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baseclef516
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:08 pm 
 

I was listening to a college radio station the other day and was blown away by a song I heard but couldn't get the name of it. I'm hoping someone here might be able to help.
I'm not too good with genres, the best I can probably describe it as would be death metal - heavy guitars and double bass drumming with a little bit of growling vocals - with a lot of orchestral integration.
What really got me was the choir. Sort of a God or War/300 style choir - really epic.
There was also female vocals, but very little. Sort of sprinkled in to fill out the sound.
Please help!

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gomorro
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:37 pm 
 

Haggard maybe

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samekh
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:58 pm 
 

If it was on the radio, perhaps it was Crimfall. They have heavy use of female vocals, but not on all songs. There's a lot of orchestral (probably sampled) stuff in their music.

Some good metal with choirs is "The Varangian Way" by Turisas, especially the closing song. Awesome stuff.

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baseclef516
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:41 pm 
 

I'm pretty sure it's none of those three, but damn... Thanks for the recommendations!

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Hybrid_Killer
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:40 pm 
 

One of Virgin Black's songs off one of the Requiem albums?

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Mystlyfe
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:40 pm 
 

Therion, perhaps?

edit: Which college radio station? Mine keeps logs of what it plays, which are posted online.

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lurkist
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:21 pm 
 

Seconded Therion. "Wine Of Aluqah" from Vovin probably.
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MercyfulSatyr
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:31 pm 
 

Try here. ;)
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andersbang
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:24 am 
 

Septic Flesh? No female vocs but HEAVY orchestration

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Lord_Lexy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:47 am 
 

Hollenthon perhaps?

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baseclef516
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:03 pm 
 

Mystlyfe wrote:
Therion, perhaps?

edit: Which college radio station? Mine keeps logs of what it plays, which are posted online.


Here's what they have under June 2nd:
http://www2.gsu.edu/~www885/charts/2009_June_2.pdf
I'm not sure if that's up until the 2nd, or week of the 2nd. I tried some of the names listed and got some obscure stuff - nothing like what I was looking for.

MercyfulSatyr wrote:


Thanks!

Lord_Lexy wrote:
Hollenthon perhaps?


I think this is much closer to what I'm looking for. There was very little focus on the vocals. The female voice was just adding an ambient 'ah'. The choir was percussive, doing the 'ha' thing like Epica does. There was a sort of point-counterpoint between the strings and guitar trading off melodies.

Thanks a lot for the help guys. Even if I never find the exact song, I have some great stuff I might have never found.

Edit:
Also, I didn't catch the very beginning, but I heard a good 4 or 5 minutes of it.

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baseclef516
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:03 pm 
 

I found it!!
Novae by Unexpect
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMW6BG-qz0&feature=related

The last minute or two is what I was talking about.
Thanks for the help everyone!

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Mystlyfe
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:57 am 
 

uneXpect isn't really death metal, nor do they really have a backing chorus, but glad you found it! In a Flesh Aquarium is a terrific album. Just listened to it this morning.

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