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K.I.N.G

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:14 pm
Kinda a "Damage Inc" feel to it, without being too derivative. Good to hear some tight tremolo picking!

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np: judas priest - exiled


Goddamn that's a great album, a real journey.

NP: Queen - I Want it All

I like how it almost becomes thrash in the guitar solo Cool

Never been a fan of Queen, but some of their songs are just Shock Shock Shock

More and more, I'm becoming a fan of SONGS, rather than bands.
 

baphomet

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:46 pm
i didn't get nostrodamus at first but the more i listen to it the more i enjoy it!

and i am a big queen fan (maybe i should be saying this in the guilty pleasure thread). fave queen song "don't stop me now".

np:lenny kravitz - again
 

K.I.N.G

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:08 am
About the new Metallica:

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METALLICA's New Single 'Sounds Like Mud'

Asbjørn Slettemark of the Norwegian music industry magazine Faro Journalen reports that METALLICA's record label, Universal Music Norway, has confirmed that it has received several complaints over the sound quality of the new METALLICA single "The Day That Never Comes", which was released via the iTunes store late last week. "There will be a new version of the song on iTunes in a short while," Eivind Slotsvik, senior product manager at Universal Music Norway, told Faro Journalen.

Slotsvik claims, however, that the "The Day That Never Comes" audio file that was serviced to Norwegian radio and press is not distorted like the track that was being sold via iTunes. "What we know is that there is something wrong with the version sent to iTunes," he said. "The version we have received does not contain similar errors."

Faro Journalen downloaded one of the versions Universal Music released to the press via its digital promotional database. The magazine then sent the file to Lasse Svendsen, editor of Norway's hi-fi magazine Lyd & Bilde (Sound & Vision). Svendsen was shocked by what he heard.

"Oh my God, this is unfortunately a classic example of how bad things get when studio technicians and musicians gets to play with expensive compressors and limiters," he said. "The file is a 313 kbps AAC sound file, which isn't necessarily that bad, but someone has chosen to maximize the volume with a compressor, so much so that the whole sound file just sounds like mud. The cymbals sound like broken glass, the drums like trees cracking, and the guitars — which are mixed equally loudly — sound like someone shoved a screwdriver into my ears."

Kjartan Overby is responsible for the music archives at the Norwegian national radio station at NRK. "The Day That Never Comes" was one of this week's most played tracks on NRK's youth channel P3, and Overby told Faro Journalen he reacted immediately to the sound level on the song.

"I have never heard anything like this on songs we have added to the archive. It is probably not a technical error. The file was like that when we received it from Universal Music," he said.

Lyd & Bilde editor Svendsen has low expectations for the "Death Magnetic" full-length album, which is scheduled to hit stores worldwide on September 12. "We can only hope that the CD won't sound this bad, but I don't have high hopes that this will happen," he said.

A representative for METALLICA's Mission: Metallica web site — the online experience related to the group's forthcoming album, "Death Magnetic" — sent out an e-mail message to the site's registered members last week claiming that the sound quality problems on "The Day That Never Comes" were related to "the creation of the track from master," before reassuring fans that "this is not how it will sound on the album." He then added, "We've identified the source of the problem to prevent it in any subsequent singles released in advance of September 12."

Although the band itself has not yet addressed the issue directly, it is believed that the source of the problem lies in the actual mix and not the mastering. With only three weeks left before "Death Magnetic"'s scheduled release, it is highly unlikely that any changes will be made to the album's final mix, a scenario which is almost certain to disappoint may of METALLICA's most loyal fans who have been voicing their displeasure over the new single's production on the band's official message board.
 

baphomet

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:49 pm
yeah iv already read that one. what bout this one by terrorizer mag:

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Stavros Pamballis of UK's Terrorizer magazine has just had an opportunity to listen to the new METALLICA album "Death Magnetic" in its entirety. His knee-jerk first impressions follow.

"If you could timewarp back to 1983 with a copy of 'Death Magentic' in your hands and play it to the spotty, longhaired brats who'd just finished recording 'Kill 'Em All', they would have no problem at all recognizing themselves in its epic song structures, jaw-dropping guitar work (all buzzsaw guitars and face-melting solos) and sheer whiplash-inducing energy. In fact, they'd probably be impressed.

That's right kids, for once, you can believe the hype: 'Your' METALLICA are back and they've brought their balls with them this time.

"The album is so complex, so riddled with stops, starts, breakdowns and solos that, much like '…And Justice For All' it is virtually impossible to digest in one sitting but a few questions can be answered:

"Is it thrash? Hell yes! At times anyway. Opener 'That Was Your Life' is the heaviest thing they've done since 'Battery' while 'All Nightmare Long' sounds like it was written by SLAYER. On the whole, the album feels like the missing link between '...And Justice For All' and 'The Black Album'. James' vocals, have something to do with this as he rarely uses the low growl of the early days, opting for the higher registers of the Bob Rock days.

"How's the production? Runs rings around 'St Anger', but that's not saying much. Very strong on the whole but the drums are a little too high in the mix and the dynamics suffer as a result. Recalls the Black Album at times but with a hint of 'Reign In Blood'.

"What are the highlights? Almost every song on this album is at the very least interesting. 'Judas Kiss' is an instant, moshpit-firendly classic while 'Unforgiven III' is the album's true epic ballad. Let's just say it blows both of its namesakes out of the water.

"Okay...any negatives then? Lars Ulrich. The guy's limitations are laid bare by the spectacular guitar work on this album.

"So, is it as good as the 'First Four'? Only time will tell... Probably not, but at least it sounds like it belongs to the same back catalogue as those albums. A METALLICA (written the old way) album through and through!"


sounding promising
np: Deicide - confessional rape
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Mon Sep 1, 2008 5:54 pm
np: R.E.M - losing my religion
 

Ahney

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2008 6:12 pm
np: Metallica - All Nightmare Long(Death Magnetic leakedRazz)
 

baphomet

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2008 6:23 pm
yeah i am currently in the process of downloading it, its taken all f'n day coz my internet aint workin good, must have the flue!! im still gonna buy it though.

np: queen - somebody to love
 

K.I.N.G

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2008 8:58 pm
Yeah I'm listening to Death Magnetic too.

Not too shabby actually. I hope it's just the ripping, cuz the levels are really hot, like it's peaking and distorting.

The riffs aren't super-amazing, but it's aggressive metal and I think that will be enough for a lot of people.
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2008 9:47 pm
it's a hell of a lot better than St Anger.
 

baphomet

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2008 11:05 pm
ok, i had to go to my gfs house to get it but im listening to it now!! second song in, not blown away but agree it's better than anger. did any one think that the riff close to the beginning of the second song sounded like pearl jam's animal?? will give an update of my thought bout the record at the end.
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Thu Sep 4, 2008 12:31 am
ok here it is guys.... average album, no wait a good album, but yeah doesn't touch their 80's stuff. some really cool moments but overall very average. no need to say its about 1000 times better than st anger but is any one surpsied by that? lars's drumming is a let down (as usual), james's voice has improved but still not great. the real silver lining of this album is KIRK!! wtf?? did not think he would be back so strong. fave track is still my apocolypse and least is cyanide but i have to listen to the whole thing a few more times before i make my mind up fully. at the moment theres about 5 or 6 tracks that i think are really good and 2 or 3 that i dislike. like i said i'll buy it coz i want metallica to do well and their heading in the right direction they're just not quite their yet.
so this is how it stacks up against erlier albums (in my highly expert opinion)
kill em' all - A
ride the lightning - A+
master of puppets - A+
...and justice for all - A
black album - B-
load - B+ (i like it, leave me alone)
reload - D
st. anger - F

and death magnetic *drum roll pleas*................ B (could still change, i need to listen to it more)

 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2008 5:34 pm
Listening to Death Magnetic again... and again.

Okay, so the songs themselves are actually quite good.

Production is AAAAWFUL, not impressed with Rick Rubin, and I usually am.

Lars is SLOPPY, like, really bad, amateur bad.

Some great riffs and guitar harmonies, well done boys Cool
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2008 6:18 pm
All my friends - LCD sound system
 

baphomet

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Fri Sep 5, 2008 9:41 pm
i think that rick has done a better job than bob rock. he was partly to blame for them stopping playing metal.

np: metallica - creeping death
yeah nothing touches the classics
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Sat Sep 6, 2008 8:01 am
I don't think they ever really stopped being a metal band, they just naturally drifted off on other tangents. Their mellower stuff still felt natural and genuine to me - it was St Anger that sounded forced, "HEY GUYS, WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE METAL AGAIN".

NP: Bloc Party - Intimacy
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Sun Sep 7, 2008 2:31 pm
np: system of a down - psycho
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:29 am
Pink Floyd - Animals

in tribute to their keyboardist Rick Wright, who died of cancer just a few hours ago... joining Sid in that great gig in the sky.


Crying Crying Crying
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:11 am
oh thats sad king.

np: at the gates-kingdom gone (live)
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:02 pm

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oh thats sad king.


Yeah it's gutting.

We have Classic Hits on at work, and as a tribute they played Another Brick in the Wall... RETARDS.

He didn't play on The Wall!!!!

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr No, No!

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p: at the gates-kingdom gone (live)


Aaaaaaawesome band.
 

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RE: The "now playing" thread
Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:06 am

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We have Classic Hits on at work, and as a tribute they played Another Brick in the Wall... RETARDS.

He didn't play on The Wall!!!!

Duuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr



iv always been one of those general fans of pink floyd but never became so involved that i knew who played on what song, i would have probably made the same mistake.

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Aaaaaaawesome band.


recon. under rated to.
 

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