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TheBurningOfSodom
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:47 am 
 

lordcatfish wrote:
Morbid Saint?

Yessir! That concludes my riddles. I had one non-metal left:

TheBurningOfSodom wrote:
- wealthy lads who take hallucinogenic drugs [...] the name is almost word-for-word synonyms to what I wrote, and it's best known as an acronym. But!, it's not the one you're probably thinking of, if it's usually associated with the drawing of a man in a circle (that is actually on the Archives).

If somebody wants to think for some other time, I'll leave the solution in the spoiler:
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Rich Kids on LSD (RKL) - another punk band, but very peculiar and technical, lots of excellent guitar- and basswork. Shame they suffered several deaths in the lineup.


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new riddles:

between two Destructions

follows shipwrecks and does not allow dishonour

extremish gardening with fast dude

the canine collection of edgar's former drummer

I may be oversimplifying them, but:

Within Destruction

Death

Lawnmower Deth

English Dogs
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:53 am 
 

Coastliner wrote:
aloof wrote:
big cheese searches for evil women
[…]
not unplugged Gandalf
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audio yard


Witchfinder General
Electric Wizard
Soundgarden?



yes to all! :)

TheBurningOfSodom wrote:
aloof wrote:
new riddles:

between two Destructions

follows shipwrecks and does not allow dishonour

extremish gardening with fast dude

the canine collection of edgar's former drummer

I may be oversimplifying them, but:

Within Destruction

Death

Lawnmower Deth

English Dogs


no to all :/ sorry :( I have failed... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoDxFm_MncQ

your guesses are "technically" correct, but i have given much more specific clues...

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here's another image riddle... super easy if you're a fan

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:56 pm 
 

aloof wrote:
between two Destructions


Probably way off the mark but... Headhunter? (Schmier's band after the split and before the reunion) ("Destructions" is capitalised, is it intentional and important?)
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Removal of legs, arms and head.

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Coastliner wrote:
aloof wrote:
between two Destructions


Probably way off the mark but... Headhunter? (Schmier's band after the split and before the reunion) ("Destructions" is capitalised, is it intentional and important?)


no, exactly correct, the way of thinking too :) splendid band, esp the debut! \m/
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Delta_Wing wrote:
Removal of legs, arms and head.


Looks like Dismemberment.

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the canine collection of edgar's former drummer


The Hounds of Hasselvander?

Five minutes ago I didn't even know the band name. :cry:

Riddles of this sort remind me of some kind of hypertext: Edgar => famous works => respective band => former drummer => drummer's portfolio => Does anything smell of wet dog here? :lol:
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lol. correct. and check out the band. if you like trad doom, Hasselvander is up there with the best of them... \m/
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:56 am 
 

Coastliner wrote:
Delta_Wing wrote:
Removal of legs, arms and head.


Looks like Dismemberment.

aloof wrote:
the canine collection of edgar's former drummer


Close take off the „ment“

Another favorite - white powder in the mail on the way to politicians and the media in late 2001.

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Another favorite - white powder in the mail on the way to politicians and the media in late 2001.

Anthrax
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:10 am 
 

Here are a few more:

Dark colored day of religious observance

Traitorous disciple preacher

Medieval torture device

Forgiving and leniently spared destiny

Someone who kills (most likely with a sword)

Divine messenger of god combined with (evil?) enchantress
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:43 am 
 

HorrorMetal wrote:
Here are a few more:

Dark colored day of religious observance

Traitorous disciple preacher

Medieval torture device

Divine messenger of god combined with (evil?) enchantress


black sabbath

judas priest

iron maiden

RJD and sharon osbourne
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:00 am 
 

aloof wrote:
HorrorMetal wrote:
Here are a few more:

Dark colored day of religious observance

Traitorous disciple preacher

Medieval torture device

Divine messenger of god combined with (evil?) enchantress


black sabbath

judas priest

iron maiden

RJD and sharon osbourne

The first three are correct. And your answer for the last one is freaking hilarious and quite clever. That's actually even more fitting than what I had in mind. Well done sir! But it is an actual band name, a hint being that it's a well regarded NWOBHM band with an iconic debut but not too many other albums. And there's still the other two riddles as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:00 am 
 

HorrorMetal wrote:
Forgiving and spared lenient destiny


Mercyful Fate

aloof wrote:
RJD and sharon osbourne


:lol:

At first I thought, maybe, Charlotte the Hermes. Or Angela Wiccencraft.

That sword killer though... probably not Assassin (associated with daggers rather than swords).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:06 am 
 

Coastliner wrote:
HorrorMetal wrote:
Forgiving and spared lenient destiny


Mercyful Fate

Correct!

There's still two more to go. I already gave a hint for one of them (the divine messenger/evil enchantress) in my last post. As for the other one (the being who kills), it's a very well known and popular metal band, even to non-metal fans. I would say the subgenre, but that would be a dead giveaway.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:08 am 
 

HorrorMetal wrote:
Divine messenger of god combined with (evil?) enchantress


*slaps forehead! angel witch! :D


Coastliner wrote:
At first I thought, maybe, Charlotte the Hermes. Or Angela Wiccencraft.


can't believe you got THIS close! :/


HorrorMetal wrote:
Someone who kills (most likely with a sword)


Slayer (again) ?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:15 am 
 

aloof wrote:
HorrorMetal wrote:
Divine messenger of god combined with (evil?) enchantress


*slaps forehead! angel witch! :D

HorrorMetal wrote:
Someone who kills (most likely with a sword)


Slayer

Yes indeed. Although for the second one my original intention was gonna be Annihilator, but the more I thought about it, the description seemed even more suited for Slayer so I changed my horses in mid stream with my hint. Either answer would have acceptable, but I probably should have kept my original idea. It would have been less obvious.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:17 am 
 

i just thought of a mindf**k:

a dire straits song title translated to latin, and minus one word and one letter (they are actually named after the latin phrase, but they got it wrong) :D
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:33 am 
 

aloof wrote:
Coastliner wrote:
At first I thought, maybe, Charlotte the Hermes. Or Angela Wiccencraft.


can't believe you got THIS close! :/


Well, sheer luck, usually Charlotte doesn't let me get that close. Must be the makeup. :panda:

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Seriously though, I thought Miss Wiccencraft's attempt at feigning ignorance was as obvious as Mrs. Osbourne's. :wink:
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aloof wrote:
i just thought of a mindf**k:

a dire straits song title translated to latin, and minus one word and one letter (they are actually named after the latin phrase, but they got it wrong) :D


Skimming through the song titles, the only one that translates easily into Latin is "Where Do You Think You're Going?", and I see that the archives list two bands named Quo Vadis. But it doesn't fit the other criteria.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:29 pm 
 

ok, you got the song right ("the only one that translates easily into Latin"? really?), so the band is
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Vardis, a NWOBHM band. I got the idea from angel witch...



Coastliner wrote:
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Seriously though, I thought Miss Wiccencraft's attempt at feigning ignorance was as obvious as Mrs. Osbourne's. :wink:


heh.
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aloof wrote:
ok, you got the song right ("the only one that translates easily into Latin"? really?), so the band is
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Vardis, a NWOBHM band. I got the idea from angel witch...


Ah, good one. Yeah, it's the only phrase that came to my mind immediately. I guess they can all be translated into Latin, technically, some more easily than others. :D

EDIT: But you should have said "minus one word and PLUS one letter".
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aloof wrote:
Coastliner wrote:
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Seriously though, I thought Miss Wiccencraft's attempt at feigning ignorance was as obvious as Mrs. Osbourne's. :wink:


heh.


What does this mean? :scratch: I don't get the word. Just to avoid misunderstandings: When you wrote "RJD and sharon osbourne" I understood the answer as a voluntary waiver of the proper answer (which you knew) in favour of a joke, and I thought the joke was funny and stayed on the ironic level. If you were being serious: sorry, then I misinterpreted the situation.

Back on topic: I think this one…

aloof wrote:
6. comes after hybris and before epic doom


…got lost in the turmoil of the last couple of pages. As far as I remember there weren't any guesses.
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Wahn_nhaW wrote:
EDIT: But you should have said "minus one word and PLUS one letter".


my performance was decidedly under par today. sorries :/


Coastliner wrote:
What does this mean? :scratch: I don't get the word. Just to avoid misunderstandings: When you wrote "RJD and sharon osbourne" I understood the answer as a voluntary waiver of the proper answer (which you knew) in favour of a joke, and I thought the joke was funny and stayed on the ironic level. If you were being serious: sorry, then I misinterpreted the situation.


no need to overthink, and defo no need to say sorry :) it was a joke, but i had not guessed the riddle until you mentioned the disguised answer... (ozzy wouldn't have passed as an angel :D )


Coastliner wrote:
Back on topic: I think this one…

aloof wrote:
6. comes after hybris and before epic doom


…got lost in the turmoil of the last couple of pages. As far as I remember there weren't any guesses.


there are several unsolved riddles from the earlier pages of this thread :/ but it's hard to wade through it all and see which ones are left unanswered :(

this specific one i honestly thought would be obvious. it's a mix of greek tragedy tropes and metal history...


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coupla more riddles i thought:

1. one of the greek gods' choice of footwear

2. jack the ripper had one, but it wasn't made there

3. thrash band, one mainman, not megadeth, not european
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:39 pm 
 

Between hybris and epic doom is Nemesis, right?

Quote:
3. thrash band, one mainman, not megadeth, not european


Annihilator, though they've already been mentioned?
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1. Frenchmen using grammatically incorrect German.

2. Has Latin choirs in every goddamn song.

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1. Frenchmen using grammatically incorrect German.

(Vindsval) Blut aus Nord

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Coastliner wrote:
6. Asterix hasn't come across it yet.
Clue: Not yet (17 September). :wink:

Well, apparently there is a new Asterix coming out in October titled "Asterix and the Griffin". Though I don't know of a well-known band called Griffin, a search says there are a few with that name or similar. Is that it? Otherwise I have no idea and would need more clues.

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sjal wrote:
raumr wrote:
1. Frenchmen using grammatically incorrect German.

(Vindsval) Blut aus Nord

Correct. I'm not a native German speaker, but I've heard that Blut aus Nord translates to "Blood of North", which is grammatically awkward.

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splyu wrote:
Coastliner wrote:
6. Asterix hasn't come across it yet.
Clue: Not yet (17 September). :wink:

Well, apparently there is a new Asterix coming out in October titled "Asterix and the Griffin". Though I don't know of a well-known band called Griffin, a search says there are a few with that name or similar. Is that it? Otherwise I have no idea and would need more clues.


:nods: Yes, correct. Thumbs up!
The one I had in mind was https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Griffin/607.
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Maybe not well-known today and everywhere but known among fans and collectors of US power metal. In 2020 there was even a box set including everything and the kitchen sink.
And I hope the new Asterix is better than the last one (which I didn't like at all). :wink:
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raumr wrote:
sjal wrote:
raumr wrote:
1. Frenchmen using grammatically incorrect German.

(Vindsval) Blut aus Nord

Correct. I'm not a native German speaker, but I've heard that Blut aus Nord translates to "Blood of North", which is grammatically awkward.

Neither am I, but yes - I've heard of a grammatical awkwardness of the name too, and there is a clarification about it on the Blut aus Nord's MA page.

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Wahn_nhaW wrote:
Between hybris and epic doom is Nemesis, right?

Quote:
3. thrash band, one mainman, not megadeth, not european


Annihilator, though they've already been mentioned?


yes and yes, and several bands have already been mentioned a few times so let it not stop the fun :)


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Has Latin choirs in every goddamn song.


therion? fleshgod apocalypse? van canto?


Griffin are/were awesome \m/


new riddles:

1. rememberus thanatus

2. loosely defined mathematics

3. five finger death punch
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aloof wrote:
new riddles:

1. rememberus thanatus

2. loosely defined mathematics

3. five finger death punch

You kinda gave that last riddle away.
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did I? :D can you name the band? :) (it's not 5FDP!)
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"rememberus thanatus" = Memento Mori

"five finger death punch" = Dim Mak
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2. loosely defined mathematics

Abstrakt Algebra

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Memento Mori and Abstrakt Algebra are spot on, Dim Mak is infinitely better than the more generic term I had in mind, which was
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Fist


here's some more:

1. a Policeman quit his job and made an album with a title that became another band's name

2. the walk of the king's least favourite servant

3. Zorro and the bunny boiler made a movie

4. before it breaks completely

5. where V keeps his things

6. Arthur to Uther

hint: these bands are all roughly of the same genre, a favourite one on these boards...
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aloof wrote:
1. a Policeman quit his job and made an album with a title that became another band's name

2. the walk of the king's least favourite servant

3. Zorro and the bunny boiler made a movie

4. before it breaks completely

5. where V keeps his things

6. Arthur to Uther


1. Soul Cages
2. Jester's March
3. House of Spirits
4. Threshold?
5. Shadow Gallery
6. Heir Apparent

... and ...

aloof wrote:
time not displayed on the clock


Zero Hour... perhaps?

aloof wrote:
not the party type


For a second I thought Reclvse (but it could also be The Nonvoter [Un-]Font :crash: )
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Even more riddles:

01 Gorthaur's rugged plateau

02 where the Ring was forged

03 Eriador's full of [ancient debris]

04 where the Ring was forged (hm? again?)

05 the corsair's copy

06 Isildur's nemesis

07 instrumentalised a horse

08 wrote a song about Elrond's council's season's (Bal-)rog (rofl's lol)

09 Legolas

10 A band with ties to Lucas and Tolkien: one of their former members is a Lucas character's brother, and they unintentionally named a song after the king-to-be's love interest in '78.

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The solutions to three riddles:

1. Legendary English punk - off the record.
Clue: They all called him nasty. That says it all about him, doesn't it?
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It's (Sid) Vicious Rumors!!
There aren't many punks that can be called truly legendary. "Nasty" is a synonym of "vicious", and the clue imitates the voice of someone spreading rumours.


2. Sounds a bit like the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records and is the pope's fave.
Clue: Two words: 1st: almost a homophone, 2nd: canonised.
Solution:

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The label's co-founder is Ahmet Ertegun. So the band is Armored Saint!! In British English, "Ahmet" and "Armored" sound almost identical.


5. One's thread was cut by Atropos a long time ago, the other's being watched with Argus eyes.
Clue: The names are, perhaps, more insightful than the sentence they're embedded in. Focus on the names. Slash would probably disclose the solution, Axl wouldn't.
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I hoped the mere mention of one of the Fates and Argus in the same sentence might ring a bell. :ugh:

It's Arduini / Balich
(ex-Fates Warning – slash – Argus – [bye, Axl, you're of no use here])

Their album is pretty good, some of the guitar parts sound like early Fates Warning:



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And this is a bundle of the still unanswered riddles of the last three pages plus one guess. I hope I haven't missed anything:

aloof wrote:
off-colour deity

follows shipwrecks and does not allow dishonour

extremish gardening with fast dude

time not displayed on the clock

not the party type

fellowship of cheap beers


aloof wrote:
here's another image riddle... super easy if you're a fan

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Image


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automobile accident involving handicapped people


aloof wrote:
1. one of the greek gods' choice of footwear

2. jack the ripper had one, but it wasn't made there


aloof wrote:
raumr wrote:
Has Latin choirs in every goddamn song.


therion? fleshgod apocalypse? van canto?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:04 pm 
 

Coastliner wrote:
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aloof wrote:
1. a Policeman quit his job and made an album with a title that became another band's name

2. the walk of the king's least favourite servant

3. Zorro and the bunny boiler made a movie

4. before it breaks completely

5. where V keeps his things

6. Arthur to Uther

1. Soul Cages
2. Jester's March
3. House of Spirits
4. Threshold?
5. Shadow Gallery
6. Heir Apparent

... and ...

aloof wrote:
time not displayed on the clock


Zero Hour... perhaps?

aloof wrote:
not the party type


For a second I thought Reclvse (but it could also be The Nonvoter [Un-]Font :crash: )


these are all correct, except for Threshold, Zero Hour and "not the party type". you got the genre right, but "before it breaks completely" are from the same continent as 5 & 6, not 1-2-3 :)

"time not displayed on the clock" is not a prog band. and I was gonna say that "Zero hour" does get displayed on the LED clock, but the one I mean doesn't, but sometimes it does, depending on the settings. thats a big clue :D

"Recluse" is the correct meaning for "not the party type", now you need to think of a much better known band whose name means "recluse" :)


Coastliner wrote:
Even more riddles:

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01 Gorthaur's rugged plateau

02 where the Ring was forged

03 Eriador's full of [ancient debris]

04 where the Ring was forged (hm? again?)

05 the corsair's copy

06 Isildur's nemesis

07 instrumentalised a horse

08 wrote a song about Elrond's council's season's (Bal-)rog (rofl's lol)

09 Legolas

10 A band with ties to Lucas and Tolkien: one of their former members is a Lucas character's brother, and they unintentionally named a song after the king-to-be's love interest in '78.


duh. dude. do you read LotR like monthly? :D

1. Mordor?

2. Mount Doom?

4. Orodruin?

9. Elf?

:D

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Coastliner wrote:
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Appendix:

[spoiler]The solutions to three riddles:

1. Legendary English punk - off the record.
Clue: They all called him nasty. That says it all about him, doesn't it?
Solution:

[spoiler]It's (Sid) Vicious Rumors!!
There aren't many punks that can be called truly legendary. "Nasty" is a synonym of "vicious", and the clue imitates the voice of someone spreading rumours.


2. Sounds a bit like the co-founder and president of Atlantic Records and is the pope's fave.
Clue: Two words: 1st: almost a homophone, 2nd: canonised.
Solution:

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The label's co-founder is Ahmet Ertegun. So the band is Armored Saint!! In British English, "Ahmet" and "Armored" sound almost identical.


5. One's thread was cut by Atropos a long time ago, the other's being watched with Argus eyes.
Clue: The names are, perhaps, more insightful than the sentence they're embedded in. Focus on the names. Slash would probably disclose the solution, Axl wouldn't.
Solution:

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I hoped the mere mention of one of the Fates and Argus in the same sentence might ring a bell. :ugh:

It's Arduini / Balich
(ex-Fates Warning – slash – Argus – [bye, Axl, you're of no use here])

Their album is pretty good, some of the guitar parts sound like early Fates Warning:



I know all these bands, but i would never have thought of them. if I compiled a top ten of legendary english punks, sid vicious would not even make the top 30 :/ maybe as an also-ran :D

I 've lived in the uk, there's no way "Ahmet" and "Armored" sound the same anywhere. maybe if a geordie with a speech impediment was comin out of the dentist, and even that's a maybe... :D

I don't get the arduini balich slash axl thing but nevermind. it's late and i had a busy day so its on me :)
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