Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Orchestra backed rock music

  1. #1

    Default Orchestra backed rock music

    Seems like most of the big names in rock/progressive rock have done the whole "play infront of an orchestra" thing at least once. Seems to work really well, especially for power ballads (GnR's Novermber Rain, Aerosmith's Dream on, etc).

    Anyway, the whole rock over traditional is always something I've enjoyed, especially live. Wondering what others opinions of this are, favorite performance, recommendations, etc..

  2. #2

    Default

    The only rock band I know that manages to consistently draw classical influence (mostly piano, as David DeFeis is a classically-trained pianist, but they throw other orchestral instruments in there occasionally) and have it work is Virgin Steele. Others tend to just have silly backing violins and other nonsense that feel out of place and add nothing to the music.

    It's hard to appreciate it in isolation, because a lot of the classical influence is in the way they use pervasive motif work over different instrumentation over a span of many albums, but here's a track where it's especially noticeable:


  3. #3

    Default

    Yea, watchin' Symphony & MetallicA was what got me listenin' to MetallicA in the fist place :P

    In my opinion (when it's done right), a rock band & an orchestra get together, ye'd get a kick-ass sound.

  4. #4

    Default

    Apocalyptica kind of fits the bill, not rock with a classical backing but the use of cellos in metal so it's pretty cool and original.

    Apocalyptica featuring Corey Taylor - I'm Not Jesus - YouTube

  5. #5

    Default

    I listen to a genre of rock that is called symphonic metal / opera metal.... one of my favorite bands of the genre is epica... as well as a band called Therion... they do the orchestra thing quite well... and quite beautifully https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQKzMy_-CwA
    Therion - Lemuria - YouTube

  6. #6

    Default

    Symphony X has some influence of this type. This genre of music is amongst my favorites. It's just the singing that kind of throws me off.

  7. #7

    Default



    Quote Originally Posted by dixon View Post
    I listen to a genre of rock that is called symphonic metal / opera metal.... one of my favorite bands of the genre is epica... as well as a band called Therion... they do the orchestra thing quite well... and quite beautifully https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQKzMy_-CwA
    Therion - Lemuria - YouTube
    Therion was going to be my suggestion as well. Their earlier days as death/doom metal was when I first heard them, but there are hints at the direction they'd head. Should probably mention Deep Purple, as I think they were the first to combine hard rock and orchestration on any scale, although I might be wrong on that.

  8. #8

    Default

    My favorite band that fits that discription is Trans Siberian Orchestra.

  9. #9

    Default

    The original (to the best of my knowledge) was Frank Zappa. I know he did two envelope and I can not remember the second one. It real surprised me when they played it on the local PBS classical show and pointed out the composer.

  10. #10

    Default

    Wintersun- Sons of Winter and Stars.

    No thanks necessary.

Similar Threads

  1. Temp. Difference between the Cloth backed abena M4 and plastic backed?
    By cravethesecurefeelin in forum Diaper Talk
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Jan-2012, 17:34
  2. Red Orchestra 2
    By Clarity in forum Computers & Gaming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-Sep-2011, 04:45
  3. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-Sep-2011, 05:01
  4. Difference between cloth-backed and plastic-backed..?
    By twilightform in forum Diaper Talk
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 20-May-2010, 19:43
  5. Plastic backed vs Cloth backed
    By miles in forum Diaper Talk
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 19-Nov-2008, 20:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
ADISC.org - the Adult Baby / Diaper Lover / Incontinence Support Community.
ADISC.org is designed to be viewed in Firefox, with a resolution of at least 1280 x 1024.