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PureNegativism
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:01 am 
 

I wish to hear some metal. Preferable extreme metal that utilize actual strings, winds, horns and do so effectively. I'd be interested in some excellently composed and organic sounding synthesized stuff as well but to a much lesser extent. As well exceptional performances of a single or few "classic" and folkish intruments. Such as a band with a violin virtuoso, really great piano player or what not. Something I enjoy greatly recently was what's released of Virgin Blacks' "Requiem" series, Estatic Fear, to a lesser extent the newest SepticFlesh album. Really, I'm interest in just about anything meeting the stipulation in the title you find of a worthwhile quality.

Thank you!


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Khull
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:58 am 
 

Xystus - Equilibrio might be exactly what you're looking for. The album is basically what Tobias Sammet wished he could've done with Avantasia, despite falling short of the bar. A full-fledged symphony along with inspirational and driving music.

http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=197217

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rexxz
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:24 pm 
 

I believe you mean orchestra, as a symphony is a type of musical composition. Haggard is one such band.

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hisownfoot
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:01 pm 
 

tvangeste does, they use the baltic orchestra or something, but your probably not looking for black metal.

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Nyaricus
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:25 pm 
 

Well, the obviously ones are Metallica's 'S&M' and Cradle of Filth's 'Damnation and a Day'.

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PureNegativism
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:52 pm 
 

rexxz wrote:
I believe you mean orchestra, as a symphony is a type of musical composition. Haggard is one such band.


You are correct, I only knew this word in how it related to metal, or how I wrongly perceived it relating to metal. Live orchestration is what I'm looking for. I know of Haggard, the orchestration is great but I find the METAL portion of their music unsatisfying and that is the most important aspect.

Thanks to those who suggested but I'd really like to hear some more.
hisownfoot wrote:
probably not looking for black metal

I would indeed prefer Black or Death Metal.

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rexxz
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:01 pm 
 

I'm fairly positive Dimmu Borgir has played with live orchestra before.

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Khull
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:04 pm 
 

PureNegativism wrote:
I would indeed prefer Black or Death Metal.


In that case, I also rec Profanum (Pol) - Musaeum Esotericum. The orchestra is heavily reminiscent of late Classical / early Romantic period, and you can clearly hear the different instrument families. The album has it's metal moments too; there are a good bit of harsh vocals and black metal-esque guitar distortion, etc etc.

I still stick with Xystus, although it is power metal.

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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:10 pm 
 

Check out Waltari's Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! A Death Metal Symphony In Deep C. Very cool album, recorded with the Avanti! Symphony Orchestra.

http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=26113
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Hollywars
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:18 pm 
 

Mekong Delta did this on an album.

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godofgomorrah
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:13 pm 
 

The entire Septic Flesh album called Communion is played with Czech philharmonic

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Trashy_Rambo
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:35 pm 
 

While not actually having any orchestra to speak of (to my knowledge), Hollenthon certainly sounds like it at times, and all 3 of their albums are quite good, though 'Opus Magnum' seems to lack the heavy dose of folk elements present on their first 2 releases.

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