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Hello! My name's David but my friends calls me Ging. I'm fairly new to metal, for the most of my life I've never had any interest in music until I started to actually listen to some. I first got into metal through this band called Demetori, here're my favourite tracks from them: "古きユアンシェン ~ Death Echo", "明治十七年の上海アリス", and "風神少女". They make music rearranges of OSTs from a game called Touhou Project, which is the only type of music that I listen to. After I listened to Demetori's whole discography I moved on to Foreground Eclipse, which is another Touhou Project band, but this time it has female japanese vocal and screamos, My favourite songs from them are: "THE DISTANT JOURNEY TO YOU", "Destruction", "Wandering, Never Wondering (There Exists A Shade)", and "Truths, Ironies, The Secret Lyrics". At that time, I started to really, really love screaming vocals so I went on to listen to UNDEAD CORPORATION, my favourite band of all time. My favourite songs are: "Magus Night Fever", "Karasu", "Evil But Innocent", and "Twisted Fate".

I came to this forum hoping that I could get band recommendations, REAL bands that are not just game OST rearranges. I'm looking for bands that're similar to UNDEAD CORPORATION, they have said that they took inspiration from In Flames, Pantera, and Slayer, so I started listening to In Flames (really like their music so far). And I also discovered a few songs on my own from a Twitch livestream like "Raining Blood" by Slayer, and "Master of Puppets" by Metallica, "The Sun, The Moon, The Stars" by AEther Realm, and "Toxic Minds" by Scythelord (absolutely love all of them). Hope it's not too much to ask.

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Sounds like a particular flavor of melodic death metal would appeal to you. Check out The Crown's album "Deathrace King":

 

At The Gates' "Slaughter Of The Soul":

 

 

Dark Tranquillity's "The Mind's I":

 

 

If you find a song that speaks to you, definitely check out whatever album it's from in full. Even if you're a song by song listener rather than a full album listener, you'll probably find some great stuff you wouldn't hear otherwise. Slayer's "Reign In Blood" and Metallica's "Master Of Puppets" are both classic albums and great starting places if you're looking to get into the wide world of metal. Pantera was a really important band for me when I was younger, you can't go wrong with anything they did from "Cowboys From Hell" through "The Great Southern Trendkill". My tastes have moved on from a lot of this stuff and I'm sure there's a bunch of newer music that would excite you as well, so maybe other people will chime in. Happy hunting.

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Thank you so much! I'm listening to Deathrace King right now on Spotify and it's exactly my taste. I usually listen to bands from their oldest release to newest. I'll make sure to check the others out too 😃

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