The "Official" All Purpose Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodShifter, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. jeffgt14

    jeffgt14 Forum Resident

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    The Ace songs are all I like on Unmasked. If you take out the Paul songs on Dynasty, I actually think it’s a really good album.
     
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  2. Dr Mike

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    They definitely were related—both were from Houston, both were mentored by Sam Taylor at around the same time, and Galactic Cowboys guitarist Dane Sonnier's brother Len was in Atomic Opera.
     
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  3. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Osho® Thread Starter

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    I’d say if you take out the Gene songs on Dynasty it’s great. It’s still one of my favorite KISS albums.
     
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  4. Curveboy

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    I meant Ace and Paul on leads...but I get what you are saying. Personally I think Paul hit it out of the park on Unmasked, while Ace's tunes are mediocre at best.
     
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  5. BluesOvertookMe

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    I liked Is It You?. And Naked City. :hide:
     
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  6. GodShifter

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    All the Sam Taylor produced bands sounded kind of similar: down tuned guitars and Beatlesque backing vocals. A very unique sound for one band, but when you’ve got King’s X, Galactic Cowboys, and Atomic Opera it becomes a bit much. Still, I like the Atomic Opera album and still listen to it sometimes.
     
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  7. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Osho® Thread Starter

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    No, those are both good songs. I like them as well.
     
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  8. BluesOvertookMe

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  9. Dr Mike

    Dr Mike Forum Resident

    I interviewed one of the members of Third Day way back in the day when I was on the arts beat at a newspaper, and he mentioned that when they worked with Sam Taylor, he kind of insisted that they change their sound to his thing rather than work within the style they'd been successful with. The Third Day guy was vaguely complimentary of Taylor because, I mean, he was in THIRD DAY—he wasn't going to go scorched earth on anyone, obviously—but he certainly did have a subtle hint of "we won't be working with him again" in his tone.
     
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  10. jeffgt14

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    Something about Pauls vocals between '78-'81 just grates with me. I don't know what it is but it's why I don't like Paul's solo album either.
     
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  11. Curveboy

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    :wantsome:
     
  12. weekendtoy

    weekendtoy Rejecting your reality and substituting my own.

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    I just meant it was Joe Perry singing and playing Red House during an Aerosmith concert. A.K.A., 'being cheeky' as that point in the show it was the Joe Perry project.

    Could very well be that Mr. Whitford plays the majority of the lead work. Perhaps I should of payed more attention.
     
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  13. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Osho® Thread Starter

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    Got it. Thanks.

    Yeah, Whitford does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to lead guitar in Aerosmith. Most people assume it’s Perry because he’s more of the face of the band, but it’s not.
     
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  14. GodShifter

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    Yeah, that’s cool. I understand. I think he’s quite good, but there are a couple of songs on Paul Stanley where his singing is pretty bad; one in particular that’s horrible. I’ve never disliked Paul’s vocals, but he did get of shriek-y on more of the metal oriented material. These days, well, ... it’s pretty sad.
     
  15. neo123

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    One of my favorite albums by them. Actually, 4 of their first 5 albums plus Ironbound are my 5 favorite albums by them. Saw them this past September in Dayton, Ohio and they brought the house down. See them every time I get the chance. IMO, they should be part of the Big 4, in place of Anthrax. ;) Too bad there isn't a Big 6. If that were the case, there would be room for both Overkill and Testament.

    Overkill is probably the most consistent, old-school Thrash band out there. Every 2 to 3 years, you can count on a new good, high-quality album by them. (Megadeth consistently puts out new albums in that timeframe too, but can be hit or miss on quality.)
     
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  16. Matthew Tate

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    perry does some fantastic playing on the new solo album though
     
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  17. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates The Demon Of Screamin'

    Gonna have to get this now...

    Perry and Whitford I'd say pretty much equally share lead guitar in Aerosmith - Perry is no slouch at all but very bluesy and almost sloppy while Whitford is more trained and precise!!
     
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  18. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates The Demon Of Screamin'

    Got this one during the week. Bloody great album by a hugely overlooked band...

    Anyone else here a fan?

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  19. dvcarrick

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    Hmmm I love Aerosmith and they are probably (this minute ;-)) my favourite band -- I streamed the new JP album very bluesy and my conclusion was that saved me a few quid as I'm now not going to buy it.
    I don't think he has made a decent solo album since his first 2 IMHO... which are great.
    Not trying to be a downer... Just my 2c
     
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  20. Matthew Tate

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    you don't like it because its bluesy?
     
  21. Trillmeister

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    Ever since 'The Spirit' when I headbanged my IQ down from already slightly-challenged-neanderthal to swamp-bank-dawdler.

    They completely lost the plot in the mid 80s (like so many) but twenty years later came back with a melodic vengeance tempered by the woeful tears of the best bits of that epoch yet melded with certain 'signatures' of the early period which when suffused with some mighty production values, established them in a delightfully unflinching vector of creativity - just like Accept, Saxon and to a lesser extent, Megadeth* - simply doing what they do best and not giving much of a stuff about tattoos, overtly inappropriate facial hair or 'wearables.'

    Not bagged this latest but have these last few days been hugely rotating their last from 2016, off which the last three or four tracks have had their hooks most deeply in me.

    They aren't Metal and may not even be that Heavy but they're kind of Hard/Heavy-Lite - but it just doesn't matter when such unfettered musical mana steamrollers any misgivings into flat out submission.

    Big fan of Catley's voice which has matured into something so smotheringly reassuring it should be measured in togs.

    (*Or dare I venture, Bernie Shaw-to-date period Uriah Heep?)
     
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  22. jeffgt14

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    I think an hour later I finally managed to decipher the band name on that album cover. Magnum.
     
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  23. Trillmeister

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    Well it is Candlemass, today.
     
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  24. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Osho® Thread Starter

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    :laugh:

    I couldn’t figure it out, either!

    Boy, I just have to be honest. Most Magnum output I’ve heard has been really poor. I’ve tried to get into them and it just doesn’t work. Too milquetoast for my tastes.
     
  25. lenny nero

    lenny nero down by the ruined bridge

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    Popoff discussed the top metal/hard rock of 1978 as voted by bangertv's viewers. Predictable list, but I always like hearing his thoughts and he does have some interesting shout outs at the end.

     
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