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post #781 of 1183
Arch Enemy has a female singer. Holy Moses, Otep, Nightwish and Znowhite do too.
post #782 of 1183
I feel bad for not sharing Cyclone yet. Here is my favorite Belgian Thrash band ever.

Enjoy, and enjoy your weekend!
post #783 of 1183
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Originally Posted by NuSoardGraphite View Post

I'm an old skool Metallica fan from back in the day. When I say "old skool" I mean ...And Justice for All and older. I can tolerate the Black album (I love about half of that album, the other half is "meh"). Anything after that I won't touch with a 10' pole.

I'm also a fan of Megadeth, Korn, Manson, Muse (though I wouldn't classify them as metal, they do have some good guitar work from time to time) Evanescence etc.

Speaking of Evanescence, I happen to LOVE metal bands that have a lead female vocalist. Besides Evanescence, I like Lacuna Coil and Nightwish as well. Do any of you have suggestions for more female led metal bands for me to discover?

If you like Nightwish you owe it to yourself to listen to Within Temptation. Not only Sharon Del Adel has an amazing voice, she's also a babe. wink.gif



I would also mention that Within Temptation has become one of the best, if not the best, symphonic metal band over the years. Most of the other bands often use crappy orchestral samples and cheesy, amateurish orchestrations. It was also the case for WT in their early albums, but they have proven much more sophisticated since then.
post #784 of 1183
while on the topic of Within Temptation

this is worth purchasing

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Symphony-Bonus-DVD-Blu-ray/dp/B001CTUI8M
post #785 of 1183
And speaking of Within Temptation, here's their latest single, featuring no less than Tarja in duet with Sharon! hmmm.... smile.gif

(next WT album in january 2014!!)
post #786 of 1183
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Originally Posted by NuSoardGraphite View Post

I'm an old skool Metallica fan from back in the day. When I say "old skool" I mean ...And Justice for All and older. I can tolerate the Black album (I love about half of that album, the other half is "meh"). Anything after that I won't touch with a 10' pole.

I'm also a fan of Megadeth, Korn, Manson, Muse (though I wouldn't classify them as metal, they do have some good guitar work from time to time) Evanescence etc.

Speaking of Evanescence, I happen to LOVE metal bands that have a lead female vocalist. Besides Evanescence, I like Lacuna Coil and Nightwish as well. Do any of you have suggestions for more female led metal bands for me to discover?

Give the band Amaranthe a spin
post #787 of 1183
If anybody is into sick,twisted and rotten death metal,definitely check these out....




ONLY DEATH IS REAL....ENJOY
post #788 of 1183
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Originally Posted by NuSoardGraphite View Post

I'm an old skool Metallica fan from back in the day. When I say "old skool" I mean ...And Justice for All and older. I can tolerate the Black album (I love about half of that album, the other half is "meh"). Anything after that I won't touch with a 10' pole.

I'm also a fan of Megadeth, Korn, Manson, Muse (though I wouldn't classify them as metal, they do have some good guitar work from time to time) Evanescence etc.

Speaking of Evanescence, I happen to LOVE metal bands that have a lead female vocalist. Besides Evanescence, I like Lacuna Coil and Nightwish as well. Do any of you have suggestions for more female led metal bands for me to discover?

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Originally Posted by Valtyr View Post

Arch Enemy has a female singer. Holy Moses, Otep, Nightwish and Znowhite do too.

Haha, love arch enemy but I don't know if that was what Nu was looking for smile.gif

How about Halestorm, In this Moment, Kittie, Flyleaf, Krypteria, and last but not least, Betty Blowtorch...(ok kidding there)
post #789 of 1183
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Originally Posted by NuSoardGraphite View Post

Besides Evanescence, I like Lacuna Coil and Nightwish as well. Do any of you have suggestions for more female led metal bands for me to discover?

I'm not usually into "light" metal, but Lacuna Coil has a personality that draws me in. Trip The Darkness is a great song because of the way the vocals are structured.

Maybe I missed it, but the first true heavy metal female vocalists I know of were Doro Pesch, vocalist for the band Warlock and Lee Aaron.

Then of course you have the Great Kat, a former violin virtuoso turned shredder who does her own singing. Who can forget her classic Worship Me Or Die smile.gif

These are all from the early to mid 80's.
post #790 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Valtyr View Post

I feel bad for not sharing Cyclone yet. Here is my favorite Belgian Thrash band ever.

Enjoy, and enjoy your weekend!

WOW, now I feel good that I'm not the only one who knows about Cyclone. I have this album and it's excellent.
post #791 of 1183
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Originally Posted by NuSoardGraphite View Post

I'm an old skool Metallica fan from back in the day. When I say "old skool" I mean ...And Justice for All and older. I can tolerate the Black album (I love about half of that album, the other half is "meh"). Anything after that I won't touch with a 10' pole.

I'm also a fan of Megadeth, Korn, Manson, Muse (though I wouldn't classify them as metal, they do have some good guitar work from time to time) Evanescence etc.

Speaking of Evanescence, I happen to LOVE metal bands that have a lead female vocalist. Besides Evanescence, I like Lacuna Coil and Nightwish as well. Do any of you have suggestions for more female led metal bands for me to discover?

Epica is awesome! And Simone Simons is easy on the eyes also. There is also Leaves Eyes who have a softer female lead but they have some pretty good backup growls also.
Delain is another that I like. I just saw them in concert with my wife a couple of weeks ago and it was a blast.
post #792 of 1183
I never thought I'd see the day someone else knew about Cyclone. Brutal Destruction is one of my all time favorites. Very happy to know you enjoy them too!
post #793 of 1183
I don't really consider Acid Bath metal (more like sledge), but they will go down as my favorite band from my metal days.

Here is one of their best songs in my opinion:

Here is one that is a little heavier/faster:
post #794 of 1183
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Originally Posted by NuSoardGraphite View Post

I'm an old skool Metallica fan from back in the day. When I say "old skool" I mean ...And Justice for All and older. I can tolerate the Black album (I love about half of that album, the other half is "meh"). Anything after that I won't touch with a 10' pole.

I'm also a fan of Megadeth, Korn, Manson, Muse (though I wouldn't classify them as metal, they do have some good guitar work from time to time) Evanescence etc.

Speaking of Evanescence, I happen to LOVE metal bands that have a lead female vocalist. Besides Evanescence, I like Lacuna Coil and Nightwish as well. Do any of you have suggestions for more female led metal bands for me to discover?

This song got me hooked on "In this moment"
post #795 of 1183
Another band I'm late to the party too and now love, is Five Finger Death Punch.
post #796 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Gates View Post

Another band I'm late to the party too and now love, is Five Finger Death Punch.
+1! War is the Answer is a great album. While the growls and speed metal has their place, their more melodic songs are my favorites. Songs like Walk Away, Far from Home and Crossing Over, and MINE and Wrong side of Heaven rock. All their albums have some great tracks.
post #797 of 1183
+1 for FFDP - Hate Me and Ashes
post #798 of 1183
FFDP is a fantastic band! They are also a band that I think is even better live. I have seen them 3 times now and they get better every time. I can still remember well the first time I saw them at Mayhem. I had never heard of them (this was back in 2008 mind you) and I can remember I was just walking around checking out some booths when they started playing. I pretty much stopped in my tracks and turned around to face the stage thinking that these guys reminded me of Pantera. I jammed out to the rest of their show and have been hooked since. I am also very appreciative of the way they support the military too. This band rocks!
post #799 of 1183
Here are a couple more suggestions to try:

For some doom metal there is Novembers Doom. I only have the album "Into Night's Requiem Infernal" but I think it is really good and I will have to get more. I didn't realize this band has been around for over 20 years.

I don't know if this band has already been mentioned but Into Eternity is pretty good too IMHO. They are considered a more melodic death metal band. Check out the song Timeless Winter. This gives you a little of everything. Some death growls, some shrieking, some clean vocals and some pretty decent Rob Halford style vocals from the Painkiller days. The band plays very fast which unfortunately can be its downfall. Some people have complained about the drumming on this album, and while it is not the most original drumming I've heard, it doesn't bother me either.

Something else I had pop up on the ipod while driving around was some Obituary. Oh man I haven't heard these guys in a while. They are not the greatest death metal band out there, but there is something about them that just brings a smile to my face when I hear them. biggrin.gif
post #800 of 1183
Death and Judas Priest mentioned in the same post? I can't resist!
post #801 of 1183
Thread Starter 
I love that album - along with Symbolic. Incredible music on those 2 albums.
post #802 of 1183
Very much agreed. Symbolic was my favorite for a long time. I've got Spiritual Healing on vinyl. Thing of beauty!
post #803 of 1183
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Originally Posted by esappy View Post

FFDP is a fantastic band! They are also a band that I think is even better live. I have seen them 3 times now and they get better every time. I can still remember well the first time I saw them at Mayhem. I had never heard of them (this was back in 2008 mind you) and I can remember I was just walking around checking out some booths when they started playing. I pretty much stopped in my tracks and turned around to face the stage thinking that these guys reminded me of Pantera. I jammed out to the rest of their show and have been hooked since. I am also very appreciative of the way they support the military too. This band rocks!

Meh, I like FFDP if you can get over the little youngsters running around that don't know who the opening band is, even when it is Hatebreed....I mean

post #804 of 1183
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Meh, I like FFDP if you can get over the little youngsters running around that don't know who the opening band is, even when it is Hatebreed....I mean


I hear what you are saying and as long as those youngsters aren't being total a-holes then I have no problem with them. A metal fan is a metal fan no matter what age you are and when everyone enjoys the music and is having a great time, that just enhances the experience I think. Now FFDP is not my favorite band (that is what I have the likes of Amorphis, Fear Factory and Opeth for biggrin.gif ) but they do put on a very entertaining concert and really work the crowd. Way too many bands simply get up on stage, go to their assigned spot play their instruments or sing into their mics, look at a spot on the wall and just get through their material. That may be an exaggeration but not a very big one in my experience. FFDP at least works the s#!t out of the crowd and really gets everyone pumped up. And they do it in a way that definitely gets my respect. In the last concert they had a great tribute to the military and they also paused in between songs to bring up a couple dozen kids on stage for another song. That is something those kids will never forget and that is the first time I have ever seen that done to that scale. I thought it was very cool of them to do.

Now luckily I knew who the opening act was (Amon Amarth) and they were pretty badass! \m/ biggrin.gif Even if they open for another band I will go see them again, but I hope they do a headline tour sometime soon! These guys are quickly climbing my list of favorites.

BTW, how is the Opeth listening sessions going? Have you received any more albums yet? It seemed like you were really digging Blackwater Park. The album I was saying (or at least trying to say) to be careful with is their newest one 'Heritage'. I think it is a really good album, but it is quite a bit different from all their other stuff and it has not sat well with quite a few fans. You could easily call this one a progressive rock album and wouldn't be wrong. So if that is what you are in the mood for then I think you will enjoy it (plus it sounds fantastic on a good system). But if you are in the mood for some melodic death, then this won't do it for you. Just pop in some Blackwater Park, Ghost Reveries, Still Life or Deliverance and let all the bad things in the world melt away. biggrin.gif
post #805 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Valtyr View Post

Death and Judas Priest mentioned in the same post? I can't resist!

I never knew the did a cover of Painkiller. I've never been much of a fan of Death but this is pretty cool. \m/ smile.gif
post #806 of 1183
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Originally Posted by esappy View Post

I hear what you are saying and as long as those youngsters aren't being total a-holes then I have no problem with them. A metal fan is a metal fan no matter what age you are and when everyone enjoys the music and is having a great time, that just enhances the experience I think. Now FFDP is not my favorite band (that is what I have the likes of Amorphis, Fear Factory and Opeth for biggrin.gif ) but they do put on a very entertaining concert and really work the crowd. Way too many bands simply get up on stage, go to their assigned spot play their instruments or sing into their mics, look at a spot on the wall and just get through their material. That may be an exaggeration but not a very big one in my experience. FFDP at least works the s#!t out of the crowd and really gets everyone pumped up. And they do it in a way that definitely gets my respect. In the last concert they had a great tribute to the military and they also paused in between songs to bring up a couple dozen kids on stage for another song. That is something those kids will never forget and that is the first time I have ever seen that done to that scale. I thought it was very cool of them to do.

Now luckily I knew who the opening act was (Amon Amarth) and they were pretty badass! \m/ biggrin.gif Even if they open for another band I will go see them again, but I hope they do a headline tour sometime soon! These guys are quickly climbing my list of favorites.

BTW, how is the Opeth listening sessions going? Have you received any more albums yet? It seemed like you were really digging Blackwater Park. The album I was saying (or at least trying to say) to be careful with is their newest one 'Heritage'. I think it is a really good album, but it is quite a bit different from all their other stuff and it has not sat well with quite a few fans. You could easily call this one a progressive rock album and wouldn't be wrong. So if that is what you are in the mood for then I think you will enjoy it (plus it sounds fantastic on a good system). But if you are in the mood for some melodic death, then this won't do it for you. Just pop in some Blackwater Park, Ghost Reveries, Still Life or Deliverance and let all the bad things in the world melt away. biggrin.gif

It's going great so far. I have had BP in my car soaking it in every morning and evening on my commutes. It is time to give it a shot at the big boys, and pop it in downstairs, but I am certainly looking forward to it. I have made it several times through the disc so I think I will be ready to dial in and give the HT a go at it smile.gif In the meantime, Ghost Reveries just showed up and I have enjoyed it so far. It is now in the car with BP moving to the HT. I got notification that Deliverance is on its way and I think one of the others is too. Jeez at this point I don't even remember which ones I got!!! Haha. I need to check on that smile.gif
post #807 of 1183
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

It's going great so far. I have had BP in my car soaking it in every morning and evening on my commutes. It is time to give it a shot at the big boys, and pop it in downstairs, but I am certainly looking forward to it. I have made it several times through the disc so I think I will be ready to dial in and give the HT a go at it smile.gif In the meantime, Ghost Reveries just showed up and I have enjoyed it so far. It is now in the car with BP moving to the HT. I got notification that Deliverance is on its way and I think one of the others is too. Jeez at this point I don't even remember which ones I got!!! Haha. I need to check on that smile.gif

That's a lot of Opeth to digest!! I took it one album at a time and it still felt like a lot.

Another thing I love about Opeth is I can understand the growl lyrics a lot of the time. Listening to the entire album Blackwater Park in one sitting is awesome, when you get to the final growled lyric,

"The Sun Sets Forever
over Blackwater Park!!!!!!!"


Pure goosebumps.

Oh, btw, get the 5.1 of Still Life, it's one of the best surround disks I own and pretty much the only one I still listen to in surround. The Moor is so beautiful.... but so is the rest of the album. I could go on and on.....

Ok, so I will. The section of The Night and the Silent Water from the album Morningrise where he whispers instead of using a growl is a very cool effect.

Or how about the first 2 minutes of the song Master's Apprentices from the album Deliverance - love that riff and the opening lyrics about a person dying from a terminal illness:


A sickness in me
Constant pace towards the end
The need is stronger
This time the need is deeper
There is a peace I am searching
There is a freedom I'm depending on
There is a pain that's never ending
There is a rain falling only on me
There is a dream I am living
There is a life I'm dreaming of
There is a death I'm awaiting
There is a home I am deserting



Ok, I'm done - for now. smile.gif
post #808 of 1183
Haha, so got the shipment notification on watershed, damnation, and still life, I haven't ordered morningrise or deliverance as of yet. let's see how these go first. haha
post #809 of 1183
Thread Starter 
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Haha, so got the shipment notification on watershed, damnation, and still life, I haven't ordered morningrise or deliverance as of yet. let's see how these go first. haha

Ha, yeah I tend to go overboard. smile.gif

You have to understand though, I don't know ANYONE that likes this kind of music. I have some buddies that like Metallica ok, but no one that is really into metal and certainly not Opeth, so I have to get it all out in this thread.
post #810 of 1183
Oh, perfectly fine with my. My guess was the hesitant suggestion for Opeth was due to the melodic sections of their tracks. I actually dig the most that type of metal where there is a great breakdown and "normal" lyrics mixed in with it. Don't get me wrong I will still shred to some non-stop grizzly metal, but I like the breaks in the insanity that Opeth tosses into their stuff smile.gif
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