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Poll Question: Which Genre do you feel has the most "Epic" sound to it?
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    Posted: 22 Jun 2012 at 4:51am
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I'd say black metal for Nokturnal Mortum and Windir, but they've got folk metal vibes in them.  So, I'll go with folk metal.



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Epic, even though it isn't so obviously so, is kind of subjective. It's weird, it feels like it shouldn't be, but if you think about it, it is. What makes you feel something is epic? Soaring vocals like Iced Earth or Maiden? Lengthy songs? DEEP textures and big atmospheres like Amon Amarth? Crazy guitar solos? Awesome arrangements like Opeth? Or just brutal power like so many more extreme bands? Sometimes lyrics are rather lofty like Killswitch (I realize that their lyrics are quite formulaic, but the imagery or notions in their lyrics are always on a big scale)

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I want to say 'the obvious', the 'the obvious' is not on that list, so Other.

The Obvious being symphonic metal.
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

I want to say 'the obvious', the 'the obvious' is not on that list, so Other.

The Obvious being symphonic metal.


Whenever you said 'the obvious' I went 'What, power metal ?' but then when you said symphonic metal it was a big 'Ooooooooh. Yup.'


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If there wasn't an "other" option, I'd choose black metal for bands like Deathspell Omega, but since there is that oh so varying "other" option, I'll choose that.  

The generic "epic:, like with what you get with power metal, I just think is cheesy, and most of the time the same is true with progressive.

Think the vote goes to post-metal.


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Originally posted by Xaxaar Xaxaar wrote:


Think the vote goes to post-metal.


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Power Metal.
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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Originally posted by Xaxaar Xaxaar wrote:


Think the vote goes to post-metal.


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Viking metal
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Kinda between Folk and Symph for me.
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Of those listed I went for Progressive Metal. I kinda wanted to vote for 'Epic' Metal as a genre Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wilytank Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2013 at 4:40pm
Originally posted by Daysbetween Daysbetween wrote:

Of those listed I went for Progressive Metal. I kinda wanted to vote for 'Epic' Metal as a genre Tongue

There's an 'Other' option.  People seem to not notice it in these polls around here.
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Power.
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Prog or Power - difficult choice. Progressive Power Metal! So how do I vote? Ermm
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i think progressive because of it can have long songs and also a whole album can be 1 entire long song split into parts like between the buried and me colors.

Edited by vmoore - 26 Feb 2013 at 9:10am
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Originally posted by Bosh66 Bosh66 wrote:

Prog or Power - difficult choice. Progressive Power Metal! So how do I vote? Ermm


Vote in the "other" option!Thumbs Up
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Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:


Vote in the "other" option!Thumbs Up

'Other' is now winning Wink
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