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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime Time View Post
    Though AiC are dropping Rainier Fog towards the end of August. Truth be told I don't know a lot of their stuff post-Layne.
    Just checking this album out now. First instinct is I like this a lot more than I expected to like it.

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    If you don't mind having nightmares for the rest of your life, check this out. They're an internet band, as in they made their music thru the net and don't tour or anything. It's crazy complicated, apparently it's an 8 string guitar tuned EAEADGBe

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    Haha, anything that comes with that kind of an intro is probably something I'm going to sidestep nowadays.

    Just listening to the latest Iron Maiden album. I know they are one of the bands that divide opinion in the metal community, but for me they are ridiculously consistent. And this is great, I've been nodding my head pretty much from the start. You've got to be happy enough with what some people consider 'rock excesses', mind. It's typical Iron Maiden in that regard. And there's only the one song under 5 minutes long, and that one runs for 4.59, so....

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    Y'know, I really should have grown out of this stuff years ago, and I don't know why I like it because it's so silly and cheesy, but I do. Been listening to Ghost's album from this year, Prequelle. Obviously heard the single that had some NXT connections but broadened it out now to listen to the rest of the album. And it's cheesy as hell what with all the silly Satanic stuff and all. But though I can't take it seriously at all it puts a smile on my face, and there are some cracking hooks in there underneath those cheesy lyrics.

    It's daft, and for a lot of people it probably isn't dark enough to be 'real metal', whatever that means, but I liked it in a weird way, nonetheless.

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    That album is one my favs of the year.

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    Y'know, for all I say it's cheesy and all that, I'm not surprised. There's hardly a song on there that isn't really catchy. It's infectious.

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    I checked out Ghost a while ago because there was so much hype around them but I didn't like them...

    The world would be a very boring place if everyone was the same and it's good that people enjoy it, I just don't get what the fuss is about.

    It's almost like if Slipknot decided to go glam (wait, that's already been done, remember The Murderdolls?)

    Metal, and even rock in general is really, really stale at the moment it feels like. It's like Prime said ages ago, there hasn't been a decent new trend in metal in forever.... I'd say deathcore is the last genre I really enjoyed and though it's still going it hasn't been much since the early 2010's.

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    What album did you check out? I ask because the one this year doesn't really sound anything like Slipknot. It's nowhere near that heavy, really. There's obviously a lot of metal in it but it's probably borrowing more from older metal styles and there's a decent helping of pop in the tunes, too.

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    I just looked them up on youtube a while ago, I can't remember what songs (thunder??) and meant more the style than the actual music. E.g the make-up, the anomaly of the band members etc. For example, most of the band members you'd to just be referred to as ghouls, not an actual name. Like Slipknot used to use numbers.

    Unless you're covered head to foot in tattoos it seems you're either wearing a mask or in make up in metal these days.
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    I don't think I can remember something really new in metal since the whole emo thing, and I wasn't really into all that. But it's swings and roundabouts, because it seems like the number of unapologetic rock 'n roll bands out there is huge nowadays. I remember when hardly anyone making that kind of music seemed to get any traction but you can find thousands of them now.

    Probably not much help if that ain't heavy enough for you and if you're only into metal, but if you just like guitar based rock there's no shortage of the stuff around.

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    It's not that theres a shortage but there just isn't anything very interesting, to me at least.

    I might check out that Alice in Chains album out if it's on youtube. It's about time I got over the fact that Layne's long gone and decided see what they've been doing since. I have checked out a couple of tracks but they just didn't really sit well. Maybe this album is better?

    It's not like I don't like Cantrell's solo stuff. Boggy Depot is a great album kind of in the style of Jar of Flies/Sap.

    I will edit this if I find Rainier Fog to download or on Tube.
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    I hear plenty of interesting rock N roll bands now, if you're willing to look for 'em.

    But as I say, they aren't working in metal. So if that's what your after, it doesn't seem like there's much to find.

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    Sometimes it feels that way. I follow Loudwire on Twitter but it's generally just reliving past glories. It covers stuff from Blink 182 to Slayer etc... I dunno, I think I'm just getting old and (even more) stuck in my ways.

    Downloaded Rainier Fog. It's good but hardly even sounds like what I'd call AiC. Reminds me a lot of Cantrell's solo work. Listening to it for the first time, am about half way through and so far I'm quite happy I've got it.

    EDIT: Nah. This is going in the bin. Absolutely nothing stands out with this album. I can listen to it, it's good but just not anything compared to former glories.
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    I don't like it as much as my favourite 1990s AIC, but some of that stuff didn't especially standout and just sounded good. Thats' basically how I felt about Rainier Fog. Then again, that always happens to bands as they mature - you don't get stuff that immediately stands out anymore. There's something about ageing that means you end up with albums that grow on you instead.

    But yeah, I like the sound a lot, even if isn't full of 'bangers' like Dirt, and y'know, as far as I'm concerned that should really be good enough.

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    As long as they played some of the old stuff too, I wouldn't mind seeing them live if they sounded like that.

    I had to delete it as I've got so little space on my laptop and literally am only trying to keep stuff I REALLY REALLY like.

    Out of curiosity I checked when a new GnR album might be coming out. "Soon" is all I read. It's a similar situation to what we were just talking about but I am looking forward to at least checking it out.... The guys are getting on now and obviously their carefree days are long gone, but I bet they can still write something at least half decent, it just won't have the same kind of energy.
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