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TheNiceNightmare
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:40 pm 
 

(First off, if this should go in the Power Metal Help Thread, fine, I'll move the subject there once this has been locked).

Now, onto the thread! Rather simple really. A term you hear every once in a while with all those really, really cheesy power metal bands are that they're the kind of band that goes out and slays dragons - probably to point outthe almost overdone lyrical fantasy-theme. However, I cannot recall ever hearing a band that actually sing about dragonslaying. So, to the point:

Are there any (I'm mostly looking for power, even though it could be in other genres aswell) bands that really DO sing about dragonslaying. I mean, as blatantly obvious as "we ride out to slay the dragon". Like, where the-fact-that-they're-singing-about-dragonslaying-really-hits-you-in-the-face-obvious, clear lyrics on the subject. Be it the only thing the band sings about on several albums, to just an occasional song, to just... any song at all.

Short form - Power metal bands - non-subtle lyrics about dragonslaying. Do they really exist?
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:41 pm 
 

http://metal-archives.com/viewlyrics.php?id=30559

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:42 pm 
 

rexxz wrote:
http://metal-archives.com/viewlyrics.php?id=30559


That whole album is about dragonslaying. It rules, when you listen to it in the right order (listed on the album page).
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:43 pm 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=114807

Ah, man, the search engine on MA is just the bee's knees!
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:43 pm 
 

Seems like just the thing I was looking for. However, it was a bit unclear... what band was it, and what album?
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:45 pm 
 

Dream Evil - Dragonslayer

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TheNiceNightmare wrote:
Seems like just the thing I was looking for. However, it was a bit unclear... what band was it, and what album?


Dream Evil's debut album, Dragonslayer.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:48 pm 
 

Gravemarker wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=114807

Ah, man, the search engine on MA is just the bee's knees!


It might've said "Slaying Dragons" but the lyrics that were up said nothing on the matter, and I can't really be assed to look for samples at 4am.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 3:44 am 
 

Image

http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=1337

Need I say more?
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id=1337

:lol: Very well done, bravo.

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 4:11 am 
 

You caught on to that a lot quicker than I expected, rexxz. I'm glad someone appreciates the subtlety. ;) It's also just plain awesome artwork. Not a bad song either.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 3:00 pm 
 

Well, 'tis Dio, afterall. No wonder about the ID.

Keep 'em coming! 145 views and 11 replies... don't just sit there!
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:21 pm 
 

TheNiceNightmare wrote:
Gravemarker wrote:
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=114807

Ah, man, the search engine on MA is just the bee's knees!


It might've said "Slaying Dragons" but the lyrics that were up said nothing on the matter, and I can't really be assed to look for samples at 4am.


Granted, the one album with lyrics didn't have muuch concerning dragons, but ,maybe this one might:
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Mysprima
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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 3:31 pm 
 

At Vance - Dragonchaser (Album) has some dragon-lyrics.

Also, The swedish (formerly awesome) power band "Insania" has a kick-ass album - "Sunrise in Riverland" that has a few songs about dragons if i remember correctly. Maby not slaying dragons, but journeys, and bewaring of dragons :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 4:03 pm 
 

I hate to drop this, but Dragonforce's Through the Fire and the Flames, by my interpretation seems to be about a fight against a dragon. Ensiferums Deathbringer from the Sky is about a Dragon attacking a village and being pursued by warriors (not exactly knights in shining armor, but fuck, Vikings are cooler). Amon Amarth's Twilight of the Thundergod, the story of Thor's final battle with Jormungand the Midgard Serpent could be construed as what you are looking for, but then again, its a snake in the song, not a dragon.
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