Home Set Lists Forums The Permanent Record Asshole Opinion

Black Label Society -- Memphis, TN -- July 27th, 2014
Megadeth -- Milwaukee, WI -- July 19th, 2013
Family Values Tour -- Denver, CO -- November 11th, 2001
Judas Priest -- Salt Lake City, UT -- November 12th, 1990
Korn -- Denver, CO -- July 29th, 2002


Go Back   WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM > Community Forums > Misinformation and Propaganda

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 05-10-2010, 01:03 PM
ravenheart's Avatar
ravenheart ravenheart is offline
Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent looking bookstore...
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: England
Posts: 17,947
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRA View Post
Testament are too much of a Metallica ripoff to be in the big four.
__________________
www.jukeboxmetal.com
http://jukeboxmetal.blogspot.com

30/7 King Diamond
1-2/8 BiesenRock Festival
3/8 Lokerse Festival
16/9 Richie Kotzen
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-10-2010, 01:14 PM
rjturtle9's Avatar
rjturtle9 rjturtle9 is offline
D.B.B.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Posts: 3,728
Im glad that he's back. I just want to see them play with joey at least once. then I don't care if he leaves again.
__________________
"Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water, and we are mostly water, therefore we are bleach." - Nathan Explosion
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-10-2010, 02:28 PM
BloodoftheKings's Avatar
BloodoftheKings BloodoftheKings is offline
Rats off to ya
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Strong Island
Posts: 5,934
Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth are the big 4 because they are they most popular thrash bands. No matter who you think is better then Anthrax the fact of the matter is that most people dont know about who the fuck Testament, Overkill, Exodus, and Annihilator are. The reason thier called the Big 4 is because they are the 4 bands that got the biggest.
__________________
8/3 - Boris/Subrosa
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-10-2010, 02:38 PM
ravenheart's Avatar
ravenheart ravenheart is offline
Meanwhile, behind the facade of this innocent looking bookstore...
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: England
Posts: 17,947
Quote:
Originally Posted by BloodoftheKings View Post
Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth are the big 4 because they are they most popular thrash bands. No matter who you think is better then Anthrax the fact of the matter is that most people dont know about who the fuck Testament, Overkill, Exodus, and Annihilator are. The reason thier called the Big 4 is because they are the 4 bands that got the biggest.
What? No! Really?

Thanks for the clarification. It wasn't TOTALLY OBVIOUS COMMON KNOWLEDGE at all
__________________
www.jukeboxmetal.com
http://jukeboxmetal.blogspot.com

30/7 King Diamond
1-2/8 BiesenRock Festival
3/8 Lokerse Festival
16/9 Richie Kotzen

Last edited by ravenheart; 05-10-2010 at 02:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Sanitarium78's Avatar
Sanitarium78 Sanitarium78 is offline
Concert Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 4,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by BloodoftheKings View Post
Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth are the big 4 because they are they most popular thrash bands. No matter who you think is better then Anthrax the fact of the matter is that most people dont know about who the fuck Testament, Overkill, Exodus, and Annihilator are. The reason thier called the Big 4 is because they are the 4 bands that got the biggest.
Exactly. You also need to keep in mind that Testaments first album didn't come out until 1987 and Annihilators didn't come out until 1989. Anthrax was already building up a good following before these two bands were even known to most metal fans. Testament opened for Anthrax in 1987, so it's not like the weren't given a great opportunity right away. It just didn't happen for Testament or Annihilator in terms of popularity and thats the way it is unfortunately. Plus, by the time both bands had built up a respectable following the grunge boom of the early 90s killed any hopes for future success for them. As for Overkill there really isn't any reason they couldn't have been bigger.

Don't forget some bands don't like having all that attention and being hugely popular. So some of these artists not getting the respect from the masses can be their own doing. They may just prefer to fly under the radar and do their own thing without the pressure to produce a hit record all the time.

Last edited by Sanitarium78; 05-10-2010 at 03:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05-10-2010, 04:13 PM
JRA's Avatar
JRA JRA is offline
Traditionalist Asshole
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 19,812
Quote:
Originally Posted by ravenheart View Post
Don't believe me? Let's ask Scott Ian, Dave Mustaine and Jeff Hanneman.

"[Guitar World Magazine]: What about Testament?
MUSTAINE: Who? You mean the guys who are ripping off our drum riser and stage moves, and copying all of Metallica's sounds, and singing like James [Hetfield]?
IAN: And with dance steps laid out on the stage on how to have stage presence. But we didn't mention the name. You did.
MUSTAINE: This magazine called them the Lennon and McCartney of Thrash. but aren't they more like Simon and Garfunkel?
IAN: All I've got to say is: where would they be without these three bands and Metallica? I just find Testament hard to even take seriously. Whatever they do, I suppose they do it well, but it just isn't them. Every time you hear them on the radio, you think Metallica.
HANNEMAN: I heard them the other day and I could have sworn it was Metallica.
"

I will say that I do enjoy myself some Souls of Black every now and again, but Testament have no business replacing anyone in the big 4, no matter how famous they are. That's like saying Kiss should replace Deep Purple in the big 3 of the 70's because no one gives a shit about Deep Purple nowadays.
__________________
He's like "yo give me yo insurance information!" and I'm like "I didn't hit you with no car, I hit you with this mack truck I call a fist!"

Last edited by JRA; 05-10-2010 at 04:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05-10-2010, 04:19 PM
idrinkwine732's Avatar
idrinkwine732 idrinkwine732 is offline
Pursue happiness with diligence
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 4,413
Yeah, because Mustaine and Ian have an awesome reputation for this stuff. Mustaine also called Pantera a Megadeth clone, proving he hadn't heard anything by them. Oh, but once Dime died, they were great friends.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-10-2010, 04:39 PM
makethemsuffer12's Avatar
makethemsuffer12 makethemsuffer12 is offline
welp
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Island
Posts: 4,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRA View Post
Don't believe me? Let's ask Scott Ian, Dave Mustaine and Jeff Hanneman.

"[Guitar World Magazine]: What about Testament?
MUSTAINE: Who? You mean the guys who are ripping off our drum riser and stage moves, and copying all of Metallica's sounds, and singing like James [Hetfield]?
IAN: And with dance steps laid out on the stage on how to have stage presence. But we didn't mention the name. You did.
MUSTAINE: This magazine called them the Lennon and McCartney of Thrash. but aren't they more like Simon and Garfunkel?
IAN: All I've got to say is: where would they be without these three bands and Metallica? I just find Testament hard to even take seriously. Whatever they do, I suppose they do it well, but it just isn't them. Every time you hear them on the radio, you think Metallica.
HANNEMAN: I heard them the other day and I could have sworn it was Metallica.
"

I will say that I do enjoy myself some Souls of Black every now and again, but Testament have no business replacing anyone in the big 4, no matter how famous they are. That's like saying Kiss should replace Deep Purple in the big 3 of the 70's because no one gives a shit about Deep Purple nowadays.
It's not like that at all. Wanna know why?

Testament absolutely fucking destroy Anthrax.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-10-2010, 04:54 PM
BloodoftheKings's Avatar
BloodoftheKings BloodoftheKings is offline
Rats off to ya
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Strong Island
Posts: 5,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRA View Post
Don't believe me? Let's ask Scott Ian, Dave Mustaine and Jeff Hanneman.

"[Guitar World Magazine]: What about Testament?
MUSTAINE: Who? You mean the guys who are ripping off our drum riser and stage moves, and copying all of Metallica's sounds, and singing like James [Hetfield]?
IAN: And with dance steps laid out on the stage on how to have stage presence. But we didn't mention the name. You did.
MUSTAINE: This magazine called them the Lennon and McCartney of Thrash. but aren't they more like Simon and Garfunkel?
IAN: All I've got to say is: where would they be without these three bands and Metallica? I just find Testament hard to even take seriously. Whatever they do, I suppose they do it well, but it just isn't them. Every time you hear them on the radio, you think Metallica.
HANNEMAN: I heard them the other day and I could have sworn it was Metallica.
"

I will say that I do enjoy myself some Souls of Black every now and again, but Testament have no business replacing anyone in the big 4, no matter how famous they are. That's like saying Kiss should replace Deep Purple in the big 3 of the 70's because no one gives a shit about Deep Purple nowadays.
Can I get a link to this interview.
__________________
8/3 - Boris/Subrosa
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-10-2010, 05:18 PM
elturtleboy's Avatar
elturtleboy elturtleboy is offline
Kvlt,Grim,Frostbitten,and Grindage
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: California/LA
Posts: 3,334
Quote:
Originally Posted by rjturtle9 View Post
Im glad that he's back. I just want to see them play with joey at least once. then I don't care if he leaves again.
amen baby! we're gonna go so em! when they come! Tell all of team turtle and team nig!
I was having a bad day until now
__________________
8/9-Stan Ridgway/English Beat?
8/14-7 Seconds/JFA?
9/12-Samhain/Goatwhore
10/31-King Diamond
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:56 AM.


Blah Blah Blah Copyright WWW.METALSETLISTS.COM 2008