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FightTheShark
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:20 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:02 pm 
 

So I'm looking for metal with a distinctly American southwest flavor. I want to feel like I'm riding a dragon through the Wild West, getting in sword duels in a ghost town as tumbleweeds... tumble... past.

I realize this is probably a long shot. I've heard nothing to very little of this. The closest I've got is the whistling intro to Sabaton's To Hell and Back:
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Also along the right lines is Ensiferum's Stone Cold Metal, from around 3:07 to 6:03:
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So the whistling seems to be a big part of the sound, and HUGE brass is definitely a plus. And that's what I've got from the metal world. Power metal is probably most likely what anyone will find, but I'm up for pretty much any kind of actual metal.

Now, onto the southwest sound. Prime examples are Aaron Copland's "Hoedown:"
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God, was that a huge part of my childhood...

Elmer Bernstein's Magnificent Seven Main Theme:
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And of course, Ennio Morricone's Ecstasy of Gold:
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Thanks for the help, everyone. I really appreciate it


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RNG
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:30 pm
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Location: Seattle
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:05 pm 
 

I recall that a certain Spellblast album has Spaghetti Western elements.
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FightTheShark
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:20 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:30 pm 
 

Hooooly shit, you just found me a power metal/Stephen King's Dark Tower album. I don't even care about how western this shit is, I'm getting it! And I've even heard of Spellblast, too. Way to go, RNG!

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Smitty
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:41 pm
Posts: 240
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:30 am 
 

Cowboy metal.

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Zelkiiro
Pounding the world with a fish of steel

Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:30 pm
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Location: Pennsylvania
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:00 pm 
 

Iron Savior's new album has a track called "Gunsmoke" that should be exactly what you seek:

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SolstafirAquilaria
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Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:40 am
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:22 pm 
 

Riot's song Outlaw might fit the bill nicely.

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