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by HamburgerBoy
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: The very Firsts bands mixing hardcore-punk with metal thrash (crossover)
Replies: 13
Views: 4081

Re: The very Firsts bands mixing hardcore-punk with metal thrash (crossover)

Punishment of Luxury usually lumped more in with post-punk, but this one song is surprisingly metallic for 1979 punk music imo (especially that thrashy chug under the chorus):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL_W5sQHK_8
by HamburgerBoy
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Top 10 thrash songs
Replies: 31
Views: 7189

Re: Top 10 thrash songs

With regards to studio material... Anacrusis - Not Forgotten Antagonist - Black Sands of Time Artillery - Khomaniac Aspid - Hey, You! Coroner - Pale Sister Destruction - Confused Mind Exodus - Strike of the Beast Megadeth - Loved to Deth Overkill - Feel the Fire Watchtower - Asylum And for demo favo...
by HamburgerBoy
Mon May 18, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Awesome songs that survived only as live recordings
Replies: 19
Views: 4914

Re: Awesome songs that survived only as live recordings

Whatever Slauter Xstroyes song this is at 8:40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHJyd22rJCg Jon was apparently even more unhinged live in those days than on the albums. The main riff is really good too, a bit simple by their standards (it was 1983 apparently) but it's really trudges like I've never he...
by HamburgerBoy
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Song of the Day (2015)
Replies: 162
Views: 25884

Re: Song of the Day (2015)

Ruthless Horde - The Forgotten Dead

I've never heard a song fuse the melancholic/romantic mood of Angel Witch-style trad and aggressive occult speed/thrash like this. The whole demo is amazing.
by HamburgerBoy
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Early mixes of Heavy Metal and Gothic Rock
Replies: 38
Views: 10196

Would Devil Doll qualify, at least on the first album? Also, I think Arpia fits, at the very least very dark and atmospheric stuff with doom passages. They left metal after the 80's from what I can tell, however. Oh, and Stillborn is definitely goth metal done properly, first album a bit more aggres...
by HamburgerBoy
Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Is post 1986 Queensryche actually Metal?
Replies: 22
Views: 7093

There is a lot of stop-start hard rocking stuff on it (Revolution Calling, title track) but I don't see how songs like Speak, Spreading the Disease, and The Needle Lies are anything but metal. Some of the more melodic songs like Eyes of a Stranger might seem borderline, but to keep fair standards, T...
by HamburgerBoy
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Metal made by black musicians
Replies: 38
Views: 8305

Blackkout (bass player Darren McFarland).
by HamburgerBoy
Sun May 13, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Favourite lyrical topics in metal
Replies: 33
Views: 6394

Violent or scathing lyrics that tell some kind of conflict story on religion or war really work well for me. Hell, Holy Terror, and Sabbat were the masters of this, with lyrics that not only entertain with great imagery, but argue a point that cannot come off as preachy because it's given from an im...
by HamburgerBoy
Fri May 06, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: The WORST albums released by a thrash band?
Replies: 450
Views: 65144

Cuatro and Drift don't remotely try to be thrash (well, maybe on a couple of songs sort of) but for glossy mainstream-oriented metal they're at least well done. I'd much rather listen to those, along with a lot of the groove/"grunge", than some of the truly uninspired and dire thrash out there.
by HamburgerBoy
Mon May 02, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: The WORST albums released by a thrash band?
Replies: 450
Views: 65144

From the major(-ish) bands, it has to be State of Euphoria. I already hate the style they chose on Among the Living, groovy and not especially melodic, without the aggression characteristic of the 90's groove metal bands, and State of Euphoria was basically an uninspired v2 of it. From the less este...
by HamburgerBoy
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Same Riff??? (Riff-Off)
Replies: 301
Views: 68789

A different guitar part, but Heathen's Guitarmony and Vicious Rumor's Lady Took a Chance both borrow from that Yngwie song as well.
by HamburgerBoy
Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: FANTASY COVER VERSIONS
Replies: 18
Views: 4985

It might just be me, but I can totally here Facelift-era Alice in Chains doing a very respectable job of Slough Feg's Why Not. An anachronism, of course, but every time I hear that descending and distorted verse contrasting skeptical, personal lyrics with bouncy rock-ish riffage underneath, I'm remi...
by HamburgerBoy
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: FANTASY COVER VERSIONS
Replies: 18
Views: 4985

I could see Anacrusis covering Rites of Spring's Deeper Inside. The happier punk melodies might be a little hard to work with in ways that the relative emptiness of I Love the World did not interfere, but the tempo and emotive aggression are there, and lyrically it could fit on any Anacrusis album. ...
by HamburgerBoy
Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Unholy German Trinity
Replies: 77
Views: 12768

Destruction always seemed much more creative and dedicated to the art of riff-craft than just image and aggression, even in their debut EP days. Songs like Mad Butcher, Devil's Soldiers, and The Ritual have such a twisted and unique style to them, almost like Mercyful Fate circa Melissa. Sodom and K...
by HamburgerBoy
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Into Battle
Topic: Unclassifiable by genre bands
Replies: 40
Views: 6384

Spectral Incursion doesn't sound like any single sub-genre to me. They're definitely progressive, but they're also thrashy in tempo yet without too many thrash riffs, and bouncy/gallop-y in a traditional metal way but dark and quirky which brings to mind early alternative-ish metal bands like Mind O...