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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 11:02:35 Reply

At 11/20/12 11:58 PM, ElGhoulio wrote: Just got Mago De Oz's Gaia III Antlantia. I must say, this is one huge clusterfuck of styles, but I like it. It sounds, in turns, folky, progressive, classically influenced, electro, poppy, and theatrical. I love it.

If there's one thing I've been liking from metal bands lately, it's bands that can incorporate various subgenres in one place and still sound like the same band. I know I keep bringing up this band but Hammers of Misfortune are a great example for when they were more black/death metal orientated at first with traditional metal elements for The Bastard and the Unholy Cadaver demo but have shown folk, thrash, doom, progressive and power metal elements throughout their career so far. This is also why I've been fascinated with what I've heard from While Heaven Wept so far for showing a mixture of doom, progressive and power metal.

As for Mago De OZ, I've not heard of them before but I did just listen to Sueños Dormidos. I take it this album will require a thorough listen to get the full idea of it.

At 11/21/12 11:20 PM, jjjkuk wrote:
At 11/16/12 02:29 PM, Bahamut wrote: I wouldn't take any critic seriously if their website looks like it was made in 2000.
You shouldn't take any critic seriously. Musical taste is subjective.

Allow me to rephrase: I'll take someone with an ancient design of a website less seriously. :P

At 11/22/12 10:37 AM, Zodir wrote: I know we have some Manilla Road fans in here, so has anyone heard Mark Shelton's side project Hellwell? I picked the album up a few days ago, and it IS AWESOME. I think (at least in my opinion) it's the best Manilla Road-style albuum since Spiral Castle. It is full of awesome riffs and a very promenint keyboard, but that's a good thing. Check it out if you are a fan of Manilla Road or old school metal.

I probably find Hellwell's album to be the weakest Manilla Road album post-reunion (if it counts as a 'Road album). Some good riffs here and there but the overall record doesn't seem to be as gripping as everything else they've done. Even though this album was only released this year, Mark Shelton has said that in 2013 he will be spending time to work on more material for Hellwell and Manilla Road, even if the latter hasn't had the upcoming album Mysterium released yet. He also has yet another project to work on as well. At this rate he'll be releasing albums more frequently than Devin Townsend.

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 11:06:19 Reply

DAFUQ IS THIS?!

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 11:21:22 Reply

At 11/22/12 11:06 AM, Bahamut wrote: DAFUQ IS THIS?!

Hahahaha silly, Mago De Oz is spanish for Wizard of Oz lol


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 11:35:56 Reply

At 11/22/12 11:21 AM, ElGhoulio wrote:
At 11/22/12 11:06 AM, Bahamut wrote: DAFUQ IS THIS?!
Hahahaha silly, Mago De Oz is spanish for Wizard of Oz lol

The Oz part is a giveaway but my question is the look of that album cover. It's on the danger level of Manowar's Anthology.

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 12:27:34 Reply

At 11/22/12 11:35 AM, Bahamut wrote:
At 11/22/12 11:21 AM, ElGhoulio wrote:
At 11/22/12 11:06 AM, Bahamut wrote: DAFUQ IS THIS?!
Hahahaha silly, Mago De Oz is spanish for Wizard of Oz lol
The Oz part is a giveaway but my question is the look of that album cover. It's on the danger level of Manowar's Anthology.

Cheese doesn't bother me, though, which is why I like Tuirbo. ;)


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 13:44:16 Reply

At 11/22/12 12:27 PM, ElGhoulio wrote: Cheese doesn't bother me, though, which is why I like Tuirbo. ;)

I can enjoy cheese myself but damn, some things are not meant to seen.

Dat one dressed as Dorothy....
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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 16:43:47 Reply

At 11/22/12 11:35 AM, Bahamut wrote:
At 11/22/12 11:21 AM, ElGhoulio wrote:
At 11/22/12 11:06 AM, Bahamut wrote: DAFUQ IS THIS?!
Hahahaha silly, Mago De Oz is spanish for Wizard of Oz lol
The Oz part is a giveaway but my question is the look of that album cover. It's on the danger level of Manowar's Anthology.

Fuck them and their silly covers. Nobody in the metal community will ever take these guys seriously with such covers. There is no other band that would dare doing this.

Right...?

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 17:32:48 Reply

At 11/22/12 04:43 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: Right...?

Yeah man, how did this band get popular with such crappy artworks like this????

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 18:38:15 Reply

At 11/22/12 05:32 PM, Bahamut wrote:
At 11/22/12 04:43 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: Right...?
Yeah man, how did this band get popular with such crappy artworks like this????

Is that a seal's head ?

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-22 22:26:10 Reply

At 11/22/12 06:38 PM, HeavenDuff wrote:
At 11/22/12 05:32 PM, Bahamut wrote:
At 11/22/12 04:43 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: Right...?
Yeah man, how did this band get popular with such crappy artworks like this????
Is that a seal's head ?

I honestly don't think anyone really knows.


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-23 05:08:01 Reply

At 11/22/12 10:26 PM, Zodir wrote:
At 11/22/12 06:38 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: Is that a seal's head ?
I honestly don't think anyone really knows.

You might as well say it's a seal head since we're that clueless. :P

Also, if we do want really bad for album artwork, something that does draw the line for me and I wouldn't even listen to it, yet alone have it on CD, is Autopsy's Shitfun. I have their first two albums and would like to get Macabre Eternal eventually but Shitfun? Forget it.

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At 11/23/12 05:08 AM, Bahamut wrote: Also, if we do want really bad for album artwork, something that does draw the line for me and I wouldn't even listen to it, yet alone have it on CD, is Autopsy's Shitfun. I have their first two albums and would like to get Macabre Eternal eventually but Shitfun? Forget it.

Wow... also thanks for not posting the picture in here. Damn ! Even if I was a fan I think I couldn't get over the cover to buy it...

Talking about succesful marketing... this t-shirt was already sold 432 times by this seller on ebay. I'm pretty sure standard Black Sabbath albums do not sell as much.

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-23 10:45:10 Reply

At 11/23/12 05:44 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: Wow... also thanks for not posting the picture in here. Damn ! Even if I was a fan I think I couldn't get over the cover to buy it...

To think Manowar's Anthology is NOT the worst album cover out there...

Talking about succesful marketing... this t-shirt was already sold 432 times by this seller on ebay. I'm pretty sure standard Black Sabbath albums do not sell as much.

This is the one thing that got me about Black Sabbath. They haven't had many inspiring album covers so what is there to have on a T-Shirt? At least with Iron Maiden they've provided a great range of T-Shirt designs. Black Sabbath on the other hand.... Uhhh.

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-23 13:33:46 Reply

At 11/23/12 10:45 AM, Bahamut wrote: This is the one thing that got me about Black Sabbath. They haven't had many inspiring album covers so what is there to have on a T-Shirt? At least with Iron Maiden they've provided a great range of T-Shirt designs. Black Sabbath on the other hand.... Uhhh.

Well....I wouldn't mind having a T-shirt of Master Of Reality or Volume 4....
Though I will agree about the lack of "inspiring album covers".


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-23 14:47:12 Reply

At 11/23/12 05:44 AM, HeavenDuff wrote: Talking about succesful marketing...

heh. I just recently watched the Avengers for the first time and I noticed that.


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-23 14:59:12 Reply

At 11/23/12 01:33 PM, Viper50 wrote: Well....I wouldn't mind having a T-shirt of Master Of Reality or Volume 4....
Though I will agree about the lack of "inspiring album covers".

Yeah, I could probably go for Master of Reality myself but even then, you look at any other good album artwork you could have on a T-Shirt and then realise there's just so much better to have. Well, self-titled artwork would be fine on a T-Shirt but yeah, so little options for them.

At 11/23/12 02:18 PM, ElGhoulio wrote: I'm surprised Metal Archives accepted this. Usually they are mired in elitism, and spend much of their time either downvoting otherwise good, if not poppy, albums, and upvoting crap albums just because they are "kvlt".

They always have Plan B...

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-23 16:48:48 Reply

At 11/23/12 10:45 AM, Bahamut wrote: To think Manowar's Anthology is NOT the worst album cover out there...

At least Anthology is the cheesy kind of bad. Shitfun is just nasty.

At 11/23/12 02:18 PM, ElGhoulio wrote: I'm surprised Metal Archives accepted this. Usually they are mired in elitism, and spend much of their time either downvoting otherwise good, if not poppy, albums, and upvoting crap albums just because they are "kvlt".

This is a good review and I get what you mean. The admins and mods tend sometimes to support or reject one point of view or the other. But MA still often respects reviews that goes against the flow. Just look at the other reviews for the album Forest Poetry. Even if black metal kiddos with no kind of critical mind would give a blowjob to this kind of album if it had a dick, they still allow people with opposing views to express them.

At 11/23/12 02:59 PM, Bahamut wrote: Yeah, I could probably go for Master of Reality myself but even then, you look at any other good album artwork you could have on a T-Shirt and then realise there's just so much better to have. Well, self-titled artwork would be fine on a T-Shirt but yeah, so little options for them.

Talking about this, I've already posted a picture with two different Master Of Reality t-shirts on my Facebook page to ask people which one they think I should get. I'll share it here two I guess ! Tell me what you think

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-23 17:17:38 Reply

At 11/23/12 02:59 PM, Bahamut wrote: Yeah, I could probably go for Master of Reality myself but even then, you look at any other good album artwork you could have on a T-Shirt and then realise there's just so much better to have. Well, self-titled artwork would be fine on a T-Shirt but yeah, so little options for them.

Yeah...although I think the shirts with Henry and stuff with on them look cool.

At 11/23/12 04:48 PM, HeavenDuff wrote: Talking about this, I've already posted a picture with two different Master Of Reality t-shirts on my Facebook page to ask people which one they think I should get. I'll share it here two I guess ! Tell me what you think

Hmm....I like both. But if it were me I'd go with the one on the right.
I dunno I just like the solid black with the text on it opposed to the white with black sleeves.


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-23 23:51:48 Reply

Not metal but does anyone here have any experience with the band Kamchatka?


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-24 10:19:53 Reply

This is still down. I guess it's gone forever...damnit.


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-24 12:23:30 Reply

ten thousand posts!

figured it should be here

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All pigs must die is the shit.

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At 11/24/12 12:25 PM, DeIirium wrote: All pigs must die is the shit.

never heard of it. Is that a band or what?


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-24 12:58:08 Reply

At 11/24/12 12:36 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 11/24/12 12:25 PM, DeIirium wrote: All pigs must die is the shit.
never heard of it. Is that a band or what?

Yes, I checked them out a few days ago because I liked the name but they're actually really good, they play thrash/hardcore.

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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-24 18:08:37 Reply

Accidently clicked the C&C's link on my toolbar, saw this thread right up top, felt obliged to post.

How are we all? I miss you guys.

If I'm honestly I've completely neglected Metal since I last posted here. My interest in Sigur Rós and Imogen Heap took me in a completely different direction. I occasionally listen to the odd Devin song, or Dream Theater, or Megadeth, and remember why I loved this style, but it's few and far between these days.

I've seen Ghoul and Sense on this page as I was scrolling down... so many memories :'(.


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Response to Metal Hell 2012-11-24 18:37:07 Reply

At 11/23/12 04:48 PM, HeavenDuff wrote:
At 11/23/12 10:45 AM, Bahamut wrote: To think Manowar's Anthology is NOT the worst album cover out there...
At least Anthology is the cheesy kind of bad. Shitfun is just nasty.

Anthology is still an eyesore but at least it's not vile like Shitfun. Infact, I can even tolerate Cannibal Corpse album covers before I can even accept that abomination.

At 11/23/12 02:59 PM, Bahamut wrote: Yeah, I could probably go for Master of Reality myself but even then, you look at any other good album artwork you could have on a T-Shirt and then realise there's just so much better to have. Well, self-titled artwork would be fine on a T-Shirt but yeah, so little options for them.
Talking about this, I've already posted a picture with two different Master Of Reality t-shirts on my Facebook page to ask people which one they think I should get. I'll share it here two I guess ! Tell me what you think

Black one easily looks better. I actually would like to have that Master of Reality T-Shirt. It does work.

At 11/24/12 12:23 PM, Sense-Offender wrote: ten thousand posts!
figured it should be here

Good job!

At 11/24/12 05:10 PM, Provoke wrote: Had a arguement with a friend over Budgie, if they are metal or not. You guys argee with me that they are?

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At 11/24/12 06:08 PM, Nev wrote: Accidently clicked the C&C's link on my toolbar, saw this thread right up top, felt obliged to post.

Feels like 2006 again! Good to see your face after after so long. :)

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Nev! Hey, man! too bad you don't listen to metal much anymore. I listen to a lot of other stuff, but I still listen to all kinds of metal all the time.


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At 11/24/12 06:37 PM, Bahamut wrote: Feels like 2006 again! Good to see your face after after so long. :)

It's not been that long. My last post here was probably 09ish.

I went to Download this year and finally saw Devin live. The guy is great, and it's been long coming. During the set he shouted out "we fucking love what we do for a living" and I thought that was such a cool sentiment. No one ever says things like that during gigs.

I'm not a fan of that festival any more though. When you've got The Prodigy and Chase & Status as headliners you know you've betrayed your roots (Devin clashed with these, so I went nowhere near them). I think DT and Metallica were the only things I enjoyed that weekend.

Oh, and Megadeth. Second time I saw them and they were so much better than the first time. They had a longer set, and were higher up the bill, deservedly so, obviously. I was so happy they weren't always crap live. Maybe Metallica being on the next day made them raise their game.


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