Discussion in 'The Tavern' started by Seagrim, May 24, 2017.
cosmic blackened death metal
I had to see this, so YOU have to see this.
You think-you think you understand my pain?!
Ancient Roman music was surprisingly epic (and sounds just a bit like an instrumental Black Sabbath???)
One of the most upbeat songs about substance abuse I've ever heard. I love the contrast between the happy music and dark meaning.
I used to love this song in high school. I still get it stuck in my head sometimes.
I've been looking for female-fronted heavy metal bands for years now, and I'm glad to have found so many. I was starting to get worried that "female-fronted metal" was the domain of metalcore, stoner metal, alternative metal, and gothic metal. I'm talking about heavy metal. As in, "that sound that largely died out by 1983 when thrash and glam metal took over." As in "that sound that many modern rock fans can't even identify as metal because it's not at all extreme enough." Where's my female-fronted Diamond Head? My female-fronted Iron Maiden? Every female-fronted Black Sabbath clone is invariably either stoner metal in the vein of Electric Wizard or more of a Deep Purple/Lucifer's Friend descendant by way of adding gothy keys and flutes. Those are fine, I mean, but I'm on a '75-'83 metal kick and I realized some time ago that this particular style is a sausage fest, despite so many of the more extreme & modern genres having more on the other end. No more growling or downtuned fuzz. Give me the operatic wailing vocals, higher-end guitars, and some of that old-school gallop!
"That's just because you haven't been looking very hard."
Here's a few:
Here's another one I love:
And this one's all over the place musically from crust-punk to thrash metal, but they do have a few good "traditional-doom metal" tracks. Traditional doom metal being traditional metal, but slower, yet not to the absurd degrees of funeral doom or drone metal. It's fine by me; it's Sabbath's spirit done better than the gothier occult rock bands.