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Nordick
Sep 3, 2011

Yes.


Drifter287 posted:

....When Sorrow Sang, which is objectively the best Blind Guardian song
Yeah, it is. That is, right after Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill).

If I were to be forever restricted to listening to only one Blind Guardian album, I'd most likely choose Nightfall in Middle-Earth. As great Imaginations From The Other Side and A Night At The Opera are (despite the latter's godawful production), NiME just has that certain quality of utter brilliance to it that puts it head and shoulders above the rest.
But in the end, you can't really go wrong with any of their albums.

Oh and btw, THIS is the best Blind Guardian video ever.

Nordick fucked around with this message at 21:47 on Oct 4, 2011

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IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



Thanks to the thread I pulled out some Blind Guardian. Been a long time.

Apparently I got the remaster of Imaginations from the Other Side, it's actually quite an improvement over the original. The backup vocals are really clear, and a lot of other stuff outside the main guitar parts/drums are a lot cleaner in the mix.

IRQ fucked around with this message at 00:12 on Oct 5, 2011

KingKapalone
Dec 20, 2005
1/16 Native American + 1/2 Hungarian = Totally Badass

Morbid Florist posted:

I've used stuff from halloween stores every year without a problem. I'm not sure what kind it is but it's cheap and seems to dry after a little bit, it doesn't seem to rub off on too much stuff. The dust can get on a black shirt and stand out but what can you do...

If it helps you remember at all, cream comes in a tube and grease comes in a little tray like water color paint sort of would.

Cpt. Spring Types
Feb 19, 2004

Wait, what?

Torabi posted:

Seems like most of you guys are into the heavier stuff so I doubt anyone will like Volbeat since it is rather different. They sort of have an 50s vibe or whatever you call it. Inspired by Elvis and whatnot. But they do have some heavier stuff too.

I think Volbeat rules. But yeah they're definitely not that heavy.

Gorilla Radio
May 10, 2007
On behalf of the Serbs, we're very sorry for the Hillary Clinton sniper incident. Next time, we'll aim better.

My favorite Blind Guardian song is actually a cover of To France by Mike Oldfield

Fake edit: gently caress the Leave's Eyes version.

Groke
Jul 27, 2007
New Adventures In Mom Strength

Nordick posted:

If I were to be forever restricted to listening to only one Blind Guardian album, I'd most likely choose Nightfall in Middle-Earth.

Every time I decide that I'm finally going to explore the rest of the Blind Guardian catalogue in more depth, I just wind up listening to NIME a bunch of times. So it goes.

Wartooth
May 31, 2011


Velocirocktor posted:

What do metalheads and Jews have in common? They both prefer the Old Testament

What's wrong with the New Testament? Formation of Damnation was awesome

nerve
Jan 2, 2011

SKA SUCKS


Two new Vektor tracks streaming

http://heavyartillery.bandcamp.com/album/outer-isolation

edit: and they loving own

nerve fucked around with this message at 07:20 on Oct 5, 2011

Sir Xiphos
Dec 11, 2008


nerve posted:

Two new Vektor tracks streaming

http://heavyartillery.bandcamp.com/album/outer-isolation

edit: and they loving own

Yes. Yes they do.

Seriously though, Black Future was my favourite metal album from 2009 and I'll be damned if this isn't as good, if not better. Badass.

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010

Certified Centrist Trash


I know Primordial only ever seem to do one thing, so what is the album that they do that thing best? I don't want to buy the whole discography when that basically means buying 1 CD 5 times.

Sir Xiphos
Dec 11, 2008


It's all good but The Gathering Wilderness is especially good.

funeral fag
Jun 23, 2004



22 Eargesplitten posted:

I know Primordial only ever seem to do one thing, so what is the album that they do that thing best? I don't want to buy the whole discography when that basically means buying 1 CD 5 times.

I don't think they'll ever top Spirit the Earth Aflame so get that

Fiendish Dr. Wu
Nov 11, 2010

You done fucked up now!


Groke posted:

Every time I decide that I'm finally going to explore the rest of the Blind Guardian catalogue in more depth, I just wind up listening to NIME a bunch of times. So it goes.

Honestly as good as NIME is, I'm mostly partial to Somewhere Far Beyond and Imaginations. Some tracks I really just can't get enough of are Time What is Time, Somewhere Far Beyond, Imaginations, Born in a Mourning Hall, and Bright Eyes.

They also have done some of my favorite cover songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFu16w_DBY8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMTrm2wRoyc

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



22 Eargesplitten posted:

I know Primordial only ever seem to do one thing, so what is the album that they do that thing best? I don't want to buy the whole discography when that basically means buying 1 CD 5 times.

I don't agree with that at all, but The Gathering Wilderness.

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

Fiendish Dr. Wu posted:

They also have done some of my favorite cover songs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFu16w_DBY8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMTrm2wRoyc

Don't forget about this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP77LfakaFY

It's not technically Blind Guardian, but it's Hansi, and that's close enough for me

henpod
Mar 7, 2008

Sir, we have located the Bioweapon.

College Slice

Let us not forget their rendition of Mr. Sandman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-LbNqzBFk0.

EvilMoJoJoJo
Dec 9, 2004

ask me about leaving the cult of black metal and bringing jesus into your life

Job 19:17


Cheeze Kuyeh posted:

Got mine. Any goons also heading along? I don't know if my Scottish mates will make it down.

Plus 16 is a steal.

Got my ticket, too, and I imagine that most of my London metal friends will be going, too. Let me know closer to time if you want a gig buddy or 10.

Nam Taf
Jun 25, 2005

I am Fat Man, hear me roar!



henpod posted:

Let us not forget their rendition of Mr. Sandman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-LbNqzBFk0.

You forgot the best.

Boar It
Jul 29, 2011

Mesmerizing eyebrows is my specialty


kaosAG posted:

re: blind guardian - this, which I think I found in the related videos on a clip linked in the previous thread, is what got me started with BG. After seeing that video, I went out to the record store with the intention of buying whichever album it was that had that song on it (Follow the Blind). I have since bought pretty much everything else they've released. It's all good.

Torabi - most "real" metal people (which is to say metal snobs, which are about half a step above hipsters imo) despise Disturbed, and, for that matter all nu-metal bands. I like their first three albums quite a bit myself, but they've gone downhill lately. Hopefully this "extended hiatus" they're going on after this tour will inject some new life into the band. Volbeat's not bad, but they're nothing really special either, at least to my ears.

I actually loved Asylum but I sure hope the extended hiatus is not another word for splitting up since I personally like them a lot.

Cpt. Spring Types posted:

I think Volbeat rules. But yeah they're definitely not that heavy.

Yeah, only a few of their songs. But that is what I like about them. They tend to do a little bit of both.

MrBling
Aug 21, 2003

Oozing machismo

Volbeat is basically just metalized rockabilly. It can be fun to listen to (and for a while they got a ton of airplay here in denmark mostly with this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q2NtjoYj_U and partly because it also featured the leadsinger of a fairly popular danish post-punk band) but ultimately there isn't really a lot to it.

The vocalist used to be in Dominus which was a really solid death metal band and he even took the name from their album which was called "Vol. Beat".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7-uPJJDc-g

West
Jul 8, 2005

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Thrash and Black Metal enthusiasts will want to check out this new release from Gainesville's Hot Graves.

Yes, the band is named after the song by Midnight.

DEAR RICHARD
Feb 5, 2009

IT'S TIME FOR MY TOOLS


Powerglove sucks.

H13
Nov 30, 2005



Fun Shoe

Local Melbourne Metal band Black Hand releases its first album online:

01 - Intro\Fear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dysauK9t-c&feature=related

02 - Bleeding Through
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPLLPXFoZ8A

03 - The End
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVNc2EwdrsI

04 - Darkness Fades
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR6aGIGT1gs

05 - Lost Paradise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4HTiP_vh5o

06 - Somewhere Else To Hide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLtFWT3XCI8

07 - Splinter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ZIb6bamIE

08 - Sheltered Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ1CD6xova8

09 - Looking Forward
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-cESivqUfM

10 - John's Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vAiQYVO3f4

These guys recorded this with 2 microphones and a $300 interface. Somehow it doesn't sound like old Burzum. They put on an awesomely fun show, so check it out!

H13 fucked around with this message at 01:28 on Oct 6, 2011

El Estrago Bonito
Dec 17, 2010

Scout Finch Bitch


The best Blind Guardian song is the live version of Valhalla. In which Hansi decides he's done singing, and the crowd and the drummer keep going for a good two minutes.

I know I've said this in the thread already. But man the new Wolfchant keeps growing on me. Its like everything I wanted from the new Amon Amarth album but didn't get.

No. 1 Juicy Boi
Jun 1, 2003

#1 JUICY BOY



Buglord

(Crossposting with the black metal thread)

You guys liked my ode to Hurricane Irene, "Hurricane Slayin'," and you guys liked my Ensrug stuff, SO... you guys get to be the first to hear a new Ensrug track:

I humbly present for your enjoyment, a blackened song of loss and solemnity,



Ensrug - "Ghost of Verdance"

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



DEAR RICHARD posted:

Powerglove sucks.

Having had the displeasure of seeing them live, yes, Powerglove loving sucks.

Illumination
Jan 26, 2009



Can anybody recommend some stuff that sounds similar to Bolt Throwers "Realm of Chaos"? Listening to it for the first time in a long while and it kicks so much loving rear end. Other than some old-school swedish death metal and grindcore, I don't have a lot of stuff in this vein.

Morbid Florist
Oct 21, 2002

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

KingKapalone posted:

If it helps you remember at all, cream comes in a tube and grease comes in a little tray like water color paint sort of would.

Tube, for sure.

Morbid Florist
Oct 21, 2002

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

MrBling posted:

Volbeat is basically just metalized rockabilly. It can be fun to listen to (and for a while they got a ton of airplay here in denmark mostly with this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q2NtjoYj_U and partly because it also featured the leadsinger of a fairly popular danish post-punk band) but ultimately there isn't really a lot to it.

The vocalist used to be in Dominus which was a really solid death metal band and he even took the name from their album which was called "Vol. Beat".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7-uPJJDc-g

I think he sounds like Sully Erna trying to do a Hetfield impersonation

Boar It
Jul 29, 2011

Mesmerizing eyebrows is my specialty


MrBling posted:

Volbeat is basically just metalized rockabilly. It can be fun to listen to (and for a while they got a ton of airplay here in denmark mostly with this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q2NtjoYj_U and partly because it also featured the leadsinger of a fairly popular danish post-punk band) but ultimately there isn't really a lot to it.

The vocalist used to be in Dominus which was a really solid death metal band and he even took the name from their album which was called "Vol. Beat".


So that is what it is called, Rockabilly. Been trying to figure out the name.
Personally, they are my favorite band due to their um.. rockabilly-ness. I also like songs that sort of have a story to them and Volbeat even link several songs together making a longer story. Which is nice.

Vintersorg
Mar 3, 2004

PRESIDENT OF THE OFFICIAL BRENDAN FRASER FAN CLUB





In the end they are all ripping off Danzig era Misfits, just making the guitars all heavy. I am sure before Misfits there was similar stuff, anyone know of any bands?

CRISPYBABY
Dec 15, 2007

by Reene


Uh...Elvis?

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010

Certified Centrist Trash


QPZIL posted:

(Crossposting with the black metal thread)

You guys liked my ode to Hurricane Irene, "Hurricane Slayin'," and you guys liked my Ensrug stuff, SO... you guys get to be the first to hear a new Ensrug track:

I humbly present for your enjoyment, a blackened song of loss and solemnity,



Ensrug - "Ghost of Verdance"


I like this. I agree with the production being a little off, but I can't place what is off about it.

I like the idea of volbeat. I like the idea of heavy metal with a dose of old-school rock and roll, but it seems like volbeat just has too much of a pop sensibility. Too "clean", sort of. There's probably a musical theory based explanation, but I can barely remember scales, I'm not the one to talk about theory.

Hellwuzzat
Nov 28, 2008


Listening to Volbeat for the first time. Sounds like Panic at the Disco vocalist had his voice run through the Cigarette and Autotune filters. The lyrics blow pretty hard, and the music was generally boring. I don't get it.

Morbid Florist
Oct 21, 2002

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

Vintersorg posted:

In the end they are all ripping off Danzig era Misfits, just making the guitars all heavy. I am sure before Misfits there was similar stuff, anyone know of any bands?

Take Elvis, make the Stray Cats his backing band and that's the idea behind volbeat. Lemmy's playing with some of them in Head Cat now, and I think all 3 of them are better. Rockabilly was punk before then and I doubt Danzig didn't take some cues from it.

Angryhead
Apr 4, 2009

Don't call my name
Don't call my name
Alejandro




Fallen Rib

Slayer's Reign In Blood was released 25 years ago today.

Planning on blasting it all night.

autojive
Jul 5, 2007
This Space for Rent

Angryhead posted:

Slayer's Reign In Blood was released 25 years ago today.

Planning on blasting it all night.

I remember when this came out and older friends down the street played it nonstop and my 11 year old mind was forever warped/changed. drat, I feel old now.

Morbid Florist
Oct 21, 2002

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

autojive posted:

I remember when this came out and older friends down the street played it nonstop and my 11 year old mind was forever warped/changed. drat, I feel old now.

You ain't kidding. I remember feeling like my parents would find out when my friend played it for me at his house

KingKapalone
Dec 20, 2005
1/16 Native American + 1/2 Hungarian = Totally Badass

Anyone have a good link to stream it?

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RHTITE
Dec 26, 2008


As a bring down on this joyous and important anniversary, I bring you a new Immolation song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfAC6yHJ-f0&feature=player_embedded

What a killjoy

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