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Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:16 pm
by Snowy
Subway Diet wrote:Sorry about the lack of response.
I'm no music critic, so I'll keep it simple: It's good 'n heavy, but I'm not sure about the vocals.

Ahem. 8-[


That sums up my thoughts on it too. Over the course of the EP the vocals were the standout, and for the wrong reasons. It sounded like the vocalist was really straining with the delivery which made it wearing over an extended listen.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:05 pm
by Burberry Knight
That's fair enough guys. I still appreciate that you took the time to not only check it out but also buy a copy which will help fund future releases or a mini tour etc. Many thanks :o

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:51 pm
by Snowy
(Tell me you aren't the vocalist)

:shock:

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:05 pm
by Burberry Knight
Haha no, I am not the vocalist, I'm one of the guitarists. Even if I was the vocalist, my previous post would still stand :).

But I'd also have to find you both and cut you.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:29 pm
by Subway Diet
My big album to get hyped for in 2017: The new Igorrr!



:D

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:31 pm
by Mantis


My copy of the new album arrived today. Listened through once already and suffice to say it is fantastic. A lot heavier than your average Ayreon record, the riffing sounds a lot more like it's straight out of his Star One project. Some fantastic vocal performances from Tommy Karevik, Nils K. Rue, Floor Jansen and Mike Mills too. The perfect mix of cheesy and epic.

I really love this stuff.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:58 pm
by Subway Diet
Phew.
That's certainly something.

But yeah. I'm still on an Igorrr kick. So, here, a song composed by one of his pet chickens:

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:12 pm
by Mantis
I don't really get how you don't like Ayreon when you're a fan of power metal. :P Is it because it's basically a metal musical? One step too far?

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:06 am
by Subway Diet
Mantis wrote:I don't really get how you don't like Ayreon when you're a fan of power metal. :P Is it because it's basically a metal musical? One step too far?
I'd say there's a difference between power metal and amped up, painfully earnest prog. :o

And there's lots of rubbish power metal out there. I just like the overly heroic, "cinematic" stuff. It usually has a sense of humour about it... unless it comes from Italy.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:27 pm
by Mantis
I think you're taking it a bit too at face value if you think it's a very earnest production. Even Lucassen is aware of the fact that it's a ridiculously silly space opera. -_-

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:45 am
by Subway Diet
Even if you remove the words "painfully earnest" and my point still stands. :o
For all the shared DNA they might have, Power Metal and Prog Metal don't often overlap.

But yeah, the rock opera thing kind of kills it for me as well. :lol:

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:17 am
by Subway Diet


I'm sure everyone is all like "Shut up about bloody Gautier Serre"

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:34 pm
by Mantis


New Pain of Salvation album. Sounds a lot more like their early work than previous albums. Incredibly good.

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:11 am
by Subway Diet
Against my better judgement, I bought myself some thunderous blackened industrial doom/drone.



It's certainly got a mood going for it, at least!

Re: Stormbringer & Subway Diet's Metal Compendium

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:54 pm
by Rossell




Don't know if this band is still going but Neil Fallon on vocals.