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yungstirjoey666
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:08 pm 
 

Basically, this is about non-Metal Archive-bands or artists making metal songs. I won't be counting bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, or any bands that are widely accepted as "metal" (although I will count other bands such as Linkin Park or Evanescence). Another thing to keep in mind is that not every "heavy" song is metal, they may be more hard rock or punk. Also, let's not spark debates about whether these bands should be counted in the Metal Archives because of such song.

One sole example I can think of is Sum 41. They are normally a pop-punk band, but they made an 80s metal parody:




Youtubers Brunuhville and Adrian von Ziegler compose film scores or folk or neoclassical influenced new age music, but also ocasionally make some symphonic or folk metal instrumentals.












So what are your thoughts? What are some other metal songs could you think of that are composed by non-metal bands?

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MARK9000
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:19 pm 
 

Two examples that come to mind are Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy" (kinda cheating because by '74 there wasn't a strict definition of metal, but it's unusually heavy for them anyways):



and the Beastie Boys' "Fight for Your Right", which is also a parody of 80's glam/party songs, although not as heavy as that Sum 41 song, with an intentionally simple solo by Kerry King:

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Zurbum
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:37 pm 
 

Queen did some, my favourite is this one...Freddie sounds like Dio at times...

this is great too and barely get mentioned

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:24 am 
 

I always thought that 80s Hawkwind was channeling 70s Priest to a brilliant degree - this is quite different to the album version, Hawkwind fans often refer to 'Live Chronicles' as 'their shitty heavy metal period', so good enough for me :D




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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:54 am 
 

Pooh are one of the most popular and beloved italian pop rock bands here, founded in 1966...
so it's was quite shocking that in 2010, at 70 years old they came out with an absolute banger of an epic metal song :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:11 am 
 



only for Greeks :)
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Sathanas_BM
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:08 pm 
 

Folk Singer/Songwriter artist Mount Eerie had some strong black metal influences on their album “Wind’s Poem”. It’s a little rough around the edges and far from his best material, though if anyone is interested in checking his stuff out, he released one of the best albums of 2017 with the absolutely heartbreaking “A Crow Looked At Me” (though that’s just an aside, there’s not any metal influence in any of his stuff outside of “Wind’s Poem”).


I also think Chelsea Wolfe deserves a mention. She’s always flirted with metal enough that it’s not exactly shocking, though there are a few of her songs that I think deserve a spotlight more than others. Both her albums “Abyss” and especially “Hiss Spun” have plenty of doom, sludge, and slight post-metal influences on them.

Here is a rather metal-sounding song, predominately in the 2nd half of the track. Also features Aaron Turner from Isis/Old Man Gloom/Sumac


Another one, more doom and sludge influenced
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LefterisK
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:00 pm 
 

Not a metal song by any stretch by the guitar parts are very black metal influenced for sure and if I am not mistakenthere is also double bass drums in the beginning:



Sivert Høyem, formerly of Norway’s indie pioneers Madrugada, reveals a rather surprising admission regarding the sounds which influenced his last album ‘Long Slow Distance’ [...]: “I was listening to Norwegian black metal music,” comes the surprising revelation, “not really for the classic metal quality of it, but those low-fi production ideas from some of those 90s albums. Therefore, ‘Long Slow Distance’ is darker and it’s just sort of the way it had to be, but I was conscious about it and knew what I wanted to do.”
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Rodman
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:21 am 
 

'Day of the Eagle' by Brazen Abbott is killer power metal

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:09 am 
 

It doesn't completely fit, but every single time this song by Algiers comes on shuffle, until he starts singing I think "well what fucking darkthrone song is this?"


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:35 am 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLBFEFsJOHA

I can't say this counts as METUHL but if it wasn't for the singing this would be considered crossover for sure.
Fletcher Dragge was one of the first guitarists to take up the Ibanez RG with EMGs/Mesa Boogle Dual Rectifier setup, and you can hear it here in spades. The guitars are so much heavier than anything else that happened in punk (except maybe the Offspring's Smash, which I think was JCM800s), and as a result the production sounds like it should've been an Anthrax album. He used two rectifier heads panned to make up for just being one guitarist, and the result is THICK. The riffing is on the Scott Ian level too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 3:42 am 
 

Another punk entry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MOEkqoYvXU

NOFX's take on Paul Dianno getting fired from Maiden. Mostly a punk song but with a good pretend Maiden bit or two, and lots of Harris bass through the whole thing.

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KrigareTjovane
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:12 pm 
 

Aerosmith's always good for a few metal tracks. One a lot of people might not know about is Taste of India from 1997's album Nine Lives. Easily one of their top 5 heaviest tracks, and they have more than you think.



As for early shit, 1975's Round and Round is doom as fuck.



Rats in the Cellar also fucking smoked live back in the day. Not quite as heavy as Priest or Motorhead in '78, but in the same ballpark. Definitely on the more aggressive side of the spectrum.


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TheUnhinged
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:07 pm 
 

Gold are a post-punk band from the Netherlands whose music seems to be getting heavier with each album. They already had some slight post-metal undertones in their last couple of albums, but the song 'Taken By Storm' in particular is pretty post-black metalish sounding.



Esben and the Witch are a similar case. They started off playing some pretty soft ethereal wave stuff, but have progressively included more post-rock elements in their stuff. Their most recent album was their heaviest, and this particular track sounds like straight up post-metal to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:52 pm 
 



Post-rock band Presence of Soul got substantially heavier on this song, complete with some growled vocals. They've flirted with heavier sounds here and there on their last 2 albums, but this the only song that really goes all the way.

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