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ChildClownOutlet
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:33 pm 
 

Do you ever have that one song that you just love? That one where you hum and nod your head? Until that one part that grinds your enjoyment? Do you skip the song? Fast forward it? Or just bear with it?

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The stop at 2:29 and beyond ruins this for me. One of the catchiest Nightwish songs and I skip it after 2 mins. No idea why they added this.

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3:35. It just doesnt fit on such an emotional song.
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DungeonShade
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:01 am 
 

I've always hated how Wanderlust devolves so quickly, what a waste. The solos in My Selene never bothered me but I suppose they are unnecessary, I like the part at 4:00 though.

Generally my answer would involve a spoken word bit or sample that comes in during a song. Sonata and Nightwish have plenty of offenses between the two of them.

Mutiilation's 'The Pact (The Eye Of The Jackal)' would be one of the best songs if not for some monologue (I'm ignorant as to its origin) that runs through MINUTES of the track, buried just enough in the "mix" to be impossible to follow.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:08 am 
 

King Diamond's "The Cellar" is a fantastic track with some awesome riffs, melodic Maiden-esque leads and a nice, moody atmosphere...but right after the solo (at about 3:03), the most nasally and fucking annoying little's girl voice comes in, which makes me want to throw the CD player across the room :lol:. On another note, for some reason I never liked the closing line..."I can't believe I made it out of there!". I always felt like the character could've said something a bit...I dunno...cooler in that situation :lol:.

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This song contains the sound of Glen Benton getting "hammered in the ass" about 2 minutes in. Dunno if that ruins the song, per se...but it definitely makes of an...ehhh...interesting listening experience.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:15 am 
 

Grumble grumble...I like the second half of "Wanderlust"...grumble grumble...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:16 am 
 

On the most recent Xandria album Theater of Dimensions, the title track is the last song on the album, and is over 14 minutes long. So they must have put a lot of effort into it. And just when I think it might surpass the Sacrificium title track as my favorite song by them, the male backing vocals go way overboard for a full minute starting around 9:00.

I rarely fast forward parts within a song and the rest is too good for me to skip the track entirely. So I just try to zone out for that minute until Dianne comes back.
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SculptedCold
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:17 am 
 

All the spoken parts on the reissue of Resurrection's classic. Were they on the original? I wouldn't know... they're awful. Just gimme the juicy DM.

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PeteGas
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:28 am 
 

The bridge in Ram it Down. I mean,it’s ok but it definitely could be better.

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lordcatfish
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:39 am 
 

That group vocal part at the end of Ozzy's "Breaking All the Rules" that repeatedly says the song title. Really annoying. Type O Negative's "Be My Druidess" is also a great song up until the "I'll do anything..." part, which really kills the momentum it's got going.
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Helvede
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:44 am 
 

SculptedCold wrote:
All the spoken parts on the reissue of Resurrection's classic. Were they on the original? I wouldn't know... they're awful. Just gimme the juicy DM.


They're on the original too. I've learned to live wit it over the years, but yeah, what a stupid idea to begin with.

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maladie
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:36 am 
 

On a Gallhammer album (I really can't remember which) there's this part where they start sounding like Pokemon, singing in a very girlish manner. This completely ruins the song for me as I break out in laughter every time. It's too bad really because a lot of the music is fantastic.

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MawBTS
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:21 am 
 

The shit-awful chorus in Ozzy Osbourne's "Journey to the Center of Eternity".

Didn't UltraBoris compare it to something a bully would sing as he plays keepsies with your backpack?

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true_death
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:18 am 
 

Helvede wrote:
SculptedCold wrote:
All the spoken parts on the reissue of Resurrection's classic. Were they on the original? I wouldn't know... they're awful. Just gimme the juicy DM.


They're on the original too. I've learned to live wit it over the years, but yeah, what a stupid idea to begin with.


Last summer I ran into the guitarist and asked him the story about it. Apparently, Paul Degoyler (the singer) heard that guy's voicemail greeting after calling the wrong number, and was so blown away by his creepy voice that he left a message asking if this random guy wanted to appear on his album :lol:. Also, what makes it even better is that supposedly none of that stuff was pre-written or planned by the band or anything, it was all improvised by the guy.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:04 am 
 

maladie wrote:
On a Gallhammer album (I really can't remember which) there's this part where they start sounding like Pokemon, singing in a very girlish manner. This completely ruins the song for me as I break out in laughter every time. It's too bad really because a lot of the music is fantastic.

That's Blind My Eyes from Ill Innocence and the drummer Risa doing the high-pitched vocals, which FUCKING RULE by the way. No wimps allowed!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:38 am 
 

Pantera's War Nerve is the first thing that comes to mind. The opening riff is excellent and the first verse hits incredibly hard, but then the song literally grinds to a halt just so Phil can incoherently rant about the media. He's trying to make a point but he just sounds like he's wondering whose dick he has to suck to get another hit.

I also thought Killswitch Engage's Holy Diver cover was okay until the screaming in the bridge comes in.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:11 am 
 

PeteGas wrote:
The bridge in Ram it Down. I mean,it’s ok but it definitely could be better.

I'll meet you outside, because we're gonna have to fight about this.

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from 3:43 to 5:00, this otherwise awesome song grinds to a halt to make some weird UFO noises and warbling. It isn't intolerable, but is a huge step down from the rest of the song. Right around 4:50 or so is when the song fully begins to lose me. Right as we're at the point of no return, the chorus comes back and all is well again.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:28 am 
 

OK, this one has got me for the last, what, 15 years?!

Track 2, Below the Lights, Enslaved, The Dead Stare

Hugest build up to the most meh pay off at 3.07.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:50 am 
 

Add another one for Wanderlust. It truly does pull the song down, for me.

Metallica - Here Comes Revenge
I don't dislike this song, per se. I do usually have the urge to turn it off after the second chorus, though. Plods on with a useless solo and repetition.

Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill
I don't care for the "Nugent-esque" jam at the end of this track

Opeth - Sorceress
I don't mind the prog jam at the beginning, as I feel it leads into that fat riff nicely. But I feel the outro jam was REALLY unnecessary.

Edguy - Save Us Now
I know the whole song has a silly theme, but I can look past the lyrics (especially for that solo!) but the "alien drum bunny" voice over is hard to justify.

Dream Theater - Misunderstood
The long noise outro is way too long and really removes you when listening to the whole record start to finish.

I'll add a few lyric lines from Sonata Arctica songs:
In Tallulah, the "long-haired drummer of the band" line. Tallulah is one of my favourite ballads, otherwise.
In Letter To Dana, "your picture on the cover of a dirty magazine".

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:13 am 
 

jimbies wrote:
I'll add a few lyric lines from Sonata Arctica songs:
In Tallulah, the "long-haired drummer of the band" line. Tallulah is one of my favourite ballads, otherwise.
In Letter To Dana, "your picture on the cover of a dirty magazine".


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:33 am 
 

lordcatfish wrote:
That group vocal part at the end of Ozzy's "Breaking All the Rules" that repeatedly says the song title. Really annoying. Type O Negative's "Be My Druidess" is also a great song up until the "I'll do anything..." part, which really kills the momentum it's got going.


"I'll do anything to make you come" is one of the greatest metal lyrics ever, and that song is perfect. How dare you sir. Very much a sexy-time album.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:47 am 
 

Mercyful Fate - At the Sound of the Demon Bell: the first verse, with the "Halloweeeeeeeeen!!" shrieks and the weird bouncy riff underneath just sounds goofy to me. Everything else on this song is stunning, though.

Sentenced - Broken: the vaguely middle-easternish riff with the double bass underneath after the second and third choruses. It's not horrible per sé, but the change to a major key and a speedier drum pattern is so jarring musically and emotionally.

Satyricon - Black Lava: repeating the "black lava" verse ad nauseam with no variations whatsoever severely cripples one of the best songs they've written beyond Rebel Extravaganza.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:28 pm 
 

jimbies wrote:
Opeth - Sorceress
I don't mind the prog jam at the beginning, as I feel it leads into that fat riff nicely. But I feel the outro jam was REALLY unnecessary.


Huh, speaking of which...

I feel that the last minute of Opeth's The Lotus Eater could have been left out. It doesn't sound interesting or disturbing, it's just... Annoying and purposeless to my ears.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:15 pm 
 

This song is quite OK....... but I DESPISE that stupid "telephone vocal effect" they have in the pre-chorus.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:40 pm 
 

Way too many to list, but my "go-to" song for this topic is Metallica - My Friend Misery. I really like the sad riffs but then all of a sudden it changes into an annoying motorcycle-riding-tough-guy riff for the chorus.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:44 pm 
 

Nightwish's Beauty of the Beast could do without the pseudo-philosophical poem at the end. Also Nightwish's A Song of Myself should have ended at the 7 minute mark. The rest of the song (an additional 7 minutes) is more pseudo-philosophical monologuing that completely kills the momentum of the song.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:44 pm 
 

Vigintiseptem wrote:
maladie wrote:
On a Gallhammer album (I really can't remember which) there's this part where they start sounding like Pokemon, singing in a very girlish manner. This completely ruins the song for me as I break out in laughter every time. It's too bad really because a lot of the music is fantastic.

That's Blind My Eyes from Ill Innocence and the drummer Risa doing the high-pitched vocals, which FUCKING RULE by the way. No wimps allowed!

I concur! Gallhammer were kind of cool when they were doing quirky stuff like that rather than just plugging away at Hellhammer/Celtic Frost-ish black metal.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:58 pm 
 

You could probably do a thread on Iron Maiden about this. Almost every classic Bruce album has just one chorus that bugs the hell out of me when the rest of the song album kills.

"Invaders"

"Quest for Fire"

"Back in the Village"

"Heaven Can Wait"

All these have choruses that get on my nerves, off the top of my head.
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