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Time for epic metulz?
« on: May 10, 2009, 12:50:39 pm »
ho-k, so, just post some of your favorite epic/power metal band(s) and why they are so.

For me it would have to be Rhapsody (now Rhapsody of Fire) just because they are the ones that got me into the whole metal thing and without them, I would have never found Machinae Supremacy.

...or you can just list power/epic metal bands you have/know/like

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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 03:23:47 pm »
Pagan's Mind destroy Rhapsody, even tho i loved rhapsody as a little kiddy, i moved onto bigger than epic-er things.

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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 04:20:04 pm »
Pagan's mind is too awesome for rhapsody lovers, i'm afraid we can't let you hear the awesome yet.

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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 05:40:14 pm »
Manowar.

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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 10:41:17 pm »
Pagan's mind is too awesome for rhapsody lovers, i'm afraid we can't let you hear the awesome yet.

Awwwww... Come on guys... Pluhz????

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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 11:27:42 pm »
Manowar.
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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2009, 01:01:33 am »
I don't know if Turisas counts, but I'll say them anyway

Dark Moor

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Edguy

AVANTASIA

And maybe a few tracks from Kamelot.


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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 01:31:15 am »
Pagan's mind is too awesome for rhapsody lovers, i'm afraid we can't let you hear the awesome yet.

Awwwww... Come on guys... Pluhz????

Pagan's Mind are good, seriously do not say you think they're crap. I respect opinions, if they have a contrasting points to back them up. But come on.

Blind Guardian i guess. Lost Horizon is probably the best Power Metal band i've ever heard, ever. And if you havent heard Kamelot they're also worth listening to.

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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 01:46:47 am »
If you like Manowar, Sacred Steel and Dream Evil are both worth checking out.
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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2009, 03:53:15 am »
Nothing is more epic, manly or true than Nanowar of Steel.
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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2009, 04:12:34 am »
I wonder why power metal always sounds like climatic fantasy battle made of steel and fire.

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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2009, 09:51:53 am »
awww no it's not..

i like avalanch too

also, this seems like a good place to repost my own introduction to a wide array of power metal (and some other crap), back in the day: http://forum.machinaesupremacy.com/index.php/topic,4658.0.html


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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2009, 01:26:35 pm »
If you like Avalanch, you must also like Hammerfall.
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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009, 10:44:22 pm »
I wonder why power metal always sounds like climatic fantasy battle made of steel and fire.

Uuuuuuuh... cus thats what it is  ;D  I would also like to add to our list Insania, Icarus Witch, Pyramaze, Assailant, Avian, and (drum roll please)........ PERSUADER!!

Also I found this a while ago for lulz:

THE (UN)OFFICIAL RULES OF POWER METAL:

1. You have one goal: be epic.

2. Let no sound be lonely. If there's a guitar solo, harmonize it. If there's singing, make it a choir.

3. Keyboards offer a way to add thousands of different textures to a song. Find two of those that you like and use them on every song you write.

4. In a power metal world, everything steel is good, and anything good must be compared to steel.

5. You are not bound to sing about Satan, evil, and/or darkness.

6. You are bound to sing about dragons, freedom, and/or power metal.

7. Remember how no sound should be alone? Same goes for albums. Everything can have a sequel!

8. You are allowed to be blonde.

9. Swords enhance your credibility and your performance. Be sure to carry one regardless of whether or not you know anything about using one.

10. Pick a theme and stick to it. Manowar are warriors of true metal, and they don't get to sing about anything else. Rhapsody has their Algalord chronicles. Hammerfall has their steel, hammers, and templar. Running Wild has pirates. Blind Guardian has Tolkein. None of them are allowed to sing about anything else.

11. If you have to sing about something else, put together a side project to do it. Avantasia is the perfect model.

12. Ballads are permissible.

13. That doesn't mean your ballads can suck.

14. The longer a song is, the more epic it is. See rule #1.

15. More solos means more epic.

16. If at all possible, be Michael Kiske.

17. If this is not possible, pretend to be Michael Kiske.

18. Your album cover should include at least one of the following: fire, steel, weird glowing magical items, irregularly muscular men, fists thrust into the air, weaponry, magic creatures (preferably dragons), or bright beams of light around somebody/something.

19. "Grim" and "necro" don't apply here; they just make you look silly. Now go back to singing your 20 minute epic about dragonslaying!

20. Power metal depends on power chords.

21. 16th notes are the only notes...

22. Unless you're singing, in which case you are not permitted to hold a note for any less than 2 bars.

23. Keyboards get solos, too.

24. If you can't be Michael Kiske, you can at least be Timo Tolkki.

25. Actually, don't be Timo Tolkki.

26. In case you didn't know, symphonic is synonymous with epic. See rule #1.

27. Just because 300 bands before you have already done epic, there's always room for more.

28. Songs come in two tempos: metal and ballad.

29. You are officially the only group of people who can refer to themselves as mighty without being laughed at... Much.

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Re: Time for epic metulz?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009, 10:49:01 pm »
then there's no power metal at all :P
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