If anyone cares I compiled a lista of bands I personally Amore that I think could use some più recognition. I'm gonna have links to some songs da them (if te care to take a listen) and a bit about why I like each as well as a picture of the band, if te wish to base on appearance alone and the genre(s) they fall under. Within Temptation
Genre: Symphonic Metal (some also consider it to be Gothic Metal)
Okay so these guys are pretty well-known on this site, but I put it on them on anyways because I Amore them so much and think everyone should know about them. Within
Temptation is a Dutch band formed in 1996. They have taken up various styles (their last album was più popish but they usually have a più Gothic and Celtic/folk influence to their songs) Sharon tana, den Adel (the lead vocalist) is super talented and very friendly with her fanbase. She is really good with high notes (heck, she has one of the best vocal ranges I’ve heard she can go super high and low), and her live performances are superiore, in alto notch; her stage presence is amazing she always seems like she enjoys herself and tries to keep the crowd involved. On superiore, in alto of this the lyrics Sharon and her band mates come up with tell great stories, te can practically see them in your head, it's like Leggere a book (particularly her Mother Earth album). If I could describe her songs in one word, it would be enchanting. The band has this fairy-tale quality to it.
Here are some of the songs;
Mother Earth: link
Jane Doe: link
Our Farewell: link
(My Personal Favorite)
Enough about them (I could praise them all giorno but te all probably don’t want me to). Moving on… Omega Lithium
Genre: Industrial Metal
Omega Lithium is a Croatian band formed in 2007. They’ve only released two albums as far as I know but they are amazing. This band has più of a rock influence and I don’t know about others but I can hear some Trace in some of their songs. Lead vocalist, Mya Mortensen has a rougher voice. She doesn’t do much screaming, but she has a voice for it if that helps with visualizations. The great thing about Mya though, is she’s actually good with the symphonic metal style vocals too; she can hold out high notes pretty smoothly and she hits them very well. So with her it’s not just flat out classic-rock style roughness. Lyric wise the band has some pretty interesting concepts—like Andromeda, that one is about a sort of humanoid creation. Pretty cool if te ask me.
Some of their songs;
Dance With Me: link
Kinetic: link Delain
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Delain is another Symphonic Metal band formed in the Netherlands (one of the members, Martijn, actually used to be in Within Temptation :P). The band formed in 2002. And apparently their band name was taken from a town in a Stephen King novel, pretty cool if te ask me. The band, much like Omega Lithium has a huge rock influence. First and foremost I Amore their cover art; it’s not just immagini of them and the band. They actually have these really cool cartoon but life like people on the album covers and these creepy birds wearing gasmasks. carlotta, charlotte Wessles is a great vocalist with a wide vocal range. She has really powerful lyrics, her song we are the others is pretty inspirational. This is just one of those bands that I just Amore and I can’t explain quite why. So if te care to, why don’t te just take a listen, I can’t really put the wonder of these songs into words
Generation Me: link
April Rain: link
We Are The Others: link Die Antwoord
Genre: Zef (also categorized with rave, rap and hip hop)
And here we have the very odd and kind of creepy Die Antwoord they are a South African band formed in 2008. They are a part of this genre called Zef (now I don’t know if they just made this up o what lol but I like it). Zef is kind of this rap like style that’s blended with funky techno beats. Yolandi (the female of the group) describes it as "Associated with people who la minestra, zuppa their cars up and rock oro and shit. Zef is, you're poor but you're fancy. You're poor but you're sexy, you've got style." It creates for a rather interesting style and concept. I haven’t quite heard anything like it. Now they have some beef with Lady Gaga, legit they had her mauled da a lion in one of their Musica video and she got back at them over Twitter, pretty crazy. Anyways Yolandi has a really different voice; it’s soft and almost child-like. Ninja (the male singer) has più of a rough voice, he does most of the rapping. Fair warning these guys can be pretty vulgar (they actually do have a song about masturbation, so if you’re not into that avoid Orinoco Ninja Flow ).
Here are some of their songs;
Fatty Fatty Boom: link
Rich Bitch: link
Cookie Thumper: link Grimes
Genre: Indie Pop, Witch house, Industrial (and a lot more)
Grimes also known as Claire Boucher redeemed Canada when she formed Grimes in 2009. I’d like to start da saying that this woman is mad original, I mean come on, witch house!? I haven’t even heard of that until Grimes. She combines a lot of styles like the mentioned above and darkwave, electronic, and such which really creates for a rather unique sound. Her voice is practically inhuman. The best way I can describe her Canto is to say that it reminds me of something I can only conjure up from my subconscious during a dream. Her Musica is like the stuff I’d imagine you’d hear during a near death experience thing. Ya know how they say Musica is a drug? They were talking about this. Even più than Delain I really can’t put what her songs are like into words so you’ll really just have to take a listen to know what I’m talking about. All I can say is Grimes is one of the most strange and one of a kind things I have ever heard.
World Princess: link
(Legit, those symbols are the name of the song!) Pythia
Genre: Power Metal (Also considered da some to be Symphonic and Gothic metal)
Pythia is from the UK and was formed in 2007. They have a large Celtic and folk influence. Emily Alice Overden has a super powerful and strong voice. She is much like the others in her genre in her ability to hit a good high note and then be able to hit really low notes. Very wide vocal range. This band is very unheard of on fanpop last I checked I was the only one on that spot. if there’s anyone on here te check into please let it be these guys
they are super talented and super unknown. The lyrics are crazy good like Within Temptation the lyrics are of a fantasy theme and create pretty cool stories and immagini in your head. Besides the lyrics their general appearance is amazing, te should see their photoshoots and album covers.
Cry Of Our Nation: link
Bury Her: link
baciare The Knife: link Blutengel
Genre: Gothic , Darkwave, and Synthpop
Last but not least for part one is the German band Blutengel founded in 1999. These guys have a much darker style than the others above. They are the ones with the vampire Musica video and the suicide-note style lyrics (I don’t mean to offends as it’s a sensitive subject) and Chris Phol has a thing for guyliner. I am a pretty big fan of the women who sing along side Chris they have such beautiful and peaceful voices. Blutengel’s Musica is basically a complication of dark lullabies. They are an odd mix of rock, techno, and Gothic music. Pretty cool but at the same time eerie and melancholy in a good way. They’ve also got some pretty wicked instrumentals.
Reich Mir Die Hand: link
Schmerz 4 (Tod): link Well, that’s it. Thanks for reading. And I hope te enjoyed some of that Musica and maybe found a cool new band o two. I’m gonna make part 2 soon.