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Old 01-25-2009, 09:43 PM   #1
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Use this thread to get suggestions for new bands to try out. Genre headers are rough approximations and if you comment about how band x is not in such and such genre, you will be banned.

Hard Rock/Nu-metal

Bands you may already like:
Linkin Park
Breaking Benjamin
Three Days Grace
12 Stones
Trapt

Bands you should like:
Therapy?
Project 86

Bands to expand your tastes:
In Flames
Children of Bodom
Dragonforce
Iron Maiden
Metallica

Power Metal
Bands you may already like:
Dragonforce
Avenged Sevenfold
Iron Maiden

Bands you should like:
Blind Guardian
Sonata Arctica
Rhapsody
Helloween
Gamma Ray
Crimson Glory
Nightwish
Iced Earth

Bands to expand your tastes:
Children of Bodom
Iron Maiden
Falconer
Eluveitie

Doom Metal
Bands you may already like:
Black Sabbath

Bands you should like:
Candlemass
Pagan Altar
Pentagram
Trouble
Saint Vitus
Solitude Aeturnus
Solstice
While Heaven Wept
Pale Divine
Argus
Penance
Warning
Reverend Bizarre

Bands to expand your tastes:
Anathema (early)
Ataraxie
Decomposed
Disembowelment
Forgotten Tomb
Inborn Suffering
Katatonia (early)
Mourning Beloveth
My Dying Bride (early)
Sol
Winter
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1000 Funerals
Asunder
Colosseum
Esoteric
Evoken
Funeral (early)
Loss
Mournful Congregation
Shape of Despair
Skepticism
Thergothon
Worship

Metalcore
Bands you may already like:
Misery Signals
Killswitch Engage
Norma Jean
Underoath

Bands you should check out:
Taken
7 Angels 7 Plagues
Architects
Botch
Converge
Drowningman
Skycamefalling
Intronaut
Knut
Cave-In
Unbroken
Indecision

Industrial
Bands you may already like:
Nine Inch Nails
Marilyn Manson
Pitchshifter
Black Light Burns
Rob Zombie

Bands you should like:
Ministry
KMFDM
Skinny Puppy
Godflesh
Flesh Field
Acumen Nation
Numb

Bands to expand your tastes:
Front 242
Einstürzende Neubauten
Chrome
Foetus
Front Line Assembly
Laibach
Swans
Throbbing Gristle
Cabaret Voltaire
Boyd Rice/NON
SPK
Clock DVA
Z'ev
88MM
Severed Heads
Chris and Cosey
Die Krupps
Prurient
Brethren
Whitehouse
Genocide Organ
Brighter Death Now

Post-Rock

Bands you may already like:

Explosions In The Sky
Sigur Ros
Jaga Jazzist
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Talk Talk
Cul de Sac
Mogwai
Don Caballero

Bands you should check out:

And So I Watch You from Afar
Yndi Halda
Mono
Red Sparowes
This Will Destroy You
Heirs
Human Bell
The Gentleman Losers
Grails
A Silver Mt. Zion/Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
If These Trees Could Talk
Crippled Black Phoenix
Envy
Gastr Del Sol
God is an Astronaut
Lights Out Asia
The Non
Vanessa Van Basten

Bands to Expand Your Taste:

65daysofstatic
Cloudkicker
Kammerflimmer Kollektief
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
The Dead Texan
Morkobot
Om
Paik
Pan American
Goldmund

Post-Metal


Essential and Obvious:

Isis
Pelican
Neurosis
Russian Circles
Cult of Luna

Bands you should be listening to:

Mouth of the Architect
Carontte
Fields of Locust
Seven Nautical Miles
Void
Rosetta
Year of No Light
The Ocean
Omega Massif
A Storm of Light
We Made God
The Psyke Project
Fall of Efrafa
Callisto
A Swarm of the Sun
Minsk
Buried Inside


Thrash Metal
Bands you may already like:
Metallica
Megadeth

Bands you should like:
Slayer
Anthrax
Testament
Forbidden
Destruction
Sodom
Kreator
Exodus
Mastery
Heathen
Fastkill
Anacrusis
Watchtower
Exhorder
Coroner
Dark Angel
Evile

Deathcore
Bands you may already like:
Despised Icon
The Red Chord
Animosity
Whitechapel

Bands you should like:
Graves Of Valor
Embrace The End
Veil Of Maya
Burning The Masses
The Red Shore
Rifles At Recess
Velvet Dawn
Knights Of The Abyss
In Death We Rise
A Blood Stained Novel
Dead Man In Reno


Sludge Metal

Bands you may already like:

Queens of the Stone Age
Isis
Pelican
Kylesa
Weekend Nachos
Year of No Light
Mouth of the Architect
Callisto
OM

Essential:

Corrupted
Grief
Neurosis
EyehateGod
Noothgrush
Graves at Sea
Boris

Bands you should check out:

Accept Death
Church of Misery
Fistula
Harvey Milk
Lair of the Minotaur
Moss
Swallow the Ocean
Thou

Stoner Rock
Bands you may already like:
Queens of the Stone Age
Kyuss

Bands you should like:
Electric Wizard
Spiritual Beggars
Sleep
High on Fire
OM
Fu Manchu
Ufomammut
Bongzilla
Weedeater
Alabama Thunderslightly confuzzled sea lion
Boris
Dead Meadow

Death Metal
Bands you may already like:
Amon Amarth
At the Gates
Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Death
Morbid Angel
Nile

Bands you should check out:
Angelcorpse
Arghoslent
Asphyx
Atheist
Autopsy
Autumn Leaves
Bolt Thrower
Carcass
Carnage
Celtic Frost
The Chasm
Dead Congregation
Deicide
Demigod
Demilich
Dismember
Entombed
Garden of Shadows
God Macabre
Gorguts
Immolation
Incantation
Intestine Baalism
Mantas
Massacra
Massacre
Monstrosity
Morpheus Descends
Necrophobic
Nunslaughter
Obituary
Pestilence
Possessed
Ripping Corpse
Sinister
Suffocation
Unleashed
Winter
Cadacross

Bands to expand your taste:
Assück
Brutal Truth
Cynic
Destroyer 666
Destruction
Dissection
Grand Belial's Key
Kreator
Napalm Death
Novembers Doom
My Dying Bride
Profanatica
Slayer
Sodom
Terrorizer

Technical Death Metal
Bands you may already like:
Meshuggah
Atheist
Nile
The Faceless

Bands you should like:
Neuraxis
Necrophagist
Martyr
Illogicist
Origin
Spawn of Possession
Theory in Practice
Gorod
Hieronymus Bosch
Augury
Quo Vadis
Arsis
Anata
Psycroptic
Atherethic
!T.O.O.H.!
Crimson Massacre
Gorguts

New Wave of British Heavy Metal
Bands you may already like:
Iron Maiden
Motorhead
Judas Priest

Bands you should like:
Diamond Head
King Diamond
Grim Reaper
Budgie
Angel Witch

Bands to expand your tastes:
Legend
Manilla Road
Cloven Hoof
Exciter
Griffin
Heir Apparent
Helstar
Jag Panzer
Night Sun
Omen
Pagan Altar
Stormwitch
Trouble
X Japan
Zions Abyss
Elixir
Running Wild

Progressive Metal
Bands you may already like:
Dream Theater
Pain of Salvation
Rush

Bands you should like:
Queensryche
Fates Warning
Symphony X
Dark Suns
Opeth
Riverside
Cynic
Suspyre
Spiral Architect
Quidam (Not very metal but they're very good)

Bands to expand your tastes:
Watchtower
Blotted Science
Spastic Ink
Behold... The Arctopus
Dysrhythmia

Black Metal
Bands you may already like:
Dimmu Borgir
Cradle of Filth
Burzum
Darkthrone
Satyricon
Mayhem
Emperor

Bands you should like:
Basilisk
Bathory
Beherit
Darkspace
Drudkh
Enslaved
Gorgoroth
Grand Belial's Key
Inquisition
Lunar Aurora
Mercyful Fate
Peste Noire
Sombres Foret
Summoning
Thesyre
Ulver (first and third album)
Venom

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Old 01-25-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
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v nice good work

I assume I can ask for recommendations here, so anyone know stuff like Tim Hecker?
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:48 AM   #3
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v nice good work

I assume I can ask for recommendations here, so anyone know stuff like Tim Hecker?
Fennesz, Oren Ambarchi, Machinefabriek, Aidan Baker, Ben Frost, William Basinski, Marsen Jules, Murcof, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Taylor Dupree...
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Kind of an open-ended request, but can anyone recommend me really dark sounding music, does not have to be metal-based. Looking for stuff with identifiable song structures, meaning traditional frameworks. Maybe something with folk, pop or electronic touches.
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That's a very good list. I will definitely check out thrash and power metal bands that I haven't checked out yet.
Could you add Cryptopsy to death metal section?
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Kind of an open-ended request, but can anyone recommend me really dark sounding music, does not have to be metal-based. Looking for stuff with identifiable song structures, meaning traditional frameworks. Maybe something with folk, pop or electronic touches.
Have you heard Elend? Basically really dark orchestral compositions with a modern twist.
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They were described to me as some fruitcake band thta's all "Scary" and whatnot. I'll check them out, but I'm definitely not looking for that if its the case. You guys all fap over Rome, so basically stuff that sounds like "Querkraft". But for the love of god, don't recommend me a bunch of neo-martial army military pop industrial just because it's convenient. Y'know what I mean, though? Stuff that has that sort of ominous tone. Even like the new Hateful Abandon, just a little less South Park Goth-y. Or like Type O Negative, but without songs that go on three minutes too long and a vocalist who's probably masturbating while singing.
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ahh

Check out The Great Annihilator by Swans
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:16 AM   #9
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Dillenger Escape Plan, Between The Buried And Me, Burst, Cursed, and As The Sun Sets totally need to be added to the metalcore reccs.
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What about bands in the Porcupine Tree/Tool/Oceansize mould?

I think there needs to be a category for them, somewhere inbetween prog and psychedelica.
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Or like Type O Negative, but without songs that go on three minutes too long and a vocalist who's probably masturbating while singing.
Yes, I'd like something like this too.
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I heard it the first time, I plan on it.

Also, add Nick Cave's Tender Prey as another style I'm looking for into that huge request I had last page.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:17 PM   #13
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Bands you should like:
Ash pool
peste noire
Urfaust
Cryfemal
Sombres forets
sun of the sleepless
Leviathan
weakling (>:])
Xasthur (certain stuff)


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We don't wanna have the list be too long, I wouldn't put Ash Pool, Xasthur, Wealking or Leviathing for new comer/expanding stuff.
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So.. For the last few weeks I've been listening to Agalloch almost every day.. Anyone know any similar bands?
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post it in every thread why don't you?

Woods of Ypres are like a worse but still decent Canadian Agalloch.
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neo-martial army military pop industrial
laibach!

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3SvjSu4R-8
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I'm looking for some really vicious intense music, like Pageninetynine kind of stuff but without the breaks.

recs?
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BTBAM not in progressive section? Why is this so?
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I'm looking for some really vicious intense music, like Pageninetynine kind of stuff but without the breaks.

recs?
So, like, screamo without breaks, or what? Can you get a wee bit more precise?
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I really like Acturus and maudlin of the Well and to some extent Unexpect...where can i go next in the avante-garde-ish metal world?
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Though they are less focused on the metal side of thing, I suggest the Satanique Samba Trio. Misantropicalia or Sangrou.
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Avant Garde is a ridiculous guideline, but I'll try my best:

Sigh (Imaginary Sonicscape, Hail Horror Hail, Gallows Gallery)
Ordo Draconis (Camera Obscura Pt. I & II)
Ved Buens Ende (Written in Waters)
Ram-Zet (Escape)
Solefald (In Harmonia Universali)
Age of Silence (Acceleration)
Psychopathology Orchestra (Valses de l'orchestre psychiatrique de Dijon)
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yea i kno it's a tuff guideline but iv been digging it a lot recently...thanks for the recs...all iv heard is Sigh who i liked but they didnt really grip me
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yea i kno it's a tuff guideline but iv been digging it a lot recently...thanks for the recs...all iv heard is Sigh who i liked but they didnt really grip me
Have you heard the Sigh album's I recc'd? Because their albums are all different
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i heard imaginary sonicscape based on your rec from the past i believe...i'll check out the others...also, are these albums difficult to find...by that i mean u recd me like 10 bands in the past (one being tooh or something to that effect) and i couldnt really locate any of their stuff
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The Psychopathology Orchestra might be hard to find but the others shouldn't be difficult at all.
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thats wut i was gunna look for first based on band name alone...noted and thanks a bunch
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So, like, screamo without breaks, or what?
pretty much, but really intense ****, not like Hot Cross.
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i need some medieval classical music which has been recorded that is not Hildegard or Machaut
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