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Angelripper
01-30-2007, 12:46 AM
Very rarely do you find a band at the tender age of 18/19 who play instruments, sing, and drum as though they'd been playing for centuries. Protest the Hero are a cerebral Progressive/Metal/Punk band who's concept CD Kezia is absolutely breathtaking. The concept is about this girl (Kezia) who's been sentenced to Death Row and the reactions from the prison priest, the prison guard, and Kezia herself.

This album contains some absolute blinding songs, with fantastic vocals and mindblowing lyrics that will make you cry. The ending climax to 'She Who Mars the Skin of Gods' is right up there with Hallowed be thy Name and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. The intro to 'Heretics and Killers' will make you break small childrens' backs. And the melodies in lead single 'Blindfolds Aside' will kill you, resuscitate you, kill you again, and then pee on you from the top of K2.

http://www.myspace.com/protestthehero

DethMaiden
01-30-2007, 04:44 AM
I've considered buying Kezia, but they have some awfully emo moments.

ChildrenofSodom
01-30-2007, 11:00 AM
I've never considered buying Kezia, because they have some awfully emo moments.

fixed

ADD
01-30-2007, 11:30 AM
This band is bullshit. I'm glad people pay them money for their music, because otherwise I might feel bad about making fun of how fucking retarded they sound.

ChildrenofSodom
01-30-2007, 11:37 AM
This band is bullshit. I'm glad people pay them money for their music, because otherwise I might feel bad about making fun of how fucking retarded they sound.

stupid chugga-chugga bands...why cant they play a simple riff or drum beat uninterrupted for more than 10 seconds??

The stop-and-go format is very annoying...

ADD
01-30-2007, 11:44 AM
stupid chugga-chugga bands...why cant they play a simple riff or drum beat uninterrupted for more than 10 seconds??

The stop-and-go format is very annoying...

If bands are gonna use it, use it tastefully. It can be effective once in a while, for a very brief time, but when whole songs and whole albums are basically composed of that..........:hecho: :barf: :headoff: :bricks:

DethMaiden
01-30-2007, 11:47 AM
If bands are gonna use it, use it tastefully. It can be effective once in a while, for a very brief time, but when whole songs and whole albums are basically composed of that..........:hecho: :barf: :headoff: :bricks:

So, in effect, AngelRipper's tastes are worse than Cameron's? :D

ADD
01-30-2007, 11:51 AM
So, in effect, AngelRipper's tastes are worse than Cameron's? :D
No, Angelripper just listens to lots of emo and shit, but he also listens to a lot of awesome shit so it offsets :cool:

overkiller
01-30-2007, 12:13 PM
As of this moment they win the prize for Worst Band I've Ever Seen Live. Ugh.

DethMaiden
01-30-2007, 12:16 PM
As of this moment they win the prize for Worst Band I've Ever Seen Live. Ugh.

Mine would all have to be local bullshit. Most national acts I see at least deserve to be there.

theclansman1114
01-30-2007, 12:30 PM
I hate that band:flame: :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame: :flame:

DreamEvil001
01-30-2007, 08:26 PM
Mine would all have to be local bullshit. Most national acts I see at least deserve to be there.

For me: Helmet. Not the worst band I've ever seen, but definitely the biggest what the fuck moment. How did they manage to play a ~14,000 seat arena? I mean they were supporting, but still:confused:

SomewhereInTime72
01-30-2007, 08:33 PM
I've only heard one song by this band (I forgot what its called), it was okay. Not really my thing because of the singers voice. The riffs were similar in style and it kinda got old by the end of the song. It wasn't bad, but it wasnt anything I felt like looking into more of. It seemed pretty technical too though.

Div
01-30-2007, 10:24 PM
I'm not gonna bash your band dude, but saying they are on the same level of Maiden is just... well I don't even think there's a word to describe that.

zgodt
01-31-2007, 06:09 AM
The songs are technical, I guess -- so props for that -- but there's really nothing to them I can't hear from a boatload of other current bands.

ChildrenofSodom
01-31-2007, 12:43 PM
So, in effect, AngelRipper's tastes are worse than Cameron's? :D

We like most of the same bands......you are just more prog, while I am more metalcore..


STFU

GTFO

DethMaiden
01-31-2007, 04:51 PM
We like most of the same bands......you are just more prog, while I am more metalcore..


STFU

GTFO

I wasn't insulting you. Just the opposite in fact :eyes:

ChildrenofSodom
01-31-2007, 06:15 PM
I wasn't insulting you. Just the opposite in fact :eyes:

perfect time for a comeback

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/5738/owlorly5se.jpg

Maiden33
02-02-2007, 07:30 PM
Very rarely do you find a band at the tender age of 18/19 who play instruments, sing, and drum as though they'd been playing for centuries. Protest the Hero are a cerebral Progressive/Metal/Punk band who's concept CD Kezia is absolutely breathtaking. The concept is about this girl (Kezia) who's been sentenced to Death Row and the reactions from the prison priest, the prison guard, and Kezia herself.

This album contains some absolute blinding songs, with fantastic vocals and mindblowing lyrics that will make you cry. The ending climax to 'She Who Mars the Skin of Gods' is right up there with Hallowed be thy Name and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. The intro to 'Heretics and Killers' will make you break small childrens' backs. And the melodies in lead single 'Blindfolds Aside' will kill you, resuscitate you, kill you again, and then pee on you from the top of K2.

http://www.myspace.com/protestthehero

This wins my personal award for laugh of the month.

Worst nationally signed band I've ever seen live, I have little to no question about that.

Angelripper
02-03-2007, 06:28 AM
Maybe I should edit the post.

I never said they were good live. I've seen some youtube videos, and they aren't very impressive on stage.

However,

They're fricking teenagers. Cut them some slack. I'm not advertising their shows, I'm advertising their album.

JRA
02-03-2007, 06:34 AM
I'm not gonna bash your band dude, but saying they are on the same level of Maiden is just... well I don't even think there's a word to describe that.


Well he seems to think that Maiden sold solely on shock value, so I would consider any Maiden opinion irrelevant.

Maiden33
02-03-2007, 07:04 PM
Maybe I should edit the post.

I never said they were good live. I've seen some youtube videos, and they aren't very impressive on stage.

However,

They're fricking teenagers. Cut them some slack. I'm not advertising their shows, I'm advertising their album.

I have about 1000x more respect for a band that is great live than one that can release a great album.
Let's see... live you have a visual and audio element to represent, but furthermore, when you play live, you have one chance to get it right, as opposed to the studio, where you eseentially have as many chanes as you need to get something right. The right studio knowledge and producers can make terrible bands sound good in the studio, whereas who you really are comes out live, along with the skills you have don't have.

Angelripper
02-03-2007, 11:19 PM
Well he seems to think that Maiden sold solely on shock value, so I would consider any Maiden opinion irrelevant.
What in the bluest of blue hecks have you been smoking. I never said Maiden sold purely on shock value - they have great music. But don't pretend that the countless 666 chants and Eddie on the covers didn't aid the sales of some albums...

I have about 1000x more respect for a band that is great live than one that can release a great album.
Let's see... live you have a visual and audio element to represent, but furthermore, when you play live, you have one chance to get it right, as opposed to the studio, where you eseentially have as many chanes as you need to get something right. The right studio knowledge and producers can make terrible bands sound good in the studio, whereas who you really are comes out live, along with the skills you have don't have.
Yes, you are right. They can make terrible bands 'sound' good. But are the producers and mixers the ones who write the songs/albums? No. They may have some creative input, but ultimately it's up to the artist to make his/her own music. For example, I don't like a few bands, but heck yea, their albums have excellent production and a glossy sound, but I don't like the music. It doesn't matter if it was recorded in a studio, a house, a barn, King Tut's tomb, the land of fruity queers, or Noah's fricking Ark. If the music is good, all that the executive producers can do is clarify the sound and make it sound bigger. And how do you account for thousands of bands with craphole production that have written some of Metal's greatest hymns? I'm not going to credit Mr. Can'tmixanalbumtosavemylife with Emperor's finest works, Darkthrone's biggest albums, or Bathory's mightiest mammoths. The band wrote the music, they are the one's who you judge.

And as for live, it's up to you. If I watch a band play crappily live, I won't like it. But humans make mistakes sometimes, and we're born to screw up from time to time. If you don't like listening to a band live, does that mean you're never going to listen to their marvellous studio albums ever again? I'm sure you're a big Stratovarius fan - well I heard they suck massive balls live. If that influences you buying their STUDIO albums, then I think that's the stupidest thing ever said since the dawn of time.

Div
02-04-2007, 02:06 AM
Oh man, can you guys imagine how awesome Powerslave would have been if they recorded it in King Tut's tomb?

DethMaiden
02-04-2007, 05:28 AM
Oh man, can you guys imagine how awesome Powerslave would have been if they recorded it in King Tut's tomb?

Clutch's "The Elephant Riders" was recorded in Stonewall Jackson's house. :fingers:

overkiller
02-04-2007, 06:16 AM
I have about 1000x more respect for a band that is great live than one that can release a great album.
Let's see... live you have a visual and audio element to represent, but furthermore, when you play live, you have one chance to get it right, as opposed to the studio, where you eseentially have as many chanes as you need to get something right. The right studio knowledge and producers can make terrible bands sound good in the studio, whereas who you really are comes out live, along with the skills you have don't have.

This figures... I bet you're a big Dream Theater fan, right? Christ.

Maiden33
02-04-2007, 10:20 AM
This figures... I bet you're a big Dream Theater fan, right? Christ.


Nope. Don't like em much at all. Because while they're all amazing musicians, the end result isn't very good... They're the living proof that just because you have playing ability, you can't have a good band if you don't know how to use said talent.

Maiden33
02-04-2007, 10:28 AM
Yes, you are right. They can make terrible bands 'sound' good. But are the producers and mixers the ones who write the songs/albums? No. They may have some creative input, but ultimately it's up to the artist to make his/her own music. For example, I don't like a few bands, but heck yea, their albums have excellent production and a glossy sound, but I don't like the music. It doesn't matter if it was recorded in a studio, a house, a barn, King Tut's tomb, the land of fruity queers, or Noah's fricking Ark. If the music is good, all that the executive producers can do is clarify the sound and make it sound bigger. And how do you account for thousands of bands with craphole production that have written some of Metal's greatest hymns? I'm not going to credit Mr. Can'tmixanalbumtosavemylife with Emperor's finest works, Darkthrone's biggest albums, or Bathory's mightiest mammoths. The band wrote the music, they are the one's who you judge.

And as for live, it's up to you. If I watch a band play crappily live, I won't like it. But humans make mistakes sometimes, and we're born to screw up from time to time. If you don't like listening to a band live, does that mean you're never going to listen to their marvellous studio albums ever again? I'm sure you're a big Stratovarius fan - well I heard they suck massive balls live. If that influences you buying their STUDIO albums, then I think that's the stupidest thing ever said since the dawn of time.

Writing is only one element to a great band, probably the most important element, but band that can write great songs but can't play them has no place recording their own albums. There's actually an entire proffesion for people who can write but don't play very well, they're called songwriters. About accounting for great albums with bad production... this is basically a no-brainer. There are a lot of great bands out there that are plagued with bad production, but I don't think any less of the band for it, unless they produce their own albums... Great music in shitty quality is still good. Shitty music in great quality is still bad... and essentially, as far as the production thing goes, someone once told me: "You can cover shit with gold, but it's still going to be shit."
And I realize humans make mistakes. I surely don't expect note-for-note perfect live shows of any band I listen to, with the exception of one or two of them... but It's not like I'm the only person to make complaints on this band's live show... If bands have an off night here or there, generally a reputation won't get started about them anyway... but if a band sucks live on a regular basis, people start to say shit about it.
And about Stratovarius... They don't suck live. Timo Kotipelto sucks live, the rest of the band is great.