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Been a metalhead since high school when I heard a friend play Metallica's One in music class, fell in love right away. Huge Sabbath fan, like a full bedroom dedicated to them kind of fan. I enjoy video games (PC & console), tinkering with computers and I'm a massive Star Wars fan. Told myself 2021 would be the year I'd finally learn guitar after 20 years of picking it up and putting down time and time again but it's still only January.

First time using a forum like this and introducing myself, anxiety and all, but hope to meet some cool people. I'm on Facebook and Discord but in good time I'll open up and connect - hopefully

May you all bang your heads at least once today!

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7 hours ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

Welcome to the forum. Metallica were the band that got me into metal too. Still listen to them. 

Think you will get on ok here. I've found people very friendly and knowledgeable. 

What's your favourite black Sabbath track?

Thanks!

Same here. I mostly prefer their 80's records. I do enjoy later material but still...those classic riffs though

That's easy. Into The Void. It sounds amazing live, had the privilege of seeing them in 2013. That was one for the bucket list

 

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17 hours ago, StefSabbath said:

Thanks!

Same here. I mostly prefer their 80's records. I do enjoy later material but still...those classic riffs though

That's easy. Into The Void. It sounds amazing live, had the privilege of seeing them in 2013. That was one for the bucket list

 

Cool at least you like mettalica post master of puppets. They weren't the same for me after that album. Maybe one day they will do good again. Then who am I to say. It seems like everyone loves them.

But pleased you like the early albums which aren't as easy to listen to as later albums but there for me more interesting and challenging and more metal.

Cool that you saw black Sabbath. Definitely one off the bucket list. I assume Ozzy was amazing.  Not heard of void but may need to give it a spin. Welcome to the forum

 

 

 

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22 hours ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

Cool at least you like mettalica post master of puppets. They weren't the same for me after that album. Maybe one day they will do good again. Then who am I to say. It seems like everyone loves them.

But pleased you like the early albums which aren't as easy to listen to as later albums but there for me more interesting and challenging and more metal.

Cool that you saw black Sabbath. Definitely one off the bucket list. I assume Ozzy was amazing.  Not heard of void but may need to give it a spin. Welcome to the forum

 

 

 

I do like their material after MOP but they will never compare to their first three records, they were the band at its finest, masterpieces for me personally and definitely true to their metal 'label'. I just think that Metallica are that band now that at least every metal head likes some of... they have diversified themselves over the decades to be more appealing - which I personally don't agree with, I prefer it when a band stays true to what defined them.

Ozzy was sensational. Well as sensational as Ozzy can be, he's not exactly the staple of being a vocalist; he's just Ozzy and it works. He's a great showman and always gets the crowd going... throw in the music and I had a once in a lifetime experience I'll never forget. Well unless dementia kicks in lol. Thanks I hope to speak more in other posts ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 23/01/2021 at 11:03 PM, StefSabbath said:

I do like their material after MOP but they will never compare to their first three records, they were the band at its finest, masterpieces for me personally and definitely true to their metal 'label'. I just think that Metallica are that band now that at least every metal head likes some of... they have diversified themselves over the decades to be more appealing - which I personally don't agree with, I prefer it when a band stays true to what defined them.

Ozzy was sensational. Well as sensational as Ozzy can be, he's not exactly the staple of being a vocalist; he's just Ozzy and it works. He's a great showman and always gets the crowd going... throw in the music and I had a once in a lifetime experience I'll never forget. Well unless dementia kicks in lol. Thanks I hope to speak more in other posts ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greetings and hope you enjoy your time on here. I've been on here about a year and it's very good at times. Look forward to discussing metal on other posts 

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