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  2. So I've been taking a break from music for the first time in my life. I've been doing conspiracy research for about 5 years. There's no music on the mp3 player I'm looking at. 1) Peak Prosperity Podcast - New hope for higher silver prices - Ted Butler interview 2) Technocracy News & Trends - Podcast - 7-8-19 3) G. Edward Griffin on the United Nations 4) Bitcoin Documentary - The End of Money as We Know it 5) World Alternative Media - Secrets of the Exchange Stabilization Fund 6) Mike Maloney - Market fragility index indicator than screams BUBBLE 7) Press For Truth - Hundreds of respected scientists sound the alarm with major warning about 5G health effects 8 ) Sheikh Imran Hosein - Zionism is predicted in the Quran 1400 years ago 9) Corbett Report - Episode 341 - The WWI conspiracy 10) Robert Kiyosaki - I would never invest in a 401K
  3. Bushmills I buy cheap whiskey, and this is among the best of the cheap stuff. I like most Scotch and Irish.
  4. 9/10 It's in the vein of Venom, Bathory and Sodom circa 1984 without sounding exactly like any of them. The First Wave BM revival was somewhat of a mini-trend a few years ago and Power From Hell were king. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkTqOf8SeLE
  5. Dio - Don't Talk to Strangers Just learning the timing for the vocals since I know the words. Singing teacher has me learning lots of Dio for the moment.
  6. “No More Hell to Pay” - Stryper (see what I did there??)...
  7. Gorgoroth - Incipit Satan Ah...I always feel so much better when I listen to someone else besides myself incomprehensibly screaming their lungs out for a change...
  8. Yesterday
  9. "To Hell With the Devil" Stryper Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. "To Hell With God" - Deicide
  11. Obituary - Slowly We Rot
  12. Fourth track is the standout for me, but the whole thing is great, just what I wanted to hear from them. ____ Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik - Hugsjá
  13. Memoriam 'Requiem for Mankind' - what a triumph this is. @Thrashman you were right.
  14. Okay, I am going to be honest. This is my first taste of Memoriam, albeit the release that is purportedly their best; according to the internet at least. Things start well, on the riffing front at least. 'Shell Shock' motors like a fucking tank, being driven with precision through its destructive and relentless path. Similiarly, 'Undefeated' with it's groovy as fuck riff and chopping rhythm continues in a full on attack of the senses. The sophistication and poise both come up a couple of notches with 'Never The Victim', with its defiant mood and melancholic melody. By this point my initial concerns about the vocals being too buried in the mix appear to be just confined to the first track as they sit perfectly well by this stage. The politically charged 'Austerity Kills' takes things off on a crusty/hardcore slant with the visceral hatred for the subject matter barked out by Willetts in an almost matter-of-fact way. It feels relevant, modern and appealing to listen to, whilst at the same time the echoes of Bolt Thrower still ring in distant chambers somewhere behind. The more melodic start to 'In the Midst of Desolation' soon builds into a chunky riff monster whilst maintaining a brooding sense of looming danger throughout. The experience and ability is obvious here. Whale's drumming is on point from start to finish here. Willett's vocals are as strong as ever and the performance of Fairfax on guitars is nothing short of superb. Healy, meanwhile is a bit drowned in the mix which is not necessarily a bad thing that detracts from the sound in any way, it is just obvious. As we get towards the final third of the record things show no sign of calming down. I will have the scathing riffs of 'Refuse to Be Led' on my brain for the rest of my time on this mortal coil for sure. There's no obvious drop in quality, energy or pace it is pleasing to note. The toying delivery of 'The Veteran' just marauds and mauls the listener's ears into submission. The title track just cements the foundations of what has been built over the seven tracks prior to it. Washing over the listener with wave after wave of brooding tremolo riffs. As the band launches into the defiantly titled 'Fixed Bayonets' with the gusto of a quickly forming infantry, those heady days of Bolt Thrower at their very best are inevitably rekindled. This is the only track that sounds like a Bolt Thrower b-side. Don't get me wrong there's hints throughout but on this track it is much more obvious. As the band closes proceedings with the instrumental 'Interment' there's a real sense of justice to the victorious, soaring guitars on show as end to end this album is a complete triumph. 5/5
  15. Queensryche - Rage For Order
  16. Tomb Mold 'Planetary Clairvoyance'
  17. Abattoir - The Only Safe Place. 80s thrash was at the height of its power about now so I can see how these guys got lost in the mix. Enjoyable stuff.
  18. Not spent enough time with it but the 2 tracks I got through hit the spot well enough. Think an EP might work better for me as opposed to a full length since I rarely go back to their records even though I enjoy them.
  19. Really hard to say without knowing more about your playing, but you should be able to find some tabs for that stuff if it would help you get your head around the style. How's your ear? Can you identify intervals and figure out chords? If you're just starting on leads, learn some blues licks and start stringing them together over basic chord progressions. Then try running scales up and down - both picked and with hammer-ons/pull-offs - as well as making up scale-based and chord-based patterns for yourself. Also check out whole tone and half tone/whole tone scales. You'll build up muscle memory along with a vocabulary of phrases, and it'll all make more sense as you go along. As far as whether there's "theory" involved, I'd say that kind of stuff is better when there's more understanding, whether that means sitting down with a guitar or a textbook.
  20. amd241997

    Djent

    So I’ve been playing for about 12 years with a little 2 year break due to life happening. Recently just got back into it and bought a brand new Schecter Hellraiser C-7 and a Focusrite Scarlett’s Solo for direct recording. Punk rock and metalcore have been my biggest influences, but I’ve been listening to a lot of djent bands like Aviana and Crystal Lake and started to get the itch to write some riffs and songs in that style. I’m 100% self taught and by self taught I mean I learned by covering songs, never really dived into theory or took actual lessons. I know scales a bit and I know a little theory, but I was wondering what is really needed to learn djent? Is there a lot of theory involved? What exactly should I be learning? Most of the music I covered before to learn was bands like Blink-182, some Parkway Drive, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, and some old school Asking Alexandria which originally got me into metalcore. I’m basically looking to learn some skills like guitarists Angel Vivaldi and Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders). I see guys like this and I always wonder where they started and the journey they took to play the way they do. Some things I’ve discovered to learn are legato, more in depth look at scales, arpeggios, sweep picking, and more in depth tapping. Anything else I should be learning based on my current experience with learning guitar? I can’t solo either and I don’t know if that’s just because I can’t move my fingers that way or I just don’t know where to start. Anyways thanks for the help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. amd241997

    Hi!

    Hi everyone I’m Andrew. Been playing guitar for about 12 years. Recently stopped playing for about 2 years and just picked it up again as well as a brand new Schecter Hellraiser c-7. Hope to gain some insight from all of you in the future. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. No, not really. Maybe for whatever reason these songs just do not affect me like a lot of their other work.
  23. Last week
  24. Not to mention Chrome and Dispossession... So many good tunes on that album. Even "We Must Bury You", kind of a clunker on the recording with the programmed drums, but live it was amazing.
  25. The Future of Speach; Passing Bird and the amazing Sweet Nurse not memorable to you?
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