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What's in Your CD Player etc....175

Started by Bez, December 15, 2017, 10:12:53 am

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pdw1

Quote from: Jonners on January 04, 2018, 09:53:31 am
Opeth-The Roundhouse Tapes

Easily the best overall sample/example of what this lot can do.

I was there.
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Nïckslïkk2112

Quote from: Jonners on January 04, 2018, 09:53:31 am
Opeth-The Roundhouse Tapes

Easily the best overall sample/example of what this lot can do.

The Royal Albert Hall one's better :)

I was there...
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Jonners

Disagree. RAH may have been better while there, but on Disc its just a bit tepid

Something more visceral/raw about the Roundhouse
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Bisto

January 05, 2018, 12:32:35 pm #33 Last Edit: January 05, 2018, 12:53:29 pm by Bisto
Having been to both and met both of you at those shows and the SBE gig (weren't you there that night too Patrick?) that was officially released as Lamentations...(christ on a bike, that was 14 years ago😲) they were all special to me and as recordings i think they all great but the intimacy and excitement at the latter was something else.....I'm glad I got to see what I consider to be the classic 1997-2006 line up play several times. Its an almost completely different band now and definitely not the one I loved so much. I blame Akerfeldt's ego and his friendship with/hero worship of Steven Wilson for 'ruining' the band (in my eyes at least) The "new" guys are all great musicians" in their own right, and arguably technically superior to those they replaced, but I think the band dynamic and groove lost something precious each time a former member left/was fired. I shall probably still buy their records but I no longer find them exciting to watch and haven't made the effort over the last couple of years and I cant see that changing tbh. It was great while it lasted though.

I've banged on about them before and make no apologies for doing so again...if you like early to mid period Opeth (with clean vocals) and Tool/A Prefect Circle with a bit of 70's Floyd here and there,  check out SOEN, the project featuring Swedish drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (SADUS, TESTAMENT, DEATH, ICED EARTH), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE) and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis.....I caught them last year and the best compliment I can pay them is that I felt that same kind of excitement watching them as I did seeing Opeth for the first time when I was still in the first flush of my 2nd childhood/1st mid life crisis.
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pdw1

The RoundHouse was my first Opeth gig (and the first time I met Bisto so good night all round :) )

Roger Waters - Is this the life we really want?

Metallica - Master of Puppets Remastered Disc 3 - the live shit
ropey recordings but great vibe to this.
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DavidL


pdw1

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Nïckslïkk2112

After thrashing a lump of Aluminium round the roads of NE Derbyshire, it's time for some old Skool Frash METAL on vinyl:

Slayer - Hell Awaits
Metallica - Kill 'em All
Rush - Hemispheres
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Jonners

The new songs are an abomination

pdw1

Galactic Cowboys - Long Way Back to The Moon

just like they had never been away :)
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pdw1

Armored Saint - Carpe Noctum

nice live album from a hugely underrated band
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Jonners

Much preferred Anthrax with Bush on vocals as well
The new songs are an abomination

pdw1

Robert Plant - Pale Fire

It is as good as other people on here have said. Reminds me a lot of Fate Of Nations
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Bez

Quote from: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 24, 2017, 17:04:07 pm
Remind me after Christmas and I'll see what I can rustle up :)


Nudge....I'd love a copy of this please, mate....download or old fashioned discs work for me...
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pdw1

Iron Maiden -  The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

Really good live album. They merge the tracks from different gigs together seamlessly rather than having disjointed jumps. Makes it sound like one single gig.
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