratovarius song ported over to RR, and I believe there's a demo floating around with Timo Kotipelto on vocals, albeit with different lyrics.

    Hitomi / Code Geass - Stories (2006) - one way for a series to elevate above others is to have an epic soundtrack, and Code Geass certainly delivers on that front. Lots of songs from this show on my playlist.

    Two-Mix / Gundam Wing - Just Communication (1995) - An iconic track if you're a fan of GW, and probably pretty solid if you're into mid-90s J-Pop (I'm not). One of the first big files I downloaded from the internet was a video of the Japanese intro to GW (the UK version didn't show the intro, not sure a dub version was even made). It was about 50mb and probably took about 6 hours to download, for about 45 seconds of video. Good times.

    Darkthrone - Grave With a View (1990) - Soulside Journey was Darkthrone's debut album, their one death metal record before they switched to black metal. IIRC the band don't like the album. Personally, I think it's awesome. I'm not typically a fan of death metal but this album just clicks for me. "So what if I'm fucking insane? I'll fucking kill you anyway". Can't argue with that.

    Arch Enemy - My Apocalypse (2005) - meh, this album kind of sucks imo and I'm not a fan. Not even sure why it's on my playlist.

    Wishbone Ash - Throw Down the Sword (1972) - Honestly I have no idea how I came across this track or why I downloaded it. It's the one and only song I have from this band, although seemingly they're fairly well known. Wiki says "Wishbone Ash are noted for their extensive use of harmony twin lead guitars" so I can only assume somehow I was led to them for this reason, but I have none of their other tracks, which is odd because I actually really like this one. Maybe I'll listen to some more of their stuff at some point.

    Sonata Arctica - Shy (2000) - nice little ballad. SA before they turned to shit, and when Kakko could still sing properly.
  4. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Slightly different list game to keep myself entertained, I'm going to go through the songs on my phone from A - Z and name my top 15 from each letter of the alphabet. Not all at once, obviously. I probably won't have 15 for some letters, like X or Z. These will all be sick af songs so of course I recommend to listen to all of them.

    Edit: Extra songs added to some letters where there was surplus from other categories (eg J, X)


    Wu-Tang Clan - A Better Tomorrow (Rap, 1997)
    Dark Tranquillity - A Bolt of Blazing Gold (Melodic Death Metal, 1993)
    In Flames - A New Dawn (Alternative Metal, 2011)
    Iced Earth - A Question of Heaven (Power Metal, 1996)
    Ancestral - Achilles' Fury (In Hector's Death) (Power Metal, 2007)
    Blink-182 - Adam's Song (Pop-Punk, 1999)
    Nocturnal Rites - Afterlife (Power Metal, 2000)
    Lost Horizon - Again Will the Fire Burn (Power Metal, 2003)
    Stratovarius - Against the Wind (Power Metal, 1995)
    Freedom Call - Ages of Power (Power Metal, 2002)
    Dark Tranquillity - Alone (Melodic Death Metal, 1993)
    Itou Kanako - Amadeus (J-Pop, 2017)
    Alice in Chains - Angry Chair (Grunge, 1992)
    Three Days Grace - Animal I Have Become (Alternative Metal, 2006)
    Dragonland - Antimatter (Power Metal, 2006)
    Gareth Gates - Anyone of Us (Pop, 2002)
    Alias Eye - Arabesque (Alternative Rock/Metal, 2012)
    Amaranthe - Archangel (Power Metal, 2020)
    In Flames - Artifacts of the Black Rain (Melodic Death Metal, 1996)
    Professor Green - Avalon (Rap, 2011)
    Dark Tranquillity - Away, Delight, Away (Melodic Death Metal, 1994)

    Power Metal dominance for the most part, although DT's Skydancer/Of Chaos and Eternal Night pops up a number of times as well.


    WASP - Babylon's Burning (Melodic Metal, 2009)
    No Angels - Back Off (Pop, 2007)
    In Flames - Bullet Ride (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    Michael Jackson - Bad (Pop, 1987)
    Arch Enemy - Blood in the Water (Melodic Death Metal, 2017)
    Powerwolf - Beast of Gevaudan (Power Metal, 2021)
    Michael Jackson - Beat It (Pop, 1982)
    Children of Bodom - Bed of Razors (Melodic Death Metal, 1999)
    In Flames - Behind Space '99 (Melodic Death Metal, 1999)
    Beast in Black - Bella Donna (Power Metal, 2021)
    HURTS - Better Than Love (Indie, 2010)
    Shoji Meguro & Lyn - Beneath the Mask (J-Pop, 2017)
    Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (Pop, 1982)
    Dragonforce - Black Fire (Power Metal, 2003)
    Michael Jackson - Black or White (Pop, 1991)
    Saint Deamon - Black Symphony (Power Metal, 2008)
    Beast in Black - Blade Runner (Power Metal, 2021)
    Sonata Arctica - Blank File (Power Metal, 1999)
    Dream Evil - Blind Evil (Power Metal, 2006)
    Evanescence - Bring Me to Life (Alternative Metal, 2003)
    Avenged Sevenfold - Burn it Down (Alternative Metal, 2005)
    Nightwish - Bye Bye Beautiful (Power Metal, 2007)

    Power Metal still edging it for the B's too, but respect to MJ coming in with 4/15 tracks. Quite a lot of pop here, and I only just missed putting Backstreet's Back on the list too. And no, I'm not joking.


    Dragony - Call of the Wild (Power Metal, 2017)
    REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling (Pop, 1984)
    Symphony X - Candlelight Fantasia (Power Metal, 1997)
    Serpent/Veiled in Scarlet - Cannibalistic Dream (Melodic Death Metal, 2008/2022)
    Godgory - Caressed by Flames(Melodic Death Metal, 2001)
    Dark Tranquillity - Cathode Ray Sunshine (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    John Sykes - Cautionary Warning (Alternative Metal, 1997)
    Pantera - Cemetary Gates (Heavy Metal, 1990)
    Kamelot - Center of the Universe (Power Metal, 2003)
    Kageyama Hironobi - Cha-La-Head-Cha-La (J-Pop, 1989)
    Soilwork - Chainheart Machine (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    Avenged Sevenfold - Chapter Four (Metalcore, 2003)
    Nitrate - Children of the Lost Brigade (Melodic Rock, 2021)
    Power Quest - Civilised? (Power Metal, 2008)
    In Flames - Clayman (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    Cyhra - Closure (Alternative Metal, 2017)
    In Flames - Cloud Connected (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    In Flames - Colony (Melodic Death Metal, 1999)
    The Halo Effect - Conditional (Melodic Death metal, 2022)
    Hitomi - Continued Story (J-Pop, 2008)
    Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (Heavy Metal, 1990)
    In Flames - Crawl Through Knives (Alternative Metal, 2006)
    Dragonforce - Cry Thunder (Power Metal, 2012)
    Yoko Takahashi - Cruel Angel Thesis (J-Pop, 1995)
    Galloglass - Crusade of the Damned (Power Metal, 2003)
    Skyfire - Cursed By Belief (Melodic Death Metal, 2004)
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  5. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Field of View - Dan Dan Kokoro Hikareteku (J-Pop, 1996)
    Powerwolf - Dancing With the Dead (Power Metal, 2021)
    In Flames - Dark Signs (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Altaria - Darkened Highlight (Power Metal, 2004)
    Night in Gales - Darkzone Anthem (Melodic Death Metal, 1998)
    Hironobu Kageyama - Day of Destiny ~Spirit Vs Spirit~ (J-Pop, 1993)
    In Flames - Dead Eternity (Melodic Death Metal, 1996)
    Avantasia - Death is Just a Feeling (Power Metal, (2010)
    In Flames - December Flower (Melodic Death Metal, 1996)
    Powerwolf - Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend (Power Metal, 2018)
    Echoes of Creation - Departing (Melodic Death Metal, 2013)
    Stratovarius - Destiny (Power Metal, 1998)
    Dragonforce - Disciples of Babylon (Power Metal, 2003)
    Nightrage - Disconnecting the Dots (Melodic Death Metal, 2019)
    Thompson Twins - Doctor! Doctor! (Pop, 1984)
    No Doubt - Don't Speak (Pop, 1995)
    Edguy - Down to the Devil (Power Metal, 2004)
    Cristiano Filippini's Flames of Heaven - Dying for Love (Power Metal, 2020)
    In Flames - Dead End (Alternative Metal, 2006)


    Stratovarius - Eagleheart (Power Metal, 2003)
    Michael Jackson - Earth Song (Pop, 1996)
    Freedom Call - Edge of the Ocean (Power Metal, 2014)
    Amaranthe - Electroheart (Power Metal, 2013)
    In Flames - Embody the Invisible (Melodic Death Metal, 1999)
    Rage - Empty Hollow (Melodic Metal, 2010)
    Nightwish - End of All Hope (Power/Gothic Metal, 2002)
    SpellBlast - Endless Journey (Power Metal, 2014)
    Fozzy - Enemy (Melodic Metal, 2005)
    In Flames - Episode 666 (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)
    Hypocrisy - Eraser (Melodic Death Metal, 2004)
    Lorenguard - Eve of Corruption (Power Metal, 2011)
    Children of Bodom - Every Time I Die (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    In Flames - Evil in a Closet (Alternative Metal, 2004)
    Faye Wong - Eyes on Me (J-Pop, 1999)


    Yuki Kajiura - Fake Wings (Celtic, 2002)
    Something Corporate - Fall (Indie, 2002)
    Dragonforce - Fallen World (Power Metal, 2012)
    Anubis - Falling Apart Eternally (Gothic Metal, 2003)
    Altaria - Falling Again (Power Metal, 2004)
    Zebrahead - Falling Apart (Indie, 2003)
    Power Quest - Far Away (Power Metal, 2002)
    Mallavora - Favourite Mistake (Indie, 2020)
    In Flames - Fear is the Weakness (Alternative Metal, 2011)
    The Halo Effect - Feel What I Believe (Melodic Death metal, 2022)
    Cheryl Cole - Fight for this Love (Pop, 2010)
    Dark Tranquillity - Final Resistance (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Soilwork - Follow the Hollow (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    In Flames - Food for the Gods (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)
    The Black Mages - Force Your Way (Instrumental Metal, 2003)
    Kamelot - Forever (Power Metal, 2001)
    Freedom Call - Freedom Call (Power Metal, 2001)
    Sonara Arctica - Full Moon (Power Metal, 1999)


    NWA - Gangsta Gangsta (Rap, 1988)
    Takeshi Abo - Gate of Steiner (J-Pop, 2010)
    Carcass - Generation Hexed (Melodic Death Metal, 1995)
    2Pac - Ghetto Gospel (Hip Hop, 2004)
    Sabaton - Ghost Division (Power Metal, 2008)
    Percival - Ghosts (Power Metal, 2021)
    Arena - Ghost in the Firewall (Neo-Progressive Rock, 2000)
    Dragonforce - Give Me the Night (Power Metal, 2012)
    Power Quest - Glory Tonight (Power Metal, 2002)
    Pet Shop Boys - Go West (Pop, 1993)
    Dragony - Gods of War (Power Metal, 2021)
    Gravity Kills - Goodbye (Groove Metal, 1995)
    Bad Religion - Grains of Wrath (Punk, 2007)
    In Flames - Graveland (Melodic Death Metal, 1996)
    Darkthrone - Grave With a View (Death Metal, 1991)
    In Flames - Gyroscope (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)


    Itou Kanako - Hacking to the Gate (J-Pop, 2011)
    Megadeth - Hangar 18 (Heavy Metal, 1990)
    Lordi - Hard Rock Hallelujah (Melodic Metal, 2006)
    Sugarcult - Hate Every Beautiful Day (Indie, 2001)
    Michael Jackson - Heal the World (Pop, 1992)
    Lorenguard - Heir to the Ashes (Power Metal, 2005)
    Whitesnake - Here I Go Again (Hard Rock, 1982)
    Nightrage - Hero (Melodic Death Metal, 2004)
    Rise Against - Hero of War (Punk, 2008)
    Masterplan - Heroes (Power Metal, 2003)
    Beast in Black - Highway to Mars (Power Metal, 2021)
    Altaria - History of Times to Come (Power Metal, 2001)
    Rhapsody - Holy Thunderforce (Power Metal, 2000)
    Shadow Gallery - Hope For Us? (Alternative Metal, 1998)
    Dark Tranquillity - Hours Passed in Exile (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    The Devil Wears Prada - HTML Rulez d00d (Metalcore, 2007)
    Something Corporate - Hurricane (Indie, 2002)
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  6. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Iced Earth- I Died For You (Power Metal, 1996)
    Something Corporate - I Woke Up in a Car (Indie, 2002)
    Nightrage - In Abhorrence (Melodic Death Metal, 2017)
    In Flames - In Flames (Melodic Death Metal, 1994)
    Dream Evil - In Flames You Burn (Power Metal, 2002)
    HIM - In Joy and Sorrow (Gothic Metal, 1999)
    Dark Tranquillity - In Tears Bereaved (Melodic Death Metal, 1993)
    Linkin Park - In The End (Nu Metal, 2000)
    The Rasmus - In the Shadows (Alternative Rock, 2003)
    Apoptygma Berzerk - In This Together (Pop, 2005)
    Sum 41 - In Too Deep (Pop-Punk, 2001)
    Amaranthe - Infinity (Power Metal, 2013)
    Addis Black Widow - Innocent (Hip Hop, 1995)
    Freedom Call - Innocent World (Power Metal, 2007)
    Dark Tranquillity - Insanity's Crescendo (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)
    In Flames - Insipid 2000 (Melodic Death Metal, 1999)
    Burning Point - Into the Fire (Power Metal, 2003)
    Mercenary - Isolation (The Loneliness in December) (Melodic Death Metal, 2009)


    Christina Perri - Jar of Hearts (Pop, 2011)
    The Black Mages - JENOVA (Instrumental Metal, 2003)
    In Flames - Jester Script Transfigured (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)
    The Rasmus - Jezebel (Alternative Rock, 2022)
    In Flames - Jotun (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)
    Freedom Call - Journey Into Wonderland (Power Metal, 2014)
    Soulfly - Jumpdafuckup (Nu Metal, 2000)
    Alias Eye - Just Another Tragic Song (Progressive Rock, 2001)
    Waterproof Blonde - Just Close Your Eyes (Hard Rock, 2004)
    Two-Mix - Just Communication (J-Pop, 1995)
    Feeder - Just the Way I'm Feeling (Indie, 2002)
    Passenger - Just the Same (Nu Metal, 2003)

    That's as much as I've got for J... fucking slim pickings here.


    Satyricon - K.I.N.G (Black Metal, 2006)
    Kamelot - Karma (Power Metal, 2001)
    Cyhra - Karma (Melodic Metal, 2017)
    Carcass - Keep on Rotting in the Free World (Melodic Death Metal, 1995)
    Masterplan - Keeps Me Burning (Power Metal, 2007)
    Yuki Kajiura - Key of the Twilight (J-Pop, 2002)
    The Beets - Killer Tofu (Rock, 1993)
    Eminem - Kim (Rap, 2000)
    Edguy - King of Fools (Power Metal, 2004)
    Dream Evil - Kingdom at War (Power Metal, 2006)
    Sonata Arctica - Kingdom for a Heart (Power Metal, 1999)
    Dream Evil - Kingdom of the Damned (Power Metal, 2002)
    Power Quest - Kings of Eternity (Power Metal, 2008)
    Freedom Call - Kings Rise and Fall (Power Metal, 2016)
    Powerwolf - Kiss of the Cobra King (Power Metal, 2019)


    Sinergy - Laid to Rest (Gothic Metal, 2000)
    Rhapsody - Land of Immortals (Power Metal, 1997)
    Freedom Call - Land of Light (Power Metal, 2002)
    Sonata Arctica - Last Drop Falls (Power Metal, 2001)
    Dragonforce - Last Man Stands (Power Metal, 2012)
    Revolution Renaissance - Last Night on Earth (Power Metal, 2008)
    Shoji Meguro & Lyn - Last Surprise (J-Pop, 2017)
    JoJo - Leave (Get Out) (Pop, 2004)
    In Flames - Leeches (Alternative Metal, 2006)
    Dark Tranquillity - Lethe (Melodic Death Metal, 1995)
    Sonata Arctica - Letter to Dana (Power Metal, 1999)
    Shoji Meguro & Lyn - Life Will Change (J-Pop, 2017)
    Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer (Hard Rock, 1986)
    Kid Rock - Lonely Road of Faith (Country, 2001)
    In Flames - Lord Hypnos (Melodic Death Metal, 1996)
    Dream Evil - Losing You (Power Metal, 2002)
    Avantasia - Lost in Space (Power Metal, 2007)
    Zwei - Lyra (J-Pop, 2015)
    #1186 DE4life, Oct 21, 2022
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  7. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Dragony - Magic (Power Metal, 2021)
    Alice in Chains - Man in the Box (Grunge, 1990)
    Hitomi - Masquerade (J-Pop, 2006)
    Metallica - Master of Puppets (Heavy Metal, 1986)
    Amaranthe - Mechanical Illusion (Power Metal, 2013)
    Iced Earth - Melancholy (Holy Martyr) (Power Metal, 1998)
    Sugarcult - Memory (Indie, 2004)
    In Flames - Metaphor (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Scar Symmetry - Mind Machine (Melodic Death Metal, 2006)
    Soilwork - Mindfields (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    In Flames - Minus (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Blind Guardian - Mirror, Mirror (Power Metal, 1998)
    Dark Tranquillity - Monochromatic Stains (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    In Flames - Moonshield (Melodic Death Metal, 1996)
    Beast in Black - Moonlight Rendezvous (Power Metal, 2021)
    In Flames - Morphing Into Primal (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)
    ELO - Mr. Blue Sky (Pop, 1977)
    Visions of Atlantis - My Dark Side Home (Power Metal, 2007)
    Supercell - My Dearest (J-Pop, 2013)
    Beast in Black - My Dystopia (Power Metal, 2021)
    Saint Deamon - My Heart (Power Metal, 2008)
    Creed - My Sacrifice (Indie, 2001)
    Saint Deamon - My Sorrow (Power Metal, 2008)
    Katatonia - My Twin (Gothic Metal, 2006)

    Gone wayyy over on the M's.... but damn there are a lot of great songs here. Let's just say the extras here take up what was left for J, and will be left over for the likes of X and Z.


    Alestorm - Nancy the Tavern Wench (Pirate Metal, 2008)
    Children of Bodom - Needled 24/7 (Melodic Death Metal, 2003)
    Nightwish - Nemo (Power Metal, 2004)
    Arch Enemy - Nemesis (Melodic Death Metal, 2005)
    Bad Religion - New Dark Ages (Punk, 2008)
    Soilwork - Neurotica Rampage (Melodic Death Metal, 2001)
    Emin - Never Enough (Pop, 2014)
    Blind Guardian - Nightfall (Power Metal, 1998)
    Dark Tranquillity - Nightfall By the Shore of Time (Melodic Death Metal, 1993)
    Orson - No Tomorrow (Indie, 2006)
    Travelling WIlburys - Not Alone Anymore (Pop, 1988)
    Angra - Nova Era (Power Metal, 2001)
    Primal Fear - Nuclear Fire (Power Metal, 2001)
    Killswitch Engage - Numbered Days (Metalcore, 2002)
    Heaven Shall Burn - Numbing the Pain (Metalcore, 2004)


    See-Saw - Obsession (J-Pop, 2002)
    Freedom Call - Ocean (Power Metal, 2001)
    Europe - On Broken Wings (Melodic Metal, 1986)
    Blinded Colony - Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Melodic Death Metal, 2006)
    Creed - One Last Breath (Indie, 2001)
    Beast in Black - One Night in Tokyo (Power Metal, 2021)
    Linkin Park - One Step Closer (Nu Metal, 2001)
    In Flames - Only For the Weak (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    In Flames - Ordinary Story (Melodic Death Metal, 1999)
    Scar Symmetry - Oscillation Point (Melodic Death Metal, 2006)
    Edguy - Out of Control (Power Metal, 1998)
    Symphony X - Out of the Ashes (Power Metal, 1997)
    Barren Cross - Out of Time (Melodic Metal, 1989)
    Sum 41 - Over My Head, Better Off Dead (Pop-Punk, 2002)
    Daughtry - Over You (Pop, 2006)
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  8. galvanized

    galvanized Active Member

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    Now I know why you are a Greatest Greed fan.
  9. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    I do have a bit of a soft spot for early 2000s pop-punk, although admittedly I never expected IF to try their hand at it. Good old Howard. There's a minor link between Sum 41's Does This Look Infected Album and IF - Tom Lord-Alge mixed "The Hell Song", and his brother Chris would go on to mix the Clayman re-recordings. I guess we know who the more talented brother is.
  10. The Grayfox

    The Grayfox Gravesinger

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    If somebody asked me what my all time favorite song was, and I had to pick one, it would be this one.
  11. eochaid

    eochaid Judge Dredd of In Flames

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    I'm going to say something unpopular. Only for the Weak.
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    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Dark Saga as a whole is an excellent concept album. Albums that attempt concepts can often come off as tryhard and unnatural, but Iced Earth did a great job with this album as a whole. Obviously helps if you know the Spawn lore beforehand! A Question of Heaven and I Died For You ae my two absolute faves from the album, both slower tracks but pack a real punch if you understand the story being told.

    If I was forced to choose OFTW would be a candidate for me as well. It was the track that got me into IF and really metal as a whole, so it has to be in the conversation from my perspective. Obviously this kind of question is extremely unique to the indiividual though, so answers are bound to vary wildly from person to person.
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  13. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    In Flames - Pinball Map (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    Alice Cooper - Poison (Hard Rock, 1989)
    Jason Paige - Pokémon Main Theme (Rock, 1999) - sorry, but the full version of this song is fucking great :D
    Nada Surf - Popular (Indie, 1996)
    Falconer - Portals of Light (Power Metal, 2002)
    Rhapsody - Power of the Dragonflame (Power Metal, 2002)
    Heyley Westenra - Prayer (Pop, 2005)
    Slaughter - Prelude (Instrumental Metal, 1995)
    Dragonforce - Prepare for War (Power Metal, 2004)
    Sabaton - Primo Victoria (Power Metal, 2011)
    Avantasia - Promised Land (Power Metal, 2008)
    Altaria - Prophet of Pestilence (Power Metal, 2004)
    KISS - Psycho Circus (Hard Rock, 1998)
    Dark Tranquillity - Punish My Heaven (Melodic Death Metal, 1995)
    Dimmu Borgir - Puritania (Black Metal, 2001)


    N/A - no songs beginning with Q! I'll just add extras to R and S to compensate, as there will no doubt be plenty of great songs under both letters.


    Percival - Raise Your Arms (Power Metal, 2021)
    Arch Enemy - Ravenous (Melodic Death Metal, 2001)
    Altaria - Ravenwing (Power Metal, 2002)
    Rise Against - Re-Education (Through Labour) (Punk, 2008)
    Avantasia - Reach Out For the Light (Power Metal, 2001)
    Rise Against - Ready to Fall (Punk, 2008)
    Republica - Ready To Go (Indie, 1996)
    Eazy-E - Real Muthaphuckkin G's (Rap, 1993)
    Gamma Ray - Real World (Power Metal, 2007)
    Nitrate - Renegade (Melodic Rock, 2021)
    Sonata Arctica - Replica (Power Metal, 1999)
    In Flames - Reroute to Remain (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Battle Beast - Resurrection By Erection (Powerwolf cover) (Power Metal, 2018)
    Saliva - Rest in Pieces (Indie, 2002)
    Edguy - Return to the Tribe (Power Metal, 2006)
    Dragonforce - Revelations (Power Metal, 2003)
    Septic Flesh - Revolution (Melodic Death Metal, 1999)
    Dragonforce - Revolution Deathsquad (Power Metal. 2006)
    Two-Mix - Rhythm Emotion (J-Pop, 1995)
    Freedom Call - Riders in the Sky (Power Metal, 2016)
    Edge of Thorns - Riders of the Storm (Power Metal, 2004)
    Duran Duran - Rio (Pop, 1982)
    Freedom Call - Rise Up (Power Metal, 2001)
    Shoji Meguro & Lyn - Rivers in the Desert (J-Pop, 2017)
    Something Corporate - Ruthless (Indie, 2003)


    In Flames - Satellites and Astronauts (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    Duran Duran - Save a Prayer (Pop, 1982)
    Rise Against - Saviour (Punk, 2008)
    Paradise Lost - Say Just Words (Alternative Metal, 1997)
    Miley Cyrus - See You Again (Pop, 2007)
    Soilwork - Shadowchild (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    The Halo Effect - Shadowminds (Melodic Death Metal, 2022)
    Avantasia - Sign of the Cross (Power Metal, 2001)
    Dark Tranquillity - Single Part of Two (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Hypocrisy - Slave to the Parasites (Melodic Death Metal, 2004)
    Devin Townsend - Slow Me Down (Melodic Metal, 2003)
    Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (Pop, 1987)
    Soilwork - Soilworker's Song of the Damned (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Kamelot - Soul Society (Power Metal, 2005)
    In Flames - Sounds of a Playground Fading (Alternative Metal, 2011)
    Tears for Fears - Sowing the Seeds of Love (Pop, 1989)
    Soilwork - Spirits of the Future Sun (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    In Flames - Square Nothing (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    Eminem - Stan (Rap, 2000)
    In Flames - Stand Ablaze (Melodic Death Metal, 1994)
    Dragonland - Starfall (Power Metal, 2004)
    Dragonforce - Starfire (Power Metal, 2003)
    In Flames - Starforsaken (Melodic Death Metal, 1994)
    Oasis - Stop Crying Your Heart Out (Pop, 2002)
    Europe - Stormwind (Melodic Metal, 1984)
    In Flames - Suburban Me (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    Laura - Supersonic (Pop, 2016)
    ELO - Sweet Talking Woman (Pop, 1977)
    Beast in Black - Sweet True Lies (Power Metal, 2019)
    In Flames - System (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Malice Mizer - Syunikiss (Rock, 1998)

    So here's the deal with T - I'm going to separate into songs beginning with T, and then give a separate section for songs beginning with "The", as there's going to be loads of them, so many that I probably won't impose a limit.


    Edguy - Tears of a Mandrake (Power Metal, 2001)
    ELO - Telephone Line (Pop, 1976)
    Power Quest - Temple of Fire (Power Metal, 2003)
    Iced Earth - Ten Thousand Strong (Power Metal, 2007)
    Amber - This Is Your Night (Pop, 1996)
    Dark Tranquillity - Through Ebony Archways (Melodic Death Metal, 1993)
    Arimachi Masahiko - Through the Night (J-Pop, 1998)
    Dimension Zero - Through the Virgin Sky (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)
    Iron Saviour - Titans of Our Time (Power Metal, 2002)
    Rise Against - To Them These Streets Belong (Punk, 2004)
    Sakakibara Yui - Tokitsukasadoru Juuni no Meiyaku (J-Pop, 2011)
    Alestorm - Treasure Chest Party Quest (Pirate Metal, 2020)
    In Flames - Trigger (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Amaranthe - Trinity (Power Metal, 2014)
    Allen-Lande - Truth About Our Time (Power Metal, 2005)


    Ancestral - The Ancient Curse (Power Metal, 2007)
    Soilwork - The Bringer (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    The Agony Scene - The Darkest Red (Metalcore, 2005)
    The Black Mages - The Decisive Battle (Instrumental Metal, 2003)
    Elvenking - The Divided Heart (Power Metal, 2007)
    In Flames - The End (Alternative Metal, 2016)
    Iron Fire - The End of It All (Power Metal, 2001)
    Freedom Call - The Eyes of the World (Power Metal, 2002)
    Europe - The Final Countdown (Hard Rock, 1986)
    Avantasia - The Final Sacrifice (Power Metal, 2001)
    Shadows Fall - The First Noble Truth (Metalcore, 2000)
    Allen-Lande - The Forgotten Ones (Power Metal, 2005)
    Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy (Power Metal, 1999)
    Poisonblack - The Glow of the Flames (Gothic Metal, 2003)
    HIM - The Funeral of Hearts (Gothic Metal, 2003)
    Metallica - The Four Horsemen (Heavy Metal, 1983)
    Avantasia - The Glory of Rome (Power Metal, 2001)
    Kamelot - The Haunting (Somewhere in Time) (Power Metal, 2005)
    In Flames - The Hive (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)
    In Flames - The Jester Race (Melodic Death Metal, 1996)
    Dagoba - The Man You're Not (Groove Metal, 2006)
    Dark Tranquillity - The New Build (Melodic Death Metal, 2005)
    Amaranthe - The Nexus (Power Metal, 2013)
    Soilwork - The Nurturing Glance (Melodic Death Metal, 2019)
    Riya - The Palm of a Tiny Hand (J-Pop, 2004)
    Visions of Atlantis - The Poem (Power Metal, 2007)
    In Flames - The Puzzle (Alternative Metal, 2011)
    In Flames - The Quiet Place (Alternative Metal, 2004)
    Eminem - The Real Slim Shady (Rap, 2000)
    Sonata Arctica - The Ruins of My Life (Power Metal, 2003)
    Avantasia - The Seven Angels (Power Metal, 2001)
    Porcupine Tree - The Sound of Muzak (Prog Metal, 2002)
    Avantasia - The Story Ain't Over (Power Metal, 2008)
    Dark Tranquillity - The Treason Wall (Melodic Death Metal, 2002)
    Ayreon - The Truth is in Here (Prog Metal, 2008)
    Metallica - The Unforgiven (Heavy Metal, 1991)
    Eminem - The Way I Am (Rap, 2000)
    Shoji Meguro & Lyn - The Whims of Fate (J-Pop, 2017)
    Avantasia - The Wicked Symphony (Power Metal, 2010)
    Yuki Kajiura - The World (Celtic, 2002)
    Arch Enemy - The World is Yours (Melodic Death Metal, 2017)
    Still Remains - The Worst is Yet to Come (Melodic Death Metal, 2005)
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  14. eochaid

    eochaid Judge Dredd of In Flames

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    I'm a bit disappointed that the S does not include Satellites by Rise Against. Just a bit.
  15. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Well, the simple reason for that is I haven't listened to the Endgame album :D if it's good I'll give it a listen though.
  16. eochaid

    eochaid Judge Dredd of In Flames

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    It's my favourite one. More melodic than the rest of their discography (and it's a band that I like a lot). And this song is on my top five songs ever.

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  17. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Altaria - Unchain the Rain (Power Metal, 2004)
    At The Gates - Under a Serpent Sun (Melodic Death Metal, 1995)
    Falconer - Under the Sword (Power Metal, 2003)
    Godsmack - Under Your Scars (Alternative Metal, 2018)
    Sonata Arctica - Under Your Tree (Power Metal, 2007)
    Evanescence - Understanding (Gothic Metal, 1998)
    Freedom Call - Union of the Strong (Power Metal, 2014)
    Freedom Call - United Alliance (Power Metal, 2007)
    Sonata Arctica - Unopened (Power Metal, 1999)
    Edguy - Until We Rise Again (Power Metal, 1998)
    In Flames - Upon an Oaken Throne (Melodic Death Metal, 1994)


    In Flames - Vacuum (Alternative Metal, 2006)
    Edguy - Vain Glory Opera (Power Metal, 1998)
    Yuki Kajiura - Valley of Mist (Celtic, 2002)
    Dragonforce - Valley of the Damned (Power Metal, 2003)
    Gamma Ray - Valley of the Kings (Power Metal, 1997)
    In Flames - Vanishing Light (Alternative Metal, 2006)
    Powerwolf - Venom of Venus (Power Metal, 2018)
    Slipknot - Vermilion Pt. 2 (Alternative Metal, 2004)
    Amaranthe - Viral (Power Metal, 2020)
    Spice Girls - Viva Forever (Pop, 1997)


    Slipknot - Wait and Bleed (Nu Metal, 1999)
    Luca Turelli - War of the Universe (Power Metal, 2002)
    Firewind - Warrior (Power Metal, 2002)
    Freedom Call - Warriors (Power Metal, 2002)
    Freedom Call - Warriors of Light (Power Metal, 1999)
    Megadeth - Washington is Next! (Heavy Metal, 2007)
    Yellowcard - Way Away (Indie, 2003)
    Saint Deamon - Way Home (Power Metal, 2009)
    Nevermore - We Disintegrate (Prog Metal, 2000)
    Edguy - We Don't Need a Hero (Power Metal, 2004)
    Cristiano Filippini's Flames Of Heaven - We Fight for Eternity (Power Metal, 2020)
    SpellBlast - We Ride (Power Metal, 2014)
    Arch Enemy - We Will Rise (Melodic Death Metal, 2003)
    Lost Horizon - Welcome Back (Power Metal, 2001)
    Godsmack - When Legends Rise (Alternative Metal, 2018)
    Dissection - Where Dead Angels Lie (Black Metal, 1995)
    Dragonforce - Where Dragons Rule (Power Metal, 2003)
    The Calling - Wherever You Will Go (Indie, 2001)
    Allen-Lande - Where Have the Angels Gone (Power Metal, 2005)
    In Flames - Where the Dead Ships Dwell (Alternative Metal, 2011)
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Wield My Sword (Power Metal, 1999)
    ELO - Wild West Hero (Pop, 1977)
    Gamma Ray - Wings of Destiny (Power Metal, 1999)
    Kamelot - Wings of Despair (Power Metal, 2001)
    Dragony - Wings of the Night (Power Metal, 2011)
    Soilwork - Witan (Melodic Death Metal, 2019)
    Poisonblack - With Her I Die (Gothic Metal, 2003)
    In Flames - Worlds Within the Margin (Melodic Death Metal, 1997)
    Tinie Tempah - Written in the Stars (Rap, 2010)


    N/A - will distribute the lost 15 choices here elsewhere


    Kosuke Oba - Yakusoku no Paradigm (J-Pop, 2010)
    Soilwork - You Acquiver (Melodic Death Metal, 2019)
    Mark B & Blade - Ya Don't See the Signs (Rap, 2001)
    Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name (Hard Rock, 1986)
    Halsey - You Should Be Sad (Pop, 2020)
    Damone - You're the One (Indie, 2006)
    Soilwork - Your Beloved Scapegoat (Alternative Metal, 2007)


    Dark Tranquillity - Zodijackl Light (Melodic Death Metal,1997)
    In Flames - Zombie Inc (Melodic Death Metal, 1999)
    Stone Sour - Zzyxz Rd. (Alternative Metal, 2006)


    Mercenary - 11 Dreams (Melodic Death Metal, 2004)
    Amaranthe - 1,000,000 Lightyears (Power Metal, 2011)
    Freedom Call - 111 - The Number of Angels (Power Metal, 2019)
    Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes to Midnight (Heavy Metal, 1984)
    Bad Religion - 21st Century Digital Boy (Punk, 1990)
    Sabaton - 40:1 (Power Metal, 2008)

    Others (Songs Don't Begin with a Letter or Number)

    Maximum the Hormone - [F] (Alternative Metal, 2008)
    In Flames - ...As the Future Repeats Today (Melodic Death Metal, 2000)
    Hi-sCoool! Seha Girls - セハガガガンバッちゃう!! (J-Pop, 2014)
    Hi-sCoool! Seha Girls - 若い力 -SEGA HARD GIRLS MIX- (J-Pop,.2014)
    Gamma Ray - (We Won't) Stop the War (Power Metal, 1991)

    I've added 57 songs throughout the letters based on unused slots from low yield categories.
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  18. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Sounds good. I really need to catch up on what RA have been up to since 2008, as I think Appeal to Reason is the last album of theirs I listened to.
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  19. DE4life

    DE4life 'ello treacle

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    Crunching the data I'm slightly surprised to see Colony behind Reroute, however, looking at what I've left out on each of the albums it's probably accurate. It's very small differences between the albums, ultimately, but it basically goes:

    1st: Whoracle/Clayman (8 each)
    2nd: TJR/Reroute (7 each)
    3rd: Colony (6)
    4th: Come Clarity/SOAPF (5 each)
    5th: STYE (2)

    My peak years in terms of favourites are between 1999-2004, which isn't wholly surprising. 2002 is the absolute peak year, but again unsurprising considering Damage Done, Natural Born Chaos and Reroute all came out in that year. Not to mention Freedom Call's Eternity and Dream Evil's Dragonslayer. Power Metal comes out as my top genre overall with 168/470 tracks, and MDM comes second with 101/470. Not exactly a shocking revelaton there. The scores would be a bit closer if I classed IF as MDM post-2002, rather than Alt Metal, but not by that much.


    I have a favourite track for every year from 1986 to the present day, but 2009 and 2015 in particular are horrible years. I have barely anything in my favourites from either. In fact, not a single metal track for 2015, only Lyra by Zwei which is J-Pop. Of the peak years 2005 fares the worst... but then it wasn't a great year in terms of my favourite bands. No IF album, DT's Character is a really good album but I wouldn't say I have any major favourites from it (The New Build aside). I don't like Soilwork's Stabbing the Drama. Freedom Call's The Circle of Life wasn't bad but wasn't great either. No album from Dream Evil that year. Arch Enemy's Doomsday Machine was mostly ass gravy (imho). Kamelot's Black Halo had a couple of great songs on it, but otherwise it was a precusor to their decline. Lots of disappointments for me in 2005.

    As far as MDM is concerned IF are hugely ahead, followed by DT, then Soilwork, then Arch Enemy. Even factoring in that I counted everything IF did post-2002 as Alt Metal, not MDM. Using that as a splitting system 40 of my IF favourites are from the MDM (1994-2002) era, with 12 from the post-MDM era.

    So yes I basically did this as a data exercise, and I'm sure everybody has had as much fun as me. COOL DATA STORY BRO.
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    ThePhobiac be at ease

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    Dreamt that Dark Tranquillity put out a 7-song album called Arkadian in 2018 in collaboration with some video game company (Bungie, I think). It had next to no promotion, no music videos, wasn't on any streaming services, they never ended up playing any of the songs live, and they never got asked about it in interviews. The album art was very simple -- a shot of the band's touring lineup superimposed over an image of deep space. It was basically a combination of The Gallery and Character in terms of sound and was pretty incredible.

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