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
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
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:
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.
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.
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.