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what style is Stratovarius

Post by Sknight2112 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:47 am

They have always seemed quite progressive to me, but other people I have met dissagree, what would you metal experts classify them as?
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Post by Equinox » Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:03 am

I'm not a 'metal expert' but I would, call them...power...with speed metal.
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Post by Dawn_is_Here » Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:20 am

Mmmm, I'd say Power Metal according with the following definition:

Power Metal:
Despite playing faster and more powerful than any other heavy metal, the music was still very melodic and less angered. Some of the musical elements are clean, high-pitched vocals, hymn-like choruses, parallel lead guitar-solos and double-bass drumming. Often keyboards were used as a background instrument in order to fabricate the hymnic anthems. The lyrics were often based on fantasy and/or sci-fi themes .... the keyboard advanced from being a background instrument to being a lead instrument; duelling with the guitar or performing leads on its own.


But, I think they are 50% Power + 30% Prog + 10% Neoclassic + 10% Other

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Post by dfigueroa » Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:33 am

hey great!!!! from where you take these definition???

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Post by Aresius » Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:43 am

i would say that is a symphonic power metal

for me: 50% power: 20%neoclasical 20%prog 10%other
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Post by Dawn_is_Here » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:20 am

dfigueroa wrote:hey great!!!! from where you take these definition???
I got that reference about 2 years ago, from a website that no longer exists now :cry: . It was www.metal-reference.com/preface.html

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Post by CottonCandy » Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:17 am

Power, Speed, and Progressive.
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Re: what style is Stratovarius

Post by Jaakko » Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:30 am

Tolkki metal.

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Post by CottonCandy » Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:34 am

Jaakko wrote:Tolkki metal.
Shredding? :headbang:

I think he coined a new phrase! :D
What do you wanna bet it will catch on? ;)


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Post by soulforged the secon » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:13 pm

hardcore......but their ballads are deathing a bit.........

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Post by Bryant » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:28 pm

i just refer to them as melodic metal. i know some say speed metal, they got elements of that, of course, but for me they´re not speed metal, because they have too many midspeed -songs and ballads

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Post by Mormegil » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:35 pm

Melodic metal? :roll:

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Post by fifthtea_sausage » Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:56 pm

They aren't speed metal. At least their newer album stuff isn't.
From what I heard on previews/etc.
Etc. means nothing :roll:

I can say neoclassical power metal, I suppose.
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Post by Tetsuo » Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:47 pm

Well, I call it Melodic/Neo-classical Power Metal.

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Post by Aresius » Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:53 pm

soulforged the second wrote:hardcore......but their ballads are deathing a bit.........
have you heard strato?? :lol:
:P i dont agree with you, dont get mad
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Post by shaz » Sat Jun 25, 2005 3:45 pm

Jaakko wrote:Tolkki metal.
Personally, I prefer the term "Tölkkihevi" :P
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Post by Black_Lion » Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:51 pm

Power Metal.

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Post by soulforged the secon » Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:30 pm

Aresius wrote:
soulforged the second wrote:hardcore......but their ballads are deathing a bit.........
have you heard strato?? :lol:
:P i dont agree with you, dont get mad
it was a joke

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Post by Stratofanius » Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:32 pm

Melodic Power Metal (for most albums. First three albums are like "heavy" and seems like this new album is hardcore/melodic...). And Elements pt.1 is progressive power metal...
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Post by Guimallish » Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:55 pm

Power Metal....

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Post by Texidor » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:46 am

I would describe them as Melodic Power Metal as well. Before the had alot neo classical elements but lately its been less classical and more straight ahead melodic metal with power!!!!!!!!
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Post by stratoplayer » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:56 am

in broad terms, neoclassical melodic, they have the speed to be a great speed metal band but they put more melody and feelings with the balads and mid tempo songs to be classified as speed metal
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Post by Neferte » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:59 am

Melodic Metal.
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Post by littledrummerboy_gr » Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:01 pm

Stratovarius have copied much of HELLOWEEN! Helloween play pure clean POWER METAL, and so do STRATOVARIUS! There are no percentages like 30% prog ??!! haha.. they are 100% power metal! I hear shit like, Rhapsody play symphonic epi power hollywood metal! loooooool get real guys!
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Post by Beast_Pete » Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:25 pm

speed-power-melodic-progressive-symphonic metal :)

But mainly power-melodic metal. They have more keyboards in their music, than avarage power metal bands.
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Post by MaFiaBoY » Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:03 pm

Indeed Strao's music is much more melodic that Helloween's. They were inspired by it for sure but it's a bis exaggerated to say they have "copied" it.
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Re: what style is Stratovarius

Post by Narvin » Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:57 am

Progressive power metal

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Post by MaFiaBoY » Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:03 am

Narvin wrote:Progressive power metal
Except for a couple of songs in early strato, I don't see what can be called "progressive" in their music.
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Post by Beast_Pete » Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:01 pm

The instrumental and longer songs, like Holy Light, Stratosphere, Elements, Destiny, Visions... but it's true, that progressive metal doesn't dominate that much, as it does in Dream Theater for example. :)
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Post by Patricia » Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:45 pm

Some Power Metal Progressive, also Speed Metal and some songs with Symphonic parts..It depends of the songs actually i think..

The next will be certainly more Heavy Metal..
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