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CelticWhisper
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed May 12, 2010 11:55 am
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:49 pm 
 

Was listening to Kamelot's latest and a line in the song "Veritas" caught my attention - namely, "You will kneel before me and you will confess that I'm god."

And I got to thinking that there must be more songs out there, and more bands than just Kamelot, with themes of power, megalomania, self-deification, apotheosis, and other notions of exaltation. I know Kamelot has done their fair share (especially on the Faustian albums) and one other that comes to mind is from the "Aina - Days of Rising Doom" album...project...thing...where the villain is singing about embracing the darkness and becoming a tyrant. "The Beast Within," and "The Siege of Aina." Musically speaking, the album got crucified in reviews but I'm keeping to a lyrical-themes perspective here.

I know this might be a kinda specialized request so I'll try not to overspecify criteria right off. The only thing I do want to clarify is that I mean "power" as in "delusions of grandeur" (or actual grandeur - fantasy themed stuff about actually becoming a god is welcome), not "white power" or anything like that. No NSBM please.

Clean midrange vocals (gender doesn't matter) are my preference but growls are welcome too. The only thing I really can't stand is hair-metal style singing. Like I said, though, I know I'm being pretty specific and beggars can't be choosers, so I promise, no more limitations for now.

Hoping to put together a BOFH playlist for the office, when the users piss me off or when my inner evil netadmin feels like coming out to play.

Thanks!

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Einzige
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:04 am
Posts: 54
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:55 pm 
 

Obvious recommendation is obvious.



=D

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vengefulgoat
Metalhead

Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:15 am
Posts: 977
Location: Poland
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:32 pm 
 

Manowar has a couple of those...

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Nochielo
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:20 am
Posts: 1715
Location: Puerto Rico
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:06 pm 
 

Imagika has a few, check them out. The song G. H. B. comes to mind.

EDIT: Scratch that, I meant the song "Your Creator".


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Belligar
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:18 pm
Posts: 7
Location: Mexico
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:31 pm 
 

vengefulgoat wrote:
Manowar has a couple of those...


Manowar is all about that... :lol:


This is a cool one...


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ravagingthemassacred
Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:30 am
Posts: 160
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:51 pm 
 

I haven't actually taken a look at the lyrics, but Blackest Ov The Black by Behemoth might fit the bill. Actually to me, Zos Kia Cultus is the epitome of self-deification in metal. Going mostly by sound that is (I seldom read lyric sheets so don't know how much megalomania is addressed).

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CelticWhisper
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Joined: Wed May 12, 2010 11:55 am
Posts: 28
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:10 pm 
 

Good stuff.

Thanks, everyone. Will keep searching along these lines - hopefully these bands have done more like what's been posted.

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