I can't say enough about the new album, can't stop listening to it. Took a long time but it's extremely well worth it, some of the grooviest sheet I've ever heard, and the vocals are fantastic. Seeing these guys at the Palladium in MA pretteh soon.
The new songs on their myspace are boding really well for the new album, as much as they can be grating lyrically I think it brings up some cool imagery at times. Really psyched for this now, Devastator would make a killer top spot on a setlist.
The Revitalized EP is really incredible. But I just heard the bit of Purity on youtube that the guitarist is just playing standalone, and it is so damn tasty. Is there going to be any new material up anytime soon?
Right, I've made 6000+ posts for no other reason than to tell people to close threads.
Haha, you know I'm right, I didn't necessarily say you but there's a ton of people who jump all over these threads and scream about how they hate seeing threads like these instead of just contributing.
No it's not a pain, you obviously don't know how to use it. You don't fish through hundreds of questions, you post your question at the end and people answer it. What it would look like if people used it properly would be this thread basically tacked on to the end of it.
No one expects you to look through that thread, we expect you to ask for recommendations in a new post in it.
And the search engines aren't really bad at all if you use them properly. There's so much wrong with your post it's giving me a headache.
Yes, in theory that's how the rec thread should work but it doesn't and to my point, people like the thread starter obviously don't go looking there because they've had similar experiences. It's like telling someone to go raise their hand and ask a question in a classroom instead of asking in front of the entire school.
And you're saying I'm searching...wrong. Is that even possible, can anyone not search in this day and age, you're response was basically like saying "Yeah but still".
But anyways, these threads aren't going to stop, ever, so I guess I have nothing to complain about.
You know what's better than a million threads like this? The stickied rec thread.
It really isn't though, with a bunch of threads like this one, where they last maybe 2-5 pages, there's no fishing through hundreds of pages to find what you want. It doesn't help that the search engine is really awful too, but the first responses are always REC THREAD. I think most people know that exists, it's just a huge pain.
This Threads Greatest Hits (now available for 9.95 on HSN):
Walking With Strangers The Faceless Protest the Hero Wrath and Rapture Born of Osiris Architects Knives Exchanging Hands The Arusha Accord Elitist Veil of Maya After the Burial Periphery Within The Ruins
I don't know exactly what you were looking for (thread starter) but I for one love these kinds of threads no matter how frequent they are because links to myspace pages on these forums are like listening to Pandora Radio, if it knew anything about hardcore and didn't play Korn when I want it to find bands like - born of osiris (Yes this happened)
No, if someone tries to say City of Evil wasn't progressive, they're wrong. It absolutely is.
Totally agree, as bad as A7X are now, City of Evil and Waking the Fallen are fantastic albums, especially city of evil, definitely progressive and super clean from a production standpoint. Wish I was still into that band actually
I gotta say I'm half with Synester on hearing statements backed by at least an explanation or opinion, but this is also the internet and if you keep taking posts so personally you'll just get infuriated on how rarely you get answers.
I personally think that most of the melodies sound really unique, especially on Buttersnips and Icarus Lives, they don't really step all over the instrumental work like they do in other songs. A lot of Casey's writing seemed to compliment the music rather than take over it, Spencer seems to be kind of the opposite.
Totally digging the new album, buttersnips and icarus lives are definitely the best on the album but there were a few tracks I still hadn't heard in spite of having followed bulb for a long time.
I honestly preferred the self-produced sound demos, everything was much cleaner and panned pretty hard but the album still sounds great. New singer is ok, the best vocals on the album are still the ones where Casey's melodies are used. So glad these guys finally have a full length.
I agree with synester, it really does seem like more people on the thread dislike them or are ambivalent about them. I may be in the minority but I think what Sumerian has done is amazing, most of my favorite bands are off that label and they do all have a very distinct sound but it's something that should be admired, bringing bands that have a similar goal and feel, and in a way creating a new movement whether or not it's all golden.
But anyways, the new album is fantastic, it's not quite what I was expecting but I like that they just tried to improve on their sound while trying a few new things here and there. I remember seeing an interview where they were asked if they were going to change up their sound a lot on the next album and Marc pretty much said they would do what they do best and just make it better and more complex and I thought that was a refreshing answer. It seems like most bands start work on a new album and try and break their own mold and go in all sorts of directions, not that it's a bad thing at all but it's good to know some bands are ok with writing in the same style but adding a twist here and there to make it feel more dynamic.
Once again you prove how much of an idiot you are. They have one guitarist and if you looked into them at all you'd know this. If you really have such a problem with them just stay out of the ****ing thread. And anyway who slams an album after it's been leaked for less than a day? The amount of menstruation you drag into every thread really blows my mind.
This was argument over. owned in the face so bad
Anyways, I'm going to wait and hold off on the leak, I still have high hopes for this album even though I fear it will be a case of BOO where the 1st album is just too good to top.
Also; 1: I don't hate MK. I think he's a good dude, a decent producer and an awesome song writer. 2. The New Reign does have terrible production. Like. Bone-shatteringly bad. That doesn't mean I dislike the album. In fact, I love it. C. My point was that the kid was praising djent but was misguided on several points. The idea of that it can involve "experimentation", the idea of scene kids playing and the idea that it's good.
I know, I was just messing with you and using heaping amounts of sarcasm. It doesn't translate so well via text
You could not have missed my point if you were swinging a dead cat in a room full of chandeliers. I was trying to avoid making any sort of contribution to the thread, and instead, poking fun at the fact that you hate the Michael Keene personally and seek to ruin his career by stabbing at his fine workmanship on TNR(The New Raindrop). It's no big whoops, deduction is my strong suit.
Hey, so I've been using a small 25 watt fender practice amp (solid state) and I've been happy with it for the most part as I'm not playing all that loud in an apartment but I recently bought a 6-string bass and was stupidly playing through the 25 watt guitar amp (too lazy to pick up a bass amp yet) and I have some crackling now.
So anyways, I was looking at the Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue which I was pretty impressed with and I also tried a Mesa amp that ran about $1100 but I don't remember the model and was super impressed, I'd love to find a lower model that still does the trick. Looking for any suggestions for a new amp, I play everything but my main steeze is Metal/Hardcore. I'd like to have good cleans as well though.
Budget - $200-$700, possibly more but I'd like to stay around there. Thanks in advance for any help.
Polyrhythms, chugga chugga, low tunings. Sounds like Meshuggah to me.
That group of characteristics describes so many other bands and they too are not like Meshuggah. It really feels like a desperate attempt to compare one thing to another(like most people do with bands), but Periphery sounds truly unique and to say they are "just like Meshuggah" I feel like that's grasping at straws, they sound nothing like each other imo. Also, I think Peripherys production, whether you think it's good or bad definitely sets them apart from other bands with any hint of djent in them.
All New Materials is amazing, I've been learning the first 40-50 seconds and it's really difficult, my fingers needed some stretching. Also, I don't see the Meshuggah correlation apart from the 7-string bit, to me, they were muddy as hell and not so much prog as they were experimental but periphery is pure prog djenty mettle
Which is forgivable when you think about the fact that they have to remember multiple 10+ minute songs. They probably don't even know how to even play any of their other songs right now.
Yeah, I actually asked Paul after the show if he ever feels compelled to change any of their older songs when they play them live (because they played more of myself to kill) and he said no, there's something about playing a song you wrote at a certain point in your life, then went on to say they forget stuff off of silent circus, the self titled, and even alaska all the time, so when they add an older song to the setlist, they have to practice it a bunch to get it all back.
I don't know, they had a good run back in their day, but I think it's time maybe they try to think about inviting Goodyear back in and Falk back in. I don't know, it seems they were more creative with their music back then. Nowadays it's seems like: riff, shred, breakdown, and scream through some of it. I mean, yeah, that's pretty much the extent of any metal band's creativity, but I liked them a few years ago. Now, it's just another group that's lost my interest.
Gah, that's like saying you liked Opeth on orchid and morningrise (not saying those are bad records) but you just lost interest ever since blackwater park and ghost reveries came out. They came into their own and formed an identity, one that changes and evolves with every record. The old stuff is great for what it is but I don't think most people shun the change they made, it was all for good and they are a beast of a band that won't be stopping anytime soon.
I wanted to go to that show sooooo badly... only problem was that I had an 8am class that Friday after and school is in Orono, which is 5.5 hours away. Damn being so far up north
Chyeah, it was great, wicked cold out though, but luckily they opened doors early because of it. And it ended at like 11, really wasn't a very late concert, the set up times were super quick. boo to school