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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2011, 05:29:18 PM »
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2011, 06:37:48 PM »
I've been hearing a lot about Soilwork. What's their best album? I'll give it a shot sometime.
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2011, 06:40:17 PM »
The Panic Broadcast is my favorite

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2011, 09:08:44 PM »
I've been hearing a lot about Soilwork. What's their best album? I'll give it a shot sometime.

Get Chainheart Machine, Figure Number Five, Natural Born Chaos and Predators Portrait.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #39 on: October 12, 2011, 09:39:07 PM »
For my money, Natural Born Chaos is a great starting point. They are thrashier going backwards from there, and a bit more melodic going forward. Also, Devin Townsend produced it, and you can tell. Most of their stuff is great (and their current drummer is better) but to me it's the best snapshot of what the band is all about. Most memorable songwriting as well. After that, if you want to go more proggy, definitely The Panic Broadcast. Stabbing the Drama and Sworn to a Great Divide are a little more mainstream, but still really, really good.
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2011, 12:40:59 AM »
I've known about them since you were literally shitting your diapers (yes even before 2007) and they've got their moments but just have too much of their material comprised of stuff that's fast and heavy without actually being compelling to my ears. Kinda like a better Slayer imo.
If you are implying that Machine Head is better than Slayer, I think I might have to leave you.

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I'm not against Slayer and I respect your taste. As someone whose metal journey went Metallica>Pantera>Megadeth>Death>DT>Cynic>Symphony X>Spiral Architect>Opeth>fuckingeverythingelse, what do you think would be a good starting point for me?
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2011, 02:34:20 AM »
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2011, 11:52:46 AM »
I've been hearing a lot about Soilwork. What's their best album? I'll give it a shot sometime.

My favorite is Natural Born Chaos.  It's awesome.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2011, 03:34:52 PM »
Man, Soilwork are such a fucking amazing band.  A great bunch of cd's they have.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2011, 08:28:15 PM »
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Fragments of D-Generation is definitely one of the best Melodic Death albums EVER. This band is awesome, not only because their amazing riffs, their incredible solos, their consistent albums, but also because Björn Strid.



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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2011, 08:30:14 PM »
Yus. Really glad finally started listening to more of this band over the summer.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2011, 12:43:38 AM »
2. Disarmonia Mundi
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Fragments of D-Generation is definitely one of the best Melodic Death albums EVER. This band is awesome, not only because their amazing riffs, their incredible solos, their consistent albums, but also because Björn Strid.



BJÖRN MOTHERFUCKING STRID

Yeah, that is a fucking cracking album.  Anyone heard the latest one?

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2011, 09:48:05 AM »
2. Disarmonia Mundi
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Fragments of D-Generation is definitely one of the best Melodic Death albums EVER. This band is awesome, not only because their amazing riffs, their incredible solos, their consistent albums, but also because Björn Strid.



BJÖRN MOTHERFUCKING STRID

Yeah, that is a fucking cracking album.  Anyone heard the latest one?
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2011, 10:14:59 AM »
The isolation game is awesome, but after the title track there aren't many songs i find myself playing often.



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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2011, 03:51:59 PM »
Might look into the new one.

I've seen that reissue of Mind Tricks but haven't picked it up.  I definitely will knowing that it has Christian on it!

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2011, 09:32:48 AM »
IN FLAMES  :heart

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2011, 03:25:46 PM »
Though they're often mislabeled as deathcore, The Black Dahlia Murder definitely deserves a mention in this thread.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2011, 03:26:55 PM »
I've been meaning to check them out, but I haven't had the chance to sadly

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2011, 03:29:00 PM »
I've been meaning to check them out, but I haven't had the chance to sadly

Their latest, Ritual, is pretty damn awesome.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2011, 07:25:39 AM »
So I've been listening to Mercenary quite a bit lately. If anyone that's heard them has yet to hear their album 11 Dreams, I highly suggest you give it a listen, i personally consider it to be their best album (follwed closely by their newest album Metamorphosis and The Hours That Remain).

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #55 on: October 31, 2011, 04:12:19 AM »
So I've been listening to Mercenary quite a bit lately. If anyone that's heard them has yet to hear their album 11 Dreams, I highly suggest you give it a listen, i personally consider it to be their best album (follwed closely by their newest album Metamorphosis and The Hours That Remain).
Agreed entirely.  Firesoul is probably my favorite Mercenary song.

Cool thread, by the way.  Some bands I love that I haven't seen mentioned yet are In Mourning, In vain, and Insomnium, but I guess the former two are more like progressive death metal.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #56 on: May 05, 2012, 10:21:07 AM »
Major bump here to post about a melodeath band I've been listening to a ton lately

Anyone familiar with Kalmah? They were mentioned on the previous page but that was loooooong before I started listening to them.

Fans of Children of Bodom would definitely like this band, as they have a very similar sound (if not somewhat better imo)

Their album 12 Gauge (See songs: Swampwar, Rust Never Sleeps, and Hook the Monster) is definitely worth a listen to, but to be quite honest you can't go wrong with any of their albums (even their debut Swamplord is superb)

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #57 on: May 05, 2012, 05:26:09 PM »
Yeah, I heard of Kalmah while I was listening to CoB.  I only ever listened to their first album, Swamplord, and it's pretty baller.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2012, 04:51:18 AM »
I own one Kalmah album but never really gave it a chance, I should give it a spin.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2012, 11:23:32 AM »
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2012, 10:45:19 PM »
Listening to Natural Born Chaos (and Soilwork in general) for the first time. It's pretty good.
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2012, 11:08:17 PM »
Listening to Natural Born Chaos (and Soilwork in general) for the first time. It's pretty good.

Yeah, that album is absolutely amazing.  Check Chainheart Machine and A Predators Portrait next.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2012, 03:21:18 AM »
So, Peter quit Soilwork again.  :facepalm:

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2012, 07:11:18 AM »
So, Peter quit Soilwork again.  :facepalm:
Yeah what the hell? What's up with that?
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2012, 04:55:06 PM »
Creative difference I think the article said.  :facepalm:  No original guitar players now, this is really gonna hurt the band, I don't see how they can successfully recover.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #65 on: December 18, 2012, 01:53:07 AM »
Heard the new Soilwork tune Spectrum Of Eternity yet? It's bitchin!  :metal

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2012, 03:06:59 AM »
Heard the new Soilwork tune Spectrum Of Eternity yet? It's bitchin!  :metal

No, gonna go find it right now.  I'm listening to Stabbing the Drama as we speak.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2012, 03:17:32 AM »
Just listened to it.  It's decent, but sounds exactly like anything off Panic Braodcast.  The instrumental section was great though.  Will see how it goes after multiple listens.

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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #68 on: December 18, 2012, 03:30:36 AM »
Will see how it goes after multiple listens.
I liked it from the start but it grew even more after a few spins.
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Re: Melodic Death Metal
« Reply #69 on: December 18, 2012, 07:10:27 AM »
Do Dethklok qualify as Melodeath?