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BSchlang
Mar 27, 2009


Packard Goose posted:

I would but way too much of it is vehemently anti-Christian. This is also why I was turned off Slayer quite a bit

I do love me some Immortal though.

Give Slayer another chance; they've got plenty of songs that aren't anti-Christian. Tom Araya (vocalist/bassist for Slayer) is actually a practicing Catholic, and Silent Scream is about as pro-life as a metal song can be (and as metal as a pro-life song can be).

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Duncan Doenitz
Nov 17, 2010

There are four lights.

Can one of you fine gentlemen recommend me some bands with sci-fi themed/inspired lyrics a la Voivod, Hypocrisy and The Faceless?

nerve
Jan 2, 2011

SKA SUCKS


llama_arse posted:

Can one of you fine gentlemen recommend me some bands with sci-fi themed/inspired lyrics a la Voivod, Hypocrisy and The Faceless?

Beyond Creation (reminds me a lot of The Faceless), Rings of Saturn, Abiotic, Substructure (you will probably either love or hate these), Augury, First Fragment

burzum karaoke
May 30, 2003



llama_arse posted:

Can one of you fine gentlemen recommend me some bands with sci-fi themed/inspired lyrics a la Voivod, Hypocrisy and The Faceless?

Traveller by The Lord Weird Slough Feg

Zodijackylite
Oct 18, 2005

i'm so fuckkin pumped now arty i'm seein these big numbers next to my name it's like i outscored the guy we got traded for... whoa nasher you look like you had a rough season, you could use a vacation, i bet cally's got a lot of free time down in tampa.

llama_arse posted:

Can one of you fine gentlemen recommend me some bands with sci-fi themed/inspired lyrics a la Voivod, Hypocrisy and The Faceless?

Vektor's "Outer Isolation" (and their first album too, but I haven't heard it)

nerve
Jan 2, 2011

SKA SUCKS


Zodijackylite posted:

Vektor's "Outer Isolation" (and their first album too, but I haven't heard it)

It's called Black Future and it's loving awesome

Durendal
Jan 25, 2008

Who made you God to say
"I'll take your sheep from you?"



llama_arse posted:

Can one of you fine gentlemen recommend me some bands with sci-fi themed/inspired lyrics a la Voivod, Hypocrisy and The Faceless?

Pagan's Mind draws heavily from Statgate if want to try something like that.

Defiant Sally
May 6, 2004


Focus your Orochi.


Wow, Woods 5 from Woods of Ypres owns real loving hard. Makes me sad that we won't be seeing Woods 6 or 7.

Listen to this, listen to how hard this owns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNPxP-MCHyQ

MooselanderII
Feb 18, 2004



Arjen Anthony Lucassen released a little teaser for his new solo album. The little bits and pieces sound very similar to his Guilt Machine album.

Now the narrator for the story is none other than...



Check the preview out here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmsJ...11cFAAAAAAAABAA

And the painfully awkward video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbc_...11cFAAAAAAAABAA

MooselanderII fucked around with this message at 05:07 on Feb 5, 2012

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL BRENDAN FRASER FAN CLUB





Defiant Sally posted:

Wow, Woods 5 from Woods of Ypres owns real loving hard. Makes me sad that we won't be seeing Woods 6 or 7.

Listen to this, listen to how hard this owns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNPxP-MCHyQ

This entire album is so loving good, love it.

Defiant Sally
May 6, 2004


Focus your Orochi.


Vintersorg posted:

This entire album is so loving good, love it.

I dont regret much, but skipping the last Woods of Ypres show in Calgary is one of those regrets.

I want to recommend this band to non metal listening friends, but I honestly have no idea how to even describe it.

EvilMoJoJoJo
Dec 9, 2004

ask me about leaving the cult of black metal and bringing jesus into your life

Job 19:17


BSchlang posted:

Give Slayer another chance; they've got plenty of songs that aren't anti-Christian. Tom Araya (vocalist/bassist for Slayer) is actually a practicing Catholic, and Silent Scream is about as pro-life as a metal song can be (and as metal as a pro-life song can be).

Oh FFS. I hadn't heard/heard of this song before, but seriously, Slayer can gently caress off, having read the lyrics. The person carrying the foetus is completely erased. Ugh.

Vulture Culture
Jul 14, 2003

I was never enjoying it. I only eat it for the nutrients.


BSchlang posted:

Silent Scream is about as pro-life as a metal song can be (and as metal as a pro-life song can be).
Incorrect on both counts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE8HUugDJbM

Vulture Culture fucked around with this message at 15:44 on Feb 5, 2012

Radio Paranoia
Jun 27, 2010

It is now safe to turn off your computer.


llama_arse posted:

Can one of you fine gentlemen recommend me some bands with sci-fi themed/inspired lyrics a la Voivod, Hypocrisy and The Faceless?

Not death metal in the slightest, but Symphony X's latest album is pretty sci-fi.

Also, while it's an instrumental album, Amogh Symphony's Quantum Hack Code has a decent sci-fi story in the narration. The music is also exactly what I imagine warring computer systems to sound like.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



I suddenly have to take back the bad things I've said about that one Dream Theater song about stem cell research.

Fiendish Dr. Wu
Nov 11, 2010

You done fucked up now!


Sci Fi Metal you say!?

I present IRON SAVIOR gently caress YEAH (Warning: Cheesy as hell metal lies ahead. But you should've known that when you asked for sci fi themed metal.)

Megatropolis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfSAcSPcBPs

Cybernetic Queen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh08LX3-M7Q

Also, MooselanderII just mentioned new stuff by Arjen Lucassen. (Thanks for that bro) Most of his stuff has pretty epic sci fi themes. Here's some of his stuff under the name Ayreon. (Another warning for incoming imminent cheese.)

Age of Shadows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIqRsl8Vm-Q

Liquid Eternity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsA7sowKO5E

edit: nvm

Fiendish Dr. Wu fucked around with this message at 16:59 on Feb 5, 2012

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



Well if we're going into power metal territory with the sci fi recommendations then you really have to mention Star One, another Lucassen project. Songs about Dune, Trek, Stargate, and random lovely Sci-Fi Original type movies.

Kaiho
Dec 2, 2004



Why is Arjen Lucassen so terrible?

A TURGID FATSO
Jan 27, 2004

Here's to ya, JACKASS


llama_arse posted:

Can one of you fine gentlemen recommend me some bands with sci-fi themed/inspired lyrics a la Voivod, Hypocrisy and The Faceless?

His music isn't necessarily only sci-fi themed, but Mike O'Hara of Splattered Entrails has a decent amount of technology/sci-fi-themed music on his last two releases, "Nauseate" and the 2012 EP he just released last month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deEwQt4yZEc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUe6T2eaUcc

A TURGID FATSO fucked around with this message at 18:51 on Feb 5, 2012

Vulture Culture
Jul 14, 2003

I was never enjoying it. I only eat it for the nutrients.


Oxiplegatz's Sidereal Journey is a beautiful trainwreck.

A TURGID FATSO
Jan 27, 2004

Here's to ya, JACKASS


Misogynist posted:

Oxiplegatz's Sidereal Journey is a beautiful trainwreck.

This picture is incredible. How could it be bad?

MooselanderII
Feb 18, 2004



Spergio Leone posted:

Why is Arjen Lucassen so terrible?

He uses a lot of cheesy lyrics, but there's a certain beauty and originality about his work that I like a lot. He's one of my favorite artists.

Additionally, Ayreon has featured guest vocalists from nearly every prominent power metal band including Rhapsody, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Edguy, Masterplan, and many others.

Kaiho
Dec 2, 2004



MooselanderII posted:

He uses a lot of cheesy lyrics, but there's a certain beauty and originality about his work that I like a lot. He's one of my favorite artists.

Additionally, Ayreon has featured guest vocalists from nearly every prominent power metal band including Rhapsody, Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Edguy, Masterplan, and many others.

Your second argument is not convincing.

I mean, I guess I can tolerate Arjen when he's making his Dutch drug-addled prog-pop-rock but whenever he attempts to create metal it's just so unbelievably cheesy and stupid. What I'm trying to say is that My House on Mars is a song that I would willingly listen to but anything off Migrator II is awful awful awful tripe. 10100100101010111 or whatever that album was was such a crock of over-built bombast that I couldn't bring myself to like it. I mean, I love Bal-Sagoth for chrissakes, I'm a fan of the bombastic. That one was just... cotton candy on a deep fried mars bar covered in cheese and whipped cream.

Fiendish Dr. Wu
Nov 11, 2010

You done fucked up now!


Spergio Leone posted:

Your second argument is not convincing.

I mean, I guess I can tolerate Arjen when he's making his Dutch drug-addled prog-pop-rock but whenever he attempts to create metal it's just so unbelievably cheesy and stupid. What I'm trying to say is that My House on Mars is a song that I would willingly listen to but anything off Migrator II is awful awful awful tripe. 10100100101010111 or whatever that album was was such a crock of over-built bombast that I couldn't bring myself to like it. I mean, I love Bal-Sagoth for chrissakes, I'm a fan of the bombastic. That one was just... cotton candy on a deep fried mars bar covered in cheese and whipped cream.

Hahahaha yeah, that's true. But he does create some pretty good poo poo. On the musician level I think he's supurb, despite the lyrics. Maybe 1010001010110 isn't really "metal" and delves more into simply prog or even just experimental, but it's actually pretty good as a concept album.


edit:Actually, industrial metal might be the best as far as sci fi themes...

The Amenta - Vo1d http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqOql8Uv-b0

or prog metal stuff like Gru http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ZAbNs47Ho

Fiendish Dr. Wu fucked around with this message at 20:32 on Feb 5, 2012

Hellwuzzat
Nov 28, 2008


Defiant Sally posted:

Wow, Woods 5 from Woods of Ypres owns real loving hard. Makes me sad that we won't be seeing Woods 6 or 7.

Listen to this, listen to how hard this owns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNPxP-MCHyQ
Knew that had to be "Adora Vivos". I've actually thought about contacting [i]someone[/] involved with this year's Juno Awards and telling them they loving need to open the show with this song. The show is a celebration of the accomplishments of living beings, and they're kicking off a metal category, this year. Get the Crash Test Dummies and Sacrifice vocalists, former WoY members....fuckin' Ashley MacIsaac or some poo poo. that song up. Would be better than that Billy Talent bullshit they pulled a couple years back.

e: The solo on "Kiss My Ashes Goodbye, Part II" is loving beautiful at any volume.

Hellwuzzat fucked around with this message at 20:56 on Feb 5, 2012

Good Citizen
Aug 12, 2008




Is there anything else out there like the first Falconer CD? I love that CD but their later stuff is so hit or miss.

Dyscrasia
Jun 23, 2003
Give Me Hamms Premium Draft or Give Me DEATH!!!!

Fiendish Dr. Wu posted:

Sci Fi Metal you say!?

I present IRON SAVIOR gently caress YEAH (Warning: Cheesy as hell metal lies ahead. But you should've known that when you asked for sci fi themed metal.)

Megatropolis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfSAcSPcBPs

Cybernetic Queen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh08LX3-M7Q


Whoa, this stuff rules. Looks like I've got some new albums to pick up.

Duncan Doenitz
Nov 17, 2010

There are four lights.

nerve posted:

It's called Black Future and it's loving awesome

Wow, this is pretty fantastic stuff. I wish more bands would do the blackened thrash thing like Skeletonwitch.

MooselanderII
Feb 18, 2004



Spergio Leone posted:

Your second argument is not convincing.

I mean, I guess I can tolerate Arjen when he's making his Dutch drug-addled prog-pop-rock but whenever he attempts to create metal it's just so unbelievably cheesy and stupid. What I'm trying to say is that My House on Mars is a song that I would willingly listen to but anything off Migrator II is awful awful awful tripe. 10100100101010111 or whatever that album was was such a crock of over-built bombast that I couldn't bring myself to like it. I mean, I love Bal-Sagoth for chrissakes, I'm a fan of the bombastic. That one was just... cotton candy on a deep fried mars bar covered in cheese and whipped cream.

Each to their own. Personally, I love Migrator II for its concept of a journey through space and time. It took a long time to grow on me though, and while Migrator II is definitely not the best metal, I haven't found anything else comparable to that scale of cosmic epicness.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



Good Citizen posted:

Is there anything else out there like the first Falconer CD? I love that CD but their later stuff is so hit or miss.

Mithotyn is basically the band that would become Falconer but with harsh vocals.

I didn't care much for it (I think Falconer has generally improved albeit with some missteps), but you may, the actual music is very much like what earlier Falconer was.

Leopold N. Loeb
Apr 25, 2010

by XyloJW


llama_arse posted:

Can one of you fine gentlemen recommend me some bands with sci-fi themed/inspired lyrics a la Voivod, Hypocrisy and The Faceless?

Pestilence- "Spheres"

Crystal Age- "Far Beyond Divine Horizons"

Jaws- "A Metal Tribute To 'Aliens'" ....yes, it is a concept album entirely based on the film, with lots of samples.

I love sci-fi metal.....

Supuration- "The Cube"


I will def be checking out some of the other stuff recommended so far. Thanks, people!

edit: just remembered a couple more.

Nocturnus- "The Key"

Edge Of Sanity- "Crimson"

Seconding "Sidereal Journey." Not without its flaws, but still works very well. Oxiplegatz' prior album, "Worlds And Worlds," is more straight up musically, but still very sci-fi oriented, and worth checking out.

edit 2: fixed the spelling of "Supuration." May still be misspelled, but that's how the band spells it.

Leopold N. Loeb fucked around with this message at 06:56 on Feb 7, 2012

Vulture Culture
Jul 14, 2003

I was never enjoying it. I only eat it for the nutrients.


Other things that come to mind:

Augury - Concealed
Set Carl Sagan's Cosmos to a progressive death metal album and you'll end up with this loving masterpiece.

Dol Ammad - Star Tales
Incredibly pretentious Greek symphonic operatic electronic metal that sounds like if Therion did a collaboration with the composer who did all of Namco's Tales RPGs.

Luca Turilli - Prophet of the Last Eclipse
Luca Turilli is best known as the guitarist for Rhapsody, but he released an album th

Leopold N. Loeb
Apr 25, 2010

by XyloJW


Somebody from Augury has a jazzy, spacey metal side project called Humanoid. I have tje album.somewhere, gotta give it a listen again. Can't remember the title offhand, but yeah, Augury is awesome.

Dooz
Jun 12, 2008



^^^ The guitarist you are thinking of is Mathieu Marcotte. I saw him when Augury played at my city. Since I was one of 4 Augury fans there, we hung out with the Augury crew all night. Nice guys, but Mathieu is very very French. I could barely understand him.

Nocturnus' album The Key was not only a technical death metal milestone back in 1990, but was also a crazy concept album. The story of the album follows a cyborg who goes back in time to the year 0 B.C. which eventually leads to the destruction of Christianity and the creation of a modern empire (I stole the synopsis from Wikipedia). I figure that's sci-fi enough.

My favorite song is Droid Sector.

Edit: I just noticed that someone had already suggested The Key. Oops.

Dooz fucked around with this message at 06:48 on Feb 6, 2012

fappenmeister
Nov 19, 2004

My hand wields the might

There's a band named Timeghoul, and they have had some early releases of theirs reissued on Dark Descent. I'd never heard of them until last week, but I bought the album anyway.

I think they use lots of sci fi themes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDbAQRMG4zE

thehouseplant
May 2, 2007


llama_arse posted:

Wow, this is pretty fantastic stuff. I wish more bands would do the blackened thrash thing like Skeletonwitch.

Destroyer 666 - The Calling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDhtzib6LVw

Assaulter - Between Gods and Men
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uu3a4mqLHo

Absu - Earth Ripper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nLbP9RO_fs

Gospel of the Horns - Slaves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8bCE5T6uLQ

Aura Noir - The Stalker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl9tnevdrxs&feature=fvst

Radio Paranoia
Jun 27, 2010

It is now safe to turn off your computer.


I'm listening to Falloch's Where Distant Spirits Remain and it's an absolutely beautiful album! It's sort of like if you removed the French-ness from Alcest.

Also, for those who asked about Wildernessking a while back, their label, Antithetic Records are running a fundraiser for the vinyl release. It's basically a donation-preorder thing and it's a pretty nice way to support the band.

If you like what you've heard, I'm sure it would mean a lot to the band and the label.

(I hope this doesn't come off as soliciting, but if it is, I'll remove it.)

fappenmeister
Nov 19, 2004

My hand wields the might

Houseplant posted:

Destroyer 666 - The Calling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDhtzib6LVw

Assaulter - Between Gods and Men
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uu3a4mqLHo

Absu - Earth Ripper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nLbP9RO_fs

Gospel of the Horns - Slaves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8bCE5T6uLQ

Aura Noir - The Stalker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl9tnevdrxs&feature=fvst

This Witchaven song rules. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux5fQqA76gM Terrorstorm.

Also, this Absu song rules too, one of my favourite of theirs. Vorago (Spell 182) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg4f4nI4Iag

burzum karaoke
May 30, 2003



llama_arse posted:

Wow, this is pretty fantastic stuff. I wish more bands would do the blackened thrash thing like Skeletonwitch.

Adding to Houseplant's post,

Ruins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYREoNA05x0

Witchmaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEVS9FTz8ik

Impaled Nazarene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4r7zdgz0SE

Megiddo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLVxXY6dnDs

I think the most comparable thing to Skeletonwitch I've heard was QPZIL's hurricane jam. We should all bug him to make more because it's loving tubular.

burzum karaoke fucked around with this message at 08:45 on Feb 6, 2012

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aliencowboy posted:

I think the most comparable thing to Skeletonwitch I've heard was QPZIL's hurricane jam. We should all bug him to make more because it's loving tubular.



Aww, thanks buddy. I'll work on more, I just haven't been in the mood to write lately, and when I have it's been all depressive black metal. Winter tends to do that. I've had the itch to play more thrash though, so I'll try to get back on that.

Also the girl doing vocals moved to Texas, but she and I have similar screaming voices so it's do-able.

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