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FRIDAY Prediction Thread

Discussion in 'Chicago Powerfest' started by Jasonic, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. GateXII

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    Simply, the fact that I started listening to Power Metal back in the mid 90s & have just gotten so tired of the generic re-hashed music that never seems to change. ;)

    I was among the first to get into SymX (paid $36 DWOT as an import, which was a fucking joke since they're from the US!), Rhapsody, Hammerfall, Shadow Gallery...shit, even Ivanhoe (Andy Frank's first band)...just to name a few, and just got tired of it over the years since it hasn't really progressed hardly at all...in reality, I think it's actually digressed (sp?). Now, it's made up of about 95% clones & most of which make me want to :puke:
     
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    Yeah, we can't have singers that actually SING in our metal! :p So Rob, I hear Al gave you a hard time at Penny Road a couple weeks ago. Something to do with finally having a power metal band in the lineup. ;) As for Dream Evil...They are BEYOND cheesy. And I'm not sure if they're serious, or if they're being intentionally cheesy...And the singer is going to blow his voice out eventually. That's one PM band that would have me wondering at your sanity if you got them for PowerFest. :lol: As for Power Metal not progressing: It's POWER METAL. Not Progressive Metal. What did you honestly expect? I confess I've gotten bored with most power metal of late, but the ones that I heard when I was first learning there was something BETTER than nu-metal out there, are still bands that I enjoy to this day.

    Anyway, despite the fact that I'm disappointed with the current lineup (PaganFest excluded), I'm still looking forward to announcements. Sometimes I get suprised. :D Maybe Lydean Sea? *puppy dog eyes*



    Jason - I haven't heard the new Brainstorm. Though you're the first person I've heard from who didn't like it. Is it just the new release you don't like, or did you not like Liquid Monster, either?
     
  3. Dolamite S. Biffle

    Dolamite S. Biffle Biffliest Person Ever

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    Well I after the clues I hope its Cellador from the Metal Blade end of things and as for the other bands I am not really sure since I am not really familar with what the label rosters sound like.
     
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    what genre of metal has changed and progressed?

    you cant say mallcore!!!!

    I guess maybe MachineHead....from wearing spacesuits to toughguy clothes.
     
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    Ugh, please NOT Cellador. They were sloppy as hell at ProgPower. I was sorely disappointed.
     
  6. Jasonic

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    Oh, I agree with you there 100% actually.
    There are a lot of PM bands I love that I simply don't buy new discs from anymore. Tired of getting the same disc over and over.

    Prog metal is even worse than power metal in this regard.
    (and ironic hence no prog metal bands even remotely progress! Ha!)

    Though, on the flipside, a solid power metal performance is killer!
    Cheesy or not, bands like HammerFall, etc always slay live.
     
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    *cough*HammerFall*cough* Though I still love them, Oscar is in a rut. Bleh.




    Statement = true. I'm not a Primal Fear fan, but DAMN if their performance at ProgPower didn't impress me. Ralf Scheepers' voice is fantastic live! CDs don't do him any justice.
     
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    Dolamite S. Biffle Biffliest Person Ever

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    I think they were just drunk.
     
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    Oh geez, you putz. :p :lol:

    Actually, one of the most progressive bands on the planet right now, I'm sure you'd consider metalcore....Between The Buried And Me.

    Easily, the next generation of metal musicians' Dream Theater!!
     
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    I was speaking of Liquid Monster, which blew, esp after the amazing Soul Temptation.
    I have not heard the new one...

    Ironically, Symphorce's albums kept getting worse as well...

    As I said, I think him doing BOTH bands is what keeps them both being "Good" but not "great" bands.. Just my opinion.
     
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    Saw Hammerfall open for Death on their last tour...how crazy of a match is that?! Although, I was one of the few there that actually wanted to see both...though, it was 80/20 more for Death. ;)

    BTW...I'll settle for 80/20 from most of the fans attending the Powerfest for the headliners. ;)
     
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    Oh agreed.. I just happen to love HammerFall most out of the long running PM bands... I do agree they had a couple only so-so releases in the middle of their catalog, but hot DAMN did they come back stong with Threshold.
     
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    I am still kicking myself for not going to that.
    I remember the day vividly.
    I was at a record convention at the Hillside Holiday Inn.
    There used to be this one metal vendor there from St Louis.
    At the time, I only knew HammerFall by name, and never heard them.

    He was going on and on about how amazing they were...

    I skipped it, as I hadn't followed Death since Leprosy.

    Wasn't a young Shadows Fall on that tour too?
     
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    Brainstorm - love Liquid Monster

    HammerFall - Threshold is the worst album they've released to-date.


    Man Jason, you and I are each other's power metal foils. :lol:
     
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    Cellador's personnel lineup is no longer complete, so that won't happen.

    Amon Amarth will be in the studio starting that weekend.
     
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    Hahaha, yeah, I think you are right!!!
    Well, to be fair, I am not into PM as much as I was a few years back....
    Too many bands releasing sub-par discs was the beginning of the end for me.
    Then I started getting into a lot of death doom, and then more traditional doom. Still discovering bands daily.

    Sometimes a newer power metal band pops up and grabs my attention
    (IE - Powerquest, Wolf, Machine Men, etc, etc).
     
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    Wolf is a newer band? I thought they've been around for awhile. *confused*

    PowerQuest is pretty sweet. I'm also a fan of Fairyland. They are, to me: Blind Guardian meets Rhapsody. I don't much care for their name, though... I also like Luca Turilli's solo stuff. Especially since he's gotten away from the Rhapsody sound, IMO.
     
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    I thought they were still playing without a lead guitarist or maybe they have a few in mind that could learn a set's worth of material,
     
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    next year you will be able to find their disc in every used bin at any used store.
     
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    The way I understand it, the first ProgPower sold out. The reason it moved to Atlanta was because Earthlink was closer to Glenn, metal-friendly, and festival-friendly (close to the hotels and easily accessible by public transport)... not to mention BIGGER. Let's face it: J.J. Kelley's is a tiny venue to hold an annual metal festival in. Right? ;)
     

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