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Hellwuzzat
Nov 28, 2008


Lord Purple posted:

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?

Found out about Dark Quarterer from the last metal thread. Here, have a ten minute, giant slaying epic.

e: Last MySpace status update, or whatever it's called, from November, says they're in studio. gently caress yeah.

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fappenmeister
Nov 19, 2004

My hand wields the might



Lord Purple posted:

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?

They may not be underrated today, or even then, but here goes.

Sacred Rite I love this song, pops into my head on a regular basis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdLqXksiQx8 The chorus rules.

Do you like Queensryche and Savatage? Yes? Then check out Apollo Ra. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRhsQG2rivs

Attacker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhvF_JFF6xc

Fifth Angel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5bVAX4-of0 great tune

Heir Apparent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WuZJZxwpqo

Tyrant (US) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMo-QwMqFxg So tough!

I wouldn't really call this thrash Blackkout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtvRUoJ9Bvg

If you hadn't heard Manilla Road or Cirith Ungol, I'm guessing you may not have heard of Omen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8WFl4Mo1yM

Malice rule http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ImTEhcnzJs

Breaker had their moments. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUd_b2tL6Uw

This album came out in 1991 but they'd been around the late-80s though - Heaven's Gate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK-nvp_PQvk such a killer song.

Sacred Blade - Of the Sun + Moon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZSFduNKzHs&feature=related

Liege Lord http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk9vTE4ecLY

Chateaux http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwc2ogFksDQ

Savage Grace http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI1SU-dZF3E

S.A Slayer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPi0Lon8Tv4 loving killer!

Shok Paris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdyZkCC457w

Not all of these bands are the MOST AMAZING stuff ever, but they're pretty loving solid for the most part.

Also of note, the majority of this stuff is from the USA or Canada, I haven't listed any European stuff yet with the exception of Heaven's Gate and Chateaux who are from the UK.

I might dedicate a post to cool European metal later.

Bonus track: Some cool Australian stuff Heaven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Bbe5VcWkQ

fappenmeister fucked around with this message at 05:28 on Jan 25, 2012

Defiant Sally
May 6, 2004


Focus your Orochi.


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:


No Alberta show... Behemoth why must you scorn me so, I thought we were bros







Fake edit: Looks like im holding hands with Nergal

Full Collapse
Dec 4, 2002



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. 13 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge

I must do this.

NUMBER 1 FULCI FAN
Jun 1, 2003

If we vanished tomorrow, no organism on this planet would miss us.
Nothing in nature needs us.





Buglord

Defiant Sally posted:

No Alberta show... Behemoth why must you scorn me so, I thought we were bros







Fake edit: Looks like im holding hands with Nergal

I can't find my picture of me with Behemoth

WAY TO GO WAMPA!!
Oct 27, 2007



Lord Purple posted:

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?
fappenmeister's whole list (especially Omen since they're similar to both Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol) plus

Vicious Rumours - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TjScbT72tw

Jag Panzer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FASlLZV4anU&feature=related

Brocas Helm - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYlYrCD5xrU never have had the greatest production, unfortunately.

Also, it's not from the 80's but you would probably like Slough Feg if you haven't heard them. They pretty much live and breath old US power metal and Thin Lizzy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpVClr_DL4o

CRISPYBABY
Dec 15, 2007

by Reene


Vintersorg posted:

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

poo poo, yeah I missed the Calgary show because of that too. That was forever ago. Has he toured since then? I can't think of seeing his name listed on any bills in a long time, and that's a long time to be out cause of an injury.

fappenmeister
Nov 19, 2004

My hand wields the might



Witchfinder General posted:

fappenmeister's whole list (especially Omen since they're similar to both Manilla Road and Cirith Ungol) plus

Vicious Rumours - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TjScbT72tw

Jag Panzer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FASlLZV4anU&feature=related

Brocas Helm - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYlYrCD5xrU never have had the greatest production, unfortunately.

Also, it's not from the 80's but you would probably like Slough Feg if you haven't heard them. They pretty much live and breath old US power metal and Thin Lizzy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpVClr_DL4o

Seconding these recommendations too, great bands.

Here are a few more I remembered.

Thor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOQFyBV5s2I

Warlord One of the greats! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU_ALeCVHn0 You may have heard a cover of this.

Heavy Load http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiUE9SQMH5s

Witchkiller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPoOgxQ5o7g

Sword (CAN) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddJbONJcGMs

Proud http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ4A2cuMDk4 Very cool band.


Edit: I apologise for the length of these lists, but I am extremely bored until work starts back next week.

fappenmeister fucked around with this message at 21:43 on Jan 25, 2012

Lord Purple
Mar 7, 2006

Remove your eyes...

fappenmeister posted:



Thanks for the recommendations, most of these sound fairly promising. I actually recently got that Attacker album solely on how horrible that album cover is.

Leopold N. Loeb
Apr 25, 2010

by XyloJW


Zyklon B Zombie posted:

Are there any band's doing music like Carcass' Swansong? Like hard rock with death metalish vocals. Still one of my favorite albums, and I haven't really heard anything much like it. Multiple cowbell solos are a plus.

Not new, but if you haven't heard it, Xysma's later output("Deluxe", "Yeah", "First And Magical")might be just what you are looking for...

fappenmeister
Nov 19, 2004

My hand wields the might



Some really lovely news guys http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=168791

Mark Reale from Riot died.

Absolutely shattered, grew up listening to Thundersteel thousands of times. Their new album is really solid too.

fappenmeister fucked around with this message at 05:41 on Jan 26, 2012

A TURGID FATSO
Jan 27, 2004

Here's to ya, JACKASS


fappenmeister posted:

Some really lovely news guys http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=168791

Mark Reale from Riot died.

Absolutely shattered, grew up listening to Thundersteel thousands of times. Their new album is really solid too.

Crohn's disease is a bitch. He was only 56, too. I was never a big fan of Riot, but I respected them for the body of work they had put out. Sad news, indeed.

Objurium
Aug 8, 2009

ALLAU POTAT!
#bikesquad


WITTR just loving destroyed LA. Took a ton of pictures and got some great shots, will post them up soon if anyone's interested. It was sort of like experiencing the background drone of the earth be channeled into a wall of collapsing sound through sonic shamanism.

yeah.

Radio Paranoia
Jun 27, 2010

It is now safe to turn off your computer.


Objurium posted:

WITTR just loving destroyed LA. Took a ton of pictures and got some great shots, will post them up soon if anyone's interested. It was sort of like experiencing the background drone of the earth be channeled into a wall of collapsing sound through sonic shamanism.

yeah.

I have the biggest hardon for WITTR and will probably never get to see them live so I'd love for you to post these pictures!

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Doctor Rope

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
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

I have to go to the May 6 show in Philly because Overkill is playing on the 12th in NYC. First world problems, I guess, but still

aliencowboy posted:

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

ohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygodohmygod

CmdrSmirnoff
Oct 27, 2005
happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy

Just gonna leave this here.

thepitgoddess
Dec 23, 2009

Even Death Metal Monsters Love Cookies


So...today I scheduled an MRI for some issue, that's not important.

I have been wearing my Wacken and Party San bracelets since 2008. They're basically a part of me and they've been a part of my appearance for 4 years. Without a derail about what a disgusting sack of crap I am for wearing non-removable jewelry for years, I ask this...

I have to cut them off. There is no way around it, I cannot have metal of any kind in the MRI room.

Do any of you collect your fest bracelets? And if so, do you do anything special to preserve or display them?

The Clit Avoider
Aug 11, 2002

El Profesional


Ugh, the most disgusting habit. Thankfully I don't go to any fests big enough to use anything more durable than crappy paper wristbands these days

Anyway, if you want to keep them, see if you can take them apart by just breaking apart the crushed metal tog first, that'll leave you with more options. If you have to cut them, then you may also need to melt them a bit/put some plastic on the ends to stop fraying.

I know a few people who take their wristbands apart and then sew them onto removable bracelets (cotton/leather) so they can wear them or not as they please. Other than that, a fair few sew them onto their cut-offs.

Nordick
Sep 3, 2011

Yes.


thepitgoddess posted:

Do any of you collect your fest bracelets? And if so, do you do anything special to preserve or display them?
I only have one festival bracelet like that, because I'm a broke good-for-nothing who has only managed to go to one festival that used those.
It's from Wacken 2004 (Where I saw Dio for the second time that summer) and I did wear it for, I can't remember, two or three years maybe? Then eventually, when it tangled up in something for the umpteenth time, I just decided it was a pain in the rear end and cut it off. But I still keep it on my bookshelf as a memento, as well as the unused ticket I was left with after I accidentally gave my friend my own, already used, ticket and she managed to get herself a bracelet with it.
I also have the Wacken 2004 towel hanging on my wall as a makeshift tapestry.

Sorry for the rambling, but it was a loving awesome trip.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Doctor Rope

Wow, Megadeth's setlist was powerfully lame tonight.

Also, all Megadeth fans other than me are horrible. I almost got into three fights tonight, and I am generally a very agreeable person!

Kaiho
Dec 2, 2004



Hey guys I don't think I posted this here yet. I run a metal show on my university's radio and though they are really lame about putting the podcasts up, my "top stuff of 2011" episode has finally appeared online. Though it probably conforms pretty strongly to a general consensus in this thread, I hope you'll give it a listen.

It's episode 2 behind this link: http://www.kclradio.co.uk/music/shows.php?SID=47
There's a streaming and a download option.


Let me know what you think.

nuncle jimbo
Apr 3, 2009



YeahTubaMike posted:

Wow, Megadeth's setlist was powerfully lame tonight.

Also, all Megadeth fans other than me are horrible. I almost got into three fights tonight, and I am generally a very agreeable person!

I googled the setlist and you indirectly saved me probably $100 or so, thanks

was this it?

Trust
Wake Up Dead
Hangar 18
Sweating Bullets
Angry Again
Poison Was the Cure
Dawn Patrol
Public Enemy No. 1
Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
Guns, Drugs & Money
A Tout Le Monde
(with Cristina Scabbia)
Symphony of Destruction
Peace Sells
Encore:
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

eh

BGrifter
Mar 16, 2007

#1 CAPITALS FAN
Available on the App Store


CmdrSmirnoff posted:

Just gonna leave this here.

The video was pretty embarassing, but apparently it gave Hansi and Jon a chance to talk Demons & Wizards. Plus I can't be too hard on people for wanting to see Blind Guardian and Iced Earth twice each in four days.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Doctor Rope

uncle jimbo posted:

I googled the setlist and you indirectly saved me probably $100 or so, thanks

was this it?

Trust
Wake Up Dead
Hangar 18
Sweating Bullets
Angry Again
Poison Was the Cure
Dawn Patrol
Public Enemy No. 1
Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
Guns, Drugs & Money
A Tout Le Monde
(with Cristina Scabbia)
Symphony of Destruction
Peace Sells
Encore:
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

eh

Yes. I don't understand -- are they allergic to KIMB or something? What I would give to hear Last Rites/Loved To Deth and Chosen Ones at a Megadeth show...

Dave Mustaine brought his daughter out and had the band play Happy Birthday for her about 3/4 of the way between Peace Sells, which was kind of cute. Then some meatheads right behind me started chanting "gently caress YOUR DAUGHTER!" after the song was over. Then (slightly more justifiably, but still hella rudely) the same meatheads booed Cristina Scabbia when she came out for A Tout Le Monde.

I almost got into three physical fights during Megadeth's set alone, why are Megadeth fans such horrible people

lite_sleepr
Jun 3, 2003



I've really been turned on to Vader and Witchery. Are those two considered thrash metal?

A TURGID FATSO
Jan 27, 2004

Here's to ya, JACKASS


Packard Goose posted:

I've really been turned on to Vader and Witchery. Are those two considered thrash metal?

Vader is death metal from Poland, while Witchery is thrash metal with a little bit of Swedish death metal influence.

I Brake For MILFs
Jan 9, 2007






I saw an awful lot of Dads with tucked in Metallica t-shirts and kids with fedoras standing outside for the Megadeth show. Can't imagine a couple hours of Dave Mustaine whispering into the mic could be good. I'd still love to see Motorhead though, never need a reason to see them.

lite_sleepr
Jun 3, 2003



Turk February posted:

Vader is death metal from Poland, while Witchery is thrash metal with a little bit of Swedish death metal influence.

I’ve been having a hard time deciding what kinds of metal I really like, and what I can be pigeonholed into as far as my taste in metal. I’d like some insight into what is on my SanDisk right now if anyone has time.

FAVORITE METAL BANDS:

Megadeth – The band that started it all for me, I’ll listen to Megadeth anywhere at any time.

Pantera - My parents forbid me from owning any Pantera, so I made sure to buy all the Pantera CDs. All of them.

Opeth – These guys have kinda strayed away from metal as far as I’m concerned, but I guess that comes with being ‘progressive.’ On one CD you can go from gutteral vocals like Ghost of Perdition and The Conjuring to Damnation and Atonement, and even Godheads Lament where you have both in one song! I *love* a metal band that can growl and harmonize like Akerfeldt.

Slayer – Fast and intense with pretty great riffs. To me they have a lot of good songs that work for particular situations. If your situation calls for murdering Christians with M16s.

Dark Tranquillity – I can’t say I know of a bad album they put out. Everything they release is excellent and if you disagree you’re retarded and your ears are broken.

ALL THE REST:

Carcass
Children of Bodom
Vader
Amon Amarth
Witchery
Kalmah
Kamelot
Obituary
Sirenia
Edenbridge
Leave's Eyes
Nightwish (with Tarja)
Six Feet Under
Cannibal Corpse
Tiamat
Fear Factory
In Flames
Danzig!
Killswitch Engage (not so much anymore)

I've heard a few folk metal bands, Korpiklanni being one of them and it's not too bad. If anyone can suggest more bands to check out based on the handful I have I'd probably hug you IRL.

lite_sleepr fucked around with this message at 17:54 on Jan 29, 2012

Kaiho
Dec 2, 2004



Packard Goose posted:

Korpiklanni being one of them and it's not too bad. If anyone can suggest more bands to check out based on the handful I have I'd probably hug you IRL.

If you want folky stuff, you simply cannot go wrong with Moonsorrow. Their earlier stuff is right up there in the epic melodic territory. Their later albums are the definition of intense.

You have a good list of death metal in your post. I'd say give Entombed a try since they are a fundament of the genre and have awesome groove going on. They're miles different from the likes of Cannibal Corpse but are awesome. This one is a cover but it has the vibe I want to convey they have.

Then there's Skeletonwitch, who have been shat on in the past few pages but I totally dig. They have that thrash thing straight from the 80s with awesome subdued melodies kinda like some Amon Amarth songs. I was just listening to this song on the way home and it made me air guitar in public. Yeah.

lite_sleepr
Jun 3, 2003



Spergio Leone posted:

If you want folky stuff, you simply cannot go wrong with Moonsorrow. Their earlier stuff is right up there in the epic melodic territory. Their later albums are the definition of intense.

You have a good list of death metal in your post. I'd say give Entombed a try since they are a fundament of the genre and have awesome groove going on. They're miles different from the likes of Cannibal Corpse but are awesome. This one is a cover but it has the vibe I want to convey they have.

Then there's Skeletonwitch, who have been shat on in the past few pages but I totally dig. They have that thrash thing straight from the 80s with awesome subdued melodies kinda like some Amon Amarth songs. I was just listening to this song on the way home and it made me air guitar in public. Yeah.

Thanks! I wrote those guys down and will stay a while, and listen! I forgot to mention I also dig Novembers Doom, which is apparently aptly named because they're Doom Metal! I like the sound and tonality but the emo lyrics can take a hike.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



Packard Goose posted:

Opeth – These guys have kinda strayed away from metal as far as I’m concerned, but I guess that comes with being ‘progressive.’ On one CD you can go from gutteral vocals like Ghost of Perdition and The Conjuring to Damnation and Atonement, and even Godheads Lament where you have both in one song! I *love* a metal band that can growl and harmonize like Akerfeldt.

ALL THE REST:


I've heard a few folk metal bands, Korpiklanni being one of them and it's not too bad. If anyone can suggest more bands to check out based on the handful I have I'd probably hug you IRL.

I find Opeth to be boring and soulless, but you might give Orphaned Land a try if you like progish metal with vocals running from harsh to clean. You might also try Primordial. edit: Newer Amorphis if you can handle a 70 thousand ton cruiseshipload of autotune on the clean vocals.

From your list I see that you like the female fronted stuff a lot. Check out Epica, not only for that, but for the fact that they named themselves after a Kamelot album and you also like them. After Forever is probably up your alley as well.

Folk metal: Eluveitie are big and fairly accessible. Falconer is probably something you would like (skip the albums without Mathias Blad). If you want to go back to its roots, Skyclad.

lite_sleepr
Jun 3, 2003



IRQ posted:

I find Opeth to be boring and soulless, but you might give Orphaned Land a try if you like progish metal with vocals running from harsh to clean. You might also try Primordial. edit: Newer Amorphis if you can handle a 70 thousand ton cruiseshipload of autotune on the clean vocals.

From your list I see that you like the female fronted stuff a lot. Check out Epica, not only for that, but for the fact that they named themselves after a Kamelot album and you also like them. After Forever is probably up your alley as well.

Folk metal: Eluveitie are big and fairly accessible. Falconer is probably something you would like (skip the albums without Mathias Blad). If you want to go back to its roots, Skyclad.

I do have some Epica, but I don't care for them that much. I also like Edenbridge (which isn't a bad thing), but they're more power metal sounding to me. Within Temptation is another good female fronted band though they are pretty poppy sounding.

I can't beleive there is autotune in metal. I'll be sure to avoid that. I wrote the rest down, and I think I've heard of Skyclad. A co-worker said Wintersun is pretty good, confirm/deny?

Hammer Floyd posted:

The problem is that Lars is required for Metallica. He's an absolute oval office, but his cuntishness is the reason why they got so successful. His willingness to step on somebody else in order to get that little bit further ahead is probably why we know about Metallica more than we do any other Bay Area thrash band.

Sure, their music went commercial with Load\Reload, but I actually argue that Black is pretty loving metal. Holier Than Thou? Through The Never? Struggle Within? The God That Failed is basically an off-cut from AJFA and Wherever I May Roam is just a loving awesome song it doesn't matter what the gently caress it is. Sad But True (while painfully overplayed) is heavy as hell and so is My Friend Of Misery.

Besides, they were expected to win a Grammy for One. I mean...if you're winning grammys, you're probably reasonably commercial aren't you? All of their marketability comes from Lars' direction, but the awesome music comes from James.

I'd like to point out that Slayer won two grammys without ever having one of their tracks played on the radio. I hate Metallica for what they did with Napster and suing fans, and if Slayer can win a grammy with no air time then I don't know where that puts Metallica. Sure, Slayer had maybe a few songs on movie soundtracks, but that provides far less exposure than radio play.

lite_sleepr fucked around with this message at 23:54 on Jan 29, 2012

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



Packard Goose posted:

I do have some Epica, but I don't care for them that much. I also like Edenbridge (which isn't a bad thing), but they're more power metal sounding to me. Within Temptation is another good female fronted band though they are pretty poppy sounding.

I can't beleive there is autotune in metal. I'll be sure to avoid that. I wrote the rest down, and I think I've heard of Skyclad. A co-worker said Wintersun is pretty good, confirm/deny?

Yeah, back when I listened to that stuff I didn't like Epica much either, they're good live though. Within Temptation, I don't know if you've listened to their earlier stuff, but I liked it during that phase - before they decided to become Evanescence or whatever.

Yeah, it's because the current singer sucks at clean vocals. If you have an ear for pitch correction and poo poo like that he can be hard to listen to because it's very very obvious. It's a shame because the music is pretty good.

Skyclad is one of my favorites and is one of the few metal bands I've found non-metal people will tolerate, at least their newer stuff is. My friend who is into legit folk like with banjos and stand up basses and poo poo likes them. And she better after dragging me to those concerts.

I have a Wintersun album but I haven't listened to them very much so I can't say.


Your tastes are relatively similar to mine a bunch of years ago, so I'm going to ask if you've listened to Symphony X or older Sonata Arctica, because those still hold up for me now.

Incoherence
May 22, 2004

POYO AND TEAR


Packard Goose posted:

I can't beleive there is autotune in metal.
You didn't notice Kamelot's obnoxious tendency to autotune the gently caress out of everything recently?

lite_sleepr
Jun 3, 2003



Incoherence posted:

You didn't notice Kamelot's obnoxious tendency to autotune the gently caress out of everything recently?

Is The Black Halo and Ghost Opera recent?

Vargatron
Apr 19, 2008

MRAZZLE DAZZLE



I know they're hard rock, but holy gently caress Van Halen is touring! With DIAMOND DAVE!!!

I am so totally at the Atlanta show on April 19th.

Chalupa Joe
Mar 4, 2007


Non Serviam posted:

Secondly, "Dark Adrenaline", the upcoming Lacuna Coil album is a piece of poo poo.

Wow, you weren't kidding.

All I've heard so far is embarrassingly trite lyrics, and butt-rock nu-metal chugging.

Their first couple of albums may have had terrible lyrics, but at least the music was somewhat good (and there were solos!), their newer material is just awful.

IRQ
Sep 9, 2001

SUCK A DICK, DUMBSHITS!



Incoherence posted:

You didn't notice Kamelot's obnoxious tendency to autotune the gently caress out of everything recently?

Roy Kahn's voice, like many, many others, is processed a bit on the albums, but I've heard him live many times and he is quite good and not reliant upon computer processing to sound good. Recently? I don't know. I really didn't care for their last album at all so I don't know, but the guy does have a great voice.

Stripper Nipple Tassel
Oct 22, 2004

keep your eyes on the road you dumb shark


Gigantour was pretty good in Lowell tonight. The crowd was not very large, unfortunately. Lacuna

Coil opened and played for like 30 minutes, not really my thing but Cristina Scabbia has an incredible voice live. The bass was insane for most of the set.

Volbeat was surprisingly good live, I didn't really like anything I'd heard from them but they put on a really fun show. They were egging on the pit that started and the singer was swigging from a bottle of Jack Daniels, so you've got to respect that. I thought my little brother was going to cream his pants with joy when they played Reign in Blood, though


Motorhead was loud like always, but pretty low energy and Lemmy looked pissed off at the mosh pit and just in general when he got out. But then again, Lemmy always looks pissed off. Mikkey Dee did an amazing solo and really kind of stole the set. God drat dude went for like 10 minutes.

Megadeath was Megadeath, I've seen them twice before and didn't go away disappointed but they didn't really wow me. I was way up front getting pushed around in the crowd with every one else and got some lovely phone pictures. When they did A Tout La Monde with Cristina, you could barely hear her over the crowd, but it was probably the highlight of the show, that or Hangar 18. Or Peace Sells..but for personal reasons.

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Packard Goose posted:

Is The Black Halo and Ghost Opera recent?

Their most recent is Poetry for the Poisoned. Black Halo and Ghost Opera are from 2005 and 2007, respectively.

Did anyone else see them on the tour with Fabio? I almost got to interview them, but their label never got back to my editor. My friend's band Visigoth opened for them, though, which was completely awesome. They're a really badass heavy metal band, and they should be releasing a new EP soon. ed. Here is their bandcamp

Utah Metal Goons: These guys are headlining SLUG Magazine's Localized show, and if you have five bucks you should head to the Urban Lounge on February 10th. They're really great live. Do not come if you are a drunk rear end in a top hat who wants to start fights.

Other Awesome Metal Bands from Salt Lake City:

Huldra - Also on the bill for Localized, these guys play really great post-metal in the vein of Rosetta and ISIS without sounding derivative.

Castleaxe - Previously known as "Speitre" (and after changing their name so that people would pronounce it correctly) these guys just play awesome metal, and you should listen to them.

SubRosa - A little higher-profile, but with really awesome and unique sludge metal riffs that incorporate two violinists. If you ever see these guys live, say hi after the show because they are really awesome people.

Let me know what you guys think. I'll post more if there's interest.

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