|I saw them earlier in the tour and it was the best show I've seen them play (out of four)|
The Official Metal Appreciation ThreadŽ • Page 397
DakeyrasUK 1,994 posts
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simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:Great to hear! I struggle to rank the shows I've seen as they are my favourite band I love them all. Have long since lost count of the number now. Certainly more than 10 maybe as much as 15...
I saw them earlier in the tour and it was the best show I've seen them play (out of four)
I'm really looking forward to Flight of Icarus as it was the first maiden single I bought as part of a re-release in the mid-late 90s!
They won't be playing Infinite dreams looking at the set lists and this is the one song that would make it the best show for me!
simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:I fucking love Bossk. One of the most underrated bands out there, pretty sure they did stop for a few years.
I'm always surprised to see Bossk on stuff like that because I'm always positive they stopped being a band yonks ago
@DakeyrasUK I don't have all four ranked but this was the best. Just unstoppable momentum and hit after hit after hit
The paperless ticket thing and security checks went a bit wrong so most people took an hour to get in and missed most of Killswitch Engage so maybe turn up early
I think you'll find that by Lemmy's own admission, they play rock'n'roll.
So far highlights were suicidal tendencies, priest and power trip. Gojira tonight!
RichDC 7,914 posts
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Really kicking myself for not buying a ticket to the Maiden shows. Good knows what my reasoning was when they were released and i thought 'Nah, don't fancy that'!
Tool - Lateralus
Using the golden ratio to compose psychedelic prog rock? Yes, please.
Edited by GoatApocalypse at 18:15:22 11-08-2018
@GoatApocalypse One of my fave albums is Lateralus. Used to sit up late night listening to it on repeat. In fact I'm gonna abandon my Melechesh session and stick it on for the remainder of my walk!
Got to see Tool play Lateralus almost in its entirety in 2002. It was my first "proper" gig, namely Ozzfest in Ireland. Ozzy didn't show but the gig went ahead with Tool headlining.
I'm not a huge Tool fan but when they get it right, it's staggeringly brilliant.
Beetroot_Bertie 425 posts
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Looks like Randy Rampage has died. RIP - got a bit of a soft spot for Annihilator's debut
I know I've harped on about it at length before, but Messa's Belfry is utterly spectacular. I haven't listened to it much over the summer but as the seasons turn to autumn, I've had it back on again.
It's a masterpiece.
Anyone listened to Jamey Jasta's podcast? Fucking hell that guy can talk a lot about a little.
I reckon a solid 10 mins of talking about sponsorships and merch. He had the guys from Converge on so I thought I'd listen, but couldn't make it through that.
However the musical snippets that break up sections "ANSWER SOME FUCKING EMAILS MOTHERFUCKER" were entertaining at least!
New Mare album is it
Ozzy & Priest are touring together!
Marylle 7 posts
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I know this comes up a lot when we are talking about metal. I know that a lot of metalheads are into heavy metal the classics Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Slayer, Dio, anything between the lines of serious metal, the bands who waved the metal flags well before the modern music revolution of djenting, mixing anything playful these days.
I was wondering what do you think about new-age bands coming up these days, with lyrical pallet of conscious self awareness, spirituality, all of that mystical element in life?
I am more between everything, but lately i've been listening to a lot of Northlane, Silent Planet, Architects, Make Them Suffer etc you get the point.
I feel these bands appeared when i was going through some weird nirvanic state in my life, it made so much sense in what they are singing about.
Just interested to know the opinions, i've met so many hardcore metalheads they don't like the idea of these bands and i've met new age oldschoolers, so it's very mixed
As far as current bands go I'm generally a slow metal guy - Pallbearer, Bell Witch, Earth, Sunn O))), SubRosa, Bong that sort of thing.
Or bits of atmospheric black metal Wolves in the Throne Room and bands that sounds like them.
They're not explicitly new age-y but the peacefulness and trancelike qualities are a big part of the appeal to me. SubRosa would be the most overtly "spiritual" I suppose.
But then Hawkwind are huge contenders for my all time favourite band ever.
samharper 1,028 posts
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To be fair a lot of people wouldn't define metalcore, which all those bands are, as metal. I don't really care for the labels myself but it can make discussion a bit of a pain in the arse.
I barely listen to "classic" heavy metal any more outside of ...And Justice for All. I still listen to tons of melodic death like early-mid In Flames or Insomnium or Dark Tranquillity, but I love Architects and Northlane (check out Invent, Animate for more of that Discoveries/Singularity sound) and loads of other modern metal/hardcore bands as well.
Not all modern metal is a djent fest though. Deafheaven's latest album is fantastic, Thy Art is Murder's latest is one of the best death metal albums I've ever heard, and Dyscarnate are making some absolutely ass-kicking death metal too. Sylosis is my absolute favourite band, and they play in standard tuning, I love everything they've put out to this point and will continue to fanboy them hard until they either get shit or disband (and with Josh Middleton joining Architects unfortunately the latter seems more likely, even if they're currently recording), but they've only been around for 10 years or so.
The more hardcore side of the spectrum is really interesting too, Knocked Loose have perfected the hyper-aggressive chug fests (like Code Orange but 1,000,000x better), Enter Shikari never fail to do something interesting, and Loathe are making some of the most unique heavy music out there.
Edited by samharper at 15:54:43 03-09-2018
Northlane, Silent Planet, Architects, Make Them Suffer,Pallbearer, Bell Witch, Earth, Sunn O))), SubRosa, Bong, Wolves in the Throne Room, Architects, Northlane, Deafheaven, Thy Art is Murder, Dyscarnate, Knocked Loose, Enter Shikari, LoatheLots of names I'm not familiar with; gosh, I feel old and boring...
If you no what Sleep or the first four Sabbath album sound like you'll be well in the ballpark for where I am these days.
Scratch that. First five Sabbath albums
No love for Sabotage? I mean, Hole In the Sky. Or Symptom of the Universe, the first thrash metal song ever.
Well, I do know Sabbath (and Sleep for that matter, but I wouldn't listen to them nowadays), but, to be honest, I just cannot keep up with all these new bands. In fact, I can barely keep up with the old ones
I'm almost 50 and have been listening to metal since my early teens, I've witnessed the "birth" of a lot metal genres and followed them (some more than others), but at some point, I feel, one has to filter through the plethora of available music and settle down with whatever sounds familiar or interesting enough.
Unfortunately, new bands (for me at least) have to compete with many past bands that have been listened repeatedly over the decades, during years where my disposable time was more (unlike my income) and everything could leave a mark... which, I know, is unfair for the new bands, but that how it is...
Edit: That's not meant to say that all new bands are bad or anything; just they must offer something that will make a dent...
Edited by JonFE at 17:53:31 03-09-2018
Maiden and Metallica were my first loves, and I spent the weekend listening to Trouble, Manila Road, Cirith Ungol, Fates Warning, The Obsessed and Saint Vitus, so I guess I'm balls deep into old school metal.
But! Stuff with those sort of lyrics are my favourite and it's been going on far longer than the new bands. Cynic, Atheist, Gorguts and (particularly) Death. If anyone tells you Human or Symbolic aren't metal they need their heads checked.
New(key) bands I'd say Obscura and Blood Incantation are my faves, both musically and lyrically.
Mare - Spheres Like Death
This is such a great EP. It's only four tracks long, and two of them are "proper" songs, but bloody hell it delivers. Can't wait for the new album to arrive - it's the first 2018 release I've bought, I think, along with Urfaust.
Speaking of whom:
This is something of an oxymoron, but Urfaust is the most unique band I can think of. Absolutely nothing that I'm aware of sounds even vaguely similar to Urfaust. It's certainly an acquired taste but once you've got it, there's nothing comes close.
I've been going through a weird emotional headfuck of late that culminated in a bit of a broken heart, so I've been listening to some real mopey shit.
It's good to be back.
Edited by GoatApocalypse at 22:55:46 03-09-2018
thelzdking 8,553 posts
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Metalcore's heyday was the '90s and early '00s IMO: Integrity, Unbroken, Shai Hulud, Earth Crisis, Converge, Walls of Jericho etc. A lot of the newer stuff just sounds like extra-chuggy, extra-growly, extra-haircutty nu-metal to me with very little discernable hardcore influence.
As for death/black metal there are some good newer bands, but frankly few get listened to more than a dozen times before I go back to the classics as they don't offer much truly new. Djent and all that atmospheric black metal can fuck right off.
As someone said above the slower stuff is good.
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