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warewolf95
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:55 pm 
 

As the title says, what's the best band/artist you've discovered by clicking the "random band" link?

I discovered Blind Guardian that way, surprisingly :)

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MrMcThrasher II
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:46 pm 
 

Not Satanic Corpse, that's for sure.
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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:53 pm 
 

warewolf95 wrote:
As the title says, what's the best band/artist you've discovered by clicking the "random band" link?

I discovered Blind Guardian that way, surprisingly :)


You seriously never heard of Blind Guardian until you've clicked the random band button on this website?
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halfformedfetus
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:48 am 
 

Never used the random band generator, i usually just talk with other metal heads of use this forum, but you had never heard Blind Guardian until you used it ? that's bizarre man, none the less its a good find!

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warewolf95
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:55 am 
 

Wilytank wrote:
warewolf95 wrote:
As the title says, what's the best band/artist you've discovered by clicking the "random band" link?

I discovered Blind Guardian that way, surprisingly :)


You seriously never heard of Blind Guardian until you've clicked the random band button on this website?



Yea, unfortunately I always loved certain select artists but never became an actual full on "metalhead" until this past year, so I was always pretty sheltered in terms of metal

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warewolf95
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:03 am 
 

halfformedfetus wrote:
Never used the random band generator, i usually just talk with other metal heads of use this forum, but you had never heard Blind Guardian until you used it ? that's bizarre man, none the less its a good find!


Yea, I don't have any friends, family, etc. that's into metal and my whole love of music was a complete thing of self-discovery, so I never had anyone suggesting artists to me or anything like that. I came to love metal through the usual suspects, Priest, Maiden, thrash, etc. and slowly delved deeper from there.

Thank god for this site. I've discovered and learned so much :)

I know BG would've popped up soon on my radar - I just happenned to find them with the random button, lol

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Cthulhu_Fhtagn
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:28 am 
 

Something that is quite entertaining is hitting the random band button, covering the genre with your hand or something, and try and guess the genre based on band picture, name, album/release titles, etc. Sometimes you will be very surprised by what genres bands are, gut instinct is quite accurate.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:56 am 
 

Never really found anything that coerced me into actually checking it out through Random Band, but I remember having found some pretty shitty ones! I guess at least it's good for that?
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Turner
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:59 am 
 

haha, i gave the random band button a try one afternoon. big mistake.

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warewolf95
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:19 am 
 

Zerberus wrote:
Never really found anything that coerced me into actually checking it out through Random Band, but I remember having found some pretty shitty ones! I guess at least it's good for that?


Occasionally I've stumbled across some "gems", but for the most part, 90 percent of the bands that pop up are shitty black metal groups with one demo that hail from some forest in northern europe and broke up ten years ago, lol

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BlackHussar
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:28 am 
 

Blind Stare. Great finnish melo-death band. Love the debut!
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Weerwolf
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:51 am 
 

MrMcThrasher II wrote:
Not Satanic Corpse, that's for sure.

wtf :lol: :lol:

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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:40 am 
 

I think I discovered Steel this way, the sideproject of Opeth. Not sure tho

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Morsay
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:20 pm 
 

Not discovered through random band

But while checking "similar artists" to Devourment on this site I found Diminished, a very interesting brutal/technical DM band (one of my top 5 now... alongside the aforementioned Devourment)
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narsilianshard
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:31 pm 
 

I don't use the Random Band button, but I do try to make up stuff that would be relevant to my interests in Advanced Search and that usually works pretty well. For example, searching for all active bands who play Technical Black Metal has resulted in some pretty interesting stuff.
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JoeBlakkk
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:45 pm 
 

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andersbang
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:55 pm 
 

Not the Random Band button as such, but I've checked out some some random bands from the 'Latest additions' overview, mainly based on weird/interesting names. That way I found Hand of the Horsewitch, whom I try to namedrop as much as possible. They've only got one EP out, S/T, which I think is insanely good. Atmospheric, labyrinthine, doomish black/death. Track it down if you can find it!
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Gypaetus
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:56 am 
 

andersbang wrote:
Atmospheric, labyrinthine, doomish black/death.


:drool:

I'm going to go try and find this - I hope you're right anders.

I found Satanic Saucepans using the random band button, but they're a special kind of terrible - great name though.

I also found Kataplexis on there - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPq1J-QbC9A. I also found the doom/sludge band Abandon through it. This album is fantastic, but is not easy to listen to by any means http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ab ... End/251044
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andersbang
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:17 am 
 

Gypaetus wrote:
andersbang wrote:
Atmospheric, labyrinthine, doomish black/death.


:drool:

I'm going to go try and find this - I hope you're right anders.


Yeah well, I'd put their EP in my top 10-20 releases for 2001-2010. Really great stuff! They have a few songs on bandcamp, go check them out, if you're still interested, message me.

http://handofthehorsewitch.bandcamp.com/
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Foralltime
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:07 pm 
 

MrMcThrasher II wrote:
Not Satanic Corpse, that's for sure.

What in the name of satan is this ? I mean I took a random song from this band and, well it's not that bad, or is it ? Don't know what to think of it...
I had quite some fun listening to this. Funny.
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[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhuFkAygr74[/youtube]

But those album covers though...
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Deathroll92
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:29 pm 
 

Morionor: imagine a mix between Dragonforce-like shredding, symphonic metal and black metal. I know it might sound odd like that but it's a great band. They changed their name though and disappeared.


Inferno: a prog/thrash band, they made two demos. The Architect demo is great stuff, specially the opening song "the second hand".
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Crypt666
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:28 am 
 

LOL never tried it before but after a few clicks I hit Crescent Lament, not sure if I like it yet but it sure is a hot chick!

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