"Cinematic" metal

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Night Prowler, May 8, 2014.

  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    I see a lot of metal music being described as "cinematic" and I have no idea what it's supposed to mean.

    Can someone explain it or post his/hers definition?

  2. Saapanael

    Saapanael "Get a life, punk!"

    Moving Pictures? ;)
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I wouldn't use the term (or genre) cinematic metal (I guess the genre doesn't exist), but the term cinematic gives me thoughts of

    Music with bombastic, epic, sountracky parts.

    Epica comes to mind. Their music is (partly) influenced by Hans Zimmer.
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  4. Perun

    Perun Stepping out bravely Staff Member

    Rhapsody (of or not of Fire) have described their music as "Hollywood Metal". Back in an interview I read ten years ago.
  5. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Puissant

  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Yeah, I just needed a thread title :p

    So I guess metal can't be cinematic unless it has keyboards/orchestrations? All of the music mentioned here has them...
  7. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    I just see cinematic as meaning music that evokes sweeping, motion picture style imagery.
    You know, like the Trooper just sounds like a desperate ride on horseback through a hail of bullets.
  8. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    This is what get from that term as well.
  9. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    This is definitely cinematic. Orchestra arrangement is crazy, no one comes close to Septicflesh when it comes to integrating real orchestra with metal:

  10. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody labeled themself Cinematic metal when they started up in 2011. They did two albums, and they are pretty good in my opinion

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