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Xeoman

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Posted on 04-19-05 02:35 PM Link | Quote
Well I've heard so much about this band called "Rhapsody" again, and again.

So ... I finally checked them out.

Honestly, I was blown away. Right now I only have there "Symphony of the Enchanted Lands" album, and I have to say they're easily becoming one of my all time favorite bands, if not thee favorite band of mine.

Why I say they're better than Symphony X? Well, they seem to be compared a lot. Why, I'm not exactly sure, since you could say they're pretty different.

Symphony X is more Symphonic Progressive, while Rhapsody is a little more on the heavy side, making them Symphonic Power.

And for those of you who know me well, I'm a huge fan of Power Metal. (The fast stuff)

Besides Rhapsody, I've also recently checked out Avantasia, also Symphonic Power (and extremely good), Therion, more instrumental (and I guess they'd be Death Metal if they sang more, since one of there songs has Death Metal singing), and Kamelot, which they're more just plain Power like Edguy and Gamma Ray.

If you're clueless as to what I'm saying, just check this out.

That is a list of the kind of stuff I like.

Even though I haven't heard the majority of those bands, I plan on it.
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Posted on 04-19-05 03:01 PM Link | Quote
Rhapsody is definately amazing the whole Symphony of Enchated Lands album is really amazing and every song is worth it I'm going to definately need to check out some of their other albums.

Avantsia and Kamelot on the other hand are awesome as well. Kamelot is more heavy than Avantasia and Avatnsia is more power symphonic but the album I downloaded for Avantasia they have one of the Edguy songs I have heard of so I wonder if they worked on that same song together. If that was the result they need to get together and do more because that songs is amazing.

Does anybody else know any good power metal bands me and Xeo havent metioned yet. If so list them here and talk about their greatness.
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Posted on 04-19-05 03:03 PM Link | Quote
I was looking over the list of albums Rhapsody has, and saw they had "Enchanted Lands II", will definently have to check that one out.
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Posted on 04-19-05 03:05 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by The Xeomega
I was looking over the list of albums Rhapsody has, and saw they had "Enchanted Lands II", will definently have to check that one out.


Yes, they have it torrentspy I'm downloading it now and theres like 5 other albums I dont have which I MUST GET!!
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Posted on 04-19-05 03:17 PM Link | Quote
You know, I am really tempted to make you list what bands you have heard that you consider symphonic so I know what to recommend. But yes, Rhapsody kicks teh major ass!

*waits for a random Blind Guardian thread*
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Posted on 04-19-05 03:18 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Elara
You know, I am really tempted to make you list what bands you have heard that you consider symphonic so I know what to recommend. But yes, Rhapsody kicks teh major ass!

*waits for a random Blind Guardian thread*


And honestly, I don't like Blind Guardian that much.

*waits for the random punch to the face*
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Posted on 04-19-05 03:20 PM Link | Quote
*pokes you*

Meh, that is your thing. Now I am still waiting for that list.

Yes, I was serious about that.
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Posted on 04-19-05 03:23 PM Link | Quote
Ok, honestly I can't think of much now ...

Stratovarius, a bit here and there.
Symphony X (duh)
Rhapsody
Avantasia

That's about it.

I think I checked out Holleween (is that how the bands spelled?) and didn't really like them that much. They were just linked from metalstorm.ee, from other bands under the "[Band] fans also liked: etc".

Hopefully that made sense.
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Posted on 04-19-05 08:28 PM Link | Quote
Well, since you are not that big a fan of Blind Guardian I don't know how much you would like the first two, but it's at least worth checking these out:

Iced Earth
HammerFall
In Flames (it's a stretch, but I think you would like The Quiet Place)
Nightwish
Dimmu Borgir (symphonic black metal)
Iron Maiden
Dream Evil
Elvenking
Manowar
Nevermore
DragonForce
Demons & Wizards
Bathory

I personally have not listened to Bathory, but I do like all the others, and from what I heard Bathory is pretty cool as well.
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Posted on 04-19-05 08:49 PM Link | Quote
I demand Nightwish be taken off the list.

I don't know what it is, I know SO many Nightwish fanboys and fangirls but I absolutely hate them.
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Posted on 04-19-05 08:51 PM Link | Quote
Hey, the are in the genre and I actually like them... Xeo should at least give them a listen to see what he thinks.

Oh, and I forgot one. King Crimson, it's an older band, but they are really cool.


(Last edited by Elara on 04-19-05 11:56 PM)
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Posted on 04-20-05 09:23 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Jin
I demand Nightwish be taken off the list.

I don't know what it is, I know SO many Nightwish fanboys and fangirls but I absolutely hate them.


I'd say the same for Iron Maiden.

Powerslave was great, but other than that I really think Iron Maiden is quite overated ... they just didn't do it for me, like everyone else or something. They're just "ok" in my opinion. I have a lot of friends that are completely obsessed with them, no clue why.

But yeah, I've seen Nightwish mentioned a lot here and there, but the same goes for Rhapsody and I was surprised. I guess I'll just have to check some of those out.
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Posted on 04-23-05 10:35 AM Link | Quote
Summoning
Burzum
Galdalf
Falconer
Erik the Red
Venom
Sigh
MANOWAR
Immortal

There are probably other bands that are slipping my mind right now.
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Posted on 04-24-05 09:33 AM Link | Quote
I hate Bling Guaridan with a Passion . My friend mitch had me listen to a CD of theirs and i was like sweet band. But after the 30 sec guitar intro is over, these horrible vocals come in and just take over ruining the song ERRRRR!!!!!!! soooooooooo bad.

And nightwish is really overrated, i give them credit for being cool, but their songs get old after a few listens there not composed to last for years on radio stations, not like how metallica songs are, there is never a time when i wouldnt love to hear a song of theirs.

But back on Topic...

I havent heard of either of these bands . I really need a job and get some money
Xeoman

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Posted on 04-24-05 09:39 AM Link | Quote
Well I was at a friends yesterday, and listened to a good bit of a few bands.

Blind Guardian - I gave them a second chance. There were a few songs I'd say were "ok", but I just don't like the quality of their music. To me, it just seems "bad". So, you could say I really don't like them.

Nightwish - Didn't care for them either. Cool symphonic parts, but if I want to listen to some Symphonic Metal, I'll go with Rhapsody or Symphony X.

So ... not interested in those 2 anymore.

I will have to check out some of the others you guys mentioned though. Can't say I've heard of most of them though.
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