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ScratchMyBack
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:45 pm 
 

I'm surprised that there are not many bands that use Spaghetti Western influence in their music. A few came upon were merely novelty and never captured the full essence of a SpagWest epic. Desperado was too cheesy and to novelty-ish for their own good.

There are some Desperado songs that did capture it though, like this song (My Gun and Me) but it's not metal enough:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8KVLGOpVug

Redwest is almost there
http://youtu.be/JaSbVz1BOn8

I'm trying to find bands of a more extreme variety that uses this style. Try imagining a black metal band that has influence like this:
http://youtu.be/BIs8iaj4Ymg

or from the king of Spaghetti Western itself, Morricone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOr0na6mKJQ

I'm trying to keep this off from a typical rec thread but also part discussion about using SpagWest styled orchestration and guitars in metal.
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Smalley
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:49 pm 
 

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ScratchMyBack
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:56 pm 
 

Smalley wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7Aif5aXlQ


Yes, I know the song Battery but that song does not encapsulate the SpagWest feel. Having an acoustic intro that sounds like what Morricone might be writing is not what I'm looking for. I looking for something that integrates the SpagWest feel into extreme metal. If there isn't anyone doing so, what is the best way to combine them so?

I've always thought Black or most Modern Folk Metal bands should give this idea a try. If a band like Glorior Belli can integrate New Orleans influenced blues in their music, I'm sure there are black metal bands that can fuse these 2 styles together.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:14 pm 
 

Its probably debatable how "metal" the releases are but mid-period Earth pretty much sounds exactly like the soundtrack to some bleak western film (or maybe even documentary) that never got made. Really atmospheric stuff. Not something I find myself listening to often, but it really hits the spot on occasion.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:27 pm 
 

Newer Earth has always struck me as a descendent of the Dead Man soundtrack by Neil Young. It would work great as the score to an experimental, atmospheric western, but would feel strange in a more traditional spaghetti western.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:31 pm 
 

Ensiferum has a song with a spaghetti western twist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO4QqaoFuso around 3:10...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:37 pm 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Le ... asy/340069

Yep, I recommend LoL again, read my review, I guess :)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:05 pm 
 

Actually, that band sounds pretty badass. If there's ever a CD release of the album, I will very much throw my money at the guy.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:15 pm 
 

Metantoine wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Leeches_of_Lore/Frenzy%2C_Ecstasy/340069

Yep, I recommend LoL again, read my review, I guess :)


I will second Ribos, they sound pretty damn good to my ears, debut cd has been ordered, you can clearly here the western style influence in their music, thanks again Metantoine.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:28 pm 
 

No problem, man. I'll never stop recommending them!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:50 am 
 

As if I wasn't poor enough already Metantoine has to post a musical quandary worth investigation.

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MacMoney
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:30 am 
 

If my memory doesn't completely fail me, Sólstafir from Iceland have a fairly large Morricone's Leone-western era influence on their Masterpiece of Bitterness album. Or at least the first, twenty-minute long track, I, Myself the Visionary Head. The style tiptoes on the edge of black and post-black (if you allow the term) metal.

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Chaosmonger
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:50 am 
 

Sigh's 'Gallows Gallery' has a bit of Morricone influence, at least it sounds like it.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:24 pm 
 

Metantoine wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Leeches_of_Lore/Frenzy%2C_Ecstasy/340069

Yep, I recommend LoL again, read my review, I guess :)



Damnit you beat me to it lol! As soon as I saw the thread title I thought of Leeches of Lore and came here to recommend them also. Seriously, ever since I found this band like a month ago, I cannot stop listening to them.

What sucks tho is as soon as I found out about them, they decide to go on a year or two hiatus. dangit
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:57 am 
 

Spite Extreme Wing's Vltra album fits your "spaghetti western bm" rec perfectly.
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PostMetalActivist
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:20 am 
 

MacMoney wrote:
If my memory doesn't completely fail me, Sólstafir from Iceland have a fairly large Morricone's Leone-western era influence on their Masterpiece of Bitterness album. Or at least the first, twenty-minute long track, I, Myself the Visionary Head. The style tiptoes on the edge of black and post-black (if you allow the term) metal.

I been listening to this album but I don't detect any spagwest feel.

I'm gonna have to give it a listen with that in mind, it really is a great album. Even if you aren't a post metal nut like me you gotta enjoy it. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:52 am 
 

Metantoine wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Leeches_of_Lore/Frenzy%2C_Ecstasy/340069

Yep, I recommend LoL again, read my review, I guess :)



Damn, listened to Attack the Future yesterday, some interesting stuff on there!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:59 am 
 

Z0MBIE wrote:
Metantoine wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Leeches_of_Lore/Frenzy%2C_Ecstasy/340069

Yep, I recommend LoL again, read my review, I guess :)



Damn, listened to Attack the Future yesterday, some interesting stuff on there!


I have to check that one out yet as well as the new one, but that will change this weekend thanks to Metantoine!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:01 am 
 

The guy behind LoL just has to be confused by the sudden surge of orders and downloads from his site.

Just waiting on my copy of Attack The Future now!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:12 pm 
 

I think LOL's best album is their first, followed by their latest. Attack the Future didn't really hook me for some reason.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:28 am 
 

I don't know if it's quite what you're looking for but the acoustic work on Lord Of Hate and Claws In So Deep by Death Angel were the first songs that came to mind. I also second Earth as a good example of western music though it is rather melancholic.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:31 am 
 

Ribos wrote:
The guy behind LoL just has to be confused by the sudden surge of orders and downloads from his site.

Just waiting on my copy of Attack The Future now!

My comment on one of their FB status: "I'm pushing this album whenever I can, I'm sure you got at least 5 buys because of me! :)" They should send me free stuff, just sayin' :annoyed: :love: I also gave them a 98%, eh!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:48 pm 
 

Viikate anyone? They are great at creating an melancholic atmosphere in their music. They are one of my favorite bands out of Finland even.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:48 pm 
 

ScratchMyBack wrote:
I'm surprised that there are not many bands that use Spaghetti Western influence in their music. A few came upon were merely novelty and never captured the full essence of a SpagWest epic. Desperado was too cheesy and to novelty-ish for their own good.

Check out (2005) Yawning Man - Rock Formations.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:30 am 
 

I clicked on this thread thinking the title said "Swagfest"

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:12 am 
 

Please, don't use memes, they suck.
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My mind's just been blown, why had I never thought of cowboy metal?

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