MetalFilter - I know what I like, but not how to find more of it
August 25, 2013 6:52 PM Subscribe
So, there's a particular flavor of music that I like, but there's a lot of music in its genre that doesn't scratch my itch. Pandora gives me too broad of a variety, and I'm not enough of an aficionado to know the specific subgenre, or labels, to search for. Some examples I like are Wounds
by Masterplan, and Starfall
by Dragonland. I think my tastes generally fall under "power metal", but a specific variety of it, and I don't have a name for that subcategory.
posted by NMcCoy to media & arts (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Key features, as I see them:
-Inspirational, energetic pace
-Clear, triumphant melodies, often but not exclusively in a major key
-Lack of growly/screamy vocals
-Expressive electric guitars (as in the solo sections of Wounds and Starfall)
Also, suggestions on other sources to find music that's up my alley, and maybe advice on how to better label my tastes, would be appreciated - this track
from the Sonic Adventure 2 soundtrack nails the "clear triumphant melodies" and "expressive electric guitars" criteria, but I don't know of an umbrella that groups it with my other two example songs without including basically everything with electric guitars in it.