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Bishop_Drugsalot
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Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:42 am
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Location: Finland
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:45 am 
 

Hi guys,
lately I've been listening to SubRosa and am keen to find out more bands who use violins as front and center in their music.
Non-metal band recs also very velcome!

A Forest of Stars and Skyclad are on my shelves already. And please, no Finntroll/Kivimetsän Druidi/Turisas or anything in that vein.

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schizoid
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Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:35 am
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Location: New Zealand
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:58 am 
 

How obvious is too obvious? My Dying Bride?

On their band page they're listed as doom/folk, but I hear a lot more of the former in their sound (not necessarily in this song).
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Bishop_Drugsalot
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:03 am 
 

I'm familiar with MDB of course. Slipped my mind and truth be told I like the demo-era better than the actual discography.
Gonna check that other one.

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PorcupineOfDoom
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Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:52 pm
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Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:29 am 
 

I feel like I should know more, but only two bands are really springing to mind ↓

First, The Sins of Thy Beloved. Genre is symphonic/gothic/doom metal, but the violin is definitely the defining feature of the band. Their debut was a masterpiece, although the follow-up wasn't really of the same calibre. Anyway, give it a listen and see what you think.

My second suggestion is Blackthorn, who, similarly, play symphonic/gothic metal. However, the violin in this band has always frustrated me, because it's never quite as prominent as I feel it should be. Try this anyway and see what you think.

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doc Regula69
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Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:53 am
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:58 am 
 

Not really metal at all but if you’re looking for some pretty dope violin action, definitely check out Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jerry Goodman is a monster (as well as everybody else in this band):
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These guys can get pretty heavy at times.
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Karlabos
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Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:07 pm
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Location: Brazil
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:16 am 
 

There's the obvious prog band Ne Obliviscaris, but it's more like prog with a lot of violin interludes rather than violin driven.

If you are looking for something building their riffs around violin I'd mention A Forest of Stars but you seem to already know it...
Can it be cello instead? If so you'll like this.

There's also Profanum which use only synth/keys/violins to build their riffs. No bass/guitars at all =D

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Bishop_Drugsalot
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Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:42 am
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:52 am 
 

doc Regula69 wrote:
Not really metal at all but if you’re looking for some pretty dope violin action, definitely check out Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jerry Goodman is a monster (as well as everybody else in this band):
Youtube: show


These guys can get pretty heavy at times.

I have the Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire, good stuff indeed.
It most definitely can be cello as well.
Keep 'em coming, can't check the recs until later today.

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jcp54
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Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:50 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:04 pm 
 

Asmegin

I'm not sure if people would consider it folk metal or not

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Also old At the Gates

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droneriot
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:08 pm 
 

That Chaos Echoes (death/doom) album was recommended in another thread, starts with violin, haven't heard the full album.
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