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HenryKrinkle31
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:34 pm 
 

I'm surprised how few people mentioned SUFFOCATION.
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Ancient_Sorrow
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:39 pm 
 

Cancerous Womb have pretty much nailed having an overtly visceral and provocative name, but at the same time, It's a catchy phrase. Personally if I ever get the chance to musically go down a death-metal road, I'd go for "Foetal Cadaver" as a band name... dunno if bands that don't exist can qualify to be in this thread though.
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Thiestru
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:56 pm 
 

Remembering some more names that I like....

I've always really liked Anathema. It's a fun word to say, it's kind of pretty, it looks poetic and mysterious, and has the perfect meaning for a (former) doom band. The Gathering is also a great band name. Emperor's hard to beat in terms of power and majesty. Diabolical Masquerade is a killer name, and perfect for the band to whom it belonged. Dark, sinister, theatrical, entertaining.

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StillDeath
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:18 am 
 

Black metal bands have the best names. Emperor, Behemoth, Bathory.

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adders11
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:47 am 
 

Black Sabbath.
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LordTool
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Joined: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:15 am
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:30 am 
 

Thiestru wrote:
I've always really liked Anathema. It's a fun word to say, it's kind of pretty, it looks poetic and mysterious, and has the perfect meaning for a (former) doom band. The Gathering is also a great band name. Emperor's hard to beat in terms of power and majesty. Diabolical Masquerade is a killer name, and perfect for the band to whom it belonged. Dark, sinister, theatrical, entertaining.


I agree with this, and that the "poetic, mysterious" qualities make a good band name.

I find that I really like viking-style names and foreign or tolkienesque-fantasy language type stuff. Like Ereb Altor, Atlantean Kodex, SÓLSTAFIR, Amon Amarth, Agalloch. Goes well with the epic, ancient, organic imagery that I like about the music.

Classic/heavy/power metal band names, like Iron Maiden, don't do much for me, unless they're sleek like Steelwing or fantasy-imagery-based like Doomsword. I'm not that into death metal so the extreme gory names don't excite me, but I can appreciate them for the chuckle.

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:52 am 
 

I can't point out a absolute favorite, but Oranssi Pazuzu is definitely up there. It's a perfect name for the kind of music they play, and it immediately got stuck in my head the first time I heard it. Some other favorites of mine are: Anata, Electric Wizard, Strapping Young Lad, and Flourishing.

I don't like overly complex names writting in latin or any other dead language. Ok, so we can't easily pronounce your band name, but we also don't know what it means..... that's a good way to effectively spread your music, isn't it?
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metaldiscussor666
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:59 am 
 

SARCOFAGO! Blasphemophagher. Some of the les legions noire that have those indecipherable long ass french names. Fistula. Goat semen (I mean, come on, how could you not love the name goat semen?). INFESTDEAD. Nunslaughter. Morta Skuld (it just sounds metal to say!) Black Mastrobation (haha, perfectly ridiculous name for this ridiculous band.) Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis (lol.) I'm sure there's more, but I just skimmed through like half my library.
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Kigo7
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:54 pm 
 

Sarcofago's another fantastic one. Arkhon Infaustus would be a pretty good name for a black metal band actually

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Thrasher4life
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:17 pm 
 

metaldiscussor666 wrote:
Nunslaughter.


Solely due to the way it can be misread as Nuns-Laughter. And the fact that from what I've heard of the guys involved it wouldn't supprise me a bit if they planned it that way.
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grauer_mausling
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:44 pm 
 

Bal Sagoth (majestic and somewhat mysterious with an epic feel)
Carnivore (gritty, aggressive, violent)
ManOwaR (perfect name I'd say and bad ass for sure. I mean "Man of War", come on - says it all)
Bolt Thrower (this just sounds like canons going off)
Skyforger (thunderous, pounding, strong)
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IAteMyOwnHead
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Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:57 am
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:09 pm 
 

Speedwolf and Skeletonwitch are two of my favorites.


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CrustAsFuckExistence
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:18 pm 
 

Wolves In The Throne Room (cool imagery, and it's a nice piece of vitriol against those in power)
Blut Aus Nord (I have an interest in my heathen heritage)
Death In June (just sounds so poetic, and somehow just "works" for DiJ's music)
Godflesh (I like psychedelic mushrooms and it just sounds badass)
Man Is The Bastard (I am the misanthrope)
Insect Warfare, Ramlord, Martyrdod, Wolvhammer, Thou all just sound awesome, can't quite say why though
Neurosis (I'm very neurotic, and somehow it just works)
Electric Wizard (I like burnout fantasy)
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Boozie
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:15 am 
 

RAGE. Nothing describes their music better.

Winds Of Plague. Too bad a damn Hatebreed-Meets-Suicide-Silence-Meets-Bethooven Band took the name.

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Weerwolf
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:16 pm 
 

Black Sabbath
Bastard Priest
Cultes des Ghoules
Genocide Shrines

They all sound cool and are very metal.

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Marag
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:38 pm 
 

metaldiscussor666 wrote:
Some of the les legions noire that have those indecipherable long ass french names.

Those aren't in french, just kvlt sounding gibberish

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oogboog
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:40 pm 
 

Weerwolf wrote:
Black Sabbath
Bastard Priest
Cultes des Ghoules
Genocide Shrines

They all sound cool and are very metal.

Especially Black Sabbath. Sounds very ominous and doomy.

This band has a very interesting name. I'm not sure if it's just to sound preposterous or abstruse.
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IanThrash
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:16 pm 
 

I always thought Celtic Frost was a bad ass name, also Bathory and Burzum, really strong and dark names that evoke in certain level the music of the respective bands.

There are a couple more that i really like, those catchy words like Metallica, Slayer, Entombed, Immortal, Darkthrone (this is one of my favourites, the logo also sums up the dark vibe)

Opeth is a funny case, the name itself its not THAT good, but the way its pronounced and the logo make the perfect feel to the bands music, awesome shit.
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Turner
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:26 pm 
 

there's an aussie band called meat wallet. unfortunately i think they play grindcore, but what a name.

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Suffersystem
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:17 pm 
 

Gonna have to go with Agalloch! It's unique, fitting well thought out, etc.
Also Burzum, Torsofuck, and Wolves In The Throne Room.
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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:00 pm 
 

cephalic carnage, doomriders, nasum, abramelin, ministry...

also that band mentioned up there slugathor, wicked
and fucking abominator, their music sounds like that too [oz black/death]
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Nhor
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Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:59 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:57 am 
 

grauer_mausling wrote:
Bal Sagoth (majestic and somewhat mysterious with an epic feel)


Tell me how to pronounce Bal Sagoth.
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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:05 am 
 

i say it like sagGITH, it's just my kiwi accent though it's probably meant to be more like sagGOTH ?
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Nhor
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:24 am 
 

I say bale suhGOTH
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Aetherial
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:33 am 
 

Draconian. Short, powerful :thumbsup:
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