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CALLING ALL METALHEADS: Reccomend me some bands!!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ROON, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    For a few months now I've been bored to tears with all the music in my Winamp library. I want something new, something exciting that really "WOWs" me. The last band I found that really knocked me back and I fell in love with was Type O Negative, but I've since listened to them so much that I don't really get a kick out of their music anymore. I want to find lots of new bands. And new songs to play on bass! My boredom with all my music has discouraged me to pick up my basses and play along with songs, and that really sucks. So please help guys!

    I'll list some of the stuff I like in music.

    - Keyboards (anything from plain old keyboard to folk metal type stuff)
    - Clean vocals (can be mildly growly, eg Pantera or Black Label Society style)
    - Chunky ass riffs (see Black Label Society, Pantera, Candlemass, Carcass)

    Basically I'm looking for power metal, heavy metal, doom metal and maybe some folk/pagan/whateverthehellyouwannacallit metal.

    Help! :help: (please),


    EDIT: Looks like a few people got confused, I don't want ALL of those things in one band, they're just some of the elements I like. :)
  2. system of a down is heavy az
  3. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Hi Vindy, I used to love SOAD back in their Toxicity days, never really liked any of their music since then. :meh:
  4. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Check out some older metal.

    Exciter (any of their first four or five albums)
    Metal Church (first album, self titled)
    Savatage (sirens, power of the night, hall of the mountain king)
    Queensryche (4 track ep, operation mindcrime, warning)
  5. c_joseph_lier


    Aug 7, 2007
    try some H.I.M. from Finland ... totally Goth-Metal ...
    Dope and Disturbed i like, but no keys if that's what you want layered in ...
  6. CrazyArcher


    Aug 5, 2004
    Check out the band called Tyr. Folk metal with a bit of progressive touch.
  7. Traver


    Sep 25, 2007
    Helloween (amazing bassist as well)
    Arcturus (some of the sweetest keyboards ever)
    Anubis Gate
    Mystic Prophecy
    Seventh Wonder (best power/prog band ever, with an insane bassist)
    Devil in the Kitchen
    Symphony X
  8. Fates Warning. They sometimes use keyboards, they have clean vocals, and I guess their riffs can have some chunk to them. I'll say try the albums Perfect Symmetry and Inside Out. They are currently my favorites.
  9. Rockgurl


    Dec 17, 2004
    CT, USA
    Nightwish! They are incredible. I'm in a Nightwish tribute band and you can hear some of their music on our MySpace page: www.myspace.com/amaranthrocks

    Their official page is: http://www.myspace.com/nightwish

    I'm really into Tarot right now : http://www.myspace.com/tarot

    I also recommend Within Temptation: http://www.myspace.com/withintemptation

    And also After Forever : http://www.myspace.com/afterforever

    And Children of Bodom : http://www.myspace.com/childrenofbodom

    Also, you really should check out Firewind. They are amazing. http://www.myspace.com/firewind
  10. afinalfantasy

    afinalfantasy Banned

    Jan 11, 2006
    HIM, System of a Down, Dope and Disturbed are nowhere near metal. It's laughable to even say they are. Anyhow

    Sunn O)))
  11. CrazyArcher


    Aug 5, 2004
    Damn, how could I forget Arcturus... +20!
  12. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    You want keyboards, chunky riffs, and clean to grindy vocals? Check out Mnemic.
  13. Traver


    Sep 25, 2007
    Even though you listed 5 kickass bands, I really don't think those are what he's after :p But if you're openminded, definitely check all 5 out, some unforgettable music in those bands.
  14. afinalfantasy

    afinalfantasy Banned

    Jan 11, 2006
    I'll list a few others:

    Pain of Salvation
    Lykathea Aflame
    Edge of Sanity

    Dunno what else really.
  15. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    Great chunky ass riff's, and mike dean is awesome on bass.

    Does anybody else listen to them?
  16. How about Unexpect? They have all those things.
  17. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas


    Evergrey (Dark progressive power metal from Sweden)
    Sleep (Stoner doom metal :D :D great bass riffs)
    High On Fire (More stoner)
    Kamelot (melodic power metal ftw)
  18. jimb213


    Nov 2, 2005
    Austin, TX
    I love jesu and isis for moody metal. For fast, riff-happy metal, I don't think it gets any better than Killswitch Engage. No keys, and the vocals may be a bit more rough than you're looking for, but maaaaan are they heavy (while still being catchy and listenable).
  19. Tired_Thumb

    Tired_Thumb Guest

    Sonata Arctica
    Blind Guardian
    Type O Negative
    early Iced Earth (Burnt Offerings especially)
  20. Iced Earth.

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