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    Default Heavy Metal Discussion

    I did a search to see if there was a discussion thread for Metal, but could not find anything specific. So this can be used to discuss all categories of Metal, any bands you are playing in. Metal gigs you have been too, to give it a broad base for discussion.

    I play Bass in my own experimental Folk Black Metal project, using bass and a Bodhran been working on songs over the last three years.
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    Just curious, what are your thoughts on the new Testament and In This Moment albums?

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    Have not yet heard the new Testament album, And in This Moment I do like Testament think they are a great band. I remember them reforming a few years back, I have The Metal Hammer DVD Golden Gods awards. And they played a couple of songs that were very good.

    The most recent album I bought was Crimfall The Writ of Sword, they are from Finland and mix Metal with Folk. They are Magnificent the music is of the highest quality!
    Have you heard of them?
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    I haven't heard of Crimfall, many thanks for the heads up on them. That's the best thing about music though, is that there are constantly new bands being formed and new ones that have been going for ages that you just don't get to hear about.

    Have you heard of Eluveitie? An interesting Heavy Metal band who adopt some folk influences. :O)

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    Yes I have heard of Eluveitie, However I have not yet heard them. Read interviews and stuff must get round to hearing them! What about Finntroll, Korpiklaani, Ensiferum & Battlelore all great bands that have folky influences.
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    I'm familiar with Korpiklaani, Ensiferum & Battlelore but not Finntroll. Thanks for sharing.

    Found an interesting compilation online that you may or may not find interesting, will send you the link...

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    Have looked at link really good! Finntroll are excellent, they mix Finnish Humppa with Metal really worth checking out. On the subject of folk metal, the use of traditional instruments like Kantele, Mandolin, Accordian. I have always thought it would be good if someone would experiment with The bagpipes, I think it could work well with metal?
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    Korn has used bagpipes from time to time but not to often

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    Couldn`t really describe Korn as Folk Metal though.
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    It's not a genre I know much about,but the new King of Asgard album ...To North is pretty good.It's the usual shouty mad-eyed Norse stuff,but the guitarist sounds like he's playing a Swedish fiddle-tune on some of the riffs.The new Korpiklaani album Manala's worth a listen too.

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    Thank you, King of Asgard sounds good I like anything that is Nordic. There are so many great bands from the North,!!I have heard good things about The new Korpiklaani album. They are a group I like I have Korven Kuningas and Voice of Wilderness.
    Have you heard the new Ensiferum Album?
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    Not yet.I have Victory Songs from a few years back.It's ok,but a wee bit bombastic for me(it's that "heroic" keyboard sound!).Finntroll and Korpiklaani sound like they have a sense of humour(have you seen the video for Trollhammaren?).Metsatoll from Estonia are interesting too,although the sight of a headbanging kantele player with his foot on the monitor was pretty bizarre.

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    Aye I am a BIG fan of Finntroll, and that video is Brilliant!!! I have heard of Metsatoll, and I do have one of their songs on a Terrorizer Fear Candy compilation. I do like them, would like to hear more of their stuff. And the thoughts of a headbanging Kantele player sounds grand!!!
    I have Victory Songs, personally I like it and all the folky influences. However I guess it is subjective.
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    Here guys get yourselves a listen to the first three Judas Priest albums and the first three Black Sabbath albums for the birth of HM music.

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    I've got a ticket for Black Sabbath in Glasgow in December. Pretty much looking forward to that.
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    Nice one Rheg. A new album due in June as well so I undersrtand. Hope Ozzy's back on the straight and narrow by then.

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    13 is now No.1 I've listened to it on spotify and I really like it, gonna download it.
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    Congrats to the mighty Black Sabbath for their current achievements, great news for all concerned I bet. Plus a new world record thrown in for good measure as "13" has been something like 42 years and 8 months since Black Sabbath last had a number 1 with their album "Paranoid"... Yay! Anyone curious about digging something new up which has the classic swagger and vibes of those first few Black Sabbath albums could do a lot worse than check out Orchid, they hail from San Francisco and their latest album "The Mouths of Madness" is a very impressive album.

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