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Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:41 pm
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Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:26 am 

Many metal bands always favor winter, winter could be too pale and fucking boring. I love the feel of the summer especially blasting metal loud while driving like a fucking maniac. And yeah, I need that now.

So, could anyone recommend me bands or songs with that sensational and fresh sounding summer-y kick to them? That'd much appreciated. :D
Pretty much I listen to all metal genres and enjoy them all except for Drone, DSBM, extremely slow Doom Metal, some Ambient stuff and most -core stuff.

Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:51 pm
Posts: 84
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 5:20 am 

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Joined: Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:42 pm
Posts: 718
Location: Vietnam
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:21 am 

A subjective request but I tend to listen to a lot of NWOBHM/Epic Metal, 80's thrash or plain old heavy metal for a kickass summer soundtrack. I discovered Devil's Dare about a year ago, and I really dig their laidback, rocking sound.


Also, this may sound odd but Suicidal Tendencie's 'HWILTWICEST' is another favorite "summer" album of mine. Maybe its Rocky George's bluesy soloing style or the band's sunny photoshoot for the album cover but I personally associate a lot with this time of the year.

Other albums you might like

Christian Mistress - Possession
Ecstatic Vision - Sonic Praise
Manilla Road - Crystal Logic


Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:22 pm
Posts: 420
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:45 am 

Just listen to WASP. It's my go to summertime feel good music.

Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:19 am
Posts: 253
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:35 pm 

In my subjective manner:

Paradise Lost - One Second
Moonspell - Sin Pecado
Samael - Reign of Light
Lake of Tears - Moons and Mushrooms
Tiamat - Prey & Judas Christ
Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos
In Flames - Clayman
Entombed - Uprising
Fear Factory - Digimortal

...and the winner....

RUSH - Roll the bones
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Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:46 am
Posts: 795
Location: Switzerland
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:27 pm 

OP, I think "summery" comes second in your priority list and only after "music to drive around to". With that impression being out there, I shall recommend Panzer Division Marduk, simply because right when that one came out, my as-of-then friends and I were on a vast road trip through a neighbouring country and threw puns around all the time that put "Panzer Division (...)" at the beginning of whatever we happened to be babbling about (e.g. "P.D. grocery shopping", "P.D. traffic light"...you get the idea).
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Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2002 11:06 am
Posts: 2992
Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 5:46 am 

Nothing says driving around like The Night Flight Orchestra! They're not metal though.

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Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:26 pm
Posts: 1007
Location: Chile
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 1:31 pm 

Don't mind the lyrics, but the music is quite fun

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Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:51 pm
Posts: 618
Location: Croatia
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 2:51 pm 

This is a whole lot subjective, but there's one particularly brilliant album that always invoked a summery feel. Actually, it kind of feels like late August or early September, just before the first signs of the approaching autumn. It's Disillusion's Back to the Times of Splendor, and it is splendid indeed. Think of ambitious and creative songwriting which is similar to Opeth's (miles and miles better IMO) with a good dose of ballsy riffs. It's more introspective than that image of blasting metal while driving.

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Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:17 pm
Posts: 384
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:07 pm 

Rotting Christ - Sleep of the Angel's, definitely more mlwarm sounding Greek metal that fits summer weather.
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Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:53 am
Posts: 1042
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:02 am 

Voivod - Fix My Heart

Assassin - Pipeline

Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:52 pm
Posts: 116
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:57 pm 

These are the bands that always find their way onto my Summer mixes:
Judas Priest
Demolition Hammer
Malevolent Creation

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