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Author Topic: Anyone get any new CDs recently?
Emlyn K Helicopter
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posted July 11, 2002 04:04     Profile for Emlyn K Helicopter   Email Emlyn K Helicopter     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Hang on, I've just got to 'Parental Guidance'. Jesus, what are they doing?
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posted July 11, 2002 05:44     Profile for h   Email h     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Someone get round to Emlyn's place, quick! By the time he gets to the end of that record he could be scarred for life!
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Emlyn K Helicopter
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posted July 11, 2002 06:10     Profile for Emlyn K Helicopter   Email Emlyn K Helicopter     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Fuck, too late!!!

This couldn't have come at a worse time...I'm in the studio tommorow for our demo. I think I might try to get that Big Electronic gated-snare sound. And synths, we need synths.

And some hairspray.

Funny enough, and not trying to be homophobic or anything, but the gayest Priest album of all time and Halford looks the least gay in the photos!


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schroeder
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posted July 11, 2002 17:44     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Do you think TURBO was a total band decision or do you think major lable honchos had something to do with the direction?
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Nuclear Vampire
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posted July 11, 2002 18:08     Profile for Nuclear Vampire   Email Nuclear Vampire     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I think Turbo was a band decision.
Priest have always done things their way. They defined the genre with albums like Sin After Sin and Stained Class, then kind of went NWOBHM with British Steel. Almost as if to say to all the young bands "No, THIS is how it's done".
Point of Entry...I can't figure out. Maybe trying to crack America where Metal wasn't so big (yet). Don't get me wrong, I love that CD. To me It's a good, solid heavy Metal record but not a very strong follow up to the success of Britsh Steel. Screaming For Vengeance was sort of the "return to the roots" thing and boy, did it pay off.
1982 was the year Metal took off in North America. Defenders was simply following the same formula.
Then came Turbo.
They obviously wanted to be THE top Metal band, and thought this was the way to go. They saw that the L.A. scene was big so they touched on that with the look and cheese and figured they'd take it to a new level. Why, I guess we'll never really know. It sure was a big seller, but in the end a bad decision nonetheless. They sort of tried to redeem themselves with Ram It Down, while still trying to keep their new fans.
By Painkiller they must have realized that hair bands were done, and the new wave was Megadeth, Slayer, Pantera, etc. Thrash metal.
Then everything fell apart when Rob quit. Lately, they've sort of been trying to find their niche again. Jugulator was heavy as fuck and Demolition was an attempt at combining Jugulator with Screaming For Vengeance and all the new sounds Glenn and K.K. were experimenting with.
Selling out to what's popular or letting their influences show in their own music? Hard to say. I still consider them my favorite band. Even after the fiasco of Turbo in '86 (I was an impressionable kid - I literally wept when I heard it! It was like total betrayal!) and the disappointments of late. For me the classics more than make up for it. That and as I've grown, I've learned to appreciate each album for what it is and find the good spots. Turbo gets played just as often as Sad Wings Of Destiny and Jugulator.
Ram It Down just fuckin' sucks though.

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schroeder
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posted July 11, 2002 19:57     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Nuc Vamp, Damn good summation of Priest's career!!! I've got to say my fav JP records are (no particular order, just depends on my mood):
SAD WINGS OF DESTINY
SIN AFTER SIN
ROCKA ROLLA
STAINED CLASS
POINT OF ENTRY

All solid albums from beginning to end.
I like Rocka Rolla just because it is so unique, the band is forming their own style but you can hear influences from that era of music coming thru. Point of Entry, for some reason has a special place for me, maybe it's one of the first metal albums I got into (along with Maiden), but I could listen to that album anytime and enjoy every song.

One of my fav songs however would be THE SENTINEL from Defenders of the Faith...total head ripper!!!

Maybe I'll have a JP listening marathon at work tomorrow.

[ July 12, 2002: Message edited by: schroeder ]


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Slaytanic
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posted July 12, 2002 00:58     Profile for Slaytanic   Email Slaytanic     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Nuc, I second schroeder's words 'bout your JP summary. Being Priest one of my favourites also (along with Motörhead), I stand for every release of them. Even Turbo AND Ram It Down (which I still think you should give a second chance). As for the sell-out/influence matter, I go for the latter. Painkiller, e.g., even having major thrash influences, has that trademark Priest sound. You can relate it to Turbo, Screaming, British Steel or even Rocka Rolla.
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Emlyn K Helicopter
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posted July 18, 2002 04:22     Profile for Emlyn K Helicopter   Email Emlyn K Helicopter     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Turbo is growing on me now. Got me Locked In!

Shit, I was even humming Parental Guidance the other day. That must be the dumbest fucking song in the history of ever. It sounds like a theme tune to a soul-destroying and pointless TV sitcom pilot episode with little kids in it that gets shown on a Saturday morning.

Not that I object to TV with little kids in it - Malcome in the Middle is fucking funny!

Can anyone tell me how to insert a small JPEG here? I got an album cover that may be of interest...


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h
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posted July 18, 2002 05:21     Profile for h   Email h     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Emlyn K Helicopter:
Can anyone tell me how to insert a small JPEG here? I got an album cover that may be of interest...

piece of piss mate.... you gotta have it uploaded to somewhere first, then just click on 'image' when replying and it'll ask you for the location of the jpeg.
e.g: http://www.wherever it is.com/this fuckin picture.jpg
Hope that makes some kinda sense... bit hungover this morning. Which is nice.


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Emlyn K Helicopter
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posted July 18, 2002 05:34     Profile for Emlyn K Helicopter   Email Emlyn K Helicopter     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Cheers h, but fuck that! I'll just bung it on one of my mp3.com pages and tell you guys when its ready.
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schroeder
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posted July 18, 2002 05:49     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
hey hexonxonx
I haven't heard anything by Psychotic waltz since 'social grace'...hows the others?
what's your fav?

thanx


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posted July 18, 2002 07:28     Profile for h   Email h     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I was in a bar last summer when this girl I know introduced me to a friend of hers who was visiting london. She told me he played in a band, so I said "which band?". He said "ahhh you won't have heard of us...." anyway, turns out it was Psychotic Waltz! I was chuffed! I forget his name right now, but he was the fella with half a beard sitting in a wheelchair on the album sleeve! He came across as being a pretty cool guy.
Anyway, "Out of Mind" fuckin rocks.

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posted July 18, 2002 13:01     Profile for h   Email h     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hexonxonx:
h, who of these was that guy?

uhhh... not sure. It was a while ago and I'd had a few drinks!!
Just had a look round the psychotic waltz website. I think it may have been Dan. Shit, my memory sucks!


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schroeder
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posted July 18, 2002 22:31     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Just received and now playing Porcupine Tree sampler with 3 new songs from the upcomimg album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New songs further evove the band and are some of the heaviest music they have written to date.

Steve Wilson said he had a lot more VERY HEAVY tunes but were democratically voted out by the other members of the bands, but will be released under another project.

'Strip the Soul' is now devastating my ears.

9 more days till the concert!!!!


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schroeder
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posted July 21, 2002 05:55     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Saturday I got the new HALFORD cd Crucible which is not a let down! Halford still has what it takes to 'deliver the goods'. He can still sing his ass off. Glen and KK have got to miss him...I think it a stronger album than the latest JP release.

I came home from work to find the new HOLOCAUST 'War in Heaven/Hell On Earth' and also HOLOCAUST 'Covenant' cds had both arrived by in my mailbox

I will be taking them to work today and I'll post my reviews later.


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posted July 21, 2002 10:52     Profile for K   Email K     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Excelent, Schroeder!
I havent ordered my Holocaust CD yet.
I will soon enough though.
Kicking myself for not having done so already.

Keep us informed about the Porcupine Tree
"VERY HEAVY" Stuff. If it ever comes out.
Do you like that TRANSATLANTIC CD?
Isnt one of the guys from PT in it?

I went to Music Wherehouse yesterday and looked for: Voivod (by default), Porcupine Tree, Anacrusis, Holocaust.
I didnt find a damn thing. I knew that to find any Holocaust, Voivod, or Anacrusis would be a real discovery....but....NO PORCUPINE TREE!!??? WTF is wrong with theyre Buyers!!??? I should find out who they are & ask them to stock-up the good stuff! Too much R&B and Rap shit.

Speaking of Rap...I found a NONPHIXION CD!
The one with Away's Logo on it! Since i hate those guys anyways...i misplaced the CD elsewhere in the Store...insurring a Non-Sale untill the Employees discover and fix it.
Just a small, personal revenge.

I did buy 1 CD:
TESTAMENT - The Gathering KILLER CD!

[ July 21, 2002: Message edited by: King Kula Shaker ]


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posted July 21, 2002 18:22     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
COVENANT was a great listen and the new ep Heaven on Earth... is definitley killer, and the new album should be very promising considering the direction they seem to be taking.

I bought the 1st Transatlantic when the so called prog super group formed but just think it's 'typical-formula-prog'nothing exciting about it. No one from Porcupine Tree is in the band...it's made up of Spocks Beard (neil morse), Dream Theater (mike portnoy), Flower Kings (ronnie stolt) and Marillion (pete trewavas)

Testament 'The Gathering' is IN-FUKIN_CREDIBLE and I can't believe it took you this long to get it. You must buy Testament as soon as they release the record, so you can thrash about to the new tunes!!!!


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posted July 29, 2002 12:23     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Went to see Porcupine Tree in Baltimore on July 27th and stopped by a cd store and grabed:
CAVE IN - Jupiter
PEACH - Giving Birth To A Stone (Justin from TOOL is in this band...pretty cool but not as great as TOOL, but they do cover 'Cat Food' originally by a band called King Crimson)
CRACK THE SKY - Ghost (long time Baltimore area band that has been mafing proggy/alt/rock since 1974)
OPETH - Blackwater Park deluxe 2cd set (this would incredible if the singer would 'sing' instead of growl)
DEEP PURPLE - In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra DVD

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posted July 29, 2002 17:46     Profile for Slaytanic   Email Slaytanic     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Some eeeeevil ones, recently:

Mayhem - European legions - Great live performances (especially from Hellhammer, a monstruous drummer!) and surprisingly better pre-production versions of Grand Declaration Of War songs (Angel Rat, anyone?);

Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness - Once again I grab a black metal album and realize the giant influence Piggy had/has on norwegian black metal riffing. High class metal!

Darkthrone - Plaguewielder - Huge Celtic Frost influence, well produced (surprise!) and looong songs. The result is great, highly recomendable.

Witchery - Symphony For The Devil - Nice retro-thrash project, from Jensen, "of The Haunted fame".


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posted July 30, 2002 05:08     Profile for h   Email h     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hexonxonx:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by h:
[qb]uhhh... not sure. It was a while ago and I'd had a few drinks!!
Just had a look round the psychotic waltz website. I think it may have been Dan. Shit, my memory sucks!


Yeah it was Dan. From his mail:
quote:
Originally e-mail by Dan Rock:
aha!
it WAS me!!!

I remember him actually, it was our friend Silke i was visiting in london
back in 2000, and she did introduce me to many of her friends there....
and he did mention out of mind back then too!!

small world eh?

And another one:
but tell them i said hi would ya?



Cool! I'm glad Dan's memory is better than mine!!! Send him a big old CHEERS from me, eh? OUT OF MIND ROCKS!!!!


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posted August 23, 2002 15:35     Profile for Nuclear Vampire   Email Nuclear Vampire     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I just picked up a bunch of used CDs and I'm very happy with my picks:

Scorpions - Love At First Sting

Ministry - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste

Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting

Concrete Blonde - Free

Sepultura - Roots

I already had a couple on casette and used to have the rest on vinyl, but I got all 5 from my local shop (Planet Of Sound) for $45.00!


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posted September 02, 2002 00:15     Profile for Nuclear Vampire   Email Nuclear Vampire     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I just got another sweet haul! I went to HMV and they're having a 3/$33 sale on selected CDs! All the Iron Maiden '98 remasters are on the list! Except for Live After Death of course. So I bought:

Piece Of Mind
Killers
Number Of The Beast

Next week (providing I have cash left after getting the new Darkane, In Flames and Nile) I'm gonna get:

Powerslave
Somewhere In Time
Fear Of The Dark (or maybe Venom - At War With Satan remaster)

They also had all the Anthrax CDs on the list! I was very tempted to pick up Among The Living and Persistance Of Time, but Maiden won the coin toss.

I need some fuckin' cash! So many CDs to buy...


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posted September 02, 2002 10:04     Profile for Skul   Email Skul     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Here's a few things that i got lately, and/or rediscovered, found used somewhere, whatever....:

1. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Nightingales and Bombers (1975)

This makes me wanna turn into a stoner again. I dont think 70's prog rock gets any better.

2. Razor - Custom Killing (1987)

Generally loathed, but i like it. Lotsa great riffs.

3. Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing (2002)

They sound like a bunch of other bands, and they borrow heavily from later day Carcass, but it rules.

4. Dead Kennedies - Plastic Surgery Disasters (1982)

Three words: Moon Over Marin.

5. Thin Lizzy - Black Rose: A Rock Legend (1979)

Wall to wall greatness. Definately their best ever.

...Cant think of anything else right now.


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posted September 02, 2002 15:03     Profile for schroeder   Email schroeder     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I finally tracked down the WHITE FEAR CHAIN with the singer Buddo from LAST CRACK. Thanks to the person on this forum for writting about it. It's heavier than Last Crack musically but I don't think it's as fitting for Buddo's lyrics and voice as Last Crack was. Still a very cool disc.

Received lots of great Porcupine Tree shows, an advance copy of the 'In Absentia' (PT) cd and lots of other cool metal shows thanks to some trading with fellow Vodheads!!!


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posted September 02, 2002 15:28     Profile for K   Email K     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Everyone needs to pick up the new QOTSA CD. But thats another thread, isnt it?

Favorite song: 'Song for the Dead.'

DOWN 2 also is a killer Band / CD.


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