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Metal Discussion / Lifted Riffs
September 13, 2023, 04:31:36 PM
Thought this was a fun thread back on the old forum.

Have been listening to a bit of Cryptic Shift to help fill the Vektor-shaped hole in my life. Got around to their "Cosmic Dreams" single and holy shit, they clearly had Death's "Spiritual Healing" on repeat when they were writing this.

This bit here...

Immediately made me think of "Defensive Personalities"

And the tapped bit here...

Sounds way too much like the tapping in"Spiritual Healing".

 :abbath:  :abbath:  :abbath:

General Discussion / The People vs. Mr. Spotify
July 31, 2020, 08:30:13 PM
Daniel Ek (the CEO of Spotify) has ruffled a lot of feathers with his rant about musicians needing to pump out music more often and complaining about their butt-hurt regarding money generated via his platform

I get there's fuck all money in streaming, but isn't he right? When you look at bands like Sabbath in their heyday they put out their first five stompers in about what, 2.5 years and toured the shit out of them.

Am I being naïve in thinking that 'back in the day' only the bigger bands made any money from record sales and that the majority of bands paid the bills via touring a new record? Some of the obscure stuff you can dig into on Spotify would've sold fuck all (if it had even secured a release) if we still had the same business model, so if they're putting a record out every three years and have a few thousand fans then yeah, no shit you won't make money from that.

I'm on can five of the evening so may be talking shite, but I recognise that consumption of most media has shifted to streaming, so is there some validity to what he's saying or is he a cunt?
New one out from these lads, enjoying it so far but only a spin deep. Bit more spazzy/jazzy than usual.
Metal Discussion / Obscura Lineup Change... Again
April 22, 2020, 04:56:04 PM
Just seen on their Facebook page that everyone bar Stefan Kummerer is out of the band... again.

It's a real pity as I thought this lineup gelled brilliantly on their last record and Raf Trujillo is a serious talent, loved the jazzy, Holdsworth-esque touch to his playing.

Be interesting to see who gets drafted in as apparently they (Kummerer) are working on a new album. Regardless of how you feel about the band, those are some pretty hefty, technical boots to fill.