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Everything posted by GorboGorboze

  1. My wife has never heard Holy Diver before. She was 17 in 1983.
  2. I've been playing it most days for an hour or more and have two bands meeting weekly with a third in the works. I think the robots in my dreams represent the bass itself, and the dinosaurs the history of rock music, and sex is... no wait, the robots are my snark tuner maybe, and dinos are the band members and sex represents all the depleated 9v batteries littering the ground, or maybe the sex is the undelt with short in the battery housing slot for the active pickup.
  3. No name because it was copied and not a commercial product, is that correct? This is why you give no detail about cover art in your post i'm guessing. I bet it's an American band, does that seem like a reasonable assumption? Bombtrack was release in '93 I see, pretty tight against your timeline for a cover. Was you tape for sure an album by one band and not a compilation? "Speak now or forever hold your breath" does sound like a familiar line, as I recall the music basically came to a stop except the drums and the line is delivered sort of in a spoaken word style more than sung, only slowly and with a rough attitude. Do I recall the thing, or am I kidding myself?
  4. I had a rusty nail, Scotch and Drambuie (the stickiest form of alcohol). My wife adds some weird walnut liquor that is bitter and improves the thing in taste, but doesn't help much with the stickiness.
  5. Stopped by to say hello, hope this finds you all well. Not much on my mind except robots, dinosaurs, and sex... if my dreams are to be believed. Or tree pruning, rock&roll, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu if you go by what I spend my time doing.
  6. Manilla Road - To Kill a King
  7. When you reviewed Candlemass and The Door of Doom, you reviewed the last album I purchased a copy of, and here you review the last album I down loaded on Spotify. If you had reviewed Manilla Road and Out of the Abyss, we would be right in line, but you would never have done that, since unlike me, you are smart enough not to be duped by spotify into thinking that came out in 2018. I've been listening to that downloaded on Spotify and believing it to be Mr Shelton's swan song like a ne culturne asshole might. I see now it came out in 2005 and is a compilation to boot, so here you have my confessional. As for the Wings of War, I think it's awesome, especially the drumming you mention. "Batshitcrazy" is my favorite cut. I like to listen to Overkill when I drive, but it might not help.
  8. Well I think Death Magic Doom is even better than Tails of Creation. But more to the point when Psalms for the Dead Came out billed as their final album, I was really distraught, as I basically only really liked the song "Time Is Black" and felt sorry they would end with such a poor album, and I didn't buy it, So I like this one just fine, and I bough it and The House of Doom, and The EP before that, whatever it's called (the internet remembers it as Death Thy Lover, so there you have it) the point is Candlemass has my attention. Thanks for giving them your attention with a review. Your taste remains impeccable. I wish you had mentioned the cover art in the review, as it is beautiful, especially the black and white photo of an open hearse on the inside, which took my breath away when I opened the thing. Maybe I'm posting a spoiler, sorry if so.
  9. It's raining cat and dogs, and the basement if filling up with water. I deployed my signature garden hose siphon though, so don't cry for me metal forum, I'll be fine. (I know how to set one up, but maybe can't spell it, siphon seems correct.)
  10. What appeals to me will be Heavy, Epic and therefore Elating.
  11. I've watched a little Banger TV and been turned on to some fabulous things there recently.
  12. Hello all, and happy new year. All is well in Maine, though it's cold. I'm glad to see the forum is active, and continues to work for the glory of heavy metal. It's been a long time, I feel like I ought to have brought a present. Let me see what I can find. This is for Chinese new year, so it's not even late, it's a few weeks early. Year of the pig, how about that? pretty exciting!
  13. I'm playing top 40 hits in a cover band I joined a couple months ago. Figure it out by the royal bloods, and High Horse by Kasey Musgrave are on my to do list tonight.
  14. I was glad to see this come into the world!
  15. I just invented a drink which is basically equal parts Campari, brandy, white wine, tonic water and then a little simple syrup with a lemon twist. No too shabby.
  16. Well, I think it starts with "The" and between the "A" and the "N" there is an S. so "The Alcasodin" might be close, but no such band appears in the pages of the book of heavy metal. My wife asks if it says "Metallica", but I'm pretty sure that is not it.
  17. I got an Anvil T-shirt... I'm thinking about cutting off the sleeves.
  18. I've got an extra ticket for Anvil at Gino's in Portland Maine U.S.A.. Any Takers? That's tonight, May 5th, and I'm not charging for it.
  19. That album spent all of this past winter in CD player in my mini-van just playing over and over again, especially after I severely compromised the antenna shoveling snow off the hood and was reduced to the local top 40 station and the lower quality classic rock station on the radio. "Catch the rainbow" is my favorite cut, also "Snake Charmer" really hold up to constant rotation. The one song about _If you don't like rock and roll, well it's too late now_ is not my favorite. It's a sort album by today's standards. "Self Portrait" also fantastic with constant listening. "Man on the Silver mountain" and "Temple of the Kind" were my favorites until about the hundredth listen. I can't say why I listen to an album over and over and over, but I've always been like that, even as a kid. I don't think it's actually healthy to ingrain the same recording in your head like that. It's better for the mind to hear new music all the time, and when I get the sensation where you start to hear the next song before it starts I feel like I'm doing a disservice to my mind.
  20. GorboGorboze


    Here is a little visual content for this page. I just watched "Last Days Here" which had been on my watch list a long time, can't say why I was so slow to the draw. Anyway, I totally recommend it, and wonder how Bobby is doing now. I brief check in with Wikipedia suggests not all that well. So maybe the guy is not the most solid citizen rocker in rocker history, he still inspires me to wear more flamboyant silk shirts than I do, and also more silver jewelry than I do. How much silk and jewelry do I wear now... well, a little but not near enough. Thanks for asking.
  21. I've been enjoying it a lot, and it totally reinvigorated my interest in Priest all together. I'd never heard some of their earliest albums, and was psyched on the band for a few days in a row. This cover is pretty badassed, which your review failed to mention, thought your review was nice to read otherwise. I enjoyed a Banger TV run down of their catalog with that Martin P. guy, a minuet while I look up his name... Martin Popoff. Also enjoyed a mediocre documentary on the band, and would like to see a good one if anyone knows of one.
  22. Hey Parker, nice to see you posting, hope you'r well and going to hang out on the forum. I have been off for a long time myself for no particular reason.
  23. Since Judas Priest released Firepower I've been listening to lots of Priest since I was so far behind. That was after a long NWOBHM phase. In the last few days I've been listnening to thrash mostly, especially Over Kill. Never was big into thrash, but I've been listening to Grinding Wheel on CD in my car for a month now and love it, it hasn't left to CD Player once since I stuck it in there. No other decent CD in that particular car, but still.
  24. Hey folks, hope you are all well. Nice to see several familiar posters right on the top page. All is well with me, and I'm enjoying the tail end of a Maine winter.