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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #100 on: July 04, 2013, 08:29:00 AM »
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #101 on: July 05, 2013, 12:13:45 PM »
Anyone listen to the new Amon Amarth yet?  Any idea who's doing the vocals on Satan Rising?  Almost sounds like the Ghost BC vocalist, though I don't think it's him.



I probably missed the discussion on this, but anyone catch the Black Metal girl on America's Got Talent?  She's going to be highly sought after when she gets a little older if she can still do this.


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #102 on: July 08, 2013, 12:13:00 AM »
So Frankie Bello (Anthrax bassist) is doing a live Q&A tonight at a Guitar Center right by my job. I think I might drop by for the hell of it (it's free) and maybe get a picture with him.

According to the GC website, the drummer from Shadows Fall will be there next Monday.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #103 on: July 08, 2013, 07:58:18 AM »
Skip the Shadows Fall drummer's Q&A. He's a generic metalcore drummer. All he'll teach you is how to time your kick triplets to the guitar/bass and maybe talk about that one remotely interesting fill he does in "The Power of I and I."

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #104 on: July 09, 2013, 12:26:21 AM »
Funny because the people on line for the Bello thing were praising the dude and saying how much they couldn't wait for his session. Yeah, I'm not really a Shadows Fall fan but he's apparently not going to be talking about them at all but his other band, Toxik. Are they worth checking out?

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #105 on: July 09, 2013, 07:49:41 AM »
He's drumming for Toxik now? Yeah, they're pretty decent. They're like a blend of Megadeth, Testament, and Anthrax.


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2013, 01:26:11 PM »
Not bad. I'll check out more of their stuff.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #107 on: July 15, 2013, 12:58:06 AM »


Why am I now just getting on the X Japan bandwagon? My brother was super into them in the late 90's but I never cared to listen to their stuff. When I moved into my new place a few weeks ago, he gave me two of their CD's to listen to and am now officially hooked. Have been listening to this song nonstop since Saturday. I know they have quite the following in the states and now regretting not going to their show the one time they played in New York a few years ago.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #108 on: July 15, 2013, 09:03:34 AM »
The new Black Dahlia Murder album may just be their best one yet. It doesn't rely on the At the Gates-style riffs they used to rely on too heavily for Unhallowed, Miasma, and Nocturnal, and it's much more focused than Deflorate, and it's a good continuance of Ritual.

Yep. TBDM is the best band of their generation, easily. The only hiccup is Miasma, really, but with all of the lineup changes following Unhallowed it was expected.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #109 on: July 24, 2013, 01:11:15 PM »
On the plus side, Deftones and Ghost will be touring together. On the minus side, with Avenge Sevenfold.


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #110 on: July 26, 2013, 10:16:11 AM »
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #111 on: July 26, 2013, 05:58:54 PM »
Has anyone seen The Deftones in the past ten years? If so, did they still suck ass live?

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #112 on: July 27, 2013, 12:52:12 AM »
I have a few friends that have seen them in the past year and they say they're really solid. They're big fans of the Deftones, so it might just be the fandom talking.
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2013, 03:47:25 PM »
New Kamelot video for "My Confession".  It's not "March of Mephisto", but it's still a good video.  I'm holding out hope that "Veritas" gets a video at some point.


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2013, 04:26:12 PM »
I saw Deftones nine years ago, and outside a couple of songs they sounded horrid. It could be where they were playing too because it was at the SkyDome where the acoustics are awful when the dome is closed.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #115 on: July 28, 2013, 10:48:24 AM »

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #116 on: July 28, 2013, 05:36:15 PM »
Deftones have a pretty bad reputation for live performances. I saw them a long time ago and they weren't very good.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #118 on: July 31, 2013, 04:33:28 AM »
I happen to be in Cleveland right now and just found out that Ghost joined up with the Baroness/Royal Thunder tour for one night only tomorrow.  Actually missed Ghost a few months ago because their Pittsburgh show sold out.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #119 on: July 31, 2013, 07:44:43 AM »
Fleshgod Apocalypse is playing in Cambridge next Friday (August 9). They're with Wintersun, Arsis, and the uber-faggotry of Starkill.

Seeing Fleshgod, though, is imperative. That would mark seeing both of the big Italian death acts in the same year (as Hour of Penance opened for Cannibal Corpse earlier this year).

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #120 on: August 07, 2013, 10:43:08 AM »
Gwar is on tour with Whitechapel (blech, but at least there's some shreds of decency in the otherwise generic deathcore shit they do, like a decent riff here or there), Iron Reagan (a Municipal Waste/Darkest Hour side project, featuring Tony Foresta/LandPhil of MW and Paul Burnette/Ryan Parrish from DH), and A Band of Orcs (a decent deathrash band where they all dress like orcs).

I was hoping they'd bring Ghoul out again, but I'm definitely happy they're sticking with some of the MW boys.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #121 on: September 02, 2013, 11:11:50 AM »


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #122 on: September 02, 2013, 02:12:26 PM »
It's still awesome.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #123 on: September 03, 2013, 12:23:53 AM »
Yeah, it really is. I don't understand the people who prefer "Roots" over it. The latter isn't a bad album per se but the direction they were headed into after wasn't pretty.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #124 on: September 03, 2013, 03:20:21 AM »
I've come around on "Roots", but "Chaos A.D." is so much better and is the best thing the Groove Metal genre produced.


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #125 on: September 05, 2013, 06:51:54 AM »
I'd say Astro-Creep 2000 is the best groove metal album, but that one gets considered industrial metal more often than not.

Who the shit prefers Roots? The only song that isn't garbage is the title track.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #126 on: September 05, 2013, 07:17:51 AM »
Can we talk about the first few Soulfy albums? I remember I heard "Bleed" on the radio back in the day and immediately had to get my hands on their first two records.

I was a dumb kid.

I also thought the first Cavalera Conspiracy album was pretty mediocre. Great idea in theory, though.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #127 on: September 05, 2013, 08:31:33 AM »
I liked the first Soulfly, but I'm appropriately embarassed about that.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #128 on: September 05, 2013, 08:36:54 AM »
I'd say Astro-Creep 2000 is the best groove metal album, but that one gets considered industrial metal more often than not.

Who the shit prefers Roots? The only song that isn't garbage is the title track.

That's a little harsh. Cutthroat, Dusted, Straighthate? There's good shit there. The thing I don't like about Roots were all the "tribal" copycats that came after

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #129 on: September 05, 2013, 01:04:21 PM »
I really tried listening to it and appreciating it, and I can dig on the agenda behind it and what they tried to do, but it fails far too often for me. "Cutthroat" is a meh filler track at best, similar to "Biotech is Godzilla" but without the solid opening thrash riff. The rest is just yuck.

The part where I came around on Soulfly is when I heard "Frontlines." It reminded me of classic Sepultura and not the nu metal "tribal" experiment Max began Soulfly as, which made me listen to it again. It's still not as good as the majority of Arise (or Schizophrenia...or my favorite Sep album, Beneath the Remains), but it was a step in the right direction.

Cavalera Conspiracy, though, was a reminder that Max could play some heavy and aggressive shit that didn't sound like he was 13 and angry that his mom took his [insert preferred console] away for failing his math test.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #130 on: September 06, 2013, 01:13:52 AM »
The thing I don't like about Roots were all the "tribal" copycats that came after



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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #131 on: September 06, 2013, 03:17:48 AM »
Real talk: I fucking hate Ill Nino, but I think they did the tribal fusion better than Sepultura/Soulfly ever did. Shit, Incubus did, too, before they got huge.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #132 on: September 06, 2013, 04:43:02 AM »
Ill Nino is one of the few numetal bands I still regularly listen to. Their latest album Epidemia or whatever, was decent but I really enjoyed Dead New World. Their frontman has turned into quite a fatass lately. On a side note, a year or so back, I found a copy of their demo in a local used music store for $1.99.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #133 on: September 07, 2013, 07:50:59 AM »
Next year's Progpower USA roster has been announced.  The promoter has really blown his load with this one:

Friday:
Disperse
Orden Ogan
Leprous
Overkill
SEVENTH WONDER performing Mercy Falls in its entirety and recording their first DVD
STRATOVARIUS

Saturday:
Withem
Divided Multitude
Voodoo Circle
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Pain of Salvation performing Remedy Lane in its entirety
Jon Olivia's Pain performing Streets: A Rock Opera in its entirety

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #134 on: September 07, 2013, 08:20:39 AM »
Leprous are great.


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #135 on: September 08, 2013, 03:46:09 AM »
Please see Stratovarious and replace "phoenix" with "penis" for the sake of freshman year lulz.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #136 on: September 11, 2013, 10:06:28 AM »
Tuesday brings us two releases that are getting a whole hell of a lot of hype when Carcass returns with Surgical Steel and Gwar drops their 13th studio album Battle Maximus. The two new Carcass tunes were very welcomed and showed that they can still blow quality impersonators Exhumed and Impaled out of the water (and I love those bands), and Gwar is FUCKING GWAR, and early reviews (not even just from metal critics) all seem to be positive.

...then again, early reviews of St. Anger were worshiping it as the second coming, so I guess we'll see.

But really.

GWAR.

'Nuff said.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #137 on: September 11, 2013, 12:06:24 PM »
I'm picking up tickets tomorrow to see Kamelot and Delain in Atlanta on the 28th.  I'm pumped beyond rational thought.  This will be my third time seeing Kamelot and second time seeing Delain.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #138 on: September 11, 2013, 04:00:45 PM »
Going to see Trivium and Devildriver on Tuesday. I didn't pay for the ticket, so I'm just going to get completely hammered before I get kicked out.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #139 on: September 12, 2013, 02:50:54 AM »
Trivium put on a good show when I saw them open for Bodom, but that was 5-6 years ago.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #140 on: September 12, 2013, 06:15:52 AM »
Watched Jeopardy a few nights ago and forgot to post this little gem:

"Darrell Abbot, Philip Anselmo, Vinnie Paul, and Rex Brown comprise which popular heavy metal group?"

Dude buzzed in and answered "Who are Metallica" before time ran out and Alex corrected him with "Who are Pantera". I wondered why they didn't use Dimebag Darrell then quickly realized they probably didn't want a pot reference on a popular game show.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #141 on: September 12, 2013, 08:44:44 AM »
Dimebag would give it away.  They don't want to make it easy.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #142 on: September 13, 2013, 04:00:11 AM »
Going to see Trivium and Devildriver on Tuesday. I didn't pay for the ticket, so I'm just going to get completely hammered before I get kicked out.
Never been a fan of Trivium, but Devildriver have become something of a guilty pleasure for me.


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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #143 on: September 18, 2013, 09:22:19 AM »
I'm on the fence about the new Gwar album, Battle Maximus. Not about whether it's good or not, because it's pretty fucking great, but about whether it's better than Beyond Hell (my favorite) or not. It's definitely up there with Scumdogs and Beyond Hell, that's for damn sure, and the whole thing is such a tremendous blend of 80's style melodic thrash with the punk feel that's always been a cornerstone of Gwar musically...well, let me just say this: Brent "Pustulus Maximus" Purgason is a totally welcomed follow-up following the death of Cory "Flattus Maximus" Smoot. The only meh track is "Falling," but it serves as the closest thing to a legitimately heartfelt tribute to their fallen brother, and it's surprisingly moving in a sense. Plus, it's preceded by three of the best songs Gwar's done in the last decade via "Mr. Perfect," the instrumental title track (which blows away the other Gwar instrumental, "A Short History of the End of the World," which was the best highlight of an otherwise completely mediocre album), and "Triumph of the Pig Children" (considering the quality they've done since War Party dropped in '05, that's saying something about those songs), so it's fine by me. That's not to say that the first chunk of the album isn't great, though: "Madness at the Core of Time" is a great opener (despite the first track technically being "Intro," where Oderus laments the fall of Flattus), "Bloodbath" is sure to go down as one of their heaviest, "Raped at Birth" is hilariously violent in the way that we've all come to expect from the Scumdogs of the Universe, and each song builds upon the last in a way that few Gwar albums (outside of Beyond Hell, where each song was a chapter in the story) have, but it's the 1-2-3 combo of "Mr. Perfect," "Battle Maximus," and "Triumph of the Pig Children" that steal the show here. All in all, I'm giving the album 9/10, with the 1 detracted due to the sudden drop from "Falling" and how finale "Fly Now" doesn't quite pick up the pace (similar, again, to Beyond Hell, where proper closer "Back in Crack" is the worst song on the entire album).

The new Carcass album, Surgical Steel, is pretty damn good, too, and while I love that the innovators of grind and melodic death are back in action, this almost seems more like a release that impersonators Exhumed (whose new album Necrocracy is one of their best) and Impaled (those Portland boys whose side project, Ghoul, is much more popular and pound-for-pound fun than the main group) would drop as another chapter in their worship of Jeff Walker and company. There are a few moments when I could've sworn that the same song was repeating over again due to a few riffs being far too similar to one another, but that's almost a non-issue since, hey, that's the overwhelming majority of death metal (and I love Cannibal Corpse, who've been recording the same style of album since Vile back in 1996). 8/10, and it's great to see these guys get back together solely for the inevitably of a new tour in support of Surgical Steel as I missed them on their "one-time reunion" tour a few years back.

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« Reply #144 on: September 30, 2013, 05:39:09 AM »
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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #145 on: September 30, 2013, 11:14:11 PM »
If you're into death metal and haven't checked out Putrid Pile then something's wrong.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #146 on: October 01, 2013, 12:37:29 PM »
I used to smoke weed with that dude

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #147 on: October 03, 2013, 09:21:03 AM »
But have you smoked weed with Helios Creed?

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #148 on: October 03, 2013, 02:39:18 PM »
Septicflesh is pretty awesome.

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Re: The Metal Thread - Version 2
« Reply #149 on: October 08, 2013, 08:17:00 AM »
New Ghost track covering Roky Erickson If You Have Ghost