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ScytheThrower
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:53 am 
 

I don't know how to explain properly but can anyone recommend me some "happy" sounding bands/songs? Something which sounds major, amazing, very melodic, "fluffy" or christmas-like?. Something which would make you cheerful. I'd also like to hear something brutal and technical fused with something melodic and major or presence of melodic vocal/keyboards


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:56 am 
 

You might enjoy Andrew W.K.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZyhB1-Yb4U

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:37 am 
 

Look no further than Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvmIByrcwAQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGgJ-AijFw8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StSalE00cAA
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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:13 pm 
 

ScytheThrower wrote:
I don't know how to explain properly but can anyone recommend me some "happy" sounding bands/songs? Something which sounds major, amazing, very melodic, "fluffy" or christmas-like?. Something which would make you cheerful. I'd also like to hear something brutal and technical fused with something melodic and major.

Wuthering Heights can be quite cheerful at times.
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Syntek
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:18 pm 
 

If you're looking for happy black metal, then Dekadent is where it's at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wblu4NijHc

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Primate
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:24 pm 
 

The closest thing to "happy metal" is funk metal stuff like Living Colour & Infectious Grooves, but obviously a lot of those bands aren't even metal.

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Hayisforhorses
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:29 pm 
 

ScytheThrower wrote:
I'd also like to hear something brutal and technical fused with something melodic and major or presence of melodic vocal/keyboards


You practically described the Lykathea Aflame - Elveneferis album right there, check it out if you havent already.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:48 pm 
 

Astral Doors, since someone recommended Wuthering Heights, something about the vocals always make me giddy.

This Dark Moor song always make me smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqf75nEXiJA
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:03 pm 
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aor_pOMTQw
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Ancient_Sorrow
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:20 pm 
 

Is there a distinction between "Happy" and "Merry" - if not, there is a huge swathe of cheesy folk and power metal just waiting to be heard - it's not my genre of choice, but there are plenty of bands in the vein of Korpiklaani and the like.
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The Nightmare Rider
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:05 pm 
 

Neonfly

Power Quest

Freedom Call

All very happy, very powerful and very melodic. May not be particularly heavy but hopefully they should do ya!

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Ferturi
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:00 pm 
 

Edguy's Theater of Salvation album; that's the quintessential "happy" power metal album for me.
Here's an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sDStUvmCMY

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XSpidercideX
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:12 pm 
 

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joppek
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:20 am 
 

Hayisforhorses wrote:
ScytheThrower wrote:
I'd also like to hear something brutal and technical fused with something melodic and major or presence of melodic vocal/keyboards


You practically described the Lykathea Aflame - Elveneferis album right there, check it out if you havent already.


definitely this - it's the only death metal album i've ever heard that sounds happy

also, check out kvelertak for some happy black'n'roll
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Mike_64
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:53 am 
 

You might wanna try The Crown.

Rebel Angel, Killing Star, Satanist, Back from the Grave, Kill 'em All, have an upbeat, energetic sound that you might like

Forgot to add Dream Evil.

Their album The Book of Heavy Metal is very uplifting and fun! Definitely worth a shot.
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Liquid_Braino
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:27 am 
 

Even when they're trying to be tough, most Japanese girl bands somehow just can't help but sound positive and happy.

Cyntia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g09UK5hNO34

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Goatfangs
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:22 pm 
 

That music video gave me a boner for the drummer's clavicle.

On the fluffy side: Keldian, Epiclore and some Rhapsody would definitely be right up your alley.

On the brutal but happy side, I second Kvelertak. There's also this song by Nargaroth you might enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvfQqJeNF08
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Malthus
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:54 pm 
 

Syntek wrote:
If you're looking for happy black metal, then Dekadent is where it's at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wblu4NijHc


Great recommendation.

I'll add Nargaroth's "Frühling", very happy, festive sounding black metal song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvfQqJeNF08

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epicandrew
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:14 pm 
 

Freedom Call...obviously.

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Nochielo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:43 am 
 

Stop recommending Freedom Call, it makes me sad they suck so hard. On topic, Eucharist is a great melo-death band that seems joyful to me and of course the incredible Imaginary Sonicscape by Sigh might be one the happiest albums in music.

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Goatfangs
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:36 pm 
 

I'd like more bands like Freedom Call. Really flowery, catchy and cheesy, but it has some meaty riffs in there as well. Stuff like that!

Kind of related, but has a power metal band ever wrote a song about sexual intercourse with or among dragons....?
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FrizzySkernip
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:47 am 
 

henkkjelle wrote:


All this, plus his album Infinity. I mean, just look at the album cover for it and tell me that it itself doesn't make you happy.

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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:36 am 
 

Goatfangs wrote:
I'd like more bands like Freedom Call.


pretty sure you're allowed to make your own threads ;)
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The Nightmare Rider
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:47 pm 
 

Goatfangs wrote:
I'd like more bands like Freedom Call. Really flowery, catchy and cheesy, but it has some meaty riffs in there as well. Stuff like that!


Neonfly have some great riffs and really passionate vocals.

Hammerfall you may already know of, but are one of the cheesiest bands out there!

Edguy are a really popular band as well. Their newer stuff is simpler, but still worth every moment of your time!

Nocturnal Rites besides their latest album have a particularly powerful stuff.

Power Quest has everything you are looking for (besides the dragon fucking :P).

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Evil_Carrot
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:31 pm 
 

Any Stratovarius styled power metal. I'm a fan of Sonata Arctica, they definitely started off in that sound, although by Unia they were adding progressive elements and becoming darker. Relatively at least. But I'm a fan of the way they put somewhat depressing concepts to happy music. I've started a trend among my friends of referring to Silence as a happy breakup album. It's actually pretty funny.

Devin Townsend's Epicloud album for sure.

On the other hand, I'm totally thinking Maiden at this point, so...

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joppek
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:40 pm 
 

The Nightmare Rider wrote:
Goatfangs wrote:
I'd like more bands like Freedom Call. Really flowery, catchy and cheesy, but it has some meaty riffs in there as well. Stuff like that!


Neonfly have some great riffs and really passionate vocals.

Hammerfall you may already know of, but are one of the cheesiest bands out there!

Edguy are a really popular band as well. Their newer stuff is simpler, but still worth every moment of your time!

Nocturnal Rites besides their latest album have a particularly powerful stuff.

Power Quest has everything you are looking for (besides the dragon fucking :P).


also check out dreamtale - lots of gamma ray / hammerfall worship
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vengefulgoat
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:53 pm 
 

Elvenking's demo. Just a single mention of tens of mandatory power metal bands.

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Goatfangs
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:53 pm 
 

I found a song that's kind of about sex with dragons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0my5wLpBCjE

I'm also willing to bet a few KeyDragon songs are lyrically what I'm looking for... but this thread is about "Happy metal"... and KeyDragon depresses the living hell out of me.
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