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Old May 18, 2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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Looking for other bands like Dethklok... Help?

I normally don't like metal that much, but something about dethklok just really does it for me. I am looking to find more band that sound similar.

Things I like about them:

-Basic sounding guitar, just super heavy and constant
-You can actually understand his voice in most of the songs, and he is not growling like a moron
-Really consistent drum lines

And if anyone is not familiar with dethklok but is a metal afficionado, maybe check out the songs "thunderhorse" and "mermaider" by dethklok, those are probably my favorite.
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Old May 18, 2010, 09:50 AM   #2
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There's a smaller band called Kevorkian that were around 3-4 years ago, they weren't signed at the time but I'm interested to see if their MySpace is still up. They sounded very much like Dethlok.
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Old May 18, 2010, 10:04 AM   #3
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Strapping Young Lad
Death
Meshuggah
Vader

Also check out Opeth for something a bit different.
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Old May 18, 2010, 01:39 PM   #4
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Strapping young lad is a good fit for this (to above poster).

However, from what I've heard, melo-death is even a stretch for that stuff. As metal, it's not very good (IMNSHO).
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Old May 18, 2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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Obituary, newer stuff
Death
Six Feet Under
Amon Amarth
Decapitated
Epidemic
Gojira
Strapping Young Lad
Fear Factory
Lamb of God
Morbid Angel
Paradise Lost (Some of the older stuff)
Slayer
Opeth
Arkaea (might be a little lighter music wise)
Treat Signal
Carcass (Heartwork)
Chimaira
Devil Driver
Divine Heresy
God Forbid
Gorefest
Grave
mushroom head
slipknot
Isis (Very Opeth like IMHO)
Killswitch Engaged
Sepultura
Soulfly
Testament (Demonic, Low)


That should get you started and I am sure others will chime in!
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Old May 18, 2010, 03:40 PM   #6
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That's funny, Dethklok the band is basically an amalgamation and homage to metal in general... if you watch the cartoon you will see name dropping and references to all sorts of different types of extreme metal bands in backgrounds and names of characters/locations... You might try Slayer if you're really into Dethklok, they're pretty darn similar; only Slayer is much much better... but they've got the awesome chugga chugga drum/bass sound and the screaming, insane guitar solos, and the lead singer doesn't "growl like a moron"

But as others have already said, Death is pretty much the best Metal band ever, so if you can stomach the moron-growling you'll find yourself one hell of a great band with one hell of a unique sound to explore...
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Old May 18, 2010, 04:37 PM   #7
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That's not music. That's just noise.
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Old May 18, 2010, 05:33 PM   #8
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But as others have already said, Death is pretty much the best Metal band ever, so if you can stomach the moron-growling you'll find yourself one hell of a great band with one hell of a unique sound to explore...
Death doesn't have cookie monster vocals though. I would say Chuck's vocals (particularly on the later albums) were more like an extreme version of Martin Walkyier in Sabbat. Fit the music perfectly IMO.

BTW I forgot to mention that Strapping Young Lad and Dethklok have the same drummer (Gene Hoglan). He also played with Death for a while actually.
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Mastodon might be worth a look
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Death doesn't have cookie monster vocals though. I would say Chuck's vocals (particularly on the later albums) were more like an extreme version of Martin Walkyier in Sabbat. Fit the music perfectly IMO.

BTW I forgot to mention that Strapping Young Lad and Dethklok have the same drummer (Gene Hoglan). He also played with Death for a while actually.
Gene has played drums for everyone
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Mastodon might be worth a look
I actually saw Mastodon (and Converge) opening for Dethklok in concert earlier this year. So Converge and Mastodon were brain-meltingly fantastic, and then out comes Dethklok... the lead singer of Dethklok (who does all the voices for all the characters himself) comes out and he's fat, pony-tailed and totally full of himself (NOT metal )... his bandmates are all old, fat studio musicians... throughout the whole show the lead singer was tossing canned stage dialogue back and forth with the cartoon characters via a screen projection... it was so DISNEYLAND and nauseatingly over-polished and blech that I was actually embarrassed for Converge and Mastodon to have put on such incredible, gripping, and authentic presentations... only to be opening for Beavis and Butthead on a projection screen and a fat rich guy doing squeaky voices. I dunno. I love Metalocalypse but I did not in any way enjoy the Dethklok live performance.
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That's not music. That's just noise.
Did you really need to post here... please move along and stay out if you don't like it.

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Gene has played drums for everyone
Isn't that the truth......

Dark Angel, Death, Testament, Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory, Meldrum, Opeth, Unearth, Zimmers Hole, Pitch Black Forecast, Dethklok, Forbidden, Pitch Black Forecast, Phantasm, to name a few.......... (Quoted from Wiki!)
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Also, if you want death metal without constant growls (I'm not huge on death metal myself), Psycroptic is a good choice, particularly Scepter of the Ancients.
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Old May 26, 2012, 06:35 PM   #14
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paths of possession

monstrosity

cannibal corpse

are the closest band to dethklok ive heard
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I also dig the series, but for the over-the-top comedic aspect!

Dethklok sound in the cartoon is based on "Melodic Death Metal" so just look in that category in youtube and you will find a bunch that sound just like them.

Here is a list of bands: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...th_metal_bands

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