I fail to see how a band that has always written melodically interesting albums with genuinely great riffs could be considered to be knuckle-dragging especially when you compare them to a band who did nothing but chug their way to popularity with nothing but lame grooves and tough guy imagery.
I fail to see how a band that is widely considered one of the most influential metal bands of all time, with one of the greatest metal guitarists of all time can be considered knuckle-dragging.
You can come up with any excuse you want as to why you think Pantera sucks. Fact of the matter is alot of metal fans resent popularity. Always have and always will.
Not exactly metal but close enough. I managed to see Refused this past weekend. Long time favorite band who has returned and oh did they deliver. Played pretty much every song I wanted. Also saw Trash Talk that was an amazing live-act and not to forget Crowbar. They played at 3am in the morning I was very drunk and half asleep when I got there and they started playing and it was probably one of the heaviest things I have heard in a very long time in the live. Amazing.
And I raise your eyehategod and Crowbar with some Grief
Maiden on Friday was ****ing awesome. I missed Alice Cooper but Maiden made up for it.
Set list was something like this (not the exact order):
Can I Play With Madness
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
2 Minutes to Midnight
The Evil that Men do
Phantom of the Opera
Fear of the Dark
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Number of the Beast
Run to the Hills.
I almost came when they played Seventh Son. One of my fav Maiden tunes
Wish they had an extra 45 minutes so they could've fit in Powerslave, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Hallowed be thy Name and stuff from Killers
Anticipating the new Katatonia album something fierce.
Love Katatonia, their new one will be epic I'm sure.
In other news, one of my favorite bands Septic Flesh is finally coming to the US.
"You have summoned the great mass and the people have listened.. finally after all these years we will bring the first SEPTICFLESH headliner tour to North America!!.. the line up is punishing , we are ready , hungry and determined to conquer!!"
Septicflesh / Krisiun / Melechesh / Ex Deo / Inquisition
Here's the first round of dates:
10/12 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
10/13 Trois-Rivières, QC @ Trois-Rivières Metalfest
10/14 Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
10/15 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
10/16 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
10/17 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/18 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
10/19 Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
10/20 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
10/21 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/22 Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
10/23 Kelowna, BC @ Sapphire Night Club
10/24 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater