Posts Tagged ‘Melodic death metal’

Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Dark Princess reminds me of all of the great gothic metal bands of Scandinavia. There is a great list for you to check out on Facebook. Formed in 2004, the blistering guitar work of guitarists Aleksandr Lubimov and Ilya Klokov compliments the seemingly love-hate nature of the lyrics in the powerful track The Deepest Fall off of their 2008 release Stop My Heart. Unfortunately, Due to the nature of this particular feature on this blog bringing you obscure bands from around the world, as well as the fact that the Dark Princess website is in Russian, there was not much else in the way of background on them. So, just sit back, relax and enjoy the music video for The Deepest Fall by Dark Princess:

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Hey people of the midpoint,

Today I bring your attention to a great metal band that kind of blew me away. Dark Tranquility is a melodic death metal band hailing from a country that has served as a reliable bastion of great metal music: Sweden. Starting out under the name Septic Broiler, this band has been around for more than 20 years, so I feel kind of ashamed not having heard of them before now. I guess I wasn’t worldly enough when I first got into the metal music not too long ago. While their song Misery’s Crown is quite good, it does sound strangely similar to Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage. You be the judge:

I realize this type of music may not be for everyone. If the growling/screaming throws you, just listen for the musical talent these guys clearly display. When the singer is not growling in some of their other songs, it sounds a little like David Gahan from Depeche Mode. While these other bands may have been influences on them, Dark Tranquility is certainly on the Metal World radar!