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Mr. Off-Topic

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  18.09.2008 at 00:09
Thought the extreme forum would benefit immensely from some discussion on this band. Not overly familiar with them beyond their last two albums but from what I can gather they've been making quality viking themed death metal for a good long time now and they seem to be pretty popular. Kinda has everything you could want in a death metal band really.
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Dangerboner
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  18.09.2008 at 01:39
Unleashed is a band that never lets their fans down. Every album, for the most part, is quality. For some reason I still haven't checked out the newest album...
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Visioneerie
Urban Monster

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  18.09.2008 at 01:46
I like Unleashed to some extent they make good solid music, but i can't say i'm a fan. Sometimes i find their music is a little predictable which makes it repetitive. Though I have to admit that their solos, on Midvinterblot are simply great.
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LeChron James
Helvetesfossen

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  18.09.2008 at 02:08
Unleashed had a gnarly cover of Venom's "Black Metal" on the second disc of the Nasty Savage LP.
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cityarmy

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  18.09.2008 at 03:55
Interesting.
I have an album from Unleashed because a friend left it with me by accident.
I'm skeptical to listen though only because I really never find death metal to be appealing.
SK921
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  18.09.2008 at 09:22
Unleashed is good quality stuff. My favorite album is their first.
Eternal Flames

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  19.09.2008 at 15:53
Written by Dangerboner on 18.09.2008 at 01:39

Unleashed is a band that never lets their fans down. Every album, for the most part, is quality. For some reason I still haven't checked out the newest album...

The new album is very much similar to Midvinterblot. It's filled with some great riffs and insane solos. Basically, it's what you'd expect from an Unleashed album.

These guys (along with Amon Amarth) are one of the very few bands whose lack of experimentation works really well for them Some great straight-up death metal.
theflyingmachine

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  19.09.2008 at 16:52
The fact that a thread was just made on this band shows how underrated they are, though I wonder if this should've been in the melodic death forum. I really enjoyed Where No Life Dwells, and it seems like their newer material is just as good.
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  31.10.2008 at 05:16
Written by theflyingmachine on 19.09.2008 at 16:52

The fact that a thread was just made on this band shows how underrated they are, though I wonder if this should've been in the melodic death forum. I really enjoyed Where No Life Dwells, and it seems like their newer material is just as good.

no, they belong with this genre. they are classic groovy death metal. They also have some of the catchiest riffs ever made....ever
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TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest'

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  31.10.2008 at 10:26
They will be playing with Shining in February, that should be a good show..
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Lokomotiv
Übermensch

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Age: 30
From: Chile

  31.10.2008 at 23:29
It's hard for me to understand what's the deal with this band... their first two album are comepetent, but since 1993 they're sucking hard, becoming a parody of the genre by times. Boring music, bad-to-horrible lyrics...
Dangerboner
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  31.10.2008 at 23:54
Written by Lokomotiv on 31.10.2008 at 23:29

bad-to-horrible lyrics...

Yeah the lyrics piss me the fuck off, and the fact that you can fully understand what he's saying makes it worse. I like the music though
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Written by muthafucka on 30.06.2010 at 00:47

your mom is 7000 yr old because your a dinosaur

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!J.O.O.E.!
Mr. Off-Topic

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  01.11.2008 at 12:19
Lulz, do people really still care about lyrics in metal? 98% of all lyrics are terrible so why bother.
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Dangerboner
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  02.11.2008 at 00:55
If you can fully understand terrible lyrics, then they do annoy me and it distracts me from the actual music, but I rarely rate an album lower because of poor lyrics.
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Written by muthafucka on 30.06.2010 at 00:47

your mom is 7000 yr old because your a dinosaur

Written by John Barleycorn on 11.11.2010 at 14:17
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Lokomotiv
Übermensch

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  02.11.2008 at 02:57
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.11.2008 at 12:19

Lulz, do people really still care about lyrics in metal? 98% of all lyrics are terrible so why bother.


I do care for lyrics in metal. People like me are rare in the scene but when I musically like a band I ALWAYS read the lyrics, when they're availible, and that usually reinforces or hurts my taste for the band. I don't have to love the lyrics of everything I listen too, they're just another tool among many others, but idiotic stuff like the lyrics of "Joy In The Sun" are usually enough to kill my interest for any band, especially if their music is nothing otherwordly neither.
worm_is_gloaming

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Age: 30
From: USA

  26.04.2011 at 00:53
I enjoy this band, cheesy lyrics or not. Haven't picked up their latest offering yet.

A question for those who have a copy of their "As Yggdrasil Trembles" :

Do they still provide explanatory blurbs in the booklet about the songs' meanings?
If you have this album laying nearby, could you type the explanation blurb to the song "Yahweh And The Chosen Ones"? Am really curious what they were trying to get at with those lyrics.

Horns & thanks
Troy Killjoy
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  26.04.2011 at 01:12
Written by worm_is_gloaming on 26.04.2011 at 00:53

"Yahweh And The Chosen Ones"


Quote:
There are still people in this world who claim to be holy from birth. And that "God did not make us the same as other families of the Earth". I didn't really create much of the lines in this lyrics myself, only some adjustments to fit the vocal melodies and such. Most of the text is taken from the books Deutoronomy and Exodus in the Hebrew Bible. It's all right there. The text in the "bridge" in the middle of the song is taken from a prayer called "Aleinu" found in the classical Jewish prayer book Siddur. Look it up if you can, Religion for the modern man in the twenty first century anyone?


Taken directly from the booklet (I own a Digipak version). (And yes, they still include blurbs for each song.)
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Yasmine

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  26.04.2011 at 19:12
I love Unleashed, good grooves, melodies, solo, etc. I don't see a problem with the lyrics, especially on the last couple of albums. Of course lyrics are usually an excuse to ignore the music. If it is done well, good execution, etc then it is, if not then it's not, lyrics are an after thought, or should be.
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Promonex
Cathemeral

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  26.04.2011 at 19:53
Written by Yasmine on 26.04.2011 at 19:12

I love Unleashed, good grooves, melodies, solo, etc. I don't see a problem with the lyrics, especially on the last couple of albums. Of course lyrics are usually an excuse to ignore the music. If it is done well, good execution, etc then it is, if not then it's not, lyrics are an after thought, or should be.

Or should be? I guess that depends pretty much on the person listening, and on the artist creating the music. Many artists pour their heart and soul into the lyrics, so it would lack some respect and appreciation for the whole thing, if you consider lyrics only as a mere by-product. Plus lyrics are the one part of the music you as a fan can contribute during a live show. And if you've ever been to an Unleashed show, you know that not singing/growling along is not an option. Unless you want Johnny to get pissed
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Yasmine

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  26.04.2011 at 19:56
Written by Promonex on 26.04.2011 at 19:53

Written by Yasmine on 26.04.2011 at 19:12

I love Unleashed, good grooves, melodies, solo, etc. I don't see a problem with the lyrics, especially on the last couple of albums. Of course lyrics are usually an excuse to ignore the music. If it is done well, good execution, etc then it is, if not then it's not, lyrics are an after thought, or should be.

Or should be? I guess that depends pretty much on the person listening, and on the artist creating the music. Many artists pour their heart and soul into the lyrics, so it would lack some respect and appreciation for the whole thing, if you consider lyrics only as a mere by-product. Plus lyrics are the one part of the music you as a fan can contribute during a live show. And if you've ever been to an Unleashed show, you know that not singing/growling along is not an option. Unless you want Johnny to get pissed


haha, but sometimes they are a by-product, or not need at all, as I do love classical music. I realize for a band like say Nevermore the lyrics aren't a by-product, but for many that are. However by-product or not I usually read em once and don't much listen to them when I listen to the music with most bands, there's a few I pay attention to.
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P.W. Bear

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  07.05.2011 at 18:53
Written by Dangerboner on 18.09.2008 at 01:39

Unleashed is a band that never lets their fans down. Every album, for the most part, is quality. For some reason I still haven't checked out the newest album...


"Victory" and "Warrior" are pretty bad and "Hell's Unleashed" is best used as skeet (that is one of the WORST Death Metal albums ever). However, the rest of their work has some definite quality on it. The first two and their most recent two are absolute beasts. They, like many established bands of the time, had their downpoint in the late 90's, but in the last few years have resurged back to the the top of their game.

In my opinion they have surpassed recent output from bands they played second fiddle to in the early 90's (Grave & Entombed being two of the most notable).
Yasmine

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  09.05.2011 at 02:49
I loathe Warrior, stupid short songs, but I really don't think Hell's Unleashed is too bad at all. The rest is great, I like the last 2 and Midvinterblot and Sworn Alligeance, "Winterland" is still one of my favorite DM songs ever.
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ncnsstnt

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  10.10.2011 at 22:36
I don't think these guys did much that was interesting after 1993. "Where No Life Dwells" is solid, though.

They are featured on part 4 of my 7.5 hour death metal mix mentioned in my signature.
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Frost Beast
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  22.10.2011 at 00:47
Where No Life Dwells is simply epic and mindblowing.
JÄY
Metal slave

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  22.10.2011 at 02:20
....and amon amarth gets all the credit!
vezzy
Stallmanite

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  22.10.2011 at 12:28
Written by JÄY on 22.10.2011 at 02:20

....and amon amarth gets all the credit!


This calls for spamming Metallica/Bodom videos in the name of the Metal Militia!

Where No Life Dwells is obviously classic, mhm.
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Savopipo

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  22.10.2011 at 13:00
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.11.2008 at 12:19

Lulz, do people really still care about lyrics in metal? 98% of all lyrics are terrible so why bother.


Lyrics are important. I guess that's why I seldom listen to Death because the lyrics are (most of the time) impossible to hear and if you find them written it's usually not very thought through. This of course is horrible generalization but you understand what I mean.
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Mr. Off-Topic

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  22.10.2011 at 13:31
Written by Savopipo on 22.10.2011 at 13:00

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.11.2008 at 12:19

Lulz, do people really still care about lyrics in metal? 98% of all lyrics are terrible so why bother.


Lyrics are important. I guess that's why I seldom listen to Death because the lyrics are (most of the time) impossible to hear and if you find them written it's usually not very thought through. This of course is horrible generalization but you understand what I mean.

The only time I will ever give any sort of crap about lyrics is if an extraordinary amount of effort has been put into it, like in The Meads of Asphodel's last album, but for everything else lyrics mean absolutely nothing to me and contribute to less than 1% of the musical experience.
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Skandino

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  22.10.2011 at 14:15
Written by Savopipo on 22.10.2011 at 13:00

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.11.2008 at 12:19

Lulz, do people really still care about lyrics in metal? 98% of all lyrics are terrible so why bother.


Lyrics are important. I guess that's why I seldom listen to Death because the lyrics are (most of the time) impossible to hear and if you find them written it's usually not very thought through. This of course is horrible generalization but you understand what I mean.


What about lyrics in another language? If you don't understand them and you don't have the possibility to translate them then you won't listen because they mean so much?

For me lyrics are only a plus, Awesome lyrics are awesome, bad lyrics on the other hand aren't something negative that influences the music in any way at all and that is not even a subjective matter... Because the only way words could influence the impact of an album on a REAL musical level is how they sound (there are some languages I find annoying).
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Sacrificial

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  09.12.2011 at 05:38
I'd say "As Yggdrasil Trembles" was a step down from the form shown on "Hammer Battalion". Hopefully they will step up again

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