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Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by Sir Ruff » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:42 pm

No, this is not your father's Rush, ELP, Pink Floyd synth solo...



Frankly, I had never even considered the use of synths in metal outside of black or death (or lighter genres) metal, let alone in hardcore (that's all I can think to call it even with my decent metal vocab). Kind of a weird sound. :shock:
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Post by Hair » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:00 pm

I saw this hardcore-type band a few years ago by the name of No Hollywood Ending, not quite my cup of tea, but I do remember one dude rocking an MS2000 pretty hard.

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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by valdiorn » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:34 pm

So is it still a crime to love Rammstein, 'cause whoever decided that was a very uncool person :)

Any Way, Du Hast, Spielt mit Mir, Keine Lust and alot more all have great synth parts

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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by Gianni » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:21 pm

Hahaha!

But hey, metal's filled with synthesizers... from 100% Rompler strings for black metal and "power metal", to some decent use of synthesizers for progressive metal and metal fusion.

I used to do prog metal until a couple of years ago.
This is the only metal band I listen to know, but the keyboardist does amazing stuff with a Nord Electro 2 and a Nord Wave.

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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by tallowwaters » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:32 pm

Goblin - Death Train.
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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by Sir Ruff » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:15 pm

Gianni wrote: But hey, metal's filled with synthesizers... from 100% Rompler strings for black metal and "power metal", to some decent use of synthesizers for progressive metal and metal fusion.
no, I realize that (Cradle of Filth was actually the first band that spring to mind when I first saw that vid)... but I mean within this very raw hardcore metal stuff, it just sounds odd (to me). But I guess it's good that even that extreme sound is capable of integrating more melodic, synthy elements.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:21 pm

The Locust anyone?

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Post by futureworlder » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:35 pm

tallowwaters wrote:Goblin - Death Train.
that old chestnut... ;)
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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by Gianni » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:35 am

Sir Ruff wrote:
Gianni wrote: But hey, metal's filled with synthesizers... from 100% Rompler strings for black metal and "power metal", to some decent use of synthesizers for progressive metal and metal fusion.
no, I realize that (Cradle of Filth was actually the first band that spring to mind when I first saw that vid)... but I mean within this very raw hardcore metal stuff, it just sounds odd (to me). But I guess it's good that even that extreme sound is capable of integrating more melodic, synthy elements.
Yeah, I got it, don't worry. :wink:

I was just saying... :D



To keep things on topic, there's also a kind-of-metal[?] band called Pain my girlfriend showed me last week that incorporated unusual synth lines with really bad voices so the result is something that could turn out as a commercial hit. :lol:

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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by Sir Ruff » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:53 am

Gianni wrote:
Sir Ruff wrote:
Gianni wrote: But hey, metal's filled with synthesizers... from 100% Rompler strings for black metal and "power metal", to some decent use of synthesizers for progressive metal and metal fusion.
no, I realize that (Cradle of Filth was actually the first band that spring to mind when I first saw that vid)... but I mean within this very raw hardcore metal stuff, it just sounds odd (to me). But I guess it's good that even that extreme sound is capable of integrating more melodic, synthy elements.
Yeah, I got it, don't worry. :wink:

I was just saying... :D



To keep things on topic, there's also a kind-of-metal[?] band called Pain my girlfriend showed me last week that incorporated unusual synth lines with really bad voices so the result is something that could turn out as a commercial hit. :lol:
ha... well, all that's left is grindcore and synths:

ne ne ne ne ne ne ne neh, ne ne ne ne ne neh ne ...guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrr..... do dee do dee doe dee doo ne ne ne neh ne neh ne
tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat dumdumdum dumdum dum tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat tat

(my attempt at a phonetic grindcore synth song)
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Post by space6oy » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:44 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:The Locust anyone?
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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by Stab Frenzy » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:42 am

space6oy wrote:metal... i don't know if the locust are metal. there are about 10 albums i love that i know are metal of some sub-sub-sub genre or other, but i'm not sure about the locust. just because they're intentionally weird. anyway, i love them. and genres are a b***h.
Yeah genres in general get a big thumbs down from me. Some people would call them punk I suppose, it's all just rock n roll to me.

Anyway, the Locust are awesome.

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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by space6oy » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:54 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
space6oy wrote:metal... i don't know if the locust are metal. there are about 10 albums i love that i know are metal of some sub-sub-sub genre or other, but i'm not sure about the locust. just because they're intentionally weird. anyway, i love them. and genres are a b***h.
Yeah genres in general get a big thumbs down from me. Some people would call them punk I suppose, it's all just rock n roll to me.

Anyway, the Locust are awesome.
tangent, but their drummer is incredible. he'd probably be in the top 5 i love and am intimidated by.

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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by Otoroko Heavy Industries » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:13 am

The Amenta - Erebus

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The song has several great synth breakdowns. <3 <3 This is what industrial metal should sound like.

Edit. I just remembered that there isn't a lot of synth on that song (I'm at work, no audio). Best Synthey filtered guitar breakdowns ever?

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Re: Best synthesizer breakdowns ever (hardcore metal style)...

Post by monolith » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:16 pm

+1 for The Locust

HORSE the Band are pretty rad too.


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