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post #101 of 2684
Maiden's playing Fear of the Dark?

Eeeek.
post #102 of 2684
I saw the setlist for Maiden's latest tour on Wikipedia. Its nice to see "Wasted Years", "Rime of the Ancient Mariner", and "Aces High" on the list. But why hasn't Maiden play "Flight of Icarus" and "The Prisoner" live these days? BTW, Maiden did play "The Clairvoyant" and "Heaven Can Wait" (on their European dates for the latter anyway) during their "Give Me Ed Till I'm Dead" tour in 2003.
post #103 of 2684
This is supposed to be a tour of Powerslave through 7th Son.

When they did the Early Days Tour they only played old songs, pre-Powerslave. This time they aren't playing fair and making people suffer through Iron Maiden, Fear of the Dark, more Running to the Hills and other non-applicable songs. Still - that's why there's no Icarus or Prisoner.

I don't think they like those two songs much anyway.

More US dates coming this afternoon according the official site.
post #104 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Andrew Collins View Post
This is supposed to be a tour of Powerslave through 7th Son.

When they did the Early Days Tour they only played old songs, pre-Powerslave. This time they aren't playing fair and making people suffer through Iron Maiden, Fear of the Dark, more Running to the Hills and other non-applicable songs. Still - that's why there's no Icarus or Prisoner.
Did you mean Running Free?
post #105 of 2684
No, I was making a poorly worded unfunny song title sentence joke.
Like the band is constantly Afraid to Shoot Strangers, regularly Afear'd of the Dark and always Running to the Hills.


failure.


Inviso:


I need to shut the fuck up
post #106 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Andrew Collins View Post
This is supposed to be a tour of Powerslave through 7th Son.
Actually, the poster for the tour has every album from Iron Maiden to Seventh Son listed on it, so technically the only non applicable song on that setlist is Fear of the Dark (which I wish they would replace by something like Flight of Icarus, yeah).
post #107 of 2684
"Flight of Icarus" would make a great encore song, as would "Killers" (I haven't heard the latter played live since the Ed Hunter tour in 1999).
post #108 of 2684
Anyone heard Sebastian Bach's Angel Down? I never listened to Skid Row, and became curious about this because he actually managed to get Axl Rose to record and release something, but I was VERY impressed by just how fucking heavy it was. His voice isn't too shabby either (read: possible challenger for Bruce Dickinson)
post #109 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Astromarine View Post
Anyone heard Sebastian Bach's Angel Down? I never listened to Skid Row, and became curious about this because he actually managed to get Axl Rose to record and release something, but I was VERY impressed by just how fucking heavy it was. His voice isn't too shabby either (read: possible challenger for Bruce Dickinson)

Bach has always had the pipes; and I don't know where your tastes lie, but Slave to the Grind and Subhuman Race were about as heavy as the more mainstream metal got back then.
post #110 of 2684
Meshuggah is streaming their new album obZen on their MySpace page. I think it sounds pretty good, I've only ever seen them live once, they put on a good show though.
post #111 of 2684
Well, I came across something. Children of Bodom like doing covers and here's their version of CCR's "Lookin' Out My Backdoor."
post #112 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Chavez View Post
Bach has always had the pipes; and I don't know where your tastes lie, but Slave to the Grind and Subhuman Race were about as heavy as the more mainstream metal got back then.
I remember SLAVE coming out; it seemed like, for lack of a better term, a Bizzaro-sellout, where they got heavier when other bands might have gone in what I'll charitably call the other direction. I couldn't believe it was a Skid Row album. It all seemed very odd. In a good way.

Plus, Bach did Trailer Park Boys, cool even in a lesser season.
post #113 of 2684
Thread Starter 
New In Flames has leaked, and it is glorious. But I don't think the old school fans will be happy...

Still I think it's melodic, mature, and incredibly solid.
post #114 of 2684
I've moved on from the fact that In Flames aren't going to be going back to their Clayman/Colony sound. I like Reroute to Remain and if they at least stick more to that sound than Soundtrack to You Escape I'll be happy.
post #115 of 2684
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Originally Posted by reggie-wanker View Post
I remember SLAVE coming out; it seemed like, for lack of a better term, a Bizzaro-sellout, where they got heavier when other bands might have gone in what I'll charitably call the other direction. I couldn't believe it was a Skid Row album. It all seemed very odd. In a good way.
The story I always heard (and have no reason to disbelieve) is that the label lightened them up for the debut album; after they sold 6 bazillion million records and had two hit songs, they had a little pull and went back to their original, raw-er sound.
post #116 of 2684
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Originally Posted by BubWilliams View Post
Well, I came across something. Children of Bodom like doing covers and here's their version of CCR's "Lookin' Out My Backdoor."
Mmmmm. Banjo metal.
post #117 of 2684
Anybody have a release date for Children of Bodom's new album?
post #118 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Barkatthemoon View Post
Mmmmm. Banjo metal.
The banjo was fucking awesome.

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Originally Posted by Jakespeare View Post
Anybody have a release date for Children of Bodom's new album?
I think it's gonna be out around April.
post #119 of 2684
There's a rumor going around that Heaven and Hell, Judas Priest and Motorhead will be teaming up for a North American summer tour. Since all three bands have new albums coming out this year, I'd say that makes sense. Not to mention that kick-ass factor, which is through the roof.
post #120 of 2684
Anthrax has a sample of a new song playing as an intro to their website. It sounds alright, I still wish Bush was with them though.
post #121 of 2684
Snake from VoiVod has a new project out, Paranoland

I dunno, I'm a bit more old school than most around here, but I fuckin' dig it.
post #122 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
There's a rumor going around that Heaven and Hell, Judas Priest and Motorhead will be teaming up for a North American summer tour. Since all three bands have new albums coming out this year, I'd say that makes sense. Not to mention that kick-ass factor, which is through the roof.
I was just about to post on that in here.

Goddamn, that line-up is fantastic. Hits all the right notes to me. I always felt that Megadeth was a bad choice to open up for Heaven and Hell (two great bands, but two very different styles and the crowd I was with were definitely Megadeth people) but this is great news if true.

Now let's work on my dream of getting Anthrax and Metallica to tour together.

EDIT: Children of Bodom's new album "Blooddrunk" comes out April 15th.
post #123 of 2684
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jakespeare View Post
Now let's work on my dream of getting Anthrax and Metallica to tour together.
Won't happen. Metallica has the upsetting tradition of only taking out bands on major labels as support acts here in the States. That's why we're likely to end up with something like Avenged Sevenfold or Shadows Fall (well, maybe not Shadows Fall if they have in fact been kicked off Atlantic) instead of someone really cool. Sad but true, indeed.

Most of the new Testament album has leaked, it's pretty kick-ass. Chuck sounds so much better than he did on The Gathering. It's also quite apparent how much the band missed Alex Skolnick. I liked Low and The Gathering (the less said about Demonic the better) as much as the next guy but there was always something missing. This record is rife with Skolnick's signature flourishes and guitar phrasing, almost to the point of being derivative of the band's first two albums. Still, I liked most of what I heard.

Also, I think the new Bodom album is out there already if you're interested...
post #124 of 2684
Listened to the Cavalera Conspiracy album (Inflikted) a couple times today. Got the Special Edition on the Zune marketplace

It's pretty good I think. It's definitely more in the style of Roots but there are some songs that are the heaviest I think these guys have done since Beneath the Remains. It's a good starting point I think but I would definitely like to see them do more on the next album in terms of soloing and longer songs like Beneath the Remains.

Iggor (yes, he added a G)'s drumming is still fantastic to say the least and Max is still really strong vocally. I was very happy with the way they performed.
post #125 of 2684
I picked Cavalara Conspiracy today too, I think it's pretty darn good. I'll need to listen to it a few more times tho.
post #126 of 2684
I've been slowly continuing my journey through the history of Metal and I picked up Slayer 'Reign In Blood'. I've got to say it's not working for me. It's fast and 'brutal' but I think it's missing the inherant cheesiness and melody that I love in bands like Arch Enemy. Also coming off the 12 minute epics of Machine Head and Opeth, 1:40 songs are a shock.
post #127 of 2684
Has anyone here picked up the new Protest the hero? I just found out about them and i'm blown away, some amazing song writing.
post #128 of 2684

I've got two extra tickets to Maiden in Irvine Ca on May 30th

I'm traveling in from the East Coast and had two friends bail on me. The seats are rather good since I got them via the fanclub presale. They are Orchestra 1, Row R Seats 129 and 130.

I am not looking to make any money and am only asking for face plus the horrendous service charges. That would be 182.15 for the pair.

I can mail them or we can set up a meet in LA close to the show.

Thanks
post #129 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Tom Roberts View Post
I've been slowly continuing my journey through the history of Metal and I picked up Slayer 'Reign In Blood'. I've got to say it's not working for me. It's fast and 'brutal' but I think it's missing the inherant cheesiness and melody that I love in bands like Arch Enemy. Also coming off the 12 minute epics of Machine Head and Opeth, 1:40 songs are a shock.
Turn in your metal card right now. Not liking Reign In Blood's like being baptized and complaining the water burns.

Also, Arch Enemy and cheesiness do not belong in the same sentence.
post #130 of 2684
Tom does not have to turn in his metal card! I don't hate slayer but i do think they are more than a tad overrated. They seem to believe, as a lot of thrash bands do, that FAST=GOOD. I think some melody has to be thrown ion there as well, and ayara is a shit vocalist.
post #131 of 2684
You guys are breaking my heart.
post #132 of 2684
Im not some young kid who got into metal listenting to shit bands like avenged sevenfold and doesent respect older music, I love 80s thrash. Slayer just happens to be my least favorite of the "big 4". And to be fair, I think the ayara being a poor vocalist has been a critcism of the band since the begining.
post #133 of 2684
Anyone who hasn't had a chance to check out The Human Abstract should really do so. I caught their show a while back and they are amazing. Some of you that like the oldies might like them as well.
post #134 of 2684
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Originally Posted by capinkevey View Post
Im not some young kid who got into metal listenting to shit bands like avenged sevenfold and doesent respect older music, I love 80s thrash. Slayer just happens to be my least favorite of the "big 4". And to be fair, I think the ayara being a poor vocalist has been a critcism of the band since the begining.
Reign In Blood's basically the White Album of thrash metal. Again, even with Araya's "weak" vocals (I love his style, personally...and anyone that doesn't get a charge out of that first note in Angel of Death doesn't deserve the genre), they do so much right that other bands have watered down over the years that not showing the proper respect is blasphemous.
post #135 of 2684
Blasphemous huh? Thats an intresting way of looking at it. Look, I certianly respect Slayers contribution to the heavy metal world, but as far as Reign in Blood goes, its just not my thing. I think Seasons in the Abyss and South of Heaven are much better albums. Better structure and far superior song wirtin.The bands not busting their ass just trying to be insanely fast, and I think the album benefits alot becuase of that.
post #136 of 2684
I quite like Master of Puppets so I do like 80s thrash. But Slayer is so damn fast I just feel over whelmed. There's parts I like. The title track, the first song isn't too bad and there is a bit in the middle where is slows down to a bit more of a groove. Then the pace picks up and it feels more like noise than music.

Um, I didn't mean any disrespect to Arch Enemy, they are one of my favourite bands. By cheesiness I mean they REALLY love their guitar solos.


Anyway, I'm sort of on a tour through the genres so I don't mind the odd album that isn't to my tastes. Next up I'm thinking of trying Meshuggah, Dimmu Borgir or Cradle of Filth.
post #137 of 2684
All is forgiven. I've just met way too many kids lately giving that album shit, then tell me they're Bullet For My Valentine or Avenged Sevenfold fans. It's a sore spot.
post #138 of 2684
No prob, I understand your pain. I too despise the likes of Avenged Sevenfold.

And i didn't mean to give the impression that i dislike slayer, i own almost all of their albums.
post #139 of 2684
For me, aside from ass-kicking riffs and double blasts, the most important thing in metal is a good vocalist. I can forgive some bands that have all-cookie monster vocals, like Chimaira, for example, because it complements their shit pretty well, but if they're gonna do melodic, they better do it right. I can't really stand the maidenesque high pitched vocals. Five Finger Death Punch is a pretty good example for the kind of vocal mixups that I like.

Thanks for all the great ideas, guys, I will definitely check out Darkane and Dillinger Escape Plan (I'm a huge FNM fan, I have no clue how I've never gotten into them).

Everyone of you should check out Textures, they're described as a math/death/melodic metal band from Holland and they're the latest modern band that is kicking my ass all over the place.

Can someone tell me what's so bad about Avenged Sevenfold? In a genre so full of rip-offs, at least they're mixing their influences pretty well. I probably didn't get exposed to them as much, since I don't live in the states, but I think their metal stands out from the rest (kindergarten lyrics notwithstanding on their latest album).
post #140 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Kovacs View Post

Everyone of you should check out Textures, they're described as a math/death/melodic metal band from Holland and they're the latest modern band that is kicking my ass all over the place.
Second that. I saw them live last Sunday, opening for Arch Enemy, and they kicked some major ass. The new album is out soon and what they played of it sounded bloody good. Plus, me and my friend got to talk for 5 minutes with one of the guitar players, very cool guy.

Long as I'm here, might as well plug for my countrymen: try some Ultra Vomit. They started as a grindcore band with jokey elements but on their recently released second album they've evolved into...well I wouldn't say a parody band exactly, but the whole concept is that they're putting a jokey spin on several metal genres. So for instance you'll get a song like "Morbid Cocker", which is basically "You Can Leave Your Hat On" as played by Morbid Angel, or "Gremlins at the Gates" which is pretty self explanatory. Lyrics are mostly in French, so a lot of the humour will probably go over your heads, but they have a terrific sound. Check'em out:http://www.myspace.com/ultravomit

Oh, and you guys owe it to yourselves to watch thishttp://lairwarmetalvideo.com/
post #141 of 2684
Textures is pretty BAMF.

A few CDs I've been putting on heavy rotation are:

Symphony X Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost In Requiem
Susperia Cut from Stone

All are pretty good albums.
post #142 of 2684
Last week was Gigantour here in Houston. Children of Bodom rocked, Megadeth was of course awesome. The other bands were absolutely terrible. I couldn't make a difference in the beginning or ending of any songs from the first two bands. If I wasn't up close to see the band members I would be convinced that the first band never left the stage.

In Flames. Well, first, the concert was promoted by Hot Topic. This crowd was 50% Hot Topic crowd. They were there for In Flames. Is In Flames terrible? No, just terribly boring. The singer was doing his best Korn impression though, which thrilled the underage kids in the crowd. It depressed the hell out of me to realize about 3 songs into Megadeth's set that half this crowd was being exposed to Dave Mustaine for the first time, and had no idea why he was playing these solos, let alone so fast!

But there was a live sexshow right next to us in the middle of the crowd. This chick was getting passed around by two dudes all night long. That was good to take our mind off things during the bad bands.
post #143 of 2684
You didn't like High on Fire ? I think they're pretty great. That being said, their brand of dirty, heavy sound isn't perhaps the best suited to opening for Megadeth (I saw them in a very small venue co-headlining with Pelican and that made for one hell of a show).

Last Megadeth concert in Paris was probably one of my worst concert experience, though. Not so much cause of the band or the setlist, but the sound was the worst I had ever experienced in a closed venue. You couldn't hear Mustaine sing for the first three songs, and Chris Broderick was under-mixed throughout the whole gig, which worked wonders for Hangar 18, as you might guess. Worst bit was during the end salute, Dave goes up to the mic to thank the audience...and the managers start blaring Slipknot into the venue speakers. You could litterally see Dave's smile turn upside-down, he muttered "thank you goodnight" and left the stage visibly pissed.

Shame, their concert during last summer's Hellfest was bloody amazing.
post #144 of 2684
High On Fire just didn't do it for me. They sounded a bit like Hatebreed except they tossed in random guitar solos that served no purpose, and made the whole thing a huge mess. I felt bad for the guitar player. With a different band he could show some skill.

And Job For A Cowboy was Superjoint Ritual if all of SJR got sober and boring.

I actually had a sound issue for Mustaine's vocals as well. The music was pitch perfect, but his vocals faded in and out a lot. And holy crap, I can't believe they played over Mustaine. I was kind of disappointed he didn't give the old "Thanks everyone. You've been great! And we've been Megadeth!" salute.
post #145 of 2684
Thanks for the heads up on Textures. The stuff on their MySpace page sounds awesome.
post #146 of 2684
So being a fan of old-school Fear Factory, Divine Heresy and Dino Cazares in general this bothered me:

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/bla...wsitemID=95960

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/bla...wsitemID=96041

I'd always been in the "Burton Bell screwed up Fear Factory" camp, with a fair bit of blame thrown in Christian Wolbers' direction as well, but now I'm having serious concerns as a fan as to whether I backed the wrong horse on that one.
post #147 of 2684
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Originally Posted by Jakespeare View Post
I'd always been in the "Burton Bell screwed up Fear Factory" camp, with a fair bit of blame thrown in Christian Wolbers' direction as well, but now I'm having serious concerns as a fan as to whether I backed the wrong horse on that one.
Easy to fall into that camp since Burton is such a tool much of the time. But I always knew it was really Dino who was really causing the problems. And now there's obviously a pattern. Too bad, I liked what Divine Heresy had going.

As for Christian...he's one of the nicest metal guys I've ever met, I always got the vibe from him that he'd get along with anybody.
post #148 of 2684
I was at Iced Earth's show last night in Mokena, Illinois. It was Barlow's first show back with the band. Honestly, I've never been the biggest IE fan (and I didn't like how "The Ripper" situation was handled), but the show was pretty good. Barlow's still got it, that's for damn sure. Surprisingly, they played "Declaration Day" from The Glorious Burden. I wasn't expecting that. Barlow wasn't that great on it, though, and I'm not sure if he should be singing "Ripper"-era songs.

The highlights were "A Question of Heaven" and "Travel in Stygian."
post #149 of 2684
You guys can check out the first single off of Judas Priest's new album at this link. It's called "Visions."

http://www.fmqbproductions.com/epks/...riest/web.html
post #150 of 2684
Metallica has uploaded some new videos. They debut clips from some new songs on them. Surprisingly, James' vocals are actually decent; it's been a long time since that's been the case. Overall, the clips sound promising. Glad to hear that Hammet hasn't forgotten to bring his guitar to the recording studio this time. Check 'em out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6HqAKtMYNs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSBxA042AUo
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