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haha nah, fortunately it was just Behemoth and Slipknot. I was just cosmically late in noticing big d's post about Godsmack up the page here, and Rammstein are the default comparison for over-the-top on-stage pyrotechnics. If you want a bad line-up though, I'd seen Stone Sour there before, and they were supported by... the Pretty Reckless. :snore:

Behemoth were fucking great tbh, totally flawless. Slipknot themselves put on a solid show (it was mostly older songs, which was great), but the mix and EQ was absolutely fucking dire. Never heard anything so bad at a gig in my life. Snare alone was overpowering absolutely everything on-stage, but you couldn't hear the cymbals at all. Guitars were a mush (bass was non-existent), with the only LF representation coming from the kick (which was also wildly overpowering). The repeater stacks were all only putting out HF too (I'd guestimate >2kHz). I've seen Slipknot at that venue without issue before, so they can't even claim unfamiliarity. It was mental.

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Not me, but my son in this case. We got him an mp3 player for Christmas (how retro!). He's 13 and we don't want to get him a phone yet, but he likes listening to music on his headphones. I loaded a bunch of albums on it (PG-13 stuff - no Slayer yet) and handed it over to him without introducing any of the bands.

The other day he said, "I found a band on here that's really cool!" "Oh yeah, which one?" (I have no idea because I put a wide mix of stuff on there) "Mastery. They really rock." :thrash:

Personally I've been listening to a ton of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard lately. I also discovered the UK funk band Speedometer thanks to Pandora.

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The Earthless album Night Parade of One Hundred Demons is really good. I preordered it in November, and it came out on 1/28. I finally got a shipping notice today that they shipped my order with the CD. Luckily it's available on streaming, so I've already been able to listen to it a bunch. I still like having the physical CDs though. Still can't commit to buying everything digitally only.

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I got the Immortal Wacken 2007 DVD the other day and was listening to it. I decided to show my kids the music video for Blashyrkh for fun. I told my kids that they might like black metal because my daughter (11) only likes to wear black right now and my son (14) likes metal. About a minute into the video she asked "is this video a joke?" Followed by "why are we watching this?" :roflmao: And we cut it short. But my son liked the drumming (he plays percussion in MS band and has been taking lessons at School of Rock). So, a small success there.

I love the beginning of Sons of Northern Darkness at Wacken when Abbath asks the crowd "HOWTHEFUCKAREYOUDOINGSOFARMOTHERFUCKERRRRSSSS!"

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big d note wrote: 08/03/22, 17:29:52 I got the Immortal Wacken 2007 DVD the other day and was listening to it. I decided to show my kids the music video for Blashyrkh for fun. I told my kids that they might like black metal because my daughter (11) only likes to wear black right now and my son (14) likes metal. About a minute into the video she asked "is this video a joke?" Followed by "why are we watching this?" :roflmao: And we cut it short. But my son liked the drumming (he plays percussion in MS band and has been taking lessons at School of Rock). So, a small success there.

I love the beginning of Sons of Northern Darkness at Wacken when Abbath asks the crowd "HOWTHEFUCKAREYOUDOINGSOFARMOTHERFUCKERRRRSSSS!"
haha, that's great. and yes, immortal absolutely started as a joke. they were very tongue in cheek with that first album. then just said fuck it and went with it.

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Wow, Earthless did not disappoint. I don't know how their drummer survives a single show, much less a tour. Cloud Catcher sounded great too. They kicked it off with 2 or 3 new songs I'd never heard before. Hopefully a new album is in the works then.

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Sleep show was great last night. Al has a new double neck Rickenbacker bass that is ridiculous and super cool. Same design as his signature Rick but with a 5-string neck added. The band was tight and played a solid 90 minute show. Did an abbreviated 15-minute version of Dopesmoker, closed with Dragonaut.

The opener was Superwolves with Matt Sweeney and Bonny Prince Billy. This was utter crap. I have no idea why they're on tour with Sleep.
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