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Posted Dec 5, '13 at 5:02am

NontroppO

NontroppO

365 posts

Hi there again, hopefully this threat not gonna die and MrDayCee will spawn the evil forces :D

I gonna check Devourment and i liked Last House On The Left song; changing direction, these are some old favorites. enjoy...!

Artillery (1990) By Inheritance [thrash metal] Denmark

Heavenly (2006) Virus [power metal] France

Galneryus (2012) angel of salvation [neoclassical & power metal] Japan

 

Posted Dec 5, '13 at 11:57am

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

8,732 posts

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Long time seeing you active here NontroppO! Welcome back! =)

And I would love to spawn and unleash the evil forces in this forum, but I would need to be sure that there's enough users willing to participate in the MBWC competition first... you see, the last edition was already struggling with having enough voters every round and activity went down even further since. Maybe gathering a short list of people posting and pledging allegeance here could helpme spark it up a 3rd time? ;)

 

Posted Dec 5, '13 at 1:41pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,704 posts

I doth pledge. Although I hope with some of the tastes a lot of us have, there'd be some of the non-mainstream bands receiving coverage as well ;)

Also, wonderful band to check out - Pelican
Great instrumental post-metal/sludge

And one of my personal favorite metal bands, a newer band - Sannhet

 

Posted Dec 5, '13 at 2:15pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

3,553 posts

Blackguard is a band I first saw live in Montreal a few years ago. I didn't even know they were a band. My friends ans I were actually waiting for DevilDriver to play their set. Were were super pleased that we came by early in anticipation for DevilDriver, and ended up having a great time listening to Blackguard while frequenting the pit.

 

Posted Dec 8, '13 at 2:46am

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

Also, wonderful band to check out - Pelican
Great instrumental post-metal/sludge

I vouch. Just got one of their albums, The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw, and it's amazing. Great ambient tracks mixed with some tracks that got nice and deep. It took a few listens to really get into it because I'm not much of a fan of post-anything, but this was definitely worth the patience.

Nightwish

You can never go wrong with this one. Frankly, I feel like they're a bit overlooked in the metal community when their talent is considered, but you could say the same about many bands. Plus, it's kind of nice to be the only guy at your school who's awesome enough to listen to Nightwish. But I suppose that would make that person a metal hipster, wouldn't it? Haha.

Iwrestledabearonce

Definitely not a fan. I had a phase where I was into some really bad metalcore (Asking Alexandria comes to mind) and this was one of the bands I tried listening to. Unfortunately acts like these have been praised lately where I live.

Devourment

No words. Well, except for this: these guys are ****ing heavy.

Bullet for my Valentine

For me, it really depends on the song. I like their more recent material better, but even at that there are songs by them I've heard recently and couldn't stand.

Megadeth

\\m/

Today Is The Day

Mino showed me these guys (by these guys I mean Steve Austin, haha) and I didn't really like it at all. I listened to a song here and there for a few days before I started to get a feel for them, at which time I got Temple of the Morning Star. I really liked it and since then I've gotten Supernova and Sadness Will Prevail. The latter is probably in my top 5 albums list. Don't listen to these guys once and give up. It takes time to get to know the music. And then it's great.

Metalcore

Terrible. Like I said earlier, I went through a phase where I liked some of this stuff. But since then it all sounds the same: wannabe posers crying pop music themes.

System of a Down

As pang mentioned earlier, they're more nu-metal. But I should probably make note of them too because they're one of my top 5 bands for sure.

Gorguts

A few months ago Loudwire held a metal bassist competition (more of a poll than anything, but whatever). In the first round, Colin Marston of Gorguts was against Justin Chancellor of Tool. Being a humongous Tool fan and never hearing of Gorguts until this point in time, I showed the matchup to pang hoping for a small laugh (we were discussing previous Loudwire polls as well). To my surprise, pang actually knew who this guy was. Even more surprising, he said Marston was actually decent. I went right ahead and voted for Chancellor anyway because it isn't very consistent to back down on your favorite musical act. Chancellor won 90-something percent to a measly single digit percent by Marston. No surprise there, considering the Tool Army was much larger than the Gorguts following.

A few months later, pang, a mutual friend and I were discussing bands. Gorguts was mentioned and I remembered I hadn't checked out Marston, so I gave it a shot. Now they're one of my most respected death metal acts.

Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath

Can't go wrong with the legends.

A few bands I can recommend:
Tool (usually called psychedelic prog but aren't much of anything)
Melvins (noise/doom/post/sludge/these/guys/do/lots/of/genres)
Pantera (hair metal for older stuff, mainstream metal for later)
Sabaton (power)
Stratovarius (power)
Dream Theatre (prog)
Rage Against The Machine (rap/metal)
5FDP (extremely mainstream, but are sometimes considered metal; worth mentioning)
Saint Vitus (doom; would be surprised if anyone knew them)
Eyehategod (sludge)
Acid Bath (sludge)
Isis (post/stoner)
Neurosis (doom/stoner)
Green Jell├┐ (comedy?)
Puscifer (lots of variety, some experimental metal thrown in)
Peach (prog)

 

Posted Dec 8, '13 at 3:04am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,704 posts

A few months ago Loudwire held a metal bassist competition

Which was all complete b.s.

Even more surprising, he said Marston was actually decent.

"Actually decent".
I'm sure those are the words I used to describe his brilliance.

 

Posted Dec 8, '13 at 3:12am

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,950 posts

Which was all complete b.s.

METALLICA BASSISTS ARE NOT GODS

QUIT TREATING METALLIC BASSISTS AS GODS

10% OF THE COMPETITORS SHOULD NOT BE METALLICA MEMBERS

Loudwire, I hope you consider what I have just said.

Good day.

"Actually decent".
I'm sure those are the words I used to describe his brilliance.

I'm pretty sure you said he'd smoke Chancellor but I'd never admit that. Or think that, even.

 

Posted Dec 8, '13 at 5:11am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,704 posts

Loudwire, I hope you consider what I have just said.

Nothing about the other contests?

I'm pretty sure you said he'd smoke Chancellor but I'd never admit that. Or think that, even.

Marston could not only play all of Chancellor's bass lines with ease, but he could do so while playing a different song simultaneously.

 

Posted Dec 8, '13 at 6:09am

nichodemus

nichodemus

12,164 posts

Knight

Terrible. Like I said earlier, I went through a phase where I liked some of this stuff. But since then it all sounds the same: wannabe posers crying pop music themes.

HAHAHAHA, coming out of mine was bliss. Now I listen back and realise they're almost all the same cookie-cutter emo, screaming, pseudo-pop, whining horse**** bands that claim they're better than the pop scene.

I like folk metal, I'm not sure if anyone here does. Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, and the like. Fits into my preference for music that is generally melodious. Too bad I can't understand their lyrics half the time.

 

Posted Dec 8, '13 at 6:37am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,070 posts

Knight

I like folk metal, I'm not sure if anyone here does. Korpiklaani, Eluveitie, and the like.

I sure like them. What about Alestorm or Finntroll? Amon Amarth is often considered more Melodeath than Folk, I'm not sure why...

 
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