View Poll Results: The Greatest Metal Band?

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  • Black Sabbath

    36 24.16%
  • Iron Maiden

    27 18.12%
  • Judas Priest

    6 4.03%
  • Motorhead

    8 5.37%
  • Metallica

    33 22.15%
  • Slayer

    11 7.38%
  • Anthrax

    5 3.36%
  • Megadeth

    9 6.04%
  • Pantera

    4 2.68%
  • Other (specify in-thread)

    10 6.71%
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthwise View Post
    Yeah, Slayer is boring as hell now. Seriously, I can't tell half their songs apart, and part of that is my fault, given that I can't be arsed to listen to them.
    I mostly agree, the albums after Diabolus fell inot a horribly repetetive style, and Tom seemed t just lose interest in the vocals. It was a pentatonic, dark sounding riff with Tom screaming over it, it lost it's freshness.

    Quote Originally Posted by stealthwise View Post
    Seriously, their greatest work was Diabolus in Musica. It's fast, ferocious, and actually treads into what was new territory for them at the time.
    I remember getting Diabolus the DAY it came out and just being blown away by it. It's one of their most well-rounded albums, and it seems like they were actually trying to take "The Black Album" approach and become a little more mainstream accessible....then when it didn't work for them, they bashed Metallica doubly hard...

    Quote Originally Posted by stealthwise View Post
    As for James and the movie... good god that movie sucks. It's so poorly constructed and edited so as to only to appeal to idiots like me who were watching the "in the studio" clips that were posted online while they were making St. Anger. It also makes them look like complete emo-tards, when in actuality they're all complex human beings with different dimensions to their personalities. James is a ferocious metal god, but he's also a family man. Kirk is a wicked guitarist, but he's also got his own feelings and concerns.

    And, well, Lars is still an asswipe, either way.
    Yeah, I liked the movie, but only because I've been a Huge Metallica fan for a long time, and it was an unprecendentedly intimate look at their lives. Almost voyeuristic (except, you know, in a heterosexual way)
    And I understand the reason James seemed the way he did in the movie, the guy is already pretty confused in the head, then he goes into rehab and they confuse him 1,000 times more to the point he doesn't know how the hell to act naturally. Then on top of all that, he's got a film crew shoved in his face, waiting with bated breath for him to say somethoing funny or thoughtful. Thats a lot of pressure, man, even for the Het.

    And Lars and Kirk have always been artsy-fartsy pansies, so no shock there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathstroke View Post
    Try not to forget my Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Update thread.
    Hmm, maybe we can merge them or something....how old was the thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beetheb View Post
    Hmm, maybe we can merge them or something....how old was the thread?
    He does infrequent updates, which I find to be a little bit difficult to follow, as I don't often frequent the Music forum (or didn't, I'm trying to keep up with it).

    Wait, is the beetheb actually banned right now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthwise View Post
    He does infrequent updates, which I find to be a little bit difficult to follow, as I don't often frequent the Music forum (or didn't, I'm trying to keep up with it).

    Wait, is the beetheb actually banned right now?
    Wow, he seemed like a good poster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLazy View Post
    Wow, he seemed like a good poster?
    Probably related to some posts he made regarding some Hulk thread. I kind of hate how you can get banned on ALL the boards for saying something in one particular thread, although I get why those kinds of decisions are made.
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    Slayers best album is and always will be Reign In Blood. Not only is it their best album, but may actually be the best Speed metal album ever made.

    Diabolus in Musica was pretty good, but didn't hold a cande to reign or even Seasons in the Abyss.....dead skin mask is better than any song off of Diabolus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man In Black View Post
    Slayers best album is and always will be Reign In Blood. Not only is it their best album, but may actually be the best Speed metal album ever made.

    Diabolus in Musica was pretty good, but didn't hold a cande to reign or even Seasons in the Abyss.....dead skin mask is better than any song off of Diabolus...
    I don't know...I like Reign and all, too, but Bitter Peace is absolutely BRUTAL. Diabolous was at least step forward without abandoning their roots.

    Personally, I think the Reign album is a tad overrated...all of the songs kinda run together after a while. Ridiculous, unrelenting speed just makes them less discernable afte a while. I think Seasons was far stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Man In Black View Post
    Slayers best album is and always will be Reign In Blood. Not only is it their best album, but may actually be the best Speed metal album ever made.

    Diabolus in Musica was pretty good, but didn't hold a cande to reign or even Seasons in the Abyss.....dead skin mask is better than any song off of Diabolus...
    Aside from Raining, Angel, and Alter, all the songs on Reign in Blood suffer from slayerness, that's the same riff with different vocals. Sure, they put pedal to the metal as far as speed goes, but it's not really original is it, and think that all but one album since then has been a rehash of this formula.

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    I never got into Slayer. I prefer a little more melody in my metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthwise View Post
    He does infrequent updates, which I find to be a little bit difficult to follow, as I don't often frequent the Music forum (or didn't, I'm trying to keep up with it).
    The Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Update is one big thread that I maintain now instead of a series of posts. It should be much easier to keep up with.
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    By the way, I'm making today an Official Iron Maiden Day!

    Spin 'em if you've got 'em!

    My playlist today is:

    Somewhere In Time
    Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    Brave New World
    Dance Of Death
    A Matter Of Life And Death
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathstroke View Post
    By the way, I'm making today an Official Iron Maiden Day!

    Spin 'em if you've got 'em!

    My playlist today is:

    Somewhere In Time
    Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    Brave New World
    Dance Of Death
    A Matter Of Life And Death
    Any reason why?

    My playlist:
    The Wickeman
    Different World
    The Trooper
    Run to the Hills
    Flight of Icarus

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLazy View Post
    Any reason why?

    My playlist:
    The Wickeman
    Different World
    The Trooper
    Run to the Hills
    Flight of Icarus

    No reason why. But I'm not playing the songs, I'm playing the full albums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthwise View Post
    He does infrequent updates, which I find to be a little bit difficult to follow, as I don't often frequent the Music forum (or didn't, I'm trying to keep up with it).


    Infrequent updates? He updates two or three times a week.


    And I like having these threads seperate. It's easier to follow DS's news that way.
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    Oh hell yeah! the best just got better!

    So as it stands, next Sunday I will be at wembley watching Mastodon, Metallica and Machine Head. and some crappy band called Him <3 that suck

    This is going to be the metal event of the century. So who wants to start taking bets, they start with Imperium or Clenching Fists of Dissent


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