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by TraneDeracs
06 Dec 2011 18:50
Forum: Otherland
Topic: It's official. I am the spoiler king.
Replies: 3
Views: 7658

It's official. I am the spoiler king.

I had the entirety of book 7 of the Dark Tower series ruined for me through unintentional internet searches. I accidentally found out about "that really, really horrible" scene in A Storm of Swords. Not to mention a death or two afterwards. And now, to add to it...I jokingly go to the "House Bolton"...
by TraneDeracs
07 Oct 2011 00:59
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: The Opeth setlist for the American Tour is....rubbish.
Replies: 13
Views: 8513

Re: The Opeth setlist for the American Tour is....rubbish.

I like Heritage as an album but it feels like they are trying to garner a broader audience with this newest release etc. etc. etc. Did you actually listen to this album? You may love it or hate it, but that's certainly not the type of music that you "gain a broader audience" with. They are/were a q...
by TraneDeracs
05 Oct 2011 19:18
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: If you could pick what BG's next album was about...
Replies: 16
Views: 7319

Re: If you could pick what BG's next album was about...

"A Dance with Dragons" concept song (DO NOT POST SPOILERS OF ANY KIND! It's just...not right to mention anything such as that since there are no spoiler tags on this site)
Johannes Lichtenauer (old German swordmaster)
Joe Abercrombie. Either Logan Ninefingers or Inquisitor Glokta.
by TraneDeracs
01 Oct 2011 18:19
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: The Opeth setlist for the American Tour is....rubbish.
Replies: 13
Views: 8513

Re: The Opeth setlist for the American Tour is....rubbish.

Still... They want to play songs from their newest album. I am for that. But where are at least a few classics that aren't snippets from their concept albums? Credence is a great song, but...it's missing the heavier, darker, more METAL songs overall. I like Heritage as an album but it feels like the...
by TraneDeracs
30 Sep 2011 06:26
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: The Opeth setlist for the American Tour is....rubbish.
Replies: 13
Views: 8513

The Opeth setlist for the American Tour is....rubbish.

Okay. I get the point guys. You want to "branch out a bit", ease some of those influences into the sound, be a little more 70's with everything. You know what? I'm cool with you guys being experimental. Some of the songs on the album are good and fit the atmosphere for a band that wants to grow and ...
by TraneDeracs
05 Jan 2011 20:16
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Children of Bodom - Was it Worth it (Song Premiere)
Replies: 19
Views: 9178

Re: Children of Bodom - Was it Worth it (Song Premiere)

Another example of a band to "Pull an Inflames on us." They were good when they first started but then they got this bright idea that they are actual musicians meant to do other things besides what they were good at....singing about the Bodom something, making referenes to horror movies, being chees...
by TraneDeracs
30 Dec 2010 21:35
Forum: Otherland
Topic: Last book(s) you bought?
Replies: 36
Views: 18774

Re: Last book(s) you bought?

I was blessed with being given the last two Song of Ice and Fire novels for Christmas, so the last one I bought was "A Clash of Kings". Still haven't finished the first one yet, but I'll be pleasantly surprised given the depth of the series so far.
by TraneDeracs
30 Dec 2010 21:19
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Songs that absolutely blew you away the first time you heard
Replies: 79
Views: 44215

Re: Songs that absolutely blew you away the first time you h

Stormwarrior - Iron Gods must be added now.

Very, VERY impressive power metal band. Actually enjoyable. Shame bands such as this never get spotlighted.
by TraneDeracs
30 Dec 2010 21:17
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Oh, the tragedy: Judas Priest will do a farewell tour
Replies: 28
Views: 12892

Re: Oh, the tragedy: Judas Priest will do a farewell tour

AKA: We're taking a long break before reuniting to make more tour money from the comeback tour? I hate to sound the way I do but most of these breakups tend to involve prospects of wanting to come back to bring in more potential for crowds at a later date. Look at Rush, KISS, and many other bands. A...
by TraneDeracs
22 Dec 2010 18:37
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: NC show
Replies: 9
Views: 4509

Re: NC show

A little review of the show in Raleigh right here.... Seventh Kingdoms opened up. Being that I've never heard them before I didn't know what to expect. The music, delivery, and performance was decent, however the lead singer tried to win over many of the audience members on pure sex appeal alone. No...
by TraneDeracs
22 Dec 2010 08:44
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 156974

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

Here's the Raleigh, NC setlist: Sacred Welcome to Dying Born in a Mourning Hall Nightfall Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill) Fly Lord of the Rings This Will Never End A Voice in the Dark Imaginations From the Other Side Encore: Wheel of Time The Bard's Song Majesty Mirror Mirror I think I have "Ti...
by TraneDeracs
25 Nov 2010 17:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Darn, Valkyries is a grower!
Replies: 24
Views: 8475

Re: Darn, Valkyries is a grower!

Wait...Valykries was the letdown song? I thought Control the Divine was the dud of the album.
by TraneDeracs
23 Oct 2010 19:29
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Richard Dawkins (biologist/atheist speaker) hatemail
Replies: 66
Views: 18304

Re: Richard Dawkins (biologist/atheist speaker) hatemail

This is the problem I have with Dawkins: He believes his position and credibility as a scientist and geneticist gives him more reasonable doubt and right to speak about a topic that is completely unrelated to science. He's good at what he does and has helped the scientific world but his viewpoints a...
by TraneDeracs
23 Oct 2010 18:57
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Bad deals in music.
Replies: 7
Views: 4478

Bad deals in music.

So there I was, a good-hearted stalwart Opeth fan, eagerly anticipating the release of their newest live album entitled "In Live Concert at Royal Albert Hall". Any fan could be looking forward to this, given the heavy hitting set-list, old favorites, and new performances of songs we've never had the...
by TraneDeracs
21 Oct 2010 02:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Lyrics themes. What would you like BG to sing about?
Replies: 121
Views: 43635

Re: Lyrics themes. What would you like BG to sing about?

Some Old Testament/New Testament stories. Gene Wolfe - No explanation needed. Clark Ashton Smith - Any of his short stories. They are fascinating. The Nibelungen. - Germanic Epic. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Solomon Kane and Sherlock Holmes Something about the rich history of Germany: Maybe the Landskn...
by TraneDeracs
13 Oct 2010 17:54
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Why did Death Magnetic suck?
Replies: 43
Views: 16091

Re: Why did Death Magnetic suck?

The problem is that they are trying to cater to two different crowds: Those who are metalheads that listen to music beyond Slipknot, A7F, etc...and those who actually give those bands a time of day. So long story short they want to ride the success of their 1990's albums while still maintaining thei...
by TraneDeracs
13 Oct 2010 17:48
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Favorite picture of the booklet
Replies: 34
Views: 13505

Re: Favorite picture of the booklet

No love for the mummies? That was the best one in the entire booklet.
by TraneDeracs
29 Sep 2010 05:05
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Criticism in AtEoT lyrics
Replies: 29
Views: 8866

Re: Criticism in AtEoT lyrics

Led Guardian wrote:Somewhere he said that Control the Divine was critical of unquestioned authority, and encouraging people to always question.
It's based off of Paradise Lost, so it should be.
by TraneDeracs
25 Sep 2010 13:50
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC
Replies: 528
Views: 156974

Re: OFFICIAL SETLIST TOPIC

No Tanelorn Into the Void? Imaginations from the Other Side? Somewhere Far Beyond? Argh. I'm not going to lie, I hope the US setlist "improves" slightly being it's such a rarity that they even tour the States here. Not trying to sound like a disgruntled fan, just that these songs are typically the o...
by TraneDeracs
15 Sep 2010 06:46
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Stephen King Tribute Night?
Replies: 19
Views: 7480

Re: Stephen King Tribute Night?

]They have a double meaning. Many of the stories parralel the Dark Tower. Ahab's obsession with The White Whale, Roland's obsession with the Dark Tower. Many of them show two stories taking place hence why they were included. You can't ignore the Tower reference in Seize the Day. And no, it's not B...
by TraneDeracs
15 Sep 2010 02:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Stephen King Tribute Night?
Replies: 19
Views: 7480

Re: Stephen King Tribute Night?

As for Wicked Witch: there's alot of references to The Wizard of Oz in The Dark Tower, so in a way, it belongs to the Dark Tower :P Not to mention that Rhea of the Coos is a direct connection because of "Wizard and Glass". Beneath these Waves deals with oceans. Something Roland, Eddie, and Susanaah...
by TraneDeracs
14 Sep 2010 18:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Stephen King Tribute Night?
Replies: 19
Views: 7480

Re: Stephen King Tribute Night?

As for Wicked Witch: there's alot of references to The Wizard of Oz in The Dark Tower, so in a way, it belongs to the Dark Tower :P Not to mention that Rhea of the Coos is a direct connection because of "Wizard and Glass". Beneath these Waves deals with oceans. Something Roland, Eddie, and Susanaah...
by TraneDeracs
14 Sep 2010 15:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Stephen King Tribute Night?
Replies: 19
Views: 7480

Re: Stephen King Tribute Night?

I recall reading on Wikipedia back in the day that many songs could be interpreted either way. Not sure if that was the way they were meant to be interpreted, but in the end the song "Beneath These Waves" could reference the matters in The Drawing of the Three. It's music. It has many meanings depen...
by TraneDeracs
13 Sep 2010 17:51
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: It will be my first BG gig! Yours?
Replies: 60
Views: 17334

Re: It will be my first BG gig! Yours?

rdyfrde wrote: 2006 - Seattle (got a broken nose thanks to that asshat male singer in Leaves Eyes)
2009 - Monza, Italy for Gods of Metal (best show out of the three by far)
Oh please go on...
by TraneDeracs
13 Sep 2010 17:48
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Stephen King Tribute Night?
Replies: 19
Views: 7480

Stephen King Tribute Night?

At first, Demons and Wizards is to play the entire first album. And the rest, is to be nothing other than a simle nod using all specific songs attributed to the many songs inspired by Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series. Threw in Imaginations because it could fit and add to the setlist. I made th...
by TraneDeracs
08 Sep 2010 20:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: An honest review on this album...(UPDATED)
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

Re: An honest review on this album...(UPDATED)

Bump. I hereby apologize for not hearing it correctly the first time!
by TraneDeracs
08 Sep 2010 19:56
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Two confirmed dates in North Carolina?
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

Two confirmed dates in North Carolina?

8) 8) 8) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock: :shock: :shock:

*excitement cannot be contained*

Anyone going to attending one of these two shows?
by TraneDeracs
01 Sep 2010 22:58
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: An honest review on this album...(UPDATED)
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

Re: An honest review on this album.

It's not that there isn't any metal in it, it's just mainly the fact that the guitars don't "stand out" like they used to. Felt as if there were places where this riff could have been heavier, perhaps a different tone, but overall it just didn't have the SAME energy and feel that I've heard in previ...
by TraneDeracs
01 Sep 2010 18:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: An honest review on this album...(UPDATED)
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

An honest review on this album...(UPDATED)

Major, major edit - Alright, after listening to this album since I posted this it has grown on me quite heavily. I think this was all originally from listening to the live album over and over again in anticipation of the release and giving "Majesty" a second or third play here or there. I don't know...
by TraneDeracs
16 Aug 2010 04:57
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: I'm just going to say it...
Replies: 7
Views: 3915

I'm just going to say it...

So, what do all you think are the stats on Hansi's staff there?

:)
by TraneDeracs
14 Jun 2010 17:03
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Iron Maiden - El Dorado is the new single and it's available
Replies: 31
Views: 10347

Re: Iron Maiden - El Dorado is the new single and it's avail

The song is good. Very likeable yet I feel they could have gone further with the sound they were embarking upon with AMOLAD. At first the album didn't seem metal enough to me and carried with it too much of a rock vibe, but after giving it a chance it is clearly a great album. As for the new single ...
by TraneDeracs
01 Jun 2010 18:45
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Make up a tour/festival with seven bands you'd want to see.
Replies: 29
Views: 20317

Make up a tour/festival with seven bands you'd want to see.

Not counting openers of course.

Iron Maiden
Blind Guardian
Opeth
Katatonia
Primordial
Jag Panzer
Sabaton

Such would be a dream come true for me.
by TraneDeracs
08 May 2010 16:54
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Woe unto you, oh power metal...
Replies: 32
Views: 8155

Re: Woe unto you, oh power metal...

8) Awesome lists fellas. Like to know many are at least trying out there. Sabaton, Grave Digger, Rage, and a few others I've known of but it's nice to see some up and coming acts as well.

Thanks to all who helped me discover these so far.
by TraneDeracs
22 Apr 2010 16:23
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Woe unto you, oh power metal...
Replies: 32
Views: 8155

Woe unto you, oh power metal...

Here I sit, listening to the song "Majesty" for the twentieth time, and a thought comes to me. The thought is "You know, I'd like to check out more power metal bands besides the one's I've known for some time." Therefore I jumped on youtube and began looking to and 'fro for a new horizon in power me...
by TraneDeracs
02 Feb 2010 20:09
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Blind Guardian's Mascot
Replies: 43
Views: 15161

Re: Blind Guardian's Mascot

Walter O' Dim is the official mascot of Blind Guardian?

They should do a concept album based on "The Stand" or "Eyes of the Dragon" now...
Or the first Dark Tower novel. That would be perfect.
by TraneDeracs
02 Feb 2010 20:04
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: US Fans: The Ideal Cities/Towns for a US Tour.
Replies: 41
Views: 13802

Re: US Fans: The Ideal Cities/Towns for a US Tour.

Blind Guardian should definitely come to Salt Lake City, UT. Reason 1: I would promote the shit out of it to get so many to come--the venue would be packed full of BG lovers Reason 2: We have a great venue which I think would be perfect for them, Murray Theater Reason 3: My band could possibly open...
by TraneDeracs
02 Feb 2010 18:26
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: God is imaginary
Replies: 157
Views: 41244

Re: God is imaginary

I wish more people would understand that the Old Testament isn't "telling them" to do anything just because it contains a historical verse that has something sinful within it. It's also per the old laws of different histories according to God, not meant to be sought after in modern times...hence the...
by TraneDeracs
02 Feb 2010 18:20
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: US Fans: The Ideal Cities/Towns for a US Tour.
Replies: 41
Views: 13802

US Fans: The Ideal Cities/Towns for a US Tour.

I am by no means trying to insinuate in any way that these are locations which the band should indeed venture to should a US Tour be on the horizon, just a comprehensive view from many fans as to what locations would be the best for America. To put it in greater words, what general locations, specif...
by TraneDeracs
12 Dec 2009 06:32
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: I am so pissed off.
Replies: 55
Views: 13258

Re: I am so pissed off.

Problem is that most bands that come over here only hit major Northern cities. The South and South East in general are highly neglected places. It seems everyone wants to do NYC, Virginia, Chicago, a few random locations here and there, LA, another California date.

That's the worst part.
by TraneDeracs
23 Oct 2009 00:51
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: How to make a metal album.
Replies: 43
Views: 12787

Re: How to make a metal album.

Cerbere wrote:I don't think most metal albums have 17 tracks :wink:
Let's say...it's their greatest hits collection. Not to mention that you "pick" which ones go past the demo stage.
by TraneDeracs
22 Oct 2009 22:58
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: How to make a metal album.
Replies: 43
Views: 12787

How to make a metal album.

How to make a metal album: Switch labels, get musicians who share your "vision" of the power chord and certain tuning. Make sure they can play solos so you don't have to. Artwork with a cool logo. Stickers from various magazines detailing how this band is "THE BEST THING SINCE/MODERN DAY [80's Band]...
by TraneDeracs
12 Oct 2009 16:50
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: ICED EARTH
Replies: 64
Views: 21626

Re: ICED EARTH

Between those, I'd pick Days of Purgatory. Gives you a good feel about the band and let's you know what their classic songs are. Burnt Offerings is good, but isn't as dynamic or versatile as their first two albums.

But personally, Dark Saga or Something Wicked This Way Comes.
by TraneDeracs
02 Oct 2009 19:39
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: The literal opposite of Beethoven...
Replies: 16
Views: 6292

Re: The literal opposite of Beethoven...

Holy shit.... Band members Se7en (David) – screamed vocals, rap vocals (2006–present) Mikl (Mike) – autotune clean vocals (2006–present) Phat J (Jason) – synths, guitars, beats, backup vocals, backup screams (2007–present) Antz (Anthony) – fog machine and lights (2008–present) They have a band membe...
by TraneDeracs
01 Oct 2009 23:54
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: The literal opposite of Beethoven...
Replies: 16
Views: 6292

Re: The literal opposite of Beethoven...

Let's pretend that there is a scale from one to ten. One being the worst known in the universe and ten being something on a Beethoven like level. This band is the LITERAL opposite of Beethoven's style. Nothing technical, just basically the dead opposite of him as a musician.
by TraneDeracs
01 Oct 2009 02:36
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: The literal opposite of Beethoven...
Replies: 16
Views: 6292

The literal opposite of Beethoven...

I hereby warn all the guardians of metal, all the lovers of the classical masters, all the singers and growlers of doom, darkness, and the void...that this is the true enemy of all that is music. Be warned, for the evil you witness, if you choose to do so, might be unbearable to the impure at heart....
by TraneDeracs
28 Sep 2009 18:52
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Earlier elements that bands need to return to.
Replies: 19
Views: 7940

Earlier elements that bands need to return to.

Paradise Lost - I like their newer material quite thoroughly, but overall I wish they'd return to their powerdul death metal styles. Katatonia - Dance of December Souls was a brilliant album. I enjoy their newer rock albums as well, but I still yearn for those old days. In Flames - Where do I even b...
by TraneDeracs
23 Sep 2009 16:55
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Van Morrison.
Replies: 1
Views: 3370

Van Morrison.

The man's a genius what can I say?
by TraneDeracs
23 Sep 2009 16:55
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Most mind-boggling ripoffs you've heard?
Replies: 21
Views: 8107

Re: Most mind-boggling ripoffs you've heard?

Trivium trying to be videogame-pop version of Iron Maiden, more or less.
by TraneDeracs
17 Sep 2009 22:31
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: "How about I formally say fuck you to Ozzfest...
Replies: 9
Views: 5223

Re: "How about I formally say fuck you to Ozzfest...

And thus American Unemployment adds five more. I wonder if they can apply in each state/city Ozzfest stops in.
by TraneDeracs
11 Sep 2009 16:56
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Tristania
Replies: 4
Views: 3343

Re: Tristania

I want Vebeke back. She was the essence to the band.