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« on: May 03, 2010, 05:18:49 AM »
Couldn't find where anyone else had posted this, so here goes: apparently, Nevermore held a contest where they released an instrumental version of their track "The Obsidian Conspiracy," and then asked fans to write their own lyrics/record their own vocals.  Matt Smith from Theocracy did a version which I think is pretty awesome, found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUEpR1lJIEk
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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 06:43:45 AM »
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 06:51:43 AM »
Did the picture not show up for you?



Either way, that was beyond fuckin sweet. The lyrics were overall fairly good, but man those vocals. Matt Smith =  :metal :metal :metal
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 06:57:33 AM »
Did the picture not show up for you?
Either way, that was beyond fuckin sweet. The lyrics were overall fairly good, but man those vocals. Matt Smith =  :metal :metal :metal
Yeah - no pic showed up for me.  It's funny because a bunch of the youtube comments were ripping Matt Smith for submitting as an already established artist.  Well, I doubt Nevermore is actually gonna pick his submission.  As he pointed out, he's just a fan, who also happens to be an artist, having some fun.  I really enjoyed it, and I hope it might help some Nevermore fans who don't know Theocracy to discover them.

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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 07:53:31 AM »
Not a bad cover.

The vocals are just a bit too much for this song though.

Warrel Dane cannot hit those high notes like he used to, but his voice is definitely getting better with age. Nevermore's version should kill it.
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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 02:06:02 PM »
Nevermore's version will kill it.
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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 04:42:54 PM »
lol@quotingfail

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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 05:02:16 PM »
Whoah...I just checked that out and it rocks.

Is Theocracy in the same vein as Nevermore, musically. That dude from Theocracy can sing. I may have to pick up their albums...
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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 05:25:06 AM »
Whoah...I just checked that out and it rocks.

Is Theocracy in the same vein as Nevermore, musically. That dude from Theocracy can sing. I will have to pick up their albums...

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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 02:54:59 PM »
Whoah...I just checked that out and it rocks.

Is Theocracy in the same vein as Nevermore, musically. That dude from Theocracy can sing. I may have to pick up their albums...
First off, I am an unabashed Theocracy apologist.  They are actually from Athens, Ga, which is also where I live.  As for Nevermore comparisons, I actually don't listen to much Nevermore... YET.  Hoping to get into them soon.  But Theocracy is a little on the power metal side, though with a lot of just progressive metal as well.  I would say they're somewhat close to Sonata Arctica's evolving sound on The Days Of Grays (Theocracy actually opened for SA this past weekend in Atlanta).  Theocracy's vocalist, Matt Smith, is AMAZING!!!  I would recommend first listening to the song "Laying The Demon To Rest" -- that song is incredible: progressive and thrashy, with one of the most epic choruses ever.  And the opening vocal note is a contender for the longest held note in the history of metal.  So check them out; I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 03:07:34 PM »
They are on the list to check out.

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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2010, 03:20:57 PM »
They are on the list to check out.

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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010, 06:15:05 PM »
Just heard their two albums (Self-Titled and Mirror of Souls) for the first time today. The first one is quite decent (The orchestration could sound far better, though), but it's nothing like the Mirror of Souls. That album is incredibly epic.

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Re: For Fans Of Theocracy & Nevermore
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2010, 08:47:20 PM »
Just heard their two albums (Self-Titled and Mirror of Souls) for the first time today. The first one is quite decent (The orchestration could sound far better, though), but it's nothing like the Mirror of Souls. That album is incredibly epic.
Yeah, their first album was locally recorded here in Athens, Ga.  Considering the fairly low production standards, it sounds ok.  Interestingly, there is no band on that cd; it's all just Matt Smith.  It was only afterward that he put together a full band.  Mirror Of Souls does indeed sound amazing; it does full justice to the incredible music it contains.  Rumor is they hope to begin working on album three soon.  I can't wait to hear it, and I hope they continue to grow in popularity.

Also, I edited the thread title to make this the official Theocracy thread :metal

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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010, 06:17:14 PM »
Matt Smith just posted this video of them playing "Martyr."  The sound is surprisingly good for such a seemingly poor rehearsal space.  I am, however, spoiled by Matt singing all the harmonies himself on the album version; those other dudes just don't cut it.  Also, the blurb about the video mentions them beginning to work on new material.  I'm sure it will be amazing, though I do hope for some more guitar solos this time around :metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF3BjcfLk3g

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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010, 07:53:20 PM »
i picked up their stuff after this thread was started, and I am still enjoying it

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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2010, 08:21:45 PM »
Very sweet.  I was turned on to them by some random dude in Target.  He came in with one of their shirts on and I was like "is that a band?"  He said yeah, so I asked him who they sounded like -- to which he said, "I don't know, maybe Dream Theater."  That was enough to make me want to check them out and boy am I glad I did. Mirror Of Souls has probably been my most played cd over the past year or so.  I can't wait to hear some new tunes from them.  Also, as a Christian myself, I really appreciate that aspect of their music/lyrics as well.  There just aren't that many good Christian metal bands out there, so it was great to discover a new one.   

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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2010, 08:24:35 PM »
There just aren't that many good Christian metal bands out there, so it was great to discover a new one.   
If you want some more "Christian Metal", check out Trouble - Psalm 9. I'm not religious, but that album is fucking awesome, but its more in the vein of Black Sabbath. Awesome shit nonetheless.
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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2010, 09:28:00 PM »
I'll give it a look.

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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2010, 09:54:44 PM »
wow, that trouble album is really good...especially for 1984

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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2010, 10:00:23 PM »
wow, that trouble album is really good...especially for 1984

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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2010, 10:10:27 PM »
Reminder post to get on Zune to see if Theocracy is on there.

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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2010, 11:04:59 PM »
Reminder post to get on Zune to see if Theocracy is on there.
Just find them somewhere, my friend, anywhere... QUICKLY!!!

And do we need a Christian metal thread?

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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2010, 11:07:37 PM »
Reminder post to get on Zune to see if Theocracy is on there.
Just find them somewhere, my friend, anywhere... QUICKLY!!!

And do we need a Christian metal thread?

Just don't involve unblack/white metal into it   :lol
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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2010, 04:06:28 PM »
Bump for new Theocracy Christmas song found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIgoOP3qUhE

Rocking tune, and I love the lyrics. 

Also, if you go to their website and join the "Club Of Souls," you can download all of their Christmas songs; there are 6 now, I believe. 

https://www.theocracymusic.com/clubofsouls.php

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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2010, 05:40:53 PM »
Anyone know where to find their first S/T album?

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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2010, 03:37:20 PM »
Bump for new Theocracy Christmas song found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIgoOP3qUhE

Rocking tune, and I love the lyrics. 

Also, if you go to their website and join the "Club Of Souls," you can download all of their Christmas songs; there are 6 now, I believe. 

https://www.theocracymusic.com/clubofsouls.php

Freaking awesome song. :lol

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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2010, 11:59:48 PM »
Bump for new Theocracy Christmas song found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIgoOP3qUhE
Rocking tune, and I love the lyrics.  Also, if you go to their website and join the "Club Of Souls," you can download all of their Christmas songs; there are 6 now, I believe. 
https://www.theocracymusic.com/clubofsouls.php
Freaking awesome song. :lol
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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2010, 02:40:10 PM »
A short preview of a new song for the new album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TtcUdnI4go&feature=related

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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2010, 02:42:45 PM »
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I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2011, 01:23:45 PM »
Latest Theocracy update:

Theocracy has completed all of the drum tracking on their new magnum opus as of April 3! Shawn did his usual amazing job, and the band cannot wait for you to hear the new tunes--you're gonna love them!  In the meantime, login or join the Club of Souls section to check out some exclusive photos from the studio this past weekend.  Stay tuned for further updates and videos as the recording progresses.

https://www.theocracymusic.com/index.php

New album by the end of the year?

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Re: The Official Theocracy Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2011, 03:00:32 PM »
It's about f##king time. The only band slower than them is Circus Maximus!
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« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2011, 03:14:43 PM »
It's about f##king time. The only band slower than them is Circus Maximus!
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« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2011, 09:42:23 AM »
^^the absurdity of Circus Maximus taints this thread^^

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