• Πετροκότσυφας
    214


    When it comes to covers with elevated rocky paths, "Pathways to Wholeness" is the only choice...



    USPM at its most technical or techno-prog at its most Metal! On par with the first Psychotic Waltz.
  • John
    2.2k


    I fucking hate Dream Theater, and anything that reminds me of them no matter how wacky it is!
  • The Great Whatever
    1.8k
    Nothing here resembles Dream Theater too much to me at least. But I agree, they've become drenched in low fat syrup and are hard to stomach. Early DT had some serious cred though, when they were trying to be Queensryche and Fates Warning.



    Pretty wild...
  • darthbarracuda
    1.8k
    I laughed out loud when this song played at the "shocking" end of a Game of Thrones episode. The juxtaposition was awesome and hilarious. The song ain't bad either.

  • The Great Whatever
    1.8k
    One more metal track, perfect lyrics.



    When I was young, I cast aside the shadows of my youth
    And I lifted up my eyes to the skies
    I spread my wings, I sailed the seven seas
    For Glory and all that it seemed

    And through my love, I passed inside the hallows of my heart
    And I lifted up my cries to the heights
    But no one cared, No one even dared
    And Glory evaded my dreams

    Now I tell you this tale, this story
    When I set my own sails for my dreams
    In the Author of Life I found Glory
    And the honor and power of my King

    Now in my age, I've looked beyond horizons of the past
    And I realized that fame was but a thing
    I wrote my score, I wanted even more
    And Glory said "No" to my theme

    Now I tell you this tale, this story
    When I set my own sails for my dreams
    In the Author of Life I found Glory
    And the honor and power of my King

    Now I tell you this tale, this story
    When I set my own sails for my dreams
    In the Author of Life I found Glory
    And the honor and power of my King
    And the honor and power of my King
  • Thorongil
    992
    Nah, we need some real trve kvlt metal in here.

  • darthbarracuda
    1.8k
    Mr. Robot is my favorite television show, partly because they picked the perfect music for each episode:



    Such an amazing psychological thriller. I really liked the nod to Fight Club.
  • ArguingWAristotleTiff
    493
    Mr. Robot is one of the coolest shows but one of the creepiest as well. :s
    I spend too much time looking thru the slats in my fingers covering my eyes to enjoy the show.
  • darthbarracuda
    1.8k


    God, I love Foals.
  • Thorongil
    992
    I wouldn't have pegged you as a power metal guy, lol. The only power metal band I like is Falconer.

  • The Great Whatever
    1.8k
    Power metal gets a bad rap because of the legions of copycat bands in Europe and South America, but a lot of it's pretty solid. Breitenhold is dedicated to reproducing the sound of early Blind Guardian, which was one of the better acts (still good now, but too pompous for my tastes).

    There's some really good power stuff, but I think a lot of it wouldn't be considered power metal by today's standards because the genre has changed so much.
  • Thorongil
    992
    I've tried listening to power metal, but to this day still can't get into it. It's simply too cheesy, and in a bad way. I mentioned Falconer, but even they are not pure power metal, and I only have a handful of songs I like from them, like the muscular sounding one I linked above. Have you explored much in the other genres of metal?
  • The Great Whatever
    1.8k
    Yes, I was a huge metalhead back in the day, I liked traditional doom, USPM, NWoBHM, a little thrash and death, and especially the classic 'speed metal' sound. Later on I listened to a ton of prog metal, and largely stopped listening to metal b/c I became more interested in prog rock then jazz fusion then jazz. Lately I'm coming back to it and my tastes are becoming more traditional, digging the old power stuff, or straight up hard rock / heavy metal, even moving back a little bit into the blues rock and folk music that underlies it.

    If you like muscular power metal, you could check out the older stuff like Agent Steel, Liege Lord and Jag Panzer. But they are a little rougher around the edges than Falconer, kind of like cult versions of Judas Priest.

    I agree about the cheesiness, but maybe less so now -- cheesiness is a state of mind, and the feeling of it goes away once you occupy the tradition from within.
  • Thorongil
    992
    I do like speed metal a lot, although not so much the bands you mentioned. My all time favorite is probably Running Wild. It might not be to your tastes at first, but I would encourage you to explore black and death metal.
  • The Great Whatever
    1.8k
    I actually have a soft spot for Running Wild, Black Hand Inn was one of the albums that made me appreciate metal. It's sort of a shame what happened to them. I've always liked more traditional death metal, and a little bit of techy stuff, but black metal is a little hard for me -- I find the constant single-note tremolo picking and double bass drumming a little tedious, and it seems to focus more on atmosphere than songwriting at times. I really love the vocal style, though, it's really a cultural achievement. There's some symphonic black stuff like early Arcturus that is a little easier to swallow for me.
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