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Metal Strikes Back in 2004

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An article has been posted on FMQB.com listing the heavy metal moments of 2004, from the formation of new bands to the new releases of older bands. An excerpt from the article:

2004 will definitely be thought of as a year when Metal made an official "come back" in the commercial world. This is not to say that Metal ever went away, but like any genre, it ebbs and flows, and this year brought a tidal wave of good music. The beginning of the year was dominated by strong releases from Iced Earth, Damageplan, the re-united Fear Factory and Dave Grohl's Probot project, which featured Grohl backing up singers like Lemmy from Motorhead and King Diamond.

Source: FMQB.com

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1. nymph writes:

ok i have a question for anyone out there that might care...has slipknot officially broke up yet? iv e heard alot around town...which is one reason to get and answer from somebody who actually knows....if u know and share ur info...i would be really happy...so thankx

# Jan 2, 2005 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. a writes:

I'd like slipknot to break up. Joey is a good drummer and he has to go to a better band.

(2004 is a very special year for me because it was in this year that I was into metal.)

# Jan 2, 2005 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ac666 writes:

Actually, I thought 2004 was pretty gay in the scheme of things. Metal 'came back' in a trendy manner, but not artistically. Those three releaes quoted as dominating the early part of the year were awful (Sorry, fellow Dimefans, but New Found Power was the worst album I've heard the man play on by a long shot).

# Jan 2, 2005 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

While I thought all of the above four mentioned albums were decent, there was an onslaught of other awesome releases, especially in late August through October (Shadows Fall, Lamb of God, Vader, The Haunted among others). I think the resurgence has been "trendy" only in the sense that many of the up and comers are metalcore, which is the new trend. Certainly a fair replacement and much needed change from nu-metal. But I think overall, we're seeing many more classic/heavy metal bands having greater success than in recent years as well, which is also reason to call it a resurgence of metal. Here's hoping 2005 is as good or better \m/

# Jan 2, 2005 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MADK writes:

I see 2005 being a even better year for metal. With the new albums from Judas
Priest and Slayer on the way. And the rumour of maiden touring the states. Sounds
like a winner!!

# Jan 2, 2005 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ac666 writes:

Yeah, I don't see it as a bad thing that these older bands are getting a little more respect from mainstream types and selling a few more records, that's alright, but it's this metalcore trend. It just blows. It's barely better than nu metal, the only good thing about it is that it provides a gateway into the world of metal for uninformed kiddies.

The Haunted and Vader put out good albums as you say, Mayhem put out an album which is possibly their best ever, (big call, I know) Enslaved put out a killer album and Darkthrone maintained their high standard. Marduk put out their best in some time, but to me these albums weren't enough to make 2004 a killer year.

Nice year, but not amazing.

# Jan 2, 2005 @ 5:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. HydroPonics writes:

overall in 2004 i think metal has changed for good ways of profit but what the f*** is with all the selling out of bands we used to listen tot his music because it sounded so sh**ty to everyone else but so good to the real fans, Now corey from slipknot is singing more then using his god given gift to belt his nasty lyrical talent.

# Jan 3, 2005 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kat writes:

you guys call yoursevles metalheads? im f***ing ashamed of this generation. as far as slipknot splitting up- bullsh**. some of the band members, like corey and joey....have other bands that released albums, corey, who is in stone sour...has been noted to say he isnt leaving slipknot, but just out to show the world he has more of a vocal range then the screaming in slipknot.


how can you just be "into" metal? when was it a chocie year by year?

Love all music, respect all artists, cuz id like to see some of you who put music down on f***ing stage night after night pleasing thousands of fans.


this generation not only is a disspointment to the respect for music, but i doubt youll create any bands that will withstand time like the ones in the past, cuz of your sh**ty a$$ respect of what it takes to be a musicain!!

# Jan 3, 2005 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. diana turner writes:

2004 was alright, probalby the best ozzfest ever, slipknot album was a flop, slipknot f***ing sucks anyway. Dime thing really put a damper on the whole year though. yet there were plenty of obvious strong releases.

# Jan 3, 2005 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Nemesic writes:

This year was alright. Slipknot was never metal. They were hardcore badasses though. Now, they suk. I don't mean to offend anyone, but Vol III went right up there with Metallica's St. Anger in the "what the hell is this garbage" pile. In fact, i don't think Slipknot belongs in this web site. "Undergroud" and Slipknot shouldn't even be spoken in the same line. Maybe once they did, but not anymore. I bet being on TRL sold em a couple of cds.

# Jan 5, 2005 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Nemesic writes:

And Probot was a good effort made by a devoted fan, but it didn't quite get there. That's all black metal stuff, Very hard to try to sell on a more mainstream platform, but still kudos to Dave for his effort.

Iced Earths lastest album is KILLER!!! AN INCREDIBLE ALBUM!!! This was truly a positive surprise. And Damageplan was good. It wasn't Pantera, but i think that's why people didn't like it. They were expecting pantera. It was a decent album.

# Jan 5, 2005 @ 1:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ac666 writes:

'And Damageplan was good. It wasn't Pantera, but i think that's why people didn't like it. They were expecting pantera. It was a decent album.'

No, I didn't like it because everything about it was so generic. How two great players like the brothers could churn out something so substandard is beyond me, but they did, and that's how I see it. I wasn't expecting Pantera, but I was at least expecting something good.

'how can you just be "into" metal? when was it a choice year by year?'

Who the f*** even said anything like that? We're talking about 2004 in review, a revolutionary concept, granted (pffft), but that's it no-one's saying 'oh, I didn't think the metal albums were as strong this year, I'm not going to 'be metal' next year, I might try being a wigger...'

Get down off your high horse and grow a f***ing brain. People are allowed to have different opinions to yours. I don't love all music (Do you have no capacity for differentiation between quality and crap?) and I respect artists, but there are a hell of a lot of music acts out there who are not artists, and I don't feel the need to respect them.

Ashamed of this generation? Get your own house in order and shut the f*** up, child.

# Jan 5, 2005 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. LIZ writes:

SLIP KNOT SUCKS BUT SIMPLE PLAN RULES

# Jan 8, 2005 @ 8:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. b writes:

Peoples like Kat and ac66 put the metal community to shame. Didn't you people understand what he said? He said that it was in this year that he STARTED LISTENING to metal. What's wrong with that? Can you tell me? WHAT IS WRONG ABOUT LISTENING TO METAL?

# Jan 8, 2005 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ac666 writes:

Actually 'b', if you'd read my post you illiterate clown, you'd notice that at no f***ing time did I slag 'a' because he found metal this year, which I happen to think is pretty damn cool. I welcome him/her to the fold. Kat and Kat alone was in my sights with my last comment. Read and comprehend posts before commenting on them in future.

# Jan 9, 2005 @ 12:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. b writes:

uhhhhh....ok. hehe

# Jan 9, 2005 @ 5:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. JT writes:

2004 was a sick year formetal, a lot of great albums came out from a lot of great artists like bruy your dead, full blown chaos, a perfect murder, a lot of good sh**. but the worst f***in album of the year was vol 3, that is a trendy poppy peice of sh**, slipknot became a boy band with masks and instruments.

that f***in b**** sayin they are ashamed of this generation, IM f***IN PURE METAL 100% HARDCORE FLESH EATING BLOOD SUCKIN KILLING MOTHER f***ER, f***in b**** wanna point fingers at us, ill chop then sh**s off and send ur a$$ packin back to mtv u little b****

# Jan 13, 2005 @ 6:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. wally writes:

I agree with JT on this i bought the album and yes they did become a boy band or a country band in a way , but still it won them 2 grammy award deal things but screw the grammys its about slipknots fans im not talking about those so called "maggots" but regular hardcore metal fans its about what our generation wants from the music industry and that is the hardcore sh** from when they fisrt came out don't change it cuz ur gonna piss people off. (FUK THE CORPORATE WORLD)

# Jan 15, 2005 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. dont know writes:

stop complaining bout why you hate the new Slipknot record it aint poppy thats like britney spears bullsh** thats pop also selling a million records doesnt make Vol. 3 a flop and its amazingly sad how much you people keep talkin sh** bout this band you all sound like a bunch of lil 7 yr olds anyways maybe your lives will all be killed off pretty quickly you all are just closed minded fans anyway

# Jan 15, 2005 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. relliK writes:

Hopefully 2005 will bring us a new Opeth album.Kerry King said the new Slayer will be an extention of God Hates Us All, so Im not expecting too much.GHUA was still badass, but everyone is expecting a return to thrash now that Dave is back.So Im guessing its gonna disappoint alot of people.Oh, and Vol.3 is head and shoulders above Slipknot's old "crap".JT and wally show me that alot of their moronic fans have now abandoned them, which takes away some ignonomy from being a Slipknot fan.

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