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gummyfish
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Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:13 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:26 pm 
 

Hi, I'm looking for good, melody-first metal reminiscent of that spooky mischief sound like Danny Elfman's film scores (he scores almost all of the Tim Burton films.) Examples of this that i have found and enjoyed include bands like uneXpect and Diablo Swing Orchestra, and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum to a lesser extent. I'm not saying Avant-Garde metal is the only genre i'm looking for, but these bands exhibit the kind of feel/mood I want. Another example of this style i'm looking for is Devin Townsend's "Juular," if that helps. I appreciate any held or suggestions. Thank you.

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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:53 pm 
 

Zap!

Next!
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MARSDUDE
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Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:17 pm
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Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:20 pm 
 

Kayo Dot

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Rocka_Rollas
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:08 am
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:38 pm 
 

I don't think it gets closer than this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcV6y6BecZY
This is a instrumental medley I made a year ago basically turning different 80s/90s eurodisco/synth/pop stuff into classic speed metal.
I play guitar, drums and bass. It's a bit sloppy but it doesn't matter much :)

At 1:14 there's a section taken from Oingo Boingos "No One Lives Forever".

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Carpathianchrist
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Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:34 pm
Posts: 387
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:43 pm 
 

Dimmu Borgir. To be honest though their music is closed to The Simpsons end of Elfman's work.

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samekh
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Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:36 am
Posts: 1132
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:47 pm 
 

I kind of get a "Danny Elfman" feeling when I listen to Finntroll or Svartby. Lots of off-kilter, jaunty sort of melodies.

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TheEvilSocky
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Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:34 pm
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Location: In your basement
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:06 am 
 

If you don't mind deathcore "Motionless in white" are supposed to be obsessed with the man, can't vouch for the music though, I never could bring myself to put that album in.
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Robinsky
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Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:36 am
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:42 am 
 

The most obvious answer is Mechanical Poet. Their first three albums are exactly what this thread is about. Check this band out, they're obscure but awesome.

Youtube: show

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You may also like certain songs by Avantasia, Symphony X, Finntroll, Nightwish, Therion, Type O Negative, Cradle of Filth. For example, this Avantasia song is the first thing that come to mind when I hear "Danny Elfman metal"

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Chziime
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Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 2:12 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:06 pm 
 

The first track on Shining - IX is sort of a cover of an Elfman score for Tim Burton's Batman. It's the scene where Catwoman first transforms.

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Unity
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Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:42 pm
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Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:12 am 
 

Try Carach Angren, especially their album "Where The Corpses Sink Forever".
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Temple Of Blood
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Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:16 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:44 am 
 

Mekong Delta
Pictures at an Exhibition
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John_Sunlight
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Joined: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:41 am
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:49 pm 
 

This band has a wacky goth circus going on: https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Le ... nol/107653
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