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AngelWitch666
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:42 am 
 

Sorry if this thread has already been done before.

Anyway, name some metal songs written/recorded by non-metal bands (according to MA's standards on what they consider metal and what they don't consider metal).

Kingdom Come - Do You Like It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU53UyEx6RU

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Napero
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:49 am 
 

In Your Face is about as close to metal as hard rock can be without actually turning into glammy heavy metal. I rarely like the sleazy stuff from the 80s, but that is a good album in its own genre: surprisingly guitar-driven, quite innovative for its time, and overall good music for driving.

The rest of their works are more clearly hard rock, at least the stuff I've heard.
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AngelWitch666
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:01 am 
 

They have a very strong Led Zeppelin influence; just listen to Lenny's vocals on the song "What Love Can Be." I really do think that had their debut album included more songs that sounded like "Do You Like It" then they sure as hell would have been welcome here at the Archives. I do give them props for being able to know how not to cross the line between hard rock and blues rock.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:44 am 
 

The Bitter End by Sum 41. It's total 80s Metallica worship.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:53 pm 
 

I'm still convinced that Creatures Of The Night by KISS is a lost Saxon album in disguise.
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omniwang
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:56 pm 
 

Pain for Pleasure by Sum 41 has an old school metal feel to it as well. Sum 41 did this a couple of times actually I think. There is also grab the devil by the horns and f*ck him up the ass by Sum 41 too.

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Ancelot
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:34 pm 
 

In This Defiance by Strife (NY hardcore). Especially the drumming. It always seemed almost like Thrash Metal.

About Kiss' Creatures of the Night, I don't get the Saxon thing but it certainly is the closest to metal Kiss ever got.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:15 am 
 

There were a LOT of punk bands back in the 80s that flirted with the speed/thrash metal sound: Agnostic Front, Crumbsuckers, Dr. Know, DRI, etc. First time I heard Agnostic Front's "The Eliminator" (a good example) I thought they were a thrash metal band.

And plenty of glam rock bands from the same period that had material that could have easily passed for metal. It was often a pretty fine line anyway.

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HenryKrinkle31
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:26 am 
 

Subrick wrote:
The Bitter End by Sum 41. It's total 80s Metallica worship.


Ooo, cool song.

I always thought this song by Coheed and Cambria had a very metal vibe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJJ27NxYamY
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:01 am 
 

HenryKrinkle31 wrote:
I always thought this song by Coheed and Cambria had a very metal vibe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJJ27NxYamY


Nay, very Zeppelin-y. It is indeed the only CaC song that doesn't make me want to cease living. When I heard it I thought "Man, maybe this band isn't as bad as I thought". Then I listened to a few other songs and almost hung myself. Total fluke of a song.

And then there's Queen being awesome like always.
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omniwang
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:43 am 
 

I like Coheed stuff a lot but they are not metal...

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MortalScum
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:03 am 
 

Twisted_Psychology wrote:
I'm still convinced that Creatures Of The Night by KISS is a lost Saxon album in disguise.


And I'm convinced that Satori by Flower Travellin band is a lost Sabbath album in disguise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jspySKgjzSo
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phantaz
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:51 pm 
 

queen. queen has this enourmous amount of songs that, if speeded up or made a bit heavier, would easily be HM songs :)
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Twisted_Psychology
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:54 pm 
 

MortalScum wrote:
Twisted_Psychology wrote:
I'm still convinced that Creatures Of The Night by KISS is a lost Saxon album in disguise.


And I'm convinced that Satori by Flower Travellin band is a lost Sabbath album in disguise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jspySKgjzSo


After listening to the first half of this track (I'd listen to the whole thing but my power went out...), I must say that their music really doesn't match their name. I'll have to look into these guys regardless.
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Nephilum667
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:03 pm 
 

Nazareth's cover of Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Hollis Brown" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7anUy97C_QM). It's the heaviest song ever recorded in the 70s, no questions asked.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:00 pm 
 

MortalScum wrote:
Twisted_Psychology wrote:
I'm still convinced that Creatures Of The Night by KISS is a lost Saxon album in disguise.


And I'm convinced that Satori by Flower Travellin band is a lost Sabbath album in disguise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jspySKgjzSo


Holy shit, Marduk completely stole that on La Grande Danse Macabre. I always really dug this riff and thought it was theirs.

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metallicbloodfire666
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:28 pm 
 

i think Stone cold crazy was the closest Queen came to thrash/speed metal
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HenryKrinkle31
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:37 pm 
 

MortalScum wrote:
And I'm convinced that Satori by Flower Travellin band is a lost Sabbath album in disguise.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jspySKgjzSo


That was awesome.
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QuoteKiller
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:56 pm 
 

Takin' A Ride by Don Felder of the Eagles. God it's so amazing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02nAH_oAjeg

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arak0
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:59 pm 
 

This is the first song that comes to mind.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhaTjL1foDY

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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:38 pm 
 

Flower Travellin' Band used to be on the archives.
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todesengel89
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:01 am 
 

Subrick wrote:
The Bitter End by Sum 41. It's total 80s Metallica worship.


wow shit, i used to have that album and i didnt even realise it... maybe it was because i wasnt into metal yet. but shit, that was good.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:06 am 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR66Zpm5-gE Stop Drop Sweatshop by Magrudergrind.

Aside from the vocals, sounds like a total thrash song.
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Adept128
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:13 am 
 

Hell is for Children by Pat Benatar.
This song is so dark, especially from an artist best known for catchy classic pop-rock. The fast part during the bridge could have passed for speed metal, not to mention the serious and depressing lyrics about child abuse.

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elf48687789
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:06 am 
 

Atomic Punk by Van Halen. It's not punk, and not even that great of a song, but it is metal.

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Chatham
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:28 pm 
 

Adept128 wrote:
Hell is for Children by Pat Benatar.
This song is so dark, especially from an artist best known for catchy classic pop-rock. The fast part during the bridge could have passed for speed metal, not to mention the serious and depressing lyrics about child abuse.


Yes! And luckily Viking realized that too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqrAMfo4RwI

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argento420
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:41 pm 
 

Phil Elverum's bands Mt Eerie and and The Microphones occasionally descend into metal territory. Mt Eerie especially definitely has black metal influences. The non metal stuff is great too but here are a couple songs that get metal at some point or another
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdYvNGEGbw4 Song is Appetite and at about 1:04 it starts to get crazy. I love the production on this and feel metal bands could learn a thing or two from the sheer intensity and dynamics of this song.
The microphones have a heavy ass song called Samurai Sword which unfortunately is not on youtube but check out the album the Glow as it mixes heavy moments with great indie rock. Truly a great album and band.

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TheUglySoldier
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:16 pm 
 

Tigertailz should definitely be mentioned here. Like a lot of the glammy bands, there was a metallic element. They started to heighlight it more later in their career: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzFrW8FlxeQ

That and, surprisingly, Poison. Whilst definitely the very definition of 80s glam rock, "Look What The Cat Dragged In" was a pretty heavy song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbzjSmVyLiw
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:49 am 
 

Therapy?'s "Troublegum" album had a few songs with metallic riffing, like the song "Hellbelly": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0aoiTg9hDM

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:11 pm 
 

metallicbloodfire666 wrote:
i think Stone cold crazy was the closest Queen came to thrash/speed metal


Yeah probably. They do also have a few other songs that could be considered metal like Ogre Battle, Dead on Time, Princes of the Universe

Zepellin's Immigrant Song always struck me as metal

Some songs from Uriah heep as well like Looka at Yourself, Shadow of Grief, Wake the Sleeper, Red Lights could be called metal as well.

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TheUglySoldier
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:51 pm 
 

zingote wrote:
Some songs from Uriah heep as well like Looka at Yourself, Shadow of Grief, Wake the Sleeper, Red Lights could be called metal as well.


Heep put out a lot of pretty heavy tracks - the debut had some. Then of course there was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlf-EavviSA

and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnKgvOKnIgs
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:49 am 
 

Black Flag has some pretty metal songs, such as Damaged I or Nothing Left Inside. Swans are also pretty metallic.

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elf48687789
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:53 pm 
 

Here's an interesting find:
Angel - they were a prog rock band and their first album came out in 1975, but they had some metal songs on their first few albums:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRK_yLAypsA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y4rT6HnUsU

They eventually put out two glam metal albums in the late '70s, not really my style but they are pretty remarkable in that they sound a lot like bands which came later in the 1980s.

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DoomMetalAlchemist
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:28 pm 
 

zingote wrote:
metallicbloodfire666 wrote:
i think Stone cold crazy was the closest Queen came to thrash/speed metal


Yeah probably. They do also have a few other songs that could be considered metal like Ogre Battle, Dead on Time, Princes of the Universe

Zepellin's Immigrant Song always struck me as metal

Some songs from Uriah heep as well like Looka at Yourself, Shadow of Grief, Wake the Sleeper, Red Lights could be called metal as well.


I agree with Immigrant Song. First ever viking metal song?

I also think Zeppelin's Communication Breakdown is pretty metal. A pretty fast low E palm muting guitar riff. Kinda like Paranoid, except this one is in the open position, like a lot of thrash.

And I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I've always thought of Iron Butterfly's In A Gadda Da Vida as the first ever metal song.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:42 am 
 

Europe - In the Future to Come

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nObKsYuyUI
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:37 am 
 

^A lot of that album is metal, and so is the second Europe album. Checkout that song as well as The King Will Return, Seven Doors Hotel, and Scream of Anger if you think that Europe are nothing more than "The Final Countdown".

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:16 am 
 

DoomMetalAlchemist wrote:
And I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I've always thought of Iron Butterfly's In A Gadda Da Vida as the first ever metal song.
Not so much an unpopular opinion, but the rest of the songs on the album aren't very metal so there's little chance of them getting on the Archives. Their later albums are pretty hard rock and less metal, if you separate the genres.

Personally I find "Tales of Brave Ulysses" by Cream pretty epic, the wah might kind of make people say it's not metal though. Other contenders would be "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf, also "Better by You, Better than Me" by Spooky Tooth.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:57 am 
 

Metallic Shock wrote:
^A lot of that album is metal, and so is the second Europe album. Checkout that song as well as The King Will Return, Seven Doors Hotel, and Scream of Anger if you think that Europe are nothing more than "The Final Countdown".

Wikipedia even says that they earlier played power metal :). All right, the guitar alone is may somehow be close to power sometimes, but Europe is simply not such a band.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:01 am 
 

Alice Cooper has a few. Notably from the Kane Roberts era ('86-'87). Songs like "Roses on White Lace", "Freedom" and "The World Needs Guts" sound like metal to me. "Halo of Flies" has a few elements that make me think of metal too.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:00 pm 
 

1) Ngozi Family (Zambia, 1974): Trouble maker (total Black Sabbath-style):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muQFi8JOOkw

the rest is just soft rock-inspired folkloristic music


2) Piramis (Hungary): Kóbor angyal (NWOBHM-inspired song. The rest is crappy soft rock/ballads)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMRrJg98_wU

3) Iris (Romania): Iris (quite a "thrashy" speed song. The rest is top quality hard rock)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msXna3OWZH0

4) Impact (Romania): Voi boieri
unfortunately there isn't any link for this song...it starts as ska (?) and then it quickly becomes a roaring metal thing like early Iron Maiden's "Prowler" with lots of guitar solos...the band is Impact, an unknown romanian band active around 1984. You can find 1 song on Youbute ("Izdatul") that is beautiful but it has nothing to do with this strange metal thing

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