I’m a huge fan of the Metal genre, so i thought I’d get a discussion up and going to talk about Concerts, bands, new albums etc. So yea!
Who doesn’t love the classics? Reign In Blood, Number of the Beast, Ride the Lightning, British Steel, Vulgar Display of Power? Yes, please.
I love melodic death, progressive, and thrash metal, as well as some sludge, doom, groove metal.
Opeth, Lamb of God, [old] In Flames, Nevermore, [old] Metallica, Slayer, Children of Bodom, The Sword, Iron Maiden, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Black Sabbath, The Haunted, etc.
very nice bands lavery. I’m gonna post my band list soon =]
I lof metal \m/
I’m into anything that isn’t sound basically. I used to like In Flames, but they’re just sound, IMO.
Children of Bodom, Metallica (possibly the greatest band out there), Avenged Sevenfold, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Disturbed and many more…
Classic rock and Punk rock are some genres I prefer as well, but not as much as metal.
plays air guitar to Fade to Black by Metallica
Im all about some Dragon Force and Ramstein.
I’m so pump! I’m going to a Dimmu Borgir and Behemoth concert in April, shortly followed by Children of Bodom and In Flames in May!
…Me…except for some Black Sabbath…
All of us should try and meet up during the finale (social) =]
I love metal!
Last Tuesday I went to Taste of Chaos in Chicago. I fell in love with J-Rock (Japanese metal) that day.
Bullet for My Valentine
A7X puts on a terrible show… IMO, Bullet for My Valentine and Atreyu are 100X better. Blessthefall was amazing, also. D’espairsRay was my favorite, though. I was able to get front and center for Bullet, blessthefall, and Atreyu. I have the bruises to prove it… That railing did not have padding on it and I have a bruise between my man boobs and my stomach that runs all the way across my chest. It was amazing!!
Good call on all these bands they are all on my Zune. But I am going to have to add Beneath the Massacre, As Blood Runs Black, Everytime I Die.
add me to the list of appovers (adding on Megadeth) i cant wait for
Children of Bodem :yikes:
Job For A Cowboy
High on Fire :eek:
this and its the last show on the tour show and they should blow up the venue (with any luck)
but its an outdoor show in AZ in May the heat will be a killer :ahh:
I’m considering going to Gigantour in Chicago… but don’t think I will because of money. And I’m not a giant fan of any of those bands…
Lamb of God ftw. And Dimmu, all the way.
For a taste of something interesting, look up Skindred, it’s a wonderful blend of metal and reggae… turns out quite good.
I’m trying to goto the Maryland show in April, but it’s not looking promising at the moment (no real way to get there). I already have tickets for the In Flames, Children of Bodom, A Life Once Lost show two days earlier in Philly, so if I can’t make it to Gigantour all is not lost.
note, anyone capable of getting me from Philly to Maryland on Saturday April 26th, I’d love you
These are my bands on my Zune…
All shall perish
as blood runs black
bleed the sky
children of bodom
cradle of filth
from a second story window
job for a cowboy
lamb of god
legion of the damned
a life once lost
project hate MCMXCIX
six feet under
strapping young lad
swallow the sun
system of a down
throes of dawn
through the eyes of the dead
and others i dont have yet =]
While I’m bored, my top 10 favorite metal albums:
Dreaming Neon Black - Nevermore
Nevermore’s most complete album, this concept album offers an unique and powerful blend of progressive, acoustic, and thrash sounds. Warrel Dane’s vocals are spectacular, and Loomis pumps out some amazing solos.
Skydancer - Dark Tranquillity
DT’s first full album, and their only with Anders Friden still on vocals. This album was the heaviest of the Gothenburg bands, almost bordering on black metal in some aspects, but it’s one of the key early Melodic Death metal albums. Amazing melodies drive the songs, and occasional female vocals provide contrast to the dark sounds.
Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer
Slayer’s fifth album is my favorite. Their heavy riffing thrash sound is re-united with dark lyrics and songs that explore communism, war, and Ed Gein. Their haunting vocals provide an excellent layer over the crunchy guitar work from Hanneman and King.
Slaughter of the Soul - At the Gates
Along with the early work from In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates established the Gothenburg melodeath scene. Slaughter was their signature album, and one of the genre’s classics. They worked the boundary between melodic death and thrash metal, creating a unique and powerful sound.
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath’s second album, it is one of the iconic albums in not only metal, but all of rock. Sabbath’s blend of blues and hard rock with distorted guitar work created the metal sound, and nothing epitomizes their sound better than this album. “War Pigs”, “Iron Man”, and “Paranoid” are all classics, and have been covered by just about everyone.
System of a Down - System of a Down
While I’m not a huge fan of Nü Metal, this is an exception. Where KoЯn’s Follow the Leader was the first pinnacle album of the sub-genre, SOAD’s self-titled debut is the best of Nü metal. Every song is spectacular, with System’s unique sound reverberating through-out. This is, by far, their heaviest and darkest album.
Ashes of the Wake - Lamb of God
The breakthrough album for Lamb of God has proven to be their most durable to my listening habits. The crux of their development, it still carries themes from New American Gospel, but expands upon the direction suggested by As the Palaces Burn. The blending of the thrash, progressive, groove, and metalcore styles forms a sound that’s never boring, with relentless riffs that keep you going from beginning to end.
Blackwater Park - Opeth
Opeth’s magnum opus, this is the symbol of their signature sound. It expanded on their previous release, Still Life, incorporating the blend of light and dark sounds, alternating between death metal riffs and softer acoustic passages. This blending of opposites forms one of the greatest progressive albums of all time.
Master of Puppets - Metallica
The Cliff Burton years of Metallica peaked with this album, the legendary album that inspired generations of metal-heads to come. Battery opens strong, and the album doesn’t relent afterwards, with brilliant riffs and solos in virtually every song. This is truly the finest of thrash.
Jester Race/Black Ash Inheritance - In Flames
This is as close to a perfect album as it gets. Jester Race flows perfectly, balancing layered guitar tracks to form something beyond extraordinary. The instrumental tracks and acoustic sections balance well the hard melodies and themes. The Black Ash Inheritance EP adds more length and some extraordinary songs to the collection, including a live performance of Behind Space. There is literally only one moment (a specific scream) I don’t like on the entire album.
I’d suggest anyone to pick up any of these albums if you haven’t already.
This thread lacks Between the Buried and Me. And Protest the Hero.
If you want awesome, search ‘Bloodmeat’ without the quotes on YouTube. The original video is on there about 30 times. INCREDIBLE song off an incredible album, Fortress.
I must agree with you. And I am pretty glad the Protest is playing the Warped Tour this year.
816 is staying in the Westin, right? We have to get together and rock out to some Protest.