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Flagris
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Joined: Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:29 am
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:21 am 
 

Well, you know, not that corny-n-cheesy Alestorm/Running Wild stuff, with all that 'Pirates Ahoy" attitude but bands with thick atmosphere, meaningful lyrics and music of appropriate mood: sea depths, seafaring, perils and misteries of the Ocean, shipwrecks, death and madness in the maw of the Great Blue Abyss... well, something like that.

Clean vocals preferred. Heavy, power, doom, maybe prog metal - I don't know, the overall atmosphere and mood is the key.

Thanks in advance.

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aloof
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Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:18 pm
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Location: never neverland, palm trees by the sea
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:57 pm 
 

Ahab https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Ahab/35791 is the only band that comes to mind right away, which you probably won't like, but I'll give it a think...

you can try searching on the main page for "sea" or "ocean" in lyrical themes. I just did :) but I don't recognize many bands there, and those I do I wouldn't recommend :D

this is a song about depression, written as an allegory of dark waters... not metal tho
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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:45 pm 
 

SIG:AR:TYR's Northen is a concept album about the viking voyages to Greenland and north America, and it includes quite few songs about seafaring... very melodic, but with lots of harsh vocals unfortunately :(

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aloof
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:19 am 
 

savatage's the wake of magellan is not really about seafaring, but it does have songs with titles like "the ocean" and lyrics of the "waves whisper and i hear" sort...
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SafassThin
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:13 pm
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:11 am 
 

Mastodon's Leviathan is influenced by the novel Moby-Dick. It has harsh vocals but it's a very great record.
Undersmile is good, sludge post-metal with athmospheres.
Thermohaline is an interesting band but more on the black metal way.
Sailing to nowhere and Wake of sirens are more on the power paths, that should more talk to your ears. They're not bad i think.

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