Melodic Death Metal

Isn't "melodic death metal" a fine oxymoron? What could it possibly sound like? Well, here's a sample, as identified by THE METAL ARCHIVES.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 31, 2010
     Category: Music | Europe | Paradoxes, Enigmas and Other Conundrums

A bit lively, wouldn't you say?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/31/10 at 01:03 PM
I usually like metal, but if this is the future of the genre, i am outta there. That guy sounds just like a Latin teacher i had in high school - couldn't understand a freakin' word he said in English, so he'd get pissed. Homework assignment? What homework?, you f**kin' freak.
Posted by done on 07/31/10 at 08:44 PM
Heavy Metal styles, especially those of European bands, have been going through a massive fragmentation since the beginning of the '90s: Symphonic Metal, Blackened Thrash, Viking Metal, Grindcore, Sludge/Doom/Drone, etc. Every other band seems to take off in a new direction or incorporate a new element from somewhere else.

Melodic Death Metal usually means Blast Beats & Cookie Monster vocals meet Synths, riffs from the late-'70s "New Wave of British Heavy Metal" (AKA NWoBHM), & the occasional sing along chorus that doesn't revolve around Blood & Corpses. Some other bands to check out in this Genre: Children of Bodom, Insomnium, Dimmu Borgir, & Bathory.
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 08/01/10 at 08:38 AM
not my type of music whatsoever. but to each his own.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/01/10 at 11:19 AM
I was really liking it until the screaming.

I'm partial to jazz and classic rock myself, but one genre I love is symphonic metal. I'm sure most people who have been near a radio at any time in November or December of the past five years or so have heard of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but for those who are unfamiliar here is an example of "Symphonic Metal" (Most of their music is Christmas related, so apologies in advance for anyone who is dreading the fast approaching Christmas shopping season. They do have an album of Beethoven inspired pieces as well):

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - O Come All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night
Posted by Salamander Sam in Chicago on 11/01/10 at 02:42 AM
thanks for the link sam. I am not big on metal, but very partial to christmas music. I really like the different take on something so familiar though. i have heard them before but never saw the stage show. very good.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/01/10 at 01:53 PM
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