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Old 22nd January 2015, 16:14   #1021
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Another interesting bit of news. The mighty Cannibal Corpse are playing in Bangalore on 11th April this year. This really does look good!

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1350 bucks seems like a steal for this show!
Sadly for me, like all concerts, its in Bangalore. Mumbai anyone?
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Old 22nd January 2015, 16:49   #1022
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When I was in college I had a general awareness of genres in metal, etc. I was just listening to the GNR, Metallica, pink Floyd in those days.
After getting the job, I had more time to explore and slowly I was losing touch with my pals so it happened that I was digging things out myself – in isolation. So in about 2 years I got hooked to thrash metal. The German thrash was my favorite – Kreator, Sodom. And then music evolved in my head, I wanted a new taste, ear drums needed some pounding. Another 2 years down the line I was listening to melodic death metal – amon amarth, arch enemy, kalmah, opeth, cradle of filth,in flames. Some black metal and other variants as well – dimmu borgir, cob

And then I got married. In the months before marriage I was exploring radiohead and now i cant let go of it. Not a day goes by without listening to it.

How many of you have seen this reversal – going from thrash to death and then pacing down to existential soulful rock like radiohead ?
Let me tell you you are not alone

Same thing happened to me too. One of the reasons was my wife kind of detests extremely heavy stuff. Als I do absolute zero portable listening. Its either music in the car or music on my hifi. So we end up listening to music which both of us don't mind - which includes stuff she listens to and stuff from my collection which she finds palatable - namely hard rock, alternative, grunge, symphonic metal, goth rock, progressive and the likes.

The good thing though is that she absolutely can't stand commercial crap so that kind of stuff never ends up being played.

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Old 22nd January 2015, 22:02   #1023
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Cannibal Corpse!
1350 bucks seems like a steal for this show!
Sadly for me, like all concerts, its in Bangalore. Mumbai anyone?
Carcass & Sikth just played a show in Mumbai last weekend. Sadly, most of these international gigs happen in Bangalore & other cities because the entertainment tax in Mumbai is way too high to organise any gigs which are financially viable to the promoters.
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Old 23rd January 2015, 10:57   #1024
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Found this gem while youtube surfing

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Old 27th January 2015, 21:09   #1025
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Have you seen this parody of metal sub-genres? While it did have me go laugh out loud, I'm still unable to really pick out genres easily, with some sounding rather similar.




Personally, I prefer symphonic and thrash.
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Old 27th January 2015, 22:09   #1026
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This statement is absolutely true!

I think Maiden is one of the very few bands who have actually stuck to their roots unlike Metallica and Megadeth. Metallica long back converted to Hard Rock and Megadeth, well they just don't have the fire and agression anymore.

On this note, I think Testament deserves more praise than any other Thrash Metal band. Their last 2 albums 'Formation of Damnation,' 'Dark Roots of Earth' are a living proof that here is a band that stood the test of time. Dark Roots is enmeshed with riffs that evoke 'old-school' Thrash.

Formation of Damnation is my absolute favorite. It is an album that is held together by razor-sharp, memorable guitar solos - the kind that you hum, drum your fingers, and head-bang to (in that order...)

Exodus is one other band that needs a special mention. Their "Tempo of the Damned" is a masterpiece
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On this note, I think Testament deserves more praise than any other Thrash Metal band. Their last 2 albums 'Formation of Damnation,' 'Dark Roots of Earth' are a living proof that here is a band that stood the test of time. Dark Roots is enmeshed with riffs that evoke 'old-school' Thrash.
In fact I've heard it said that the "Big 4" of thrash should include Testament at the expense of Anthrax and I must say I agree! Used to listen to their older stuff but they somehow never managed to stay high-profile during the 90s when Megadeth and Metallica zoomed into the mainstream consciousness. \m/
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Old 28th January 2015, 14:48   #1028
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@SyncNest: thanks for the suggestion: downloading.

off-topic PSA: rdio.com is now officially launched in India. I think it's a decent, subscribe-able alternative to Spotify here.
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@SyncNest: thanks for the suggestion: downloading.

off-topic PSA: rdio.com is now officially launched in India. I think it's a decent, subscribe-able alternative to Spotify here.
Official? Not sure about that cause when I try to open the site, it logs me into my DNS server.
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Old 29th January 2015, 13:51   #1030
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In fact I've heard it said that the "Big 4" of thrash should include Testament at the expense of Anthrax! \m/
Bang on Sir! Testament deserve it!
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Not metal but did any of you listen to the Going Back Home (Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey album)? I loved it. Some really good songs. Read the history behind it too. Was recorded in very short time but the album doesn't show it!

The title song from the album

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Official? Not sure about that cause when I try to open the site, it logs me into my DNS server.
Oh, it is: http://blog.rdio.com/us/2015/01/rdio...-to-india.html

You could try changing your DNS server to 8.8.8.8 temporarily and check.
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On this note, I think Testament deserves more praise than any other Thrash Metal band.

Exodus is one other band that needs a special mention. Their "Tempo of the Damned" is a masterpiece
Lets not forget Overkill
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Lets not forget Overkill
Yes, overkill. And, I would have included Slayer too. But their sound has been the same for quite a while. I mean, 'Reign in Blood' was bigger than the band itself. With their subsequent albums, they managed to push themselves into a corner where unfortunate bands go to sound like imitations of themselves. Don't get me wrong - I love Slayer. It's just that I cant feel that raw energy of say, Angel of Death, or even Black Magic from 'Show no Mercy.'

Since we are on the topic, there are other bands that come to my mind. German Thrash Metal band Kreator has experimented with synthetic sound and a little bit of death metal - but, like a beam of torch going round the universe to see the back of its own self, they kept returning to their elemental roots. This can be seen in 'Enemy of God'. The lyrics (sung without a single growl), the drum solos providing most of the base in some songs, granting both guitarists to explore infinite possibilities in shredding. Wow, I love this album.

Yes, we all have different tastes. I agree. Death Metal is nice, Black Metal is very unique, Melodic stuff feels like it can beautify almost anything.

But I have something to say about Thrash Metal. This genre, more than any other, feels like it is perfectly calibrated to snake through the circuits of my neural networks. Nothing like it. The head banging is automatic. I feel the music like a moving presense under my skin

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Old 30th January 2015, 19:25   #1035
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Sheesh how could i have forgotten kreator

I get what you say about slayer, there albums fail to exude a sense of freshness which is prevalent in the new albums of overkill, testament, accept etc even though they are not really doing anything new.
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