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SerialHunter
November 9th, 2005, 12:24 AM
yeah, i want to buy that one, those Roadrunner reissues are, cool, but so dam expensive

darkhorse
November 9th, 2005, 2:14 AM
So, Which are your lists ?

Chimaira - "Chimaira"
Roadrunner United - "The All Star Sessions"
Throwdown - "Vendetta"
Trivium - "Ascendancy"
Soulfly - "Dark Ages"
Bloodsimple - "A Cruel World"
Strapping Young Lad - "Alien"
Disturbed - "Ten Thousand Fists" (I realize that it's debatable whether or not you'll call Disturbed metal, but I still like this album)
Crowbar - "Lifesblood For The Downtrodden"
Burn The Priest (now known as Lamb Of God) - "Burn The Priest" (re-release)

Hells Bells
November 9th, 2005, 11:47 AM
I thought it was a good idea to make this post with my Top 10 Metal albums of 2005, it goes:

Trivium - Ascendancy
Cave In - Perfect Pitch Black
Manntis - Sleep In Your Grave
Every time i Die - Gutter Phenomenon
Throwdown - Vendetta
Iommi - Fused
Mindless Self Indulgence - You'll Rebel To Anything
Turbonegro - Party Animals
Straping Young Lad - Alien
SOAD - Mezmerize


*Best comps of 2005*
Megadeth - Greatest Hits
Anthrax - Anthrology
Motley Crue - Red, White and Crue
Ministry - Rantology
Ozzy Osbourne - Prince of Darkness


So, Which are your lists ?I wouldn't call SOAD metal.

SerialHunter
November 9th, 2005, 11:13 PM
I wouldn't call SOAD metal.
Then, make your list with stuff YOU call metal :cool:

Pete Cash
November 10th, 2005, 1:44 AM
this is in no real order

Savage Circus- Dreamland Manor
Russell Allen- Russell Allen's Atomic Soul (it's not really metal I suppose... but still)
Nevermore- This Godless Endeavor
nile-Annihilation of the Wicked


I think thats about all the albums I bought this year.....that were released this year anyway

Crabby
November 14th, 2005, 9:16 PM
I've been digging In Name And Bllod of late. They're basically in the Metalcore mould, but with a more diverse sound. In fact, here are some more detailed thoughts-

http://www.blastwave.org.uk/reviews/arevs/show_album_review.asp?ID=943

I'm seeing Nile next week actually, shoiuld be excellent.

SerialHunter
November 14th, 2005, 9:32 PM
cool, crabs is back... just curious, which are your favorite metal albums

Alex E
November 15th, 2005, 2:51 AM
-I'm digging Inhuman Rampage by Dragonforce...don't think it actually comes out until 2006 though.
-I didn't really get the hype about Battlelore after I bought 3rd age of the sun...
-The new Manegarm is great, Vredens Tid.
-Anyone heard of Hibria?

Cactus Lem
November 15th, 2005, 7:06 PM
Agreed on the new Dragonforce, I've heard two songs and they're both amazing.

fear is the mindkiller
November 15th, 2005, 8:42 PM
Opeth - Ghost Reveries (yes, it's not nearly as good as their other ones, except maybe Blackwater Park, but c'mon it's fuckin Opeth :) )

The Black Dahlia Murder - Miasma

Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor

Pelican - The Fire In Our Throats Will Beckon The Thaw

On a side note, I was REALLY disappointed with Fear Factory's Transgression. They're probably one of the 3 or 4 bands that I will buy an album from without even hearing a second of it, but after this I might think twice about it...

SerialHunter
November 15th, 2005, 8:46 PM
On a side note, I was REALLY disappointed with Fear Factory's Transgression. They're probably one of the 3 or 4 bands that I will buy an album from without even hearing a second of it, but after this I might think twice about it...
"Archetype" was crap too, so it doesn't surprise me, these guys where awesome and now they're recording filler CD's

fear is the mindkiller
November 15th, 2005, 8:54 PM
I thought Archetype was pretty good...it had that rough edge to it that was lacking on Digimortal. I don't know if they're just running out of ideas for songs or what, but on Transgression all the songs sound the same except for the U2 cover, and that blows. I wish they would get back to their industrial death metal-ish roots.

Pete Cash
November 17th, 2005, 10:06 PM
I better get that dragonforce album then.... because holy fuck has Tempest been selling it to me ALL the time on MSN

darkhorse
November 18th, 2005, 1:59 AM
On a side note, I was REALLY disappointed with Fear Factory's Transgression. They're probably one of the 3 or 4 bands that I will buy an album from without even hearing a second of it, but after this I might think twice about it...

I'd have to agree with you on Transgression. The only track I really can say I enjoyed was the title track.

Throb
November 18th, 2005, 10:13 PM
Just downloaded the Dream Theater show from the second night in Amsterdam. Holy shit, covering Dark Side Of The Moon! It is motherfucking brilliant.

*orgasm*

N.E.R.F.
November 19th, 2005, 6:04 AM
Torrent? Linkage pwease :)

Cactus Lem
November 20th, 2005, 6:54 AM
Just downloaded the Dream Theater show from the second night in Amsterdam. Holy shit, covering Dark Side Of The Moon! It is motherfucking brilliant.

*orgasm*

Link?

I was there for Dark Side of the Moon in London. I'd much rather of seen a DT album in its enirity, or just other DT songs. Dark Side of the Moon was enjoyable, but the concept of them covering a full album is really blown out of proportion.

Throb
November 20th, 2005, 6:45 PM
http://www.mininova.org/tor/133782

That's for the DT Dark Side Of The Moon. Sadly, it's in .flac format and 700+ megabytes, but that's the only one with seeds. It's still worth the wait.

Crabby
November 22nd, 2005, 1:37 AM
Archetype had a few good moments despite the fact that it was largely a needless re-hash of Demanufacture and SOANM. The first two tracks on Transgression are good but with the exception of Moment Of Impact the rest is pretty lame. They had their day- they were influential, now they're just treading water.

darkhorse
November 22nd, 2005, 2:20 AM
Fear Factory can still deliver live. I saw them support Lamb of God last year and they put on a good show.

Bandit
November 22nd, 2005, 5:17 AM
New In Flames coming out in february. I really really hope it doesn't follow the pattern of their last two albums.

Throb
November 25th, 2005, 6:24 PM
Just found out that OSI (Office of Strategic Influence: Jim Matheos, Kevin Moore, Mike Portnoy) will be releasing a new album sometime next year! Mixing will begin in January 06, but no release date has been set.

If it's anything like the first album, then it should be great.

Tempest
November 26th, 2005, 8:56 PM
Anyone heard Edguy - 'Rocket Ride' yet?

I think I know what i'm going to be listening to over the Christmas period :heart:

Aussie_Outlaw
November 27th, 2005, 2:32 AM
The stupid torrent lacks a peer, they're all at 99.7%. Still I guess most is good enough. (edit: All the tracks are there, but the album art isn't so all is good.)

Album cover

http://www.nuclearblast.de/images/news/1583.jpg

Nemesis
November 29th, 2005, 9:14 PM
Wow, the new CoB record is definitely something different, but I'm liking it all the same so far.

The new Old Man's Child has been boring, though. I only got through track 5 until I stopped listening to it.

Nemesis
December 3rd, 2005, 5:51 AM
Actually, the Old Man's Child CD isn't too bad...not sure how I found it boring the first time.

They are some kind of mediocre phenomenon, though. They sound good, but you can't help but think they have better potential than what you hear. Kind of explains why I own 3 of their CDs, maybe. :ashamed:

But yeah, I'm loving the new CoB. Their Ramones cover is great, too.

Hells Bells
December 3rd, 2005, 10:10 PM
I bought a couple of Cannibal Corpse albums today. Must say I love it dearly...looking to get some more in the future.

Alex E
December 6th, 2005, 9:08 PM
Anyone going to Wacken this year? I don't know anyone in Germany except some distant old guy.

Tempest
December 6th, 2005, 9:21 PM
I'm bloody dying to go to it. I only know once guy here who'd go and he's never got the money :(

Alex E
December 6th, 2005, 9:31 PM
I'm bloody dying to go to it. I only know once guy here who'd go and he's never got the money :(

Well, if you decide to go, let me know. Because we know each other well...

Off-topic, someone should rep me for getting Angra drunk.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v366/megawozniak/progpower064.jpg

Oh yeah, I probably mentioned it in here, but if you have the chance, go see Therion. I think it might be the best show I've seen.

Tempest
December 6th, 2005, 9:41 PM
My friend keeps taunting me with pictures of Tobias Sammet and himself :(

Hopefully, firstly i'll get to see Fozzy in Brum and Dragonforce in Nottingham (With Edguy :heart:) - Both are on in January

If that stinking fat Aussie would come over, i'd get to go to Wacken :grumpy:

Alex E
December 6th, 2005, 9:50 PM
My friend keeps taunting me with pictures of Tobias Sammet and himself :(


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v366/megawozniak/3fccc.jpg

Tempest
December 6th, 2005, 9:50 PM
:mad: You ruined my life

darkhorse
December 6th, 2005, 9:51 PM
I'm currently enjoying the new Himsa.

Alex E
December 6th, 2005, 9:53 PM
Dragonforce/Edguy will be a great show. I don't think I'll get a chance to see DF until next summer at the earliest :mad:

Nemesis
December 6th, 2005, 11:42 PM
I bought a couple of Cannibal Corpse albums today. Must say I love it dearly...looking to get some more in the future.

I still need to get the new one.

Not sure if I'll get the Worm Infested CD, since the No Remorse cover is on Gore Obsessed, too.

Fucking awesome cover, that one is. :yesyes:

Pete Cash
December 7th, 2005, 6:27 AM
If that stinking fat Aussie would come over, i'd get to go to Wacken :grumpy:

FUCK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate you now :(

Alex E
December 7th, 2005, 12:26 PM
FUCK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate you now :(

Love each other, my metal brothers. Love.

Nemesis
December 12th, 2005, 4:03 AM
I'm going to see Anthrax on the 15th of next month :hyper:

SerialHunter
December 12th, 2005, 2:46 PM
I'm going to see Anthrax on the 15th of next month :hyper:
im jelaous dude, the new Alive 2 CD has some f'n awesome versions, i miss Bush but i would love to see them live with Belladona.
Don't forget to post the setlist :yes:

Kev
December 12th, 2005, 10:00 PM
Thanks for recommending me those two DF songs Jimmy, they're totally awesome. Especially digging Starfire.

Tempest
December 13th, 2005, 8:03 AM
Thought you might :yes:

If you like the other one, you should go buy their albums. Totally worth it :)

Crabby
December 15th, 2005, 9:03 PM
New In Flames coming out in february. I really really hope it doesn't follow the pattern of their last two albums.

Have you D/L it yet? I'm not sure what to make of it yet, although the first two songs are pretty decent.

And Anthrax are pretty good live with Belladonna, but bring back Bush!

SerialHunter
December 15th, 2005, 10:54 PM
And Anthrax are pretty good live with Belladonna, but bring back Bush!
agreed, the poor guy just had to step back for the reunion, he's a quality singer tough

Bandit
December 20th, 2005, 2:32 AM
Have you D/L it yet? I'm not sure what to make of it yet, although the first two songs are pretty decent.
!
I haven't even looked for it yet....

I am really not expecting anything special... which is sad because they used to make such good music. :\

Throb
December 21st, 2005, 10:13 AM
Well ladies and gentlemen,it's almost time. Just got this off dreamtheater.net:


SATURDAY APRIL 1st 2006
"A VERY SPECIAL EVENING WITH DREAM THEATER"
at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL in NEW YORK CITY

Celebrating the very last show of their 20th Anniversary Tour 2005/2006, this very special Grand Finale will be recorded and filmed for an upcoming 20th Anniversary DVD & CD release.

Check with www.ticketmaster.com and www.dreamtheater.net for on-sale date and times.

(Gold packages are expected to go on sale Wednesday, December 21st at 3pm and general public via Ticketmaster on Thursday, December 22nd)



That's awesome in itself, but it also means that we're getting ready for a US tour. WOO! Here's hoping that they come visit me this time around.

Crabby
December 24th, 2005, 6:14 AM
Well, 2006 is shaping up nicely on the gig front already- Behemoth, Opeth, The Haunted and Clutch already confirmed. Great news!

Time for a blatant plug. Here's my 2005 heavy music year in review column-

http://www.blastwave.org.uk/mr/features/show_feature.asp?ID=29

Hells Bells
December 24th, 2005, 3:21 PM
I just got a DevilDriver album...It's not bad so far. I had Devil's Son for the longest time...should've gotten the album earlier.

Throb
December 24th, 2005, 6:36 PM
That's a nice read there Crabby. Although I must disagree on your comments about Octavarium (you didn't even mention the epic title track), everything else was spot-on. :yes:

Nemesis
December 25th, 2005, 5:46 AM
I just got a DevilDriver album...It's not bad so far. I had Devil's Son for the longest time...should've gotten the album earlier.

I like the new one. They seem like they're getting better, just like Disturbed.

...and I'm pretty ashamed to admit that I like Disturbed...

Throb
December 26th, 2005, 11:01 PM
Don't worry Nemesis, I do too. :ashamed:

Their guitarist is actually pretty damn good.

Pete Cash
December 27th, 2005, 10:25 AM
Taken from Metalstorm.ee

January
ииииииии Rhapsody - Live In Canada 2005– The Dark Secret [Live]
ииииииии Celestial Crown - Suicidal Angels
09.01 - Sonata Arctica - The End Of This Chapter [Compilation]
09.01 - DragonForce - Inhuman Rampage
16.01 - Carpathian Forest - Fuck You All
16.01 - Green Carnation - The Acoustic Verses
16.01 - Sepultura - Dante XXI
20.01 - Edguy - Rocket Ride
20.01 - Winterlong - Metal/Technology
21.01 - Andromeda - Chimera
23.01 - Furia - Kheros
25.01 - Norther - Till Death Unites Us
25.01 - Silentium - Seducia
25.01 - Twilightning - TBA [EP]
27.01 - Elvenking - The Winter Wake

February
ииииииии Aeternus - Hexaeon
ииииииии Eternal Gray - NUMB [EP]
ииииииии Poisonblack - TBA
ииииииии Blind Guardian - TBA [Single]
ииииииии Negura Bunget - OM
ииииииии Zyklon - Storm Detonation Live [DVD]
ииииииии Ensiferum - Dragonheads [EP]
ииииииии Luca Turilli - TBA
ииииииии Krisiun - AssassiNation
ииииииии Sadus - Out For Blood
03.02 - In Flames - Come Clarity
13.02 - Katatonia - My Twin [Single]
17.02 - Amorphis - Eclipse
20.02 - Kataklysm - In the Arms of Devastation
21.02 - Flotsam & Jetsam - Live In Japan [DVD]
22.02 - Kalmah - The Black Waltz
24.02 - Vanden Plas - Christ.0
24.02 - Majesty - Hellforces
28.02 - Mastodon - The Workhorse Chronicles [DVD]

March
ииииииии Symphony X - TBA
ииииииии Bal-Sagoth - TBA
ииииииии Sentenced - Buried Alive [DVD]
ииииииии Def Leppard - YEAH!
ииииииии Wayd - Ghostwalk
ииииииии Madder Mortem - Desiderata
ииииииии Ajattara - ─pСre
ииииииии The Gathering - TBA
ииииииии Lacuna Coil - Karmacode
ииииииии Venom - Metal Black
03.03 - Diablo - Mimic 47
06.03 - Sinergy - Sins Of The Past
13.03 - Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
14.03 - Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime II
20.03 - Rage - TBA
21.03 - Cannibal Corpse - Kill
24.03 - Theatre Of Tragedy - Storm
28.03 - Impaled Nazarene - Pro Patria Finlandia
31.03 - Sonata Arctica - For The Sake Of Revenge [DVD]

April
ииииииии Illnath - Second Skin of Harlequin
ииииииии Elvira Madigan - Regent Sie
ииииииии Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - TBA
ииииииии Novembre - Materia
ииииииии Autopsy - Dark Crusades [DVD]
ииииииии Iron Savior - TBA
ииииииии Lake Of Tears - TBA
ииииииии Celesty - TBA
ииииииии Korpiklaani - Tales Along This Road
ииииииии Ministry - Rio Grande Blood
ииииииии Steel Attack - Astral Phenomena
24.04 - Blind Guardian - TBA

May
ииииииии Blaze - TBA
ииииииии Manticora - TBA [DVD]
ииииииии Ivory Tower - It
ииииииии Edenbridge - The Grand Design
ииииииии Tool - TBA

June
ииииииии Haggard - TBA
ииииииии Nightingale - White Darkness
ииииииии Cradle Of Filth - TBA
06.06 - Entombed - Serpent Saints

July
ииииииии Celtic Frost - Monotheist

August
ииииииии Eternal Gray - Your Gods, My Enemies
ииииииии Solitude Aeturnus - Alone
ииииииии Sodom - TBA
ииииииии Arachnes - In Praise Of Science

September
ииииииии Grave Digger - TBA
ииииииии Entwine - TBA

October
ииииииии Mayhem - Ordo Ab Chao

Tempest
December 27th, 2005, 10:47 AM
I'm beyond impatient with regards to waiting on new Symphony X

Also, i'm really looking forward to Mindcrime II, even if others i've spoken to seems to be apprehensive

Throb
December 27th, 2005, 11:14 AM
I'm a little concerned about Mindcrime II, but I'm still excited as hell.

Also, new Symphony X, Tool(!), Sepultura and The Gathering albums should all be good.

SerialHunter
December 27th, 2005, 8:46 PM
13.02 - Katatonia - My Twin [Single]
28.02 - Mastodon - The Workhorse Chronicles [DVD]
ииииииии Venom - Metal Black
ииииииии Ministry - Rio Grande Blood
ииииииии Tool - TBA
ииииииии Cradle Of Filth - TBA
06.06 - Entombed - Serpent Saints

:hyper:

Nemesis
December 29th, 2005, 3:40 PM
16.01 - Carpathian Forest - Fuck You All
ииииииии Def Leppard - YEAH!
21.03 - Cannibal Corpse - Kill

...serious contenders for the "Best Album Title 2006" award.

And Venom making an album called "Metal Black" is pretty hilarious. They were so out of ideas they had to take a previous title and switch the words around? :wtf:

Nice selection of upcoming albums, though. I can't wait to hear new Mayhem and Entombed.

Pete Cash
January 4th, 2006, 9:30 AM
Blind Guardians album has been pushed back at least a month because that fucking german Hansi Kursch has fallen ill and can't sing for at least a month the doctors think.

fear is the mindkiller
January 4th, 2006, 5:52 PM
Just throwing this out there...has anybody heard anything about Iced Earth?? It's been about 2 years since Gettysburg came out and their website hasn't been updated in forever, so I'm just wondering if maybe they're taking a long break before writing new material or what, hopefully without Owens.

blackening
January 4th, 2006, 6:27 PM
a friend let me burn 3 of his CDs...

Trivium - Ascendancy
Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine
RoadRunner United: The All Star Sessions

i really like Ascendancy, i like Doomsday Machine more than Anthems of Rebellion, and after a real quick listen i burned The Enemy, In the Fire, and The End from RoadRunner United.

the new Disturbed is pretty good. out of all the new songs they play on the radio, i probably like 'Stricken' the best.

i'm really looking forward to the new In Flames CD. i like what i heard from the last two albums and The Jester Race/Black Ash Inheritance is one of my favorite CDs. i probably like the new stuff a bit more because i can hear what they are saying.

:$

the albums on the list that I am most looking are the new Sepultura, Tool, and Lacuna Coil albums.

i'm thinking about buying DevilDriver's Fury of Our Maker's Hand. i really like Hold Back the Day.

i think i might take a listen to Iced Earth. they seem interesting.

fear is the mindkiller
January 4th, 2006, 7:53 PM
i think i might take a listen to Iced Earth. they seem interesting.


Might I suggest listening to their Alive In Athens cd for starters? It's a live album (obviously) and contains songs from pretty much every stage in their career, minus maybe their first record...Anyways, its a good place to start if you're interested in them, and Matt Barlow, who was their singer at that time and probably the best one they've had so far, is pretty damn good. Jon Shaffer is also an incredible rythm guitar player.

Other albums of theirs you might want to check out is Night of the Stormrider, Dark Saga, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. Have fun :)

blackening
January 4th, 2006, 11:20 PM
thanks :yes:

Pete Cash
January 5th, 2006, 12:24 AM
Just throwing this out there...has anybody heard anything about Iced Earth?? It's been about 2 years since Gettysburg came out and their website hasn't been updated in forever, so I'm just wondering if maybe they're taking a long break before writing new material or what, hopefully without Owens.

Well Schaffer had been working on Demons and Wizard stuff last year, what with Crimson king only being released last year and all.

So that could explain some of it.

Crabby
January 5th, 2006, 10:05 AM
Hey people. Scored the Killswitch Engage DVD for Christmas, pretty good stuff. Definitely worth picking up for any other fans.

DevilDriver's latest is actually reasonably good, even if Dez's vocals are still the weakest link. I get the sense that they're still holding back a little to win over the Nu crowd, but eh.

Been listening to the new Green Carnation acoustic album the last few days, which is definitely worth a listen as well.

Ringo
January 5th, 2006, 10:26 AM
I'd just like to say that I prefer Owens to Barlow..

Pete Cash
January 6th, 2006, 9:50 AM
so do I.... at times, owens gets a hard time actually, he is an impressive vocalist.

Nemesis
January 8th, 2006, 6:36 AM
God...dammit. :mad:

I'm not going to see Anthrax. $70 right down the shitter.

My sister told me about the concert, and she was the only person I know who would actually want to see them. Well, she found out she has to work that weekend, so I'd have to go myself.

Problem is, I discovered that I calcualted my days off totally wrong and I have to work that week (I have every other weekend off...just to further display how much of an idiot I am).

So...anyone want to see Anthrax in Lawrence, Kansas? :dunce:

fear is the mindkiller
January 8th, 2006, 5:39 PM
I'd just like to say that I prefer Owens to Barlow..


Ah, I actually really liked Barlow. To tell you the truth I haven't heard a lot of Owens' work, so Gettysburg was the first time I was exposed to him...I knew he was the singer for Judas Priest for a while before joining IE though. As much as I disliked his singing on Gettysburg I have to reserve further judgement until the next album comes out...I don't think it was quite all his fault as I believe Schaffer wrote most if not all of the lyrics.

Cactus Lem
January 9th, 2006, 7:24 AM
Hey people. Scored the Killswitch Engage DVD for Christmas, pretty good stuff. Definitely worth picking up for any other fans.


I got it as well. Great 90 minute documentary, and oen awesome set for the live performance.

I got the Machine Head DVD as well, but I still haven't got round to watching it.

Looking through the new album schedule up top, Dragonforce out today! I'll probably be going into town tomorow to pick it up. New Vanden Plais, Inflames and Blind Guardian will certainly be worth a listen. But the album I'm anticipating most of all on the list is the new Symphony X.

Just wanted to ask for people's recomendations as well on what Symphony X album I should buy next? I already have V and The Odessey, but I'm not un decided on what album I should order next.

Hells Bells
January 9th, 2006, 1:51 PM
What do you guys think is the best Opeth album to start with?

Nemesis
January 10th, 2006, 3:28 AM
As much as I disliked his singing on Gettysburg I have to reserve further judgement until the next album comes out...I don't think it was quite all his fault as I believe Schaffer wrote most if not all of the lyrics.

Most likely. Ripper didn't write any lyrics when he debuted with Judas Priest, and likely didn't write any of them afterwards.

That's another CD I've been meaning to check out for a while, though, since I liked his vocals on Priest's Jugulator album a lot.

Tempest
January 10th, 2006, 8:47 AM
Just wanted to ask for people's recomendations as well on what Symphony X album I should buy next? I already have V and The Odessey, but I'm not un decided on what album I should order next.


My favourite album is Divine Wings Of Tragedy, so i'm inclined to point you in that direction. Twilight In Olympus is wicked too, though. But i'd say the former - Any album with Candlelight Fantasia on is goodness :yes:

SerialHunter
January 10th, 2006, 5:22 PM
What do you guys think is the best Opeth album to start with?
i started out with "Deliverance", is a good choice for you.

Kev
January 11th, 2006, 10:10 PM
Shit.

Didn't realise the new Dragonforce was already out. Might pick that up tomorrow.

Can't wait for Rocket Ride either.

Bad Obsession
January 12th, 2006, 7:37 PM
Any of you guys familiar with Agalloch? One of my favourite bands at the moment. I only have The Mantle, but I'm going to buy more of their stuff when I have some spare cash. Their new album, Ashes Against the Grain, is out very soon and personally I cannot wait for it.

I'm pretty new to the Black/Death Metal scene but I'm finding more stuff every day. Any suggestions would be cool :)

House of Pancakes
January 12th, 2006, 8:19 PM
I only have The Mantle, and it's pretty nice.

PepperCarrot
January 13th, 2006, 7:46 PM
Any of you guys familiar with Agalloch? One of my favourite bands at the moment. I only have The Mantle, but I'm going to buy more of their stuff when I have some spare cash. Their new album, Ashes Against the Grain, is out very soon and personally I cannot wait for it.

I'm pretty new to the Black/Death Metal scene but I'm finding more stuff every day. Any suggestions would be cool :)


Aggaloch is great stuff.

Nemesis
January 14th, 2006, 4:25 AM
Any of you guys familiar with Agalloch? One of my favourite bands at the moment. I only have The Mantle, but I'm going to buy more of their stuff when I have some spare cash. Their new album, Ashes Against the Grain, is out very soon and personally I cannot wait for it.

I'm pretty new to the Black/Death Metal scene but I'm finding more stuff every day. Any suggestions would be cool :)

I've heard of them...I'll have to check them out.

Aside from the obligatory Mayhem/Marduk/Immortal recommendations, Dark Funeral's Diabolis Interium CD is the way to go. :yes:

Bad Obsession
January 14th, 2006, 9:34 AM
Thanks for those, I'll give them a try :)

As for Agalloch, you can hear some of their tracks over at their MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/agalloch)!

Pete Cash
January 15th, 2006, 2:08 AM
My favourite album is Divine Wings Of Tragedy, so i'm inclined to point you in that direction. Twilight In Olympus is wicked too, though. But i'd say the former - Any album with Candlelight Fantasia on is goodness :yes:

all albums that have Russell Allen doing vocals are worthwhile, they can be a bit wanky (Michael Romeo is a wanky guitarist) but they are good.

Probably my second fav group, quite fun. Go with what dickhead tempest says, he knows symphony x very well.

fear is the mindkiller
January 16th, 2006, 10:58 PM
What do you guys think is the best Opeth album to start with?

I would say either Blackwater Park or Deliverance, or Ghost Reveries, as those ones are more commercial than their earlier stuff. If you can find any of their other ones I would pick them up anyways because they are hard to come by unless you purchase them off the internet.

Pete Cash
January 19th, 2006, 3:07 AM
Opeth albums are easy to buy, they are pretty big for a metal group.

I've never been especially a big fan of Opeth, I find their music a touch boring in my opinion. That said I quite enjoy the album Blackwater Park

Bandit
January 20th, 2006, 1:13 AM
Agalloch is amazing. Personally, I enjoy Pale Folklore more. Also, when is new In Flames coming out? Anyone know?

blackening
January 20th, 2006, 2:10 AM
Come Clarity out Feburary 3rd in Europe and Feburary 7th in the U.S.

can't wait.

Bandit
January 20th, 2006, 2:55 AM
I'm really anxious to see whether or not they continue down the path they've recently been treading. :\

Judas Iscariot
January 21st, 2006, 2:55 AM
I AM SO STRONG YOUR LIFE IS GONE

Bandit
January 21st, 2006, 3:02 AM
Cool man. Cool.

Hells Bells
January 21st, 2006, 3:06 AM
I recently purchased:

Bleeding Through - The Truth
Bleeding Through - This Is Love, This Is Murderous.

I'll give them a listen tomorrow.

Wonderboy
January 21st, 2006, 2:06 PM
Since i'm too lazy to read everybody's post up to here i'll just add a few of my own thoughts.

Armoured Angel's - ANGEL OF THE SIXTH ORDER - This is a great cd that i picked up just recently & i can strongly recommend that you at least give this cd the once over.


Also Deicide's WHEN LONDON BURNS dvd is just about to hit the shelves, from memory it's the 22nd or the 23rd, so that's one to look out for plus the also have a new cd out in the next 2-3 months but i'm not sure what it's called.
Another cd to keep an eye out for is DECAPITATED's ORGANIC HALLUCINOSIS which is released around the 1st week of February.

Alex E
January 21st, 2006, 9:16 PM
Yeah, new In Flames is great. I'm a cheap bastard, and it's only when a cd is consistenly strong that I buy it (or when I plan on getting it signed), and I'll definately pick this up. It's great for the gym, every track is energetic and well done, although I'm not a big fan of the chorus in leeches.

also, I just posted a list of what albums I have on my computer at the moment on my lj,
http://livejournal.com/users/megawozniak
so if you take a look at the metal section and see something you think I wouldn't have heard of and would like, drop me a comment there or here...

Nemesis
January 21st, 2006, 10:11 PM
Another cd to keep an eye out for is DECAPITATED's ORGANIC HALLUCINOSIS which is released around the 1st week of February.

Awesome. I like their music, although Winds of Creation is still my favorite album of theirs.

Pete Cash
January 22nd, 2006, 9:14 AM
Yeah, new In Flames is great. I'm a cheap bastard, and it's only when a cd is consistenly strong that I buy it (or when I plan on getting it signed), and I'll definately pick this up. It's great for the gym, every track is energetic and well done, although I'm not a big fan of the chorus in leeches.

also, I just posted a list of what albums I have on my computer at the moment on my lj,
http://livejournal.com/users/megawozniak
so if you take a look at the metal section and see something you think I wouldn't have heard of and would like, drop me a comment there or here...

No Forrest stream dude, I love that stuff.... so depressing.

I might do some kind of wank list where i can show off my trillions of albums as well :p

Pete Cash
January 22nd, 2006, 9:28 AM
HOLD ON

YOU ARE MISSING A BLIND GUARDIAN ALBUM RAAAAAAAAAAAAR

TRIED TO SNEEK NOT HAVING BATTALIONS OF FEAR THROUGH

Alex E
January 22nd, 2006, 4:11 PM
of course i have it.....that's just what i have on my comp right now. I have a closet full of cd stacks, including BoF :P

It was to get an idea of what I like, so people can try recommending stuff

Tempest
January 22nd, 2006, 5:05 PM
Thanks to Ass Crippler i've found a few good bands i'd not heard of before - I'll PM you the link to the site if you like

Karelia, Akashic and Supreme Majesty are definately worth a listen

Alex E
January 22nd, 2006, 5:50 PM
Do it!

Pete Cash
January 23rd, 2006, 4:30 AM
but don't forget it was I who found the site.... or had it passed on to me :p

I recommend if you get it to try Forrest Stream (Tears Of Mortal Solitude), I fucking love that album.... it just about the most depressing thing I have ever heard.

Bandit
January 23rd, 2006, 4:36 AM
Finally got In Flames new "Come Clarity" (I say finally even though its not out yet because I've been anticipating it for so long)

Its great. Way better than their last two albums, if I had to compare it to any, I'd say it's like taking Clayman, and trying to give it more progression with reroutes sound. Kind of like Clayman + Reroute = Come Clarity.

Anyways, I DL'ed it last night, and have listened to it three times since. Good stuff. :yes:

darkhorse
January 25th, 2006, 6:19 PM
I just d/led the new Sepultura ("Dante XXI"). So far I'm definitely enjoying what I'm hearing.

blackening
January 29th, 2006, 11:31 PM
it's great to hear you guys like the new In Flames CD. i'll be picking that up when it comes out on the 7th. i'm pretty excited for next Sunday night because their lead singer Anders Fridжn is going to be on the metal show on my favorite radio station.

CrucifiedRaven
January 30th, 2006, 12:34 AM
Finally got In Flames new "Come Clarity" (I say finally even though its not out yet because I've been anticipating it for so long)

Its great. Way better than their last two albums, if I had to compare it to any, I'd say it's like taking Clayman, and trying to give it more progression with reroutes sound. Kind of like Clayman + Reroute = Come Clarity.

Anyways, I DL'ed it last night, and have listened to it three times since. Good stuff. :yes:


I haven't heard any new In Flames since Reroute...

Although I will say that Clayman is my favourite In Flames album, maybe I will check out their new stuff.

Nemesis
February 3rd, 2006, 6:34 AM
Bought the new CoC today, and Children of Bodom's Hatebreeder and Lamb of God's As the Palaces Burn.

I was just in a "___ of ___" mood today. :derr:

Good times.

Tempest
February 3rd, 2006, 7:21 AM
Heard the samplers for the Blind Guardian EP (Thanks to Ass Crippler) yesterday. I'm really hyped for the In A Gadda Da Vida cover :hyper:
Fly sounds like it could be pretty fucking swish too.

blackening
February 3rd, 2006, 11:57 PM
is it true Children of Bodom did a cover of a Brittney Spears song?

Aussie_Outlaw
February 4th, 2006, 1:26 AM
EDGUY - Rocket Ride

:)

Been out for 2 weeks atm.

hmmm sweetness.

Tempest
February 4th, 2006, 7:18 AM
My copy finally came this morning :yes:

The digibook thingy on the limited edition release is awesomeness

'Some British music magazine called us another gay metal band from sweden. Bollocks, we are another straight band playing gay metal, from Germany!'

Pete Cash
February 4th, 2006, 9:01 AM
I like the nerd song out of the three samples of BG next album.

Skalds and Shadows methinks.

Tempest
February 4th, 2006, 9:14 AM
Ass choosing the nerdy song? NO WAY :eek:

Alex E
February 4th, 2006, 6:57 PM
I'm pumped for this year's Progpower in Atlanta...
Evergrey w/string quartet and choir, Nevermore, Epica, Savage Circus, Thunderstone, Vision Divine, Mercenary, Freak Kitchen, Vision Divine, Pyramaze, Wastefall, Circus Maximus, Circle II Circle, Theocracy, Leatherwolf.

I think it's about as good as it gets in the states :grumpy:

Not so high on Rocket Ride...

Tempest
February 4th, 2006, 7:03 PM
I like it and all, but it does pale in comparison to other stuff. I've no idea why a track like Judas At The Opera wasn't on the album, or Blessing In Disguise over Save Me...

Aussie_Outlaw
February 4th, 2006, 8:07 PM
Because they don't match the style quite obviously.

Tempest
February 4th, 2006, 8:12 PM
Judas At The Opera, fair enough. Although I think considering Trinidad is on there it's questionable that it couldn't have fit.

Blessing In Disguise? I'm not convinced.

Bandit
February 5th, 2006, 5:22 PM
is it true Children of Bodom did a cover of a Brittney Spears song?
Yeah... :nono:

Second City Saint
February 5th, 2006, 5:46 PM
Yeah... :nono: really? Which one?

Alex E
February 5th, 2006, 11:58 PM
really? Which one?

Oops, I did it again.

Cactus Lem
February 6th, 2006, 1:02 PM
Just to make some of you guys jealous in here, I saw Edguy live on Friday night supporting Dragonforce. I don't like them much, and I thought they where a bellow average live band in all honesty. Tobias Sammet was a legend on stage, one of the funnest front men I've seen Live, but the rest of the band where really flat and didn't seem to have much spirit.

Dragonforce came on 20 minutes later and kicked their ass :D

Aussie_Outlaw
February 7th, 2006, 2:31 PM
It is just the start of the tour I think, prolly takes a bit to get into a decent groove, they were great when I saw them last June/July (twice). I'm still waiting for Australian dates to be named on this tour. What new songs did they add to the setlist and what disappeared?

I should probably write some kind of Rocket Ride review or something. Ah lets see how this post goes. TempestDave will prolly completely disagree with me.




Hmm, Edguy's new album came out a few weeks ago. I had the promo for a month or two before that and listened to it a bit in the background but not alot. I bought the Digi-book album about 2 weeks ago and started listening to the album properly.

With Hellfire Club which is a good album (not a patch on Mandrake though) it was ruined by patchy production (in my opinion), sure it was ok, but the sound just wasn't right which knocked a few points off it. With Rocket Ride the production has now got a sparklely type sheen on it, shining brightly as anything could. This is good, I am completely satisfied with the production.

As for the basic album sound, it's different. It's more a rock album, there's more keyboards than in any Edguy album and they're not just used for intros or backing anymore, they sit much more prominantly in the songs, sometimes playing melody or such. Which makes the sound completely different from Theater Of Salvation.

Also a few of the songs still contain the 'classic' edguy structure/sound and fit easily into the back catalouge, I'm talking about tracks like Wasting Time, Return To The Tribe and perhaps Out Of Vogue. However there's now a huge 80's Rock influence (as shown by the Magnum cover on the Superheroes EP), and when I say huge, I mean you can't deny it's existance, if you dislike that sound it may hurt you liking the album. However I'll make it known now that I'm a big fan of the Hair/Rock sound from that era. I pretty much know the entire Motley/Gunners back catalogue as well as most of the big albums from that era like Scorpions, Dokken, Def Leppard and to a lesser extend the posey glam bands like Ratt, Warrant, Whitesnake etc. So when an influence like that is introduced into the music, it doesn't bother me.

There's also been about 2 minutes knocked from every song on the album, "epic" songs are now down to 8 minutes and most tracks clock in around 4 minutes. Also a fair few of these songs could be hit as singles back around 1990 if there was a less European sound around the album. And I guess I should move onto more of a song by song rundown.

Of course the album kicks off with "classic" Edguy moving between slow instrumental (which could easily appear on Hellfire) and an epic chorus. The start of the title track is one of the big bits which pisses me off. It doesn't really start, it just feels we're dropped in the middle of the song, sure which is ok I guess but it's confusing, especially for a quicker song with a weak chorus, so you never really figure it out and it's just annoying, strange since it's the title track (so I guess it had to be on the album) but it's pretty much the weakest track on the album.

Wasted Time however improves TENFOLD which is good cos it's awesome, it rocks hard and we're sitting with classic edguy again. And then we have odd synths and shit which when I listened to the promo made me wonder if I had downloaded the real album. It's almost too much pop to swallow. The starting beeps are annoying but the song itself is fairly good with again a catchy chorus (notice a trend?). And of course Return to the Tribe goes back to Wasted Time territory which'll please alot of people.

Again The Asylum shits me, maybe it's the odd structure, maybe I'll like it eventually, maybe it's the fact the song is neither epic nor catchy, but I find this the weakest song on the album (moreso than Rocket Ride), I skip it when I play the disc.

And since I skip that I feel I'm entering the 2nd half of the disc. Save Me, that ballad that TempestDave hates, I like, it's an 80's ballad and holds up quite well. Then again alot of people don't like ballads. Well screw them. :p

And we kick off again. Catch Of The Century is my favourite and has a funny outro, catchy chorus and is just great. Sure we're now into 80's rock influence territory but it's still tops. Out Of Vogue follows the same trend but blends more traditional edguy into the mix. It's like a more traditional version of Catch...

Superheroes being the first single which I've heard too many times, does it's job but I've played it enough, I enjoy it but I'm still learning the other songs. And Trinidad is the comedy track. Damn catchy pure silly pop chorus. Which suits the boys down to the ground.

And we close with the dokkenesque hard rock, heart pumping 80's anthem (which I adore). It just shows how much 80's rock went into this.

So I guess:

Songs I like (in order & ratings out of 10): Catch Of The Century (10), Fucking With Fire (10), Sacrifice (9.5), Wasted Time (9.5), Out Of Vogue (9.5), Save Me (9), Return To The Tribe(9), Trinidad(8), Matrix (7.5), Superheroes (7)
Songs I dislike: Rocket Ride (6), The Asylum.(5)

Of course the booklet is awesome with a full band history and bios on all members and of course stupid band pictures which somehow manage to take the piss out of all other mainstream rock bands. (booklet gets 10/10)

So with... all the scores being added up the album gets about 110/130 which is about 85%.

Feel free to comment.

Tempest
February 13th, 2006, 7:52 PM
Actually I don't really disagree nearly as much as I think you expected :p

It's not that I hate Save Me or anything. In fact I like it more with every listen. I just felt/feel that Blessing In Disguise from the EP was the stronger track of its type.

I see what you mean about the start of Sacrifice, but I actually really like that. It's easily my favourite on the album, followed by Catch Of The Century.
I'm a little surprised that you dislike Asylum so much, though. I thought it was a pretty strong track. I must admit though that it does hit me as a track that wants to be an epic, but shouldn't have tried...

Rocket Ride would be my pick for weakest track and as Tobias said himself, you either love or hate Trinidad. I can't stand it, myself.

I honestly can't decide if I prefer it to Hellfire Club or not. But I don't expect I could just yet. I get the feeling Rocket Ride may continue to grow on me as time goes, though. That's not to say I don't love it, because I do. I'm just not sure where it stands on my favourite Edguy albums list.

Totally agree on the production thoughts. I have nothing but praise for that.

Nice read (Although i've no idea why it's taken me so long to spot it) :yes:

blackening
February 13th, 2006, 10:04 PM
i'm in process of getting the new In Flames album. the nearest Sam Goody won't have it for like another week or two, my mom's credit card isn't working, so i'm bidding on eBay.

i lost an auction today, and bid on another one that ends tomorrow. if i don't get that one i'm going to bid on this copy that has been signed by the whole band. and if that doesn't working i'm going to buy just the CD without the DVD if it is still up for bid.

i'm also looking at getting Children of Bodom's Tokyo Warhearts off eBay.

SerialHunter
February 13th, 2006, 10:30 PM
today i finally bought "Wolfheart" by Moonspell, been enjoying it so far, awesome stuff

Pete Cash
February 14th, 2006, 9:44 AM
http://www.firststateforce.org/band.html

bottom right

Bandit
February 14th, 2006, 9:25 PM
Municipal Waste is a band you should all hear.

Cactus Lem
February 15th, 2006, 4:47 AM
Municipal Waste is a band you should all hear.

Upload a track then.

Ringo
February 15th, 2006, 6:15 AM
I've been listening to the new albums of Dragonforce, Edguy, Bleedingthrough and In Flames recently. I've got to say, I love all four of them.

Cactus Lem
February 15th, 2006, 6:46 AM
I've been listening to the new albums of Dragonforce, Edguy, Bleedingthrough and In Flames recently. I've got to say, I love all four of them.

Even the Bleeding Through album? I was going to one of their show's to see the support band Hondo Maclean, bit I figured I'd download the new album and give it a listen since I'd be seeing them. I have This is Love This is Murderous, and thought it had a couple of stand out tracks, but for the most part was quite samey and trend like. But when I listened to The Truth I thought it was prety terrible, in all honesty an early contender fro worst album of 2006.

In Flames new album, as we disscussed before is awesome, and I think it's the best album they've released since Clayman.

I like the new Dragonforce album, but I don't think it's as creative as the previous album Sonic Firestorm. Definetly a good one though.

Ringo
February 15th, 2006, 8:14 AM
Well, I can see why you wouldn't like The Truth. Metalcore certainly isn't for everyone, and it tends to be disliked by a lot of metalheads. The fact that the new album includes a lot of melodies and seems to indicate a slightly more commercial approach, I suppose, adds to that.

Yeah, I'd agree with you about the new Dragonforce. It does seem to be taking a step back, when people were really hoping for something a bit different. It's a fucking good album nonetheless, though.

Tempest
February 15th, 2006, 8:29 AM
I actually like Valley Of The Damned best :dunno:

I am getting really really impatient about the new Symphony X album - But given that there's been no updates on their site since November, I get the feeling it's going to be a wait :(

Ringo
February 15th, 2006, 8:34 AM
I know. I find myself continuously checking their site, but to no avail.

I want some fucking news. :grumpy:

Tempest
February 15th, 2006, 8:36 AM
T'is frustrating, is it not? :grumpy:

Oh well, at least the Blind Guardian EP should be out soon. That'll stop me moaning for about a week.

Ringo
February 15th, 2006, 8:38 AM
:hyper:

I'm liking what I've heard of 'Fly', but I really want something epic and grand and all that jazz. I'm hoping for lots of 'Majesty' type stuff.

-EDIT- Just listened to the 'Skalds and Shadows' sample. Very nice indeed.

Cactus Lem
February 15th, 2006, 1:33 PM
I'm a big Metalcore fan Ringy. I just think there are so many better Metalcore bands around than Bleeding Through. They seem prety inferior to bands such as Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying etc, if you ask me. Those Metalcore bands really stand out to me, as well as a few others. It just seems like the genre is getting to many generic bands latching on to it, and I think BT are one of those, along with the likes of It Dies Today, A Love For Enemies etc.

I was on the bus home today listening to Symphony X, and I actualyl starting wondering why they hadn't updated the site for so long. I remember them saying the new album was going to be out Feb 2006, so now basicaly. Looks like we'll have a while yet.

On the subject of Blind Guardian, I download one of their albums the other day after hearing so much good info abiut them, and I realy couldn't get into it.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 15th, 2006, 1:39 PM
Which album?

Nemesis
February 15th, 2006, 3:13 PM
I dug up my SOD CD (Bigger Than the Devil), and I love it now. I don't know why the hell I seem to do that with albums so much. :\

"I would like a Whopper, with no piiii-iiii-ckllllesss!" :headbang:

And my Nasum CD. Though I can't listen to the whole thing in one sitting. :\

Ringo
February 15th, 2006, 3:57 PM
I'm a big Metalcore fan Ringy. I just think there are so many better Metalcore bands around than Bleeding Through. They seem prety inferior to bands such as Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying etc, if you ask me. Those Metalcore bands really stand out to me, as well as a few others. It just seems like the genre is getting to many generic bands latching on to it, and I think BT are one of those, along with the likes of It Dies Today, A Love For Enemies etc.

Fair enough. If you're willing to give them another go, give the following tracks a try:
Ћ I Dream Of July
Ћ Love Lost In A Hail Of Gunfire
Ћ On Wings Of Lead
Ћ Revenge I Seek


On the subject of Blind Guardian, I download one of their albums the other day after hearing so much good info abiut them, and I realy couldn't get into it.

Which album did you download? The first two (Batallions Of Fear and Follow The Blind) were pretty straight forward metal, but they're best known for their more sophisticated later work.

A lot may depend on whether or not you enjoy Hansi's voice, though. His vocals are one of the main reasons I enjoy Blind Guardian so much. They really are awesome.

Give the following tracks a look...

- Majesty
- Lord Of The Rings
- Into The Storm
- Nightfall
- Mirror, Mirror
- Imaginations From The Other Side
- Banish From Sanctuary

Bandit
February 15th, 2006, 5:17 PM
Upload a track then.
http://media.putfile.com/Municipal-Waste---Unleash-the-Bastards

Bandit
February 15th, 2006, 5:26 PM
While I'm here, I'll upload some other good bands/songs some of you may not have heard before.

*EDIT* I changed my mind. Pretty much all of the stuff I have you guys have heard I think.

Ringo
February 15th, 2006, 9:12 PM
Any chance you could upload some Winds, Bandit?

I can't seem to find much from them, and I don't want to buy anything before I've heard it.

Tempest
February 15th, 2006, 9:19 PM
http://xpeh.harddays.net/index.php?lt=all

Try Akashic and Karelia

They also have Tarja on Beto Infinitys stuff

TONS of stuff. All prog and power off there is goodness

All I will say is if you get it and like it, buy it. I bought a few albums as a result

Pete Cash
February 15th, 2006, 9:37 PM
Where ever did you get that link, whoever gave it to you must be pretty cool.

Tempest
February 15th, 2006, 9:52 PM
Where ever did you get that link, whoever gave it to you must be pretty cool.


I don't recall...

Some loser, no doubt

Some loser with a bum knee

....

Skeletor sucks mate

PepperCarrot
February 15th, 2006, 11:55 PM
Any chance you could upload some Winds, Bandit?

I can't seem to find much from them, and I don't want to buy anything before I've heard it.

http://www.winds.ws/sounds/Winds_TheImaginaryDirectionOfTime_FireworksofGenes is.mp3

Enjoy.

PepperCarrot
February 15th, 2006, 11:57 PM
http://www.firststateforce.org/band.html

bottom right

Ahahahaha so that's where barlow is. He was an awesome vocalist. He looks like such a tool now.

Ringo
February 16th, 2006, 9:03 AM
Thanks to Temp and PepperCarrot.. :yes:

Also....


SYMPHONY X Guitarist On Upcoming Album: 'All The Pieces Are Falling Into Place' - Feb. 16, 2006
SYMPHONY X webmaster has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"Just spoke to [Michael James Romeo, guitar]; he says they have four solid songs [for the upcoming album] that are pretty much done, and they're working on arrangements for the rest of the songs. Thngs are really coming together, all the pieces are falling into place, and Mike says he's 'in the groove'. All very good things to hear. Mike assures me that this thing is going to kick ass when it's done. It's going to be well worth the wait, and your patience is greatly appreciated."

SYMPHONY X were one of the second-stage bands at last summer's Gigantour, a six-week festival trek co-headlined by MEGADETH and DREAM THEATER. "Rarities and Demos", the first fan club CD from the official international SYMPHONY X fan club, Church of the Machine, was shipped out in July 2005 to fan club members. The CD includes demo material, rare unreleased material, and Michael J. Romeo's interpretation of the "Star Wars" theme, done with over 15 guitar tracks.

SYMPHONY X's last full-length collection of new original material, "The Odyssey", was released in 2002.

Cactus Lem
February 16th, 2006, 9:12 AM
At long last an update. I'm sure it'll be out in 6 months or so, and I hope it's worth the wait. I hope they copme to the UK as well, right now they are a band that I really want to see live.

Anyone heard the Fan Club CD they released? Sounds interesting.



Which album did you download? The first two (Batallions Of Fear and Follow The Blind) were pretty straight forward metal, but they're best known for their more sophisticated later work.

A lot may depend on whether or not you enjoy Hansi's voice, though. His vocals are one of the main reasons I enjoy Blind Guardian so much. They really are awesome.

Give the following tracks a look...

- Majesty
- Lord Of The Rings
- Into The Storm
- Nightfall
- Mirror, Mirror
- Imaginations From The Other Side
- Banish From Sanctuary

I downloaded Night at the Opera. It was the only indivdual album I could download from Torrentspy. The others all came in packages.

I'll make sure to download some of those tracks when I get home as well, and I levae my thoughts on them.

Pete Cash
February 16th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Night at the opera is an album that is very difficult to just get into. It does have one of the best power metal tracks of all time on it (well in my opinion, ...and then there was silence)

It is also probably Blind Guardians worst, I enjoy the album but it isn't say NIME or IFTOS for rawking.

All those songs that Ringo Masters listed are good, probably Majesty is the worst on that list simply because the song can drag and its production is basically amateur at best.

-Lord of the rings is a ballad and a catchy one

Into the storm is pure metal.... it is just wow and is one of my favourites,

nightfall is another brilliant song, it is very nerdy feeling though, someone unused to blind guardian might describe it as middle period metal, I especially like Hansi Kursch vocals in that song and would say that it is one of his better efforts (Fiddler on the green with demons and wizards would be close to his best)

-Mirror, Mirror is off NIME like the last two tracks and has the same kind of epic feel about it, Mirror, Mirror is a little more rocking than say nightfall but not as cool as into the storm for the first listen. It is close to my favourite off NIME though

-Imaginations From The Other Side is another typical blind guardian song, which mixes basically speed metal with power metal using a vocalist who sings harsher than most power metal vocalists (which is why I love him) I used to worship this song but it has lost its appeal for me at the moment, and I would probably say that I'm Alive and Bright Eyes or even Mordreds song are the best to download off IFTOS.

Banish From Sanctuary is pure speed metal bliss, its probably not the best song to download if I wanted to say THIS IS BLIND GUARDIAN, but it fucking rocks so hard that it isn't funny. I would suggest you get Banish From Sanctuary simply because it is so good. Follow the Blind is a much underrated record.

The thing with Blind Guardian is they are catchy, I find that they are easy to get into because of that fact. They put a lot of really catchy hooks into their songs and Hansi Kursch is one of the best vocalists in metal, also there isn’t a guitarist whose leads I enjoy more than Andre Olbrich

*gush over*

They are my favourite group so I get a bit carried away.

I personally am on a metal ballad thing at the moment, I think listening to Fiddler on the green over and over again is turning me into some kind of wimp. I put this together in a few minutes, probably could make it bigger... but no need

A past and future secret - BG
The bards song- in the forrest- BG
Harvest of Sorrows- BG
Lord of the Rings- BG
Bright Eyes Accoustic-BG
Mercy- Orphaned Land (off the accoustic album)
Smashed- James Labrie
Losing You- Dream Evil
Wait For Sleep- Dream Theater
Forever- Edguy
FIDDLER ON THE GREEN- Demons and Wizards
The Accolade- Sym X
A Sailormans hymn- Kamelot
Down Where I am- Demons and Wizards
Another Day- Armored Saint
Colors- Shadow Gallery
This Heart Of Mine- Pain Of Salvation
Dryad Of the Woods- Pain Of Salvation
The Heart Collector- Nevermore
Oblivion Ocean (I love that song as well)- Pain Of Salvation
Ghost Of Freedom- Iced Earth

So whats everyones favourite metal Ballad or softer metal song, cause some of those I listed probably aren't technically ballads.

Ringo
February 16th, 2006, 11:26 AM
I'd have to go with The Bard's Song. Just absolutely adore that song, and the live version is one of my favourite live versions ever. I'm a big fan of most of the ballads you listed, but I don't have the time right now to think about any other favourites of mine.

On a completely unrelated note, I like what I've heard from Fireball Ministry. Anyone else agree?

DJAOAS
February 16th, 2006, 12:05 PM
Blind Guardian are immense, probably my favorite metal band.

Have you ever heard 'The Misery' By Sonata Artica, as far as ballads go, it's amazing. Their singer is a bit nuts, but he certainly writes good ballads.

Crabby
February 16th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Hey people, haven't been around here much of late. Anyway, I interviewed Anders from the Haunted last week, thought some of you folks might be interested, talks about their next album and other stuff-

http://www.blastwave.org.uk/mr/features/show_feature.asp?ID=36

We've also had interview with Green Carnation, Psycroptic, Himsa and others of late, so enjoy.

Now enough of the blatant pimping. I quite like the new In Flames, which was most unexpected. The new Edguy is a little Poppier than I expected but pretty cool, even if it'll probably piss off more than a few Power Metal purists. The new Decapitated is pretty solid, the new vocalist has slotted in nicely. Burst's latest album is also damn good if you like technically-proficient, experimental Metalcore.

The new Iron Maiden DVD is also not surprisingly great, brings back a lot of memories from when I saw 'em at Ozzfest last year. Steve Harris goes a little crazy with the coinstant cuts early on in the show, but thankfully goes a bit easier on 'em as the show progresses. And I still love the "Wildest Dreams" video as well!

On the subject of Bleeding Through, I find them to be pretty mediocre. The production on their new album is pretty good (courtesy of Rob Caggiano) but in my view they're very much Metalcore-by-numbers. I saw 'em live when I was in New York last year and thought they were average, but eh.

PepperCarrot
February 16th, 2006, 7:04 PM
New VENOM is coming.

:D

fear is the mindkiller
February 16th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Ahahahaha so that's where barlow is. He was an awesome vocalist. He looks like such a tool now.


He looks weird without the long hair and goatee, but I guess it's the same for everyone...

SerialHunter
February 16th, 2006, 10:56 PM
New VENOM is coming.

:D
yup, im looking forward for it, also for new Tool! :cool:

Ringo
February 17th, 2006, 7:07 PM
I'd just like to say that I cannot fucking wait for...

New BG
New Sym-X
New Slayer
Mindcrime 2!!!!!!!!!
New Mastofuckingdon
New Metallica (Heh, we'll see)
New Sepultura
New Maiden

and.. for other reasons..

New Trivium

King101
February 17th, 2006, 7:15 PM
I'd just like to say that I cannot fucking wait for...
...
New Metallica (Heh, we'll see)


On that note

"We just wanted to let our friends know that we have been jamming, writing, just plain messing around and having fun in the studio for the last few weeks.

Oh, and by the way, this up and coming producer guy named Rick something-or other, has been coming by the studio every now and again to listen to some of our new stuff and throw his two/three cents in.

Since this Rick dude is new to all of this, we thought it would be a nice gesture to help break him into the music business by asking him to produce our next record. We're very happy he said yes! In other words, we are psyched to share with you that Rick Rubin is producing the next Metallica album! FUCK YEAH"

I guess theres some hope of a great new Metallica album left.

Tempest
February 17th, 2006, 7:20 PM
I am looking forward to their album, in the same kind of way i'm hyped for Mindcrime II - I'm hopeful, but apprehensive.

Although i've more faith in Mindcrime II than I do Metallica...

Ringo
February 17th, 2006, 7:29 PM
Yeah but, RICK RUBIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mmmmm... I really don't know. On one hand I hope and half expect they'll be back with the Metallica we know and love. It's about time and it just seems like there's every chance they might well do that. On the other hand I can really see it being a new 'Load' as well.

I'd also like to add, that, for one reason or another, I like Lars Ulrich.

Nemesis
February 17th, 2006, 7:57 PM
Dammit.

There's this album I want to buy of a band called Serpent but I can't find a decent place to get it from.

They have a really awesome song for download on their official site, though (http://www.serpent.jp/). You guys should check it out. Melodic death metal from Japan.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 19th, 2006, 7:48 AM
Rubin has good and bad albums, on one hand he can get a great sound for a band but on another he can also do nothing and make a sound which doesn't sound great.

He's over-rated.

Ringo
February 19th, 2006, 10:56 AM
Undoubtedly, but it should be interesting nonetheless. It's good to see someone new (to Metallica, I mean) do it this time around.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 19th, 2006, 11:02 AM
That's a really poorly written sentence by me and for it I appologise.

SerialHunter
February 19th, 2006, 10:02 PM
Rubin producing the new Metallica sounds like a good choice, at least he's no Bob Rock

Aussie_Outlaw
February 20th, 2006, 1:33 AM
I sure do hope Mindcrime II doesn't suck.

Pete Cash
February 20th, 2006, 8:02 AM
I sure do hope Mindcrime II doesn't suck.

I wouldn't hope too hard.

I am being pessimistic on this front, but I would love to be wrong.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 20th, 2006, 8:04 AM
Yeah so am I. I'm expecting garbage. But we can still dream.


Set 20 years after the original, "Operation: Mindcrime II" explores Nikki's fate after being released from prison and reveals the identity of Mary's killer. "I tried to put myself in Nikki's shoes and imagine what it would be like for him to come back to society after spending 20 years in jail stewing about what happened to him," Tate says. "I became fascinated with the concept of revenge and what that would do to a person like Nikki. The story is ultimately about how Nikki wrestles with his conflicted emotions. On one side, his base instincts are pushing him to kill those who wronged him. On the other side, his conscience–represented by the spirit of Sister Mary — urges him to learn from his past mistakes and find salvation."

Ringo
February 20th, 2006, 2:04 PM
:hyper:

Pah, I know who killed Mary anyway.. :cool:

Tempest
February 20th, 2006, 2:31 PM
I'm actually feeling quite optimistic for Mindcrime II - Most of the time, anyway.

I've not been given a particular reason to feel that way, but meh. Ask me on another day though and I may be feeling the same way as Ass Crippler.

If nothing else, i'm in love with 'I'm American' :heart:

Ringo
February 20th, 2006, 2:52 PM
I don't see why they're not capable of it, and they know very well how many people are just waiting to run it down. I'm sure they want to do it justice as much as we want to see it done properly.

Tempest
February 20th, 2006, 3:10 PM
I don't see why they're not capable of it, and they know very well how many people are just waiting to run it down. I'm sure they want to do it justice as much as we want to see it done properly.


Honestly, I think it's going to be a lot harder without DeGarmo. The new guy isn't bad or anything, but he just doesn't feel right to me. He was an important part of the equation, in my view - Unless he's back with them and i've totally missed it :\

Ass keeps telling me Tates voice is shot. He sounds good on the bootlegs, but I guess i'll have to wait and see when the CD comes out.

I hope it's good, I really do. I'm pretty positive it won't live up to the original, but I don't think it should be held against them if it doesn't - So longs as it's good.

Ringo
February 20th, 2006, 3:30 PM
Yeah, I don't think anyone could expect it to be as good as the original, or even close. In my opinion, Mindcrime is the greatest concept album of all time.

Also, I've been reading some Dream Theater forums as of late, and for fuck sake, DT fans are cunts.

Tempest
February 20th, 2006, 3:34 PM
In what respect?

I think I know what you're going to say, but i'd rather you say it first ;)

Ringo
February 20th, 2006, 3:47 PM
Well, they're up their own arses for a start. They're critical of anything DT have done that's a bit adventurous (Well, adventurous for Dream Theater if that makes sense).

They also tend to hate all other non-DT music in the world ever.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 20th, 2006, 4:51 PM
Ryche has as much chance of making Mindcrime II listenable as Axl Rose has of getting Chinese Democracy released this year.

(yes I'm well aware of both situations)

Ringo
February 20th, 2006, 4:53 PM
:squint:

PepperCarrot
February 20th, 2006, 7:50 PM
There really needs to be more thrash metal. Not enough good thrash lately, and for Thrash I mean clean thrashy vocals. I don't mind death vocals, but it seems every 2nd band is using them and it's getting repetetive. Need some new bands in the vein of the bay area classics.

Nemesis
February 21st, 2006, 3:43 AM
3 Inches of Blood isn't bad. They have somewhat of a thrash sound, and the lead singer's vocals are mostly clean, albeit very, very high-pitched. They're one of those bands you can rock out to and laugh at all the same.

Pete Cash
February 21st, 2006, 4:35 AM
Well, they're up their own arses for a start. They're critical of anything DT have done that's a bit adventurous (Well, adventurous for Dream Theater if that makes sense).

They also tend to hate all other non-DT music in the world ever.

Well yeah metal fans are arrogant jerks who personally think that the music should be made for them.

Apparantly at least according to the blind guardian forums the new album is going to suck and MY GOD IT WILL BE A FUCKING POP ALBUM due to a 15 second sample.

Stupid fucking nerds eh :rolleyes:

P.S I am a nerd as well, but not an arrogant jerk one ;)

Kev
February 21st, 2006, 4:39 AM
I'm an arrogant jerk and a nerd, just not about music.

I can't wait to get paid so I can get that Edguy album, stoked about it after reading what Tempest and happydave have written about it...

Aussie_Outlaw
February 21st, 2006, 7:08 AM
P.S I am a nerd as well, but not an arrogant jerk one ;)

Same here, cept I play an arrogant jerk on tv.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 21st, 2006, 8:47 AM
May as well add that I bought the Motley and Gunners DVDs of their videoclips. Ah fun.

Great_Muta_Azn
February 21st, 2006, 9:47 AM
Who here's seen the Lamb of God dvd??

Ringo
February 21st, 2006, 2:54 PM
Fly is available to buy online now, apparently.

:hyper:

SerialHunter
February 21st, 2006, 9:54 PM
Dammit.

There's this album I want to buy of a band called Serpent but I can't find a decent place to get it from.

They have a really awesome song for download on their official site, though (http://www.serpent.jp/). You guys should check it out. Melodic death metal from Japan.
Interesting stuff, very Cradle of Filth influenced i reckon, the Japanese bands are starting to do cool stuff.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 22nd, 2006, 8:05 AM
May I point out Mindcrime II is leaked onto torrent networks.

And on a side note so is a few tracks from Chinese Democracy.

And don't you hate torrents which put all the files into a zip archive. Means I can't download some of them instead of all. Lousy people.

Tempest
February 22nd, 2006, 8:07 AM
:hyper: Thanks for the heads up. I have it on pre-order but there's basically no chance of me waiting another month...

ALSO, does anyone know of 3 Inches Of Blood and what they're like? Someone sent me a song of theirs called Deadly Sinner and I really liked it. Anyone have other tracks by them? Tempted to buy the album, but i'd like to know first.

Cactus Lem
February 22nd, 2006, 8:15 AM
Guns N Roses have been confirmed for Download Festival :hyper:

Tempest
February 22nd, 2006, 9:17 AM
On first listen to Mindcrime II, i'm really liking it. There's a couple of tracks i'm not really crazy about, but meh.

Now maybe it's just me, but it does feel after the first 6 tracks that the style of the album totally changes. But i'm going to listen to it again before I say any more because it could just be me...

I see the folks over at UltimateMetalForum are already shitting all over it though :)

Eitherway, i'm enjoying it :yes:

Aussie_Outlaw
February 22nd, 2006, 9:43 AM
I'm on dialup atm so I won't hear it until tomorrow but I have read that the middle is weaker than the start and the end of the album.

Tempest
February 22nd, 2006, 9:46 AM
Yeah, i'd definately go along with that. The two tracks i'm really not fond of are numbers 7 (Speed Of Light) and 8 (Signs Say Go) - Shame as I thought it had been strong up until then.

blackening
February 22nd, 2006, 11:54 PM
i got the new In Flames CD in the mail yesturday. it's great but not as good as The Jester Race/Black Ash Inheritence. my favorite songs are probably Take This Life and Crawl Through Knives. i love the artwork and how the lyrics are written on the back of the poster. the DVD is a cool extra too. the girl they got to sing on Dead End has a pretty nice voice and is pretty hot too.

i heard some of the new Demon Hunter CD today. i thought it was good. i like the cover of Prong's 'Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck'. i also like them because they are a Christian metal band.

i didn't think much of Jericho's band Fozzy. but a i rented the WWE Armageddon DVD that had 'Enemy' as a the theme song and also had the video. i thought the song was pretty good and i liked the video.

Nemesis
February 23rd, 2006, 4:23 AM
Wow, Witchery's Symphony for the Devil is awesome. Surprised to hear several instrumentals on there, too, since their sounds really don't deviate from the rest of the album. They've got an awesome dirty rock sound, for lack of a better description. A really straightforward album.

It was pretty funny when I bought it, because the wrapping had a sticker on there with a ribbon symbol, saying, "Give the gift of music." Hahahahahaha.

Also got Unleashed - Hell's Unleashed. It sort of sucks, though.

Ringo
February 23rd, 2006, 7:39 PM
What are everyone's opinions of Evergrey?

I fucking love them.

Crabby
February 23rd, 2006, 10:29 PM
After a few listens, I'm still not sure what to make of Mindcrime 2.

Cactus Lem
February 24th, 2006, 7:50 AM
What are everyone's opinions of Evergrey?

I fucking love them.

Recreation Day is immense. Got a mate who is a HUGE fan of them, and I think I may go see them in London with him next month.

Apparently the new album has leaked and is prety readily available. I'd download it if I wasn't using my family's computer, as I'm not allowed to use torrents on here, which is a bit shit.

Anyone into Pagans Mind? Been really into them lately, but I haven't been able to find anyone else who really knows to much about them.

Also, I've downloaded a lot of the Blind Guardian tracks people recomended to me, and for the most part I think they're awesome, older stuf more than new for me though. Downloaded Battalions of Fear the other day, and I'm going to try picking it up if I can find it for a reasonable price. Great album.

Pete Cash
February 24th, 2006, 10:39 AM
After a few listens, I'm still not sure what to make of Mindcrime 2.

It's obviously the best Queensryche release in 10 years and is an above average album.

Tempest
February 24th, 2006, 10:48 AM
:yes: I've been listening to it an absolute ton and I really, really like it. Best album from the band in a loooooong time.

Pete Cash
February 24th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Yeah, I must say I was totally wrong about it...The chase is a brilliant song, one of my favourites

Crabby
February 24th, 2006, 10:47 PM
The drum sound on Mindcrime 2 is awful I must say, though. And "I'm American" isn't a good indicator of the rest of the album, quite a weak song really. But I'm growing to like it to a large extent.

Alex E
February 25th, 2006, 1:39 AM
Recreation Day is immense. Got a mate who is a HUGE fan of them, and I think I may go see them in London with him next month.

Apparently the new album has leaked and is prety readily available. I'd download it if I wasn't using my family's computer, as I'm not allowed to use torrents on here, which is a bit shit.

Anyone into Pagans Mind? Been really into them lately, but I haven't been able to find anyone else who really knows to much about them.

Also, I've downloaded a lot of the Blind Guardian tracks people recomended to me, and for the most part I think they're awesome, older stuf more than new for me though. Downloaded Battalions of Fear the other day, and I'm going to try picking it up if I can find it for a reasonable price. Great album.

Evergrey is decent. Seen them two or three times, but not a band I'd travel to see headline. I thought the Inner Circle didnt' have enough quality stuff.

Pagan's Mind is also pretty fun live, and they're all AWESOME guys to hang out with. Their third album didn't really progress from the second, but it was alright for what it was. Their guitarist also appears in Jorn Lande's solo stuff.

Pete Cash
February 25th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Because Davepest has a faster internet connection than I do... THE BASTARD has fly before I do.

I will post my comments when it comes in

Tempest
February 25th, 2006, 12:47 PM
Muahahahahahaaaa n' stuff

I'm loving it so far. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is exactly what I was hoping for :heart:

Fly's fantastic, though.

Ringo
February 25th, 2006, 12:53 PM
I've ordered Fly, because I can't seem to find Skalds and Shadows anywhere. I managed to download Fly though, which is fucking immense.

Pete Cash
February 25th, 2006, 12:57 PM
Fly is fucking awesome so far.... just wow

Alex E
February 25th, 2006, 3:45 PM
Fly is great...there's one part that sounds an awful lot like sadly sings destiny's prechorus, but it's all gooooood.

Hells Bells
February 25th, 2006, 9:39 PM
Does anyone know any albums that are similar to Lamb of God's Ashes of the Wake? I quite like that alot.

darkhorse
February 25th, 2006, 10:38 PM
Does anyone know any albums that are similar to Lamb of God's Ashes of the Wake? I quite like that alot.
Check out Lamb Of God's "As The Palaces Burn" if you haven't already.

Crabby
February 26th, 2006, 3:47 AM
I've been digging a German band called The Ocean a lot lately, well worth checking out if you're into Isis/Neurosis/Cult Of Luna kinda stuff.

Nemesis
February 26th, 2006, 4:00 AM
Check out Lamb Of God's "As The Palaces Burn" if you haven't already.

I just wish the sound production wasn't so damn flat on that one. Otherwise, it's a really good album.

Ringo
February 26th, 2006, 5:56 AM
I've been digging a German band called The Ocean a lot lately, well worth checking out if you're into Isis/Neurosis/Cult Of Luna kinda stuff.

Brilliant stuff.

Isis are also the greatest thing in the history of ever.

Crabby
February 26th, 2006, 6:01 AM
I interviewed their guitarist a little while back, very cool band. Their latest album, "Aeolian" is the second part of a double-album. It's the heavier one of the two as well.

Pete Cash
February 27th, 2006, 10:24 PM
The drum sound on Mindcrime 2 is awful I must say, though. And "I'm American" isn't a good indicator of the rest of the album, quite a weak song really. But I'm growing to like it to a large extent.

wow do we have the same album here

The drums are nice, actually the whole mix is good... if I have any complaint its that the rhythm sounds a touch muddy at times, but I imagine that is on purpose (cause it sounds nice and clear most of the time).

The leads are nice and clear, you can hear the bass and the drums are excellent.... the overuse of synth is a touch noticable but its all good.


And I'm American is an excellent track, nice and speedy. Reminds me of an extent to the needle lies.

Alex E
February 28th, 2006, 5:57 PM
It reminded me of the chili peppers :P

Good stuff for me personally in metal lately...my show was noticed by metal-observer.com, and I have two guests lined up for the next month in the form of members from Into Eternity and Urban Breed from Tad Morose/Bloodbound. Plus an interview with Harley Race tomorrow for my new wrestling radio show...I'm sure if I put as much work into university, I'd be flying high...

Tempest
February 28th, 2006, 5:59 PM
I see what Ass means about The Needle Lies and I'm American. I feel the slight similarity.

I bloody love the track, though. I honestly don't see what's wrong with it :dunno:

Crabby
February 28th, 2006, 9:12 PM
I'm very much looking forward to the next Into Eternity album, so that's a pretty cool interview to score, Mega.

cobra
March 1st, 2006, 10:05 AM
My friend is in this band and they got to do a show with Powerman 5000. I wasn't able to go but what some of my other friends told me that His band besides Powerman 5000 and the band that was on tour with them had the loudest cheering group. I think that there was like five other bands there two. I think that was pretty fucking sweet.

Also this one day there was this new kid that is my shop class he was talking to my Friend Chad and he told him that Killswitch Engage came out in the 80's but last time I checked none of the members where even in the teens in the 80's. Also he was like yeah I bought Master of Puppets because the first cd is the better cd or something like that.

Aussie_Outlaw
March 1st, 2006, 10:06 AM
Punch him for me.

Aussie_Outlaw
March 2nd, 2006, 2:55 PM
http://www.painofsalvation.com/news/images/scarsickdetail.jpg

The name of the coming album will be Scarsick, and the band is focusing on the songs right now, to be recorded during the coming months. Daniel describes the albums as much more band oriented and down to the core. Threatening and disturbing. The picture above is the only part of the cover art that has been revealed so far. Now all we can do is wait...

Things have started moving in Sweden again.

Alex E
March 2nd, 2006, 3:26 PM
Yeah, I saw that...I dunno about PoS...they won't be playing in the US because of the fingerprinting thing, they lost the bassist, Be was a radical departure, and I have to say they really bored me live. I'll listen to it though.

Aussie_Outlaw
March 2nd, 2006, 3:34 PM
It's understandable with them deciding not to go into the US, maybe not a good marketing move but still it's understandable.

Nemesis
March 2nd, 2006, 4:06 PM
http://www.painofsalvation.com/news/images/scarsickdetail.jpg


Things have started moving in Sweden again.

Where did you find that?



I may take a trip somewhere this summer. My sister thinks me and the missus should go to LA, since she'll be working out there. Emperor will be playing there,too. :hyper:

I thought they broke up, but who cares. :headbang:

Aussie_Outlaw
March 2nd, 2006, 4:11 PM
Official site of course.

Tempest
March 3rd, 2006, 3:17 AM
I decided to get the new Evergrey album as I saw it being mentioned in here a bit. I really like them :yes:

ALSO

Just ordered tickets to see Blind Guardian :hyper:

Alex E
March 3rd, 2006, 4:09 PM
Just ordered tickets to see Blind Guardian :hyper:


Where? When?!! I thought they were locked away until fall/winter touring?

Tempest
March 3rd, 2006, 4:15 PM
They're doing one England date and one Ireland date - 26/27 September respectively

England one is in London and Ireland one is Dublin.

While off, but still! I only noticed that the tickets were on sale this morning and i'm excited already :$

Ringo
March 3rd, 2006, 4:16 PM
WHAT ?!????!

I've been continuously checking way ahead, where the fuck did you get tickets, Temp??!?!?!

Tempest
March 3rd, 2006, 4:34 PM
Ticketweb - I went onto the venues website (Electric Ballroom) and it linked me there

Just go and type in Blind Guardian :)

Ringo
March 3rd, 2006, 6:48 PM
:heart:

Pete Cash
March 4th, 2006, 3:04 AM
I hate you guys :)

SerialHunter
March 5th, 2006, 8:44 PM
http://media.putfile.com/Megadeth_on_DD

Pete Cash
March 6th, 2006, 2:02 AM
Brilliance

His lab must have made him extra bitter ;)

DJAOAS
March 6th, 2006, 9:21 PM
http://www.myspace.com/acesarehigh

Shameless self promotion.

Feedback would be appreciated though. Good or bad, add us/spread the word if you like and all that.

SerialHunter
March 6th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Brilliance

His lab must have made him extra bitter ;)
The best thing are Dr. IQ's pants

CrucifiedRaven
March 6th, 2006, 11:27 PM
Saw Quo Vadis in Ottawa last night... Greatness

Pete Cash
March 7th, 2006, 10:17 AM
http://www.myspace.com/acesarehigh

Shameless self promotion.

Feedback would be appreciated though. Good or bad, add us/spread the word if you like and all that.

I wrote out a big review but it was kinda sucky so I will just list the positives and negatives

Positives
when you can hear them and when they are used the leads are quite good and all the solos (i listened to all three songs) are good EXCEPT for the start of the solo in song two, it sounds a bit meh to my ears

The vocals sometimes sound ok, I will talk about this more in the negative section because vocals is a fair negative in my opinion, but there is some talent there just needs to work on it.

Drums- well yeah I quite liked them and obviously the mix isnt going to be perfect and all but yeah they were cool.

Negatives
Rhythm- ok I will touch what is good first and that is that you can firstly hear the rhythm guitar which is always a nice thing and the dude appears to be able to keep time which is a bigger problem than you would think in some groups and it is kept tight like I said, BUT the riffs are bland, I could hear a trillion riffs like that and they do nothing to inspire me. Create something interesting and then you are talking. The dude can play and has all the tools required just get more creative and make the music less blah... oh and yeah in the last song the build up to my favourite riff out of all of them is a bit sloppy at least it sounds that way.

Vocals- I am guessing that you may be the vocalist so I will be kind ;) but he/you bums a few notes, especially when going high. A lot of metal groups can go FUCK THE VOCALS but vocals are as important in metal as any instrument and do add or take away from the song. His range could be worked on as well, oh another positive its a catchy voice and I can feel something from the songs but the negatives stand.

In summary

good leads, but work required... the last track is a rocker though and your music is catchy as fuck and gets my head nodding. So lots of good stuff and a little bit of bad stuff

DJAOAS
March 7th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Thanks buddy! I only just joined the band and haven't really written anything. That's my main complaint too, that the songs are kind of simple and there's not really enough riffage, for my liking.

But i still like these songs.

The newer stuff we're writing is a bit more technical and aggressive which is coo-el.


Vocals- I am guessing that you may be the vocalist so I will be kind ;)

Nah man, I play the bass :)

Cactus Lem
March 7th, 2006, 6:19 PM
I downloaded the new Evergrey album today, and after two listens I really like it. Some great melodic parts, and the guys voice is what really makes the album so far for me.

And DJAOS, I'm totally with Aussie about the lead, your band sound a lot better than a lot of the crap I've been linked to on Myspace before as well.

Wonderboy
March 8th, 2006, 9:34 AM
Slayer are in the studio recording a new album. I went back a few pages and couldn't see that anyone else here had said anything about it, so i'm just letting people know. The good news is that Dave Lombardo has come back to record this album and that Rick Rubin's in charge of production again.

Crabby
March 8th, 2006, 9:48 AM
Well, I went and caught The Haunted and Exodus a few nights back.

First order of business was picking up a Exodus T-Shirt (I already own two Haunted ones, so didn't bother with their stuff). Got the SHKM tour one which is very,very cool.

I Killed The Prom Queen (local Metalcore band) went down like the proverbial lead balloon. I reckon about four people in the room were into 'em, the rest just did not care. There were chants of "fagcore", guys flipping 'em the bird and loads of boos as well. The band took a few shots at their detractors, but it was clear they didn't win Sydney over. Highlight was some guy yelling out, "Just 'cause you're wearing a Soilwork shirt it doesn't make you Metal!"

Exodus fucking killed, and were damn tight as well. Rob Dukes has amazing stage presence and handles all of the material perfectly, and Bostaph and Holt seemed to be having a blast. Opening with "Bonded By Blood", "Raze", "Deathamphetamine" and my personal highlight "Blacklist" was truly excellent. "SHKM", "War Is My Shepherd" and "A Lesson In Violence" also all great. After an hour of intense headbanging my neck is completely fucked, but well worth it. Holt's shot at Steve Souza was amusing, as was Dukes' one at the people calling for "The Toxic Waltz" (which I would have liked to hear, but you can't win 'em all). Pit was huge, and the set ended with a massive "Exodus!" chant. Killer.

The Haunted were also damn good. Strong setlist including personal favourites "Hate Song", "In Vein" and "Dark Intentions/Bury Your Dead". Dolving has a unique but undeniably strong stage presence, as others have said, and his stage banter is interesting if nothing else- he even took a little shot at In Flames at one point! "99" was the one song that seemed to spring EVERYONE into action, huge pit for that one. I was surprised at the amount of Haunted fans there who didn't know "Hate Song" though- that's like the band's theme song, kids!

After the show while my mate was doing his fanboy thing, also met Exodus and a few of the guys from the Haunted again, which was pretty cool. Even got a photo with Bostaph, who was a really, really friendly guy. Great end to a very fucking enjoyable show- bring on more double bills like this one I say.

Hells Bells
March 8th, 2006, 1:25 PM
I'm going to see Slayer, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, Mastodon, and Thine Eyes Bleed in June. Can't wait.

Crabby
March 9th, 2006, 2:50 AM
Slayer are great live, and COB and Mastodon are pretty good live as well, so you'll enjoy.

Hells Bells
March 10th, 2006, 2:04 AM
Yeah, I saw Slayer a couple years ago at Ozzfest, only memorable part of the show...

I like Lamb of God, CoB I only have one album by but I am working on getting the others as we speak, and Mastodon I've only heard a couple of songs by.

Thine Eyes Bleed are new to me though, who are they?

Ringo
March 10th, 2006, 4:05 AM
I don't know, but Mastodon are the greatest band in the world ever of all time period.

Hells Bells
March 10th, 2006, 2:12 PM
Mastodon are good, but the greatest?

I found out that the bassist for Thine Eyes Bleed is Tom Araya's brother, so that explains why they are on the tour. I also got their debut album. Haven't given it that much of a listen, but it sounds like any current metal band to me so far.

Ringo
March 10th, 2006, 2:42 PM
Nah, not the greatest, but I'd have a hard time coming up with many bands I've seen live that were better.

Crabby
March 11th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Well, just picked up my tickets to see Cryptopsy in a few months, should be killer. I've got some great gigs coming up- Clutch, Opeth, DragonForce, Psycroptic and more.

Mastodon were really good when I saw 'em at Ozzfest, I need to pick up their DVD this week.

eugenespeed
March 12th, 2006, 5:13 AM
Just thought I'd randomly post this here:

Metal Definitions:

POWER METAL:
Hero rides in on a white unicorn, slays the dragon with an elven sword, rescues the princess and makes love to her in the enchanted forest.

THRASH METAL:
Hero comes, beats the dragon till death and fucks the princess.

HEAVY METAL:
Hero drives in on his Harley, kills the dragon, drinks a couple of bottles of beer and has sex with the pricness.

FOLK METAL:
Hero comes with a bunch of friends who are playing accordions, violins, fleuts and other instruments. Seing all this, the dragon gets tired and falls asleep. After that, the hero
and his friends leave.... Without the princess..

VIKING METAL:
Hero sails in on his drakkar, with his giant axe he chops off the dragon's head, skins the dragon's
body and eats it. He rapes the princess till she dies, steals all the treasure from the castle and
sets the castle on fire before sailing away on his drakkar.

DEATH METAL:
Hero comes in, kills the dragon, has sex with the princes, kills her and then leaves.

BLACK METAL:
Hero appears at midnight, murders the dragon and impales his body on a stake in front of the castle.
After that, he sodomizes the princess, drinking her blood in the process. After that, he impales
her body on the same stake.

GORE METAL:
Hero appears, brutaly murders the dragon, spreading all of the dragon's entrails in front of the
castle. He fucks the princess, then kills her. He then fucks her corpse, rips open her belly
and eats her innards. He then fucks the corpse again and burns it.

DOOM METAL:
Hero appears, sees how huge the dragon is and thinks about the fact that he can never defeat
such a huge beast. He gets very depressed and commits suicide. The dragon devours hero's lifeless body. Such is the end of this sad, melancholy story...

PROGRESIVE METAL:
Hero appears with his guitar and plays a solo lasting 26 minutes. Dragon kills himself from boredom. Hero then enters the room of the princess where he proceeds to play another solo
utilizing all the advanced guitar techniques he learned in conservatory. Princess runs away in
search of hero from HEAVY METAL section.

GLAM METAL:
Hero appears. The dragon laughs at the hero's attire and lets him in. Hero steals the princess'
makeup and then tries to paint the castle pink.

NU METAL:
Hero drives in on his used Honda Civic and tries to slay the dragon, but dies when his stupid baggy
clothes catch on fire.

Crabby
March 12th, 2006, 6:02 AM
That's pretty old hat, but eh.

Ringo
March 12th, 2006, 8:35 AM
Wasn't funny, either.

Tempest
March 12th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Just stumbled upon Holly Hell by Rob Rock. I'd not heard of him before, even though he apparently sang for Sammet's Metal Opera.

But man, I really like the album. If it weren't good enough on it's own, Tobias and his duet at the end is a winner :heart:

Anyone else got it?

Pete Cash
March 12th, 2006, 11:22 AM
Well, just picked up my tickets to see Cryptopsy in a few months, should be killer. I've got some great gigs coming up- Clutch, Opeth, DragonForce, Psycroptic and more.

.

Where and when are you seeing psycroptic at, cause I am seeing them on thursday

eugenespeed
March 12th, 2006, 11:58 AM
I don't know, but Mastodon are the greatest band in the world ever of all time period.

Leviathan is a fucking good album

Ringo
March 12th, 2006, 12:08 PM
Yes.

Crabby
March 12th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Where and when are you seeing psycroptic at, cause I am seeing them on thursday

The Brute Force festival at the Gaelic Club in a few weeks time, should be pretty good. The new album is also excellent.