The Hall of Metal

Discussion in 'Music' started by Shatner, Nov 21, 2016.

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    Iced Earth has always had a solid lineup. I like how they exist in this space that's equal parts Metallica, Slayer, and Iron Maiden. It's a cool place to be stylistically. But dammit... I really can't get into their comic book nerd themes. Very hard to take seriously.
    The Mastodon album? Definitely not.. Although they did release an instrumental version of Crack The Skye as a bonus for people who bought the album online. It totally holds up too. I could see them doing the same here.
     
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    I took this screen-cap from Nick Disalvo's Reddit AMA. I think it's probably the greatest question ever asked.

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    I'm going to be seeing Earthless this weekend. It's gonna be weird.
     
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    @Shatner how do you feel about the growing meld of metal and synthwave?

     
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    In theory, I really like it. The 80's sound makes me feel safe and happy. Nostalgia is a sweet drug. But at the same time I don't find myself listening to it much. I'm pretty much into long-form doom/psychedelic stuff these days. Seriously, if a song isn't 6-minutes or more... I'm usually not interested.
     
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    Bodycount + Deve Mustaine. The whole album is way better and more interesting than you imagine.

     
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    The Reign in Blood cover on that album is intense.
     
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    It was a good cover. And it was cool to see T trying to educate his audience that may not be metal heads. But overall, even when I didn't agree with T's political statements, I just thought the album was good. Because it was mostly about issues of black violence, poverty, and justice... it came off as very sincere. A lot of metal bands are kind of playing angry... and T at least sounds like there is something he's angry about. Beyond that... the album was well constructed and well produced. T's rapping goes well with a tight thrash band.
     
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    Mastodon is getting airplay on the local FM mix station!
     
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    This popped up in my recommended videos, pretty good so far.

     
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    Dig it. Like an instrumental Sabbath tribute.
     
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    Listen to their album "Gods of the Earth"... that shit is about Conan and stuff! Also... Apocryphon is a modern retro-classic. Just don't listen to "High Country"... it kinda sucks.
     
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    I just bought my Sleep tickets. They are touring heavily this year... make sure and see them if you can. If you don't know who Sleep is, they are a defunct doom metal band from the 90's who's members include Matt Pike (High on Fire), and Al Cisneros (OM). They broke up, but they don't hate each other and tour every few years. They wrote a lot of truly excellent Sabbath based metal, and are the best in the game.

    Their album Sleeps Holy Mountain was released in 92. It was definitely at the bleeding edge of bringing back quality doom metal.
     
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    Haven’t seen a mention of Judas Priest’s new album “Firepower.”

    I’ve had it on repeat a few times and give it two thumbs up! Some modern type songs and some classic type songs. Good balance.

    Real winner for me is this track;
     
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    Thanks for the reminder. Just downloaded and blasted it in the gym.

    I hear a little Synth creep in here and there, but not as heavy as on Turbo. Maybe more in the line of Painkiller's Synth. Which I think is a good nod to the Turbo-Painkiller era.

    It's listenable as a whole album which is not the case for many "Classic" Metal acts. As of now, I like Redeemer of Souls a tad better for my Modern Priest, but this album is solid.

    I'll see if it grows on me more.

    Halford still sounds good given his age. Not as many "air raid siren" vocals as in the past, but he's not trying to hit them either and failing.
     
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    I saw them the last time they were in Houston, and it seemed like all the songs with such vocals were saved for last, I doubt Halford has any problem hitting those notes
     
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    Yeah @Master you're right it's a listenable album all the way through.