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therealvivs
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Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:26 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:32 am 
 

Hey guys,

Like the title suggests, I'm searching for new bands who play that sweet, old-school, somewhat epic/triumphant, somewhat doomy/morose heavy metal resembling the old giants.

Like many here, I grew up on Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, so on and so forth. But I confess that I've stopped following this style of metal many, many, many years ago, as I listen mostly to death, black and all the bastard hybrid abominations of the two.
Having said that, a friend was blasting Visigoth in the car the other day and for whatever reason it just clicked with me. I guess it hit a sweet spot of meaty guitar tone (I despise weak guitars), manly vocals, killer riffs and solos, close to excellent songwriting and just great songs.
Now, I am aware that traditional heavy metal is the avocado and craft beer of metal right now (kinda of like retro-thrash was just a few years ago, I guess), so I'm sure there's lots of good stuff as well as lots of shite out there.

That's where you folks (hopefully) come in. I'd much appreciate if you'd guide me on discovering what's what in this new era of trad metal.

To make your job slightly easier:

I love Sabbath, Maiden, Priest, Satan, Manilla Road, don't mind a bit of Manowar and I like Helloween first album.
I can't stand European Power metal (although I enjoy early Blind Guardian, but that's not what we're searching for here).
Also can't stand high pitched-falsetto-James LaBrie style of vocals.
I'm not a production snob, but I have enough of having to stomach botched studio jobs while listening to black metal and that's more than enough.
I'm searching for something that can be both doomy in a Sabbath way, melodic like good Maiden, epic without much cheese and... Just great song writting, above all.

Sorry for the lengthy post folks, and thanks in advance.
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Thexhumed
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Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:26 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:03 am 
 

After reading your post this was the first band that popped into mind.

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Xymosys
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Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:19 am
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:33 pm 
 

Well, I think that new releases of Diamond Head, Satan, and Angel Witch are worth your time...great old school music revived in the new flesh!
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colin040
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:35 pm 
 

Not doomy or morose, but pretty epic - Vultures Vengeance!

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Lane
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Location: Finland
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:54 am 
 

There are some good bands from Sweden with some doomy feel into them, such as (Morgana) Lefay, Tad Morose, Memory Garden...
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therealvivs
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:03 pm 
 

Thank you all guys for your recommendations!

I'd like to mention that I am aware of the old school bands such as Satan and Diamond Head... In fact I have to say that Satan is one of my favourite bands... ever?
Slough Feg is really cool as well, yet for whatever reason I had completely forgot about them, thanks!
About Vultures Vengeance... This shit rules!! Really cool album. Too bad the guy is singing from the car park, but other than that, quality stuff.
I am aware of Morgana LeFay, big fan, from the heavy/doom beginnings to the more thrash/groove of later releases. Such a shame they are no more. I'll have to delve deeper into Memory Garden and Tad Morose but I liked what I've sampled, even though they are not quite what I'm looking for.

I know that I mentioned doom on my first post, however I think that what attracted me the most to Visigoth's sound was the almost flawless blend of NWOBHM and US Power metal. I feel it's extremely well done and dare I say unique? I'm sure it's not, but to my ears it sound like so.

Hope this can help you guys and thanks again.
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I_Am_Vengeance
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:05 am 
 

For more on the epic side:

Wrathblade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS13Kk9GlTw
Eternal Champion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJyEuV7Alds
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Opus
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:29 pm 
 

US power metal: Ancient Empire
Some of the members are kinda old, but the band is new. 5 albums since 2014(!), all solid.
They have that little something extra quality wise, great songwriting, and I think the singer is phenomenal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcVvWnV0OIA
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Thexhumed
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:37 pm 
 

Your recommendation reminded me of Air Raid. Top notch stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrcCIZKY-iA
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Metalion_SOS
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Location: Australia
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:43 am 
 

Barbarian should hit the spot:
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Vintersorrow
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Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:59 pm
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Location: Slovenia
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:53 pm 
 

Doom-f***in-Sword - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C7ZMnyZQ_4

AND

Battle-f***in-Roar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjvD1NJ5US0

Both stand for epic medieval doom/heavy metal with undeniable Maiden touch and Manowar/Bathory anthemic aproach. I used to listen to exclusively black/death metal and it was exactly this type of music which renewed my faith in balls-out, guts-or-glory old school heavy metal.

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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:58 am 
 

CAULDRON BORN - And Rome Shall Fall
CANDLEMASS - Nightfall
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therealvivs
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:50 am 
 

Thanks guys for all the input, appreciate it!

There's not a single band mentioned that I can say I dislike, buy holy shit, Doomsword, Battleroar and Cauldron Born are fucking amazing! This is some serious stuff! Really what I was looking for!
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e_ddi_e
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:44 am 
 

Don't know if this is what you're looking for, perhaps I misinterpret your post, but there are two bands that came to my mind:


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Edit Adding Wytch Hazel and Grand Magus if you're looking for a bit more heavy stuff.

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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:57 pm 
 

therealvivs wrote:
Cauldron Born are fucking amazing! This is some serious stuff! Really what I was looking for!


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AuldAnxiety
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:26 pm 
 

Twisted Tower Dire

Their newest record is excellent. Not morose but definitely old school fun! Excellent live band too. Check out the Legions of Metal fest Facebook page. I’ve discovered a lot a great traditional style metal bands there.

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Gravetemplar
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Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:08 am
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Location: Antarctica
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:41 pm 
 

Have you listened to the new Atlantean Kodex? https://youtu.be/DIWMCnU-W3o

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RattEurope
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Joined: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:59 pm
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:36 am 
 

therealvivs wrote:
I know that I mentioned doom on my first post, however I think that what attracted me the most to Visigoth's sound was the almost flawless blend of NWOBHM and US Power metal. I feel it's extremely well done and dare I say unique? I'm sure it's not, but to my ears it sound like so.


In addition to Ancient Empire and Eternal Champion I would suggest Cauldron, Enforcer, Haunt, and Seven Sisters.
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