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Title: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 26 Aug 2011, 03:19 am

By Request - A thread devoted to all things metal past present and future. Wanna talk metal ? Do it here!

Warning : Don't like Metal? Fine - keep your witty observations and petty criticisms to yourself. This is not the place and we will hurt you. Go listen to whatever inferior form of music you enjoy and leave us to our business... and business is good.

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Headbangers, let's crank it up! :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 26 Aug 2011, 03:33 am
^^^^^^^ :bowdown: :rock: :rock: :thumb:

Hi DD,
Thanks,I am in
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Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jriggy on 26 Aug 2011, 03:35 am
Deadhead at heart ( 8)) but metal is in my soul too! Saw Motorhead on our wedding night in Vegas...
The other night at the bar we played a great mix on the juke box. Threw everyone off with chuck berry's Johnny b good, then the triple threat of iron maidens number of the beast, motley Crüe shout at the devil, slayer rein in blood, then ended the mix whith the blues brothers soul man... Lit the place up!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: neekomax on 26 Aug 2011, 03:46 am

(http://vatune.com/wp-content/uploads/1988-...AND-JUSTICE-FOR-ALL-VATUNE.CM_.jpg)


This is my favorite metal album. This was my jam especially when I was 12/13 years old. So, in a way, this music helped to form me. Yikes.

Rock the f*@k on, doods.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 26 Aug 2011, 11:22 pm
Rock the f*@k on, doods.
If there was a "Metal Circle" in AudioCircle, I'd vote for that to be the tag line.  :icon_twisted:

Anyway, I was brought here by the link in another metal thread. In that thread I mentioned a previous metal thread.  I've since found it >> HERE << (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=95403.0). It's a good thread and should be checked out by my fellow metal heads.

That's the thread I was first introduced to "Tool".  8) Good shit men.

Although, I've been on a Harry Connick Jr. kick recently.
Somehow I doubt that's gonna float here.  :o

Rock on.
Bob
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Matty_J on 27 Aug 2011, 12:04 am
I heard Metallica was doing a CD with Lou Reed...I don't get it.  Is this even true?   :duh:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 27 Aug 2011, 12:43 am
I heard Metallica was doing a CD with Lou Reed...I don't get it.  Is this even true?   :duh:
:lol: Yea, look at this (very recent) thread: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=97756.0
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JerryM on 27 Aug 2011, 12:47 am
Listening now to:

(http://www.academyannex.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/wpsc/product_images/paranoid.jpg)

Have fun, :rock:

Jerry
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 27 Aug 2011, 01:29 am
(http://vatune.com/wp-content/uploads/1988-...AND-JUSTICE-FOR-ALL-VATUNE.CM_.jpg)


This is my favorite metal album. This was my jam especially when I was 12/13 years old. So, in a way, this music helped to form me. Yikes.

Rock the f*@k on, doods.
Very nice album.I have a gold cd from Japan and sound is great.
Right now I am listening to the masters from 80s :thumb:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50525)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 27 Aug 2011, 02:53 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50527)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-GcSC86Tug&feature=related
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JerryM on 27 Aug 2011, 03:17 am
Good call on the Iced Earth.  :beer:

I swear, Curse the Sky and Solitude almost single-handedly got me through a real bad time in late '92.

Iced Earth f*@king ROCKS!!!  :beer: :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Crimson on 27 Aug 2011, 04:39 am
Stinkfist hooker with a penis vicarious riverchrist wings for marie.

 :rock:


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: lonewolfny42 on 27 Aug 2011, 05:15 am
Agree or disagree (I'd move Judas Priest up to #2)....here's a good list of metal bands....

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_metal-art.html

Wow.... ...no Spinal Tap... :lol:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 27 Aug 2011, 05:35 am
Good call on the Iced Earth.  :beer:

I swear, Curse the Sky and Solitude almost single-handedly got me through a real bad time in late '92.

Iced Earth f*@king ROCKS!!!  :beer: :rock:
Nice to see the Iced Earth fun here. :beer:
One of my always favorite. :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 27 Aug 2011, 05:40 am
Agree or disagree (I'd move Judas Priest up to #2)....here's a good list of metal bands....

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_metal-art.html

Wow.... ...no Spinal Tap... :lol:
Good list and I have all of them right on my CD rack.But I think they are missing a lot just like this one.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50536)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xse6ocUkLQ
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 27 Aug 2011, 06:00 am
Any one crazy for TROUBLE around here?
I think this is the only band that comes close to BLACK SABBATH and wish to see them live together.
And we can call it BLACK TROUBLE. :rock:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50537)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZV5y1UjeaE
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: krikor on 27 Aug 2011, 02:40 pm
That's the thread I was first introduced to "Tool".  8) Good shit men.

Not much of a metal head anymore, but I have my moments. Got my first introduction to Tool at Bonnaroo several years ago and was blown away.

This thread made me pull up some Drowning Pool for a saturday morning listen with my coffee...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51v-62R95IL._SS500_.jpg)


Alt tittle for the thread... Mine Goes To Eleven
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Bob in St. Louis on 27 Aug 2011, 03:15 pm
Not much of a metal head anymore, but I have my moments. Got my first introduction to Tool at Bonnaroo several years ago and was blown away.

This thread made me pull up some Drowning Pool for a saturday morning listen with my coffee...
Yea, I'm the same way. Most of my tunes get me called "old man" by the family. But I have been known to knock things off the shelves upstairs with some AC/DC, Metallica, Tool type stuff.
Although, "Tool" for Saturday morning coffee is pretty hardcore.  :lol:

Oh, and yea....mine has "11" on the volume knob too.  :icon_twisted:

Bob
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: lonewolfny42 on 27 Aug 2011, 05:49 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RRoCkncvYo .... :rock:   :lol:



And this....just in time for the hurricane... :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbkO9gcgIa8&feature=related
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JerryM on 28 Aug 2011, 02:34 am
(http://capitalchaos.net/images/reviews/Black%20Stone.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 28 Aug 2011, 03:08 am
Ooooh, you guys are warming the cockels of my blackened metal  heart!
PRELUDE, you have good taste! Or if not, you at least have the same bad taste I have.  No, I was right the first time.  You do have good taste!  :rock:  Ha! I've got that Iced Earth album on cassette, I can't remember when I got it, but I remember being in love with the triplets and the tight, compressy guitar crunch.  Pretty sure I got turned onto them thanks to Ula Gehret's zine.  I know Iced Earth has done a ton of stuff since, but my interest kinda started and ended with that album.  I guess there wasn't anything fundamentally that grabbed me.

My metal journey began with "And Justice For All".  Freshman yeart of high school.  I remember trying to wrap my head around what I was hearing - it sounded so abstract and amorphous at first.  But then a switch was thrown with "Shortest Straw" and there was no turning back.  No interest in them nowadays, and am totally at peace with that.  Okay, so maybe I did buy the Big Four DVD, but that's the last time Metallica got my cash.  Oh man, Overkill was also a HUGE favorite in those days (most killer live shows ever) along with all the '90s era standards; Pantera, Kreator, Testament, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, Pestilence, Obituary, Trouble, Candlemass (Sorry, just listing a bunch of bands to amuse myself, please stand by).

My love affair with Trouble began with the self-titled 1990 LP and then worked forward and backward.  I saw them at a little dive bar in Milwaukee once with Cathedral.  Man, that was fucking awesome.  *wavy vision transition, harp strumming* Eric Wagner was like this stoned, almost unmoving mountain of hair.  The dual Flying Vs kicking out those dry, crunchy riffs, the candles on the guitar cabs…Seeing Lee Dorrian this tiny, scrawny dude playing pinball and me too scared to talk to him.  I still get a little verklempt over Trouble's stellar cover of "Breathe…" (not that I KNEW it was Donovan at the time, but hey I didn't know or care what killer metal songs were covers or not back then.  Garage Days was just Metallica's best-sounding recording ever, to this day.  Works for me.  It's always been really hard for me to wind the clock back and appreciate NWOBHM bands in retrospect.  The wires just aren't connecting for whatever reason.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Theogenes on 28 Aug 2011, 04:12 am
If you guys haven't checked out the HDTracks version of Metallica's S/T album (heresy, I know), you absolutely MUST: https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum_code=HD093624955764.

I know, I know-- it sure ain't And Justice For All, and it definitely isn't Reign in Blood, but it's hi-rez METAL, dammit, and that's gotta be worth something  :wink:

Now, the REAL trick is going to be my next step: taking all the badass metal vinyl I've collected (Opeth, Dillinger Escape Plan, Slayer, Mastodon, Emperor, Arsis, Animals as Leaders, etc) and converting it to hi-resolution audio files so I can enjoy metal without the compression whenever and wherever I want  :thumb:

Great thread!!! Always awesome to see fellow metalheads in the community  :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 28 Aug 2011, 06:06 am
Lotsa great metal reissues happening. Vinyl.
Candlemass, epicus doomicus metallicus.
Sepultura, arise.
Slayer box set for less than the price of what I paid for reign in blood...
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 28 Aug 2011, 12:51 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50584)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T0jgPJi1C4
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 28 Aug 2011, 12:53 pm
Ooooh, you guys are warming the cockels of my blackened metal  heart!
PRELUDE, you have good taste! Or if not, you at least have the same bad taste I have.  No, I was right the first time.  You do have good taste!  :rock:  Ha! I've got that Iced Earth album on cassette, I can't remember when I got it, but I remember being in love with the triplets and the tight, compressy guitar crunch.  Pretty sure I got turned onto them thanks to Ula Gehret's zine.  I know Iced Earth has done a ton of stuff since, but my interest kinda started and ended with that album.  I guess there wasn't anything fundamentally that grabbed me.

My metal journey began with "And Justice For All".  Freshman yeart of high school.  I remember trying to wrap my head around what I was hearing - it sounded so abstract and amorphous at first.  But then a switch was thrown with "Shortest Straw" and there was no turning back.  No interest in them nowadays, and am totally at peace with that.  Okay, so maybe I did buy the Big Four DVD, but that's the last time Metallica got my cash.  Oh man, Overkill was also a HUGE favorite in those days (most killer live shows ever) along with all the '90s era standards; Pantera, Kreator, Testament, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, Pestilence, Obituary, Trouble, Candlemass (Sorry, just listing a bunch of bands to amuse myself, please stand by).

My love affair with Trouble began with the self-titled 1990 LP and then worked forward and backward.  I saw them at a little dive bar in Milwaukee once with Cathedral.  Man, that was fucking awesome.  *wavy vision transition, harp strumming* Eric Wagner was like this stoned, almost unmoving mountain of hair.  The dual Flying Vs kicking out those dry, crunchy riffs, the candles on the guitar cabs…Seeing Lee Dorrian this tiny, scrawny dude playing pinball and me too scared to talk to him.  I still get a little verklempt over Trouble's stellar cover of "Breathe…" (not that I KNEW it was Donovan at the time, but hey I didn't know or care what killer metal songs were covers or not back then.  Garage Days was just Metallica's best-sounding recording ever, to this day.  Works for me.  It's always been really hard for me to wind the clock back and appreciate NWOBHM bands in retrospect.  The wires just aren't connecting for whatever reason.
Your taste is just like mine. :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 28 Aug 2011, 01:35 pm
This morning,I turned the computer on and see the picture of NY on the yahoo's front page.Then suddenly it reminds me the thrash masters.
NY

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50585)

Thrash masters

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50586)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8TF4Cj781I
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 29 Aug 2011, 12:20 am
I recall buying some remastered Candlemass Cds awhile back and they were not really improvements.  I get really super protective about my old metal albums now, because if the record industry decides to re-issue something you can usually count on it sounding worse.  Then if anything happens to your copy you're hosed.  The new one is probably going to be a brickwalled piece of crap. The word "remastered" makes me wince like mad.

Anacrusis did a really cool thing, though.  Well first of all you can download all their stuff for free from a website which is cool.  But for one record they re-mixed the thing to sound as they originally wanted.  It's weird though, because it's warmer and less EQ'd, but I still prefer the crispy, weird old sound.  But from a creative point of view I totally support what they did there, it's not just a mastering engineer tweaking the stereo mixdown.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 29 Aug 2011, 12:58 am
Balls To The Wall can't be beat.  I don't really get into Accept as a whole, but Udo Dirkschneider cracks me up on like 3 different levels, and that song just kicks all kinds of ass.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 29 Aug 2011, 01:37 am
This is the new album but U.D.O is not with them.Some people are saying that he is better then U.D.O but I do not think so.MY whole love is U.D.O
Let's vote for this folks.
Is he better or not?

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50616)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS_b104lI7s
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 29 Aug 2011, 01:42 am
And this is the new U.D.O :thumb:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50617)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS3rq2nvIoU&feature=related
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Stu Pitt on 29 Aug 2011, 04:12 am
Metallica's Ride the Lightning album is what really got me hooked.  Around 7th grade or so my cousin bought Iron Maiden's Killers album.  I just couldn't get into them even though I tried pretty hard, as the T-Shirts were bad-ass.  I bought Ride the Lightning and it just kicked everything I owned's ass right from the opening track "Fight Fire With Fire."  I bought Master of Puppets and Kill 'Em All the next week with my paper route money.

Funny thing is, Ride the Lightening is still my most played album.  Maters of Puppets has better tracks, but Ride the Lightening is a far better overall album IMO, as it doesn't have a single track I've skipped in years.

The I bought Reign in Blood, which started my Slayer obsession.  I just can't get into much of their stuff after Divine Intervention.  Tom Araya just yells way too much.  His best vocals by far were Reign in Blood.  He stayed within his range, didn't really try to sing, and didn't yell the lyrics.  It sounded far more evil and bad-ass that way IMO.  There were some songs like this on World Painted Blood, and I really dug those ones.  I can't stand the songs he tries to melodically sing or scream the lyrics on.  "Read Between the Lies" form South of Heaven is one of my favorites.  My favorite non-Reign in Blood song by far is "Temptation" from Seasons in the Abyss.  It's got this straight-up evil and twisted vibe to it.

Tool has some really kick-ass songs.  They just get too Prog and douche bag-ish for me.  I just wish they'd have more actual songs on their albums, and actually made albums on a regular basis.  Then there's the singer who songs in a dark corner the entire time during concerts.  I really want to hate that band, but their songs are just too good. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Stu Pitt on 29 Aug 2011, 04:14 am
And I really wish Rage Against the Machine would get back together.  3 studio albums wasn't anywhere near enough.  Maybe not metal in the strictest sense, but what else would you categorize them as?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 29 Aug 2011, 05:03 am
Stu Pitt, I fully agree with your analysis of Slayer's progress, especially vocally.  I've bought the last few CDs out of a hope and sense of duty, but ahhhhm…it's just not that good.  Listen to them once and then forget about them.  All yelling all the time, songs with no personality, it's just like they want to be as heavy as possible but it's not working right.  New Slayer is like TYPING IN ALL CAPS whereas something like South of Heaven hAd MucH mOre chARActer to it.  Being shouted at isn't creepy and evil, it's just annoying.  That reminds me…I really wish I had Seasons In The Abyss on another format than cassette… can't listen to it in my car.  (Ironwood FTW! :rock:)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 29 Aug 2011, 11:48 am
Lots of good classic metal listed so far.  Anyone into newer stuff?  Like:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QS4YQSP8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


or:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51k11Y2IqnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

or:


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516AmfK4vDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


?

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 29 Aug 2011, 01:31 pm
There is a new discovery for me called crom.
It was a b side on an agoraphobic nosebleed 7".
Speaking of agoraphobic nosebleed, I really have taken a shine to Scott Hull and pig destroyer. Takes a bit for your brain to shift gears but it starts to make sense.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 29 Aug 2011, 08:11 pm
I've got a couple Akercocke albums in my collection, but not that particular one.  The production is a little bit thin-sounding and the playing a bit spazzy for me, but I'm on board for their approach to things.  Haven't heard Gojira or the Crown.

I just bought "Aesthethica" from a band called Liturgy (via The Needledrop channel on YT) which is this weird black metal thing, but like super annoying in a weird way- as if this is what your grandma hears when she listens to ANY metal.  Apparently they've got this really arty thing going on with a manifesto or something.  I dunno, not sure about that.

I also got Blood Ceremony's 2nd LP, "Living With The Ancients" which ain't too shabby.  Sounds great, nice big drums on there.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 29 Aug 2011, 08:41 pm
Lots of good classic metal listed so far.  Anyone into newer stuff?  Like:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QS4YQSP8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


or:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51k11Y2IqnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

or:


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516AmfK4vDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


?
I do like The Crown and saw them twice :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 29 Aug 2011, 08:45 pm
I am sure that most of you know about this site but just in case if you do not, it is a good site to get your music.
www.metaldisc.com
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Rclark on 29 Aug 2011, 10:14 pm
I"m glad you put this together  :thumb: I'm going to write some reviews here in a bit of some bands you all might not have been aware of.

\m/
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Rclark on 29 Aug 2011, 10:15 pm
I have that Gojira album. BTW, I own their other albums as well, and "From Mars to Sirius" the one you posted, is the only one worth owning.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 29 Aug 2011, 10:57 pm
I"m glad you put this together  :thumb: I'm going to write some reviews here in a bit of some bands you all might not have been aware of.

\m/
I feel the same way :thumb:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50637)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTC1Ad0zksk&ob=av2n
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 29 Aug 2011, 11:00 pm
Favorite candlemass is the first one and hmmm, lemme think.

More Swedish heavy...

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50638)

12" 45 and extra dynamic
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 29 Aug 2011, 11:14 pm
Second favorite Candlemass...supposedly a Sabbath tribute.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50639)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 29 Aug 2011, 11:14 pm
Also need to throw in rammstein.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 29 Aug 2011, 11:19 pm
Favorite candlemass is the first one and hmmm, lemme think.

More Swedish heavy...

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50638)

12" 45 and extra dynamic
More Swedish :thumb:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50640)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTEi_PlFEWU
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Rclark on 30 Aug 2011, 12:15 am
oooooh dis 'gon be a big ol' thread.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 30 Aug 2011, 12:36 am
There is a reason I have high efficiency speakers and a krell amp.
My speakers are not a heavy load, my music is. :icon_twisted: :duh:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 30 Aug 2011, 12:43 am
I like Amorphis and I think every new album that I buy it seems like geting better and better.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50644)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ih1nesiYIo
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: AJinFLA on 30 Aug 2011, 12:52 am
I like a dose of liquid metal once in a while (XM Sirius). My collection is littered with the old stuff like Iron Maiden, Megadeth & Metallica (every album), but I find myself listening to a lot more of the newer stuff (yes Gojira), Slipknot, Machine Head, Hatebreed, Killswitch, etc. (and older but still putting out new Opeth, Meshuggah, Lamb of God, etc.).

Now not to be a downer, but if anyone else tunes in to Liquid metal on XM, Mario, who I though was cool host, passed recently. Bummer.

cheers,

AJ

p.s. yes Neeko, I can listen to lots of classical and jazz...and still rock out to metal :lol: (and just about everything else)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 30 Aug 2011, 02:40 am
And good old days :rock:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50648)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5prpJMrWhs
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 3 Sep 2011, 03:42 am

What's going on with System Of A Down? They did a short tour recently and then...?

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 3 Sep 2011, 05:20 am
System of down... Just was listening to them.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Rob Babcock on 3 Sep 2011, 12:23 pm
Must I drag out the Encyclopedia Metallicus? :icon_twisted: :lol:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 3 Sep 2011, 01:27 pm
Canadian Rob Halford :lol: :thumb:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50809)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWH255ID1Ec
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 3 Sep 2011, 03:02 pm
Must I drag out the Encyclopedia Metallicus? :icon_twisted: :lol:

Rob:  Did a search on the Metallicus and it looks like it pre-dates me on AC - what's the story on it?

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 5 Sep 2011, 04:05 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50906)

Spun this last night for the first time in a while - still blown away by it. Maybe the most intense 36 minutes in my collection - sets you up with Soldier's Side and then just frickin' pummels you with one frantic, ferocious tune after another and not a pooch in the bunch. All this and it name-drops Tony Danza...

I saw them on the support tour for this album -opening acts were Hella and The Mars Volta. Memorable moment : Daron Malakian telling the the crowd that anybody who hadn't applauded for Hella "had a tiny dick".

D.D.   
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 5 Sep 2011, 05:50 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50923)
New Sepultura lp. Kairos. More rythmic grind than the alt-speed feel of their last lp Alex. Although I really dug Ludvig.
Kinda what I expect/want from sepultura.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50924)
Lp reissue of Candlemass's second album. Scored a copy from a retailer who didn't know they were selling over a hundred $$$ now. Sounds very similiar to my original pressing.

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JohnR on 5 Sep 2011, 06:05 am
Rob:  Did a search on the Metallicus and it looks like it pre-dates me on AC - what's the story on it?

D.D.

Limited edition. Worth a great deal of moolah now.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 6 Sep 2011, 02:25 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50954)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIOZVlwt_H4
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 6 Sep 2011, 02:30 am
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50923)
New Sepultura lp. Kairos. More rythmic grind than the alt-speed feel of their last lp Alex. Although I really dug Ludvig.
Kinda what I expect/want from sepultura.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50924)
Lp reissue of Candlemass's second album. Scored a copy from a retailer who didn't know they were selling over a hundred $$$ now. Sounds very similiar to my original pressing.
Cool,I did not know SEPULTURA had a new one out.I did not like the newer ones but I can listen to Arise forever.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 6 Sep 2011, 04:37 pm
Hmm, now I can't remember if  I have "Nightfall" on vinyl or not…I think I do.  Ages ago my parents took me to Washington DC.  All I cared about was seeing Thomas Cole's paintings in the art gallery, and it was definitely worth it.  Those suckers are HUGE!

My interest in Sepultura died with "Roots" if I remember correctly, but I will say that's a very cool album cover.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 7 Sep 2011, 02:26 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50987)
Two more weeks :thumb:
I am also getting into this band now.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50988)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moZwgUex4aA
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JerryM on 7 Sep 2011, 04:12 am
Wow. Four pages in and we still haven't seen him.

(http://markblower.com/files/gimgs/45_alice-cooper-live-by-mark-blower.jpg)

Yep. It's Metal. Turn it up.

 :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JerryM on 7 Sep 2011, 04:26 am
Okay, so maybe I'm old.  :duh:

But only one other person has brought them up? Really?

(http://991.com/NewGallery/Iron-Maiden-The-Number-Of-The-424567.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 7 Sep 2011, 10:19 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50996)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 7 Sep 2011, 01:41 pm
Alice Cooper never really flipped my switch, I dunno why. Maiden on the other hand, oh yeah.
Been really grooving on Crom lately. They were on an agoraphobic nosebleed b side. Scored what recordings of theirs I could find. Interesting combination of sampling loops and metal with the swords and warrior theme.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50998)

The pursuit of Crom recordings led me to Conan.
Conans 12" 45s have the most saturated 2 chord metal tones I've ever heard on a recording. I enjoy them.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50999)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 7 Sep 2011, 01:46 pm
Oh yeah, Candlemass is also issuing their box set "doomology" on vinyl.
It is an import and said to be limited to 700 sets. Release is in October.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 7 Sep 2011, 05:51 pm
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50996)
:lol:  Oh man, I remember hearing the title track from this on a metal radio show years ago.  It cracked me up.  I don't mean that in a bad way - after all if heavy metal wasn't campy from time to time it would be less fun.

Ohhhh, I am loving those Conan covers.  If I saw that in a store I'd be at the register right now, excited, but bracing for eventual disappointment.  (It always happens.  Hell, my own artwork is on two metal CDs from bands that suck.  *sigh*  But I have no idea about Conan's music yet; I'm just saying that's been my history with cool album covers.)  This Dark Crystal "ripoff" poster is boss hog too.

(http://a2.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/132/89cf7dae2fc74cae883ca734efffd939/l.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 7 Sep 2011, 06:27 pm
http://www.headofcrom.com/
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: AJinFLA on 7 Sep 2011, 06:49 pm
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=50996)

Oh...man. Can't help but think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IpNFC7aONy0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IpNFC7aONy0)

 :lol:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 7 Sep 2011, 08:33 pm
Ok,I do agree with you guys about Grim Reaper and most likely I bought that for cover art and I thought it would be ok and that is it.
Once in a while I go to my cd Rack to pick some thing that I did not listen to for a long time to play it in the car when I drive to work and this one came right in my hand this morning.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=51018)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: simoon on 7 Sep 2011, 11:12 pm
I grew up listening to metal until I discovered progressive music. Metal lost it's interest for me. Then the 80's hair metal thing turned metal into a joke.

Then a funny thing happened in 1992 that I was unprepared for, Images and Words by Dream Theater was released.

A friend recommended it to me, telling me it was progressive-metal. I couldn't quite wrap my mind around those 2 forms of music becoming a sub-genre, but of course being open to all forms of music, I purchased the CD. After one listening, it made total sense.

Here's a bunch of musicians that were the following generation of the original progressive bands, that grew up listening to metal, but also had the chops and musical knowledge to create complex, long form, pieces.

So 20 years later we have a plethora of various styles of progressive-metal bands that all have what I look for in music.

There's technical-metal:

Spastic Ink
Spiral Architect
Aghora
Atheist
Cynic


There's fusion-metal:

Anomaly
Electrocution 250
Panzerballett
Planet X

There's prog-metal:

Dream Theater
Sun Caged
Prymary
Wolverine
Zero Hour

Avant-metal:

Sleepytime Gorrila Museum
Diablo Swing Orchestra
Leprous
uneXpect
Ephal Duath

Obviously these lists could be much longer, but these listed are pretty representative.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 7 Sep 2011, 11:21 pm
I like hairmetal. Did then, do now. Saw monster of rock in '84,mommas boys, accept, ratt, iron maiden.
Ratt blew doors on everything else that day. Not even close.
Saw the operation mindcrime concert and didn't really feel a connection.
There is a tatata ton of discrete individual metal themes and sounds. Something for everybody.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 8 Sep 2011, 07:00 am
I didn't really get into Queensryche back in the day, but when I listen to "Operation Mindcrime" these days I really like it.  I slowly realized that there was a definite Pink Floyd influence there.

Wow, Grim Reaper deserves credit - they are hilariously bad in both audio AND video!  I mean, take Candlemass - you listen to the audio and it's great, you create your own mental images but if you are unfortunate enough to see that early video of theirs...oh dear god NOOOO!  It makes me wince!  But wow, Grim Reaper looks as cheesy as they sound.

I got roped into the Spastic Ink thing thanks to its ties to Watchtower, but that stuff causes me mental anxiety. It's annoying on two levels; I know objectively that the person is highly talented but the music is sooo difficult to listen to.  But I of course WANT desperately to like this highly technical and nerdy music theory shit and feel that if I don't I'm somehow this knuckle-dragging troglodyte who's too simple-minded to appreciate the finer things.  I have the same musical guilt about jazz - there's this mysterious feeling that I'm SUPPOSED to think it's great, but I just can't do it.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 8 Sep 2011, 11:58 am
Any fans here?  Once you go Black, you can't go back!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61qy%2B9q6sRL.jpg)


I was a big Queesnryche fan back in the day.  Started with Rage For Order and fizzled with Empire.  'Rage' and 'Operation' are still two of my favorite metal albums but don't seem to get much play anymore.  I'll have to remedy that today!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 8 Sep 2011, 08:42 pm
This band is made out of two bands. ICED EARTH + BLIND GUARDIAN and I only have two albums of them.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=51061)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=51062)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGMx0YkeTFQ
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Wayner on 8 Sep 2011, 09:08 pm
I believe that UFO still holds the world record for the loudest concert and I wouldn't call them Metal. So, how that fit into the OPs original statement, I don't know.

Perhaps loud does not equal metal.

Wayner  8)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 8 Sep 2011, 09:24 pm
Very true, Wayner.  Loud is good, but only if "and Clear" follows it!  Most metal shows I've been to had poor sound.  In some cases what I heard was reduced to the peakiest frequency band within the guitar crunch.  I don't know if that's strictly a case of resonances or if it is just how my brain was interpreting the loudness, but it's super annoying.  I remember very well a Metalfest where the roadie was sound checking the guitar and the sound was only coming from the guitar cab.  Then they put a mic in front of it and put it through the PA and my heart broke in a thousand pieces.  It was sooooo sad, this reedy little buzzy noise.   Fuuuuuuck…
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Wayner on 8 Sep 2011, 09:58 pm
I'm not a big metal fan (forgive, too old), but I would have like to have heard (and felt) Metallica. I did see Deep Purple once up at Hinkley. We went t our motel room to listen to that one. I think the people in the first few rows had their intestines liquified when the concert started as I could feel the thump on my chest.

Wayner  8)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 8 Sep 2011, 10:53 pm
I believe that UFO still holds the world record for the loudest concert and I wouldn't call them Metal. So, how that fit into the OPs original statement, I don't know.

I'd give UFO the nod as being a transitional hard rock / metal act at that time - there was a Schenker in that band for gawd's sake. I don't believe they ever laid claim to the title of "World's Loudest Band" although Deep Purple ( among others ) certainly did. The loudest dB reading I've come across was actually for Led Zeppelin @ 130. I was at a Motorhead show in a 1500-seater where they were taking dB readings at the board and were getting just south of 120. Loud ( but not Motorhead loud ) can be done cleanly - I saw a System Of A Down show in an arena and the sound was actually quite good - safe to say this is the exception rather than the rule in my experience...

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Wayner on 8 Sep 2011, 11:37 pm
I have the UFO live LP and if I get enough ambition, I will look up the back side, but I think I recall 142db! That my friends is F'ing loud. Poor Great Brittan.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 8 Sep 2011, 11:40 pm
I have the UFO live LP and if I get enough ambition, I will look up the back side, but I think I recall 142db! That my friends is F'ing loud. Poor Great Brittan.
 :lol:

At 142 dB, poor France and Germany as well...

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Noseyears on 10 Sep 2011, 01:01 am
Any Gothic/symphonic metal follower around? i've been waiting for the latest nightwish album.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 10 Sep 2011, 03:28 am
Any Gothic/symphonic metal follower around? i've been waiting for the latest nightwish album.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=51115)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iAH83evVmU
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Scott F. on 10 Sep 2011, 03:52 am
I have the UFO live LP and if I get enough ambition, I will look up the back side, but I think I recall 142db! That my friends is F'ing loud. Poor Great Brittan.

 :lol:

Actually, it was Chicago.

The first song starts out "HELLO CHICAGO, WOULD YOU PLEASE WELCOME FROM ENGLAND...U...F...O!

Awesome album BTW! It's been a fav of mine since the 70s when it first came out.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 11 Sep 2011, 03:23 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=543s6zuY68s&feature=related
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: BobM on 13 Sep 2011, 01:07 pm
Personally I am not that into pure "metal", mostly because it seems to have dipped into the cookie-monster vocal trend. Bands like Opeth and Katatonia have the musical background that I enjoy once in a while, but their death metal leanings make me skip through when the growls begin and the non-melodic thing starts.

So on that note, here's a few bands that keep that metal-type sound but also have melody and reasonable vocals, and a definite prog leaning as well (although some of this is shread-metal which needs smaller doses, and some have symphonic prog leanings with a heavier element).

- Porcupine Tree
- Riverside
- King Crimson
- Dream Theater
- Tool (some)
- Liquid Tension Experiment
- Gordian Knot
- Sieges Even
- Apocalyptica
- District 97
- 3
- Deep Purple (old school metal)

Bob
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: BobM on 16 Sep 2011, 01:56 pm
There sure seems to be a plathora of female vocal led metal groups these days too, like

- Evanescence
- Within Temptation
- District 97
- and several more I can't think of right now

For the most part these all tend to blend together for me (not all, but most). It is OK once in a while but it seems their having a female vocalist is about all the uniqueness they bring to the table most times. In my view the music still has to be there behind the lyrics.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 16 Sep 2011, 03:31 pm
(http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/s/sadus/1045506-sadus-chemical-exposure.jpg)
This little number has been enjoying an extended stay in my car's CD changer.  Technically, since it was recorded in the olden times when you know, audio engineers had these silly standard levels and other such silliness, it is NOT 'louder than everything else'; as the Count Raven "Mammon's War" which is in the slot after this one, comes on and blows the doors off.  Geesh!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 18 Sep 2011, 10:29 pm
I just saw PENTAGRAM had a new album.
Did any one of you try this yet?

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=51496)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Hoosierdaddy on 19 Sep 2011, 01:11 am
Hey metalheads!

I have two CDs to give away.  High On Fire Blessed Black Wings and Death Is This Communion.  CDs are in perfect shape, only opened to burn into itunes. Any takers?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 19 Sep 2011, 02:33 am
Hey metalheads!

I have two CDs to give away.  High On Fire Blessed Black Wings and Death Is This Communion.  CDs are in perfect shape, only opened to burn into itunes. Any takers?

Already got 'em, good stuff!

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 19 Sep 2011, 12:05 pm
PM sent!     :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 23 Sep 2011, 02:53 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=51571)

This is gonna get people talkin'...

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Alfalfa on 1 Oct 2011, 09:17 pm
Thanx for the tip D.D.  I'm scared already (Pain of Salvation analogy?).  :scratch:

The Sadus album is awesome (Illusions), Reign in Blood intensity!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Alfalfa on 1 Oct 2011, 09:40 pm
Always:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6180E4ZWl2L._SS400_.jpg)

Still cannot listen to just one song of it and have to turn the level up and up..  To me it is still some kind of norm.

Some others:
Death Angel (old & new!), Forbidden, Meshuggah, Opeth, Death, Atheist, Dark Angel, Metal Church (1st), Dark Angel, etc...  Dream Theayer (Systematic chaos being the best), and of course the oldies AC/DC, Accept, Iron Maiden.


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 2 Oct 2011, 01:12 am

This new Opeth...I've given it repeated listenings now and while I appreciate the complexities of it and all the fine playing and the fact that sonically it's gorgeous ( Steven Wilson strikes again!), the whole thing just seems.....sterile. It isn't connecting with me on an emotional level so far. You'd think that if this was the album Akerfeldt says he's been wanting to make since he was a teenager, there'd be more passion in it somehow.
We'll see how this comes across live when I see them in concert soon.

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 2 Oct 2011, 03:34 am
This new Opeth...I've given it repeated listenings now and while I appreciate the complexities of it and all the fine playing and the fact that sonically it's gorgeous ( Steven Wilson strikes again!), the whole thing just seems.....sterile. It isn't connecting with me on an emotional level so far. You'd think that if this was the album Akerfeldt says he's been wanting to make since he was a teenager, there'd be more passion in it somehow.
We'll see how this comes across live when I see them in concert soon.

D.D.
D.D. :could you please tell me when and where Opeth going to play soon.
Could be The Opera House?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 2 Oct 2011, 04:05 am
Greeting. :rock:
Well,I got out the show Friday night and I know that I had to stop in the store to get the new OPETH before go home and this is what happened. :duh:
First I saw that they had the limited one with the dvd and 3D cover so I took that.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=52015)
Then I saw MASTODON had a new one too also I never heard the new SOILWORK was out last year so I got both.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=52016)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=52017)
Then I was walking out before I spend more and just saw the SAMAEL[ceremony of opposites] on gold cd XRCD. :o :o
Man I love this album and I had to pay extra for this and I already had the album for years but not a good recording.
So I got home with 4CDs. :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 2 Oct 2011, 04:13 am
D.D. :could you please tell me when and where Opeth going to play soon.
Could be The Opera House?

Prelude : Here you go.

http://www.opeth.com/home/tour-dates

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 2 Oct 2011, 04:38 am
Prelude : Here you go.

http://www.opeth.com/home/tour-dates

D.D.
Thanks,
I did see that page but I was keep looking under Toronto and could not find any thing.
Wow,the Vancouver is sold out.Here we are another riot. :duh: :lol:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Alfalfa on 2 Oct 2011, 10:36 am
Sounds like a boy in a toystore Predule!   :D

I'm curious about  the Opeth, will order today!  8)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: DaveyW on 4 Oct 2011, 08:26 pm
Any Gothic/symphonic metal follower around? i've been waiting for the latest nightwish album.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=51115)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iAH83evVmU

Hi All,

Just discovered this thread  8)

So much to discuss and so little time  :evil:

Re. these two quotes - Count me in.

Got all of the Nightwish albums and seen them a few times.

I do miss Tarja though - just a different world truly MONUMENTAL.

Tristania supported one of the Nightwish Shows - not to shabby a double bill eh! :D

On the Symphonic front Rhapsody and Dark Moor are worth checking out too.

Re. the comments on loudest;
Twisted Sister at Newcastle Mayfair were pretty much up there and Manowar, but nothing topped Motorhead at Middlesborough Crypt  :icon_twisted:

I see some comments on UFO, caught them earlier in the year with Vinnie Moore on geetar - not too bad.
Saw them with Schenks a couple of times - He was in a class of his own.
Had tickets to see them a few years back with said shredder of the flying V only to have the show cancelled due to an off stage punch up the night before between him and Phil - Bummer!

Best Metal Concert - very,very difficult........
Most recently probably Heaven & Hell (RIP Ronnie - a true legend), Lamb Of God and Iced Earth  triple header.
Prior to that Judas Priest/Scorpions Double Headliner - this was especially spot on as Klaus and Co. had to raise their game to compete with the almighty Priest - not a cigarette lighter to be seen all set  :D

Got to admit though I've had a few fun nights with Y&T - Great tunes and Dave and the boys certainly know how to party.

I saw Blackfoot a few weeks ago Charlie and Greg T still giving it their all - Great Stuff.

Too many good nights  :thumb:

Most of my audio listening is on vinyl and the metal discs, esp. the NWOBHM, still get plenty of spins;
Whitespirit, Samson, Maiden, Quartz, Motorhead etc.  etc..

In fact the 'heads Overkill had a recent visit to the Sondek - Stunning!

I'd best shut up - Could be here all night.

Keep on rockin'
Dave

Sorry - One final thing

Balls To The Wall   :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 4 Oct 2011, 08:50 pm
^^^^^^^^^
Welcome to the Metal Thread Dave. :thumb:
Make sure to post anything interesting that you know.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 5 Oct 2011, 02:08 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=52127)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPzkYhKAjB8
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 5 Oct 2011, 10:49 am
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=52127)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPzkYhKAjB8

I like that album too!  I just wish it sounded better.  How does the XRCD sound?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: simoon on 5 Oct 2011, 05:02 pm
This new Opeth...I've given it repeated listenings now and while I appreciate the complexities of it and all the fine playing and the fact that sonically it's gorgeous ( Steven Wilson strikes again!), the whole thing just seems.....sterile. It isn't connecting with me on an emotional level so far. You'd think that if this was the album Akerfeldt says he's been wanting to make since he was a teenager, there'd be more passion in it somehow.

Really?

I see this as a completely emotional. Especially from track 5 (Nepenthe) to the end.

I actually wish it was more complex.

Gave it another listen last night. Close to brilliant for me.


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 5 Oct 2011, 08:45 pm
I like that album too!  I just wish it sounded better.  How does the XRCD sound?
The xrcd is just heaven and the good proof of excellent recording.But the old one is very bad and not enjoyable at all.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Zero on 5 Oct 2011, 08:59 pm
I admit it. I'm a p___y.  I've never liked to listen real loud...   but I nonethless luvs me some metal.  Thus I'd like to throw in some groups that I like into the mix:

August Burns Red -  Mariana's Trench                 (From their CONSTELLATIONS album)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07PBxKbzSFE

Dark Tranquility -  Wonders at your Feet             (From their HAVEN album)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PE22PP4lKw

Parkway Drive -  Horizons                (From their HORIZONS album)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZnVAOepD6U

Insomnium -  Lay of the Autumn       (From their ACROSS THE DARK) album)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cKYFwSEaOQ


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 6 Oct 2011, 02:33 am
Really?

Really. Still.
Lacks the aggression which is a defining characteristic of metal. Sounds like readings from The Big Book Of British Prog,which is fine, but it's not metal. I'm not knocking it. I'm listening to it as I post this. It's enjoyable and well-crafted - perhaps a little over-crafted -but it's not metal.

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 18 Oct 2011, 03:43 am
Listening to the reissue of Candlemass -Nightfall.
This is a reissue that makes it hard to pick.
My original pressing is in good shape. They didn't get all goofy and add a bunch of ambiance in the remix.
Also ordered the Candlemass doomology box set.
Candlemass really scratches my itch.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 18 Oct 2011, 02:15 pm
Finally just got the new Mastodon.  Newbury was sold out when I went to get it the day it was released!

Listened 3 times so far.  I'm really digging it!  They seem to have channeled some past energies for this one.  I like how it doesn't take itself quite as seriously as their past few releases.  If you preferred Remission to Blood Mountain (as I did), you'll like this album.  If you think Crack the Skye was their finest you may be a little disappointed.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: simoon on 18 Oct 2011, 05:02 pm
Really. Still.
Lacks the aggression which is a defining characteristic of metal. Sounds like readings from The Big Book Of British Prog,which is fine, but it's not metal. I'm not knocking it. I'm listening to it as I post this. It's enjoyable and well-crafted - perhaps a little over-crafted -but it's not metal.

D.D.

Oh, I totally agree that it's not metal.

But your original post was not about it's lack of metal-ness. Your original post concerned its being 'sterile' an lacking emotion.

My comment was stating my opinion that it is full of emotion.

But we both agree, Heritage is not a metal album, it's prog.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 7 Nov 2011, 08:59 pm
Riot, fire down under" has been remastered by mister Grey and pressed at QRP.
I have my original copy which sounds like most 80's metal lps, dreadful.
This new pressing while not up to the standards set by the slayer or pantera reissues, is a welcomed improvement.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 10 Nov 2011, 06:07 pm
Lamb of God boxset, on vinyl, on sale for 24 hrs at pop music. 100$ is a super deal, free shipping...

 http://www.popmarket.com/?cid=nl%3A169170680&utm_medium=email&utm_source=uslegacy-popmarket&utm_campaign=email-uslegacy-popmarket-20111109-nl169170680&utm_content=nllink-a159ca9
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: frank111 on 25 Nov 2011, 04:30 pm
 When a buddy & I where around 12 yrs young we would put our ears to his older brothers room (which was in his folks basement) and thats how I discovered Deep Purple & Black Sabbath. I'm still listening to those groups 38 yrs later. By the way, Sabbath(the original line up!) had a press conference a few weeks ago & announced they were in the studio AND a world tour would follow.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 26 Nov 2011, 04:52 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L0BxuqRXXw&feature=related
Slayer in Tokyo :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 6 Dec 2011, 03:19 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=54622)

If you haven't checked out this Machine Head release from 2007, ohhhhhh BABY !!!
 :rock: :rock:

D.D.

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 6 Dec 2011, 04:05 am
Listening to a new reissue of electric wizard self titled.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 6 Dec 2011, 04:19 am
Lamb of God boxset, on vinyl, on sale for 24 hrs at pop music. 100$ is a super deal, free shipping...

 http://www.popmarket.com/?cid=nl%3A169170680&utm_medium=email&utm_source=uslegacy-popmarket&utm_campaign=email-uslegacy-popmarket-20111109-nl169170680&utm_content=nllink-a159ca9

I like Lamb of God....will have to look into that.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 6 Dec 2011, 04:28 am
The lamb of god lp box set sounds pretty digital. Two dimensional, flat.
I'll send it to you with your platter.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Rclark on 6 Dec 2011, 04:52 am
I already own all Lampb of God albums, no need.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 24 Dec 2011, 11:01 pm
The lamb of god lp box set sounds pretty digital. Two dimensional, flat.
I'll send it to you with your platter.

Yeah, so does their CDs. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 2 Jan 2012, 03:44 am

Attention All Headbangers: If you get the chance to check out the massive documentary series " Metal Evolution " currently being shown on MuchMoreMusic in Canada ( I believe it played on VH-1 Classics in the U.S. ), it's definitely worth a look. The guys who did " Metal- A Headbanger's Journey " take an expanded look at the history of metal and all it's sub-genres. Loaded with interesting interviews and footage. I've seen seven episodes so far and there's plenty more to come...did I mention it's massive?
Very cool.
 :rock: :rock:

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: lonewolfny42 on 4 Jan 2012, 05:41 am
Attention All Headbangers: If you get the chance to check out the massive documentary series " Metal Evolution " currently being shown on MuchMoreMusic in Canada ( I believe it played on VH-1 Classics in the U.S. ), it's definitely worth a look. The guys who did " Metal- A Headbanger's Journey " take an expanded look at the history of metal and all it's sub-genres. Loaded with interesting interviews and footage. I've seen seven episodes so far and there's plenty more to come...did I mention it's massive?
Very cool.
 :rock: :rock:

D.D.

http://www.vh1.com/shows/metal_evolution/video.jhtml
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 14 Jan 2012, 04:00 am
What some of your most rock out with your c**k out, head-banging favorite riff laden tunes?  I have plenty.  Right now, Lamb of God - Hourglass is up there. 

http://youtu.be/QZelEJqWZyU

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 14 Jan 2012, 04:11 am
Some other good ones....

I'm Broken - Pantera
Revolution is my Name - Pantera
Crawl Through Knives - In Flames
Ghost of Perdition - Opeth
Everytime I Die - Children of Bodom

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 14 Jan 2012, 05:14 am
What some of your most rock out with your c**k out, head-banging favorite riff laden tunes?  I have plenty.  Right now, Lamb of God - Hourglass is up there. 

http://youtu.be/QZelEJqWZyU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKm8TuEVPZQ :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 14 Jan 2012, 05:35 am
Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nba3Tr_GLZU
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 14 Jan 2012, 05:42 am
Thanks for the link to the Sam Dunn documentary, Diamond Dog.  I finally got around to watching the first episode.  Man what a huge project!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: mhconley on 14 Jan 2012, 05:54 am
My first exposure to metal was hitchhiking when I was 14.  Three big Samoan dudes in leather picked me up in a powder blue VW Beetle.  They were cranking this on eight track tape:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56307)

Then there was:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56311)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56310)

and
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56309)

I saw UFO open for Blue Oyster Cult in 1977.  BOC was a huge letdown after the UFO set.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56308)

Later I got into:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56313)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56314)

and
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56315)

Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, and all the rest of the 80's metal bands - except the poseurs and hair bands - although some of them had some nice riffy songs.  Then Grunge hit and I was off running in a different direction.

Next came:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56317)

and
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56318)

Today there is a lot of new metal that I like.  This thread has exposed me to some bands I've never heard before...

Thanks,

Martin
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 14 Jan 2012, 06:01 am
I like this band a lot and I have been listening to this album for few days now.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56321)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moZwgUex4aA
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 14 Jan 2012, 06:02 am
Thanks for the link to the Sam Dunn documentary, Diamond Dog.  I finally got around to watching the first episode.  Man what a huge project!

You're gonna love it. The episode where he goes to Seattle in search of a link between metal and grunge is particularly fun.

D.D. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 14 Jan 2012, 06:03 am
I like this band a lot and I have been listening to this album for few days now.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56321)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moZwgUex4aA

I saw these guys a couple of months ago - they were the support act on the Heritage tour with Opeth.

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 14 Jan 2012, 02:33 pm
I saw these guys a couple of months ago - they were the support act on the Heritage tour with Opeth.

D.D.
Nice :thumb:
How are they on stage D.D?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Crimson on 14 Jan 2012, 02:39 pm
Going to see Tool later this month and am psyched. Been wanting to see them live since forever. Anyone else seeing them this tour?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Jan 2012, 01:05 am
Going to see Tool later this month and am psyched. Been wanting to see them live since forever. Anyone else seeing them this tour?

I didn't get tickets yet, but I am going to try to buy them to see them up here in Toronto on the 25th.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 15 Jan 2012, 01:43 am
Anyone here into Devin Townsend?  I've been digging him for years and think he's highly under-rated.  He may be a bit spastic for some of you.  He can be very zany at times.  Other times he's beautifully melodic and other times he's as heavy as you can possibly imagine.

Here's his latest video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-DKs0qfdEk&feature=related

And a live tune from his comic rock opera, Ziltoid the Omniscient:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sDc233bOKM&feature=related

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 21 Jan 2012, 04:37 pm
Nice :thumb:
How are they on stage D.D?

Sorry Prelude, I forgot to get back to you on this. :duh:
 Katatonia was lackluster as a live act the night I saw them opening for Opeth - the material all shared a similar tempo and there wasn't much action on stage. I'm not really familiar with them but I thought they had some good tunage, though.
 As for Opeth, let's just say I've never seen an audience spending so much time websurfing or checking their email on their smart phones. The Opeth set was basically metal-free - all the pre-Heritage songs which had any death-growling were completely avoided by the band and the crowd seemed to swing between puzzled, bored and pissed-off. It was an odd evening.

 I've got tickets for Rammstein in the spring - are you going to catch them ? :rock:

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Delta Wave on 21 Jan 2012, 05:37 pm
No one here has mentioned Probot? If you've never heard them, look em up. A "must have" album for metal fans.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: ctviggen on 21 Jan 2012, 07:45 pm
Is Rammstein (or Emigrate) "metal"?  It's the only thing I can listen to these days that's remotely related to metal. In my younger days, I loved metal and saw tons of bands (Dio, Ozzy, Queensryche, you name it). Then I discovered Stevie Ray Vaughn and perhaps I got older.  Now, I have a token Ozzy CD, and that's about it. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: mca on 21 Jan 2012, 08:07 pm
These may not be as "metal" as some of the others listed, but they are still fun to pull out and crank once in a while!

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56708)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56709)

This one never leaves the disk changer in my car, one of my all time favorites.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56710)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: mca on 21 Jan 2012, 08:10 pm
This is a must watch DVD if you are a Motorhead fan!

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=56711)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 26 Jan 2012, 03:47 pm
Ah-ha! It looks like Prong was responsible for digging out that guy's eyeball on the Scorpions album cover.

It might have taken me a decade, but I finally came around to Rammstein myself, like a week ago.  (Thanks, YouTube!)  Back in the day I was strongly against anything with synths and\or dance\electronic\industrial sounding and then of course I figured why listen to anything in a language you can't understand [insert joke about general unintelligibility of singers here] but I forgot all that crap.  I think it's so cool that the same lineup has existed for the entire run.  (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

I liked the Probot vinyl packaging and the idea of it more than the actual music.  I think I listened to it once and that was it.

Prong made a huge impact on me in the Headbanger's Ball days, when a young lad had to search the ends of the internet-less earth for a drop of musical mercury.  I remember buying the cassette, then my family went to my aunt and uncle's for some event, and I just had to go into the bathroom and unwrap it.  Those were the days when some albums SMELLED better than others.  (Thanks, offset printing industry!)  Okay, that sounded weird.  But the thing was that I had to hide my love for metal from my mom who was against it.  She stole my Obituary cassette and I still resent it.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Rclark on 2 Feb 2012, 04:58 am
I have yet to get into this thread because I have a lot to say and it will take a lot of work in and out of photobucket.

 But anyway, I see that Metallica has apologized for the Lou Reed thing with.. Beyond Magnetic, I saw it in the store tonight and grabbed it in a "hell yeah" moment.

 Also picked up the new Lamb of God which I can't wait to get into. They are probably the most consistently good band out. You can play any of their albums, all killer, no filler.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Stu Pitt on 6 Feb 2012, 04:51 am
Testament hasn't been mentioned yet?  I always thought they should have been called 'The Big 5' - Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer and Testament.

I saw Testament open up for Slayer back in '91 (my first concert). I liked Testament before the concert, but after seeing them, I ran out and bought all their tapes.  Just a kick-ass band that I think hot over-shadowed by the big 4 IMO.

Talk about loud...
Testament's guitar player was sound-checking while we were waiting outside for the doors to open.  The arena they played in had huge glass windows that were rattling, and you could hear every note as clear as day. Not to mention that he played the hell out of the guitar during his sound-check.  Everyone outside was amazed.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Delta Wave on 7 Feb 2012, 02:39 am
Testament hasn't been mentioned yet?  I always thought they should have been called 'The Big 5' - Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer and Testament.

I saw Testament open up for Slayer back in '91 (my first concert). I liked Testament before the concert, but after seeing them, I ran out and bought all their tapes.  Just a kick-ass band that I think hot over-shadowed by the big 4 IMO.

Talk about loud...
Testament's guitar player was sound-checking while we were waiting outside for the doors to open.  The arena they played in had huge glass windows that were rattling, and you could hear every note as clear as day. Not to mention that he played the hell out of the guitar during his sound-check.  Everyone outside was amazed.

Good choice, I always liked them. I think when metal went the route of hair, makeup and MTV, I got into punk pretty heavy. There was however, a lot of good stuff out around that time, Kreator, Voivod, Death Angel, Death... etc.
Unfortunately now, I think Metallica is more compared to Nickleback, and other sheep radio crap like that. They have turned their back completely on their original fans... the people that got them where they are today through pirated tapes and word of mouth.

Metallica are the biggest sellouts in Rock and Roll history IMO thus far.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Stu Pitt on 7 Feb 2012, 04:30 am
Do you realize they were called sellouts when they released Ride the Lightning?   I saw a YouTube video where Cliff Burton was commenting on them being called sellouts.  It was pretty funny IMO.

Metallica didn't sell out IMO, they grew up/evolved.  I've been a fan since I first heard them around Master of Puppets.  I don't feel alienated, though I do wish they'd go back to performing pissed off instead of happy these days.  I like their thrash stuff better than the newer stuff, but don't want to hear them try to replicate Master or Ride over and over again.  I also think it would be pretty comical/sadly comical to hear guys nearing 50 singing about the same stuff they sang about in their 20s, but that's just me.  I think St Anger was one of the worst albums ever, and Load and ReLoad should have been one album instead of two.  Cut out the crap from both, and I think you have one solid album of about 12 songs or so.  Different from what they previously did, but solid IMO.

This is such a long on-going debate between Metallica fans and Metallica bashers.  No point in arguing it, as we're not going to settle it.  Not that I think you were looking for an arguement.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Delta Wave on 7 Feb 2012, 09:33 am
Do you realize they were called sellouts when they released Ride the Lightning?   I saw a YouTube video where Cliff Burton was commenting on them being called sellouts.  It was pretty funny IMO.

Metallica didn't sell out IMO, they grew up/evolved.  I've been a fan since I first heard them around Master of Puppets.  I don't feel alienated, though I do wish they'd go back to performing pissed off instead of happy these days.  I like their thrash stuff better than the newer stuff, but don't want to hear them try to replicate Master or Ride over and over again.  I also think it would be pretty comical/sadly comical to hear guys nearing 50 singing about the same stuff they sang about in their 20s, but that's just me.  I think St Anger was one of the worst albums ever, and Load and ReLoad should have been one album instead of two.  Cut out the crap from both, and I think you have one solid album of about 12 songs or so.  Different from what they previously did, but solid IMO.

This is such a long on-going debate between Metallica fans and Metallica bashers.  No point in arguing it, as we're not going to settle it.  Not that I think you were looking for an arguement.

Oh, I'm not really bashing them music wise (which has been awful of late), I just detest them as human beings... lol.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 7 Feb 2012, 04:09 pm
I don't care about a stylistic change, but in my view Metallica's songwriting went down the tubes and James' singing just got dead awful.  There's a reason their older tunes can be covered by those cello guys, or the orchestra thing - because they're beautiful compositions that weave and flow.  It just works.  Now they play these awful, nothing, crap tunes.  I dunno what they are, but it ain't working. 

I don't begrudge them their success, I just don't care enough about the songs to want to buy the dang record.  That's life though, you can only write so many classics and then you're out of gas.  It can happen to anyone.  Also, a tidal wave of competing awesome metal bands also dilutes their status.  When I was in high school Metallica was essentially the figurehead of what metal WAS, when they came out with something new that was like a statement of what was possible in thrash.  That view is completely gone now.  No big whoop, though.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Stu Pitt on 9 Feb 2012, 01:14 am
I agree with most of what you guys said.  It's funny... One was on the radio the other day and all I could think was "Why can't these guys write songs like this anymore?"  It wasn't that I want them write another One or that it's a favorite of mine, it was that they haven't written anything epic, so to speak, since at least the black album.

I don't detest the entire band.  I think all of them except Lars would be cool to hang out with for a few hours, in different ways.

I used to despise Load and ReLoad.  The more I listen to them (not that often), the more some of the songs grow on me.  Fixxxer in particular is a bad-ass song IMO.

I think Death Magnetic could have been close to epic if they had someone other than Rick Ruben.  The songs individually are all over the place.  They start one way, go another direction, then change again.  They're too long, and I think they're as long as they are because they think that's what makes it a Metallica song.

Some of their best songs clock in over 7 minutes, but they never drag.  The last few albums, the songs just drag on and on.  If they shortened the songs and stayed with a main riff rather than changing it a few times within a single song, I'm sure a lot of people would have felt differently about the album.

There's just no excuse for St Anger though.  It's my favorite coaster.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 9 Feb 2012, 03:06 am
I don't care about a stylistic change, but in my view Metallica's songwriting went down the tubes and James' singing just got dead awful.  There's a reason their older tunes can be covered by those cello guys, or the orchestra thing - because they're beautiful compositions that weave and flow.  It just works.  Now they play these awful, nothing, crap tunes.  I dunno what they are, but it ain't working. 

I don't begrudge them their success, I just don't care enough about the songs to want to buy the dang record.  That's life though, you can only write so many classics and then you're out of gas.  It can happen to anyone.  Also, a tidal wave of competing awesome metal bands also dilutes their status.  When I was in high school Metallica was essentially the figurehead of what metal WAS, when they came out with something new that was like a statement of what was possible in thrash.  That view is completely gone now.  No big whoop, though.

echo.....echo.....echo....
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 9 Feb 2012, 03:51 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=57706)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 3 Mar 2012, 10:58 pm
Good old days.
Iron Maiden is on tour with Alice Cooper. :thumb:
http://www.ironmaiden.com/tourdates.php
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: ecramer on 3 Mar 2012, 11:51 pm
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61m5VGVUkiL._SS400_.jpg)


Hank 3's Attention Deficit Domination
HANk3

Heavy Metal slow and driving. with that Hank 3 voice wow does he sound like his G dad oh for those that don't know this Hank Williams grandson who just can't decide what kind of music he wants to play he does every think from traditional country to heavy metal  and thrash/noise im liking this alot

check it out  :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 31 Mar 2012, 08:01 pm
A Couple of my favorite Opeth songs live:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLdVfrRIe_I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzzisz0fThA&feature=related
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 31 Mar 2012, 08:33 pm
I have discovered this band:  Tiamat.  They are brilliant with a touch/hint of Pink Floyd sound.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: lonewolfny42 on 1 Apr 2012, 01:58 am
I have discovered this band:  Tiamat.  They are brilliant with a touch/hint of Pink Floyd sound.

http://www.amazon.com/Tiamat/e/B000AQ2PF2/works/ref=ep_artist_tab_w
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: lonewolfny42 on 11 Apr 2012, 01:41 pm
A FYI post.....Location, Location, Location... (http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/04/where-heavy-metal-bands-are/1714/)  :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 11 Apr 2012, 03:18 pm
Last night I managed to come across a retro thrash goldmine.  With all the awesome\campy cool artwork and ye olde 80's metal sounds I couldn't stop the Paypal dollars from flying away.  I might regret it later, but it was a warm rush of nostalgia.  I must admit the website doesn't work as easily as it could, but it's cool that full songs play when you click on the band's album page.

http://www.stormspell.com

This one had the best-sounding drums I came across.  Figures that it's sold out. :(
http://www.stormspell.com/label/darkblack_ep.html

Not only do they sound like Realm, but they've got a mechanical horse on the cover too!
http://www.stormspell.com/label/immaculate.html

Or do you like horsies running from giant men?  They've got you covered!
(http://www.stormspell.com/label/pics/the_HORDE-350px.jpg)  (http://www.stormspell.com/label/pics/STEEL_AGGRESSOR_350.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 30 Apr 2012, 01:36 am
A few tasty Gojira tracks live:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL-WMczrt1w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKqd_EcyFk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBW5iDvkMHU


Goddamn!  What a drummer!

The whole show is here if you have the time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJhkhmgZXRk
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 1 May 2012, 01:20 am
Good old days are coming back guys. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
ACCEPT and OVER KILL both have brand new album.
I will buy both CDs but I have mixed feeling about the new Accept's front man but the Over Kill is a great album and sounds like old school. :rock:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=62119)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=62120)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 20 May 2012, 03:39 am
The Black Sabbath playlist from the set list from today's Birmingham concert.

Into the Void
 Under the Sun
 Snowblind
 War Pigs
 Wheels of Confusion
 Electric Funeral
 Black Sabbath
 The Wizard
 Behind The Wall of Sleep
 NIB
 Fairies Wear Boots
 Tomorrow's Dream
 Sweet Leaf
 Symptom of The Universe/Drum Solo
 Iron Man
 Dirty Women
 Children of the Grave
 Paranoid
 

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=62795)

Must have been a great concert!


 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 20 May 2012, 05:34 am

Too bad they felt the need to screw over Bill Ward. Leave the sad little dramas to Van Halen, boys. Yikes...

D.D. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 24 Jun 2012, 03:49 am
If you like RAMMSTEIN. :rock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG-Xuk4gcbs&feature=related
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 1 Jul 2012, 05:43 pm

Looks like more drama for us all to enjoy- It's hittin' the fan in the Queensryche camp !  Sordid details following:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-q-a-geoff-tate-on-queensryches-ugly-split-backstage-brawl-in-brazil-20120626?link=mostpopular1

Say what you want about the Sabbath/ Bill Ward debacle but at least there, nobody (allegedly ) pulled a knife on anybody...Ahhh those crazy rock 'n'roll kids! :rock:

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Noseyears on 10 Jul 2012, 02:23 am
Who is into folk metal? been looking for some bands, besides Eluveitie.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 10 Jul 2012, 03:21 am
Who is into folk metal? been looking for some bands, besides Eluveitie.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=64848)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=64849)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=64850)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=64851)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 10 Jul 2012, 04:04 am
Good old days are coming back guys. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
ACCEPT and OVER KILL both have brand new album.
I will buy both CDs but I have mixed feeling about the new Accept's front man but the Over Kill is a great album and sounds like old school. :rock:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=62119)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=62120)
Bought Stalingrad and it had some nice rifts bit wasn't really memorable for me. Still restless and wild I guess.
Loving the new reissue of sleep from southern lord. Dope smoker is amazing on vinyl.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: orientalexpress on 28 Jul 2012, 11:51 pm
Now this is kick @ss band ,one of the best new band of 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCpfoWsU33k


lapsan
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 10 Aug 2012, 11:24 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=66309)
Doom is alive:
SAINT VITUS (Lillie: F-65) the new album since 1995 and still heavy and old school.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=66310)
CANDLEMASS (Psalms for the dead)
Based on what they said this is the final album and the last one with Robert Lowe who left the band 6 days before this release.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=66311)
KREATOR (Phantom Antichrist)powerfull album and concept
I bought all 3 albums and very busy with SAINT VITUS. :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 14 Aug 2012, 07:18 pm
Wow Prelude, what wonderful news you bring!   I swear, I am totally in the dark about what new metal releases there are.  8)  Even though it's not really "candlemass" to me without Messiah singing, I still do enjoy most everything they've done with different singers nevertheless.  (I just think it makes more sense to call different groups of indiviuals by a different collective name when they make something together.  But that's not how it works.  Oh well.)
Wes Benscotter on the Kreator I assume?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 15 Aug 2012, 03:39 am
Wow Prelude, what wonderful news you bring!   I swear, I am totally in the dark about what new metal releases there are.  8)  Even though it's not really "candlemass" to me without Messiah singing, I still do enjoy most everything they've done with different singers nevertheless.  (I just think it makes more sense to call different groups of indiviuals by a different collective name when they make something together.  But that's not how it works.  Oh well.)
Wes Benscotter on the Kreator I assume?
I am a huge Messiah fun but as you said,I am 100% agree with you on call it different group or just another metal album. :thumb:
Now end of this month and the next one,I have few concert tickets to go.
1.Kreator/Accept
2.Paradise lost
3.Nightwish
4.Korpiklaani
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: lonewolfny42 on 16 Aug 2012, 02:59 am
Testament hasn't been mentioned yet?  I always thought they should have been called 'The Big 5' - Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer and Testament.

I saw Testament open up for Slayer back in '91 (my first concert). I liked Testament before the concert, but after seeing them, I ran out and bought all their tapes.  Just a kick-ass band that I think hot over-shadowed by the big 4 IMO.

Talk about loud...
Testament's guitar player was sound-checking while we were waiting outside for the doors to open.  The arena they played in had huge glass windows that were rattling, and you could hear every note as clear as day. Not to mention that he played the hell out of the guitar during his sound-check.  Everyone outside was amazed.

Their latest....#10... :thumb:


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618C49weAiL._SS500_.jpg)

Testament - "Dark Roots of Earth" SAMPLES... (http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Roots-of-Earth/dp/B008MJC6ZS/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_title_0)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: nathanm on 20 Aug 2012, 07:24 pm
Yeah, I saw that one too.  Even though I haven't really liked a Testament album for a long time I almost wanna get that one on vinyl just for the cover art.  I was kind of surprised at the number of releases I've seen on Amazon where vinyl is available.  A shame about the huge price markup, but just the fact that it's offered at all is very cool.

Hey, I think I found that guy's brother.  Must be some kind of giant mountain-faced clan or something.  This guy's sad though, cause he's got no followers. Poor fella.

(http://stormspell.com/label/pics/Inspell.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 13 Oct 2012, 03:28 am
I was looking for a old band and just found this awesome live by AC/DC.
It is a full concert enjoy. :thumb: :thumb:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCqvwnz6pqA&feature=related
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Rclark on 13 Oct 2012, 04:17 am
Damn thanks! I'm gonna put that on my system tonight and play it till I pass out  :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: kevin360 on 13 Oct 2012, 04:54 am
I've always loved the web of music discovery into which each thread weaves – finding an artist one likes opens the door to a wealth of connections. I've been a Porcupine Tree consumer for some time. When I discovered that Steven Wilson was working on a project with Mikael Åkerfeldt, I also discovered that I really like Opeth's latest release. That led me to Soen, which I rather like as well. It also led me to Arjen Lucassen (with whom Mikael worked on an Ayreon project), who blasted the doors wide open. One of the many discoveries from that pool is Epica. 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61-HyNy9SPL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
I didn't realize metal was so operatic. It gets a bit bombastic, but not in a bad way. The contrast of Simone's (the connection to Arjen) voice with the gruntals (grunted vocals – seems the appropriate term) is used to good effect. Musically, it moves and the instruments are played with skill. It's not at all the type of music that I've historically chosen, but I like it.

On a side note, I've found a disproportionate number of northern European bands that really 'do it for me' – in a wide variety of genres.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 13 Oct 2012, 03:22 pm
Been meaning to jump in here since any forum devoted to metal - more so an audiophile one - deserves a big "hell yeah".  Lot's of new bands to check out since going through the threads.

Just thought I'd give a shout out to some bands not previously mentioned, in case they're not known:

Cavalera Conspiracy - brothers from Sepultura.  The first "Inflikted" album (circa 2007) has been one of my favorite recent albums.  Awesome thrash metal.

The Sword - love that deep heavy Sabbath sound.

Oldie but goodies :

Sacred Reich.  Anyone remember this band?  Particularly the Surf Nicaragua album or their War Pigs cover?

Nuclear Assault.  "Hang the Pope" wouldn't have much shock value today, but in its day was novel.

So many more - as you can see I like thrash metal.....if anyone knows of any recent good straight-up thrash metal bands, please let me know.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 13 Oct 2012, 04:06 pm
My apologies if this is not "kosher" for a "music" circle - couldn't find any guidelines to the contrary on the music circle board - but just wondering if anyone cares to weigh in on gear they've found to be particularly suitable for metal music.  Know that's kinda broad, as is metal, but I'll throw in a few based on stuff I've owned / heard:

Early system was Acurus DIA 100 integrated + Rega Planet + Energy Pro-22's.  All by today's standard were on the "darker" side.  Acurus had the cheap muscle.  Planet had good rhythm.  Energy produced the bass.  Later went to "brighter" gear, not alway with happier results.

Naturally found tube amp stuff to be metal suited, particularly for guitars (because of guitar tube amplification), and especially great for Sabbath, etc. I like the first Conrad Jonhson amp, the MV75, for heavy metal, even if the bass is not super tight (but is deep), but also happy w/ a Manley Stingray, which is my main amp & has quick EL84's tubes.

On the other hand, Krell amplification for me has been great for thrash metal I like. Lightning fast double kick drums, transitions, etc.  Oddly enough found that even a $150 Pyle pro-amp was satisfying for metal, even if it didn't have all the depth / width / detail of a "hi-fi" amp. As for other cheap amplification, even a cheapo NAD 314 integrated I picked up for $30 has been surprisingly punchy & entertaining for metal + rock.

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 13 Oct 2012, 04:30 pm
Been meaning to jump in here since any forum devoted to metal - more so an audiophile one - deserves a big "hell yeah".  Lot's of new bands to check out since going through the threads.

Just thought I'd give a shout out to some bands not previously mentioned, in case they're not known:

Cavalera Conspiracy - brothers from Sepultura.  The first "Inflikted" album (circa 2007) has been one of my favorite recent albums.  Awesome thrash metal.

The Sword - love that deep heavy Sabbath sound.

Oldie but goodies :

Sacred Reich.  Anyone remember this band?  Particularly the Surf Nicaragua album or their War Pigs cover?

Nuclear Assault.  "Hang the Pope" wouldn't have much shock value today, but in its day was novel.

So many more - as you can see I like thrash metal.....if anyone knows of any recent good straight-up thrash metal bands, please let me know.
I have everything that you named.Not only one album but all of them.Hail to trash metal. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Did you get the new KREATOR and OVERKILL?
And I hope that you have never missed SODOM and DISTRUCTION.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: simoon on 13 Oct 2012, 05:00 pm
For all those with a prog-metal bent. check this site out -

progmetalzone.com

Some very well written reviews, clips, interviews.

The site focuses on all forms of prog-metal, so the variety is good. Not very many Dream Theater clones to be found. Some very creative bands to discover.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 13 Oct 2012, 05:15 pm
I have everything that you named.Not only one album but all of them.Hail to trash metal. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Did you get the new KREATOR and OVERKILL?
And I hope that you have never missed SODOM and DISTRUCTION.

You'll likely howl in outrage, but have never listened to any of those four bands.  Now I will have to..........
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 13 Oct 2012, 05:59 pm
For all those with a prog-metal bent. check this site out -

progmetalzone.com

Some very well written reviews, clips, interviews.

The site focuses on all forms of prog-metal, so the variety is good. Not very many Dream Theater clones to be found. Some very creative bands to discover.
Nice site,thanks
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 13 Oct 2012, 06:07 pm
It is almost the shame that some of very good prog-metal/rock bands never got popular as they should like FATES WARNING and JAG PANZER.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 1 Nov 2012, 10:53 am
Samael - 'Passage'


Been listening to this great album a lot recently.  Some say it's their last good one.  They certainly changed directions afterward.  A couple of samples below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT31e__qWCI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzgg4FcRuxQ
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: asmoday on 7 Nov 2012, 04:22 pm
Samael - 'Passage'


Been listening to this great album a lot recently.  Some say it's their last good one.  They certainly changed directions afterward.  A couple of samples below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT31e__qWCI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzgg4FcRuxQ

Very nice Ericus Rex!  :thumb:

The only album of there's that I have is "Blood Ritual" I will definitely be on the look out for this one now.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 10 Nov 2012, 09:09 pm
Guys - I'm upgrading this to "sticky" status as it's the most viewed (10K+ & growing) thread on the Music Circle that has had a post in this last year. 

LONG LIVE METAL :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 10 Nov 2012, 09:22 pm
Very nice Ericus Rex!  :thumb:

The only album of there's that I have is "Blood Ritual" I will definitely be on the look out for this one now.

Glad you like the links!  'Ceremony of Opposites' is another really good one from Samael.  I've read there two latest discs, 'Above' and 'Lux Mundi' are really good too but haven't yet splurged on them.  They had a few years of rather unsuccessful techno-metal between 'Passage' and 'Above'.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 10 Nov 2012, 09:26 pm
Well alrighty then!  :D

Some new ones:

Baleful Creed:  Killing Time EP, Buried Beneath EP, III EP all on Bandcamp

Broadzilla: Lady Luck

The Sword: Apocryphon

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 11 Nov 2012, 05:16 am

Well now, howzabout dat, headbangers ?  I made a sticky !   :D



(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70678)

Been listening to a lot of In Flames lately...Any other fans of the Gothenburg Sound out there?

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 11 Nov 2012, 05:37 am
Love The Sword.  Any other recommendations of bands like that - sans the obvious like Wolfmother?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 11 Nov 2012, 05:47 am
Samael - 'Passage'


Been listening to this great album a lot recently.  Some say it's their last good one.  They certainly changed directions afterward.  A couple of samples below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT31e__qWCI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzgg4FcRuxQ
I like most of Samael but my most favorite one is Ceremony of Opposites. :thumb:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70679)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPzkYhKAjB8
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 11 Nov 2012, 05:58 am
Love The Sword.  Any other recommendations of bands like that - sans the obvious like Wolfmother?

Check out mid-to late era Corrosion Of Conformity. They started out as almost a hardcore band so the early albums might not be what you're after. I'm thinking more about Blind or In The Arms Of God. A southern US band like The Sword but they have that Sabbathian heaviness to their sound. Wolfmother not so much - they're like a Uriah Heep tribute band that caught an updraft.

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 11 Nov 2012, 06:01 am
Well now, howzabout dat, headbangers ?  I made a sticky !   :D



(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70678)

Been listening to a lot of In Flames lately...Any other fans of the Gothenburg Sound out there?

D.D.
Of course there are. :thumb:
D.D.  Long time no talk,where have you been?
How about SOILWORK?
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70680)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFrbonwsNZA&feature=related
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 11 Nov 2012, 06:07 am
I got the brand new 69 EYES and PARADISE LOST also.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70681)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70682)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSgrpoQJFIA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY-clOo6GjA&feature=related
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 18 Nov 2012, 03:47 am
The Sword:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70995)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70996)


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=70997)

A very good Heavy Rock/Stoner/Doom band.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 18 Nov 2012, 03:57 am
Draconian's Arcane Rain Fell is the best doom metal album I've come across.  Massive riffs and guitar trails...all day long!

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=71001)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 27 Nov 2012, 02:21 am
Here's the epic final track off Zykon's 'World of Worms' album LIVE!  They do it justice live.  This is the only Zyklon album I've liked.  The guitarist on the left and the drummer were members of Emperor, if you know who they were.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwo1sRBYSzc
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 27 Nov 2012, 02:50 am
Love The Sword.  Any other recommendations of bands like that - sans the obvious like Wolfmother?

How about Sleep, Electric Wizard and St Vitus if you are looking for more groups in that range.

Check them out on YouTube.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 27 Nov 2012, 03:43 am
How about Sleep, Electric Wizard and St Vitus if you are looking for more groups in that range.

Check them out on YouTube.

Thanks - I've heard some electric wizard, and heard the names of  some of the other bands recommended, but got to get cracking and listen to them.

How about at the meet up on December 6 we insist on at least one heavy metal track?  At least that way were not stuck just listening to polite jazz and classical?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 27 Nov 2012, 05:26 pm
Here's the epic final track off Zykon's 'World of Worms' album LIVE!  They do it justice live.  This is the only Zyklon album I've liked.  The guitarist on the left and the drummer were members of Emperor, if you know who they were.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwo1sRBYSzc


Here's the studio version for a comparison.  They had a different vocalist for their first album.  The studio version also has an expanded ending section with clean vocals and some harmonies (!).  The studio version is definitely better but I think they pulled it off OK live.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mjgnyLQ5Pw
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 27 Nov 2012, 05:41 pm
Thanks - I've heard some electric wizard, and heard the names of  some of the other bands recommended, but got to get cracking and listen to them.

How about at the meet up on December 6 we insist on at least one heavy metal track?  At least that way were not stuck just listening to polite jazz and classical?
Jon,
The meeting on 8 Dec will be interesting.  Bob's forte is really classical chamber music. 

I have played Black Sabbath at on his system before.  He is more into classic rock than heavy metal, but I am sure that we can give it a shot. 

If you bring something on a USB thumb drive I can play it with the MS-1 at his place. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 27 Nov 2012, 09:10 pm
Jon,
The meeting on 8 Dec will be interesting.  Bob's forte is really classical chamber music. 

I have played Black Sabbath at on his system before.  He is more into classic rock than heavy metal, but I am sure that we can give it a shot. 

If you bring something on a USB thumb drive I can play it with the MS-1 at his place.

Is this the guy who has the big VMPS speakers? Would be nice to hear them work.  Chamber + small jazz combo just seems to easy a test to me.

Nothing wrong w/ Sabbath : that's the first "heavy metal" I ever heard.  Will bring some of that w/ some alternatives in case folks are feeling brave.

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 27 Nov 2012, 09:23 pm
Yes, the speakers are VMPS RM50's.

Bring music for trials!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: heathen on 11 Dec 2012, 01:13 am
I picked up the new Monolithe album a few weeks, after having spent sometime with it, I feel its another solid release from the band.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 22 Dec 2012, 01:44 am
Heavy Metal news!!!!!!!
http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/67854
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 22 Dec 2012, 05:08 am
Listening a lot to Manilla Road lately.
Gates of fire is really doing it for me.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: heathen on 24 Dec 2012, 04:13 am
Heavy Metal news!!!!!!!
http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/67854

Maybe its time to move to Sweden.  :lol:

Listening a lot to Manilla Road lately.
Gates of fire is really doing it for me.

I really like Manilla Road too.

I think "Open the Gates" is my favorite. In part do the song "The Ninth Wave" has to be my favorite song by them.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: lonewolfny42 on 24 Dec 2012, 04:32 am
Quote
I really like Manilla Road too.

I think "Open the Gates" is my favorite. In part do the song "The Ninth Wave" has to be my favorite song by them.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1A_-TXwGC0
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Stu Pitt on 24 Dec 2012, 05:12 am
I've been on a huge Anthrax kick lately.  I've liked them since Jr High (mid/late '80s), but I was far more into Metallica, Slayer and Testament at the time.  I'd play an Anthrax tape every now and again, but it was more to change things up than anything else.

Picked up Worship Music a while back, but didn't get to really listen to it until about 3 months ago.  It's by far the best album I've heard in years.  Just a kick-ass old school yet new sounding at the same time thrash album.  If you haven't heard it, you've got to pick it up.  People get all worked up about who's fronting them, and there's some interesting and well deserved controversy about Belladonna's return on this one.  If you can't put someone else's drama aside and just listen to an album for what it is, you'll miss out on what I think is an awesome album.

Worship Music got me to buy some of their old stuff, as I wanted to refresh my memory with stuff beyond the one greatest hits album I had (Return of the Killer A's).  Bought Among the Living, State of Euphoria, and Persistance of Time.  Wondering why I didn't pay far more attention to these guys.  Just such a kick-ass band.  Can't turn them off.

Rage Against The Machine has been on heavy rotation too.  Different than just about everything that's been mentioned here, but metal nonetheless (IMO of course). 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 24 Dec 2012, 10:43 am
A picture of Tony Iommi's guitar setup in the studio for the new Black Sabbath recording due in June 2013.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=72750)

Sounds like it is going to be classic Black Sabbath from the discussions on some of the threads!  Oh yeah Baby!  :D

Note: Edited for new release date.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Mag on 28 Jan 2013, 02:27 am
Nobody can Rock like the Priest!! :guitar: :drums: :guitar: :rock:

With the exception of Ozzy's, Bark at the Moon- Live & Loud, best darn hard rock song I've ever heard. :P
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 28 Jan 2013, 04:43 am
Been listening to a lot of stoner rock / metal recently I didn't know I had (courtesy of a friend long ago).  Ie Kyuss, Lowrider, some Queens of Stone Age.  Sounds good on an ol timely Conrad Johnson MV75a1 tube amp I'm trying out. Thanks to someone on this thread some time back that recomended Trouble, a band I previously was unaware of that rocks!

Rage Against the Machine's Live at Olympic Stadium is an ass kicking album, regardless of whether it can be considered "metal" or not. I'm ambivalent about some of their other albums, but not that one.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 17 Feb 2013, 07:02 am
Been a bit quiet here, so just gonna give a shout out to a metal album I just listened to :

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=75433)

If you're a Sabbath fan and you'd like another take on the classics, this tribute album is worth it.  The vast majority of the covers are good, and the sound quality is also pretty decent.

Now have to pick up Nativity 2 I suppose.........

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 14 Mar 2013, 06:02 pm
Clive Burr, former Iron Maiden drummer, dies at 56.

Thought someone would have remarked on it earlier.  He may have only been the drummer for the first 3 albums, but these are undoubtably some of the most important.  Not a hugh Iron Maiden fan myself, but have to admit they have loads of talent & one of the titans of heavy metal.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 14 Mar 2013, 06:06 pm
Pre-orders for the new Black Sabbath "13" recording started yesterday at their website.

You are entered for the meet and greet in London for the release.

Have the Super Deluxe set on order!  Been a long 35 year wait for this one!  :D
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 17 Mar 2013, 03:13 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=77158)


Feel the rumble ?  It's gettin' closer! And LOUDER !!! And word amongst the faithful is that this one will ROCK !
Drops Mar.19...

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 17 Mar 2013, 03:29 am
N.I.B2 is pretty good as well:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=77160)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 27 Mar 2013, 10:52 pm
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=77158)


Feel the rumble ?  It's gettin' closer! And LOUDER !!! And word amongst the faithful is that this one will ROCK !
Drops Mar.19...

D.D.

This is powerful stuff! Maybe the finest Clutch album yet and true to the hype, oh yes, IT ROCKS ! Total Blues-infused, rip-up-the-house riff-rock monster like they just don't make anymore. They're the mutant product of ZZ Top and SOAD makin' a baby on the microwave...Yeehaw!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcRrVFaB_8g

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 30 Mar 2013, 03:58 am

Ministry fans:  Looks like the ride's coming to an end...

http://exclaim.ca/News/ministry_announce_breakup_with_from_beer_to_eternity_lp

D.D.

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: vortrex on 30 Mar 2013, 04:02 am
This is incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KnZtcMsHGg
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 30 Mar 2013, 04:24 am
This is incredible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KnZtcMsHGg

I kept waiting for the drummer to spontaneously combust.... :lol:

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 2 Apr 2013, 01:47 am
The new Black Sabbath single "God is Dead" is supposed to be released for air play on 16 April.  The song is supposed to be 9+ minutes long. 

UPDATE:
The new single is supposed to now air on April 18 at 3PM EDT.  Sounds like most rock stations on air and online.  Possibly SiriusXM Liquid Metal channel as well. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 7 Apr 2013, 05:01 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=78361)


Denmark's Volbeat are on tour in support of their new album Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies due to drop next week. Their sound is heavier than on previous outings and the current line-up includes new guitarist Rob Caggiano ex- of Anthrax. I saw them last week and they really rocked. How can you not love a metal band that does a Johnny Cash cover ?

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 3 May 2013, 11:18 am
Slayer guitarist JEFF HANNEMAN dead at 49. :(
http://t.entertainment.msn.com/slayers-jeff-hanneman-dead-at-49-2
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 11 Jun 2013, 08:56 pm
Black Sabbath: 13

Turned up LOUD!

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=82028)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: WC on 11 Jun 2013, 09:52 pm
Black Sabbath: 13

Turned up LOUD!

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=82028)

Sounds pretty good.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: NIGHTFALL1970 on 11 Jun 2013, 10:38 pm
Sounds pretty good.  :thumb:
excellent album start to finish! Loved Loner!
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=82038)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 15 Jun 2013, 05:56 pm
Celebrating the last Spring weekend with friends. :thumb:
I bought few albums last night and when I came home and opened the mail, this is what I got.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=82198)
But still the voices in my head are telling me that God is dead.
The blood pours down, the rain turns red. I don't believe that
God is dead.
The other CDs:
1-Rammstein    Rosenrot
2-Rammstein    Reise, Reise
3-U.D.O           Steel Hammer
4-Venom          Fallen Angels
5-Deep Purple   Now What
6-Doro             Raise Your Fist
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Brad on 16 Jun 2013, 04:55 pm
Also check out Volbeat.    Rob Caggiano left Anthrax to join them.  New album is pretty tasty.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 16 Jun 2013, 05:08 pm
Also check out Volbeat.    Rob Caggiano left Anthrax to join them.  New album is pretty tasty.
I love the new album. :thumb:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=82248)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIq-C1-lLWM
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 16 Jun 2013, 05:16 pm

Great band. Really good live, too.

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 17 Jun 2013, 12:54 am
I love the new album. :thumb:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=82248)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIq-C1-lLWM

Not sure what to make of this.  The singer sounds like the love-child of Brett Michaels and Cher and they can't seem to decide what genre they're embracing.  Will have to give it a few more listens I guess...if I can get over the singer, that is.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 17 Jun 2013, 02:28 am
...they can't seem to decide what genre they're embracing.

I think that defying categorization is part of what I like about Volbeat. Bands like System Of A Down, Baroness, Clutch, Queens of the Stone Age, these guys and others who seem to shake themselves loose of the shackles of what can be a pretty conservative genre keep things interesting by pushing the envelope. I will say that if you haven't seen them live, they come across a good bit heavier in concert. Do they offer up the apocalyptic sturm und drang of a Rammstein? Nah, but that's cool -we've already got a Rammstein, and they're terrific ! As a fan of the Supersuckers, the addition of a little country to my hard rock /metal doesn't faze me. A lot of those old country cats were more rock'n'roll than a lot of so-called rock'n'rollers...and a little melody and some hooks never hurt anybody. Judas Priest and Iron Maiden have fierce hooks and loads of melody. They still rock like Hell. All good !

D.D.

PS : ....and check out Earth Rocker!  Seriously good album, guys...
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 22 Jun 2013, 02:44 pm

Check THIS out !

http://mapofmetal.com/#/home

Hours of fun for the whole family !

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 30 Jun 2013, 01:30 am
Check THIS out !

http://mapofmetal.com/#/home

Hours of fun for the whole family !

D.D.
Nice :thumb:
And this one:
http://www.metal-samples.com/
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 30 Jun 2013, 01:50 am
I love the new album. :thumb:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=82248)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIq-C1-lLWM

A rather nice effort.  Hybrid genre best I can describe.  Sometimes it's okay to just listen and enjoy. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Diamond Dog on 30 Jun 2013, 05:01 am
... Sometimes it's okay to just listen and enjoy.

No, it's ALWAYS OK to just listen and enjoy...

D.D.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 30 Jun 2013, 12:16 pm
No, it's ALWAYS OK to just listen and enjoy...

D.D.

Yes, it is.  Right On!   8)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Brad on 30 Jun 2013, 02:42 pm
Saw a video last night for Jason Newsted's new band.  EP out now and full album coming out in a few weeks.
http://newstedheavymetal.com/ (http://newstedheavymetal.com/)

I like what I heard so far.

Jason was on That Metal Show for the season opener on June 1, and I just got a chance to watch it last night.
He's got an interesting perspective on things and comes across genuine.
Hope to see him succeed in this new venture.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 14 Jul 2013, 02:42 am
Cathedral:  The Last Spire


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=83502)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Warped Mind on 29 Aug 2013, 02:29 am
Baphomet - The Dead Shall Inherit

(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/7/3/5/1/7351.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Scott F. on 30 Aug 2013, 09:10 pm
I haven't noticed many Chicks in Metal Bands mentioned here yet. Here's a kick ass group if vids that should get your metal juices flowing.
It's a playlist of 50 or so (mostly) Metal Chicks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1lXdLus2WI&list=RD02SxOybZcRXhI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1lXdLus2WI&list=RD02SxOybZcRXhI)

Lacuna Coil
Amaranthe
In This Moment
Icon For Hire
The Agonist
Sirenia
Eluveitie
Within Temptation
Halestorm
Kamelot
Battle Beast (when this chick gets going she almost sounds like Dio)
and for good measure a mezzo soprano singing goth Xandria

...ain't no sissy music there boys :rock: :rock: :rock: (let that be your nsfw warning)


My Wish List at Amazon is now full :thumb: Oh, and get this, a bunch of these are available on vinyl :green:


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 23 Sep 2013, 02:55 am
Sasquatch: IV

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=87387)

Has similarities to The Sword!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 2 Nov 2013, 08:18 pm
I got two brand new albums last night. :thumb:
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=89266)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=89267)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 2 Nov 2013, 11:09 pm
I haven't noticed many Chicks in Metal Bands mentioned here yet. Here's a kick ass group if vids that should get your metal juices flowing.
It's a playlist of 50 or so (mostly) Metal Chicks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1lXdLus2WI&list=RD02SxOybZcRXhI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1lXdLus2WI&list=RD02SxOybZcRXhI)

Lacuna Coil
Amaranthe
In This Moment
Icon For Hire
The Agonist
Sirenia
Eluveitie
Within Temptation
Halestorm
Kamelot
Battle Beast (when this chick gets going she almost sounds like Dio)
and for good measure a mezzo soprano singing goth Xandria

...ain't no sissy music there boys :rock: :rock: :rock: (let that be your nsfw warning)


My Wish List at Amazon is now full :thumb: Oh, and get this, a bunch of these are available on vinyl :green:

Good call on these groups...I'll add Lisa Johansson (formally) of Draconian and... IMO the best Mezzo Soprano in Metal, Tarja Turunen (formally) of Nightwish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KCuALc3t2A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy6MpsDPKts
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: poseidonsvoice on 14 Jan 2014, 02:03 am
I haven't noticed many Chicks in Metal Bands mentioned here yet. Here's a kick ass group if vids that should get your metal juices flowing.
It's a playlist of 50 or so (mostly) Metal Chicks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1lXdLus2WI&list=RD02SxOybZcRXhI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1lXdLus2WI&list=RD02SxOybZcRXhI)

Lacuna Coil
Amaranthe
In This Moment
Icon For Hire
The Agonist
Sirenia
Eluveitie
Within Temptation
Halestorm
Kamelot
Battle Beast (when this chick gets going she almost sounds like Dio)
and for good measure a mezzo soprano singing goth Xandria

...ain't no sissy music there boys :rock: :rock: :rock: (let that be your nsfw warning)


My Wish List at Amazon is now full :thumb: Oh, and get this, a bunch of these are available on vinyl :green:

This girl below needs to be in a metal band, she absolutely shreds "Bark at the Moon":

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vkj4bU8lozc

Best,
Anand
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JeffB on 14 Jan 2014, 02:40 am
Well, with the previous post featuring Jake E. Lee, I just found this

Red Dragon Cartel, Jake E. Lee's new band.

This video has Jake on  guitar and Robin Zander on vocals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9u29BGS0QY
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JeffB on 15 Jan 2014, 07:40 pm
Another cute girl playing Bark at the Moon.  She makes it look so easy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm3cw9kddX0
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 23 Mar 2014, 09:43 pm
I have trouble to listen to trouble. :(
Where the hell is Eric Wagner! :banghead:
I love doom metal and had been a huge fun of Trouble since the band's first album but I do not like this new album.
Bought it yesterday and could not wait to get home and enjoy but it did not happen. This new singer got the go.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=96743)
 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 23 Mar 2014, 11:17 pm
Touch of Eternity - In The Crossroads Of Life (Finns just keep being the best at this genre)... doom - melodic death.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=96758)


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 25 Apr 2014, 06:19 pm
Things have been a bit too quiet here, especially for a heavy metal thread, so thought I'd mention that I saw Metallica's "Through the Never" movie / video not too long ago and recommend it.  I could have done without the roadie mission side story, and the extras are lame, but the main concert footage was great. They played many of their old favorites & did them justice (not just pass them over quickly to get to new material, as I experienced once at an actual concert). 

Unfortunately Netflix only has the DVD and not the Blu Ray available, but even then the picture and sound quality (regular dolby digital multi channel) was pretty decent.  I can only imagine what I would have been like on IMAX w/ good theater grade sound when it had it's theatrical release. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 25 Apr 2014, 06:54 pm
Ronnie James Dio:  This is Your Life

New 2014 Tribute:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=98360)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 26 Apr 2014, 12:13 am
Touch of Eternity - In The Crossroads Of Life (Finns just keep being the best at this genre)... doom - melodic death.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=96758)

I'm on this one Bro.  The Audeze LCD2's take this band to a hole new level.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: asliarun on 26 Apr 2014, 05:00 am
I will admit that with metal, I have always been an outsider looking in. Unless you classify tool and opeth's more melodic stuff as metal.

Nonetheless, I came across gojira and was puzzled about the band. French metal band, speaking about environment conservation of all things!

But in my humble opinion, truly a class act, and a true metal band.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IV8z3H-9Dy0

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=suG-c_i2fBQ
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 10 May 2014, 05:06 pm
Been enjoying iTunes Thrash Metal Radio station this morning.  Move the dial to "discovery" and a pleasant surprise hearing a lot of good less obvious bands (e.g. Death Angel, Nuclear Assault, Anvil) as well as many I hadn't heard of (Viking, Coroner, Annihilator, etc).  So if you're looking to thrash out and you have iTunes, head on over. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 6 Jul 2014, 09:59 pm
Heavy News :thumb:

August 19

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=101978)

July 8

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=101979)

July 22
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=101980)
And here is a super cut from Over kill :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_c3GBrWsao
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Mag on 11 Jul 2014, 11:51 pm
Okay I got it at the mall, Judas Priest- Redeemer of Souls- Deluxe (5 bonus tracks).

Just have to transfer it to a jump drive and I'll let u guys know if its any good. :singing:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Mag on 12 Jul 2014, 02:28 am
Okay I got it at the mall, Judas Priest- Redeemer of Souls- Deluxe (5 bonus tracks).

Just have to transfer it to a jump drive and I'll let u guys know if its any good. :singing:

The Jury is in. :wtf:

Battle Cry & Halls of Valhalla, two songs worthy of the Priest. The rest IMO, I would describe as rainbow rock, if you're in to that sort of thing. :sad:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 20 Jul 2014, 04:55 pm
What do you Mastodon fans think of the new album?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 13 Sep 2014, 08:48 pm
Here's a most excellent Black metal band I've recently discovered.   I posted on another music circle thread recently but think it needs to go to this thread as well.

http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/?q=reviews/002758-harakiri-sky-%E2%80%93-aokigahara-2014

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=105287)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 14 Sep 2014, 07:04 pm
What do you Mastodon fans think of the new album?

Just picked up Once More 'Round The Sun.  Much different than Crack The Skye.   More hard rock oriented to my thinking.  On second listen it is growing on me.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=105305)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 2 Nov 2014, 12:27 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=107928)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hze4Z9HNog

Just got the brand new EXODUS and the original singer Steve Zetro Souza came back in this album. :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 5 Nov 2014, 02:42 am
ASOMVEL
They are from U.K and been around since 1993 and I never heard them before. :|
Boy, they sound like MOTORHEAD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmb50z3Zz1k
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 6 Nov 2014, 12:21 pm
Been kinda disappointed with metal lately.  The latest releases by my favs have all been sub-par.  Opeth, Mastodon, Satyricon, Gojira to name a few.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: simoon on 8 Nov 2014, 10:08 pm
My 2 latest discoveries, thanks to progmetalzone.com (some great reviews there), are:

Tesseract - Altered State


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/611yP1IEfbL._SX300_.jpg)

and

The Contortionist - Language

(http://mindequalsblown.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/The_Contortionist_-_Language-174x174.jpg)


Both of these have a bit in common: very high level of musicianship, great deal of complexity, some (almost) ambient moments juxtaposed with the more brutal moments, some great melodies, and emotion.

Tesseract has all clean vocals, where The Contortionist uses a mixture of clean and growls. The contortionist has a bit more metal intensity, Tesseract is a bit more laid back.

Interesting that the both have geometric spheres on their CD covers.

But if very complex metal, played with 'chops from hell' is your thing, you can't do much better.

Been kinda disappointed with metal lately.  The latest releases by my favs have all been sub-par.  Opeth, Mastodon, Satyricon, Gojira to name a few.

Coming into metal from the progressive music side of things, the latest Opeth and their new direction, does not disappoint me at all. 'Pale Communion' is a great prog album. They released plenty of great metal albums. If they want to continue in the prog direction, I have no problem.

In my opinion, they are no lonnger a metal band (releasing disappointing metal albums). They are now a progressive band releasing some great prog.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: kingdeezie on 8 Nov 2014, 11:46 pm
I agree. While not "metal," the new Opeth album is great.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 9 Nov 2014, 01:34 am

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=108254)

Pretty impressive.  Excellent mix with some vocal shades of Katatonia... even a hint of Tiamat.  A collage of sound.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 9 Nov 2014, 01:46 am
TESSERACT - Altered State

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=108261)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 12 Nov 2014, 01:53 am
Metallica, now, on the capital mall. Who would of thunk Metallica would be could considered mainstream?  Kirk Hammet is looking OLD man!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: kingdeezie on 12 Nov 2014, 04:59 am
Checked out The Contortionists album on youtube, and then ebay'd the vinyl. Great suggestion, really digging what I have heard so far.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 12 Nov 2014, 07:04 am
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=108254)

Pretty impressive.  Excellent mix with some vocal shades of Katatonia... even a hint of Tiamat.  A collage of sound.

Nice find FireGuy.  Very nice.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 3 Mar 2015, 01:43 am
Been too quiet on the METAL thread!

Checking out the Metal genre selections on the Tidal music service lately.  Liking so far the "Restarter" album by "Torche".  Not sure what pigeon hole to put it in.  I guess if you if you like slow & low doom / stoner type metal (?).   
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 3 Mar 2015, 01:45 am
Well, just for some fun here is one my band wrote and recorded in 1977. 

One of our heavier pieces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CAGgi_J6CE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CAGgi_J6CE)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 3 Mar 2015, 02:23 pm
I bought both the Tesseract and The Contortionist recently.  Both quite good.

Picked up some others to fill out my collection:

Crack the Skye by Mastodon
The Joy Of Motion by Animals As Leaders   (was listening to this last night...awesome!)
The Parallax 2: Future Sequence by Between The Buried and Me
An Ocean Between Us by As I Lay Dying
Maps Of Non-Existent Places by Thank You Scientist
Apocryphon by The Sword
Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones) by Intronaut
Juggernaut: Alpha by Periphery
Juggernaut: Omega by Periphery
Hats Off To The Bull by Chevelle (not metal, but I kinda like them)
Just recently started listening to Gojira

But one of my favorites of recent is Anciients - Heart of Oak
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61Eqk9BBYHL._SY90_.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 3 Mar 2015, 02:52 pm
Here is one clip (9mins) that I really love on that album.

http://youtu.be/Jvmcx-EDR-w

Here is a really cool clip.... 10 metal styles in 3 minutes
http://youtu.be/qpZ18recO9A

Its interesting because you can quickly pick out which styles you like and which you don't.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 5 Mar 2015, 03:02 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=116142)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=116143)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Edisson on 14 Mar 2015, 07:24 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=116802)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 26 May 2015, 04:14 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7cY5hwmvX0
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 8 Jul 2015, 03:49 pm
haha....just saw that Banjo of Death video.  Hilarious!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: mix4fix on 8 Jul 2015, 04:52 pm
Metallica, now, on the capital mall. Who would of thunk Metallica would be could considered mainstream?  Kirk Hammet is looking OLD man!

Read the lyrics of Bowling For Soup's "1985":
"When did Motley Crue become classic rock?"
"And when did Ozzy become an actor?"

That sums it up.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 9 Sep 2015, 04:35 pm
been expanding my breadth of metal lately, checking out a lot of bands I wasn't familiar with.   I tend to like melodic death metal and progressive metal the best.   Some good finds lately have been:

Persefone - Spiritual Migration
(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/6/6/3/366353.jpg?0838)

Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I   &  Citadel
(https://f1.bcbits.com/img/a3225503897_16.jpg)

Dark Tranquility - The Gallery
(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/2/22.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 12 Sep 2015, 10:45 pm
Well, this an excellent way to start the weekend.
I got this guys and still enjoying the slayer for the third time so far.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=127947)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=127948)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=127950)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=127951)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 13 Sep 2015, 12:19 am
This band just rocks.  Listening with my LCD2's.  Through the roof good!


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=127955)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 13 Sep 2015, 01:45 am
Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun 2014.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=127957)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Sep 2015, 02:19 pm
I've been meaning to check out Insomnium, heard a lot of good things. 

milford3, what is the name of the band, Finsterforst?  It's hard to decipher in that icon.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Sep 2015, 02:29 pm
So I just checked out Finsterforst on youtube (I'm been using it a lot lately to check out what bands I have interest in) and they are fantastic.   I don't even really mind the german lyrics. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Sep 2015, 12:26 am
So I just checked out Finsterforst on youtube (I'm been using it a lot lately to check out what bands I have interest in) and they are fantastic.   I don't even really mind the german lyrics.

JoshK - I found Finsterforst about a year ago.  An addictive genre of Folk Metal but I think they are much more than that.  Acoustic to vocal to massive riff transitions are incredible (on their zum Tode hin album).

Check out (if not already) "Swallow the Sun".  A top melodeath band. 

Finally, give Insomnium some spin time.  Similar to Opeth it took me a bit to get the groove.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 16 Sep 2015, 01:42 pm
Yeah I gave Insomnium a listen and I like it, so it went into my shopping cart.  I've been collecting a lot of metal lately.   That Persefone - Spiritual Migration album though is probably my favorite find in a while.   The harsh vocals are not my absolute favorite, but the music is. 

Will have to check out Swallow the Sun today.    I typically listen to metal while programming at work, and since I am doing a big research project at work, I've been doing a lot of programming, hence a lot of listening to metal acts I haven't checked out yet via YT. 

I haven't ventured much into the folk metal subgenre, so I don't even know where to begin.   So far I have firmly established that I like melodeath and prog metal and any combo therein.   I am very anti-black metal, as much as for what it stands for as the music doesn't appeal to me.   However, some stuff like Agalloch/Panopticon which borrows some of the sound is ok.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Sep 2015, 01:50 pm
Yeah I gave Insomnium a listen and I like it, so it went into my shopping cart.  I've been collecting a lot of metal lately.   That Persefone - Spiritual Migration album though is probably my favorite find in a while.   The harsh vocals are not my absolute favorite, but the music is. 

Will have to check out Swallow the Sun today.    I typically listen to metal while programming at work, and since I am doing a big research project at work, I've been doing a lot of programming, hence a lot of listening to metal acts I haven't checked out yet via YT. 

I haven't ventured much into the folk metal subgenre, so I don't even know where to begin.   So far I have firmly established that I like melodeath and prog metal and any combo therein.   I am very anti-black metal, as much as for what it stands for as the music doesn't appeal to me.   However, some stuff like Agalloch/Panopticon which borrows some of the sound is ok.

While you're at it:  Draconian, Epica, Within Temptation, Nightwish and Delain.    These bands are the ones that started me on the road to Doom, Prog and melodeath.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 16 Sep 2015, 01:57 pm
I am listening to Swallow the Sun's first and am liking it.   In general, doom is just so-so for me, maybe just a bit too slow.  I like Katatonia, but even then get bored with anymore than one album at a time.  I listened to Draconian yesterday and thought it was pretty good. 

I've heard of Nightwish and Within Temptation but only sampled them.  Will have to give a more serious listen.

The thing about death metal with working is the vocals aren't distracting while you are concentrating, cause I can't understand what they are saying anyway, so its just like another instrument.  lol
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Sep 2015, 02:34 pm
The guttural,  harsh vocals in these genres was somewhat distracting form me...  initially.  However the quality of the bands with their execution of the songs is impossible to ignore.  One reason I believe is that members tend to be older and this reflects on the overall production because it's what they have passion for.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 16 Sep 2015, 02:48 pm
Took me a very long while to warm up to the growly vocals.  It made me avoid the genre for ages, but eventually there was a point when it no longer mattered and in some rare cases I almost wish for growls (when balanced well with clean vocals).   It was In Flames, Opeth and Lamb of God that relaxed my aversion to growls. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 16 Sep 2015, 03:17 pm
No grunting from this new found metal band from Canada called Kobra And The Lotus.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEeJImSaaFo
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: asliarun on 16 Sep 2015, 09:06 pm
I used to listen to metal a while ago, mainly Metallica, Slayer, Sepultura, Testament, NIN, Prodigy, then later Tool, Opeth, and mostly grunge. Then stopped listening for a long time, not sure what happened - maybe I was listening to different stuff. Or got too used to the softer stuff.

More recently, I discovered Gojira. For some reason, something about this band and its music style roped me back into metal.
Some of their songs that really stood out (for me)

L'Enfant Sauvage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGHlZwMYO9g
Flying Whales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDIkDOtAuoo
Born In Winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suG-c_i2fBQ

Are there any other bands making somewhat similar music? Their songs have plenty of thrash but also melody.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Sep 2015, 11:52 pm
I used to listen to metal a while ago, mainly Metallica, Slayer, Sepultura, Testament, NIN, Prodigy, then later Tool, Opeth, and mostly grunge. Then stopped listening for a long time, not sure what happened - maybe I was listening to different stuff. Or got too used to the softer stuff.

More recently, I discovered Gojira. For some reason, something about this band and its music style roped me back into metal.
Some of their songs that really stood out (for me)

L'Enfant Sauvage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGHlZwMYO9g
Flying Whales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDIkDOtAuoo
Born In Winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suG-c_i2fBQ



Are there any other bands making somewhat similar music? Their songs have plenty of thrash but also melody.

Nice find Asliarun.  Liking Gojira so far... especially Born In Winter.  Melothrash?

Tuomas Saukkonen's Before The Dawn reeks of those components of melodeath I so enjoy.  Especially "The Ghost" album.  So well done in many regards.  The Finns know how to produce metal. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxhO1zJ9ecc
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 17 Sep 2015, 07:06 pm
I don't know of any other bands quite like Gojira. Maybe some of the later albums by Death (very good)? 

 By the way, their concert video is quite good, I own it.

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 20 Sep 2015, 11:12 pm
Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=128369)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 21 Sep 2015, 02:54 pm
That is a good one!  Thanks for the tip.   I like avant-garde metal like this.  I am still a big Faith No More fan, which is arguably one of the first in the genre.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 22 Sep 2015, 12:29 am
More of Tuomas Saukkonen's great work.  Wolfheart - Winterborn.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=128415)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 22 Sep 2015, 12:45 am
More of Tuomas Saukkonen's great work.  Wolfheart - Winterborn.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=128415)

Another good one from this band.  Sad Alice Said.  The band has got better and better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp5TxOQXQ8g
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 25 Sep 2015, 03:05 pm
Sad Alice Said is really quite interesting, but really hard to find here in Canada.

I recently came across Leprous and their last album is awesome!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 25 Sep 2015, 03:42 pm
Sad Alice Said is really quite interesting, but really hard to find here in Canada.

I recently came across Leprous and their last album is awesome!

I'll check out Leprous tonight.  Entire house to myself after work.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Hi-Fi Obsession on 25 Sep 2015, 04:03 pm
Holy Crap a metal thread!!  I think I'll join this conversation.

I've been streaming Deafheaven's new release "New Bermuda".  Highly recommended!

Loving the Insomnium recommendation, I've seen them twice in Joliet, IL.  Once with Dark Tranquility and another time with Omnium Gatherum.  OG has a great album called Beyond which I was totally addicted to.  You may like them if you like Insomnium (the lead guitarist is in both bands).

Also, for those who like Persefone's Spiritual Migration, I thought that their prior effort Shin-Ken was way better.

Rob
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 25 Sep 2015, 07:02 pm
I own both of those Persefone albums.  I like both but the vocals are slightly better on SM. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 25 Sep 2015, 07:19 pm
Welcome to the tread Hi-Fi Obsession.  Please share new music (bands) that light you up.  Here's my favorite for now.  Omega Lithium.  Ironically, my mains are the Omegas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRvrs8yDBbo
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 26 Sep 2015, 01:12 am
Holy Crap a metal thread!!  I think I'll join this conversation.

I've been streaming Deafheaven's new release "New Bermuda".  Highly recommended!

Loving the Insomnium recommendation, I've seen them twice in Joliet, IL.  Once with Dark Tranquility and another time with Omnium Gatherum.  OG has a great album called Beyond which I was totally addicted to.  You may like them if you like Insomnium (the lead guitarist is in both bands).

Also, for those who like Persefone's Spiritual Migration, I thought that their prior effort Shin-Ken was way better.

Rob


Welcome Rob.  I'm loving this thread too.  If Insomnium gets close to Buffalo/Toronto it's on my "must go" list.   I was able to go see this April Delain and Nightwish.  Holy crap are they good.  Been following these bands for a while.  If you're into metal/alt/ambient give "The Gathering" a try.  Anneke's vocal is incredible.  Start with Mandylion and then Nighttime Birds albums.  Their later work (for me anyway) meandered too far from metal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPjuuLKsGbM

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Hi-Fi Obsession on 26 Sep 2015, 01:17 am
Thanks guys!  I appreciate the recommendations and will follow up.  It is always nice to keep things fresh.

I'm gonna drop one album on you that has undoubtedly been my favorite over the last year: Exhausted Prayer - Ruined.  Absolutely incredible.

More later.

Rob
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Zero on 26 Sep 2015, 02:24 am
Fireguy -  I just wanted to say...  you have great taste...  :)   
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 26 Sep 2015, 12:27 pm
Fireguy -  I just wanted to say...  you have great taste...  :)

Zero - thank you for the compliment.  If the "Doom" genre is to your liking... Draconian should be on the very top of your list.  For the past 4 years they have parked on my top band of all time.  Just ahead of Opeth.   Sadly, though,  Lisa Johansson has left the band but I'm slowly getting over it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draconian_(band)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 27 Sep 2015, 02:45 pm
Kontrust - The Butterfly Defect ... best feel good, outdoor festival (venue) song I've heard.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=128667)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b33JAIMISNY
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Oct 2015, 03:05 pm
I came upon another band that I am really loving.   Guess I am just a sucker for good melodic death and progressive.   The vocals are a bit darker than typical death growls, more gutteral, less harsh.   Also from Australia like the brilliant Ne Obliviscaris. 

Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iOrS5JtNL._SY355_.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Hi-Fi Obsession on 15 Oct 2015, 03:11 pm
Be'lakor is incredible.  Check out Of Breath and Bone, too.  They have a new release coming shortly.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 15 Oct 2015, 03:26 pm
Also.. Draconian is coming out with a new release the end of this month with their new lead singer, Heike Langhans.

Best Doom Metal band on the planet (IMO)...

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 15 Oct 2015, 05:04 pm
I came upon another band that I am really loving.   Guess I am just a sucker for good melodic death and progressive.   The vocals are a bit darker than typical death growls, more gutteral, less harsh.   Also from Australia like the brilliant Ne Obliviscaris. 

Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iOrS5JtNL._SY355_.jpg)

Be'lakor is now on my play list.  Great find.  My Omega speakers are loving it for sure.  And FireGuy, looking forward to
Draconians new release.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Oct 2015, 06:21 pm
I came across a playlist of somewhat lesser known but good melodeath bands.

https://youtu.be/N4L2aebFNuM

I am giving it a listen.  I am not super familiar with all the bands listed, probably only heard of them.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Oct 2015, 07:20 pm
Disarmonia Mundi  is pretty good.  A little more modern sounding, as in the vocals sound a tiny bit more like american alt metal, but still good.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: simoon on 15 Oct 2015, 09:36 pm
I'll check out Leprous tonight.  Entire house to myself after work.

Excellent band.

A very unique take ion prog-metal.

Complex, but still tuneful. Incredible musicianship, without cliche wankfests.







Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 16 Oct 2015, 12:14 am
Must share this.  Excellent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIedr_9_9hA&index=6&list=RDtKpvzjzCQXg

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Oct 2015, 12:30 am
Must share this.  Excellent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIedr_9_9hA&index=6&list=RDtKpvzjzCQXg

Good call Milford3.  Excellent product from Brazil.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=129763)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 16 Oct 2015, 07:48 am
Excellent band.

A very unique take ion prog-metal.

Complex, but still tuneful. Incredible musicianship, without cliche wankfests.










That is a great way to put it!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 17 Oct 2015, 03:13 pm
So I just stumbled upon the website http://www.progmetalzone.com/ .  I think I'd seen an article from there before.  Its a great resource for albums coming out that fit the greater prog metal description.   They have two top 50 lists for the years 2013 and 2014 that are loaded with great albums and tons of new stuff to explore.   

http://www.progmetalzone.com/2013/prog-metal-zone-2013-top-50-albums-2/
http://www.progmetalzone.com/2014/prog-metal-zone-2014-top-50-albums-in-alphabetical-order/

For me new finds were Fallujah and Voyager from 2014 (so far).
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: ekymetal on 19 Oct 2015, 09:24 am
What a stench !
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=130036)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 19 Oct 2015, 11:30 am
So I just stumbled upon the website http://www.progmetalzone.com/ .  I think I'd seen an article from there before.  Its a great resource for albums coming out that fit the greater prog metal description.   They have two top 50 lists for the years 2013 and 2014 that are loaded with great albums and tons of new stuff to explore.   

http://www.progmetalzone.com/2013/prog-metal-zone-2013-top-50-albums-2/
http://www.progmetalzone.com/2014/prog-metal-zone-2014-top-50-albums-in-alphabetical-order/

For me new finds were Fallujah and Voyager from 2014 (so far).


My afternoon is now loaded for new music. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 20 Oct 2015, 01:20 pm

My afternoon is now loaded for new music. 

That is why I like this thread.  There is so much metal out there and not all of it appeals to everyone, so finding your specific tastes takes a lot of digging.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 25 Oct 2015, 11:48 pm
So I just stumbled upon the website http://www.progmetalzone.com/ .  I think I'd seen an article from there before.  Its a great resource for albums coming out that fit the greater prog metal description.   They have two top 50 lists for the years 2013 and 2014 that are loaded with great albums and tons of new stuff to explore.   

http://www.progmetalzone.com/2013/prog-metal-zone-2013-top-50-albums-2/
http://www.progmetalzone.com/2014/prog-metal-zone-2014-top-50-albums-in-alphabetical-order/

For me new finds were Fallujah and Voyager from 2014 (so far).

Great way to spend a Sunday night.  Oh how far we have come...  to help us discover new music.  No longer tethered and nestled next to FM's teat telling us what is good, what is hip and what we should buy.

Miserium's Return To Grace is quite the audio ride.  This desc is  priceless;  "dark, dramatic soundscapes mixed excellently with exquisite melodic as well as funk, baroque and even some reggae influence."  Awesome band name too.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 25 Oct 2015, 11:57 pm
What a stench !
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=130036)
I have few albums from them. I bought them when I was in Europe. They are from Austria.
I listened to new Slayer today few times. So far I like the album.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 28 Oct 2015, 12:00 am
Draconian's release date for their new work (Sovran) is Oct 30th.   I see no reason to pull them from my top spot.   Doom genre executed at its very best...  IMO>  It appears the loss of lead singer Lisa Johansson won't be as much of an impact as initially thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbviwAuEXqc

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=130609)



Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 28 Oct 2015, 05:41 pm
Draconian's release date for their new work (Sovran) is Oct 30th.   I see no reason to pull them from my top spot.   Doom genre executed at its very best...  IMO>  It appears the loss of lead singer Lisa Johansson won't be as much of an impact as initially thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbviwAuEXqc

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=130609)



Had this new Draconian release on my Omegas this morning.  I concur FireGuy, Draconian has this genre wrapped up.  Draconian will be on my Audeze LCD2's tonight with a bottle of Guinness Drought. :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 30 Oct 2015, 06:24 pm
Friday afternoon at work listening....  (cause the what are you listening to thread is big and unrelated mostly)

Gojira - The way of all flesh
https://youtu.be/uecj-Y00bP4
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515tMw+1NoL.jpg)

prior to that was
Leprous - Bilateral
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81t5TeDo7KL._SL1417_.jpg)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 30 Oct 2015, 11:35 pm
Draconian's release date for their new work (Sovran) is Oct 30th.   I see no reason to pull them from my top spot.   Doom genre executed at its very best...  IMO>  It appears the loss of lead singer Lisa Johansson won't be as much of an impact as initially thought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbviwAuEXqc

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=130609)

Okay... been spending the last hour on the new release (CD).   For all metal heads who have not discovered Doom you need to take the time and discover this band (genre).  Hopefully some of you will find it addicting as I.   Found this new work to be similar to their first couple of albums; with one exception...  Sovran has taken the Gothic/Doom genre to it's pinnacle.  You would think changing their lead singer would slightly change the character of the music but in this case it has been enhanced.  Gorgeous vocal from Heike Langhans throughout.  Guitars float in space, haunting and and spot on.  LFE also integrates exceptionally well... not too over the top.   My expectations here were high.  And they've been met head on.  "Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!!  The Metal Thread.  Love it.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 30 Oct 2015, 11:52 pm
Okay... been spending the last hour on the new release (CD).   For all metal heads who have not discovered Doom you need to take the time and discover this band (genre).  Hopefully some of you will find it addicting as I.   Found this new work to be similar to their first couple of albums; with one exception...  Sovran has taken the Gothic/Doom genre to it's pinnacle.  You would think changing their lead singer would slightly change the character of the music but in this case it has been enhanced.  Gorgeous vocal from Heike Langhans throughout.  Guitars float in space, haunting and and spot on.  LFE also integrates exceptionally well... not too over the top.   My expectations here were high.  And they've been met head on.  "Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!!  The Metal Thread.  LoveHeike Langhans it.


Did not know what to expect from this release.  I knew Lisa would be missed.  Haunting Gothic/Doom from Heike Langhans
will a thrill to listen to.

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 30 Oct 2015, 11:53 pm

Did not know what to expect from this release.  I knew Lisa would be missed.  Haunting Gothic/Doom from Heike Langhans
willbe a thrill to listen to.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 1 Nov 2015, 01:30 am
Introducing Earthside and their debut effort "A Dream In Static".  A stunning piece of Dreamscape Prog. 


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=130893)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 2 Nov 2015, 03:23 pm
Listening to Earthside now.  Excellente! 

While I appreciate Draconium's talent.  I am still apathetic with doom; especially the vocal styling (female singer excluded). 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 2 Nov 2015, 06:24 pm
Okay... been spending the last hour on the new release (CD).   For all metal heads who have not discovered Doom you need to take the time and discover this band (genre).  Hopefully some of you will find it addicting as I.   Found this new work to be similar to their first couple of albums; with one exception...  Sovran has taken the Gothic/Doom genre to it's pinnacle.  You would think changing their lead singer would slightly change the character of the music but in this case it has been enhanced.  Gorgeous vocal from Heike Langhans throughout.  Guitars float in space, haunting and and spot on.  LFE also integrates exceptionally well... not too over the top.   My expectations here were high.  And they've been met head on.  "Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!!  The Metal Thread.  Love it.

Sovran is magical, soothing, melancholic and dreamy adventure, yet it is ponderous, powerful and heavy by partly remaining loyal to the formula from their debut album, Where Lovers Mourn (2003), where the band made a deviation from their early death/black metal days into a dark and doomy metal style which convinced fans of bands like My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost and early Anathema. Also productional wise Sovran is absolutely flawless, it has depth, dynamics, clear sound,... simply great. Now the band is walking on higher grounds and are near to conquering the throne of gothic/doom metal genre. Sovran is a strong candidate for album of the year 2015. A must!!!


I will have this CD in a few days.  The above is a review that was sent to me.


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 3 Nov 2015, 09:25 pm
Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Shadows_of_the_Dying_Sun.jpg)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Demarche on 3 Nov 2015, 11:17 pm
The Sword - High Country

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=131120)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 4 Nov 2015, 03:40 am
Great album demarcate. 

I'm listening tO Persephone spiritual migration on my home theater rather than my usual headphone setup.  Holy cow this is my album of my year.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 10 Nov 2015, 07:57 pm
I saw The Contortionist open for TesseracT on Friday.  Excellent show in general.  Standing room type spot with roughly 600 people, maybe more.  Sound was overall pretty decent but whoever did Tesseract's mix had pretty fucky ears.

I had pretty decent expectations for Tesseract and other than a poor mix were pretty darn good, although they kinda started out mediocre by song 3 they were tight.  The Contortionist though really blew my mind.  Their drummer is super sick!

Going to see Mastodon open for Judas Priest on Thursday.  Looking forward to Mastodon.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 11 Nov 2015, 01:03 am
Although the audio quality suffers a bit... a nice effort by Harakiri For The Sky... in the black metal genre.  I found some patience with it delivers a welcome reward.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=131580)


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 11 Nov 2015, 04:00 pm
Will check them out.

I recently began going to concerts with a guy who hangs out at my local bar when I learned that we shared similar music tastes.   He is about my age, grew up in Mexico city, been playing the guitar since 14 and teaches guitar.   We have been exchanging tips about bands to check out.   

He suggested the following:
Redemption - same vocalist as Fate's Warning and the one album I listened to sounded to me exactly like Dream Theater ala 6 Degrees of Inner Turbulence, but with a better singer.

Believer -  this is a Christian metal band that he thought were seminal and groundbreaking.  I couldn't really get into the vocals, but they were pretty technical and way ahead of their time, or at least on the forefront.  Pretty good musically, but the vocals I could do without.

Revocation:   Ok, this one is my cup of tea.  Technical extreme metal with really interesting melodic solos.  The vocals is growling and screams but fairly understandable and retain human vocal characteristics.   
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 11 Nov 2015, 04:28 pm
Funny video about metal
https://youtu.be/asax9s2xmlU   (warning bad language)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 11 Nov 2015, 11:06 pm
Funny video about metal
https://youtu.be/asax9s2xmlU   (warning bad language)

 :lol:  Lounge Metal.  Freaken Nice!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 21 Nov 2015, 02:17 am
Here's a nice find.  Shylmagoghnar's Emergence  Another excellent product of the Netherlands.

Progressive/Atmospheric Melodic Blackened Death Metal.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=132148)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 21 Nov 2015, 02:28 am
Here's a nice find.  Shylmagoghnar's Emergence  Another excellent product of the Netherlands.

Progressive/Atmospheric Melodic Blackened Death Metal.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=132148)


Had a listen to this.  My body and ears just love it.  Great find.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 21 Nov 2015, 02:35 am
Milford 3 - "Emergence"  an addicting blend of sub genres from start to finish, A to Z.  An esoteric quality few albums own.  This is one of them.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 21 Nov 2015, 02:47 am
Milford 3 - "Emergence"  an addicting blend of sub genres from start to finish, A to Z.  An esoteric quality few albums own.  This is one of them.




Oh!  On my LCD'2 with this.  Great music.

Emergence"




Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 24 Nov 2015, 02:22 pm
Intronaut has a new album out.   I ordered it from the US, in the mean time a few of the tracks are on YT.

https://youtu.be/Ujb4E7oEZq0?list=PLhVucBMK5UEShGiC6qoYANyhLALuY2YNJ
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 24 Nov 2015, 02:32 pm
Intronaut has a new album out.   I ordered it from the US, in the mean time a few of the tracks are on YT.

https://youtu.be/Ujb4E7oEZq0?list=PLhVucBMK5UEShGiC6qoYANyhLALuY2YNJ

I'll check them out tonight after work.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 27 Nov 2015, 02:04 am
I'll check them out tonight after work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujb4E7oEZq0&feature=youtu.be&list=PLhVucBMK5UEShGiC6qoYANyhLALuY2YNJ

Very interesting blend of metal genres.  Quite worthy to spend more time.  Borders on first-rate referral.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 27 Nov 2015, 02:26 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujb4E7oEZq0&feature=youtu.be&list=PLhVucBMK5UEShGiC6qoYANyhLALuY2YNJ

Very interesting blend of metal genres.  Quite worthy to spend more time.  Borders on first-rate referral.


FireGuy, I have this on now.  The blend is amazing.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 27 Nov 2015, 03:05 am
Tarja Turunen... helping to end a good Thanksgiving day off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVh4Q2DZ-Fo
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 30 Nov 2015, 01:04 am
Well, I thought I should start taking out my Christmas music slowly.
And I enjoyed the Saturnus at the very loud level today. :D
Paradise Belongs To You,Enjoy. :thumb:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VPBIVILFEk
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 2 Dec 2015, 12:37 am
Now that it is coming to the end of the year, we should post our favorite metal albums of 2015.   As an accompaniment, we could list albums that you found during 2015 but were released earlier.

So far this year (I'll keep adding as I think of more):
Earthside
Leprous - The Congregation   (probably my favorite....kinda metal, but clean vocals)
Ghost - Meliora

Previous years but took me this year:
Gojira - The Way of the Flesh (probably all others as well)
Persefone - Spiritual Migration
everything Leprous (holy shit these guys are on point)
Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I
be'Lakor - most of theirs
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 2 Dec 2015, 12:41 am
I'll check out Leprous tonight.  Entire house to myself after work.

So given my prior post, what did you think of Leprous?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 2 Dec 2015, 01:06 am
So given my prior post, what did you think of Leprous?

Intriguing sound.  Been listening to their Congregation album over time.   Excellent prog overall.  Would like to hear more riffs that sink to your soul but it's good nonetheless.  I keep going back.   Song writing is not without emotion, which I like.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 2 Dec 2015, 01:11 am
yeah it isnt exactly metal head material, a bit more the prog rock enthusiasts' game with some metal influences for sure.  Still it might be my best of 2015 candidate.  Still going through the year, and of course Steven Wilson's Hand Cannot Be Erased cannot be erased from the running, again definitely not metal.   
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 2 Dec 2015, 01:24 am
Now that it is coming to the end of the year, we should post our favorite metal albums of 2015.   As an accompaniment, we could list albums that you found during 2015 but were released earlier.

So far this year (I'll keep adding as I think of more):
Earthwind
Leprous - The Congregation   (probably my favorite....kinda metal, but clean vocals)
Ghost - Meliora

Some for me so far:

Draconian - Sovran
Wolfheart - Shadow World (Tuomas Saukkonen... very impressive career to date)
Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 2 Dec 2015, 01:26 am
Before the Dawn.  Very good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFW5Tihgdc&feature=iv&src_vid=uxhO1zJ9ecc&annotation_id=annotation_220333753
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 2 Dec 2015, 01:31 am
will listen to it later.  Looks like another Finnish band?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 2 Dec 2015, 01:39 am
will listen to it later.  Looks like another Finnish band?

Yes, another fine Finland product.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 3 Dec 2015, 05:26 pm
Speaking of Finnish, here is an amazing melodeath band I hadn't heard of before.  I love me some classic melodeath, even though this is new it is still very true to classic melodeath.

Mors Principium Est - Dawn of the 5th Era
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91lZNUzCylL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 4 Dec 2015, 03:20 am
I've been listening to Ghost lately.   Its funny because they would be super famous if it weren't for satanic lyrics.   They aren't to be taken seriously, but still.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 4 Dec 2015, 03:23 am
I've been listening to Ghost lately.   Its funny because they would be super famous if it weren't for satanic lyrics.   They aren't to be taken seriously, but still.

Damn Devil music!! :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 4 Dec 2015, 03:32 am
In the literal sense here.   Except some who are snooping might not understand.  Ghost is a swedish band.  They are kinda pop rock, but they have a hint of metal through some of their riffs.   They are blatantly satanic via lyrics, but it is all admittedly fraud, it is just a gimmick.   But they dress up as some cultish crap, with the lead singer dressing up as the "anti-pope" with an upside-down-cross on his hat and a skull painted on his face.   
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: GentleBender on 4 Dec 2015, 04:55 pm
I just have to vent my frustration a bit. Just spent the last 1 1/2 hours attempting to purchase tickets to the Tool/Primus show. I log in 15 minutes before they go on sale and when they became available I search for any 5 tickets available and it comes up empty. I then search for 1 ticket and get the same thing. I REALLY wanted to go so I open two browsers plus use the ticketmaster app to continually search for tickets and came up with none.  :cry:

I decided to do a search for tickets and now there are a ton of them on 3rd party resell sites for ripoff prices that I refuse to reward these people for doing. Just so many lame people, and I'm wondering how these people worked Ticketmaster who was the only seller of tickets.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: mvwine on 4 Dec 2015, 09:35 pm
Same way with the Tool/Primus concert in Tulsa. Tons of people are bitching about it on Facebook, but not much you can do now.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 5 Dec 2015, 01:35 am
I hate that shit.  It should be illegal, but its hard to deal with.   I think they use a bunch of bots that buy up tickets super fast, like high frequency trading. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Berndt on 5 Dec 2015, 04:57 am
Argus, love these guys all their vinyl sounds great.
Alunah, all their shit sounds great too, mastered by Tony Reed who is awesome in Mos Generator and Stone Axe.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 8 Dec 2015, 03:37 am
Sorry for the too big of a linked image before....
but this band
Mors Principium Est - Dawn of the 5th Era

is freaking amazing!  :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 14 Dec 2015, 04:28 pm
Listening to Noumena based on some buzz.   They are quite good melodeath, very melodic guitars, but the vocalist is only so-so IMO.  I prefer harsh/growling vocals to still somewhat clear rather than roar roar roar.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 14 Dec 2015, 06:06 pm
Sorry for the too big of a linked image before....
but this band
Mors Principium Est - Dawn of the 5th Era

is freaking amazing!  :rock:

I agree re Mors Principium Est.   Similar to Insomnium only darker.  Time well spent this morning.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=133502)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Dec 2015, 03:24 pm
Where do you guys buy your metal CDs?   I find that a  lot of the bands (like Finnish, Australian) are harder to come by and/or expensive to buy on Amazon, et al.   I often find many of them (but not all) on bandcamp and just download them in flac via BC.  Any other good sites for the CDs or downloads at reasonable prices?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 15 Dec 2015, 04:21 pm
Where do you guys buy your metal CDs?   I find that a  lot of the bands (like Finnish, Australian) are harder to come by and/or expensive to buy on Amazon, et al.   I often find many of them (but not all) on bandcamp and just download them in flac via BC.  Any other good sites for the CDs or downloads at reasonable prices?

Amazon.com for CD's or the band's web site if their music is sold there.  For purchasing security I don't meander away from that rule. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Dec 2015, 08:53 pm
Yeah well I have had hit and miss issues with Amazon.   I like BandCamp as I think it goes directly to the artist as most look to be offered via their label's page.  Haven't confirmed though.  Its also a nice play to keep  a lot of your music as you can stream right from there (at work like I do) or download in any format you wish (flac).

Some of the labels offer direct downloading, but many/most don't seem to.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 16 Dec 2015, 02:11 am
It's always good when they sell a bunch of tickets at local places, so even if you can buy it online you have to pick it up in person.

One of my favorite albums, from a total non-metal person.

(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100619183034/lyricwiki/images/9/9d/Melvins_-_%28A%29_Senile_Animal.jpg)

Youtube listen, but it's much better from CD (http://Youtube listen, but it's much better from CD)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Peter J on 17 Dec 2015, 04:03 pm
Headbanging Bee...who knew!

http://www.livescience.com/53127-australian-bee-pollinates-by-headbanging.html
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 18 Dec 2015, 02:27 pm
Haha....  next heavy metal band name, the Blue-Banded Bees!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 16 Jan 2016, 08:21 pm
Complex guitar and drums.  Really enjoying this band.



(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=135240)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 17 Jan 2016, 01:55 am
Right on Milford3.  Shylmagoghnar's effort here well worth another mention.  Bands of this talent and delivery deserve much more exposure.

Insomnium's Across The Dark has been this weekend's "Go To" for me.   MDM here is insanely good.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=135258)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 21 Jan 2016, 02:57 am
I really dig Insomnium, as I really love the melodeath sub-genre as a whole when it is done well.   Fellow Finns, Mors Principium Est, Omnium Gatherum, and Aussies Be'lakor are seriously worth checking out in that sub-g.

I am on a Gojira kick.  I oft do that with a band.  I listen to them a few times and then I'll get something that grabs me and I obsess for a few months to years.  Their drummer is near superhuman. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 21 Jan 2016, 03:07 am
Finally warmed up to Meshuggah, took me forever, but you really need to listen to them on pro-audio gear.  Stuff that can take tons of power without stressing.   I have all DSL Synergy speaks in my HT and it finally clicked.   
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: GentleBender on 1 Feb 2016, 09:24 pm
Anyone else pick up the latest Megadeth album Dystopia? This is my favorite release from them since Countdown to Extinction. The crew Mustaine put together has great chemistry. David Ellefson weaves through Chris Adler's tireless drumming with Kiko and Dave laying the sick guitar tracks throughout the entire album. Megadeth may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I really am enjoying this album. :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 2 Feb 2016, 01:35 am
Anyone else pick up the latest Megadeth album Dystopia? This is my favorite release from them since Countdown to Extinction. The crew Mustaine put together has great chemistry. David Ellefson weaves through Chris Adler's tireless drumming with Kiko and Dave laying the sick guitar tracks throughout the entire album. Megadeth may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I really am enjoying this album. :thumb:

Good album - classic thrash metal lives!   :rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: monte on 2 Feb 2016, 02:20 am
Hey GB, just how awesome do your aurora's sound listening to metal. These will be my next pair of speakers.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: GentleBender on 2 Feb 2016, 01:31 pm
Hey GB, just how awesome do your aurora's sound listening to metal. These will be my next pair of speakers.
In my system they sound great! They like some power to really sing, but the Auroras don't collapse even with bands like Pantera, Megadeth, Metallica and Tool. They are an amazing two-way speaker and mine don't even have the Transducer Labs N26C-G ceramic tweeter the newer version has! They play other genres of music just as well. That waveguide makes such a large sweet spot that group listening is spectacular! In fact one of my buddies said that he feels like the cops are going to bust into the room at any moment when we get into it and have the room jamming.  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 3 Feb 2016, 01:34 am
Haven't listened to it yet.  I find myself too distracted these days with bands to check them out, but that is admitting a bias.  I liked two of their albums a great deal, Countdown and a more modern one, can't recall off hand.  By the time I really got into metal I was already into a different style.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: GentleBender on 6 Feb 2016, 01:23 pm
I'm more of an old-school metal guy, but enjoy trying some of the bands listed here. I do like understanding the words, but if the music is good enough I can let the scream/howl/growl slide.  :lol:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 6 Feb 2016, 04:43 pm
It took me a long time to warm up to death metal style vocals, but some guys are really a lot better at it than others.  Opeth, Lamb of God and In Flames were my three bands that warmed me up to it.   I really like the melodic death metal subgenre, and the death metal vocals really do fit that style well.   Mors Principium Est being my favorite in that subgenre and also one of the better vocalists in my opinion. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 7 Feb 2016, 08:36 am
Complex guitar and drums.  Really enjoying this band.



(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=135240)

Mind telling us who they are? I can't read the smoke.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 7 Feb 2016, 01:17 pm
Mind telling us who they are? I can't read the smoke.

 Shylmagoghnar...  Emergence.  Product of the Netherlands.  Progressive/Atmospheric Melodic Blackened Death Metal.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JerryM on 7 Feb 2016, 10:11 pm
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/290/3/f/mastodon___leviathan_by_orphydian-d6qt1az.jpg)

Mastadon - Leviathan 

Samples (http://www.amazon.com/Leviathan-Mastodon/dp/B0002N66FS)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 8 Feb 2016, 01:44 am
Mastodon will always get my vote.  I like their  mix of sludge (or stoner) metal with progressive elements and a bit of groove.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 9 Feb 2016, 04:48 pm
Came across a good playlist on Youtube.  Youtube is what I most often listen to at work with headphones while I am programming on doing research.    I like melodeath, but am not intimately familiar with all the different bands.   This is a great way to see which you like and don't.   There is definitely some of both on it.

https://youtu.be/PZbejCdyg2c
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 9 Feb 2016, 07:04 pm
Came across a good playlist on Youtube.  Youtube is what I most often listen to at work with headphones while I am programming on doing research.    I like melodeath, but am not intimately familiar with all the different bands.   This is a great way to see which you like and don't.   There is definitely some of both on it.

https://youtu.be/PZbejCdyg2c





Really enjoying this playlist.   :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 10 Feb 2016, 10:10 pm
Glad you like it.  There is definitely some great bands I've never heard of that are worth checking out.  Quite a number of them are from Aus, not sure what they are putting in the drinking water there.

Orpheus Omega - I have two albums (https://orpheusomega.bandcamp.com/album/bleed-the-way)       
Meridian - ST EP (https://meridianbandaus.bandcamp.com/album/meridian)  (really unique)               
Ouroboros - Glorification of a Myth (https://ouroborosmetal.bandcamp.com/)  !!  This is tech death/trash but it is very melodic, so I'd say splitting hairs
Elysian - Wires of Creation (https://elysian.bandcamp.com/album/wires-of-creation-2)   More traditional melodeath
Parasite Inc. - Time Tears Down (https://parasiteinc.bandcamp.com/album/time-tears-down)  (German)   

Links are to their bandcamp pages where you can sample them or buy the CDs/digital downloads (FLAC). 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 17 Feb 2016, 03:52 pm
How about discussion of some of the best DVDs and Blu-rays of metal?   I have been collecting a lot of concert DVD/BRs, and occasionally some good ones come up even in this genre.

I'll try to do some very brief reviews of some that I own:
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/515-TUZfwRL._SY90_.jpg)
Opeth - In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (DVD)  (PQ: 9/10, SQ: 8/10, Perf: 9/10)
This one is popular on a lot of meta lists out there for good reason.  Its a great band and a great venue and everything comes together.  For metal, it is hard to beat.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51w-VS2mJFL._SY90_.jpg)
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize  (PQ:10/10, SQ:10/10, Perf: 10/10)
This is only borderline metal IMO, but still I'll give it mention as it is the best BR concert I own hands down.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ywz9F5sJL._SY90_.jpg)
Gojira - The Flesh Alive (PQ:8/10, SQ:9/10, Perf: 8/10)
I love this band and this concert really helped propel my love for them.  It's really good to see them live and this BR is well done.  (I am being picky on my standards).

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41bpGvBqwBL._SY90_.jpg)
Nine Inch Nails - Live: Beside You in Time (PQ:7-8/10, SQ:8-10/10, Perf: 10/10)
This is a fantastic concert BR, one of the best, but the fact that the venue keeps changing every couple songs means there is some variability in the SQ and PQ.   Still I love that they did it that way.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51wumesJ4sL._SY90_.jpg)
Katatonia - Sanctitude (PQ:-, SQ:-, Perf: -)
Haven't watched yet, so place holder.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5180AEFQSFL._SY90_.jpg)
In Flames - Used and Abused (DVD) (PQ:6/10, SQ:7/10, Perf: 7/10)
This is some good In Flames at their height.  This is still very worthy of owning if  you like IF, but it doesn't quite stand up to some of the best productions that some of the latest BRs have.  Still quite worthwhile.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 18 Feb 2016, 10:59 pm
JoshK - Therion is a band I've posted on the Music thread more than once.  They have an excellent and extensive discography and this DVD captures the performance of their sub genres quite well.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=137500)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 19 Feb 2016, 12:12 am
I will check them out.   Your Shylmagoghnar recommendation was spot on!  I, as a rule, don't really enjoy black metal, but that is good stuff.   If you like techy death, check out Ouroboros, both albums are great, but the Glorification of a Myth album is an epicness of riffs.  The later one is equally as good in my opinion but quite different and supported by an orchestral. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 19 Feb 2016, 12:14 am
JoshK - Therion is a band I've posted on the Music thread more than once.  They have an excellent and extensive discography and this DVD captures the performance of their sub genres quite well.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=137500)

+1 on Therion.  I have this DVD on now.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 24 Feb 2016, 05:34 am
holy hell, just came across this gem.   Cynic just released a whole concert (good quality) for free.
https://youtu.be/fGe1dBoF2Gw

Its metal, but it might be for the more adventurous prog fans cause they aren't too heavy and super techy.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Brad on 24 Feb 2016, 01:42 pm
New Anthrax releases Friday 2/26  For All Kings

I've only heard the song they pre-released, but it appears to be a strong follow up to Worship Music
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Brad on 27 Feb 2016, 03:08 am
New Anthrax releases Friday 2/26  For All Kings

I've only heard the song they pre-released, but it appears to be a strong follow up to Worship Music

Arrived today.  Enjoying the old school thrash quite a bit.  Nice recording too.
(http://assets.blabbermouth.net.s3.amazonaws.com/media/anthraxforallkingsfinalart_638.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 27 Feb 2016, 04:11 pm
They said metal heads are violent people!
Is not it true that nobody got upset or rude to anyone in this thread yet and it is all about music ?
Any way, I have been very busy and finally I am taking some break and started with ordering 10 Cd's but there is one that I cannot get enough to listen to.
Be'Lakor
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOiQOOrj-fY
I am new to the band and I could bet my right arm that I am traveling between Swedish to Finnish band but I was wrong.
When it comes to pure rock then Australia can offer a lot but a melodic death like this? :o
I have to admit that I have heard a lot of death metal bands and not all of them are good even if you are are death metal guy only.
Well, I dare to say this is the way it should be.   
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 27 Feb 2016, 04:23 pm
Be'lakor is one of my favorites too!  I listen to it at least 3 times a week.   They are fairly unique within the melodic death genre in that they are a bit on the progressive side of things.    Check out Of Breath and Bone as well, it is as good as Stone's Reach imo. 

Orpheus Omega is another good Australian melodeath band worth checking out.  Elysian too. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 27 Feb 2016, 04:32 pm
I'll have to check that one out Brad.  I haven't heard anything from Anthrax since the '80s.  Then again I haven't really followed much thrash.  Is Lamb of God considered thrash?  Groove or trash?   

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Brad on 27 Feb 2016, 05:35 pm
I'll have to check that one out Brad.  I haven't heard anything from Anthrax since the '80s.  Then again I haven't really followed much thrash.  Is Lamb of God considered thrash?  Groove or trash?
Not familiar with Lamb of God - will check them out.

Anthrax's 2011 Worship Music was one of their best, right up there with Among the Living.
I'm only a couple of listens in, but I think this one belongs in that group too.

The recording has good dynamic range - some of their compatriots (ahem, Metallica) could certainly benefit from this type of production.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 27 Feb 2016, 05:40 pm
If you check out LoG, consider Ashes of the Wake (my personal fave of theirs) through Wrath.   Those were the best ones.  Probably only have the tracks out of those three albums are really stellar, the rest are so-so.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 27 Feb 2016, 08:30 pm
+1 on Therion.  I have this DVD on now.

How are the CD's? Recommendations? You can see a shit quality version of this on Youtube and it looks like it'd be a great album.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 27 Feb 2016, 08:48 pm
Folsom, the CD version is very well recorded.  One of the best Goth bands out there.



(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=138101)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 27 Feb 2016, 09:26 pm
Black Sabbath : The End CD

Got it at the MSG show on Thursday.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=138108)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 27 Feb 2016, 10:14 pm
It's on my list :)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 28 Feb 2016, 01:41 am
Black Sabbath : The End CD

Got it at the MSG show on Thursday.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=138108)

Black Sabbath (early 70's) was THE band that put me on the road to Metal.  Have not left since.   Sabbath.  Bloody Sabbath.
 

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=138111)

  Seems like yesterday.  Metal... best music genre on the planet... IMO.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 28 Feb 2016, 01:50 am
More MPE.  Muchas gracias for the intro of this very fine band on this thread. 

Kiitos to the Finns.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=138112)


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 28 Feb 2016, 02:42 am
MPE might be my favorite melodeath act.   I am going through the list of them.  The original three I love, In Flame's Jester era was tops, so was DT in their prime, but MPE is a really dark melodic power death metal album.   Liberation = Termination is their fastest maybe, Dawn of the 5th Era was my introduction and is still a favorite.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 4 Mar 2016, 01:23 am
Harakiri for the Sky - Very interesting band....Melodic Black Metal

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=138419)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 6 Mar 2016, 01:57 am
Came across STS' latest, three-disc release... yes three disc (from 2015).  How I missed this until now is disturbing.   Nonetheless I find it a masterpiece of progressive,  doom and melodic death metal.  Sublime.  STS's opus.  An incredible piece of work that has defined the band and their accomplishments.  Highly recommended. 

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=138561)










   
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 6 Mar 2016, 03:31 am
Came across STS' latest, three-disc release... yes three disc (from 2015).  How I missed this until now is disturbing.   Nonetheless I find it a masterpiece of progressive,  doom and melodic death metal.  Sublime.  STS's opus.  An incredible piece of work that has defined the band and their accomplishments.  Highly recommended. 

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=138561)

What do you call that type of singing?
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 6 Mar 2016, 04:53 pm
What do you call that type of singing?

There's a nice blend of vocals on this release.  What I think you are asking is the "growling" vocal.  Initially I found it very edgy and unappealing.  After some time I realized how it's a specific segment of various sub metal genres.  What kept me going back is the talent, production and overall presentation of the music.  These bands are exceptional.  STS is no exception.  When you get past this vocal type the musical reward pops.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 7 Mar 2016, 07:35 pm
I'd say that STS's vocal styling (first disc in particular) come from their black metal roots.   While the second acoustic disk is obviously different.   

I am not particularly keen on black metal, but their vocal styling isn't the worst.  Agalloch, Panopticon, Ne Obliviscaris, these guys all are more than simple black metal but carry over the vocal styling of Black Metal.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 7 Mar 2016, 07:59 pm
Probably the best example of arrayed vocal styles is OPETH.    Their latest release has no black metal vocal influence but most that precede this work does.  It's this seemingly unbalanced variation that draws me in.  The arrangements are anything but cookie cutter and predictable.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 7 Mar 2016, 08:28 pm
I don't like growling. I find it ruins good music.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 8 Mar 2016, 02:32 am
Then don't listen to any of my recommendations in the last 4-5 pages.  I came to harsher metal from a lot of angles but eventually found a few bands that pulled me in and now I actually prefer it with some styles, but it's like caviar, cigar or scotch.    Opeth, In Flames and Lamb of God were the first to get me into the harsh vocals but then heavy metal has been in my blood in some way since the beginning I think. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 8 Mar 2016, 02:34 am
Just for kicks, give this a listen on headphones in an open minded mood, a beer or two won't hurt.   You have to give it a bit to sink in.   Maybe or maybe not but they were the first of the melodic death metal scene and one of the best.  Its harsh and melodic at the same time and I find it very interesting to listen to.

https://youtu.be/8dFQ5OxV72M
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 8 Mar 2016, 02:36 am
Music you don't hear on FM radio.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG61c7girsA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acZbW-CmUTA&ebc=ANyPxKpxcyI89OhF1_FDjMnNydn1M0YpYj468lOPDK5jyVVVePzMcNMIh2U6Trp1RrswkOirOsc2LDBMwjZ2taVimoVh7U7xdw
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 8 Mar 2016, 03:41 am
https://youtu.be/ctXRhv90Gz8
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Mar 2016, 05:59 pm
Any albums you are highly anticipating in 2016?  Some of mine are:

Gojira (couple months estimated)
Be'lakor (sometime in 2016)
Persefone (been leaking short clips)
Tool (its rumored still as far as I know)
Just got the Omnium Gatherum new one but haven't listened yet (just got it). 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 15 Mar 2016, 06:39 pm
Tarja Turunen is coming out with a new work this August (The Shadow Self).  This effort they are saying will be heavier and darker than previous CD's.  Her vocal is quite unique and I find most people love it or they are quite indifferent.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=139163)


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Mar 2016, 09:22 pm
Tarja has got a wonderful voice.  It sometimes works extremely well with the music, sometimes it doesn't, or rather just makes the heavier metal stuff sound dumbed down/poppy.    Nightwish was the only heavy metal band that my ex-wife (who only tolerated me listening to metal) would actually put on herself. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Mar 2016, 12:30 am
Nightwish's "End of an Era" DVD is on my top five concerts of all time.  It showcases Tarja's incredible vocal range and proves you can integrate this style into metal.  No one has (or does) it better.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=139202)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 19 Mar 2016, 05:40 pm
I don't think I have that Nightwish one.  I have Showtime Storytime.   I've been collecting a lot of concert blu rays and DVDs.   In my HT with Danley speakers and a big projection screen it is pretty badass to listen to good concerts, especially metal concerts.

Two I recently acquired that are superb in terms of PQ and SQ with awesome performances are two of the Gothenburg original 3,

(http://www.metalstorm.net/images/albums/3/31093.jpg)Dark Tranquility - Where Death Is Most Alive (2009)   
I'm watching it now and it is one of the best concert dvds I own.  Its rated pretty highly on metal storm's top 100 metal dvds list.  I happen to concur. http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/albums_top.php?a_type=4

(http://www.metalstorm.net/images/albums/3/37421.jpg)At the Gates - The Flames Of The End (2010)
Also on the above list...I've been picking a handful of them up.   There is a documentary that is interesting, but the live disc at Wacken is insanely good.   I really want to go to Wacken now.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 20 Mar 2016, 11:29 pm
 Road tested Dark Tranquility's "Where Death Is Most Alive" this weekend.  Heavy laden melodic death.  Can't disagree whatsoever on Metal Storm''s list.   Excellent recommendation.

+1 on Wacken Fest.  It attracts a scary good collage of metal bands.  Got to be one hell of trip.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=139544)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 20 Mar 2016, 11:38 pm
Road tested Dark Tranquility's "Where Death Is Most Alive" this weekend.  Heavy laden melodic death.  Can't disagree whatsoever on Metal Storm''s list.   Excellent recommendation.

+1 on Wacken Fest.  It attacks a scary good collage of metal bands.  Got to be one hell of trip.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=139544)
I have been in Wacken 4 times. :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 20 Mar 2016, 11:46 pm
I wish I could get all metal bands to use my power conditioners. The few that have on occasion sound literally twice as sick and they know it when they're playing. It does magic on guitars, having a little PFC and common mode filtration.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 21 Mar 2016, 12:17 am
Prelude - Wacken stories please.  People,  the event, bands etc.   I think in a few years I'll go.  Backpack, tickets and plane fare.  All I need.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 21 Mar 2016, 01:47 am
Prelude - Wacken stories please.  People,  the event, bands etc.   I think in a few years I'll go.  Backpack, tickets and plane fare.  All I need.
The best story,you must be there.
Just watch out for this. :lol: :thumb:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=139550)
The Wacken is not the only place for metal. The second best one is in Japan called Loud Park which is going very strong for 10 years now.
http://www.loudpark.com/15/english/

And finally, the largest open air festival in all over the Europe is located in Poland called Woodstock and has nothing to do with the one in U.S.
It is not a only metal festival like Wacken or Loud Park but because of the strong support and location, I can say that you can see all the metal bands there. It is huge,usually 700,000 people show up every year.
http://www.en.wosp.org.pl/woodstock_festival/
 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 21 Mar 2016, 01:51 am
Slayer at loud park.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nco6FRXYLsU
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: PRELUDE on 21 Mar 2016, 01:56 am
Kreator at woodstock.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAVSWJEAPkc
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 21 Mar 2016, 02:44 pm
The best story,you must be there.
Just watch out for this. :lol: :thumb:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=139550)
The Wacken is not the only place for metal. The second best one is in Japan called Loud Park which is going very strong for 10 years now.
http://www.loudpark.com/15/english/

And finally, the largest open air festival in all over the Europe is located in Poland called Woodstock and has nothing to do with the one in U.S.
It is not a only metal festival like Wacken or Loud Park but because of the strong support and location, I can say that you can see all the metal bands there. It is huge,usually 700,000 people show up every year.
http://www.en.wosp.org.pl/woodstock_festival/

That is awesome in so many respects. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 21 Mar 2016, 09:13 pm
Yeah, I really want to go to Wacken.  If I had known about it earlier, I might have tried to get there this year...maybe next year. 

I've been meaning to go to Japan for a while now, so I could marry the loud concert with a trip to the orient. 

Melodic Death Metal as well as some more extreme progressive metal were the gateways to some technical death metal.   There are some astounding classics like Death - Symbolic, Atheist - Unquestionable Presence, and Edge of Sanity - Crimson oh and Cynic.   Lately I've come upon some good modern Technical Death Metal bands like Beyond Creation, Gorod, Allegaeon, and Ouroboros which I've mentioned in this thread before. 

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 21 Mar 2016, 10:38 pm
Watching The Ophidian Trek by Messugah (blu-ray + 2 cds).  Its a pretty good live concert as well.  There is a few songs so far at Wacken, plus some in an enclosed venue that I am not sure and too lazy to look up at the moment.   I am not a huge 'ssugah fan, but I can get into them for short periods. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 23 Mar 2016, 11:53 pm
Let's expose some Katatonia.  Exceptional band from Sweden... works of bleak melancholy and despair.   Cohesive and mature.   Nice find Milford3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_QRS_tyUDg
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 24 Mar 2016, 01:09 am
Night is the New Day is outstanding.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0b3is7qmUE
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 25 Mar 2016, 05:31 pm
Night is the New Day and The Great Cold Distance are my two favorites.  The others tend to be a bit too slow and plodding to me. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 27 Mar 2016, 01:45 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRcDXsZt-wI

Interesting band.  A little Goth thrown in.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 27 Mar 2016, 02:53 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRcDXsZt-wI

Interesting band.  A little Goth thrown in.

Way too much 'core' in it for me, which is ironic cause I grew up in Seattle during the grunge era, so I should like the alternative/punk influence, but for some reason I just equate that with a bit of insincerity. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 27 Mar 2016, 11:26 pm
Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel.  Quite impressive.  Another excellent referral from JoshK.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=139972)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 28 Mar 2016, 01:13 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmyWeOvF_Sg

Oh, this is good
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 28 Mar 2016, 01:16 pm
Yeah, those guys are quite interesting.  It has the same founder as Celtic Frost (I know of them but not familiar with their work...first wave of black metal). 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 3 Apr 2016, 06:29 pm
Watching some Testament

(http://www.testamentlegions.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/droe-dvd-lg.jpg)

Really a good quality concert DVD. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 3 Apr 2016, 11:14 pm
Yes Milford3 - Triptykon... very worthy indeed.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=140403)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 4 Apr 2016, 03:25 am
Triptykon is good.    So I bought a big lot of concert videos from Napalm, and one was Monsters of Metal vol something or other but it has 90 videos of different bands, it was well worth the $14 or so, cause it covers a huge variety of metal, all types of styles and you can really see in a given year what you like.   Draconian's video is f**kin sweet!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 4 Apr 2016, 03:39 am
By the way, I just got back from Iron Maiden at the ACC.  Those boys still have it.   I saw them the first time in MSG maybe 2010, they were awesome then.  I only got into them in grad school oddly enough while studying.  But they are the basis for most melodic metal subgenres. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 13 Apr 2016, 03:01 am
Ok, here is a ridiculously good track, especially for the progressive loving audiophile heavy metaler!

https://youtu.be/2OZYHJ_jme0

Obscura - Ten Sepiroth

I think they officially billed as Progressive [death] metal.  They have some seriously technical progressive elements but they don't lose focus of the melody, so it almost sounds like melodeath at times.  That fretless bass is insanely cool! 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 17 Apr 2016, 01:10 am
Clouds - Dolui.  Very interesting atmospheric doom metal effort.  My personal wheel house genre.  Anti mainstream dripping with melancholy and killer riffs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwfB5FRifJQ

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=141378)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 17 Apr 2016, 03:32 pm
So I finally setup my NAS and playback on my HT system.  So I queued up 100 or so melodeath metal albums, hit random and am rockin out.   MDM is my personal go to genre, but I like a lot of different styles.   I paused to check out your link. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 17 Apr 2016, 11:47 pm
Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Before the Bleeding Sun.  Good MDM for the masses.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=141489)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 18 Apr 2016, 02:39 pm
That is a pretty decent one.   It reminds me a LOT of early Children of Bodom, back when they were MDM before they jumped the shark (IMO).  The added keyboards, the vocalist who sounds reminiscent of Alexi.   Its fairly accessible.  Love that cover!

I am super stoked for the upcoming Be'lakor and Insomnium albums! 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 18 Apr 2016, 03:14 pm
"I am super stoked for the upcoming Be'lakor and Insomnium albums!"

Awesome, was not aware new works are coming.  Esp Insomnium.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 18 Apr 2016, 03:50 pm
Both are expected soon enough.  Be'lakor (one of my personal faves) is expected in July and I think late summer for Insomnium. 

Gojira's is expected relatively soon (another personal fave; not MDM). 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 19 Apr 2016, 08:45 pm
OK, just to keep with some good suggestions.  If you are not familiar with Dark Tranquility, one of the original Gothenburg 3, pioneers of MDM, I'd say the best place to start might be with Character (later in career, but this is a fantastic album start to finish).    I also like Fiction a lot, but the nudge still goes to Character.

Dark Tranquillity - Character
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e3/Dtalbumcharacter2005.jpg/220px-Dtalbumcharacter2005.jpg)
https://youtu.be/Ly22bb4CvNs

DT are the only one of the original 3 still making 'melodic death metal'.  In Flames make some sort of poppy new style of metal.   DT has been more constant and consistent.  They are also fairly accessible in the sub-genre, their lyrics from what I can tell are not satanic/anarchistic or other BS.   I think the vocalist is one of the better ones in the sub-genre, but that is more of a personal thing.  Their music still retains a lot of melody and melodic riffs.   Think of it as Iron Maiden gets a growly vocal lead singer (but you can still fairly easily understand what he is saying unlike some) and they make it a bit harder but not nearly as hard as some 'death metal'.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 30 Apr 2016, 11:29 pm
How about a post on technical death metal?    I have only fairly recently become familiar/into this sub-genre, but it is very listenable unlike some death metal and also very intriguing (to me at least).   

I credit my introduction to Death's latter 3 albums, and in particular Symbolic, and Cynic who would become more progressive/fusion death metal, but their first albums Focus has the seedlings of technical death metal.   Then there is Atheist - Unquestionable Presence which might have been the album to push me into this sub-g.  There is of course Edge of Sanity - Crimson (Swedes before the MDM explosion; one 40 something minute track of progressive/technical death metal).   

So that wraps up the intro to classic albums that started it off.   However, current TDM seems to have flourished into something of its own.   I will give a list of bands I am currently delving into and which albums I think are some of the best intros.  (bandcamp links so you can check them out of even buy if you like).

Glorification of a Myth by Ouroboros (https://ouroborosmetal.bandcamp.com/album/glorification-of-a-myth)  (these Aussies have it down pat and this may have been the modern album that got me thinking.  The riffs are non-stop!)

Fragments of Form and Function by Allegaeon (https://allegaeon.bandcamp.com/album/fragments-of-form-and-function) (checkout The God Particle)

The Path of Apotheosis by Inferi (https://inferi.bandcamp.com/album/the-path-of-apotheosis)  (I like this because it is technical death metal with some obvious MDM influences; check out Destroyer)

The Flesh Prevails by Fallujah (https://uniqueleaderrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-flesh-prevails) (checkout Starlit Path)

Neurotripsicks by GOROD (https://willowtip.bandcamp.com/album/neurotripsicks)  (a little closer to regular death metal, but still gets a nod as it maintains some serious technicality)

Akróasis by Obscura (https://obscura.bandcamp.com/album/akr-asis)  (they have one of the coolest fretless bassist; check out any of it, but maybe the title track)

The Aura - Beyond Creation (https://beyondcreation.bandcamp.com/album/the-aura)  (check out Omnipresent Perception)

Epitaph by Necrophagist (http://Epitaph by Necrophagist)  (this is probably the most celebrated, I think these guys put out only this album and everyone has been waiting since; checkout Stabwound, also THIS MIGHT BE THE PLACE TO START LISTENING)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 1 May 2016, 01:04 am
Of that Tech DM list I prefer The Flesh Prevails by Fallujah.   I'll be exploring more of them soon.

Here's a  release from BE'LAKORs new album.  Exceptional MDM... music is layered nicely and near perfection is it's delivery.   I can definately sense some Opeth influence.   Outright absorbing.  Had the Omegas cranked a little beyond tradition and they handled it beautifully.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSvUsx3ksxI
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 1 May 2016, 01:38 am
Be'lakor - Of Breath and Bone (2012) ... Insanely good.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=142202)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 1 May 2016, 01:47 am
Mastodon : Once More 'Round The Sun

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=142205)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 2 May 2016, 02:49 pm
I absolutely love Be'lakor.  They have been on my high rotation list for quite a few months now.  Can't wait till June 24th when the new one is released.  The preview track they released is really good!  I pre-ordered it along with Gojira's upcoming release. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 2 May 2016, 03:03 pm
Went to see Amon Amarth on Saturday with opener Entombed A.D.   I like AA a bit, they are a bit of a gimmick but a fun one.  However, I was very impressed with the show.  They had a cool stage setup (giant viking helmet) and they played really tight.  It was a sold out show in a former opera hall so the sound was good too.   The mosh pit was insane, but I'm too old for that now so I was upstairs in balcony seated with a good view.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: undertow on 2 May 2016, 04:15 pm
I just went thru some of my rarest, and best original metal pressings on vinyl. One that most people will never hear on the original German press, and is literally shocking how good it is -

1 - Meshuggah / Contradictions Collapse

It seriously might be their best album to date, and in the top 5 metal pressings quality wise I ever heard.

Also 2 more killer original pressings -

2 - Blind Illusion / The Sane Asylum- Les Claypools first band, it's 100% metal, and why Metallica had him audition for them, and absolutely nothing like Primus. Another one that music like that was mostly crap pressings at the time, this one is excellent if you care about real sound quality.

3 - Prong / Beg to Differ - U.K. Pressing again just excellent beyond what most good pressings at the time offered.

Side note :

I have not heard a single Mastodon pressing yet that does not suck. You gotta go CD / Digital on that one to make it worthwhile.

Any on CD will work if that is your thing for these bands!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 8 May 2016, 12:13 am
Ambient Black Metal.  Rather intriguing metal sub genre. 

Eldamar - The Force Of The Ancient Land
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaoVdzo00lI

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=142600)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 8 May 2016, 05:07 pm
Wow, that really is interesting!  Very hypnotic. 

Just picked up that album off their bandcamp page.  I like how a lot of metal musicians, usually on small labels, are using bandcamp.  You get to download in flac directly or mp3, multiple times even if need be, plus stream on your devices which I use at work.   

Edit:  I just saw the description on the BC page.

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Eldamar started in summer of 2015. It is a solo Project that is Atmospheric Black Metal and Ambient. Very Inspired by J.R.R Tolkien, Heathenism, Elven Magic and Nature. Living in Askim Norway. The whole reason behind Eldamar is that the listener can connect with the music in a very emotional way and combine it with nature. Then you will drift away in Your own dreams
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 18 May 2016, 12:59 am
Elder : Lore  and Vokonis : Olde One Ascending

Stoner Rock with twists.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=143160)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=143161)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JerryM on 18 May 2016, 02:00 am
(http://www.metalinjection.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/unearthwatchersofrule.jpg)

UNEARTH - Never Cease - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UUBShPhuLA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UUBShPhuLA)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 20 May 2016, 02:30 pm
Gojira released another song from the upcoming album.  Its fantastic!

http://magma.gojira-music.com/   (scroll down and you can watch the video Silvera)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 20 May 2016, 08:50 pm
Ambient Black Metal.  Rather intriguing metal sub genre. 

Eldamar - The Force Of The Ancient Land
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaoVdzo00lI

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=142600)

Wow I like that! The screamo thing is just ambiance... That's an actual good use for it.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 21 May 2016, 12:20 am
Wow I like that! The screamo thing is just ambiance... That's an actual good use for it.


I'm on this tonight with my new Meze 99 Classics headphones.  Just brilliant.

https://www.mezeheadphones.com/
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 21 May 2016, 12:42 am
Gojira released another song from the upcoming album.  Its fantastic!

http://magma.gojira-music.com/   (scroll down and you can watch the video Silvera)

Like some MDM bands it takes a little patience and time and digest the music.  Metal can be like that.   For me Opeth was a prime example with phenom results.    Gojira (for me) has not been an exception.    Spinning for the past month or two I'm finding this band to be exceptional.  Sophisticated metal core with unbelievable song structure with undeniable execution.   This thread continues to be a gem.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 25 May 2016, 01:02 pm
Your right Fireguy.  I think really good metal is usually not super accessible, that is if it is quite innovative.  There are some bands that you click with right away if it is a style you are already accustomed to, but if it is truly innovative, like Gojira it takes some time.    It took me a bit to warm up to Gojira, but they are now one of my highest played bands.

Came upon another milder (clean vocals) band called Torche.  They have a stoner rock feel to them but peppier.  Worth having a listen.


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 29 May 2016, 11:45 am
Opeth - Heritage (2011).  Non-metal ears should road test this work.  Old school progressive.  Brilliant.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=143823)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Zero on 29 May 2016, 01:04 pm
Tis' a good morning for some Kamelot.  :D 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6LF_OyVrTo
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 29 May 2016, 02:53 pm
Opeth - Heritage (2011).  Non-metal ears should road test this work.  Old school progressive.  Brilliant.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=143823)


Opeth is one of my top 3 bands.  I really like Heritage while many/most metal fans shun it.   I think Pale Communion though was a bit better overall in the old school prog revival effort. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 29 May 2016, 03:16 pm
Tis' a good morning for some Kamelot.  :D 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6LF_OyVrTo
Yes indeed.  The Black Halo prob their best, to my ears.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=143830)

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 5 Jun 2016, 09:13 pm
I am pretty sure this is the genesis of the extreme side of progressive metal, i.e. progressive death metal.

Death - Story to Tell
https://youtu.be/LqbBZ4umzE8

An amazing album, that and Symbolic had a enormous influence on the future of metal. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 11 Jun 2016, 01:42 am
in the Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad... Atmospheric/Progressive.  Have a real affection for the album art.  Well done indeed.

From Bandmix.com:  INFLUENCES
Opeth, Katatonia, Type O Negative, Gojira, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Deftones, My Dying Bride, Depeche Mode, Dream Theatre, Riverside

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg2AhACpi3o

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=144674)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 12 Jun 2016, 12:20 am
That is a really solid album!  Too bad they only have one album out.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 12 Jun 2016, 12:48 am
That is a really solid album!  Too bad they only have one album out.

Last night time was on the HIFIMAN's,  today with the Omega stand mounts with this album.  I can also hear influences from France's Alcest and Findland's Rapture.  Very solid effort for sure.  Hopefully their premier success translates into much more down the road.

Here's a nice review by Metal Archives (my fav metal review site) along with "Angry Metal Guy".

 http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/In_the_Silence/A_Fair_Dream_Gone_Mad/344203/
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 13 Jun 2016, 01:56 pm
Agree with you about metal Archives being one of the best metal sites.   They are very complete in their info and reviews.  The amateur reviewers also seem to take great care in their reviews on that site. 

I've mentioned them before in this thread, but in case you are not yet familiar with them, Leprous is a must check out band!  The lead singer is the brother-in-law of Ihsahn (both solo musician and former lead for Emperor).   They have some black metal roots but they take a more progressive bend with beautifully executed clean vocals (mostly, a couple songs have short bits of harsh vocals, even including guest appearances from Ihsahn).   If you haven't given The Congregation a listen, I highly recommend you do.

(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/5/0/0/5/500523.jpg?4402)  Metal-archive rates it 90% (3 reviews).

They have other albums that are stellar as well including the fan favorite Bilateral and also Coal.   Tall Poppy Syndrome was more or less a beginners' effort, enjoyable but no where near as good as those there after.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 13 Jun 2016, 02:49 pm
I will so check out Leprous this week.  I no longer allow growling vocals as final judgement  whether the band is worth my time.  There are stellar bands out there with non-clean vocals.  It has opened a total new world of metal for me.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 13 Jun 2016, 03:56 pm
It is probably only in the last 4 or so years that I really opened up to harsh vocals.  Having done so, like you, opened me to a whole world of amazing musicianship and creativity in metal.  There are proponents of each camp and the for and against harsh/growly vocals, but I have to say it does start to fit with some styles really well, such as melodeath, which to me sounds weird with clean vocals (Soilwork, Scar Symmetry). 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 17 Jun 2016, 12:15 am
New Katatonia release.  The Fall of the Hearts.    If "Angry Metal Guy" likes it, gotta be good right?  I've always enjoyed this band since my discovery and I'm liking this work so far.

http://www.angrymetalguy.com/katatonia-fall-hearts-review-2/

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=145071)


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Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 17 Jun 2016, 01:59 pm
Gojira - Magma is released today.   Listening to it now.   If you pre-ordered (I did) you get a download as well. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 17 Jun 2016, 03:29 pm
Gojira - Magma is released today.   Listening to it now.   If you pre-ordered (I did) you get a download as well.

On this one tonight.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 17 Jun 2016, 04:48 pm
New Katatonia release.  The Fall of the Hearts.    If "Angry Metal Guy" likes it, gotta be good right?  I've always enjoyed this band since my discovery and I'm liking this work so far.

http://www.angrymetalguy.com/katatonia-fall-hearts-review-2/

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=145071)



Good to hear Kat has a new release.  Looking forward for a listen.  Kat is a band that puts the listener into a third dimension


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Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 19 Jun 2016, 02:01 am
I ordered the Katatonia one, hopefully I will get it soon enough. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 22 Jun 2016, 11:51 pm
I managed to listen to the new Katatonia at work.  Its pretty good, but for me, The Great Cold Distance is by far and away my favorite of theirs followed by Night is the New Day.   I need to spend more time with them, but the doomy still isn't my favorite style, at least in the last couple years. 

So two bands that I have been listening to a lot in the last 4-5 days is Cattle Decapitation and The Dear Hunter.  CD is not a band I expected to like at all.   In fact I thought the whole grindcore sub-genre was a bunch of sh**.  I generally don't like core and I don't like anything that is all about how I'm way more brutal than you brah.   But I'll be damned if their last album isn't f'in phenomenal.   It took me a bit to give into liking it actually.   Its about a proggy as deathgrind can get, fun as hell and more of a environmental message (as if you could understand them) than a lot of death bands. . 

The Dear Hunter is full swap.  Not even a metal band (why is it mentioned here?!) but they are proggy and absolutely fantastics.  They aren't even heavy rock, they are kind poppy proggy indie rock of some sorts but they are fantastic.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 25 Jun 2016, 11:36 am
Agree with you about metal Archives being one of the best metal sites.   They are very complete in their info and reviews.  The amateur reviewers also seem to take great care in their reviews on that site. 

I've mentioned them before in this thread, but in case you are not yet familiar with them, Leprous is a must check out band!  The lead singer is the brother-in-law of Ihsahn (both solo musician and former lead for Emperor).   They have some black metal roots but they take a more progressive bend with beautifully executed clean vocals (mostly, a couple songs have short bits of harsh vocals, even including guest appearances from Ihsahn).   If you haven't given The Congregation a listen, I highly recommend you do.

(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/5/0/0/5/500523.jpg?4402)  Metal-archive rates it 90% (3 reviews).


Hey JoshK...

A collage of music blends and waves.  Song structures seem to be somewhat ad hoc but very very interesting once you devote yourself and lift all preconceptions.  Synth well placed which adds to the overall feel.  I would say of all new bands I've sampled the past year this one is taking the longest for the musical dust to settle   Would like to hear more riffs and hooks.  Progressiveness in metal?  These guys have it in spades.  Recommended with the caveat you give Leprous an open mind and space.

Their 2013's "Coal" is my fav so far.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 26 Jun 2016, 07:53 pm
Glad you like it.  I think they have one of the best vocalists in prog metal, alongside the dude from Caligula's Horse. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: asliarun on 30 Jun 2016, 05:33 pm
Have been listening to Gojira's Magma back to back. And can't get enough. Also interesting to see the band diverge from their characteristic polyphonic complex melodic industrial thrash to a more ethereal atmospheric direction. Lot more softer songs sounding quite nice and surreal. But still plenty of industrial thrash and awesome riffs, albeit simpler shorter songs. Like the direction Tool has taken over the years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQUybsj5vf8&list=PLtiMAzVCLC1BBxsABwOEt_oBKwQvlcQ8c
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 30 Jun 2016, 08:11 pm
Yeah, they mentioned that they were not going to do extreme metal just to do extreme metal.  They wanted to do something they all wanted to do.   I like it.  There are a couple of slower spots for me but overall it is excellent.

Still waiting on my copy of the Be'lakor's Vessels which is being shipped from Oz.  I can't wait. The tracks that I've heard thus far are fantastic!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 1 Jul 2016, 12:53 am
Gojira's Rock in Rio DVD that came with the preorder is superbly good.  From the videography to the performance to the sound, it really showcases them as one of the acts to follow. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 3 Jul 2016, 03:13 am
Bassoon : Bassoon

Stoner Metal Prog Rock

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=146164)

https://bassoon.bandcamp.com/
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 3 Jul 2016, 03:14 am
I've been listening to Eldamor some since it came in mail. But I have to say it's best not sitting in front of the speakers.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 6 Jul 2016, 10:01 pm
I've been listening to Be'lakor's Vessels.  Its really really good as expected.  I am not disappointed.  It is a tiny bit more mellow, more melodic, more atmospheric. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 7 Jul 2016, 12:17 am
I've been listening to Be'lakor's Vessels.  Its really really good as expected.  I am not disappointed.  It is a tiny bit more mellow, more melodic, more atmospheric.

I agree with your assessment.  Dark and magical at times.  An ethereal blend of progressive soundscapes. Whoa!

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=146385)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 7 Jul 2016, 12:44 am
The last track on the album, the smoke of many fires, I can't stop listening to on repeat.  It is seriously addictive. 

Then again, I find the last track on most their albums are ethereal.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 7 Jul 2016, 01:26 pm
The last track on the album, the smoke of many fires, I can't stop listening to on repeat.  It is seriously addictive. 

Then again, I find the last track on most their albums are ethereal.

Finding addictive the penultimate track as well... tonight it will be through the main speakers Vs. the HIFIMAN's. Superb musicianship on this album.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Jul 2016, 01:01 am
Duskmourn - Legends

Nicely done Melodeath mixed with folk influences.  And, relatively local; from PA & NJ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O5f8R6einw

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=146894)



Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 16 Jul 2016, 01:04 am
I'll give a listen.  After Delain of course.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Jul 2016, 01:17 am
I'll give a listen.  After Delain of course.

Similar musical elements to that of Finsterforst.  We all know how good Finsterforst is. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 17 Jul 2016, 11:59 am
Enshine - Singulartiy

Lush, Silky melodic death-doom.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=147001)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 25 Jul 2016, 12:13 am
http://www.metalinjection.net/lists/11-albums-you-probably-missed-so-far-in-2015-pt-1

An interesting array of works from 2015.  A nice sampling this weekend.  Some I like, some I do not.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 25 Jul 2016, 06:30 pm
Duskmourn - Legends

Nicely done Melodeath mixed with folk influences.  And, relatively local; from PA & NJ.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O5f8R6einw

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=146894)





Reminds me of what Amon Amarth would sound like if they added more folk.  Or Finsterforst.

For more folk-style goodness check out Eluveitie if you don't know them already.  They are one of the few folk metal bands apart from the aforementioned Finsterforst I listen to.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 25 Jul 2016, 06:58 pm
Ok, I came across a 'supergroup' progressive metal band by the name of Slice the Cake.  Its pretty good, but I think they couldn't get along due to some such BS.  They put out a great album though!

https://slicethecake.bandcamp.com/album/odyssey-to-the-west

(http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/cover/2016/05/4/101533-slice-the-cake-odyssey-to-the-west.jpg)

Ok, found this report including words from the actual composer.  There seemed to be some bad blood over the release and between the composer and the vocalist.   Also, it was a multi-region project, not a supergroup per se.  It is also their second release.

http://iprobablyhateyourband.com/news/slice-the-cake-release-new-album-odyssey-to-the-west/

Its a bit more deathcore influenced than I prefer but overall it is a exceptionally good.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 26 Jul 2016, 12:29 am
Enshine - Singulartiy

Lush, Silky melodic d
eath-doom.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=147001)

Bravo FireGuy!!!  Listening with my Shiit amp and LCD 2 headphones.  Brillant music.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 26 Jul 2016, 04:58 pm
Listening to Enshine now.  They are on bandcamp as well (I buy a lot of my metal there as metal CDs in Canada are stupid expensive and hard to come by).  The full discography of theirs is only 7.5 euros, and all in FLAC. 

https://enshine.bandcamp.com/album/singularity

P.S.  my bandcamp page is: https://bandcamp.com/joshuaknechtel   You can see what I've been collecting over the last year in metal. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: simoon on 26 Jul 2016, 06:24 pm
Agree with you about metal Archives being one of the best metal sites.   They are very complete in their info and reviews.  The amateur reviewers also seem to take great care in their reviews on that site. 

I've mentioned them before in this thread, but in case you are not yet familiar with them, Leprous is a must check out band!  The lead singer is the brother-in-law of Ihsahn (both solo musician and former lead for Emperor).   They have some black metal roots but they take a more progressive bend with beautifully executed clean vocals (mostly, a couple songs have short bits of harsh vocals, even including guest appearances from Ihsahn).   If you haven't given The Congregation a listen, I highly recommend you do.


They have other albums that are stellar as well including the fan favorite Bilateral and also Coal.   Tall Poppy Syndrome was more or less a beginners' effort, enjoyable but no where near as good as those there after.

I'm a big Leprous fan!

All their releases are top notch.

They are going to tour the US in September and October! Quite a few dates all over the US and Canada.

Will be in LA Oct 16.


The best site for prog-metal was http://www.progmetalzone.com/ (http://www.progmetalzone.com/).

The site is still up, but the owner/operator just could not dedicate enough time to it. But you can use it for some great reviews of various styles of prog-metal for the last few years.

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 26 Jul 2016, 06:38 pm
I'm seeing Leprous when they come to Toronto.  In fact there are so many great bands coming that I have tickets for I will be going to at least one a week for a couple of months on average it seems.

Ne Obliviscaris with Black Crown Initiate  tomorrow night.
September:
Haken / Thank You Scientists
Slayer / Anthrax / Death Angel
Devin Townsend/Between the Buried and Me / Fallujah
October:
Opeth / The Sword
Leprous
Gojira / Tesseract
John Wesley
November: Dark Tranquility

Oh and Osheaga music festival in Montreal this weekend (mostly indie type bands, headliners on Sat are Death Cab for Cuties and Lana Del Rey).
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 26 Jul 2016, 07:50 pm
Leprous - in Toronto.  I'm 1.5 hours out and I do like that town.  Hummm?  Have to see if I can flag down someone who would also enjoy this trip!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 27 Jul 2016, 05:46 am
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Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 28 Jul 2016, 12:22 am
Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me

Always enjoy Tuomas Saukkonen's work.  He's done a lot of projects with good success.  This is one of them.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=147626)

JoshK.  I'll think about that Toronto trip.  My schedule is tight though.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 28 Jul 2016, 06:07 pm
Never heard of them.  Tuomas is pretty talented though.

I only knew Before the Dawn and Wolfheart, both are quite good. 

Listening now:  This one is brilliant!   :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 28 Jul 2016, 07:01 pm
Here is more of Tuomas's work.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=147657)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 28 Jul 2016, 07:29 pm
I am listening to all the other Black Sun Aeon albums on youtube (at work) right now.  Its really really good!  Those went into the cart.  I saw that one on the wiki page but can't seem to find a copy of it for sale anywhere.

I think Wolfheart has a 3rd album coming out soon. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 28 Jul 2016, 11:56 pm
One of one my fav Black Sun vids... so epic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qevs15TW_gE
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 29 Jul 2016, 06:08 pm
Here is more of Tuomas's work.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=147657)


Their are so many great bands out their that I totally forgot about Tuomas's work.  Glad to get back to it again.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 2 Aug 2016, 02:57 pm
RoutaSielu
https://youtu.be/_e09gvtY654

:rock:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 5 Aug 2016, 03:11 am
Another band I came across recently I'm digging is Noumena.

https://youtu.be/YNHIjeBhqC4

The above is a whole album, here is a good single track

https://youtu.be/jWIeq3WdiXc
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 5 Aug 2016, 01:56 pm
Here's a slice of Delain's new effort.  Heavier and driving.  Charlotte's vocal continues an impressive run.  Love her strength and delivery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtaVKW5N_VE

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=147980)


Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 5 Aug 2016, 02:00 pm
Another band I came across recently I'm digging is Noumena.

https://youtu.be/YNHIjeBhqC4

The above is a whole album, here is a good single track

https://youtu.be/jWIeq3WdiXc

Noumena is a nice find.   :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 5 Aug 2016, 08:17 pm
Never heard of Delain before, they aren't bad based on that tune! 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 9 Aug 2016, 01:43 am
Here's a slice of Delain's new effort.  Heavier and driving.  Charlotte's vocal continues an impressive run.  Love her strength and delivery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtaVKW5N_VE

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=147980)


Wow!   This is good.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: simoon on 10 Aug 2016, 12:07 am
Not sure what took me so long, but I just discovered Thank You Scientist.

What a great band!


I only have their latest, "Stranger Heads Prevail", but I'm sold.

They mash up a bunch of different styles (funk, fusion, metal, traditional prog, even a bit of Michael Jackson), but it never seems to sound forced. Very seemless. While not strictly a prog-metal band, they should appeal to many adventurous listeners.

Besides the usual guitar (including a fretless guitar), bass, drums and vocals, they also add sax, trumpet and violin for a very unique sound.

They are touring with the Haken, so an already great show just got better!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 10 Aug 2016, 12:14 am
Not sure what took me so long, but I just discovered Thank You Scientist.

What a great band!


I only have their latest, "Stranger Heads Prevail", but I'm sold.

They mash up a bunch of different styles (funk, fusion, metal, traditional prog, even a bit of Michael Jackson), but it never seems to sound forced. Very seemless. While not strictly a prog-metal band, they should appeal to many adventurous listeners.

Besides the usual guitar (including a fretless guitar), bass, drums and vocals, they also add sax, trumpet and violin for a very unique sound.

They are touring with the Haken, so an already great show just got better!

I saw them as the first, of three, openers for Periphery.  I liked them the most.  They are amazingly fun to watch live.  They have energy and charisma.  Other bands should take note.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 14 Aug 2016, 05:39 pm
I got my Black Sun Aeon CDs (Routa + Darkness Walks Besides Me) and am currently rocking out to them.   This is a fantastic track

https://youtu.be/ot9dqzRhL9o
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 26 Aug 2016, 01:15 am
Found Black Sun "Frozen".  Great track.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrYhuUxAfBM
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 28 Aug 2016, 05:59 pm
Yeah, that is a great song.  That album in fact kicks ass. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 30 Aug 2016, 06:42 pm
A really good cover of Rush's Subdivisions by a very talented technical death metal band Allegaeon (clean vocals).

https://youtu.be/cWnyNjQVEZ4?list=PL287EF95A4FFE743F
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 31 Aug 2016, 12:24 am
A really good cover of Rush's Subdivisions by a very talented technical death metal band Allegaeon (clean vocals).

https://youtu.be/cWnyNjQVEZ4?list=PL287EF95A4FFE743F

In the groove on this one.  Nice!!  Actually prefer the vocals to the original.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: sac8d4 on 31 Aug 2016, 05:38 am
I have seen a lot of good recommendations in this thread. Here are a few I haven't seen in this thread that are either my favorites over the years or recent gems I have been listening to.

ISIS is probably one of the most underrated and underappreciated metal bands out there. Their time together was too short lived. Their whole back catalog was amazing. Anyone interested in their music please listen to the following:

Celestial
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQqs77C9h2sg_1QILSSOpmqASHwEanTHQ

In the Absence of Truth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcEHT-mLuXk&list=PL17A13F545CE0F6EA

Oceanic

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQqs77C9h2siYqEPCaeX72X5cvtq4yymS

Panopticon

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQqs77C9h2sgAhjVQB99ekyXoe0hykqRq

Wavering Radiant

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQqs77C9h2shFcKMAVmq0nNUw1h5LC7rD

Other metal bands I have really been enjoying are:

YOB

Catharsis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8C0B8FSS6o&list=PLajSj3v7HASSW-3Z7s5Lz5l6S1GFfCDhU

Clearing the Path to Ascend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEFZiG_kNLQ

The Ocean, Russian Circles, and Baroness....

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 1 Sep 2016, 01:03 am
I really like ISIS and yeah, they are underrated.   Unfortunate choice of names in retrospect.   I have many of The Ocean, Russian Circles and Baroness' catalog.    I saw Baroness earlier this year. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 1 Sep 2016, 01:35 am
Listening to this right now.  Excellent female vocal.  Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxEXupvXKUI
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 1 Sep 2016, 01:41 am
Just back from Psycho Las Vegas for the 4 day event.  Got to hear:
YOB
Wovenhand
Pentagram
Down
Boris
High On Fire
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Blue Oyster Cult
Candelmass
Baroness
Sleep
Alice Cooper

There were a total of 90 bands over 4 days.  Lots of music!  :D
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 1 Sep 2016, 03:54 am
Sounds awesome!  Sure it isnt wovenheart?  If so, i saw them last fall. 

I'm seeing Haken / Thank You Scientists tomorrow night and Slayer next week iirc.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 3 Sep 2016, 06:49 pm
Fractal Gates.  Really liking this effort.  Shades of Be'lakor in parts. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPZsWMLFYA8

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=149668)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 6 Sep 2016, 12:54 am
Black Sun Aeon - Darkness walks beside me is amazing.  It gets into ones head like nothing else.  Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/JrYcZrlW-hw?list=RDJrYcZrlW-hw
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 7 Sep 2016, 03:39 pm
That Fractal Gates is good stuff.   You can get all three of their albums (2 studio, 1 live) on bandcamp for 6 euros.  Heck of a deal. 

And I love BSA!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 19 Sep 2016, 01:38 pm
I decided to check out a track by Blind Guardian and I liked it a lot (live version of Valhalla).   I was thinking about giving them a listen and noticed that their discography is enormous.  Any fans that can suggest where to start?

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 29 Sep 2016, 01:22 pm
A band I came across a bit ago, but finally realized the epicness of this album.

In Mourning - The Weight of Oceans (melodic death metal with a progressive flair)
https://youtu.be/XfFii5DBtMA
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 29 Sep 2016, 02:42 pm
A band I came across a bit ago, but finally realized the epicness of this album.

In Mourning - The Weight of Oceans (melodic death metal with a progressive flair)
https://youtu.be/XfFii5DBtMA

I so agree on the "Epicness" of In Mourning.  Terrific album.  Also look at Slumber.  Atmospheric MDM is soooo numbingly good.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 29 Sep 2016, 03:16 pm
I have been listening to Trees Of Eternity lately.   Their music is often described as down-tempo, doom/death-inspired melancholia with ghostly female vocals.  I just found out that the lead female singer Aleah Stanbridge died on 18 April 2016 due to cancer.  She was only 39.  Aleahs voice is haunting to my ears.  A sample of the band here.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rxWdE8vz4o
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 29 Sep 2016, 05:27 pm
Very sad. 

Looks like the new recording is out in Nov.  Will have to listen to it, sounds very interesting from the track you posted.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 29 Sep 2016, 07:28 pm
Opeth's new album is officially streaming here:   I'm checking it out.   I like it.  Guys who aren't into the older death metal side of Opeth will rejoice, while those who disdain the new won't likely.  It is a bit more rocking than Heritage or Pale Communion I feel, but still not 'metal'.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/opeth-sorceress-album-stream-a7336241.html

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 29 Sep 2016, 07:35 pm
Opeth's new album is officially streaming here:   I'm checking it out.   I like it.  Guys who aren't into the older death metal side of Opeth will rejoice, while those who disdain the new won't likely.  It is a bit more rocking than Heritage or Pale Communion I feel, but still not 'metal'.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/opeth-sorceress-album-stream-a7336241.html

Nice.  Did not know they had a latest forthcoming.  Mikael Åkerfeldt just doesn't sit still.  Their Pale Communion has been sitting in my garage CD player all summer.  The only album I'm not a fan of is their first... Orchid.  Still hard to believe they and Katatonia actually came to Buffalo in a 1100-seat venue.  Impressive is an understatement.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 1 Oct 2016, 12:26 am
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Z6_zPSftCJw/hqdefault.jpg)
Tarantula Hawk

No lyrics to make me turn it off. Vinyl, sound is ok, could be better.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 2 Oct 2016, 01:49 am
Really digging Insomnium's Winter Gate (a concept album).  It might be my favorite Insomnium to date. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 2 Oct 2016, 02:25 pm
I listened lately to the new Opeth album over tidal as well. Don't know what to call it, but I like it!

Also listened to what seems to be a newly released Suicidal Tendencies album. There were one or two too many "talky" intros I didn't like, but overall pretty good. I didn't realize they were still an active band - they seem to have been around forever!

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 5 Oct 2016, 03:29 pm
Really digging Insomnium's Winter Gate (a concept album).  It might be my favorite Insomnium to date.

I'll be on this one after work today.  Insomnium is ridiculously  good.  They deserve way more attention than they are getting in the music (metal) world.  All parameters of their work ... outstanding.

JoshK - right with you as possibly being the fav Insomnium to date.  Stunning.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 10 Oct 2016, 02:45 am
Getting my dose Death - The Sound of Perseverance.

https://youtu.be/XjB101k2Bog

If you want to see a killer riff, look up Spirit Crusher off that album.  Its the beginning of progressive death for sure, and technical death and likely others.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 10 Oct 2016, 02:55 am
It is too bad "nathanm" doesn't post on AC anymore, it would be good to have conversations with him now.   I wasn't always so into metal as I am now. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Oct 2016, 01:38 am
Getting my dose Death - The Sound of Perseverance.

https://youtu.be/XjB101k2Bog

If you want to see a killer riff, look up Spirit Crusher off that album.  Its the beginning of progressive death for sure, and technical death and likely others.

If you have never checked out Death before, I *highly* recommend giving this album a listen.  The band created extreme metal (death metal, but then also progressive death and technical death).  This album is progressive death but also quite technical.   The riffs are awesome.  Its not quite as hard as some death metal bands to follow, but the vocals are Chuck's screeches, which some love, some hate. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Oct 2016, 01:02 am
Debut album from Countless Skies (New Dawn).  More excellent Melodeath.  If you like Insomnium, this is for you. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbKN_bSopL0

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=152032)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 17 Oct 2016, 06:49 pm
I own that one, it is good.

Right now I am listening to Anciient's new release Voice of the Void.  2 songs in and I'm impressed as usual.   I loved their first album and played it to death.   This one seems slightly more mature already. 

Have a listen:
https://anciientriffs.bandcamp.com/album/voice-of-the-void
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 17 Oct 2016, 07:20 pm
I own that one, it is good.

Right now I am listening to Anciient's new release Voice of the Void.  2 songs in and I'm impressed as usual.   I loved their first album and played it to death.   This one seems slightly more mature already. 

Have a listen:
https://anciientriffs.bandcamp.com/album/voice-of-the-void

Listening to this now.  It's dark and good.



Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 17 Oct 2016, 07:54 pm
This one from Finsterforst is brilliant.  Enjoy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdPfJMigD3Y
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 18 Oct 2016, 07:43 pm
Hell yeah that is good!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 21 Oct 2016, 12:08 am
I own that one, it is good.

Right now I am listening to Anciient's new release Voice of the Void.  2 songs in and I'm impressed as usual.   I loved their first album and played it to death.   This one seems slightly more mature already. 

Have a listen:
https://anciientriffs.bandcamp.com/album/voice-of-the-void

Impressive indeed.  Guitar work on "My Home My Gallows" is exquisite.  Chillingly good.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 23 Oct 2016, 11:50 pm
came upon some good neo Thrash, namely Vektor (progressive blackened thrash might be the best description), Havok, Municipal Waste, Violator.... Had some fun today listening to new school thrash.  Vektor might be the find though.   

Here is the crowd favorite, but so far my favorite is the Terminal Redux album. 
Vektor - Tetrastructural Minds[\url] (https://youtu.be/T04QFKnBIiM)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 24 Oct 2016, 02:46 am
If you want to listen to an epic track from Vektor, listen to the final track, Recharging the Void, off Terminal Redux.   It is some 13+ minutes and breaks into an almost cover of On Turning Away from Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of reason at 6:40 as a slow point in the song....with different lyrics, but the tune is unmistakeable.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 9 Dec 2016, 03:26 pm
So as 2016 is quickly coming to an end, it is about time for a recap on 2016: A Year in Metal.  :rock:

Let's start with an all inclusive list:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_in_heavy_metal_music

Now here is my picks (my opinion) for best of 2016, in no particular order because that is like saying whether vanilla is better than chocolate:
Dark Tranquillity   -Atoma
Be'lakor   -Vessels
Insomnium   -Winter's Gate
Meshuggah   -The Violent Sleep of Reason
Devin Townsend Project   -Transcendence
Vektor    -Terminal Redux
Fallujah   -Dreamless
Ancients   -Voice of the Void
Allegaeon   -Proponent for Sentience
Amon Amarth   -Jomsviking

All of the above have had heavy rotation--with maybe the exception of Meshuggah which I haven't had enough time with yet but it makes the list because of its initial impression.  Be'lakor's probably made the heaviest rotation award, but then they are one of my top favorite bands right now.  Vektor was the new comer for me and this album is mind blowing.

Some other very solid albums that are worth mentioning but didn't make the above list due in part to 1) me not having enough time with the album, 2) not quite being metal (Opeth/Katatonia), or 3) I really like it but don't love it like those above.

Exmortus   -Ride Forth
Obscura   -Akróasis
Katatonia   -The Fall of Hearts
Death Angel   -The Evil Divide
Lamb of God   -The Duke
Ayreon   -The Theater Equation (live album)
Omnium Gatherum   -Grey Heavens
Opeth   -Sorceress
Fleshgod Apocalypse   -King
Ihsahn   -Arktis

Bang on!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: BobM on 10 Dec 2016, 12:00 am
Have you heard of the Devin Townsend project, Josh? My daughter turned me on to him and I just started checking him out. Lots of output - prolific.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 15 Dec 2016, 08:28 pm
Yeah I saw them play together with Fallujah (prog death) and Between the Buried and Me earlier this year.   I like DTP better than his solo stuff which is at times really weird.   If you noticed Transcendence was on my top metal picks list. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 16 Dec 2016, 05:43 am
Can you put a star next to all the ones without the awful vocals? You know, no cookie monster?  :thumb:
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 22 Dec 2016, 01:25 am
Maybe I get too focused on my career etc. but I can't believe I have not heard of this annual event.  70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.  Check out the Artists coming up.  Some heavy hitters that I would go out my way just to see one of them.  Draconian, Arch Enemy, Gojira, Testament and Therion to name a few.    Four days of metal... and the bars don't close.  Well, of course not!

http://70000tons.com/
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 22 Dec 2016, 12:59 pm
Maybe I get too focused on my career etc. but I can't believe I have not heard of this annual event.  70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.  Check out the Artists coming up.  Some heavy hitters that I would go out my way just to see one of them.  Draconian, Arch Enemy, Gojira, Testament and Therion to name a few.    Four days of metal... and the bars don't close.  Well, of course not!

http://70000tons.com/



Oh baby!  Count me in.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: EdRo on 22 Dec 2016, 02:37 pm
Forgive me for being so late to this party...I just found this thread!!! It's always been metal for me. I've listened since I was 12, played in bands since I was 14. Has anyone heard MudVayne? Check out "Eternal Primates Forever". There's a low note that you'll need a decent sub for. If you're in a car with a monster system this tune will knock the air outa ya!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 29 Dec 2016, 07:46 pm
Can you put a star next to all the ones without the awful vocals? You know, no cookie monster?  :thumb:

Not too many there with cleans.   Katatonia and Opeth because they aren't really metal per se.  Death Angel is more traditional thrash vocals (aggressive but no growls), Devin Townsend screams but doesn't growl. 

For the rest of them there are varied types of non-clean vocals, some well better than others.   There is some black metal screeching (Vektor/Ihsahn) and some more traditional death metal vocals, and some low growls. 

The 70k tons of metal looks amazing, but can't work out the logistics or I would be there in a heartbeat.  I learned of it far too late.  That lineup is amazing for one festival.   Highlights for me are Gorija, Mors Principium Est, Kalmah, Amorphis (seeing them in March though), Edit: I'd add Cattle Decapitation to this list, didn't see it the first time.   Credit to my girlfriend who is Iranian but likes music like Radiohead, Opeth and In Flames before I ever met her.  I took her to Opeth, Cattle Decapitation, Gojira, and Scar Symmetry this year and she loved all of them.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 30 Dec 2016, 10:09 pm
Listening to the new Testament now, not too bad.   edit: actually pretty kick-ass, better than either Metallica's recent or even Megadeth's new one (only slightly).
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 4 Jan 2017, 01:27 am
The 70k tons of metal looks amazing, but can't work out the logistics or I would be there in a heartbeat.  I learned of it far too late.  That lineup is amazing for one festival.

I'll be booking the 2018 cruise once it gets announced.   The band line up will be as spectacular as the one coming up in 29 days from now.  Damn, I'm already psyched!!!!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 4 Jan 2017, 01:39 am
I'm getting my passport for this.  It will be a lifetime event for sure.  A metal head dream comes true.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 4 Jan 2017, 03:12 am
That is killer, worth it for sure.   Unfortunately I have the vacation days but not really the opportunity at work to take them right now.    I literally would book it the night before otherwise, who cares if only the expensive cabins are left (I looked). 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: mca on 4 Jan 2017, 11:08 pm
Bite down on this noise, music and gear reviews!

http://www.metal-fi.com/

Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 5 Jan 2017, 02:54 pm
That is a good site, MCA.  I knew about the Angry Metal Guy, but not this one.   I guess I would say I qualify as a metal-fi guy.   I really am pleased when metal groups pay attention to the production quality.   

I am a fan of Sam Dunn and have been watching all the videos on youtube from Banger including his reviews and top 10 lists.    Really great stuff there and I happen to have a pretty big overlap with Sam Dunn's taste.  When he threw up Faith No More's Sol Invictus up on the top 10 of 2015 I was really shocked and impressed (Huge FNM fan here).   If he recommends something now that I don't really know too well I pay attention.   I am trying to warm up to Abbath, but perhaps I am not such a fan of black metal as he is, it's entertaining but doesn't really hook me.

That said, on the episode of the top 10 of the first half of 2016, he brings in an editor of another Canadian metal rag who likes his old skool death.  A number of times they put down the production quality as being too clean, wanting it edgier.  I wished people like that would invest in a compressor and do it themselves and leave the master alone.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 23 Jan 2017, 04:07 pm
Been listening to Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence.  It might be the only ethereal and uplifting metal album I can think of.  Really puts you in a calm and happy mood, which is unusual for metal.   Clean vocals too. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 31 Jan 2017, 01:21 am
Been listening to Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence.  It might be the only ethereal and uplifting metal album I can think of.  Really puts you in a calm and happy mood, which is unusual for metal.   Clean vocals too.

Finally got around to DTP's Transcendence.  Must say, has some super cool metal elements that gets a grip and keeps hold.   Might lack that metal darkness but makes up for it in a "spiritual" sense of fullness and grandeur.   Great texture too on the drums.  Damn good work.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: EdRo on 31 Jan 2017, 02:25 am
I'm SOOO thankful for someone pointing out DTP Transcendence...what an album. Definitely a fun and inspiring listen. I can't wait to get this on a decent system!!!

THANKS AGAIN GUYS!!!! ROCK IT LIKE YOU GOT IT!!!!
 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 1 Feb 2017, 01:25 am
I'm SOOO thankful for someone pointing out DTP Transcendence...what an album. Definitely a fun and inspiring listen. I can't wait to get this on a decent system!!!

THANKS AGAIN GUYS!!!! ROCK IT LIKE YOU GOT IT!!!!
 

My first taste of DTP  live work.  Impressive, indeed.  Then add vocal Anneke van Giersbergen.  A luxurious addition.   In total shock not knowing about this band.  The beauty and the spirit of this thread works again. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaeB_rG_lOo
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Folsom on 2 Feb 2017, 10:47 pm
The LP is awesome.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51CHovdYvrL.jpg)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 16 Feb 2017, 02:21 am
Check out the band Rotting Christ.  Just fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHW2CF4GF-8
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 24 Feb 2017, 09:07 pm
Check out the band Rotting Christ.  Just fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHW2CF4GF-8

Yes Sir.  My new top Black Metal Band.  Pounding and atmospheric.  With the right elements in chorus, this genre can be incredibly satisfying.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotting_Christ
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 1 Mar 2017, 04:30 pm
Speaking of Angry Metal Guy, I find their site to be really good for the metal-fi guy.   Their records of the month are almost without question worth buying.  I found some really good bands I didn't know this year, like Khemmis (not typically a huge fan of doom, but this is an exception), Vektor, King Goat, The Vision Bleak.

http://www.angrymetalguy.com/
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 1 Mar 2017, 06:50 pm
Speaking of Angry Metal Guy, I find their site to be really good for the metal-fi guy.   Their records of the month are almost without question worth buying.  I found some really good bands I didn't know this year, like Khemmis (not typically a huge fan of doom, but this is an exception), Vektor, King Goat, The Vision Bleak.

http://www.angrymetalguy.com/

I'll check these out tonight.    Especially Khemmis, since I am a huge fan of doom.  Kinda been aloof on "new band" safaris.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 1 Mar 2017, 08:54 pm
If you like Doom, I can't see you not liking Khemmis.  That album is their 2nd release, both are on bandcamp.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 2 Mar 2017, 01:02 am
Khemmis has real promise.  Dig the overdriven guitar riffs.  Encyclopaedia Metallum's review cited Decibel and called their sound as doom metal Iron Maiden.  That's pretty darn close I think.  A little more atmosphere and texture change and it's going to be a nice long ride.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 3 Mar 2017, 02:49 pm
While I am awaiting shipment of my CD from Persefone's newest release Aathma, I decided to stream it from bandcamp.  So far so good!  :rock:

(http://www.angrymetalguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Persefone_aathma_cover-500x500.jpg)
https://persefone1.bandcamp.com/

Review: http://www.angrymetalguy.com/persefone-aathma-review/ (http://www.angrymetalguy.com/persefone-aathma-review/)

Edit: one time through and already it will be a contender for AOTY for me at least.  So much love already.  These guys know how to write.   Paul Masvidal's (Cynic, Death) was a welcome presence.  I was listening while working on something so not paying super attention and I was like, that doesn't sound like the lead vocalist's vocals, but sounds very familiar, then it clicked...ah....Cynic!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 3 Mar 2017, 03:50 pm
Mucho appreciado on Persefone's new release.  Angry Metal Guy's review drips of perfection and he's gone gaga on this one.  I can't agree on all of his reviews but he's usually in the ball park most of the time.    Work can't end fast enough.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 4 Mar 2017, 02:48 am
Mucho appreciado on Persefone's new release.  Angry Metal Guy's review drips of perfection and he's gone gaga on this one.  I can't agree on all of his reviews but he's usually in the ball park most of the time.    Work can't end fast enough.

First listen.  Stunningly agile.  Bordering on a prog masterpiece.  On the board too for AOTY.   Switched from 2.2C speaker to headphones.  Turns out to be a good call... it allows to extract way more production elements.  This is good stuff my friend.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 4 Mar 2017, 05:53 pm
If you aren't already familiar with their back catalogue, they have 3 other albums.  The last one prior, Spiritual Migration, is on the same level.  Shin Ken before that is really good and experiments heavily with asian instruments.   

Yesterday, Wolfheart released their new album through Madsupply.com.   I gave it a once through at it is definitely on par with everything else Tuomas has done.  Highly recommended checking it out if you like melodic death (lighter side of melodeath).
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 5 Mar 2017, 02:20 am
If you aren't already familiar with their back catalogue, they have 3 other albums.  The last one prior, Spiritual Migration, is on the same level.  Shin Ken before that is really good and experiments heavily with asian instruments.   

Yesterday, Wolfheart released their new album through Madsupply.com.   I gave it a once through at it is definitely on par with everything else Tuomas has done.  Highly recommended checking it out if you like melodic death (lighter side of melodeath).

I haven't heard anything done by Tuomas Saukkonen I haven't liked.  Before The Dawn albums are exceptional.  He just can't sit still... now his latest, Wolfheart.

 BTD "The Ghost"  for me stands out.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=158717)

BTW, 2nd time through for Persefone's Aathma.  Most impressive new release I've heard since Draconian's Sovran (2015). 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 5 Mar 2017, 06:16 pm
I don't own that one.   I don't own any of the first 3 albums as Nuclear Blast doesn't sell them anymore and the only places I could find them they are hundreds of dollars.   I might have to torrent them.   I don't normally download albums without paying for them if I can, but in their case I don't really have a decent option. 
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 6 Mar 2017, 08:03 pm
Another great Doom metal album is Ordos - House of the Dead.  Its a bit harder/darker than Khemmis, including some harsher vocals (not outright growls though). 


(https://f4.bcbits.com/img/a4142023208_16.jpg)
https://ordosofficial.bandcamp.com/album/house-of-the-dead
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 6 Mar 2017, 08:52 pm
Something to get the tikes started out - down with Barney : Enter Hevisaurus!

https://apple.news/AxWnuHhLHTKOG-hLSXmJ-8Q

Don't know if "take a bath / do your homework" is exactly the nonconformist metal message - but it beats the Barney namby-pamby lessons.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 8 Mar 2017, 02:38 pm
Ok, here is an unusual recommendation from me, as I typically don't really dig black metal on the whole (some exceptions).  This band is "cosmic black metal".  It has a symphonic element to it and is spacey, electro at times, but definitely the black metal vocals.   And it has a DR of 11!  That means it is highly dynamic, not compressed to hell.  It is 1 20 minute EP but costs $1.

https://mesarthim.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-filter-e-p
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 16 Mar 2017, 07:17 pm
I think these guys do a pretty cool variation on stoner doom metal, instead making it more anthemic and more uplifting.

https://open.spotify.com/track/4UR9MN45Pp9Pc0Gnue3FOa
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 16 Mar 2017, 08:22 pm
Ok, here is an unusual recommendation from me, as I typically don't really dig black metal on the whole (some exceptions).  This band is "cosmic black metal".  It has a symphonic element to it and is spacey, electro at times, but definitely the black metal vocals.   And it has a DR of 11!  That means it is highly dynamic, not compressed to hell.  It is 1 20 minute EP but costs $1.

https://mesarthim.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-filter-e-p

I'll check it out tonight.  Keep the recommendations coming.  Devin Townsend Project recently posted has been an awesome discovery.  One of those bands where you can say "Where the heck have I been?"  And JoshK, I'm sure most would not mind you bringing back your previous avatar.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 16 Mar 2017, 11:24 pm
Listening to Ordos - House of the Dead now on my newly acquired Senn HD 800's.  It's dark and up my alley music.  Now back to March madness.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: gregcss on 25 Mar 2017, 04:48 pm
Buckethead - Soothsayer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adV8-_hgL4g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adV8-_hgL4g)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 29 Mar 2017, 03:19 pm
For those of you who like Tool style proggie hard rock/alt metal, AMG pointed out a good album by Vangough.    I think it is pretty good, cleaning singing.  I pretty much agree with the review on the whole of the album, but not necessarily the same nitpicks.   Good enough that I will likely buy it.  I like it better than SOEN that everyone is raving about. 

http://www.angrymetalguy.com/vangough-warpaint-review/

I don't always agree with their reviews 100%, but I usually find when they really like an album it is definitely worth checking out. 

An old album that I recently 'found' is Immortal's At the Heart of Winter.   I had heard of Immortal but wrote them off as another satanic Norwegian Black Metal band.  That was a mistake.  Yes they have a huge black metal styling, but it would be a shame to sum them up like that.   Worth a serious spin if you don't know of them.

https://osmoseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/at-the-heart-of-winter

Venenum - Trance of Death is really good if you like death metal.  They have an interesting spin on the subgenre which I find interesting. 

Entombed - Left Hand Path  is another old school swedish death metal record that I came upon long after the hey day, but this record is a gem.

That is a bit all over the map in terms of recommendations.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 25 Apr 2017, 03:34 pm
Up for tomorrow night in Cleveland... Delain and Hammerfall.  I got a small taste of Delain when they opened for Nightwish couple years ago.  Charlotte's vocal is spectacular.  Looking forward to a much longer set.  First time to see Hammerfall.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: jarcher on 25 Apr 2017, 04:19 pm
Power trip / Nightmare Logic - got to be one of the best thrash albums I've heard since I can remember. Executioners Tax is especially good!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPwPwSQE9bs
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 3 May 2017, 03:10 pm
Up for tomorrow night in Cleveland... Delain and Hammerfall.  I got a small taste of Delain when they opened for Nightwish couple years ago.  Charlotte's vocal is spectacular.  Looking forward to a much longer set.  First time to see Hammerfall.

Most excellent concert trip to Cleveland last week.   This is a relatively long tour for both bands as their sets were concise and structured.   That was just fine... and playing in a smaller venue (Agora Theater) gave you that intimacy larger arenas just can't match.   Delain was extremely impressive on all accounts.  They have become one the top Symphonic Metal bands in the world and if they come anywhere near the northeast again, I'm there.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=161749)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 12 Jul 2017, 11:56 pm
Finally got booking information on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise Feb 1st 2018.  Here are the bands so far.  Way more to come.  It's going to be insane.  Looking forward to Insomnium, Wolfheart and October Tide.

The following 21 of 60 bands have been announced: AETERNAM, ALESTORM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ENSLAVED, GOATWHORE, GYZE, IN EXTREMO, INSOMNIUM, KORPIKLAANI, KREATOR, MESHUGGAH, NECROPHOBIC, OBSCURA, OCTOBER TIDE, PRIMAL FEAR, RHAPSODY, SEPTICFLESH, SEPULTURA and SONATA ARCTICA and WOLFHEART.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: milford3 on 13 Jul 2017, 05:30 am
Finally got booking information on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise Feb 1st 2018.  Here are the bands so far.  Way more to come.  It's going to be insane.  Looking forward to Insomnium, Wolfheart and October Tide.

The following 21 of 60 bands have been announced: AETERNAM, ALESTORM, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ENSLAVED, GOATWHORE, GYZE, IN EXTREMO, INSOMNIUM, KORPIKLAANI, KREATOR, MESHUGGAH, NECROPHOBIC, OBSCURA, OCTOBER TIDE, PRIMAL FEAR, RHAPSODY, SEPTICFLESH, SEPULTURA and SONATA ARCTICA and WOLFHEART.


I'm looking forward to Wolfheart and October Tide.  This will be my first cruise.  Insane indeed!
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 13 Jul 2017, 11:04 pm
I want to try to go this year.  The lineup looks great. 

For me, I've seen Meshuggah twice and both times they were insanely good, so I won't miss seeing them again.   I saw Dark Tranquility once but honestly I got a bit hammered and don't remember that much of the show (oops), but I love that band!  I've seen Enslaved once and loved them.

Really looking forwards to seeing Wolfheart and Insomnium, neither of which I've seen before.  Goatwhore should be great to see, same with Korpiklaani, Obscura, Septicflesh, Kreator.  I'll have to check out October Tide, don't know them.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 13 Jul 2017, 11:23 pm
Oh I know October Tide.  That is the problem with so many albums and bands
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: Ericus Rex on 25 Aug 2017, 11:52 am
Went to pick up the new and long-awaited Akercocke album and Newbury Comics was sold out! Bet they didn't plan for that.

 Been enjoying Cobalt, Voices and Antichrist Imperium lately too.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 25 Aug 2017, 04:24 pm
I know who Akercocke are...french black metal band right?

The others are new to me. 

I've been listening to a lot of stuff, but recently found Goatwhore.  Listening to a lot of Dissection, Vinterland, Sacrementum, Unaminated, and other blackened melodic death.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: JoshK on 23 Oct 2017, 04:32 pm
Need a kick start to this thread again....

How about this topic?   (my degrees were in stats/applied math and I am a metalhead)

http://www.degeneratestate.org/posts/2016/Apr/20/heavy-metal-and-natural-language-processing-part-1/


I just got back from cottage country in the north of Ontario, hiking in the super warm fall and drinking scotch on the deck of a cottage on the lake.  This is my mood now:

Wolfheart - Winterborn
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 23 Oct 2017, 07:56 pm
Elder : Lore

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=170263)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: FireGuy on 19 Nov 2017, 02:04 am
Very well done (melodic death/doom) by Cold Insight.  I've seen written they echo of the band Rapture.  I so agree.   Vocal is spot on too; given the genre. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFI1f0qxHGo&t=2226s

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=171559)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: simoon on 22 Nov 2017, 12:38 am
The new Contortionist, Clairvoyant,  is pretty amazing!

Not quite as good as their previous, Language, but still great.

Great, complex melodies, some nice atmospheres, chops galore, and emotion.


http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=post;topic=97938.600;last_msg=1645193 (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?action=post;topic=97938.600;last_msg=1645193)



(https://i1.wp.com/www.metalinjection.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/The-Contortionist-Clairvoyant.jpg?fit=630%2C630)
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: kingdeezie on 22 Nov 2017, 12:53 am
+1.

I think I am starting to like it more than Language however. It took a while to grow on me, but it just flows so well from start to finish. Monochrome (Pensive) is an excellent closing track.
Title: Re: Everything Louder Than Everything Else!!!! The Metal Thread
Post by: HAL on 2 Dec 2017, 09:26 pm
Black Sabbath : Sabbath Bloody Sabbath in HiRez

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=172225)