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Been 4 years,,

Yup it's been four years since I was on here
arguing with people like an idiot.

However, after four years of not visiting this
site at all I don't really see any changes made to
it. It's hard to find other websites that are this
old. It's almost creepy.

I also noticed that they got rid of many guitar
lessons. Well there's always ultimate-guitar.com
for tablature!

Anyway, I haven't been playing guitar at all
because I've been so caught up in more important
things. But regardless I still listen to tons of
music so I guess that's the only thing I care to
talk about is in fact music and not really
anything else.

I guess I'll start on the topic of metal bands.

The Dillinger Escape Plan. I haven't heard any
other bands that are this chaotic and insane. I'm
no metal head but jeez... even some metal heads
would probably wonder.. WTF?

This band makes me wonder how people can listen to
an entire album of this stuff. And it also makes
me realize where music is heading:





Adrian


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Re: Been 4 years,,

8/25/2011 11:39 PM

Warren Hunt (5730) wrote:

Adrian, There are no changes to the site but the flame wars have stopped and we all seem to get along well now a days. It is a shame about the missing lessons.

Good to see you back. 4 years has gone fast.

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Re: Missing Lessons

8/26/2011 7:11 AM

Rick Payman (10061) wrote:

See here for the reason of Missing Lessons.

Re: The Dillinger Escape Plan; maybe you could post a new Lesson ... Facebook smileys



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Re: Missing Lessons

8/27/2011 11:04 AM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

Rick!

It's been about 4 years yes. I'm glad that I took
a four year break off this site since I knew that
it was time for things to change for the good.

I suppose that lots of lessons needed to be taken
off and I'm glad that there was a notification
about it. In any case, I'll probably post a lesson
on the style of the Dillinger Escape Plan.
Unfortunately without the proper drum tracks
(which are extremely complex) on wholenote the
tracks won't sound anything like the Dillinger
Escape Plan. The only thing I can do is provide
sound clips from Guitar Pro somehow and just put
the guitar track in as I composed it.

I'll work on it sometime.

Nice to hear from you


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Re: Been 4 years,,

8/26/2011 1:22 PM

Randy Hano (12149) wrote:

Adrian, nice to see your name back here again. As brother Warren has mentioned, the flame wars are gone. When those got gnarly, I left for about 3 years and when I returned they were very few left and the wars gone. A few of us still talk to each other and share tidbits. Here is to hoping that you rejoin what is left as well.

As for new metal, I don't listen to metal much anymore other than the old stuff. I did find one group that intrigued me and enjoy half an albums listen every once in awhile - Amorphis. While the singer has the death metal growl, he can sing so the mixture of both is great. No flashy guitar work however but just good music.

Cheers brother!

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Re: Been 4 years,,

8/27/2011 12:40 AM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

Yeah, it's kinda like listening to Rammstein for an entire hour....UGH!

After 30 seconds I'm done...

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Re: Amorphis

8/27/2011 10:49 AM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

Kind of reminds me of In Flames but softer and a lot
cleaner vocals and instrumentation. I love the use
of the piano.

Another great metal band from Finland! Europe tends
to produce a lot of good music. In my opinion it's
better than most American music. American metal just
bores me sometimes.

Adrian

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Re: Amorphis

8/27/2011 3:32 PM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

Amorphis ROCKS!

I loved their early stuff from Elegy!

Big fan of In Flames, as well, but, not too crazy about their newer music. It's OK, just not like their early stuff like Colony, Whoracle, and my favorite "Jester Race".

Wasn't too crazy about "Reroute To Remain"....

Not sure if you have ever heard of them, but, you might really like bands like Saturnus, Primal Fear, and Night In Gales. Killer bands! :)

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Re: Amorphis

8/28/2011 11:15 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

I feel like In Flames changed their sound to fit the
more mainstream audience. I really like their
instrumentals.

Here is another band that I'm starting to get into:



Yet another Finnish band~

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Re: Amorphis

9/2/2011 11:41 PM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

Yeah, totally agree 100% about In Flames. They used to seriously rock, now, they just tend to sound like many other mainstream metal.

I listen to their old songs like "December Flower", and then compare that with their newer stuff......WOW....NO COMPARISON! Not even the same band (in my opinion)

I mean, yeah, I understand you need to progress as a band...I get that....but, they changed 150%!

In the opposite direction! :)



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Re: Amorphis

9/3/2011 12:01 AM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

Interesting band....I just checked them out. Thanks for the tip!

As far as bands I'm listening to, at the moment....I've been SLAMMED by this band:

Anthem (From Japan) HOLY CRAP these guys rock...and rock HARD!

Check this out:



Just when you think the solo is over, he kicks it up into high gear!


And this:



This was from their live (in studio) DVD. I actually own this DVD....It is completely BAD-A$$!

Chris

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Re: Amorphis

9/10/2011 3:03 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

I gave the first link a listen and it was
definitely metal! Power-influenced speed metal it
seems. I never really knew they did that stuff
over there (Asia). I like the solo at 2:54.

Over the past few years I have discovered new
genres. For instance, I realized that industrial
metal is in fact electronica with metal in it. And
I think it's my new favorite.

Again, another Finnish band haha:



Long live metal.


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Re: Amorphis

9/11/2011 12:25 AM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

Hey Adrian,

Yeah, for quite some time now, Japan has been producing some serious guitarists, and some truly killer bands. There's a ton of them!

Japan is like the new Europe, for metal.

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Re: Amorphis

9/11/2011 10:41 AM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

It's amazing how western genres are now starting to
become more popular in Eastern regions of the world.
Take for instance Iraq! A friend of mine told me he
watched a documentary on Hulu about a heavy metal
band from Iraq.

The converse is also true. People in Western regions
of the world are starting to see eastern genres
becoming more known.

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Re: Amorphis

9/11/2011 5:42 PM

Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:

Metal band from Iraq??? OK!



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Re: Amorphis

9/11/2011 11:31 PM

Adrian Dupree (4969) wrote:

Don't be surprised! There are death metal bands
from Jordan. It's all about rebellion (it doesn't
matter where you live).

I used to have an Afghan friend who's sister
enjoyed Nile and the like. I know I Chinese guy
who loves all forms of punk rock. The list goes
on..




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Re: Amorphis

9/11/2011 8:14 PM

Warren Hunt (5730) wrote:

I saw a full on Punk band in Israel in between 85 and 87. I was really amazed that they were so punk.

Thats the good thing about music. No matter what you play another person can understand the music even if they cant speak your language.

World peace through music.