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Thy Will Be Done's first album, Was And Is To Come, is one that should have wide appeal. The song Voice Divides is easily one of the best metal songs I've heard. Unfortunately, there's no video of that song anywhere except for an unintelligible live copy on YouTube. Also, it seems every MP3 sample has been wiped off the face of the Earth, except on a Russian download site that checks out on my McAfee scan and virus host search, but I'm not going to list it here, just in case. Maybe this has to do with the band switching record labels as the only videos available are "official." Anyway, here's an "official" video for a different song off the same album. The whole album is very good. It has been in my playlist for a solid five years and it's one of those that I never tire of.




And here's one off their latest EP ...


Edited by SmittyJS - 11/11/13 at 7:19am
post #963 of 1184
Most probably haven't heard of Merauder. I've had this album for a few years and it's a standby for when I'm in the mood for good crunchy hardcore metal.



Here's the complete album.
post #964 of 1184
Thread Starter 
Now Playing:

Death Angel - The Ultra Violence album.

very nice
post #965 of 1184
OK, let's slow it down a little bit with some doom metal. I hadn't heard any good doom in 20 years. The newer stuff is too slow, sludgy and monotonous. However, I did pick up Hooded Menace's Never Cross The Dead last year and it's not bad.

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This is both Interesting and Hilarious. Phil off of hard drugs is a good thing.
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When it comes to my reading material, I'm not really one to give a hoot about celebrities' lives. I'm more into economics and political history. But when I saw Dave Mustaine had written an autobiography, and it was cheap (although the price seems to have increased quite a bit since I bought it), I thought it might be interesting. It was. I really didn't know much about him outside Megadeth and his start in Metallica. I thought Mustaine was just another drugged-out rocker. Well, he was, but there's much more to him than that. He actually seems somewhat intelligent, which seems counter-intelligent for a habitual drug addict. He holds a black belt in martial arts, which doesn't fit the druggie scenario either. He also wrote several of the better songs on Metallica's first album. I didn't know that. I'm not sure he sees all his warts, but the ones he does he doesn't hold back on. It's an interesting trip through Megadeth and the early thrash scene. The book is called: Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir.
Edited by SmittyJS - 11/18/13 at 6:17am
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I have watched this documentary some weeks ago, IMHO very interesting and very well done.
post #969 of 1184
Time to give this thread some juice.

Here's a death metal band that consistently puts out good songs and good albums. Here are samples from three of their albums.





post #970 of 1184
Speaking of Dave Mustaine, you all saw the clip he did as a parody against the Mens Warehouse for promoting the Super Collider? I don't have the beef against the store like Dave does (though have never shopped there either) but I thought the clip was pretty funny. Even with Kenny G.


Edited by esappy - 11/29/13 at 12:50pm
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SmittyJS View Post

Time to give this thread some juice.

Here's a death metal band that consistently puts out good songs and good albums. Here are samples from three of their albums.







I like these a lot, especially the first song.
post #972 of 1184
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I like these a lot, especially the first song.

If you like that first song you'll like that whole album. IMHO, it's their best. Followed by their latest self-titled album (the one with the last song).
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Thread Starter 
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If you like that first song you'll like that whole album. IMHO, it's their best. Followed by their latest self-titled album (the one with the last song).

I listened to that whole album on Spotify this morning and you are right it's very good.
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Carp, not sure if you have heard of this band before but I thought of you first. Here ya go...BTW jack up your sub trim because the bass is weak on this youtube file. I sure hope the cd wouldn't be like that. I am listening to this song and will check out a few more...smile.gif
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Thread Starter 
Thanks powell!

I have their album called the mantle pictured below and it's very good. I do have to be in the right mood to listen to the whole thing because it can get a little boring and repetitive but I still really like it if that makes sense. However, I haven't heard ANY of their other albums so I'll have to check out the song above and the rest of that album.




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For those who like their thrash with a heavy groove.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SmittyJS View Post


For those who like their thrash with a heavy groove.


Yes please. smile.gif


Nice recommendation.
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Suffocation rule! One of the few death bands that I listen to. They are so heavy and brutal.
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2013 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance.

I didn't even realize Anthrax was still putting out new material. I was equally surprised by the last nominee. While I don't even know Volbeat is about, anything featuring Kind Diamond has to be good.





T.N.T.


Anthrax

Track from: Anthems

Label: Megaforce
.



God Is Dead?


Black Sabbath

Track from: 13

Label: Vertigo/Republic
.



The Enemy Inside


Dream Theater

Track from: Dream Theater

Label: Roadrunner Records
.



In Due Time


Killswitch Engage

Track from: Disarm The Descent

Label: Roadrunner Records
.



Room 24


Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

Track from: Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies

Label: Republic Records
post #981 of 1184
Wow, way better representation than last year. Volbeat is the jam too btw. I love that track with KD
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Nice thread boys.


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Wow, way better representation than last year. Volbeat is the jam too btw. I love that track with KD



Volbeat you say... How about Metallica too...

Bad pics but I do have better ones.







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Ok, metalheads. It's time for a friendly debate.

What is the best death growl you have ever heard. You know, the kind of growl that immediately gets the blood pumping and makes you want to get up and growl your ass off right along with the singer, stomp on the gas pedal, kick the crap out of the annoying guy at work, destroy the curio cabinet, you get the idea. While I like many growls out there, the one that does it best for me is at the 30 second point of the song 'Greed' by Amorphis from the album Tuonela as sung by Pasi Koskinen. That growl, IMHO, is just freaking awesome! eek.gif Gets my blood pumping every time. When I try to sing along I end up in a coughing fit and probably look like an idiot that's how brutal it is biggrin.gif I even have that as my text alert tone on my iphone. Love the looks I get when it goes off in the store. tongue.gif



Alright, what you got? Let the battle of the best growl begin cool.gifbiggrin.gif
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Thread Starter 
Great idea! I'm really liking that song, growl is good too - growls continue to be very good throughout the song.

Here is one of my favorites, not the most brutal growl by Mikael, but such a climactic moment. It's the last lyric in the song Blackwater Park, an incredible song but even more it's the last song in the whole album, so the feeling is magnified - at least for me since I like to listen to albums in their entirety.


"Sick liaisons raised this monumental mark
The sun sets FOREVER over Blackwater Park"


As he's singing (well, growling) these lines I get goosebumps every single time, especially right at the word "FOREEEVVVEEERRRR"

Incredible.


Ok, here it is.


Really the whole song should be played, but lyric and growl start right around the 10:30 mark and end at the 11:00 minute mark. I started the clip around 9:30 to at least get most of the ending of this masterpiece.



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Speaking of Volbeat, on their previous album they have a song featuring vocals from Barney of Napalm Death, who has one of the best growls of any singer ever. The rest of the album is filler, but this song isn't bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeuhzyJ8efc
post #987 of 1184
Nice Opeth pick! It was really hard for me not to pick Mikael with how much I love listening to Opeth. Great stuff.

I can't say that I have really gotten into Volbeat, but that song you suggested, Jonathan, is pretty sick! I did get to see them live almost 2 years ago on Gigantour with Megadeth and while entertaining enough, they just aren't my thing. I may have to go back and give them another try. Sometimes it just takes me awhile to warm up to a band. That mix of clean and growl vocals worked pretty well on that song.
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I was lucky enough to have spent my formidable years during the 1980s. I went through my teens listening to the "Holy Trinity" of Heavy Metal: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Black Sabbath.

 

Judas Priest is, and will always be, my #1 band. It surprised me that nobody on this thread has mentioned them. I also love the 'Halford' stuff.

 

When it comes to Iron Maiden, I am not impressed with the material that they have come out with for the past 20 or so years. I love everything up to "Powerslave"

 

Black Sabbath--I love the first six albums with Ozzy, and everything with Ronnie James Dio, and 'Born Again' with Ian Gillen. There are a couple of songs with the other singers, but nothing compares to those first six albums.

 

My taste changed during the late '80s and early '90s when Grindcore came about. I listened to a lot of Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Terrorizer, Nocturnus, Carcass, etc...all the Earache Label bands (except the really weird noisecore bands). My favorite band out of the Earache era was Boltthrower.

 

Then Grunge came along and I fell in love with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden for a while...but it didn't last. I went back to Metal. You had to have been around during that time to understand how Grunge completely took over the music scene. I bet most people that grew up after Grunge can't begin to understand how anybody that was into Slayer could begin to start to listen to bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam LOL.

 

Other bands that I loved back in the 80s/90s: Kreator, Destruction, D.R.I., Slayer, Metallica, Sepultura, Seventh Angel, Sabbat (U.K.), Mayhem, Possessed, Dark Angel, Testament, Exodus, Celtic Frost, Fates Warning, Helstar, 

 

Nowadays, I find myself listening to bands like Lord Dying, High on Fire, Bloody Panda, BAT, Baronness, Deftones, Electric Wizard, Grand Magus, Orange Goblin, etc.

 

Finally, one band that really stands out to me, and who I went out and bought their complete catalog, is VOLBEAT! I love all of their albums, especially the first two. I guess that a person needs to enjoy Metallica's 'Load' album before they can begin to like a band such as Volbeat. I think that their western themes adds an interesting angle to their music. You would also need to enjoy old time rock 'n roll like Elvis, Johnny Cash along with Danzig/Misfits, Metallica, Mercyful Fate, and a little punk. It just saddens me that a lot of people don't enjoy Volbeat's music just because they're not 1000% "metal". Metal, to me anyway, takes on many shapes and forms...but the one thing all of these flavors have in common is that you can bang your head to it, and you can certainly headbang to Volbeat! Something to keep in mind: If it weren't for people like Elvis and Johnny Cash, a lot of Metal bands wouldn't be around today. They're the ones who started it all, along with Chuck Berry. All of that electric rock 'n roll turned into Heavy Metal--Sabbath, Priest, Maiden were all inspired by that old time rock 'n roll.

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Agree 100% with the thoughts above about Volbeat. Disagree a bit re. Maiden's last 20 years, I was pleasantly surprised when I was introduced to some of their newer stuff a couple tours ago. There are some pretty great songs mixed in the more recent albums.

The other day I was driving my daughters, ages 4 and 1.5, home from the Christmas lights show and concert at the Mormon temple in Silver Spring, MD (we're not Mormons but it's a nice event). The older one asked me to play some heavy metal, specifically "Run to the Hills". When that was over, "There's Only One Way to Rock" by Sammy Hagar came on Sirius. I do love the "rock songs about rocking out" subgenre so I played it for her. When it was over I told her the title, she then asked "Daddy, how do we rock?" I told her that if you're listening to rock music and having fun, then you are rocking. She seemed to understand that.

jeff
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I'm one of those Maiden fans that took the liner notes in "Piece of Mind" a bit too seriously LOL...where they mention that they don't use synthesizers nor ulterior motives :-)

 

Everything from "Killers" to "Powerslave" is considered Prime Maiden to me. I really started to lose interest when started using synthesiers ('Somewhere In Time"), then they lost Bruce, didn't care for any of the non-Bruce 1990s stuff. I didn't care for any of the Priest albums without Halford on vocals either, but I still bought them out of respect for Tipton + Downing.

 

A lot of people here are talking about Opeth. I've listened to them off and on, guess I need to revisit that band again. I think I prefer Paradise Lost more than Opeth though.

 

About "rock songs about rocking out" Saxon has some good ones--"Just Let Me Rock" and "This Town" are two of the greatest rocking-out songs that have ever been recorded.

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