At 11/13/15 05:57 PM, Tremulos wrote:
I absolutely love that disconnection from reality; it helps me personally to stop doing what I usually do (standing there watching passively) and instead really get into the music and the performance in general. I did some moshing during Mayhem and loved it, but during Watain, E's ceremonial acts, interaction with the front row, and overall energy was what really sucked me into it. And yes, I'm the one with the religious family, and to be honest I didn't even tell my parents I went. I live in AZ and they live in WA so they really only know what I tell them when I call them on the weekends haha.
I personally find it to be a little two disturbing sometimes. Didn't the guys from Watain fucking beat up a guy once for going on-stage? The issue is that some black metal musicians really are messed up in their head, like... really messed up... If it was an act, a show, or some kind of statement, I wouldn't mind. But some of these bastards are genuinely not giving a shit, are pure fucking evil, and some are down-right psychotic.
Don't get me wrong, I love myself some raw and brutal fucking black metal, but it's one thing to write about sadistic torturing, and actually doing it ;)
At 11/13/15 08:45 PM, Viper wrote:
At 11/13/15 04:36 PM, HeavenDuff wrote:
Seeing them a SECOND time in January. Because they're opening for a pretty legendary band.
Bongripper - Reefer Sutherland
I'd absolutely love to see Bongripper live someday. I seriously believe that along with Electric Wizard, Sleep and Om, they are among the best doom metal bands of our time.
At 11/15/15 08:05 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
That's a great album. Might be their most popular. Their earlier stuff like in the Final Sign of Evil has more of a BM sound to it, which is why I mentioned them.
I'll definitely have to look into their earlier material. Thanks!
Yep. Whiskey Time is fun. Used to blast that when I'd have people over to get fucked up. I can't hear that song or anything by Tankard or Municipal Waste or Korpiklaani without thinking about those times and all the things that got broken.
We all have these tracks we listen to to get wasted as shit. I miss that time, haha :P
At 11/19/15 07:35 AM, Sense-Offender wrote:
Morbid Saint's Spectrum of Death getting some nifty re-release with extra stuff.
Yeah, I've read that on Patrick Lind's Facebook page. That's fucking great! Can't wait for it to be released... the original albums are so damn expensive now, it's just ridiculous!
At 11/19/15 09:00 PM, Tremulos wrote:
Also I have two questions: what is the best metal show you have been to, and how do you find about shows going on near you? I've been using songkick.com which seems pretty good, but I don't want to miss anything so I wouldn't mind having multiple ways of hearing about these.
I usually try to look up the bands on last.fm. This website usually shares information on the upcoming shows by various bands. Or I try to like the bands' pages on Facebook to keep up with the news.
If I had to pick just one favorite show, it would have to be a draw between the second and third time I saw Agalloch live. These guys are amazing on CD, but they just kill it live! Amazing stuff. Great presence on-stage, and they have the library to go with it. Not to mention that every time I've seen them live, they were touring with Musk Ox, which is a mind-blowing neofolk/neo-classical trio that takes influences from post-rock and atmospheric metal à la Agalloch.
But I have to say that my first metal show ever, Children Of Bodom... back in '05 was fucking great. That was back in the days when Trivium and Amon Amarth were opening bands for bands like CoB and that you could see the three of these bands for $15 :P
But there were just too many great ones to know. I loved Abigail Williams so much live. So did I Cynic, which were touring with Scale The Summit, which is one hell of an amazing prog rock/metal band. But Symphony X was also classic.
At 11/20/15 01:13 AM, mothballs wrote:
I saw Mayhem and Watain in January this year. Watain definitely stole the show from them, and that's coming from a HUGE Mayhem fan who never really listened to Watain. Plus Mayhem really has aged, their vocalist is a clown and they just don't seem to give a shit about what old school black metal used to be, but that's about every black metal band from the early 90's now.
Haha, I wonder what a Darkthrone show would look like these days. I'd assume that they still play material from their early days (excluding Soulside Journey of course). But do they still like playing that stuff? That's a good question.