Originally Posted by Fat Luduan
How is any of this "different"? None of these bands are particularly obscure or interesting. Celtic Frost is highly influential thrash/first-wave bm. (It is also the only actually good band in the truncated selection quoted above; I suppose WitTR is about as good as atmospheric USBM gets, which is not very.) Other than the very few genuine "essentials", what comprises his list? Cheesy third-rate melodeath, saccharine European flower metal, and miscellaneous mediocrities.
Also I'm not sure in which universe being comparison with AC/DC is a good thing. Cretinous generic "hell-raising" about booze, balls, and rock-n-roll? Sounds like a party...
Have you heard monothiest? Really. Name one band aside from triptykon that sounds anything like monotheist and triptykon is the continuation of the same project.
WiiTr is The best according to me in atmosperic black metal and that is in no way even close to main stream metal hence the "different tag"
Symphonic Power metal done by a female vocalist. Nightwish is a very good band and calling it mediocre is simply ignorance on your end as they are very successful and have some very good music.
Draconian is mediocre really? have you even heard turning seasons within or do you just criticize everything you hear without really appreciating music?
I admit amon amarth wasn't really different and I really don't like them but I didn't see anymore melodic death in his list which means it was different to him cause he hasn't heard it. Though Dark Tranquillity would be a much better choice IMO.
Calling something mediocre cause you don't like it doesn't make it mediocre to everyone else fool.
And whatever you suggested is mainly old 80's and 90's metal. Most of it sounds similar. Jesus get with the fucking times...
See I can do that ;)
But yeah a lot of its pretty good. I like a lot of your doom recs. Atleast you dont have as bad taste as I thought you did :p