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post #2011 of 2039 Old 08-01-2016, 08:26 AM
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Not sure if I posted this artist before.. I may have. I forgot all about them and this song and it popped up today while randoming through music.

Here is the second half of the song. 5:14 seconds of awesomness. It hit's on a lot of my soft spots - sad/somber tone, rythmic chugging riffs, beautiful melodies, etc. It builds up to a probably non-technical but perfect with the song guitar solo a little before 4:00. Sad that the lead singer died, this IMO is talent:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q8yFMIC9qU

I know you heard this at one of the G2Gs cause I put it on the playlist and I have posted about them in the past


the band/ that album is amazing
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I was listening to their album before that one a couple of days ago, and it's great too.
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This is a whole album, but anyone of these tracks are pretty great. Slower tempo Melodic Death Metal that puts the melody at the forefront. Some songs have a clean female accompaniment.

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Just found this thread....awesome! I've only read the first page and the last page.

I am 39. I grew up near Seattle and was a young teen when the grunge era hit. I had always liked GNR, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin. I was into some metal at that age, but not a ton. Alice in Chains rocked my world then I found Tool (it was ~92 because I graduated in '93). To this day I still idolize Tool. Was really into Industrial for a long while and dug Ministry and many of their side projects. Got into Deftones for a while and a handful of other nu-metal acts unfortunately. I'm a huge Faith No More fan and like some of Patton's other stuff as well.

I consider myself a bit of a metal head but I am picky about what kind of metal I listen to and took a long while to warm up to cookie monster vocals. I don't really dig the satanism/death/**** social norm elements of a lot of metal, but often like the music.

I really dig Opeth, got into them from Porcupine Tree (not metal) and like everything from Still Life onward. Wish I could find more progressive metal like this that wasn't so focused on being "progressive" and more focused on being as beautiful.

I like In Flames, Lamb of God and a tiny bit of Children of Bodom. Together with Opeth that is some of the more brutal vocals I can deal with.

I recently saw Periphery live. They were opened by Thank You Scientists (awesome, not metal), Wovenwar (not my thing), Nothing More (fun to watch).

I like Dream Theater some, but honestly think that James LeBrie is the weak link in that band.
Recently found Anciients and dig their new album.
I like Agalloch in small doses.
Katatonia is awesome but not really metal per se.
Aghora - Formless is quite good
Cynic - Traced in Air is ok IMo
I can't get into Messugah
Karnivool is good, not quite metal
Riverside is good
Soen is a fun Tool-like band
I know it is weird to quote yourself, but I had a side splitting laugh when I saw the time stamp and look at what I'm listening to these days, pretty much every good Progressive, Melodic Death Metal, ambient black, some technical death, lots of the better old school death metal, cattle decapitation even. Once I warmed up to growly/harsh/guttural/screeching vocals I found a whole world of amazing metal that is beyond musical.

Listening to Wolfheart right now. Good MDM by Tuomas Saukkonen (everything he touches has been gold).


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Hmmm, if you like the death metal version of Opeth and can tolerate a mild cookie monster, you might like this.

Edge of Sanity's Crimson
I don't know if I saw from your post, but I absolutely love that album, it is mind blowing, especially considering the date.

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Once I warmed up to growly/harsh/guttural/screeching vocals I found a whole world of amazing metal that is beyond musical.
Yep. It's a progression. First it's the vocals, and then the speed. However, I will never like the dissonance many younger death-metallers seem to prefer. To me, music is not meant to be dissonant. Defeats the whole point of rhythm and melody.

Probably the most extreme I listen to now is something like below, which is also the song I use to see if a speaker can handle extreme metal. And maybe a few Infant Annihilator songs, which I won't post here due to the wildly inappropriate lyrics .
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Black Sun Aeon - Routa (another Toumas Saukkonen band)
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not really a metal head , but just been given weekend VIP TICKETS to this ..




Diamond Head and Twisted Sister are no the too see list , any other recommendations ?

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I'm a big fan of both Mastodon and especially Gojira. Those are not to miss. Symphony X is pretty good, saw them live once.

Both Behemoth and Satryicon are black metal and do the painted corpse thing (not really my style), think Venom is like that too, at least it is black metal. Slayer should be a good show and I think Fear Factory would be cool to see even though I'm not really into them.
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This is a whole album, but anyone of these tracks are pretty great. Slower tempo Melodic Death Metal that puts the melody at the forefront. Some songs have a clean female accompaniment.

https://youtu.be/YNHIjeBhqC4

Reminds me of Omnimum Gatherum but with female vocals. Good stuff!!
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Reminds me of Omnimum Gatherum but with female vocals. Good stuff!!
Yeah, to me it sounds a lot like something from Tuomas Saukkonen.

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New Metallica.
Due out in November.
I haven't really liked them since The Black album, but this isn't bad. Not that I'm adverse to letting a few four-letter words fly in traffic, but there's something sad about mid-50's guys in a "non-evil" band spouting profanity in songs. Makes it seem like they're trying to be 20 again.

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I have found that Metallica's Blu-ray -Through The Never- to be the most dynamically recorded music I have heard to this day. It has an incredible slam to it. Are there any other discs of any kind that have comparable dynamics to it.
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New Metallica.
Due out in November.
I haven't really liked them since The Black album, but this isn't bad. Not that I'm adverse to letting a few four-letter words fly in traffic, but there's something sad about mid-50's guys in a "non-evil" band spouting profanity in songs. Makes it seem like they're trying to be 20 again.

Metallica Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct

I agree, not bad. Hetfield still has that crazy fast pick hand, but he showed that on the last album too on a couple of songs so not too surprising.

I was cringing hearing the cuss words. Like you it's not that I'm offended it just sounds forced and out of place. I like Death Magnetic quite a bit (the non clipping version that is) so I won't be surprised if I like the new stuff too. I just have to keep my expectations in check, it's not like any album they do could compete with my favorites.
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I have found that Metallica's Blu-ray -Through The Never- to be the most dynamically recorded music I have heard to this day. It has an incredible slam to it. Are there any other discs of any kind that have comparable dynamics to it.
Love that disk. I have some other favorite concert blu ray's but not sure if any of them have the same kind of dynamics.
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Love that disk. I have some other favorite concert blu ray's but not sure if any of them have the same kind of dynamics.
Hey Carp,

I knew that if there was one to compare, you would probably know about it. Surely, Through the Never can't be the only disc that exists at that level of realism.
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New Harakiri For The Sky album is great!

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Hey Carp,

I knew that if there was one to compare, you would probably know about it. Surely, Through the Never can't be the only disc that exists at that level of realism.

You may not have the same taste as me, so this may be a bad recommendation for you. It's called Black Symphony by Within Temptation. It's a syphonic metal band with a female lead singer. This show they have a full orchestra playing with them and it sounds fantastic. It's not as dynamic as the Metallica disk but it just does it for me. It's weird though, I don't really get into the studio albums by Within Temptation. The sound is just so much better on the blu ray concert. Check out some of the clips on youtube. It won't have anywhere close to the sound quality of the actual blu ray but will give you an idea if you would like the style of music.

Also, the blu ray Roger Waters The Wall has amazing sound. Like Through the Never it's in 2:35:1 which is amazing if you have a screen with that aspect ratio. It's also in Dolby Atmos. I don't have ceiling speakers an Atmos AVR yet but damn it sounds good. I skip through the non concert parts. Comfortably numb gives me goosebumps so bad that it's almost painful.


Woah. Currently listening/watching this while surfing the forum. I have to see if there is a blu ray of this. I've always loved Devin Townsend.

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Just listened to the Devin Townsend vid. I dug it. Yeah, I do have a 2:35 Screen and the video quality of the Metallica blu-ray is also first rate.
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Love that disk. I have some other favorite concert blu ray's but not sure if any of them have the same kind of dynamics.
I will tell you one thing ... stay far away from Rush's R40 blu-ray. R30 is probably my favorite blu-ray concert, but R40 sounds like total crap. So much so I sold it after one play.
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I will tell you one thing ... stay far away from Rush's R40 blu-ray. R30 is probably my favorite blu-ray concert, but R40 sounds like total crap. So much so I sold it after one play.
Thanks for the heads up, I planned on buying it eventually. Your are right about R30, I love that one too.
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I tried to play the R40 blu ray right after Through the Never....needless to say it was quickly removed and has not been back in the blu ray player since. Sounded terrible.

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I don't know how you guys feel about Porcupine tree, but the Blu-ray of Anesthetize has great dynamics as well. Though, not at the level of Metallica's disc.

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Now I am going to have to pick up that through the never blu-ray. I like to collect blu-rays of good concerts, especially metal.

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Josh, I really don't think we can hype of Through the Never too much, it really is that good. You may or may not like the movie parts, but that doesn't matter the concert parts are incredible.
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I don't know how you guys feel about Porcupine tree, but the Blu-ray of Anesthetize has great dynamics as well. Though, not at the level of Metallica's disc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuj9XjwArAk
I bought the In Absentia 5.1 dvd audio many years ago, it's outstanding. I also like Steven Wilson's contributions on Opeth's Blackwater Park. I may have to pick up their Blu-Ray.
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I have both Anesthetize and Arriving Somewhere, Not Here by PT, as well as Steven Wilson's Get All You Deserve, all of which are excellent.

Today I've been listening to In Mourning's discography. Quite excellent IMO.

Might I suggest starting with the second track off:


My girlfriend sent me this one last night. Its pretty damn cool stoner metal of sorts.


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