Please recommend me some heavy, but not too heavy, music

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Matthew_84, Feb 11, 2014.


  1. Matthew_84

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    I'm looking for some good heavy, but not too heavy, music recommendations.

    For what it's worth, I like Tool, Rush (specifically everything before and including Moving Pictues), Metallica (their old stuff and new stuff - in fact, I loved Death Magnetic), some System of a Down, Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, etc.

    I usually don't like a lot of Modern metal though - I'm not a huge fan of vocals that have too much screaming, or that deep throaty growl-stuff, or super-technical stuff with no rhythm other than blistering fast 16ths/32nds. If there are instrumental heavy bands or bands where the singer sings normally, I may very well enjoy it.

    However, I've tried to get into Dream Theater or Tribal Tech but for some reason they just don't seem to grab me.

    Thanks
  2. 20db pad

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  3. dedoonbass

    dedoonbass Supporting Member

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    Ever try the Mars Volta? May or may not be for you based on your description. Start with the album Deloused in the Comatorium. Flea played the bass on that album so it's good in the groove department. It took me a listen or two to "get" them, but since then I've been hooked. Really solid band.
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  6. miner

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    If you like Metallica have you tried Megadeth? They are somewhat similar. You could also try Black Label Society, but that might be leaning towards the too heavy side for you.
  7. JellinWellen

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    ^ very great suggestion, I'm going to go with my guns and recommend one of my personal favorites. The band is called White Wizzard, and apart from the poor name choice they are very Judas priest-esque. Not sure if that's too heavy though.

    Here's them doing a JP cover:



    Jon is also a killer bass player.
  8. AbstractLunatic

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    Clutch, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Sasquatch, Fu Manchu...
  9. metal_bass7

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    Iron Maiden, Pantera - Cowboys from Hell. Also check out my band Tomorrow Brings New Blood, I think it may fall into what you're looking for.
  10. Awesome Sauce

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    Heavy is a bit subjective but here's a few I think fit the bill:

    Clutch, Kyuss, Helmet, At War With Self, The Jesus Lizard, Morphine, Faith No More and pretty much anything involving Mike Patton- Fantomas, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom; Attention Deficit (Michael Manring, Tim Alexander from Primus and Alex Skolnick from Testament)

    Good stuff!

    Rob
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  11. HardPuncher

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    Not metal, but there's a killlllllllllller pre-hardcore album called WRONG by NoMeansNo with some of the sickest bass licks you will ever hear. They're like a two-man hardcore Rush... friggin insane. My go-to album for thrashing around the house. Really great lyrics and vocals, as well.

    and they're Canadian, so there's that.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m01lPNVv90s
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    Check out the album "Reinkaos" by Dissection. Their other albums are way underproduced black metal, but this one (their last before the vocalist/guitarist/songwriter blew his brains out) would probably fit what you're looking for. Also "A Sense of Purpose" by In Flames. Third and final suggestion (for now) would be "Symbolic" by Death. Vocals are a little harsher than the other two, but they're not completely unintelligible and the musicianship is great.
  13. Matthew_84

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    Thanks guys, I've heard of a lot of these bands but i don't think I've ever checked them out... Off to Youtube!

    Please keep them coming!
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    There was this obscure band in the sixties and seventies called Led Zeppelin. You might want to check them out.
  16. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

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    Check out King's X and let us know what you think.
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    I highly recommend Kings X, great suggestion MrDOS
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    If you like a little heavier Metal with some Pearl Jam/Pantera mixed in, I would recommend DOWN, they are pretty sweet too.
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    try Brocas Helm from San Francisco...super fun stuff.
  20. tangentmusic

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    +1.. Early Deep Purple and Black Sabbath are also good for "getting back to where it all began".
  21. Bass_Thumper

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    If you like Stoner Rock, check out Sasquatch. They sound like a cross between early Soundgarden, Monster Magnet, kyuss and Fu Manchu. Great heavy grooves with Cornell-esqe vox. Highly recommended.

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