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Title: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Parasite on November 15, 2010, 08:08:47 PM
I was listening to Show No Mercy today and i realised this is probably the most uplifting morale improving album i think i may have ever heard.  Opinions obviously will vary which is why i started the thread to ask each and every one which album they put on that gets them off their ass, out the door, ready to kick some ass again? I was thinking of purchasing a sword for not only a weapon, but for symbolic value so whenever i am down, and need something to get me on my feet again, i will RAISE MY SWORD!
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Wolfgang on November 15, 2010, 08:59:24 PM
Just the album that first popped into my mind! Hail!
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Cargést on November 16, 2010, 12:31:24 AM
The crescendo of Inno A Satana, Blood Fire Death (both the album and the song), Jesus' Tod, and DragonForce.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Veritas on November 16, 2010, 02:17:47 AM
The heroes of the night are calling;
I see that the promised land is falling,
Reach for the powers that are deep inside!
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: satans_underwear on November 16, 2010, 02:50:12 AM
Just the album that first popped into my mind! Hail!

Likewise...must be the imagery from the Album cover!!
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Forbinator on November 16, 2010, 03:11:56 AM
Actually the highly underrated Graveland album of the same name has this effect on me! And I'll have to second the mentions of Inno A Satana and Blood Fire Death. Slottet I Det Fjerne and Manneskyggen's Slave have a similar impact.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Cargést on November 16, 2010, 03:29:01 AM
The heroes of the night are calling;
I see that the promised land is falling,
Reach for the powers that are deep inside!

More like

Once in a lifetime take a chance at the right time the glory to see
Rise up for the time of your life
Now the time has come for you to be free

amirite?

Actually, when I said DragonForce, I was thinking of "Disciples of Babylon", from 5:30.  That bit of guitar work is the single most uplifting thing that has ever occurred in the entire history of mankind.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: radiant=ANIME WITCHES on November 16, 2010, 08:11:40 AM
Morbid Angel's first album always wakes me up and makes me want to raise hell, Immolation's Close to a World Below has the same effect, I've never sat still while listening to Reign in Blood, etc...

The crescendo of Inno A Satana
Definitely a killer song, killer part! In the Nightside Eclipse was, for me, the perfect mix of vicious fucking evil and celestial beauty, just as black metal should be. You have great taste in---

and DragonForce
YO WHAT
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: nothingnowhere on November 16, 2010, 08:57:23 AM
RAINBOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nfVrusSMg (I think we all know where the album art of FAFTS came from...)

Or anything with Dio, really.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Parasite on November 16, 2010, 11:06:47 AM
Graveland is the epitome of raise your sword.  I chose Show No Mercy, not just because of lyrical content, but because it has such uplifting riffs. No coward could listen to Show No Mercy, and Blood Fire Death and truely feel the power these albums have to offer.

Another few albums that Raise My Sword:

Bestial Warlust  - Blood and Valor
Blasphemy - Gods of War
Bathory - Under the sign of the black mark
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Cargést on November 16, 2010, 02:37:11 PM
and DragonForce
YO WHAT

It's powerful, expressive, and uplifting music.  So what if it's all the same song done again and again?  It's a fucking good song.

Give the first album a go.  You'll probably be disappointed, if you come at it from an Extreme Metal perspective, but it's arguably better than anything else among the more "pop"-oriented forms of Metal (I'd say DragonForce's first album is better than the entirety of Maiden's post-'80s discography).
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: scourge on November 16, 2010, 03:24:42 PM
Graveland's last three are it for barbarian bloodlust warmetal. Bolt Thrower Warmaster, IV Crusade, For Victory are in there for those melancholic blue days when no less than merciless conquest will do to set things right again.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Andrew on November 16, 2010, 04:02:49 PM
and DragonForce
YO WHAT

It's powerful, expressive, and uplifting music.  So what if it's all the same song done again and again?  It's a fucking good song.

Give the first album a go.  You'll probably be disappointed, if you come at it from an Extreme Metal perspective, but it's arguably better than anything else among the more "pop"-oriented forms of Metal (I'd say DragonForce's first album is better than the entirety of Maiden's post-'80s discography).
I thought you were joking when you said Dragonforce.  Jesus christ, you might've just as well said you "raise your sword" to Cradle of Filth.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Wolfgang on November 16, 2010, 10:27:49 PM
Night of the Stormrider, Falconer, I'll raise my sword to those...but Draginforce?
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Cargést on November 17, 2010, 02:40:43 AM
I listen to Cradle of Filth from time to time.  Picked up their first album again a while back, and it's not as dire as people make it out to be (though still nowhere near as good as their second album, the only one which is really any good).  It's become such a ridiculous trend to dislike Cradle of Filth (and DragonForce, for that matter) because their later works are crowd-pleasing, reiterative pieces of crap.

I didn't mention Cradle of Filth because they're quite obviously not "sword-raising" music, whereas DragonForce is definitely incitement to battle in sonic form.

Also, aren't Falconer a bit too slow/boring to raise your sword to?
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: aquarius on November 17, 2010, 03:28:45 AM
CELTIC FROST because their early works are so powerful and contain a microcosm of ideas that would reconnect future bands with something ancient.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Humanicide on November 17, 2010, 01:20:17 PM
Non - serious - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpELn4zPEao  (couldn't resist)

Serious - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8HqQIWJn9E

and - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMnQCP34RlM

and - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofhjmIKJZnA

There are so many albums to which I could lay this description upon. I do like very much how the OP chose "Show No Mercy", it's an album I've really been getting into again lately. Play it loud!
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Cargést on November 17, 2010, 01:46:51 PM
Non - serious - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpELn4zPEao  (couldn't resist)

I'm drunk enough to enjoy this.  Seriously.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Transilvania on November 17, 2010, 03:16:44 PM
Well,

Dismember - Override of the Overture 
Gorgoroth - Bergtrollets Hevn
Amorphis - Sign of the Northern Side
At The Gates - The Red in the Sky Is Ours
Helstar - Baptized in Blood

These five instantly come to mind.

Show No Mercy really is one of the most uplifting and furious albums ever spawned, with the punky D.R.I.-isms tearing down any pessimistic thoughts. Raise the sword!
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Andrew on November 17, 2010, 03:36:38 PM
I listen to Cradle of Filth from time to time.  Picked up their first album again a while back, and it's not as dire as people make it out to be (though still nowhere near as good as their second album, the only one which is really any good).  It's become such a ridiculous trend to dislike Cradle of Filth (and DragonForce, for that matter) because their later works are crowd-pleasing, reiterative pieces of crap.

I didn't mention Cradle of Filth because they're quite obviously not "sword-raising" music, whereas DragonForce is definitely incitement to battle in sonic form.
The metal hall sure has gotten soft if a member can get over 900 posts with tastes like this.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Cargést on November 17, 2010, 04:01:17 PM
The metal hall sure has "gotten" retarded if people can't think for themselves any more.  The average "extreme metalhead" hasn't listened to any Cradle of Filth or Dimmu Borgir, or any entry-level music, at all, for a long while, since it is, by popular decree, fake, or something like that.  I have no problem with saying that there are musically fantastic moments in the best moments of Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir, even if the majority of their output is absolute trash.  I dare any member of this forum to listen to Dusk and Her Embrace, ignore the annoying vocals/keyboards, and tell me that there is no compositional skill (and that worthy of merit) in the album.

Edit: even a retard can stumble upon gold.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: radiant=ANIME WITCHES on November 17, 2010, 06:56:50 PM
Give the first album a go.  You'll probably be disappointed, if you come at it from an Extreme Metal perspective, but it's arguably better than anything else among the more "pop"-oriented forms of Metal (I'd say DragonForce's first album is better than the entirety of Maiden's post-'80s discography).
Considering how ass Iron Maiden was/is in their later years,  I would say that's not a huge accomplishment, but listening to "Valley of the Damned" on youtube I think I'd still take latter day Maiden. Super-saccharine uplifting guitar riff from a punk-pop song to start shit off, cheesy break with cheesy theatric vocals, get shit rolling with high-speed super-saccharine uplifting riffs, and then a chorus that sounds like a sped-up lullaby. Some guitar wankery that would've been better with less repetition and heavier production, keyboard wankery that would've been better if left out, and then we break into the lullaby chorus in its full-on glory. Ugh. Inhuman Rampage was the only other album of theirs I had the pleasure of listening to, but this isn't much different. It's slower, and less mechanical sounding. Both of which are plusses. I guess.

I actually really, really liked Dusk and Her Embrace when I started listening to black metal. I still put it on once a year or so and listen to a few songs, but I can't really get it into it for much of the same reasons that Dragonforce irks me -- super-saccharine melodies, lack of subtlety, excessively trying to stir the emotions. But I have nostalgic reasons for liking CoF, and once in a while they write good old-fashioned heavy metal that you can bang your fuckin head to. Dragonforce couldn't write a decent heavy metal song if their life depended on it.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Parasite on November 17, 2010, 07:32:37 PM
i have no shame, i liked Cradle of Filth. i still give Dusk and Her Embrace, and also Vempire/The Principle Of Evil Made Flesha listcen from time to time.

honestly though has it come to it that each time a thread is started and someone gives their own honest opinion people derail the thread because of it??
I RAISE MY SWORD TO YOUR THROATS, COWARDS!!!!

Back to the topic at hand...At The Gates is a good example in my opinion it definently has the fury to swing a sword to. Is it really uplifting though? would it draw you to the sword to pick it up in the first place?  The thing with show no mercy is it gets you so pumped about metal, its such a proud album, every metal head needs a patch of it on their jacket or someting.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Cargést on November 18, 2010, 12:48:09 AM
honestly though has it come to it that each time a thread is started and someone gives their own honest opinion people derail the thread because of it??

Even the ANUSites fear challenges to their prescribed worldview(s).

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Is it really uplifting though?

I think a lot of Death/Black Metal isn't fit for "raising your sword".  Death Metal seems more fit for "slaughtering your enemies", after your sword's been raised; Black Metal seems more fit for "contemplating the battle past", after victory.  Speed Metal has something of a pre-emptive energy to it which I find most Death/Black Metal to lack, to good effect.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Heydrich on November 18, 2010, 03:09:43 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuhTh_4MmTQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=litgVOyKdH4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q0AF1hbD6E
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Umbrage on November 18, 2010, 03:35:31 AM
Emperor - Inno a Satana
Impaled Nazarene - The Horny and the Horned
Graveland - all the songs that have "sword" "blood" or "war" in the title

I thought Slayer - Show No Mercy was also a good recommendation for raising swords. Bolt Thrower, early Incantation, later Deeds Of Flesh, Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness, Deicide - Legion and Massacra would all work too for me. And since Dragonforce and CoF have been named I have no problem with adding Exodus - Bonded By Blood even though that album gets cheesy after repeated listening. And can't ignore Kreator - Pleasure To Kill and Slayer - Hell Awaits.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Transilvania on November 18, 2010, 03:45:46 AM
With regard to the At The Gates, I was thinking that the introductory song with the sudden violent burst feels like a call to arms, the "slaughtering my enemies" occurring a little bit after.

I misunderstood the OP though, Helstar would be the most fitting on my list.

Heydrich, Now that you mention Stormgods Unbound, I also realize that Order From Chaos made some particularly sword-raising music as well.
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Post by: Heydrich on November 18, 2010, 11:55:32 PM
Heydrich, Now that you mention Stormgods Unbound, I also realize that Order From Chaos made some particularly sword-raising music as well.

Indeed.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Athanasius contra mundum on November 19, 2010, 09:02:35 AM
i have no shame, i liked Cradle of Filth. i still give Dusk and Her Embrace, and also Vempire/The Principle Of Evil Made Flesha listcen from time to time.

honestly though has it come to it that each time a thread is started and someone gives their own honest opinion people derail the thread because of it??
I RAISE MY SWORD TO YOUR THROATS, COWARDS!!!!

Back to the topic at hand...At The Gates is a good example in my opinion it definently has the fury to swing a sword to. Is it really uplifting though? would it draw you to the sword to pick it up in the first place?  The thing with show no mercy is it gets you so pumped about metal, its such a proud album, every metal head needs a patch of it on their jacket or someting.

No, it's just come to people who really, really, really want a reason to hate this forum to try to find any "evidence" they can that the average forum poster is a psuedo-elitist shut-in, and some of the less than imaginative posters to validate their efforts by overcompensating in their retorts. I, for one, really don't care how much an internet intellectual thinks he's challenging my worldview, or my taste in music, because it's not that important.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Andrew on November 19, 2010, 01:03:09 PM
It's not important to fight for great art and ideas?  I thought that was what anus was all about.
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Post by: nothingnowhere on November 19, 2010, 01:07:29 PM
Inter-tardation aside...

It occurred to me today that the rather unappreciated Raiders (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDIcL38h_Bw) of Revenge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX2lRwMXq5g) is perfect music to raise one's sword to, or maybe your battle axe.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Athanasius contra mundum on November 19, 2010, 02:01:11 PM
It's not important to fight for great art and ideas?  I thought that was what anus was all about.

I think there's a difference between fighting for great art and ideas and fighting to prove how much of an idiot everyone who disagrees with you is, and how much of a genius you are for supporting whatever it is you support.
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Post by: roassiD on November 20, 2010, 02:56:23 PM
The song "Verdelet" by "Akercocke" ; from the album "Words that go unspoken, deeds that go undone".
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: zebra bodine on November 27, 2010, 09:08:57 AM
Integrity - "Those Who Fear Tomorrow"
Cro Mags - "Age of Quarrel"
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Humanicide on November 27, 2010, 12:50:20 PM
Integrity - "Those Who Fear Tomorrow"
Cro Mags - "Age of Quarrel"

Both are good albums, but....sword raising music? I wouldn't expect these albums to evoke those types of feelings.
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Post by: zebra bodine on November 28, 2010, 08:54:48 AM
Integrity - "Those Who Fear Tomorrow"
Cro Mags - "Age of Quarrel"

Both are good albums, but....sword raising music? I wouldn't expect these albums to evoke those types of feelings.

For me they do.  Coming from a suburban American background, the idea of "raising a sword" is a somewhat alien idea.  If we're talking in a more literal sense, I would go with bands like Graveland, later Bathory, or Isengard even.  But when I think of what coheres to my upbringing and what currently makes sense to me, Cro-Mags and Integrity conjure up those feelings of fighting and defiance in a manner that makes more consistent to me than those that sing of medieval combat.
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Post by: August on November 28, 2010, 12:14:48 PM
A Hessian 'Eye Of The Tiger'-song? I'd put on this cheeseball but heroic song before climbing that mountain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg87U5bRO8A
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Post by: Agni on November 29, 2010, 01:50:19 AM
serious or not, this  has to be read-

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Strike While The Iron Is Hot
Steel Is Strongest So Say We All
And If We All Were Not Brothers Of Metal Would We Fall? - NO -
They Tried To Test Our Spirit
They Tasted Steel Before We Were Done
Grinding Their Bones Into The Dust Of The Past
All Blown Away Like A Shot From A Gun

We Cast Our Lot Together Four Still Stand As One
Here We'll Remain Forever Till Our Kingdoms Won

Brothers Of Metal
We Are Fighting With Power And Steel
Fighting For Metal Metal That's Real
Brothers Of Metal Will Always Be There
Standing Together With Hands In The Air

Let Us Drink To The Power Drink To The Sound
Thunder And Metal Are Shaking The Ground
Drink To Your Brothers Who Are Never To Fall
We're All Brothers Of Metal Here In The Hall

Our Hearts Are Filled With Metal And Masters We Have None
And We Will Die For Metal, Metal Heals My Soul

Brothers Of Metal
We Are Fighting With Power And Steel
Fighting For Metal Metal That's Real
Brothers Of Metal Will Always Be There
Standing Together With Hands In The Air

Let Us Drink To The Power Drink To The Sound
Thunder And Metal Are Shaking The Ground
Drink To Your Brothers Who Are Never To Fall
We're All Brothers Of Metal Here In The Hall
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Humanicide on November 29, 2010, 10:26:52 AM
Integrity - "Those Who Fear Tomorrow"
Cro Mags - "Age of Quarrel"

Both are good albums, but....sword raising music? I wouldn't expect these albums to evoke those types of feelings.

For me they do.  Coming from a suburban American background, the idea of "raising a sword" is a somewhat alien idea.  If we're talking in a more literal sense, I would go with bands like Graveland, later Bathory, or Isengard even.  But when I think of what coheres to my upbringing and what currently makes sense to me, Cro-Mags and Integrity conjure up those feelings of fighting and defiance in a manner that makes more consistent to me than those that sing of medieval combat.

Excellent point; I suppose I was thinking too literally of "sword raising". I come from the same background.
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Post by: Athanasius contra mundum on November 29, 2010, 08:37:47 PM
Integrity - "Those Who Fear Tomorrow"
Cro Mags - "Age of Quarrel"

Both are good albums, but....sword raising music? I wouldn't expect these albums to evoke those types of feelings.

For me they do.  Coming from a suburban American background, the idea of "raising a sword" is a somewhat alien idea.  If we're talking in a more literal sense, I would go with bands like Graveland, later Bathory, or Isengard even.  But when I think of what coheres to my upbringing and what currently makes sense to me, Cro-Mags and Integrity conjure up those feelings of fighting and defiance in a manner that makes more consistent to me than those that sing of medieval combat.

Excellent point; I suppose I was thinking too literally of "sword raising". I come from the same background.

I understand your sentiment, as I do enjoy those bands, but normally when I listen to music I am looking for some sort of experience that has eternal value, and thus is capable of imparting some sort of outside-in emotional reaction. I think that the metaphor of Medieval combat does a much better job at symbolizing the form of conflict and overcoming, and personally, if I was looking for a more realistic (I think directly applicable to personal experience would be a more apt description) experience in my music, I would read an essay or a pamphlet on the experience instead. I don't need music to remind me of my preferences and my emotions, I want it to make me feel something instead.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: zebra bodine on November 30, 2010, 01:03:29 PM
Integrity - "Those Who Fear Tomorrow"
Cro Mags - "Age of Quarrel"

Both are good albums, but....sword raising music? I wouldn't expect these albums to evoke those types of feelings.

For me they do.  Coming from a suburban American background, the idea of "raising a sword" is a somewhat alien idea.  If we're talking in a more literal sense, I would go with bands like Graveland, later Bathory, or Isengard even.  But when I think of what coheres to my upbringing and what currently makes sense to me, Cro-Mags and Integrity conjure up those feelings of fighting and defiance in a manner that makes more consistent to me than those that sing of medieval combat.

Excellent point; I suppose I was thinking too literally of "sword raising". I come from the same background.

I understand your sentiment, as I do enjoy those bands, but normally when I listen to music I am looking for some sort of experience that has eternal value, and thus is capable of imparting some sort of outside-in emotional reaction. I think that the metaphor of Medieval combat does a much better job at symbolizing the form of conflict and overcoming, and personally, if I was looking for a more realistic (I think directly applicable to personal experience would be a more apt description) experience in my music, I would read an essay or a pamphlet on the experience instead. I don't need music to remind me of my preferences and my emotions, I want it to make me feel something instead.

I suppose I just find more value in music that presents me with reality-based struggle as opposed to anachronistic battlegrounds.  While I do appreciate the metaphor, it's more for the sense of story or the ideas imparted, rather than a sense of imminent conflict and visceral emotion, if that's what's meant by "sword-raising" music.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Dead_Soul on November 30, 2010, 01:21:49 PM
'Beneath The Remains' in its entirety always feels like a clarion call for me.
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Post by: Parasite on December 01, 2010, 09:02:52 PM
Beneath The Remains!!?? that album is an example of a band forgetting the concept of " RAISE YOUR SWORD ".
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Post by: lord.aspie on December 03, 2010, 02:16:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_ZsERw4pWo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baQDgcFr0Rc




Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Humanicide on December 13, 2010, 09:37:07 PM
RAINBOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nfVrusSMg (I think we all know where the album art of FAFTS came from...)

Or anything with Dio, really.

I normally don't like rock music, but this is damned brilliant! Never been much of a Dio fan either; this might convince me otherwise. I'm going to investigate this album immediately.
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Post by: nothingnowhere on December 14, 2010, 08:26:26 AM
RAINBOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nfVrusSMg (I think we all know where the album art of FAFTS came from...)

Or anything with Dio, really.

I normally don't like rock music, but this is damned brilliant! Never been much of a Dio fan either; this might convince me otherwise. I'm going to investigate this album immediately.

Like most hard rock releases from the 70s-early 80s (Dio, Nazareth, Ted Nugent, Uriah Heep, and so on) it's a mixed a bag. About 5 of the 9 songs on it are really great, and the rest are cheesy, bluesy, funky stuff that's enjoyable in it's own way but doesn't have the awesome energy that the more proto-nwobhm songs do. I bought the album used on a whim one day and it was a great decision, I'd definitley recommend you check the rest out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZFKw3BhveI
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: loam on December 15, 2010, 03:12:23 AM
Deeds of Flesh's "Mark of the Legion" is incredibly invigorating.
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Post by: Humanicide on December 15, 2010, 12:24:01 PM
RAINBOW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9nfVrusSMg (I think we all know where the album art of FAFTS came from...)

Or anything with Dio, really.

I normally don't like rock music, but this is damned brilliant! Never been much of a Dio fan either; this might convince me otherwise. I'm going to investigate this album immediately.

Like most hard rock releases from the 70s-early 80s (Dio, Nazareth, Ted Nugent, Uriah Heep, and so on) it's a mixed a bag. About 5 of the 9 songs on it are really great, and the rest are cheesy, bluesy, funky stuff that's enjoyable in it's own way but doesn't have the awesome energy that the more proto-nwobhm songs do. I bought the album used on a whim one day and it was a great decision, I'd definitley recommend you check the rest out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZFKw3BhveI

I got the first two albums. Some really enjoyable tracks on each, though like you said some throwaways/silliness (such as If You Don't Like RockNRoll off of the first). Otherwise, more great music added to my lexicon. Thanks!
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Post by: Nimbostratus on December 16, 2010, 11:19:55 PM
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Post by: Nimbostratus on December 26, 2010, 10:35:18 PM
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Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Iconocloaca on December 28, 2010, 06:05:18 AM
Honestly, I think the only metal that would make half the people in this thread "Raise their Sword" would be Manowar.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Athanasius contra mundum on December 28, 2010, 12:36:12 PM
Honestly, I think the only metal that would make half the people in this thread "Raise their Sword" would be Manowar.

Totally true brosky, because everyone here sucks so bad because I don't like them. My arguments are so good.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Iconocloaca on December 28, 2010, 01:28:29 PM
Honestly, I think the only metal that would make half the people in this thread "Raise their Sword" would be Manowar.

Totally true brosky, because everyone here sucks so bad because I don't like them. My arguments are so good.

No.  Manowar has everything the people here need.  Namely, big, buff men.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Athanasius contra mundum on December 28, 2010, 01:41:46 PM
big, buff men.

Right on!
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Parasite on December 28, 2010, 04:06:28 PM
Possessed - Seven Churches

particularily "Death Metal" :

Arise from the dead and attack from the grave
The killing won't stop until first light
We'll bring you to hell
because we want to enslave
Soul will be frozen with fright
We'll break through the crust,
leave from our crypts
Protected by eternal life
Lay down the laws from our satanic scripts
Bringing you nothing but strife
Death metal
Ruling your cities, controlling your towns
Entrapped in your worst nightmare
Piercing your ears with the horrible sound
Casting my elusive stare
Lucifer laughs, his needs are fulfilled
The Flames are now burning hot
Bodies are burning, the people are killed
Torture the reason we fought
Death Metal
Kill Them Pigs
Now we take over and rule by death metal
Enjoy our long wanted reign
Blood's what we want and we won't settle
Until we drive you insane
Attacking the young and killing the old
Bleeding with every heart beat
Darkness has feelen and your soul is sold
Claws will dig into your meat
When the sun doesn't rise and
the day is like night
Know that your life is at its end
Rendered helpless so scream out fright
Death metal came in the wind
Death metal
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Vogkt on January 02, 2011, 01:05:57 PM
For me, Repugnants album 'Epitome of Darkness' does it. Certain guitar parts throughout that album, and the unrelenting beat makes the blood run to my head.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Parasite on May 15, 2011, 08:59:38 PM
Mercyful Fate's Melissa has now reached the ranks of RAISE YOUR SWORD.  I would kill for the impact this music has had on my life! I would put the pedal to the metal for this album, even with a full force of police sirens racing behind me!
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: lord.aspie on May 15, 2011, 09:05:37 PM
I would put the pedal to the metal for this album, even with a full force of police sirens racing behind me!

Too extreme!!

I would have to add Graveland's "White Winged Hussary" from the Cold Winter Blades EP. It was really a call to arms that drove me foreword out of a particularly depressing slump in my life. Pure fucking magic.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Parasite on May 15, 2011, 09:19:05 PM
For me, Graveland has never hit that "sword raising" bar i have set so high.  I know alot of you have mentioned them as an example  but i am speaking much more metaphorically.  The sword is your last line of defence, the most powerful.  What would you pull your last line of defence out for??  I have cried listening to  Blood Fire Death and Show No Mercy.  These albums adhere to my vital organs as if they were apart of my biological structure.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Leperchaun on May 16, 2011, 12:17:33 AM
Autopsy - Charred Remains (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYqjOBhut5A)
-While this doesn't exactly "raise my sword", there's no other metal song that would bring such a molar-to-molar grin to my face.




..as for the actual "raise your sword" songs:

Manowar - Kill With Power (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dO-2ixMdk0)
-Manowar might not be gay for real, but they surely know what we all want: sweaty, hardbodied men in tight leather and big, phallic guitars :)
RIP Scott.

Slayer - Die by the Sword (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgEPFt4kwos)
-Show No Mercy has been mentioned on this thread pretty many times and indeed, it doesn't get any better than this.

Discharge - Ain't No Feeble Bastard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf_-uG8DaAs)

Antaeus - Inner War (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFJQkW_AYig)

Motorhead - Iron Fist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4yHyHdJK5g)

Intestine Baalism - An Anatomy of the Beast(past the point of 4:50) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jFaul9O6QA)
-A part of very good footage of my favorite Japanese band.

Bolt Thrower - ...for Victory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC1X-UMACpw)

Immortal - A Sign for the Norse Hordes to Ride (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=136Fn0rEseo)
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: Dinaric Leather on June 04, 2011, 11:37:09 AM
Autopsy - Charred Remains (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYqjOBhut5A)
-While this doesn't exactly "raise my sword", there's no other metal song that would bring such a molar-to-molar grin to my face.
One of my favorite Autopsy songs, if not what I believe to be their Magnum Opus, is Dead from Mental Funeral.

I guess back in '91 some people just still weren't getting the DEATH part of DEATH METAL, so Chris Reifert wrote them a song.

DEAD
Stiff and cold
In a box
To decay
DEAD

(http://www.bestgore.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/shotgun-wound-face-gruesome-victim-pic.jpg)

By the way, speaking of morbid shit that makes you smile, I don't think anyone beats IMPETIGO. I saw a video on youtube of a recent Impetigo rehearsal where they play their classic song "Dis-Organ-Ized" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYqjOBhut5A). They're still brutal but the singers voice is either extremely shot from years of death metal or its really poorly mixed. Probably a mix of the two.
Title: Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
Post by: mtlfrm on July 12, 2011, 03:46:48 AM
A lot of 'Battle' metal makes me get riled up! I like Turisas and Amon Amarth for this though mainly.