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Children of Bodom have covered Britney in the past as well. Can't remember which song.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Children of Bodom have covered Britney in the past as well. Can't remember which song.

According to Google, Oops I Did It Again.

I heard it before. Was kind of funny.

I like metal covers of pop songs, but the Trollfest video is amusing as hell. And of course painful looking.

garion333 wrote:

Anyone listen to Caliban? I seem to be digging into the metalcore movement a bit, which is apparently a faus paux with many people, but what's more metal than going against the grain?

Anyway, their latest album Ghost Empire isn't the most interesting/complex musically, but I rather like the songs on here and each song has a bit of a different feel. Seems more mainstream than their older stuff. I completely ignored that older stuff and I can't remember why this popped up on my radar today, but I'm glad it did.

As I listened to their older stuff I'm reminded why I never bothered before ... ick. Thankfully their latest album fits my tastes much better.

So remember the all-female Japanese metal bands I shared? One of them have a second album available on iTunes. So I suppose I'll be able to get their stuff from now on, though I wish their back catalog would open up a bit.

The album is entitled "Limit Break", and I wish I could snag a sample of the second song on the album instead. Still, pretty good stuff. Here's two sample clips of the same song.

More great stuff from Destrage! New album looks to be coming out March 4th.

Also of note, Cynic's latest album is out. I've been pretty much listening to it on repeat for the past week.

I'm still really digging Caliban's latest album. Like, a lot. I'm a sucker for melody and the clean vocals on this album are hitting a spot I don't usually find in music this heavy. My enjoyment of the song below is probably what sets me apart from most of you guys as I expect it'll be too ... something for the older school listeners. I love this song, though, and am seriously considering walking down the aisle at my wedding to it.*

[size=8]*Note: I'm not currently engaged to my gf, and if I were I wouldn't be after attempting to play this at our wedding.[/size]

[quote=garion333]I'm still really digging Caliban's latest album. Like, a lot. I'm a sucker for melody and the clean vocals on this album are hitting a spot I don't usually find in music this heavy. My enjoyment of the song below is probably what sets me apart from most of you guys as I expect it'll be too ... something for the older school listeners. I love this song, though, and am seriously considering walking down the aisle at my wedding to it.*

Just added the entire album to my Spotify collection.

New Lacuna Coil

New Dark Souls inspired metal that I've posted in two other threads:

http://hellkitedrake.tumblr.com/post...

Amazon MP3 is having a March is Metal sale.

Time to see if any of the albums on my wishlist are on the cheap.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

New Dark Souls inspired metal that I've posted in two other threads:

http://hellkitedrake.tumblr.com/post...

Not bad in general, but I expected something darker from something inspired by the Souls series. Maybe a little more Doom than Prog, you know? I need oppressive atmosphere in my Dark Souls Metal! :p

brokenclavicle wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

New Dark Souls inspired metal that I've posted in two other threads:

http://hellkitedrake.tumblr.com/post...

Not bad in general, but I expected something darker from something inspired by the Souls series. Maybe a little more Doom than Prog, you know? I need oppressive atmosphere in my Dark Souls Metal! :p

Think less Gravelord Servants, more SunBros.

For me, this song perfectly evokes the optimism concurrent with triumphing over daunting, deadly peril.

So, the new Destrage album is pretty great. A manic tour de force, if you will. I'm guessing some won't care for how it jumps from one sound or genre to the next, but I'm digging it.

LupusUmbrus wrote:

So, the new Destrage album is pretty great. A manic tour de force, if you will. I'm guessing some won't care for how it jumps from one sound or genre to the next, but I'm digging it.

Me too, man. Me too.

I'm with you on the new Cynic as well. I like it a lot.

New Sonata Arctica releasing stateside on April 1st.

Love Sonata Arctica. This song really didn't catch me until about 1:45ish in, then it got better. Couple things though:

1) Not my favorite song (yet). Sometimes I need to hear SA songs a few times before they catch on
2) Tony Kakko looked much better with longer hair.
3) SA never really learned the art of blurring nipples. Some of the worst censorship I have been.
4) #3 is by no means a complaint

DeThroned wrote:

Love Sonata Arctica. This song really didn't catch me until about 1:45ish in, then it got better. Couple things though:

1) Not my favorite song (yet). Sometimes I need to hear SA songs a few times before they catch on

Sometimes I have to listen to a song multiple times to get into it, but I also find that some of the best songs on an album aren't made to a music video, either.

Cloud Factory sounds a bit more like what you'd expect of Sonata Arctica.

Meanwhile, I also discovered alternate/new projects by members of other bands I like spreading out. For example, it turns out on their free time Blind Guardian's rhythm guitarist and current drummer moonlight in Sinbreed (well, Marcus is part of the second album, at least. Looks like a different guy on the first album).

Following the album "Architect of Lies", Mercenary basically lost half their band. I was expecting the vocalist, keyboardist (brothers) and drummer to basically form a new band, but they all went their separate ways. The keyboardist joined up with Pretty Maids.

I'm not too fond of where the vocalist and drummer went, but I figured I'd share anyway since there's a great variety of tastes in metal here.

The vocalist went to One Machine:

The drummer went to Hatesphere:

And for reference, here's what Mercenary sounded like on what I consider their best two albums:

Here's Mercenary after half the band split up:

The first forty seconds had me optimistic when I first grabbed the album, but afterward it descended into everything I can't stand about more common American metal. Relentless guitar strumming of the same damn chord, screaming without any sense of rhythm to match, no use of the vocal as an instrument. Just "Let's be raw and scream and sh*t!"

That's basically how the entire album sounds. Each song blends together. You could randomize the track listing and not tell the difference. This is most disappointing as they've done growling much better in the past, but here...eeehhh.

However, their latest album might not be so bad. I still have some level of hope. But not enough to buy the album for more than $5.

In honor of David Brockie, the mind behind Oderus Urungus and Gwar, here's the super-NSFW Salaminizer from Scumdogs of the Universe:

Also, here's a NSFW non-music video featuring Brockie/Oderus.

Whelp, it's official. Power metal is for middle-aged suburban dudes.

I try to listen to Church music every day.

The Metal Church.

PRG013 wrote:

I try to listen to Church music every day.

The Metal Church.

I think PRG meant this.

MeatMan wrote:

I think PRG meant this.

You get me.

Metal Church, good grief! Date With Poverty and The Human Factor were there 'hits,' but were not that good. I saw them in concert with Dangerous Toys, Alice Cooper, and Judas Priest during Operation: Rock & Roll. Needless to say, Dangerous Toys and Metal Church were not the reason we went. Although Motorhead was scheduled to be on the bill but had to cancel out of a few shows, I think due to Lemmy's health.

In the '80s, I saw Nuclear Assault and Cities in person. I think the venue (Billy O's) held about 200 people. Needless to say, I had a great time.