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Mannen som blev en gris
02-22-2007, 02:12 PM
This deservs its own thread. Van Canto (http://www.vancanto.de/)

Five singers, one drummer. It's basically power metal... a capella. Plus drums. You can listen to clips on the site, download the full version of the song The Mission (http://www.general-schallplatten.de/digishop/vancanto/full/vancanto_astormtocome_03_themission.mp3) or just watch the video of the same song on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F9aJuHJE80). The important thing is that you listen. Now.

Yatesy
02-22-2007, 03:17 PM
This is fucking cool.

Mannen som blev en gris
02-22-2007, 03:22 PM
Yes, yes it is.

Yatesy
02-22-2007, 03:37 PM
Do you have any other tracks?

XYlophonetreeZ
02-22-2007, 04:14 PM
I didn't really like it. Novelty is all it has going for it.

0r4ng3
02-22-2007, 04:21 PM
Nothing special, but it could've been much worse.

For what it's worth, it was pretty well executed, but not something I'd listen to much.

WebDudette
02-22-2007, 06:30 PM
I actually enjoyed it. But I couldn't help but laugh all the time I was watching it.

opivy21
02-22-2007, 07:03 PM
I don't like it, but it's certainly entertaining.

Jebus
02-22-2007, 10:39 PM
It was pretty fun listen too. Although, their arm/hand expressions kept me smirking through the video for some reason. Oh, and that girl was fucking hot.

Mannen som blev en gris
02-23-2007, 10:18 AM
Although, their arm/hand expressions kept me smirking through the video for some reason.

Yes.


Oh, and that girl was fucking hot.

Yes!


Do you have any other tracks?

No!

However, a wise man once said "As usual torrents fail where projectw succeeds. I have the full album and music video in a rar on my desktop..Interested PM Me." He was Merciless and a member of The Specialists forums (http://forums.specialistsmod.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=2170). Contact him on MSN if you want. Maybe you need to tell him Defender of the Faith sent you :cool: Maybe you also need to give him nudes, since I don't really know him, but still. Alternatively, you could check out that projectw thing for yourself.


Also, I'm currently fucking addicted to the lead singer's voice. I wish I could sing like that. He's got like... the perfect voice.

edit: ... and the Battery cover will be included in the next TMO Podcast (http://feeds.feedburner.com/tmopodcast). For those interested.
edit: no wait, it's in the one from Feb 20. It has a nice "guitar solo" in it... heh. It confuses me but it's cool. But overall the song wasn't very good imo though, so it's not worth downloading. But if you do, it's the last song. FYI.

Venom Symbiote
02-23-2007, 04:36 PM
Hmm, similar in a way to another band whose name escapes me. I think it started with an "X" or something, I haven't listened to them in a year or so, but they were basically metal with violins and cellos. Can't remember if they had a drummer or not, they weren't a capella, but were pretty great anyway. Too bad they stooped to playing a few Metallica covers at live shows, but they sure had fucking talent anyway.

I liked this, thanks for the link Mannen. It's cheesy, but what power-metal isn't?! It's pretty-much the whole point.

Say what you will, but that band have tremendous vocal skill. Fuck the cheesiness, it's irrelevant.

Yatesy
02-23-2007, 04:41 PM
Were you thinking of Apocalyptica? They had a drummer in their later stuff. They also started off with the Metallica covers.

Venom Symbiote
02-23-2007, 04:50 PM
Apocalyptica, yeah, that's the one. Don't know where I got the "X" from, meh.

Yeah, those guys are awesome. I'm known to have a pretty deep-seated hated of Metallica nowadays, but that can be overlooked. Since these guys kick so much ass. I'll forgive them for the covers.

All About Eve
02-23-2007, 10:45 PM
Dude, I really liked that. And the girl. Mmm.

T-6005
02-23-2007, 11:00 PM
Apocalyptica, yeah, that's the one. Don't know where I got the "X" from, meh.

Yeah, those guys are awesome. I'm known to have a pretty deep-seated hated of Metallica nowadays, but that can be overlooked. Since these guys kick so much ass. I'll forgive them for the covers.
They also did the Angel theme song. Pretty kickass theme, if you ask me.

Venom Symbiote
02-23-2007, 11:25 PM
Really? I didn't know that. Sweet.

Although that show went downhill real quickly. It wasn't Buffy or Firefly, that's for sure.

Little_Miss_1565
02-24-2007, 12:19 AM
Wait, these guys (and stone cold fox) cover Battery? For serious? dude.

H1T_That
02-24-2007, 04:15 AM
N*Sync meets DragonForce.

Highly entertaining.

Little_Miss_1565
02-24-2007, 07:33 AM
I thought Darling Violetta did the Angel theme song.

Anyway, I love that in tru metal fashion, Van Canto sing in POWER CHORDS.

Mannen som blev en gris
02-24-2007, 07:35 AM
Wait, these guys (and stone cold fox) cover Battery? For serious? dude.

Yes.

And no. They did a cover of the Metallica song called Battery. But according to Wikipedia there's also a band called Battery, so... maybe you meant the band?

And I'm glad people like it!

Little_Miss_1565
02-24-2007, 07:36 AM
I did mean the band, I fucking love that band. But okay, the Metallica song is alright too.

All About Eve
02-24-2007, 10:56 AM
I just want to point out that it's an A'Capella metal band, not a capella metal band. Just to make the title a little clearer.

Mannen som blev en gris
02-24-2007, 11:05 AM
Oh right, that's probably how it's written. At the site it said "a capella" so I just assumed it was correct.

Mods, feel free to change.

edit: actually, Wikipedia says it's a cappella, often misspelled as a capella. But yeah, a'cappella would make the title a little clearer.

All About Eve
02-24-2007, 11:12 AM
I lol'd at their myspace.


For all those who like melodic, epic and powerful metal songs
For all those who like Metallica just as much as Nightwish
For all those who think the climax of a Blind Guardian concert is to sing along the chorus
For all those, who are interested in mature men who like to sing "rakka-takka" through a guitar amplifier, only to imitate fat rhythm guitars
For all those who want to be heroesThe last three are great.

0r4ng3
02-24-2007, 11:28 AM
I wonder if they sing guitar solos a la Strong Bad.

"meedely meedely meedely meedely MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!"

Edit:
http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail36.html

Yatesy
02-24-2007, 11:56 AM
I lol'd at their myspace.


For all those who like melodic, epic and powerful metal songs
For all those who like Metallica just as much as Nightwish
For all those who think the climax of a Blind Guardian concert is to sing along the chorus
For all those, who are interested in mature men who like to sing "rakka-takka" through a guitar amplifier, only to imitate fat rhythm guitars
For all those who want to be heroesThe last three are great.

Yeah that list is funny, particularly the last one.

Mannen som blev en gris
02-24-2007, 12:06 PM
Hah, yeah, I saw those too, but at the main site. The Blind Guardian one is true. "Valhaaaaaaaaaalaaaaaaaaaa... deliverance. Why've you ever forgotten meeee valhaaaaaaaalaaaaa". Although at the same time slightly ironic since the chorus is my least favourite part of The Mission.

Yatesy
02-24-2007, 12:11 PM
How far into the podcast is the cover of Battery on? I'm not exactly complaining about what is on atm but I wanna just skip to that song. xD

Mannen som blev en gris
02-24-2007, 12:15 PM
It's the last song. Like I said here:

it's the last song.

=P

Yatesy
02-24-2007, 12:18 PM
Opps didn't notice that. =P Thanks for the extra hint.

Venom Symbiote
02-24-2007, 02:55 PM
Heh, awesome. Apparently a Blind Guardian concert is like one of the most epic things you'll ever live to see. Fuck them, though, they were here like last month but only played Sydney and Melbourne.

I like this band already, if they like Guardian.