any metal heads? (in Off-topic)
Machine head, lamb of god, gojira, and trivium are making their way around. Catch that :)
December 12 2006 3:24 PM EST
December 12 2006 4:02 PM EST
trivium is good...
i like ill nino, himsa, mushroomhead, autumn to ashes, and as i lay dying better though :P
December 13 2006 7:04 AM EST
I really enjoy metal, but I find that I usually only listen to Kittie and In Flames with any sort of regularity.
December 13 2006 9:10 AM EST
I like Dimu Borgir, Luca Turilli, S.O.A.D., Tool, and Led Zepplin for metal. (if you count L.Z. as metal, which I do...)
I used to listen to a bit more heavy music, but I'm calming down a little because my medication is starting to work again... :)
Who else... Let me think a moment... Megadeth was/is pretty great, Metallica WAS pretty great, Pantera was GREAT... Ozzy is God.
Metallica are still gods, especially for their live shows.
Megadeth are reasonably high on the list.
Sabbath, the founders of metal, what more can I say.
Led Zepplin, the band Heavy Metal was named after, from the speech 'our sound is like heavy metal falling from the sky'.
I have to add in 2 of my favourite bands also, American Head Charge and Mad Capsule Markets, so inventive and raw they are unbelievable, especially live.
I tend to dislike unintelligible lyrics. -IMO-, screaming is good, belching in the mic is not.
Metallica has always been my favorite band, I even like St-Anger :)
Though recently, Megadeth are taking a huge leap up in my favorite band list, even If I am only beginning to get into their entire repertoire. I am liking some of their strangest songs, like Insomnia, whose production value shows how St-Anger should have been done :)
It wasn't even Metallica's fault that St Anger turned out the way it did.
I like the way that they have experimented and I like Frantic, Some Kind of Monster and St Anger a lot.
Yes, they turned up the volume on the snares too much but that was Rick Rubin's fault, one of the best producers around and he goes and does that >.<
Of, course, the production of St-Anger was an experiment, and I'm damn glad they do different things from time to time...And anyways, this pecular album rocks live :)
Speaking of music, if you guys haven't checked already, you might wanna go visit this site : www.pandora.com (I don't know how to make links sorry)
I've discovered lots of new music there, In genres I never would of suspected I might like...
December 13 2006 2:23 PM EST
Ppbbbbbbbbltt... to St. Anger...
System is great, especially if you can't understand thier screaming parts and you read the lyrics... that's why I got into them... Love the lyrics and harmonies (especially the harmonies in the last three CDs...) They're my favorite of all of them... System, Floyd, and Shania Twain... /me is KIDDING, calm down... but seriously... she is pretty gorgeous...
Lets not talk about nu-tallica -.- In my eyes metallica died with Cliff... I just haven't gotten into anything really after and justice for all...
I bar hopped with american head charge when they toured with static X... Those guys are awesome. (Yeah their music is awesome too)
In flames is easily one of the best live bands around, they are gods... :) I doubt you could name a band I haven't listened too, so I'll save my many many opinions :D
December 13 2006 3:15 PM EST
I have honestly been listening to Wisconsin Death Trip for 30 minutes... Odd...
Megadeth and In Flames most definitely. I like the Burton era Metallica stuff. St. Anger, though not mindblowing, was at least a step in the right direction [back to being angry] after "Load" and "Reload" [neither of which i can stand].
Also a big fan Trivium, Arch Enemy, Darkane, Hypocrisy, Fear Factory, Soilwork, God Forbid, and anything involving Devin Townsend- Strapping Young Lad, Ocean Machine, DTB, etc.
Anyone in the WI/Il stateline area should come check out my band, Mother Noose. Lots of double bass, Iron maiden style guitar harmonies [but with 3 guitars :) ], atmospheric keys, and split yelled / clean 3 part harmony vocals. Chatmail me if interested, we've got a couple of shows this month.
You don't like Metallica's Load album yet you like Trivium when it comes to down right thrashing it out?
Fair enough, Load has a few songs like The Unforgiven but 'Fuel' itself makes that album a classic, if even in my opinion only a 'mini album'.
Black is my favourite album, yes it has the overly trendy 'Enter Sandman' but 'One' is an anthem, their best song by far.
With AHC, they play in drop A, need I say more? ;)
I'm not into a lot of these recent bands which are more 'emocore' and 'screamo', they are in my opinion, ripping off metal riffs by adding very emo-like lyrics or in Triviums case, self-admittedly just copying Metallica.
I don't want an argument out of this because admittedly I'm not a huge fan of metal as a whole but if I listen to any it is mostly the original stuff rather than stuff created since the late 90's.
December 14 2006 8:46 AM EST
I listen to a lot of SOAD. I always forget they are considered metal, though, because So many people I know who can't stand it will happily listen to it.
Speaking of people who can't stand metal, My mate, who listens to pop junk and stuff like it, became a HUGE In flames fan after I told him to listen to a couple of their songs. His playlists now make me cry, make me vomit, then make me giggle like a little girl.
I think he is still annoyed at me for introducing noisy music into his life.
I don't think they'll count here, but possibly my favourite band (In contention with In Flames) is Within Temptation.
A lot of the metal I have, while I listen to it and enjoy it, just gets boring to me after a while and I have to listen to other music before too long. Thank Bob for shuffle mode.
December 14 2006 3:00 PM EST
Yeah, I have to space it out too... I listen to a variety of things while I'm just surfing but any time I'm killing anything (in games or otherwise) I like to listen to loud, heavy, music...
I'm gonna check out In Flames now because everyone is raving about them...
I would recommend Sepultura over In Flames myself.
Oh, and can't go without Motorhead, may not specifically be counted as metal but they are definitely hard rock and play louder than any band out there live :)
In Flames-wise, i have to recommend the album "Colony" over anything else they've done. My first thoughts upon hearing it (like 7 years ago)
was "Holy crap! These guys are like the "Boston" of death metal!"
Admittedly, its not a great description, but "Colony" is aggressive, but full of melody.
December 14 2006 6:50 PM EST
So, about this band, In Flames... I heard em today... kind of uh... great, huh? Some of it reminds me of a heavy Luca Turilli... I'm debating whether to spend my recent paypal money to buy A. Christmas Presents for my mom... or B. In Flames CD's.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Ok, well, I'm still gonna buy my mom a nice gifts (and I'm lucky because I only have to buy for her... Yeaaah...) but I'll try and get some more dough for In Flames...
As I said a little further up, give Sepultura a go.
If you like a lot of recent metal I would definitely suggest bands such as Soil and Down.
If you are really into the heavy stuff like MH and LoG then I would suggest DevilDriver, Coal Chamber and Soulfly.
When it comes to metal, there are 1000s of bands that have to grow on you. Such as, they have everything awesome besides one thing you don't like... be it a singer, the lyrics, w/e...
Then you have Lamb of God, who are just amazing and just phew....
Then you have your playlist...
Lamb of God
Devil Driver / Coal chamber
Soulfly (I'm more of a fan of their older stuff)
Children of Bodom
Five Finger Death Punch
Lately I don't have as much time to sit around listening to music as much as I used to (I'm fairly busy now :() so I find myself listening to tons of Lamb of God, Kataklysm, In Flames,
Rage against the machine, Devildriver etc etc...
I would recommend ANY In Flames album, Colony is a favorite, but all of their stuff is amazing, their newer stuff is a little more mainstream sounding in the way the albums were produced, but they are still AMAZING...
Off the top of my head, my favorite In flames songs... Hmm... Trigger, Cloud Connected, Touch of Red, Starforsaken, the Jester Race, Gyroscope, Episode 666, Pinball map, ...
I know I'll get flak for saying soundtrack to your escape is my favorite album... come on... the entire album is a masterpiece... You have all the different songs for different moods.
Any sepultera is a good choice because any band with Igor Cavilera is just going to be good. end of story.
(I'm not much into new trivium but some of their old stuff is pretty good)
December 14 2006 7:48 PM EST
I've only heard one song by Soil, and I really loved it. I haven't been able to find any more of their stuff (Not that I've been looking very hard)
The song is Halo.
Which reminds me of my next thing;
Anyone in this thread would probably like chronixradio
Its a streaming online radio thing, which plays metal nearly exclusively
Redefine and Remember are the best other 2 tracks by SOiL, most of their stuff is great but the title tracks aren't usually memorable.
You can find most of these bands and their music videos on youtube. Almost eveyr In Flames music video can be found there. I suggest you check it out if you don't know of a band.
The light work at an inflames show is amazing.... I've only seen them twice but just watching these videos makes me nostalgic. I'm going again... oh yes... I'm going again :D
December 16 2006 3:04 PM EST
Well, when it comes to Metal, loads of people have different opinions on all the bands belonging to it. I'd call Led Zeppelin Classic rock, but there you go.
My favourite band is System of a Down. I've got four of their albums and I'm getting the fifth on Christmas, from a friend (Steal this album!). Shame they went on hiatus.
My taste in music does range pretty far, going around the whole of the "Rock" genre. Minus system, my favourite artists would be AC/DC, Tenacious D, and Radiohead, among others. I'm really not too fussed. I'd listen to pop if I had to.
In reply to that other guy, i've heard of that halo song too, it's really good. I think I heard that the singer of that song got replaced by some other guy. Ah well.
So that was my first post. If it matters, sorry about the two day delay thing.
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