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VHSDVD123
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:29 pm 
 

So a couple months ago Billy Talent put this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swAcNLxkrSE

and instantly, I am reminded of some kind of folk or power metal, though very watered down

the song sounds really close to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCu_jrog7E0
Jerusalem by Edguy,
am I wrong?
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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:03 pm 
 

Eh, I don't hear it. Maybe there's a bias for me because I really don't like Edguy while Billy Talent's II and III are two of my most listened-to non metal albums over the last few years, but apart from the vocal melody being close in a spot here and there, they sound rather different. The new BT song basically just sounds like a darker Billy Talent song, not a hint of metal influence if you ask me. They've been getting darker and heavier with each album and this continues that trend.

I also like how the Billy Talent songs is infinitely more aggressive than the Edguy song. The rock band has more metal attitude than the metal band.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:30 pm 
 

Pretty much what BastardHead said. Maybe a bit of trad influence there, but that's about it. Anyway, I'm actually kind of excited for this album. Just got back into listening to them a couple weeks ago and forgot how much I enjoyed their last two albums. II was always my favourite from them, but I enjoy III more and more with every listen.
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swayze
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:32 pm 
 

I do hear what you heard, the vocal melody at the start sounding similar. Also enjoyed the Billy Talent one more. Their guitarist has a cool style.

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Yahko
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:43 pm 
 

I like Billy Talent in general because they are consistent and they do sound good live. I'm a fan of BT #1, I wasn't so amazed by 2# so I do like #3. From the sound of the Viking Death March they are going to bring another good album that would have 3-4 tracks that would be stuck in your head after 1-2 listens of the album.
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Pale_Pilgrim
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:37 am 
 

Been a fan since Try Honesty came out. Though I must say, I'm not so big on the first album anymore. I was a teen and that was the target audience. A few songs have stayed with me, but only a few. II and III were more mature, musically varied albums. Great band. The new track is solid enough, nothing mind-blowing but the album is sure to be a fine effort.
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VHSDVD123
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:19 pm 
 

on an unrelated note did you guys know that the lead singer is 36 already? I thought he'd maybe just be turning 30
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:47 pm 
 

love this band
didn't know they had new shit so thanks xD
i'm gonna listen to it later
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Frozen Hearth
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:19 pm 
 

Billy Talent...... No, just no. :nono:

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swayze
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:12 pm 
 

Why did you bump this thread just to say that? Coulda just let it stay with the other forgotten July topics. Anyway, this IS a good band. I'd like them a lot more with a different vocalist, but their guitarist makes some killer riffs, plays lots of unconventional chords and rhythms. They're not trying to be anything they're not; they're just some dudes that have been grinding for a long time. I'm glad they've found some success.

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absurder21
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:11 pm 
 

I got that vibe as well, mainly from the marching rhythm of the song probably though. Also, I don't feel they'll ever top the raw, punkness of their debut, but this new album was actually decently promising.

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