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Resurrected Power Metal Thread

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by waif, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Internally Deformed

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    Yeah, all good bands. What I really like about Helstar (particularly Nosferatu) is the neo-classical elements mixed in with the speed metal, though. Kinda like a more straightforward version of Symphony X with the cheese scraped free.
     
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    What are some bands that are 'traditional' metal influenced power metal? For example, i put Hammerfall in this category. I'm not too familiar with Primal Fear, but some of what I've heard sounds like this too.
     
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    CiG The Flesh Is Weak

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    Attacker come to mind. Skelator from nowadays.
     
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    anything new worth checking out?
     
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    This week new Albums by Theocracy, Wardrum and Noveria are out. Should all be great.
     
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    Just listened to the new Hammerfall, and that shit is fucking good, Almost like a return to form for them. I was thoroughly impressed with it.
     
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    nice, i like them. i'll check it out.
     
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    Good power metal is seriously hard to come by nowadays, I feel like. So much of it is shit.

    I feel like a lot of classic power metal bands took shitty nosedives. I'm a huge fan of older Kamelot, basically Fourth Legacy through Black Halo. Then they released Ghost Opera, and since then... fucking hell, I don't know.
     
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    Have you listened to Pharaoh from the United States or perhaps Dark Forest's latest album, Beyond The Veil?
     
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    Shit, this new Dark Forest is really good. Thanks man.

    Just thinking about what a fucking tragedy it is that Isen Torr never released a full-length. They have an aesthetic that tends more toward trad than typical power metal, but there's some crossover. Their EP was the fucking shit, really wished they would have recorded more.



    Man I feel old, this came out in '04.
     
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    maybe it's more accurately speed metal, but the new helstar is surprisingly good, i recommend that.
     
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    Speed metal isn't a thing in 2016.
     
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    i'm not sure it ever was tbh, just call that shit heavy metal (or thrash when applicable) and be done with it.
     
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    Not really true, considering the entire black/speed thing. Em Ruinas are also an example of a band between heavy metal and thrash metal.
     
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    I can't find anything fucking worth listening to in this genre anymore. I'm so obsessed with death metal right now anyway, I just don't have the urge to hunt for new bands. Seems like most new PM bands sound exactly the same. I do love Cain's Offering and find them better than Strato on every level. Timo should just focus on that full time. Both albums are so good.
     
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    I should say the last good thing I got into was the Charred Walls of the Damned record. Great stuff on there.
     
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    this korean EP rules.
     
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    Listenable genre and quite interesting though not really my bag. The high-pitched and falsetto vocals don't help.
     
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    Fuck, I am hooked on Dark Forest's newest; gotta give props to CIG for that one. Been listening to it everyday, and it got me through my 5K yesterday, haha.

    As far as more well-produced bands, the only ones I still keep up with are Keldian and Orden Ogan. I know that Keldian doesn't find much love here, but I think their songwriting is killer:



    EDIT:
    Shit, this does indeed sound good. Wasn't expecting those vocals, but they aren't bad...
     
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