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Post by Hrothdane on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:05 am

Since we have a topic here about just about every other form of media, I thought we could use one on music.

My top 5 favorite bands:

1. Blind Guardian: A German band that plays mostly clean-vocal metal (with a few ballads) and play music based on literature and folklore.

Example: Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aB6CPyO0Ww
--This is from their album about the Simarillion, specifically the part about Fingolfin challenging Morgoth to single combat at the Siege of Angband.

2. Kamelot: Technically from Florida, but practically an international band by now. They play a similar style of music to Blind Guardian, but have a much more gothic theme to their songs.

Example: Ghost Opera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zptA7MmxK2Q
--The music video tells the story of the song pretty well, so I won't mention it here.

3. Symphony X: Another American band. They play progressive metal with a lot of symphonic elements (duh).

Example: Church of the Machine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBqfbCFcPTo
--The Control ending makes me think of this song.

4. Masterplan: German band. Pure power metal with one of the absolute best vocalists ever. Music to get pumped-up to. If you are familiar with Gurren Lagann, think of that in musical form.

Example: Spirit Never Die http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUunegkN2FE

5. Nevermore: American band, sadly defunct now. In terms of tone, they are almost the opposite of the previous band. I have yet to hear a genre descriptor for them that fits well enough to actually describe their sound. I can say their guitarist is goddamn amazing, and their singer does anguish better than anyone.

Example: Psalm of Lydia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQusWJb8UQ


Your turn, fellow ITists!
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Re: Favorite Bands/Music

Post by DoomsdayDevice on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:10 am

I'm into math rock, noise, drone, hardcore indie rock, post-rock, punk rock. Will post some of my favourite bands later.

As for EDM, I'm reeeeeeeeally into dubstep at the moment. Bring on the WUB WUB!

I also really like slow jazz and vocal jazz when I'm in the mood. I play Motown to get in a happy mood.

I listen to acid jazz on hot summer days.

And I grew up listening to AC/DC, which I still dig, especially the old Bon Scott albums.

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Post by Andromidius on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:02 am

Oh my. Music.

Well I'd love to say I like all music, but it simply isn't true. I'm extremely picky. In very strange ways.

I like a wide variety, but very specific selections across the board. And I usually tend towards the brutally heavy and chunky side. But I have a soft spot for even some Pop and Rap music, and a particular love for several pieces of Classical. And Jazz always gives me a smile.

I also consider movie and game theme music to be 'music'. And currently its nearly all to a very high standard, with Mass Effect being particularly enjoyable (obviously).

Regardless, here are a few examples. Some are amazing regardless. Some I will admit freely are utter garbage - but I love them anyway. And these genres are pretty loose at times.

Death Metal:
Amputated
Cannibal Corpse
Death
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gorguts
Satan's Revenge on Mankind

Thrash Metal:
Slayer
Testament

Black Metal:
Anaal Nathrakh
Burzum
Emperor
Gorgoroth
Immortal

Drone:
Earth
Khanate
Merzbow
Sunn O)))

Progressive Metal:
Blotted Science
Cynic

Whatever It Feels Like At The Time:
Mr Bungle

Dubstep:
Nero

Electronic:
Funker Vogt

...ah bugger it. Too tired. You can just have those examples, tainted with my bias towards Metal.
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Post by solidsnake78 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:26 am

Favorite Band of all time? Rainbow, but just the Ronnie James Dio years.

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Re: Favorite Bands/Music

Post by shadowsenshi on Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:27 am

Hrothdane wrote:

5. Nevermore: American band, sadly defunct now. In terms of tone, they are almost the opposite of the previous band. I have yet to hear a genre descriptor for them that fits well enough to actually describe their sound. I can say their guitarist is goddamn amazing, and their singer does anguish better than anyone.

Example: Psalm of Lydia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQusWJb8UQ


Your turn, fellow ITists!

Nevermore has got to be one of my favorite bands, I'd highly suggest checking out warrel dane's solo work, as its pretty damn slick too :D

to add to the list?

Check out "into eternity" a canadian metal band, a little growly at spots, but i loves them :D

Example: Timeless Winter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nQ4ZR-NI6A
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Post by invetro on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:04 am

My favourite band of all time is probably System of a Down. I'm pretty sure I went a bit hipster with them at some point and now own everything they've ever done.
Early Marilyn Manson, love Queens of the Stone Age, Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Ellie Goulding, Missy Elliot, Slipknot, KMFDM, Wumpscut. That sort of thing. I will happily listen to most things, but those in particular get me excitable.

Hate loathe and despise jazz and Lady Gaga/any artist that gets shoved down my ear canals.

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Re: Favorite Bands/Music

Post by Hrothdane on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:21 am

shadowsenshi wrote:
Hrothdane wrote:

5. Nevermore: American band, sadly defunct now. In terms of tone, they are almost the opposite of the previous band. I have yet to hear a genre descriptor for them that fits well enough to actually describe their sound. I can say their guitarist is goddamn amazing, and their singer does anguish better than anyone.

Example: Psalm of Lydia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQusWJb8UQ


Your turn, fellow ITists!

Nevermore has got to be one of my favorite bands, I'd highly suggest checking out warrel dane's solo work, as its pretty damn slick too :D

to add to the list?

Check out "into eternity" a canadian metal band, a little growly at spots, but i loves them :D

Example: Timeless Winter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nQ4ZR-NI6A

I actually have Warrel Dane's solo album Cool Jeff Loomis's solo work is pretty awesome, too, even without vocals.

I'm not too big on the growling either, but that song was actually pretty good.

I don't know if you have heard of Wintersun--a lot of ITers have because of their song "Starchild"--but their harsh vocals don't bother me.

Here's a link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm82gjZDIDU
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Re: Favorite Bands/Music

Post by Hrothdane on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:23 am

solidsnake78 wrote:Favorite Band of all time? Rainbow, but just the Ronnie James Dio years.

One of my greatest regrets is that I never got to see Dio live before he died.
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Re: Favorite Bands/Music

Post by solidsnake78 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:32 am

Hrothdane wrote:
solidsnake78 wrote:Favorite Band of all time? Rainbow, but just the Ronnie James Dio years.

One of my greatest regrets is that I never got to see Dio live before he died.

Same here, so many classic songs spanning 4 decades.

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Re: Favorite Bands/Music

Post by shadowsenshi on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:02 am

Hrothdane wrote:
shadowsenshi wrote:
Hrothdane wrote:

5. Nevermore: American band, sadly defunct now. In terms of tone, they are almost the opposite of the previous band. I have yet to hear a genre descriptor for them that fits well enough to actually describe their sound. I can say their guitarist is goddamn amazing, and their singer does anguish better than anyone.

Example: Psalm of Lydia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQusWJb8UQ


Your turn, fellow ITists!

Nevermore has got to be one of my favorite bands, I'd highly suggest checking out warrel dane's solo work, as its pretty damn slick too :D

to add to the list?

Check out "into eternity" a canadian metal band, a little growly at spots, but i loves them :D

Example: Timeless Winter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nQ4ZR-NI6A

I actually have Warrel Dane's solo album Cool Jeff Loomis's solo work is pretty awesome, too, even without vocals.

I'm not too big on the growling either, but that song was actually pretty good.

I don't know if you have heard of Wintersun--a lot of ITers have because of their song "Starchild"--but their harsh vocals don't bother me.

Here's a link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm82gjZDIDU

Wintersun has been on my playlist since long before ME3 :D

lots of great music in this thread so far :D
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Post by Raistlin Majere on Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:17 am

My favorite band and incidentally the only one I have been to concert of is REM.


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Post by MaximizedAction on Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:41 pm

Boy, quite a few dedicated rockers here. Compared to that I'm much more random.

Although the only band I'd really call an absolute favorite would be Pink Floyd. But more of the Gilmourian Floyd. Haven't listened to a pure-Waters album.

After that, there's always other 70's rock I can enjoy, like Led Zeppelin.

Then there comes the whole disco and 80's synth stuff that I can listen to for hours without getting tired.

And finally Electro. I especially enjoy it as background music, keeps my heart in rythm. In particular, progressive trance, psychadelic trance, dance and house. Sometime also minimal, like the works of Paul Kalkbrenner. Also, Deadmau5 and Daft Punk.

Oh yeah, and Tchaikovsky is also good to the ears.

So hear we go, not so confined in some genre. But not because I have so low standards, it's more because I honestly most of the time get tired of listening to only one style of songs.

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Post by skillz1986 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:38 pm

NICKELBACK









kidding. I'm really into classic rock nowadays..and blues rock.

Eric (aka Epic) clapton (unplugged, gotta love it but also his "raw" songs from back in the days)
The heavy
i also enjoy florence and the machine a lot, a little bit adele and emeli sandé.
Ccr
And from my teenage days...hip hop (note: 50 cent is not hip hop)

Rakim
Pete rock &cl smooth
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Post by Rankincountry on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:27 pm

Tricky one - I like a lot of stuff, and my favourites tend to vary a bit according to mood. What I tend to listen to the most (all genres are approximate):

Rock/Metal: Rammstein, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Dio, Stone Sour, Monster Magnet, Queens of the Stone Age, Queensryche, Mountain, Disturbed, Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, Therapy?, Queen, Within Temptation, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Killing Joke

Folk: June Tabor, Oysterband, Levellers, Fairport Convention, Eliza Carthy, Skyclad

Prog: King Crimson, Marillion, Dream Theater

Blues: Eric Clapton, BB King, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall, Robert Johnson, Albert King, Buddy Guy

Goth/Goth Metal: Paradise Lost, Type O Negative, The Mission, Sisters of Mercy

Punk: The Clash, The Offspring, New Model Army, Green Day

Electro: Depeche Mode

Dance: Orbital, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers

Hip Hop: Ice-T, Wu Tang Clan, Cypress Hill

Pop: Small Faces, Adele

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Post by MaximizedAction on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:19 pm

skillz1986 wrote:NICKELBACK









kidding. I'm really into classic rock nowadays..and blues rock.

Eric (aka Epic) clapton (unplugged, gotta love it but also his "raw" songs from back in the days)
The heavy
i also enjoy florence and the machine a lot, a little bit adele and emeli sandé.
Ccr
And from my teenage days...hip hop (note: 50 cent is not hip hop)

Rakim
Pete rock &cl smooth
Gangstarr

Yeah I could still listen to 80's or 90's hip hop everyday....where it actually was hip hop. Also, now I have to go rewatch old Ice Cube videos.
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Post by solidsnake78 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:30 pm

Also, much love for Primus, probably my favorite Alternative rock/Prog Rock band. Just released a new album, best in years.

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Post by Arkio on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:39 pm

Heaven Shall Burn - One of 3 bands that I can listen to without getting tired of. Love their stuff.

Artas - Austria band I believe, good up and coming band. Reminds me a lot of Heaven Shall Burn ... maybe that's why I like 'em.

The Agonist - Good band with a girl who can sing and scream pretty well. Your Coming With Me, best song by them off their newest album.

Other bands that I listen to: Five Finger Death Punch, Icon For Hire, Corpus Christi, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, At The Throne of Judgement, Blackguard, Caliban.


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Post by 401 Kill on Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:47 am

My favorite band is Rise Against, in fact 401 Kill is a song by Rise Against, and I "transferred" it to use as the name for my account.

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Post by estebanus on Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:24 pm

Hmm... let's see.

These aren't really bands, more like my favourite musicians out there.

Frank Sinatra
Bing Crosby
Ludwig Von Beethofen
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dean Martin

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Post by Raistlin Majere on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:14 pm

Beyond REM I mentioned above, I really care more for individual songs and pieces of music more than bands.

Though there are exceptions as I am currently listening to the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Symphony, a fan made 3 hour orchestration of the Twilight Princess soundtrack. Beautiful stuff.

Also Final Fantasy IX has one of the greatest soundtracks ever in a game with my absolute favorite being "You're not Alone." Some of the tracks are criminally underused sadly with great tracks such as "Hunter's Chance" and "Feel my blade" being used only once or twice in the game.

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Post by SML93 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:02 am

Led Zeppelin Whistling
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Post by boeloe on Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:30 am

If ME3 was a pop album it would be M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. It even has similar imagery in the videoclips, including glowing children, indoctrinated eyes, and the Mass Effect arc.

Surprised nobody mentioned it before. Also it was one of the awesomest albums of 2011.

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Post by shadowsenshi on Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:57 am

Raistlin Majere wrote:
Also Final Fantasy IX has one of the greatest soundtracks ever in a game with my absolute favorite being "You're not Alone." Some of the tracks are criminally underused sadly with great tracks such as "Hunter's Chance" and "Feel my blade" being used only once or twice in the game.

literally anything by nobuo uematsu is brilliant. the black mages is a fun project if you are into the music of final fantasy
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