metal newbie

Discussion in 'Heavy Metal' started by lietchi, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. lietchi

    lietchi Member

    Well, I really don't know much about metal, but I went to a metal festival once (Graspop Metal Meeting) and since then I'm eager to learn more...
    I was hoping you guys could point me in the direction of some good albums...

    To give you an indication of my taste: I absolutely love Nightwish's Oceanborn CD, I saw Stratovarius at the festival and loved them too, I hated the Murderdolls... Iron Maiden was cool, but not really special... Within Temptation is cool too, though I prefer Nightwish.
    I love good vocals, no screaming please ;)

    Any suggestions? I know the names of the more famous metal bands but I'm not sure what their style is, and spending 18 euros on a CD when I don't know if I'll like it is a bit much ;)
  2. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Seems you prefer gothic and symphonic metal. Not my cup of tea really, but if you like Nightwish and Within temptation you may like After Forever, old Theatre of Tragedy, Tristania, Epica and Lacuna Coil etc. For symphonic metal stuff, try Symphony X, or bands like Angra, Freedom Call, Kamelot, Rhapsody and Sonata Arctica.
  3. lietchi

    lietchi Member

    Ah yes, Lacuna Coil is the only name I recognise :D

    Oh yeah, Paradise Lost I vaguely remember liking too, and Helloween (Ride the Sky for example). One song I heard from Doro was good too.
  4. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Paradise Lost developed some very different sounds through the years. Their old stuff is quite allright though. Helloween has some good tunes indeed, more heavy metal like Iron Maiden, wich I'm rather fond of as well. :)
  5. lietchi

    lietchi Member

    "Draconian Times" was the CD of Paradise Lost I listened to...

    Same goes for Within Temptation though, apparently their older style was quite a bit different?
  6. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    They had some grunt vocals on their very first album I believe. Haven't checked out their latest album.
  7. Alternative_Thinker

    Alternative_Thinker Darth Mysterious

    I'll just give you a list of bands/artists that you might get a kick out of...

    - Dream Theater
    - Mark Boals/Ring Of Fire
    - Yngwie Malmsteen
    - Artension
    - Judas Priest
    - Impellitteri
    - Queensryche
    - Sinergy
    - Sonata Arctica(as Asmodean has mentioned)
    - Symphony X(again, as Asmodean has mentioned)
    - Dokken
    - Europe(though, this one may not be considered as "metal" per se)

    There are more, but I'll just stop here and let you explore...
  8. lietchi

    lietchi Member

    Oh, I know this might be illegal, but you know any sites where I could listen to some songs? Not necessarily full songs or albums, but just a place where I can "sample" some bands to get some idea of their style?

    AT, are you talking about "the final countdown" Europe, or another band with that name? Probably another band, considering this is the metal forum but making sure :)
  9. joo kyle

    joo kyle thisandthat

    Judas Priest
    Iron Miaden
    Guns N roses
    Skid Row
    Black label Society
  10. Alternative_Thinker

    Alternative_Thinker Darth Mysterious

    Well, some of the bands listed on this thread may be found on MySpace Music. And checking them out on there is perfectly legal since the bands put their "sample" songs on there just as another one of those ways to promote their music, so to speak.

    As for Europe... Yep, you got it right! LOL :p I AM talking about THAT Europe, haha. See, that's why I said in brackets "though, this may not be considered as metal, per se". Let me explain, though. If you listen to their music, you will notice some "pop metal/light metal" type element within their songs. On the album, "Final Countdown", there is a song called "Ninja". This one DOES have an edge to it that is probably a little more aggressive than a typical rock tune. They have a number of songs like that.
  11. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

  12. lietchi

    lietchi Member

    Wow, awesome, gonna have fun the next few days then :D
  13. PsyGrunge

    PsyGrunge Full Fractal Force

    You want metal? here's what you want to start listening to:-


    have fun
  14. lietchi

    lietchi Member

    PsyGrunge, did you actually read my opening post? :(

    "I love good vocals, no screaming please" I listened to songs of these bands on myspace, most of the instrumental stuff was cool, but once they started singing... Well, it wasn't singing, it was screaming or roaring or whatever you want to call it... I'm gonna put on my newly bought Lacuna Coil album just to relax from the agony that I felt hearing that stuff... :(
  15. severedheadstoner

    severedheadstoner ridiculously sane

  16. Alternative_Thinker

    Alternative_Thinker Darth Mysterious

    I could've told you those bands were rather scream-oriented, but see, I figured it would be better just to let you get back to him.

    Anyway, you'll love this band I stumbled on MySpace! :cool:

    Check these guys out. They are called Conception:
  17. Ink_Stained_Ivy

    Ink_Stained_Ivy Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    oh man, i love nightwish! lol i just had to say that... loooove.
  18. cutguy

    cutguy Member

    lacuna coil, are brilliant, christina scabbia has an amazing vioce.

    Nightwish have fired Tarja (vocal).
    Try Disturbed i have only heard a few of their songs but the guys vioce is amazing.
  19. Alternative_Thinker

    Alternative_Thinker Darth Mysterious

    Disturbed rocks!!

    Only... she might not like the kind of vocal style..... Well, let's just let her be the judge on that.

    (see, lietchi, I'm warning you beforehand THIS TIME so you won't think I don't care, haha :p)
  20. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Yeah, especially their first one. I saw them live after they released the second, so they played a lot of those songs :)

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