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Apparent band/album preferences of UM members vs. common metalheads

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Onder, May 8, 2011.

  1. Saparmurat_Niyazov

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    Count me as one who enjoyed the song. I probably couldn't get into the whole album because I tend to not really care for vocals-free metal. I mean, Pelican is great, but they're not even metal.
     
  2. brooks55

    brooks55 Elixir of Sorrow

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    What are the opinions of Septic Flesh around here? I don't see them brought up much. I just recently got into them, and can't stop listening.
     
  3. Mort Divine

    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Often times yes, but I think this is found more often in modern bands who focus more on their technicalities than their riffcraft. Take a band like Atheist. Technical, yes, but their riff work is excellent and the focus of their sound. Then take a band like Brain Drill, technical as hell, but absolutely weak and plastic sounding with zero grasp on how to write a song.
     
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    -CC- Something in My Eye

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    Septic Flesh are great! Communion is a damn fine album.
     
  5. The Emptier

    The Emptier t3h b3aSt0rZ

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    Yeah, Communion raped my ears last year....couldn't get enough of that one. The newest one is ok, I've only listened to it once. I haven't hearde Sumerian Demons which I've heard is good as well, but shit I'm fine with Communion. Can't wait to see them this summer!! They have this great blend of Behemoth-esque brutality, atmosphere/symphonic elements of dimmu (and late behemoth) and their own blend of awesomeness

    And although I'm not in love with AAL as I've said, I wouldn't consider it technical wankery, if even if there is a lot of technical wizardry going on it's much more tasteful and used in different ways than straight up shreddage
     
  6. Bitencourt29

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    True, they're definitely a good band, Communion sounds just great. Summerian Daemons is even better. Not sure about the reason, but the band's name is Septicflesh now.

    I didn't like that AAL song, great musicians but it feels like something is missing. BTW I enjoy technical DM and stuff.
     
  7. Thoth-Amon

    Thoth-Amon Hypochondriac

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    in agreement.
     
  8. Episteme

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    Meh, I enjoyed the AAL song but I'd like to say I've got pretty decent taste in metal.

    I'm just also a huge fan of fast finger work by Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Frank Gambale, Guthrie Govan, so that's probably where I garnered my liking in AAL.
     
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    I love guys like Satch and Vai but I can't stand their compositions. Now Gambale is a badass, although most of his stuff is froo froo fusion, but Guthrie Govan is hands down probably one of the best guitarists out there right now. only person that beats him is Shawn Lane, but he's dead :(
     
  10. Seditious

    Seditious GodSlayer

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    what is Metal?
    as a non-guitarist/non-musician-of-any-sort, I don't really see what makes a soft/simplistic/happy band like Led Zepplin or Black Sabbath 'Metal' while this or that other comparable band is only 'Rock'. Judging by Metal I'm used to hearing, it would seem like a whole lot of Metal bands aren't metal, and I dunno if Pelican is any worse.
     
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    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    I like Brain Drill. :(
     
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    I always thought the band was meant to be a joke.
     
  13. Krow

    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Maybe they were going for something along the lines of "If you listen to this long enough it will drill into your brain" because they do give me a headache physically after a while.

    I really dont mind them in small doses though, I actually bought quantum catastrophe and dont regret it. (and no, I really dont consider them very death metal)
     
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    SomeGuyDude My name is sorrow.

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    They're more an exercise in extremity. Answering the question of "just HOW technical can a death band get?" Hence the nonstop barrage of weedlies, 8 string bass licks, blasts and various other shenanigans. As such, I love 'em.
     
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    Der Morgenstern Trailer Park Bacchus

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    I own all the Cannabis Corpse releases, including pre-ordering their upcoming release.
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    both albums are cool, i prefer Apocalyptic Feasting ... which i think you guys might actually like more if you gave it a chance.

    edit: i wasnt a fan of Cannibal Corpse a while ago, but id have to say they're a very solid band overall. I prefer their earlier works with Barnes ... i have the Butchered At Birth, ToTM, and The Bleeding cd's.
     
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    CC has always been consistent in my mind, I like both the old and late ones, particularly Gallery of Suicide and Kill. I think I actually prefer corpsegrinder
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Kill is probably my second favorite with Corpsegrinder on vox, right after The Wretched Spawn ... Iv never listened to Gallery of Suicide, have to check that one out.
     
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    Agreed. Don't really like the old albums' vocals, I prefer Fisher's style.

    Can't stand Brain Drill.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    I have every cannibal corpse album but the latest... I do love the band in general. dont really have much of a preference in vocalist, it's all solid death metal, some of the early albums verging on brutal death metal.
     

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