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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by RequiemX, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. RequiemX

    RequiemX King of Ithaca

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    I'm watching the end of this VH1 special where they attempt to do a documentary about metal.

    ANYWAYS, they briefly went over an org chart of metal and its subgenres. In the progressive category was the Symphony X logo!

    Just thought I'd let you guys now.
     
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    A bit more obscure I suppose, but in the bonus footage on the new DT DVD, during the part when fans are waiting in line are interviewed, a guy sporting a SX shirt is in full view on 2 occasions I think. Maybe not a big deal, but considering that MP probably views every shred of footage that makes the DVD, its kinda cool that SX gets a little indirect advertising.
     
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    this is way off topic, but my packers and gonna kill you bears tommarow rocky!
     
  4. Metalman7983

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    yea I thought that was cool on VH1 I saw that a few months back when it first aired but I didn't think it was great enough to share with the forum lol:Smug:
     
  5. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    And that, kids, is how threads get hijacked.
     
  6. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    It's a documentary called Metal: A Headbanger's Journey.

    Requiem dude, just because it's not prog metal doesn't mean the dude who "attempted" to make the documentary didn't do a good job. Yeah, for the die hard metalhead this is nothing really too new or innovative, but it's a fucking great documentary with all kinds of cool documentary like stuff. MORE than worth picking up. Watching it on VH1 is gay.

    There's all kinds of bands that are going to get more than a logo flash, like Mayhem and Gorgoroth, not to mention some others that i'm not really taking the time to think of at the moment.
     
  7. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    Not a chance....Farve's a puss!

    J-Dubya - Lives in Cheeseland, but is a Bears fan

    /end of hijack
     
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    shanky bruce lee lol

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    I think that this movie is more of a documentary to explain the whole metal scene to those who aren't familiar with it. The point of documentaries is to inform people about a certain subject. It's like a visual essay. It needs to be aimed at a wide audience. If this was aimed at metalheads, than hardly anyone would want to watch it, and there wouldn't be any profit made. He surely could've gone really specific, but then it would be too long. He made the documentary so that people who were unfamiliar with metal could get an idea of what the whole thing is about, rather than try to teach people who were already familiar about things that they may not know.

    But I thought it was a cool documentary. I was a little bummed out that they didn't go into the Progressive Metal section at all besides naming it, and I was also a little confused as to why Opeth was listed under "Goth Metal", when they'd be a lot more at home under Death, Swedish Death, or even Progressive Metal.
     
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    I thought the documentary was interesting. But I waited as he went through all the sub-genres and didn't even talk about prog metal. That disappointed me, because I saw Symphony X listed, and thought at least something would be mentioned. Too much time spent on the Norwegian scene with the burning of the churches, etc. He concentrated more on searching out the negative aspects of metal that the positive influences. That's what I got from it, anyway. WTF...if he flew to Norway, he could have at least mentioned more of the incredible talent coming out of that part of the world. But it kept my attention. Alice Cooper was hilarious. "Never understood why we were BANNED everywhere. Must have been all the blood."
     
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    Actually, if this was the same show (and I don't think it was..the show from last night that Noah's referencing was referred to as "Rock Docs: Metal"), I sure wouldn't waste money on buying it..the ratio between interesting information and laughable waste of space & time was way too skewed for me to spend money on it.

    "Satan." [sip] <-bwaaaaaaahahaha puh-leeze (Noah will get what I mean here)
     
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    oh yeah..and grossman isnt? :lol:

    We'll see....
     
  12. RequiemX

    RequiemX King of Ithaca

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    hehehe

    Yup. The highlight of the doc for me. That and Dio's chairs.
     
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    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    :lol: hilarious
     
  14. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    That was from the documentary, Ghaal from Gorgoroth. That was funny shit... definitely the best part.

    Well Jax, like i said i disagree. For what it was, i think it was very well put together, and as someone else pointed out, i dont think most of us on this forum were the main target. And when you watch at the beginning of the documentary, his tastes lie mostly in the heavier forms of metal, hence them getting more coverage (bias will always be there, despite any efforts to be as objective as possible).

    also, i don't think there was necissarily a focus on only negative aspects. The overall message I thought was this is what it is, if you don't understand it then fuck off. He says somethign to that effect in the end when he is at Wacken and says something like "If you don't get it then that's fine. We're doing just fine without you" (not a direct quote).

    I'll admit i did fast forward through quite a bit of the documentary, but overall it was well worth my 20 dollars.

    Oh and about opeth, i agree that they don't belong in goth metal, but if you put them anywhere some elitist opeth fan is sure to bitch, so eh.
     
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    Snowmaker GO BLUE!!

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  16. urinalcakemix

    urinalcakemix man who plays drum

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    I think the documentary was very well made. The way I looked at it, is wasn't really aimed for our type, I think it was more aimed at a more casual fan - I could see this being a good tool for getting your buddy into metal by throwing this in one night or something of the effect. I think it makes some great points, and was very interesting. I hear he's doing another metal docu, Im looking forward to seeing that one as well.

    The Gorgoroth bit definitely was the best part.

    Satan.
     
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    ummm ohh yea 27-0 bears enough said
     
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  19. Fakerofdeath

    Fakerofdeath Hasselhoff for President

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    Grossman can be amazing when he's on.

    Anyway, how bout them Lions? Only lost by 3 today...
     
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    I watched most of it (missed the first 20 minutes or so). I thought it was great for a 2 hour documentary. It barely mentioned glam which surprised me, it being on VH1 and all. What I'd like to see is an 8 hour documentary broken up into genres, like an hour for each genre. I doubt it would attract many viewers though.
     

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