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  • Totally iced

    13 Jan 2014, 00:51 by EvilClown13

    Sun 12 Jan – Iced Earth, Warbringer, Elm Street
    Great performance Very much worth seeing again
  • Adam "MCA" Yauch - R.I.P.

    5 May 2012, 16:31 by MurderCapital

    A long time ago. Back when I was a kid, I wasn't even a teenager at this point, I went to the record store and got my first album that I bought with my own hard earned allowance money. That album was actually about my age, but that didn't matter MTV (back when they played music video) had me just sitting waiting for a video by this group to come on. So instead of waiting, I thought I better pick one of their albums up. The album was "Licensed to Ill" and the group were Beastie Boys. I got "Licensed To Ill" cause it was the cheapest Beastie Boys album they had, also it featured the song "Fight for Your Right" and I just love that song (and still do). That album pretty much changed my life. I was hooked, not only by the great sounds of old school hip-hop and Beastie Boys, no, this album made me a fan of music. Period. Now several years, over 2500 CD's, over 250 vinyl, lots of shows (including Beastie Boys) and becoming a member of a hip-hop group later. I owe so much gratitude towards Beastie Boys that I can't explain in words. On May 4th, Beastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch died after a 3 year old battle against cancer. Although I never met Adam Yauch in person, I will miss him and his contribution to the music (and music videos) that I love so much. Rest in peace MCA, thanks for the music.

    "Cause You Can't, You Won't And You Don't Stop - MCA Come A Rock The Sure Shot"


    Music sounds better with you.
  • 70's heavy metal - the best music the world can offer.

    6 May 2011, 00:37 by Izzystone

    When 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!

    Stay heavy
    - Izzystone
  • In Flames - Colony (reseña)

    28 Mar 2011, 15:33 by MinaseTaki

    Aquí es donde la banda decidió abandonar por completo la melancolía y complejidad de los álbumes anteriores e intentar algo diferente. A primera vista casi puede dar la sensación de que estamos ante un disco de versiones de la doncella de hierro…no, en serio, la influencia es así de fuerte. Desde el primer tema, Embody The Invisible, queda perfectamente claro lo que este álbum entraña. Batería excelente con ritmos medios y rápidos, una sensación animada y positiva, voz aceptable y lo más importante: la guitarra. Armonías, armonías y más armonías.

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    In Flames
    Colony
  • Alestorm – Captain Morgan’s Revenge (Reseña)

    10 Mar 2011, 11:38 by MinaseTaki

    ¿Qué se puede esperar de una banda cuyo nombre significa “tormenta de cerveza”? Un espíritu de fiesta, alegría y virilidad. La sensación de embarcarse en una aventura épica con queridos camaradas a la búsqueda de la gloria y el ron. ¡Grumetes y marineros de agua dulce, manténganse bien lejos, porque en hoja de mi espada brilla la esencia de la liberdad!

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    Alestorm
    Captain Morgan’s Revenge
  • The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (Reseña)

    2 Mar 2011, 08:48 by MinaseTaki

    La portada de Floodland por The Sisters of Mercy muestra exactamente de qué va el disco y las imágenes que vendrán a la cabeza al escucharlo: el estar ante un océano inmenso en noche cerrada, con el reflejo de la luna proyectándose sobre la superficie del mar. Misterioso, taciturno, épico. Además, me gusta el nombre de la banda. “Las hermanas de la piedad”…me hace pensar en un grupo de damas a principios del siglo XX en alguna mansión extraña donde torturan gente y después les matan al tener piedad por ellos...

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    The Sisters of Mercy
    Floodland
  • At The Gates - The Red in the Sky is Ours

    19 Feb 2011, 16:40 by MinaseTaki

    ¿Qué álbums tienen el honor de ser alabados como las obras maestras que muestran el verdadero potencial de la banda, antes de que ésta decidiera venderse y echarse a perder? La respuesta puede ser cualquiera de los tres primeros discos, dependiendo del fan al que preguntes. En general, no obstante, el primer álbum es considerado el mejor por la mayoría...

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    At the Gates
    The Red in the Sky Is Ours
  • Bloodbath – Breeding Death

    17 Feb 2011, 08:40 by MinaseTaki

    La esencia mórbida del death metal nunca muere. Cierto es que ha habido subgéneros como el death técnico, que son más extraños, y otros como el brutal death, que ya exageran la fórmula, pero el death metal tradicional ha seguido vivo de un modo u otro en el underground. “¡Oh, pero hay cantidad de grupos que se dedican a hacer lo mismo y no tienen nada de especial!”, podrías decir. Pues bien, éste no es un grupo cualquiera, oh, no. Bloodbath es un supergrupo de death metal...

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    Bloodbath
    Breeding Death
  • Mystic Prophecy - Satanic Curses

    15 Feb 2011, 22:24 by MinaseTaki

    A veces he dicho que una banda debe o bien aportar algo nuevo a su género, o tomar lo que ya ha sido hecho por otros y hacerlo mejor. Pues bien, Mystic Prophecy no hace ninguno de los dos, y aún así se las ingenia para ser una banda increíblemente entretenida...

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    Mystic Prophecy
    Satanic Curses
  • The tragic decline of modern metal

    2 Feb 2011, 17:52 by Izzystone

    Ok, 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.