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Kevin Rudolf - Let it Rock
3OH!3 - Don't Trust Me
Egypt Central - White Rabbit
Mindless Self Indulgence - Shut Me Up
Yousei Teikoku - Mischievous of Alice

Sacman:

OhJohnNo:

Sacman:

Well IMO punk rock is defined by it's simplicity and attitude... you know 3 - 4 chord songs, with simple melodies, minimal production value and the attitude of a crazed mad man...<.<

you know it's about taking Rock back to it's roots and turning it into this primal and passionate form of instrument bashing...

you know basically GG Allin... whether you think he's good or not... I honestly hate him... he really encapsulates punk rock at it's roots, more than anyone else...<.<

And that is exactly why I don't like it, funnily enough - it's a regression, anti-intellectualism. Smart music shouldn't be thought of as something to avoid.

It's not about avoiding smart music, it's about the emotion and passion of it all... it's violent and angry but it's honest and that's why I like it, not because it's primal or simple... but because it's very much an extension of the culture that created it... the lost, the misfits, the outcasts... and it's an expression of their every feeling from a brash dismissal of the society that rejected them to the musical expression of ones social need to be accepted...

Emotion is something that is lost when you step into needless overproduction and when the need to show technical skill and song writing ability outweighs the need to utilize music as an emotional outlet...

What others call "Needless overproduction" is generally about where I think good production starts. Some simple emotion can be great and affecting for me sometimes, but what I value most in music is the ability to take me to another world. Intricate production, well-placed effects and electronic instruments all contribute to this for me - stimulate the imagination, conjure up these fantastical images and impressions that can't really be done by any other medium. Simple, catchy 3-chord stuff is great, but IMO, it can never be genius because it doesn't do this for me.

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Number One

Album: The Galilean Satellites

Band: Rosetta

Genre: Post-metal
 
1. Départe / Deneb
2. Europa / Capella
3. Absent / Beta Aquilae
4. Itinérant / Ross 128
5. Au Pays Natal / Sol

Concepts & Themes: loneliness, isolation, loss, regret, enlightenment

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Number Two

Album: Chronoclast (Selected Essays on Time Reckoning and Auto-Cannibalism)

Band: Buried Inside

Genre: Metalcore, Progressive Metal
 
1. Introduction
2. Time as Ideology
3. Time as Methodology
4. Time as Surrogate Religion
5. Time as Imperialism
6. Reintroduction
7. Time as Abjection
8. Time as Automation
9. Time as Commodity
10. Time as Resistance

Concepts & Themes: time, sociology, government, humanity

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Number Three

Album: Through Silver in Blood

Band: Neurosis

Genre: Post-metal, Sludge Metal
 
1. Through Silver in Blood
2. Rehumanize
3. Eye
4. Purify
5. Locust Star
6. Strength of Fates
7. Become the Ocean
8. Aeon
9. Enclosure in Flame

Concepts & Themes: spirituality, religion, growth, society

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Number Four

Album: Oceanic

Band: Isis

Genre: Post-metal, Sludge Metal
 
1. The Beginning And The End
2. The Other
3. False Light
4. Carry
5. (Untitled)
6. Maritime
7. Weight
8. From Sinking
9. Hym

Concepts & Themes: depression, love, incest, suicide, drowning, tranquility

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Number Five

Album: Affliction XXIX II MXMVI

Band: Blindead

Genre: Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal, Doom Metal
 

1. Self-Consciousness Is Desire And
2. After 38 Weeks
3. My New Playground Became
4. Dark and Gray
5. So it Feels Like Misunderstanding When
6. All My Hopes and Dreams Turn Into
7. Affliction XXIX II MXMVI

Concepts & Themes: autism, isolation, depression, suicide

*Favourite songs are bolded ^^

launchpadmcqwak:

4. METALLICA (up to the black album)

SOMEBODY AGREES! Thankyou :'D
The Black Album was the start of a long downward slide...

AnarchistFish:

Dajosch:

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Kayo Dot

Need to check these two out.

Good choice ;)

FYI, you can download the latest album of Maudlin Of The Well for free at their website - it was financed via donations - and it's fucking brilliant. Keep in mind though that calling that particular album "Metal" would far overstretch the meaning of the word....

Also that thing...

...brilliant.

Interestingly, it reminds me of the Fallout New Vegas DLC: Lonesome Road - it emanates that same atmosphere of bleak vastness and mystery. Even the lyrics seem to fit a bit. I mean just look at that...

The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble and pulled out their hair
The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards

...and tell me that it doesn't sound like what happened at The Divide.

launchpadmcqwak:

Close, but not quite. You don't need to put the whole url in. Just the part after the = sign.

Rather than this youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BiOITZHC8I

All you need is this youtube=2BiOITZHC8I

launchpadmcqwak:

you'd put the part i've bolded into the XXXXX part. Hope that makes sense anyway.

man if you live in auckland city and are into metal you practically know their lead singer, he's a cool dude. (thanks for the embedding advice btw)[/quote]

And now I'm jealous...

Dajosch:

AnarchistFish:

Dajosch:

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Kayo Dot

Need to check these two out.

Good choice ;)

FYI, you can download the latest album of Maudlin Of The Well for free at their website - it was financed via donations - and it's fucking brilliant. Keep in mind though that calling that particular album "Metal" would far overstretch the meaning of the word....

Will do

Dajosch:

Also that thing...

...brilliant.

Interestingly, it reminds me of the Fallout New Vegas DLC: Lonesome Road - it emanates that same atmosphere of bleak vastness and mystery. Even the lyrics seem to fit a bit. I mean just look at that...

The buildings tumbled in on themselves
Mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble and pulled out their hair
The skyline was beautiful on fire
All twisted metal stretching upwards

...and tell me that it doesn't sound like what happened at The Divide.

Haha I'm playing the Ultimate Edition so I might come across that part at some point. I actually first came across the album when playing Fallout 3, one of my favourite games ever. I was talking about music I liked to listen to whilst playing it, and I was told that "F#A#oo" was the ultimate album for it. I didn't really expect to like it cos at this point the concept of 20-30 minute songs was a complete bizarre novelty to me and I was still listening to relatively accessible music, but I first listened to it in full whilst playing that game and I fell in love with it.

Dajosch:

WaysideMaze:

Have you heard the new Offspring song? Now that's true punk.

What is this...I don't even.....

We really need to indicate some way to indicate sarcasm in written form.

You can always use sarcasm pink!

Right, that's that sorted. Sarcasm pink it is from now on :D Notice my lack of it in this sentence because I am deadly serious.

Also yes, that offspring song is fucking awful.

Well here goes:

Green Day - Longview
Rage Against The Machine - Bullet in the Head
Linkin Park - Iridescent
Ray Charles w/ The Blues Brothers Band - Shake Your Tail Feather
Pendulum - Witchcraft

I also enjoy Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the likes. Miracle of Sounds up there too. Somewhere. Probably 6th or 7th.

OhJohnNo:
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Sacman:
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You can write intelligent, beautiful music and have it be cathartic and aggressive. Buried Inside spent their entire career recording extremely intelligent albums and every track the pressed had meaning. They made concept and theme albums about time, government, sociology and culture.

Mute protest of a new bastard form
Indentured to Mammon, further bondage is bore
Free market existence under free market terms
Secured at birth and bred as fresh livestock
To the power brokers of hypercapitalism
Our lives are on the auction block

Make way for the experience economy
Make way for the access economy
Make way for the new time-currency
Welcome it all like the coming of Rome

Something is provided for all so that none may escape
Spatial gives way to the temporal so that none may escape
Value is wrought in the abstract

While there is a time poor class, we are in it
While there is a mutinous element, we are of it
Where there is a life that must be bought, we are not fucking free.

In the given process, sabotage is a necessary resolve
A determined line of defence
In the given context, obstruction is a necessary control
A vested right to exclusion
Sanctioned, stamped and filed on the hallowed grounds of fiscal security
The front line which fortunes all depend

From the courtiers in the halls of Versailles
To the grab-mongers who warmed the seats in Uruguay
The message is clear
These promises will never eventuate

Armed with trace-chain and pack-saddle
On a roughshod crusade to capture, to enclose, to clog arteries and fill silos
Because the last frame broken is the first scrap claimed

Scarcity is woven into law
Values frozen into code

We are delivered
Reduced to the sum of all variables,
Aggregated, correlated and collapsed as so much data.
Sorted as targets and prospects through the means and metaphors of war
By design
By disinvestement
By self-eviction
A quiet withdrawal

Marked and managed with GIS precision
Take the knight, leave the pawn
Geodemographic solutions for predictive indexing
Bold jargon
Kind euphemism for the consigned spaces to live out our days

Running our heads against walls of words
Against apologists for hype
Against regimes without borders
And the rest follows from it

EDIT: Fixed lyrics, herp.

Mostly it depends on my mood, but at the moment:

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Black Bubblegum
Breaking Benjamin - Forget It
The Pack A.D. - Haunt You
Astronautalis - Dimitri Mendeleev
Laura Marling - Devil's Spoke

Clearing the Eye:
snippidy snipsnip

See, those are interesting, but not really my thing. This is the kind of music I was referring to:

Some people find this kind of music boring, but it's the one that is actually most interesting to me. I just lie back, close my eyes and let my mind wander over the mental landscapes conjured up by it. The lyrics don't much matter to me most of the time - the way I see it, they and the vocals are just another instrument, another layer, and while I can pay attention to them (like with Pink Floyd, who write the best meaningful lyrics IMO) I like it best when I don't need to. For a heavy and cathartic band who do that, I go to Muse, who I've already linked (though it was one of the less heavy songs).

WaysideMaze:

Have you heard the new Offspring song? Now that's true punk.

We really need to indicate some way to indicate sarcasm in written form.

Pretty sure it's them taking the piss... They've always done that kind of thing. The new album was still pretty dull though.

Anyway...

AnarchistFish:

Haha I'm playing the Ultimate Edition so I might come across that part at some point. I actually first came across the album when playing Fallout 3, one of my favourite games ever. I was talking about music I liked to listen to whilst playing it, and I was told that "F#A#oo" was the ultimate album for it. I didn't really expect to like it cos at this point the concept of 20-30 minute songs was a complete bizarre novelty to me and I was still listening to relatively accessible music, but I first listened to it in full whilst playing that game and I fell in love with it.

Heh, then I think you will be in for a treat! The NV DLCs Lonesome Road and Dead Money are among the most atmospheric locations that I encountered in a game in the past few years - and considering that you already felt that atmosphere in F3 (to which the album also fits) I guarantee you will like them - especially when you listen to the music while you are at it ^^

Man...now I need to try that out myself :D

1,my chemical romance- thank you for the venom
2,guns n roses- welcome to the jungle
3,the angels- runnin wild
4,iron maiden- number of the beast
5,ac/dc- dirty deeds done dirt cheep
6,the cure- boys dont cry
7,the white stripes- 300mph torrential outpoor blues

thats what i feel like for now anyway, i had to add a 6th aswell

edit...and 7th

Dajosch:

AnarchistFish:

Haha I'm playing the Ultimate Edition so I might come across that part at some point. I actually first came across the album when playing Fallout 3, one of my favourite games ever. I was talking about music I liked to listen to whilst playing it, and I was told that "F#A#oo" was the ultimate album for it. I didn't really expect to like it cos at this point the concept of 20-30 minute songs was a complete bizarre novelty to me and I was still listening to relatively accessible music, but I first listened to it in full whilst playing that game and I fell in love with it.

Heh, then I think you will be in for a treat! The NV DLCs Lonesome Road and Dead Money are among the most atmospheric locations that I encountered in a game in the past few years - and considering that you already felt that atmosphere in F3 (to which the album also fits) I guarantee you will like them - especially when you listen to the music while you are at it ^^

Man...now I need to try that out myself :D

Saying that, the music and atmosphere in Fallout is already pretty incredible.

Damn I hate this kind of question. I like too many songs and don't listen to enough of them often enough to easily come up with an answer. Give me a while to think about it and I could probably answer.

I Have too many songs to list, so here's some bands I picked instead. HUZZAH!

    1)Coheed and Cambria
    2)Gorillaz
    3)The Rolling Stones
    4)Jimi Hendrix
    5)Children of Nova

Not neccisarily in that order, or those bands, but these are the ones I primarily listen to at the moment. If not, The Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath and T-Rex also qualify for my favourite bands. (...and while I'm not sure it counts I've also been listening to a hell of a lot of game sound tracks.)

[Also]: My captcha was "das oontz". Which makes it sound like a stereotypical German person explaining dubstep.

Just 5? Thats a real tough question for me, but lets give it a shot...

Pink Floyd-Comfortably Numb
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Soul to Squeeze
10 Years-So Long, Good-Bye
Tool-Lateralus
Soundgarden-Black Hole Sun

Hmmm alot of those are really mellow, I gonna list some not so mellow ones too...

Winds of Plague-Decimate the Weak
Clutch-10001110101
Volbeat-Still Counting
Sick Puppies-You're Going Down
Trivium-Insurrection

Damn so many others, but I guess thats enough...

1; Pendulum-WitchCraft

2; AWOLNATION-Sail

3; Kanye West-Monster

4; Go Radio-Singing with The King

5; Sleigh Bells-Riot Rhythm

My favorite song of late isn't by one of my favorite bands, it's

But my favorite bands are
Arctic Monkeys

The Dresden Dolls

The Beatles

The Mountain Goats

Lonely Island

in no real order

slipknot-the shape
mushroomhead-ego trip
whitechapel-to all that are dead
pantera-psycho holiday
machine head-left unfinished

in order

I would like to note, i love just about every song each of these bands makes.
i had to use a mathematical formula to determinate what would be my favorite song from each band
(formula used was AxB=C, where A is the amount of times ive listened to it, B is song length in seconds, C is now the Favoritism point value of the song)

1) Metallica (Heavy Metal)- Orion/ The Outlaw Torn (can't decide)
2) Alice in Chains (Alt Metal/Grunge)- Them Bones
3) Mastodon (Sludge Metal/Prog Rock)- The Wolf is Loose
4) Black Label Society (Heavy Metal/Southern Rock)- Super Terrorizer
5) Led Zeppelin (Rock n' Roll/Heavy Metal/Prog Rock/Blues/Folk Rock/Funk Rock)- No Quarter

Runners Up:
Pantera (Heavy Metal)- Domination
System of a Down (Alt Metal)- BYOB
Corrosion of Conformity (Punk Metal/Southern Rock)- Albatross
Rush (Prog Rock)- Freewill
Megadeth (Thrash Metal/Hard Rock)- Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

Okay.





All of those songs are in my top 10 songs ever, except for "Her Ghost In the Fog". My top five songs, which I'm not going to bother posting videos of, are:

"So, In This Hour..." by The Rocket Summer
"Spotlight (Oh, Nostalgia)" by Patrick Stump
"The Path" by HIM
"My Dream Is But A Drop of Fuel For A Nightmare" by Sonata Arctica
"Love, Love, Love" By James Blunt.

Led Zeppelin
Metallica
Rush
The Who
Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath - Die Young

Metallica - Bleeding Me

Alice in Chains - Over Now

Megadeth - Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand

My Favorite Bands/Artists are:

Edit: Please delete this post, my internet is playing tricks on me

My list is going to change tomorrow, and again, the day after. And again. But what the hell, I'll share anyway!





Dajosch:

Ah! Very nice. You get the Ribbon of Notice for your excellent choice.

Probably not my top five, just great artists I'm thrashing at the moment. Definitely not in order.





Kiss - Detroit Rock City (But everyone loves that song)
Pink Floyd - Keep Talking
Electric Light Orchestra - Last Train to London
Led Zeppelin - you know witch one.
Queen - The Miracle

Honourable mentions to Supertramp's school (Or anything by Supertramp, really), Sultans of Swing by the Dire Straights and anything Iron Maiden.

Nice thread, by the way. Lots of good music.

Here's a selection of my top 5 favourite songs in the Heavy Metal genre.





I have a hard time picking what my top 5 artists/albums would be so I pretty much picked a random 5 of the artists I consider my 'favourite'





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