Alestorm are a power/folk metal band from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterised by a pirate theme, for which reason they describe their style as “True Scottish Pirate Metal”, (a joke in reference to True Norwegian Black Metal).
Technical/Progressive Death Metal
One of the best known metal acts from Baltic States, Neglected Fields rose out of the ashes of local bands in fall of 1995, with the initial line-up Sergey “Destruction” (vocals, guitars), Herman (guitars), Sergey (bass), Karlis (drums). The new band traveled to neighbouring country Estonia, where in Townhall Studio in Tallinn the first demo “Sansara” was recorded in spring of 1996, containing four tracks of intense technical death metal with a strong influence from Death, Cynic, Atheist and Carcass, and a light touch of beautiful soprano co-leads from session vocalist Rasa. It quickly made its way into many European magazines and, thanks to successful promotional campaign, “Sansara” received multiple rave reviews in European metal press, receiving the “Demo of the Month” title in Aardschock (The Netherlands), Extreme (Germany), Eternity (Germany), Vampiria (Italy)). Soon after that the band received numerous offers to release the debut CD, while the band enjoyed successful gigs all around the Baltic States, including in Death Comes 6 festival in Vilnius, supporting Therion in front of 1500 fans. (more…)
Heir Apparent rose from a basement in North Seattle in 1984 to release one of the most highly acclaimed independent Heavy Metal debut albums of 1986 throughout Europe, “Graceful Inheritance”. After 22 years, this album remains the highest rated recording in the history of Germany’s ROCK HARD magazine. (more…)
Nevermore is an American metal band from Seattle, Washington assembled in 1991 from the ashes of the power metal band Sanctuary. The band incorporates elements from styles such as thrash, death, progressive and even neo-classical metal into their songs, and also makes use of acoustic guitars and a wide range of vocal styles.< ...> more at wiki myspace + official + band-at-MA
Power / thrash metal (early), Groove / progressive metal (later) (more…)