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Re: Metal Thread

Post by opipik » 27 Mar 2017 19:07

I was also disappointed that they don't sing in Arrernte because that'd be awesome.
I found that Yothu Yindi covered AC/DC's song "Jailbreak", complete with didgeridoo and clapsticks, though

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Xonen » 27 Mar 2017 20:43

sangi39 wrote:It's kind of like Verjnuarmu. They're a self-styled "Savo metal" band, but they're mostly just a doom/folk/death metal band that sings in the Savo dialect of Finnish [:P]
With the slight difference that millions of bands sing in English, and basically nobody else sings in Savonian - especially in their genre. Plus, they're awesome.

opipik wrote:I was also disappointed that they don't sing in Arrernte because that'd be awesome.
I found that Yothu Yindi covered AC/DC's song "Jailbreak", complete with didgeridoo and clapsticks, though
Ooh, that was indeed nice. [:)] Even better, they actually had songs (partially) written in - *googles* - Gumatj, a form of Yolŋu Matha, like this one here. Not metal, so strictly speaking inappropriate for this thread, but a nice song nonetheless.

Couldn't find a translation, though, which is a little annoying. [:S]

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 27 Mar 2017 22:00

Xonen wrote:
sangi39 wrote:It's kind of like Verjnuarmu. They're a self-styled "Savo metal" band, but they're mostly just a doom/folk/death metal band that sings in the Savo dialect of Finnish [:P]
With the slight difference that millions of bands sing in English, and basically nobody else sings in Savonian - especially in their genre. Plus, they're awesome.
All right, they're mostly just the only doom/folk/death metal band that sings in the Savo dialect of Finnish [:P] They are pretty awesome though. I can't remember how I stumbled across them. Possibly a suggested link on YouTube from a Le Grand Guignol song, or maybe Mokoma, which would be weird.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Ànradh » 28 Mar 2017 21:57

opipik wrote:Australian Aboriginal metal.
Yes, exactly that.
I'm actually OK with the vocalist. It's just that the lyrics are... well, they're pish, if I'm to be blunt.
The solos were pleasantly surprising though; I expected something tamer.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 30 Mar 2017 18:08

Watching Steve Hughes for a bit of "heavy metal comedy". Skip to, 13:14 for a pretty good description of Metal and the people who are into it summed up in 20 seconds [:)] Oh, and obligatory warning, there is a fair amount of swearing in his stand-up.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Linguifex » 03 Apr 2017 05:00

sangi39 wrote:
Linguifex wrote:My band opened for Psychostick a few weeks ago!
What?! When? Where? All of the other interrogatives!
Who: Amniote (my band), Fit for a Funeral, Psychostick, Ventana, and maybe As Summer Dies (can't remember if they were there or not)
What: A show for the release of Ventana's new CD
Where: The Agora, Cleveland, OH
When: February 12
Why: Because Ventana was releasing a CD, we need exposure, and it was the Agora, which is one of the biggest venues around here
How: IDK, ask our guitarist
How many: We sold, like, twelve tickets; there was a good crowd for the other bands
To what extent: We played our entire set up to that point

I should also mention that our bassist ended up with one of the larger pieces of the sombrero.
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Post by Linguifex » 21 Apr 2017 02:50

My band is currently slated to open for Otep in June.
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Post by Ànradh » 21 Apr 2017 04:12

Linguifex wrote:My band is currently slated to open for Otep in June.
O.O *envy*
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 21 Apr 2017 12:31

I'm not a huge fan of the singer's clean vocals. They're good, just not a style I quite enjoy. But my god, that screaming is just... I love it [:D]
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Shemtov » 28 May 2017 11:59

New Alestorm out. This is one of my favorites on the album:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQBs6vXjFhc
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Post by alynnidalar » 29 May 2017 04:55

I like it! [:D]

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Post by Shemtov » 02 Nov 2017 18:03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBoFQ0yRSXc&t=170s
When I first heard this song I didn’t appreciate it. Now that I’ve listened to it again, it’s my favorite song on No Grave But The Sea and is one of the best Alestorm songs. It’s about the Pseudo-Scientific Time-Cube Theory, which is also Anti-Semitic, Anti-Religion, Anti-Christian and Homophobic, but a close examination of the lyrics show it to be a subtle parody of the theory, rather then embracing it. And, Hell, silly subject-matter for song’s is Alestorm’s specialty. And for what should be just another of their “Silly Songs” actually has poetic lyrics. Besides, the sound mixing is the one of the best I’ve heard on any metal song.
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Xonen » 11 Jan 2018 16:15

Aw hell, now Fast Eddie's dead. [:(] Turns out he was a pretty decent vocalist, too.

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Xonen » 25 Jan 2018 22:58

And now we're apparently all two minutes from being dead. :roll: Although I can't say I'm convinced; the possibility of a global war where superpowers could resort to nuclear weapons must have felt very real in the 1950's when exactly that had just happened (and the fact that nukes were rapidly escalating in power can't have helped how people felt about it), but now? I've never considered myself an optimist, but somehow I feel things can get a lot worse than they are now before we're all consumed in nuclear hellfire... They're going to have to start advancing the Clock by seconds.

Then again, since they're now considering climate change, I suppose the current generation could pretty much go past midnight and leave its children and grandchildren to deal with the actual results.

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 15 Apr 2018 01:49

Not quite Metal, but I saw Evanescence play down in London last weekend, and after 15 years of waiting to see them live, it was god damn amazing. Live music hits me a lot more than just plugging in a set of headphones or speakers, but I was a little shocked by the fact that I, no word of a lie, cried during several of their older songs, because that's what Evanescence was to me, i.e. the music that got me through the moments where I felt sad. I'm so glad I finally saw them, but it was the first gig I had to "come down" from, which was interesting.

Back on the Metal note, I get to go see Skálmöld in Manchester in two weeks, for the second time since I saw them at Eistnaflug in Iceland last year. They've been my favourite band now for close to two years, and you have no idea how glad I am that I spent 12 days in Iceland almost entirely to see them (I've wanted to visit Iceland for years now, and honestly didn't want to leave, but Skálmöld was the major incentive to go last year). I hugged the keyboardist, Gunnar Ben, when an Icelandic person I met and I went to see Auðn playing that afternoon (they were talking about random stuff, apparently just catching up, and all of a sudden I recognised who he was and couldn't help myself), and during a minor breakdown I had due to the "crowds" after Max and Igor Cavalera had finished playing, the bass guitarist of Skálmöld, Snæbjörn Ragnarsson, checked in with the friend I had flown over with to make sure I was okay. I messaged the band on Facebook about a week later after getting back to the UK, just to say thank you, not expecting a reply, and they wrote back, individually (Gunnar even said he remembered the hug, lol). Not only do I get to see a band I really enjoy, but I get to see a band I know really seems to care about their fans.

Two bands, and quite expensive for me, but so damn worth it! [:D]
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Linguifex » 13 Aug 2018 08:47

My band just had our first concert with the new lineup. Also, a few weeks ago we released an EP. (Not sure if it'd be frowned upon to link it here, so I've refrained from doing so for now.)
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 13 Aug 2018 14:48

Linguifex wrote:
13 Aug 2018 08:47
My band just had our first concert with the new lineup. Also, a few weeks ago we released an EP. (Not sure if it'd be frowned upon to link it here, so I've refrained from doing so for now.)
I think if people are interested, then a link in a PM might be okay.

NOTE: I'm interested [:P]
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by Xonen » 13 Aug 2018 22:52

Linguifex wrote:
13 Aug 2018 08:47
My band just had our first concert with the new lineup.
Whoa, same here. [:|] We're not in the same band, are we?

(Not sure if it'd be frowned upon to link it here, so I've refrained from doing so for now.)
Well, if it's a non-commercial hobby project you're personally involved with and its content doesn't explicitly violate any of our house rules, I doubt anyone would crucify you for it. [:)] But yeah, it is a bit of a grey area at the moment, so PM's to the willing might be the safest option. I'll take one, please.

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Re: Metal Thread

Post by vampireshark » 19 Aug 2018 21:23

Ooh, it's been a while since I posted, but I might as well mention the last few concerts I saw that were tangentially metal-related:
October of last year: Apocalyptica, playing their debut album plus some other stuff (all instrumental!)
This June (around my birthday): Volbeat with Shinedown as the opener
A few weeks later: Billy Idol
July: Arch Enemy

I think Volbeat was my favorite out of these, though Billy Idol sounded amazing and Arch Enemy was full of good energy. Apocalyptica also sounded amazing live. And the really nice thing in Luxembourg is that the tickets aren't that expensive: I paid about €30 each or so for Apocalyptica and Arch Enemy and €50 each for Billy Idol and Volbeat. (Though my favorite still probably was the Texas concert last November.)
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Re: Metal Thread

Post by sangi39 » 22 Aug 2018 18:33

Two words:
vampireshark wrote:
19 Aug 2018 21:23
October of last year: Apocalyptica, playing their debut album plus some other stuff (all instrumental!)
Jealous


vampireshark wrote:
19 Aug 2018 21:23
July: Arch Enemy
Jealous





I just arrived in Manchester in time to see Skálmöld back in April because the person who so kindly arranged to train between Leeds and Manchester on checked the prices (going for the cheapest train), but didn't check to see what time the train would actually arrive in Manchester. From what I could find out, we missed maybe their first song. It did mean we missed the support band, Stam1na, who I was kind of hoping to see (I'd never really heard of them before).

Omnium Gatherum played after Skálmöld, but I wasn't a huge fan of their music beforehand and my opinion of their live act is mixed. The music in and of itself was played well, and the vocals held up, but "we love you guys", "you guys are beautiful", or something along those lines, was said more or less between every song, which in my head is just... iffy [:P]

Gunnar Ben wasn't there with Skálmöld, so I couldn't hug him again [:P] Neither was Baldur Ragnarsson (not the Esperantist), who's wife had given birth the day before they set off to go on their tour. I still haven't found out what they called their child, but I'm hoping for Hilmar, because Hilmar Baldursson, who is the central figure from Norse mythology at the centre of their first album, Börn Loka.




Linguifex's band's EP is gooood. How the Gods Punish reminded me almost of Auðn, so I nice atmospheric intro, kicking into something more akin to, what is that, technical/progressive death metal? Really like the lyrics too, and the vocal style, and throwing in the clean vocals every so often was a nice addition.
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