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pbarb
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:45 am 
 

Hi guys. Looking for super catchy, melodic riffs. Beauty, sadness and melancholy would be vibes im looking for. Preferably black or death metal. I just love to get lost in blissful guitar harmonies while being pummeled to death by fast drumming. Thanks again!

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MeatWolf
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:22 am 
 

That would be quite a vague description, can you at least name a reference band / song / album?

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Somar
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:26 am 
 

https://sorathiandawn.bandcamp.com/album/sorathian-dawn

this came to mind, though not sure it fits the bill, it's hard to quantify catchiness when it's such a subjective and personal thing

for me it's one of the best Black/Death albums ever released
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:38 am 
 

Sarpanitum - Blessed Be My Brothers

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Wyrmbane
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:15 pm 
 

Can't go wrong with Kalmah though I'd hesitate to call them black or death metal.

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pbarb
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:47 pm 
 

MeatWolf wrote:
That would be quite a vague description, can you at least name a reference band / song / album?


Yes, sorry. I understand its completely ambiguous. One album that comes to mind is Wounds by The Funeral Pyre. It’s basicaly nonstop sad melodic riffs over aggressive drumming. Link below, thanks

https://youtu.be/B2-77stOEUk

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MDL
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:22 pm 
 

There are some recommendations, hope it is what you are looking for:

Kalodin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk5UeKiTKQA
Catamenia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZtoKhdgby8
Armistis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rls6K0gDIc4
Ocularis Infernum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JezwW-6a5mA
Veneficum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYMjTkcNLe0
Mirzadeh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkuUiSv649I

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Temple Of Blood
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:27 pm 
 

Mirrorthrone might fit the bill
Also Valkryia
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Rompestromper
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:56 am 
 

The Key by Nocturnus comes to mind

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:21 pm 
 

Rompestromper wrote:
The Key by Nocturnus comes to mind

:scratch: You kidding me? That's way far in the opposite direction of what he's asking for.

Try Mercenary's second album. Kinda restrained in the drumming department, but rather catchy lite melo-death.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7kNrf-G5gk

Or try The Arcane Order who kinda have the same idea but faster/more extreme sounding/overall better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T0AyjXVG_8
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nightbreaker33
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:41 pm 
 

You should check out Life's Door by Cobra the NWOBHM band ( yes i know, it is the only band i've heard of). The keyboards really capture the feeling of melancholy you mentioned. The bad thing is, they are not black or death metal. Though this track is pretty melodic.

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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:22 am 
 

Spite Extreme Wing's Magnificat is the album for you: endless streams of empowering, blazing fast melodies

I suggest often this album because i really think it's a lost classic :lol: tracks like "La Stirpe Divina" and "Acqua Fonte di Gloria" should convince you, i hope :)

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DreamThief
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:45 pm 
 

Astronoid - Air is super catchy and melodic while still containing just enough extreme metal elements. Might be worth checking out.

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:21 pm 
 

You might like The Slow Death--melancholic doom/death metal that is also incredibly melodic.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:31 pm 
 

Hyperion from Sweden should fit this bill. Hyper melodic, super fast, pummeling drum work with epic, soaring and often melancholic melodies for days on the full length Seraphical Euphony. Gets a bit much for me in some tracks, but you might dig it. Pretty awesome album overall though.

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Bit surprised that Dawn wasn't mentioned (unless you already know them of course), considering you are looking for black/death styled bands. Salughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy) is a classic of the melodic/melancholic sound.

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joppek
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:42 pm 
 

how about hoth
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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:01 am 
 

Morn Of Solace wrote:
Spite Extreme Wing's Magnificat is the album for you: endless streams of empowering, blazing fast melodies

I suggest often this album because i really think it's a lost classic :lol: tracks like "La Stirpe Divina" and "Acqua Fonte di Gloria" should convince you, i hope :)


Pretty sure he is not looking for this
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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:02 am 
 

I think It checks a lot of the boxes (beauty, melancholy, harmonies, pummelling drumming, extreme metal)

I'll wait his feedback i guess :)

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kvntripper
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:42 pm 
 

https://youtu.be/jBSGKG3-js8 Dark Matter Secret, maybe old news, but definitely inject it into your ears, id call this a perfect album. hypermelodic, epic, and perfectly organized

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pbarb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:16 pm 
 

Morn Of Solace wrote:
Spite Extreme Wing's Magnificat is the album for you: endless streams of empowering, blazing fast melodies

I suggest often this album because i really think it's a lost classic :lol: tracks like "La Stirpe Divina" and "Acqua Fonte di Gloria" should convince you, i hope :)


I listened to a few tracks off Vlta and was quite impressed with the speed and melody, thanks!

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pbarb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:19 pm 
 

DreamThief wrote:
Astronoid - Air is super catchy and melodic while still containing just enough extreme metal elements. Might be worth checking out.


Love this band. Their fast melodic parts are what I’m looking for, instrumentally. The vocals take some time to get used to but overall great stuff, thanks

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pbarb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:23 pm 
 

kvntripper wrote:
https://youtu.be/jBSGKG3-js8 Dark Matter Secret, maybe old news, but definitely inject it into your ears, id call this a perfect album. hypermelodic, epic, and perfectly organized


Killer stuff indeed. A bit technical for my current tastes but impressive musicianship hands down

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pbarb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:33 pm 
 

MDL wrote:


Some good stuff in here, will def check it out, thanks!

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IamDBR
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:55 pm 
 

Check out First Fragment - Dasein
Blazing neoclassical shredding within a tech death framework, amazing mix of melody & brutality with some of the finest musicianship in metal I've heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAM9IorEIPU

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