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Re: Metal

#381  Postby THWOTH » Dec 29, 2015 1:18 pm

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Re: Metal

#382  Postby willhud9 » Feb 25, 2016 5:33 am







The last is a new band that just released their debut album. Pretty lucky to get plugged in with Apocalyptica's US tour.

Speaking of that, I am most likely going to end up seeing all three of these bands live. I love Apocalyptica so its all worth it.
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Re: Metal

#383  Postby Animavore » Feb 25, 2016 7:54 am

I've always thought other stringed instruments like violin and cello, heavy and distorted, would sound great in metal. I think Apocalyptica show that it's at least possible if nothing else.
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Re: Metal

#384  Postby Rumraket » Feb 25, 2016 9:17 am

Animavore wrote:I've always thought other stringed instruments like violin and cello, heavy and distorted, would sound great in metal. I think Apocalyptica show that it's at least possible if nothing else.

Classic and Metal is such an amazing mix. What Metallica did with San Francisco Symphony back in the day was unbelievable. I wish there was a lot more like it.
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Re: Metal

#385  Postby Sendraks » Feb 25, 2016 10:20 am

Animavore wrote:I've always thought other stringed instruments like violin and cello, heavy and distorted, would sound great in metal. I think Apocalyptica show that it's at least possible if nothing else.


They do and have done for quite some time. My dying Bride were the first group I heard using violins in metal and that was waaaaay back in 1992/1993.



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Re: Metal

#386  Postby Animavore » Feb 25, 2016 10:24 am

Can't listen in work, are they using violin over metal (which I've heard before) or a heavy, electric violin within the metal?
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Re: Metal

#387  Postby Sendraks » Feb 25, 2016 10:32 am

The violinist in MDB is part of the band, so its not tracked over whatever the band is playing. The way the violin is used, is a more of a "Lead" musical part as opposed to the "rhythm" cello of Apocalyptica.

Its Doom Metal though, so much heavier than Apocalyptica.
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Re: Metal

#388  Postby Animavore » Feb 25, 2016 11:14 am

It's more of a clean violin played as part of a metal ensemble, which plenty of metal songs use. I was thinking more of a violin/cello with distorion, wah, and other pedals. Apocalytica still come closest to what's in my head.
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Re: Metal

#389  Postby Sendraks » Feb 25, 2016 11:24 am

Animavore wrote:It's more of a clean violin played as part of a metal ensemble, which plenty of metal songs use.


I think this is an overstatement and also underplays what MDB have been doing for thirty years and I don't think there is an equivalence with what they do and more mainstream metal bands, who are using violins as a gimmick.

Animavore wrote: I was thinking more of a violin/cello with distorion, wah, and other pedals. Apocalytica still come closest to what's in my head.


While I like what they're doing, I really don't hear much that is different over what MDB do, only that the Cello is being used as a rhythm instrument rather than a lead. It is still nothing more than a string instrument being used as part of a metal ensemble.
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Re: Metal

#390  Postby Animavore » Mar 02, 2016 2:35 pm

I've been listening to My Dying Bride. They're pretty amazing. Can't believe I've discounted them in the past because they have one of those names which reminds me of My Chemical Romance.
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Re: Metal

#391  Postby Sendraks » Mar 02, 2016 2:54 pm

Glad you like them but, I can completely understand why you previously dismissed them on those grounds.

MDB were a well established act, long before My Chemical Romance had their first hit. They've never been a "huge" act though because, well, Doom Metal is something of a niche genre.
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Re: Metal

#392  Postby Fuxino » Mar 03, 2016 10:27 pm



Agalloch are one of my favorite bands.
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Re: Metal

#393  Postby thirsting » Mar 04, 2016 1:46 am





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Re: Metal

#394  Postby thirsting » Mar 04, 2016 9:39 am



Huh. Funny how big of a difference there is depending on if you listen through crappy laptop speakers or through decent headset. This, for example, I would have just shrugged off and ignored if I hadn't plugged the cord in, despite liking the band...
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Re: Metal

#395  Postby Fuxino » Mar 04, 2016 2:58 pm

thirsting wrote:Funny how big of an difference there is depending on if you listen through crappy laptop speakers or through decent headset.

Yeah, in fact I was amazed the first time I bought some decent earphones. :smile:
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Re: Metal

#396  Postby electricwhiteboy » Mar 11, 2016 2:57 pm

I'm off to Download this year, looking for any recommendations for lesser known bands on the line up. Obviously I know the headliners and the bigger names, but I've not really paid much attention to the scene for the last 15 years so nearly every other band is an unknown quantity to me.
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Re: Metal

#397  Postby electricwhiteboy » Mar 11, 2016 3:37 pm

Animavore wrote:It's more of a clean violin played as part of a metal ensemble, which plenty of metal songs use. I was thinking more of a violin/cello with distorion, wah, and other pedals. Apocalytica still come closest to what's in my head.


The reason for this is that it probably sounds crap. Certain acts (the two guys with the cellos that cover metal stuff, I can't remember their name) do use liberal amounts of distortion. It sounds great in isolation, but in a band context I'm not sure the frequencies would sit nice with a whole ensemble. There is a lot of fizz, handling noise, and the distorted harmonics from the soundbox of the instrument. Hence the reason that electric guitars are solid bodied. Bodyless electric violins exist, but tend to be amplified clean rather than outright distorted. Mixing a band is usually a compromise, scooping out frequencies from each instrument to give space for the rest. A distorted cello or violin will be kicking out a very wide range and getting it to complement the other instruments would be a challenge. I'm not saying it's impossible, but there are probably reasons why it hasn't been done.
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Re: Metal

#398  Postby willhud9 » Mar 11, 2016 3:53 pm

That and in all honesty it wouldn't sound different from a guitar by much. Putting most things through a board and adding distortions can make something sound like its electric.

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Re: Metal

#399  Postby thirsting » Apr 11, 2016 8:10 pm

Holy heck, Moonsorrow sounds good again. Have to buy this. I can eat later

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Re: Metal

#400  Postby willhud9 » Apr 12, 2016 2:06 pm



Where was this song in my life when my girlfriend broke up with me? C'est la vie. Also I guess Halestorm is not technically metal, but they are hard enough for this metalhead.

Oh and they are also touring with Lacuna Coil and coming to my city so I probably will be going.



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