At 1/11/10 10:19 AM, Bahamut wrote:
I've yet to listen to Norther but have you even listened to From Afar? Heathen Throne is one of the most epic songs I've ever heard in heavy metal and it shows how well Ensiferum are doing even without Jari.
Never said Ensiferum was bad. Nor did I say it was a bad thing that they sounded somewhat like Norther. The point I was trying to make is that with Jari, a part of what made them unique has left the band. Also, these two titles you named are quite good. Make me wanna listen to some of their new stuff in fact.
At 1/11/10 02:52 PM, Nev wrote:
At 1/10/10 11:36 PM, HeavenDuff wrote:
The fact they're straight up Melodeath.
And what is it that makes them bland?
I don't what everyone else is listening to when they say they're beyond genre classification and all that. It's just boring as fuck Melodeath.
Because like Ensiferum and CoB, they mix together Power, Melodeath and Epic Folk. And what is so wrong about Melodeath after all? A lot of melodic death metal are not your typical sell out kids you know. Some of them really stick to the roots of Death Metal, only difference is that they stick some melodic lead guitars over their death metal riffs. Nightrage being my favorite example.
Neo-Classical Power, something like Malmsteen used to play before he became fat.Yngwie used to be thin :S?
Quite a surprise huh? :P
At 1/11/10 03:28 PM, AniMetal wrote:
At 1/11/10 02:53 PM, Nev wrote:
I really wish you and AniMetal would stop trying to pretend that Power Metal has any integrity whatsoever.You guys are only listening to the mainstream stuff.
I wouldn't really say a lot of power metal has lyrics relating to what rokuro said, but a TON of power metal relates to history, love, philosophy and this is a really big one: Freedom.
Mythology and all that is still good though.
Well. I would have to place myself somewhere in between you guys. Power Metal doesn't have very diversified lyrical themes. Freedom was used and over-used... basically... when you talk about Knights and Mages... you will have to talk about Freedom... dunno why... it's just related ;P
Even if power metal bands are not that original in the lyrics or song structures, why is it bad? I mean... a lot death metal bands write shit lyrics about brutality, gore, dismembering and burning people alive. Can't say I'm a big fan of these death metal bands. Personnaly I like having some content in the lyrics. But maybe some genres really are just made to have these kind of Generic lyrical themes.
Also is Hammerfall worth seeing?
Dunno. Probably... a bunch of dudes fucking around with huge hammers on stage... that must be awesome.
At 1/11/10 05:31 PM, Rokuro wrote:
Eh. I've heard a few of their youtube vids. They dont really do anything from me from what I've heard... but then again I haven't actually sat down with them yet.
Try "The Devil In Me". I have downloaded two of their tracks on last.fm and this one was quite honestly... the best of the two.
At 1/11/10 05:34 PM, Nev wrote:
Black is largely rubbish and Death is terrible (except Death <3).
I love Power Metal, its just defending it is stupid. It's cheesey, its gay and its lame. And thats why its good.
Now you really need to get raped. If you insult Black and Death Metal... it's really cause you failed to understand something about metal...
Black and Death have influenced so many genres of music...
without these two genres... at least half of your bands wouldn't exists. And in fact... if you hate black and death... what do you like? Death Metal is fucking great!
At 1/11/10 06:03 PM, Nev wrote:
Also, why Capn can you not respect someone for making art that happens to be cheesey and fun.
Do you not respect comedians?
Quite funny that you say so. Cause Power Metal guys, most of the time. Along with black metal grims are the douche bags who take themselves the most seriously in metal. Manowar is the biggest piece of fuckin cheese in the world, yet they really think they are awesome.
Comedians are funny because they are joking.
Manowar are funny because we like laughing at them... because they are serious...