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Hey y'all, I'm a metal noob according to my profile, but I wanted to run something by you. For the record, I can play guitar/sing/scream, and I've had an idea to try something out in regards to new material I've been working on. For the record, I am a Christian, but as I said in my intro, I'll sit down with ya, shoot the shit, have a drink or three and play air guitar whenever Heading Out To The Highway blares over the P.A. :o Okay, here's my idea. I'm a big fan of groups like Tyr and Amon Amarth where they take the Norse sagas and set them to metal. I'm proud that they're continuing the stories & culture that was snuffed out by, sad to say, Christians. Anyway, one day while being awesome :geek:;) , I had an idea to take some of the stories from the Old Testament and set them to metal, as well. I'm not doing this to get preachy, I'd just like to tell these stories simply as stories. In the Church today, you mention names like Kings David and Solomon and they're almost used as buzzwords to generate a certain response in people. I want to show these people as people with doubts, insecurities, fears, just to show that these are great stories and that these people were human beings. Anyway, any feedback would be appreciated. Keep on rockin' and go kick the world's ass in the name of metal! \mm/

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Hey y'all, I'm a metal noob according to my profile, but I wanted to run something by you. For the record, I can play guitar/sing/scream, and I've had an idea to try something out in regards to new material I've been working on. For the record, I am a Christian, but as I said in my intro, I'll sit down with ya, shoot the shit, have a drink or three and play air guitar whenever Heading Out To The Highway blares over the P.A. :o Okay, here's my idea. I'm a big fan of groups like Tyr and Amon Amarth where they take the Norse sagas and set them to metal. I'm proud that they're continuing the stories & culture that was snuffed out by, sad to say, Christians. Anyway, one day while being awesome :geek:;) , I had an idea to take some of the stories from the Old Testament and set them to metal, as well. I'm not doing this to get preachy, I'd just like to tell these stories simply as stories. In the Church today, you mention names like Kings David and Solomon and they're almost used as buzzwords to generate a certain response in people. I want to show these people as people with doubts, insecurities, fears, just to show that these are great stories and that these people were human beings. Anyway, any feedback would be appreciated. Keep on rockin' and go kick the world's ass in the name of metal! \mm/

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Re: An Idea for a New Project an interesting concept though I don't know how it would work out there are many bands that tell stories with their metal, bands such as Blind Guardian and Thergothen, the latter I checked out after they were mentioned on here by NTNR and BlutAusNerd, and some other

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Re: An Idea for a New Project Yeah, i know this is gonna take some work. I'm still in a "watershed" kinda phase right now where I'm just listening to a lot of metal to learn the "lay of the land", so to speak. Blind Guardian is one of the groups that I'm listening to right now that's helping me see how to put a story together in a metal context. And yes, I'm a sucker for those choir-like vocals they have on their albums. I've always loved vocals like that, but man, they took it to another level.

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Re: An Idea for a New Project Yeah, great example, Murph. I'm a big fan of that song. Most of Maiden's songs tend to do that. I'll probably be listening to a lot of Pink Floyd's The Wall as I'm doing this, too. That Blind Guardian album Nightfall In Middle Earth is definitely helping me figure this out, too.

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Okay' date=' here's my idea. I'm a big fan of groups like Tyr and Amon Amarth where they take the Norse sagas and set them to metal. I'm proud that they're continuing the stories & culture that was snuffed out by, sad to say, Christians. Anyway, one day while being awesome :geek:;) , I had an idea to take some of the stories from the Old Testament and set them to metal, as well.[/quote'] I'm a Christian too, and during my theology class this semester I've been assigned a lot of reading through the Old Testament. I found doom made it a lot easier to read through in that it helped evoke the grand, sweeping scale of God' power in the text. In addition, the haunting atmosphere combined with the slow pace of the music helps one to understand the idea of a bleak, desolate landscape used as a battleground time and again. I don't know which genre you'd want to use, but a highly melodic folky doom with a fair amount of uptempo songs (essentially, the band Solstice :D ) would work. Putting a Middle Eastern spin on it wouldn't hurt either.

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There would be a thousand good ways to go there' date=' and you needn't be a Cristian or a Jew to take interest. So long as it rocks and shows no sign of vege-taleism... have at it.[/quote'] Agreed, that is without doubt the most obnoxious bit of children's programing ever conceived.

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