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Toberium
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:12 pm 
 

I'm looking for traditional/speed metal that's a lot like Rainbow. Bluesy guitars, great acoustical sections, operatic vocals, and the like. Rainbow covers, whether or not they sound like Rainbow, are also desirable.

All suggestions are much appreciated.

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thomash
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:14 pm 
 

I'll have to give it a little more thought in order to come up with bands that write original material that sounds like Rainbow, but I can point you toward the Liege Lord and Heathen covers of "Kill the King." They're both great speed/thrash bands from the 80's in a style that "Kill the King" seemed to have long before that was even a genre.

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Twin_guitar_attack
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:14 pm 
 

dream theater do a cover of stargazer, IIRC
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peterott
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:53 am 
 

Mundanus Imperium did a tremendous cover of Stargazer (with Jorn Lande on vocals). Stunning cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bzRZ2WH79s
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samekh
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Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:36 am
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:18 pm 
 

Tyr also did a cover of "Stargazer" which I thought was pretty good.

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Jonpo
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Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:05 am
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:33 pm 
 

Riot - Altar of the King

If that song isn't heavily inspired by Rainbow I don't know what is. Amazing build up, great release, powerful fucking song. The whole album is killer but this is the only song that's Rainbow-esque I would say.
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vengefulgoat
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Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:15 am
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Location: Poland
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:43 pm 
 

Astral Doors have a very Dio-like vocalist (in a good way, not a cheap clone) although they are more heavy/power metal oriented
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeraUlvJDrA

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Doomsday
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Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:30 pm
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:55 pm 
 

Doing a song title search for "Rainbow cover" will reveal quite a few results. A particular favorite of mine is Sorcerer's cover of the ever popular Stargazer.
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ChildClownOutlet
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Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:52 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:30 pm 
 

vengefulgoat wrote:
Astral Doors have a very Dio-like vocalist (in a good way, not a cheap clone) although they are more heavy/power metal oriented
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeraUlvJDrA

Speaking of Astral Doors, have you listened to their new album?
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thenamelessdead
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Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:39 pm
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Location: Plymouth, UK
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:04 pm 
 

Have a look at Uriah Heep if you haven't already done so.

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