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Nemesis
January 29th, 2004, 2:43 AM
The more I listen, the more Chris Barnes makes me laugh. Six Feet Under's covers sounded pretty funny with his vocals (especally the AC/DC and Jimi Hendrix ones) And the rappy song at the beginning of the Maximum Violence CD made me laugh, too. "Son of a bitch, third generation..." :lol:

I can still like music and find it funny. That's weird sometimes.

NiMMERS
January 29th, 2004, 7:36 AM
I liken Chris Barnes to sounding like a pig getting raped by an elephant.

Nemesis
January 29th, 2004, 3:48 PM
I don't mind his guttural vocals, but :lol: yeah, he does sound like that when he screams.

I swear, the man is comedic gold.

Myles
January 30th, 2004, 1:11 AM
Hey, I was wondering if anyone wanted to post some metal songs I should get. I like stuff like Black Sabbath, but I hate shit like Slipknot, Mudvayne etc. I like music thats heavy but still melodic.

Aussie_Outlaw
January 30th, 2004, 1:17 AM
Music? This thread is about discussing the building of bridges.

See Nemesis, I think that using a steel alloy would be much better with the weight-strength ratio. Because the force exerted from the cables is x=(4L1+L2)/2

Pretty strong if I do say so myself.

But of course copper is also fairly poor and rusts quite easily. I'm sure there's an easier way.

But Music? :wtf: On drugs aren't you kid.

SideburnZ
January 30th, 2004, 1:36 AM
Got Dream Evils Dargon Slayer from Outlaw yesterday. Awesome album. :yes:

Got Kill Em All too, but you all know that owns.

Crabby
January 30th, 2004, 2:44 AM
Hey, I was wondering if anyone wanted to post some metal songs I should get. I like stuff like Black Sabbath, but I hate shit like Slipknot, Mudvayne etc. I like music thats heavy but still melodic.

Iron Maiden,Judas Priest,Halford,The Devin Townsend Band,Dream Theater,Queensryche,Dungeon and Daysend, to name a few anyway.

Opeth tickets are on-sale from Ticketek in early February as well.

Crabby
January 30th, 2004, 2:46 AM
Got Kill Em All too, but you all know that owns.

They played three tracks from it at one of the shows I went to last week.Fucking yay.

Dave seems to be liking The Darkness,BurnZ.They were loads of fun live actually.

Monkey
January 30th, 2004, 5:35 AM
Here's something weird for every one. Straight from Thursday's Newcastle Herald.

David Palmer, a 66-year-old ex-keyboard player from '70s rock band Jethro Tull has had a sex change operation to become a woman. She is now called Dee.

Kunt 4 Life
January 30th, 2004, 3:47 PM
This thread is big....

anyone got the ICed Eart album?

NiMMERS
January 30th, 2004, 10:02 PM
Yeah it's big and it's good too.

No Iced Earth for me.

Anyone like Neurosis? I've got into them recently and it's highly intense shit. Sort of reminds me of Melvins except heavy, harder and darker. Also got Isis' 'Oceanic' and it's a definite grower..awesome majestic epic passages.

Kunt 4 Life
January 30th, 2004, 10:29 PM
*Ahem*

I was talking about Iced Earth!

Aussie_Outlaw
January 30th, 2004, 11:37 PM
This thread is big....

To compared to a few things of mine.

my cd collection ;)

Kunt 4 Life
January 31st, 2004, 8:11 AM
you bitch, getting me all excited like that.

QuietStorm
January 31st, 2004, 8:51 AM
Check out post #2198. I reviewed it a little bit there.

Ms. Morningstar
January 31st, 2004, 11:22 AM
I got a best of Anthrax CD and it was only 5 dollars.

Crabby
January 31st, 2004, 11:59 AM
There are rumours of an Anthrax Aussie tour in April/May.Let's hope it happens anyway.

I also listened to a few samples from Lord Tim's solo album today and it sounds decent as well.

Kunt 4 Life
January 31st, 2004, 3:28 PM
Oh and Dante's Inferno is actually probably better than the Gettysburg trilogy. It is a toss up I guess.
Lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And what the fuck do you mean cheesey lyrics? ITs power/traditional/call it what you want metal. of course the lyrics are going to be cheessy!
Have you ever listened to dio btw.


But hey if you want cheesys lyrics check out Hammerfalls 'Glory to the Brave'

"A metal heart is hard to tear apart"

:lol: but it still :headbang:

Crabby
January 31st, 2004, 3:30 PM
It seems Sunk Loto have been added as the opening act for the Fear Factory/Korn-Static-X tour (to which I received free tickets).It'll be interesting to see if they sound any better live,particularly with their new material as well.What I've heard of their new album isn't amazing,but is at least somewhat of a progression from the generic Deftones/Rage Against The Machine-hybrid that their earlier releases sounded like anyway.

Kris P. Lettus
January 31st, 2004, 4:36 PM
Aiight, as some of you know, I've been hanging out with Phil from Pantera's old personal assistant.. He knows alot about metal, etc.. Well, he burned me some cd's.. I had only heard of some of them.. So, what do yall think of the following..

Down-II
Superjoint Ritual-Use Once and Destroy
Carnivore-Retaliation
Spirit Caravan-Jug Fulla Sun
Chevelle-Wonder Whats Next
Tool-Lateralus

:yes:??

SideburnZ
January 31st, 2004, 8:03 PM
Aiight, as some of you know, I've been hanging out with Phil from Pantera's old personal assistant.. He knows alot about metal, etc.. Well, he burned me some cd's.. I had only heard of some of them.. So, what do yall think of the following..

Down-II
Superjoint Ritual-Use Once and Destroy
Carnivore-Retaliation
Spirit Caravan-Jug Fulla Sun
Chevelle-Wonder Whats Next
Tool-Lateralus

:yes:??


Down II: Starts off great, goes downhill.
Use once and destroy: AWESOME
dunno
dunnoer
CRAP
awesome

Crabby
January 31st, 2004, 10:59 PM
I mentioned it a while back,but have any of you heard much of Probot? I heard the track with Cronos a while back,but I downloaded some more stuff from it today,and it sounds rather awesome I must say.The track with Lemmy is also pretty good,although I'm yet to see the video.

QuietStorm
January 31st, 2004, 11:52 PM
Lies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And what the fuck do you mean cheesey lyrics? ITs power/traditional/call it what you want metal. of course the lyrics are going to be cheessy!
Have you ever listened to dio btw.


But hey if you want cheesys lyrics check out Hammerfalls 'Glory to the Brave'

"A metal heart is hard to tear apart"

:lol: but it still :headbang:
I know it is supposed to be cheesy. It just gets a little overly cheesy at parts. I am not that big a fan of Ripper Owens. But he does ok. I have only listened to the album like one full time since I reviewed it there. And I had only listened to it a couple times at that point.

Yes, I have listened to Dio. And yes, I like Hammerfall quite a bit.

Ms. Morningstar
February 1st, 2004, 1:12 AM
I mentioned it a while back,but have any of you heard much of Probot? I heard the track with Cronos a while back,but I downloaded some more stuff from it today,and it sounds rather awesome I must say.The track with Lemmy is also pretty good,although I'm yet to see the video.

They showed the Video on Headbanger's Ball, which just went off. It was the first one though, and I missed it. All I got to see was like the last 10 seconds :(

And they also showed the New Iron Maiden Video "Rainmaker" tonight, which kicked lots of ass, and just about every other Maiden video ever made, It was a really good show this time. Easily the best episode so far.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2004, 1:52 AM
And they also showed the New Iron Maiden Video "Rainmaker" tonight, which kicked lots of ass, and just about every other Maiden video ever made, It was a really good show this time. Easily the best episode so far.

New?

Been out in the UK for at least 2 months.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2004, 1:53 AM
And yes, I like Hammerfall quite a bit.

No you don't.

You like what I tell you to like.

QuietStorm
February 1st, 2004, 2:11 AM
Well I have had Crimson Thunder on my computer for a long while and that wasn't much of your doing. ;)

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2004, 2:13 AM
No I'm a bastard and never tell anyone what to like.

NOW GO AND GET KING OF FOOLS AND PUT IT ON YOUR COMPUTER AND THEN SENT IT TO ME!

QuietStorm
February 1st, 2004, 2:17 AM
All righty. Doing now.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2004, 2:19 AM
And have my babies.

QuietStorm
February 1st, 2004, 2:21 AM
I thought that was MTR's job. :)

Looks to be working and should be done in just a minute or two. :yes:

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2004, 2:23 AM
But I want it now!!!!

Crabby
February 1st, 2004, 2:38 AM
"Rainmaker" is easily the best track on DOD I reckon.

I also want to see the Probot video as well.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2004, 3:07 AM
Edguy - King Of Fools (2003: released tomorrow)

What do you think when you spit in my... face?
How does it feel to accuse and to hate?
Now look at me I'm not one of your kind.
And I prefer to stay behind.

And Walk the wicked way

We don't wanna be like you
Don't you get that King of Fools?
We don't want your lifeless trite
You are the King of Fools

We are never gonna be like you!
We Don't follow King of Fools!
You're are the blind (could be light?) to lead the blind
You are the King of Fools

Now walk the wicked way

You feel at ease as you flock with the masses (HA!)
What do you see with your head in their asses
Keep on wailing, but what I can beee
Call me insane, and I'll be proud to be.

And walk the wicked way

We don't wanna be like you
Don't you get that King of Fools?
We don't want your lifeless trite
You are the King of Fools

We are never gonna be like you!
We don't follow King of Fools!
You are the blind to lead the blind
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

[solo: Jens]

We don't wanna be like you
Don't you get that King of Fools?
We don't want your lifeless trite
You are the King of Fools

We are never gonna be like you!
We Don't follow King of Fools!
You are the blind to lead the blind
You are the King of Fools

Thanx nate. Damn good quality, and you gotta love the Edguys facial expressions.

Crabby
February 1st, 2004, 3:14 AM
I also recommended The Butterfly Effect to Nate.Methinks he will likes anyway.

Picked up a copy of Sepultura's "Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation" cheap from EBay.Fucking yay.

QuietStorm
February 1st, 2004, 3:55 AM
Yeah except the dude I tried to get it from went offline. I'll find someone else. I hope. :(


I don't like Sepultura much at all. AND IT ISN'T CUZ DAVIS TOLD ME NOT TO!

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2004, 6:04 AM
Yes it is.

And you don't like Britney cos I told you not to like her. You used to love her remember? You tried to give me all her albums.

Crabby
February 1st, 2004, 6:07 AM
I think it was all those Pepsi advertisements that fooled Nate into thinking he liked Britters' music.

Now Playing- Brujeria- Brujerizmo.

NiMMERS
February 1st, 2004, 7:14 AM
Down-II
Superjoint Ritual-Use Once and Destroy
Carnivore-Retaliation
Spirit Caravan-Jug Fulla Sun
Chevelle-Wonder Whats Next
Tool-Lateralus

:yes:??

Good, with filler.
Good shit, avoid the sophomore...it's a bit weak and bland compared to this.
Pete Steele doing NYHC...never heard it.
Some Wino stuff..never heard it either.
Ich.
Not my cup of lemon grass tea.


Picked up a copy of Sepultura's "Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation" cheap from EBay.Fucking yay.

Well done. They got the whole black metal thing going on in Bestial Devastation. Corpse Paint and all! Got a bit of the sound too.

Got the following today,

Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey
Jerry Cantrell - Degradation Trip
The Haunted - The Haunted
Susperia - Predominance

I'm hooked on doom stuff right now, and JB just aint cutting the mustard for what I want at the moment.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2004, 7:19 AM
Nimmers, asylum, join our band.

Kunt 4 Life
February 1st, 2004, 11:11 AM
Think Sepultura will do the Maiden/Priest and get rid of Derrick and bring Max back.
They played here about 6 months ago in some shitty club that barley holds 200 people. Far cry from a band that could headline donnington in its day.

Ms. Morningstar
February 1st, 2004, 12:37 PM
New?

Been out in the UK for at least 2 months.

It's New Here.

QuietStorm
February 1st, 2004, 1:30 PM
Yes it is.

And you don't like Britney cos I told you not to like her. You used to love her remember? You tried to give me all her albums.
:lol:

She is still a nice, cute girl from the South.

Monkey
February 2nd, 2004, 5:21 AM
:lol:

She is still a nice, cute girl from the South.

I wouldn't mind seeing how cute she is down south http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_205.gif

There's a song on her newest album all about how she likes to "touch" herself....

"ĎCause I just discovered
Imaginationís taking over
Another day without a lover
The more I come to understand
The touch of my hand"

Crabby
February 2nd, 2004, 9:48 AM
It's basically confirmed,but it seems that Soilwork will be touring with a very,very special guest-Anthrax.Fucking yay.Tour of the year.

Crabby
February 2nd, 2004, 11:01 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing how cute she is down south http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_205.gif

There's a song on her newest album all about how she likes to "touch" herself....

"ĎCause I just discovered
Imaginationís taking over
Another day without a lover
The more I come to understand
The touch of my hand"

Tsk Tsk.I'm wondering what the wife would think,eh?

Opeth Sydney tickets are on-sale this Friday through Ticketek as well anyway.

Monkey
February 3rd, 2004, 6:49 AM
Tsk Tsk.I'm wondering what the wife would think,eh?

Opeth Sydney tickets are on-sale this Friday through Ticketek as well anyway.


i know what she'd think, and it wouldn't be bad http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15_1_61.gif


It's basically confirmed,but it seems that Soilwork will be touring with a very,very special guest-Anthrax.Fucking yay.Tour of the year.

Damn!
If that turns out to be true, I'll be in line when they go on sale!

Ringo
February 3rd, 2004, 3:04 PM
They're damn good aren't they? I bit the bullet last week and picked up the digipak re-release with the DVD. Well worth it. You got it?

Yep... The DVDs a nice extra aswell.

Ringo
February 3rd, 2004, 3:05 PM
Jesus Gettysburg is great, every time I listen to it it gets better....

fear is the mindkiller
February 3rd, 2004, 6:16 PM
Jesus Gettysburg is great, every time I listen to it it gets better....

Yea I can actually stand Owens' vocals on that song. Unfortunately the same can't be said about the rest of the songs. Simply horrendous.

Crabby
February 4th, 2004, 3:16 AM
i know what she'd think, and it wouldn't be bad http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15_1_61.gif



Damn!
If that turns out to be true, I'll be in line when they go on sale!

Killswitch Engage are also strongly rumoured to be touring,most likely as part of that tour as well anyway.

Nemesis
February 4th, 2004, 3:28 AM
Just listened to the new Superjoint Ritual album. I don't like it. Too boring, I think I'll sell it. :(

Morbid Angel's Altars of Madness CD, however, KICKS SERIOUS ASS!! WOOHOO!! :headbang:

NiMMERS
February 4th, 2004, 4:08 AM
Killswitch Engage are also strongly rumoured to be touring,most likely as part of that tour as well anyway.

Man, what's your source? If it's all lies I'm gonna headbutt you at Opeth!

Nemesis, you should've got the debut SJR rather than the 2nd one....you hit the nail on the head, it's WAYYYYYYYYYY boring. Here's some trivia, SJR is named after a Darkthrone song 'The Pagan Winter'. Interesting to me when I found out cos I never read lyrics.

Nemesis
February 4th, 2004, 5:31 AM
I would've if Columbia House had it.

...oh, and I listened to Six Feet Under - Bringer of Blood. That sucks, too. I can laugh at the other two of their albums I bought and still like it, but this one is just bad.

I've never heard much of Six Feet Under, yet I bought 3 of their CDs. That goes to show people how limited Columbia House's Selection is. :\

Crabby
February 4th, 2004, 6:28 AM
Man, what's your source? If it's all lies I'm gonna headbutt you at Opeth!


RockingHorse (major Brisbane record store) has the date listed and says tickets are on-sale soon,plus Haugy supposedly confirmed KSE on FMR last night.Anthrax and KSE aren't confirmed,but it's lookins good for at least one of em'.

Crabby
February 4th, 2004, 7:50 AM
I just caught the Probot video-I reckon it's pretty cool.Methinks I'll be picking up the album,if it's even available yet anyway.

WizoOzz
February 4th, 2004, 12:42 PM
I would've if Columbia House had it.

...oh, and I listened to Six Feet Under - Bringer of Blood. That sucks, too. I can laugh at the other two of their albums I bought and still like it, but this one is just bad.

I've never heard much of Six Feet Under, yet I bought 3 of their CDs. That goes to show people how limited Columbia House's Selection is. :\

Which three have you?

There are really only two Six Feet Under CDs worth owning: Graveyard Classics and Warpath. The rest of them, pretty much shit I'd say.

Besides, Cannibal Corpse's The Bleeding (which would be Barnes' last album with them) makes the stuff he does w/ Six Feet Under look like shit.

Nemesis
February 4th, 2004, 3:41 PM
I got Bringer of Blood, Graveyard Classics, and Maximum Violence.

BTW, you just reminded me that I haven't listened to my Tomb of the Mutilated CD yet.

Kris
February 4th, 2004, 6:26 PM
I just caught the Probot video-I reckon it's pretty cool.Methinks I'll be picking up the album,if it's even available yet anyway.

Lemmy is a God.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 4th, 2004, 10:10 PM
METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL (more details soon \m/).
*Anthrax
*Killswitch Engage
*Soilwork

4/24 Brisbane - The Arena

More dates to be announced

Looks good.

Crabby
February 5th, 2004, 2:17 AM
Well,Haugy is sometimes incorrect but he supposedly confirmed it on FMR this week.

Opeth tickets on-sale tomorrow-they'll be around the $40-45 mark it seems.Yay.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 5th, 2004, 3:13 AM
Where do you think I got the news.

NiMMERS
February 5th, 2004, 3:40 AM
I'll be there with fuckin' bells on, awesome news.

Heyyyyyyyyyyy, I got Probot. I wasn't expecting much from this but it's heavy as fuck. Great songs with classic vocalists. Everyone prance out and get it.

Also nabbed Bathory's 'Under The Sign Of The Black Mark'.

Crabby
February 5th, 2004, 3:43 AM
Opeth tickets are $47.50 for Sydney.So there you go anyway.

I didn't realise Probot was released yet,but I intend to pick it up very,very soon.

Crabby
February 5th, 2004, 3:46 AM
And Mick-I know you'll be heartbroken.The MetalShop site and forums will be closing soon.Wipe that tear.

NiMMERS
February 5th, 2004, 4:10 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

Shit, sarcasm isn't conveyed well via text.

The forum was rubbish anyways.

Crabby
February 5th, 2004, 4:12 AM
There are a select few there that are cool,but too many holier-than-thou fuckwits.

EBay rules.I picked up Venom's "In Memorium" damn cheap.

What's the track with Max Cavalera on vocals on the Probot album like,man?

Crabby
February 5th, 2004, 4:16 AM
New Soulfly album out soon.It's a mystery what it'll sound like,eh?

NiMMERS
February 5th, 2004, 6:50 AM
It's a pretty decent track. I like the Cronos track the best. He's got a few doom/sludge heroes on there and those tracks are up there too.

Soulfly? It's not whether a mystery of what it sounds like it's more a matter of caring. Max is past it.

Crabby
February 5th, 2004, 7:27 AM
I've heard a few tracks,and the one with Cronos sounded killer and the best anyway.I actually just ordered the album,I look forward to receiving it next week.I kinda see it as more of a collection of awesome metal vocalists/performers than a Dave Grohl side project really.

I'm just wondering who Max hired permanently.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 5th, 2004, 9:21 PM
I have Edguy's king of fools!

YEAH! Went on sale in Oz dismorning so I went into the city immediately after I finished uni. Well I skipped two hours of uni to go and get it :)

NiMMERS
February 6th, 2004, 2:08 AM
It's not the things we do for love. It's the things we do for power metal.

Hey Brendan, would you have guessed the secret track vocalist for Probot to be Jack Black? I wouldn't, but finding out I can identify his voice.

Crabby
February 6th, 2004, 2:24 AM
I heard that today actually.I've pre-ordered my copy of the album as well anyway.

I picked up Opeth floor tickets today as well.Fucking yay.

SideburnZ
February 6th, 2004, 4:57 AM
I got a few things. Lots of power metal Rhapsody, Dream Evil, Kamelot.

Umm..got Edguys Mandrake and Dimmu Borgirs Death Cult.

All are good.

Death Cult wasn't too impressive though.

Nemesis
February 6th, 2004, 5:11 AM
I didn't like DCA as much as I thought I would, either. It's like the guitars are secondary to the symphonic parts.

I still think Enthrone Darkness Triumphant is the best one. But I haven't heard much of the first 3 CDs, either.





I still can't get over how badass Altars of Madness is. I never realized that Morbid Angel's CDs were released alphabetically, either (Altars of Madness, Blessed Are the Sick, Covenant, Domination, etc.).

SideburnZ
February 6th, 2004, 5:15 AM
I agree, Enthrone Darkenss Triumphant is the best.

I only have Gateway from Morbid Angel. I need more. I love it.

Nemesis
February 6th, 2004, 5:18 AM
Gateways is the only other one I have. Altars is pretty different...it's a lot faster and crazier. Fucking awesome.

SideburnZ
February 6th, 2004, 5:19 AM
I shall have to pick Altars up soon.

You into Behemoth?

If not, become so. :mad:

Nemesis
February 6th, 2004, 5:20 AM
Heard of them, haven't heard their music. What's their best CD?

SideburnZ
February 6th, 2004, 5:22 AM
Hmm.

Thelma.6 is REALLY good. I'd say their best...

But their newest one, Zos Kia Cultus is REALLY good too.

Try to check them both out.

WizoOzz
February 6th, 2004, 3:58 PM
I dunno if I should start a new thread or what about this...but I think I'll have more fun discussing it here, and it's just something I needed to vent out.

Anyone else think that it's funny that Phil Anselmo (as we all know, formerly of Pantera) is basically slamming the shit out of his former bandmates Dime and Vinnie for not doing anything new with Damageplan...yet the new Superjoint album sounds almost exactly the same as the previous one? Not only that, but he constantly badmouths Elektra for not shilling for him enough when he acts like he doesn't need shilling...yet you look at his website and it's a gigantic shill-machine for all the bands he's been in...and there's an interview where he basically says, "I don't give a fuck what you do as long as your buying my shit and putting coin in my wallet." What the hell is that all about?

First of all, if you want shilling, you do enough of it on your website.

Second, record labels aren't going to push what's not mainstream into the mainstream...I can't think of the last time that it happened that a band who isn't mainstream was pushed in the mainstream. Last time I checked, Pantera sold an assload of albums without being shoved down everyone's throats. Same can be said with older Metallica. Same can be said about several Megadeth albums. Same can be said about Black Sabbath's earlier efforts.

I don't get how artists who proclaim themselves to be above the major influences of the record industry (i.e. what's going to make them money given the certain market) simply become another victim.

Then again, I forgot...heroin does crazy shit to people.

Nemesis
February 6th, 2004, 4:02 PM
Sometimes Anselmo comes across like he's the John Madden of metal or something. He says things that everyone already knows, and it sounds like he thinks he's smart. It's pretty funny.

NiMMERS
February 6th, 2004, 6:38 PM
Death Cult wasn't too impressive though.

Aye. The only thing that made me sit up was Abbath doing a bit of vocals. It's a pretty boring album otherwise. PEM was way better.

Behemoth rock too. I got Thelema.6 not so long ago. I need more of it.

With Phil, he's just drug fucked. And the Abbott's are just bitter. I love 'Use Once and Destroy', it's a killer album. The follwup is like a bellyflop compared to the perfect dive of the debut. I remember around the time Phil was touring for 'Reinventing...' and he said "I've had enough of screaming and I want to use my voice more" or something to that effect. Geez, that little phase didn't last long. He can't even scream well anymore so why bother. These 3 should just let it rest and get together somewhere down the line when Phil realises SJR isn't going to be the musical revelation he proclaims it to be and the Abbott's will realise the it just aint the same without Phil and get back together.

But you gotta also think after 'Reinventing...', do you really want another Pantera album? At least Damageplan sounds pretty decent, and that's out soon.

Crabby
February 6th, 2004, 8:09 PM
I finally picked up Dream Theater's "Train Of Thought"-it's awesome.I'd agree that at times it becomes a wankfest a little too often,but a definite step=up from the last album anyway.

Monkey
February 7th, 2004, 9:56 AM
ok, a few things from the last couple of days....



I heard that today actually.I've pre-ordered my copy of the album as well anyway.


why the hell have you pre-ordered it?
you must have some ultra-shite stores down your way now!

Nimmers and I walked into J.B. 2 days ago and they had thousands of copies!



METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL (more details soon \m/).
*Anthrax
*Killswitch Engage
*Soilwork


If these three aren't together in Sydney, I'm gunna headbut everyone..... including Andrew Haug!
He's fucking notorious for getting tours and dates wrong! He tells big fat porkies I tells ya!



New Soulfly album out soon.It's a mystery what it'll sound like,eh?


here you are.... try this....

http://www.uzadai.ru/aside-ru/soulfly-prophecy-(promo_cds)-aside-ru/01-soulfly-prophecy-aside-ru.mp3

Crabby
February 7th, 2004, 8:37 PM
ok, a few things from the last couple of days....



why the hell have you pre-ordered it?
you must have some ultra-shite stores down your way now!

Nimmers and I walked into J.B. 2 days ago and they had thousands of copies!



If these three aren't together in Sydney, I'm gunna headbut everyone..... including Andrew Haug!
He's fucking notorious for getting tours and dates wrong! He tells big fat porkies I tells ya!



here you are.... try this....

http://www.uzadai.ru/aside-ru/soulfly-prophecy-(promo_cds)-aside-ru/01-soulfly-prophecy-aside-ru.mp3

I haven't had the time to go into Wollongong during the day lately and most likely won't next week either.

Haugy can be wrong,but it looks like this tour is happening anyway.

Entombed have also confirmed their Aussie tour.

NiMMERS
February 7th, 2004, 9:33 PM
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, that new Soulfly sounds as good as any of the other songs he shat out on the last album. Way to move ahead, Maxy.

Crabby
February 8th, 2004, 4:35 AM
Some more The Butterfly Effect tour dates before they head to the US-

Wed Mar 3rd, UNI Of New England, Armidale, NSW
Thur Mar 4th, Bar On The Hill, Newcastle UNI, NSW
Fri Mar 5th, Palais Royale, Newcastle, All Ages, NSW

Sun Mar 14th, "Rock-It" Festival, WA

Thu Mar 25th, University Of Wollongong, Wgong, NSW
Fri Mar 26th, Wyong Oasis Yth Centre, Wyong, All Ages NSW
Sat Mar 27th, "Shoreshocked", Nth Sydney Oval, St.Leonards, All Ages Free, NSW
Thurs April 1st, Toowoomba UNI, Toowoomba, QLD
Fri April 2nd, Parkwood Tavern, Gold Coast, QLD
Sat April 3rd, The Arena, Brisbane, QLD
Wed April 14th, Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Thurs April 15th, The Plantation, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Fri April 16th, Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Sat April 17th, ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Thurs April 22nd, Sodons, Albury, NSW
Fri April 23rd, Hi-Fi Bar, Melb, VIC
Sat April 24th, UNI Bar, Adelaide, SA
Sun April 25th, UNI Bar, Adelaide, SA

The B-Side on the "Always" single,"Circus" is pretty cool as well anyway.It'd the first single I've bought in years actually.

Monkey
February 8th, 2004, 7:08 AM
oh for the love of god!
not The Bar On The Hill!!!!

that place has gone to shite! Friggin Uni studnets!

and as for the palais....
well it looks like I'm missing TBE when they come to Newy

Hangin out for 'Bok/Daysend though :D

Pete Cash
February 8th, 2004, 10:14 AM
I finally picked up Dream Theater's "Train Of Thought"-it's awesome.I'd agree that at times it becomes a wankfest a little too often,but a definite step=up from the last album anyway.

Dream theater albums are supposed to have a bit of wankerery in them anyway, see I would have used wanking... but just using plain old wanking isn't Dream Theater enough for the post

I would say that the last album wasn't to shabby, it just lacked direction and was a wee bit long. I don't rank it as the worst Dream Theater album by any stretch

but as I have said before Train of Thought is a rocking album, its self indulgent even for dream theater and I can apprieciate that

anyways I was searching for this chick vocalist (Sharon Den Adel) who sang on the Avanstasia album cause I thought she had a fucking beautiful voice, she sings with the band "Within Temptation", I have downloaded some of their songs and its not to shabby.. so when I have more money then its off to newcastle to see if they have the album at JB.. and if they don't.. then I will burn the store down

note: I must be a fucking retard, because I seriously checked Allmusic to see if I could find out what group she did vocals for and I would swear on a stack of bibles, strapped into a lie detector that it didn't say fuck all about her, so I had to search.. well get someone else to anyway for her. I go onto allmusic then to get some song titles and decide to check out the avantasia info and I get this

"Avantasia was an all-star side project headed by Tobias Sammet, lead singer of the prog-tinged German power metal band Edguy. While recording a guest appearance from Blind Guardian singer Hansi Kursch with his regular band, Sammet conceived of a massive-scale rock opera featuring the cream of the current power metal scene. He spent a year composing the material, named the "band" Avantasia, and recruited a variety of vocalists to tell his story: Gamma Ray's Kai Hansen, Stratovarius' Timo Tolkki, Virgin Steele's David DeFeis, Angra's Andre Matos, Warrior's Rob Rock, and Within Temptation's Sharon Den Adel. For the backing band, Sammet gathered guitarists Jens Ludwig (Edguy) and Henjo Richter (Gamma Ray), bassist Markus Grosskopf (Helloween), and drummer Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody). The album, The Metal Opera, was filled with tried-and-true fantasy themes and anthemic, progressive pomp-metal; it was released by Century Media in the summer of 2001. "


well thats crap...

blackening
February 8th, 2004, 3:17 PM
which is the best In Flames album?

Crabby
February 9th, 2004, 2:13 AM
oh for the love of god!
not The Bar On The Hill!!!!

that place has gone to shite! Friggin Uni studnets!


Hangin out for 'Bok/Daysend though :D

We're not all knobs,Monks.

Bummer that Frankenbok/Daysend isn't coming to Wollongong,or least not on the first leg of the tour according to one Adam.B.Metal.Oh well.

NiMMERS
February 9th, 2004, 2:33 AM
which is the best In Flames album?

I like Clayman the best.

Crabby
February 9th, 2004, 2:39 AM
I agree with Mick there,but then again I only own two of their albums.Haha.

Crabby
February 9th, 2004, 6:56 AM
Daysend are supporting Entombed on their Aussie tour as well anyway.

WizoOzz
February 9th, 2004, 11:11 AM
which is the best In Flames album?

1. The Jester Race
2. Whoracle
3. Colony
4. Clayman
5. Lunar Strain/Subterranean
6. The Tokyo Showdown
7. Reroute to Remain

I just realized...In Flames albums seem to have a trend of getting worse as the years progress. That's...sad.

blackening
February 9th, 2004, 6:39 PM
actually, this might be better - which album would be the best for someone who is just getting into In Flames, almost like an introduction to the band.

Crabby
February 9th, 2004, 8:22 PM
Fuck it.I'm buying a new copy of Soul Of A New Machine as I appear to have lost my old copy.Oh well.

Interesting to see if there's any more news on the Soilwork/Anthrax/KsE tour on FMR tonight anyway.

blackening
February 9th, 2004, 11:23 PM
i was thinking about picking up a Children of Bodom album as well, which one would you recommend and how would you describe the band?

on the SuperJoint Ritual/Pantera/Damageplan 'subject'

i always liked Pantera, probably one of my all time favorites. i think SJR is pretty good, but i really like Damageplan. Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell have had a couple of interviews lately on my favorite radio station and seem really cool. they also guaranted that they'd play in Green Bay (WI) between June or July and the end of summer. they also said that Green Bay has always kicked ass, whether they meant it or not i dont know, but i like to think they meant. now, their debut album 'New Found Power' comes out tomorrow and i will more than likely buy it. they been giving them away on the radio the last couple days in a 'win it before you can buy it' deal.

NiMMERS
February 10th, 2004, 2:29 AM
For Children of Bodom I'd go for 'Something Wild'. It's really solid, it's a little on the short side but it's an album that will have your attention 100% through the duration.

Brendan, you going to go see Entombed?

Crabby
February 10th, 2004, 7:20 AM
I saw the Damageplan video the other night actually.

I'm considering going to Entombed (particularly as they're playing with Daysend).I don't know where the Sydney show is,though.

Virgin Black have scored the main support slot for Opeth for Melbourne and Adelaide,but no word on the Sydney show yet anyway.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 10th, 2004, 11:13 AM
Most metal In Flames albums would go

Whoracle
Colony
Clayman
Jester
Reroute

Mainstream non metal people would probably go

Reroute
Colony
Clayman
Jester
Whoracle.

WizoOzz
February 10th, 2004, 1:12 PM
Most metal In Flames albums would go

Whoracle
Colony
Clayman
Jester
Reroute

Mainstream non metal people would probably go

Reroute
Colony
Clayman
Jester
Whoracle.

You tryin' to say that Jester isn't as good as Clayman? I'd beg to differ...

And A_O...where do you stand on the Phil thing? I'm very interested to know.

#1. I am getting the Damageplan album.

#2. Yes, the lead singer does look like Phil from the FBD and VDOP years.

#3. I just wanted another line to italicize something.

QuietStorm
February 10th, 2004, 5:26 PM
Here is the list of power metal tracks Dave and I came up with for trying to get new listeners into power metal. I probably could post our actual tracklistings for the 80 minute burned CD's we made but how about you just download them all and make your own CD. The CD I created is actually the top 17 tracks. Outlaw's is everything under that but not in his tracklist order. :yes:

Davislaw is like my father when it comes to power metal. :$

Edguy - Dark Symphony
Edguy - Vain Glory Opera
Kamelot - Forever
Blind Guardian - Mirror Mirror
Symphony X - A Fool's Paradise
Edguy - King of Fools
Blind Guardian - Nightfall
Avantasia - Breaking Away
Kamelot - Lost & Damned
Rhapsody - In Tenebris
Rhapsody - Knightrider of Doom
Blind Guardian - Battlefield
Rhapsody - March of the Swordmaster
Symphony X - King of Terrors
Avantasia - Reach Out For the Light
Symphony X - Absence of Light
Kamelot - Don't You Cry
Stratovarius - Eagleheart
Blind Guardian - Bright Eyes
Kamelot - The Spell
Stratovarius - A Million Light Years Away
Edguy - Jerusalem
Avantasia - Serpents In Paradise
Kamelot - Center of the Universe
Stratovarius - 4000 Rainy Nights
Avantasia - Avantasia
Edguy - Land Of The Miracle
Dream Evil - Save Us
HammerFall - Hearts On Fire
Blind Guardian - Into the Storm
Kamelot - The Edge of Paradise
Dream Evil - Made Of Metal
Blind Guardian - And The Story Ends
HammerFall - Riders Of The Storm
Edguy - The Savage Union
Stratovarius - Playing With Fire
Edguy - No More Foolin'
Stratovarius - Hunting High And Low
Edguy - Save Us Now
Stratovarius - S O S

Kris
February 10th, 2004, 5:39 PM
just make me a list of albums.

Sidenote- I've aquired 6 Opeth albums in the last two days, and I must say that I'm annoyed I didn't get into them properly a while ago when I got a couple of songs. :mad:

QuietStorm
February 10th, 2004, 6:04 PM
Here are some of my favorite albums. If you haven't gotten into Rhapsody definitely get into them. Might want to actually start with Legendary Tales for them. You have probably heard a few of these but they are all quality in my opinion.

Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth, Imaginations From the Other Side
Edguy - Mandrake, Vain Glory Opera
Hammerfall - The Crimson Thunder
Iced Earth - The Dark Saga
Kamelot - Epica
Nightwish - Oceanborn
Rhapsody - Power of the Dragonflame
Stratovarius - Visions, Elements Part 1 and 2
Symphony X - V - The New Mythology Suite, The Odyssey


And yeah, Opeth rules. They were actually my favorite band for a couple months this past summer. Still are one of my faves.

Ms. Morningstar
February 10th, 2004, 6:16 PM
That's a great list of Power Metal songs, and all, but where's Sonata Arctica? I know I can't be the only one who likes them.

QuietStorm
February 10th, 2004, 6:20 PM
Never listened to them. I'll give it a look though. Thanks. :yes:

Kris
February 10th, 2004, 6:59 PM
My friend like Sonata Arctica, they're pretty good.

He does also like Manowar though...

Crabby
February 10th, 2004, 8:35 PM
The Sydney Entombed show is April 9 at The Gaelic Club anyway.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 10th, 2004, 9:22 PM
You tryin' to say that Jester isn't as good as Clayman? I'd beg to differ...

And A_O...where do you stand on the Phil thing? I'm very interested to know.


No Jester and Clayman are pretty much on Par with each other. Well thats my opinion.

The problem with IF is that all the albums are so close. So even by me putting Jester 4th I'm not saying it's a bad album. I just prefer the other 3 slightly.

As for Phil, I stopped paying attention to him a long time ago. I thought that was a smart move on my part.

NiMMERS
February 11th, 2004, 3:33 AM
I know not many of you are into death metal at all...

But does anyone dig Autopsy? I got 'Mental Funeral' the other day and it's pretty cool. I like death metal bands that arent afraid to slow it down to a doomy/sludge pace and let the heavy riffs flow. Autopsy do this so well. I'll probably pick up a few more of those cheap re-release digipaks.

I heard that new IF is a continuation of RtR, which for me isn't something too appealing.

I also read that Scott Ian has confirmed Anthrax are touring here in Australia in April, which is a pretty good solidifier of this massive Anthrax/Soilwork/Killswitch Engage tour. This will be the biggest triple bill tour in ages. The last 2 bands I remember touring here was Slayer and Machine Head in 2001.

Monkey
February 11th, 2004, 8:32 AM
yeah, on Nimmers last bit.... this from the Anthrax site

"Thereís so much more stuff in the works that Iím chomping at the bit to talk about but I donít want to jinx anything by opening my big mouth to soon. I will confirm to all you email pals that we are coming to Japan and Australia in April. Thatís all Iíve got. The dates and support acts will be up on the site any second. I am excited to be coming back to Australia. Itís been 8 long years. I canít fucking wait. I know you street-teamers down there are going to kick ass and get the word out. Címon out and have fun with us you sick Aussie fucks. VBís for everyone!!!!! Iím hoping we get to Middle Earth, I mean NZ as well. We are all pushing really hard to make it happen. I spent two weeks in Wanaka snowboarding a few years ago and I want to come back!

And all the Soilwork site has is confirmed dates for Japan in early May.

So that looks probable, if anything.....
But hell, even just Anthrax would be fucking tops!

Crabby
February 11th, 2004, 9:55 AM
I also read that Scott Ian has confirmed Anthrax are touring here in Australia in April, which is a pretty good solidifier of this massive Anthrax/Soilwork/Killswitch Engage tour. This will be the biggest triple bill tour in ages. The last 2 bands I remember touring here was Slayer and Machine Head in 2001.

That tour was fucking awesome but I reckon this one has the potential to be even better.I'll be getting my tickets anyway.

Although we did have the Soulfly/Hatebreed tour.Mind you,Jamey Jasta and co. blew Max and his hired guns off the stage.

And I am attending the "nu metal heaven" tour this weekend,if only for Fear Factory again and to give Sunk Loto another chance.(Hey,I got free tickets.Eh).

Ms. Morningstar
February 11th, 2004, 6:31 PM
Never listened to them. I'll give it a look though. Thanks. :yes:

And check out Therion, Grave Digger, and Lost Horizon if you haven't already heard those bands.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 11th, 2004, 11:46 PM
The STRATOVARIUS forum has been closed because 2 individuals sent an email to the finnish police and claimed that STRATOVARIUS supports Nazis. This claim is outright ridiculous and deserves that I tell these 2 idiots: FUCK OFF!!!

The forum was subjected to a calculated attack by people who wanted the whole site brought down. We are considering legal options against these individuals. There were coordinated posts by Nazi trolls, and minutes after that email was sent to the police claiming Stratovarius supported racial hate speech.

STRATOVARIUS has never and never will support any form of physical violence. We might break toilets, hotelrooms and occasionally piss to places where you should not piss, but we do not encourage any form of violence to our fellow human beings. We are all part of THE HUMAN RACE.

Speaking of which that the hate mail has continued to pour in.I have received about 40 hand written letters of hatemail. MissK has received more and the most horrible thing was in the form of a packet that arrived from Brazil. It contained SHIT. Thank you very much indeed from the bottom of our drunken hearts.

:lol:

Strato are really getting some hate from around the world.

Crabby
February 12th, 2004, 12:56 AM
From the RockingHorse (major Brisbane record store) site-

"SOILWORK/ANTHRAX/KILLSWITCH ENGAGE (February 11th)
It has been confirmed! tickets for Soilwork, Anthrax(pic right) and Killswitch Engage will be onsale hopefully next week and prices are $57.20. Venue is Arena for the 24th of April and more than likely it will be an over 18s show (sorry kids)."

Crabby
February 12th, 2004, 1:09 AM
The Dilinger Escape Plan are also strongly rumoured to be touring here soon.Fuck me.

QuietStorm
February 12th, 2004, 1:10 AM
Hey Mira. Thanks for the recommendations! I love what I have heard from Lost Horizon and Therion. Simply beautiful music. Grave Digger might take some getting used to. The lead singer does my head in a bit but I like what I hear instrumentally.


OMG, I am once again being a music leecher! Quick, somebody call the cops.

NiMMERS
February 12th, 2004, 2:44 AM
The Dilinger Escape Plan are also strongly rumoured to be touring here soon.Fuck me.

I reckon these guys are overrated.

Crabby
February 12th, 2004, 3:56 AM
It'd be fucking insane live,though.

NiMMERS
February 12th, 2004, 6:47 AM
Blokes playing 40035 styles and changing tempo every 2 seconds isn't my idea of insane. That's annoying and a clusterfuck of sonic faeces.

Crabby
February 12th, 2004, 7:03 AM
You didn't enjoy their EP with Mike Patton? It's well worth picking up I reckon.

QuietStorm
February 12th, 2004, 5:32 PM
After listening to Lost Horizon and Therion last night I felt like digging deeper so overnight I queued some Adagio, Pagan's Mind, Shadowkeep, Oratory, Freedom Call, and Galloglass and even though I have only had time to listen to a small sampling of it so far I know I am going to love it.

This is heaven.

Now I need to order a few albums off Amazon to justify at least a tiny bit of the countless albums I have stolen. :)

QuietStorm
February 12th, 2004, 7:02 PM
Oh man. I told you about all those bands but I failed to mention Evergrey. Well their In Search For the Truth album was the first I actually listened to all the way through here as I was getting some homework done. Holy hell. Awesome album. The story they tell is pretty unique too. It is of a man who is going crazy thinking there are aliens in his house. I am loving it. I am going to download their next album too, though the reviews say it isn't quite as good as this masterpiece. Their new album is coming out next month I believe.

Mira inspired me. :yes:

SideburnZ
February 12th, 2004, 7:06 PM
Therion is great.

Evergrey are horrible ass pretentious shite.

QuietStorm
February 12th, 2004, 7:23 PM
I am thinking the rest of their albums probably are shit but I love this one.

Crabby
February 12th, 2004, 8:26 PM
EBay continues to rule all-I picked up a swag of Anthrax albums for fuck all.

Crabby
February 12th, 2004, 8:38 PM
Now this is good news,people.From the Opeth site-

"Opeth will play a mixed set on the Australian tour.The set will contain both heavy and soft material".

Also,the mighty Dungeon have scored the main support slot for Sydney!!!!!!

And here are the tentative dates for the tour of the year-

Fri 4/23 TENTATIVE Brisbane Arena
Sat 4/24 TENT Adelaide TBA
Sun 4/25 TENT Melbourne Palace
Tue 4/27 TENT Sydney Metro
Wed 4/28 TENT Sydney Metro
Fri 4/30 TENT NZ TBA

Awesome news-I should have no problem getting to at least one of those shows.It also seems that Anthrax will in fact headlie as well anyway.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 13th, 2004, 1:12 AM
Crabby just say the Anthrax tour. Tour of the year confuses me. Cool The Palace, just down the road :headbang:

Nemesis
February 13th, 2004, 6:17 AM
EBay continues to rule all-I picked up a swag of Anthrax albums for fuck all.

:chin: Never even thought about doing that. If you can pick up CDs for less than $12, that would be awesome.

Ms. Morningstar
February 13th, 2004, 2:45 PM
Mira inspired me. :yes:

Really? :happysad: Well then you should try Vintersorg and Borknagar too, they're not Power Metal, but anyone who likes Power Metal would probably like them also.

And yay, now some one else loves Lost Horizon, I hate liking bands all alone.

QuietStorm
February 13th, 2004, 4:25 PM
I love Vintersorg a lot. They are a great band. I'll definitely look after some Borknagar though. Thanks.

Nemesis
February 13th, 2004, 4:43 PM
I have The Olden Domain by Borknagar and it kicks ass. Can't go wrong with that.

NiMMERS
February 14th, 2004, 2:59 AM
Hey Hey Hey I got the Damageplan album. I feel uninspired. It's pretty boring. Pat Lachman sounds like a heavy metal Richard Marx most of the time. Very weak performance from him, it's still better than 'A Lethal Dose of American Hatred'.

Also got a black metal album by assorted yank thrash legends, Dragonlord and it rocks hard. Same with Marduk's World Funeral, don't know why it didn't get better reviews than it did.

Crabby
February 14th, 2004, 11:54 PM
Pat Lachman sounds like a heavy metal Richard Marx most of the time.



That comment had me laughing like crazy for about a minute,Mick.

Even Sunk Loto had a decent mix last night-surprise,surprise.Mind you,it doesn't hide the fact they have no stage presence and most of their stff feels kinda uninspired really.

It also seems that The Dilinger Escape Plan tour is happening anyway.Yay.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 15th, 2004, 12:02 AM
That comment had me laughing like crazy for about a minute,Mick.

Take your little love in elsewhere.

You can go have sex to Kylie Minogue later you two.

NiMMERS
February 15th, 2004, 12:35 AM
Loving aint loving unless there's a third person, baby.

Come on do the locomotion with us.

Seriously, Pat Lachman sucks on vocals. Even the production is weak.

Crabby
February 15th, 2004, 1:00 AM
Shall we set a date for a Pantera reunion? February 2006?

NiMMERS
February 15th, 2004, 3:03 AM
Phil may be dead by then.

Nemesis
February 15th, 2004, 3:46 AM
According to him, he already died. :p

NiMMERS
February 15th, 2004, 4:05 AM
Isn't that twice he died or something?

I'm talking permanently, nailing the coffin shut this time.

SideburnZ
February 15th, 2004, 5:36 AM
Is there a better power metal album than Rhapsody - Power of the Dragonflame?


I submit that there is not!

Aussie_Outlaw
February 15th, 2004, 5:43 AM
Rhapsody - Dawn of Victory?

Crabby
February 15th, 2004, 5:55 AM
Anthrax/Soilwork dates are confirmed-

Fri 4/23 CONF Brisbane Arena
Sat 4/24 CONF Adelaide TBA
Sun 4/25 CONF Melbourne Palace
Tue 4/27 CONF Sydney Metro
Wed 4/28 CONF Sydney Metro
Fri 4/30 TENTATIVE NZ TBA

Monkey
February 15th, 2004, 6:57 AM
any idea when they go on sale?
rekon i might be goin to both of those babys!

QuietStorm
February 15th, 2004, 7:15 AM
Therion is great.

Evergrey are horrible ass pretentious shite.
QuietStormIMD (5:58:42 AM): dude...evergrey's In Search For Truth album is great...it doesnt suck like i hear their other two albums do
QuietStormIMD (5:58:51 AM): they are like Dream Theater in a way
BurnZ of Nilbog (5:59:09 AM): i never even heard everygrey
QuietStormIMD (5:59:37 AM): hahahaha
BurnZ of Nilbog (5:59:43 AM): 8-)
QuietStormIMD (5:59:48 AM): so you were hoping they really were pretentious?
BurnZ of Nilbog (5:59:52 AM): yup
BurnZ of Nilbog (5:59:56 AM): assumption
QuietStormIMD (5:59:59 AM): hahahaha

Bandit
February 15th, 2004, 5:30 PM
I need some recommendations.

I like symphony x, soilwork, children of bodom, in flames, and pantera a lot, what are some other good bands you'd suggest to me that are in a way similar to these bands?

QuietStorm
February 15th, 2004, 5:57 PM
Here are some bands for you to check out...


Adagio - Get a hold of Underworld, awesome album...they remind me a lot of Symphony X.

Evergrey - OK, their The Search For Truth album = amazing. It is about a man who is going crazy thinking aliens are invading his house. Very awesome album. They even utilize a choir on a couple of songs. Their other two albums however are crap...new one coming out next month, we'll see. They remind me of Dream Theater, they can be pretentious at times. Baffles me how they can make one gem, two duds.

Freedom Call - Power metal to the fullest, think Rhapsody/Kamelot/Stratovarius all put together...or something.

Galloglass - More dragons/knights/medieval times hero power metal.

Oratory - Sweet band, their woman lead singer has a beautiful voice.

Pagan's Mind - Quality stuff

The Butterfly Effect - Crabby put me onto these guys. Australian melodic hard rock band, think Tool crossed with the Deftones mixed with their own original style and lyrics...and whammo, you have a great little band. I had a VERY hard time finding their self-titled EP and Begins Here album though. If you need I can probably send it to you or you can get it off me on Soulseek.

Therion - So glad Mira put me onto them. It is such amazingly beautiful music. Just check them out.

Nemesis
February 15th, 2004, 8:17 PM
I need some recommendations.

I like symphony x, soilwork, children of bodom, in flames, and pantera a lot, what are some other good bands you'd suggest to me that are in a way similar to these bands?

Hmm...I'd say Dark Tranquillity, Hammerfall, Iced Earth, maybe even Pissing Razors (for a while they sounded like they were trying to BE Pantera). There's also some Swedish "Melodic Death Metal" (I still don't like that term) that you can look for, like At the Gates, Dismember, and Centinex.

Crabby
February 16th, 2004, 2:12 AM
The Dillinger Escape Plan tour dates-

April 21 Canberra, Australia @ Holy Grail
April 22 Sydney, Australia @ Metro
April 23 Brisbane, Australia @ Waterloo
April 24 Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
April 25 Adelaide, Australia @ Enigma Bar

Plus I picked up Fate's Warning's "Disconnected" cheap,it's pretty good.

NiMMERS
February 16th, 2004, 2:16 AM
I need some recommendations.

I like symphony x, soilwork, children of bodom, in flames, and pantera a lot, what are some other good bands you'd suggest to me that are in a way similar to these bands?

First and foremost, Straping Young Lad/Devin Townsend. The 'City' album is essential. Also try Lamb of God, you can't go wrong with either of their albums. Give Celtic Frost a shot too, try 'To Mega Therion' and 'Into The Pandemonium'. It's massively experimental 80's style thrash. Some seriously cool riffs lie in these guys.

Crabby
February 16th, 2004, 2:21 AM
Dennis the Devy pimp.Nah,the brilliance of the man is incredibly evident.

SideburnZ
February 16th, 2004, 3:17 AM
I need some recommendations.

I like symphony x, soilwork, children of bodom, in flames, and pantera a lot, what are some other good bands you'd suggest to me that are in a way similar to these bands?


I got you into Bodom. :cool:

Check out Dark Tranquillity, definitely. I haven't read replies to you yet, but I'm sure others said to.

Check out Strapping Young Lad. You'd probably dig them.

Opeth, maybe.

Superjoint Ritual.

Dimmu Borgir.

WizoOzz
February 16th, 2004, 1:52 PM
New Iced Earth's pretty damned good.

Damageplan fucking sucks balls. I dug the classical compilations I recently picked up more than I dug this album...

Just a few really quick reviews.

Nemesis
February 16th, 2004, 4:27 PM
I'm not buying Damageplan. The samples I listened to sounded pretty dull. Not as bad as the new SJR album, but what is?

NiMMERS
February 17th, 2004, 3:23 AM
Dennis the Devy pimp.Nah,the brilliance of the man is incredibly evident.

You think I'll ever live the Dennis Incident down? I don't think I will :(

Yep, Damageplan is really a boring piece of work. What can you expect after 'Reinventing The Steel' though? I jumped on the bandwagon of hoping for a Pantera reunion but after the 2nd SJR and now Damageplan I think they need to let the creative juices build up again.

Crabby
February 17th, 2004, 5:03 AM
Sick Of It All Aussie tour in April-

April 6 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
April 7 - Gaelic Club, Sydney
April 8 - Waterloo Hotel, Brisbane
April 10 - Adelaide Uni, Adelaide
April 11 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne



In other good news,Cog and The Butterfly Effect will both be playing cheap gigs at uni soon.Yay.

scurvy pirate
February 17th, 2004, 8:06 PM
I thought bits of the new SJR album were quite good,its just they repeated the good bits many times over and the guitar playings shite. Damage plan bore me no end.

Although not metal,but metal related, anyone know when Zakk Wyldes new acoustic albums scheduled for a release ?

NiMMERS
February 18th, 2004, 4:24 AM
Dude, reagarding SJR...

I don't think the guitar playing is crap, they're aiming for that raw and aggressive style. It's the songwriting that sucks.

scurvy pirate
February 18th, 2004, 1:54 PM
Dude, reagarding SJR...

I don't think the guitar playing is crap, they're aiming for that raw and aggressive style. It's the songwriting that sucks.

Yeah i get you, i meant there was a lack of variation in the playing style really. Its like when you listen to hatebreed, sometimes you long for one of the players to come out with something new and interesting as apposed to trying to bludgeon you to death with chugging.

Never heard there first album, is it any good ?

WizoOzz
February 18th, 2004, 2:20 PM
Yeah i get you, i meant there was a lack of variation in the playing style really. Its like when you listen to hatebreed, sometimes you long for one of the players to come out with something new and interesting as apposed to trying to bludgeon you to death with chugging.

Never heard there first album, is it any good ?

First SJR is okay...nothing fantastic, but way better than A Lethal Dose....

And Hatebreed, while not going crazy with solos and a slew of tempo changes, would slaughter SJR. SJR is just ripping off of Black Flag and Bad Religion and other acts that were so punk they were metal...and SJR is just failing miserably at attempting to copy this style. Phil, while managing to be a beyond decent vocalist, is just so fucking stoned and burned out that it's starting to show finally (as if it didn't before).

Hatebreed, while sometimes being monotonous, still manages to pack a wallop with every crunch. And really, the only album to me that isn't spectacular by Hatebreed is the first (Under the Knife)...and even it has some spectacular moments.

Nemesis
February 18th, 2004, 4:10 PM
That's the way I felt about the vocals on the new SJR. It sounded like Phil wasn't even trying to sing on some of the songs.

Man, this thread has turned pretty negative lately. :\

NiMMERS
February 19th, 2004, 2:00 AM
Yeah i get you, i meant there was a lack of variation in the playing style really. Its like when you listen to hatebreed, sometimes you long for one of the players to come out with something new and interesting as apposed to trying to bludgeon you to death with chugging.

Never heard there first album, is it any good ?

'Use Once And Destroy' (The SJR debut), is fun to listen to. It's not great by any means but it aint bad.

With Hatebreed, I'd have to echo everyone's sentiments that they are monotonous and very one dimensional. A one trick pony if you like. They have their moments but I generally look for a little more or at least something different to what they're offering, in terms of modern brutality they aren't bad but I'd rather brutality of other bands playing grind and death. I've been digging Carcass and Autopsy heaps lately.

Crabby
February 19th, 2004, 4:13 AM
Hatebreed are best seen live,where the energy and brutality of their stuff is best appreciated.They even played a little "Raining Blood" at the start of one of their tracks.Methinks Gloria won't be interested in em' come Soulfly's next Aussie tour.They're not the kinda band I can listen to constantly 'cause they're output is limited but I'd see em' again anytime really.

The band I've been digging most lately is Arch Enemy.

Monkey
February 19th, 2004, 4:55 AM
A lot of people are gunna groan at me bringing up this name, but the Hatebreed stuff kinda reminds me of how I see the Slipknot albums.

I couldn't ever get the entire way through the first album because by track 9 it just bored me to tears. It became so damn monotonous, that I rekon I could have sung lyrics to other songs to whatever I was listening to at the time.

But I think we've all established how one-dimensional Hatebreed is.....

I too am really digging Arch Enemy lately, and after purcahsing Burning Bridges yesterday, I still tend to like the chick singing instead. Theres just something more about her voice that I like.

I also got From Autumn To Ashes - Too Bad You're Beautiful.
Anyone else heard of these guys?

NiMMERS
February 19th, 2004, 5:46 AM
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Psycroptic!
I can't believe I havn't paid more attention to these crazy Tasmanians until now. ANy of you guys like extreme technical death/grind? I'm listening to 'The Colour of Sleep' right now, it's awesome. In league with Cryptopsy and Suffocation.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 19th, 2004, 7:09 AM
NICK OLIVERI: 'QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Is No More' - Feb. 18, 2004

Former QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE bassist Nick Oliveri has posted the following message on the web site of his MONDO GENERATOR project:

"Hello everybody. I'm in L.A., and it's getting to be too much. You know what I mean? I'm ready to go out on tour again with MONDO GENERATOR. I just wanted to tell you folks what's really goin' on ó good news and bad news. The bad news, which you all know, is that QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, as we all know it, is no more. I heard it's now called 'QUEENS LITE.' Unfortunately, I was fired, and Mark Lanegan decided to cut out from the QUEENS and focus on his solo project. His new record will be out this spring.

"Anyways, a pure idea has been polluted. It's funny. 'a band about an idea? The concept was simple: A ROCK BAND, selfless, mindless, ego-free, unprotected, about danger, sex, and no bullshit rock 'n roll. You know what happens when a pure and original rock band gets polluted, poisoned by hunger for power, and by control issues? Things get really out of control. I'm noticing that people start fighting for control, especially when they realize they have no control. And what ever happened to loyalty?

"The strongest leaders are chosen by their followers, not self-appointed. The best front men are chosen by their fans. At one time, the thing I really loved about the QUEENS was that there were three front men, organic and original. I'd never heard of a rock band with three lead singers, with three different voices. My favorite band is dead.

Q.O.T.S.A.
R.I.P.

"Oh yeah, the good news is now I'll be focusing on MONDO GENERATOR full-time. I've been listening to mixes of the live recording from MONDO's L.A. Troubadour show, getting it ready for release. In my spare time I'll still have time to play with other bands. Not only have I played on Mark's new record, but I also spent some time last week at Barefoot Studios recording vocals on a few DWARVES tracks. I hadn't worked with Blag since the recording of 'A Drug Problem that Never Existed', and it's been two years since I worked with Eric Valentine on 'Songs for the Deaf'. I had a lot of fun. It reminded me of the old days when the three of us worked on 'Young and Good Looking' and 'Come Clean', the last two DWARVES records.

"I'll check in again soon. I'm heading out to the desert to work on some new MONDO songs.

"See y'all later, Nick"

No more QOTSA

Crabby
February 19th, 2004, 10:12 AM
Yep,having seen QOTSA four times over their three tours it kinda sucks-Nick offered such a great dynamic within the band.




I too am really digging Arch Enemy lately, and after purcahsing Burning Bridges yesterday, I still tend to like the chick singing instead. Theres just something more about her voice that I like.



I agree,Monks-I really dig Angela's vocals-I have both of her albums with the band and they've been on mighty high rotation lately.

Did you see Pyscroptic at MFTB,Mick?

NiMMERS
February 20th, 2004, 2:36 AM
Did you see Pyscroptic at MFTB,Mick?

Dude, I was probably standing next to or near you :)

SideburnZ
February 20th, 2004, 3:03 AM
I picked up Marduk - Fuck Me Jesus
Ministry - Land of Rape And Honey
Ministry - Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs


I'm really like Ministry now. :hyper:

Monkey
February 20th, 2004, 3:55 AM
More QOTSA news... well more up to date news....
This is from nme.com dated 18/02/04

"Josh, who has been friends with Nick since they were teenagers, told NME.COM last week that the split was the "hardest thing" but that heíd rather stay "brothers" with Nick than carry on with the band in its current state.

The day after playing his debut show with his other band Eagles Of Death Metal at the London Met Bar (February 10), we spoke to him backstage at Brixton Academy.

Josh explained that the split has come as the result of a "number of incidents occurring over the last 18 months" but refused to go into exact details. Rumours had been circulating that Josh has become unhappy with Nickís partying and that things came to a head on the band's tour of Australia earlier this year.

Josh told NME: "For me itís the hardest thing. I will never talk shit about my bro or anything like that. Nick and I are still definitely that. I love making music and stuff but itís more important to me to be brothers with Nick.

"Queens Of The Stone Age is a family of intense individuals. Everyone in the band is an individual and that was by design. It was what we were all looking for, to harness the chaos. Thereís events that always happen. The thing that always brought Nick and I together is that we have different styles of doing the same thing. Nick is probably one of the most unafraid people I know, and Iím not afraid either. And thatís the reason weíre friends."

For his part, Nick is thought to have given a statement to unofficial fan site www.mondogenerator.net. He said: "I'm going to try to talk him into playing music with me. I didn't quit. I just don't get it. I just need to talk to Josh, but now I can't get in touch with him. I didn't get married to get divorced, and I didn't join this band to quit it. I'm not a quitter, I want to make another fuckin' record, I think Queens is a great fuckin' band. It's crazy the band of no rules now has fuckin' rules. I just want people to know because I'm not a fuckin' flake and I didn't quit."

Now, Josh is concentrating on the fourth Queens Of The Stone Age album, which will be a return to his roots and inspired by the events of the last year. Recording sessions are due to start in spring, with the album scheduled to come out before the end of the year."

Aussie_Outlaw
February 20th, 2004, 5:15 AM
Fri 4/23 CONF Adelaide Heaven
Sat 4/24 CONF Brisbane Arena
Sun 4/25 CONF Melbourne Palace
Tue 4/26 CONF Sydney Metro
Wed 4/27 CONF Sydney Metro
Fri 4/30 TENTATIVE NZ TBA
Ade and Bris reversed.

Crabby
February 20th, 2004, 11:25 AM
Dude, I was probably standing next to or near you :)

I couldn't remember what time they played actually.Haha.

The Soilwork website has confirmed Killswitch Engage's presence on the upcoming tour.Embodiment 12:14 have also scored the opening slot.

And eh,they're not metal,but A Perfect Circle were mind-blowing last night.

SideburnZ
February 20th, 2004, 2:59 PM
I picked up Marduk - Fuck Me Jesus
Ministry - Land of Rape And Honey
Ministry - Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs


I'm really like Ministry now. :hyper:


Oops sorry about this post.

I meant to say...


Oi, you see Soilwork over at the kangaroo lounge in Syds?

Then Chimara were at the Boomerang Bar in Melbourne. Quality show. Ozy ozy ozy!

Then uhh I saw Arch Enemys show at the Koala Inn there in Brisbane.

:headbang:

There now I'm part of the clique. :hyper:

QuietStorm
February 20th, 2004, 5:36 PM
Oops sorry about this post.

I meant to say...


Oi, you see Soilwork over at the kangaroo lounge in Syds?

Then Chimara were at the Boomerang Bar in Melbourne. Quality show. Ozy ozy ozy!

Then uhh I saw Arch Enemys show at the Koala Inn there in Brisbane.

:headbang:

There now I'm part of the clique. :hyper:

Hey man, don't just leave me behind and move to Australia. Screw the Aussies and their little concert chat. This summer I'll come out to Boston and we can check out Evanescence at the Coffee Bean Center and then the White Stripes the next night at the PatriotDome!!

:hyper:

SideburnZ
February 20th, 2004, 6:27 PM
Hey man, don't just leave me behind and move to Australia. Screw the Aussies and their little concert chat. This summer I'll come out to Boston and we can check out Evanescence at the Coffee Bean Center and then the White Stripes the next night at the PatriotDome!!

:hyper:


Or we can go to your place in Michigan and then go to...


Well we can visit the...

I'm sure we'll have fun at...


We can visit RVDs parents!!!!

Nemesis
February 20th, 2004, 6:29 PM
I'm really like Ministry now. :hyper:

Psalm 69 is an awesome album.

You might want to stay away from Filth Pig, though.

QuietStorm
February 20th, 2004, 6:29 PM
And then burn Eminem's house down.

Edit: And Kid Rock's.

Nemesis
February 20th, 2004, 6:55 PM
And then burn Eminem's house down.

Edit: And Kid Rock's.

It's probably the same house.

Ms. Morningstar
February 20th, 2004, 9:02 PM
"Melodic Death Metal" (I still don't like that term)

Then call it "Gothenburg Metal"

NiMMERS
February 20th, 2004, 9:55 PM
There now I'm part of the clique. :hyper:



NEVERRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aussie_Outlaw
February 20th, 2004, 10:46 PM
Oi, you see Soilwork over at the kangaroo lounge in Syds?
Then Chimara were at the Boomerang Bar in Melbourne. Quality show. Ozy ozy ozy!
Then uhh I saw Arch Enemys show at the Koala Inn there in Brisbane.
:headbang:
There now I'm part of the clique. :hyper:


Just a few things:

You're a weirdo for jumping around the country like that. This isn't like America where you can just drive through and follow a band.
Metro
Hi Fi Bar (or Palace)
Inn's dont have shows :dunce:

OUT OF THE CLIQUE!

Crabby
February 20th, 2004, 11:37 PM
I had a listen to the new Fear Factory and In Flames last night,and I must say both were pretty impressive anyway.

NiMMERS
February 21st, 2004, 4:58 AM
Hi Fi Bar (or Palace)
Inn's dont have shows :dunce:

OUT OF THE CLIQUE!

Or in beautiful Newcastle we have the Cambridge & Hunter On Hunter.

No clique for you. Come back 1 year.

Monkey has the new Fear Factory, it's better than Digimortal but I won't be going out of my way to get my hands on it either.

Crabby
February 22nd, 2004, 9:54 PM
I reckon they were over-rated,but apparently Damaged have split.

Brisvegas Anthrax/Soilwork tickets are already on-sale,but no details for Sydney yet anyway.

Alex E
February 23rd, 2004, 1:10 AM
Looks like a good summer for concerts...in the States, I plan to see Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Iced Earth, and whoever plays progpower in Atlanta. That festival kicked ass last year...Rage, Nightwish, Symphony X, etc. It's a guaranteed good setlist...other bands playing past years have been Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, Edguy, Kamelot...

Speaking of, the promoter says that this year there'll be one "one-night only, world exclusive" show. Any guesses? I was thinking Rhapsody with Christopher Lee, Therion, Avantasia, Demons & Wizards, Star One...one of those combination uberbands.

NiMMERS
February 23rd, 2004, 2:12 AM
On the piss the other night in town with Monkey and we had a massive chat with some old dude who seemed like a massive metalhead. I don't know whether to believe him now I'm not shitfaced but he said he knows Quorthon (Bathory) and did some tape trading and shit with him.

That's the end of my story.

Crabby
February 23rd, 2004, 4:20 AM
The details are up on The Metro's site-although no prices yet anyway.

I bought Queensryche's "Promised Land" and "Tribe" today,they're both great.

Crabby
February 26th, 2004, 5:58 AM
Anthrax and co. tickets are $59.90 and are now on-sale anyway.

Monkey
February 26th, 2004, 9:43 PM
Just purchased tix for Nimmers and I to the Anthrax/Soilwork/Killwistch/Embodiment gigs....

yes I said gigs *heaqd wobble*

We're making the trek to the Metro for both nights :)

Aussie_Outlaw
February 27th, 2004, 1:12 AM
Yeah I have tix for the palace now.

about $77 (thats incl fees and shit)

$61 for tix, and then about another fuckload for booking and postage and shit.

My brother and his mate are going too :headbang:

Black Eagle
February 27th, 2004, 2:09 AM
Yeh i'm going as well. As well as Opeth, Sevendust and a few others!

Aussie_Outlaw
February 27th, 2004, 2:32 AM
Oh cool, someone to beat up in the pit.

Opeth are over-rated to hell.

Black Eagle
February 27th, 2004, 2:50 AM
Bring it on.

Opeth are fucking brilliant. I'm still trying to find out if they are playing their Damnation or Deliverance sets yet. But from what i've seen on their DVD 'lamentations' they are awesome live.

NiMMERS
February 27th, 2004, 3:09 AM
Yeah they are doing the whole mellow/heavy thing.

WizoOzz
February 27th, 2004, 1:36 PM
Opeth are over-rated to hell.

:no:

They may not be power metal...but they're the best band out there today.

Ringo
February 27th, 2004, 4:45 PM
Who likes Zao? I know theyre generally thought of more as hardcore but they sound pretty metal to me.

Immeant to be seeing Iced Earth next month.. but the tours postponed dude to Schaffer's back problem.. anyone have any news of when it could be resceduled to?

Also, I saw Avenged Sevenfold on Sunday and they were amazing...

NiMMERS
February 27th, 2004, 7:21 PM
:no:

They may not be power metal...but they're the best band out there today.

I wouldn't say they're the best band out there, but they deserve all the respect and credibility they get.

Crabby
February 27th, 2004, 8:37 PM
Bring it on.

Opeth are fucking brilliant. I'm still trying to find out if they are playing their Damnation or Deliverance sets yet. But from what i've seen on their DVD 'lamentations' they are awesome live.

It won't be like the DVD-word is they'll be playing a few Damnation tracks,plus maybe a few mellow tracks from albums such as Still Life,as well as selected heavy stuff (which will most likely be different to the heavy stuff they played last year).

Crabby
February 27th, 2004, 8:40 PM
Just purchased tix for Nimmers and I to the Anthrax/Soilwork/Killwistch/Embodiment gigs....

yes I said gigs *heaqd wobble*

We're making the trek to the Metro for both nights :)

Haha,looks like I may see you guys there both nights.

You guys get floor for Opeth?

NiMMERS
February 27th, 2004, 9:03 PM
Yes. Yes we did.
So I'm assuming you got tickets for both nights then?

Crabby
February 27th, 2004, 10:13 PM
We're going on the Monday at least-my mate just ordered the tickets anyway.I'm hoping to go to both,though.You guys staying in Sydney on the Monday night then?

NiMMERS
February 28th, 2004, 12:41 AM
Nah got work the next day. Old mate has to work the public holiday too.

Crabby
February 28th, 2004, 8:21 PM
Only bummer is Soilwork will no doubt get a shorter set than last year.Mind you,the sound will also be better anyway.It looks like both Soilwork and Killswitch Engage will both get about 45-minute sets.

SideburnZ
February 28th, 2004, 10:12 PM
I swear every other post is about a Soilwork/In Flames/Chimara/Killswitch Engage/Some band like that concert in Australia.

:grumpy:

So like, I listened to all my new shit.

Marduks Fuck Me Jesus, I like it, but Grande Danse Macabre I like a lot more. :yes:

Children Of Bodom did a cover of Rebel Yell :headbang: It's awesome. It's on their best of album. Check that out if you like Bodom.

I tried, oh lordy, I tried to get Opeth like you all do, but I just don't. You all talk about them as if they're the most genius, amazing, godlike band on the planet. I see them as "pretty cool". :dunno: Maybe I'm retarded.

Why do so many people hate Type O's last album? I heard a lot of shit about it sucking. I like it.


Ummm

OH AND KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AT THE SYDNEY DOME OI OI OI!

Kris
February 28th, 2004, 10:17 PM
I like I don't wanna be me...

SideburnZ
February 28th, 2004, 10:22 PM
I like I don't wanna be me...


But dude, the whole album is good.

I Like Goils rules. Electrocute. Angry Inch. Life is Killing Me.

ALLLLLLL good.

SideburnZ
February 28th, 2004, 10:24 PM
I really wanna spark discussion that doesn't revolve around Soilwork, In Flames, Chimara or Killswitch concerts that are in Australia.

:(

NiMMERS
February 28th, 2004, 10:59 PM
I really wanna spark discussion that doesn't revolve around Soilwork, In Flames, Chimara or Killswitch concerts that are in Australia.

:(

Posts like that won't do your cause any favours.

Plus, nobody is talking about In Flames or Chimaira, I dunno where you're coming from with that :wtf:

But nobody hardly posts here these days so us Aussies will talk amongst ourselves.

How's about this trying to keep away from the Anthrax/Soilwork/KsE tour....

I recently completed my Darkthone catalogue, but nobody else here is into that sort of shit...also I need the Celtic Frost reissue of Morbid Tales and the Hellhammer EP, and I need more early Bathory. Old school norwegian black metal rules.

Here's a question...does anyone have favourite bands that they feel compelled to collect their back catalogues? If so and why...

I'd say of all my cd's I've only gone on to complete Sepultura, Alice In Chains, Darkthrone, Devin Townsend stuff, Meshuggah and Pantera.

I really wanna get the other Enslaved stuff, they're a really underrated and underappreciated black metal band. Good gear. I reccomend 'Frost'.

Crabby
February 28th, 2004, 11:11 PM
Nice topic,Mick.I'm working towards completing my Devin Townsend collection as well.Other bands I feel compelled to complete their back catalogues are Sepultura (I'm even going to pick up the somewhat rare "Third World Posse" EP),and to a large degree Iron Maiden,Slayer and Anthrax.

SideburnZ
February 28th, 2004, 11:58 PM
Posts like that won't do your cause any favours.

Plus, nobody is talking about In Flames or Chimaira, I dunno where you're coming from with that :wtf:

But nobody hardly posts here these days so us Aussies will talk amongst ourselves.

How's about this trying to keep away from the Anthrax/Soilwork/KsE tour....

I recently completed my Darkthone catalogue, but nobody else here is into that sort of shit...also I need the Celtic Frost reissue of Morbid Tales and the Hellhammer EP, and I need more early Bathory. Old school norwegian black metal rules.

Here's a question...does anyone have favourite bands that they feel compelled to collect their back catalogues? If so and why...

I'd say of all my cd's I've only gone on to complete Sepultura, Alice In Chains, Darkthrone, Devin Townsend stuff, Meshuggah and Pantera.

I really wanna get the other Enslaved stuff, they're a really underrated and underappreciated black metal band. Good gear. I reccomend 'Frost'.


I love Darkthrone. I only have Soulside Journey. Which should I go for next?

Reccomend me some Celtic Frost. Never heard them.

I went and got everything ever made by Children of Bodom. :$ Love them.

NiMMERS
February 29th, 2004, 12:52 AM
I love Darkthrone. I only have Soulside Journey. Which should I go for next?

Reccomend me some Celtic Frost. Never heard them.

I went and got everything ever made by Children of Bodom. :$ Love them.


Soulside Journey is cool. But they went completely regressive after that. Minimalist and cold production, and primitive instrumentation. GO! nodded towards 'A Blaze In The Northern Sky' which is fucking tops. But the 2 albums following that (Under A Funeral Moon, Transylvanian Hunger) are just as good. The only Darkthrone album I find slightly annoying is 'Ravishing Grimness', that fucking bullwhip cracking all the way through the first track is like chinese water torture. Make sure you get all the Peaceville reissues of the first 4 albums where you get the candid interviews which they made themselves whilst out at some forest hut.

As for Celtic Frost, get the first 3 albums, I find 'To Mega Therion' to be my favourite as it is the most consistent. 'Into The Pandemonium' is really experimental and continues where 'To Mega Therion' left off. I need the debut, 'Morbid Tales' very badly. I've heard it's a good idea to stay away from the 2 albums that followed '...Pandemonium'. 'Cold Lake' is suppose to be like gay glam thrash tripe and the one that followed that wasn't much better.

Back to Darkthrone, their unofficial misson statement is to pretty much get people to listen to old Celtic Frost and old Bathory. Darkthrone's latter albums are very C.Frosty.

You should get some Autopsy into ya. Really dirty, doomy and sludgy death metal. You're into gore and all that shit? It's right up your alley. Get 'Mental Funeral' and 'Severed Survival' to start with, they're cheap Peaceville reissues too.

So now you know what to get. The rest of the Darkthrone reissues and work from there and get some good old fashioned gore/death, Autopsy. Try some Carcass too(Symponies of Sickness and Necroticism : Descanting The Insalubrious).

CoB are the goods. They should tour with Anthrax/Soilwork/KsE ;)

NiMMERS
February 29th, 2004, 4:57 AM
Just a word of warning, Burnz.

Darkthrone post-Soulside Journey isn't easy listening. It's a sort of try before you buy dealie. Either you love them or you hate them.

Crabby
March 1st, 2004, 3:31 AM
Pain Of Salvation are rather fucking cool I must say,although they do take some time to get used to anyway.

This one's for BurnZ-anyone seen any recent Anthrax setlists? I'm interested to get some idea of what they'll play next month.

And I've promised Lord Tim I'll purchase his solo album at Opeth if they're selling em'.Haha.

Monkey
March 1st, 2004, 4:16 AM
Nice topic,Mick.I'm working towards completing my Devin Townsend collection as well.Other bands I feel compelled to complete their back catalogues are Sepultura (I'm even going to pick up the somewhat rare "Third World Posse" EP),and to a large degree Iron Maiden,Slayer and Anthrax.

Third World Posse is rare? Well I'll be damned....

As for me, I just love collecting CD's. So anything I have I always want an entire collection.

But then I get that situation where I love a band, and they'll bring out a new album thats absolute shite.
I stopped collecting Offspring albums after stupid Americana al;bum or whatever it was called....

Although, I'd still love to complete my collection of Devy stuff, and probably get complete stuff by Soilwork as well....

I have the entire Lamb Of God stuff, even if it is only 3 albums ;)

Crabby
March 1st, 2004, 6:25 AM
Well,it's long out of print I believe,Monks.Also note that I used the word "somewhat".Haha.

As for Soilwork,the only album I don't own is "Steelbath Suicide".I even have a special double-CD edition of FNF that I picked up from overseas.

I also picked up Third World Posse cheap from EBay.

NiMMERS
March 1st, 2004, 7:45 AM
And I've promised Lord Tim I'll purchase his solo album at Opeth if they're selling em'.Haha.

Well I'm glad you chucked that 'Haha' in there. Cos who'd wanna buy a solo album from a guy who makes pompous power metal and goes off and does a solo album of pompous power metal? With a pompous name like Lord Tim? Yeah, baby. Pompousity.

Crabby
March 1st, 2004, 7:49 AM
Hey,you know I dig the Dungeon action,and LT's stuff is a little different,and better lyrically (not that you'd find that difficult,eh?).You'll be leading the Dungeon chant.

NiMMERS
March 1st, 2004, 7:55 AM
Lyrics mean shit to me. I couldn't care less whether the lyrical substance was satan in all his goatliness or how cool spiked butt plugs are.....as long as the music is killer then I'm happy. See I think Euronymous (Mayhem) was a total cock, his message and attitude towards alot of things was laughable, but the bloke helped create a scene and was great on the guitar.

Crabby
March 1st, 2004, 8:01 AM
Well,we both dig Zimmers Hole (pun intended)......

Although I prefer some good songwriting in addition to the music being killer.

NiMMERS
March 1st, 2004, 8:16 AM
Isn't good songwriting attributable to music being killer? Or do you mean lyrics?

Still, lyrics mean shit to me. I can't understand what's being said in 90% of the music I listen to. There's a grind/death band by the name of Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition who don't use lyrics or name songs (like Karma To Burn) and the vocalists just make what they feel most appropriate noise to suit the music.

Kind of like in wrestling, I like music with good psychology. It tells a story and creates feeling and atmosphere and grabs your attention.

Crabby
March 2nd, 2004, 2:37 AM
Isn't good songwriting attributable to music being killer? Or do you mean lyrics?

Still, lyrics mean shit to me. I can't understand what's being said in 90% of the music I listen to. There's a grind/death band by the name of Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition who don't use lyrics or name songs (like Karma To Burn) and the vocalists just make what they feel most appropriate noise to suit the music.

Kind of like in wrestling, I like music with good psychology. It tells a story and creates feeling and atmosphere and grabs your attention.

I was referring to the lyrics as much as the composition of the music itself really.

I bought Stuck Mojo's "Violated" EP today for $10,it's not as good as their albums but if you dig SM it's worth checking out anyway.

Aussie_Outlaw
March 2nd, 2004, 6:00 AM
2003:
WHAT DOESNíT DIE
FUELED
GOT THE TIME
CAUGHT IN A MOSH
SAFE HOME
INSIDE OUT
ANTISOCIAL
MAD HOUSE
BLACK LODGE
NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING
NFL
ONLY
AMONG THE LIVING
METAL THRASHING MAD
INDIANS OR I AM THE LAW



The Metro in Chicago, IL on December 5th, 2003
Contact
What Doesn't Die
Got The Time
Caught In A Mosh
Safe Home
Room For One More
Anti-Social
Nobody Knows
Belly Of The Beast
Inside Out
Refuse To Be Denied
604
I Am The Law
Only
(encore)
Be All End All
Indians
Bring The Noise
*Whiplash (Only a verse or two)

Colonial Theater Sacramento, Ca July 31, 2003
Contract (intro)/What Doesnít Die,
Black Dahlia,
Got the Time,
Caught in a Mosh,
Safe Home,
Inside Out,
Anti-Social,
Madhouse,
Black Lodge,
Indians,
NFL,
Only.
Encore: Among the Living,
Metal Thrashing Mad,
Bring the Noise.


June 11, 2003 / Nosturi, Helsinki Finland
Intro - Contact
What Doesn't Die
Black Dahlia
Got the Time
Caught in a Mosh
Safe Home
Inside Out
1000 Points of Hate
Antisocial
Mad House
Black Lodge
Nobody Knows Anything
NFL (Efilnikufesin)
Only

Metal Thrashing Mad
Bring the Noise/I'm the Man
I Am the Law


Basically I think we can count on
What Doesn't Die
Got The Time
Bring The Noise
Anti-Social
Inside Out
Safe Home
Caught In A Mosh
NFL (Efilnikufesin)

And prolly, Nobody Knows Anything, I Am The Law, Black Dahlia, Only.

Should be nice.

Crabby
March 2nd, 2004, 7:51 PM
"Inside Out" would be fucking awesome live,Davey.You and Rhysaurus going to meet up at the gig? Haha.

NiMMERS
March 3rd, 2004, 1:53 AM
I wanna hear 'Black Dahlia', my fav track off the new album.

Crabby
March 3rd, 2004, 9:35 AM
I bought the Damageplan album,I must agree with the general consensus that it's pretty average stuff really.

And the MDT enters its 100th page!!!!!!

Ringo
March 3rd, 2004, 12:29 PM
Yeah I thought that the Damageplan vocalist sounded shite on the three or four songs Ive heard, However the music wasn't exactly anything special either.

blackening
March 3rd, 2004, 10:58 PM
i was at the library yesturday looking at the DVD's and found something that surprised me. Slayer's War at the Warfield DVD. i immediately picked it up. i had only heard 2 or 3 songs before watching the DVD. i really like the songs, Bloodline, Hell Awaits, Disciple, Here Comes the Pain, and Dead Skin Mask which is my favorite song that i've heard.

the DVD is pretty good. they got some fucked up fans though. and this really drunk or retarded guy was really funny.

i got 2 wrestling related things to say.

for one the guatarist Kerry King looks like A-Train.

Brock should use 'Here Comes the Pain' as his theme song.

i was wondering what would be a good album of their's to get? i hear 'Seasons in the Abyss' is their best album, but i was thinking about getting 'God Hates Us All' because a lot of the songs that i listed are on it.

Aussie_Outlaw
March 4th, 2004, 2:00 AM
Well of course it'll have GHUA tracks on that album since thats the one they were promoting.

I'm sure GO! will come in and say something that their early stuff is the best. But I started with Seasons (Seasons was MY first Slayer song) and that really isn't a bad place to start imo.

Aussie_Outlaw
March 4th, 2004, 2:59 AM
Frank's out of Anthrax.

Joey Vera will play Bass for the Aussie/Jap tour.

NiMMERS
March 4th, 2004, 3:06 AM
More like A-Train looks like Kerry King rather than vice versa. I'm sure Kezza has been doing the bald with bonus beard look longer then Albert.

Plus I think 'Here Comes The Pain' was originally written for Test but was said to be 'too heavy'.

I read the inital reports of Franky leaving Anthrax earlier today whilst Borry from b-mouth said to take the info with a grain of salt. Looks to be pretty much confirmed.

Picked up:
Decapitated - The Negation
Nile - Blacks Seeds Of Vengeance
Mayhem - Mediolanum Capta Est

I'm really digging my technical death metal right now. I have Akercocke to blame, whom most recently reignited my passion for the scene.

Crabby
March 4th, 2004, 3:47 AM
Plus I think 'Here Comes The Pain' was originally written for Test but was said to be 'too heavy'.

Decapitated - The Negation
Nile - Blacks Seeds Of Vengeance
Mayhem - Mediolanum Capta Est

I'm really digging my technical death metal right now. I have Akercocke to blame, whom most recently reignited my passion for the scene.

Yep,they did record it for Test originally.I love the old pics of Kerry when the hair was all long.As for Slayer,their recent stuff is decent,but the only really essential albums IMO are RIB,Seasons and Hell Awaits,although the "Haunting The Chapel" EP is worth owning just for "Chemical Warfare".If you like what you hear,pick up thee rest of their back catalogue.

That's the new Decapitated album,eh? I hear good things about it.

Well,I'm off to see Cog yet again next door and pick up drunken chicks.Yay.

Nemesis
March 4th, 2004, 5:07 AM
Picked up:
Nile - Blacks Seeds Of Vengeance
Mayhem - Mediolanum Capta Est



The Nile CD is awesome.

I was going to pick up the same Mayhem CD when I was at the record store, but I was looking for De Mysteriis... or Live in Leipzig instead. :\ I think I ended up buying Zyklon and Dying Fetus instead that day.



I've been getting into Dissection's Storm of the Light's Bane/WDAL CD more. I used to only listen to Night's Blood, Where Dead Angels Lie, and the Antichrist cover, but now I want to hit myself in the head for being so stupid. But it's no surprise; I "rediscover" albums all the time.

I'm weird.

NiMMERS
March 4th, 2004, 6:17 AM
'Mediolanum Capta Est' is pretty cool. You get Gollum aka Maniac on vocals with a nice little duet with Attila Csihar on 'From the dark past', I hated Attila's vocals to start with but they've grown on me...there aint nobody else like him. This means I have 3 Mayhem live albums :/

I don't see much point in getting any other Mayhem releases as I hate getting EP's. I'll be fucked if I shell out $AU30 ($US15?) for 17 minutes of music. What a rort.

Man! I did the same thing with that Dissection reissue! I listened to it bugger all when I first got it then I took it to work one day and I must have played it several times in a row. It's good shit \m/

GameOver!
March 4th, 2004, 7:18 AM
I'm sure GO! will come in and say something that their early stuff is the best.You mean Haunting the Chapel and Show No Mercy? :wired:

Yes, yes I shall. :beer: But I guess if she likes dead skin mask so much she may as well listen to thee. That way everyone's happy, except me.

Pete Cash
March 4th, 2004, 7:19 AM
i was wondering what would be a good album of their's to get? i hear 'Seasons in the Abyss' is their best album, but i was thinking about getting 'God Hates Us All' because a lot of the songs that i listed are on it.


I love Slayer, anyways my favourite Slayer album is Reign In Blood.. which is just about the best thrash metal album ever. Just from the first track onwards, the album rocks.

but Reign In Blood, South Of Heavan, Seasons In The Abyss and God Hates Us All are all good albums, so any of those would be a welcome addition to any good metal collection I would think

Nemesis
March 4th, 2004, 4:56 PM
I agree with the early Slayer albums being the best, too. Even a little better than the almighty Reign in Blood.

There, I said it. I'm a blasphemer. Shoot me.

My sister likes Dead Skin Mask, too. :eyebrow:

NiMMERS
March 4th, 2004, 5:06 PM
Bah! There's nothing wrong hanging shit of 'Reign In Blood', even though you didn't do that.

Personally, I prefer 'Seasons In The Abyss' as a whole.

Ms. Morningstar
March 4th, 2004, 8:48 PM
Did Timo Tolkki really get stabbed by a fan or is that all bullshit?

GameOver!
March 4th, 2004, 8:52 PM
My sister likes Dead Skin Mask, too. :eyebrow:It's a chick song. :beer:

NiMMERS
March 4th, 2004, 9:31 PM
Did Timo Tolkki really get stabbed by a fan or is that all bullshit?
Yes, he did. There's a pic in a news bit at blabbermouth. It's also true that the Strato keyboardist sprung a leak on Tolkki too.

fear is the mindkiller
March 5th, 2004, 11:34 AM
Totally off topic but...I was bored yesterday and decided to dig into my cd collection and happened to pull out Korn's first album. I forgot how much that cd rocks. It's hella better than their last few efforts and this is coming from a guy that loves bands like Opeth, Symphony X, In Flames, and Mastadon. I'm all for bashing Korn for the music that they put out now but damn their first one is killer in my opinion.

Also, anyone get the Opeth DVD yet? Just wondering if the documentary is actually worth watching or not.

WizoOzz
March 5th, 2004, 5:13 PM
I'm DYING to get the Slayer box set.

And Show No Mercy is alright for what it is... a completely lost first effort. But anything from Reign in Blood to Divine Intervention is worth owning.

I'm also dying for the Opeth DVD.

Damn me for not having enough time to hit a record store...

And Korn's first album is the only one of theirs that is really essential listening. The rest are ugh...although the second album's alright in spots.

SideburnZ
March 5th, 2004, 6:23 PM
The second Korn is just as good as the first.

Low Rider.

Rides a little lower.

Doodoodoodoo.

scurvy pirate
March 5th, 2004, 7:13 PM
Also, anyone get the Opeth DVD yet? Just wondering if the documentary is actually worth watching or not.

Definatly worth it, quite long and just generally interesting.

SideburnZ
March 5th, 2004, 7:19 PM
Is it rated ARRRRRRRRR?

Slash
March 5th, 2004, 9:05 PM
Frank's out of Anthrax.


:nono:

NiMMERS
March 7th, 2004, 12:35 AM
That's the new Decapitated album,eh? I hear good things about it.

Oh it's good, only clocking in roughly over half hour though. Still a solid fucking release.

Crabby
March 7th, 2004, 1:46 AM
I scored a free copy of DevilDriver's album-and it sounds just like Coal Chamber's vocals with heavier guitars and blast beats.

I'm also wondering if any/all of Anthrax,Soilwork and KsE will be having in-stores.

Apparently Mortal Sin's reunion gig the other night was killer,maybe they'll play at MFTB this year.