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AMARANTHE #1 on Billboard HeatSeekers charts

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by J-Man, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Try to find a thread where Milt hasn't busted my chops about my unholy man-love for Manowar. Oh wait… he did so a mere half dozen posts ago.

    People need to be a little less sensitive about the bands they enjoy. The way some people react around here, you’d think it was their mother’s honor you called into question. It's a discussion forum my friend. And it would be a very boring one at that if we all just nodded, agreed, and didn't bust each other chops a bit. So... for as long as people want to play point/counter-point in this thread, I’ll play along.

    That aside, TDD broke the first two rules of PP Forum.

    1. Don’t piss off Glenn
    2. DON’T PISS OFF GLENN

    So, until such time as Glenn feels the need to warn me that I’m not allowed to be sarcastic and have a little fun busting the balls of fellow forum-members (and for the most part, friends), I’m going to continue to do so. And until that time, chillax about your man-love for Amaranthe bro.

    Yea…
     
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    Ok. They aren't good.
     
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    I'm not making fun. However, I'm just going to leave this here. :lol::lol::lol:

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  4. Mardoch

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    It's basically like Simon said. I don't care if you consider a band metal or not, I may or may not agree and it's mostly irrelevant. However, if you're going to act like you have to hand out Metal Cards based on your like/dislike/perception of metalness, you can get fucked. That goes, almost completely imo, against the concept of the community we've built.
     
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    This reminds of:

     
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    Elize held my hand, gazed into my eyes and sang the intro to Infinity to me. Let's get this back on track.
     
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    A lot of cracker jack clothes wearers in this thread.
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Oh...oh my. Have you managed to bring yourself to wash that hand yet?
     
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    labarum Cotton Candy Collector

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    I spit up sunflower seeds all over my keyboard.

    I prefer jeans and leather myself.

    From now on, people should say "That's/This isn't metal TO ME"
    Because it's all just like...your opinion, man.
     
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    Course, last I checked, Duran Duran hasn't played ProgPower. When they have, it would certainly be on topic to discuss their Billboard chart position. :heh:
     
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    AKA normal people who aren't such colossal failures at life that they actually dress in 1980's costumes when it's not halloween.
     
  12. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    You have my word; no Duran Duran threads until they play PP. :loco:
     
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    Hah! I'm not that obsessed. It was a nice memory.
     
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    Or perhaps when people read someone else saying such-and-such a band is or isn't metal, they should realize that obviously it is just their opinion and not get bent out of shape about it.
     
  15. Finn Mac Cuhal

    Finn Mac Cuhal The Lurker in the Dark

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    That part does not bother me, Zod I like metal but I also listen to Dar Williams, Gaelic Storm and Journey. Even saw il Divo in concert.

    I don't even care that people dislike Amaranthe, Within Temptation or Duran Duran. Everyone is entitled to their own aesthetics. There are bands I don't care to hear as well. I just don't feel the need to insult bands I dislike or fail to understand.

    What I don't like are the people that feel they absolutely must be negative when they could just let matters rest. If this were a review of the latest release by Amaranthe, then negative reviews would be fine. Instead, it is a thread started by someone happy to see a band they like start to get a small amount of recognition stateside but some people seem bound and determined to piss in their Wheaties for no other reason other than they can.

    I don't like the Alabama Crimson Tide but I don't throw in a "they fucking suck" every time one of their fans says or writes something.

    For what little it is worth, Amaranthe's scream vocals is what led to finally appreciate bands like Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Soilwork, and early Amorphis. Getting accustomed to listening to death metal vocals required some work out of me. Amaranthe eased me down that path.

    We cannot help but be critical listeners when we hear music. We can help acting like dicks.
     
  16. Bamafan

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    Great post. I especially appreciate the bit about the Crimson Tide :heh:
     
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    Not only would that be acceptable here, but encouraged as well.
     
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  19. Bamafan

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    Haters gonna hate :heh:
     
  20. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    As I noted earlier, it’s a discussion forum about music. Given that music is a completely subjective matter, you’re going to be hard pressed to find any topic where people “just let matters rest”. In addition, there are always going to be those bands who draw a reaction. That said, if you follow the whole thread, it started out with me just ribbing the OP. It’s turned into something a bit more with all the point / counterpoint, but the original intent was just to inject a bit of sarcasm into the thread. Had everyone “just let matters rest”, as you’ve suggested, the thread would have looked like this.

    Poster #1: Amaranthe sold a bunch of records.

    Poster #2: Congrats to them.

    Poster #3: I love Amaranthe.

    Poster #4: Me too.

    Poster #5: Me too.

    Poster #6: Yeah, me too.

    /End Thread

    Instead we’ve had an entertaining and passionate discussion about everything from Duran Duran to Divo, and from the Crimson Tide to Manowar.

    Just so I’m clear… you don’t like it when “people feel they absolutely must be negative”, but believe anyone who doesn’t share your perspective should be referred to as a “dick”?
     

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