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3 Oct 2011, 12:39 by ViollentyO dia metal com as bandas: Matanza, Korzus, Angra, Sepultura, Motörhead, Slipknot e Metallica, entre outras, foi o dia mais foda, para mim o único que valeu a pena. Pena que perdi as primeiras duas apresentações do palco sunset, porque meu ônibus chegou atrasado. O evento foi bom, mas a escolha das bandas muito nada haver. Tava muito pop, faltou o rock de verdade, e para terminar escolheram o Guns 'n' Roses, que tá uma merda, foi uma terrível escolha, de muito mau gosto para finalizar o festival. Na contra, na verdade eu gosto da banda, mas sinceramente a banda já acabou quando o Slash e o Duff saíram, o Axl perdeu a voz de antes, e se quiser continuar fazendo sucesso vai ter que continuar com a glória dos anos 90, porque de resto é lamentável. Continuando, dia 25, quem foi aproveitou, viu um show de boa qualidade, e o melhor do festival. Todas as bandas maravilhosas, só o Glória que foi uma escolha terrível para abrir o palco mundo e para o dia também, mas de resto foi perfeito, as bandas não preciso nem comentar, são todas fodas, espero que o próximo seja melhor, muito mais rock 'n' roll e com um catalogo de bandas melhores que faltam, como AC/DC, Pearl Jam, entre outras. E que o Brasil continue sendo roteiro de shows de boas bandas, como tem sido, atualmente.
6 May 2011, 00:37 by IzzystoneWhen metal was born, in the late 60's and early 70's, they didn't have the same equipment for making extreme distortion with their amps, they had to push the limit and doublejack their speakers. It doesn't get more metal than that. Pounding all the sound you can make from what you have available.
Let's start with a real classic of the classics, Deep Purple - Fireball
And then a really heavy one, considered the first heavy metal song by many!
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
One of the finest, heaviest and most powerful metal monsters..
Judas Priest - Dissident Aggressor
And we can't forget the german metal legends either!
Scorpions - He's a Woman, She's a Man
And then the band where Scorpions' little brother Michael ended up:
UFO - Rock Bottom
Noone can ever forget the divineness that is Dio and Blackmore:
Rainbow - Kill the King
Remembered as progrock giants, but they made their metal in the old days!
Rush - Anthem
One of the first speed metal acts of the 70's, one hell of a man!
Motörhead - Bomber
Enjoy the riff-power of this one!
Budgie - Breadfan
On of their wild ones. A crazy metal classic!
Uriah Heep - Free'n Easy
Late 70's metal anthem of the best kind!
Saxon - Judgement Day
Known for experimenting in all rock genres, Queen actually began their career as a heavy metal monster:
Queen - Stone Cold Crazy
Well, hope you got some good experiences, and some of you may had a great introduction to the purest form of metal; the original 70's heavy metal! Hope you enjoyed this entry and have found yourself some good, classic metal bites to share with your friends!
2 Feb 2011, 17:52 by IzzystoneOk, before anyone read this: I'm not an elitist. For some reason I have to say that every time I write a journal entry. Sad, but true.
I despise elitism, I just like metal to be metal-related :
The decline of Heavy Metal - happening now ?
What's happening today? Have I missed the whole meaning of metal?
The magazine "Metal Hammer" for the last few years for one instance, has become everything else than a metal magazine. What the fuck happened? For the last years they have been advertising with bands like Atreyu, My Chemical Romance, Bullet for My Valentine, 30 Seconds to Mars, Architects, Escape the Fate etc on their front page. One does not have to be a genre fascist like me to understand that THESE ARE NOT METAL BANDS. It's freaking called "METAL- hammer". Not "Screamo hammer", "punk-hammer", "emo-hammer" or "hardcore-hammer". Where are all the metal bands?
And metal hammer is not the only one. The metal festivals like Graspop Metal Meeting and Wacken Open Air have gone completly commercial and started booking bands that have little or nothing to do with metal. Bands like Bring Me the Horizon, Heaven Shall Burn, Escape the Fate, The Black Dahlia Murder, Adept, Disturbed etc...
Is this a sign of metal dying? Is the next "enemy" emo-hardcore instead of grunge? Well, metal hammer and the festivals are not metal anymore. Something is happening, and I know I'm not the only one seeing this.
This is not a mocking entry against the listed bands, it's just words of confusion why emo/hardcore bands are taking over in the metal world.
18 Jan 2011, 01:07 by IzzystoneAs a very enthusiastic and long-time experieced listener, appreciater and student of what is heavy metal, hard rock and rock music in general, my level of nerdness has become what is known to man as genre-fascism.
This is very nessescary, BECAUSE, there is a lot of mistagging out on last.fm, and there are a lot of newbies, kids and ignorants that think everything with a distorted guitar is metal. This is wrong. Metal is defined by roots in the oldschool genre and a metal subgenre is defined by how big the share of roots still are in the metal area of the music.
Take this example: progressive metal. It is metal, because the ground roots are in metal. It's heavy metal music with the time signatures of progressive rock, the experimentalness of jazz fusion and mixed with whatever other metal or non-metal genres, that depends on the band. But it's metal, because the subgenre is rooted in metal.
metalcore, however, is a hybrid genre. It is NOT, by ANY means, a subgenre of metal. It's hardcore punk with metal influences, basically. The roots of the metalcore genre is in punk, or more spezified: hardcore. When it comes to emo, screamo, emoviolence and scene, these genres are rooted in hardcore and punk as well, the difference from metalcore being that they have nothing to do with metal at all.
Just because a band is hard and with distortion and screamed vocals, doesn't mean it is metal. The first genre to use screamed vocals was hardcore punk. Later, metalbands actually got inspired by hardcore punk when it came to speed and vocal styles, they just evolved them into another level.
And some may say that " Bullet for My Valentine are melodic like metalbands are, and they have the attitude". Well, wrong. They may be melodic, but that's also a very very known characteristic in the melodic hardcore genre. Their attitude is not metal, they are HC-boys.
To be called a metal band,a band must have roots in metal. The sound, the imagery, the style and your musical elements must have roots in metal to be metal. If it doesn't have it, it's something else. There are two things every metal band after 79 on the planet have in common: Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. The inventors, creators and renewers of metal sound. Punk sounds entirely different from metal, and although some new hardcore bands are inspired by metal and have metal elements in their music, it still makes them a hardcore band, not a metal band. There's a difference between a subgenre and a hybrid genre.
No, this is not an attempt to be "trvv". I hate trvv metal fans, they are faggots. This is just to illuminate all the kids, and to show how important genre nazis are! Because we keep the genres in ORDER!
Bands often mistaken for being metal, but are really hardcore with metal influences:
Bullet for My Valentine
Bring Me the Horizon
The Devil Wears Prada
Escape the Fate
All That Remains
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
+ all similar artists
And all similar bands.
No, I'm not questioning however these bands are good or not, I'm just saying that they are not bands in a metal subgenre. They are hardcore bands with metal influence and some of them even grunge roots.
Thanks for reading. And trolling is not nessescary, so just leave the facts to the facts.
29 Aug 2010, 18:59 by IzzystoneThis is a complete (*) list of every single band and artist I have ever listened to which I liked more than two songs from. This is an absolutely hones and complete gathering of band names, and it will be under constand updating, since I'm discovering new bands for each day.
No star = A band I'm not that familiar with, but which I like and know some songs of/ bands I've liked when I heard the songs but have not checked out completely
* = A band or artist I have heard at least one cd of and liked.
** = A band that is played regularly in my precense. On cd, LP or on my computer
*** = Favourite band
**** = Huge favourite band
***** = Among the greatest gods!
This is in an alphabetical order!
3 Inches of Blood**
Alice in Chains
At the Gates
Bare Egil Band*
Black Label Society**
Black Stone Cherry
Blue Öyster Cult**
Children of Bodom**
Crash Test Dummies
Creedence Clearwater Revival**
David Allan Coe
David Schankle Group
Demons & Wizards**
Electric Light Orchestra
Eternal Tears of Sorrow
Faith No More*
Guardians of Time****
Guns N' Roses**
Hear 'n Aid**
Heaven & Hell*****
Heavy Metal Perse
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Judas Priest****** (!)
Keep of Kalessin****
Lamb of God
Liquid Tension Experiment***
Little Johnny Taylor*
Ludwig van Beethoven***
Men at Work
Michael Schenker Group***
Nine Inch Nails*
Pain of Salvation*
Pat Metheny Group*
Pet Shop Boys**
Pretty Boy Floyd
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rhapsody of Fire**
Spheric Universe Experience**
Strapping Young Lad**
System of a Down
The Rolling Stones*
The Sisters of Mercy*
The 69 Eyes
Tim Ripper Owens***
Tower of Power*
True Symphonic Rockestra
Tygers of Pan Tang*
Type O Negative
Uli Jon Roth**
Wild Willy's Gang*
Wolves in the Throne Room*
"Weird Al" Yankovic*
19 Aug 2010, 23:09 by IzzystoneHere's a list of the best Norwegian singers. These guys make me proud to be a Norwegian!
1. Nils K. Rue - Pagan's Mind
Genre (s): progressive metal, heavy metal
Nils Rue has an enormous range, a well-trained melodic voice with a wide specter, and he can scream better than most vocalists in his league. Like a crossover between Rob Halford and James LaBrie. A wonderful singer with an amazing voice!
2. Jørn Lande - Jorn, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Avantasia
Genre(s): heavy metal, hard rock, progressive metal, power metal, progressive rock
Jørns powerful voice is already legendary, and his status as the "new Coverdale" has made him a star worldwide, and his popularity is rising every day. His voice is full of punch, power and heaviness. A true voice of rock!
3. Michael Eriksen - Circus Maximus
Genre(s): progressive metal
Michael has a very clean, melodic and plain beautiful voice with a wide range and a huge potential. He is one of Norways hidden diamonds. His voice is relaxing and soft, and fits the powerful prog metal of Circus Maximus perfectly!
4. Roy Sætre Khan - Kamelot, Conception
Genre(s): power metal, progressive metal, Symphonic Metal
Khan also has the soft voice, but he also has a touch of opera in it. His operatic style fits the theatrical music of Kamelot, and his voice is calming and very relaxing.
5. Jan Thore Grefstad - Saint Deamon, ex- Highland Glory
Genre(s): heavy metal, power metal
Jan Thore's extremely powerful high-pitched voice is in the league of singers like Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen, Hansi Kürsch and even Bruce Dickinson. Powerful and thrilling!
6. Morten Harket - a-ha
Genre(s): synth pop, new wave, pop rock
Morten Harket is a natural born vocal-talent, and with his soft and calming voice he certainly deserves a place among the greatest.
7. Simen Hæstnes/ISC Vortex - Ex Dimmu Borgir, Arcturus, Borknagar
Genre(s): melodic black metal, progressive metal, folk metal, viking metal, opera, symphonic black metal
Most known from Dimmu Borgir, and his operatic and very powerful voice is well-known to most extreme metal fans. He is also and opera-singer in the Norwegian opera, and he has also played in various metal bands.
8. Athera - Susperia
Genre (s): thrash metal, melodic black metal, melodic death metal
Athera is perhaps one of the most underrated singers in the world. He has a kickass thrashy voice with melodic undertones in it, and he fits perfectly in the raw, brutal metal of Susperia!
9. Thorbjørn Schei (Thebon) - Keep of Kalessin
Genre(s): black metal, melodic black metal, speed metal, melodic extreme metal
Half-growl with melodic tones, and also very underrated. Thebon's voice is perfect for Keep of Kalessins epic and melodic extreme metal-theater. Full of strenght and power!
10. Åge Sten Nilsen - Wig Wam
Genre(s): hard rock, glam rock, glam metal, heavy metal, pop rock
Åge Sten Nilsen has a very strong, high pitched voice like the singers had back in the 80's. He reminds of a younger, more aggressive Vince Neil crossed with the power screams of Rob Halford.
Well, there it is. The finest of the Socialist Kingdom!
26 Jul 2010, 00:30 by Izzystone1.What's the first song you heard by 15? (Dio)
- Must have been Rock & Roll Children, which still is my favourite song by mr. Ronnie James.
2. How did you get into 20? (Opeth)
- In High School, a friend recommended them. I thought they were boring at first, but later I discovered how fantastic they really are!
3. Who is your favourite member in 1? (Judas Priest)
- Well, Priest is my life, and I don't like to rate members above the other in the band. But Rob Halford is my living, walking God, so I'll have to go with him!
4. What’s your favourite lyric bit by 29? (Rhapsody of Fire)
- Must be Christopher Lee's part in the Magic of the Wizards Dream!
5. Have you ever seen 22 live? (Manowar)
- Unfortunately, no. But that would have been a hell of an experience!
6. What's your favourite album from 10? (Kamelot)
- Gotta say Epica or The Black Halo. Can't decide!
7. Do you own any merchandise from 3? (Dream Theater)
- Yes, Three T-shirts, a scarf and ofc their discography in cd's!
8. What is a good memory you have of 7? (Dire Straits)
- Dire Straits was the first band I ever listened to, so the best memory is that I was 4 years old and they got me into rock music.
9. Is there a member of the same age as you in 2? (Symphony X)
- I bet Michael Romeo still feels like a 22-year old when he's swinging on his solos! But no.
10. When did you first get into 8? (adrenaline kings)
- Last year. My girlfriend introduced me to them! That was a real pleasure!
11. Who likes 4 along with you? (Rush)
- Hopefully every other Rush-fan out there! ;)
12. Which song did you first hear from 16? (Ensiferum)
- I think it was Battle Song or Into Battle. Both of them great tracks btw!
13. What made you fall in love with 5? (Iron Maiden)
- The summer of 99 I heard Holy Smoke for the first time. And later I bought the album No Prayer for the Dying. That's when my relationship with Maiden started!
14. Which song do you not like by 18? (Circus Maximus)
- I love all Circus Maximus' songs. They are masterpieces, each and every track!
15. Why do you like 14's songs? (Gamma Ray)
- Because of the raw energy and of course the wild vocals of Kai Hansen!
16. Where did you first hear 6? (Scorpions)
- At a hardrock/heavy metal collection-album when I was like.. 8 or 9? Can't remember, but the first track I heard was No One like You!
17. How long was 19 a band before you liked them? (Halford)
- They started up in 2000 and I became a fan in 06, so that makes it 6 years!
18. Does 13 have a song that gives you a bad memory? (Seventh Wonder)
- Nah. Seventh Wonder is always a pleasure!
19. When did you get into 17? (Pagan's Mind)
- In 2005 I think. I heard the song "Through Osiris Eyes" and I got spellbound!
20. How long have you been into 9? (Sonata Arctica)
- For quite long. Since 2002. Makes it 8 years or something!
21. If 11 had a concert 300 miles away, would you drive there to see them? (Blind Guardian)
- Of course! But I would have taken the bus!
22. How many CDs do you own of 12? (Helloween)
- The number is 7. Walls of Jericho, Keeper I, II and III, The Dark Ride, Master of the Rings and Rabbit don't come easy.
23. Does 21 have a song that makes you cry? (Motörhead)
- No man cries when he hear Motörhead. This is MAN-music!
25. Does 23 have a song that makes you smile? (Edguy)
- Lavatory Love Machine makes me rofl all the time!
26. What's the last song you've listened to from 28? (Amorphis)
- Sampo from Skyforger. Amazing song!
27. Is there a song by 32 that you've listened to more than 30 times? (Vanishing Point)
- Yeah, the track is Surrender. I really really love that song!
28. Any song by 50 that you've only listened to once? (Saxon)
-Quite a handful. But only from some 90's records.
29. Is there a song you are sick of hearing by 24? (Pantera)
- Walk. Only song by them I actually dislike!
30. What song got you into 40? (Adagio)
- Sanctus Ignis! Amazing song from an amazing record!
31. What is your favourite single by 25? (Sabaton)
- Coat of Arms. A real masterpiece!
32. If 49 hated you, what would you do? (Accept)
33. What would you say if 42 or one of the members from 42 asked you out? (HammerFall)
- Only Oscar Dronjak. He looks more manly than the other members!
34. Would you care if 41 had a boyfriend/girlfriend? (Megadeth)
- Nah. I would expect Dave Mustaine to be married.
35. Who has the best voice in 46? (Wintersun)
- Jari ofc! He's the one doing the vocals!
36. Do you think 26 is/are good looking? (Black Sabbath)
- Hell no! They are ugly as fuck! But that's a good thing!
37. How many times have you listened to your favourite song by 36? (a-ha)
- Probably a 100 times. The song is called Stay on these Roads!
38. How many CDs do you own of 30? (Tankard)
- No cd's, but I have 4 LP's
39. Is there a song from 38 that makes you mad? (Bruce Dickinson)
- Chemical Wedding makes me kinda wet in pants!
40. Which member from 31 do you want to see go solo? (Alice Cooper)
- Haha, Alice Cooper is already a solo-band :D
41. What does your favourite song from 48 remind you of? (Black Label Society)
- The death of Darrell Lance Abbott. Yeah, it's In this River.
42. Did you hate 43 at first? (Mark Knopfler)
- No way. Mark Knopfler is a genius and I loved him from the start!
43. Does your best friend also listen to 33? (Europe)
- Yeah, it's actually his favourite band!
44. Do you think your parents would like 37? (Primal Fear)
- Perhaps my mother. My dad don't like pitched vocals. He's more into tech.
45. Does 47 have a song that makes you want to dance? (Communic)
- Oh yeah! Every song makes me wanna headbang!
46. Have you ever seen 34 in person? (Queensrÿche)
- Nah, but I had the chance this summer. Damn work!
47. Do you like 44's name? (Jorn)
- Yeah. I also love the music!
48. Is there someone in 45 that you want to go out with? (Freedom Call)
- Chris Bay is kinda hot. But not hot enough!
49. Do you know anyone that hates 39? (Allen-Lande)
- Nope, and if such people exist, they deserve death!
50. Have you ever danced to a song from 35? (TNT)
- How can you NOT dance to 10000 lovers?
# 24 was missing. Lol!