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, let me know if you know !
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 also ~5:08)
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, it is also pretty similar (when slow) to the riff in Poison album Into The Abyss (1986) at ~1:00 on the track Slaves Of The Crucifix, not surprising considering Poison and Sodom are of the same country, still a quite fun find, Poison can be seen as early death metal with trash / doom / black elements highly influenced by early black metal / trash bands and Sodom Tapping The Vein as Sodom delving into death metal and it is especially funny that Poison were Sodom worshipers ! :D looks like it come full circles, just a bit like Burzum use of minimalism and repetition in Filosofem. Seems also that the same pattern appear in Sadistik Exekution track Agonizing the Dead (~4:45) from The Magus album (released in 1991 but seems tracks were written in 1986 which means either coincidence, influence or there is an earlier reference ?).
Droÿs - And If... (1998) - World Chronicle
Quite similar riff as Sodom track "One step over the line" (1992) ~2:52 riff repeated many times, also appear shortened in Meliah Rage track "Retaliation" from Solitary Solitude (1990) album at the beginning.
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, this melody also appear on the first song intro Fearful visions of Adramelch album Irae Melanox (1988). The melody probably has older origins but i don't know which.
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
Step into liquid - Traffic in my Head (2007) - Myself Actually
Alice in Chains Would ? (1992) intro running around, a partial cover albeit quite weird.
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
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)
Jim Kirkwood - Lord Of The Dreaming (1992) - A3 Where Angels
~8:20 sounds like some timbre and melody from a mid 90s Aphex Twin track. (perhaps earlier ? perhaps from his SoundCloud releases ?)
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, perhaps early Sodom ? probably a trash track anyway
Paradox - Tales of the Weird (2012) - Brutalized
The outro ~5:02 melody sounds like something i heard somewhere, perhaps a common simple melody ? immediate thought was Tetris game OST at first but it loosely match.
Paradox - Product Of Imagination (1987) - Continuation of Invasion
Popular melody starting after few seconds with known arpeggio and continuing until almost end of the track. Popular classical track ?
Nadia Boulanger (1913) - Fantaisie variée pour piano et
~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
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.
Gloryhammer - Return of the kingdom of fife (2023) - Brothers
There is a Devin Townsend Ziltoid vibe / reference ? due to the way "indeed" is voiced in track Brothers of Crail ~2:30
Tengger Cavalry - Northern Memory Vol 1. (2019) - Lone
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.
Aftermath - Eyes of Tomorrow (1994) - Proud Reflex
End of the track sounds pretty much like some Voivod riff. (this
album is probably one of my favorite trash album !)
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.
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.
Counter-World Experience - Music for Kings (2012) - David
Highly influenced by Allan Holdsworth.
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)
Boards of Canada - A few old tunes (1996) - Up the march bank
Probably unrelated but it sounds likes like some tunes in Sim City SNES version. I guess the timbre is similar and it has some close melody.
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)
Protector - Golem (1988) - Delirium Tremens
~2:28 pretty similar to Slayer style riffs.
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)
Grave - Into The Grave (1991) - Into The Grave
~0:30 sounds pretty much like Black Sabbath first track (1970), quite common reference i believe so i think i heard it on many other records eg. Fallen Christ No maker no god (, 1994)
Mentality - Teonanacatl (1998) - Mental E.T.
~1:40 background melody sounds like Burzum Det som en gang var of Hvis Lyset Tar Oss album (1994)
Al Kapone - Da resurection (1995) - Vampin With No Remorse
Sweeping melody sounds like Dr Who TV show intro (1963 - 2xxx), quite common sweeping sequence in early hip hop i believe, also in Synthpop such as Yellow album Bostich (1984).
Atrox - Contentum (2000) - Panta Rei / Gather In Me No More
~0:40 intro riff (and the bass drop) sounds like Pink Floyd Echoes track at ~20:42, it is also a pattern i heard in recent albums of Enslaved i think such as In times (2015) ? (still unsure about the band / track)
Funebrarum - Exhumation of The Ancient (2016) - Draped in Silence
Intro sounds like Lorn Custom eyes (2008) main pad. Same synthesizer patch ?
Chakal - Death is a lonely business (1993) - Before it's too
Vinnie Moore - Time Odyssey (1985) - Message in a Dream
~1:00 a short looping sequence which reminds me of some patterns of the OST of U.N. Squadron Super Nintendo game. (composer : Manami Matsumae) Same actually for Metallica for For Whom The Bell Tolls at ~1:15.
Chakal - Death is a lonely business (1993) - Before it's too
~3:00 sounds like some Slayer riff style ? May also seems to be a popular melody.
Sabre - On The Prowl (1985) - Somethin' (Under My Bed)
What a superb record ! Not much fun facts but this track sounds pretty similar to Alice in Chains stuff. Many tracks actually sounds like stuff that Alice in Chains did later such as the track '
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