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MacabreBanquet
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Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:42 am
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:49 am 
 

Hello, I'm new here so I hope I've done the thread correctly.

I'm looking for bands that play Symphonic or Gothic (or both) style. I'm looking for a band that plays atmospheric, dreamy and dark music with a wide use of orchestra and choir and with as less grunts/growls as possible although "beauty and beast" style is accepted. The band should sound like Sunterra or Tristania. To understand better what I want, listen to "Sanguine Sky" by Tristania, "Veil of Darkness" by Sunterra, "Swamped" by Lacuna Coil, "Autumn" by Yearning or "Bare Grace misery" by Nightwish. While I understand the bands I've mentioned aren't all Gothic but the songs will give you the idea about what I need. If the band plays instrumental music (i.e. no words) it's even better but there shouldn't be too much dark ambient. Another important part is that the band is better be new, unpopular because bands like Lacrimosa and WT I could find myself. That's pretty much everything and I apologize if the searcher missed similar thread...


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Lysander
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Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:34 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:57 am 
 

Whyzdom pretty much suits what you're looking for. Symphonic Gothic metal band from France.

Link here:

http://www.myspace.com/whyzdomproject

Also check out Amberian Dawn. Their first album especially sounds quite Tarja-era Nightwish.

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Belial
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Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:39 pm
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Location: Tunisia
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:45 am 
 

Try Silentium. I think their early material has growls, but there isn't much (or any) of them on their later albums. Try the album Sufferion - Hamartia of Prudence.

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STORMM
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Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:27 am
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:09 am 
 

Therion should be right up your street, try the Lemuria/Sirius B albums, great work.

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MacabreBanquet
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Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:42 am
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:29 pm 
 

Lysander: WHYZDOM is not exactly what I'm looking for but I'll certainly keep them in mind as they are good anyway. And I know and love Amberian Dawn.

Belial: I've heard about this band but never had the mood to listen to them - thanks for the suggestion.

STORMM: Therion is definitely a great band and so their works.

Huge thanks to you all but I need something more melancholic (yet not whiny) and how should I say? Unearthly? Some mix between "Sanguine Sky" and "Autumn". Anyway I'm really thankful for your answer.

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Lysander
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:55 pm 
 

Draconian? Where Lovers Mourn and Arcane Rain Fell.

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KiwiPhoenix777
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Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:32 pm
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Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:03 pm 
 

Requiem Fortissimo by Virgin Black and anything by Sins of thy Beloved.

If you're already aware of these then try Violent Whispers by Nota Profana. They use grunts as well as sopranos and use a lot of orchestration, but there are a few instrumentals on the album.

Also try Tales of Dark, they're a doomy gothic metal band with female vocals, growls and clean male vocals, and are pretty atmospheric. how Like A Winter are similar and I would recommend them too.
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kramer820
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:19 pm 
 

Avrigus 'The Secret Kingdom' is a good recommendation. Beautiful gothic/doom metal with male and female vocals, lots of strings and piano parts and an superb melancholic (but not whiny) vibe.

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LordGothic
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:28 pm 
 

Theatre of Tragedy's "Aegis" really dreamy with lots of keyboards , spoken male vocals and dreamy female vocals, its amazing, check out the song "Venus"
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forestspirit
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:26 am 
 

Try After Forever or Octavia Sperati. The latter is a bit more thrash/doom but still worth checking out. If you're looking for something with more symphonic/orchestral elements then try Angtoria.
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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:44 am 
 

Luna Obscura is great, and (I hope I spelt that right) also but they onjly have male vocals , and you haven't heard shit about gothic metal unless you have heard Draconian)

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MacabreBanquet
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:23 am 
 

Thanks everyone! I'll check the bands. Twin Guitar: I've heard of and love Draconian but I still don't know shit in Gothic Metal :p

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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:35 am 
 

MacabreBanquet wrote:
Thanks everyone! I'll check the bands. Twin Guitar: I've heard of and love Draconian but I still don't know shit in Gothic Metal :p


They're more gothic doom anyway .I messed up my last post. Try Luna Obscura, gothic metal with beauty and the beast vocals (brilliant female vocals), and try endaemona, they are gothic metal, but they only have male vocals.

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MacabreBanquet
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:01 am 
 

Thanks, I will.

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raveneyeslikemirrors
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:02 am 
 

Try Canaan. Their first 2 albums sound like what you are looking for.

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