|UserAlbum Ratings 30Objectivity 54%Last Active 08-11-10 4:41 pmJoined 08-08-10Forum Posts 0Review Comments 276
|Maniac's Journey into heavy music|
There's a lot of bad shit on here, but some of this stuff I still spin for nostalgia, or just because it is actually pretty good
Oh yes, Christian Nu-Metal! This is where it all started for me. The first concert I ever went to was to see these guys with 12 stones. Epidemic was the heaviest song I had heard up to this album.
So I got one of those christian compilation albums "x 2004", I believe. The song "Infected" got constant play time.
The Changing of Times
So after a while of spinning Relient K, Demon Hunter, Pillar, and whatever other stuff I could get my hands on, I heard "Reinventing Your Exit" by Underoath. Needless to say, I loved the song and went to the christian bookstore with my allowance as soon as I could. Ignorant as I was, I didn't know what album the song was on. I saw this album first, so I picked it up. I brought it home and couldn't figure out how it was the same band! It took me a few days, but I eventually loved it and couldn't stop playing it. This was my first favorite metal album.
They're Only Chasing Safety
So I wised up a bit and did my research on Underoath; learning the band history and everything. I went back to the bookstore to pick this up and was pleasantly surprised that every song sounded like the Underoath I first heard.
Define the Great Line
So I saved up my money again, and didn't get any albums until this came out. Once again, I couldn't believe it was the same band! I had never heard anything like this. It was heavy, yet not like TCOT. It wasn't pop like TOCS, either. This was it. This is my favorite album of all time.
|6||Haste the Day|
Pressure the Hinges
Another christian bookstore purchase (I guess I made a lot of them). Not a lot to say about this one, except that Stitches was one of my favorite songs for a while.
This sounded like TOCS by Underoath, but with more singing... This went on my christmas list asap.
I call this abandonment
This was more like TOCS, and I loved it, but I never got around to actually getting the album. It was around this time I learned about projectplaylist.com and started getting my music that way.
Now that I had time to truly appreciate the heavier side of music, I went out and bought this instead of a video game (that was a big deal to me back then). This was the best "death metal" I had ever heard. (Genres were NOT my strong suit back then)
|10||As I lay Dying|
An Ocean Between Us
Not a lot to say about this one.. I actually despise the band nowadays, but this was part of my metalcore movement.
|11||August Burns Red|
They were my favorite band for a while, but after repeated listens, I strated to find myself getting bored by them.
|12||August Burns Red|
I actually got this after Messengers, I still prefer this to it.
Everything Is Alive, Everything Is...
Nothing to say, just that it was part of me starting to become obsessed with music.
Bless The Martyr, And Kiss The Child
Same as 13
|15||Bullet For My Valentine|
Scream, Aim, Fire
This is Brandon going mainstream. I got tired of the christian lyrics. I wanted something from another point of view (this is where I started questioning things). I never 'loved' this album really.. But Waking the Demon was fucking gold to me
|16||Bullet for My Valentine|
This is where I started really liking them, I would never had gotten into this stuff without pandora radio or project playlist
|17||All that Remains|
The Fall of Ideals
I hadn't really heard anything like this before. I thought it was heavier than stuff like ABR, but the vocalist was just AMAZING to me. I still spin this sometimes, but not as much as I used to.
As Daylight Dies
I heard Holy Diver. YEAH, yeah, I know. But I spent my money on this album. I used to think that the title track was the best song ever. Later I learned about Dio... but that's another list.
Alive or Just Breathing
My favorite from them. I got this shortly after ADD. I didn't realize they were the same band the first time I heard "My Last Serenade". I started youtubing more stuff from them. After this I moved into a short Nu-Metal phase. The combination of the last few albums and finding L.D. 50 by Mudvayne is what led me to Sputnik. Everything changed. All this happened really quickly, and I am proud to say that I have grown up a lot in a short amount of time, not just musically.
|Stuff and stuff|
|a lot of this stuff I was listening to when I was younger. I still play KSE, ATR and early Underoath sometimes|
|3 came out right as I started to break out of the Solid State scene, still a great album.|
10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18 and 19 all got heavy play from me from like 2003-2006ish, I still love a few of them
|i don't get metalcore at all. i find 99.9% of it to be repetitive and generic. the only ones i can stand are botch, converge, and integrity. the rest i'll just throw away.|
|you obviously didn't get the point of the list|
|all this sucks douchebag|
|i got the point, i was just forming an opinion of some of the music on here. what's your problem?|
|don't have a problem, just didn't seem like a relevant comment. 'most of metalcore sucks' ... well i kind of agree.. that was kind of the point of the list. just thought you might have something more ... useful to say|
|we're up for unbanning today right?|
|i never said metalcore sucks, all i said was i don't get metalcore. as long as that music is on your list, my comment is relevant. |
|too much christcore.|
|This type of metalcore is what I like to call "'Fisher Price' My First Heavy Metal." I'll still play some of these again for the nostalgia, though. And of course 19 is still awesome.|
|THIS IS THE WAY I SHOULD HAVE DONE THINGS! UP AGAINST THE WALL UP AGAINST THE WALL, YOU GOT ME UP AGAINST YOUR WALL!|
Best Underoath song by a mile.
|"the only ones i can stand are botch, converge, and integrity. the rest i'll just throw away."|
seems a bit short-sighted.
|Your journey into heavy music was like your journey into homosexuality: gay.|
|it is inveigh, and i've given the newer metalcore bands and albums a shot, but just cannot get into them.|
|"This was the best "death metal" I had ever heard. (Genres were NOT my strong suit back then)"|
this made me lol. reminds me when u were trying to tell us that ABR were NWOAHM :P
|but what about the other older metalcore bands? like Poison the Well, Dillinger Escape Plan, Coalesce, Shai Hulud etc. |
|shai hulud used to be really good, poison the well's okay, DEP is excellent, I just don't see them as metalcore, and Coalesce bores me a bit sometimes.|
|I've listened to all of these; fuck the haters.|
|where's the heavy|
|wait, how is DEP not metalcore? I don't see Calculating Infinity as all that different in sound than Jane Doe.|
|I find it to be more progressive than it is metalcore. i'm not trying to argue with you inveigh, it's just my opinion.|
|nah I wasn't trying to argue either, just wondering what you would call them. i can see progressive on albums like Ire Works, but Calculating Infinity and Miss Machine are pretty much essential metalcore to me.|
|"Coalesce bores me a bit sometimes."|
|dont really see how you can argue that DEP arent metalcore but ok|
i think maniac died
|Nope, not dead... Yet|
|too much christcore |
KNEEDZ MOAR ALLAHCORE !!
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