World Cup of Music 2009

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Mar 19 2009, 1h57

Okay, I figured I'd do another one of these, but this time it has a slight twist. I used my most played artists over the last 6 months, but removed all of the bands with more than 25,000,000 plays on last.fm, so hopefully it'll be a little more competitive. So, without further ado, here's the lineup. Just nominate a first place and second place for each group.




Group A:
Flogging Molly
Wolfmother
Eagles of Death Metal
The Bravery

Group B
Ennio Morricone
James Newton Howard
Hans Zimmer
Tyler Bates

Group C
Killswitch Engage
Damone
Dropkick Murphys
Kasabian

Group D
DragonForce
Sonata Arctica
Sabaton
Beautiful Sin

Group E
Thin Lizzy
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Dio
Helloween

Group F
Within Temptation
Tristania
The Gathering
Ayreon

Group G
X-Ray Dog
Immediate Music
E.S. Posthumus
Nobuo Uematsu

Group H
KMFDM
Stabbing Westward
Rob Zombie
Powerman 5000


A quick run down if you have no idea who any of these artists are....

Group A - Some bands that basically have nothing in common

Flogging Molly - kickass irish punk band (Drunken Lullabies, What's Left of the Flag)
Wolfmother - relatively new Australian rock band (Woman, Dimension)
Eagles of Death Metal - not Eagles, or death metal, but all awesome (I Only Want You, Don't Speak (I Came to Make a BANG!))
The Bravery - rock band from NY, hopefully they haven't hit their peak (Believe, The Ocean)

Group B - The Masters of the Movie Soundtrack

Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, many other old westerns, some tracks in Kill Bill, too
James Newton Howard - Batman Begins/Dark Knight, Unbreakable, Defiance, The Village
Hans Zimmer - Gladiator, Crimson Tide, some of the Pirates of the Caribbean stuff, basically every other movie with a kickass soundtrack
Tyler Bates - 300...annnd...what else do you need? Apparently he's doing The Watchmen as well.


Group C - See Group A

Killswitch Engage - they magically found their way onto my playlist (My Curse, The End Of Heartache)
Damone - new-ish hard rock band that sounds like they're in the 80s (Out Here All Night)
Dropkick Murphys - i guess they're the official band of Boston or something (Tessie, I'm Shipping Up to Boston)
Kasabian - the music you'd expect to hear when being trampled...i'm sorry that's the best i've got (Fast Fuse, Club Foot)


Group D - Metal...or is it???

DragonForce - the band everyone loves to hate, or hates to love, or doesn't care (Through the Fire and Flames, Operation Ground And Pound)
Sonata Arctica - it's like nightwish, if they rocked more and didn't replace their lead singer with a...okay i'll leave that one alone (Replica, Don't Say a Word)
Sabaton - if you were about to defend Poland by yourself circa 1939, this is the music you would need to win (40:1, Ghost Division)
Beautiful Sin - The best band you've never heard of...and probably never will, for that matter (Lost, The Spark Of Ignition)


Group E - And now for the Old School

Thin Lizzy - one of the greatest bands to ever come out of Ireland (Jailbreak, The Boys Are Back in Town)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - what you'd probably listen to on your ipod if you were going gator hunting in a swamp in louisiana (Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son)
Dio - you either hate him or love him, there's no in between...i'm kind of in between myself (Holy Diver, Rainbow in the Dark)
Helloween - i think there's about 3985395 other bands that have a former member of this one (I Want Out, Halloween)


Group F - CAN'T STOP THE SYMPHONIC/GOTH/WEIRD METAL

Within Temptation - probably one of the more well-known bands in this whole thing (Angels, Stand My Ground)
Tristania - it's gothtacular, hopefully it'll continue with the recent singer change (Mercyside, Lotus)
The Gathering - yet another band changing singers, i guess it's the cool thing to do now (Saturnine, In Motion #1)
Ayreon - take some space opera on crack, and have some dutch guy sing it, and bingo (Ride the Comet, Comatose)


Group G - Coming Soon to a Final Fantasy near you

X-Ray Dog - the music you heard in that trailer was probably by them...
Immediate Music - or them...
E.S. Posthumus - or them
Nobuo Uematsu - and they're up against the reigning king of the music in the video games with the effeminate male lead character


Group H - It's industrial....ish
KMFDM - the originators, or so they say...i believe them (Brute, Juke Joint Jezebel)
Stabbing Westward - mystery solved, it was these guys all along (Save Yourself, Torn Apart)
Rob Zombie - I just found out he's not actually a zombie, I feel cheated (Dragula, Superbeast)
Powerman 5000 - just don't listen to anything they released after 2004...or before 1997 for that matter (When Worlds Collide, Nobody's Real)


Well, good luck deciphering all of that...and happy voting.
Envios aceitos
Beautiful Sin

Comentários

  • dropkick_murphy

    Group A is by far the best group, therefore making it the hardest to choose A: 1- Eagles of Death Metal 2- Flogging Molly B: 1- Hans Zimmer 2- Tyler Bates C: 1- Dropkick Murphys 2- Kasabian D: 1- Dragonforce 2- Beautiful Sin E: 1- Dio (Oh my f***, Naked in the Rain, best song) 2- Thin Lizzy F: No Votes, not my style G: Same H: 1- Powerman 5000 (When Worlds Collide = amazing) 2- Rob Zombie

    Mar 19 2009, 6h38
  • rionka

    i love the f-group :)))

    Mar 19 2009, 8h07
  • xNorbertx

    I like these kind of things :) Group A: 1.Flogging Molly 2.Eagles of Death Metal Group B: don't know any. Group C: 1.Dropkick Murphys 2.Killswitch Engage Group D: 1.Sonata Arctica 2.DragonForce Group E: 1.Creedence Clearwater Revival 2.Helloween Group F: 1.Within Temptation 2.The Gathering Group G: impossible for me to vote here Group H: 1.Rob Zombie 2.Powerman 5000

    Mar 19 2009, 13h29
  • fujikiri

    Here we go, glad I've listening to all of them (and some of them I LOOOOVE, James Newton, X-Ray, Ayreon, BS, Tristania, etc <3) GROUP A: 1.- Eagles of Death Metal 2.- Flogging Molly GROUP B: 1.- James Newton Howard 2.- Tyler Bates GROUP D: 1.- Beautiful Sin 2.- DragonForce GROUP E: 1.- Dio 2.- Helloween GROUP F: 1.- Ayreon 2.- The Gathering GROUP G: 1.- X-Ray Dog 2.- Immediate Music GROUP H: 1.- Rob Zombie 2.- KMFDM

    Mar 21 2009, 3h16
  • LadyNightfaLL

    Group A: Flogging Molly Wolfmother Group B Ennio Morricone Hans Zimmer Group C Dropkick Murphys Killswitch Engage Group D Sonata Arctica DragonForce Group E Dio Helloween Group F The Gathering Tristania Group G JESUS! NO IDEA! Group H Stabbing Westward KMFDM oh how much fun ^.^

    Mar 22 2009, 0h18
  • jerkjones

    Group G is awesome...i suggest you check them out if you haven't already =)

    Mar 22 2009, 0h23
  • LadyNightfaLL

    ok, thx for the recommendation xD^^

    Mar 22 2009, 0h26
  • jerkjones

    i'll give it till tomorrow to end the round...someone vote to break all the ties!

    Mar 26 2009, 2h33
  • hammerstrikebg

    Group A: Flogging Molly Wolfmother Group B Ennio Morricone Hans Zimmer Group C Killswitch Engage Dropkick Murphys Group D Sabaton Sonata Arctica Group E Helloween Dio Group F Within Temptation Ayreon Group G X-Ray Dog Immediate Music

    Jun 28 2010, 10h36
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