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Re: The metal thread

Post by Rodman » August 15, 2012, 10:50 pm

Michael wrote:Alright fellas, can anyone recommend any decent new hardcore/punk/trash bands? Most of the more aggressive bands I listen to have been around forever, and for some reason the entire market is just flooded with new bands that play screamo and call themselves 'hardcore/post-hardcore' eg. Amity Affliction, The Ghost Inside, Bring me the horizon et al.

Also, has there ever been a genre of music that has produced band names as terrible as screamo bands?
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OFF!

AC4

also check out the band Teargas from Brisbane. You can download their album for free from bandcamp. Awesome sludgy old school HC.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Green_Hammock » August 15, 2012, 11:18 pm

Check out Tremonti's All I Was, incredible album.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Michael » August 16, 2012, 10:15 am

OFF! are pretty rad. I like ACP, but that kinda stuff becomes pretty unlistenable after a while - I can only listen to that old-school hardcore sound in short bursts.

Isn't Mark Tremonti the dude from Creed? That bodes ill...
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Rodman » August 16, 2012, 10:37 am

Michael wrote:OFF! are pretty rad. I like ACP, but that kinda stuff becomes pretty unlistenable after a while - I can only listen to that old-school hardcore sound in short bursts.

Isn't Mark Tremonti the dude from Creed? That bodes ill...
I think you mean AC4.

Even though they aren't new, you should sink your teeth into some DRI. I'm pretty sure you aren't really familiar. 'Thrash Zone' and 'Dealing With It' are the places to start.

They are pretty much the first band to fuse hardcore and thrash to create the genre of crossover (a name of one of their albums). Every Municipal Waste song is basically an homage to DRI.

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Michael » August 16, 2012, 11:07 am

Yeah, AC4. I've heard a bit of DRI, but I'll give it more of a go for sure.

The problem I have with really old-school stuff (like early '80's) is that the production values are so horrible - it has a certain charm and authenticity, no doubt, but it becomes pretty painful after a while. Even that AC4 record which was released in 2010 has that same feel to it, which is a bit of a cool throwback to old times, but if you try and listen to it too often it gives you brain damage. The over-produced metal-core sound with triggered kick-drums and friggin' auto-tune vocals sucks just as badly though.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Rodman » August 16, 2012, 11:12 am

Michael wrote:Yeah, AC4. I've heard a bit of DRI, but I'll give it more of a go for sure.

The problem I have with really old-school stuff (like early '80's) is that the production values are so horrible - it has a certain charm and authenticity, no doubt, but it becomes pretty painful after a while. Even that AC4 record which was released in 2010 has that same feel to it, which is a bit of a cool throwback to old times, but if you try and listen to it too often it gives you brain damage. The over-produced metal-core sound with triggered kick-drums and friggin' auto-tune vocals sucks just as badly though.
Metalcore sucks. Period. I never want to see that term appear again in this thread.

Obviously there are limits, but I like the rawness of 80s production. Punk rock and slick production don't mix.

Have you ever listened to Discharge?

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Rodman » August 16, 2012, 11:15 am

Michael wrote:Yeah, AC4. I've heard a bit of DRI, but I'll give it more of a go for sure.

The problem I have with really old-school stuff (like early '80's) is that the production values are so horrible - it has a certain charm and authenticity, no doubt, but it becomes pretty painful after a while. Even that AC4 record which was released in 2010 has that same feel to it, which is a bit of a cool throwback to old times, but if you try and listen to it too often it gives you brain damage. The over-produced metal-core sound with triggered kick-drums and friggin' auto-tune vocals sucks just as badly though.
That DRI song I linked to is kind of a novelty, party anthem song, but cool nonetheless. The majority of their stuff is killer 90 second HC/thrash. Worth persevering with, believe me.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Albi » August 16, 2012, 1:22 pm

I hate the term post hardcore. **** is that anway? Although, the Alexisonfire concert I went to years ago was **** insane!
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Re: The metal thread

Post by 1-eyedgreen » August 20, 2012, 1:43 pm

Michael wrote:Alright fellas, can anyone recommend any decent new hardcore/punk/trash bands? Most of the more aggressive bands I listen to have been around forever, and for some reason the entire market is just flooded with new bands that play screamo and call themselves 'hardcore/post-hardcore' eg. Amity Affliction, The Ghost Inside, Bring me the horizon et al.

Also, has there ever been a genre of music that has produced band names as terrible as screamo bands?

These guys are probably my favourite artist atm
Black Tusk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieE2XEGfLHk


Saw these guys at Soundwave a couple years back and they were awesome
Trash Talk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6WJUouBDAQ


From Sweden, pretty cool but the singer tends to sound a bit to much like Mike Muir at times.
Dr. Living Dead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7en1q2h4sPA


I think these 2 will be more up your alley
Alcatraz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTm5DMvCq4U

New Mexican Disaster Squad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIpS8ugRUB8


These guys could probably only be classed as rock, but I reckon they’re killer and the film clip is a cracker too!
Valient Thorr
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ9MAaeCWo0


Rod's on the mark with DRI to dude. If the earlier stuff isn't your cup of tea check out Full Speed Ahead. It's not as full on and the production is a little more Hi-Fi as well.
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Re: The metal thread

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Green_Hammock » October 20, 2012, 9:04 am

Anyone into melodic death/folk metal band Wintersun, here is an awesome song off their long awaited album Time I. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6bai08s-g8
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Manbush » October 20, 2012, 9:15 am

Anyone seen the old metal cartoon Metalocalypse, if not its worth downloading for any metal heads
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Lui_Bon » December 19, 2012, 9:12 pm

melodic death/folk metal band Wintersun

No, but it seems to me like it might be a bit Amorphis. Metalocalypse seems intriguing- and they have dvds. Pending disposable income.

However, I was interested in opinions on Black Country Communion, seeing as I've been into a bit of Derek Sherinian lately. I love Planet X Live from Oz.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Rodman » December 19, 2012, 10:11 pm

Tales From the Thousand Lakes by Amorphis is a magnificent album.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Jake » February 7, 2013, 2:57 pm

If you're a fan of the NWOBHM, download Audrey Horne's new album Youngblood. Outstanding.

Not sure if I've posted this before, but Jesse Leach's "other" band The Empire Shall Fall are pretty good. Volume 1: Solar Plexus is exactly what an EP should be.

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Re: The metal thread

Post by langles21 » February 18, 2013, 10:18 am

Keen for Dave Draimans new side pieces stuff Device

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Re: The metal thread

Post by dubby » April 11, 2013, 8:23 pm

this question is mostly aimed at Rod, but anyone can answer:

Thoughts on bands like System of a down and Rob Zombie? (No, I'm not joking). I just can't take RZ seriously. Quality music, but I get tired of it quickly. SOAD are OK, but they are, in true Armenian style, pure bumpkins high on meth that somehow create some bloody good music at times while other times are dross.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Nick » April 17, 2013, 12:42 pm

Michael wrote:
Rodman wrote:
Michael wrote:I'm clearly being hyperbolic - besides, you seriously think that only 2% of metal bands sing about Satan and death etc? :lol:
The 2% figure was in reference to the number of bands who wear leather and corpsepaint.

The other 98% are Tommy Lee-like sex machines packing more meat than a Christmas lunch.
:lol: Are we talking about hair-metal now?
now there is a genre worth discussing. Hair bands boys, lets chat!
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Raidersrawesome » April 17, 2013, 2:02 pm

I just seen Motley Crue and they were kick ass :D
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Jake » May 17, 2013, 3:45 pm

dubby wrote:this question is mostly aimed at Rod, but anyone can answer:

Thoughts on bands like System of a down and Rob Zombie? (No, I'm not joking). I just can't take RZ seriously. Quality music, but I get tired of it quickly. SOAD are OK, but they are, in true Armenian style, pure bumpkins high on meth that somehow create some bloody good music at times while other times are dross.
Rob Zombie's new album is okay. I get that his schtick can get pretty tiresome. I will always love Astro Creep (White Zombie) though. Such a great album. Do you have it, dubby?

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Lui_Bon » May 21, 2013, 9:33 pm

So does anyone have an actual release DATE for the Dream Theater album Live from Luna Park? I want the dvd/cd set...

ps I quite like System of Down, apart from the stupid Armenian folk music schtick - when they want to get into the rock, they rock - tracks like Aerials, Violent Pornography etc. That said even when they don't rock they're sort of funny.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Manbush » May 28, 2013, 7:40 pm

Christopher Lee launches new epic metal album

On his 91st birthday, Sir Christopher Lee, the world's oldest metal performer, has launched the sequel to his epic concept album about Charlemagne.

If you missed Sir Christopher Lee's symphonic metal concept album Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, about the emperor Charlemagne, then you missed out — but right now is a fantastic opportunity to catch up. The nonagenarian singer and actor launched the second album on 27 May — his 91st birthday.

This officially marks him as, among many other awesome things including his friendship with Tolkien and his interest in occultism, the oldest metal performer in history.

The new album, titled Charlemagne: The Omens of Death, once again stars Sir Lee as the ghost of the dead emperor (his living counterpart is sung by tenor Vincent Ricciardi). In contrast to the first album, the new one is of a much heavier metal style — and even better, it's set to become a full musical production sometime later this year.

You can check out a preview below. Head on over to Sir Lee's MySpace page to listen to some sample tracks, visit Amazon to pick up the album on CD or vinyl, or hit up iTunes for a digital copy.

http://m.cnet.com.au/christopher-lee-la ... tm?redir=1
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Jake » June 4, 2013, 2:25 pm

Black Sabbath's new album is **** sick. Tony is still the master of the riff.

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Lui_Bon » September 28, 2013, 11:13 pm

Jake wrote:Black Sabbath's new album is **** sick. Tony is still the master of the riff.
I should get it. Full stop.

However, for fans of prog metal, the new Dream Theater album is well and truly a return to form. Mangini seems a whole lot more robust on drums than Portannoying was recently. (Especially as I made the mistake of getting the Adrenaline Mob album). Mainly though the songs are much better than A Dramatic Turn of Events and the lyrics are way better (ie not embarrassing) than on Black Clouds... In short, I've heard it twice and I like it.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Toviii » September 30, 2013, 3:58 pm

KW wrote:I watched my Xavier Rudd in concert DVD last night. good times.

That is all

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Raider Bell » September 30, 2013, 5:57 pm


Blackwater Park at about 1:50 where the acoustic leads into the drop is art.


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Re: The metal thread

Post by Shezza » September 30, 2013, 6:25 pm

Opeth!!!

I listened to a lot of Opeth whilst at university. I listened to Damnation recently, I'm getting mellower as I age...... that is a great album.
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Post by Baywatch » September 30, 2013, 9:14 pm

Opeth are amazing.

Been listening to Touche Amore's new album the last week

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Jake » November 3, 2013, 10:47 am

The greatest heavy metal song of all time.





P.S. Can somebody please edit this so the video actually shows up in the post :)

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Jake » January 7, 2014, 3:30 pm

Is anybody into Neurosis? Rodman? They've piqued my interest and want to know which album to dive into.

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Begbie » January 7, 2014, 4:05 pm

Toviii wrote:
KW wrote:I watched my Xavier Rudd in concert DVD last night. good times.

That is all

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Manbush » January 16, 2014, 7:50 pm

Just saw this on facebook :lol:

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Toviii » January 16, 2014, 8:07 pm

Haha, that's a troll page, right? Please tell me that's a troll page.
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Re: The metal thread

Post by Manbush » January 16, 2014, 9:00 pm

No idea just checked the page and they're morons, think Lemmy is from Radiohead, sacrilege!!!

Another one of theirs

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Re: The metal thread

Post by Raider Bell » January 16, 2014, 9:05 pm

****, I just had Trivium on but luckily I saw your post in the nick of time, Manbush. I almost become a drug addict, I could feel it.
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