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Jackie Milton (01/14/2016 02:22pm):
My second submission.
Xmo5 (01/14/2016 02:37pm):
Pretty good sound to it, though I think it would be better if the black didn't feel as
power as it does. Power doesn't really do much for me. Where do you find these things?
Everdan (01/14/2016 04:45pm):
Fta counter pls.
Jackie Milton (01/20/2016 12:12pm):
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So since you started it, let the genre debate begin... To an extent, I agree that melodic metal has power
metal influence "melodic" being the technical tag. The reason being that power metal is melodic by definition.
However, melody does not necessarily imply this relationship. You see the connection in most melodic death
metal (melodeath) with the Gothenberg sound (which is characteristic of most melodeath anyway). With BM,
there is a difference due to the dynamic nature of the genre that attempts to avoid the influence of such
"lesser" metals. So let's explore:

Despite its reputation, BM is not a stranger to melody and catchy riffs, so power metal influence is not out of
the question.
Brimstone - King of my Kind. Full on Power metal with BM vocals. Notice the extended melodic riffs
characteristic to Power metal, but a lack BM musical attributes (blast beats, tremolo picking, +heavy
distortion, and excessive minor chords)

The Firstborn - conqueror of destiny. Black Metal with power influence. Notice that this Buddhist BM band
has more BM attributes than the former, but the PM is still there.

Hoth - Acolyte of the Tenebruous Night. Pure Melodic Black Metal. These riffs are long, melodic and drawn-
out. However, there is vey little tint of power/speed in here. Really, power metal should have an uplifting or
epic style to it, which is not necessarily present in Hoth.

Given this info, what is Orakle in this case? Well, it's certainly melodic, but let's look at the atmosphere. It
seems to have a little epic feel to it, but is a bit too chaotic for power metal. For certain elements to be power
metal-esque the need to be precise even if simple. Musically, I can't determine any power metal riffs or styles.

Anyway, I don't really like power metal all that much either

-J.T.M.
(The "T" stands for "so There")

Xmo5 (01/20/2016 04:25pm):
I think I would argue that the uplifting/epic style you mention qualifies for my least
favorite aspect of power metal. I couldn't have really put my finger on it until you
mentioned it, but I'm fairly certain that's what bothers me the most. I don't see myself
having anything against melodic metal in and of itself, so maybe I should check out Hoth.

I'm glad I can count on you for these kinds of things.
Xmo5 (01/21/2016 08:20am):
Okay, so I had some downtime in the airport and decided to look up Hoth. You must have
shown them to be before because I remember commenting that the Oathbreaker album cover
reminds me a lot of the FFVIII salt flats. I mean, it also looks a lot like Hoth too, but
that's beside the point.
Xmo5 (02/01/2016 04:54pm):
Also, for the benefit of anyone else who comes across this: Baller album by the way.


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