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Re: Copycat Bands You Like

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:04 pm
by nightsblood
Avenger- good call on SAINT. They did indeed out-Judas the 'Priest for a few years there.

Re: GRANICUS, I lovelovelove 'Bad Talk'- that's a nasty, baddass song!- but the album overall never completely clicked with me.

Re: Copycat Bands You Like

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:58 pm
by Ironhead
Early PORTRAIT (demo, first 7" and the debut album) has often been called as pure MF copying for obvious reasons, and even though I hear a lot more in there, like some other personal favourites such as Hell and Sarcofagus, I understand that especially the vocal delivery instantly brings King Diamond to anyone's mind. But at the time no one else played anything like that and discovering them was a gift that just keeps on giving. Now there's bands like Attic, Dracula and Them and they all sounded ridiculous to me from the start (when Attic put out their demo I was very surprised they actually got a deal but oh well, anything gets signed nowadays)... Whenever anyone tries to copy King's vocal style he just ends up sounding like a shitty B-rate King to me. The difference with Philip of Portrait was that he took that copying on such an indecipherable and lunatic level that while it often only irritates people, I can't get over how great it is for the same reasons. Almost something like the vocals of Christian Death.

Re: Copycat Bands You Like

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:09 pm
by bigfootkit
nightsblood wrote:Re: GRANICUS, I lovelovelove 'Bad Talk'- that's a nasty, baddass song!- but the album overall never completely clicked with me.
I really like their 1st record a lot, and the 2nd album, 'Thieves, Liars, And Traitors', has some moments too.
Avoid the 2016 'Granicus III - Better Days' CD from the reformed band though. It sounds awful unfortunately, as if the engineer & producer were deaf novices. There might well be some decent music on there but it's such a sonic mess that we'll never know.

Re: Copycat Bands You Like

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:06 pm
by nightsblood
Huh, didn't know Granicus made a second album. Cool, I learned something!

Re: Copycat Bands You Like

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:26 am
by fengisriprider
I love this sort of Misfits clone my girlfriend turned me onto from Ohio!!


Re: Copycat Bands You Like

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:32 am
by wicked keeper
Love that album yet can't stand The Misfits....go figure... :lol:

Re: Copycat Bands You Like

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:43 am
by Speedeceiver
Total CF/Hellhammer clone. Definitely some riffs lifted directly from Morbid Tales.
Sounds better than most Celtic Frost release IMO haha.

https://malleusheavymetal.bandcamp.com/releases