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 Post subject: Medieval/Metal crossover
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:50 am 
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In an ill-advised attempt to reveal some of my more esoteric musical tastes, may I draw your attention to Rondellus - an Estonian early music group who decided to release a CD of Black Sabbath covers performed in a medieval stylee, and with lyrics translated into Latin. :twisted: http://www.sabbatum.com/


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I have a CD of Gregorian chant sung mostly in, um, Pig Latin. Link here, scroll down to the bottom of the page. The lyrics and liner notes are quite funny.

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maybe they should duet on War Pigs? :boggle:


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mickspangle wrote:
In an ill-advised attempt to reveal some of my more esoteric musical tastes, may I draw your attention to Rondellus - an Estonian early music group who decided to release a CD of Black Sabbath covers performed in a medieval stylee, and with lyrics translated into Latin. :twisted: http://www.sabbatum.com/


Beyond cool!

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mickspangle wrote:
In an ill-advised attempt to reveal some of my more esoteric musical tastes, may I draw your attention to Rondellus - an Estonian early music group who decided to release a CD of Black Sabbath covers performed in a medieval stylee, and with lyrics translated into Latin. :twisted: http://www.sabbatum.com/
This sounds really interesting. Unfortunately, the sound sample links don't work for me :sniffle:


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I enjoy the band Opeth a lot. While not specifically medieval, their arrangements sound more like romantic orchestral music to me than heavy metal.

Once you get past the cookie-monster lyrics, that is!

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What's wrong about listening to metal?

I both play the whistle, and my six guitars - and I love both folk and metal, and mixing those two simply gives an amazing result, mostly. If you take a look at the scandinavian metal-scene in the mid-90's, a trend began to unfold - what metal-folks today usually refer to "melodeath", og melodic death metal - back then, there were to types of that musical style: One focused on the folk-melodies of scandinavia and tremolo-picking, the other style was more thrashlike, riff-wise - a band like Dark Tranquillity and In Flames are good examples of exactly that.

About a year ago, I stumbled across a faroese band called Týr. They mix inspirations such as Dream Theater (who many refer to as the kings progressive metal) and their musical heritage - and the result is amazing. The lead singer sings in faroese, danish and english - apart from the traditional folk-songs they have modernised, they have also made a cover of The Wild Rover - which actually ended up sounding quite nordic, for some reason.

To make a long story short - folk metal rules! :P

..and I still keep thinking of bands.

Ashtar, is a brazilian metal-outfit, focussing on the irish and celtic musical heritage - some of their songs are simple modern remakes of traditional songs, and some are more metalesque - some even with doom metal-like vocals - quite interesting, when exploring that kind of music.

#Wormdiet

Opeth is an amazing band - one of the best progressive death metal-bands that ever shot out of Sweden - and about those vocals, Mikael Åkerfeldt is an amazing vocalist - his clean vocals are beautiful and fragile, while his growl is meaty and clear, yet still extremely distorted - you don't see that kind of talent a lot, what death metal-vocalists concern.


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Eitreach wrote:
...what metal-folks today usually refer to "melodeath", og melodic death metal...


We definitely need a forum for this. :twisted:

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Yeah, but Gwar still rocks my world.

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Pigorian Chant and Sabbatium where my Christmas gifts to friends a few years ago. As I recall, I think Sabbatium got written up in the L.A. Times rock and roll column with very favorable comments. When my kids were in their early teens, we did a car trip sowewhere and would "sing" (chant) along to the CD. Lots of good funny memories with that.


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It does give “getting medieval on your ass” a new spin!


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I just heard of Rondellus last week. This cd is a hoot, to me, as I cut my teeth to sabbath :)

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Rod Sprague wrote:
It does give “getting medieval on your ass” a new spin!


Honestly, I have a classical ass.

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