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Luv dis song. Avenged Sevenfold meets Dragon Force.


This group loves dem drop tunings. I believe this song is in Drop C#. You really hear the punch and power behind their tone. Also, I notice that they harmonize their vocals downward as opposed to upward to emphasize this.
 
My favorite outro of all time belongs to this song. Whatever I'm doing, if I'm zoned or spaced out completely, it always manages to bring me right back.


Wow, chills...

 
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Let's bump this up... So, after eleven unsuccessful tries, Megadeth eventually wins a Grammy Award. Now, listen to what song is played when the band walk towards the scene.


Damn Mustaine has aged.
 
Metallica is coming to BMore to play in a concert. Last time I remember them actually in Bmore and not DC or Philly was 1998.

Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.

20 years ago I would have been pumped. Now not so much.
 
I had completely forgot they existed. Turns out DragonForce released a new album titled "Reaching Into Infinity" today May 19th.



Now I notice they have the same label as Deep Purple, who released "inFinite" a month earlier.
 
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Wanna learn some spanish here it is our lyric video:
Man, just finished listening to the full album. It's a great experience, you guys have a lot of variety and the riffs... Just brilliant. The harsh vocals are pleasing as well.

Will need to listen to it a couple more times to truly appreciate it and it's tracks, but thanks man, it's sounds great. Point of no return is probably my favourite track after one listen, it'll be interesting to see how that evolves.

 
I haven't listened to it yet. I'm incredibly surprised, and to say that I didn't expect it would be an understatement. In fact, it would be more accurate that I wasn't expecting anything anymore. Adagio, after 8 years, finally released a new album.

 
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Had forgot about that Marty Friedman guy, but he's indeed due a new solo record named "Wall Of Sound".

It pleases me a bit more than his previous effort, "Inferno". "Inferno" had absurd amounts of gain that distracted me from the music, and I didn't enjoy listening to it. I have the same issue with Megadth's "Endgame" despite genuinely thinking that it was a very solid effort. I do remember (without being completely sure) "Endgame" to be brick-walled, which didn't help.
 
After Alex Lifeson said Rush was calling quits, it's Slayer that announces a farewell tour. I'm not too surprised not only because of Hanneman's death, but also because of the various interviews in which Tom Araya felt very unenthusiastic about touring, wanting to spend more time with his family.


 
I only listen to Classic Rock now but used to be into Progressive, Heavy, Black and Gothic as well and collected CDs like crazy. So so many rock bands back then.

Not or not strictly Heavy Metal but anyone here likes Royal Hunt (best album to me: Paradox), Savatage and Rakoth?

Very low-profiled but Rakoth (Epic Black/Doom/Folk Metal) was probably my favourite Underground band among quite many. Very unique, abstract, melodic and atmospheric. Best albums: Planetshift and Jabber Works.
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Rakoth/1028

(Don't think mobile phones or tablets will do them justice and sorry, not Heavy Metal :).)
 
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After Pat Torpey from Mr. Big passed away recently from the disease, it's now Glenn Tipton who retires from touring at age 70 due to Parkinson's disease. It had been diagnosed a decade ago, but the disease's progression no longer allows him to tour anymore. As a result, the band has now lost its first two guitarists. Judas Priest new album Firepower is due for release on March 9th.
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest/posts/10156029516983965

 
I was trying to get hyped for the next Angra album ØMNI, but boy those two singles are weak. And I recall that Arising Thunder already was an easy single back in 2010...

At least Subsignal are done recording their next album.
 

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Are/were you into this music? :eek: I used to be at least pretty familiar with all kinds of Death, Black, Gothic, Doom etc. but even some Brutal Death was "easier" on the ears than this (not that I like that genre - just at least tried them all).
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Yeah, I was into heavy music in my teens - the filthier and edgier sounding the better. I think partly, it was because it was a relatively easy type of music to start playing, as it relies heavily on rhythmical patterns that you can piece together in a linear fashion, with little knowledge of music theory. I soon became bored with that and started to explore traditional song writing/composition. I seldom listen to it nowadays. Have always appreciated a broad spectrum of music since childhood. Even more so nowadays. :)
 
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Yeah, I was into heavy music in my teens - the filthier and edgier sounding the better. I think partly, it was because it was a relatively easy type of music to start playing, as it relies heavily on rhythmical patterns that you can piece together in a linear fashion, with little knowledge of music theory. I soon became bored with that and started to explore traditional song writing/composition. I seldom listen to it nowadays. Have always appreciated a broad spectrum of music since childhood. Even more so nowadays. :)
Undelined: Good to hear. And now a bit curious about your music writing...

Italic: But you still do. Anything but that piece above or similiar pls. It only destroys your hearing and swirls your poor mind. :(

Bolded: I can definitely feel that. :)

UIB: :eek: I have listened to some really crazy music and "non-music" in rock, thanks to my wanting to "try" everything. But I never associated that word with any of it. my biggest regret, and I hate regrets, is that music and all those rock concerts I've attended weren't too kind to my ears, which I didn't recognise until years later. So stupid. :(
 
https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/megadeth-announce-expansive-killing-is-my-business-reissue
Megadeth have announced Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good: The Final Kill an expansive reissue of their iconic 1986 debut album.

The reissue includes the original album, re-mixed by Mark Lewis (Trivium, Death Angel, Devildriver, Whitechapel) and re-mastered by Ted Jensen, plus seven live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in Dave Mustaine's attic. The whole package—which is set for a June 8 release via Century Media and Legacy Recordings—has been completely restored to Mustaine's intended vision.

In addition to the bonus live tracks, the re-issue also features the band's 1984 3-track demo and the previously removed cover of “These Boots," which has been added back to the record with recut vocals true to Lee Hazelwood’s version.
I don't know what to expect from another remix and remaster of an album which initial small recording budget was spent on drugs and alcohol... Not much to be fair. :p

 
It's been a few months, and it's not technically Metal but anyway. For the 40th Anniversary of the album "A Farewell to Kings", and essentially as a parting "gift" to their fans, Rush released a fairly expansive (and expensive!) version of said album. Obviously contains a few goodies, is available in four versions. Among the bonuses are four covers version by other bands/artists of songs on this album. Here's Dream Theater's version of the song Xanadu. And yes, for once we can actually hear John Myung. :p
https://www.rush.com/a-farewell-to-kings-40th-anniversary-release/

 
After Pat Torpey from Mr. Big passed away recently from the disease, it's now Glenn Tipton who retires from touring at age 70 due to Parkinson's disease. It had been diagnosed a decade ago, but the disease's progression no longer allows him to tour anymore. As a result, the band has now lost its first two guitarists. Judas Priest new album Firepower is due for release on March 9th.
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJudasPriest/posts/10156029516983965

Full album.

 
Came across a cover from Savaged Regime using the YM2612 and then found the original...



The cover isn't identical and not even the core riffs are quite the same, and some liberties are taken with the harmonies. I prefer the cover.
 
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Some more Evile. You can hear the Metallica influence clearly. A bit of Testament and Slayer at times also. Awesome band.



Wearing their influences a little too boldly on their sleeves, but I can't help but enjoy the music because if it ain't broke...


Also, 3:30 (In Memoriam) sounds like it was directly taken from the Transformers: The Movie soundtrack.
 
Don't know if they were mentioned upthread but I got to watch German band The Ocean live in Feb. I have seen Maiden, Scorpions, Satyricon plus some local metal bands but none of them could handle a candle to Ocean. They were just totally brutal. Tight as could be when they played and very jovial and friendly after the show. The drummer actually got off stage and joined the front row in screaming, "One more song! " at the band!
 
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