bands in the vein of Ashbury?

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Post#16 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:27 am

Has anybody heard the post-Legend (From The Fjords) band called Mercenary? I know they did a 45 and a demo tape. I am very curious to hear it.

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Post#17 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:23 pm

OmenOfSteel wrote: Aragon - Don't bring the Rain LP (Aussie band, awesome - a must!)
Is this really Hard Rock? I heard a few short samples and it sounded like pop!?!

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Post#18 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:26 pm

Swedish band AMBUSH were sort of in the same neighborhood on their "4 Track EP" 7".
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Post#19 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:29 pm

roihlem wrote:
OmenOfSteel wrote: Aragon - Don't bring the Rain LP (Aussie band, awesome - a must!)
Is this really Hard Rock? I heard a few short samples and it sounded like pop!?!
I am sorry to say, but this one is average soft prog. rock.

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Post#20 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:04 pm

tbieri wrote:
roihlem wrote:
OmenOfSteel wrote: Aragon - Don't bring the Rain LP (Aussie band, awesome - a must!)
Is this really Hard Rock? I heard a few short samples and it sounded like pop!?!
I am sorry to say, but this one is average soft prog. rock.
Sorry Thomas but I have to strongly disagree with you! Listen again to a track like the epic COMPANY OF WOLVES! It's totally METAL, maybe not really "hard" but it has this METAL feeling, it definitly has balls! Awesome band, the vocalist is among the best too. I highly recommend this gem to everyone who likes ASHBURY, can't imagine anyone would be disappointed (besides Thomas, that is).
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Post#21 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:47 pm

Ashbury "Endless Skies" is a masterpiece, great epic hard rock/metal. I would like to add Triarchy "Save The Kahn" 7". Epic hard rock at its best.

Great thread btw, I still need to check a lot of those bands.
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Post#22 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:43 pm

OmenOfSteel wrote:
tbieri wrote:
roihlem wrote: Is this really Hard Rock? I heard a few short samples and it sounded like pop!?!
I am sorry to say, but this one is average soft prog. rock.
Sorry Thomas but I have to strongly disagree with you! Listen again to a track like the epic COMPANY OF WOLVES! It's totally METAL, maybe not really "hard" but it has this METAL feeling, it definitly has balls! Awesome band, the vocalist is among the best too. I highly recommend this gem to everyone who likes ASHBURY, can't imagine anyone would be disappointed (besides Thomas, that is).
I am hearing it now, but there is no song called "Company of Wolfes" on it ! What's going on ? Do we have the same record ?
The songs on mine are called; For your eyes, Gabrielle, The Cradle and The Crucifixion !
What i am hearing is some english Neoprog like Jadis or Red Jasper. Nearly no guitars ! Quite synthetic drums ! OK, some slightly heavy eruptions but NO METAL AT ALL !

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Post#23 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:25 pm

DaN wrote:Swedish band AMBUSH were sort of in the same neighborhood on their "4 Track EP" 7".
You are correct Sir!
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Post#24 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:28 pm

..you dont seriously believe that ANY of these is on par with Endless Skies right? not even Legend.to me only the live winterhawk cd comes close..it has some of that magical thing in it,whatever that is

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Post#25 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:41 pm

MassOfKthulu wrote:..you dont seriously believe that ANY of these is on par with Endless Skies right? not even Legend.to me only the live winterhawk cd comes close..it has some of that magical thing in it,whatever that is
I agree with you, Endless Skies is in a league of its own
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Post#26 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:45 pm

of course...and ambush is 0 comparing them with ashbury.....i had 3 copies of that "4 track ep" and thank god i gave them away at last...i didn't manage to leave one for myself(not that i care)....

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Post#27 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:48 pm

MassOfKthulu wrote:..you dont seriously believe that ANY of these is on par with Endless Skies right? not even Legend.to me only the live winterhawk cd comes close..it has some of that magical thing in it,whatever that is
Imo "Fröm The Fjörds" tops "Endless Skies" and far above, but as someone else mentioned, they're really not that similar.

RITUAL has been mentioned, but the WIDOW (UK) s/t LP '83 is even closer to this sound.

My own opinion on ASHBURY is that it includes a handfull of superb songs and quite a few standards, but the overall vibe makes it something more than the sum of its parts. Like all Great Albums do.
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Post#28 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:53 pm

it'd really simple,Skies leans towards southern rock,Fjords leans towards jazz-fusion,the less-than-perfect songs on either release stray towards these respective soundscapes,but that inherent melancholy is spread almost equally on the Skies songs,while the B side of Fjords is almost like a Chick Korea LP (to my ears anyway) so i go for Ahsbury,to each their own,of course

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Post#29 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:15 pm

Let's say here my horrible opinion.I never understood at all the hype about bands like Ashbury/Legend?To me these bands offered one very good song each.I will sort them to the one-hit wonder bands(like countless ''cult'' US bands)
ASHBURY-The Warning
LEGEND-Destroyer
Nothing more,nothing less the rest of the album is for sleepless nights.Whenever
i try to hear the rest of the tracks i nearly fall asleep with the long acoustic/ballad/mellow tracks.Boring and very different from the opening songs(which are great i repeat).Legend maybe was ahead of the time and respectable but for Ashbury the year when they released 'Endless Skies'' was nothing original for their time for such style.

Now about WIDOW i don't understand why you sort them with bands like Ashbury.Their heavy/doom metal and their occult/eerie sound has not any relation to Ashbury.
WIDOW though was one of the best bands from UK.

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Post#30 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:21 pm

tbieri wrote:
OmenOfSteel wrote:
tbieri wrote: I am sorry to say, but this one is average soft prog. rock.
Sorry Thomas but I have to strongly disagree with you! Listen again to a track like the epic COMPANY OF WOLVES! It's totally METAL, maybe not really "hard" but it has this METAL feeling, it definitly has balls! Awesome band, the vocalist is among the best too. I highly recommend this gem to everyone who likes ASHBURY, can't imagine anyone would be disappointed (besides Thomas, that is).
I am hearing it now, but there is no song called "Company of Wolfes" on it ! What's going on ? Do we have the same record ?
The songs on mine are called; For your eyes, Gabrielle, The Cradle and The Crucifixion !
What i am hearing is some english Neoprog like Jadis or Red Jasper. Nearly no guitars ! Quite synthetic drums ! OK, some slightly heavy eruptions but NO METAL AT ALL !
I just checked it, COMPANY OF WOLVES (and 2 others) are CD-only bonustracks.
About the general sound, I just gave the CD another spin, and I must say it's not as metallic as I remembered it. Still it's a fantastic album and the track COMPANY OF WOLVES stands out even more, killer!
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