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Telepathetic
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:27 pm
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:20 pm 
 

A long shot, I know, but after being awestruck for years with the opening "song" from TNT's 1988 album "Intuition" (A Nation Free http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHzPcag6os ) I now try to find complete songs which have that majestic feeling that, in my mind, is a bit dark at the same time. Any sub-genre is welcomed, and so is any band for that matter. I also wish there to be either keyboards, church organs, whatever, or even orchestras. Only demand is that it doesen't sound too childish and/or dungeons and dragons-nerdy.

Thanks.

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severzhavnost
Metalhead

Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:16 pm
Posts: 723
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:14 am 
 

Blood Ceremony's "Master of Confusion" opens with a really chilling bit of organ

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Don Karlos
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:44 am
Posts: 36
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:28 am 
 

Here's some of my epic metal favorites


Atlantean kodex : pilgrim, very good live version here
Therion : Adulruna Rediviva
Nightwish with Floor Jansen : Ghost love score Live

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LordTool
Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:15 am
Posts: 95
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:20 am 
 

While Heaven Wept - epic/symphonic doom. I can't read your mind but I think this is exactly what this thread needs

SIG:AR:TYR - epic viking metal that's generally pretty somber. think Bathory/Falkenbach/Agalloch. not as sugary/powery as previous suggestions

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Cthulhu_Fhtagn
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:32 pm
Posts: 347
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:24 pm 
 

HMKids should work great for you. They match the atmosphere of Warhammer 40k, their lyrical subject of choice.
Tzeentch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_zSVBMrEE4
Adeptus Mechanicus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ecvLRxb3MU
Nurg-let
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-S5SR63tIE
Chaos Temptation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqsBgFczAF0
Eldar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSx3w2JhYtA
Cadia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzf3vaAcOPA
Prospero Burns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lbYb9OOh_I

I think you get the picture.
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InfernoxDeath
Metalhead

Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:40 am
Posts: 475
Location: Singapore
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:23 pm 
 

Here's a few songs that i would constantly use "majestic", "epic"

Thyrfing - Griftefrid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUreZwGqBr8

Sear Bliss - Birth Eternity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-B0Wx9JndU

Anything from Summoning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rosj5h3jI2U

Septicflesh - Virtues of the Beast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJAJqNwlPUw
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DoomMetalAlchemist
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:10 am
Posts: 515
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:02 am 
 

I don't know if this is dark enough for you, but it is epic, majestic, and contains lots of keyboards, here is Lordian Guard. Warning: Lyrics include Christian themes.

Lordian Guard - Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Lordian Guard - War in Heaven
Lordian Guard - Revelation XIX

Before Lordian Guard there was Lordian Winds, some of which songs were re-worked for Lordian Guard, and for the most part weren't metal. However, the following song I would probably call non-ballad acoustic metal. Meaning, it's on an acoustic guitar, but it could just as easily be on an electric guitar and be a metal song. Less keyboards, though there are some, and the song is darker, and the lyrics don't deal with Christianity.

Lordian Winds - Dark Civilization

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Chalice_Lurker
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:00 pm
Posts: 6
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:31 am 
 

The Ruins Of Beverast - Blood Vaults (I: Thy Virginal Malodour)

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