30 Dec 2008, 05:50 by maidenhell
17 Dec 2008, 01:21 by maidenhellPower Radio
Power metal is today associated with an epic sound tempered by characteristics of speed metal, power metal's musical forerunner. Power metal's lyrical themes, though as varied as metal itself, typically focus on fantasy and mythology (eg. , Rhapsody of Fire, Blind Guardian, Falconer , Domine, camaraderie and hope (eg. DragonForce, Stratovarius, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Hammerfall, Lost Horizon, Highland Glory, Sabaton), personal struggles and emotions (eg. X Japan, Primal Fear, Sonata Arctica, Evergrey) war and death (eg. Manowar, Sabaton, Iced Earth) or combinations of the listed themes. The prevalence of these lyrical themes span across the many languages power metal is performed in (eg. Angra (Portuguese), Darksun (Spanish). Many typical metal themes such as anti-religion and politics are comparatively rare but not unheard of.
Power metal is highly focused on the vocalist, with "clean" vocals being much more prevalent than the growling vocals often associated with death metal and black metal. …
9 Apr 2008, 18:34 by MelonMan1981"La Housse à Gratte" du 8 Avril 2008.
Emission présentée sur la webradio "La Grosse Radio" (http://www.lagrosseradio.com) par Arnonours, en compagnie de ses chroniqueurs Essem (chanteur de Dornfall) et Melonman. Présence de deux invités exceptionnels : Crashou et Iskaria.
Groupe invité : Lokurah (groupe parisien de metal hardcore inspiré par Hatebreed, Machine Head ou encore Slayer).
Nouveautés de la soirée : Bad-In, Firewind, Meshuggah et Gwydion
Suggestions du groupe invité : Hatebreed, Pantera, First Blood et The Red Chord
Suggestion du Melon : Dyslesia
Playlist complète :
My own death
The right hand of chaos
The Great Southern Trendkill
The Silent Code
When the end comes
Pray For Eyes
(Hommage à Stratovarius, Timo Tolkki ayant annoncé la fin de ce groupe légendaire tout en dévoilant le nom de son nouveau projet : Revolution…
6 Jul 2007, 00:13 by PyroclasmThis is a list with all the albums I ever bought (at least those of which I dare to come out with, which mean all since I started listening (real = non-nu-) metal ;)). The stars * are given by myself and will ofcourse be different than your opinion about the album. The amount of * may change with time ofcourse.
* : very very bad music (which i will never ever buy)
** : a disappointment in some way. Should have better not bought this album
*** : a good album
**** : a very good album, really worth it's money (if you're into the same kind of music as I am ofcourse)
*****: awesome fantastic supergreat album!! this stuff never gets boring, and it's a shame if you don't know it (if you're into the same kind of music as I am ofcourse)
**** Altaria - Divinity
*** Axenstar - Perpetual Twilight
*** Angra - Hunters and Pray
TBA Angra - Temple of Shadows
** Athena - Twilight of Days
**** Axxis - Paradis in Flames
** Ark - Ark
**** Alkemyst - Meeting in the Mist
*** At Vance - Only Human
3 Mar 2006, 02:35 by MelonMan1981France is not known for being a great metal country. That's true. But nevertheless, there are many great "melodic" (*) metal bands in this country (which happens to be mine lol). For those who are interested, I've listed the main French "melodic" metal bands that I know and love/like. Of course, there may be others that I don't mention here, I surely don't know them all... :p
>> (*) By melodic, I mean "heavy, power, progressive, gothic, folk and melodic death/black"... It's just a word to put all those metal genres I like in a nutshell, so you won't find any "true" thrash/black/death/hardcore metal bands here as I'm not really into this kind of music. <<
Heavenly: If you love Helloween, Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, Freedom Call or Angra... you will like this energic and melodic band too! Created in 1994, this speed power metal band has released 3 great albums (Coming from the Sky…
11 Dec 2005, 18:42 by MelonMan1981Just a quick journal entry to mention some great underground metal/rock bands from France. I guess nobody knows them, but those who are metal/rock fans of French bands (like Heavenly, Fairyland, Hamka, Manigance, Adagio, Invictus, Alkemyst, Malédiction, Dyslesia, Falkirk, Black Bomb A, Furia, Trust, Noir Désir, Eiffel, Daisybox, Sortilège or Misanthrope) should check them:
- Done Anker
- Angel Fall
- Partout ailleurs
- Urban Addict