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Old 09-02-2008, 02:48 PM   #561 (permalink)
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54 : Pan Pipes

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Old 09-02-2008, 02:52 PM   #562 (permalink)
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53 : Canada

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Old 09-02-2008, 03:17 PM   #563 (permalink)
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No way Canadas probably one of the best countries in the world and beside you put Alaska in that. Canada also has some pretty good music there
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:24 PM   #564 (permalink)
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52 : Power Metal

I found myself aged 15/16 listening to a lot of bad metal albums. And yet despite that even at that age , with no taste whatsoever , listening to bad metal albums on a daily basis even I could see just how cheesy this genre was and made sure I kept my distance from it.

What made it even funnier for me was the dourness behind it. These bands took themselves so seriously. I love it how virtually every band has to have a metallic logo , the album covers are just as bad , they have to be metallic also , if not then some fantasy cover and if not that just put loads of fire on it.

I love it how on every power metal album every band photo no matter which band you choose all look identical. All in black jeans , all with long hair , plenty of facial hair , one band member will always be a bit chunkier than the others and because it's a photoshoot they go to a real effort and wear a black sweatshirt with a band logo on it rather than the sweaty black band t shirts they normally wear. And there's no make up or tattoos or weird peircings or pulling silly faces with this lot like you would normally get with your average black metal band, that would be too much like fun. Instead they just sort of stand around looking bored , because they're serious musicians playing serious music. Smiling for the camera is a total no-no , that would compromise your masculinity. I mean , how can you sing about hell , the gods , wars , death , famine & pestilence if your smiling and wearing a purple & green tracksuit.

As for the music , well that's pretty much self explanatory. Lots of dull speedy riffs , long guitar solos , a bass player that's forbidden to do anything remotely interesting and is just back up to the layers and layers of guitar wankery. And the vocals can be pretty much summed up as a Bruce Dickinson wannabe on steroids.

And if your still listening to this stuff after the age of 20 unless it's in an ironic 'Oh my god did I really listen to this , although I still quite like this song' kind of way.....

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OOOHHH wait until lespaul sees the Canadian one . Judging a country alone by Bryan Adams and Celine Dion is a little harsh considering we have given the world Miss Dynamite and America has given us a plethora of generic gangsta Rap.
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I defy anyone to come up with a list of 10 Canadian bands I like NOT including any indie bands from the past 5 - 10 years.

I'll even start you off

Voivod
Neil Young (And even then I don't like THAT much)
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I'm sorry but the song El Condor Pasa by Simon & Garfunkel has Pan Pipes. One of the best songs out there.
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52 : Power Metal

I found myself aged 15/16 listening to a lot of bad metal albums. And yet despite that even at that age , with no taste whatsoever , listening to bad metal albums on a daily basis even I could see just how cheesy this genre was and made sure I kept my distance from it.

What made it even funnier for me was the dourness behind it. These bands took themselves so seriously. I love it how virtually every band has to have a metallic logo , the album covers are just as bad , they have to be metallic also , if not then some fantasy cover and if not that just put loads of fire on it.

I love it how on every power metal album every band photo no matter which band you choose all look identical. All in black jeans , all with long hair , plenty of facial hair , one band member will always be a bit chunkier than the others and because it's a photoshoot they go to a real effort and wear a black sweatshirt with a band logo on it rather than the sweaty black band t shirts they normally wear. And there's no make up or tattoos or weird peircings or pulling silly faces with this lot like you would normally get with your average black metal band, that would be too much like fun. Instead they just sort of stand around looking bored , because they're serious musicians playing serious music. Smiling for the camera is a total no-no , that would compromise your masculinity. I mean , how can you sing about hell , the gods , wars , death , famine & pestilence if your smiling and wearing a purple & green tracksuit.

As for the music , well that's pretty much self explanatory. Lots of dull speedy riffs , long guitar solos , a bass player that's forbidden to do anything remotely interesting and is just back up to the layers and layers of guitar wankery. And the vocals can be pretty much summed up as a Bruce Dickinson wannabe on steroids.

And if your still listening to this stuff after the age of 20 unless it's in an ironic 'Oh my god did I really listen to this , although I still quite like this song' kind of way.....

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The problem with this, is that we can put Maiden, Priest and Saxon into this genre (in varying degress) and that wipes out my musical upbringing. You needed a pic of Manowar there and to implicitally exclude the aforementioned bands.

However I agree 100% with the ridiculous paraphenalia, imagery, album covers and dodgy lyrics in the early 80's that reduced metal to an absolute laughing stock and power metal was the biggest sinner.
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I see where you're going now. First put in some legitimate ones, then a few controversial ones, now the ridiculous ones...what next...the Beatles.
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Omitting the past 5-10 years is just cheating really, we could very well apply that to the UK over the past 5 years.
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