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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:29 am 
 

Here's a great band that I've been enjoying lately: https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/L ... ess/628620

Reminds me of demo-era Deadly Blessing crossed with Lucian Blaque (another band you should check out if you haven't). Vocals also remind me at times of Tom Mallicoat (Lethal) and Danny White (Cauldron Born).

The songs "Eternal Life", "All Become One", and "Evil Mind" are really standing out to me so far.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:16 pm 
 

Cartoon metal, eurovision metal, pop metal. That's what I call these bands. It's good for what it is but the best way to describe how I feel about Beast in Black or Sabaton or Battle Beast or any of those bands is this comparison:

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I like that snack (more than I do Sabaton for example) but it's not even near bacon.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:22 pm 
 

By the way, Giannis has left Wardrum, they let him go actually after he had to cancel a Wardrum show to do a Beast in Black mini tour in Germany. He did not want to leave actually. We are waiting for Wardrum to announce a new singer soon, they posted something about a new album, so we'll see.

I believe the dude in Beast in Black was the primary songwriter for Battle Beast and the rest kicked him out (or something), hence all the "revenge" stuff in the debut. I really liked the one song from the debut, the s/t one (the lyrics are about Berserk but it's pretty obvious that there's a second meaning) would make an awesome intro to a japanese cartoon or something. You know, like how the original Thundercats tune was awesome. Same principle.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:09 pm 
 

Wow, that sucks that he left. I didn't know that. Spinning The Awakening in the car today and it seriously fucking shreds - highly recommend that one to fans of old 80s speed. It's got the meat and the teeth of that old style along with modern complexity like Pharaoh or Symphony X. Just badass.

Here's hoping the next singer they get is up to the challenge.

Yeah, the only Battle Beast album I care about is the debut - which I now see was heavily influenced by Chastain. That original singer was huge into Leather Leone, it shows. The music is poppier but still had some great riffs on that debut. Beast In Black sounds more traditional than Battle Beast did, and yeah, a bit candied and cheesy - but pretty solid from the tracks I sampled.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:14 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Wow, that sucks that he left. I didn't know that. Spinning The Awakening in the car today and it seriously fucking shreds - highly recommend that one to fans of old 80s speed. It's got the meat and the teeth of that old style along with modern complexity like Pharaoh or Symphony X. Just badass.

Here's hoping the next singer they get is up to the challenge.

Yeah, the only Battle Beast album I care about is the debut - which I now see was heavily influenced by Chastain. That original singer was huge into Leather Leone, it shows. The music is poppier but still had some great riffs on that debut. Beast In Black sounds more traditional than Battle Beast did, and yeah, a bit candied and cheesy - but pretty solid from the tracks I sampled.


Empyreal, I tried looking up "Spinning The Awakening" and I couldn't find it. Is this band listed under a different name or something?
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Empyreal
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"Awakening" is the name of an album by Wardrum.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:47 pm 
 

Empyreal you have an outstanding knowledge of metal. What would be your top 10 speed metal albums? You can go beyond 10 recommendations. To be honest the more recs, the better and you can name as many albums as you want.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:10 am 
 

TheConqueror1 wrote:
Empyreal you have an outstanding knowledge of metal. What would be your top 10 speed metal albums? You can go beyond 10 recommendations. To be honest the more recs, the better and you can name as many albums as you want.

Is Emp the only one you want recs from? .....
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:12 am 
 

I barely listen to speed metal, so probably not the best person to get recs from.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:00 pm 
 

Marcohateshipsters wrote:
TheConqueror1 wrote:
Empyreal you have an outstanding knowledge of metal. What would be your top 10 speed metal albums? You can go beyond 10 recommendations. To be honest the more recs, the better and you can name as many albums as you want.

Is Emp the only one you want recs from? .....


Nah, it doesn't matter who gives me recs. Feel free to post your top ten (or beyond that number) if you want.
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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:24 pm 
 

TheConqueror1 wrote:
What would be your top 10 speed metal albums? You can go beyond 10 recommendations. To be honest the more recs, the better and you can name as many albums as you want.


Oblivion Knight - s/t
Agent Steel - Skeptic's Apocalypse, Mad Locust Rising, Unstoppable Force, Omega Conspiracy
Exciter - The Dark Command
Defender - Remaining Tales
Tyrant's Reign - s/t
Tension - Breaking Point
Anthrax - Fistful of Metal, Spreading the Disease
Elysium - Coal Black (demo)
Riot - Thundersteel, The Privilege of Power, Immortal Soul
Surrealist - Playing God
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:30 pm 
 

Agent Steel - Skeptics Apocalypse x5
Savage Grace - Master of Disguise x5
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:19 pm 
 

TheConqueror1 wrote:
Opus you have an outstanding knowledge of metal.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:52 pm 
 

Temple Of Blood wrote:
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What would be your top 10 speed metal albums? You can go beyond 10 recommendations. To be honest the more recs, the better and you can name as many albums as you want.

Defender - Remaining Tales
Tyrant's Reign - s/t


These two are among my absolute favorites! Tyrant's Reign in particular have never gotten the press they deserve.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:42 am 
 

One of my favorite speed metal albums (aside from the aforementioned Riot and Agent Steel albums) is Ride With Death by Speedwolf. It's transparent Motorhead worship, yes, but it's fucking awesome Motorhead worship.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:48 am 
 

Zelkiiro wrote:
One of my favorite speed metal albums (aside from the aforementioned Riot and Agent Steel albums) is Ride With Death by Speedwolf. It's transparent Motorhead worship, yes, but it's fucking awesome Motorhead worship.




You HAVE to check out Baphomet's Horns' In Satan We Trust and I also agree that Speedwolf kicks ass.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:14 pm 
 

So I've been taking another look at German speed metal since I've been enjoy BG's debut a lot lately, and damn, apparently I had somehow never heard Helloween's s/t EP before, or at least not in a very long time. I've always found Kai's vocal lines on WoJ to be mediocre and underwhelming, with riffs that are solid but not great, but this is the shit! Insane leads, memorable riffs, Kai Hansen belting his heart out with energy and charisma...well, I can honestly say there's a Helloween album I like now! Still not sure how I missed it for all these years. One of those releases that slipped through the cracks, I guess. There's always bound to be one or two. Anyway, I'm glad to have a complement to BoF for my fun/catchy speed metal listening!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:59 pm 
 

https://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/archegonoi

Arrayan Path keep putting these out too quick for me to even keep up. Jesus Christ. I was just checking to see if anyone had reviewed the last one yet.

edit: Sampling a few tracks... this is massive. Sounding absolutely fucking immense. I'm amazed they can keep up this quality.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:39 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
https://pitchblackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/archegonoi

Arrayan Path keep putting these out too quick for me to even keep up. Jesus Christ. I was just checking to see if anyone had reviewed the last one yet.

edit: Sampling a few tracks... this is massive. Sounding absolutely fucking immense. I'm amazed they can keep up this quality.

Eh, Arrayan Path continue to still not be my thing. They're certainly unique and interesting, but it's not the kind of thing I'd listen to for fun.
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They can be a bit much, but I appreciate what they do and the dedication to making this stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:44 pm 
 

Hollow (the Swedish power/progressive metal band) have a new album, first one in 19 years! Listening to it now and it’s really cool. We have some fans here, right? Mid-paced and super melodic stuff, with some really heavy riffs for being euro power metal. Reminds me a bit of early Fates Warning in that regard, even though the style is more modern.

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/H ... ess/749402

The drummer credited is just an anagram for Andreas Stoltz, right? Pretty sure the band is just him now. Also the ”split up” status on their page seems weird, but maybe he decided to put an end to the project after getting this release out. Not much info I can find on this!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:08 pm 
 

i just listened to deaf dealer - Journey into Fear, basically a less heavy Omen. I liked it quite a bit.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:25 pm 
 

tomcat_ha wrote:
i just listened to deaf dealer - Journey into Fear, basically a less heavy Omen. I liked it quite a bit.

Personal favorite of mine, but this one has always struck me as more Iron Maiden meets 80s US Power than anything else.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:25 am 
 

So Dark Moor are at it again--their new album, Origins, isn't very good. It's a hell of a lot better than Project X, and it even has a few decent songs, but most tracks are limp and lifeless and Alfred still sounds like he bit his tongue. What a shame.
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