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thylantyr
05-01-2006, 06:04 PM
This past Sunday was metal fest at my house. Cranking the line array.

Music set;

Behemoth - Crush Fukk Create DVD
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=6843406

You can only enjoy this music at high SPL otherwise it makes no sense.
Furthermore, the visual effects reinforce the audio to understand the chaos
better. I can't imagine listening to this music without seeing the live performance.


Necrophagia - Through the Eyes of the Undead uncut [DVD]
http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=3946

Let me tell you why this is cool. It's unique, nobody else will do this crazy stuff, unsure,
maybe Gorgoroth ?

The band has mixed 'B movie' horror with music performance. As they sing the song
you see the video of gore, someone hacking up humans and eating flesh
or entrails. In one scene, the guy killed the chick and cut flesh off her face and
started to dance with the corpse, later he jerked off on her face. {fake ***** it seems}.
Dug and hole and buried the corpse. Another scene, the naked chick
is in a cage screaming while the dood carves up her boyfriend strapped with
chains to the table. Meanwhile, the band cuts in an out inbetween scenes.

The music complements the horror visuals, the visuals are no better than a 'B movie',
but one without the other wouldn't be cool. Pretty lame overall, but it's too
funny not to have in your library. ie Ed Wood-ish in the modern era.


Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary Party DVD
http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=6681668

Pretty good for $10. You get a DVD and CD. Cannibal Corpse, Armored Saint, Lizzy Borden, Vehemence, Engine, etc.
Cannibal Corpse is excellent, Engine is surpisingly good, the singer can sing, amazing! Lizzy Borden etal I can do without.

Wildcard
Not my style of music, but Manowar Hell on Earth III (2003) DVD isn't too shabby
if you like classic metal ie, Judas Priest-ish style of music. The only reason
I snagged this was because the album cover has nekkid ******* hanging......

I had to have this band in my collection for none other than they love loud
music, scored a world record;

http://www.rockdetector.com/artist,5585.sm

Over a lengthy career MANOWAR, having held the Guinness Book of World Records honour of "World’s loudest band" being captured at a mind numbing 129.5 dB, have steadfastly refused to compromise and as such have built up a staunch fanbase.

129.5dB full range is pretty loud, something I strive in my battlestation design.

thylantyr
05-02-2006, 03:06 PM
Where be all the death metal crazy people on this forum :peace: :waycrazy:

ballstothewall
05-02-2006, 04:05 PM
Not to much into the death metal, listen to it a little but not a whole lot.

joetama
05-02-2006, 06:16 PM
Not, a fan of death metal at alll....

Try these albums you might not like them lol....

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/6305772649/qid=1146604783/sr=8-14/ref=sr_1_14/103-8598421-6700645?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=130
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006A9I5M/qid=1146604840/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/103-8598421-6700645?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ASAU0W/qid=1146604862/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/103-8598421-6700645?s=dvd&v=glance&n=130

thylantyr
05-02-2006, 06:59 PM
Nobody is into metal tunes? WTF ?

Ok, to lure you to the evil side, begin your quest here to find
a genre of metal that seems interesting.

http://www.bnrmetal.com/pages/genres.htm

The Genres Of Heavy Metal
This page briefly describes many of the genres and classifications of metal, as well as provide specific band listings for these genres. This is really only a guideline, and one man's guideline at that -- a lot of this is subject to opinion and is the source of endless debate among fans.

Black Metal
Black metal finds its roots in bands such as Venom and Bathory, and is often characterized by an inherently evil tone and a raspy vocal style (Quorthon of Bathory may or may not be the originator of this vocal style, but once you've heard him, many black metal vocalists will sound very similar to him, for what that's worth). The earlier bands focused on minimal instrumentation, as represented by Darkthrone, early Mayhem, and older Immortal, while another group of bands explored a more symphonic, keyboard-driven style (Emperor, Cradle Of Filth, Dimmu Borgir) and still others have migrated towards an eclectic, avant-garde direction (Arcturus, new Mayhem). Norway continues to be the primary exporter of black metal bands, though other countries have contributed some quality bands as well.

Christian Metal
Whereas the other genres presented here are defined by the music itself, Christian metal bands are listed as a genre based on their lyrical stance. Thus, there are Christian thrash bands (Tourniquet, Living Sacrifice), Christian doom bands (Paramaecium), Christian progressive bands (Veni Domine), and so on. Some Christian bands are preachy to the point of being obnoxious, while others are far more subtle in their approach. Stryper, was the first band to gain acceptance in the secular world (though just how "metal" they were is subject to debate), and then bands such as Barren Cross, Bloodgood and others came along, proving that real metal and spiritual lyrics could indeed coexist.

Death Metal
One of the more extreme forms of metal, death metal is basically an offshoot of thrash, with less melodic riffs and a low, growly, often almost unintelligible vocal style that at its best (or worst, depending on one's point of view) has been described as "cookie monster vocals". The early nineties saw the initial rise of death metal in places such as Florida ( Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary, and others) and Sweden ( At The Gates, Entombed, and others), and remains a dominant form of extreme metal to this day.

Doom
Doom metal can be described with a single word -- slow. Ponderous, ultra-heavy riffing and (usually) melodic vocals dominate this form of metal. Black Sabbath are, of course, the fathers of metal in general, but their early work concentrated on slow riffing and thus is the primary influence on doom metal bands. Candlemass deserves mention for rejuvenating the genre in the eighties, and their first four albums are regarded as classics in the field.

Doomdeath
A subgenre of doom metal, doomdeath combines the slow pace of doom with the low, growly vocal style of death metal. Three British bands, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, and Anathema, are generally regarded as innovators here, though of the three, only My Dying Bride still plays the doomdeath style.

Folk Metal
As the name implies, these bands introduce folk influences into their sound, often with the use of violins and sometimes flutes. Skyclad may not have been the first such group, and they aren't the folkiest, but they arguably were one of the first groups to popularize the concept.

Goth Metal
Goth metal bands derive from earlier goth rock bands such as Sisters Of Mercy, with Type O Negative one of the most well-known such bands. For some reason the Finns have taken to this style, with most of the bands in the goth category hailing from that country.

Gothic Metal
Gothic metal bands tend to write songs with a slightly more orchestral feel to them. Often the vocal style of such bands is a dead giveaway, with either choirs or the so-called "beauty and the beast" style (a male, death-like vocalist paired with a more angelic female voice) often employed. The vast majority of bands who feature a female lead vocalist (excepting the rare female extreme metal vocalists such as Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy and Karyn Crisis of Crisis) are usually considered gothic metal bands. Theatre Of Tragedy, in their early years, was a prime example of this style (though they have transformed into quite a different style now), with bands such as Tristania and The Gathering also releasing prototypical gothic metal albums at least at some point in their careers.

Grindcore
Grindcore bands usually focus on very short songs, each a burst of frenzied noise, yet often with surprising depth and skill in the musicianship department. It is often labelled as an offshoot or a subgenre of death metal, though its origins would imply otherwise. Napalm Death may or may not have invented the genre, but their early works are considered classics.

Grunge
The grunge boom hit in the early nineties, originating in the Pacific Northwest, bands such as Mudhoney, Green River, and others fusing raw punk with early Sabbath heaviness. Many of the bands commonly associated with grunge are arguably not really metal at all, though a few, such as Tad, clearly were heavy enough to warrant inclusion. Nirvana, of course, is the band that most associate with breaking the genre into the mainstream with their Nevermind release in 1991, though their earlier Bleach album is a far more metallic beast, and closer to the early spirit of grunge.

Hard Rock
In reality, the difference between "hard rock" and "heavy metal" is a fine line, and widely open to debate and interpretation. To these ears, hard rock really seems to be the more radio-friendly version, while heavy metal opts for a more sinister, darker sound. Practically every band in the so-called glam or hair genre probably slots in hard rock, and many debate about whether such bands are really metallic or not (the lack of glam bands on this site gives a clue as to this author's opinion). Nonetheless, there were and are many bands not in the glam arena that are best described as hard rock, and many of them have sufficient crossover appeal to belong on a metal site.

Industrial Metal
Industrial music, in its earlier form, comprised of making music with non-musical instruments. Industrial metal takes this idea and furthers it, usually by complementing metal guitars with samples, external sound effects, and (often) processed vocals. Ministry is an acknowledged pioneer in the field, and one of its disciples, Skrew, also deserves mention as a prime influence and soundalike for many bands in this genre. On the somewhat more mainstream side of this genre are bands such as Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson.

Instrumental
As the name implies, groups in this category feature no vocals. The majority of these bands are somewhat eclectic and progressive in their approach, though there are exceptions. An all-time BNR favorite, Kong, is in this category.

Metalcore
As of this writing, metalcore is the latest rage in underground metal in America. These bands combine straight hardcore singing with music often more aligned with thrash or melodic death (indeed, a lot of bands these days seem to be blurring the distinction between melodic death and metalcore).

Melodic Death Metal
A second form of death metal is the so-called Gothenburg style, named for the Swedish city where innovators such as Dark Tranquillity and In Flames reside. Here, the vocal style is similar but the musical style is much more melodic, occasionally bringing to mind an Iron Maiden.

Nu-Metal
Even as the popularity of nu-metal wanes, the debate will continue among metal fans on whether nu-metal really is a metal genre. First popularized in the mid-nineties by groups such as Korn and Deftones, nu-metal bands frequently feature down-tuned guitars, vocals that frequently borrow from hip-hop or hardcore, and song structures that appear to have originated from the alternative hard rock scene rather than traditional metal.

N.W.O.B.H.M.
The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) signalled a rebirth in metal popularity in England, roughly around the years of 1980 to 1984 or so. Of the hundreds of British bands who sprouted at this time (many who never got past a demo or a 7" record), Iron Maiden and Def Leppard are probably the two most well-known, with others such as Saxon, Angelwitch and Diamond Head also making a major impact on the scene. Though the time frame and nationality are the main defining components of NWOBHM, the majority of these bands also had a similar style, mixing prime 70's Brit metal (Judas Priest, Deep Purple, UFO) with the roughness of punk rock. Though it's difficult at best to point to a single album as a representation of the entire genre, a good place to start might be Iron Maiden's debut album.

thylantyr
05-02-2006, 07:00 PM
Power Metal
Once upon a time the term "power metal" was interchangeable with plain old heavy metal, with perhaps an emphasis on heavier riffing. In recent times, though, the term is most often used to describe the decidedly European style of metal, a style dominated by double-bass drumming, anthemic choruses, and speedy riffing. One originator of this style would have to be Helloween, whose early works such as Walls Of Jericho and Keeper Of The Seven Keys proved to be blueprints for the style. Another band worth mentioning is Hammerfall, as they are often regarded as the band most responsible for the revival of the genre in 1997 when they debuted with Glory To The Brave.

Progressive Metal
Initially, progressive metal bands fell into two camps, the first being bands who incorporated quirky time signatures and atypical riffing into metal, and the (related) second being metal bands strongly influenced by 70's progressive rock bands such as Yes, Genesis, and ELP. Watchtower and Thought Industry are two excellent examples of the first group, while Dream Theater remains the most well-known of the latter group, as well as the single band most fans point to first when referring to progressive metal. In later years, melodic progressive metal bands have blossomed, many of them not quite as technically oriented as the genre originally defined. Indeed, a lot of these bands can be best described as some mixture of Dream Theater, Queensryche, and Fates Warning, which indeed places these three bands as major innovators in the field. On the extreme end of progressive metal is technical metal, where the musicianship and songwriting variance is placed at an even higher premium. This is demonstrated by bands such as Cynic, and Spiral Architect.

Stoner Rock
Also occasionally referred to as desert rock/metal, it doesn't take a genius to figure out what the name "stoner rock" refers to, though whether or not it's an appropriate term or not is another matter. Bands in the genre focus on 70's rock/metal influences and a psychedelic edge. The single band most often noted as an influence or soundalike to others in this field is unquestionably Kyuss, who in their relatively short career basically invented the genre (though bands such as Monster Magnet and Fu Manchu deserve a mention here too).

Thrash
Thrash metal is generally characterized by a fast pace, a staccato, chunky guitar riffing style, and aggressive vocals. Metallica's Kill 'Em All, released in 1983, is arguably the first true thrash album, with healthy thrash scenes sprouting in the USA (particularly the San Francisco area), Germany, and elsewhere by the late eighties. By the early nineties the genre was a bit oversaturated, and in later years fewer bands played the style, but it's still a viable style today, with veteran bands such as Overkill, Testament, and Destruction, among others, still producing quality thrash albums. Amusingly, thrash is often misspelled as "trash" by European writers.

Viking Metal
Musically, several bands in the Viking genre sound like black metal bands on the surface, but the lyrical subject is different, and moreover there is usually more of a rousing, anthemic chorus element not found in black metal. Traditional Norse melodies often find their way into Viking metal songs, which can at times relate this genre to folk metal.

thylantyr
05-02-2006, 07:07 PM
I started with Hard Rock, Heavy Metal {NWOBHM}, Doom {Black Sabbath} then I got exposed to
the good stuff, Thrash Metal because it probably started here and the music was intense,
ie Metallica {old school only}, Megadeth, Slayer, etc. Soon after some
Black Metal like Venom. This pretty much stayed this way forever. Recently
I've been checking out some Death Metal where Opeth remains the favorite
as the band matured alot. Their DVD is the shiznit, two sets, mellow and heavy
with musician skills. In spite of being in the Death Metal category, the music is
much more refined than a Behemoth type of Death Metal sound.

In between all this, I'll throw in some Jazz tunes and even Yanni. The Yanni
concert of 10 years ago on DVD is pretty wild where the violin players are
tearing it up as if they are headbanging.

I must admit though, this type of music is best served at high SPL in order to realize the evil power
it holds on thee! // lol // ....... experience this to alter your brain chemistry.

joetama
05-02-2006, 07:12 PM
Wow, have to say I'm not reading all of that lol....

dkguitarist
05-02-2006, 07:19 PM
i don't prefer heavy metal/death metal as much anymore. i'm more into hardcore/melodic hardcore, punk/ska. (underoath, poison the well, atreyu, as i lay dying, it dies today, anti-flag, operation ivy, etc).

i'll admit, the older metallica (thrash) was really good.
i was into metal, but moved to the punk/ska scene, then found christcore/hardcore/melodic hardcore.

that's some wicked stuff right there. :cool:

joetama
05-02-2006, 07:20 PM
Bolt Thrower FTW lol.....

thylantyr
05-02-2006, 07:26 PM
I always thought that metal music is ruined by a poor lead singer.
Lets use some examples. Tom Araya, Chuck Billy are mean in vocals. Chucky
has surprised me alot where he's the old guy now and in the 1999 release of the
Testament album 'The Gathering', he throws out many voices and you can understand the words.

Use Dream Theater as an example. Brilliant musicians but the singer ruins the
songs as a whole. I don't own nor do I plan to buy their music because of this
one variable. On the other hand, the drummer does the side project 'Liquid
Tension Experiment' with no singer and Viola', mastery of music is heard.

Many metal bands with bad singers do more damage to the band than they know it.
Some day we may own music where you can mute the vocals and just
enjoy the instruments only :)

I'm also enjoying DVD's more than CD's now. To watch the on screen antics of these
bands is plus the crazy music is more rewarding, akin to listening to Star Wars only
and never seeing visuals. You need both to really hit the nerve.

dkguitarist
05-02-2006, 07:30 PM
I always thought that metal music is ruined by a poor lead singer.
Lets use some examples. Tom Araya, Chuck Billy are mean in vocals. Chucky
has surprised me alot where he's the old guy now and in the 1999 release of the
Testament album 'The Gathering', he throws out many voices and you can understand the words.

Use Dream Theater as an example. Brilliant musicians but the singer ruins the
songs as a whole. I don't own nor do I plan to buy their music because of this
one variable. On the other hand, the drummer does the side project 'Liquid
Tension Experiment' with no singer and Viola', mastery of music is heard.

Many metal bands with bad singers do more damage to the band than they know it.
Some day we may own music where you can mute the vocals and just
enjoy the instruments only :)

I'm also enjoying DVD's more than CD's now. To watch the on screen antics of these
bands is plus the crazy music is more rewarding, akin to listening to Star Wars only
and never seeing visuals. You need both to really hit the nerve.

i never really cared for dream theater or In flames much. loved the style but couldn't stand the vocals.