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    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2009 edited
    quite surprisingly, i think that article was very well done and didnt dumb things down or try to make a bunch of bad jokes.
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2009
    Agreed. I especially like that last line.
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2009
    I enjoyed that article and passed it on via twitter.
    It's nice to hear smart people talk about metal.
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    That was great dorkmuffin, thanks for sharing.
      CommentAuthorMike Black
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2009
    Man, I always knew I'd be unhappy at Deathfest.

    Awesome article, fantastic insight.
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    I read that article in the paper last week. As everyone else has said, it's well written and surprisingly doesn't bash extreme metal, but instead tries to genuinely understand its appeal.
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    It is time for Viking Metal:

    Amon Amarth - With Oden on Our Side and Twilight of the Thunder God
    Thyrfing - Farsotstider and Hels Vite
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    and this is where my knowledge ends. im so picky with metal subgenres, and when it gets "too metal*" i cant hang.

    *high pitched vocals/noodly, overly tech guitars, really produced-sounding double bass etc
    • CommentAuthorVickyHall
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    Currently obsessed with Invasion and pissed off that I can find any MP3s or anything in my local record store.
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    myspace is blocked at work...INVASION from spain? they changed their name to DESTINO FINAL, if that helps your search
    • CommentAuthorVickyHall
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    No, Invasion from London.
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    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    I can dig tech guitars and double bass, but I leave the high pitched vocals behind. Too power metal for me. Amon Amarth does lower death vocals, and Thyrfing stick pretty much to the black metal rasp.
      CommentAuthorMike Black
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2009
    Amon Amarth is constantly in rotation, they're like the death metal version of Manowar (but somehow, more grounded in reality.)

    I haven't listened to Viking Metal in a few years, but I remember Therion was still doing some interesting things, as well as Tidfall.
    • CommentTimeAug 21st 2009
    Yeah, I stayed away from Amon Amarth for a long time solely because their earlier album covers are so ridiculous. Once I actually heard the music, though, I was hooked.
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    that was a fantastic article on pig destroyer, i always knew they were part time but never knew what they did otherwise, it still amazes/sadens me that bands some of us consider to be just incredible still have to pick up work where they can. it's pretty much 70% of the reason most amazing british metal bands haven't lasted too long the past decade or so, just no money in it.

    they were incredible live, even after Hayes fucked up his back and Ives from Charger took over...
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    i pretty much expect every band i like to be still working real jobs. theres just not a whole lot of money in non-marketable music sadly
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    So I was hanging out with The Boy yesterday morning and all of a sudden the expression on his face became one of sheer glee.

    "Uhhh... yeeeees?" say I.


    So, for those of you interested in going to MDF, right now Gorguts are lined up to play. As I understand it, they've not been together for a whiiiiiiile.
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    Crap. All these bands who I would probably like and I have to no money for albums. I love albums.

      CommentAuthorMike Black
    • CommentTimeAug 25th 2009 edited
    Alright, so I'm gonna toss something out there and hopefully it sticks - Mission : Metal.

    So, on my way into work today I was listening to "Bloody Roots" (Ian Christie's weekly radio show covering a different facet of the metal landscape) and he mentioned a term I hadn't heard before - "rethrash". He was speaking not of the New Wave of American Thrash Metal (Shadows Fall, Lamb of God,) but what could be termed the "Third Wave", brand new music in the vein of Nuclear Assault, Destruction, etc. All bands I've heard of, but a new term to me.

    So, your mission is thus - RETHRASH

    Municipal Waste
    Skeletonwich (Yes, I realize they've been mentioned)
    Toxic Holocaust
    Warbringer (Yes, I realize they've been mentioned)

    Discuss the movement, discuss the bands, discuss your artistic erections and vomiting fits. Then, next Tuesday I'll pass Mission Metal on to someone else to run a new mission of their choosing.