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Old 12-21-2011, 07:04 AM
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I am, it's a hassle. I just want to listen to hipster black metal all day.
At least I only make you listen to non-hipster black metal
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There's a pretty god damn huge difference between:

1) Only actively listening to 4 or 5 metal subgenres, and happening to like bands within them that you consider generic/derivative.

and

2) Listening to a total of about a dozen bands, and placing one in particular on such a ridiculous fanboy pedestal like he does with Maiden.
It's different yes, but really one is only an extrapolation of the other. The irony is still astonishing.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:18 AM
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It's different yes, but really one is only an extrapolation of the other. The irony is still astonishing.
Whatever you say. I'm not discussing this any further, so please put the issue to rest. I have no problem with you coming into this thread to comment on the releases, even if it's telling me you completely disagree with me liking it. I do however have an issue with people coming into this thread to remind me of how closed-minded I am because I don't like certain metal subgenres. I've been on this board for six years, people should sure as hell know what to expect from me at this point, so I don't know why I have to go through this almost every year, it's gotten very old by now.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:28 AM
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#11: Borealis - Fall From Grace

Borealis are a Prog/Power outfit hailing from Canada (Toronto, specifically), who self-released their debut album World of Silence in 2008. The record was good, and showed considerable promise, but when I heard the advance track "Where We Started" from this album, I knew they were about to considerably step up their game - and the record did not let me down. At just 9 songs/43 minutes long, Fall From Grace is a very punchy, to-the-point collection of extremely well-played and catchy songs, whose style can best be summed up as a less Gothic, more Power Metal-influenced Evergrey sound, which isn't surprising as several members of Borealis cite Evergrey as a big influence. Vocalist/Guitarist Matt Marinelli has a very strong, charismatic voice that is a bit deeper than most others in this genre, but also has a fairly distinctive tone to it that most others lack. The band managed to get a direct support slot on Saxon's 2011 US tour, during which I was able to meet and hang out with the guys, and can now call them my friends as well as the band responsible for my #11 album. If these guys can continue to grow from this as they did from their debut, their future should be excellent.

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Old 12-21-2011, 07:33 AM
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Only #11?

I'll have quite a bit to say about that album in my thread! Everyone should listen to it (and World of Silence, which I think is far superior).
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:35 AM
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Only #11?

I'll have quite a bit to say about that album in my thread! Everyone should listen to it (and World of Silence, which I think is far superior).
I'm willing to bite that there may be better songs on World of Silence, but I admit I'm a sucker for the super-glossy production of Fall From Grace, and I think Matt's singing has improved as well.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:03 AM
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I heard the singer from Borealis uses a straw for his water bottle onstage.
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I heard the singer from Borealis uses a straw for his water bottle onstage.
thats metal as fvck
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:07 AM
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I heard the singer from Borealis uses a straw for his water bottle onstage.


You can see a bit of it there, haha. He has one of those microphone stand drink holders and then a big long straw/tube so he can drink from it while they're playing. Apparently people have made fun of them for this, but I think it's genius and frankly, I want one for myself for my own band's shows, haha.
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Old 12-22-2011, 05:40 AM
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