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    Posted: 04 Aug 2011 at 7:59pm
Hey, if there's one thing I love about music, it's the epic songs.  Here, I'm drawing a line in the sand and saying anything above 13 minutes is an epic.  Why 13 minutes?  Really not sure, it just feels right to me and I think this thread should have some sort of "requirement" to be an epic.  I mean, if you MUST add some 12 minute song I guess it's okay, but 13 is the mark at least for me.  Also, I understand if you can't post them in order.  I'm going to attempt that in a sec, but I know it's going to be hard.  Oh, and of course, keep it metal!

Well...let me give this a shot:

8. Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree
7. Blacklake Nidstang - Agalloch
6. Crimson - Edge of Sanity
5. Chaining the Katechon - Deathspell Omega
4. Dark City Dead Man - Cult of Luna 
3. Third Eye - Tool
2. The Mighty Masturbator - Devin Townsend
1. The Manifold Curiosity - Kayo Dot

Okay...that list was WAAAAAAAAY too hard to make.  Even after all that deliberating, I'm not sure if this is how I like it, but I'm pretty sure I would always use the 8 songs...just maybe a different order.  Oh well, look forward to seeing some lists!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Aug 2011 at 8:48pm
insert 7 Kayo Dot and Agalloch songs here, and Dante's Inferno.
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I used to love long epic tracks, but these days Im usually more interested in more compact complex tracks. There are of course exceptions. I cant think of a list right now but Id probably include some Deathspell Omega tracks even though Im sure most people would just call them long and not necessarily epic.

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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

I used to love long epic tracks, but these days Im usually more interested in more compact complex tracks. There are of course exceptions. I cant think of a list right now but Id probably include some Deathspell Omega tracks even though Im sure most people would just call them long and not necessarily epic.

Nah, I can understand that.  'Tis why I like Cynic so much: sure their songs are short, but there's a lot of content for them.  I don't think one feels repetitive.  And I think Deathspell Omega is epic, at least.  Tongue
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1. Meshuggah - I. Hands down
2. BTBAM -  Ants of the Sky
3. Moonsorrow - Jst Syntynyt / Varjojen Virta
4. BTBAM - White Walls
5. Dream Theater - Octavarium
6. Vektor - Accelerating Universe
7. Dream Theater - The Glass Prison
8. Blind Guardian - And Then There was Silence


I didn't have a lot of "metal" epics compared to prog epics. I guess that's why my list is so proggy. Not like it's a bad thing Headbanger
Lost respect for these archives when I saw Creed added, among other bands. Not going to be foruming here anymore. You can keep my reviews if you want.
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Penumbra(22:42):  Steamhammer - Speech(1972)
Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness(60:05): Green Carnation
Basking In The White Of The Midnite Sun(11:30): Armageddon - S/t(1975): I rounded it off.Smile
In The Name Of God(14:14): Dream Theater
Springsong(12:56): Ephemeral Sun - Harvest Aorta(2009)
The Divine Wings Of Tragedy(20:42): Symphony X
The Fountain Of Lamenth(19:57): Rush
Ghost Ship(22:00): Shadow Gallery
 
 
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I'll come up with a list eventually, but I can tell you right now that The Dwelling by Sabbat is number one.
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Originally posted by Wilytank Wilytank wrote:

I'll come up with a list eventually, but I can tell you right now that The Dwelling by Sabbat is number one.

In no real order, here's the rest:
#2 "In My Dungeon!" by Kataxu
Symphonic black metal awesomeness that builds up to one EPIC outro!




#3 "HeliO)))sophist" by Sunn O)))
My favorite song by the band.

#4 "The Garden" by Cathedral
Why it took Cathedral so long to make something this amazing is beyond me.



Numbers 5-8 are yet to be determined.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 2011 at 6:50pm
I wouldn't know about a top 8, but as far as Metal epics go I would go with Dream Theater's "Octavarium" as my favourite, though that one is hardly metal at all.  Anyway, I know more Prog Epics than Metal Epics (oh yeah, and for me to consider a song epic, it would have to be at least 15 min long, but that's just me).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tupan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 2011 at 11:19am
In no particular order:

Ryme of The Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
I - Meshuggah
Halloween - Helloween
Octavarium - Dream Theater
Megalomania - Black Sabbath (less than 10 minutes, but epic!)
The Mentalist - The Reptilians
Satellite Blasphemy - Initial Point
Expressive Logic A & B - Random
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 2011 at 3:02pm
These are a few of my favorites......
 
Dream Theater - In the Presence of Enemies Pt 2
Dream Theater - The Count of Tuscany
Symphony X - Divine Wings of Tragedy
Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
Tetrafusion - The End
US Festival '83 "Heavy Metal Sunday" Survivor....
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13 minutes??? That's enough time for like 20 songs! Haha!
 
Can't think of any songs I know that take that long and that I like... Maybe Mastodon - Hearts Alive?
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I'll name 7:
7. Naked City Leng Tch'e
Hard to call this 'epic' so much as an overwhelming dirge. 31 minute drone doom classic that predates Earths genre making album by a year.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MUIqYHzgk4

6. Orthrelm OV. Controversial choice, I know. People hate this album a lot. And rather then argue for it anymore, it's probably just best to let the whole 45 minutes speak for itself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2EGKt8yONI

5. Monolithe, Monolithe I.
52 minute funeral doom beast.Took me a while to get into, but it's well worth it. Their 50 minute sequel is also worth your time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVgom0T_tXo

4. Wyrd Heathen. 51 minute Pagan Black metal epic. There's a few flaws, but nowhere near fatal ones.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh8fo6AhhQA

Top Three are split for top spot.

Edge of Sanity Crimson. People know about this one. No need to repeat the praise that's been said.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRfXfB28c94

Sabbat The Melody of Death Mask. A classic black metal album that runs just under an hour in a single track. Epic is an understatement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLKWB5rofsg

Ictus Imperivm. Politically direct death metal/metalcore (apparently) album of a single 39 minute track in spanish. Fantastic album, heard it 20 times through at least, and it doesn't get old.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYim-vVdqFg
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I literally once had a list on RYM with more than 150 entries, but I deleted it one night cuz I'm a moron. I'll probably remake another one someday once my ban lifts up.
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Actually alright, for Metal bands only (and one song per band)

IRON MAIDEN: Rime of the Ancient Mariner
NOKTURNAL MORTUM: Valkyrie
OPETH: Black Rose Immortal
DREAM THEATER: Scarred
BURZUM: Det som en gang var
SABBAT: The Melody of Death Mask
EDGE OF SANITY: Crimson
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: The Mighty Masturbator
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kingcrimsonprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2012 at 5:44pm
Hmmm...

IRON MAIDEN: Rime of the Ancient Mariner
MASTODON: Hearts Alive
THE GRAND ASTORIA: The Man The Sun The Desert
Chimaira - Implements Of Destruction
Tool - Wings For Marie
Slipknot - Iowa
Opeth - Deliverance
Judas Priest - Lochness....?



Tonnes more that aren't metal enough.



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Oh... 'You Suffer'  played 780 times in a row!

Edited by Kingcrimsonprog - 11 Apr 2012 at 5:50pm


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