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sonic_enemy_333
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 10:15 am 
 

I'm looking for the most incredible guitar solos in the form of metal songs. The best of the best. Like the Kerry King or Jimi Hendrix kind of stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 11:17 am 
 

sonic_enemy_333 wrote:
I'm looking for the most incredible guitar solos in the form of metal songs. The best of the best. Like the Kerry King or Jimi Hendrix kind of stuff.

Umm o_O.

Anyway, the solo on "Starbreaker" by Traveler is amazing. It's not really technical, but it's certainly emotive and well-written.

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I'm looking for the most incredible guitar solos in the form of metal songs. The best of the best. Like the Kerry King or Jimi Hendrix kind of stuff.


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 10:23 pm 
 

That Starbreaker song is good. But I like this better.

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 12:21 am 
 

Can y'all recommend any trad/epic/doom with relentless double bass? Something like the Metal Coven version of Atlantean Kodex's Hidden Folk.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 2:22 pm 
 

These older Twisted Tower Dire albums, up to Netherworlds, are so fucking good. It really feels like utterly classic stuff just released much later than the 80s. A truly talented band that meshed together so well. They had a great feel for epic yet soulful stuff like some of the best classic bands.
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MammothRider wrote:
Can y'all recommend any trad/epic/doom with relentless double bass? Something like the Metal Coven version of Atlantean Kodex's Hidden Folk.


Haven't heard that particular track you mentioned (or if I have, it was a long time ago and I can't remember it), but I'd say Quicksand Dream's first album, Aelin: A Story About Destiny, qualifies for "relentless bass." Slightly doomy epic heavy metal that I'd definitely consider grade A stuff.

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Looking for more stuff like King Diamond or Mercyful Fate.

A Tortured Soul is a band I don't see brought up much who's in this vein and do the style justice while adding their own ideas to it. Lucifer's Fate is their best album but I've heard the second and fourth also and they're still quite solid (haven't heard the debut yet).


I'd have to think about what some of the absolute best solos in the heavy/power/speed realm are. So many to choose from!
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 3:17 am 
 

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I'm looking for the most incredible guitar solos in the form of metal songs. The best of the best. Like the Kerry King or Jimi Hendrix kind of stuff.



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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 8:17 am 
 

Operation Pivo wrote:
sonic_enemy_333 wrote:
I'm looking for the most incredible guitar solos in the form of metal songs. The best of the best. Like the Kerry King or Jimi Hendrix kind of stuff.




I checked out some of their other songs as well and are pretty decent.

For example, this is the kind of music I think when I think metal.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 3:13 am 
 

I was wondering if anyone could nudge me in the direction of more like Death Angel and Sacred Reich. Not sure if this is the right thread especially since both of those are thrash. I am posting here because often enough i find metal tagged as heavy or power which has that relentless rythmic riffwork which is characteristic of thrash.

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sonic_enemy_333 wrote:
I'm looking for the most incredible guitar solos in the form of metal songs. The best of the best.

Here it is:


Or did you just want solos? Ok, here you go:
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:20 am 
 

sonic_enemy_333 wrote:
I was wondering if anyone could nudge me in the direction of more like Death Angel and Sacred Reich. Not sure if this is the right thread especially since both of those are thrash. I am posting here because often enough i find metal tagged as heavy or power which has that relentless rythmic riffwork which is characteristic of thrash.

Cheers!


Well, I think this request belongs in the thrash thread, but for Sacred Reich I would recommend "Ignorance".

Death Angel is a bit harder to recommend. Their best album start to finish is Act III but it's not all that thrashy. Really, I think they are a spotty band in terms of quality. "Mistress of Pain" is a good song to check out.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:28 am 
 

Ignorance by Sacred Reich I have to give a good listen to. The first song Death Squad is really good.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:00 am 
 

@Opus,

Yes the Eternity's End song is fucking great. Great fucking riffs in it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 7:01 pm 
 

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/S ... ket/837655

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 3:23 am 
 

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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Shok_Paris/Full_Metal_Jacket/837655

Man, everybody's coming back this year.


on a greek record label, and with a song titled "up the hammers", lol :D going by their titles, half those songs could be covers... but i hope not :/ their 80s output's stellar, I hope they don't muck it up now.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 9:46 am 
 

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Huh, both pretty solid tunes I think. The vocals sound fine and the music is a much more modern-production take on what they used to do, but the riffs are pretty damn good.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 5:02 pm 
 

Jophelerx wrote:
Haven't heard that particular track you mentioned (or if I have, it was a long time ago and I can't remember it), but I'd say Quicksand Dream's first album, Aelin: A Story About Destiny, qualifies for "relentless bass." Slightly doomy epic heavy metal that I'd definitely consider grade A stuff.


Whoops, I should maybe have mentioned drumming after double bass. Maybe relentless isn't the best word to use, but in that version of The Hidden Folk, there are parts with extremely fast double kick drumming, which definitely isn't all that common in trad metal to my knowledge. Basically I'm looking for stuff similar to that, just super fast and/or consistent double bass. Here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgHD9nYu1Ds

I love Aelin! It definitely has some of my favourite bass playing, super cool stuff!
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 7:31 pm 
 

Oh my bad I skipped over the word "double" when I was reading your post, I do know what double bass drums are haha. I can't think of any other examples of that kind of drumming in heavy and/or doom metal though, that's pretty out there. I did listen to the track and yeah, that's the first time I can remember hearing that sort of drumming in this style.
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I mentioned Acerus here a few months ago. Their new album is straight up epic old school power metal with Daniel Corchado's signature winding, epic guitar runs: https://luxinframundisproductions.bandc ... tiary-rite

This is some badass shit man.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 1:27 am 
 

Acerus dropped this just like the last one, out of the blue with next to no fanfare. I can't wait to spin it though. Thanks for the heads up!

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kytokinesis wrote:
Acerus dropped this just like the last one, out of the blue with next to no fanfare. I can't wait to spin it though. Thanks for the heads up!


Having a full band on this one definitely seems to make a difference; the songs seem tighter and slightly more varied. But it's still more of the same guitar-hero goodness.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:13 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
I mentioned Acerus here a few months ago. Their new album is straight up epic old school power metal with Daniel Corchado's signature winding, epic guitar runs: https://luxinframundisproductions.bandc ... tiary-rite

This is some badass shit man.



That's good shit.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:25 am 
 

The new Tyrant just came out too. Jesus. So much to hear these days...

edit: It's not bad at all. I like the production and the songs seem to be in-line with the way they used to do it, albeit I miss Glen May's voice. Doomier but it's some cool, crushing atmospheres...
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 3:30 pm 
 

OK so I literally just found out that MaelstroM, whose demos I reviewed and whose second demo especially I really enjoyed, just released their debut full-length album 2 days ago! Really great off-kilter stuff, progressive thrash/power with a neoclassical flair. Haven't listened to the album yet but it looks like some re-recorded songs from the demos as well as some new songs! This year has just been an absolute whirlwind with new releases, at this rate almost any long-dead/on-hold band could put out a new album and it wouldn't surprise me! Crazy times we're living in.
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This Domine debut Champion Eternal is quite something. I had no idea they were this ambitious and creative way back in the very early days, but it makes sense - this came before the main wave of europower. It's a seriously epic, dense piece of work like anything Manilla Road might have tried and some of the ways they build up the songs and have these slower bass grooves going on, I don't hear out of bands that sound like they did on the later works.
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I think I've got a copy of Emperor of the Black Runes lying about somewhere here, but don't recall them grabbing me much. Sounds like Domine are due a revisit...

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Champion Eternal has great riffs. I remember the stuff coming after being more about the songs and story and a little less interesting in the riff department.

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I like Emperor better, but that debut is just really strange and unique really. They're a solid band. Bit much with the long album lengths but still very cool.
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I'm really, really digging Tragedy Divine recently.



It's really striking that this came out of Germany, because it's USPM all the way through.
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I liked 2 songs: I married a witch and die in my dreams.
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Those are the 2 I remember liking when someone posted them several years ago. I mean the others were OK but nothing special, those are the only 2 I can still remember at all.
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Those are the 2 I remember liking when someone posted them several years ago. I mean the others were OK but nothing special, those are the only 2 I can still remember at all.


Yeah, they were on my iPod for a long time. Remember iPods? :)
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Temple Of Blood wrote:
Jophelerx wrote:
Those are the 2 I remember liking when someone posted them several years ago. I mean the others were OK but nothing special, those are the only 2 I can still remember at all.


Yeah, they were on my iPod for a long time. Remember iPods? :)

If its internal battery hadn't crapped out, you'd better believe I'd still be using my Zune. That baby lasted 11 years. :[
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Zelkiiro wrote:
If its internal battery hadn't crapped out, you'd better believe I'd still be using my Zune. That baby lasted 11 years. :[

I still have my Zune HD, that's going on 10 years now haha. I've needed bigger storage for a while so I just bought like a $25 prepaid smartphone and loaded it with an SD card to use exclusively as an mp3 player.

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Temple Of Blood wrote:
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Those are the 2 I remember liking when someone posted them several years ago. I mean the others were OK but nothing special, those are the only 2 I can still remember at all.


Yeah, they were on my iPod for a long time. Remember iPods? :)


Of course, I still use my 80GB iPod Classic! Had it for years and it still works just fine, those things were so well-made, too bad the quality of Apple products went down the crapper shortly after. :(
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A friend of mine still mocks me for owning a Zune but really when my criteria was "not made by Apple" what else was it going to be? The Zune was great.

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Used an iPod Classic (80 Gigs) for years and years (at least 7-8), had to move on to an iPod Touch (128 Gigs) when my Classic died. That's been going strong for 4-5 years now, I'm actually kinda surprised. I can't help but feel that the secret to your Apple products lasting well beyond their expected life-span is to never, ever update them if they work well as they are.

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Didn't they get in trouble for releasing updates that nerfed older models of phones to persuade people to upgrade?

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I think they even admitted to it, saying it was to keep the old phones from crashing under the strain of the new OS or some such.

And to keep this a bit on topic, I don't know if they've been mentioned here, but I've been listening to the latest by Dark Forest, Oak, Ash & Thorn, a lot. I think it's great.

Kind of a folkier take on trad/power metal. The singer really reminds me of a younger Tobias Sammet at times.

https://darkforest-uk.bandcamp.com/

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