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#1
I've been a massive fan of Billy Talent since their 1st album. What do you guys think of this band?

I've been lucky enough to see them play in a small bar in Cardiff (Wales) & they are one of the best live bands I have ever seen.

And Ian D'Sa is awesome :-)
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I like them, even their Pezz stuff.

Apparently their new album is really bad though, from what i've heard, or at least not as good as the other ones.

I've never seen them live though.
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#3
Love these guys, seen them live twice. Their first album was amazing, and the second was pretty good. Hoping that the third one is listenable.
#4
I find Billy Talent annoying, or at least what ive heard from them.
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I like them, even their Pezz stuff.

Apparently their new album is really bad though, from what i've heard, or at least not as good as the other ones.

I've never seen them live though.


Seriously? I've heard from just about everyone that their new album is by far their best work yet! I guess we'll find out on July 14th.

And I saw them June 20th at EDGEfest, they were by far the best band there.
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#6
I'm a big fan of Billy Talent !! Listening to them every day, at least one song because that's my vitamin for starting the day

And I completely agree with Andrax20 for saying that the new album is better than the 2 previous ones ! More melodic, more "sensitive", more interesting !

They're plenty of energy when playing live, their style is very unique and I saw the band in Paris in 2007 ! Incredible show

And I forgot to mention one thing : they're humble guys !

A thing I'll never forget : during Rock am Ring 2007 and 2009 and each time during the bridge of Try Honestly, you can see the singer, Ben just like a child in front of 80 000 people and confessing that he would have never dreamed of this moment in his whole life, he was truly sincere on the screens, i like people like that, with feelings in these moments ! So much for the story.
#7
Seriously?

This is the Billy Talent Thread?

*sigh*

Well, I guess I'll tell the handful of you in here anyway. I pirated the leak of III because I couldn't stand waiting for it to come out.

Since I was recently disappointed another band's excuse for a new release (I'm looking at you, Green Day), I was a little nervous about it.

But now, after about the third time through it, I can say with relief, and excitement, that I love it. There are about two songs that kind of rub me the wrong way because they're lighter and a little poppier, but that's how II was my first few listens as well. I'm sure they'll grow on me.

And don't worry, I'll be buying a legitimate copy once it hits stores. Billy Talent is one of the few bands that I think honestly deserves the money for the music they make.
#8
I've gotten some of their songs from II and all from their first, and i frigging love Line and Sinker and River below.
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#9
Ian D'sa has a unique way of playing, mainly with his chord voicings. I can't really explain it all too well, I have a hard time with fingering some chords on their songs.


That's what I love too because I discovered a bunch of new chords. And although that there are very good tabs here on UG, I've bought the 2 guitarbooks and I'm waiting for the new one...in a few months like always..
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Ian D'sa has a unique way of playing, mainly with his chord voicings. I can't really explain it all too well, I have a hard time with fingering some chords on their songs.

The first time I listened to BT, I thought there were two guitarists.

Needless to say, Ian's my favorite guitarist. Not to mention he's got sexy hair.
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Not to mention he's got sexy hair.

<.< I hate his hair.

Anyways, the first album was great. Blistering, jagged punk guitar with post-hardcore vocal dynamics. The second album had a handful of great tracks, but most of them were duds and the production was too squeaky clean. Needless to say, I don't have very high hopes for Billy Talent III
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That's what I love too because I discovered a bunch of new chords. And although that there are very good tabs here on UG, I've bought the 2 guitarbooks and I'm waiting for the new one...in a few months like always..


Not sure if they're going to release a book like they did with the first two albums, but they are releasing something called "Guitar villian"

It'll be a two disk box set, disk 1 being the regular album, but disk 2 will have the same songs but with the guitar edited out of the song, so that guitarists can play along.

The box set also features a poster that gives all tabs (corrected by Mr. D'sa himself) to allow you to play the song correctly.
#13
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they are releasing something called "Guitar villian"

If you are seriosu, that's really depressing.
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<.< I hate his hair.


To each his own, I guess. I'd never do my hair like that, but I think it looks cool.

Anyways, the first album was great. Blistering, jagged punk guitar with post-hardcore vocal dynamics. The second album had a handful of great tracks, but most of them were duds and the production was too squeaky clean. Needless to say, I don't have very high hopes for Billy Talent III
Well, I don't know if I would classify D'sa as a punk guitarist, but I know what you mean. I kind of felt like II's production made it feel more polished and sophisticated. Sure, some of the songs weren't quite as raw, but you can't tell me that Burn the Evidence wasn't a damn good song, and that was one of the cleanest-sounding songs on the album.

I think you might like III; I noticed right away that it felt a little less studio-produced, though that could be just because I downloaded the leak, and the final cut might be different.

Though there are two songs near the end that are a little slower and pretty polished that so far I'm not too fond of. Every band needs a hit though, right? Ah, I'm sure they'll grow on me.

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If you are seriosu, that's really depressing.

Way to read what it actually was instead of trolling for GH hate.
It's a copy of the album with the guitar lines taken out so that you can play along.
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Way to read what it actually was instead of trolling for GH hate.
It's a copy of the album with the guitar lines taken out so that you can play along.

I'm not entirely sure what you think I misunderstood, nor am I certain about the outlandish definition of "trolling" under which you operate.
I'm sure I can state a not-so-positive opinion without being on the search for trouble.
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Not sure if they're going to release a book like they did with the first two albums, but they are releasing something called "Guitar villian" It'll be a two disk box set, disk 1 being the regular album, but disk 2 will have the same songs but with the guitar edited out of the song, so that guitarists can play along. The box set also features a poster that gives all tabs (corrected by Mr. D'sa himself) to allow you to play the song correctly.


Exactly, I've just seen that elsewhere !! I was very surprised but it's a VERY good thing and I think it's the first time I see that kind of "gift" in a box !

Tabbing Billy Talent has always been "a pain in the ass" (don't know if it's the right expression ) and even the Hal Leonard guitarbooks weren't 100% accurate !

I will order this box this week, I saw it's already available in France for 25 euros
#17
i heard the tale end of an interview with them on 102.1 the edge last night. I really wanna hear the whole interview but i cant find it. does anyone know if its available online anywhere?
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Seriously? I've heard from just about everyone that their new album is by far their best work yet! I guess we'll find out on July 14th.

And I saw them June 20th at EDGEfest, they were by far the best band there.


upon first listen i didnt like BillyTalent III, but this is right up there with I & II. i love it man great musicians they are. guitarist is incredible
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upon first listen i didnt like BillyTalent III, but this is right up there with I & II. i love it man great musicians they are. guitarist is incredible


Totally agree with you there, I was actually slightly disappointed when I first heard the album, but the more I listen to it, the more and more tracks are getting stuck in my head, I now think that this is thier best album yet.

As well, the mixing is much better then BT I and II, I can follow Jon's bass lines through out the song (same goes for Aaron and Ian, but especially Jon), as before his bass lines easily got lost amidst the drums and guitar.
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Totally agree with you there, I was actually slightly disappointed when I first heard the album, but the more I listen to it, the more and more tracks are getting stuck in my head, I now think that this is thier best album yet.

As well, the mixing is much better then BT I and II, I can follow Jon's bass lines through out the song (same goes for Aaron and Ian, but especially Jon), as before his bass lines easily got lost amidst the drums and guitar.

Exactly how I felt about them at first too.
#21
Can't get "The Dead can't testify", "White Sparrows" and "Diamond on a land-mine" out of my head.
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I think that III is probably the best collective album by BT so far. I was impressed by all but one of the songs just by the first listen and havent been able to keep the whole album off repeat since I bought it. The only song that dissapoints me is "Sudden Movements," which is basically the only song on the album I'll hit the next button for. Other than that, this album has a lot more songs I'd rather listen to in a row then I or II had as a whole respectively if that makes any sense.
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I think that III is probably the best collective album by BT so far. I was impressed by all but one of the songs just by the first listen and havent been able to keep the whole album off repeat since I bought it. The only song that dissapoints me is "Sudden Movements," which is basically the only song on the album I'll hit the next button for. Other than that, this album has a lot more songs I'd rather listen to in a row then I or II had as a whole respectively if that makes any sense.


yeah, I'm the same with 'Sudden Movements'. Something about it makes me reach for the skip button every time.

First introduced to them at Download this year, thought they put on a really tight set. Bought their albums afterwards and am off to see then in Nottingham in October. Good times
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#24
They are on tour with Rancid and Rise Against, and I got to see them play live recently

They put on a great show, I was incredibly impressed.
I didn't really know who they were before the show, though I'd heard their name before, but I left the show loving them.

The lead singer's voice is crazy, though. Even when he talks inbetween songs, he straight sounds like a cartoon or something. haha
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They are on tour with Rancid and Rise Against, and I got to see them play live recently

They put on a great show, I was incredibly impressed.
I didn't really know who they were before the show, though I'd heard their name before, but I left the show loving them.

The lead singer's voice is crazy, though. Even when he talks inbetween songs, he straight sounds like a cartoon or something. haha

I know whatcha mean. The first time I heard them I couldn't believe that was his actual voice but he really talks like that. When I saw them last year with MCR he was SUPER hyper on stage which is a plus for me. Don't even get me started on Ian's hair.
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#26
I like some songs off Billy Talent I and II.

Most Notable would be Red Flag
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#28
Billy Talent has always been that band that I've had a soft spot for. For me, nothing will beat BT:I or Watoosh, but II was good, and III seems to be similar to II. It's a lot slower than their earlier stuff... less angry, which makes me sad.

I have a short story though. When Billy Talent was releasing III, a local radio station was giving away copies of III. I kept missing out, and then they announced that their final giveaway would be a collection of I, II, and the "Guitar Villain" version of III; you had to go on the radio and play part of a Billy Talent song. Somehow, I got on, and played "Try Honesty", but it was easily the worst performance I could have given. I was so nervous. I told him I was a beginner (I've been playing about 3 years ) because I was so embarrassed.
But, I won the collection, and I'm now having fun playing along with III. The whole "Guitar Villain" idea is such a cool idea for a deluxe edition for an album. If I didn't win it, I probably would have bought it, and I'm glad Billy Talent released it, because I love D'sa's work.
#29
I first got into Billy Talent when i heard 'Rusted from the rain' on the Kerrang channel. And then i bought all their albums. And i fell in love
#30
Billy Talent FTW. Going to see them for a second time this march in ottawa.
Ian's work on guitar is such an inspiration as its creative and just plain awesome.
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#31
About two years ago, I bought this PS2 game called "SSX On Tour" and it had that song "Red Flag" in it.
Man, I just loved that song, nice guitar work.

Hey, look at the signature of the publisher of this thread: Music is the source of happiness. I'm with you man, I really like that phrase.
#32
I saw em in sept for like 16 bucks no one wars there and the mosh pit was really only moving during red flag, but they played great, i was in the 3rd row, basically where i am every concert
Eh.
#33
Billy Talent are my favourite band, they're just so awesome, and can't wait for their next music video, whatever it is.
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#36
Okay, I'm resurecting this thread a little bit.

Billy Talent.com has been having monthly contests, and the winner usually wins a signed piece of merch or something like that. To enter, you just have to correctly answer a question about the band. Every previous question I've been able to get, but this one I don't know, and can't find anywhere. The question is:

"Earlier this year a very popular movie came out and the opening sequence includes a Billy Talent poster. What is the name of the movie?"

My first thought was "Get Him to the Greek", cause there's so many music references in that movie, but I have no real idea. Anyone else know?
#38
Why is this thread so dead? Why are ALL Billy Talent threads so dead?

Well I'm going to try to resurrect it, what with the band's release of Viking Death March. One listen and I already love it. I'm so pumped for the new album!
#39
This thread seems pretty old, but I need to bring it back on account of how amazing the new record is going to be.
With the two songs we've heard, I think it's safe to say that they've got a lot more harsh and punky elements without losing their proggyness. Also, the production seems a lot better and Ben's vocals seem to have matured a lot.
Suffice to say I'm pumped.
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#40
The band's streaming their album a week early:

http://soundcloud.com/billytalent/sets/deadsilence

I've given it a full listen, I can say with no ego that this album is their best one yet. It's completely different from other albums, but they've only strengthened their signature sound.

See? This is what happens when you take your time on an album, folks. Good shit.
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