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|Alestorm vs. Swashbuckle|
A battle between two of the most well known pirate metal bands.
Black Sails at Midnight
First up is Alestorm, which is perhaps the most popular pirate metal band. Alestorm's music can be summed up as folk metal with dashes of power metal here and there. The songs are filled with quirky, melody driven keyboard lines that incorporate different old time instruments. The bands also makes use of heavy guitar riffs and slightly gritty vocals. Out of the two bands, Alestorm are probably the most 'happy' sounding band.
Back To The Noose
Up next is Swashbuckle, which is probably not as well known as Alestorm, but still somewhat popular. Swashbuckle's music can be summed up as fast paced thrash metal and occasional soft acoustic interludes. The band almost never uses keyboards, and instead keeps the thrash aspect of their band as the driving force. The vocals showcase a more guttural style of singing as opposed to Alestorm. You might even hear a few death metal growls as well. Out of the two bands, Swashbuckle are probably the most 'in your face' band.
Back Through Time
Both bands have some pretty cool album covers, too.
Crime Always Pays...
In the end, I believe both bands win.
Both Alestorm and Swashbuckle have taken the concept of pirate metal and crafted it into a style that is unique to each band. However, this is Sputnikmusic... There are never any ties when it comes to bands around here. So go ahead and comment about which band you like more. Or, if you hate pirate metal, just gripe about how crappy both bands are.
|Alestorm are heaps of fun and have the whole folk metal thing going on. Swashbuckle are cool, but they're not that different from regular thrash. |
|Never heard Swashbuckle, but Alestorm is awful.|
Jam some Running Wild instead.
|swashbuckle is one of the raddest bands ive played with |
but that was aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages ago
liked their set more than alestorm, anyway.
|pirate metal?? Dam haha steal the treasure and do big hard heavy hits yeah|
|as if metal weren't already gay enough|
|metal is not a gay thing some times it is but there is hard hits going on a lot |
|both fucking shit bands|
Running Wild 
|give them both a good shot on the CD and here the big heavy hits and say a curse word on the page after |
|Theyre both boring, although Alestorm at least has a few hard jams that are fun to drink to.|
|wilderun's debut >|
|Wilderun rules agreed.|
|what was the point of this lmao|
|Running Wild |
|A band named alestorm. Kill me|
|"Jam some Running Wild instead"|
yup, can't wait for the noise reissues this year