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Metal newbie

Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 7:12 pm
Posts: 114
Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:57 pm 

Hello everybody! I'm looking for albums (genre does not matter) in which the guitars are tuned to A. It does not matter if they are using six or seven string guitars or if the tuning is standard A or Drop A, or even Dropped A: I just want to listen to albums that feature this tuning as the band's primary choice. I mean, the tuning must be featured thorugh the whole album, on almost every song. I'm not looking for albums that use the tuning on just a couple of songs (for example, Dream Theater's self titled, Slipknot's latest albums, Fear Factory's Archetype, some Neurosis albums or anything by Mastodon).

This are the albums that I was able to find with this guitar tuning:

Black Cobra - "Invernal" and "Chronomega"
Bloodbath - "Nightmares Made Flesh"
Bolt Thrower - "Realms of Chaos"
Chimaira - "Crown of Phantoms"
Dir en grey - "Dum Spiro Spero", "The Unraveling" and "Arche"
Horn of the Rhino - "Weight of Coronation", "Grengus" and "Summoning Deliverance"
Hypno5e - "Acid Mist Tomorrow" and "Shores of the Abstract Line"
King's X - "Ogre Tones"
Korn - Self Titled, "Issues", "Untouchables" and "Take a Look in the Mirror"
Neurosis - "Given To The Rising"
Norma Jean - "Polar Similar"
Pallbearer - "Sorrow and Extinction" and "Foundations of Burden"
Paradise Lost "Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us" , "Tragic Idol" and "The Plague Within"
Rotting Christ - "Κατά τον δαίμονα του εαυτού" and "Rituals"
Sepultura - "A-Lex" and "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart"
Trenches - "The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole"
Whitechapel - "The Somatic Defilement" and "A New Era Of Corruption"
Xibalba - "Hasta La Muerte" y "Tierra y Libertad"

Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:31 am
Posts: 132
Location: Seattle
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:11 pm 

Pretty much all of Nile's albums are in Drop A. Start with Annihilation of the Wicked.


Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:36 pm
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Location: Bucketheadland
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:49 pm 

Buckethead did a few albums in that super low tuning, most notably The Boiling Pond. I don't know if you're picky about the genre, but if you like instrumental metal, it's good stuff. https://youtu.be/mJRVcEBufEM Everything here is in A standard of A# standard.
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Against Such Things

Joined: Thu May 17, 2012 8:16 pm
Posts: 478
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:54 pm 

I think most, if not all, of Impending Doom's discography is in Drop A.
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Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 12:12 am
Posts: 2754
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:44 pm 

Demilich's Nespithe is in A. Fun album to play, too.
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Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:36 pm
Posts: 2
Location: Poland
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:50 am 

Hypocrisy's Osculum Obscenum and Pleasure Of Molestation (EP). Also Human Remains' Using Sickness As A Hero (EP) is in A tuning as well.

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