got their first two albums on vinyl, many years ago... I was totally into this US Heavy Metal stuff at that time. That Bob Mitchell also had a band called Sleepy Hollow: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG-yvOLEnq
Post by crystallogic13 on Jul 28, 2018 6:07:59 GMT -5
!!! Just read about it here from you mate, sad, RIP Mark...
An epic playlist in his memory :
Manilla Road - Necropolis Manilla Road - Crystal Logic Manilla Road - The Veils of Negative Existence Manilla Road - Astronomica Manilla Road - The Fires of Mars Omen - Teeth of the Hydra Omen - Battle Cry Omen - Hell's Gates Manowar - Secrets of Steel Manowar - Gloves of Metal Manowar - Gates of Valhalla
Post by sternenfeuer on Feb 26, 2019 8:41:13 GMT -5
I strongly recommend the band ICE SWORD. Their album "Dragon Magic" is really that - magical. Epic heavy metal a la Manilla Road with nods towards "Hammerheart" era Bathory and even a bit black metal in the guitar sound (only present every now and then) come along quite special sounding. As a bonus they also make use of a keyboard here and there. One may have to get used to the vocals, but once this is done you are rewarded with fine crafted metal with, well, passion.
Post by sternenfeuer on May 29, 2019 8:45:31 GMT -5
While I normally am not much of a fan of female vocals (only in 80s pop-rock ), I just stumpled upon SMOULDER and have to say that I really like this. It's a great blending of epic doom and crunchy heavy metal, def. worth at least checking out here: smoulder.bandcamp.com
Here's their cover (a piece by Alan Craddock if I'm not mistaken) as an "appetizer"
Post by crystallogic13 on Sept 11, 2019 9:06:02 GMT -5
Old but pure gold... Defender from the EP... There are guitar fireworks here, besides the absolute perfection of the album version, I always like this even more than that... And that says a lot..
Edit: Forgot to say, I saw Manowar this summer, after all these years, in their closing gig of this year's tour in Athens Greece in June... Great playing, sound, night, conditions, everything 100%, along with this years Dead Can Dance(2nd one, first about 5-7 years back) in "Odeon of Herodes Atticus" -best of great playlist btw, Xavier, Summoning of The Muse, Avatar, etc etc- they were at my 37 years of age , my best ever gigs/events I ever went to I think... Never expected that 3 months back.. Pure excellence on both events..
Wow, there are some great recommendations in this thread. I am a big fan of that retro 80s fantasy feeling.
Something, that has not been mentioned in this thread, but I feel deserves it is Black Knight's Master of Disasters Album.
what have you named, man! how many memories!!!
I discovered this obscure album many years ago by reading a known Italian collector's review....it was almost impossibile-to-find stuff....I found a (now legendary) old bootleg from the Reborn Classics days at a record fair in Germany...think 2000 or 2001. Thanks for bringin' it back!
"...the mood is uncertain and broken where the naïve meets the seriousness..." Rotstock 'Zine, 2019.
crystallogic13: nahadoth , or anyone that knows, are the "monthly" Dungeon Synth releases you do on Facebook reposted anywhere else ? (reddit, could be here, anywhere?) .. (have missed a "window" of DS releases 15-20/3 and want to catch up-bandcamp stops about a month:(
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