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

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

  1. Bachtoven

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    While not groundbreaking, the title track from the upcoming Judas Priest album sounds promising:

     
  2. Trillmeister

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    Hmm... if there was an antithesis of the 'cool, low slung geetar' aesthetic, then much of their better output is possibly it.

    It's impossible to defend on a forum like this where points are awarded for the kind of chic antisocialism, perhaps best carved out by those delightful, Norge folk, culminating with a penchant for church conflagration and the innumerable wannabes/facsimilies/offshoots/derivations thereof.

    Further, there's a great deal of quirk within which originally, I suspect, was a highly British affair, maybe like 'Tull until (at least the mid 80s) and pre-'Kayleigh,' Fish era Marillion.

    But then again, it isn't Metal; no, not hardly at all but it does rock with a hard(ish) edge and a melodic calibre which at peak is perfectly fine and like the previously cited, later 'Heep, sort of comes in, entirely under the radar of the cool kidz and manages to build upon what they'd always done which was to make some genuinely thumping Rock, all the while labouring under the denigration of feeble tags like 'second tier.'

    Don't get me wrong, they did produce some undiluted cack but seem to have made a string of partially weighty records which feature some compelling, reputation-shrieving melody drives that are largely, sonically irresistible.
     
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  3. Jimmy Agates

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    C'mon you guys!!....ok then heres a bunch of easier band logo's to decipher...get back to me in 15 years when you figure these ones out!!

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  4. Curveboy

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    Currently listening to: SAXON Thunderbolt

    (Secret of Flight is AWESOME!)
     
  5. Clanceman

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    I’m out of my body fellas.

    LA Friggin Guns are about to come on!

    @Matthew Tate ...duuuuude!
     
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  6. dmiller458

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    If they were being dishonest about who and what they are, I might agree with you. But Nakamoto, Mizuno and Kikuchi have always been up front about the fact that they didn't even know what metal was before Kobayashi recruited them for Babymetal.

    But they're no more of a gimmick act than Ghost (BC) IMO. They're no more generic than dozens of other commercial metal bands.

    Whether they'll ever become as big as Metallica or Maiden remains to be seen. Maybe they'll still be together 10 years from now, maybe the novelty will wear off and they'll be just another footnote in metal history.

    I've said before that being a pop star is nice work if you can get it. But at the end of the day, it is work. They're recording the songs and putting on the shows. They're putting the work in. I say they're owed at least a begrudging level of respect if for that reason alone.

    And Nakamoto, with her crooked teeth and taxi-door ears; if I was a teenager, I'd have her poster on my wall.
     
  7. Matthew Tate

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    cool. remember new l.a. guns live release soon
     
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  8. Clanceman

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    Yes, better put my order in now. Some that ordered just before Missing Peace release got delayed.

    Surprising how good they sound. Tracii is the most underrated guitarist. Phil is underrated. L.A. guns are underrated.

    They should at least be on that list of 3 band bills that tour sheds & arenas.

    They were on fire tonight. Phil sounds exactly the same. Tracii....better!



    *Side Note:

    That’s the thing with these bands farewell or final tours. Everytime one big one goes away, the trickle down is that it’s one less tour, so one or more bands that would open end up losing all that exposure. Motley, Sabbath, now Slayer - there are trickle down effects.
     
  9. Doggiedogma

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    I was just listening to their 1st cd, great rock-n-roll!
     
  10. Matthew Tate

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    they should have been as big as GNR
     
  11. Doggiedogma

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    Yeah, but the songs just didn't have the hooks and chorus like GNR did, LA Guns was more straight ahead rock, while GNR was more progressive, maybe.....IDK.
    I'm actually listening the 1st cd again - love it!
     
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  12. Matthew Tate

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    so far the new ty tabor is a lot heavier than his usual solo stuff. sounds more like a kings x album without the other 2 guys
     
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  13. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Artwork for some reason,vaguely reminds me of Cathedral"s album artwork.

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  14. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Cool! :righton:Still waiting for mine (Shipped yesterday......finally!)Waitinggggggggggggggggg..............................:yawn:
     
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  15. GodShifter

    GodShifter Son of the Morning Star® Thread Starter

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    Good point . Biggest difference is the Cathedral album is good. :D
     
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  16. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Ha! I just deleted The Ethereal Mirror(thought it was overkill) and ya quoted me before I was done Ha ha...
     
  17. Matthew Tate

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    haven't listened to the entire thing yet or the best of disc but through 5 songs its very heavy
     
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  18. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Ty Tabor-Alien Beans showed up yesterday and my BD-Rom broke and CD player is messin' up.Why are the Gods of all things electronic conspiring against me so?It is.........................vexing:realmad:
     
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  19. dmiller458

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  20. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Remember when this came out (Roadrunner Records?) Great album.Good song here.Saw them for the next album tour at the same club I just saw Fate's at.Great show.
     
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  21. Sanguinus

    Sanguinus Bearer of the Red Robes

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    I've been listening to this one. Definitely worth it for any other prog metal fans. It's a fantastic album.
     
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  22. dmiller458

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    Listening to Loudness
     
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  23. Jimmy Agates

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    The very first Loudness album I heard / bought back in 1984...I now have just aquired my 102nd Loudness release (30+dvds/60+cds etc etc)!!

    This album certainly opened a Pandora's box and lead me towards enjoying many other Japanese bands. Seen the band quite a lot now too and they are brilliant live. Overall my favorite band just ahead of the mighty UFO
     
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  24. slipkid

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    Funny, I had a misadventure with it too. Arrived one day last week but the case was smashed to bits. Returned it to Amazon, didn't even open it. Got the replacement already (intact) but been too busy working to listen to anything....
     
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  25. Natvecal.

    Natvecal. JUST A LOW- FI GUY WHO LOVES A GREAT MASTERING

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    Yes, it's very,very vexing.................:disgust:
     
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