Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by GodShifter, Jul 3, 2014.
I just found this post. I still miss the Stonerrock.com boards. I especially loved the Classic Albums page, I shared a lot of info with some very cool people on there, discussing Leaf Hound, Flower Travellin' Band and many other greats. I remember Godshifter, Sativa71, Arsgarth... Happy daze.
Apparently it’s back. StonerRock.com V2. A guy bought out Danno and has revived the board and has taken over ATIH.
You can’t relive the past. The period of time it existed was great but even in its final years it was a shadow of its former self. I won’t be returning (though I did register).
I'm curious what your favorite guitar has been for heavy metal (as a listener, player or both!)?
Super Strat (i.e, Charvel, Jackson, Kramer)
Gibson Les Paul
other (please list)
I’m not much of a guitarist (I’m a good rhythm player, but poor at leads). I prefer a Gibson Les Paul (I have a 1957 gold top), but I also have a Flying V. The Les Paul has always been my ‘go to’ guitar.
Thanks for telling me. I've registered, but was never part of the main community so probably won't be on there much. Like you say, it was great at the time
Have you heard the 2 bonus tracks on the live album from City sessions (Centipede, Japan)? They sound more like Ocean Machine than SYL. Also the ultra rare Ass-Sordid Demos album has a song called Ocean Machine than I can’t believe wasn’t on the album.
Yep, I love Japan. It has one of those massive choruses that emerge from seemingly out of nowhere. The song Ocean Machines is great and should have made it onto the album somewhere, though I thing he could have trimmed it down a little, it sounds to me like he didn't quite know how to end it.
For those curious ....
I have a terrible answer of the it's not the camera it's the photographer type of answer. No doubt the guitarist has sonic qualities in their choice but I just like what they are using for what I am listening to at the moment. Above is Seth of Behemoth with an ESP because their new Blu-ray is in rotation. And I'm even more shallow as aesthetics matter. There are exceptions such as I never liked the look of a Stratocaster but have always loved Jimi. He could play a ukulele and still be a god. During a YOB kick I loved Monsoon guitars such as Mike Scheidt's. There something cool about custom guitars. Not the same old thing.
Just jump to 2:45 for the majestic solo playing by Seth and why it's ESP today.
Certainly the magic tone is in the fingers yet I find many ESP guitars I have played have fast thin necks and quality electronics. Aesthetics and comfort matter to a lot of players.
Some of the best songwriting of '80s metal right here.
Jess and the Ancient Ones. A good ol' tele for psych rock. LOVE that sound.
One of my favorite tracks from this minor masterpiece.
Love this band, great pipes on this lady!
Funny you should say that about the production, Trillmeister, because I just acquired the original German vinyl pressing and am so blown away by the amazing sound quality that I came here looking for a thread about that. Found this thread instead. I don't know if it's an analogue or digital recording, but who cares, the sound is marvellous, great dynamic range too.
So great to hear this stuff after all these years. I haven't had this album in any format since I had it on tape in the 80s.
Yeah, they're incredible. Caught them playing with King Diamond back in 2014 and they really won me over. I own everything by them now.
As do i. If you haven't, check out Blood Ceremony, another fave of mine in the same vein.
Just gave this album a listen. It was really dull. A lot of stuff that tries to fit in a depressive vein but just comes off as forced when compared to their early material with Svensson. The only interesting riffs on the whole album are most likely on Seas of Starvation. Not much else I can think of. The singles were particularly terrible with Daggers of Black Haze being the most barebones and lazy of the lot. Not to mention that the instrumentation on this is an absolute joke when compared to the likes of The Red in the Sky is Ours. Just a bland affair overall.
Bought the original CD back in 87'.
Alongside Blondie's Parallel Lines its the quietest CD I have per volume. You really have to crank it.
When you do tho...its ace.
The new Lamb Of God covers album has some good stuff. Big Black, Bad Brains, Quicksand, Ministry.
Catch up concert review, saw Life Of Agony down in Brooklyn on April 19 at St Vitus. 2nd night of 2 sold out shows in a row. Really love this venue, room the size of a living room, it can't get more intimate than this place, band literally has to walk through the crowd to get both on and off the stage. Amazing metal bar/venue. Always loved this band, got introduced to them after they had already split up, post Soul Searching Sun material. Caught them on the first reunion show at Irving Plaza, one of my top gigs ever. Seen them multiple times since then but this is my first time seeing them post Keith's sexual transition to Mina. Believe this is also the fist set of gigs with the new female drummer, Veronica Bellino. Overall, the show was great pulled out some old deep tracks and played some new material as well which went over well. Was glad to see the relatively newer material in there as I had skipped the past couple show opportunities because it had felt like they were just playing River Runs Red material over and over into the ground to the detriment of the rest of the catalog. I get that will always be the signature album and receive the largest reaction but it started to turn into a nostalgia fest for a while there. Having some of the later material in there helps make them feel more relevant and the last album was a strong one IMO. Definitely worth seeing if you're a fan of the band and the new drummer adds some extra youth to them, may catch them in NYC again this September.
Setlist: Life of Agony Setlist at Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn
Video of the gig:
Unfortunately when I play it I think to myself - "the've reached their top here, impossible for them to do better".
Hope I'm wrong.
Wonder what they're up to.
I can't wait to listen to Khôrada's (former mebers of Agalloch) upcoming record "Salt."
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