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

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

  1. Natvecal.

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

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    Sad to hear this about Tim. As a guitarist myself that listened and analyzed so many players ,Tim was on my radar as I liked his solos but, a bigger trait he had was creating some really cool interesting riffs as a rhythm guitarist too, that many great lead guitarists fall short on. Hope that makes sense? Bummed about reading all this on here...
     
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  2. GodShifter

    GodShifter Son of the Morning Star® Thread Starter

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    Dallas, TX, USA
    Let’s do something with this thread! Let’s start posting some reviews again. I’m an old fart, but I’ll get it going again. I’m thinking Saxon’s Crusader. Anything is welcome but that’s what I’m going to do.

    Cheers, all.
     
  3. slipkid

    slipkid Forum Resident

    Yer not kidding. I had a friend who wasted away from that. Really godawful way to go.
     
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  4. slipkid

    slipkid Forum Resident

    Please do!

    I have a small pile of recent metal/hard rock releases I've been wanting to mention/review but just no time to do it. Not even the way I had been doing recently with posting other people's reviews....
     
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  5. Natvecal.

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

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    I knew two. A great surfer and a Rock photographer.No words for it...
     
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  6. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    Mt. Kisco, NY
    That's exactly what I said. Talk about unexpected, but hey I'll take it.
     
  7. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

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    I just played my newly created needledrop of Motley Crue’s Too Fast For Love on the way to work this morning (original US Elektra pressing). It’s a better record than I remembered. Cowbell featured prominently :cool:
     
  8. Dan C

    Dan C Forum Fotographer

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    The West
    I'm not really a metal fan, but I got to shoot the Judas Priest show a couple weeks ago and it was a blast to cover. Saxon opened for them, which was also entertaining. The lead singer Peter Bayford looks more crazy professor than rock star these days, but his banter with the crowd in that thick accent was a lot of fun.
    Judas Priest Rocks Casper (PHOTOS) - Oil City News

    I also got to talk to new-ish Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner via phone before the show. He was really nice and patient with me, which I appreciated.
    'Metal Is Sill Conquering the World': Priest Guitarist Talks with Oil City News - Oil City News

    Rock shows do really well in this town. More band should stop here.

    dan c
     
  9. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

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    New York City
    There is a separate thread but in case you guys missed it...Bandcamp has put up the King Diamond/Mercyful Fate catalog in what appears to be original pressings for lossless download. I picked up Abigail and can confirm it's great.

    Dynamic Mercyful Fate on Bandcamp
     
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  10. GodShifter

    GodShifter Son of the Morning Star® Thread Starter

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    It’s Peter “Biff” Byford. He’s apparently releasing a solo album pretty soon..

    Glad you enjoyed the show.
     
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  11. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates The Demon Of Screamin'

    One mans derivative is anothers classic sounding rock!
     
  12. Trillmeister

    Trillmeister Forum Resident

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    I've just watched a BBC documentary on Jeff Beck.

    It featured plentiful contributions by luminaries such as Clapton, Jimmy Page, D. Gilmour, Slash, Joe Perry and long time collaborator Jan Hammer plus various, gushing fetings from several earnest musicians who seem to have carved out a living by bathing in his munificent radiance.

    The guy is clearly a technician from another planet and his fusings with Jazz are undeniably remarkable.

    However, towards the end of the prog, someone referred to that smelting pot of the 'Hendrix/Page/Clapton' axis* with quite possibly JB conducting matters from slightly above...

    The thing that struck me about some of the eulogising was an identification with constantly seeking out new horizons: not just via the phenomenal, 50+ year development in interplay of his left and right hands which seemed to befuddle even the mighty Slow Hand himself but a determination to embrace disparate musical inspirations and new musicians alike.

    Thus, it was this 'variation' which contributed greatly to setting him apart from guitarists who were 'churning out the same stuff for ever' or 'making a career out of two basic riffs.' Hmm...

    Naturally, my thin skinned Metal detector started gently thrumming as the "No Blackmore? No Blackmore?!" warning light began to glow and as I reconsidered the prog's reference to the constitution of that 'axis'* the 'Ignoring Iommi' dial started arcing close to the red... Naturally, Schenker is/was a nobody...

    Which brings me to the meat of my petty chagrin o'er this matter: the damn Mainstream and it's simply continent-levelling ignorance of (our) 'Man In Black' and A. F. Iommi - even in passing reference - when it comes to this pathologically selective analysis of guitar greats whose geniuses matured at some point during the 1960s and/or early 70s.

    There's only one thing for it -



    Sorry. :uhhuh:
     
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  13. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

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    Midland, Michigan
    BBC site said the program is an hour and a half. Did they adequately cover his 60 year career in 90 minutes?
     
  14. Sanguinus

    Sanguinus Bearer of the Red Robes

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    Phoenix, AZ
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    As I'm listening to this, it compelled me to do a top ten for 2003:

    1. Adagio - Underworld
    2. Hammers of Misfortune - The August Engine
    3. Galneryus - The Flag of Punishment
    4. Hypnotheticall - Thorns
    5. Kamelot - Epica
    6. Lost Horizon - A Flame to the Ground Beneath
    7. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Traveller
    8. John Arch - A Twist of Fate
    9. Fairyland - Of Wars in Osyrhia
    10. Thalidomide - Le Paradis du Mal

    Progressive and power metal pretty much dominated 2003. It's remarkable how unchanged my list is from before.
     
  15. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident

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    Serbia
    TransLates, by Lates (melodic hard-rock, full-length, released April 14, 2018, Beograd, Serbia)

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    Favourite track: Explode
     
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  16. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Brand new Alice in Chains.

     
  17. Natvecal.

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

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    Oceanside,CA.
    Wow, blast from the past! Saw them open for Extreme at Iguana's(Tijuana)waayyy.....back in the day. This was the debut album tour (as openers)I believe? Extreme (Pornographitti Tour) as I recall? Venue holds 1,200+ there was maybe 40 people there. We were right up against the stage for this show in a very, very empty venue! To contrast this ,I saw Lynch Mob's debut tour (a few months before or after?) and it was stuffed well beyond capacity with people jumping off the third level railing into the floor crowd resulting in Lych Mob's Manager coming on stage cutting off George during a solo in a song.Grabbed the mike and told everyone someone had just died from jumping and the Federales(Military Police) were on alert to to crack down on the venue if we didn't stop being so out of control.KGB FM was talking about it the next day saying there was in excess of 1,500 there if I remember correctly.It was shoulder to shoulder everywhere in that place.So, you can imagine the same venue-40 people was like a ghost town.None the less a great show.
     
  18. Cheevyjames

    Cheevyjames Forum Resident

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    Durham, NC
    Thanks for posting this. Decent song, but not as good as the Black Gives Way to Blue album. I'll be interested to see how the whole new album sounds.

    Here's one that I've been enjoying a lot, new Graveyard - Please Don't. Album comes out May 25.

     
  19. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident

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    Serbia
    Rephrased, by EDAIN (instrumental experimental metal, full-length, releases May 5, 2018, Brno, Czech Republic)

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    Favourite track: Who Am I
     
  20. dmiller458

    dmiller458 Forum Resident

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    Midland, Michigan
    There are times when the legend and the fact are one and the same.
     
  21. Trillmeister

    Trillmeister Forum Resident

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    UK
    Finally bagged some freshly baked Saxon: benefitting from 'the full Sneap,' it maintains my unfaltering faith with classic Metal.

     
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  22. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

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    Canada
    Any Stuck Mojo/Fozzy/Rich Ward fans? Rich has one the best metal guitar tones. So heavy but smooth. Andy Sneap produced a lot of their albums.
     
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  23. four sticks

    four sticks Senior Member

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    Pennsylvania
  24. Frank Field

    Frank Field Forum Resident

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    Ireland
    Anybody get the High Roller Records reissue of the first Diamond Head album on vinyl? Would love to know if it's good!
     
  25. Natvecal.

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

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    Oceanside,CA.
    HA! Saw Stuck Mojo at same venue we just saw Fates at.I believe it was the Rising Tour. '98?'99? Full house, great show. I recall Devin Townsend may have produced the Pigwalk Album?Right?
     

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