Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives

Message board

* FAQ    * Search   * Register   * Login 



Reply to topic  
Author Message Previous topic | Next topic
InfernoxDeath
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:40 am
Posts: 473
Location: Singapore
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:09 am 
 

Looking for really obscure instruments that can be considered traditional in a certain country. For example, the er-hu is a traditional chinese instrument from China. I believe there are plenty of it used in bands such as Eluveitie, Negura Bunget, Orphaned Land.
Are there any that uses traditional African instruments?
Do note that i am not looking for bands that uses saxophone, trumpet.
_________________
https://twitter.com/thoughtsovrobin
http://www.last.fm/user/InfernoxDeath

Top
 Profile  
iriki
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:02 pm
Posts: 963
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:22 am 
 

Take a look at Senmuth, He uses plenty of tribal/ethnical tunes. If you want African stuff, check out the album Aethiopia.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Senmuth/90703

Top
 Profile  
Blake_Porter
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:36 am
Posts: 19
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:42 am 
 

The likes of Waylander, Cruachan, Folkearth and Folkodia use Tin Whistles, if that what you are interested in?

Top
 Profile  
Blake_Porter
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:36 am
Posts: 19
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:49 am 
 

Sorry for the double post, But just had a brainwave.

Band - Instrument
Darkestrah - Temir-Komuz
In Extremo - Bag Pipes
Alestorm - Keytar
Slartibartfass - Jew's Harp
Тінь Сонця - Bandura

Top
 Profile  
InfernoxDeath
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:40 am
Posts: 473
Location: Singapore
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:26 pm 
 

Bagpipes are very common of late, espiecially bagpipe driven band, Skiltron, a fine example.
I'll check the rest. Good call on the tribal elements. Hope there are more to discover
_________________
https://twitter.com/thoughtsovrobin
http://www.last.fm/user/InfernoxDeath

Top
 Profile  
balbulus
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:01 pm
Posts: 941
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:00 pm 
 

Latvian pagan/black metallers Skyforger occasionally use not only bagpipes, but also the traditional Latvian instrument the kokle, a stringed instrument like a zither.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tLn-h5lNV0



I also would like to see more African instruments in Metal; I reckon the kora would work rather well.
_________________
‎"The rapping was now repeated with greater insistence, and this time bore a hint of metal."

H.P. Lovecraft, predicting the future of the music industry in 1925.

Top
 Profile  
Erotetic
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:05 pm
Posts: 814
Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:35 pm 
 

Nest are well known for their use of the kantele

Tevana 3 are a new band who use an electric kantele instead of an electric guitar -- one of my favorite recent albums.

Top
 Profile  
MARSDUDE
Metalhead

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:17 pm
Posts: 1659
Location: Canardia
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:07 am 
 

Gigandhi - Tablas, Didgeridoo, Sarod, Tanpura

Not every song though.

Top
 Profile  
saxty
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:13 pm
Posts: 73
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:13 pm 
 

Chthonic. Taiwanese band, they use some sort of traditional instrument that's sort of a one-stringed violin. They also emulate harps and other instruments on keyboard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALSQypcw0Qc

Top
 Profile  
Ilwhyan
Metel fraek

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 6332
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:26 pm 
 

Erotetic wrote:
Nest are well known for their use of the kantele

Nest are also well known for not playing metal.

Marțolea uses bucium, kaval, mouth harp and wooden flute, apparently. It's a folkish black metal one-man project with some diverse influences. For one thing, the song Ceas Rău sounds like a punk song.
_________________
"Behold, wizard, for the last time how the sun looks, for henceforth you will watch it with empty sockets!"
Illusions Dead - death/black metal

Top
 Profile  
InfernoxDeath
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:40 am
Posts: 473
Location: Singapore
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:45 pm 
 

saxty wrote:
Chthonic. Taiwanese band, they use some sort of traditional instrument that's sort of a one-stringed violin. They also emulate harps and other instruments on keyboard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALSQypcw0Qc


Read opening post.
_________________
https://twitter.com/thoughtsovrobin
http://www.last.fm/user/InfernoxDeath

Top
 Profile  
qTp
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:32 pm
Posts: 316
Location: Dolomites
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:17 am 
 

Quest For Blood - Quest For Blood (2008)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIFfkFGHNsk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPUPAkP12QM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cPsNdedCkc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUrsHMTOwvg

japanese avant garde metal with traditional flutes (nohkan, shinobue, dengakubue)
_________________
Progenie Terrestre Pura
[[post black metal + electronica]]

Top
 Profile  
Waltz_of_Ghouls
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:24 am
Posts: 207
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:10 pm 
 

Tengger Calvalry from China uses the horse-head fiddle.

Top
 Profile  
losingmymind
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:11 am
Posts: 9
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:29 am 
 

Eluvitie doesn't use the erhu.

Top
 Profile  
iAm
Wastelander

Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:18 am
Posts: 5626
Location: Land of sin and debauchery, aka Reno Nevada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:10 pm 
 

Well, they're Crust and not exactly Metal but Al Thawra use traditional Middle Eastern instruments. It seems kind of gimmicky, but surprisingly it sounds rather nice.
_________________
iamntbatman wrote:
If the U.N. flew a bunch of C130's over Syria and rained down boxes of Thin Mints, they'd be standing in a giant circle hand-in-hand singing like goddamn Whoville residents within an hour.

I hate music

Top
 Profile  
InfernoxDeath
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:40 am
Posts: 473
Location: Singapore
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:12 am 
 

losingmymind wrote:
Eluvitie doesn't use the erhu.


Learn to read when there is a full stop. Plenty of obscure instruments used in bands like Eluveitie, if you need me to spell it out for you, and obviously they are not from China
_________________
https://twitter.com/thoughtsovrobin
http://www.last.fm/user/InfernoxDeath

Top
 Profile  
Eh_Timeghoul
Be gentle, I was... Born This Way

Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:35 pm
Posts: 317
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:13 am 
 

are flutes not obscure? in Death Metal? cause Conscious Rot use flutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4sT8jsoyIM



what about whistling?!? yes whistling, who the hell has whistling solos? Headrot, that's who: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzprukqDvKQ

Top
 Profile  
Kuranes Trevor
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:39 am
Posts: 63
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:01 am 
 

Melechesh springs to mind.

Top
 Profile  
kale100
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed May 27, 2009 3:28 pm
Posts: 302
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:51 pm 
 

Well if you want traditional Chinese instruments Shangren is full of it, I don't know which, theres a bunch of em.

The band put their whole album on youtube. Here's one song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCmjw-PtQj8

Top
 Profile  
Megadeth
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:26 pm
Posts: 474
Location: Norway
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:17 pm 
 

God of Shamisen uses shamisen (obviously)

I would also like to second the Tengger Cavalry recommendation. My favorite Asian metal band.

Top
 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Back to the Encyclopaedia Metallum


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group