European Metal

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Re: European Metal

Post by Maniac » Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:59 pm

I'll tell you some favorite European bands of mine.

Scorpions
Whitesnake
Yngwie J Malmsteen's Rising Force
Queen
Europe
Dio
Judas Priest
King Diamond
Kreator
Amorphis

As you asked, I didn't include any power or progressive bands :wink: Also, not all of them play metal (I suggested those in case you want something "lighter" except metal)

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Re: European Metal

Post by MetalManiac » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:07 pm

I shall put mine too:

Kreator \,,/ \,,/ \,,/ \,,/ \,,/ \,,/ \,,/ \,,/ \,,/
Sodom
Sentenced
Motörhead
Impaled Nazarene
Celtic Frost
Candlemass
Deathchain
Deathstars
Burzum
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Re: European Metal

Post by The Enigma » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:34 pm

Progmetal:
* Porcupine Tree
* Pain Of Salvation
* Malpractice
* Ark

Symphonic metal:
* Nightwish
* Therion
* Ayreon /anything from Arjen Anthony Lucassen!

Melodic black metal:
* Arch Enemy
* Children Of Bodom
* Wintersun

Don't miss there either:
* Arcturus
* Sinergy
* Tarot

Oops, that was more than ten. Excuse me! :P
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Re: European Metal

Post by Stratofanius » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:48 pm

The Enigma wrote: Melodic black metal:
* Wintersun
Actually it's more Melodic Death Metal, I think.

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Re: European Metal

Post by MetalManiac » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:01 pm

Stratofanius wrote:
The Enigma wrote: Melodic black metal:
* Wintersun
Actually it's more Melodic Death Metal, I think.
Same goes to Arch Enemy and Cob but what the hell
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Re: European Metal

Post by Silent Person » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:18 pm

Ensiferum
Black Sabbath
King Diamond
Mercyful Fate
Running Wild
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Accept
Wintersun
Bruce Dickinson

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Re: European Metal

Post by stratorobbo » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:26 pm

The Enigma wrote: Melodic black metal:
* Arch Enemy
* Children Of Bodom
* Wintersun
umm.. well wintersun and arch enemy are both melodic death

and CoB is power metal
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Re: European Metal

Post by Stratofanius » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:28 pm

stratorobbo wrote:and CoB is power metal
Is it?

Whatever, I hate that band :)

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Re: European Metal

Post by stratorobbo » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:30 pm

a keyboard = power

pleaaasee... well anyway.. vote on the CoB poll :D

and

umm

they rule :)
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Re: European Metal

Post by StratoÄijä » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:45 pm

stratorobbo wrote:a keyboard = power

pleaaasee... well anyway.. vote on the CoB poll :D

and

umm

they rule :)
If band has keyboards it DOES NOT mean that it is power metal.....

For example Cob is not power metal.
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Re: European Metal

Post by The Enigma » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:56 pm

Nitpickers, you all! :P Metal sub-genres have no accuratre borders. You go ask ten people about a band's sub-genre and you get ten different answes about their sub-genre.
stratorobbo wrote:a keyboard = power
Yeah, that's a good example of stereotyping.
stratorobbo wrote:and CoB is power metal
What are you smoking? :roll: :lol:
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Re: European Metal

Post by IceBreaker » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:02 pm

^^Maybe he is lickin´ Janne Wirman´s ass. :D

Don´t forget Swedish melodic death bands etc. Swedish stuff:

In Flames,
Dark Tranquillty (can´t write the name right, never :D )
Soilwork,
Hypocrisy,
Opeth

etc.
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Re: European Metal

Post by Mormegil » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:04 pm

Maniac wrote:Dio
Isn't Dio American?

Anyway, the holy trinity of metal which everyone should know:
Judas Priest, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden

...and:

Helloween
Blind Guardian
Wintersun
Rhapsody (Of Fire... :roll: )
Accept
Rainbow (Ronnie James Dio-era only)
In Flames

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Re: European Metal

Post by MetalManiac » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:11 pm

"a keyboard = power metal"

Well, I guess Burzum is then power metal too, along with Swallow the Sun and Uriah Heep. Right.
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Re: European Metal

Post by StratoÄijä » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:17 pm

MetalManiac wrote:"a keyboard = power metal"

Well, I guess Burzum is then power metal too, along with Swallow the Sun and Uriah Heep. Right.
Just like that! :D :D
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Re: European Metal

Post by Stratofanius » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:14 am

My "holy trinity of metal" includes these bands

Running Wild
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest

I'm too lazy to write any other bands here... and anyway those are the best of the best so that's enough :)

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Re: European Metal

Post by miditek » Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:47 am

Mormegil wrote:
Maniac wrote:Dio
Mormegil wrote:Isn't Dio American?
Yep- born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, by most accounts.
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Re: European Metal

Post by bashoofd » Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:17 am

don't forget:


Primal Fear
Helloween
Freedom Call
Symphorce
Never Give Up
Never Give in
Stronger than steel,
we're the Legions of the Twilight

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Re: European Metal

Post by Silent Person » Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:40 am

Why people always forget Gamma Ray?

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Re: European Metal

Post by StratoÄijä » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:16 pm

A few good bands IMO:

Stratovarius
Sonata Arctica
Nightwish
Sentenced
Iron Maiden
HammerFall
Axenstar
Kreator
Sodom
Celtic Frost
Kalmah
Opeth
Impaled Nazarene
Rhapsody
Children of Bodom
Wintersun


And Flamin' Desire of course!
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Re: European Metal

Post by stratorobbo » Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:31 pm

ouch !
that didn't go well :lol:


and umm.. it's Janne Warman people
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Re: European Metal

Post by MetalManiac » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:24 pm

It's Wirman actually. Warman is his artist name.
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Re: European Metal

Post by stratorobbo » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:57 pm

ahhh i seee

:)
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Re: European Metal

Post by nepi » Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:57 am

MetalManiac wrote:
Stratofanius wrote:
The Enigma wrote: Melodic black metal:
* Wintersun
Actually it's more Melodic Death Metal, I think.
Same goes to Arch Enemy and Cob but what the hell
nothing coz they all rock endless!!!!

btw I agree Wintersun and COB
Rainbow (Ronnie James Dio-era only)
oh well, yeah!!!

darks:
- Wintersun
- COB

rocks:
- Scorpions
- Accept
- Shakra (yapp!)
- Def Leppard
- above mentioned Rainbow's

powers/trues:
- STRATOVARIUS
- Sonata Arctica
- Nightwish
- Gamma Ray
- Helloween (just the old ones!)
- Hammerfall
- Primal Fear

symphonic hollywood epic bombast choir true power orchestral melodic speed metal:
- Rhapsody

others:
- Black Sabbath
- In Extremo (check themlive on a gig!)
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Re: European Metal

Post by Beast_Pete » Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:25 am

You obviously know Stratovarius. :) And Sonata Arctica, Nightwish and HammerFall too. I'll try to give some more names though...

Dragonforce
Edguy
Children of Bodom
Saxon
Richard Andersson('s Space Odyssey or Majestic or Time Requiem)
Rhapsody (of Fire)
Within Temptation

But I bet you already knew some of these too.

Some Hungarian bands that sound good too: Edda (Works), Mithril, Without Face, Republic.

I hope that I could help you find bands you would like to listen, too!
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Re: European Metal

Post by stratoplayer » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:47 am

Symphony X is from New Jersey btw...
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Re: European Metal

Post by Stealth » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:07 am

stratoplayer wrote:Symphony X is from New Jersey btw...
Indeed. And Kamelot is from Florida, except for Khan who is Norwegian and the new keyboardist who is German... Still, the band's headquarters is Florida and the main composer is Youngblood.
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Re: European Metal

Post by champav » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:35 am

ALKEMYST
ARK
BLIND GUARDIAN
OPETH
PAIN OF SALVATION
HELLOWEEN
EDGUY
NIGHTWISH
BEYOND TWILIGHT
AYREON
IRON MAIDEN
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Re: European Metal

Post by Fuuso » Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:51 pm

Heavy Metal:
Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickinson
Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Dio

Power Metal:
Stratovarius, of course
Gamma Ray
Sonata Arctica
Hammerfall

Rock/"pre-metal":
Led Zeppelin
Rainbow
The Who

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Re: European Metal

Post by browneyedgirl » Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:02 am

I'm too lazy&tipsy to write all my fav European bands :D but, I will say, Europe(especially Finland) IMHO has the USA beat by a mile in regards to good Metal bands.(Except for Megadeth&early Metallica-they rule!) :headbang:
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