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Metal / Re: Is heavy metal 'rock'?
« on: September 30, 2014, 11:04:59 PM »
The 'Archambault' disc store chains here in Québec split rock music in Anglophone or Francophone music. Metal has it's own dedicated section and Black Sabbath can be found there. Aside from finding stacked skid displays of the latest Children of Bodom album ranging 10$ - 11.99$, I have purchased my own Onward to Golgotha copy for 29.99$ about a year ago. It appears obvious that rock is what sells but in the meantime, somebody in charge within the company is aware of a demand for classics. Among them not only have I found Incantation albums but many others, of course for a generous exchange of dollars in comparison to mass fodder. Importing discs from specific distributors for classics is usually more expensive for them therefore it should explain the price along with a naturally least demanding supply fill-up.


Metal / Re: camel - the snow goose
« on: April 13, 2014, 09:47:38 PM »
I wasn't particularly tired of listening to metal but as an appreciator of music as a whole, Camel, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and the list goes on... Is a progressive genre where on some particular albums you may find metallic values.

Off the top of my head, examples : Camel's Mirage, Yes' Relayer and Firth of Fifth from Genesis' Selling England by the Pound ( steve hackett's progressions particularly but this could be debated as to whether it holds metallic elements ) Good classical/rock nonetheless if it serves your interests.

There is much to be discovered whether metal or not.


Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: February 22, 2014, 04:39:17 AM »
Most of the time :

Over-powered swedish style guitars.
Loud kick/snare.

Bolt thrower ... we will remember.
Hypocrisy. Ultra violent destruction.

Metal / Re: Power Metal
« on: February 17, 2014, 05:16:30 AM »
Frequently I ask the question, where were the Germans when death metal and black metal exploded?

Answer: inventing power metal, which was basically speed metal re-factored with Iron Maiden and a few other epic metal acts.

Final Prophecy - "Beyond Reality" demo 1988

Right here ... http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/atrocity/

Metal / Re: How do people exit metal?
« on: February 06, 2014, 01:21:15 AM »
You don't necessarily EXIT metal, if you find other shit to wrap your mind on whether it involves reading books or getting hammered, soon or later you will re-discover it later. Having a means to the listening or playing it may also, at least it would for myself, influence whether or not you're so much involved in it at a given moment. As for what is typical of OPEN MINDEDNESS, I would measure general musical taste to be the judge of that. But thats not the debate of this post, is it?
Otherwise, I still think the family often seems to make the ones involved in the music find less time for the band and attending shows... basically being involved in the scene. Again, there are more than a few exceptions.

Metal / Re: How do people exit metal?
« on: January 30, 2014, 12:06:06 AM »
As far as I can tell. Exiting metal occurs to those who grow up to support their families or other time consuming goals. Of course there are more than only a few accountable exceptions but I press on that being something you only really notice in people you growi up around in public high school.

I find metal capable of leaving space for the soul to wander off and explore. For instance, I have set it aside, found a great interest in heritage and history, that in turn I assume is why I would listen to other genres be it classical, ambient, rock based and electronic music.

To newcomers, ( those born too late to live through its initial explosive years 1984? - Mid and Late 1990's ) however metal has made its impact, is a genre with a life to death cycle. Like the seasons, those who appreciate it will re-discover it again and again.

Metal / Re: Project Idea: Demilich Vocal Study
« on: November 18, 2013, 10:44:00 PM »
I would say technique #1 is more accurate.

It is as if you take gulps of air in to reproduce burps, some which you can sustain if you practice.

along with this, a diaphragm  microphone on a very high gain must've been used. This may explain the

Metal / Any recommendations...?
« on: April 16, 2013, 09:44:37 PM »
The ''IVth crusade'' and especially ''...For victory'' are among my favorites. I was wondering if anyone at the forum could recommend a similar heavy metal band. People refer immediatly to Carcass, Napalm death and the range of gut-spilling sounds I praise also. Though I want to hear something new in the essence of how ''...For Victory'' sounds like. It holds this sense of grandeur if that should describe what I hear. Sounds epic but muscular, beautifully  and simply structured in what I like to call the egyptian minor scales.

I asked my local metal shop and was disapointed to have been pointed to bands not close to that sound and concept we find in bolt Thrower

If anyone heard this album and understand where I am going, would you happen to know anything alike?