TupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2199 posts, RR: 27 Posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2840 times:
Welcome fellow metal lovers. Following the successful thread that was Your Favorite Band. (by 76794p Nov 15 2009 in Non Aviation) , I bring you this thread, specifically dedicated to those who love all things double-bassy, de-tuned, heavy, technical, and vocal!
There seems to be plenty of you out there, so discuss!
Black metal, Death metal, Thrash metal, Power metal, Progressive metal, Folk metal, Viking metal, Grindcore, Nu-Metal, Pirate metal, Metalcore, you name it, we'll talk about it.
To begin, what was the last live show you went to, and what's your next?
My last was Progressive Nation featuring Bigelf, Unexpect, Opeth and Dream Theater in Wembley Arena. My next is In Flames and Killswitch Engage at the Hammersmith Apollo, where I attended my first ever live show back in 2005!
YYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2804 times:
My last concert was on November 22, I went to see Marduk. Finally after trying for a decade to get into Canada they finally do and I didn't want to miss it. They were supposed to tour with Mayhem earlier in the year but Mortuus couldn't get his visa.
My next show will be on December 1st. I'm seeing Ensiferum for my second time. I last saw them in July when they toured with Necrophagest on the Summer Slaughter tour. Support will be Ex Deo, Blackguard, and Swashbuckle. Hypocrisy was supposed to be main support but they dropped off the bill. I'm pissed because Alexi Laiho was subbing in as a second guitarist for them. And I figured this was one of the only chances I'd ever get to meet him. But alas, I will not...
I already have 6 more concerts planned out for next year and I'm waiting for the dates for Paganfest 2010. Yay Finntroll...I need to see them again.
What's everyone's favourite sub-genre? Mine is folk metal for sure, I just can't get enough of it.
NWAdeicer From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 193 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2802 times:
Last show attended was The Cult at the State Theater (refuse to call it The Fillmore) in Detroit two weeks ago. Just picked up tickets to see Slayer, Megadeth and Testament at Cobo Hall in Detroit on 02-06-10 and Shinedown on 02-05-10 In Detroit. The ears will be bleeding that weekend. Had to pickup tickets to see U2 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing for the wife. Just trying to figure out how to tell the wife I have training in DTW that weekend...
Dc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2305 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2797 times:
Well, hello, thread!
Anyway, last show was Opeth in Sibiu, Romania. Next planned is Slayer in Chicago, still not sure I'll go, but I won't let it slip by if I can do something about it.
Favorite sub-genre is probably melodic black (or is that a sub-sub-genre? :P). But I like any metal with decent lyrics as judged by me. That is, not about women, love and beer, basically. That's too tacky and too mainstream. History, philosophy, nature, cosmos, literature, war, life, death, darkness, etc, all work. And, generally, the faster, the better.
Also, nu-metal and such genres doesn't really count at all; alternative metal may count.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40284 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2792 times:
At a Christmas party last night, I played this record.
No Presents For Christmas - King Diamond.
Although I am not a metalhead anymore, I still like prog-metal bands such as Rush, Iron Maiden, Zebra, U.K and Dream Theater. I also like King Diamond but I am not sure where they'd be categorized.
I've seen Rush a million times since 1988, saw Iron Maiden twice at Long Beach Arena on the No Prayer For The Dying tour in 1990.
I was at Monsters Of Rock at Los Angeles Colosseum.
The bands were Kingdom Come, Metallica, Dokken, Scorpions and Van Halen.
Almost caught Dream Theater in Bangkok, Thailand last year but my flight got in the night of the concert.
Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter): Black metal, Death metal, Thrash metal, Power metal, Progressive metal, Folk metal, Viking metal, Grindcore, Nu-Metal, Pirate metal, Metalcore, you name it, we'll talk about it.
You forgot to add glam-rock / hair metal.
I was living in Los Angeles when that was popular. That was a really fun time and the glam rockers knew how to rock hard, party and always had the hottest chicks!
Till this day, I HATE grunge / alternative, college radio crap, and emo because it replaced glam which I consider far more superior.
The hair metal bands I like;
Heart (1980s was their hair metal era, yet I still love their 1970s stuff)
Vinnie Vincent Invasion
Acheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2786 times:
Last concert I went, was the Iron Maiden one. Next one is going to be Metallica, but mostly so I can tell my grandchildren I went to one of their concerts since the music hasn't been that great lately.
YYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2730 times:
An a.net concert meet was suggested in the favourite band thread.
Would anyone be interested in having a Wacken Open Air meet some time in the next few years? We just have to pick the year. I HOPE that would give everyone enough time to get the money and enough notice.
Musically, Amon Amarth is much closer to average Death Metal bands then Viking, excluding lyrically content, and that is the point they try to make. Lyrically, they write some of the best viking themed lyrics, but musically they are no where near.
Then a band like Ensiferum kind of falls right in the middle. Not as hard hitting as Amon Amarth, and a bit slower in pace.
Hywel From Malaysia, joined Apr 2008, 819 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
Last concert was Dark Tranquillity, a small intimate gig in Barfly with only 100 in the audience... I was in the front row for the whole set and got half-pulled up on the small stage by Mikael Stanne m/
Next concert is Rammstein... very soon... can't wait!