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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:49 pm 
 

So it seems like every goddamn metal band has at least one song that invokes a kind of cheesy, Hollywood Egyptian type of sound with Eastern scales and whatnot. 'Egyptian' is probably not the preferred nomenclature here but you know what I mean - those stand-by Eastern riffs paired with occult or historical lyrics. So many bands have em.

I'm looking for the good ones. The songs that make use of these motifs and sonic templates but actually end up sounding epic and mighty, or at least coherent.

To mind, 'buried alive' by Mercyful fate, 'Im-ho-tep' by iced earth and a lot of orphaned lands (a Middle Eastern band) pull this feel off quite well.
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HamburgerBoy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:04 pm 
 

It's almost like Artillery wrote Khomaniac, realized how amazing that song was, and then decided to write half the songs on the album with a similar musical theme (even though it's the only one with a Middle-Eastern (Iranian) lyrical theme).

EDIT: Oh, and Rainbow's Gates of Babylon is obligatory in case by chance you don't know it.


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Opus
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:05 pm 
 

Vengeance - Arabia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7sY79QpS58
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chaossphere
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:42 am 
 

Pretty much anything by Melechesh is the best you'll find in this style.





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teh_Foxx0rz
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:07 am 
 

This song is everything you'll ever need:


Though of course then there are other awesome ones like these.
Nightwish - Tutenkhamen
Nocturnal Rites - Egyptica
Domain - Spirit of the Sun
Cloudscape - Cloak and Daggers

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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:42 am 
 

Wow so Melecesh is fucking amazing. I knew this request would yield fantastic results.
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Abethedemon
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:01 pm 
 

Not too sure if this counts because it's from a band that has Egyptian themes and this is their only non-Egyptian track on this album with heavy middle eastern influences, "to Dream of Ur" is a good example if you haven't heard it before.

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:25 pm 
 

try:
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Cyaxares/3540389204

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Pentagram/268

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Orphaned_Land/2309

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/نار_جهنم/99139

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Aeternam/3540285080

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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:42 pm 
 

TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah wrote:
Wow so Melecesh is fucking amazing. I knew this request would yield fantastic results.


How the fuck did you not know of them? Sphynx is just godly.
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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:22 pm 
 

my top 5 hasn't changed in years:

Aramazd, "Beginning of the...AR"
Hollenthon, "Magni Nominis Umbra"
Amorphis, "Better Unborn"
The Tea Party, "Gyroscope"
Rivendell, "Mithrandir"
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Indecency
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:19 am 
 

Do you want middle eastern odd songs from non-middle eastern sounding bands or do you want recs for middle eastern sounding bands? Because as a middle eastern metalhead, I have found a buttload of the latter. The former? They're hard to remember and half of them suck.

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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:07 am 
 

Diamhea wrote:

How the fuck did you not know of them? Sphynx is just godly.


I've got pretty basic taste in metal...I mean by teeny bopper standards it's all obscure but compared to the keepers of sacred secret metal knowledge I'm a lowly probationer.

Sphinx and emissaries ordered.

Indecency, I'm looking more for individual tracks.
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balbulus
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:27 pm 
 

As much as I hate it when people say "I can't believe no one has mentioned...", I can't believe no one has mentioned Iron Maiden's "Powerslave"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NYiOHGapRk
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Opus
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:34 pm 
 

balbulus wrote:
As much as I hate it when people say "I can't believe no one has mentioned...",

Egypt (the chains are on)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHRCJmDXwMU
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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:16 pm 
 

Diamhea, the prophecy came true.

Love Powerslave and the Chains are on, and I guess it's my fault for hot specifying in the original post but I'm well aware of the super obvious stuff - the Maiden and Dio tracks, Nile, etc.

But then again Melechesch was news to me and they apparently a pretty well known pick too.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:18 pm 
 

Don't neglect The Epigenesis - probably their most overtly middle Eastern sounding work, and an amazing fucking album.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:34 pm 
 

TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah wrote:
Diamhea, the prophecy came true.


Damn you called it! :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:42 am 
 



One of my favorites from the latest Satan album. No surprise that these guys take the "egyptian track" idea and just knock it out of the fucking park. God I love the chorus.
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TheHundredthApostle
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:57 am 
 

I think it actually works well within an Epic Doom setting too. Case in point;

Solitude Aeturnus' SCENT OF DEATH;

(ending is particularly awesome with Robert Lowe's vocalizations)

and DAYS OF PRAYER;

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Commandaunt
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:40 pm 
 



You guys ever heard of this cool band!?

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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:07 pm 
 

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JRB86
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:46 am 
 

Ayreon:
- Eyes of Time (Great 'Egyptian' Solo)
- Age of Shadows
- Loser (Eastern kind of vibe)

Between the Buried and Me:
- Informal Gluttony

Sorry no links, I can barely even reply on my mobile, if I remember any more I'll post because I'm a fan of the 'Egyptian Track' too. ...Thanks also for the earlier posts about Satan and Melechesh... been listening to those ever since! Awesome.

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The Animator
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:46 am 
 

These aren't too obvious are they?




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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:02 pm 
 

How was this band not mentioned?



Sounds like Kamelot going Middle Eastern and more progressive.
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