This is totally a D&D Video...

This is totally D&D...

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  • It totally is D&D...

    Votes: 5 38.5%

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Fenris-77

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Power Metal is easily mistaken for parody, although it's mostly not. That isn't to say that there's not some winking tongue in cheek action going on, because there is. The idea of being self referential is a lottle different now than it was in the 80's and 90's. Spinal Tap is actually parody, or at least started of that way, but is also actually a talented band.
 

R_J_K75

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You know you're getting old when you watch the OP's video and think: "Is this a parody?" Then you realize it's not. 😕

Yeah. I know. I wanted to rip my ears off after 2 mins then shut it off to check the calendar to make sure it wasnt 1986. That was painful to watch and listen to.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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@GreyLord that is d&d AF!

Also once the front man started singing i was a bit surprised, pleasantly, i did not expect to hear a voice so reminiscent of the judas priest lead's voice. Unexpectedly high pitched (yet still powerful) just like rob halford's voice. Also unexpected because neither of these men look like theyd have the voice they do.
I was thinking more Geoff Tate or Todd La Torre than Rob Halford.

i was more than disappointed by how NOT into the video shoot the guitarist’s and bass player seemed for most of the time.
 

Fenris-77

Explorer
I feel I'd be remiss to not at least mention the band Bolt Thrower in this thread. Very much more a GW related thing than a D&D thing, but I don't think there's a closer band/game connection that I can think of. Ahh, memories of my 90's FLGS days. Good times.
 
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Fenris-77

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Power metal should not be low energy. High energy stage presence is a core part if it's (sometimes dubious) charm.
 

Dannyalcatraz

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Just noticed I got quoted, and...

Damn AutoCorrect- keeps editing in unnecessary apostrophes!

Not only that, it declined to capitalize the “I” at the beginning of the next paragraph.

I don’t usually rely on AC, but sometimes it’s helpful. Until it isn’t.
 

Ralif Redhammer

Adventurer
It gets even more convoluted with Moorcock, having done lyrics and vocals with Hawkwind. Who would eventually release The Chronicles of the Black Sword and Warrior on the Edge of Time albums based on Moorcock's writings. And I swear I've caught Moorcock sneaking little Hawkwind references into some of his stories.

For instance, Moorcock was an inspiration to both D&D and Blue Oyster Cult.
 

LuisCarlos17f

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If we are talking about music to add to a D&D game or as OSB for a D&D media work there are more options.

For example ERA.



Or "two steps to hell".


Or Skillet.

 

Dannyalcatraz

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Staff member
It gets even more convoluted with Moorcock, having done lyrics and vocals with Hawkwind. Who would eventually release The Chronicles of the Black Sword and Warrior on the Edge of Time albums based on Moorcock's writings. And I swear I've caught Moorcock sneaking little Hawkwind references into some of his stories.
He did. As I recall, he quoted some lyrics in the Jerry Cornelius stuff.
 

R_J_K75

Explorer
This is not D&D. This is the dreaded escape of the illegitimate child of ABBA and Judas Priest that has been locked in a Nordic noir dungeon since 1982.
Yeah they looked just like Judas Priest down to the Flying Vs and the tandem guitar moves. Blatant ripoff and pathetic posers.
 

Al'Kelhar

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Yeah they looked just like Judas Priest down to the Flying Vs and the tandem guitar moves. Blatant ripoff and pathetic posers.
Actually, I shouldn't be too critical - the escape of some hideous monstrosity from a dungeon it's been imprisoned in for Crimes against Nature (TM) is pretty D&D...
 

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