Episode/Visions/Destiny style bands

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Episode/Visions/Destiny style bands

Post by FrightNight » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:55 pm

Hi! Does someone know bands, which plays music like Strato's Episode/Visions/Destiny-albums? It's doesn't matter, is vocalist male or female. It would be great to hear example Visions-style music.

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Post by Mormegil » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:06 pm

Helloween, Gamma Ray, Sonata Arctica...

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Post by stratoplayer » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:10 pm

Thunderstone, and if you can deal with them, Rhapsody.
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Post by htcdude » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:13 pm

stratoplayer wrote:Thunderstone, and if you can deal with them, Rhapsody.
Erhem......Rhapsody Of Fire actually :P :D
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Post by stratoplayer » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:15 pm

htcdude wrote:
stratoplayer wrote:Thunderstone, and if you can deal with them, Rhapsody.
Erhem......Rhapsody Of Fire actually :P :D
I refuse to call them that on the principle of cornyness!
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Post by Mormegil » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:35 pm

stratoplayer wrote:
htcdude wrote:
stratoplayer wrote:Thunderstone, and if you can deal with them, Rhapsody.
Erhem......Rhapsody Of Fire actually :P :D
I refuse to call them that on the principle of cornyness!
:lol: :lol:

You might enjoy the songs:
Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
The Mighty Ride Of The Firelord
Sacred Power Of The Raging Winds
The Mystic Prophecy Of The Demon Knight

:D

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Post by stratoplayer » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:39 pm

Mormegil wrote:
stratoplayer wrote:
htcdude wrote:
stratoplayer wrote:Thunderstone, and if you can deal with them, Rhapsody.
Erhem......Rhapsody Of Fire actually :P :D
I refuse to call them that on the principle of cornyness!
:lol: :lol:

You might enjoy the songs:
Dargor, Shadowlord Of The Black Mountain
The Mighty Ride Of The Firelord
Sacred Power Of The Raging Winds
The Mystic Prophecy Of The Demon Knight

:D
My brother has all their CDs, I have no clue why... thats the type of songs I can't stand.
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Post by dirge » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:05 pm

Olympos Mons
Axenstar
Dark Moor
Falconer

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Post by htcdude » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:37 pm

Custard
Hibria

One of my fav songs ever by Rhapsody - Queen Of The Dark Horizons...awesome track \m/
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Post by Mormegil » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:50 pm

Wat? None of us mentioned Edguy? Shame on us.
Thinking about it, Edguy might even be the closest relative.

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Re: Episode/Visions/Destiny style bands

Post by stratoplayer » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:09 pm

Mormegil wrote:Wat? None of us mentioned Edguy? Shame on us.
Thinking about it, Edguy might even be the closest relative.
Not enough keyboards or double bass songs to count as an Episode/Visions kinda band...
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Post by RazielSR » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:39 pm

I think Edguy is a lot similar too. A lot of strato influence in Edguy. they don't use keyboard, that's true...
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Post by NeonVomit » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:42 am

Winter's Verge

Well, that's what the label tells people anyway :D
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Re: Episode/Visions/Destiny style bands

Post by dirge » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:48 am

:D

Seriously though people, check out Olympos Mons! The best new power metal band Finland has produced in a while! Great singing from Ian E Highhill, sweet lyrical themes and quality guitar riffs!

http://www.myspace.com/olymposmons

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Post by dirge » Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:15 pm

http://www.dragonhammer.com/

Check out their second album, A Time For Expiation.

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Re: Episode/Visions/Destiny style bands

Post by HungryWolf » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:52 pm

Well, I'd recommend Children of Bodoms albums, Hatebreeder and Follow the reaper. The singing is Death/Black style of singing, but musically it's very much Neo-classical power/speed metal with a few blastbeats.

Then there's Warmen(?). The music is very much like Stratovarius, but maybe more Progressive, but no worries, there is fast double bass drumming. Most songs don't have singing, but Kotipelto and Thunderstone's singer(I don't remember the singers name :roll: ) have sung in some of their songs.

Sonata Arctica is very Stratovarius-like band. I recomend albums Ecliptica and silence.

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Post by eagledreamr » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:05 pm

Vision Divine

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Post by browneyedgirl » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:54 pm

Andrew Bordoni and his band, Earthcubed, although I think they changed their name last year.
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Post by phoenix666 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:15 pm

did anyone already hear Children of Bodom's "Blooddrunk"? I'm looking forward to buy it, wanna hear some opinions 'bout it! :wink:

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Post by fernandotcl » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:32 pm

I second Thunderstone and early Edguy, probably the closest you can get.

Also, the following bands sound like Stratovarius occasionally:
  • - early Sonata Arctica (Ecliptica through Winterheart's Guild)
    - early Nightwish (Angels Fall First, Oceanborn)
    - Kotipelto (duh)
    - Warmen
    - Highland Glory (corny)
    - Tolkki (Classical Themes And Variations only)
    - Freedom Call (corny)
    - Shaaman (Ritual and Reasons)
    - André Matos
    - Angra (Rebirth and Temple Of Shadows)
I'm looking for band recommendations, anyone? I don't mind cheesiness, but I can't really listen to growling (anything "noisier" than late Sentenced).

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Post by dirge » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:32 pm

fernandotcl wrote:I second Thunderstone and early Edguy, probably the closest you can get.

Also, the following bands sound like Stratovarius occasionally:
  • - early Sonata Arctica (Ecliptica through Winterheart's Guild)
    - early Nightwish (Angels Fall First, Oceanborn)
    - Kotipelto (duh)
    - Warmen
    - Highland Glory (corny)
    - Tolkki (Classical Themes And Variations only)
    - Freedom Call (corny)
    - Shaaman (Ritual and Reasons)
    - André Matos
    - Angra (Rebirth and Temple Of Shadows)
I'm looking for band recommendations, anyone? I don't mind cheesiness, but I can't really listen to growling (anything "noisier" than late Sentenced).
Some new and hard to find in here also but some good power prog metal type stuff...

I've put my favourites in capital lettering.

Airged L'amh
Alhambra
AMBERIAN DAWN
Area51
AT VANCE
AXENSTAR
DARK MOOR
Dionysus
Domine
DRAGONHAMMER
Dragonland
Dream Master
Dreamtale
Eagleheart
Ekzistencia
Excalion
Fairyland
FALCONER
Fatal Force
Firewind
Galloglass
Hyperion (Italian band)
Iron Fire
Kamelot
Knights Of Round
LOST HORIZON
Masterplan
Night Cloud
Noble Savage
OLYMPOS MONS
Pegazus
Power Quest
Pyramaze
Royal Hunt
Shadows Of Steel
Silverlane
Soulblaze
The Codex
WILD STEEL
WIZARDS' HYMN

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Post by phoenix666 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:08 pm

dirge wrote:
fernandotcl wrote:I second Thunderstone and early Edguy, probably the closest you can get.

Also, the following bands sound like Stratovarius occasionally:
  • - early Sonata Arctica (Ecliptica through Winterheart's Guild)
    - early Nightwish (Angels Fall First, Oceanborn)
    - Kotipelto (duh)
    - Warmen
    - Highland Glory (corny)
    - Tolkki (Classical Themes And Variations only)
    - Freedom Call (corny)
    - Shaaman (Ritual and Reasons)
    - André Matos
    - Angra (Rebirth and Temple Of Shadows)
I'm looking for band recommendations, anyone? I don't mind cheesiness, but I can't really listen to growling (anything "noisier" than late Sentenced).
Some new and hard to find in here also but some good power prog metal type stuff...

I've put my favourites in capital lettering.

Airged L'amh
Alhambra
AMBERIAN DAWN
Area51
AT VANCE
AXENSTAR
DARK MOOR
Dionysus
Domine
DRAGONHAMMER
Dragonland
Dream Master
Dreamtale
Eagleheart
Ekzistencia
Excalion
Fairyland
FALCONER
Fatal Force
Firewind
Galloglass
Hyperion (Italian band)
Iron Fire
Kamelot
Knights Of Round
LOST HORIZON
Masterplan
Night Cloud
Noble Savage
OLYMPOS MONS
Pegazus
Power Quest
Pyramaze
Royal Hunt
Shadows Of Steel
Silverlane
Soulblaze
The Codex
WILD STEEL
WIZARDS' HYMN
amongst all these bands, my favs are:

Dark Moor (with Elisa Martin)
Dionysus
Masterplan (with Jorn Lande)
Royal Hunt (with DC Cooper)
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Re: Episode/Visions/Destiny style bands

Post by phoenix666 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:26 pm

as a matter of fact, Sonata Arctica nowadays is distant from Stratovarius when it comes to the sound... Their two last albums (Reckoning Night and Unia) are more progressive and Unia sounds deeper and the saddest (if i can say this though) amongst all their albums!

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Post by FrightNight » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:26 pm

I'm looking for a band, which lyrics aren't so typical and corny power metal lyrics like about slaying dragons, fantasy world fights or something like that. Lyrics like Stratovarius/Revolution Renaissance would be nice. But I still accept suggestions about those typical and corny lyrics bands, but if you have suggestions please tell about those band's lyrics!
early Edguy, probably the closest you can get.


Which Edguy albums are most closest to Stratovarius?

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Re: Episode/Visions/Destiny style bands

Post by stratoplayer » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:38 pm

Hellfire Club and Vain Glory Opera come to mind.
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Post by dirge » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:50 pm

FrightNight wrote:I'm looking for a band, which lyrics aren't so typical and corny power metal lyrics like about slaying dragons, fantasy world fights or something like that. Lyrics like Stratovarius/Revolution Renaissance would be nice. But I still accept suggestions about those typical and corny lyrics bands, but if you have suggestions please tell about those band's lyrics!
If you can find Night Cloud's - Defeated By The Innocents, check it out! Bit more proggy than Strato but lyrics might be what you are looking for.

Perhaps Altaria too, though not so power-y metal.

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Post by dirge » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:53 pm

Also have you tried a last.fm account? With this great program I have found out about hundreds of new bands that I love and probably never would have known about by going to my local music shops or whatever else.

Check it out...

www.last.fm

and here is my page...

http://www.last.fm/user/builder_dirge

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Post by dirge » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:11 pm

Also try here, you can search bands by genre.

http://www.metal-archives.com/

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Post by icecab21 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:53 pm

search power metal

Total: 4504 bands

now thats one big ass metal archive

http://www.metal-archives.com/

should keep anyone busy to find their favorites

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Re: Episode/Visions/Destiny style bands

Post by AGAG » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:20 pm

No mention of Jens' solo work...?
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