Bands everybody else labels as mediocre but you love anyways

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Bands everybody else labels as mediocre but you love anyways

Post#1 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:01 am

Due to the recent discussion regarding mostly fucking amal's taste in metal, it has sparked me to create this thread and ask.

For me:

Armored Saint
Grim Reaper
Obsession
Tyran' Pace
Nasty Savage

These are just a few off the top of my head.

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Post#2 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:28 am

There are at least two threads in the past dealing with similar issues.

http://www.thecorroseum.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=301

http://www.thecorroseum.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=597

In your thread i can't understand.These bands are considered mediocre by most and you love or are praised generally and you don't like?

The bands that you refer aren't considered so mediocre generally.Lot of people love Armored Saint,Nasty Savage,Grim Reaper f.ex

For me the only band i hear out of the 5 are Tyran Pace the others haven't heard apart one or two songs.

Tyran' Pace's-Long Live Metal is the record Judas Priest should have released after Defenders Of The Faith.

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Post#3 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:36 am

Avenger wrote:Armored Saint
Grim Reaper
Obsession
Tyran' Pace
Nasty Savage
TYRAN' PACE has grown on me this last year, but otherwise you nailed down my own definition of mediocrity pretty accurately. Great thread tho.

We're talking about bands not too über-obscure then, bands of which you at least can talk about a "general opinion" and not just unknown and underated? Tricky..

First band that spring to mind is probably my NWOBHM-faves SPARTA. For some reason my hype of this raw, crunchy & catchy lot (almost) always fall on deaf ears.
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Post#4 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:22 pm

Well here's two at least.

TYRANT (ger)
It seems like many people consider them mediocre or average. I can understand it even but I love them.

EXCITER (hol)
I think we all agree they aren't anything to write home about but I love their all night in red light single. "See The Diamond" is perfect example of speed metal without power or thrash tendencies (A big curiosity thing for me. Always looking for that kind of stuff).
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Post#5 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:44 pm

DaN wrote:
Avenger wrote:First band that spring to mind is probably my NWOBHM-faves SPARTA. For some reason my hype of this raw, crunchy & catchy lot (almost) always fall on deaf ears.
I'm certainly not deaf, but I guess you already knew that. :)

As for mediocre bands, I'd have to say Germany's RAILWAY. Most people shrug them off as Accept-clones, but I think they were a lot better, heavier and crunchier. At least on their first album.

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Post#6 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:55 pm

I like Nasty Savage but I understand why others wouldn't.

I really am not sure. I guess I listen to a lot of technothrash that would bore other people to tears, but I'm not sure if they'd also say it's mediocre.
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Post#7 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:13 pm

I know: VICE HUMAN!
Just about everyone (esp greeks) seem to find them mediocre at best. Myself I totally adore them. It's such an underated art to write simple-yet-mesmerizing HM like that.

I'll add mid-80's THOR for the same reason. ("Haw haw.. ya, very kult but..")
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Post#8 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:15 pm

Funeral (Swe).

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Post#9 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:32 pm

AXEWITCH and MEZZROW come to mind. Many find them unoriginal and forgetable and I can totally see why, but I love them.
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Post#10 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:29 pm

Well, as I mentioned in the other thread, something weird happens to me with albums such as Viking's "Do Or Die" and Savage Thrust's "Eat 'Em Raw". I love those records even though they're considered average. The thing is that I also realize those are absolutely average records, with very little (if any) originality, very few great riffs, etc., but somehow I keep on listening to those albums a lot.

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Post#11 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:31 pm

The Erlking wrote:Well here's two at least.

TYRANT (ger)
It seems like many people consider them mediocre or average. I can understand it even but I love them.
:D Great that they are people here like Tapio who have great taste in Metal.
mordred wrote:AXEWITCH and MEZZROW come to mind. Many find them unoriginal and forgetable and I can totally see why, but I love them.
For me Axewitch is one of the best Swedish bands ever existed.But only for the masterpiece Visions Of The Past.The others are mediocre for me especially the 1st EP and the Hooked On High Heels.
DaN wrote:I know: VICE HUMAN!
Just about everyone (esp greeks) seem to find them mediocre at best.
Bingo! :lol:
DaN wrote: TYRAN' PACE has grown on me this last year, but otherwise you nailed down my own definition of mediocrity pretty accurately. Great thread tho.
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Post#12 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:16 pm

It seems no one gives a damn about Abattoir (especially first album), Zoetrope (especially first album), Tyrant (US, both albums) and Savage Grace (especially first MLP and first album). To me they embody the perfect raw metal sound. It also seems no one gives a flying f*ck about Apollo Ra's devastating masterpiece "Ra Pariah" (I know I said that many times before).
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Post#13 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:29 pm

TASTES DIFFER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! btw
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Post#14 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:39 pm

The Sentinel wrote:It seems no one gives a damn about Abattoir (especially first album), Zoetrope (especially first album), Tyrant (US, both albums) and Savage Grace (especially first MLP and first album). To me they embody the perfect raw metal sound. It also seems no one gives a flying f*ck about Apollo Ra's devastating masterpiece "Ra Pariah" (I know I said that many times before).
I've only seen people praising those Tyrant albums. :? Zoetrope is great too, they aren't very well known though.

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Post#15 » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:44 pm

The Sentinel wrote:It seems no one gives a damn about Abattoir (especially first album), Zoetrope (especially first album), Tyrant (US, both albums) and Savage Grace (especially first MLP and first album).
Hell, Abattoir rules, both albums. Savage Grace too, but my favourite album from them is actually After the Fall From Grace, which is bloody marvellous.
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