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Fun musical finds of various kinds

Fun things (patterns similarities etc.) found out while listening to various kind of music. Most can be explained by simple influences among bands.

There is some patterns that i think i have heard somewhere but cannot grasp where, still open.

Some fun facts of that list are probably unique as i never saw them reported anywhere. Some are probably made up, don't take it seriously . (some very obvious ones are also known)

The format of this list is : Artist name - Album name (release year) - Song name

Meshuggah - None (1994) - Ritual

The intro and overall feeling of the whole track sounds like Would ? (1992) by Alice in Chains

Burgul Torkhaïn - The Adventures of Burgul Torkhaïn (2002) - The Mechanical Perverts

Somewhere in this track there is the same singing sample that was used in Xtal (1992) by Aphex Twin briefly played, it is a Steve Jefferies, Mary Carewe and Donald Greig 1986 sample.

Enslaved - RIITIIR (2012) - Materal

Some Alice in Chains influences in the vocals and harmony ? (~0:40)

Summoning - With Doom We Come (2018) - Mirklands

The running theme starting at 0:33 sounds like Game Of Thrones (2011 TV series) soundtrack.

Sodom - Tapping The Vein (1992) - Deadline

Metal fans will probably like this fun fact: 2:08 riff is similar to Dunkelheit from Filosofem (1996) by Burzum the riff repeat with variations around the track.

AFX (Aphex Twin) - Internet dump (2015) - 13 High Hats Tune Tamclap Orig

5:45 melody appear in the fearless vampire killers 1967 movie with a woman voice singing it. The melody probably has older origins.

Nocturnus - Ethereal Tomb (1999) - Outland

Has very similar vibes to Pestilence Osculum Infame keys of Malleus Maleficarum (1988) album also Death Cosmic Sea intro (1991), i don't think there is any similar patterns, more like heavy inspiration

Ministry - Psalm 69 (1992) - Just one fix

Running riff influenced by Slayer South of Heaven (1988), seems it is well known.

Jaga Jazzist - A Livingoom Hush (2001) - Cinematic

Piano patterns sound like Aisatsana by Aphex Twin (Cinematic was out way before Aisatsana was out i think so which is first ?)

Avoid Catoblépone - Déporté sur terre (1995) - Prisonnier

Obvious patterns from Erik Satie (1890, Gnossiennes 1-3 : No. 1) played on a guitar.

Hovmod - Doedsformasjon (2019) - Doedsformasjon / Blodsbaand

Background riff on Doedsformasjon sound very much like Immortal All shall fall (2009) same with Blodsbaand. (many obviously similar patterns, probably direct inspiration)

Blitzkrieg - Unholy Trinity (1995) - Taking Care of Business

Section at ~3:00 is similar to first Doom OST (E1M1 - At Doom's gate)

Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) - Pigs (Three Different Ones)

After ~3:00 the vocals remind me sometimes of Can early albums. (Ege Bamyasi ?)

Ketha - 2nd Sight (2012) - Blackpool

Intro sound similar to Star One Victims Of The Modern Age 24 Hours intro (2010)

Luke Vibert - We Hear You (2009) - Belief file

Gamelan all around the track emulated by a synthesizer or a syncopated sample ? The pattern sounds like something i heard somewhere, maybe from a traditional gamelan ensemble.

Chevron - Possibilities (2016) - Makossa Nova

Sampled Drexciya ? Didn't find the track name yet.

Coroner - Grin (1993) - Paralized, Mesmerized

Starting at 1:56 the guitar melodic pattern sounds like something i heard somewhere.

Nadia Boulanger (1913) - Fantaisie variée pour piano et orchestre

~10:00 briefly sounds like some section of Franz Lizst Totentanz (1849)

Eminem - Kamikaze (2018) - Nice guy

Post chorus sounds like Ice Me Out (2018) by Kash Doll

Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream (1978) - Mittageisen

The guitar playing (and speed doesn't help!) is oddly similar to what may be played later on by black metal bands. This seems to be a common pattern in rock since AMON DÜÜL II Utopia (1973) "The Wolfman Jack Show" track has the same pattern (slower) running through the whole track.

Killing joke - Pandemonium (1994) - Pandemonium

No fun facts but my general feeling toward this album has always been that it has some similarities to Slayer (Exorcism), O.L.D / Devin Townsend (Jana), Bauhaus (Black Moon).

Elend - Sunwar The Dead (2004) - Sunwar The Dead (and more)

The voice, lyrical content and instrumentation on this track and the whole album remind me of Dead Can Dance Within the Realm of a Dying Sun (1987) they were probably inspired by this band since it is the same genre.

Tengger Cavalry - Northern Memory Vol 1. (2019) - Lone Wolf

Running riff sounds like Spieluhr by Rammstein. (and probably others)

Gojira - Mario Duplantier drum solo at les vieilles charrues (2010)

Quite similar drum patterns as Allan Holdsworth The sixteen men of tain (2000) the drums were yellow probably unintended and probably wrong.

Miles Davis - Get Up With It (1974) - Calypso Frelimo

The background bass pattern which start right away always remind me of Super Mario Bros Underground theme (game soundtrack) by Koji Kondo. (the first 6 notes pattern) Probably influenced because it is pretty much the same.

Edge of Sanity - Crimson (1996) - Part 6

Riff around 1:00 has Slayer vibes, same in Part 2 near the end. Very interesting album which blend many genres. :)

Frank Zappa - Civilization Phase III (1990) - Amnerika

Around 1:04 always reminds me of The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past OST.

Apocalypse - Apocalypse (1988) - Digital life

Around 2:34 obvious Slayers Raining blood ? (1986) riff although slightly different.

NILE - Annihilation of the Wicked (2005) - Sacrifice Unto Sebek

The introductory patterns which repeat two times (cleaner on the second time) sounds like something i heard somewhere, maybe on a vocal focused folk track. (Brigitte Fontaine ?) Wonder if it is much older.

Atrox - Orgasm (2003) - Methods of Survival

~1:20 riff sounds like some well known patterns that i heard somewhere many times, for instance Star Control 2 Thraddash Theme (more obvious in the remastered version)

Vauxdvihl - To Dimension Logic (1994) - In Search of Forever

~2:00 melody is pretty much like some unidentified (yet) tune, don't know yet if it is a french song or something else related to metal music but i know it was a popular song.

The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud - Amara Tanta Tyri (1994) - 13 (Untitled)

The background drone always reminds me of the background drone in the Tanaris zone OST of the World Of Warcraft game. They are pretty similar so i don't know if they are using the same sample / synth. patch / instrument, it may be a simple coincidence as well.

Allan Holdsworth - Wardenclyffe Tower (1992) - 5 to 10

The intro (first minute) always reminded me of some Secret of Mana OST (ones playing in "watery" environments or dungeons ?), probably due to the same instrument / harmonics style, also related melodically perhaps but it is much more sophisticated on Allan Holdsworth track.

Sepultura - Roots (1996) - Lookaway

The tribal spoken sounds is quite similar to some spoken sounds in Korn mid 90 album or Gojira offshot band Empalot. (Tous aux cèpes 2001)

Rammstein - Moskau (2004) - Reise Reise

The running three notes riff is the same as some riff on Soulfly Pain track starting at ~2:30 of Primitive album (2000)

The Exploited - Beat the Bastards (1996) - Don't blame me

The bass pattern at ~4:00 is the same as a recurrent motif in Bomb the Bass Megablast (Hip Hop on Precinct 13) of Into the Dragon album (1988)

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