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Yw-slayer
January 21st, 2014, 08:39 PM
Gotta start a thread on this, AMIRITE?

I'll begin. ICED EARTH, why was it so hard for me to find your CDs in HK? Why did I foolishly never take the risk and buy one? Why have I only now (via Spotify) discovered your greatness, despite being interested in listening to your stuff for yours?

As for you, Stone Sour. I recently discovered (via a random physio I saw one weekend) your House of Gold & Bones, of which I prefer Part 1. Good stuff too.

Dicknose
January 22nd, 2014, 03:55 AM
Should have said something while you were here.
I could have loaded you up!
Even got spare CDs of some albums after getting rereleased deluxe versions later.
I found Horror Show really grew on me. Imhotep, Dracula, wolf.
And I must remember to get tix to their Sydney show. Only 2nd time they have been here.

Rob
January 22nd, 2014, 04:18 AM
KVELERTAK

Yw-slayer
January 22nd, 2014, 06:42 AM
ICED EARTH, why did you not let me know that DN was really into them?

Never mind, the next time I'm in Sydney(!!!)...

Will check out some of those names on Spotify. Thanks dudes.

Rob
January 22nd, 2014, 01:35 PM
Currently spinning Nocturno Culto's Gift Of Gods "Receive". Otherwise known as Ted Skjellum, one half of DARKTHRONE, it's a fantastic little 4 track EP that oozes 70s metal cool.

Next up, Lurker Of Chalice' self titled album. Looking forward to it as I dig Jef "Wrest" Whitehead's main band; Leviathan.

Rikadyn
January 31st, 2014, 01:29 PM
Going to see Iced Earth in April, will be my 2nd time seeing them. Own all CDs till the one Ripper Owens sang on.

Rob
January 31st, 2014, 04:23 PM
Iced Earth are the Tea Party Manowar.

Random
January 31st, 2014, 08:42 PM
Of the three albums I have of theirs, I like Burnt Offerings the best.

I have the original 1995 release, not the reissue.

Yw-slayer
February 1st, 2014, 12:53 AM
Man, Kvelertalk is some of the best shit I've ever heard. It's like GNR combined with Slayer. Thanks Rob, I owe you one.

Rare White Ape
February 1st, 2014, 01:26 AM
Kvelertalk

I prefer the albums where they sing.

Yw-slayer
February 1st, 2014, 01:44 AM
Yeah, that's the only (and in my view, relatively minor) downside to their stuff. Everything else is pretty awesome.

Rare White Ape
February 1st, 2014, 03:18 PM
lol

Rob
February 1st, 2014, 06:39 PM
Man, Kvelertalk is some of the best shit I've ever heard. It's like GNR combined with Slayer. Thanks Rob, I owe you one.

They played my local pub a while back. I invaded the stage for the last tune. It was fucking awesome.

tigeraid
February 2nd, 2014, 04:20 PM
Shit, wasn't paying attention to the thread. METAL YES.

New Iced Earth is killer. Best track on the album:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te4OI-ZKLK8

As for last year, Amon Amarth's Deceiver of the Gods was a favourite, as was Anciient's Heart of Oak.

Random
February 2nd, 2014, 07:39 PM
Nice old skool scream there at the end. :hard:

Dicknose
February 3rd, 2014, 03:10 AM
Total fluke, but I playing that song as I read this thread.
Do I have to call "jinx"?

tigeraid
February 3rd, 2014, 09:54 AM
Actually, on a somewhat related note, I've gotten re-hooked on Accept lately. I didn't enjoy Stalingrad too much, but their LAST album, Blood of the Nations, is epic.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KUXd9H22HQ&feature=share

G'day Mate
February 4th, 2014, 11:26 PM
Oh man, can't this thread be in the Pit Stop?

Yw-slayer
February 5th, 2014, 12:59 AM
ART APPRECIATION, BITCH

tigeraid
February 5th, 2014, 09:58 AM
Apparently it is now.

Reverend Jim
February 5th, 2014, 10:13 AM
I thought everybody knew DN was into Iced Earth? I remember seeing more than 1 picture of DN sporting an Iced Earth T.

I agree that the most recent albums by Amon Amarth and Accept are both exceptionally good. I've never heard Kvertlak. I've heard of them, but with the weird name I figured they were black metal, which I've never been able to get into. However, Slayer mounting G n R and having metal babies is something that sounds right up my alley.

My latest pick up was the new Grand Magus album Triumph and Power. It's really quite excellent and will be getting quite a few listens from me in the coming months

Yw-slayer
February 5th, 2014, 11:11 AM
Rev, I know what you mean about the name, but the only other thing death metal-like about them is the singing, but as they sing in Norweigan anyway I don't really think it matters.

G'day Mate
February 5th, 2014, 02:00 PM
Woohoo! Now can we get some horns added to the title? \m/

George
February 5th, 2014, 02:16 PM
Woohoo! Now can we get some horns added to the title? \m/

+1

\m/ METAL \m/

Hey, who's up for some hillbilly headbangin'?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xxh492o2aM

G'day Mate
February 5th, 2014, 03:55 PM
Much better :up:

speedpimp
February 5th, 2014, 04:01 PM
Last I knew Hayseed had moved to Norway, was learning Norwegian and recording Norwegian folk songs or something along those lines.

tigeraid
February 5th, 2014, 04:37 PM
Ronnie approves of the additional devil's horns.

http://thenewinquiry.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/dio-devil-horns.jpg

Rare White Ape
February 5th, 2014, 10:50 PM
http://news.simplemindedentertainment.com/uploads/Bart-TouchofDeath.jpg

overpowered
February 5th, 2014, 11:19 PM
Tungsten!

Yw-slayer
February 6th, 2014, 12:00 AM
BORON

overpowered
February 6th, 2014, 12:32 AM
LEAD!

Rare White Ape
February 6th, 2014, 12:39 AM
Come on, we all know that anything more massive than helium is considered metallic.

Yw-slayer
February 6th, 2014, 12:48 AM
I probably did, BUT I'D FORGOTTEN

overpowered
February 6th, 2014, 12:51 AM
Plutonium!

Dicknose
February 6th, 2014, 03:01 AM
I thought everybody knew DN was into Iced Earth? I remember seeing more than 1 picture of DN sporting an Iced Earth T.

As borrowed from another thread (and not posted by me)
Maybe something like this
http://web.archive.org/web/20091027131033im_/http://www.geocities.com/richardnose/pics/Aut_0767.jpg

SportWagon
February 6th, 2014, 05:21 AM
You don't have your own copy somewhere of your own photo? You need to dredge it out of the wayback machine?

Dicknose
February 6th, 2014, 11:44 AM
No copy on my iPad.
It mostly has music (that is mostly metal)

Yw-slayer
February 6th, 2014, 06:13 PM
INDEED

Yw-slayer
February 11th, 2014, 09:33 PM
It might be worth going on next year's cruise: http://www.70000tons.com/

Yw-slayer
February 11th, 2014, 11:10 PM
Freedom Call = Good Power METAL

Dicknose
February 12th, 2014, 03:19 AM
Megadeth have thrown a hissy fit and cancelled their tour to Oz.

G'day Mate
February 12th, 2014, 04:27 AM
Yeah, what was that about?

Personally that means I get to see a longer Mastodon set at Soundwave so I'm not really upset.

tigeraid
February 12th, 2014, 11:54 AM
I noticed an earlier mention for Grand Magus, but sweet Christ if this isn't the best Power Metal I've heard in ages. Auto-repeat in my car forever!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01HKzJyXZOg

tigeraid
February 12th, 2014, 11:57 AM
Yeah, what was that about?

Because Mustaine.

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzvrm3NCya1qmjue2o1_250.jpg

Dicknose
February 13th, 2014, 01:31 AM
To tell him what to do!

Rob
February 13th, 2014, 02:20 AM
Mustaine has always been a complete tool. He ceased being remotely relevant to anything in about 1992.

Yw-slayer
February 13th, 2014, 06:42 AM
Yeah, Countdown was pretty much the last good album that they put out.

Reverend Jim
February 14th, 2014, 03:35 PM
Trapped inside on this grim snow day? Get out and have some fun!

http://youtu.be/RsEn_COEF2A

Original video, still just as wacky imo

http://youtu.be/XOibIxl3dLo

Yw-slayer
February 14th, 2014, 06:25 PM
Checking out Grand Magus now. Good stuff too.

Rob
February 15th, 2014, 07:53 PM
So Manowar have re-recorded Kings of Metal.......why?

Mildly shittier vocals and horrible guitar work. And a changed running order. That's it. Fuck this.

EDIT: You also get Brian Blessed on the always stupid Warrior's Prayer and some fucking hilarious country name-dropping on The Blood Of The Kings. It's like a hastily planned geography lesson.

speedpimp
February 16th, 2014, 12:01 AM
So Manowar has become FFDP?

Dicknose
February 16th, 2014, 02:38 AM
They rerecorded Battle Hymns a few years ago.

Maybe it's the best way to milk their fans.

Yw-slayer
February 16th, 2014, 04:31 AM
FFDP? Oh, I see.

Reverend Jim
February 16th, 2014, 09:34 AM
Who is FFDP? You must be talking about FFCP

speedpimp
February 16th, 2014, 10:38 AM
Nah, definitely FFDP, Five Finger Cunt Punch is far superior to the other band.

tigeraid
February 16th, 2014, 04:20 PM
FFDP is covering The House of the Rising Sun. To celebrate singing this song about a brothel in New Orleans, the cover.... features them standing around rat rods with guns and military attire. Obviously.


http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Five-Finger-Death-Punch-House-of-the-Rising-Sun-620x620.jpg


They truly understand their inspiration.

G'day Mate
February 17th, 2014, 02:12 AM
Alright guys, help me out

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/196/pjtm.jpg

G'day Mate
February 17th, 2014, 02:41 AM
Ok I've divided it into two lists - "Must See" and "Bonus"

On the Must See list are ...

Amon Amarth
Gwar
Korn
Rob Zombie
Mastodon

In between I'll do my best to squeeze in ...

Placebo
Alice in Chains
Green Day
Eagles of Death Metal
Dillinger Escape Plan

Please note that most of all is decided by clash, not by actual preference ;)

Rob
February 17th, 2014, 05:39 AM
Image has vanished. From your list, I'd ditch Korn and probably Rob Zombie in favour of AiC and DEP if scheduling allowed it.

Rob
February 17th, 2014, 05:41 AM
They rerecorded Battle Hymns a few years ago.

Maybe it's the best way to milk their fans.

It was their first album so I can almost see the point of that. This one stinks hard though.

Yw-slayer
February 17th, 2014, 06:16 AM
I also can't see any image.

speedpimp
February 17th, 2014, 01:14 PM
FFDP is covering The House of the Rising Sun. To celebrate singing this song about a brothel in New Orleans, the cover.... features them standing around rat rods with guns and military attire. Obviously.




They truly understand their inspiration.
And they also change the lyrics to "Sin City". They also did that with their cover of "Bad Company". I believe FFDP is the group that gets chants of "Death To False Metal"(probably led by Rob) at some of their concerts.

Rob
February 17th, 2014, 01:26 PM
Funny you say that. What little of them I've heard I really didn't enjoy.

speedpimp
February 17th, 2014, 03:02 PM
I'd rather listen to anything else than FFDP.

FaultyMario
February 17th, 2014, 03:15 PM
http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Soundwave-2014-Sydney.jpeg

Working?

Random
February 17th, 2014, 03:19 PM
Looks like I can pretty much camp out at Stage 4/4A. :D

G'day Mate
February 17th, 2014, 04:18 PM
That lineup is a little different to the Adelaide one actually, but close enough.

Apparently Gwar are difficult to schedule because they always tear up the stage so wherever they are they need to be the last ones there. In Adelaide they are on stage 4a but they have Newsted after them. Also, Amon Amarth are on first thing at 11am so that's a bit annoying.

Reverend Jim
February 17th, 2014, 08:55 PM
I like your list, except Korn and Zombie. If the schedule allowed it though I'd also throw Down, Whitechapel, Crosses, and Devildriver on the list

G'day Mate
February 17th, 2014, 09:03 PM
Yeah, Korn ... not that relevant to me these days but I was a fan about 10 years ago and I've never seen them live so I thought I'd check them out.

You wouldn't see Rob Zombie? He puts on a great show - last time he was throwing inflatable sharks into the crowd. That day he had Joey Jordison drumming for him, who had also done a Murderdolls set earlier in the day.

Rob
February 18th, 2014, 12:39 AM
Rob Zombie's music is bland as fuck though. YEEEEEAAAHH!

I've had the misfortune of seeing Down live before. Great on record, the most boring drawn out show ever. Eleven minutes of down time (natch) between some tunes and Phil's pointless yammering about nothing in particular.

Satyricon and SLF though. :up:

JoshInKC
February 18th, 2014, 03:40 AM
... Phil's pointless yammering about nothing in particular.
100% correct. I've seen Phil at 5 or 6 shows with different bands over the years and the common denominator within that sample was Phil just blabbering nonsense at the crowd.

drew
February 18th, 2014, 05:17 AM
I'm kinda digging Diecast at the moment.

Had a Cannibal Corpse tune show up in the car yesterday named "Blunt Force Castration". I laughed.

George
February 21st, 2014, 02:53 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t31/1669777_527493387363825_1523443317_o.jpg

Random
February 24th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Metal Genres, A-Z:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVjbAh8Mg0U

(OTEP's gonna kick his ass for the "woman metal" one. :D)

George
February 24th, 2014, 08:37 PM
...nevermind...

drew
February 25th, 2014, 03:40 AM
Jesus metal :lol:

Dicknose
March 15th, 2014, 08:44 PM
Saw Iced Earth last night.
The crowd sang happy Birthday to Jon Schaffer.

Was surprised by how young the crowd was. Sure plenty of oldies (like me) but a good amount of 20 something's.
Metal is not dead.

Yw-slayer
March 15th, 2014, 08:56 PM
Metal will NEVER die.

tigeraid
March 16th, 2014, 05:49 AM
Saw Iced Earth last night.
The crowd sang happy Birthday to Jon Schaffer.

Was surprised by how young the crowd was. Sure plenty of oldies (like me) but a good amount of 20 something's.
Metal is not dead.

I got my tickets for next month in Toronto. Can't fucking wait. :hard:

Fiat500
March 16th, 2014, 08:18 AM
Metal will NEVER die.

No-one can destroy the metal
The metal will strike you down with a vicious blow

speedpimp
March 16th, 2014, 01:08 PM
At least it isn't on life support like most rock.

Yw-slayer
March 17th, 2014, 02:05 AM
Yeah, that's languishing.

tigeraid
March 17th, 2014, 08:02 AM
No-one can destroy the metal
The metal will strike you down with a vicious blow

I know what this conversation needs. No, DEMANDS.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymG1voFXKhw

Rob
March 17th, 2014, 02:44 PM
Karl Logan Manowar is False as fuck Metal.

tigeraid
March 17th, 2014, 08:03 PM
I'm not sure I understand that hate. Considering they play pretty simplistic metal anthems, he doesn't exactly have to be a savant. No one kills live like Manowar.

Rob
March 18th, 2014, 12:17 AM
Listen to the solos, man. He just seemingly has a seizure and mashes the strings until he realises that his cover has been blown.

Ross The Boss.

Accept No Substitute.

tigeraid
March 18th, 2014, 08:32 AM
It does not stop me from enjoying an epic metal anthem.

FaultyMario
March 24th, 2014, 10:19 AM
Oderus Urungus dead at 50.

tigeraid
March 24th, 2014, 02:39 PM
:(


http://www.thestranger.com/binary/eaff/1380926939-gwarmeme.jpg

tigeraid
March 24th, 2014, 04:57 PM
Also, holy fuck I can't wait for the Dio tribute album. Check out Metallica's offering. It might be the best thing they've made in a long time.

http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/03/24/listen-ronnie-rising-metallicas-rainbow-medley-upcoming-dio-tribute-album/

G'day Mate
March 24th, 2014, 05:19 PM
Geez, I saw Gwar just a few weeks ago! Didn't think much of the music, but enjoyed their creativity and show ... which basically went along the lines of "how many excuses can we think of to spray the audience with blood".

tigeraid
March 25th, 2014, 07:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U85CXYJg2lc

tigeraid
March 26th, 2014, 04:41 PM
Another Dio cover for the upcoming super album. I think this thing's gonna be awesome.

http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/03/26/slipknots-corey-taylor-finds-dios-rainbow-dark/

speedpimp
March 26th, 2014, 05:46 PM
Sounds like Stone Sour covering Dio(which isn't a bad thing).

tigeraid
April 10th, 2014, 07:44 PM
The new album is out, gentlemen:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFO3yufVCN0

Big improvement over the last album, which I thought was pretty meh.

speedpimp
April 11th, 2014, 05:17 PM
Listened to this the other night. I like it because it sounds Alice In Chains-ish. The video is pretty horrendous though.

tigeraid
April 14th, 2014, 09:41 PM
Just saw Iced FUCKING Earth live, my first metal concert, with my all-time favourite band. Blew my goddamn mind. Stu Block is for REAL.

http://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10155194_10151977109432352_7024877592461418551_n.j pg

Dicknose
April 15th, 2014, 05:29 AM
You are too far back!

They do put on a simple but good show.
Glad that you got the chance to see them.

tigeraid
April 15th, 2014, 12:02 PM
I was not aware that topless moshing girls were common at Iced Earth concerts. I went to an IE show and a Motley Crue concert broke out! She had nice titties though.

tigeraid
April 15th, 2014, 12:04 PM
Sabaton opened for them. Hadn't heard them before. They're definitely a big party/get-the-crowd-moving kinda band. Not really my cup of tea though--sort of a PG-13, Power Metal version of Amon Amarth.

G'day Mate
April 15th, 2014, 03:21 PM
I was listening to some Amon Amarth the other day, and this happened:

http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/ae236/ruddager/viking.png

Yw-slayer
April 15th, 2014, 11:07 PM
I miss my Metal. :(

Yw-slayer
April 17th, 2014, 12:05 AM
Black Dahlia Murder are coming to HK next Wednesday. They sound pretty decent, from the single (so far) song I've listened to on Spotify. I think it may be worth GBP28/USD48 to do some moshing again, while wearing some METAL t-shirts.

Plus I've got to go to Court on Friday. What could possibly go wrong?

tigeraid
April 17th, 2014, 05:54 AM
Got tickets in hand for Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Battlecross next month.

Am I weird for being the only one in my circle of friends who wants to see Battlecross, is meh about non-Jones KSE, and doesn't like Trivium?

Random
April 17th, 2014, 09:08 AM
I thought Leach and Jones were pretty comparable, but it's been a while since I listened to any of their stuff.

I like Trivium. :D *cue Rob rant*

Haven't heard any Battlecross--what sub-genre are they?

edit: ooh, thrash revival. Tasty! Speaking of, I didn't notice that Havok put an album out in 2013--must purchase.

Rikadyn
April 17th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Saw Iced Earth last week. good show. both openers I had never heard of but yea they were decent too. Stu is not Matt, but he is good enough.

drew
April 17th, 2014, 02:04 PM
KE puts on a pretty good show. Saw them and Hatebreed a few years ago.

Don't think I've ever seen Trivium (I like some of their stuff), unless they were in Ozzfest in the late 90s.

Random
April 17th, 2014, 02:48 PM
No, they didn't get started til the 00s.

drew
April 17th, 2014, 04:32 PM
Well, there you go...


I was at 4-5 Ozzfests, don't remember a second of any of them. But I've been told I had fun.

Rikadyn
April 18th, 2014, 05:34 PM
I saw KE right after they changed singers in 2002/3 and hadn't followed them close enough to know they changed singers, so that was an interesting show

drew
April 18th, 2014, 06:56 PM
Right? I had no clue they changed singers either. Most of their stuff sounds the same (in that regard).

Random
April 23rd, 2014, 08:58 PM
Battlecross

They cover "Fucking Hostile!" Win! :hard:

Rob
April 25th, 2014, 03:40 PM
I like Trivium. :D *cue Rob rant*

It'll happen.

I have CLUTCH next week, and Kreator have just announced a UK tour with Arch Enemy in support. New vocalist alert!

tigeraid
April 25th, 2014, 04:09 PM
Fucking KREATOR. :hard:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-kzkRjIR_U

Dicknose
April 25th, 2014, 11:51 PM
I hadn't listened to any Kreator stuff for many years. Clearly this new stuff is good.
Thanks.

Rob
April 27th, 2014, 11:46 AM
Kreator should have been in The Big Four ahead of both Megadeth and Anthrax.

Yw-slayer
April 27th, 2014, 07:08 PM
Might check them out.

tigeraid
April 27th, 2014, 08:36 PM
I didn't like Kreator's early stuff, the vocalist was just too fucking raw and weird. He clearly worked hard on that shit and the last 3-4 albums have been amazing, to me.

Dicknose
April 28th, 2014, 04:58 AM
I'm probably the reverse, listened to them ages ago, but nothing from the last 15 years.
Always good to have more stuff to listen to!

tigeraid
May 18th, 2014, 01:54 PM
Just saw Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Battlecross last night.

Killswitch is fucking phenomenal, the place was jacked and they played every one of their popular songs. I went into it a little worried as I'm more on the Howard side than the Jesse side, but Jesse belted out all of the good songs from Howard-era just as well. Hell of a stage presence.

Disappointed they didn't do Holy Diver though. :(


http://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10322773_10152035985122352_7849113228478982101_n.j pg

Trivium was frankly a little meh. But it was mostly due to the mic's being up WAY too loud, so all the vocals were loud, muffled, and distorted over top of weaker music. Shame.

Battlecross kicked my fucking ass. Didn't understand a goddamn word, but they got some chunky riffs so that's fine with me.

Tom Servo
May 18th, 2014, 03:17 PM
Had no idea that Carcass had gotten back together, their newest album is $5 on Amazon MP3 this month. Not sure that deal extends outside the US, though.

My wife also picked up a Dio tribute album for me, "This is Your Life". Not amazing, but definitely entertaining. Tenacious D are predictably extremely reverent.

tigeraid
May 19th, 2014, 10:28 AM
Had no idea that Carcass had gotten back together, their newest album is $5 on Amazon MP3 this month. Not sure that deal extends outside the US, though.

My wife also picked up a Dio tribute album for me, "This is Your Life". Not amazing, but definitely entertaining. Tenacious D are predictably extremely reverent.


Loved the Metallica medley, Corey Taylor's Rainbow in the Dark, and Anthrax's Neon Nights. The others were serviceable. What pissed me off was Rob Halford completely phoning in Man on a Silver Mountain, when Ripper Owens would've done a TREMENDOUS job, and he wasn't even on the album.

Tom Servo
May 21st, 2014, 03:05 PM
Agreed, I expected a hell of a lot more out of Rob Halford.

In other news, I'm feeling ultra metal for finally having picked up Mayhem's Deathcrush, but then decidedly non-metal for having done so as an MP3 album off Amazon which I promptly streamed to my Chromecast. Yuppie Black Metal for life, yo.

Yw-slayer
May 22nd, 2014, 06:29 PM
Metal is metal, no matter how you listen to it. Listening to Celine Dion on vinyl or on a beat up tape deck in a beat up truck does not make it metal.

Rob
May 25th, 2014, 07:02 PM
Agreed, I expected a hell of a lot more out of Rob Halford.

In other news, I'm feeling ultra metal for finally having picked up Mayhem's Deathcrush, but then decidedly non-metal for having done so as an MP3 album off Amazon which I promptly streamed to my Chromecast. Yuppie Black Metal for life, yo.

Deathcrush is fantastic. So is De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas but for different reasons.

G'day Mate
May 30th, 2014, 08:16 AM
Remember "Metal Evolution" by Sam Dunn?

Did anyone else have the feeling that they were missing an episode on extreme/death/black metal? It turns out they always wanted to make one but ... well either the networks didn't like it or they're just full of excuses. Either way it doesn't matter any more because http://bundles.bittorrent.com/bundles/extrememetal

G'day Mate
May 30th, 2014, 08:31 AM
PS. He's Canadian right? Fingers crossed for Devin

G'day Mate
May 30th, 2014, 08:36 AM
Incidentally, I wrote those last two posts while listening to this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGF_0AcHaGs

I'm a fraud :smh:

tigeraid
May 30th, 2014, 09:08 AM
Nice!

And yes, he is.

George
May 30th, 2014, 09:23 AM
Incidentally, I wrote those last two posts while listening to this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGF_0AcHaGs

I'm a fraud :smh:

More non-metal content! :hard:

Dig the original version! It starts out slower than Miller's version, but take the time to listen to the whole thing and the lyrics if you can stand the non-metal-ness of it.


While Steve Millers version is fantastic and a great cover, Paul's original version is out of this world. It's a very deep and heartfelt song. Paul, who was completely blind by the age of 20, sings of his experience on an airplane trip from Boston to Montreal to play the first-ever date with T-Bone Walker's band.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjr5U7g6aiA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Pena

tigeraid
May 30th, 2014, 11:17 AM
Hey fuckers. METAL THREAD.

Random
May 30th, 2014, 11:19 AM
:lol:

Yw-slayer
May 30th, 2014, 02:04 PM
I agree with tigeraid. Stop posting non-metal stuff, or risk becoming GNJ.

tigeraid
May 30th, 2014, 03:16 PM
While I despise this form of metal, it is necessary to cleanse this thread's palate:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qElImLYPzLE

speedpimp
May 30th, 2014, 04:14 PM
I agree with tigeraid. Stop posting non-metal stuff, or risk becoming GNJ.

And cursed with WebTV?

tigeraid
May 30th, 2014, 04:57 PM
Much better:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itB4ZmujMZY

Yw-slayer
May 30th, 2014, 11:07 PM
And cursed with WebTV?

TRAPPED by TETRIS!!!

G'day Mate
May 31st, 2014, 02:48 AM
Apologies for the non-metal. I did just uncover the lost episode of Metal Evolution though, and I have tickets to see Cannibal Corpse in September ...

tigeraid
May 31st, 2014, 09:40 AM
and I have tickets to see Cannibal Corpse in September ...


All is forgiven.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEW8kbfE_NY

speedpimp
May 31st, 2014, 02:04 PM
Body Count is finally back after twenty years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokdL-0iV9s

tigeraid
May 31st, 2014, 06:09 PM
"Who's wearin' low-tops? Me goddamit, I'ma TRUF!"

Random
June 3rd, 2014, 06:38 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10353113_10152430744979435_2561659675375881034_n.j pg

Yw-slayer
June 3rd, 2014, 07:26 PM
:up:

G'day Mate
June 12th, 2014, 06:18 AM
Join Devin Townsend's Universal Choir - http://universalchoir.insideoutmusic.com/

G'day Mate
June 12th, 2014, 06:36 AM
On second thoughts, I should've made that bigger.

*ahem*

Join Devin Townsend's Universal Choir (http://universalchoir.insideoutmusic.com/)

Random
June 13th, 2014, 09:41 AM
Any thoughts on Arch Enemy's new singer?

tigeraid
June 13th, 2014, 11:22 AM
I prefer her, frankly. That always seems to be the unpopular opinion with metal bands, but I find her more musically consistent--I'm enjoying the entire new album, instead of thinking a few of the songs having vocals that are kinda scratchy/screetchy and hurting the ears.

Time is Black is a spectacular tune.

EDIT: Mind you, I also have a soft spot for The Agonist, who Alissa used to sing for. Might be colouring my opinion a little. Between her and Stu Block, Canada's producing some killer vocalists these days! :rawk:

Dicknose
June 13th, 2014, 04:21 PM
Timing! I just listened yesterday without knowing thyey had a new album or singer.
I must admit I'm not an Arch Enemy fan, I do prefer my vocals to be clean. Actually getting more into operatic style the last couple of years.
But I liked their new stuff, musically as well as the singing. She seemed to hold her own!

Random
June 13th, 2014, 08:39 PM
Hmm. The little I've heard of her work with AE--I think I prefer Angela's harder edge. Might just be that the songs I listened to were, overall, not as heavy to begin with.

While on the subject of heavy Canadian singers, Devin Townsend says that the Ziltoid sequel is going to be HEAVY. :up: :hard:

Random
June 13th, 2014, 08:39 PM
DN, you might like the new Opeth album--it's supposedly all clean vocals.

2ndMoparMan
June 13th, 2014, 09:21 PM
Does this work for this thread?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vicUf3etSTM

G'day Mate
June 29th, 2014, 08:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbP-RrveKjU

(not very good quality, despite what the title professes)

I particularly like the last part of the song Aunt Lisa (http://youtu.be/8LbFFe1uwx4?t=3m24s).

tigeraid
July 11th, 2014, 08:06 PM
New Judas Priest is quite good. Better than that Nostradamus nonsense they released a while ago. Much more of an old-school sound. Halford even breaks out a bunch of screaming, which he seems to do less and less these days.

speedpimp
July 13th, 2014, 12:33 PM
I was listening to Road Dog Trucking on Sirius on Tuesday and Chris T(he does the 11 am-2 pm slot) was talking about how Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton were coming in to promote the new album. He talked about how much he loved the band, especially their awesome mascot, Eddie. They never went on the show.

Dicknose
July 14th, 2014, 03:10 AM
Neither will Steve Harris?

tigeraid
July 14th, 2014, 07:34 AM
:lol:

Yw-slayer
July 15th, 2014, 09:04 AM
http://youtu.be/u0QuG6_FA6I?list=PLGL7CZ1UNkgf_WsPrNBQXxXJcdE_aoBQ 3

George
July 15th, 2014, 09:43 AM
That boy is ruined for life. :(



;)

Dicknose
July 15th, 2014, 03:15 PM
Setup for life... Of metal!

tigeraid
August 5th, 2014, 08:39 PM
Looks like Byzantine is back in the studio, and is looking for some backing to get a fifth album made:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/byzantine

To celebrate, here's the best song off what might just be my favourite album of all time:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbI2eVcP9JI

SupraDupra
August 20th, 2014, 08:50 AM
I was driving to work this morning and heard an add for an upcoming concert here in San Diego...Queensr˙che! I haven't listen to them in...20 years? Lol. Sounds like they have had a checkered past. One that included two bands playing gigs and calling themselves Queensr˙che. Wow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensr%C3%BFche

Tom Servo
August 21st, 2014, 03:22 PM
Hah, Queensryche was my first ever concert, on the Empire tour, at the San Diego Sports Arena. Some horrid Christian Metal band opened for them.

Glad that my second concert was at Soma in downtown SD with Napalm Death and Carcass headlining.

Speaking of...I know all the death metal folks hate Carcass' Swansong, but goddamn if it isn't one of my favorite albums.

tigeraid
September 22nd, 2014, 03:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj1JnOd7c9M



At first this was just a poor collection of farting jokes... Then at 1:27 it became art.

speedpimp
September 23rd, 2014, 03:15 PM
Until the "twist" it reminded me of the South Park episode where everything sounded like shit to Stan.

G'day Mate
October 23rd, 2014, 03:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkZ9mnIr5kg

I thought this didn't come out for a couple of days ...

G'day Mate
October 23rd, 2014, 04:59 PM
Oh man, I just laughed out really loud listening to it.

"Through the cold abyss of space, the little Poozer races home ..." (11:50)

Random
October 23rd, 2014, 06:14 PM
Any "Planetsmasher"-style :hard: yet?

G'day Mate
October 23rd, 2014, 08:36 PM
Haven't got through it all yet, but War Princess is a bit like Planet Smasher, once it gets going ... but not really. In fact, it sounds like something from Deconstruction. Ziltoid appears to have captured her child and now she's trying to find out why he's so interested in Earth and coffee and seek revenge.

G'day Mate
October 23rd, 2014, 08:58 PM
Aha, Herman's making an appearance just over half way through

G'day Mate
October 23rd, 2014, 09:40 PM
Heh, it turns out the Planet Smasher is really cute and fuzzy.

Random
October 23rd, 2014, 09:58 PM
"Oh, so lame!"

G'day Mate
October 24th, 2014, 04:51 PM
Oh damn, the video's gone! Glad I got to hear it as a "sneak peek" while it was there.

I really liked it - not sure whether that's because it was actually good or just because I was going to like it no matter what though

In the meantime, this song reminds me of Bad Devil a lot ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DJrnr3cnro

Random
October 25th, 2014, 07:41 PM
I was entertained. It's definitely not the heaviest thing evAr, as advertised. Maybe Devin was being facetious. :p

On another note, I've been hearing this on local radio and thought it was another Mike Patton side project--nope!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaCl4NFwUUU

G'day Mate
October 25th, 2014, 08:20 PM
... It's definitely not the heaviest thing evAr, as advertised. Maybe Devin was being facetious. :p

I was half listening for that "heaviest ever" part too and didn't pick up on it, but I was also at work so not concentrating 100%

CudaMan
October 27th, 2014, 02:20 PM
I thought albums typically came out on Tuesdays, but I checked iTunes just now and Z2 is downloaded. :rawk: Let the listening begin.

G'day Mate
October 27th, 2014, 03:49 PM
So what's the verdict? Do I just love it because I really want to?

CudaMan
October 28th, 2014, 08:25 AM
After one listen, it has its moments, but doesn't seem tight and cohesive like Z1. Z2 seems like a metal (:hard:) Broadway musical with fart jokes. Z1 never took itself seriously, and that was part of the fun, but Z2 seems rather too weird and self-indulgent at the moment. It reminds me more of Deconstruction (not one of my favorite Devin albums).

Won't stop me from listening more though. :)

G'day Mate
October 28th, 2014, 02:52 PM
I'm actually a big fan of Deconstruction - it's one of my favourites. I'm not sure why other people don't rate it, but it seems to be one of those albums you either love or don't care about.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUppvqnDBv0

Random
October 28th, 2014, 03:18 PM
Dunno how I feel about the whole album, but "Stand," with the Official-Heavy-Metal-Growler-For-Hire Mikael Akerfeldt, is fun. :hard:

G'day Mate
October 28th, 2014, 04:09 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-McpW9rDyu4g/T0exkAjHKiI/AAAAAAAAATc/du8g9Vexz3Y/s1600/Cookie_monster.jpg

Random
October 28th, 2014, 06:16 PM
Word.

Random
October 30th, 2014, 07:38 PM
ps. checked out "Casualties of Cool?"



It sounds like haunted Johnny Cash songs.

G'day Mate
November 14th, 2014, 09:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=losTyef5Nxg

George
December 8th, 2014, 12:13 PM
:hard: IMPORTANT SLAYER NEWS! :hard:

SLAYER Rescues Kitten Before Indianapolis Show (http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayer-rescues-kitten-before-indianapolis-show/)

http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/slayercatindy_0.jpg

George
December 9th, 2014, 09:04 AM
Linked from a guitar forum I sometimes haunt...on craigslist:

AWESOME Custom Warlock Bass guitar!! METAL SPIKES - $400 (http://slo.craigslist.org/msg/4795432804.html)

"
BEWARE!! this thing IS dangerous!!

....not kidding."

http://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_cztbK8UWcLK_600x450.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_bFCkGHFrExP_600x450.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/00T0T_7jsrWPDCewX_600x450.jpg

Yw-slayer
December 9th, 2014, 04:58 PM
He's not really filling in for Hanneman anymore.

tigeraid
January 10th, 2015, 06:46 AM
First new metal of the year? I like my power metal CheeeeeEEEeeSY.

But dat riff tho!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaCUP6F2CqM#t=69

speedpimp
January 11th, 2015, 04:10 AM
Not bad.

Yw-slayer
January 11th, 2015, 08:19 AM
I agree with rich.

G'day Mate
February 9th, 2015, 02:41 PM
Tool + Mastodon = The Legend of the Seagullmen ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUBPflO8EkE

tigeraid
February 10th, 2015, 06:25 AM
http://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10408629_10155154779780043_1712693130416861600_n.j pg?oh=93e2145380f0f8e0644224a1c3254c4b&oe=5564D902

Random
February 10th, 2015, 08:23 AM
Like Kanye gives a shit about metal. He probably thinks that Tenacious D was the right choice this year...

speedpimp
February 10th, 2015, 04:39 PM
Why doesn't Kanye try that shit with some rappers or R&B acts?

Random
February 10th, 2015, 07:28 PM
http://loudwire.com/killswitch-engage-adam-d-price-is-right/

Yw-slayer
June 16th, 2015, 09:11 AM
I'm listening to a lot of Maiden at the moment. So great.

I am also going to watch 2Cellos next month. Sadly, The Iron Maidens were refused a visa(??!!) but I guess this'll be fine. Wearing a Maiden shirt, obviously.

Tom Servo
June 16th, 2015, 10:19 AM
Maiden is still on regular rotation for me.

Just introduced our friend's 12 year old to Maiden. I think it went over reasonably well.

Dicknose
June 16th, 2015, 09:39 PM
Listening to Dio...
but its been a whole 3 songs since Iron Maiden (and had 5 of theirs today)

Probably because my itunes has over 300 songs under my "iron maiden" playlist, but that does include Bruce Dickinson and covers of Iron Maiden (including Maiden uniteD, Dream Theater, Iced Earth and a couple of "Call to Irons" cds)

That comfortably beats out my next largest band playlist, Megadeth with 250, then Iced Earth with 200

So throwing it into a random play tends to come up with a fair bit of Maiden.

G'day Mate
June 16th, 2015, 10:36 PM
Off the topic of metal, but I've got 320 Smashing Pumpkins songs in my playlist now (which is my largest grouping), but I've only heard 3 in 7 hours of listening today. Nick Cave is my next biggest, but only with just over 200 songs.

I like to arrange my random playlist with the following rules ...
- must have been played less than the current maximum (which is 4 at the moment)
- must not have been played among the most recent 200 songs
That way I cycle through them all roughly three or four times a year (listening at work only) and newly added songs get played a few times each cycle. Only 20 full days worth of listening left in this cycle ...

Yw-slayer
June 17th, 2015, 12:10 AM
Riiiight, so anyway, back to metal...

... thanks for pointing out some other good covers to look into, like Maiden United.

I'm very tempted to fly to the US for Motorhead's Motorboat this year. Not so keen on Motorhead, but it's got Slayer and Anthrax. But it probably makes more sense to go see Anthrax, Slayer, and Kvelertak in November at the O2 Brixton.

tigeraid
June 17th, 2015, 05:52 AM
Maiden is allegedly working on an album to be released this fall, now that Bruce has been cleared of cancer. Can't fucking wait. I can't think of any metal band that has had such a consistently high quality to their releases even after 30-some years.

Yw-slayer
June 17th, 2015, 06:44 AM
Yeah. A few of their albums are lacking (that space one was crap), but overall it's a really high hit rate given how long they've been around.

Dicknose
June 21st, 2015, 05:54 AM
Final Frontier, I liked it. Grew on me.
Did feel a bit like they tried to make all the songs "epic" and could have done with a couple of simple tunes.
6 songs over 7:30, 3 around 5-6 min, one short song of 4:30
Talisman is good, but would feel better on an album with more variety.

I do prefer the previous album, Matter of Life and Death.

Yw-slayer
June 21st, 2015, 08:17 AM
I didn't (like Final Frontier), but I really liked A Matter of Life and Death.

Random
June 23rd, 2015, 07:52 AM
Facebook tells me it's Chuck Billy's birthday today. :hard:

Dicknose
June 24th, 2015, 02:34 PM
Maiden is allegedly working on an album to be released this fall, now that Bruce has been cleared of cancer. Can't fucking wait. I can't think of any metal band that has had such a consistently high quality to their releases even after 30-some years.

Details have been announced.

The Book of Souls
Out Sept 4
Full Tracklisting:
Disc 1
1. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28
2. Speed Of Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01
3. The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:37
4. The Red And The Black (Harris) 13:33
5. When The River Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:52
6. The Book Of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27

Disc 2
7. Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
8. Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
9. Tears Of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
10. The Man Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:28
11. Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01

G'day Mate
July 30th, 2015, 04:11 PM
Every Metallica song ranked (http://www.spin.com/2015/07/every-metallica-song-ranked/) ...

Yw-slayer
July 30th, 2015, 04:50 PM
Not a bad list, although I think #1 is the one song most people can probably agree on.

G'day Mate
July 30th, 2015, 04:58 PM
I'd say that at least one of the top three would be somewhere in anybody's top three. I could also waste time arguing that "The Unforgiven II" is not the worst song ... but who cares about that end of the list.

Tom Servo
July 30th, 2015, 05:07 PM
I think I'd have to have Orion, Fade to Black, and Sanitarium duking it out over the top three spots, personally.

Random
July 30th, 2015, 05:48 PM
"Breadfan" at 85?!

G'day Mate
July 30th, 2015, 05:55 PM
I think I'd have to have Orion, Fade to Black, and Sanitarium duking it out over the top three spots, personally.

Fine :thppt:

tigeraid
July 30th, 2015, 06:21 PM
For those interested, TovH published my piece on Iced Earth.

http://www.toiletovhell.com/the-porcelain-throne-iced-earth/

Random
July 30th, 2015, 06:37 PM
:up: I like Burnt Offerings.

Dicknose
July 31st, 2015, 04:54 PM
I'm also an Iced Earth fan.
Love Something Wicked, right from first listening. Horror Show grew slowly on me, but has some of my fave songs (Imhotep)
I really like dystopia. And while Glorious Burden was so so, the Gettysburg trilogy was for me an equal to the wicked trilogy.
Dark Saga is brilliant

overpowered
August 3rd, 2015, 08:09 PM
Bull is the new vocalist for Napalm Death.

http://tyrannyoftradition.com/2015/08/03/former-night-court-star-richard-moll-introduced-as-new-vocalist-for-napalm-death/

tigeraid
August 4th, 2015, 10:50 AM
Loving the new Lamb of God album, better than the last certainly. Also got Randy Blythe's book in the Kobo queue, looking forward to it. Listened to him talk about his whole ordeal in the Czech republic on Chris Jericho's podcast. Riveting stuff.

drew
August 5th, 2015, 02:45 PM
I too picked it up this week (LoG) and am giving it a go. :up:

Dicknose
August 17th, 2015, 04:07 PM
Iron Maiden have released first song from their new album.
Speed of Light

tigeraid
August 18th, 2015, 09:50 AM
Indeed. Digging it.

Dicknose
August 21st, 2015, 07:52 AM
And now Megadeth are touring again later this year!

Tom Servo
August 21st, 2015, 01:18 PM
I have such a hard time disassociating Megadeth's music from Dave Mustaine's crackpot politics now...

Dicknose
October 17th, 2015, 06:23 PM
Megadeth tonight.
A little surprised the new album isn't due out till next year, rather than in time for this tour.

Yw-slayer
October 17th, 2015, 08:22 PM
I'm well-jeal.

speedpimp
October 18th, 2015, 03:51 AM
How was the concert? Did Mustaine go off on any weird rants?

Dicknose
October 18th, 2015, 06:15 AM
A couple of small rants. Told the story of MTV running with his mistake at a concert of saying "this is about how close I got to dying" when he was introducing SKin of my teeth, but it he said it before Toute le mond. Must be 20 years later and he is still bitter. Dave hold a grudge!?!
A good show, but not the best I've seen of them.

Rikadyn
October 18th, 2015, 10:46 AM
saw Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity thursday...

MR2 Fan
December 16th, 2015, 02:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIFryaIY1VM

New World Tour, New Album

The song in this video is the first one from the new album, which they debuted in Yokohama a few days ago. I heard it briefly on a video that was taken down and it sounded amazing.

ALSO, they played a few seconds of these notes at the end of a concert several months ago, and people caught on to it and made loops of it because it sounded so good.

Fans don't know whether Babymetal already had this song being planned at that time, or if they responded to the reaction and made this new song with the same sound.

Random
December 28th, 2015, 04:02 PM
RIP Lemmy. :(

That dude had to be about eleventy-brazillion years old in rock-star years.

Phil_SS
December 28th, 2015, 04:04 PM
RIP Lemmy. :hard:

If you haven't seen the documentary about his life. You should. And when I say you, I mean everybody.

2ndMoparMan
December 28th, 2015, 04:13 PM
time to listen to Ace of Spades. Rock hard, Lemmy.

Freude am Fahren
December 28th, 2015, 05:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkBDkwa_WrU

Dicknose
December 28th, 2015, 08:22 PM
Raise a drink (or 20) to Lemmy

tigeraid
December 29th, 2015, 06:58 AM
A fucking legend. My favourite two songs.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRIWfCDpSWc




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1grhmdzoHrw

Yw-slayer
December 29th, 2015, 07:09 AM
Damn.

G'day Mate
January 6th, 2016, 06:19 PM
Kiya had her 20-week scans today, and the good news is that our baby is a metal head

http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo193/insaneogram81/metalheadbaby.jpg

Freude am Fahren
January 6th, 2016, 07:12 PM
:hard:

Awesome! My sister had a baby today, and he is nowhere near as hardcore! :)

:hard:

Tom Servo
January 6th, 2016, 09:04 PM
Congrats on the new nephew/niece!

Yw-slayer
January 6th, 2016, 10:27 PM
Congrats on everything! :hard:

Tom Servo
January 7th, 2016, 08:18 AM
The Rainbow up in West Hollywood was planning an all day public memorial service for Lemmy. My wife tells me that the response has been so large, it's basically turning into a week-long entire-Sunset-Strip thing.

Random
January 11th, 2016, 08:24 AM
From Facebook:

https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12509878_953147428053642_5039157793456924359_n.jpg ?oh=ed1b36ea2c3eb620b129f4e4d12bd54b&oe=57496A67

tigeraid
January 11th, 2016, 11:38 AM
:lol:

tigeraid
January 20th, 2016, 07:17 AM
Amon Amarth just completed an epic-level trolling of reddit and facebook to promote their new album. I fucking love these guys.


http://www.toiletovhell.com/has-amon-amarth-made-the-greatest-album-release-publicity-stunt-ever/


In the timeline of the band’s profile there was a photograph depicting the round face of a sunglasses-wearing, neck-bearded male with tiny teeth; here was a man who assuredly fit the profile of “basement dwelling nerd”. The rumors between the users were mostly funny comments about the face of the guy, and some of them remembered the hacking of the Lacuna Coil Twitter account, done a few weeks ago. A few hours later, another picture of said fellow was uploaded, showing his empowered battle station with multiple screens. Intriguingly, all of these posts mentioned the title of the band’s upcoming album Jomsviking, scheduled for the first half of 2016.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5KjkwfYYBw



(Josh Barnett!!) :hard:

CudaMan
March 16th, 2016, 03:47 PM
It's a near complete departure from their metal :hard: side, but I'm really enjoying The Astonishing. My first listen was a little underwhelming, but like most DT music it took more than that to start to understand and appreciate it.

I still miss Portnoy's musical style on the drums, and I wish the mix didn't bury Mangini and Myung so much. Otherwise, top notch album.

MR2 Fan
April 1st, 2016, 01:19 PM
I'm not really a metalhead and some people may not take this group/phenomenon seriously....but the new Babymetal album "Metal Resistance" is insane...a few songs I can't get into, but most of it is really great.

Random
April 1st, 2016, 01:32 PM
I enjoy them in small doses. Kawaii metal! :hard:

I liked that they used Dragonforce as their backing band* at a show last year (?). :up: :D

*not that their regular band is bad or anything--quite the contrary, IMO.

drew
April 2nd, 2016, 05:35 AM
I'm listening to Carcass right now...

tigeraid
April 2nd, 2016, 08:13 AM
New Amon Amarth kills. Been listening to it a lot. They're actually experimenting and branching out a bit, dare I say. Even have a tune with Doro doing backup vocals!

New Grand Magus is on the horizon too. My body is ready.

drew
April 2nd, 2016, 08:58 AM
The new AA is on my wish list. :)

Tom Servo
April 16th, 2016, 02:02 PM
Taken by Michele as we drove past LAX.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12963428_1311858302164357_4449516819818807426_n.jp g?oh=b82106fb742450a868c816e10e9c8446&oe=5774ED13

Dicknose
April 16th, 2016, 09:08 PM
LA now, soon to Australia!
Might have to go plane spotting.