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« on: February 15, 2015, 06:12:06 AM »
Just Metal.
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Re: Metal
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 06:13:44 AM »
Obligatory on my part:
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Re: Metal
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 07:12:10 AM »
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Re: Metal
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 07:53:30 AM »
I'm a big Dream Theatre fan.  Live the music is clearly metal, but the levels of their recorded music make it sound more arena rock.  I've found that group like that are good "gateway" metal bands for the uninitiated.

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Re: Metal
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 08:02:18 AM »
I'm a big Dream Theatre fan.  Live the music is clearly metal, but the levels of their recorded music make it sound more arena rock.  I've found that group like that are good "gateway" metal bands for the uninitiated.

I'd arguably call them Prog. Rock more than Metal.
Also - while I manage to enjoy their music, I don't find it as sophisticated or musically diverse as other bands in their general genre such as Porcupine Tree and Haken.
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Re: Metal
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 08:17:29 AM »
Yeah, they're progressive rock.  I've just always interpreted that genre to mean, "some of our songs are metal."  Perhaps my internal genre mapping is still stuck in the 80s when Arena Rock was still a thing.

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Re: Metal
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 08:42:12 AM »
Yeah, they're progressive rock.  I've just always interpreted that genre to mean, "some of our songs are metal."  Perhaps my internal genre mapping is still stuck in the 80s when Arena Rock was still a thing.

I for one hate 'genre mapping' in general, but you are correct that there is some overlap.
For me Metal is the more classic hard-core stuff, heavy metal - Iron Maiden, Metallica (which I despise but is still metal), Black Sabbath, etc.
Some might classify that as "Dad-Rock" though.
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Re: Metal
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 09:11:34 AM »
Fuck, you despise Metallica, but actually have the ability to listen to Iron Maiden? You've got it backwards, dawg (well, if we pretend they broke up after the first four records, at least :)).

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Re: Metal
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 09:32:40 AM »
Fuck, you despise Metallica, but actually have the ability to listen to Iron Maiden? You've got it backwards, dawg (well, if we pretend they broke up after the first four records, at least :)).
Are you fucking serious?
I get that some people don't like the middle-ages of Maiden, but anything after 2000 is pure gold.
Also, I should elaborate that I despise Metallica because they're assholes, their music is sometimes tolerable.


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Re: Metal
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 09:40:08 AM »
I get that some people don't like the middle-ages of Maiden, but anything after 2000 is pure gold.

Greek to me. I can't take power metal seriously from the get-go. Unless you count Nevermore, which somehow just works.

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Re: Metal
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 09:44:32 AM »
I get that some people don't like the middle-ages of Maiden, but anything after 2000 is pure gold.

Greek to me. I can't take power metal seriously from the get-go. Unless you count Nevermore, which somehow just works.

Then what's the point of your post?
That's like saying "I don't eat meat but obviously beef is better than pork".
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Re: Metal
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 11:30:49 AM »
i too love maiden, cant really stand metallica..

the 90's were not a good time for maiden though, esp when they got that new singer.. yeeech.

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Re: Metal
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2015, 12:18:57 PM »
i too love maiden, cant really stand metallica..

the 90's were not a good time for maiden though, esp when they got that new singer.. yeeech.

I for one tolerated Blaze, he had a couple of good ones:







Also, it was with him that they came to Israel (I was unfortunate enough to be only 10 years old and not know of this awesomeness) and recorded this magnificent clip on the top of Masada in a whim after hearing its tale:



(They literally went there on a tour, heard the tale, made a couple of phone calls - hired a chopper and recorded the video on the spot).

Anyway,
All the post 2000 stuff is REALLY new levels of amazing.
Steve Harris recently voted best bassist in the world, which I agree with wholeheartedly.
Also writes and composes most of their stuff.
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Re: Metal
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2015, 12:25:43 PM »
I get that some people don't like the middle-ages of Maiden, but anything after 2000 is pure gold.

Greek to me. I can't take power metal seriously from the get-go. Unless you count Nevermore, which somehow just works.

Then what's the point of your post?
That's like saying "I don't eat meat but obviously beef is better than pork".

I have no idea what you're talking about—which post?

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Re: Metal
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2015, 02:14:36 PM »
I get that some people don't like the middle-ages of Maiden, but anything after 2000 is pure gold.

Greek to me. I can't take power metal seriously from the get-go. Unless you count Nevermore, which somehow just works.

Then what's the point of your post?
That's like saying "I don't eat meat but obviously beef is better than pork".

I have no idea what you're talking about—which post?

This post:
Fuck, you despise Metallica, but actually have the ability to listen to Iron Maiden? You've got it backwards, dawg (well, if we pretend they broke up after the first four records, at least :)).

If you can't take any power-metal seriously from the get-go, why comment on which is better (and an objectively wrong comment at that)?
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