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Crabby
December 6th, 2006, 8:35 PM
DragonForce are a lot of fun live, but I doubt I would see 'em again. Some of the choreographed stage moves do get a bit much as well.

Pete Cash
December 6th, 2006, 10:20 PM
Well I mean the whole genre (and I mean metal as a whole) is very, very over the top.

Dragonforce are no more over the top or ridiculous than say Gorgoroth

Crabby
December 6th, 2006, 10:51 PM
Well there are genres that are (often deliberately) over the top, Power Metal being one of the main ones. But there are a lot of styles of it that aren't like that at all.

Pete Cash
December 6th, 2006, 11:53 PM
What styles aren't over the top ??

blackening
December 7th, 2006, 1:18 AM
i could have seen Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Bury Your Dead, and some other band called Two Scents (probably spelt different) tonight.

when i first heard about the concert, i didn't care as i'm that big of a fan of Killswitch and don't really like Hatebreed and Bury Your Dead, plus i've never even heard of the other band.

then like two nights they were talking about it and the tickets were only $20 and it was in Green Bay, so i really wish i would have went, even just to see KsE.

Tempest
December 7th, 2006, 7:58 AM
Listening to the new Pain Of Salvation album. I don't know what's going on, but 'Disco Queen' is the campest song i've heard in a good while, I think.

It reminds me of a Scissor Sisters song

Pete Cash
December 7th, 2006, 8:33 AM
Fucksake that song is raving gay.

Aussie_Outlaw
December 7th, 2006, 11:36 AM
I love it.

You're a pack of homophobes.





sick of america... sick of america... sick of america. :)

Aussie_Outlaw
December 7th, 2006, 12:07 PM
but 'Disco Queen' is the campest song i've heard in a good while, I think.

You should start listening to HammerFall again.

Dokken's Standing In The Shadows is still perhaps the greatest song in history.

I've heard much more campier songs than Disco Queen by metal bands.

Plus you were listening to Trinidad yesterday.... hmmm!

I put Dream Evil's Lets Make Rock as more campy.

Then again I've also heard You Spin Me Round recently :(

Crabby
December 8th, 2006, 4:19 AM
Let's Make Rock is a great party song. Pity that nearly every Dream Evil album has a load of filler though.

Tempest
December 8th, 2006, 6:25 AM
You should start listening to HammerFall again.

Dokken's Standing In The Shadows is still perhaps the greatest song in history.

I've heard much more campier songs than Disco Queen by metal bands.

Plus you were listening to Trinidad yesterday.... hmmm!

I put Dream Evil's Lets Make Rock as more campy.

Then again I've also heard You Spin Me Round recently :(


Who was listening to Trinidad? It certainly wasn't me, I bloody hate it :(

Nemesis
December 8th, 2006, 6:27 AM
Hahahaha. Knowing what you're getting for Christmas is awesome.

My sister couldn't keep my Christmas present from her a secret: tickets to see Immortal in LA (whether she got the plane tickets or the concert tickets already, I'm not sure). I have to wait until June, though.

But holy crap, this is going to be fucking AWESOME. One of the greatest black metal bands ever, and I'm going to see them live. This is one of the few concerts that I'm really, really excited to see.

YYYYEEEAAAHHH!!!!

Sorry. :$

Crabby
December 8th, 2006, 7:42 AM
I can't believe it's been two years since Dimebag's death. Wow.

I know that one of my Christmas presents is going to be the Dark Tranquillity DVD. About damn time I got that thing methinks. The Isis one is really good (even has the show I went to as the main feature), but I need to get the Arcturus one as well.

aBBy
December 9th, 2006, 4:28 AM
I ended up buying the Killswitch Engage DVD but I still havent had a chance to watch it. I also got the Metallica DVD which has all there video clips on it. It was no big deal, but since I'm a big Metallica fan I had to get it.

Cactus Lem
December 11th, 2006, 6:21 AM
I ended up buying the Killswitch Engage DVD but I still havent had a chance to watch it. I also got the Metallica DVD which has all there video clips on it. It was no big deal, but since I'm a big Metallica fan I had to get it.

Which Metallica DVD?

Aussie_Outlaw
December 11th, 2006, 6:45 AM
The Videos 1989-2004

released a week ago.

aBBy
December 11th, 2006, 6:59 AM
Yeh. Its a collectors item i guess. A must if your a big Metallica fan like myself.

WizoOzz
December 13th, 2006, 1:43 AM
Well I mean the whole genre (and I mean metal as a whole) is very, very over the top.

Dragonforce are no more over the top or ridiculous than say Gorgoroth

That's actually not an unfair statement. They're just over the top and ridiculous in their own, separate ways.

blackening
December 14th, 2006, 12:58 AM
i've come to the following conclusions regarding In Flames...

The Jester Race > Clayman > Come Clarity > Colony > Whoracle > Others

best songs on each album...

The Jester Race (Moonshield)
Clayman (Pinball Map)
Come Clarity (Take This Life)
Colony (Behind Space '99)
Whoracle (Gyroscope)

Aussie_Outlaw
December 14th, 2006, 1:02 AM
Whoah thats almost backwards.

imo

Colony > Whoracle > Clayman > Jester > RtR > others.

aBBy
December 14th, 2006, 9:07 AM
Mine would probably look something like this -

Jester Race - Whoracle - Come Clarity - Clayman - Others

I still havent heard all of Colony so I can't add that in just yet.

Just another question, anyone here heard of At The Gates? They're a really awesome band. If your into bands like In Flames, then you'll love them.

Pete Cash
December 14th, 2006, 9:37 AM
That's actually not an unfair statement. They're just over the top and ridiculous in their own, separate ways.

Exactly... and I don't mean over the top in a mocking way either, I love metal for her sense of style. :cool:

Aussie_Outlaw
December 14th, 2006, 10:46 AM
I still havent heard all of Colony so I can't add that in just yet.


You should really get it. It was my introduction to In Flames.

blackening
December 14th, 2006, 12:15 PM
Whoah thats almost backwards.

imo

Colony > Whoracle > Clayman > Jester > RtR > others.

what about Come Clarity Aussie? you don't think it's better than Reroute to Remain?

Aussie_Outlaw
December 14th, 2006, 12:26 PM
I haven't listened to it properly. I have it and have quickly listened to the sound of it and nothing grabbed me.

blackening
December 14th, 2006, 4:59 PM
fair enough, i was listening to Whoracle in the car and it's very good. I think I'd rate it about as good as Colony. I just really enjoy listening to Clayman for songs like Bullet Ride, Pinball Map, Only for the Weak, ...As the Future Repeats Today. i love the Jester Race.

Crabby
December 15th, 2006, 8:29 AM
Mine would probably look something like this -

Jester Race - Whoracle - Come Clarity - Clayman - Others

I still havent heard all of Colony so I can't add that in just yet.

Just another question, anyone here heard of At The Gates? They're a really awesome band. If your into bands like In Flames, then you'll love them.

I think pretty much anyone here with a half-decent knowledge of Metal would be at the very least slightly familair with At The Gates. They were just as important, if not more so, than In Flames in terms of creating that whole sound to begin with.

I conducted an interesting little interview with Pete Dolving the other day. Check out www.pyromusic.net , tis interesting.

Also had free tickets to see Deicide last night, twas a pretty good show. The band were tight as hell, and even Glenn Benton seemed to enjoy himself on the night!

Aussie_Outlaw
December 16th, 2006, 4:34 AM
Metal peeps.

Go vote for Pete in the Asylum poll (http://forums.rajah.com/showthread.php?t=123637)

aBBy
December 16th, 2006, 9:38 AM
You should really get it. It was my introduction to In Flames.

Yeh I know its on top of my list of CD's I want to get. I used to see it in alot of the music stores like JB HIFI, but I cant find it anymore. Might try and order it.


I think pretty much anyone here with a half-decent knowledge of Metal would be at the very least slightly familair with At The Gates. They were just as important, if not more so, than In Flames in terms of creating that whole sound to begin with.

Yeh thats true. Slaughter Of The Soul is one frickin awesome album. Really really good stuff.

Tempest
December 18th, 2006, 8:48 AM
NEW FOZZY http://profile.myspace.com/therockofjericho

I LOVE it. It sounds heavier than the last album with a nice dose of pure cheese
Meeeeeetal Goooooooooods

mrbling
December 19th, 2006, 8:08 AM
I think pretty much anyone here with a half-decent knowledge of Metal would be at the very least slightly familair with At The Gates. They were just as important, if not more so, than In Flames in terms of creating that whole sound to begin with.



It's hard to believe that At the Gates were once a great band making great albums, sadly most people seem to remember them by their worst album.

Alex E
December 19th, 2006, 5:19 PM
www.myspace.com/vancanto

Just go listen to it, you'll be glad you did.

Pete Cash
December 19th, 2006, 8:40 PM
www.myspace.com/vancanto

Just go listen to it, you'll be glad you did.

HAHAAH they would be pretty cool to see live.

Alex E
December 20th, 2006, 5:21 AM
HAHAAH they would be pretty cool to see live.


I'll megaupload the album if anyone wants, it's probably hard to find online. PM me.

Crabby
December 20th, 2006, 10:07 AM
NEW FOZZY http://profile.myspace.com/therockofjericho

I LOVE it. It sounds heavier than the last album with a nice dose of pure cheese
Meeeeeetal Goooooooooods



Not a bad cover at all actually.

Speaking of Rich Ward-related matters, has anyone checked out the new Stuck Mojo album yet?

Aussie_Outlaw
December 20th, 2006, 10:19 AM
Since Crabby didn't say so I will.....

it's on their site.... http://www.stuckmojomedia.com/

and only there. Rich hates record companies.

Pete Cash
December 20th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Guys there is more pressing concerns... didn't you hear that band that the guitars are really them making the sounds

BRILLIANT

aBBy
December 21st, 2006, 7:10 AM
I finally got Colony by In Flames and I'm ashamed its taken me this long to get it. But you guys are right, its awesome. I still need to listen to it more to make a judgement but I still like Jester Race/Whoracle slightly more.

Behind Space '99 is a fricken awesome track though. Always loved it :D

Cactus Lem
December 21st, 2006, 8:02 AM
NEW FOZZY http://profile.myspace.com/therockofjericho

I LOVE it. It sounds heavier than the last album with a nice dose of pure cheese
Meeeeeetal Goooooooooods


I am LOVING this, and I'm only 45 seconds in.

Is it a cover of the Priest track? I haven't heard it in years, but I remember Priest having a track of the same title.

mrbling
December 21st, 2006, 5:17 PM
Ugh yeah, that is a truly horrible cover of the Priest track.
Complete lack of respect to butcher a song like that. :(

darkhorse
December 22nd, 2006, 2:31 AM
I preordered the upcoming Chimaira album ("Resurrection") earlier. Hopefully soon enough to get the autographed booklet.

Cactus Lem
December 22nd, 2006, 4:09 PM
I preordered the upcoming Chimaira album ("Resurrection") earlier. Hopefully soon enough to get the autographed booklet.

Any idea when it's due out?

I loved Impossibility of Reason and lked the self titled follow up, but I really haven't listenend to the self titled all that much. I'd be prepared to give the new one a go though.

darkhorse
December 22nd, 2006, 4:32 PM
I know it's March 6 in the US. Probably around the same time in other countries.

Bandit
December 25th, 2006, 5:17 AM
Hirax. Anyone into them?

Hero!
December 25th, 2006, 3:15 PM
I'm an Iced Earth fan so my friend told me to check out "Demons & Wizards" and i really like them, especially the vocalist. Now heres the thing, the vocalist is from blind Guardian and I've never listened to blind guardian, but i really love this guy's vocals and I was wondering if any of my fellow metalheads would be willing to upload some BG for me?

Bandit
December 25th, 2006, 10:40 PM
I hate Blind Guardians vocalist.

Hero!
December 26th, 2006, 1:44 AM
I hate Blind Guardians vocalist.


kthx

Alex E
December 26th, 2006, 3:23 AM
Yeah, i'll upload you some. It'll probably be in about 12-24 hours though, i'll post the link in here when I put it up.

Pete Cash
December 26th, 2006, 6:05 AM
I hate Blind Guardians vocalist.

NEG REP.. well ok no, but that is how ANGRY you made me :)

Hero!
December 26th, 2006, 3:25 PM
Yeah, i'll upload you some. It'll probably be in about 12-24 hours though, i'll post the link in here when I put it up.


":panic: wh00000t!"


^^^^^^^ My actual reaction

Alex E
December 26th, 2006, 4:28 PM
Anyone who wants it, BG pack.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QZW0RCP0

A night at the opera - Battlefield, and then there was silence
A twist in the myth - Another stranger me, fly
Nightfall in middle earth - time stands still at the iron hill, nightfall
Imaginations from the other side - IFTOS, Mordred's song
Somewhere far beyond - SFB, Time what is time
Live - Mirror mirror, bard's song

Hero!
December 26th, 2006, 7:15 PM
Anyone who wants it, BG pack.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=QZW0RCP0

A night at the opera - Battlefield, and then there was silence
A twist in the myth - Another stranger me, fly
Nightfall in middle earth - time stands still at the iron hill, nightfall
Imaginations from the other side - IFTOS, Mordred's song
Somewhere far beyond - SFB, Time what is time
Live - Mirror mirror, bard's song

Ok i'm really liking bling guardian, but some of the songs don't have names. They're just called "track 02, track 10, 05, and 01"

Alex E
December 26th, 2006, 7:52 PM
Ok i'm really liking bling guardian, but some of the songs don't have names. They're just called "track 02, track 10, 05, and 01"

10 - and then there was silence
5 - mordred's song
2 - battlefield
01 - imaginations from the other side

they're just rips off cds, so yeah...

Hero!
December 26th, 2006, 8:18 PM
10 - and then there was silence
5 - mordred's song
2 - battlefield
01 - imaginations from the other side

they're just rips off cds, so yeah...


thanks! and thanks for the songs, i don't think i said it before. People seem to be very nice to me today :wtf:

Alex E
December 26th, 2006, 8:24 PM
thanks! and thanks for the songs, i don't think i said it before. People seem to be very nice to me today :wtf:


Btw, you unzipped a trojan into your registry that sends porn to everyone on your email list.

Hero!
December 26th, 2006, 8:29 PM
Btw, you unzipped a trojan into your registry that sends porn to everyone on your email list.


What?! :eek:

blackening
December 27th, 2006, 1:06 AM
I hate Blind Guardians vocalist.
why?

Alex E
December 27th, 2006, 1:28 AM
What?! :eek:

Don't worry, it was just a joke...

Pete Cash
December 27th, 2006, 6:24 AM
Yep, good ole Megawozniak... I remember the time that he uploaded that album he said he was going to and I listened to it and it was a merry old time.

Oh wait he hasn't done that yet ;)

Alex E
December 27th, 2006, 6:26 AM
Yep, good ole Megawozniak... I remember the time that he uploaded that album he said he was going to and I listened to it and it was a merry old time.

Oh wait he hasn't done that yet ;)


THIS IS PANDEMONIUM

I'll have my hands on it friday.

aBBy
December 27th, 2006, 6:39 AM
I finally got a Nevermore album - This Godless Endeavor. So far so good. I'm liking the sound :)

aBBy
December 27th, 2006, 7:13 AM
Sorry I have to add again. I LOVE THIS ALBUM. I've listened to it over and over. Sentient 6 is a god awesome track. This will be played overly on my iPod for a while...

Ringo
December 27th, 2006, 7:15 AM
Battlefield is very possibly the best song in the world ever.

Pete Cash
December 27th, 2006, 8:21 AM
Sorry I have to add again. I LOVE THIS ALBUM. I've listened to it over and over. Sentient 6 is a god awesome track. This will be played overly on my iPod for a while...

I love it... the whole album is great. It is one of my favourite albums of all time.

Hero!
December 27th, 2006, 1:47 PM
Don't worry, it was just a joke...

Oh I get it........:hahano:

aBBy
December 28th, 2006, 8:41 AM
I love it... the whole album is great. It is one of my favourite albums of all time.

Yes it is a great album. I need to get into more of Nevermore. I was only a casual listener in the beginning, but I've become a big fan of there stuff. I still reckon Sentient 6 is just immense.

Hero!
December 28th, 2006, 3:10 PM
where are all the metal-heads?! get your asses to the poll, BG is getting killed by Elvis!

Aussie_Outlaw
December 28th, 2006, 6:29 PM
It's to be expected.

Especially with Spinal Tap in the same poll which will basically split our vote.

Tempest
December 28th, 2006, 6:32 PM
Tap's the kind of band you vote when there's not one of the best and consistently brilliant bands in it...

Aussie_Outlaw
December 28th, 2006, 6:51 PM
Edguy aren't there.

Tempest
December 28th, 2006, 6:52 PM
:lol: Petes head will explode at that.

Not that Edguy aren't FANTASTIC

Pete Cash
December 29th, 2006, 3:46 AM
Edguy are obviously not consistent because they have some alright albums and some very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very poor ones.

Pete Cash
December 29th, 2006, 7:40 AM
It's to be expected.

Especially with Spinal Tap in the same poll which will basically split our vote.

Actually I let this pass when I really shouldn't. I like Spinal Tap, I even like the two albums that they have done, but I would not expect people who actually listen to metal to vote for fucking Spinal Tap over Blind Guardian.

It would be like voting Spinal Tap over Death, or a band of similar status. Madness.

Also Jimmy I got the gigantour DVD and its alright, Russell Allen is pretty fucking brilliant I must say.

Tempest
December 29th, 2006, 7:44 AM
Spoke to MJR for a while this afternoon, and here's what he had to say:

They had planned to start the mix on the CD this week, but were delayed a bit overall by the holiday earlier this week, so mixing has been rescheduled for January. Russ has 3 songs to finish (and was on his way to The Dungeon as Mike & I spoke) & hopes to be done with his recording by the weekend, and MJR has a couple more solos that he wants to record, as well as getting some loose ends tied up and polishing things up overall. They are still aiming for a Spring '07 release, & Mike had some pretty exciting things to say about the material, saying that it has something for old fans and new fans alike, so I'm confident more than ever in saying that the CD will be well worth the wait.

So there IS light at the end of the tunnel, & the band appreciates your patience greatly; stay tuned for more info soon!

Rar!

Pete Cash
December 29th, 2006, 7:46 AM
Michael Romeo had to devote some solo time to eating cheese burgers over Christmas.

Tempest
December 29th, 2006, 7:49 AM
I heard he was learning to do the pretentious hair flick to the other side of his face too

Aussie_Outlaw
December 29th, 2006, 7:50 AM
Actually I let this pass when I really shouldn't. I like Spinal Tap, I even like the two albums that they have done, but I would not expect people who actually listen to metal to vote for fucking Spinal Tap over Blind Guardian.

I would if they've liked the movie and have absolutely no idea about power metal, which isn't really uncommon. Power Metal isn't really one of the forerunning sub-genres of the metal genre.

Alex E
December 30th, 2006, 1:09 PM
I'll get the van canto cd uploaded today...it's pretty short, but they cover metallica's battery :eek:

Hero!
December 30th, 2006, 6:13 PM
I'll get the van canto cd uploaded today...it's pretty short, but they cover metallica's battery :eek:


ever heard machine head's cover of it? i like battery, and i like machine head, but i don't like machine head covering battery.

Tempest
December 31st, 2006, 10:43 AM
*EXPLODES*


:: December 28th 2006 ::

AVANTASIA IS BACK!

We have just received the following statement from Tobias Sammet:

"I've heard rumors going around and - yes - they're true. Quite some time ago I've started working on another Avantasia adventure! Again it's going to be a conceptual album with different musicians and singers. More about it from now on at this site www.avantasia.net. You ask why I am doing it? Because I can! Because I am dying to go for it! And because the time has come that I feel ready and strong enough to start something big, bombastic and monumental again! Believe me: you won't find any other man on the face of the earth who has got more work and stress right now - and who's yet as happy as I am. It's so exciting to see another dream of mine take shape. I wish you a successful year 2007 and - most important - I wish you happiness, health and a lot of good sex!"

dljksldjaskmsa;lda!!!

Good news, I mean :D

Pete Cash
December 31st, 2006, 10:55 AM
That will surely be gay

Tempest
December 31st, 2006, 10:57 AM
Until Hansi agrees to sing on it and you gush like the goon that you are.

Pete Cash
December 31st, 2006, 10:57 AM
I would listen to the songs Hansi sings on

Tempest
December 31st, 2006, 10:58 AM
Then act like a silly dick about the others. I know you like Avantasia anyway, so stop being a jerk.

I bet Anna has left him for a troll or something.

Aussie_Outlaw
December 31st, 2006, 7:40 PM
No Tempy, Pete doesn't live anything after The Seven Angels.

Woo 2007 will have new Edguy and new Avantasia.

Pete Cash
January 1st, 2007, 7:10 AM
I like the first album... I think the second album is a bit shit though.

Nemesis
January 1st, 2007, 4:21 PM
Just ordered a few CDs the other day: Immortal's Battles in the North (I've made it my mission to have all of their CDs before I see them in June...only a few more to go), the newest Chthonic (Taiwanese black metal), and a Tales of Darknord CD. I just bought the latter because it sounded goofy (and the album cover looked weird, too), and it was on clearance. Always nice to take a chance on something you've never heard, as long as it's cheap.

PepperCarrot
January 1st, 2007, 5:21 PM
Just ordered a few CDs the other day: Immortal's Battles in the North (I've made it my mission to have all of their CDs before I see them in June...only a few more to go), the newest Chthonic (Taiwanese black metal), and a Tales of Darknord CD. I just bought the latter because it sounded goofy (and the album cover looked weird, too), and it was on clearance. Always nice to take a chance on something you've never heard, as long as it's cheap.

Battles in the North is a great CD.

Aussie_Outlaw
January 2nd, 2007, 4:53 AM
I like the first album... I think the second album is a bit shit though.

Perhaps a 3rd album will lift the 2nd album up (yes it is possible).

Also metal peeps.... I'm vote whoring (http://forums.rajah.com/showthread.php?t=124123)

Pete Cash
January 2nd, 2007, 7:10 AM
I have a feeling it won't, because it is turd.

Ringo
January 2nd, 2007, 12:33 PM
..

Mr. Cash's last two posts are EXACTLY 24 hours apart.

Amazing.

aBBy
January 3rd, 2007, 7:52 AM
..

Mr. Cash's last two posts are EXACTLY 24 hours apart.

Amazing.

Great observation.

Trivium concert approaching. Less than a month :D

Cactus Lem
January 3rd, 2007, 11:32 AM
Going from the Nevermore talk, I've always heard good things about them, but never heard anything of them, would anyone be kind enough to upload a few tracks or an album, just so I can give them a go?

It'll be much apreciated.

Bad Obsession
January 4th, 2007, 1:35 AM
I had nowt else better to do, so I upped the full album for ya. Their best IMO.

Clicky. (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SJWX2VCS)

aBBy, saw Trivium support Maiden (who were fucking MINDBLOWING) at the start of December, and it was utterly dreadful. Really bad set. I was glad I had a lot of beer in me by that point.

Anyone here heard of Stolen Babies? I'm a bit obsessed lately. Their debut album, There Be Squabbles Ahead, came out last year on The End Records. It's pretty damn funky. Bit more experimental/progressive than metal, but the metal elements are there. You should check 'em out. :yes:

Aussie_Outlaw
January 4th, 2007, 1:41 AM
Dead Heart?

Prolly Enemies.

blackening
January 4th, 2007, 1:54 AM
I had nowt else better to do, so I upped the full album for ya. Their best IMO.

Clicky. (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SJWX2VCS)

i think i'll take a listen and download it as well. which album is it?

Bad Obsession
January 4th, 2007, 1:56 AM
This Godless Endeavor.

I probably should've put the album title in the filename thinking about it now..

blackening
January 4th, 2007, 2:42 AM
yeah, probably.

mrbling
January 4th, 2007, 3:18 AM
I have a little treat for you guys, the link should be good for a few more days.

Ripping Corpse - Dreaming with the Dead (http://senduit.com/99d6fb)

It's oldschool death metal from 1991 with a vocalist that almost sounds like he shoould be a in thrash metal band instead. Plenty of riffs to go around though, and that's the important thing.

aBBy
January 4th, 2007, 7:00 AM
Going from the Nevermore talk, I've always heard good things about them, but never heard anything of them, would anyone be kind enough to upload a few tracks or an album, just so I can give them a go?

It'll be much apreciated.

I recently got into them more actually because I was just a casual listener in the beginning and didnt think to highly of them but then I got This Godless Endeavor and fell in love with it. Sentient 6 is a fuck awesome track. I love it heaps.

I'm going to get a couple more of there albums - Enemies Of Reality and Dead Heart In A Dead World as I heard these were both great albums.

Btw, Happy Birthday :D


I had nowt else better to do, so I upped the full album for ya. Their best IMO.

Clicky. (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SJWX2VCS)

aBBy, saw Trivium support Maiden (who were fucking MINDBLOWING) at the start of December, and it was utterly dreadful. Really bad set. I was glad I had a lot of beer in me by that point.

Aww really? Damn. I dont care, I'm still pumped. Hey, what songs did they play? Were they mainly from The Crusade because I hope we atleast get a couple tracks from Ascendancy.

Bad Obsession
January 4th, 2007, 10:02 AM
Majority was Crusade, yeah.

King101
January 4th, 2007, 9:42 PM
At the show I saw on the Maiden tour Trivium played;

Entrance of the Conflagration
Detonation
Like Light To the Flies
Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation
Unrepentant
To The Rats
Anthem
Pull Harder On The Strings of Your Martyr

Personally I really enjoyed them, but I realy like the new stuff. They're coming back to the UK in April with Annihilator and I can't wait for it.

blackening
January 6th, 2007, 3:39 AM
This Godless Endeavor.

I probably should've put the album title in the filename thinking about it now..

thanks for uploading this. i've been listening to this and i'm loving it. love the guitar work and the vocals.

have you gotten a chance to download and listen to it yet Cactus Lem?

aBBy
January 6th, 2007, 8:16 AM
At the show I saw on the Maiden tour Trivium played;

Entrance of the Conflagration
Detonation
Like Light To the Flies
Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation
Unrepentant
To The Rats
Anthem
Pull Harder On The Strings of Your Martyr

Personally I really enjoyed them, but I realy like the new stuff. They're coming back to the UK in April with Annihilator and I can't wait for it.

Not a bad playlist. I hope we get some of those songs, and as cheesy as Dying In Ur Arms is, I want to hear that song live and This World Cant Tear Us Apart...yeh I cant help it, I love those type of metal ballads :D

Pete Cash
January 6th, 2007, 8:57 AM
I made a mixed CD of gay metal ballads... it was lovely.

Tempest
January 6th, 2007, 9:30 AM
What's on it?

aBBy
January 7th, 2007, 6:39 AM
Yeh, do share Pete. I love metal ballads.

Pete Cash
January 7th, 2007, 7:10 AM
I can't remember it was years ago...sheesh, but it was very, very gay.

Hero!
January 9th, 2007, 11:06 PM
So i got a favor to ask..... :)?

Anywho someone in my family reformatted my pc sometime last week, I've managed to get back most of my music, but I can't find Children of Bodom "Are you dead yet?" anywhere thats safe to download from. Does anyone have this album and are willing to upload it for me? please and thanks.

blackening
January 10th, 2007, 12:11 AM
sorry, only have Follow the Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll.

4,500 posts!

The Great Dave
January 10th, 2007, 1:11 AM
So i got a favor to ask..... :)?

Anywho someone in my family reformatted my pc sometime last week, I've managed to get back most of my music, but I can't find Children of Bodom "Are you dead yet?" anywhere thats safe to download from. Does anyone have this album and are willing to upload it for me? please and thanks.

http://rapidshare.com/files/11027460/DIE_.rar.html

Oh, and I have no idea why I'm in this thread. I think I got sidetracked.

darkhorse
January 12th, 2007, 8:54 PM
The new Chimaira album "Resurrection" has leaked. I'm on track 7 ("The Flame") now and so far this album is amazing.

blackening
January 13th, 2007, 2:13 AM
i go back to school on Monday and i needed some new music to listen to in the car. i still have to pay off my books, so i downloaded: Iron Maiden's 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,' 'Number of the Best,' and 'Powerslave.' i'm currently downloading some Metallica to go with 'Kill 'Em All' and '...And Justice For All' which i burned from my girlfriend's brother.

i'd have to say i'm liking the Iron Maiden albums i burned. i think i like Seventh Son... the most so far. :yes:

Cactus Lem
January 13th, 2007, 5:12 PM
Yeah Seventh Son is probably my favouirte Maiden album, along with the amazingly underrated Somewhere In Time.

Somewhere In Time really doesn't get mention enough, and they enevr seem to play any tracks from the album live for some reason.

Aussie_Outlaw
January 14th, 2007, 5:40 AM
Figured I'd do this for the metal thread.... metal bands / hard rock bands qualifications in the tournament... (basically bands of interest to us)



QUALIFIED ACTS

Black Sabbath
Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Led Zeppelin
Megadeth (4th Wildcard)
Metallica
Pantera
Queen



ELIMINATED ACTS!

38 Bon Jovi 19 26.76%
43 Motorhead 20 24.10%
48 Alice Cooper 15 21.13%
53 AC/DC 16 20.00%
54 Tool 18 20.00%
58 Deep Purple 16 18.60%
60 Judas Priest 14 17.72%
62 Fozzy 14 16.87%
64 Motley Crue 15 16.85%
65 Blind Guardian 12 16.67%
74 DragonForce 12 14.46%
75 Dream Theater 13 14.44%
79 Spinal Tap 10 13.89%
80 Anthrax 11 13.58%
95 Queensryche 10 11.11%
97 Def Leppard 10 10.53%
99 Slayer 8 10.00%
101 Edguy 7 9.86%
106 System of a Down 7 9.09%
112 Faith No More 7 8.05%
129 White Zombie 3 3.57%
130 Black Label Society 2 2.56%
145 King Crimson 12 17.39%
160 Slipknot 11 14.29%
167 Trivium 10 13.70%
175 Symphony X 11 12.64%
186 Nine Inch Nails 11 12.09%
193 Danzig 9 11.54%
213 Jethro Tull 9 10.00%
213 Killswitch Engage 8 10.00%
220 Fear Factory 8 9.76%
249 The Haunted 6 8.45%
254 Limp Bizkit 6 7.69%
254 Marilyn Manson 7 7.69%
268 Kyuss 5 7.25%
281 Queens Of The Stone Age 6 6.52%
284 Linkin Park 5 6.25%
299 Iced Earth 5 5.68%
299 Twisted Sister 5 5.68%
302 A Perfect Circle 5 5.62%
305 Rammstein 4 5.48%
314 Godspeed You Black Emperor! 5 5.26%
356 The Misfits 3 3.70%
361 Refused 3 3.57%
365 Fu Manchu 3 3.49%
369 Machine Head 3 3.41%
406 Mastodon 2 2.20%
424 Lordi 1 1.28%
442 Eagles of Death Metal 1 1.16%

Pete Cash
January 14th, 2007, 8:41 AM
Oh megadeth gets a wildcard :lol:

I am happy with that though, I like them

aBBy
January 14th, 2007, 8:45 AM
Metallica :D

groovyjoss
January 15th, 2007, 10:22 PM
You kids should be able to answer this...

Someone told me that gavin harrison doesn't play with Porcupine Tree anymore. But wiki doesn't confirm that and someone is harassing me. So does he or doesn't he?

darkhorse
January 15th, 2007, 11:08 PM
The Porcupine Tree myspace says he does.

groovyjoss
January 15th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Okay, cool thanks.

blackening
January 15th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Yeah Seventh Son is probably my favorite Maiden album, along with the amazingly underrated Somewhere In Time.
what is your favorite song from the album? mine would have to be 'Infinite Dreams', followed by 'Can I Play With Madness', 'Seventh Son...', 'Only The Good Die Young', etc.

Powerslave is pretty good, but the only song i really like from Number of the Best is 'Run to the Hills'.

Anaconda Sniper
January 16th, 2007, 7:24 PM
Does anyone like The Showdown?

Crabby
January 19th, 2007, 11:11 AM
I bought tickets to see both Slayer/Mastodon and Converge this week. Fucking yay. I've also got a free ticket to see Testament (four-fifths of the original lineup, with Nick Barker on drums) in a few weeks as well, and I'm also seeing Tool again next week! Gonna be a busy time methinks.

aBBy
January 20th, 2007, 1:52 AM
Trivium...Less than 2 weeks :D

Just also like to add that I love NAGLFAR! Anyone else here a fan? Pariah is a real awesome album.

Pete Cash
January 20th, 2007, 6:57 AM
Blind Guardian coming up soon :D

Hero!
January 20th, 2007, 10:49 PM
I bought tickets to see both Slayer/Mastodon and Converge this week. Fucking yay. I've also got a free ticket to see Testament (four-fifths of the original lineup, with Nick Barker on drums) in a few weeks as well, and I'm also seeing Tool again next week! Gonna be a busy time methinks.

Mastodon and converge?! thats pretty fucking sweet, but man am i jealous that you get to see testament. I'm a huge testament fan. :(

humanimal
January 21st, 2007, 8:00 PM
Does anyone like The Showdown?

Dude, A Chorus of Obliteration was sheer brutality and only one or two small things could have been done better. With their second album 'Temptation Come My Way' they've left behind the more metal stylings and vocals and stuck with a heavy southern rock feel which is more accessible.....I'm backing the band's decision but the jury will still be out until the album is released in February....

Awesome band though....'Laid To Rest' is one of the most amazing songs I've heard in a long time...

Anaconda Sniper
January 22nd, 2007, 2:21 AM
Yeah...a chorus of obliteration is an amazing album. I've heard a couple new ones and at first I was like eh but after listening to them more it is starting to grow on me. But they are a great band no doubt about it.

aBBy
January 26th, 2007, 12:46 AM
*BUMP*

Happy 21st B'day to Matt Heafy! (Trivium lead singer) So young but So talented. There concert is approaching :D

blackening
January 26th, 2007, 4:33 PM
have any of you heard of 'Hell Yeah'? i heard them talk about them on the radio. the band consists of:
Chad Gray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Gray) (Mudvayne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudvayne)) - Vocals
Greg Tribbett (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Tribbett) (Mudvayne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudvayne)) - Guitar
Tom Maxwell (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tom_Maxwell&action=edit) (Nothingface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothingface)) - Guitar
Jerry Montano (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jerry_Montano&action=edit) (Danzig (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danzig_%28band%29), Nothingface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothingface)) - Bass
Vinnie Paul Abbott (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinnie_Paul_Abbott) (Pantera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantera), Damageplan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damageplan)) - Drumsi'd imagine must of you guys wouldn't bother because of the Mudvayne members, but would maybe check it out for Vinne Paul. they have two songs up on their MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/hellyeah.

i like 'Matter of Time' quite a bit.

Crabby
January 29th, 2007, 5:29 AM
I saw Trivium again at Big Day Out, they really suffered from some sub-par sound, and the pitch of the bassist's backing vocals were WAY off as well. By far the best part was the cover of "Master Of Puppets", which I think says something really haha.

Cactus Lem
January 29th, 2007, 9:26 AM
What do people think of Savatage?

I took some of their albums from my mates PC the other day, and I've just started listening to them, currently listening to Hall of the Mountain King, and I'm loving them.

The vocalist's voice is immense, shown a great range so far, and I'm loving the pacing of the tracks and album structure so far.

Pete Cash
January 29th, 2007, 9:28 AM
Awesome group... one of my favourites.

I also forgot to put the album Hall of the Mountain king into my 25 most influential metal albums and I felt like an idiot.

Cactus Lem
January 29th, 2007, 9:35 AM
Awesome group... one of my favourites.

I also forgot to put the album Hall of the Mountain king into my 25 most influential metal albums and I felt like an idiot.

Good to hear :yes:

I've never really seen them mentioned around these parts before, so I thought I'd bring them up.

Listening to Leigons right now, and for some reason it's really reminding me of The Scorpion by Megadeth :dunno: I'm sure thats a poor comparison and I've only made it since both bands are on my mind right now.......

My mates one of the organisers of Prog Power UK, and he's got the Savatage vocalist headlining, so he's desperatley trying to get me in to them so that I'll attned the event. So far, he's winning me over.

Pete Cash
January 29th, 2007, 9:37 AM
Kamelot are playing.... what more do you need.

Cactus Lem
January 29th, 2007, 9:41 AM
Kamelot are playing.... what more do you need.

My mate who I was talking about, is obsessed with Kamelot, along with Vanden Plas they're his favourite band of all time, but as much as he's tried, he's never been able to get me into either. I don't dislike either, but they just aren't really my thing, something about Roy Khan really annoys me, and I find they're a bit to epic for me for the most part.

Pete Cash
January 29th, 2007, 9:43 AM
Last years line up was very, very sexy

Orphaned Land are one of my favourites

Aussie_Outlaw
January 29th, 2007, 9:49 AM
I just put my list together of Perfect albums (Albums i love every track on) [some are a tad weird]

Anthrax - Vol 8
Anthrax - Sound Of White Noise
Anthrax - We've Come for You All
Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Dokken - Back for the attack
Dream Evil - Dragon Slayer
Edguy - Mandrake
Fozzy - Fozzy
Fu Manchu - California Crossing
GNR - Appetite
In Flames - Colony
Megadeth - So Far So Good...
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Megadeth - Countdown
Megadeth - Cryptic
Megadeth - The World Needs A Hero
Metallica - Kill Em All
Motley Crue - Greatest Hits
Nevermore - Dead Heart
Prcupine Tree - In Absentia
Queensryche - Mindcrime
Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos
Symphony X - V
Warmachine 1999 Demo


Fucking ace list there imo. Give me those 26 albums and I'm set for life.

aBBy
January 29th, 2007, 10:05 AM
I've just got Children Of Bodom's Follow The Reaper album. LOVE IT! Disappointed that it took me this long to get it it as its a real kick ass album.

aBBy
January 29th, 2007, 10:08 AM
OMG Trivium tomorrow night. My first ever metal concert. I'm scared...nervous but PUMPED DAMMIT! :D

Cactus Lem
January 29th, 2007, 10:11 AM
Last years line up was very, very sexy

Orphaned Land are one of my favourites

Apparently quite a few people left once Therion came on, and it seemed like the majority of people there where Threshold fans.

Pagans Mind played last year, who I saw a day later in London, awesome live band, Firewind are also a bit of alright.

aBBy
January 31st, 2007, 8:51 AM
Man, this thread keeps drifting. I'll bump it again.

So I went to my first metal concert last night - TRIVIUM. Loved it, and it has made me more pumped to go to future metal concerts! The pain later is all worth it. I didnt join the mosh or anything as Im still abit of a wimp :( But the atmosphere is awesome.

The whole set was great but was alittle disappointed that they didnt play all of Master Of Puppets! Oh well...They'll be back again and I will still go :D

Pete Cash
January 31st, 2007, 12:18 PM
ahahaha yeah your feet are going to be sore :p

blackening
January 31st, 2007, 12:34 PM
By far the best part was the cover of "Master Of Puppets", which I think says something really haha.

I'd really like to hear that. How was it?

Alex E
February 1st, 2007, 12:16 AM
Apparently quite a few people left once Therion came on, and it seemed like the majority of people there where Threshold fans.

Pagans Mind played last year, who I saw a day later in London, awesome live band, Firewind are also a bit of alright.

We had the same thing over at Progpower USA one or two years ago with Therion playing, people didn't really know what to expect and a chunk left. I'm very glad though, since I got to growl some of Typhon into the mic and go nuts.

Pagan's Mind is a pretty fun band, from what I remember (it's been 4 years since i've seen them) the vocalist carried his part surprisingly well considering how artificial it sounds on the albums at times. Great guys too, they'll hang out and blend in. Make sure you go to any afterparties with those guys.

Orphaned Land - what's their status? I heard they were working on a new album...any eta? Random story, I met them on a subway while I happened to be looking through the booklet for Mabool. Talked a bit about the band, but it wasn't until later I realized his english was a bit rough - they WERE the band, they weren't "here for the band".

How is Threshold live? I only have one cd, they haven't really grabbed me yet.

edit: firewind seem a bit generic power metal. What song do I listen to for convincing myself otherwise?

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2007, 12:20 AM
Happy Power isn't real power metal or so Pete tells me.

Blind Guardian are real power metal.

Pete Cash
February 1st, 2007, 2:56 AM
This is total reverse logic because you said real power metal was happy power metal and I said if anything power metal like helloween (early stuff), blind guardian and Gamma Ray is real power metal.

Total reverse

Pete Cash
February 1st, 2007, 2:59 AM
Orphaned Land - what's their status? I heard they were working on a new album...any eta? Random story, I met them on a subway while I happened to be looking through the booklet for Mabool. Talked a bit about the band, but it wasn't until later I realized his english was a bit rough - they WERE the band, they weren't "here for the band".



Supposed to be out this year

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/orphaned-land/222502-orphaned-land-new-concept.html

is the concept of the album.

Should rock so hard.. (I would put mabool in the top five metal albums of all time... well in my opinion)

Aussie_Outlaw
February 1st, 2007, 2:59 AM
Nuh uh. You just said the same tihng that if there is a "real power metal" it's Guardian/GammaRay/Helloween.

But you're silly.

Pete Cash
February 1st, 2007, 3:01 AM
Yeah but I said that after you said that bands like Edguy and the like are real power metal.

I said that as a counter to the rot you were saying.

And you're silly

Tempest
February 1st, 2007, 3:14 AM
How is Threshold live? I only have one cd, they haven't really grabbed me yet.

edit: firewind seem a bit generic power metal. What song do I listen to for convincing myself otherwise?


Which album is that? I really love Threshold - I'd reckon the acoustic album or the last album would be best to start with. I don't think I like them as much with the older vocalists.

Firewind are generic, to be honest. But I do enjoy some of their stuff. Found them a bit boring live, though - They basically played songs that sounded exactly like the one before. I suppose that's a funny critiscm seeings as I was at a Dragonforce gig...

Cactus Lem
February 1st, 2007, 1:30 PM
We had the same thing over at Progpower USA one or two years ago with Therion playing, people didn't really know what to expect and a chunk left. I'm very glad though, since I got to growl some of Typhon into the mic and go nuts.

Pagan's Mind is a pretty fun band, from what I remember (it's been 4 years since i've seen them) the vocalist carried his part surprisingly well considering how artificial it sounds on the albums at times. Great guys too, they'll hang out and blend in. Make sure you go to any afterparties with those guys.

Orphaned Land - what's their status? I heard they were working on a new album...any eta? Random story, I met them on a subway while I happened to be looking through the booklet for Mabool. Talked a bit about the band, but it wasn't until later I realized his english was a bit rough - they WERE the band, they weren't "here for the band".

How is Threshold live? I only have one cd, they haven't really grabbed me yet.

edit: firewind seem a bit generic power metal. What song do I listen to for convincing myself otherwise?

The Pagans Mind vocalist is awesome, his stage atire and actions had me cracking up. He treated his appearance as a joke, and loved the reactions that he recieved. They seemed like very regualr guys as well, and had a reasonably large contingent from Norway come over with them which was cool, as they brought plenty of hot women with them :D

I haven't seen Threshold live, I'm not a huge fan, I like them, but I dunno if I'd pay to go see them, but from what I hear, they're very good live. Be warned though, there's got to be some bias involved in there from my friend.

To be honest, I agree on your assesment of Firewind. I don't listen to them all that much, it's ussually when I'm in the same friend I've mentioned's car that I'll hear them. They replaced their vocalist recently though, and I thought the new guy had a pretty awesome voice.

Nemesis
February 5th, 2007, 3:48 AM
Just recently got tickets to see Lamb of God for March 10th. It'll be the third time I've seen them, but not since their new CD came out (which I still haven't bought).

Trivium, Machine Head, and Gojira are supporting, so it'll be a learning experience for me :$

I just hope Trivium plays a decent amount of Ascendancy stuff (not sure how I feel about the Crusade tracks I've heard). And it'll be interesting to see Machine Head. I don't even know what they sound like anymore. Haven't heard any Gojira whatsoever.

This is all just a primer for Immortal in June, of course. :evilgrin:

aBBy
February 5th, 2007, 7:01 AM
I dont care about the hate, but Trivium are pretty awesome live even though there were a few hiccups here and there at there concert. They covered it well.

Nemesis you will find that they will split the songs from Ascendancy and The Crusade so you shouldnt be too disappointed.

Lamb Of God are coming back to Australia in April. Still not sure, but I might go to their concert.

King101
February 5th, 2007, 5:29 PM
What stuff did trivium play? They're coming back here in april and im hoping to hear some more stuff I havn't heard yet.

aBBy
February 6th, 2007, 7:39 AM
This is what they played during their Australian Headline concerts -

Entrance To The Conflagration
Detonation
Like Light To The Flies
Ignition
To The Rats
Dying In Your Arms
Ember To Inferno
Unrepentant
Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation
Master Of Puppets
Tread The Floods
Anthem (We Are The Fire)
PUll Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

Pete Cash
February 9th, 2007, 4:21 AM
Blind Guardian in a week or so :D

I am rather excited... now all I need is tempest to die and my life would be complete.

Bad Obsession
February 9th, 2007, 3:59 PM
Any Wintersun fans here? A friend sent me their debut album (self-titled) a few days ago and I've been giving it a listen.

Not usually my type of thing, it has quite a bit of power metal elements in there, but it's not bad. Ok for a guilty pleasure I think. 'Beautiful Death' is by far the stand out track for me.

fear is the mindkiller
February 10th, 2007, 11:32 AM
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/story.aspx?newsitemID=14998


Dude, what's with Roadrunner gobbling up all these great bands. I guess it's good in some ways...good for the label, I mean....but if I were Opeth or BLS or Dream Theater, I'd be asking myself if I'd really want to be on the same label as Nickelback and Theory Of A Deadman...

King101
February 10th, 2007, 12:19 PM
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/news/story.aspx?newsitemID=14998


Dude, what's with Roadrunner gobbling up all these great bands. I guess it's good in some ways...good for the label, I mean....but if I were Opeth or BLS or Dream Theater, I'd be asking myself if I'd really want to be on the same label as Nickelback and Theory Of A Deadman...

Aren't Megadeth on Roadrunner now too?

All these guys have bee in the business for a long time now, maybe they're jus starting to realise they cant carry on forever and want a bit of financial security for their families - here can't be huge amounts of money in being a cult prog-metal band.

Alex E
February 11th, 2007, 6:18 AM
Any Wintersun fans here?

Wintersun is fucking brilliant. If I don't pay attention, Starchild goes on every mix cd I ever make. Check out Ensiferum, they're comparable.

I'm going to make another zip file of songs I deem mandatory listening in a few days. And I'm finally going to upload the acapella band.

blackening
February 12th, 2007, 8:20 PM
:yes:

also, i read that Ozzfest is supposed to be free this year...

Pete Cash
February 14th, 2007, 4:05 AM
Ok guys Metallica is way better than Pantera and we can't split the vote here.

VOTE METALLICA.

Cactus Lem
February 14th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Seconded.

VOTE METALLICA!

fear is the mindkiller
February 15th, 2007, 1:00 PM
megadeth

Kunt 4 Life
February 15th, 2007, 2:09 PM
:yes:

also, i read that Ozzfest is supposed to be free this year...

the cynic in me says theres probably more to than meets the eye....



Metallica at their prime beats pantera at their prime.

And id say metallica at their worst beats pantera at their worst..... :P

fear is the mindkiller
February 16th, 2007, 3:16 PM
So Reload vs Reinventing The Steel, right?

Kunt 4 Life
February 16th, 2007, 4:13 PM
So Reload vs Reinventing The Steel, right?

There's much worse than reinventing the steel...don't forget the albums beofre cowboys..

FollowTheThreeEyes
February 16th, 2007, 6:15 PM
There's much worse than reinventing the steel...don't forget the albums beofre cowboys..

And there is definatley worse than ReLoad...mabye just one: St. Anger.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 16th, 2007, 8:11 PM
Pantera's prime would be Vulgar Display of Power by far.

Kunt 4 Life
February 16th, 2007, 9:41 PM
And there is definatley worse than ReLoad...mabye just one: St. Anger.

I would rate st anger above reload but im not gonna argue with anyone who says otherwise. both at the bottom of the scale

fear is the mindkiller
February 17th, 2007, 1:29 AM
There's much worse than reinventing the steel...don't forget the albums beofre cowboys..


They don't even acknowledge those albums, and with good reason, but Power Metal I thought was pretty good.

And Reload is the worst Metallica album in my opinion. You're right, St. Anger is pretty bad too, but it's heavier. I don't know how they could have written Load and Reload at the same time, because while Load is actually pretty decent, Reload is horrible...just horrible.

Aussie_Outlaw
February 17th, 2007, 2:04 AM
St Anger is worse, ReLoad is better than Load and has redeeming production values while St Anger was mixed by a 13yr old tone deaf child.

Crabby
February 17th, 2007, 4:13 AM
I had free tickets to see Testament last week, and those guys can still deliver live. Skolnick is just awesome and Nick Barker has slotted in perfectly. I even picked up their "Live In London" DVD cheap as well. Also reviewing Suffocation tomorrow night, should be a good one.

Alex E
February 17th, 2007, 1:36 PM
lads, the token "epic" song off the new Ensiferum is fucking sweet, I'd be singing the chorus in ye olde pub with vikings and dragons around. As I said, I'll upload a pack of worthwhile tunes this weekend. But be warned!

aBBy
February 18th, 2007, 1:55 AM
They don't even acknowledge those albums, and with good reason, but Power Metal I thought was pretty good.

And Reload is the worst Metallica album in my opinion. You're right, St. Anger is pretty bad too, but it's heavier. I don't know how they could have written Load and Reload at the same time, because while Load is actually pretty decent, Reload is horrible...just horrible.

What?!?!? Reload is MUCH better than St Anger and no way is it a horrible album.

C'mon it had Unforgiven II, The Memory Remains and Fuel. Not there best songs, but they arent THAT bad either.

I can understand that not many people like Load and Reload as they lost there true Metal roots, but I dont think they are as bad as people make it out to be especially Reload.

Sorry, but no way is that album worse than St Anger and I will keep arguing it.

fear is the mindkiller
February 18th, 2007, 4:38 AM
C'mon it had Unforgiven II, The Memory Remains and Fuel. Not there best songs, but they arent THAT bad either.

Those songs are bad. I actually went back and listened to the whole album earlier today, the first time in like 7 years, and I'm sticking to my guns. The only songs that I find interesting are Devil's Dance and Where The Wild Things Are. And how can you actually like Unforgiven 2? I mean, c'mon...

Aussie_Outlaw
February 18th, 2007, 5:53 AM
They're at least listenable which is more than I can say for St Anger.

Cactus Lem
February 18th, 2007, 9:03 AM
I listen to St Anger when I want to laugh.

Pete Cash
February 18th, 2007, 9:25 AM
Blind Guardian was fucking awesome.... they played Majesty which was pretty good because they hadn't been playing it on the tour, but the crowd chanted for it and they played it.

And Then There Was Silence was the highlight, it is easily the best power metal tune ever.

aBBy
February 18th, 2007, 10:20 AM
Those songs are bad. I actually went back and listened to the whole album earlier today, the first time in like 7 years, and I'm sticking to my guns. The only songs that I find interesting are Devil's Dance and Where The Wild Things Are. And how can you actually like Unforgiven 2? I mean, c'mon...

Unforgiven II aint that bad actually but thats just my opinion. Reload is still much better than St Anger. End of discussion.


Blind Guardian was fucking awesome.... they played Majesty which was pretty good because they hadn't been playing it on the tour, but the crowd chanted for it and they played it.

And Then There Was Silence was the highlight, it is easily the best power metal tune ever.

Glad you had an awesome time Pete.

Question, anyone here a fan of Katatonia? Been getting into this band alot these days. Theyre really great :D

Tempest
February 18th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Anyone heard the new Manowar track 'Die For Metal'? It's seriously making me chuckle with its cheese.

'I need metal in my life, just like an eagle needs to fly'

'I walked inside so I could hear and the guy beside me GAVE ME A BEER'

'He had his fist up in the air, he called me brother, and said my friends are over there'

'They say hold your head up high, raise your fist up in the air, play metal louder than hell'

..and so forth. I do likes me some Manowar, but I can't help laugh when I listen to something like this

Pete Cash
February 18th, 2007, 7:55 PM
Question, anyone here a fan of Katatonia? Been getting into this band alot these days. Theyre really great :D

I quite like a bit of Katatonia, but I have to be in the mood for it... because it is quite depressing.

I prefer Forest Stream for depressing doom metal type of thing.

Bad Obsession
February 18th, 2007, 8:02 PM
Katatonia are fucking immense. One of the first bands I checked out when I was getting into the metal scene.
I think I have pretty much all the studio work they've ever done, I go through phases of listening to them non-stop at times.

The Great Cold Distance is an awesome album too, showing they still have many great places left to go as a band.

Cactus Lem
February 18th, 2007, 8:21 PM
Aren't Katatonia that Welsh band with Cerys Matthews, or is this another band by the same name.

Tempest, just wondering is it possible that you could upload that track? It sounds hilarious.

Bad Obsession
February 18th, 2007, 8:30 PM
Ahaha. That's Catatonia :p

blackening
February 18th, 2007, 8:31 PM
same name, but starts with a 'C'.

Cactus Lem
February 18th, 2007, 8:34 PM
Hahahaha, I was thinking surley not.

Thanks for clearing that up.

Tempest
February 19th, 2007, 2:44 AM
Aren't Katatonia that Welsh band with Cerys Matthews, or is this another band by the same name.

Tempest, just wondering is it possible that you could upload that track? It sounds hilarious.



http://www.sendspace.com/file/sc312f
Should work

Pete Cash
February 19th, 2007, 3:37 AM
oi faggot... why aren't you online.

At "work" no doubt... since when has being a child molester been work

Eggbert Spam
February 19th, 2007, 3:49 AM
Since Morris Iemma came to power.

aBBy
February 19th, 2007, 5:54 AM
Katatonia are fucking immense. One of the first bands I checked out when I was getting into the metal scene.
I think I have pretty much all the studio work they've ever done, I go through phases of listening to them non-stop at times.

The Great Cold Distance is an awesome album too, showing they still have many great places left to go as a band.

I was about to buy The Great Cold Distance the other day but held off bcause the guy at the music store told me that they're releasing a special edition one with bonuses which is coming out soon so I have to wait to get it but from what I've heard so far, its an awesome album.

My Twin is excellent :headbang:

Tempest
February 19th, 2007, 11:55 AM
oi faggot... why aren't you online.

At "work" no doubt... since when has being a child molester been work


:lol: Mate, it's tough going.

How was THE GUARDIANERS? Well brilliant, obviously

aBBy
February 20th, 2007, 8:11 AM
So my friend has been on my back for ages trying to get me to buy a Cradle Of Filth album but I kept refusing after I heard some of there stuff and wasnt really interested, but then I saw 'Midian' for $10 and decided fine I'll give it a go since this album is apparently 'awesome'. Giving it a listen and its not too bad actually...I'm suprised. But I still reckon the male vocalist is a freak.

Cactus Lem
February 20th, 2007, 1:08 PM
I've hated just about every Cradle song I've ever heard.

blackening
February 20th, 2007, 9:56 PM
Yeah, not a favorite of mine either.

Nemesis
February 22nd, 2007, 5:41 AM
Cradle of Filth kind of grew on me.

I still think Cruelty and the Beast is, hands down, their best album. Although a lot of people like Dusk and Her Embrace the most, too. Never got into that one much.

Midian is okay, but I bought Cruelty first, and was kind of disappointed in Midian's overall lack of decent melody.

But I went and bought a Chthonic CD, and...wow. They're pretty similar, but Chthonic is all kinds of kick-ass. They seem more focused and a little more aggressive than CoF.

aBBy
February 22nd, 2007, 7:48 AM
Well I said to myself that Midian was the only CoF album I will get and I'm going to stick to that. Just not a big fan of there music.

I finally found a Norther album today. 'Till Death Unites Us. Top album!

Pete Cash
February 22nd, 2007, 7:51 AM
I am not a big fan of melodic death metal... but I do like Amon Amarth's album "Once Sent From Golden Halls"

aBBy
February 22nd, 2007, 7:52 AM
I love Melodic/Black/Death metal! :headbang:

Nemesis
February 23rd, 2007, 7:33 AM
I am not a big fan of melodic death metal... but I do like Amon Amarth's album "Once Sent From Golden Halls"


Have you heard The Crusher (the one with the Mexican-looking Thor on the cover)? That's the only one of theirs I own. It's good, but I don't listen to it often...I do sort of want to check out more of their shit, though.

I've been listening to more thrash lately. I haven't been to big into Slayer since high school, but they have a few songs that are really, really awesome. And I just recently heard Testament's original version of Alone in the Dark...way better than the re-recorded one (why the hell did they slow it down?). I actually heard that one from my sister, who would've never heard of Testament if it wasn't for me. Crazy.

Pete Cash
February 23rd, 2007, 8:54 AM
Yeah I am on a mad thrash trip at the moment... Sodom especially, they are touring Australian soon as well.

Alex E
March 2nd, 2007, 2:28 AM
Ok my metal amigos, I'm interviewing Paul Dianno, the singer on the first two Iron Maiden albums, next week and I'm in need of some good material as I'm swamped with work at the moment and can't do a shitload of research. Does anyone have any leads of interesting stories and projects of his that I can get a start with?

Nemesis
March 3rd, 2007, 1:24 AM
Today when I was buying used CDs, I picked up something kind of cool...an autographed copy of Dimmu Borgir's Godless Savage Garden for about $8, signed by Nagash, Silenoz and (I think) Shagrath. The clerk was even kind of surprised they had that in stock, and mentioned how signed CDs are the same price as regulars (which is understandable).

They had a signed copy of Mayhem's Grand Declaration of War, too, but maybe I'll pick that up another time. I already have a copy of the CD, and I'm not a huge Mayhem fan, anyway.

I even picked up a copy of Danzig's Sacrifice single, too. That place rules, and it's just down the street from where I live.

But that's just totally weird. I've never heard of anyone selling off their signed CDs.

Alex E
March 4th, 2007, 4:00 PM
Finally uploaded Van Canto, the acappela metal band. One drummer and 5 (?) singers.
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UM3RVJ0J

Pete Cash
March 5th, 2007, 1:42 AM
cheers matey

aBBy
March 5th, 2007, 7:42 AM
Has Machine Heads latest album come out yet? Ive noticed some of you guys have already given it a listen. Any good?

blackening
March 5th, 2007, 12:13 PM
I wanna go to the Lamb of God, Machine Head, and Trivium show in Milwaukee next Wednesday. I really wish I would have heard about it sooner. I doubt I'll be going though.

Nemesis
March 5th, 2007, 5:14 PM
I'm going to that one in KC this Saturday :headbang:

I just found out about the Dimmu Borgir tour, and they're coming here, too. Can't miss that one.

Kunt 4 Life
March 6th, 2007, 3:10 PM
Ok my metal amigos, I'm interviewing Paul Dianno, the singer on the first two Iron Maiden albums, next week and I'm in need of some good material as I'm swamped with work at the moment and can't do a shitload of research. Does anyone have any leads of interesting stories and projects of his that I can get a start with?

lucky sod!
Try reading The run to the hills book that came out a while ago. its pretty spot on.

Alex E
March 6th, 2007, 10:32 PM
lucky sod!
Try reading The run to the hills book that came out a while ago. its pretty spot on.

Interview is tomorrow. Summarize for me?

Crabby
March 7th, 2007, 7:56 AM
I've been spinning the new Impious album a fair bit recently, just posted my review of it. If you're into melodic Death Metal, but with a concept album theme, give these guys a shot.

Cactus Lem
March 8th, 2007, 12:33 PM
Has Machine Heads latest album come out yet? Ive noticed some of you guys have already given it a listen. Any good?

It's heavy as fuck. They really step it up here, probably their heaviest album so far, some really great fast paced solos at times as well, and a damn good album I feel. Drags a little towards the end, but has an amazing opening.

Tempest
March 8th, 2007, 3:45 PM
Thanks for that upload Megaawesomedragonzord (I am too lazy to try and spell it or scroll up, forgive me?), i'm downloading the file now for joyous times

I'd actually stumbled across their myspace page a couple of days ago - Refreshing I thought and a lot of fun :yes:

Cactus Lem
March 8th, 2007, 5:23 PM
Metallica are playing Wembley Stadium apparently :hyper:

July 8th it says on Blabbermouth. I'm there!

Tempest
March 8th, 2007, 5:25 PM
I'm in about a billion minds. I would like to see them I think, but the most recent bootlegs i've heard they sound fucking horrendous.

Wembley, though? What's the capacity there?!

blackening
March 8th, 2007, 6:12 PM
still Tempest, it's Metallica. Atleast you can enjoy the their old stuff and say you've seen them live.


It's heavy as fuck. They really step it up here, probably their heaviest album so far, some really great fast paced solos at times as well, and a damn good album I feel. Drags a little towards the end, but has an amazing opening.

Agreed, I just downloaded it.

I'm liking it quite a bit. It's heavy and there are some cool guitar solos. Much better and cooler than anything they've done before. The songs are long as well, the album is about an hour with 8 songs.

I'd recommend listening to it.

Nemesis
March 9th, 2007, 5:11 AM
It's heavy as fuck. They really step it up here, probably their heaviest album so far, some really great fast paced solos at times as well, and a damn good album I feel. Drags a little towards the end, but has an amazing opening.


So it's heavier than Burn My Eyes or The More Things Change? Because I've been kind of curious as to how they sound now, since I'll be seeing them tomorrow night with Lamb of God, Trivium, and Gojira.

...that sounds weird saying I'll see them tomorrow night, but it's technically Friday here.

Anyone listen to Darkane at all? I picked up Expanding Senses about a week ago when I got the other CDs I was talking about. I think it's okay, but I'm in love with the song Violence From Within on there. Love the chorus. Just wish the vocals weren't so monotone. :\

Cactus Lem
March 9th, 2007, 8:50 PM
I'm in about a billion minds. I would like to see them I think, but the most recent bootlegs i've heard they sound fucking horrendous.

Wembley, though? What's the capacity there?!

I saw them at Download last year, and thought they where amazing. I haven't heard any live recordings in a while outside of the new song, and 'new new song', but actually seeing them play the stuff live was one hell of an adrenaline rush. I can't judge fairly though I spose.

Wembley is gonna be 90,000 seated capacity I think. There's the pitch to take into account as well though.

blackening
March 9th, 2007, 11:14 PM
So it's heavier than Burn My Eyes or The More Things Change? Because I've been kind of curious as to how they sound now, since I'll be seeing them tomorrow night with Lamb of God, Trivium, and Gojira.

...that sounds weird saying I'll see them tomorrow night, but it's technically Friday here.
I haven't heard anything from 'Burn My Eyes' or 'The More Things Change', but it's heavy and I'm really liking it a lot.

I'd rate it above both the new Trivium and Lamb of God albums.

Hope the concert kicks ass, really wish I was going to the one in Milwaukee. It'd be better if it was before the release of their new albums though.

A song from their new album is on their MySpace page.

aBBy
March 10th, 2007, 1:24 AM
I just listened to Aesthetics Of Hate on there MySpace. Sounds really awesome. If the rest of the album is going to sound like that then Im definetly going to get my hands on it when it comes out. :headbang:

blackening
March 10th, 2007, 1:30 AM
I thought you'd like it. :yes:

The rest of the album does sound like that, and that's not even the best song either. I really like the album a lot and I'm pretty sure you'll like it too.

There's some nice slower parts as well.

aBBy
March 10th, 2007, 1:33 AM
Yeh? Awesome. Im definetly getting it :D

Ringo
March 10th, 2007, 7:26 AM
..

Yeah, The Blackening is really awesome. I've been listening to it a lot lately. Super stuff.

It's both intelligent and PROPER HEAVY too. Thumps UP from me.

Tempest
March 10th, 2007, 7:47 AM
New Nightwish track is leaked...before the womans name is even revealed. She certainly sounds familiar, but I can't put my finger on who she is/or reminds me of

Nemesis
March 12th, 2007, 6:34 AM
Someone told me this weekend that the new Dimmu Borgir just got leaked. I think I'll actually wait until it's released to hear it, though.

The show this weekend was pretty decent. I liked what little I'd heard of Gojira, and Machine Head was pretty damn good...their newer songs were heavier than what I expected. They played Aesthetics of Hate, which was a response to an online article ripping on Dimebag's death and metal fans in general (which I think Wiz posted a link to way back).

Trivium was okay. Too much new stuff I didn't care for. I really dig their Anthem song, though. Lamb of God, of course, was awesome. No surprise there...this was the third time I've seen them.

Now I'm hoping to see Dimmu Borgir in May (and I'll get to see Devildriver again, too).

Has anyone heard the Unearth song for the upcoming Aqua Teen movie yet? I like it.

aBBy
March 13th, 2007, 7:49 AM
Dont know if anyone here is a fan of Naglfar but I brought there new album today 'Harvest'

Pretty good so far and it comes with a bonus DVD :D

Hero!
March 19th, 2007, 6:51 AM
Hey hey hey fellow metalheads PrinceOfPain is back :D
Ok, so i just really have a question, does anybody know of good torrent sites for metal albums? I'm having trouble finding some more underground, grittier bands' albums.


Edit: looking back on this thread turns out i missed a machine head discussion :( damnit i gotta visit here more often.

Bad Obsession
March 19th, 2007, 6:55 AM
Hey hey hey fellow metalheads PrinceOfPain is back :D
Ok, so i just really have a question, does anybody know of good torrent sites for metal albums? I'm having trouble finding some more underground, grittier bands' albums.
Download the P2P program Soulseek. If you can't find a band/album on there then I'll be very surprised. I manage to find the most underground shit there is.

http://www.slsknet.org/

I saw them at Download last year, and thought they where amazing. I haven't heard any live recordings in a while outside of the new song, and 'new new song', but actually seeing them play the stuff live was one hell of an adrenaline rush. I can't judge fairly though I spose.

Wembley is gonna be 90,000 seated capacity I think. There's the pitch to take into account as well though.
75k for gigs actually I think. 90k for sporting events.
I'm seeing Muse there this summer, and that should be fucking immense. Can't wait to see the new stadium. It looks sexy as hell.

I thought 'Tallica were pretty rubbish at Download. Then again, I can't stand them at the best of times, so I'm biased. It's also not really fair to judge a band by a festival performance, because bands always sound way shitter at a festival than at a gig where the sound system is set up just for them.

EDIT:
Also, talking of Download: Aside from Maiden, Velvet Revolver and Slayer - how fucking shit is the line-up this year? :( I probably can't go cos of my exams, but still. I would be tempted to go on Sunday to see Maiden if either VR or Slayer played the same day.

Tempest
March 19th, 2007, 1:52 PM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f172/tempestofthereich/GeoffTateciggie.jpg

Geoff Tate is here daaaaarlings and he is ready to party

ALSO, for buggeries sake, where the fuck is the new Symphony X album? Every report I read is like 'Yeah guys only a bit left'. Michael Romeo is pissing away studio time flicking his hair no doubt :mad:

Cactus Lem
March 19th, 2007, 2:16 PM
I thought 'Tallica were pretty rubbish at Download. Then again, I can't stand them at the best of times, so I'm biased. It's also not really fair to judge a band by a festival performance, because bands always sound way shitter at a festival than at a gig where the sound system is set up just for them.

EDIT:
Also, talking of Download: Aside from Maiden, Velvet Revolver and Slayer - how fucking shit is the line-up this year? :( I probably can't go cos of my exams, but still. I would be tempted to go on Sunday to see Maiden if either VR or Slayer played the same day.

I thought they where amazing. Master of Puppets is my favourite album of all time, so seeing it performed live in full was a moment I'll always cherish. I got just about the biggest rush of adrenaline I've ever had during the performance, and just loved every second of it.

I think the Download line up looks decent.

There's the obvious shit on there as there is each year, but at the moment I'd say Maiden, Slayer, Megadeth, DREAM THEATER, Motley Crue, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, plus a few other smaller bands are making the line up appealing enough.

Not sure if I'll go this year though, been for the last three, and while I enjoyed last years Metallica performance more than any other, the organisation went down the pan, and led to an overall far less happy experience than the two years prior.

Bad Obsession
March 19th, 2007, 7:10 PM
I think you're a bit like me when it comes to Metallica. Compared to the other 3 GN'R shows I went to last Summer, Download was awful. Bad sound system, bad crowd and the band were totally off the mark. Still the buzz of seeing them meant all of that didn't matter whatsoever and I loved it.

None of those other bands you listed really interest me that much. I mean I'd see them happily, but I wouldn't pay for it. Meh, probably best it's not interesting me this year or the pain of not being able to go would be bad.

Last year was my first time, so how was it better the previous years?

Cactus Lem
March 20th, 2007, 6:51 AM
I think you're a bit like me when it comes to Metallica. Compared to the other 3 GN'R shows I went to last Summer, Download was awful. Bad sound system, bad crowd and the band were totally off the mark. Still the buzz of seeing them meant all of that didn't matter whatsoever and I loved it.

None of those other bands you listed really interest me that much. I mean I'd see them happily, but I wouldn't pay for it. Meh, probably best it's not interesting me this year or the pain of not being able to go would be bad.

Last year was my first time, so how was it better the previous years?

Whereabouts where you stood for most of the weekend? When I was stood on the hill or whatever, the sound was crap, but thats obviously due to natural conditions, and the position I was stood in, due to the way the sound travels, so it can't be helped really. Whenever I was watching a band straight on, or stood past the big screen the sound was generally good. I've got no complaints about it all actually. The sound in the tents is shockingly good. I dunno if you've ever been to Reading, but the sound in the tents is pathetic, not even worth going to watch anyone in them as the sound is just so bad.

GNR at Download last year was perhaps the most excited I've ever been to see an act, and my god did they dissapoint. I was really let down, and if Axl Rose died tomorow I seriously would not care. He seemed to prove every music journalist right with his actions last year. Fucking disgrace, as was the Bassist who thought he was something he really wasn't.

I think your taste in Metal may be a little to underground for Download really. Although the bands I mentioned are hardly commerical, they get a lot more mainstream music press than most of the bands I see you mention in this thread. Obviously that's down to taste, but the Death/Black metal I've seen you mention really does appeal to a more niche market, and Download doesn't cover niche Metal genre's all that well, and tends to market itself more towards the bands regularly covered in the likes of Kerrang and Metal Hammer. Perhaps try Bloodstock or something, which I'm consdiering attending this year based on the headliners.

2004 and 2005 where awesome. Organisation was a million times better, we didn't have the crappy one way system around the arena that they employed last year. It's a small complaint, but it made such a difference. In previous years you could easily run from the Snikers tent to the Main Stage, but the one way system took forever, and it often wasn't worth making the trip round I found. I swear to god that there was at least 25-40% more people there than in 04/05, was ridiculously overcrowded, and there was hardly any camping space. I was in a group of six people, and we where camped in such a tiny space, we just couldn't find anywhere bigger, our tent doors basically opened up on one another. The extra attendance basically ruined the festival as a whole, as there was so much more they had to change to acompany so many extras, small things like the setting of the shop and the food areas. I'm rambling a bit, and some of the other stuff that pissed me off isn't coming to the top of my head, but the small changes basically tarnished the festival for me and my mates, and put us off going back this year.

Oh yeah, the heat was insnane, but that can hardly be helped.

Aussie_Outlaw
March 20th, 2007, 7:46 AM
I'd go for all the bands Lem listed, well except the last two.

and GNR are known for running hot and cold live.

And I can't stand people who think MOP is a fantastic album, let alone their best album (which it isn't)

N.E.R.F.
March 20th, 2007, 8:00 AM
Dave's right, how can you overlook St. Anger?

FRANTICKTICKTICKTICKTICKTICKTICKTOCK

Pete Cash
March 20th, 2007, 8:02 AM
im madly in anger with you nerf

N.E.R.F.
March 20th, 2007, 8:04 AM
If Pete's mad at me then nothing else matters :(

Pete Cash
March 20th, 2007, 8:06 AM
the memory remains of a time when things were better nerf :(

N.E.R.F.
March 20th, 2007, 8:08 AM
believe me pete, the struggle within is hard but i plan to fight fire with fire and show no remorse

Pete Cash
March 20th, 2007, 8:15 AM
that is one that i wont be able to beat,sad but true. i will have to recharge my battery and come back and jump in the fire coz i know im better than you

ps dont tread on me XD

N.E.R.F.
March 20th, 2007, 8:16 AM
so what

Pete Cash
March 20th, 2007, 8:19 AM
you have beaten me and i have become as bitter as dave mustaine :D

Bad Obsession
March 20th, 2007, 9:33 AM
Whereabouts where you stood for most of the weekend? When I was stood on the hill or whatever, the sound was crap, but thats obviously due to natural conditions, and the position I was stood in, due to the way the sound travels, so it can't be helped really. Whenever I was watching a band straight on, or stood past the big screen the sound was generally good. I've got no complaints about it all actually. The sound in the tents is shockingly good. I dunno if you've ever been to Reading, but the sound in the tents is pathetic, not even worth going to watch anyone in them as the sound is just so bad.

GNR at Download last year was perhaps the most excited I've ever been to see an act, and my god did they dissapoint. I was really let down, and if Axl Rose died tomorow I seriously would not care. He seemed to prove every music journalist right with his actions last year. Fucking disgrace, as was the Bassist who thought he was something he really wasn't.

I think your taste in Metal may be a little to underground for Download really. Although the bands I mentioned are hardly commerical, they get a lot more mainstream music press than most of the bands I see you mention in this thread. Obviously that's down to taste, but the Death/Black metal I've seen you mention really does appeal to a more niche market, and Download doesn't cover niche Metal genre's all that well, and tends to market itself more towards the bands regularly covered in the likes of Kerrang and Metal Hammer. Perhaps try Bloodstock or something, which I'm consdiering attending this year based on the headliners.

2004 and 2005 where awesome. Organisation was a million times better, we didn't have the crappy one way system around the arena that they employed last year. It's a small complaint, but it made such a difference. In previous years you could easily run from the Snikers tent to the Main Stage, but the one way system took forever, and it often wasn't worth making the trip round I found. I swear to god that there was at least 25-40% more people there than in 04/05, was ridiculously overcrowded, and there was hardly any camping space. I was in a group of six people, and we where camped in such a tiny space, we just couldn't find anywhere bigger, our tent doors basically opened up on one another. The extra attendance basically ruined the festival as a whole, as there was so much more they had to change to acompany so many extras, small things like the setting of the shop and the food areas. I'm rambling a bit, and some of the other stuff that pissed me off isn't coming to the top of my head, but the small changes basically tarnished the festival for me and my mates, and put us off going back this year.

Oh yeah, the heat was insnane, but that can hardly be helped.
I was generally quite near the front of the stage. I'm never afraid of pushing my way through people and Download was no exception. Well, there were a few rough looking people who I avoided, haha, but yeah. I didn't hang around the hill much just because I assumed the experience would be rubbish there.
I agree the tents were great though. Opeth sounded especially awesome.

Yeah, I really can't stress enough how awful the performance at Download was. Not a fair representation of the quality that band can produce at all. It's a shame a lot of people probably went to see them at Download rather than another date on their tour and saw that.

It's true my taste in metal really goes against the mainstream but last year they seemed to book a lot of bands who I liked regardless. I mean I'd happily sit through Alice in Chains or The Prodigy rather than MCR or Linkin Park. I guess I just got lucky last year.

I didn't really mind the fact there were so many people there, because I just assumed it was always like that. I imagined festivals to be uber crowded so it was no big surprise for me. To be honest I kinda liked it for the most part, I wanted the experience to be totally different, so moshing with that many people and just having the buzz of it all made up for all the annoyances of hardly being able to move for the most part.
Camping was an experience I'd like to forget though.

Cactus Lem
March 20th, 2007, 12:18 PM
I was generally quite near the front of the stage. I'm never afraid of pushing my way through people and Download was no exception. Well, there were a few rough looking people who I avoided, haha, but yeah. I didn't hang around the hill much just because I assumed the experience would be rubbish there.
I agree the tents were great though. Opeth sounded especially awesome.

Yeah, I really can't stress enough how awful the performance at Download was. Not a fair representation of the quality that band can produce at all. It's a shame a lot of people probably went to see them at Download rather than another date on their tour and saw that.

It's true my taste in metal really goes against the mainstream but last year they seemed to book a lot of bands who I liked regardless. I mean I'd happily sit through Alice in Chains or The Prodigy rather than MCR or Linkin Park. I guess I just got lucky last year.

I didn't really mind the fact there were so many people there, because I just assumed it was always like that. I imagined festivals to be uber crowded so it was no big surprise for me. To be honest I kinda liked it for the most part, I wanted the experience to be totally different, so moshing with that many people and just having the buzz of it all made up for all the annoyances of hardly being able to move for the most part.
Camping was an experience I'd like to forget though.

I was on the hill for a bit on the Friday, as there wasn't anyone on the main stage that I had any desire ton see. My mates set up camp on the hill, and it made it easier for whoever was going to the Snickers stage to find everyone. The sound from up there was shite though. At times it would come through okay, but then at others the wind would just destroy it. I watched half of Strapping Young Lad's set from the hill, which I regret. Dredg, a band who I was a lot more into at the time (they aren't metal at all, but are a damn good atmospheric Electro like band) started half way through SYL, so I thought I'd play it safe and stay on the hill. Got into SYL big time after Download though, which makes me regret such a decision. I randomly watched a few others from up on the hill that day, saw Deftones from up there and some of the comedic Nu Metal bands such as Soil. Went and got in the mix of things for Tool though, which was worth it.

I gotta say, I really didn't dog Opeth. Both times I've seen them have been at Download, and I've been unfortunate to be feeling like shit on each occasion. First time they where on far to early in the morning, and only got a half hour set. Seeing them in bright sunlight was strange, and the lack of sleep from the night before wasn't doing me any favours. Was greatly looking foward to seeing them in 2006, but a dodgy eye let me down. I applied far to much sun cream, and a load of it ended up seeoing into my eye, which killed that whole day. I could hardlt see out of it during Opeth, and it was constantly watering. Was a real pain. Funny thing is, due to the eye, I didn't even feel in the mood to see Metallica, so I stood back a little, just by the screen. Once Metallica hit the stage and I heard the opening Riff to Creeping Death, I suddenly felt fine, the instant adrenaline rush just seemed to cure my eye, and I ran straight into the pit. Best cure for any sort of illness ever was that :D

My Chemical Romance headlining is ridiculous I'll say that, but I gotta admit, they are a real guilty pleasure of mine. I have a real soft spot for their latest album :ashamed: Certainly not a band I'd EVER pay to see though.

I'm not a Linkin Park fan, never even was back when everyone seemed to love Hybrid Theory when I was at school, but I'll give them credit, they where actually damn good when they headlined the Saturday in 2004.

By the way, did you actually see Prodigy? I'm not really a fan, would've seen them if they played the main stage, but I left the tent after Alexisonfire (who imo where the second best band that whole weekend), and I sat outside for a little while, and the tent just filled in minutes. It seemed that they turned a good couple of thousand away from getting in, plus with GNR coming on early, I thought you'd have skipped them.

Camping this year was much worse than it was in 2005. 2005 was an experience to remember, whereas 2006 was a right pain in the arse. Did you see much of the riots on the Sunday evening? Saw some dodgy stuff that evening.

Kunt 4 Life
March 20th, 2007, 12:30 PM
iron maiden at download. they will rape every othe band.

wish i was going. :cry:

Cactus Lem
March 20th, 2007, 12:32 PM
iron maiden at download. they will rape every othe band.

wish i was going. :cry:

They did so at Reading in 2005. Made every other band I saw that weekend look like an amatuer Local Pub Covers Band.

I'd say they'd have a harder time against the Likes of Slayer and Dream Theater.

Bad Obsession
March 20th, 2007, 12:33 PM
Nah, don't think so. Even Slayer aren't in Maiden's league. They're just Gods.

And I didn't get a chance to see Prodigy, no. :( Was too risky with GN'R coming on at roughly the same time.

Cactus Lem
March 20th, 2007, 12:50 PM
I'd say Slayer are a good outside bet. As far as consistency goes, I think Slayer and Maiden may be the two most outstanding live Metal bands of all time.

Neither seem to ever have off nights, or even average nights.

Bad Obsession
March 20th, 2007, 2:12 PM
I've never seen Slayer live, would most certainly love to though. The moshing must be on another level to anything I've ever experienced.

I was surprised they played Reading + Leeds last year instead of Download. I can't see them fitting in there.

Cactus Lem
March 20th, 2007, 4:45 PM
Slayer are insane live. I've seen them six times, and haven't got on complaint about them. Even people I know who aren't into Slayer have agreed that live they're most definetly an experience.

They played Reading and Leeds because they where doing the Unholy Alliance tour in America at the time of Download. I considered getting a day ticket for the sunday, but 70 was far to much to shell out.