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colin040
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:46 pm 
 

Who knew Savatage wrote a rap song at one point! :lol:


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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:23 pm 
 

colin040 wrote:
Who knew Savatage wrote a rap song at one point! :lol:


Buncha dirty thieves. They clearly ripped off Tales From Genesis Space!

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colin040
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:22 am 
 

Man, how come Gehenna from Mexico are hardly mentioned? They only released one album and while the first two tracks are strangely melodic and mellow, the remaining tunes sound surprisingly identical to what Adramelch did circa Irae Melanox....and this came out one year earlier! Speaking of early prog/power that's absolutely nuts.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:02 pm 
 

greek epic power/folk/heavy metallers Airged Lamh just popped out two new songs:

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MasterOfSin
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:28 am 
 

Hi,
i'm in continuous mode listening Reinforcer's Prince of the Tribes a very powerful heavy metal, great guitars, great drums and a great voice. . .
One of the best albums that i heard these year.

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:35 am 
 

MasterOfSin wrote:
Hi,
i'm in continuous mode listening Reinforcer's Prince of the Tribes a very powerful heavy metal, great guitars, great drums and a great voice. . .
One of the best albums that i heard these year.



Even though it's not bad, for me it's TOO modern power metal. Good recommendation though!
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DoomMetalAlchemist
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:35 pm 
 

aloof wrote:
greek epic power/folk/heavy metallers Airged Lamh just popped out two new songs:

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Both those songs were good but I especially enjoyed Two Ravens.

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DoomMetalAlchemist
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:22 am 
 

Well, I think I just discovered my new favorite metal band from Mexico:

Calvaria, a European-stlyed power metal band just put out their their great debut De las cenizas al fuego. Full of guitar harmonies, epic keys (not Disney style), and a vocalist that reminds me maybe of.... Dark Quarterer? If DQ sang in Spanish.

Official video for Fénix:


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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2021 7:09 pm 
 

So it turns out my list of albums from 2021 is alarmingly small. What's everyone been really digging from this year? I wanna see if there are any gems I've overlooked.
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Jophelerx
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:46 am 
 

Was looking back through the worthwhile releases thread today, which, while 90% death and black metal, did turn up this release:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsktf3pOqjQ

Speed metal from Japan that sounds like NWOBHM on crack, really relentless riffing. Not all the way through the album yet but it's giving me some Gaywyre/Razorwyre vibes riff-wise. Definitely seems worthwhile especially since I also haven't got much from this year so far. With the whirlwind of releases that was last year, things have certainly slowed down a bit in the heavy/power/speed department. Blacksword and the "new" Cauldron Born album are the only ones I can think of otherwise. Oh, that Kosmic Dragon band too. Still, not a ton. I'm sure there's plenty of stuff I just haven't discovered yet though.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 3:39 pm 
 

Off the top of my head, Warrior Path, Ironbound, Sacred Oath and Dream Tröll, on top of the aforementioned Significant Point, all released absolute bangers this year.

I also gotta shout out local band Lycanthro's debut full-length, Mark Of The Wolf!

That's on top of the bigger names like Orden Ogan, Beast In Black and Powerwolf, I quite liked what they put out.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:19 pm 
 

Pharaoh, Cauldron Born, Labyrinth, Helloween and Todd La Torre, along with the ubiquitous Maiden, are probably my favorites - Wardrum, Sunrise, Blaze Bayley and Warrior Path put out good stuff too. Dream Troll I guess I gotta check - I remember liking their last one.

Cauldron Born should have an actual new album out soon too, apparently.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 4:26 pm 
 

Lord Fist has that "nwobhm but relentless" thing down pat.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:16 am 
 

Zelkiiro wrote:
So it turns out my list of albums from 2021 is alarmingly small. What's everyone been really digging from this year? I wanna see if there are any gems I've overlooked.

This got me thinking about what I've bought in the way of trad/power this year and it's a bit bloody grim. Great stuff but slim pickings to say the least:

Pharaoh (great album, love it)
Helloween (good stuff, but not as good as I hoped)
Blazon Rite (cool album, these guys show a lot of potential)
Cirith Ungol (awesome, but only an EP dammit)
Cauldron Born (again wicked, but a rerecording)

Gonna have to check out what some of the others have mentioned to see if I've missed something special.

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lordcatfish
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 4:46 am 
 

Need to revisit some of these, but these are in the initial running for me at the moment

Skeletoon - The 1.21 Gigawatts Club
Heavy Sentence - Bang to Rights
Crystal Viper - The Cult
Cross Vein - Life of Veins
Fierce Deity - Power Wisdom Courage
Galneryus - Power Gives Strength
Morning Dwell - The Power Will Go On
Silent Winter - Empire of Sins
Wanton Attack - Wanton Attack
Witchseeker - Scene of the Wild
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Shirley666
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 10:57 am 
 

My list is quite long at the moment, but these releases stands out:
Helloween - Helloween: I think this one goes without sayings
Marius Danielsen’s Legend of Valley Doom - Legend of Valley Doom Pt.3: Honestly best piece of metal opera I’ve heard this year. Avantasia sort of sucks by now
Marco Garau’s Magic Opera - The Golden Pentacle: Another metal opera. Would definitely appeals to fan of Derdian
Brainstorm - Wall of Skulls: I do like my power metal aggressive and this just fits perfectly into that category. Right, and Andy is phenomenal as usual
Vexillum - When a Good Man Goes to War: fully epic power/folk. Vocal’s a bit weak but the guitar solos are solid and don’t drag
Evermore - The Court of the Tyrant King : your average power metal I guess? But I sure enjoy this Power Quest-ish sound
Silent Winter - Empire of Sins: Hell their vocals is siiiick. That chorus in “Shout”
Morning Dwell - The Power Will Go On : they’re the first band that reminds me this strong of Freedom Call...
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:59 pm 
 

https://lordofficial.bandcamp.com/album/fallen-idols

This album is pretty fucking good. Just plain old ass kicking metal. No real gimmicks and it isn't trying to recreate anything old - just rocks out. But it does tend to throw in some random other influences like the occasional harsh sections or a big melodic chorus, in very inventive ways of writing. I can dig it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:19 pm 
 

Here's an off the wall one, can you recommend bands that inspire heavily from Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy soundtracks? I sometimes get that vibe in certain Japanese Power Metal bands, but I'm wondering if Uesmatsu is actually a primary influence in any band, Japanese or otherwise. Thanks!

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DoomMetalAlchemist
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:19 am 
 

LVB wrote:
Here's an off the wall one, can you recommend bands that inspire heavily from Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy soundtracks? I sometimes get that vibe in certain Japanese Power Metal bands, but I'm wondering if Uesmatsu is actually a primary influence in any band, Japanese or otherwise. Thanks!


Off-topic, but the "medieval black metal" band Enid's album Seelenspiegel has a lot of synths that remind me a lot of SNES era Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, etc.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:52 pm 
 

DoomMetalAlchemist wrote:
LVB wrote:
Here's an off the wall one, can you recommend bands that inspire heavily from Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy soundtracks? I sometimes get that vibe in certain Japanese Power Metal bands, but I'm wondering if Uesmatsu is actually a primary influence in any band, Japanese or otherwise. Thanks!


Off-topic, but the "medieval black metal" band Enid's album Seelenspiegel has a lot of synths that remind me a lot of SNES era Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, etc.


Thanks, BM is fine as well so I will check this out.

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:37 am 
 

DoomMetalAlchemist wrote:
LVB wrote:
Here's an off the wall one, can you recommend bands that inspire heavily from Nobuo Uematsu's Final Fantasy soundtracks? I sometimes get that vibe in certain Japanese Power Metal bands, but I'm wondering if Uesmatsu is actually a primary influence in any band, Japanese or otherwise. Thanks!


Off-topic, but the "medieval black metal" band Enid's album Seelenspiegel has a lot of synths that remind me a lot of SNES era Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, etc.


I will check it out, curious!
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SouthofHeaven11
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:46 pm 
 

Been listening to the new Black Soul Horde, "Horrors from the Void". It's really good, definitely recommend.


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Simfers
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:58 pm 
 

I'll second that recommendation. Those guys are really solid.

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DoomMetalAlchemist
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:44 pm 
 

Agreed. I definitely need to check out their other albums now.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:57 pm 
 

Eh not bad but not great - vocals are pretty weak and the song is kinda repetitive. I do like the idea of a PM band about Lovecraft though...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:13 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Eh not bad but not great - vocals are pretty weak and the song is kinda repetitive. I do like the idea of a PM band about Lovecraft though...


The vid posted above was track 2, but imo the album doesn't really pick up until track 3.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:07 am 
 

Lovecraft? Now you got me interested
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:20 am 
 

I mean that's what it looked like from the cover/titles anyway.

Fireaxe also has that Lovecraftian Nightmares album which is marvelous.
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That would be cool. I've been looking for power metal bands with Lovecraftian lyrics ever since I'd finished the Mythos this summer holiday
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:43 pm 
 

Here's some excellent Maiden-esque power metal: https://masterspy.bandcamp.com/releases

Really having a good time with this stuff; there's just a lot of energy and style going on.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:09 pm 
 

Just discovered Reinforcer and I am sold, this is great! A bit epic, a bit power metal, loads of twin guitar leads and melodies.
Sounds like if Piet Sielck was to produce Dark Forest.

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It's pretty cool, yeah. Vocalist kinda sounds like modern Dee Snider. O:
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