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Matt Barlow and Pyramaze

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by DoomsdayZach, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. raythetse

    raythetse Where am I?

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    i wonder if he'll grow his hair back... he had some SWEET hair... badass hair plus kick ass awesome vocals... its the total package... you could wage war with it.
     
  2. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    What? He looks silly now. Especially compared to this:

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  3. The Yngster

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    Zach did you read his statement? He didn't join Pyramaze because he wanted to make a grand triumphant return to crush whatever tiny testicles other power metal singers have... he said that he joined them because they're working class guys who are still really dedicated to their music, which is what he wants, he doesn't want to get sucked back into the music business. I haven't heard any Pyramaze but do you really think Iced Earth would have stuck out much without him? Glorious Burden is pure zzzzzzzzz without him. We're lucky he came back at all, so even without his beautiful beautiful long hair, I'm glad one of the most powerful voices I've ever heard is making music again
     
  4. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Matt, i love Barlow as much as the next guy. Barlow era iced earth is some of the few power metal albums that i can still listen to these days because he's got great emotion, but still has that ugly metalness to him that bands like Angra just don't have.

    That said, i'll repeat that i don't like pyramaze. It's not my decision, and no hair off anyones nuts if i don't get excited about this. Since it's a forum, i'm throwing out my oppinion.

    And you're right. Glorious burden is the FIRST iced earth album i've ever sold because it sucked so bad. I want barlow back in iced earth, but only because of live stuff... jon seems to be running out of ideas (just look at the last D&W disc...)

    Like the poster says (and again, i didn't make it. Wish i had), just because he's an excellent singer doesn't make the band more than mediocre. I may very well be wrong about this one, but they've never written anything that made my pecker dance.
     
  5. Taliwakker

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    But Pyramaze have a song about a unicorn Zach....A UNICORN!
     
  6. Iced Dog

    Iced Dog The Stormrider's Pooch

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    Technically it's about the movie Legend (that 80s flick with Tom Cruise)...




    ...which involves a unicorn ;)
     
  7. Taliwakker

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    Maybe...but that is my only recollection of the entire Melancholy Beast album.
     
  8. raythetse

    raythetse Where am I?

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    i listened to those pyramaze songs on their website... i didn't think they were all bad...

    and btw

    isn't iced earth thrash?

    idunno... its all either good metal or bad metal to me....
     
  9. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    I'd say iced earth is just "heavy metal" with traces of power on some albums and songs. but that's just me.
     
  10. Iced Dog

    Iced Dog The Stormrider's Pooch

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    Iced Earth is power/heavy with elements of thrash

    [/genre nazi]
     
  11. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    actually if you wanna say everything they are, they also incorporate some progressive elements aswell as some NWOBHM.
     
  12. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    ... was my description in any way wrong? Based on how you guys have classified them, i say it was not. That will be all.

    [/butthurt]
     
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    God, wasn't that CD just fucking horrible?

    And yeah, he had some good hair. A little better than that Larry guy's anyways.
     
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    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    well I can tell you the Something wicked this way comes trilogy (prophecy, birth of the wicked, the coming curse) is way better with Barlow (not really a surprise though since they're perfect that way). listening to the single with the "remakes" with Owens on vocals and it's not nearly as good.. most of the stuff has been rearranged to the worse also.
     
  15. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    yeah... pretty much assumed it would get worse. Barlow needs to kick more ass and jon needs to just play old tunes.
     

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