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The Capitulator
Oct 31, 2008


bronin posted:

I don't understand the hate for lamb of god. Seriously I don't. Do you have to hate them because they are big? (in the US at least. Not over here in Europe)
Especially Randy Blythe is one of the reasons I really like them. He can do the deep growls and high screams and is recognizable, unlike 90% of all DM or BM vocalists.
I also don't really see the pantera thing...
As for the production: I don't really see anything wrong with it It's certainly nowhere near "Death Magnetic" compression wise.

My theory is that most metalheads dislike them purely because they are big / popular and high school kids like them. But you never know these days.

I personally like some of their slower material (eg. Walk With Me in Hell, Descending), especially drumming - the guy has a very distinct style and sound, at least in my opinion. But yes, they are the Pantera of this generation and yes, most of their material is very bland / generic.

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Turk February
Jan 27, 2004
International man of intrigue...


The Capitulator posted:

My theory is that most metalheads dislike them purely because they are big / popular and high school kids like them. But you never know these days.
This is and always will be an incredibly lazy and unsustainable argument. Don't do this. If this were the case, then I would hate Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, or Motorhead, because there are bound to be high school kids that like them. Do you see how dumb that sounds? There is a reason for everything, so people do "know these days," even if it is subjective.

quote:

But yes, they are the Pantera of this generation and yes, most of their material is very bland / generic.
You just said it yourself. This is the reason why a lot of people (including myself) dislike Lamb of God. I could go on more, but I would just be reposting my opinion verbatim from last page. There is no need to try and create a field of burning straw men.

nerve
Jan 2, 2011


SKA SUCKS


The Capitulator posted:

My theory is that most metalheads dislike them purely because they are big / popular and high school kids like them. But you never know these days.

They just don't like how their music sounds. Why do you have to make a whole thing about it just because someone disagrees with you.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001


The Capitulator posted:

My theory is that most metalheads dislike them purely because they are big / popular and high school kids like them. But you never know these days.

I personally like some of their slower material (eg. Walk With Me in Hell, Descending), especially drumming - the guy has a very distinct style and sound, at least in my opinion. But yes, they are the Pantera of this generation and yes, most of their material is very bland / generic.

I just looked them up on youtube and this is pretty boring stuff. I guess I just dislike them because they're popular though even though this is the first I've actually heard their music (to my knowledge anyway, it's really generic).

SHUPS 4 DETH
Mar 19, 2009

This poster so whack,
his first name should be
Nick Nack Paddy.
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SNAP!


lordblytzkrieg posted:

I don't know if I can get behind this man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Civt...feature=related

I don't want to get all "but is it art" or nothing but how is this even metal? If not for the subject matter I could see Three Doors Down covering this.

I dislike Lamb of God because it's all bland retreads. If I cared about hating what high schoolers like I'd hate Converge, and I loving love Converge.

DEAR RICHARD
Feb 5, 2009

IT'S TIME FOR MY TOOLS


I get to see Ghost in an old Masonic temple next week.

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010
I'm conducting an experiment to see if removing your shitty avatar will improve your shitty taste in black metal

Agalloch has a 30-date US tour this year. Now I'm calling my doctor, because my erection has lasted for more than four hours.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001


22 Eargesplitten posted:

Agalloch has a 30-date US tour this year. Now I'm calling my doctor, because my erection has lasted for more than four hours.

Link? I can't find anything about a 2012 tour.

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010
I'm conducting an experiment to see if removing your shitty avatar will improve your shitty taste in black metal

http://www.facebook.com/AgallochOfficial (can't figure out a permalink)

DEAR RICHARD
Feb 5, 2009

IT'S TIME FOR MY TOOLS


I hope they play Portland again because I cant loving miss this

COOL CORN
Jun 1, 2003

~*~*~


Aren't they from Oregon? I can't imagine they wouldn't.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001


Ah, no dates yet. I really hope they come around DC.

Morbid Florist
Oct 21, 2002

and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not.

lordblytzkrieg posted:

Sucks about the Ghost tour though, I would have loved to see them play but they played in Boston 2 days ago and I didn't even remember.

It was sold out anyway. My buddy was supposed to get us tickets, forgot until thursday and the box office had zero. I'm kinda glad we didn't get in because if the downstairs is sold out it is a loving shitshow there.

lordblytzkrieg
Jan 9, 2007


CM Funk posted:

I don't want to get all "but is it art" or nothing but how is this even metal? If not for the subject matter I could see Three Doors Down covering this.

There is no argument that that song is not metal. The first band I thought that would be playing is Nickelback, so yea. I was just posting it to illustrate who Ancient VVisdom was.


edit: It's catchy as gently caress, I was walking around work yesterday singing it.

lordblytzkrieg fucked around with this message at Jan 23, 2012 around 16:57

Vargatron
Apr 19, 2008

WHY AM I YELLING? I AM VERY CONFUSED RIGHT NOW! I SEEM TO HAVE MISPLACED MY KEYS.


Too bad Ghost isn't playing anywhere near Atlanta or else I would have got a ticket. Unfortunately some of my friends are easily offended by the "Satanic" lyrics and I would have had to go alone. And they call themselves metal heads!

DEAR RICHARD
Feb 5, 2009

IT'S TIME FOR MY TOOLS


I gave that Ancient VVisdom album a listen and I actually liked it.

COOL CORN
Jun 1, 2003

~*~*~


DEAR RICHARD posted:

I gave that Ancient VVisdom album a listen and I actually liked it.

It's catchy as hell, for sure. That one dude looks silly rocking out to these acoustic songs with corpsepaint on, but for the most part they're good songwriters.

Non Serviam
Feb 25, 2006


Two things.

First, if anybody wants to write reviews or columns for a metal magazine, let me know.
Secondly, "Dark Adrenaline", the upcoming Lacuna Coil album is a piece of poo poo.

That is all.

thepitgoddess
Dec 23, 2009

Even Death Metal Monsters Love Cookies


Alcest/DeafHeaven tour.

No link, from DeafHeaven's tumblr reblog post thing.

ALCEST//DEAFHEAVEN MARCH 2012

More dates announced soon…

03.20.2012 New Orlenas, LA - Big Top
03.21.2012 Tampa, FL - Crowbar
03.22.2012 Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
03.23.2012 Atlanta, GA - 529
03.26.2012 Raleigh, NC - Kings
03.27.2012 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
03.28.2012 Baltimore, MD - Golden West
03.31.2012 Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly

COOL CORN
Jun 1, 2003

~*~*~


03.26.2012 Raleigh, NC - Kings

Yes yes yes yes yes yes

Popular Human
Jul 17, 2005

and if it's a lie, terrorists made me say it

Aww poo poo yes it's coming to Richmond. My band actually opened for Deafheaven the last time they came to RVA, so I can verify that they own as well.

Hellwuzzat
Nov 28, 2008


Old news from way back in September, but maybe someone that cares hasn't heard.

The Canadian Press posted:

Date: Wednesday Sep. 28, 2011 10:43 AM ET
TORONTO — Headbangers take note: the Juno Awards have added a category to recognize the metal/hard music album of the year.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences -- which puts on the awards -- announced the new prize this morning.

The change means there will be a total of 41 categories at this year's show, to be held in Ottawa on April 1.

The academy says the new category will encompass a variety of genres, including thrash metal, death metal and heavy rock.

It's designed to honour excellence without regard to album sales or chart position.

Submissions for the 2012 Juno Awards open Oct. 1.

The question is: Will Nickelback stay the gently caress out of the Metal/Heavy Rock category?

ethan
Dec 16, 2004


They made it branch into Heavy Rock specifically so that Nickelback could be a part of it.

try it with a lime
May 30, 2003



It's cute that you think an awards show isn't bullshit.

try it with a lime fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2012 around 02:25

ethan
Dec 16, 2004


aliencowboy posted:

It's cute that you think an awards show isn't bullshit.

This is the Juno's, man!




The JUNO'S!

Hellwuzzat
Nov 28, 2008


blabbermouth.net posted:

"It seems like these musicians are paying their dues, making great records and they definitely deserve at least a little bit of a tip of a hat of an award, just so people can recognize how great they are," said Palmerston, who began campaigning the academy about a year and a half ago, after struggling to find an appropriate category to submit an album by Quebec metal innovators VOIVOD.

Palmerston, who will serve as co-chair of the metal committee for the Junos, says that judges will consider heavy bands from all angles of the metallic spectrum.

"Sean Palmerston"(same article) posted:

"There's a lot of diversity in metal,"
"We're not doing this and hoping that it's going to be a band that sounds like GUNS N' ROSES that gets this.
"We really want submissions across the board and for people to really open their ears to the different sonic palette of what constitutes metal in 2011."
My fingers remain crossed.
e: Ehh. Fudged up quotes. You get the idea.

Hellwuzzat fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2012 around 02:23

Bruce Boxliker
Mar 24, 2010


Non Serviam posted:

First, if anybody wants to write reviews or columns for a metal magazine, let me know.

Sup.

colantalas at gmail dot com

fozzie dunlop
Feb 28, 2008

yo son i had crazy visions


Non Serviam posted:

Two things.

First, if anybody wants to write reviews or columns for a metal magazine, let me know.

Yo.

samjolnir at gmail dot com

thepitgoddess posted:

ALCEST//DEAFHEAVEN MARCH 2012

03.31.2012 Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly

fappenmeister
Nov 19, 2004

My hand wields the might

Today I am going to talk to you about a band from Australia.

Innsmouth
If you can't guess what the inspiration for this band is, I am shocked that you haven't been introduced to Lovecraft via your love of metal. These guys dig Lovecraft.

They have a demo (The Departure of Shub Niggurath) and 7" (She-Goat) and they're both great. Musically, they can be described as atmospheric doomed-up death metal with the Australian flavour of Armoured Angel and Cauldron Black Ram. When they played a show here in Melbourne it was one of the best I'd ever been to, they nearly caved the floor in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-vsEHy8jio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvjqxrZM64A

And now to go across the Pacific and towards California, to where Witchaven are located.

When I'm in the mood for some well played blackened thrash metal, this inevitably finds its way into my playlist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux5fQqA76gM Reminds me of watching Headbangers Ball a long time ago.

I rewind the song just for the toms. Something about the drum sound on this album really works.

The album is really good.

fappenmeister fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2012 around 06:53

COOL CORN
Jun 1, 2003

~*~*~


The track "When Steel and Bone Meet" from the new Goatwhore album, Blood for the Master, it steaming at Decibel. It's pretty rad.

Baron Von Ghoulosh
Dec 16, 2005

I'm gonna eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

Neither GOD nor cancer will keep me from this...

Decibel Magazine Tour dates w/BEHEMOTH, WATAIN, THE DEVIL'S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE:

Apr. 11 - Columbus, OH - The Bluestone
Apr. 12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
Apr. 13 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Apr. 14 - St. Paul, MN - Station Four
Apr. 16 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
Apr. 17 - Denver, CO - Summit Theatre
Apr. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Apr. 20 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Apr. 21 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
Apr. 22 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Apr. 23 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
Apr. 25 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
Apr. 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theater
Apr. 27 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Apr. 29 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
May 01 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
May 02 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 04 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
May 05 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head
May 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
May 08 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
May 09 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
May 10 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
May 11 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
May 12 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza

COOL CORN
Jun 1, 2003

~*~*~


Baron Von Ghoulosh posted:

May 04 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend

No loving way, YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Oh my god it's a Saturday too... LIFE RULES SO HARD RIGHT NOW.

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

I FUCKING LOVE COCAINE


QPZIL posted:

No loving way, YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Oh my god it's a Saturday too... LIFE RULES SO HARD RIGHT NOW.

this will be glorious.

Baron Von Ghoulosh
Dec 16, 2005

I'm gonna eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

the yeti posted:

this will be glorious.

My friends, all things are glorious through Satan.

COOL CORN
Jun 1, 2003

~*~*~


Baron Von Ghoulosh posted:

My friends, all things are glorious through Satan.

Yes I am of my father the Devil, and the lusts of my father** I will do.

(**such as going to this show)

try it with a lime
May 30, 2003



Speaking of Satan, there's also King Diamond North American tour dates forthcoming.

Turk February
Jan 27, 2004
International man of intrigue...


Baron Von Ghoulosh posted:

Neither GOD nor cancer will keep me from this...

Decibel Magazine Tour dates w/BEHEMOTH, WATAIN, THE DEVIL'S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE:

Apr. 11 - Columbus, OH - The Bluestone

gently caress YEAH! Starting the tour in my city! That was unexpected. It's on a Wednesday, but gently caress it. Callin' in sick for that Thursday!

Turk February fucked around with this message at Jan 24, 2012 around 23:44

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004



aliencowboy posted:

Speaking of Satan, there's also King Diamond North American tour dates forthcoming.

HOLY poo poo ... he better come back to Winnipeg, fucker cancelled last time cause of his back.

fappenmeister
Nov 19, 2004

My hand wields the might

Have any of you heard the latest Zemial and Agatus EPs?

And thanks to the person mentioning Hail of Bullets to someone earlier, not sure how that one slipped through the cracks.

New Pharaoh is dropping sometime soon, http://cruzdelsurmusic.bandcamp.com.../bury-the-light is a streaming track off it. This label has some totally excellent bands in their roster if you've not heard of them before.

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Lord Purple
Mar 7, 2006

Remove your eyes...

I've discovered Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol recently. It is a shame they didn't get more attention when they were pumping out classic albums. Any recommendations for other mid-80s non-thrash metal that was underrated?

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