digimental101
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01.09.13 Non-classic Albums From 201212.01.12 Big Booklets
11.08.12 Stuff I've Been Listening To Lately, Pa11.02.12 And We Will, We Will Rock You
09.25.12 2007: The Year Of Disappointment09.08.12 Stuff I've Been Listening To Lately
07.26.12 Most Disliked Producers07.26.12 Cool Covers
07.26.12 Favorite Mainstream Engineers04.26.12 Slightly Overrated Albums
04.26.12 Upcoming Movies I'm Excited About04.21.12 Why Haven't I Listened To These Yet?
04.21.12 Epic Intros, Part 104.21.12 Favorite Collaborations, Part 1

Epic Intros, Part 1

What I like to call "epic intros"; Criteria: 1-2 minute intro directly segueing into the next song (no breaks): Must be the first two songs on an album Second song must not segue into the third song on the album (few sound effects are allowed, if any). Enjoy!
1Thursday
A0001/Understanding in a Car Crash

Soft melodies & voices seep into the speakers, guitar chord feedback heightens the emotion, and guitars and drums "crash" into a classic Thursday song. (Intro sounds used again for closing the album).
2Coldplay
Mylo Xyloto/Hurts Like Heaven

Recurring motif of the concept album starts here, slowly rising in volume and instrumentation, in drops a hip hop beat crossed with alt guitars and Chris Martin's falsetto.
3Lamb of God
The Passing/In Your Words

Acoustic guitar sounds like it could come from 2000 years ago or distant dimension yet still earthy, ramps up into a driving riff, clangs for a moment as it hinges on huge amounts of feedback, Randy Blythe's voice sounds like a demon slowly rising from hell, and ssssshAAAWW - cymbal crash leads us into headbanging riff and Randy's triumphant scream tells us that the band are more pissed off at religion than ever, especially in the time between writing albums.
4Attack Attack!
Hot Grills and High Tops/Stick Stickly

Hip-hop beat copped from Lil Jon's playbook alongside party-rock synths, until a truly WTF?!-genre twist with guitar breakdown and Austin Carlile's banshee screams. Play this one to impress and temporarily fool your friends.
5Letlive.
Le Prologue/The Sick, Sick, 6.8 Billion

Pounding drums, shouted punk vocals ordering you to "stand up!", slide electric guitar lines, religious analytic lyrics, boom-boom-boom-boom, lead riff starts up with versatile vocal performance.
6Korn
Uber-Time/Olidale (Leave Me Alone)

Radio broadcast about humans landing on the moon and what it means for our existence as drums start up a practice run, the guitars tune up, and suddenly we're in a post-apocalyptic landscape, huge amounts of guitar echo, as Jonathan Davis is riddled with angst about modern day-to-day life.
7Papa Roach
Days of War/Change or Die

Militaristic drum and guitar line, reality shatters and the band just lets loose with a "Let's GOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!"
8blessthefall
2.0/What's Left of Me

Devastating breakdowns and bass booms, with Jared Warth reminding you that the band is "not dead", it builds and builds and builds to the climax, and then winds downnnnn "DON'T LET YOU'RE EYES GO SHUT ON ME!" Great use of dynamics.
9Disturbed
Remnants/Asylum

Sinister electronics slither around the soundscape, chiming keyboard and string arrangment, acoustic then electric guitar gives a sense of longing and isolation, the rest of the band comes in with a crash, badass bass line followed by headbanging riff.
10Escape the Fate
Choose Your Fate/Massacre

Bass boom, sound effects, eerie choir vocals lets you know something heavy's about to go down, shouts of "Choose your fate!" over chugging guitar, a brief acoustic pause with piano and guitar, then in crawls crushing riff and an "OH!" death growl to proclaim the heaviness has begun. They rip off not only Bring Me the Horizon's "Chelsea Smile", but also Korn's "Falling Away from Me" (same key, same bass boom, same whiny guitar)... so why is this still so listenable?
11Enter Shikari
System.../...Meltdown

Keyboard effects from last two albums continue the saga of ES, Rou comes in with metaphorical sociopolitical lyrics, pensive reflection of childhood, hopefulness for "your future" builds until the whole band enters, drums ride the hi-hat, power chords, Max Martin-like space buildup, then the "meltdown"; epic chugging breakdowns combined with similar rhythmic dubstep. Nice variety.
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