Rolling Metal Thread 2012

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I think the kids are just into what their friends are into, and often don't venture out into other stuff.. I went saw Animals as Leaders awhiler back cuz Intronaut was playing.. but a shit ton of youngsters were there to see AAL, and they knew the songs and were going pretty ape shit.. But I was like, had they never heard of Yngwie? Od Vai, or any other super shredder that makes that guy look silly.. lol

SeanWayne, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, we need to make sure kids are playing, and not just their playstations..

SeanWayne, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyway irl do you guys come across kids into just the same stuff as i mentioned or do any listen to black/death/doom/grind/thrash? or even what you term as hipster metal?

my contact w/IRL ppl is extremely limited & pretty much all the metal enthusiasts I know work for Decibel or post here

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^

I wish I knew more irl people into metal.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

hello

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had a student who liked lamb of god (and another one this semester listed it as her (!) favorite i think). he thought most of the things i liked were waaaaay too slow.

j., Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha thats why I said "more" , not like I don't know any

Right now I just wish I had more time to go see shows.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know ;)

metal kid in my class was into lots of different genres of metal, but i think he was kind of an anomaly. he did seem to be amused by my agalloch tshirt when i pooched it above my sweater. (i can only wear it under sweaters because like most tshirts it's TOO BIG)

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm kind of astonished how little a lot of the people at my job know about the larger metal scene. There's one dude who's really into grind, but a lot of my fellow metal record label employees spend their days listening to old Hellcat punk, or 90s hip-hop, or jazz, or ultra-mainstream rock and pop. (I have heard the current Jason Mraz single roaring at arena volume from one particular guy's office something like 5-6 times a day for a couple of weeks now.)

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

people been saying that about ro@drunner for years!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

To be fair, Mraz guy isn't actually an RR employee - he works for Atlantic and just shares our office space. But seriously, the only people who are deep into metal, I think, are the A&R staff.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would have thought it would be a prerequisite

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey, there are hospital employees who don't give a rat's ass about health.

j., Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

And teachers that don't give a shit about educating students.

(Obviously not anyone around these parts, just sayin'.)

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

and the question is why?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, the argument could be made that RR hasn't been a purely metal label since the 1990s - that the roster's been diverse pretty much all along, and maybe now it's more diverse than it's ever been, and some of the non-metal acts are doing the biggest business (like Nickelback, obviously, but also Young the Giant). So, you know, you can work here - as one of the two primary publicists does - and never have anything to do with the metal side of things.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that's true.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

you just do the metal side then?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, I run the website for the entire label. I interview and write about all our bands.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hard to say as it still has the advantage of being new and exciting to me, but after six listens to the Christian Mistress, I'd take it over Judas Priest's British Steel, and any Saxon or Accept albums.

I see that Christian Mistress isn't even listed in Metacritic's Upcoming Release Calendar. None of the major metal releases are.

I posted this on my FB to sort of rally metalheads to give 'em a poke:

Of releases by Orange Goblin, Goatwhore, Pilgrim, Pallbearer, Drudkh, Christian Mistress, Corrosion Of Conformity, Napalm Death, Sigh, Black Breath and Ancestors, guess how many are covered by Metacritic or at least included in the upcoming releases list? None. They really need a better representation of metal reviews other than Revolver and Kerrang! Write 'em and encourage them to step up their abysmal metal coverage by including major magazines Decibel, Terrorizer and Rock-A-Rolla. Even if you don't care about using Metacritic, it would give the bands better exposure.
http://metacritic.custhelp.com/app/ask/session/L2F2LzIvdGltZS8xMzI5ODYwNjE1L3NpZC9ZUjYxaGhSaw==/sno/0

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd love to think it's better than Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law or Demin and Leather but excuse me if I don't believe you.

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Depends on what your preferences are, but I think it's safe to say Christine Davis at least has better range than Biff Byford.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey, there are hospital employees who don't give a rat's ass about health.

I literally laughed out loud..

SeanWayne, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

must be republicans

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

For me, Christian Mistress's power is on stage. I like both records, but don't think they've really hit their stride in the studio yet. Live, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Nate Carson, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wasn't impressed by Christian Mistress before, but I liked the new album pretty well on first listen.

I know very few other metal fans IRL. But at my new job one of the interns complimented me on my Agalloch hoody, so that's something. And while I'm the only person who ever puts non-classic metal on the communal Sonos system, nobody makes me turn it off, either.

I'm on a pretty serious gothic-metal kick at the moment: Nightwish, Xandria, Lunar Path, Liv Moon, Ideas, Amaranthe. And, um, 80s Franco Battiato records.

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahaha a 15 year old boy in just now. Says bullet for my valentine are proper metal because "by definition metal is a change in the rythm in the 8th 16th or 32th notes and bullet does that!" and can at least scream better than the tracks playing (deicide/emperor/burzum/death)

sean is trying to get him to introduce him to other stuff

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

sean is the teacher of metal. Dr Hellbeard.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

by definition

Mordy, Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw he came in and added 40 odd bfmv songs hence the reaction he got.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

but yeah hes a kid. but sean is trying. no point in putting mercyful fate or judas priest on, he hates high pitched screams. He prefers five finger death punch and avenged sevenfold.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

if anyones around, what recent stuff would you guys recommend to him? Obv doom and BM type stuff are out.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

he seems to like this Coalesce track. Maybe recommend DEP?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

of course, Converge!

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

he says hes heard some DEP and hes heard of Slayer. Anything else kinda popular and importantly recent?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh he's heard of Leviathan and likes a few songs. wasn't expecting that. Phil/Smithy/Adrien you guys around?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am so fucking confused by what just happened.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh nevermind.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://open.soundrop.fm/s/VjWCayQ8GaB04GHI if you really want to know. its the metal room on spotify. come add some stuff

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh I thought you were like liveblogging some kid irl coming into a record store.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

we were talking about it upthread and about how the metal we listen to here is very different to kids in the real world.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you have spotify come in (the kids gone btw)

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Someone played this in the room. I feel like i lost 99% of my IQ level after hearing it.

Can any of you watch the whole of that?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 02:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

No thanks, I used to actually own their first terrible album.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 24 February 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm having an exciting evening in which I'm finally realizing just how crushingly brilliant Celtic Frost's Into the Pandemonium is.

Clarke B., Friday, 24 February 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Working on a review of the new Terrorizer for BurningAmbulance.com. How much you like it will depend entirely on how much you like Resistant Culture, as they're half the band now (vocalist Anthony Rezhawk and guitarist Katina Culture). On the other hand, the rhythm section is Morbid Angel—David Vincent on bass and drummer Pete Sandoval on drums. I think it's a pretty great record, even if it's got basically nothing to do with the group that recorded World Downfall, sonically or lyrically.

誤訳侮辱, Friday, 24 February 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like to imagine the Huntress singer went swimming straight after the camera went click

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Friday, 24 February 2012 08:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok im beginning to like some of the classic old skool DM, stuff i never liked at the time but somehow sounds great now (just like what happened to me 7 or 8 years ago with some BM). The stuff that just doesnt just go wwwwwwaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhhh anyway. The vox aren't as bad as i remembered. Even obituary - slowly we rot vox are fine. Oh well its great, lotsa good stuff to check out !

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 09:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i always liked entombed as you guys know, so finding vox like that seems to be the key. Also, its not too extreme y'know?

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 24 February 2012 09:56 (2 years ago) Permalink


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