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  2. Blind Guardian

    I’d love to hear some anecdotes from your time in the store. I bet a place like that would produce a few stories.
  3. What Are You Listening To?

    I certainly have. I bought it last year based on your recommendation I think. At any rate, I love it and everything about it. Strange that I didn’t get to it earlier. Come again? What’s this release all about?
  4. Today
  5. Slayer

    For me Slayer was one of those bands that just blew my mind wide open and changed my worldview forever. I think they have a career of great albums and while some of those albums stand out amongst the rest, they all deserve my respect. There isn't a Slayer album that incites disgust in me the way St. Anger or Load Reload does. So while I agree that some of the more recent albums are far cry from Show No Mercy or Hell Awaits I am still sad I didn't get to see them before they disbanded. I will forever kick myself.
  6. Blackened Death metal

    I love the shit out of behemoth.
  7. Acephalix

    I really love this band. Out of all of Luca's bands i think they have the strongest material (although I really dig Necrot and Vastum as well).
  8. Krypts

    Totally agree. They have a super interesting sound.
  9. Funeral Doom

    For me Funeral Doom is a genre that i appreciate musically speaking but aside from Evoken i know very little about it. What would be some essential bands aside from Evoken that would be a good starting point?
  10. Blind Guardian

    I definitely see what you mean when you talk about the incorporation of different subgenres within the power metal. Im liking these guys more and more.
  11. What Are You Listening To?

    Devilgroth- "Grave in the Wood" (Demo) So cold, so raw. Great BM band from Siberia. @Natassja7 you might enjoy this
  12. Blind Guardian

    Here's a sample from the album in question, which is probably my favorite Blind Guardian song from one of power metal's perfect albums. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  13. Blind Guardian

    Will do. Im going to head to zia next check and i will see what i can find.
  14. What Are You Listening To?

    Paradise Lost - Dead Good (live bootleg) Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  15. Blind Guardian

    Several people point to that album as their high water mark. It's a great one, but I feel like they peaked with their prior album, Imaginations From the Other Side. Don't skip that one or Somewhere Far Beyond. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  16. Blind Guardian

    This band has taken some getting used to but Im starting to dig them now. Currently own Nightfall in Middle Earth
  17. What Are You Listening To?

    Type O Negative - October Rust
  18. What Are You Listening To?

    Mournful Congregation - The Monad Of Creation Mournful Congregation - Concrescence Of The Sophia
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  20. Rate the song above you!

    5/10 Really great guitar tone. I like how deep and heavy it sounds. The riffs and solo are also solidly executed. However, I dislike the vocalist. His voice seems too detached from the rest of the song. Whereas the guitar is dark and heavy, his vocals sound too bright (almost excited/happy) and a bit high for the song.
  21. What's on your mind?

    I'm not sure that it would be your flavor, but they were pretty cool. The closest comparison I could make would be to say it's kind of like Angelcorpse meets early very Impaled Nazarene and Beherit. EDIT: Then again, I do remember you spinning Abhorer, and Impiety isn't far off from their sound. That might have something to do with proximity, I can't imagine that Singapore has the world's biggest metal scene. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  22. What's on your mind?

    I've never listened to them either. Now I'm intrigued.
  23. When Did You First Get Into Metal?

    When I first got into metal depends on your relative definition of "into metal." In 1996 when I was 12, I spent my allowance on Metallica - Load which came out that year, because I saw the Until It Sleeps video on TV and thought it was cool (yeah yeah, I know, I didn't know any better). I was later hanging out with a friend who was I think 15 at the time (knew him forever, our moms are best friends) and I told him about the album. He said "that's shitty new Metallica, you need to hear some of their old stuff!" He then played a few songs from the Black Album and Master of Puppets and I was hooked. Whenever I had the allowance and opportunity to go to the cd store I bought a new Metallica album, until I had all of them. I then checked out a few metal more bands like Megadeth, Pantera, Sabbath/Ozzy, and Tool. Throughout high school, I didn't add that many more metal bands to my collection, as I was listening to pretty much all forms of rock (including Nu Metal - I figured some of you would appreciate that distinction). I did consider Metallica my favorite band though. In college, I became a huge jazz fan. I got really into playing music (alto and tenor sax) in both my school's band and some gigs at restaurants, took music theory classes, and attended jazz jam sessions when I had time. Jazz became my main indulgence (especially modal jazz, hard bop, and fusion). I then got into some progressive rock (Pink Floyd, Phish, Jethro Tull, etc.), which I was drawn to by the elements of jazz present in it. Subsequently, I checked out some progressive metal (Opeth, Mastodon, Dream Theater, etc.). Throughout the rest of my 20s and early 30s (I'm 34 now), I was very eclectic, listening to many genres including metal, jazz, blues, progressive rock, classic rock, hard rock, alternative, hip hop, reggae, and so on, with jazz still being at the top. My metal listening mainly stuck to a dozen or so thrash, old school metal, and prog metal bands I was familiar with, except for a few times when I went on a metal kick and skimmed a bunch of bands over a couple weeks but forgot most of them and walked away with one or two that I stayed into (Amon Amarth, Kamelot, and Ghost came out these "metal kicks"). I would then get distracted before really gaining the metal familiarity/understanding that most metalheads I know have. For the past month of so I have been on a huge metal kick, one much more intense than the previous ones. I think what triggered it was a chat about metal with a friend (who's a metalhead) over a few beers, when I realized that I enjoy metal too much to not be into that many metal bands and to not have really explored many of the different metal genres. I've been diving into a lot of metal genres, most notably melodeath, melodic black metal, and power metal, while dabbling in a few others. I feel like this metal kick is not going to be short and fleeting like the others as a lot of the new music I've been listening to has been REALLY clicking with me. Back to the question of when I first got into metal, it depends if being a casual fan as I have been qualifies as being "into metal." If so, the answer is 1996 when I was 12 with Metallica. However, if "into metal" means being a full-blown metalhead, and if I continue my current metal indulgence on a permanent basis, years from now my best answer may be March/April 2018.
  24. What's on your mind?

    I was a bit shocked last night upon seeing Impiety live, and realizing that while I've heard the name for years, I've never given them a listen. They were insane, somehow managing to sound tight and precise while nearly careening out of control throughout the whole set. They had to have played the most complex and technical bestial black/death metal that I've ever heard, and now I'm going to have to investigate their discography. Divine Eve played a killer set as well, my neck is feeling the repercussions of their unrelenting heaviness today. Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  25. What Are You Listening To?

    Paradise Lost - Draconian Times Sent from my HTCD160LVW using Tapatalk
  26. What Are You Listening To?

    Both very good. I liked the moody and sort of "open" feeling of the Krief De Soli album, the softer passages worked well. "Antithesis Of Light" was excellent - gripping, crushing, exactly what I want from this kind of music. The blasting sections caught me off guard in a good way. Better not be planning a trip to Canada, you're on record saying you like Allegaeon better than Rush. You might have some trouble at the border.
  27. What Are You Listening To?

    Lol wiseass
  28. What Are You Listening To?

    BANNED
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