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metroplex
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:20 pm 
 

intothesarlaccpit wrote:
Soundchaser is amazing. I also own Unity but don't enjoy it nearly as much, it's not even close. Which other Rage albums are up to par with Soundchaser?


The Missing Link is their best album.

Also 'Holy Land' and 'Fireworks' are better than anything Angra post Matos ever did.

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Metallic Shock
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:59 pm 
 

I agree with the Matos era being my favorite but I just love that band to be honest. From a musicianship standpoint they are just so versatile it's pretty astounding, and I dig the songs too. I wasn't as fond of Rebirth, but still some great stuff on it.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:16 pm 
 

The Matos stuff would be pretty good if it had a better singer on it...a less annoying one.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:41 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
The Matos stuff would be pretty good if it had a better singer on it...a less annoying one.


This exactly. Matos is way too high pitched and squealy for my liking.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:29 pm 
 

Personally I really like his voice (I just recently got a combo cd of Angels Cry & Holy Land.) but then again I like vocal extremes. I thought both albums were pretty amazing though.

Also just found out today that Myopia put there last album "Silvers for the Never" up on there website for free download. Still listening to it but so far its good and the production is much better then "Nyght" which was still a really good album.
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intothesarlaccpit
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:30 pm 
 

metroplex wrote:
intothesarlaccpit wrote:
Soundchaser is amazing. I also own Unity but don't enjoy it nearly as much, it's not even close. Which other Rage albums are up to par with Soundchaser?


The Missing Link is their best album.


Thanks, I'll check it out.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:51 pm 
 

metroplex wrote:
The Missing Link is their best album.


While I really like The Missing Link, I find it getting a lot less playtime than some of the newer album. I always felt like The Missing Link and Trapped! were extremely similar. I do have to say that I absolutely love "Firestorm", being the first Rage song I ever heard!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:00 pm 
 

Finally gave Unity a listen today. First half is great, but aside from the title track, the second half falls flat.

The only other full Rage I've heard is Speak of the Dead. Great album from start to finish.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:01 pm 
 

Aeonblade wrote:
Finally gave Unity a listen today. First half is great, but aside from the title track, the second half falls flat.

The only other full Rage I've heard is Speak of the Dead. Great album from start to finish.


My least favorite part about Unity is the line "Finders keepers, losers weepers". It's so cliche that I cringe every time I hear it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:22 pm 
 

TheStormIRide wrote:
Aeonblade wrote:
Finally gave Unity a listen today. First half is great, but aside from the title track, the second half falls flat.

The only other full Rage I've heard is Speak of the Dead. Great album from start to finish.


My least favorite part about Unity is the line "Finders keepers, losers weepers". It's so cliche that I cringe every time I hear it.


Hey! That's an important life lesson there.

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The_Apex_of_Collapse
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:56 am 
 

The missing link is certainly up there as the best thing Rage did. Great album. I never sing the praise of Rage but they really are a band with some great material.
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metroplex
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:35 pm 
 

Like I've said before, Rage's main problem is that their albums have way too many fillers. They could have easily released 10-song albums, all of them killers.

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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:45 am 
 

Here's a new Rocka Rollas song, with new vocalist Joe Liszt (D-Train/Sick Cell/Hellhound)!!
It's the title track from an EP that will be released soon, followed by a new album in 2013.
Shows a good glimpse of the new musical direction I'm taking the project, less straight-in-your-face speed metal and more epic and melodic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxaRUrUJ ... 4gBWSKdZzA

What do you think about it?

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BreedingtheSpawn
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:13 pm 
 

metroplex wrote:
Like I've said before, Rage's main problem is that their albums have way too many fillers. They could have easily released 10-song albums, all of them killers.


Exactly and the only good album by Rage to me is the missing link, some of Rage's other albums would be good if they cut out the filler.

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Nahsil
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:42 pm 
 

Sounds pretty promising, Rocka. Liszt reminds me of Persuader's singer a bit. I have to admit I love the balls to the wall speed metal you've done, but sounds like there's still a large number of riffs and still that nice Running Wild influence in the leads and shit. I'm looking forward to hearing more.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:12 am 
 

Yeah, good job, Rocka_Rollas! I also like your patented "no tremolo" divebomb system. :D
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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:55 am 
 

Haha... The exact same take is actually in the beginning of another song too, because I did another take but after a while I thought it sounded like shit... Anyway, cool you noticed it! :)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:02 am 
 

First time listening to Rocka Rollas, and yeah, that sounds sweet. Great riffing and melodies, strong vocals, and solid songwriting. I'll definitely listen to the EP when it comes out!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:59 pm 
 

I'm digging it Rocka, but the drums feel a tad stale. Like they are doing just enough get by with out raising the level of music in it's own right.
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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:37 am 
 

Well, actually I intented them to be quite stale, because I really like Jörg Michaels drumming style, listening to his work in Running Wild is a real joy for me, with almost robotic vibe to it... Of course my drumming on this album was quite sloppy, during to a long hiatus of not being able to practise drums, but I have got my skills back a bit since then, so any future recordings will be much tighter.
But it's not terrible, otherwise I wouldn't have accepted the songs at all.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:08 am 
 

Rocka_Rollas wrote:
Here's a new Rocka Rollas song, with new vocalist Joe Liszt (D-Train/Sick Cell/Hellhound)!!
It's the title track from an EP that will be released soon, followed by a new album in 2013.
Shows a good glimpse of the new musical direction I'm taking the project, less straight-in-your-face speed metal and more epic and melodic.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxaRUrUJ ... 4gBWSKdZzA

What do you think about it?


A big thumbs up for me, leaves me wanting more. As I have said to you before Rockas your take on the RW stuff is the best I have heard and bringing it into Rollas is a win win.

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garthmargengi
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:38 pm 
 

Amazing stuff Rocka Rollas.
Would like to have the bass a bit more audible in the mix though.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:39 pm 
 

I'd like the drums to be more Iain Finlay-esque! :P
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metroplex
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:24 pm 
 

Total RW worship, i liked it a lot.

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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:41 pm 
 

ANationalAcrobat wrote:
I'd like the drums to be more Iain Finlay-esque! :P

Not impossible, hehe. I find it easier to play dynamic and "wild" rather then robotic and stale, but I like the latter a bit more to be honest...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:12 am 
 

If only more modern Europower followed in the footsteps of Lost Horizon and Manticora.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:34 am 
 

On Rocka Rolla's "Bloodbath"
I love those vocals...I mean I FUCKING LOVE THEM! The guitar solo is simply amazing but generally the guitar work is solid. I think the bass is actually solid for a Power metal song. I would only like the drumming a bit more UP!

Nahsil wrote:
If only more modern Europower followed in the footsteps of Lost Horizon and Manticora.

Oh my lords, whatever happened to Lost Horizon? AFTTGB was a strong record but how many years has it been since then...
Manticora on the other hand, can't really stand them! Give me Morgana LeFay instead for my thrashy dose and Wuthering Heights for my prog dose. Manticora tends to fall in between but is more concerned with big ideas yet too little memorable riffing. Just methinks.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:20 pm 
 

I could have sworn the new Satan's Host was supposed to be released today. Anybody know to when it was pushed back?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:21 pm 
 

I thought it was coming out on Halloween itself?
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Well their facebook said the 29th and they never mentioned another date so who knows.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:45 pm 
 

They need extra time to get the drums sounding extra shitty...


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Yeah, they said it would be released on Samhain or Halloween or whatever, but yeah, no album details have been revealed at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:15 pm 
 

Rocka_Rollas wrote:
Well, actually I intented them to be quite stale, because I really like Jörg Michaels drumming style, listening to his work in Running Wild is a real joy for me, with almost robotic vibe to it... Of course my drumming on this album was quite sloppy, during to a long hiatus of not being able to practise drums, but I have got my skills back a bit since then, so any future recordings will be much tighter.
But it's not terrible, otherwise I wouldn't have accepted the songs at all.
Ahh, they certainly have that vibe. Of course it is funny you bring that up because the only issue I've really had with RW was the drumming. But no, they're certainly not terrible.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:47 pm 
 

Alright someone help me, I'm having a memory lapse. What's the name of that demo or maybe EP-only USPM band who had their stuff reissued under a compilation? I'm thinking there may have been a sword in their logo (but I'm not sure of that) and I think the cover was mostly white. I know someone posted them in the Mini-Review thread and I've been combing it but without much luck. I think maybe it was Abominatrix who posted them.

edit: Found it http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/En ... alm/191337
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:44 pm 
 

GuntherTheUndying wrote:
Yeah, they said it would be released on Samhain or Halloween or whatever, but yeah, no album details have been revealed at all.

I'm thinking this might be an issue with their label, Moribund Cult Records. The site doesn't seem to have been updated at all lately, and there's no mention of a new Satan's Host record at all. Even if it got pushed back, there should've been some mention of an upcoming release, a postponement, something. Maybe the label is going defunct?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:01 am 
 

Man, the new Briton Rites track is rocking.

Edit: Was gonna be a dickhead and not link to it, but Howie asked me to share it.

http://thesoggybogofdoom.podomatic.com/entry/2012-10-30T20_49_02-07_00

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:17 am 
 

Aeonblade wrote:
Man, the new Briton Rites track is rocking.

Edit: Was gonna be a dickhead and not link to it, but Howie asked me to share it.

http://thesoggybogofdoom.podomatic.com/entry/2012-10-30T20_49_02-07_00

Starts at about 11 minutes.

Something about the vocals sort of bug me. They seem a bit... unenthusiastic? Seems alright otherwise. Maybe it will grow on me in time, but I'd be lying if I didn't feel slightly disappointed based on initial listen.

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It's just a demo. Howie says they're rerecording it for the album.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:41 am 
 

The vocals do sound weird, but honestly I think part of the problem is they're just too quiet in the mix. They're totally fucking buried by the guitars. The riffs sound fucking fantastic, though.

The first demo track, In Hell I Will Rule, has fine-sounding vocals.
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The vocals do sound weird, but honestly I think part of the problem is they're just too quiet in the mix. They're totally fucking buried by the guitars. The riffs sound fucking fantastic, though.

The first demo track, In Hell I Will Rule, has fine-sounding vocals.

Yeah, buried is another word that I'd absolutely use. Good to hear that it is *is* going to be rerecorded! Vocals being buried always puts me off of stuff pretty badly, so I think I'll just wait for the final version before really listening to this one much :P

In Hell I Will Rule sounds absolutely fine though, agreed. Killer track, if a bit straightforward.

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