Ok, this is just to make fun of that "band" of these Michigan fuckheads.
This is not made to amuse or something like that, also this band isn't too good for me like that fatty hxc kid of cyanide257 said, he fails so hard.
What I want to say is that this band is shit, why do people like it? why do they sell records? WHY DO THEY EXIST? Whoever bought their CD should be hanged or executed with a nailgun... it's amazing how many polycounts their new album has here!
Sure, there are kids who think this band is the most brutal yet melodic n infernulz lyrics thing they have ever heard (especially the scene kids). But for listeners of REAL melodic death metal, this band is something to laugh at and joke about.
That's right, those queers with "lolhipster" posses are the innovators of the awesome "real, serious-ass, murderous" melodicity.
I honestly don't understand why faggots have had a sudden interest in Melodic Death Metal (although this is not new for metalcore at all). This is disgusting. Check this if you don't belive me: Some fag's Myspace
These bands are too stupid to realize that relying on the same plagiarised riffs throughout one single album does not get you anywhere. Well, maybe with the scene kids it does, but not with people who have a sense of integrity.
Just talking about them will make my pubic hair fall for the fact that they are total crap and useless musicians, the drummer (if hitting randomly the drumset like an epileptic idiot makes you a drummer, ok) is ridiculous.
The vocals. They're horrible. Everyone can perform almost growly screamo screeches, and theirs are stupid as fuck. He attemps to sound brutal/angsty, but it ends up sounding ridiculus. I can't believe that they actually need a member to exclusively perform vocals, even Chester Bennington or Fred Durst could do them. What a complete joke.
With a band this boring and typical, I would rather run outside naked, take a shit in the middle of the street and be arrested by The Police. That would be much more entertaining and adrenaline pumping than this worthless band.
Oh lawd, funny n seriouz guys aren't they?
This band is the most generic, boring bullshit I've ever heard in "extreme" metal. The first thing that I noticed is that there are no balls. I am aware that there are bands that have managed to come up with good shit without the balls factor (Shining, for example), but balls in BDM's sound feel necessary, because their songs feel very empty whenever emoness comes up, which is another big problem in every album.
What we have here is even worse than St. Anger... these idiots are emos who heard an At the Gates song, then some My Chemical Romance, and predicted the trend coming and fucking ran with it... now, I don't have something against ATG, but this is total garbage.
They even have the cynism to say "the record is very well writen and has elements of pop and electronic music. Its one of my favorite records" about an emofag band called Scarlet. Are they that trendy and just wanna be accepted, or do they really think that this is REAL metal? LMFAO
Anyways, THIS IS SOME AWESOME MURDEROUS MELODY-FILLED MUSIC so all the pitninjas can unleash their angst and feel mighty and powerful.... Muhammed!, I don't understand those stupid moshers, music wasn't made to do karate and kung fu at shows, music was made to enjoy, every cool concert I've been has been ruined by those idiots, they even dared to mosh at Torsofuck and Belphegor shows here... but oh well, enjoy your moshing brutality, faggots.
I do fucking know how Black Dahlia Murder have so many playcounts here, and how they got signed, but not even Three Days Grace and Trivium combined could do a worse job than they did with the newer albums. Once again, fuck Black Dahlia Murder and fuck this fake-ass "murderous metal". Ignore this band at all costs and listen to something more worthwhile.
"It’s quite a bit more personal lyrically, ranging from anthems of cheap sex and drug use to more classic Black Dahlia Murder horror style," says Strnad. "I’ve tried to reinvent BDM lyrically here. It’s still dark. It’s still really evil shit.". It's idiotic, wannabe-meany garbage, in each song, it's about a guy who cries, and denies society while sucking cocks. Yeah, I know I shouldn't complain, as the music is not about the lyrics at all, but come on... fucking faggots. Just check the video below to laugh a little, they recorded that video with 5 bucks I guess...
I have no idea how they got so popular; they're worse than Taking Back Sunday and Green Day combined. Black Dahlia Murder is the reason why metal is slowly dying. Nowadays it's all about who's better than who in terms of faggotry, which is not what metal, is all about, or how many goddamn hardcore riffs you can fit into each song.
If I were you, I'd listen to some Hypocrisy, or some Amon Amarth, or even Mors Principium Est if you want sweet melodies in your metal. However, if you want some generic emo gay bullshit... then go for it.
And to finish I call this "melodic death metal for faggots" because faggots love cocks and don't give two fucks about not being faggots. What a perfect comparison.
P.D.: I recommend you go kill yourself first if you like Black Dahlia Murder, Most Precious Blood, All Shal Perish and Suicide Silence and all of that "Melodicore Deathcore Metalcore" shit bands out there.
P.P.D.: I don't know what I recommend you to do next.
(links) A BDM interview, in which Bart Williams talks about how they're all faggots who listen to Hip-Hop, Rock, and also to Pop-influenced music.
Hoewel Saint Deamon is opgericht in 2006, brachtten ze pas begin dit jaar hun eerste cd uit. Het was hun video op hun site die mijn aandacht trok. Al gauw vond ik hun hele cd interessant. Met hun liedjes op mijn i-pod, vond ik de liefde voor power metal terug.
Na een overbodige intro is My Judas het eerste echte nummer op de cd. Dit nummer begint zéér lekker. De zanger (Jan-Thore Grefstad) zijn strot heeft me direct in zijn greep, wat een stem!! Op 4'34" gaat dit nummer naar een ultiem hoogtepunt! Het nummer bewijst nu al dat onze zanger een stem heeft om U tegen te zeggen. (10/10)
Het tweede nummer, tevens ook de titel track, behoudt het snelle (drum)tempo van het vorige nummer. Maar het nummer kan me niet volledig raken. Het refrein is een beetje aan de flauwe, afgezaagde kant. (7/10)
Na een goeie 3 minuten worden we getrakteerd op My Heart. Het tempo wordt een stuk naar beneden getrokken. Ook de stem van de zanger verandert in "stevig" naar "typische power metal gezang". Niet slecht, maar wel eventjes wennen. Na een paar tellen ben je het nummer wel beu: er gebeurt namenlijk niets buiten het hoge gepiep van Jan-Thore en een leuke gitaarsolo van Toya. (6/10)
Ook bij het Burden worden we 'getrakteerd' op hoge (zang)noten. Nee, dit is het niet, voor mij althans toch niet. Wel voor Helloween liefhebbers misschien? (6/10)
En dan volgt mijn favoriete nummer van de hele cd: No Man's Land. Het nummer zit gewoon als gegoten: lekkere stem, lekker ritme dat op het juiste moment verandert, een hoog meezinggehalte, lekkere gitaarriff en een verrassing in het midden (3'20") van het nummer. Nog niet overtuigd? Jammer voor jou dan. Dit is een 10-sterren nummer (10/10)
Ride Forever is een vet nummer dat pas na een halve minuut los barst. Een beetje typisch voor Saint Deamon heb ik gemerkt. De eerste seconden moet je gewoon 'negeren'. Ook dit is, net als het vorige nummer, een top nummer dat je zo van achter naar voor kan meebrullen. De zanger bewijst keer op keer dat hij een zéér waardige zanger is met een zeer zeer zeer aangenaam stemgeluid (als hij toch niet hoog begint te zingen althans). Het nummer geeft je (als vrouw dan toch) ineens ballen en je gaat met je vuisten de lucht in! (9/10)
Het volgende (korte) nummer op de cd is: Black Symphony. Het is een zeer melodieus nummer dat je zeker in beweging zet (zijn het je benen niet dan toch zeker je hoofd). Het nummer ontbreekt wel de 'magie' om aan herinnerd te worden. (8/10)
[track artist=saint deamon]Deamons][/track] is samen met No Man's Land mijn favoriet van het debuutalbum van Saint Deamon. Iets rustiger als de rest van het album, maar de sfeer komt hier meer naar boven. Het is vooral zanger Jan-Thore die me kippevel bezorgt. Hier & daar wordt wel gezegd dat hij lijkt op de zanger van the poodles.(10/10)
Als 10de nummer krijgen we [track artist=saint deamon]Brave never bleeds[/track] te horen. Onze zanger zorgt voor een 'agressief' tintje (hoewel we daar niet over kunnen spreken in de power metal). Het nummer bevat een geweldig refrein, de rest is zoals we gewend zijn van andere power metal bands. (7.5/10)
Als voorlaatste nummer krijgen we een verplichte ballad te horen. Verplicht? Ja, het nummer klinkt geforceerd. Moet er nu op elke plaat een ballad staan? Nee, dat hoeft echt niet!! Als het nu een goeie zou zijn.... nee dit is echt een skip-nummer. Weg met [track artist=saint deamon]My sorrow[/track] (5/10)
Het is [track artist=saint deamon]Run for your life[/track] die het boeltje mag afsluiten. Het begin zet ons op het verkeerde been waardoor we het willen skippen. Maar geduld loont. En na een goeie minuut komt er vaart in. Het nummer ontpopt zich tot een lekker meezing nummer dat iedereen in beweging zal zetten. Een waardige afsluiter. (8/10)
Saint Deamon heeft een prachtig debuutalbum afgeleverd. Zanger Jan-Thore Grefstad is iemand waar we zeker nog van zullen horen. De liedjes zijn niet bijster origineel, maar geef de mannen een kans, wil je?
So I've recently discovered this little game that seems very interesting. I've downloaded the public beta and played with it a while and I must say that releasing it to the public like that must have been the best thing they did for promotion.
The game plays very interestingly and has various levels of difficulty to keep you occupied. I personally didn't try the very difficult levels but stayed in the medium and even then didn't manage to catch the max. Still with just one hour of play I didn't expect much
It uses some algorithm to calculate your level setup before you start by analyzing the song and thus give you an appropriate ride. Unfortunately, as with most of these kinds of algorithms, it's not really tuned to work well with metal songs as it expects electronic music. Hmmmm, now that I think about it, perhaps I should have been playing some Machinae Supremacy instead of Saltatio Mortis :-/
An annoying thing is that it does not currently read tags but rather just looks at the filename. Since my filenames include artist, album, track nr and name,this made it impossible to select some songs from some albums as the select window is non expandable and the font is huge. So before you use it, I suggest you create an extra folder and copy your songs to it so that you can just play one after the other.
It's a pity it doesn't run under linux however as I would totally buy it. Currently I am not certain if I will as it's quite a hindrance to dual boot just to play it and I'd rather work on Wesnoth
I've also scraped my old playlist in order to make a new one that will probably, hopefully be good with it. Let's see. If you however have some songs (you think I would like) to propose, be my guests.
UPDATE: You should use a tag to mark good songs to ride. I personally use audiosurf
Sonata Arctica's new 2007 album Unia has brought a whole new dimension to their music. They have taken a new form, with a more diverse musical structures and styles, even within songs, there's a much greater range of styles played by all members of the band, and even sections of instruments (such as Church Bells, a lot more "lead" string sections and a few not so typical vocals) used.
I must say, that this is definatly a "Need to grow on you album". Its not a typical Sonata Arctica album, they've been evolving since Ecliptica in 1999. If you haven't heard anything else by them, or if you don't like change, I suggest you listen to some of their earlier albums. I didn't like this album at first much, but it has really grown on me. A lot of the songs aren't fast, but mid tempo. The band has become a lot more keyboard orientated in my opinion with this album, but the technicalities are still there and although Jani, the guitarist, gets to show off a lot less, there are a lot more complex sections that Wow me.
Starting with the not-so-typical racing introductory piece, In Black and White, Unia kicks off to a not-so-typical start. I didn't like this song from the start, but it grew on me immensely. Listeners will notice that although the structures are different and more complex, Sonata, or Tony Kakko, still write amazing choruses. The vocals, AND the lyrics (unusually for a Scandinavian band), are brilliant. Although the electric and bass guitars are dropped, the solos are still awesome, and Henkka's keys solos have really grown stronger.
The single track, Paid in Full. is one of my favourites on the album. Again, its not a raging speedy track, but its an amazing song. As I did with Track #1, I fell in love with the chorus immediatly. The piano and keyboard parts play a predominant role in the song, and they do it immensely. The song, although isn't fast, in my opinion, the best song Sonata Arctica have ever written. Its full of emotion and the lyrics are so powerful, and the lack of "Epic-Voice" makes it even better and stronger - There are many vocal harmonies to, building to this song. Guitarists like me will probably be dissapointed that there isn't a guitar solo, but Henkka's Key solo is again. Immense. This song has so much power and feeling behind it, and any Sonata Arctica fan should well. I'd definatly pick up this album just for this one amazing song.
The next one, For the Sake of Revenge another pretty slow song - in my opinion, isn't as strong as Paid in Full or In Black and White. It hasn't got the power and essence of the first two tracks. But still a mediocre track. Again with the two tracks, its got some brilliant lyrics.
It Won't Fade starts off with a lot of dominant keyboard, until a crushing chord on the guitar thrashes in. The almost-light sounding run on the keyboard sounds brilliant with Jani's 7 String. The keyboards are very dominant through the song, and again the lyrics and vocals are brilliant.
Under Your Tree is once again, a keyboard dominated song, its quite reminescent of "Broken" from Winterhearts Guild, but with a happier tint. I again didn't like this at first, it was my least favourite song on the album, but it again has grown on me, and the quiet > loud breakdowns really fit nicely and work well for the song. The lyrics, again, are absolutely stunning.
Caleb begins with a dialogue with a nice piano part. The dialogue doesn't really fit, but it does certainly jump into a beautifully-perfect-to-headbang to guitar section. The rhythm of it sounds awesome, and the constant multiple vocal harmonies really stand out. There's also a pretty cool guitar solo towards the end of the piece.
The Vice is a very "need to grow on you" track in my opinion. There are a few strange time signatures, and the vocals are quite strange at times, but its still a pretty cool song.
My Dream's But A Drop Of Fuel For A Nightmare has quite a nice piano intro simular to the one of Shamandalie from Reckoning Night. The build up isn't typical of any Sonata song or any band I can think of. As I've said a few times throughout this review, I didn't like it at first, and the power chords almost spoilt it for me, but now I've learnt and seen how its good that way. The solo section is pretty cool, with a "Question and Answer" session between the guitar and the keyboard. This is one of my favourite songs on the album, but doesn't quite rank up to Paid in Full or In Black and White.
Fly With The Black Swan starts off very strangely, with a distorted block of dropped power chords, and jumps into a blues slide solo. Sounds a bit weird, but, I do think this works, and it goes into the rest of the song pretty well. This is another good song on the album - it reminds me of some of Wildfire from Reckoning Night, but has a few twists - They have utilised a lot of time and dynamic changes in this song, and I do really like this.
Good Enough Is Good Enough concludes the album on a mediocre note. This album introduces strong string orchestration, and with Tony's vocals, create a beautiful sound. If this jumped into something more powerful, as did The Power of One did on Silence, this would be one of the best songs, but this formula of strings and voice continues for the whole 5 minutes of it. Not to say it is bad, the atmosphere of this song is very good - but it would be a lot better with more diversity, ending the album on a reasonably good note I guess. :)
Overall, I give this album 4.5 Stars, or a "9/10" . Sonata Arctica may well have wrote a lot of their best material on here. I've certainly enjoyed listening to it, and I'm definatly going to carry on supporting Sonata and buying their records. Sonata fans should definatly make a purchase of this, but if you weren't a big fan of Reckoning Night, I suggest you check out the new single, Paid in Full (Video on Sonata's website), and make your verdict from that. Some of the intro is missed out though (which makes it Oh-so-slightly-not-as-good) but there are full versions on YouTube.
At long last the new vocalist for Pyramaze has been confirmed and it'll be none other then Matt Barlow of Iced Earth fame, one of the very best vocalists the metal genre has to offer combined with one of the most exciting and interesting melodic power metal bands emerging from the scene today.
Fuck I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us with their next release.