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analog_winter
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:59 pm 
 

Thrasher4life wrote:
Wastelander.

Sounds post-apocalytic and is simple and easy to say. Also has a bleak feel to it, just like the music.


decided to check these guys out just based on that name and I was not disappointed, very cool stuff.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:09 pm 
 

Looking through my iTunes...a lot of the bands I like have weird fuckin' names.

But let's see...

Autumn - short, sweet and simple...a wistful, morose sort of name that evokes exactly what you'd expect, and the music follows suit.
Black Majesty - some power metal bands have silly names like Tad Morose or Custard, but some of them have awesome names, this one being one of them.
Candlemass - Just evokes images of dark gothic castles and creepy candles dripping wax all over the place. Doom as fuck.
Dawnbringer - epic, primeval, earth-shaking heavy metal in name and in music.
Iron Savior - Another badass power metal name. Two badass words put together? Doubly badass name. I approve.
Anubis Gate - How cool is that? Egyptian themed name for spacey prog/power. So pulp it's revolutionary.
Helstar - always a cool name...simple, misspelled in a cool way and two cool words melded together.
Quicksand Dream - dreamy, ethereal name that brings to mind the kind of weird atmospheric music they play.
The Ruins of Beverast - just about as cool, monolithic and elaborate as you'd expect from the name.
Tarot - I've always liked the sort of mystical, occultish charm this name had.
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Smalley
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:13 pm 
 

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MalariaMosquito
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:07 pm 
 

I always liked Slugathor -- doesn't mean anything, but it sounds great and fits the music well. Undergang is a cool name also because it can be interpreted in either English or Danish and be equally fitting. Timeghoul is also a great one. And Hooded Menace is quite befitting their comic-horror style.

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Necroticism174
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:47 pm 
 

Electric Wizard, hands down. Super badass name.
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HenryKrinkle31
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:04 am 
 

SLAYER is probably the best name for any band, ever.
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Nhor
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:14 am 
 

My favourite would be Fjoergyn
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MaelstromMind
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:43 am 
 

I've always thought Celtic Frost was one of the best names. There's something dark, majestic and mysterious about that combination of words
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ScandalfTheShite
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:52 am 
 

Darkwoods My Betrothed, Godless North and Dead Congregation.

DMB I know and like, and that name is very fitting for a pagan black metal band. Got one record from Godless North, but don't like it that much. Still the name is great. Haven't heard Dead Congregation at all, but the name always struck me as quite creepy.
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aaronmb666
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:09 am 
 

Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, Dark Funeral, Bloodsoaked, God Dethroned.

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joppek
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:54 am 
 

Xlxlx wrote:
[fates warning] I just think an apostrophe should go between the "e" and the "s". Yes, I know band's can spell their names [...]


nice
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kapala
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Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:56 pm
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Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:26 am 
 

Archgoat, and related, Torture Killer (yes, I know it's a Six Feet Under song).
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_MFMGW_
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:33 am 
 

Sadistik Exekution, Electric Wizard, or Emperor are all awesome.

Fave... Darkthrone!

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skull_king
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:56 am 
 

Best band names IMO

Suffocation
Cannabis Corpse
Slayer
Atreyu
Suicide Silence
Lamb of God
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reven
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:02 am 
 

Slugathor.

It describes their music perfectly as it's a name I'd give to a fucking tank or some other colossal thing.

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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:31 am 
 

joppek wrote:
Xlxlx wrote:
[fates warning] I just think an apostrophe should go between the "e" and the "s". Yes, I know band's can spell their names [...]


nice

Shit, now THAT is ironic :lol:

There, fixed it :)
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Vintersorrow
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:32 am 
 

Arcturus, Devil Doll, Kvelertak, Lifelover, Mortuary Drape (aaargh!), Red Harvest, Reverend Bizarre, Thorns, Yyrkoon.

The ultimate prize, however, goes to:

Eagle Twin and/or Vulture Industries.

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garthmargengi
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Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:16 am
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Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:01 pm 
 

Cryptopsy, Demilich, Earth, Black Sabbath, Death, Thergothon, Skepticism, Asunder, Bethlehem; they all roll off the tongue quite easily, feel really solid, and deliver at depicting the image of the band.
Another one I really like and is incredibly fitting in it's strange aura is The 3rd and the Mortal.

Can't have Belzebong missing either, it's so straightforward that you can't do anything but love it.
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Frozen Hearth
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Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:25 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:36 pm 
 

Bal-Sagoth is always funny to me. I can't take the name seriously.
Whenever i say it, i always pronounce it "Ball-Sag-ith"

Just, ridiculous.

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:37 pm 
 

Frozen Hearth wrote:
Bal-Sagoth is always funny to me. I can't take the name seriously.
Whenever i say it, i always pronounce it "Ball-Sag-ith"

Just, ridiculous.

Great. Now I'm picturing Tourettes Guy saying it instead of "BOB SAGET!!"
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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:59 pm 
 

Reverend Bizarre

Probably the best name of a metal band ever, especially for a doom band. Just drips with homage and retro-respect, but at the same times it works so well with the overwhelming religiousness of doom metal. The music perfectly fits the name, a crushing, bizarro-sermon from the pulpit of doom in the Church of the Holy (Black) Sabbath. Just totally metal.
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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:07 pm 
 

Oh, speaking of religiousness in metal..... Metal Church. That's, like, the only place of worship anyone in here would ever attend.
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SladeCraven
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:24 pm 
 

I'll go with bands that I checked out as a younger person simply because I loved the name:

Morbid Angel
Behemoth
Opeth
Samael
Nile
Belphegor
Susperia
Mercyful Fate
Candlemass
Nevermore
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vengefulgoat
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:35 pm 
 

Graveland

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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:00 pm 
 

Favorite metal band name?

Electric Wizard is as cool as you can fucking get. Venom has a simple charm. Celtic Frost is a great, if somewhat silly name.

Favorite ever band name?

The Roamin' Catholics. Or Kathleen Turner Overdrive.

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Littlewolf
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:18 pm 
 

I find those astronomy-inspired names interesting, like Arcturus, Black Hole Generator, Antares, etc...
also Tolkien/LOTR inspired names like Gorgoroth, Burzum, Amon Amarth are very suitable for metal bands, too.
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The SHM
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:32 pm 
 

joppek wrote:
saint vitus doesn't work particularly well for finns since "vitus" as a slang word ("vitussa" is the full finnish word) translates as "in fuck"


Well now I love the name!

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Maximum Oversatan - They sound exactly like their name too. Their demo's artwork fits the theme too. If you ever wondered how much Satan is too much Satan, then you should find out.
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Desperta_Ferro
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:42 pm 
 

haha, I forgot about Metal Church, I'm a poser.

Hail of Bullets.
You can't make it more badass, I mean, Hail of fucking bullets
Oh wait, I just did.

And of course, Bolt Thrower. Right there, I think that's the best metal band name ever.

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Thiestru
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:43 pm 
 

Oh man, how could I forget Pagan fucking Altar? Talk about two words that fit together hand-in-glove. \m/

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Ancient_Sorrow
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:58 pm 
 

Jethro Tull rolls of the tongue rather nicely.
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Marag
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:12 pm 
 

Sarcófago(it's a big fucking coffin, and the root of word means "flesh eater")
Bolt Thrower(do I even need to explain)
Reverend Bizarre(It makes me thinks of bipedal goats dressed in priest's attire)
Skyforger(see Bolt Thrower)
Sort Vokter(Has a nice sound to it)
Hellhammer/Celtic Frost(Again, no words needed)
Khanate(Mongols were very metal)

And though they are acronyms
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Delduwath
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:31 pm 
 

Hellhammer is such a fucking good name. I also like Cruel Force.

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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:57 pm 
 

Witchfinder General too. OH MY GOD IT'S THE PERFECT NAME. It's so goddamn metal.
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UNCHAIN_THE_WOLVES
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:23 pm 
 

SLAYER!

They're not my favourite band... but in my opinion there is no contest... they have the best band name ever... straight to the point and just a full on brutal fuck you of a name... just wish their music lived up to it...

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Jamesratmetalarchives
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:38 am 
 

my dying bride would be amongst the best

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Liquid_Braino
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:27 am 
 

ISIS

Short and sweet, looks cool with the repeated two letters, and rolls off the tongue like a hiss. Plus it's the name of a cool goddess and a babe superhero who hung out with Shazam back in the 70's. The band is alright I guess, but the name is greatness.

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novakm
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:51 pm 
 

I literally lol'ed when I heard of Bound by Entrails for the first time.

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Marlon955
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:10 pm 
 

Amon Amarth.

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Poisonfume
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Location: Greece
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:27 pm 
 

Dying Fetus.
Maybe it's because it's become quite a fun inside joke between me and some non-metal friends, but Dying Fetus is a badass name. You instantly know what kind of ear pummeling you're in for when you hear the name Dying Fetus.

Abominator, Annihilator, Cryptopsy, Dead Congregation, Deathspell Omega, Incantation and Vital Remains are all badass too.

WORST NAMES (not necessarily bad bands):
3 Inches of Blood
Infinitum Obscure
Prostitute Disfigurement
11 As in Adversaries
Destroyer 666
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dragonzbreath
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:53 pm 
 

Adramelech and Amorphis are pretty cool names.

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