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The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« on: September 17, 2009, 06:49:17 PM »
Since the 'rap thread' is so big.. gotta provide some counter weight  :P j/k, we're all into other stuff. That's cool.


This music was such a big part of my youth... I was angry at the world and this music made the soundtrack of my life.

It started with Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse and Nile:

MORBID ANGEL - Enshrined By Grace

Cannibal Corpse - I Cum Blood

Nile - Execration Text music video


Then onto Cradle of Filth

Cradle Of Filth - Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids [Live]

Best performance ever. Truly an amazing band.


Then it became more melodic with old school Children of Bodom

Children Of Bodom - Downfall


And Epica! I was pretty good friends with one of the guitarist, but he recently left the band.

Epica - Fools of Damnation


Proper metal! None of that Linkin park stuff  :smhid XD
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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 11:17:51 PM »
Between The Buried And Me - Obfuscation

Fuck yeah, new BTBAM album, The Great Misdirect, out on October 27, 2009.

Will it continue the pure concentrated awesome that was their previous album, Colors?

Based on Obfuscation, sounds pretty fucking likely.

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 06:08:05 AM »
fuck yeah stryfe, didn't even know about that.

Recently got into the band Protest the Hero.

Protest The Hero - Sequoia Throne

Their old stuff was more metalcore though
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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009, 01:38:40 PM »
^Epic vocals, I like the diversity.

I don't really know BTBAM, but based on that vid they remind me of In Flames.

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009, 02:36:42 PM »
Protest the Hero sounds pretty cool, not sure about those clean vocals though lol.

BTBAM might sound like In Flames at times, sure, but they're really nothing alike. BTBAM's roots are in metalcore, but nowadays they go all over the place with their music, mixing all kinds of fucked up genres together... They had country and polka interludes on Colors lol.

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In September 2007, the band released their fourth studio album, Colors. The band has said that "it's a 65 minute opus of non stop pummeling beautiful music... we have described this release as 'new wave polka grunge.'" On their website, they have also described it as "adult contemporary progressive death metal."
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Colors Live DVD was fucking awesome too btw, did you grab that Sits?

Between the Buried and Me - Colors Live DVD [1/11]

The sound quality is amazing. It's sick how good they sound live despite the complexity of the music.

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Speaking of live DVD's, I gotta leech Opeth's Roundhouse Tapes right now...

Opeth - Ghost of Perdition (The Roundhouse Tapes)

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 07:07:03 PM »
I'm actually surprised how many excellent metal dvds there are.

The Arch Enemy live DVD has epic sound quality (which is wasted on YT haha).

Arch Enemy - Live Apocalypse - Part03 of 18

And CoB's dvd was pretty good, even though their previous tour had a much better setlist:

CHILDREN OF BODOM - Live In STOCKHOLM 5/12

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009, 07:56:01 PM »
I'm particularly fussy when it comes to Heavy Metal. I can say hand on heart that I can't stand death metal/black metal/horror metal or any variant of it. Old-school metal is what I like best. I'm not a huge follower of what the scene is like at the minute but I'd have to say the best band right now is Machine Head. Bad attempts at nu-metal aside, The Blackening is an intense, heavy, riff-laden, head thrashing album that gets better with each listen.

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 02:06:06 PM »
^Gotta agree on The Blackening. Even though Machine Head isn't really my kind of band, the production on thata lbum is amazing. I love the guitar sounds on that album. The songs are pretty kick ass though, combined with the angry lyrics it makes for a great metal album.

The new Megadeth is pretty good as well, much better than (at least) the previous two. Even though I'm not that big on Mustaine's vocals.

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2009, 03:19:31 AM »
Very nice thread!  I'll post a few more obscure metal bands that need more attention:

Anata
Anata-Downward Spiral Into Madness

Obscura (note the fretless bass action!)
OBSCURA - "The Anticosmic Overload"

Arsis
ARSIS - We Are The Nightmare (Version One)

Bloodbath
Bloodbath - Eaten

Blotted Science (an entirely instrumental project)
Blotted Science- Synaptic Plasticity

Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis - Silence Calls the Storm

If anyone is interested in finding more metal bands like this, just let me know.  I got tons more.
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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009, 03:32:45 AM »
Moved this quote here so we won't stray off topic for too long. :P

Haha, thanks.  I actually found it when I was waiting for the Immortal to leak.  The release date for the Immortal album was on the 25th, and it didn't leak until the 22nd.  I swear, I was so pissed off.  What's worse is that the album wasn't as good as their last one.  :angry:  :lol:  I was waiting for the new Scar Symmetry album to come out (which it kinda already has), but the Myspace preview of it is bad enough for me to not even bother downloading it.  Right now, I'm waiting for the new BTBAM, Slayer and Freak Kitchen (among others).

I didn't have a clue Immortal released a new album, it's like seven years from their last one... I was big into black metal all through upper secondary, but not much at all as of late. I still give Emperor's first two albums the occasional spin, Dissection, that sort of thing.

Dissection - Night's Blood

Ahh, good times.

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Can't think of any other metal albums I'm really looking for other than BTBAM right now, well at least nothing that's about to get released soon and I can still remember. I listen to too much different shit, I can't keep up with all the genres. :lol:

I also heard a bunch of songs from the new Megadeth album at my bud's and I was surprised how good they sounded. I gotta grab it later and find out if it can touch Rust in Peace.

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Fave metal songs, part #1343243:


At The Gates - Terminal Spirit Disease

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Shit gotta chill with the ton of tube vids on one page I think... XD

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2009, 03:46:03 AM »
Immortal's release before this new album was back in 2002.  It's easily my favorite Immortal album.  I'm not a huge black metal fan, but that particular album is just ridiculous.  The new one is just kinda flat throughout.  Nothing is grabbing me like the Northern Darkness album did.  My favorite Dissection album is actually the one most people hate - Reinkaos. 

The new Megadeth has Chris Broderick on lead guitar, and he rips!  He's also one of the coolest guys you can talk to.  He's one of the few guitarists that'll actually take the time and answer your questions on the forums he has set up.  That said, I think the new Megadeth album is on par with the last three releases.  Nothing will ever touch Rust in Peace or the entire Friedman era, for that matter.  Sneap did an amazing job on producing and mixing the album, though.  It's probably Megadeth's best tone to date. 

Also, AtG = Amazing!  :heart:  Easily THE most influential melodeath band out there.
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2009, 04:01:50 AM »
Shit, my buds played Tyrants on my birthday party ALL the fucking time lol. I hadn't heard that song in ages.

I actually read a Chris Broderick interview a couple days back in one local music mag, and he did seem like a really cool, down-to-earth guy. And yeah, the guitarwork I heard sounded really fucking good, although I was kind of wasted at the time. :lol:

Yeah AtG is the shit. I particularly love TSD and The Swarm to death, although I love their other stuff too. Fucking killer guitar harmonies.

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One more before I gotta pass out.

Medeia - Cold Embrace

They're taking it so seriously!  XD

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2009, 04:28:05 AM »
New Hypocrisy does sound pretty dope! I haven't been really listening to them much after Final Destination. Maybe I should do some catching up.

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MESHUGGAH - New Millenium Cyanide Christ

The greatest metal video of all time?

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 06:20:14 AM »
It's close...  How about these?

CHILDREN OF BODOM - Lookin' Out My Back Door (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Immortal - Call Of The Wintermoon

And then pretty much anything from The Black Dahlia Murder after their debut album.  Those guys always have crazy music videos.  :D
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2009, 01:43:45 PM »
^ Ahh, pure gold. Shit, did I really type Final Chapter as Final Destination... well, it was 5am. :doh:

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This can only end well.

The Black Satans - The Satanic Darkness

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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2009, 04:32:19 PM »
That was definitely one of the more ... eye opening music videos.  :lol:

Morbid Anal Fog (The Most Famous True Black Metal Band Ever)

Man, black metal is too easy to make fun of.  :D
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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2009, 06:17:02 PM »
lmao, don't get me started on black metal videos  :lol:

Immortal - Blashyrkh (Mighty Ravendark) - GOOD QUALITY

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The new Megadeth has Chris Broderick on lead guitar, and he rips! 
Nothing will ever touch Rust in Peace or the entire Friedman era, for that matter 
Sneap did an amazing job on producing and mixing the album, though.  It's probably Megadeth's best tone to date.

Agreed x3!

I'm a massive Jason Becker / Marty Friedman fan. I'm really into shred stuff.

Cacophony (M.Friedman , J.Becker) - Speed Metal Symphony

That cacophony stuff is beyond epic. Too bad the vid/audio quality is mediocre.


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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2009, 06:56:35 PM »
My top 5 guitar idols are:

Paul Gilbert
Marty Friedman
John Petrucci
Yngwie Malmsteen
Jason Becker

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If you're into those guys, you should check out the Blotted Science album if you haven't already.  Ron Jarzombek really rips it up!  Ron actually played with Marty on his Exhibit A/B thing when he did his new live album in Japan.

Marty Friedman - Dragon Mistress 1

Ron even builds his own guitars.  8)  Harmonized sweep picking =  :heart:
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« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2009, 07:02:03 PM »
^Ah yeah I've heard of Ron. That's a great performance!

I also dig Ohmura Takayoshi:

Takayoshi Ohmura : Pleasant Surprise Live

Top 5 would be:
Hizaki (Versailles); He does some haromonized sweeping with Teru, awesome stuff.
Malmsteen; legend. Saw him live and it was just amazing. I don't care if he has an ego.
Friedman: love his Jpop remixes. The songs he did with Nana Kitada are epic.
Becker: Best ever. Too bad he got ill.
Vai: another legend, even though he relies on his wacky sounds a bit too much.
...there are so many awesome guitarists out there.

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Re: The Heavy Metal Thread!!! \,,/
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2009, 07:13:41 PM »
Ohmura is great, and his technique is easily the best I've seen, but he can be a touch robot at times.  Most of his influence is from Malmsteen, obviously.  There seem to be lots of Malmsteen clones, especially in Japan.  Not exactly sure why.  My favorite album from Ohmura is his Emotions in Motion album.  It's very well put together, and he's able to reserve some shred, unlike some certain guys.

Some more guys to check out:
Stephan Forte (Adagio)
James Malone (Arsis.  He shreds AND sings)
Muhammed Suiçmez (Necrophagist)
Christofer Malmström (Darkane)
Lord Tim (Dungeon/Lord.  Awesome power metal bands)
Gus G (Firewind)
Rob Marcello (Danger Danger and a bunch of others.  Totally 80s!)
Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen.  Probably the most hilarious shredder ever.  Easily the best usage of harmonics in guitar playing)

Talk about oldschool here!  30+ minute youtube video!

Mattias Eklundh - Freak guitar demo


Then there are people like Greg Howe, Marco Sfogli, Guthrie Govan, Andy Wood, etc. that aren't metal, but they're ridiculous guitarists.
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