• Thorongil
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    Pretty much all of the early albums down to Black Hand Inn are masterpieces of speed metal. They blow Iron Maiden out of the water too, in my opinion. When Rolf started composing boring hard rock and using that stupid drum machine, things went downhill, but I'm actually somewhat optimistic about the upcoming album. He's supposedly got a real drummer on it.

    The "wall of sound" to create an atmosphere is deliberate in black metal and certainly takes some getting used to, but I love it. I play in a bedroom black metal band with my brother and we're in the midst of trying to record some stuff now. If you want, I could send you a link in a PM when it's done. I'd love to hear what someone who's metal-literate thinks of it.
  • Thorongil
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    Been listening to this for the last couple days. Pretty nice doom metal.

  • The Great Whatever
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    Pretty much all of the early albums down to Black Hand Inn are masterpieces of speed metal.Thorongil

    Yeah, they have a very recognizable and likable sound. Actually, there is a Running Wild tribute band called Blazon Stone, which instead of playing Running Wild covers, just makes new songs in the band's style. They're not bad. I'm also looking forward to the new album! Even thinking you can do metal without a drummer is ludicrous IMO, it's a real dealbreaker.

    The "wall of sound" to create an atmosphere is deliberate in black metal and certainly takes some getting used to, but I love it. I play in a bedroom black metal band with my brother and we're in the midst of trying to record some stuff now. If you want, I could send you a link in a PM when it's done. I'd love to hear what someone who's metal-literate thinks about it.Thorongil

    Yeah, for sure. I don't really know that much about black metal, though. But I'd love to hear it.
  • The Great Whatever
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    Now this is what I'm talking about:

  • Cavacava
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    I love his spasmastic sense of rhythm...a lot of talking heads this week...
  • Cavacava
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    [Verse 2]
    When choice became the people's voice
    Shout loud
    Put your hands up in the crowd
    Raise your fist up (fist up)
    While I lift up (lift up)
    Fucking everything wrong with the system (system)
    People hungry and dyin'
    They ain't got a home
    This is the nature created
    From the terrordome (terrordome)
    Let's turn the page
    Shaman burn the sage
    Clear the way for the prophets of rage
    Can you kick it like
  • Baden
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    Loving the vibe here. Here's some classic British thrash from a fantastic band that most people never heard of.



    -------------------------

    Twisted minds that work as one,
    They plot your destiny.
    You stand and watch your only son,
    Deprived of dignity.
    Contempt and hatred all you feel,
    Devoted loyalty.
    A wound you know will never heal.
    Doubting integrity.

    You sent him out to pay the price.
    Did what you thought was best.
    You sent him out to be a man.
    Almost laid to rest.
    Unseen powers that deal the cards,
    Faceless homicide.
    A bitter rage you can't reveal,
    Because of stupid pride.

    What you want ain't always good for you.
    It;s just the way the balance swings for you,
    Balance swings for you.

    Have no conscience, feel no pain,
    All you need's a flag.
    No glory now, the switch is made,
    Uniform to body bag.
    But after all, did you see the truth?
    Find the real war?
    What you want ain't always good for you.
    No cause worth dying for.
    What you want...

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  • John
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    Yeah, I have to say that's pretty good. I haven't heard this vocalist before, he's more palatable than LaBrie, and it's LaBrie's vocals and the gratuitously flashy lead guitar work that spoil the whole DT experience for me .

    I really don't like Images and Words any more (although I still have it on the shelves I have only listened to it once or twice in the last eight years); and it is considered to be their greatest album.
  • The Great Whatever
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    I prefer the super early sound, but Images and Words is still good in the sense that it just has really good songwriting. If you don't like that early-90's aesthetic, though, there's just no getting around it. Wait for Sleep and Surrounded are examples of DT tracks with no flash at all, and they're impeccable. And even the stuff with more guitar soloing like Under a Glass Moon or Metropolis are pretty carefully composed.

    That's as far as I'm willing to defend them, though...even Awake, which a lot of people like, IMO has some outright bad stuff. And after that all bets are off.
  • The Great Whatever
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    Here's an example of the early 90s prog metal aesthetic developed right around the same time DT was making Images and Words. Very very similar style, but I prefer it. Still not crazy about the keyboard sounds in this era, or in general the way everything was produced.



    Overall I wish the late 80's sound had survived, instead of what we got. It got insane in places. This was probably its apex:



    Recommended for anyone who wants a really satisfying challenge. One of my favorite albums / tracks of all time.
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