Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:08 pm

Did anybody but me find Babymetal just a little creepy? What do want to bet that a significant portion of their audience are lonely middle-aged Japanese men who pull the blinds and watch the videos?
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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:47 am

I don't pull the blinds. :lol:

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Steve Evil » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:37 am

More than a little creepy. . .

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Rick Keeney » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:37 pm

So what's the metal of choice here?

I know the cable station that plays metal here plays the unintelligible roaring vocal variation. Don't enjoy that so well as Priest, Maiden, Sabbath, Sleep, Tool, Dio, MSG, Scorpions, early Whitesnake, Rainbow, Led Zep, Uriah Heep, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, Queensryche. And I lean toward hard rock. Deep Purple, classic Aerosmith, Nugent, Tesla, Badlands, BOC, Cheap Trick, Budgie, etc.

David Gilmour is my favorite guitarist. Rudolph Schenker for rhythm. Keith Moon drums...or Bonzo. Ben Shepherd the bass. Paul Rodgers all time vocals. Keyboards Ken Hensley. Some of these waver, not Gilmour and Rodgers.

I believe Sabbath would've been fine with a better singer out of the gate.

This is the kind of thing I love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVCXGyHwWDE

On the other hand, I find this blast furnace to my liking:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E9OW4CzaFc

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:34 am

Love David Gilmour. I would never classify him as Metal, though.

Nor would it have occurred to me to put Uriah Heep in that category, either, so maybe I'm a bit confused as to what constitutes Metal.

Steve Vai. Staind. Your first video, Bonamassa and Rodgers, to my ear is just heavy blues (and very good heavy blues, too). The second...hmmm.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:32 am

What is metal?

It winds up being one of those "I know it when I see it kind" of answers. My take is that metal is hard rock with the blues influence removed. It's not just loud distorted guitar. And it's also why I don't think Jimi Hendrix and bands like Led Zeppelin are metal although they heavily influenced the genre (pardon the pun). But the metalheads took one part of their sound and focused on that. This lack of blues as the basis of the sound is what makes metal similar to punk.

Whatever. I will go to my grave thinking that there few things more noble on god's grey earth than a loud electric guitar being played with frenzy and abandon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqRNADPuIsU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmddP2cJkJ8
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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Rick Keeney » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:14 am

Ezra Lb. wrote:What is metal?

It winds up being one of those "I know it when I see it kind" of answers. My take is that metal is hard rock with the blues influence removed. It's not just loud distorted guitar. And it's also why I don't think Jimi Hendrix and bands like Led Zeppelin are metal although they heavily influenced the genre (pardon the pun). But the metalheads took one part of their sound and focused on that. This lack of blues as the basis of the sound is what makes metal similar to punk.

Whatever. I will go to my grave thinking that there few things more noble on god's grey earth than a loud electric guitar being played with frenzy and abandon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqRNADPuIsU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmddP2cJkJ8


Close enough. Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8akmP6Sjv2o

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:26 pm

Without peer the greatest video ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoF_a0-7xVQ

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Rick Keeney » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:14 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Without peer the greatest video ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoF_a0-7xVQ


hmmm

I dunno.

This one's pretty hardcore:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5SyBTy6j24

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:51 pm

Call me crazy but this bleeding rocks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaiId5bQqPI

Gallagher was an underrated guitarist.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Steve Evil » Thu May 01, 2014 2:16 pm

I caught Raven in Toronto last September. A brilliant, manic show.

What is Metal? Let me get back to you on that one. I have quite a bit to say about it, but need to be out the door in fifteen minutes, and am still only in my housecoat. . .

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Thu May 01, 2014 2:55 pm

Sexxy.

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Steve, they are chubbier but they still rawk. I thought they broke up years ago. I do miss the hockey mask.

I saw them in in the 80s in their prime with about 30 audience members! Only because there was a fight during another band and most of the crowd left in exasperation--not me. It was fun and weird to watch a major band with their huge stage setup with only 30 people? What was cool was that the members went into the crowd and played. Great times.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Steve Evil » Tue May 06, 2014 2:11 pm

I got my pictures taken with 'em - all up on Facebook if you're still there. They played a massive medley towards the end which included "Symptom of the Universe" and a bunch of classic Priest. One for the ages indeed!

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Rick Keeney » Tue May 06, 2014 9:15 pm

Steve,

Heard of 4arm? Just discovered them on youtube. My kind of thrash.

Do you call yourself Steve Evil on facebook? You have some photos I'd like to look at.

For you guys: Raven. For me: Riot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrqKoousC2c

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Steve Evil » Wed May 07, 2014 8:41 pm

Fire Down Under! Great stuff. I'll have to check out 4arm: any kind of thrash is my kind of thrash.

No sir, I use my initials on Facebook (though not my full name - employers being who they are). I use the "evil" moniker here because it suited my temperment when I joined some ten years ago, and kept it out of habit (and because - somewhat ironically - keeping a false name allows me to be more honest. Go figure!)


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