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post #811 of 1183
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

It's going great so far. I have had BP in my car soaking it in every morning and evening on my commutes. It is time to give it a shot at the big boys, and pop it in downstairs, but I am certainly looking forward to it. I have made it several times through the disc so I think I will be ready to dial in and give the HT a go at it smile.gif In the meantime, Ghost Reveries just showed up and I have enjoyed it so far. It is now in the car with BP moving to the HT. I got notification that Deliverance is on its way and I think one of the others is too. Jeez at this point I don't even remember which ones I got!!! Haha. I need to check on that smile.gif

Great to hear you are enjoying BP! I think you are really going to like Ghost Reveries. Like I said before, the song The Grand Conjuration was THE song that finally got me into Opeth full time. I had been dabbling with Opeth for a couple of years before that but never really seemed to commit. Then I heard TGC on a compilation album and it finally clicked. Now imagine my surprise when I bought the album and figured out that TGC was over 10 minutes long! eek.gif The version I had on that compilation was an edited version and after soaking in the full glory of that song, the edited version simply sucks butt by comparison! I really love the way the album just starts off brutal and really doesn't let go of you for about the first half hour or so. Then you are allowed to catch your breath for bit until the middle of Harlequin forest then you are on the best roller coaster ride for the rest of the album. biggrin.gif Pure enjoyment, and whenever you get the chance you need to play the album in it's entirety to get the full effect. cool.gif Enjoy!
post #812 of 1183
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

Ha, yeah I tend to go overboard. smile.gif

You have to understand though, I don't know ANYONE that likes this kind of music. I have some buddies that like Metallica ok, but no one that is really into metal and certainly not Opeth, so I have to get it all out in this thread.

I have a very similar situation. The one person who loves metal as much if not more than me lives almost an hour away and works on the opposite shift from me. mad.gif That makes it really tough to get together for metal fests. rolleyes.gif At least we have this thread! biggrin.gif
post #813 of 1183
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

Ha, yeah I tend to go overboard. smile.gif

You have to understand though, I don't know ANYONE that likes this kind of music. I have some buddies that like Metallica ok, but no one that is really into metal and certainly not Opeth, so I have to get it all out in this thread.

lol your not alone in that area, i know lots of people that like "Hard rock" and maybe some "Metal Core"

but no one likes the harder stuff we often talk about in this thread
post #814 of 1183
My favorite is when people who haven't heard my music and come over hear something like Lacuna Coil, or Alice in Chains on my background music/no metal playlist when we are hosting, and they are all, "Oh so you like heavy metal huh? Cool!!!" To which I always respond "I'll show you some metal" and crank up "Now You Have Something to Die For" by LoG or the likes of it...haha. Then they leave...
post #815 of 1183
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

My favorite is when people who haven't heard my music and come over hear something like Lacuna Coil, or Alice in Chains on my background music/no metal playlist when we are hosting, and they are all, "Oh so you like heavy metal huh? Cool!!!" To which I always respond "I'll show you some metal" and crank up "Now You Have Something to Die For" by LoG or the likes of it...haha. Then they leave...

lol ive done the same thing with Sepultura and meshuggah

reminds me of this
http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/154851/cartmans-plan
post #816 of 1183
My favorite thing about the metal experience is how judgmental people are when they hear the term metal and how many people have different ideas of what metal is. For years my dad thought Led Zepplin was screamer music and now his favorite songs include Metallica - Battery and Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar. One of my mom's favorite songs is Testament - Electric Crown. I love the evolution of metal.

I used to be elitist hate everything but black/thrash metal the typical "Slipknot is dumb" "Soulfly is stupid" type, then I pretty much just stopped caring. Now when I see someone that likes metal I have to appreciate someone that likes good music. At my local record store I walked in wearing a Breitling, US Open Merion, PA golf polo, and flip flops and saw a guy with an Overkill patch on his vest and I'm sure it took him by surprise that I had all of their records and could talk to him about a lot, but in the end we were just two people that enjoyed good music.

I'm happy to have a thread like this to share and learn.
post #817 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Valtyr View Post

My favorite thing about the metal experience is how judgmental people are when they hear the term metal and how many people have different ideas of what metal is. For years my dad thought Led Zepplin was screamer music and now his favorite songs include Metallica - Battery and Metallica - Whiskey in the Jar. One of my mom's favorite songs is Testament - Electric Crown. I love the evolution of metal.

I used to be elitist hate everything but black/thrash metal the typical "Slipknot is dumb" "Soulfly is stupid" type, then I pretty much just stopped caring. Now when I see someone that likes metal I have to appreciate someone that likes good music. At my local record store I walked in wearing a Breitling, US Open Merion, PA golf polo, and flip flops and saw a guy with an Overkill patch on his vest and I'm sure it took him by surprise that I had all of their records and could talk to him about a lot, but in the end we were just two people that enjoyed good music.

I'm happy to have a thread like this to share and learn.

I too went through a phase where I was against many genres of music and then one day I just realized how narrow minded that type of thinking is. Now, while metal is where I live, I have greatly expanded my music catalog with stuff I never thought I would listen to. Now that being said, my kids still seem to find stuff on you tube that is stupid and there is no way in hell that I will ever like it. biggrin.gif Oh and that damn song "friday" by rebecca black. Gawd that song is awful! tongue.gif
post #818 of 1183
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Originally Posted by esappy View Post

I too went through a phase where I was against many genres of music and then one day I just realized how narrow minded that type of thinking is. Now, while metal is where I live, I have greatly expanded my music catalog with stuff I never thought I would listen to. Now that being said, my kids still seem to find stuff on you tube that is stupid and there is no way in hell that I will ever like it. biggrin.gif Oh and that damn song "friday" by rebecca black. Gawd that song is awful! tongue.gif
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I've always tried to be open all kinds of genres. I have to say I am pretty well versed at underground hip-hop and over the last year have really been digging some dubstep/electronic type music. People enjoy that for the most part over my usual playlist so that is nice as well. It isn't the " unts unts unts unts" type music but rather melodic EDM like the new Daft punk, Pretty Lights, etc. What I don't appreciate is the posers that claim to be "metal" and are so far from it, that it is silly.

On the other hand, anyone jammed to some Sonic Syndicate lately. I enjoy their sound. Just had a track come over the playlist and it was nice smile.gif
post #819 of 1183
Not to side track the metal thread but yeah beast, I agree. I love underground hip hop. Hopsin, Aesop Rock, Jedi Mind Tricks and the like. Love it!
Don't tell my metal friends tongue.gif
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So I'm in the market for some new speakers. I'm putting together a sample on a USB flash drive. Any songs you guys highly recommend to test speakers? 

 

Pig Destroyer - Natasha (unique sound, doom with great ambient sounds) 

Phobia - Rise up (great song)

Borknagar - The Genuine Pulse (cymbals) 

Enslaved - Ethica Odini (guitars and the song rips!!!)

Vader - Creatures of Light and Darkness (good intro)

Hate Plow - Resurgence of Hate (drumming)

Dragonlord - Emerald (lighter side of metal)

Mgla - IV from Groza (toms, floor toms, and bass drum)

The Casualties - We Are All We Have Tonight (punk)

 

I'm thinking of cropping just the best part of each song so it's not too long for each audition. I also picked these songs because I know them really well.

post #821 of 1183
Testament - D.N.R.
Mithotyn - Kings of the Distant Forest
Summon - Blood Runs Black
post #822 of 1183
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Originally Posted by bombertodd View Post

So I'm in the market for some new speakers. I'm putting together a sample on a USB flash drive. Any songs you guys highly recommend to test speakers? 

Pig Destroyer - Natasha (unique sound, doom with great ambient sounds) 
Phobia - Rise up (great song)
Borknagar - The Genuine Pulse (cymbals) 
Enslaved - Ethica Odini (guitars and the song rips!!!)
Vader - Creatures of Light and Darkness (good intro)
Hate Plow - Resurgence of Hate (drumming)
Dragonlord - Emerald (lighter side of metal)
Mgla - IV from Groza (toms, floor toms, and bass drum)
The Casualties - We Are All We Have Tonight (punk)

I'm thinking of cropping just the best part of each song so it's not too long for each audition. I also picked these songs because I know them really well.

Oh boy!!! For overall sound quality apart from metal?

An Interlude - Atreyu (short but great bassline and kick)
The Heart of it all - Chimaira (does it all and its metal to boot)
Keith Don't Go - Nils Lofgren (VERY well done acoustic album)
What it is - Mark Knopfler/Dire Straights

So many more, but those are some of my go-to's
post #823 of 1183
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Originally Posted by bombertodd View Post

So I'm in the market for some new speakers. I'm putting together a sample on a USB flash drive. Any songs you guys highly recommend to test speakers? 

Pig Destroyer - Natasha (unique sound, doom with great ambient sounds) 
Phobia - Rise up (great song)
Borknagar - The Genuine Pulse (cymbals) 
Enslaved - Ethica Odini (guitars and the song rips!!!)
Vader - Creatures of Light and Darkness (good intro)
Hate Plow - Resurgence of Hate (drumming)
Dragonlord - Emerald (lighter side of metal)
Mgla - IV from Groza (toms, floor toms, and bass drum)
The Casualties - We Are All We Have Tonight (punk)

I'm thinking of cropping just the best part of each song so it's not too long for each audition. I also picked these songs because I know them really well.


Anything from Dream Theater's "Images and Words" album.

Little bit of everything.. Amazing guitar and drums.. Bass, keyboards, vocals are all well done
post #824 of 1183
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JasonT35 View Post

Anything from Dream Theater's "Images and Words" album.

Little bit of everything.. Amazing guitar and drums.. Bass, keyboards, vocals are all well done


Ha, I was about to post this.
post #825 of 1183
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

Keith Don't Go - Nils Lofgren (VERY well done acoustic album)

GREAT tune, and agree on the Dire Straits/Knopfler solo stuff.
post #826 of 1183
Few of my go-tos that have not alread been mentioned (nils & Mark Knopfler)

Within Temptation - Ice Queen
Dispatch - Hey Hey
Tool - The Grudge
John Butler Trio - Ocean (version on Live at Gallen)
In This Moment - You Always Beleived
post #827 of 1183
Happy Friday fellow metal-heads. Sit back and enjoy this evening's lovely selection:

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May it be a Viking-like weekend for you all!
post #829 of 1183
Was cranking this album a little bit ago
post #830 of 1183
One more for shredder love.. Doesn't get much better than Mr. Impellitteri
post #831 of 1183
WHOA!!! JasonT, love Burst. I need to look more into them!!!!!! Impale-iteri I need more of too!! Stick around I like your style dude biggrin.gif

Keeping the party going:




To slow it down for a sec. Best solo period:

post #832 of 1183
Thread Starter 
I would post what I'm listening to, but it's redundant since I'm just listening to the above songs you guys posted. Nice recommendations guys, some of this stuff I had never heard of.
post #833 of 1183
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Originally Posted by bombertodd View Post

So I'm in the market for some new speakers. I'm putting together a sample on a USB flash drive. Any songs you guys highly recommend to test speakers? 

Pig Destroyer - Natasha (unique sound, doom with great ambient sounds) 
Phobia - Rise up (great song)
Borknagar - The Genuine Pulse (cymbals) 
Enslaved - Ethica Odini (guitars and the song rips!!!)
Vader - Creatures of Light and Darkness (good intro)
Hate Plow - Resurgence of Hate (drumming)
Dragonlord - Emerald (lighter side of metal)
Mgla - IV from Groza (toms, floor toms, and bass drum)
The Casualties - We Are All We Have Tonight (punk)

I'm thinking of cropping just the best part of each song so it's not too long for each audition. I also picked these songs because I know them really well.

Tool - Eulogy (great stereo separation of sounds, complex layered sounds, strong bass drums)

I also auditioned some speakers myself today. Now there is no way in hell I am buying anything I listened to because the gear included a pair of Focal Stella Utopia EM speakers, a JL Audio Gotham subwoofer, a Meridian Sooloos server, and some brand of monoblock amps and preamp that I had never heard of using Nordost cabling! eek.gif Needless to say this was a rediculously expensive system but I had a blast getting the guy to play Folklore, Nepenthe and I Feel The Dark from Opeth's Heritage album and Illumination Theory from Dream Theaters new album. cool.gif I must admit that I was pretty much drooling all over the place. Everything sounded freakin' amazing and I wish I had the money to be able to afford that setup. I was very greatful to the guy doing the demo for me. Luckily there was no one else in the store at the time so we were able to just jam out. I think the dude was enjoying just as much as I was. biggrin.gif

Now I have to go check out all the vids that were posted tomorrow after the wife goes to work. biggrin.gif
post #834 of 1183
Here is what I am jamming out to right now:
post #835 of 1183
Awesome Beastaudio!.. Mr. Paul Gilbert is one of the best..I love Racer X. Great stuff! And Steve Via obviously needs no introduction
post #836 of 1183
Good morning Metal Heads. Enjoy your Saturday!
post #837 of 1183
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Originally Posted by esappy View Post

Tool - Eulogy (great stereo separation of sounds, complex layered sounds, strong bass drums)

I also auditioned some speakers myself today. Now there is no way in hell I am buying anything I listened to because the gear included a pair of Focal Stella Utopia EM speakers, a JL Audio Gotham subwoofer, a Meridian Sooloos server, and some brand of monoblock amps and preamp that I had never heard of using Nordost cabling! eek.gif Needless to say this was a rediculously expensive system but I had a blast getting the guy to play Folklore, Nepenthe and I Feel The Dark from Opeth's Heritage album and Illumination Theory from Dream Theaters new album. cool.gif I must admit that I was pretty much drooling all over the place. Everything sounded freakin' amazing and I wish I had the money to be able to afford that setup. I was very greatful to the guy doing the demo for me. Luckily there was no one else in the store at the time so we were able to just jam out. I think the dude was enjoying just as much as I was. biggrin.gif

Now I have to go check out all the vids that were posted tomorrow after the wife goes to work. biggrin.gif

Eulogy is my all time favorite from Tool. Great stuff
post #838 of 1183
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

I would post what I'm listening to, but it's redundant since I'm just listening to the above songs you guys posted. Nice recommendations guys, some of this stuff I had never heard of.

It's great to see what everyone likes as I'm always looking for new music. Usually when someone mentions a band I never heard of, I check wikipedia to see if I can learn a bit about the band and then go on spotify to listen.

I have tons of music, but I'm pleasantly surprised with spotify's metal catalog.
post #839 of 1183
Since there seems to be some shredder interests here - my favorite:

This song is from his album, No Boundaries.


Not the usual double-neck guitar:
post #840 of 1183
Check out the guitar work in this. Rusty is so freakin' fast it gets really awesome at around 1:50
Non metal guitarist? Joey Eppard. If you can get over this absolutely awful recording you can hear some of the most beautiful guitar ever.
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