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Metal / Re: Metal improving in 2007
« on: May 24, 2007, 08:23:18 AM »
Behemoth - The Apostasy

Some songs are a little fused together, overall a potent mix of brutal older styles, with a hint of melodic thrash. I love this new album, some songs are very different from what I have heard from rescent albums. A worthy buy (or steal)

Metal / Re: Change...is good?
« on: March 26, 2007, 05:53:09 AM »
This site predominantly favours older releases, for good reason. It seems that many of the same bands fall out of favour once the band has made a change in direction. This change usually comes about due to the band not wanting to do the same thing over and over again (or, perhaps, due to pressures from the label).

My question is, what kind of change is considered good? Or is any change from the original 'formula' considered bad?

It all depends on you, if you like the change then it is good. If it sounds good to you why rob yourself of it just because someone says it's bad?

 Some people will like old opeth, while some prefer newer, it's all opinion and taste.

Metal / Re: Cannibal Corpse a ripoff?
« on: March 26, 2007, 05:31:47 AM »
 No, just that they never changed, I don't think I said that makes their authenticity any more valid, did I?
You judge my words too quickly. It's all good I dont wish to further my worthless opinion on you.

Britney equal to Cannibal corpse? You can't judge taste :)

Metal / Re: Cannibal Corpse a ripoff?
« on: March 23, 2007, 12:14:46 PM »
Of who? I think they just made extremely brutal music and overly violent lyrics which made them who they are, and have never changed. I still think they are one of the most intense bands I have heard live.

Metal / Re: Immolation
« on: March 23, 2007, 08:56:17 AM »
 I don't understand what you guys are talking about, I guess it's just your taste to only like "older" albums. Harnessing ruin obviously doesn't sound like their older shit or it would be just doing the same album over and over, which would be fucking boring. I think their music kicks ass all the time, and their latest just shows them increasing their talent and utilizing it. Immolation rules!

Metal / Re: Immolation Recording New Album
« on: January 11, 2007, 09:52:00 AM »
 Immolation, fuck yea. All their albums are badass, I am glad to hear this.

Metal / Re: Why do people like metal?
« on: January 10, 2007, 12:59:02 PM »
Why people don't like metal? Some reasons could be:
- It's not mainstream, people don't like being different
- They don't understand the lyrics
- They are not use to extreme music
- They are females, it's unfeminine and unpleasant to a majority of them.
- They don't like the harsh vocals

My reasons for loving music and metal;

For the most part, I started listening to harder music when I was young, my father listened to zztop and van halen. I always wanted something harder, faster.

In the beginning, I was fascinated by the skill, precision, and emotion involved with the music. The drummers in death metal all blew me away, and I immediately was on the search for the best drummer. The first bands I heard as far as harder stuff were Slayer, Rammstein, Diecast, Metallica, Tool, Six Feet Under, In Flames, Dark Tranquility, Arch Enemy.

I am an artist, use to be that quiet shy fat kid in the corner, always felt like I was different. No one in any of my classes listened to metal, just like nirvana and rancid and shit of that sort. For me I could escape reality with music, escape from reality of me being overweight and depressed all the time. Escape from my parents divorce and my alcoholic piece of shit father. It also helped with my artistic skills when I would draw.

After a year of starting to really get into metal (I was a Jr in High school at this point), I started getting into more death and black metal. Basically, I would have so much energy and hate for myself while listening to death metal, realizing alot of things about life. That day forth, I started working out nearly everyday, and listened to music almost the whole time I would.

Things began to change, my philosophy, my body, my mind. I could always relate to the lyrics and the music, it would make me feel invincible and sincerely happy. Metal brings up the horrible realities of humanity as well, which made me more aware of my own nature.

I like metal because of it's ability to free your mind of the bullshit society feeds us, the stupid religious idiots, and just really ignorant arrogant people. It has become a part of my life I can never forget, it helped me through suicidal depressions and the relapses. It helped me become the man I am today, clear minded, and strong willed. That's why I like metal.

Metal / Re: Deicide
« on: January 10, 2007, 05:34:00 AM »
As much as they have their ups and downs, the music they play in Stench of Redemption is a badass death metal album. Combining the brutal work of Jack owen and melodic santolla, the songs all are well done.

Metal / Re: Is metal timeless?
« on: January 10, 2007, 05:27:45 AM »
 Metal is almost obsolete now because of the constant saturation of half ass shitty trend bands. The genre is almost dry of all originality.

I'd have to say that it's the artists who will remain timeless. Slayer and such.

Metal / Re: Integrality of the Guitar Solo
« on: November 17, 2006, 12:19:59 PM »
 Sometimes a song can be more meaningful if you add a solo that has the same feeling or vibe from the song itself, but also taking the emotion of the guitar to a different level.

Listen to the solo in Stairway to heaven, it's known as one of the greatest solos (well according to some places) because of how well Jimmy let each note talk for itself, and how the harmony blended perfect with the critique of the song already.

Solos are definately what shows a guitarists abilities, but not needed in every song. Riffs and lead play the main role in most metal I hear.

Metal / Re: Intelligence and Metal
« on: November 10, 2006, 01:27:30 PM »
 Intelligence definately has an effect on metal. You can tell through the ideas expressed through music lyrically and the feelings conjured from the music itself.

Doesn't nessesarily mean you have to be brilliant to create good sounding music.

I enjoy more quality sounding music, but I have a fascination with horrible recordings by bands such as Burzum, Old Immortal type.

Death is definately in the BETTER category.

Metal / Re: Ambient metal
« on: August 25, 2006, 09:43:54 AM »
Lately as far as having the originality but still holding the spirit of crushing black ambient metal, I would have to say Xasthur.

If you like quality most Summoning albums offer this.

Metal / Re: Altars of Madness
« on: August 25, 2006, 08:42:57 AM »
To start out I fucking love morbid angel, almost everything they do amazes me. Every band does something different, and influence the world differently. I look at a band for what it is, not for what it isn't. I always find something good about morbid, from the sound of drums to the lyrics.

For some reason Covenant was a supreme album for me as a musician and guitarist. Altars is definately the rawest form of morbid angel, and one of my favorite albums as it grew unto me. A monumental release for all death metal, but definately not the best.

Metal / Re: Crust Punk
« on: July 25, 2006, 09:56:01 AM »
Crust Grind too is good, SABU, regurgitate, dystopia, toxic narcotic are all the genre you look for

Metal / Re: Art Vs. Entertainment
« on: July 25, 2006, 09:09:28 AM »
Art has many forms, such as music, paintings, poetry but I think art is much different then entertainment, but can also be used as entertainment.

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