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My brother (33) is an elementary school teacher, he also plays music in the class room. Occasionally he'll play it with the kids in the room. He had the kids asking him "why is he a Powerslave?" one time tongue.gif

Haha, nice!! I have 9th graders, so there are plenty of times that I'll play music in the background while they are quietly working on an assignment. I don't get too nuts and play anything with death vocals, but I do play plenty of Metallica, Tool, Van Halen, ACDC, or any other mainstream hard rock/metal.
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I love checking out new metal that I've never heard, but it's also great to listen to music I've heard my whole life.

Last night I played some of the Powerage album. LOVE that album, well actually I love anything with Bon but this one might be my favorite. Played Down Payment Blues and then What's Next to the Moon and then skipped over the the Highway to Hell album for Love Hungry Man and Night Prowler, and then "threw on" the song Ride On from the Dirty Deeds album.

It was the first time I have listened to Bon Scott ACDC on the Noesis and it was amazing!! Being so familiar with these tunes I could really hear the difference. It felt like Bon was brought back from the grave and was in the room. I just sat there with eyes closed and soaked it in. The guitars, bass guitar, drums, vocals, everything was so distinct and "real" sounding. Ended the night with Creeping Death before heading upstairs - awesome as always.

Ok, so my recommendation today is this: If you don't have the Powerage album, check it out. You've probably heard Sin City, but other than that this album gets forgotten and it's a shame because it has a unique sound/vibe to it and in some ways is AC/DC's best album.
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This is my Last.fm profile so you have an idea of what i listen to. Its a wide range but i do love me some Metal

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I’m only 31 and my metal journey started with whatever was on the radio in the late 80s/early 90s. Mostly glam rock/metal. Crue, Poison, Twisted sister and the Big 80s stuff. Which I really liked AC/DC in there as well. I didn’t seriously get into music until middle school, the 1st 2 CDs I ever purchased were And Justice for All & the Black Album. From there I picked up a lot of G&R AC/DC and other bands. Really got into Alice in Chains & Tool when the grunge stuff started. Tool May still be my favorite band of all.

I took a diversion in HS when a friend introduced me to Punk. NOFX, Bad Religion and Pennywise started it. I’m pretty sure it was the speed of the music, just so fast and raw. Rode the punk wave all through high school. Been to hundreds of shows and have seen pretty much everyone who has been large in the Punk Genre for the past 20 years. I’ve personally met most of NOFX, Bad Religion, H20 and Dropkick Murphy’s. Saw DKM twice on ST patty’s in Boston which was simply amazing.

In college I got back into metal. Best friend and roommate was a HUGE Metallica fan and got me back into it. Finally got around to seriously listening to RTL and MOP and kicked myself for not doing that sooner. Good god those albums are amazing. Same with Pantera, I remember seeing them on MTV back when they showed videos but that was it. But man on man their stuff really pounded

I also started listening to Iron Maiden at this time (oh where had you been all my life) I’m sure I had heard it before but never put it together. The writing of the music & lyrics just blew me away. Their songs were just epic. Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Alexander the Great, Hallowed be they name. Simply amazing music. From here I got more into bands like Sabbath, Dio, Alice Cooper & other big metal bands that I has missed. I had written off Sabbath as I really didn’t care for Ozzy, however once discovering Dio that all changed. Dios voice was and is simply unmatched.
While in college on Halloween I went to a Concert with Slayer, Arch Enemy & Hate breed – let’s just say that was an experience I will never forget. First real listens to some of the Growl. Some I like Some I don’t, but it opened me up to things later.

Sometime after college I found Nightwish (I think in a World of Warcraft video) and I really liked the symphonic sound. Found Epica, Within Temptation and After Forever. Really dug the female vocals.

Sometime after this and I’m not sure how it happened but I seemed to discoverd Blind Guardian and In Flames at the same time. Totally different styles of music but they propelled me. In Flames was prob the first MeloDeath I had heard and I really liked the vocals. Perfect mix of instrumentals and vocals, and yes I still love their new stuff even tho it is more metal core. It had to be the speed that really took me into death metal. I loved it from Punk and found it in metal.
Spurred me onto bands like Children of Bodom, Insomnium, Ensferum, Wintersun, Kuias,… I could go on. But apparently Scandinavia is hording all the metal bands. Blind Guardian got me to go back and listen to more power metal, Iron Savior, Savage Circus, Helloween, Sabaton, Man O War, Gamma Ray,…
That pretty much brings us to now. There are almost too many bands to list. And Carp I too love Opeth. I did not have a memorable moment about them but they just showed up and I’ve liked them ever since.

Really like prog metal. I own every Dream Theater album. Images and Words is in my all-time top 5.

I also really like modern metal, which most call Metal Core. Bands like As I Lay Dying, Between the Buried & me, Bullet for my Valentine, Protest the Hero and the like. There is a ton of great stuff out there now. Some really good stuff comming out of Australia. Be'lakor and Ne Obliviscaris to name 2
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Listen to Angela from Arch Enemy before you judge her; no squealing present there. Here, check her out:

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Yea Angela is amazing

Alyssa from The Agonist is also quite good

Mix of Growl and Clean
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Good read. Its interesting seeing individuals progression out of the 80's through the 90's and into the present. Lots of common scenarios.
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Ok, so my recommendation today is this: If you don't have the Powerage album, check it out. You've probably heard Sin City, but other than that this album gets forgotten and it's a shame because it has a unique sound/vibe to it and in some ways is AC/DC's best album.

Totally agree - the band's most unsung - and arguably best - album. But I too am a sucker for Bon Scott-fronted AC/DC. The recent iTunes LP has some pretty cool digital liner notes.

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... I also started listening to Iron Maiden at this time (oh where had you been all my life) I’m sure I had heard it before but never put it together. The writing of the music & lyrics just blew me away. Their songs were just epic. Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Alexander the Great, Hallowed be they name. Simply amazing music...
This mirrors my experience exactly. For some reason (lack of air time on regular radio, no friend who introduced them, my own misconceptions maybe) I just never listened to them until about 7 years ago. I have Sirius and they get played quite a bit on a few of the stations, that's how I finally got introduced.

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Yeah, I love Maiden too. I bought their Rio Concert DVD 10 or so years ago and was blown away. I was already a fan but that sealed the deal.

Favorite song is Revelations.
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Yeah, I love Maiden too. I bought their Rio Concert DVD 10 or so years ago and was blown away. I was already a fan but that sealed the deal.

Favorite song is Revelations.
I've seen their last 3 tours, it's just ridiculous how good they still are live. I love how the crowds cover 3 generations: grand parents, parents, and teenagers. Great music is timeless.

I love Revelations, the live version on Flight 666 is outstanding. One of the songs that's dramatically better live than on the album. I can't pick a favorite, aside from the usuals I'd probably say The Evil that Men Do. Really liked seeing them play The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg a couple tours ago.

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Iron Maiden is tops! My favorite tune is probably Hallowed Be Thy Name.

Heavy metal song of the day: Iconoclast by Symphony X of the album "Iconoclast." If you like their stuff and want to purchase the album be sure to get the double disc. The record label wanted a single disc version, but you lose the intentions of the band because they recorded the album wanting two discs from the beginning, and they wanted to close the album with a track called "Reign In Madness," which isn't on the single disc version.

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Symphony X is quite amazing, and a highly underrated/ ppreciated band IMO. Iconoclast is a great album. As is all of their stuff. Def one of my fave Prob bands. The Odyssey is most likely my favorite album of theirs
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Ha, yeah. I think I only heard Tease me Please me (or Teasin' Pleasin' or something like that) if I remember right... hopefully not their best tune! I never got into the late 80's hair stuff.
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I've been digging this track, a lot.
That's a badass song! Guessing that's Jason newsted!?! Last I heard was he was playing with some kid years ago. It even sounds like old Metallica.
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New 4 track EP he released, from the wiki:
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In December 2012, Jason announced that he had formed his own band called Newsted with drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. and guitarist Jessie Farnsworth.[27][28] The band released a four-song EP, titled Metal, on January 8, 2013.
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Not bad at all, However he looks strange with that mustache. Def gonna check out the EP
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Have loved Maiden since a buddy lent me his Piece of Mind album back in '83. Months later, I'd be seeing them on the World Slavery tour - my first real metal show (w/ Twisted Sister as the warm up act:eek:). Have seen them on the Somewhere Back in Time, Final Frontier & Maiden England tours in the last few years - they seem to get better every tour.

The T-shirt being modeled by my sister in law's fiance below was purchased on a recent trip of theirs to Amsterdam. Best bootleg Maiden shirt ever. (I got my own under the tree this XMAS) Figure fans of both Maiden & other activities would appreciate wink.gif

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My recomendation for today

Actually 2 songs but 1 video, the first is really just the intro to the 2nd

Ensiferum - Tumman Virran Taa / The Longest Journey
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You guys ever hear of Faith No More? I hit shuffle each morning on the old brown Zune and today it chose Woodpeckers From Mars.
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Symphony X is quite amazing, and a highly underrated/ ppreciated band IMO. Iconoclast is a great album. As is all of their stuff. Def one of my fave Prob bands. The Odyssey is most likely my favorite album of theirs

I have trouble deciding which album is best, because The Odyssey, V, Paradise Lost and Iconoclast are sooooo good.
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Have loved Maiden since a buddy lent me his Piece of Mind album back in '83. Months later, I'd be seeing them on the World Slavery tour - my first real metal show (w/ Twisted Sister as the warm up act:eek:). Have seen them on the Somewhere Back in Time, Final Frontier & Maiden England tours in the last few years - they seem to get better every tour.

The T-shirt being modeled by my sister in law's fiance below was purchased on a recent trip of theirs to Amsterdam. Best bootleg Maiden shirt ever. (I got my own under the tree this XMAS) Figure fans of both Maiden & other activities would appreciate wink.gif

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My recomendation for today

Actually 2 songs but 1 video, the first is really just the intro to the 2nd

Ensiferum - Tumman Virran Taa / The Longest Journey
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Listening to it at work. smile.gif I forgot how folky Ensiferum was. I prefer Suidakra when it comes to Folk-style death metal, but I have a few Ensiferum albums. This tune is very cool!

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You guys ever hear of Faith No More? I hit shuffle each morning on the old brown Zune and today it chose Woodpeckers From Mars.

Oh yes, I have always loved the album Angel Dust and The Real Thing is excellent too. Great stuff on those albums.
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Oh yes, I have always loved the album Angel Dust and The Real Thing is excellent too. Great stuff on those albums.
I pretty much find all their records to be quite good some are great like the ones you mentioned.
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Oh, I have and like Album of the Year too.
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Love Midlife Crisis, never understood why Epic was such a hit though. Angel Dust was a good album.
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