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Anyone Into Symphonic Metal/Opera Metal?

by Sainguin
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Sainguin
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Feb24-12, 08:57 AM
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I just found this awesome French symphonic black metal band, Abstrusa Unde. I strongly suggest that you guys check them out. They've only got one album out, Introspection. Here's my favorite song off of it: (well intro and song)

http://youtu.be/WTwh3hEd6wM
ThomasT
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Feb24-12, 09:55 PM
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I've just really started getting into more symphonic/melodic metal and I stumbled across Therion. Their pretty awesome and I would love to hear some bands that are in the same style as them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Here's a great Therion song for anyone who hasn't listened to them: An Arrow From The Sun

Enjoy and thanks ahead of time for any suggestions!
Yeah, I like their stuff. But I wouldn't call it symphonic metal. It starts out sort of operatic. I'd just call it heavy metal.

Your last post was cool too. The French band. But, imho, it's heavy metal. I don't see any symphonic apect to it.

Correction/Edit: I notice now that "Opera" is in the title of the thread. Yeah, operatic in a sense. But basically, heavy metal.

Thanks for the tunes.
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Feb24-12, 09:58 PM
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Sainguin
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Feb25-12, 10:34 AM
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Yeah, I like their stuff. But I wouldn't call it symphonic metal. It starts out sort of operatic. I'd just call it heavy metal.

Your last post was cool too. The French band. But, imho, it's heavy metal. I don't see any symphonic apect to it.

Correction/Edit: I notice now that "Opera" is in the title of the thread. Yeah, operatic in a sense. But basically, heavy metal.

Thanks for the tunes.
I just go off of what their listed as on metal archives. If they use keyboards well and they still incorporate good metal into it, I call it symphonic. Just because there is a TON of heavy metal out there that never uses keyboards.
Sainguin
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Feb25-12, 10:40 AM
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I started looking up H.P. Lovecraft inspired metal and while a lot of it isn't very heavily inspired by him I did find one band, Catacombs, where their whole album is almost completely devoted to R'lyeh, the place where Cthulhu sleeps. Good album. Here's my favorite off it. I suggest listening to the whole album if you guys get a chance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGfOy...eature=related

EDIT: Friggin can't get anything to embed.

Another EDIT: Here's another great song, this time by Daemonicium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqeBtCl-iB8

Another another EDIT(full of edits today: For any of you guys that haven't stumbled onto metal archives, check it out. Very worth wasting an hour finding new awesome metal.

http://www.metal-archives.com/
ThomasT
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Feb25-12, 12:31 PM
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I just go off of what their listed as on metal archives. If they use keyboards well and they still incorporate good metal into it, I call it symphonic. Just because there is a TON of heavy metal out there that never uses keyboards.
Why not just call it heavy metal with keyboard stuff?
ThomasT
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Feb25-12, 12:38 PM
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Friggin can't get anything to embed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGfOy...eature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqeBtCl-iB8
Sainguin
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Feb25-12, 03:38 PM
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Why not just call it heavy metal with keyboard stuff?
Good point lol
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Feb25-12, 09:54 PM
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Quote Quote by Sainguin View Post
I started looking up H.P. Lovecraft inspired metal and while a lot of it isn't very heavily inspired by him I did find one band, Catacombs, where their whole album is almost completely devoted to R'lyeh, the place where Cthulhu sleeps. Good album. Here's my favorite off it. I suggest listening to the whole album if you guys get a chance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGfOy...eature=related
This is really good, and I've been listening to more from Catacombs on Youtube. I'm a big Lovecraft fan, and this music fits the tone of the Cthulhu mythos well.

Prior to this the only doom metal I've listened to was a bit of Trouble, and, of course, the prototype for doom metal, Black Sabbath. I like Mastodon, if you consider that doom metal (it's often called progressive sludge metal, whatever that means). And Opeth had a very nice doom-metallish outtro to their ballad A Fair Judgement.

I think the sloooow and ominous death metal vocals add a lot to the Catacombs atmosphere. Very good music.
bp_psy
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Feb26-12, 03:14 AM
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Here is some old school Doom :
Polyrhythmic
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Feb26-12, 01:41 PM
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You should check out my band Siren's Cry, might be of interest to you: www.facebook.com/sirenscryband
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Feb26-12, 02:44 PM
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