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  • Prog Acts by Popularity: Prog Metal

    17 Jun 2011, 13:48 by Mark_H

  • 50 x 50 - 50 Questions about Top 50

    3 Jun 2008, 09:57 by sh0kr0k

    1.) How did you get into 30?
    I don't have a #30... 2 #29's and 3 #31's :-\

    2.) What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Rain: I'M Coming feat. Tablo. I really don't like hip-hop or r&b but I'm discovering that I love it from other cultures. Maybe because they lack the "foo' I shoot u in da street, biatch!" attitude.

    3.) What's your favourite lyric by 33?
    I don't have a #33.

    4.) What is your favourite album by 49?
    I don't have a #49 either >_>;; I'm failing at this.

    5.) How many albums by 13 do you own?
    Combichrist: There's no telling.

    6.) What is your favorite song by 50?
    I don't have a #50--- okay, stop it! the last one listed is Fear Factory: "Resurrection" or "Lynch Pin"

    7.) Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
    Stratovarius: "Destiny" but it's also brilliant.

    8.) What is your favourite song by 15?
    JAM Project: "GONG" or "The Gate of Hell"

  • 40 SHUFFLE QUESTIONS

    10 May 2008, 13:13 by sh0kr0k

    Shuffle/Randomize your iTunes/music player and it will read your fortune ;) Use your whole database, not a playlist. Ask your question, then click "next" so the song is a surprise. No cheating, you have to use the next song! ;)

    1. What do you think of me, iTunes?
    Song: Solar Angels
    Artist: Judas Priest
    Comment: ...you're saying that I'm a heavenly creature or light? :D I love you too!

    2. Will I have a happy life?
    Song: Lighting the Flame
    Artist: Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
    Comment: I hope that means yes - living life with passion and spreading my enthusiasm while quietly remaining meditative and multi-cultural. Right? ;)

    3. What do my friends really think of me?
    Song: Screaming for Vengeance
    Artist: Judas Priest
    Comment: That doesn't sound so good :-\ Then again, it's a truly classic heavy metal song, so maybe my friends think I'm the OG :p

    4. Do people secretly lust after me?
    Song: Praise Lamented Shade
    Artist: Paradise Lost
  • Insulting my 50

    10 May 2008, 00:12 by sh0kr0k

    T.M.Revolution - You're way too sexy and you don't have enough merchandise available to overseas fans. Open your fanclub to people outside of Japan! Also you need to advertise yourself in the U.S. market better - not even an official MySpace page? Everybody and their crappy garage band has an official MySpace page - so should you!

    Shadow Reichenstein - Just because you're popular in Germany doesn't mean your local fans don't want to see you perform live too. Play a damn Dallas show already!

    Joy Electric - Your new stuff is musically better but I liked your old stuff more.

    Queensrÿche - Please to have more music videos, kthnxbai.

    Paradise Lost - Why the hell did you pre-autograph your CDs instead of letting your fans meet you after the shows? Thanks for the meaningless scribbles on my disc; autographs are only cool because it means you met the artist.

    Abingdon Boys School - You are brilliant and can really make a break in the U.S. market, but you really have to advertise yourselves better. (See No.1-T.M.Revolution)
  • A - Z of CDs - Work in Progress!!!!

    18 Nov 2007, 06:41 by sh0kr0k

    This will never be a complete list of the CDs I own.. that would be near impossible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased online in mp3 format, rather than a physical CD. Most of my Asian music will be downloads, as well as some of my power metal. I'll throw in a few things that were only available on cassette, too. This will be a work in progress, and I'm MAD for even trying. I don't think this will be complete for a long time.. Comments welcome! :-)

    A

    A.R. Rahman - Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India (Original Soundtrack)*
    A.R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire (Original Soundtrack)

    Abingdon Boys School - s/t*

    Acid Black Cherry - Black List*

    After Forever - After Forever
    After Forever - Decipher
    After Forever - Invisible Circles
    After Forever - Prison of Desire

    Alice Cooper - Classicks*
    Alice Cooper - The Last Temptation

    alice nine. - s/t*
    alice nine. - Alpha*
    alice nine. - Jewels*

    Aliene Maφriage - 21st Century*

    Amorphis - Am Universum
    Amorphis - Eclipse
  • Top 10 through July 2006.

    28 Jun 2006, 13:03 by jhallum

    10) Lordi -- Arockalypse. I caught on to these guys after they were the first metal band to win the Eurovision 2006 Pop contest. They are pure cheese, but it's great cheese. It's a throwback to the 80's, but it's very very fresh. And Dee Snider does a short bit at the beginning of the record. It's definitely a fun disk. I will be curious to see if I will still like it in a year or so, or if the poppiness will make it go stale.

    9) Evergrey -- Monday Morning Apocalypse. Evergrey can do no wrong in my book. The have a great dark sound and their singer is one of the best in the business. This one is a little more song oriented and a little bit less progressive, but I don't hold it against them. It's still a good disk!

    8) Jorn -- The Duke. This is another one of those throwbacks to the 80's that I like every now and then. Jorn has a great voice that evokes comparisons to David Coverdale. Listen to a song like "Duke of Love" (which you can play on his myspace profile), and you'll hear the parallels. …