Challenge: Mysterious metal song



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01.02.2013 - 14:53
HarvesterOfEyes
Back in 1995, I recorded this song on the radio, then stupidly deleted it. I would swear it was from the late 80s, but it could also have been a 90s song by a band who kept that sound.

The only information I've got:

- drums very similar in sound to those of "I Want it All" by Queen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnALnM620Zo

- a voice similar to that of Joey Cerisano in "The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria" by Blue Öyster Cult
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoPqrzkYMJ4

- rather slow and epic

- screaming vocals

The lyrics I only very vaguely remember, something about a "black sword" or some "dark crystal".

Any suggestion would be hugely appreciated. It could also make us discover new gems.

Thanks!

The Harvester of Eyes
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01.02.2013 - 15:10
Daniell
_爱情_
Sounds roughly like Manowar
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Now loving:
Naglfar - I Am Vengeance
Hour of Penance - Cast the First Stone
Hate - Indestructible Pillar
Depeche Mode - Going Backwards
Flotsam & Jetsam - Forbidden Territories
Immolation - When the Jackals Come
Suffocation - Your Last Breaths
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03.02.2013 - 11:55
Costa
May be Virgin Steele!
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03.02.2013 - 15:30
HarvesterOfEyes
Great suggestions, totally in keeping with my description! I've listened to all the pre-1996 songs by Manowar and Virgin Steele, and I'm afraid that's not it yet.

There was no double bass drumming as far as I can remember. Singing during the chorus was really exulting and joyful. A more powerful singer than in the two mentioned bands (if I may say so).

The band in question might be a bit more obscure than Manowar. I'm pretty sure the song was from the 1985-1989 period.

Thanks,

The Harvester of Eyes
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04.02.2013 - 03:24
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Could be Heaven's Gate? This album's from 1991:

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04.02.2013 - 15:30
HarvesterOfEyes
When I saw the title I thought that might be it (I imagined a screaming "the never ending FIIIIIIIIIIIRE!!!!!!!!"), but once again it's not. Keep them coming please, I'm discovering lots thanks to this. And believe me, that song I heard then must be one of the greatest heavy metal songs ever. I really seem to remember it mentioned a sword, so it should be one of those fantasy/Michael Moorcock influenced bands.

The Harvester Of Eyes
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07.02.2013 - 15:35
Costa
Power and dark voice from the 80s and a song ending with ... Fire. That's WASP and "Sleeping (in the fire)". They made an acoustic version that sounds even better.
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07.02.2013 - 16:07
HarvesterOfEyes
No, it's not W.A.S.P. either, and I don't think there's "FIRE" in the chorus, I just thought it could have been the case when I saw the title "The Never Ending Fire".

Let me remind you the main characteristics:
- slow and epic
- screaming vocals
- presumably lyrics about a black sword, dark crystal, or something sword & sorcery
- presumably from the 85-89 period

Drums similar in sound to Queen's "I Want It All", vocals similar to those in "The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria" by Blue Öyster Cult. No double bass drumming.

Thanks!

The Harvester Of Eyes
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07.02.2013 - 20:05
Costa
"the neverending fire" is a song from heavens gate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXjzd3d3yrY
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09.02.2013 - 16:59
HarvesterOfEyes
I thought the solution could be something Dio participated in, and came up with the following:

Dio: "Hollywood Black" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37PUElzSHO8

Black Sabbath: "Ancient Warrior" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo3V5PtF07c

Still not what I'm looking for at all and useless compared to it.
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14.02.2013 - 13:07
BarA
Probably not but seems to fit in kinda well to your description. Judas Priest - Blood Red Skies?
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14.02.2013 - 18:42
HarvesterOfEyes
Written by BarA on 14.02.2013 at 13:07

Probably not but seems to fit in kinda well to your description. Judas Priest - Blood Red Skies?


I've known this one for years. Love it, incredible vocal performance.
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23.03.2013 - 07:21
camilord
It sound like candlemass. find it in youtube
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23.03.2013 - 18:04
HarvesterOfEyes
No, it's not Candlemass either. Am I getting boring?

The sound was more produced. Listen to the drums in Queen's "I Want It All", I'm sure there was a real similarity.
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