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Old 01-07-2009, 09:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default melodic death metal/viking metal

melodic death metal is one of my favorite genres of metal and in flames is one of my favorite bands. i figured i'd start a thread with the intent of discussing melodic death metal/viking metal or a slight variation of these genres but keeping a similar sound as some people have different ideas about what genres bands should be in. discussion on bands, recommendations of good bands you've heard, or you favorites are welcome. i haven't seen a thread on this genre specifically so if there is one someone please point me in the right direction.

some of my favorites right now are in flames, dark tranquillity, children of bodom, mors principium est, ensiferum, and nightwish(i tend to call them operah metal though but close enough).

hopefully we'll get some good discussion and find some new bands i've haven't heard of.
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you haven't already you should check out Amorphis (especially their early material),Amon Amarth,Prayer For Cleansing,At The Gates,Arch Enemy and Darkane.

I can't even describe how good Amorphis' Tales From The Thousand Lakes is.One of the great metal albums is about all i can think of.
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Old 01-10-2009, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I love Children of Bodom, they are so great live!

Amon Amarth is definately worth a check!

Tarot is a good band too, as well as Blind Guardian and Hammerfall, and personally I enjoy Finntroll.

If you like Nightwish, check out Leaves' Eyes as well.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Needs moar viking metal! Check out Thronar, Gåte, Thyrfing, (early) Suidakra, Metsatöll, Equilibrium, Finsterforst, and Otyg.

Also, just say no to wack ass melodeathenburg garbage.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Arsis and Tyr are two of my favs
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Wintersun (may have heard of them if you like Ensiferum), Deadlock, Epica, Tristania, Sirenia, Eluveitie
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Check out Enseferium, I saw them recently with Amon Amarth; I was royally impressed.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Melodic death metal is also one of my favorite subgenres of metal. At the Gates have only released one good album (TRITSIO) and pretty much every other band mentioned here is garbage besides Amorphis. In flames-subterranean was pretty good tho. Bands I like:
Crown of thorns
Godgory
A Mind Confused
Unanimated
Evocation
Intestine Baalism
....many more
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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wow, there is actually quite a few suggestions here i haven't heard so i'm going to have to give a listen and see what i think. thanks for the suggestions

anyone know of good female fronted metal bands of this genre? i'm really enjoying the agonist right now. i know they are considered metalcore i guess but close. bands with female singers that i currently like a lot are nightwish, arch enemy, and kittie. there are a few others but anyone suggestions similar to these would be great.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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has anyone seen nightwish live? i missed them coming through my area last year so i'm hoping they come through again and i think their show would be great.
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