"Metal" is the best thread title here


#142

Read while listening to this.


#143

This is almost a thing of the day, but I’ll dump this here:


#144

I don’t have the emotional fortitude to listen to metal as I get older. EVEN SO, this might be the most entertaining thread in the whole forum. Even when virtuoso thrashy scream pummeling doesn’t do it for me, I’ll always love the silly madness that swirls around feelings of complete fury, anxiety, fear, and disdain.


#145

Behemoth’s new stuff isn’t blowing my mind exactly, yet it’s still got its fangs in:


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#147

Oh yeah, BabyMetal are playing a festival out my way later in the year. I should try and worm my way into working that gig.


#148

Do it if you can. They’re fantastic live.

In other metallic news, there’s a new (to me) band named Bad Wolves.

vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy, ex-Snot, ex-Westfield Massacre), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), lead guitarist Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid), rhythm guitarist Chris Cain (ex-Bury Your Dead, ex-For the Fallen Dreams) and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment, ex-Scar the Martyr, Vimic).[5] and is managed by Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch.

Of those people and bands, I’ve heard of DevilDriver and 5FDP. Anyway, I like this:


#149

Ahh, Zoroastrian Death Music.

Dakhma from Switzerland just dropped their full length delivering a 70 minute experience through some vile and trecherous aural terrain.

It definitely can step back and deliver some drawn out soundscapes, echoing incantation and ancient instruments that force me to feel like I’m spying on dark rituals in ancient Persia; but these moments are readily devestated with prime riffs and shreds, and heavy, grueling vocals.

This is exactly how I like my Metal.


#150

Chelsea Wolfe never disappoints. She plays guitar well and I enjoy her song writing. Also, I’m a sucker for the disintegrated guitar tones featured in most of her music.


#151

New Gevurah is here and oh my is it some despair-laden void-filled despondence. A decadent cacophony of woe.

It’s reminding me of Altar of Plagues, like White Tomb era.


#152

This song is obviously a tribute to Mikio, their guitarist who died falling from a cliff while enjoying his hobby of astronomy.

Also, they officially confirmed that Yuimetal is 100% out. That’s sad, but at least now that there is an official and final answer, people will shut up and stop asking what happened to her.


#153

The Babymetal subreddit is really thirsty.


#154

It’s reddit. Reddit is basically 1000% thirsty, 1000% of the time.


#155

You’re right, but you know what isn’t? Roverthegardenwall. For a hundred minute show that came out 4 years ago, there’s always people posting. Drawings, paintings, songs, tattoos, pumpkins, all kinds of great stuff. Not so much “WHEN IS SEASON 2 I NEED MORE ROCK FACTS”.


#156

It’s because Babymetal releases hardly any content or info. Especially compared to Kpop idols that are streaming and posting updates constantly.


#157

This is the good shit


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#159

I remember thinking it was a cool idea when it came out years back. But I don’t play so I havn’t really payed attention. Seems like programs/games like Rocksmith are going to be the foundation for many in the next generation of metal stars, and I think we’re going to be alright.