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  • KashiyukasthighsKashiyukasthighs Joined: Posts: 995
    if anyone can give me serious feedback on a song me and my friend did, i would greatly appreciate it. I'd rather hear more negatives than positives so we can fix it up.

    sorry for the poor quality though, it was recorded on a phone

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/85it27g4a3w9gmu/Luigi the Prophet.mp3?dl=0
  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 23,302
    if anyone can give me serious feedback on a song me and my friend did, i would greatly appreciate it. I'd rather hear more negatives than positives so we can fix it up.

    sorry for the poor quality though, it was recorded on a phone

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/85it27g4a3w9gmu/Luigi the Prophet.mp3?dl=0

    Being honest, it sounds very basic and simple, the rythm the drum works, the guitars, everything sounds uninteresting, i would even say predictable.
    The drums sound like a drum exercise, i could even say the same for the guitars.
    If this song is going to be instrumental there is a lot of thing that is missing, like a melody for example.
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  • KashiyukasthighsKashiyukasthighs Joined: Posts: 995
    edited August 2015
    yeah this song has no composition to it, the whole thing is an improv when our 2nd guitarist and bassist ditched the jam session yesterday.

    I'd disagree with the drum exercise, the drums are there to support the song and not a drum solo, but i respect your opinion.

    Agreed on the melody, a lot of people have told me that already. the critique is immensely appreciated, me* and my guitarist will take notes.
  • Sifu VSifu V Is Lord_Grimulus Joined: Posts: 189
    edited August 2015
    X-Death wrote: »
    Recently got Spotify so I've been searching out discographies like crazy.

    Amorphis, Battlecross, In Flames, Soilwork, Dark Tranquility, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nightwish, The Black Dahlia Murder, Trivium, to name a few.

    Hoping Blind Guardian gets the rest of their albums up. I'm kinda over torrenting shit lately. =/

    Edit: Whoever chose the Motorhead stuff on here is a jackass. My top 40 destroys these best ofs. >:)

    Glad to see more European Metal bands mentioned in this thread!

    Amorphis are a pretty good folk metal band, from Finland, and i can suggest a few others in that genre from the same region:
    Barren Earth (also Finland) Their first two albums are covered in awesome sauce. They sing in English, for those that care.
    Moonsorrow (also Finland) They dont sing in English... at all. This doesnt affect the enjoyment of their music though.
    Finsterforst (Germany) Another band which favors their national language, although some amazing sonics make this not a problem.
    Skamold (Iceland) like Amorphis, are inspired by thier regions mythology, in Skamold's case Norse. They sing in Ancient germanic syntax, making thier songs seem that much more powerful.

    To comment on some of the other bands you mentioned:

    Soilwork (Sweden) are a poor mans In Flames, IMO, but they still have a few decent tracks, like the one in the link. For the most part though, they have really tried hard to copy In Flame's sound in the past.
    Dark Tranquillity (Sweden) F-ing awesome

    Id like to recommend a few of my faves from the Melodeth/Melo Doom/ Prog Deth Genres:

    Insomnium (sweden) are, without a doubt, my faveorite band in the Melodeth genre.
    Ghost Brigade (Finland) are quite versatile, and has an air of grunge around some of thieir tracks.
    In Mourning (Sweden) are Prog Deth band, who could be early Opeth on a bad day.

    You all can probably tell where my musical preferences lie. Although i do listen to the occasional American or Canadian band (usually when my wife playes them. She has a thing for Disturbed at the moment) but i cant get enough of the Scandinavian sound.

    Now just to show that im not totally one dimentional, here are some of my faves from non European countries!

    Ne Obliviscaris (Australia) is Prog Metal at its more creative. They make aweome use of a Violin in a lot of their tracks.
    Be'Lakor (Australia) Melodeth with an aussie twist.
    Mar De Grises (Chile) are a Doom/ Deth metal band, who gave up too soon imo.

    My two pence worth :smile:







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  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 23,302
    edited September 2015
    http://thecurseofhail.bandcamp.com/track/paved-in-gold

    This band has been surprisingly good, They have a good mixture of the raw power that you will expect from a death metal band and melodic elements to it without falling necessarily squaerely into melodic death.

    On the subject of spotify, i recomend Persefone and Divine Disorder, both are Progressive Death Metal with orchestral and symphonic elements to them.
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  • thiagoeisthiagoeis Just press the buttons Joined: Posts: 631
    Any feedback on Iron Maiden's Book of Souls and Slayer's Repentless? I've downloaded them but didn't listened yet.
    High level salty play

    - I try to play:
    MvC:I: Reality-Ultron/Chun, Time-Ultron/Chun, Power-Ultron/Ryu
    DBZ: Trunks/Piccolo/Yamcha
    UMvC3: Chun-Li/Doom/Strider, Taskmaster/Chun/Hawkeye, Task/Doom/Hawk, point Hawkeye and point Vergil (troll) teams
    SFV: Alex, Guile and Ryu (CFN id: trakkerzorg)

    Other games:
    - I play 4fun or when someone asks:
    GGXrd: Slayer
    SFxT: Combinations of Poison, Jin, Ryu, Vega(Claw), Yoshimitsu, Guile and sometimes Chun
    MSH: Psylocke and Spider-Man
    MvC: Gambit, Spider-Man, Ryu, Strider. Trolls with Zangief, Venom and O. Hulk
    Super Turbo/HDR: Guile, Vega(Claw)
    3rd Strike: Akuma, Ryu. Trolls with Alex and Twelve
    USFIV: Vega(Claw), Ryu. Fools around with Seth and Poison

    - Stuff that I should practice more but I don't:
    DOA5LR: Kasumi
    MvC2: WarMachine/IronMan/Doom. Also weird teams with Rogue, Gambit, Ken, Akuma and other mid tiers
    CvS2: A-Guile/Ryu/Vega, A-Terry/Ken/Vega
    KOF XIII: Terry/King/Kim
  • NaerasNaeras Terribad Joined: Posts: 3,393
    edited September 2015
    Omg there's a metal thread! =D
    thiagoeis wrote: »
    Any feedback on Iron Maiden's Book of Souls and Slayer's Repentless? I've downloaded them but didn't listened yet.
    I listened through the first disc on Spotify yesterday and liked what I heard. Gotta listen through it again to verify, but my first impressions were something like "yeah, cool, there are nothing here I particularly disliked, unlike some of the songs on The Final Frontier*. I can dig it".

    Haven't heard disc 2 though.

    * actually listening When The Wild Wind Blows now though, lol. Second listen-through of Book of Souls coming up soon.

    edit: Listened through again. It's Iron Maiden playing some good, delicious heavy metal. You know what you'll get. I liked it.
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  • KashiyukasthighsKashiyukasthighs Joined: Posts: 995
    Not really a fan of Iron Maiden but my god is The Clairvoyant friggin beautiful
  • SoVi3tSoVi3t Behind The Iron Curtain Joined: Posts: 29,170
    Not really a fan of Iron Maiden but my god is The Clairvoyant friggin beautiful

    Hallowed Be Thy Name is probably one of the greatest songs ever recorded. The live in brazil video's of it are breathtaking.


    anywho:



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  • KashiyukasthighsKashiyukasthighs Joined: Posts: 995
    edited September 2015
    i lost it at 1:31
  • thiagoeisthiagoeis Just press the buttons Joined: Posts: 631
    Fuck, first time I watched this Ladybaby stuff. I'm speechless.


    On the Maiden topic, Hallowed Be Thy Name is fucking awesome and the Flight 666 version of The Clairvoyant was recorded where I live, but when it comes to "live in Brazil" stuff, I really like Fear of the Dark at Rock in Rio:

    High level salty play

    - I try to play:
    MvC:I: Reality-Ultron/Chun, Time-Ultron/Chun, Power-Ultron/Ryu
    DBZ: Trunks/Piccolo/Yamcha
    UMvC3: Chun-Li/Doom/Strider, Taskmaster/Chun/Hawkeye, Task/Doom/Hawk, point Hawkeye and point Vergil (troll) teams
    SFV: Alex, Guile and Ryu (CFN id: trakkerzorg)

    Other games:
    - I play 4fun or when someone asks:
    GGXrd: Slayer
    SFxT: Combinations of Poison, Jin, Ryu, Vega(Claw), Yoshimitsu, Guile and sometimes Chun
    MSH: Psylocke and Spider-Man
    MvC: Gambit, Spider-Man, Ryu, Strider. Trolls with Zangief, Venom and O. Hulk
    Super Turbo/HDR: Guile, Vega(Claw)
    3rd Strike: Akuma, Ryu. Trolls with Alex and Twelve
    USFIV: Vega(Claw), Ryu. Fools around with Seth and Poison

    - Stuff that I should practice more but I don't:
    DOA5LR: Kasumi
    MvC2: WarMachine/IronMan/Doom. Also weird teams with Rogue, Gambit, Ken, Akuma and other mid tiers
    CvS2: A-Guile/Ryu/Vega, A-Terry/Ken/Vega
    KOF XIII: Terry/King/Kim
  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 23,302
    edited September 2015
    SoVi3t wrote: »
    Not really a fan of Iron Maiden but my god is The Clairvoyant friggin beautiful

    Hallowed Be Thy Name is probably one of the greatest songs ever recorded. The live in brazil video's of it are breathtaking.


    anywho:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=M8-vje-bq9c

    https://depressiondarling.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/colbert-jaw-drop.gif?w=656

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    IT'S SURPRISE SEX! (⌐■_■)
    YEAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!
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  • AriesWarlockAriesWarlock Joined: Posts: 3,449
    death metal band from cuba



    "Umvc3 is a 2 player game the same way Super Mario Bros. was on NES. You gotta wait for someone to die before the other has a chance to play"
  • MetallixMetallix Lilly, Not Changed a Bit Joined: Posts: 135
    Speaking of death metal: The Black Dahlia Murder has a full album stream up of their upcoming (until September 18) album, "Abysmal." Spoiler alert: It's fucking awesome.

    http://www.metalblade.com/tbdm/

    (I couldn't figure out how to get the link to the Soundcloud playlist. It's right at the top of this link.)
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  • ShikuyoShikuyo Joined: Posts: 41
    Metallix wrote: »
    Speaking of death metal: The Black Dahlia Murder has a full album stream up of their upcoming (until September 18) album, "Abysmal." Spoiler alert: It's fucking awesome.

    http://www.metalblade.com/tbdm/

    (I couldn't figure out how to get the link to the Soundcloud playlist. It's right at the top of this link.)

    Sick ass band, they continued to improve just when you think they could not get any better they do. As a bonus they are all good peoples.



    Conquer divide is amazing. They are hot as hell.
  • PsychobluePsychoblue the Conductor of the Hype Train Joined: Posts: 2,472
    edited September 2015
    Fuck the haters, new Disturbed album is the best work they've put out since Ten Thousand Fists. INFINITELY better than Indestructible and Asylum.

    For "real" metal, I've been listening to Lamb of God's "Still Echoes" on repeat and older Sonic Syndicate stuff. It's unfortunate SS has splintered apart like they have: The Unguided is only good for the Zardonic Remixes that come out of them, and SS in its current lineup is just depressing with how small the band has become. Other than that I feel like I should check out the more recent Scar Symmetry stuff. I drifted away from them after Alvestam left but I listened to some newer singles and liked what I heard.

    These guys are awesome too. MOONSHINE~
  • thiagoeisthiagoeis Just press the buttons Joined: Posts: 631
    I don't know what is up with this Disturbed hate. I really enjoy listening to them from time to time, but I get tired quickly.
    High level salty play

    - I try to play:
    MvC:I: Reality-Ultron/Chun, Time-Ultron/Chun, Power-Ultron/Ryu
    DBZ: Trunks/Piccolo/Yamcha
    UMvC3: Chun-Li/Doom/Strider, Taskmaster/Chun/Hawkeye, Task/Doom/Hawk, point Hawkeye and point Vergil (troll) teams
    SFV: Alex, Guile and Ryu (CFN id: trakkerzorg)

    Other games:
    - I play 4fun or when someone asks:
    GGXrd: Slayer
    SFxT: Combinations of Poison, Jin, Ryu, Vega(Claw), Yoshimitsu, Guile and sometimes Chun
    MSH: Psylocke and Spider-Man
    MvC: Gambit, Spider-Man, Ryu, Strider. Trolls with Zangief, Venom and O. Hulk
    Super Turbo/HDR: Guile, Vega(Claw)
    3rd Strike: Akuma, Ryu. Trolls with Alex and Twelve
    USFIV: Vega(Claw), Ryu. Fools around with Seth and Poison

    - Stuff that I should practice more but I don't:
    DOA5LR: Kasumi
    MvC2: WarMachine/IronMan/Doom. Also weird teams with Rogue, Gambit, Ken, Akuma and other mid tiers
    CvS2: A-Guile/Ryu/Vega, A-Terry/Ken/Vega
    KOF XIII: Terry/King/Kim
  • PsychobluePsychoblue the Conductor of the Hype Train Joined: Posts: 2,472
    edited September 2015
    thiagoeis wrote: »
    I don't know what is up with this Disturbed hate. I really enjoy listening to them from time to time, but I get tired quickly.
    I feel the same way, but it's a case of "you never forget your first" for me. They were my gateway to rock/metal after my electronica days and through them I learned about what the rest of this wonderful genre has to offer. Ah, the days of Cooler and Lord Slug rocking the hell out of Goku to the strands of "The Game" and "Stupify," good times good times. That and I think it's been so long between albums that they sound fresh again now that they're not churning works out on the assembly line.

    For their newest work they brought back some of their older energy and mixed it with the more melodic tone they were trying to go for with the last Asylum: think of a hard rock version of "Love and Other Disasters"-era Sonic Syndicate. To me this is the best they've sounded since The Sickness and I'm looking forward to seeing them live for the first time in seven years in the Spring.


  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 23,302
    There would be a concert of Therion next month, and on january Iron Maiden :rock_on: :rock:
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    YEAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!
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  • AriesWarlockAriesWarlock Joined: Posts: 3,449
    "Umvc3 is a 2 player game the same way Super Mario Bros. was on NES. You gotta wait for someone to die before the other has a chance to play"
  • thiagoeisthiagoeis Just press the buttons Joined: Posts: 631
    For Children of Bodom and Darkstalkers fans, here is "Morrigan" official video from their uppcoming album "I Worship Chaos":

    High level salty play

    - I try to play:
    MvC:I: Reality-Ultron/Chun, Time-Ultron/Chun, Power-Ultron/Ryu
    DBZ: Trunks/Piccolo/Yamcha
    UMvC3: Chun-Li/Doom/Strider, Taskmaster/Chun/Hawkeye, Task/Doom/Hawk, point Hawkeye and point Vergil (troll) teams
    SFV: Alex, Guile and Ryu (CFN id: trakkerzorg)

    Other games:
    - I play 4fun or when someone asks:
    GGXrd: Slayer
    SFxT: Combinations of Poison, Jin, Ryu, Vega(Claw), Yoshimitsu, Guile and sometimes Chun
    MSH: Psylocke and Spider-Man
    MvC: Gambit, Spider-Man, Ryu, Strider. Trolls with Zangief, Venom and O. Hulk
    Super Turbo/HDR: Guile, Vega(Claw)
    3rd Strike: Akuma, Ryu. Trolls with Alex and Twelve
    USFIV: Vega(Claw), Ryu. Fools around with Seth and Poison

    - Stuff that I should practice more but I don't:
    DOA5LR: Kasumi
    MvC2: WarMachine/IronMan/Doom. Also weird teams with Rogue, Gambit, Ken, Akuma and other mid tiers
    CvS2: A-Guile/Ryu/Vega, A-Terry/Ken/Vega
    KOF XIII: Terry/King/Kim
  • geadomgeadom Reversal Counter Hit Joined: Posts: 1,085


    been jammin' this BEAST of OSDM Death/DOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

    What a fucking gorgeous album
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    Rage Against the Machine Bassist: 'I Apologize for Limp Bizkit'
    "I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit," Tim Commerford says

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/rage-against-the-machine-bassist-i-apologize-for-limp-bizkit-20150929

    damn
    "Umvc3 is a 2 player game the same way Super Mario Bros. was on NES. You gotta wait for someone to die before the other has a chance to play"
  • PastramiPastrami Delicious Deli Meat Joined: Posts: 214
    edited September 2015
    Imma go see Marty Friedman tomorrow at the Whisky a Go Go. It's gonna be my first time seeing him and I hope he plays some of his Cacophony and Megadeth riffs. Here's the album he's promoting
    [♥slimey... yet satisfying♥]
  • PastramiPastrami Delicious Deli Meat Joined: Posts: 214
    Dooooood I just got back. Such an awesome night! I love the Whisky since it's such a small venue; got to see Marty do his thing from literally 2 feet away. I wasnt too familiar with his solo career but he did throw in the Holy Wars Egyptian solo and Tornado of Souls solo to get us all riled up.

    I also met guitarist Herman Li in the crowd at the end of the set. This was especially awesome for me since I saw Dragonforce for the first time there, and it was one of my first shows too. I was kinda star struck but he's a cool, chill dude and took a pic with me and my bro.

    Then on my way out some dude was giving away his bands demo. Turns out theyre opening for Japan's OG metal heads Loudness later in the month. After the news last year that they weren't going to do a US tour I was bummed out, but it's official this time!
    [♥slimey... yet satisfying♥]
  • MetallixMetallix Lilly, Not Changed a Bit Joined: Posts: 135
    I spent this afternoon listening to Behemoth for the first time... And now I find myself wishing I listened to these guys earlier.

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  • BBQBBQ ピンクゾーン Joined: Posts: 3,669
    Does anyone that knows 80's japanese metal know the song that's being played in the intro to this video? :
  • AriesWarlockAriesWarlock Joined: Posts: 3,449
    So Obituary never really caught my interest, but I listened to a live version of Slowly We Rot and I liked it. What are other famous songs by them?
    "Umvc3 is a 2 player game the same way Super Mario Bros. was on NES. You gotta wait for someone to die before the other has a chance to play"
  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 23,302
    So Obituary never really caught my interest, but I listened to a live version of Slowly We Rot and I liked it. What are other famous songs by them?

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    These two have about as much in common as USAgent and the cast of Ghost World, but somehow this song all made some kind of crazy sense.
  • GHOSTMACHINESGHOSTMACHINES Destroyer of Mouthbreathers Joined: Posts: 1,659
    Yeah, Slowly We Rot and Cause of Death are pretty much must listens if you like the old death metal vibe.

    I recently heard Sabaton, and they're fucking great. Good heavy/power metal

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  • MetallixMetallix Lilly, Not Changed a Bit Joined: Posts: 135
    I recently heard Sabaton, and they're fucking great. Good heavy/power metal

    Welcome to the fold. They've been one of my favorite bands for years now. They're a band you need to see live at least once, they're simply amazing.



    (Not pictured above, unfortunately, is their hysterical stage banter. They give most stand-up a run for its money!)
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  • GHOSTMACHINESGHOSTMACHINES Destroyer of Mouthbreathers Joined: Posts: 1,659
    Well, thanks to @Hecatom I've been going back and re-discovering Opeth. I actually really used to like this band, but then just kind of lost interest in them after Damnation. God, Blackwater Park and Still Life are still great albums. I like how they can convey a wide spectrum of emotions in just one song.
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  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 23,302
    I thought that i posted it here, I found some weeks ago that this august UneXpecT split up, which is a shame imo, they had an interesting advant garde sound.





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    IT'S SURPRISE SEX! (⌐■_■)
    YEAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!
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    just discovered Danzig
  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 23,302
    My copy of Teramaze's last album got here.
    As usual is top quality, but this 2 songs deserve special mention, they are fucking great





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    IT'S SURPRISE SEX! (⌐■_■)
    YEAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!
    "Orgasm is a simile for the emotional epiphany a woman has when the shame of penetration is eclipsed by the inherent virtue of servicing a man." ~ Kromo.
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  • AriesWarlockAriesWarlock Joined: Posts: 3,449
    found this funny

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    "Umvc3 is a 2 player game the same way Super Mario Bros. was on NES. You gotta wait for someone to die before the other has a chance to play"
  • HecatomHecatom Aka Black Gorilla (・Д・)ノ Joined: Posts: 23,302
    Interesting read.

    Young Musicians: The Hope Of Metal Music?
    http://blog.creativelive.com/young-musicians-heavy-metal/
    Entering my mid 30’s and having 15 years experience as a professional musician, I have the benefit of perspective: seeing trends come and go, and seeing my world, the world of heavy music, truly evolve. I have written ad nauseam about the discomfort that comes with being an aging musician, and feeling more and more disconnected from the “kids today”.

    My general view is that I hate feeling like I don’t “get it”, or that I’m not being open minded and allowing nostalgia to skew my ability to decide if the music being played today by the younger generation is objectively worse or just new and different. Because I talk about this so much, it might seem like I am showering the youngins with Haterade, but that’s not my intent. I am just thinking out loud, and talking myself through the process to figure out the whole conundrum, and avoid an ageist sideswipe. Self-awareness is perhaps my greatest virtue, and yet is anxiously self-sabotaging.

    After all of the head scratching, one of my big takeaways is that the younger generation of musicians are just better than we were. I can’t say they are better songwriters or that they display more originality and personality, but when it comes to technical ability, these kids are kind of kicking our collective asses.

    Need some proof?
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/rV6SmY04WdE
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/mYKLvYGqaC0
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y70GEtQGSxc

    It’s true that these examples are parsed anecdotal evidence, but I find that it’s symptomatic of a broader trend.

    The significant leaps made in virtuosic playing mostly come down to one phenomenon: The Internet. In the Information Age, information has become democratized. I can only imagine being an intellectually curious young person growing up with modernity’s staggering variety of free learning resources available, provided you have an Internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone.

    When I started playing guitar in the early 90’s, there only a few methods to learn: by ear, hiring a teacher, guitar magazines like Guitar World, tab books for specific bands or albums, and instructional videos. All of these methods used to cost money. Even if you were learning something by ear, you still had to actually buy the album to listen and learn. I was lucky that my brother (who was also learning guitar) and I had some older friends that gave us a bunch of old guitar magazines and Heavy Metal tapes, but I remember dropping $20-25 on a Metallica Master of Puppets tablature book (which I still have), and a John Petrucci instructional video, Rock Discipline. Right now, you can go on UltimateGuitar.com, and it has the entire Master of Puppets album tabs for free. The entire Petrucci instructional video is on YouTube, again for free.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/6VApk-vvhp8

    I don’t want to make it seem like recent times are only high water mark for highly skilled players. The 1980’s, in many ways, launched the idea of the Guitar Hero. Spearheaded by such luminaries as Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoades, the 80’s became an era that was infamous for other worldly levels of technical wizardry, speed, and over-the-top showmanship in the realm of Rock and Metal guitar playing. The Guitar Gods included Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteem, Michael Angelo Batio, Paul Gilbert, Jason Becker, Tony MacAlpine, Marty Friedman, and a million more I don’t have the space to mention. You could not have a Rock band in the 80’s without a spectacularly incendiary guitarist. Even the shitty Glam bands had insane guitarists. There were great bassists and drummers during the era, but guitarists did seem to really steal the spotlight.

    By the time I was getting into music in 1991-92, showy instrumentation had gone out of fashion. That narrative was that Grunge’s emergence killed Glam. Bombastic soloing was viewed as self-indulgent, and the Grunge bands were seen as “true artists” who served the song and avoided egocentric attention grabs. This narrative was a bit misleading as the early 90’s saw the emergence of technically spectacular bands like Pantera and Dream Theater and the peak of masterfully musical bands like Megadeth.

    The overarching idea of musician-y Rock and Metal going underground was mostly true though. The early 90’s saw the Big 4 of Thrash Metal, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax, release their most straight-forward and simplistic, Hard Rock oriented albums, which coincidentally became their biggest selling records as well.

    The historic success of bands like Nirvana informed a whole generation of players-in-training that you didn’t need to be a virtuoso to be in a great or big band. Much like Punk Rock before it, Grunge embodied an anti-muso ethos, which served as an appropriate bridge to the uprising of the Nu-Metal genre in the late 90’s, which was defined by it’s rudimentary guitar riffs, drum grooves and lyrics that were designed to cast the widest net of listeners.

    Although this was the era I grew up in, because of my older friends exposing me to all of the great and musically advanced bands from the 80’s like Testament, Morbid Angel, Kreator, and King Diamond. I was 100% absorbing music that was challenging just as much as I was enjoying the more popular Alternative Rock music of the day.

    While the mainstream Rock was very basic, the extreme underground and especially Europe was producing the most technically brilliant Metal ever created. Bands like Meshuggah, At The Gates, and Carcass showed there was new ground yet to be broken.

    When my band, God Forbid, was getting started in the late 90’s Hardcore scene, people couldn’t believe we were playing actual guitar solos. We couldn’t believe that we were alone in our quest to play “legitimate Metal”. You had Nu-Metal guys who were shredders in the closet that didn’t show their skill because it was considered uncool. Mick Thompson and Jim Root from Slipknot could shred their asses off from day 1, but didn’t do any guitar solos until their 3rd album in 2004. A lot of people don’t know that Mike Mushok, guitarist from Staind, trained with Tony MacAlpine and can shred all day.

    I remember being on tour with Mushroomhead, and watching their guitarist, Gravy, rips some insane leads during sound check and talk about how he “can’t” do that stuff in Mushroomhead. I was flummoxed as to why they felt they needed to hide.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/rjds9g9WFqw

    It wasn’t until the New Wave of American Metal emerged in the early 2000’s with God Forbid, Shadows Fall, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Unearth, and Darkest Hour that impressive playing became kosher in the mainstream heavy music world. Even though all we were doing was reflecting influence from the 80’s Thrash and Swedish Death Metal we loved. It wasn’t “new” per se. We were just bringing it back.

    Back then, having a drummer that could play 1/16 notes with their feet at 190 bpm and above was considered a really big deal. People would come into God Forbid’s rehearsal room around 1997 with their jaw dropped watching our drummer, Corey Pierce, blast away. Corey was a Dave Lombardo disciple. He perceived those as skills you needed to have if you wanted to be in a real band, but at that time it was rarity. There were a handful of people known to be able to do this stuff: Gene Hoglan (Death, Strapping Young Lad), Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel), Chris Kontos (Machine Head), Paul Bostaph (Slayer), Igor Cavalera (Sepultura) Nicholas Barker (Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir), etc. This was back when you recorded on tape. God Forbid’s first 2 albums (Reject the Sickness & Determination) were recorded on 2 inch tape, and there was no drum editing.

    What you hear is what was played. Hearing fast drumming was impressive because you know it had to be done by a person. Corey almost died recording some of those tunes. Now, you can just program it, or just assume that whoever played, it was just quantized and snapped to the grid anyway. Flo Mournier from Cryptopsy was considered to the God of Gods when it came to speed in metal drumming. We didn’t think it could get faster.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ryvuvac3JXo

    In spite of the advances in digital recording technology, it seems that what was once deemed to be extraordinary, is just the ground floor to even be a drummer in a metal band. Because now, drummers have to be able to replicate what some nerd programmed on midi with no regard for how human limbs work.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/yurq37gtzmg
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/6uAstCPs4rE
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/7FBmoHncI9g
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/L2xCJAC6O6s

    The videos above are indeed performed by some of the best drummers currently in extreme Metal, but it just feels less impressive as it was in the 90’s because it seems like these guys grow on trees now. I’m not sure if players are going faster than they were, but this new generation comes off as performing these magnificent feats with relative ease. The speed and precision are just tools to be utilized as needed. The older generation seemed to be wrestling with the limitations of their own bodies, always in physical struggle, barely making it to the finish line.

    The rise and plateau of the NWOAHM movement as well as the explosion of Scandinavian Metal opened the floodgates in the mid 2000’s for musically dynamic subgenres like Deathcore, Tech Death, and the reemergence of Progressive Metal, which lead to Djent. The flood of tremendous young players in these genres is staggering and somewhat intimidating as guitar player feeling that you may be getting outclassed from a technical standpoint. I was considered to be a high level Metal guitarist 10 years ago, but I often feel like a simpleton in comparison. Potential obsolescence is something I worry about from time to time (which is why I keep practicing).

    Jon Donais, lead guitarist from Shadows Fall (and currently Anthrax) was viewed as a rarified, throwback virtuoso in the early 2000’s. Outside of Nevermore and some of the more impressive Swedish bands, they just didn’t make guys like that very often; he was a standout.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/DHOsUGZZbR4

    Much like the trend with drumming, what once seemed novel, now appears to be run-of-the-mill. The ascension of teenage, upstart prodigies, Trivium, in 2005 was one of the first signs of the bar being raised by the youth.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/7TP1xxKGOi8

    Jumpstarted by overtly flashy playing by bands like Unearth and Children of Bodom, the appearance of the almost absurdly blistering “Through Fire and Flames” by Dragonforce in the megahit Guitar Hero video game franchise in 2007 signified that the tide had fully turned. What made this so significant was that “Through Fire and Flames” was the most popular song on Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, which was the highest selling video game of 2007.

    This meant that an entire generation of young people were getting their introduction to Heavy Metal and the idea of picking up an instrument from a song that was famous for being comically difficult to play. These millennials were starting on 3rd base. It’s analogous to how Ray Kurzweil talks about exponential growth in technology in regards to the Singularity; you use the current technology to create the future technology. You are always standing on the shoulders of giants.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/0jgrCKhxE1s

    Another significant change during this period in the culture was how the Internet created a more engaged musician online community. In the past, it was difficult to make a living as band catering mainly to other musicians. You had to have Joe Six Pack in the back of your mind. This is no longer the case.

    Bands like Periphery and Tesseract built followings, before they were signed to record labels, by being involved in online communities and giving away their music in demo form for free, and acted as peers sharing their gear and technique secrets. It was open source and communal.

    Now, there are entire subgenres of bands where it seems as if their fanbase is primarily comprised of other musicians. It’s only possible now because we have the capability to directly reach those people on websites like Sevenstring.org or Rig-talk.com, if you are good enough. The standards are high, and the scene is more of a meritocracy. I can’t imagine a fully instrumental band like Animals as Leaders being able to have the popularity and reach without this shift in the music culture. The pie is bigger and Proggers of old like Dream Theater, Meshuggah, and Opeth are bigger than ever, so you have a whole generation of bands that seem to solely create music for other musicians and the bar keeps getting raised and raised and raised.

    This…

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/jy2MLw_JMJk

    And you have this…

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/dM8WjgRA6o8

    I didn’t hear any mistakes. Did you? I thought about trying out for the Faceless, and then I saw this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/hVGcwoqgbyE

    I don’t think I heard any mistakes there either. You also have a band like Allegaeon. My hands hurt just watching this.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/hVGcwoqgbyE

    …or guitar genius Dave Davidson from Revocation.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/BHQu23nIfS8

    …or Travis Montgomery from Threat Signal.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/TtlTprpthcA

    …or rhythm aficionado Olly Steele from Monuments.

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/2kTr9_y5v-Y

    These are just a handful of spectacular musicians that show us what once was special will maybe just barely afford you a seat at the table. I have to give credit where credit is due. I complain about the state of heavy music all the time, and I don’t exactly think the songwriting and inventiveness is at an all-time high, but damn; these kids can play.
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  • thiagoeisthiagoeis Just press the buttons Joined: Posts: 631


    High level salty play

    - I try to play:
    MvC:I: Reality-Ultron/Chun, Time-Ultron/Chun, Power-Ultron/Ryu
    DBZ: Trunks/Piccolo/Yamcha
    UMvC3: Chun-Li/Doom/Strider, Taskmaster/Chun/Hawkeye, Task/Doom/Hawk, point Hawkeye and point Vergil (troll) teams
    SFV: Alex, Guile and Ryu (CFN id: trakkerzorg)

    Other games:
    - I play 4fun or when someone asks:
    GGXrd: Slayer
    SFxT: Combinations of Poison, Jin, Ryu, Vega(Claw), Yoshimitsu, Guile and sometimes Chun
    MSH: Psylocke and Spider-Man
    MvC: Gambit, Spider-Man, Ryu, Strider. Trolls with Zangief, Venom and O. Hulk
    Super Turbo/HDR: Guile, Vega(Claw)
    3rd Strike: Akuma, Ryu. Trolls with Alex and Twelve
    USFIV: Vega(Claw), Ryu. Fools around with Seth and Poison

    - Stuff that I should practice more but I don't:
    DOA5LR: Kasumi
    MvC2: WarMachine/IronMan/Doom. Also weird teams with Rogue, Gambit, Ken, Akuma and other mid tiers
    CvS2: A-Guile/Ryu/Vega, A-Terry/Ken/Vega
    KOF XIII: Terry/King/Kim
  • KashiyukasthighsKashiyukasthighs Joined: Posts: 995
    this isn't metal it's more like psychotic alternative but i love it