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Hey - we have a thread about this topic:

For Gothenburg-style "melodeath", I dig the first two or three Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates albums and a few other bands like A Canorous Quintet, Eucharist, Unanimated, Ablaze My Sorrow; I also enjoy progressive death metal that incorporates melody without using the "melodeath" template, for instance Opeth, Edge Of Sanity, and later Death. I have to say that I hate nearly all of what passes for melodic death metal these days. But anyway, dig through the thread and see if anything catches your eye.

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15 minutes ago, FatherAlabaster said:

Hey - we have a thread about this topic:

For Gothenburg-style "melodeath", I dig the first two or three Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates albums and a few other bands like A Canorous Quintet, Eucharist, Unanimated, Ablaze My Sorrow; I also enjoy progressive death metal that incorporates melody without using the "melodeath" template, for instance Opeth, Edge Of Sanity, and later Death. I have to say that I hate nearly all of what passes for melodic death metal these days. But anyway, dig through the thread and see if anything catches your eye.

Oops! I'm sorry, I'm new and haven't seen everything yet.. /: But out of the ones you mentioned, I really like At The Gates, Opeth, and Death. By your specific preferences, I'm very surprised Amon Amarth wasn't there.. lol and thank you for telling me!

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Most of what is called "melodic death metal" these days has nothing to do with death metal at all. I put a bunch of videos up in that melodic death metal thread that FatherAlabaster mentioned (I believe it's in the "other genres" section of Metal Talk), so that would be a good place to check out what melodic death metal is really about. Some of my favorites include Arghoslent, the first 2 At the Gates albums, Crown of Thorns/The Crown, Darkane, mid-period Centinex, Garden of Shadows, Sentenced on their North From Here album, Black Harvest (FatherAlabaster's band), etc...

 

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14 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Most of what is called "melodic death metal" these days has nothing to do with death metal at all. I put a bunch of videos up in that melodic death metal thread that FatherAlabaster mentioned (I believe it's in the "other genres" section of Metal Talk), so that would be a good place to check out what melodic death metal is really about. Some of my favorites include Arghoslent, the first 2 At the Gates albums, Crown of Thorns/The Crown, Darkane, mid-period Centinex, Garden of Shadows, Sentenced on their North From Here album, Black Harvest (FatherAlabaster's band), etc...

 

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Thank You!

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14 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

It turns out that I was mistaken, the thread I mentioned is in the death metal section. I just stuck it to the top, so it should be easy to find. Most of the videos are in the latter half of the thread.

 

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I did link to the thread in my previous post in this thread - does the link not show up on Tapatalk? Marvelously annoying app, nothing would surprise me.

Thank you for the shout out, too. :) Hope you've enjoyed the new thing.

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16 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

It looks like a link should be there, but it isn't. The new update can suck it. And yes, the new songs are sick, probably my favorites yet.fffaff041331fcdbd65f140d6e0808e2.jpg

 

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That's annoying as shit. I know I've said it before, but the mobile version is great. Once you get used to the navigation, it's just as easy to get around, and more functional than any Tapatalk version I've tried in the past few years, and the interface feels like you're actually on a forum, which is nice. Here's a screenshot of my view of the same post:

 

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4 hours ago, Balor said:

Kalmah is really good as well.

Yes, but like Children of Bodom, they're a power/speed metal band that often gets lumped in with "melodic death metal" because of their harsh vocals. Musically, there isn't much of anything to tie them to death metal, save for a few passages on their debut album.

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2 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

Yes, but like Children of Bodom, they're a power/speed metal band that often gets lumped in with "melodic death metal" because of their harsh vocals. Musically, there isn't much of anything to tie them to death metal, save for a few passages on their debut album.

Yeah, I remember seeing a conversation somewhere on this forum calling them "extreme power metal" or something, which would make sense.

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