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Emmure Strikes Out At The All Stars Tour, Born of Osiris Hits A Home Run

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I sadly arrived late for the show and missed all, but seven of the bands playing. Granted, I've never listened to the openers, since the majority of the bands were hardcore; a scene that I'm familiar with, but not a part of. This lead to an incredibly awkward experience, since I was immersing myself in a completely different culture.

After finishing up an upcoming interview with In This Moment, I entered the Congress Theater to watch Iwrestledabearonce. Having been chafed by Krysta Cameron's rabid parakeet screams when I saw the band play with The Dillinger Escape Plan, I was hoping that she may have improved as a vocalist during the past year on tour. Sadly, she's just as annoying as ever in a live setting, while the actual music remains unfocused, disjointed, and truly unfunny. Comedy metal can indeed work and Iwrestledabearonce should quit it with the funny sound effects and instead move on to having the humor come from their lyrics and stage presence. GWAR and Cannabis Corpse manage to be genuinely funny in an over-the-top way without annoying me because they don't bombard me with cheesy sound effects every ten seconds. It's a shame that Iwrestledabearonce still don’t comprehend taste and only make music for their own amusement instead of that of their highly annoyed audience.

In This Moment were up next and I have to say that ITM put on a great show. Maria's voice simply works better in a live setting than it does in the studio and it's a shame that they went from headlining to only playing five songs after only a few short months. Much like my experience with Warbringer and Job For a Cowboy, In This Moment won me over in the live arena. The fact that they put on such a great performance was sadly probably wasted on playing for a hardcore crowd who didn't appreciate their music, since much of the audience had left the venue during their set.

Next up was For Today, who I'd never listened to before, but managed to put on a good show despite being pretty generic modern hardcore. While the band doesn’t break any new ground or do much to stand out, they don't annoy me as much as most contemporary hardcore does. If I were more into the neo post-hardcore scene, I'd probably give the band a few more listens. Still, they're good for what they are and anyone into contemporary hardcore should give them a shot.

Next up was Blessthefall, who I caught back with As I Lay Dying last year, but are now more in their element. Despite not being into the whole whiny emo singing in today's post-hardcore, Blessthefall are good for what it is. It's just not a band for me so I can't say that I paid much attention to their set.

Born of Osiris was next, and having heard some great things about the act, I was happy to attend the show to see the band play. Not that I wasn't apprehensive, since I still hate most deathcore with a passion and I've grown to loath otherwise hyped deathcore bands that fail to live up to the buzz, like Between the Buried and Me and All Shall Perish. Yet, I decided to be a sucker, since I still like The Red Chord. So I was still willing to give BOO a chance. If for no other reason than the fact that they're a local band, and I was right to do so.

Born of Osiris manage to make chugging sound fresh again, mostly by having an excellent guitar tone, constant tempo changes and layering leads over their chugging. The band has created a unique sound for that shows what deathcore is capable of as a genre. It's just a shame that few bands really push deathcore to its limits and instead think inside the box.

Most importantly, they sound great live with a tight, rich sound to their music which provided a great contrast to all the hardcore. Purists may hate the band on principle due to the band's genre but Born of Osiris truly slay live and were the highlight of the night. And of course a good portion of the audience left shortly after BOO's set since the last two bands were sadly underwhelming.

Alesaena was yet another whiny hardcore band and having to listen to that same form of “singing” was enough for me. Blessthefall avoided being annoying by doing it right but Alesaena was way too aggravating for me to pay much attention to.

Finally, Emmure was headlining. I'll give credit where it's due and admit that Emmure does sound better live but then again it's hard to mess up the sound of downtuned guitar chugging. Therefore, it's safe to say that the band's sound tech is the most talented member of the group. Emmure remain a generic, unimaginative deathcore band who specialize in plagiarism of pop culture for both merchandise and lyrical topics... and that's when Frankie Palmeri isn't growling lyrics about beating people up. After seeing Born of Osiris do deathcore the right way, hearing Emmure sound like a thousand other horrible bands was incredibly anticlimactic.

While the occasional black metal screams and hip-hop influences do change things up a bit, they're really just gimmicks to cover up the fact that the band has a drummer who can only play at mid-tempo and guitarists who just chug. The only two songs that they even played that provided any sort of variety were just “Solar Flare Homicide” and “Chicago's Finest.” Then again, those are the only two songs in their discography that deviate from the band's formula at all. Until the band work on improving their speed and songwriting they'll forever be condemned to be forgotten once they're no longer hip.

So after seeing Born of Osiris and In This Moment completely slay, I sadly ended up feeling violated by watching two abysmally horrible bands follow them. I don't seem to understand Emmure's popularity at all aside from their constant pop culture references that don't even seem to make statements about commercialization of culture and just seem like references. They're just there on the surface like a Seltzer and Friedberg movie. Also, selling booty shorts that read “SLUT” on them? That sets a new low and if anything ensures that wives and girlfriends will continue to hate metal. That level of misogyny makes the entire genre seem stupid and makes me embarrassed to call myself a metalhead. Then again Emmure seem like the kind of band who specialize in brainlessness so I can’t criticize the mentally handicapped that much.

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1. jon k writes:

dude ur a loser

# Aug 3, 2011 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. slayer2049 writes:

f*** EMMURE !!!

# Aug 3, 2011 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Hellspawn writes:

I have to give you props, the same way I give props to the guy whose job it is to sort through massive piles of trash and find what's salvageable. You have a way higher tolerance of bullsh** then I do, I would've avoided that place like the plague.

That said, it was a well-written review.

# Aug 3, 2011 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DreamHeater writes:

Between the Buried and Me isn't generic deathcore - give them another shot. Their newer stuff in particular really breaks the mold.
They destroyed when I saw them with JFAC and The Ocean Collective.

# Aug 3, 2011 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Greyback writes:

Emmure is seriously emmured in the gayest deathcore/poocore ever. Listen to some BOLT THROWER,, cute scene kids. Good review anyways.

# Aug 3, 2011 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Dasher10 writes:

@ Hellspawn. I've listened to Kevin Federline and George Harrison's Gone Tropo album. NOTHING is too sh**ty for me to sit through.

# Aug 3, 2011 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. R10 writes:

Yes,greyback,Bolt Thrower! Talkin my language pal! Taking one for the team,dasher? Only a couple of bands on that all star thingy id listen to. Unfortuanately ive endured Emmures crap a few times because they got lumped onto package tours ive seen. Good soldier you are for sticking it out seeing thier "act" so you could write this review! Kudos to you,dude!

# Aug 3, 2011 @ 1:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Hellspawn writes:

@Dasher10

Christ man, at least wash your ears out with some Old Morbid Angel before diving straight in again!

# Aug 3, 2011 @ 4:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Dasher10 writes:

@ Hellspawn. I prefer Rupture Christ and Enmity

# Aug 3, 2011 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ric writes:

LOL i seen these guys when they came on devildriver's headlining uh...f***, what was it called..

something with the word thrasher in it.
OH, thrash and burn.

i got caught into a hardcore pit as these guys played and i ended up throwing a scene kid across the floor into the side wall

haha f*** emmure

# Aug 4, 2011 @ 2:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. LOL writes:

the fact that you said "black metal screams" when describing frankie palmeri's screams completely eliminates any cred you have. Get a real job, toolbag.

# Aug 4, 2011 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Dasher10 writes:

Because clearly, black metal is a special genre that only exists for cool people and no sh**ty bands can be mildly influenced by black metal and still suck.

# Aug 4, 2011 @ 3:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. rongold360 writes:

I thought it was a great reveiew, except i quite enjoy Emmure and the rest of the bands. BOO is by far my favorite, theyre AMAZING live. But i do understand where your coming from, even if i dont agree, good review. And remember people, its only an opinion, not fact, dont insult the man!

# Aug 4, 2011 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. deathbringer writes:

This is like a bigger version of The Cool Tour that I went to last year (and reported on). Same style of bands with perhaps less variety. I thought the Cool Tour was well orchestrated and have about the same opinion of Blessthefall - whiny but not as overly annoying as many other whiny post-hardcore/emo bands. There's obviously a market for this type of music though - it's today's kids.

# Aug 4, 2011 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BrianSD writes:

In this moment is really good live. I was a little skeptical when I went to a show they did with straight line stitch but they impressed. BoO does stand out among those type of bands. Good review. I don't think I could sit through all those bands either.

# Aug 4, 2011 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. XWigglesX writes:

No hardcore, man I hate Emmure though. f***

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 1:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. FeVeRDrEaM620 writes:

xplain why did u go 2 this tour just for ITM!? u suck dude...

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. lol writes:

Like...you digged Born of Osiris and you have nothing to say about After the Burial?

This site stands on the same level as lambgoat. I only come here to read what the "true metalheads" write in the comment sections to have a good laugh at the ignorance. Absurd.

Properly critique music, you tosser. You clearly don't know sh** about genres if you think Emmure is influenced by "black metal" LOL. YES. Darkthrone, Immortal ,Belphegor, and Tjsuder are all Emmure's top influences. Frankie Palmeri strives to scream just like Satyr. Of course! If you don't know what you're talking about, shut the f*** up.

You're mad coz your review is rubbish. "Ah, I'll go to an alternative show and then rip on all the alternative bands because In this Moment is the truest band there!".

Emmure is garbage for the record though, just to clear up any misconception that might occur, such as people thinking I'm actually defending them for instance. But to think their chugalug sh** music is influenced by black metal...-facepalm-

cheers.

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. lol writes:

one more thing. Labeling Between the Buried and Me as "generic deathcore" should get you castrated. You should probably listen to a band's music before you judge them, retard!

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. this guy is an idiot writes:

he is just trolling on btbm; either that or he is a complete jackass.....

Deathbringer... boot this clown off MU! He is defiling the good name!

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. XWigglesX writes:

User "lol" is mad

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 7:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metalmayhem writes:

Whoa! "lol" is p***ed....I love black metal, and the comments in the article didnt aggrevate me in the least. Actually, I didnt think that this article had anything to do with black metal. Just about a bunch of really terrible bands getting together to play a really terrible tour together. Seriously, they are only opinions. People get so p***ed which is funny, but also idiotic and a wasted of time.

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23. n0thinghead writes:

fo' cereal wigs lmao hey "lol", u mad bro? ;)

i would've loved to have read dasher's opinon on after the burial live, but he did say, in his excellent review, that he got there late and missed many of the bands.

nice job man.

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I would like to point out, (and this is only because there have been several comments missacusing him of saying this) That Dasher never said BTBAM was generic deathcore. THIS is what he said:

"I've grown to loath otherwise hyped deathcore bands that fail to live up to the buzz, like Between the Buried and Me and All Shall Perish."

he said they were overhyped, not generic. I understand the words look almost the same, but if you look at the placing of the letters, d, h,y, and p, you can tell they are not in fact the same word.

f***ing read the article before you accuse someone of being stupid.

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ ssright bro. don't worry man, i gotcha back.

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. XWigglesX writes:

He mad bro

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 9:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Jordan Shaff writes:

Honestly, I respect most opinions, namely when it involves reporting music and one's own review. Alternatively, I would anticipate the coverage to be accurate from the jump. I appreciate, study, play and promote metal in most all ways, thus when I access a site such as Metalunderground.com, I can "depending" on the information provided. However, the pseudo-factual information (not opinions) which are provided are a misrepresentation as a whole. This is especially true in reference to Born Of Osiris, which was classified as a deathcore band. As a dependable metal news source it is assumed one would at least identify the correct sub-genre. Born Of Osiris has always been, claimed to be and achieved the genre of Mathcore/Technical Metal. I read the article and I disagreed with most of the opinions, having seen the same bands perform quite fantastic, but I gave the read the benefit of the doubt until I kept encountering inconsistencies. There are several more deviations, however I feel it futile and inconsiderate to continue in this manner.
Please understand that I, by no means, am attempting to deface or heckle the writing. I am simply requesting an accurate description of the factual information, then commence the review in which ever manner is deemed appropriate.

# Aug 9, 2011 @ 6:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. RzBk writes:

I'd just like to start by saying, you are a f***ing jackass. Get you're head out of black metal's a$$ and open up to the different genres of metal. Although, not all may be as satisfying as the next, each has it's own touch for those who enjoy it. In this Moment is the saddest excuse for anything I have ever experienced in my entire life. I've been to plenty of shows, including all of All-Stars Tour, In this Moment might have well not even showed up. For one, they were completely out of place. Not to mention the fact that their reptitive thrash bullsh** was far more annoying than any kind of "sound" Iwrestledabearonce has created or may create in the future. There was absolutely no stage presence and on top of that, the crowd wanted nothing to do with them, the show ending with the band getting booed off stage after an unnecessary comment towards the city of Detroit.

On that note, let's look past the sh** and talk about the good performances. Let's not forget their was a pretty diversified group of bands playing this tour. Some not so great, others were absolutely amazing. After the Burial,Born of Osiris, Ghost Inside and a few others delivered like no other. Emmure, although not favored by all, even put on a pretty sick show. Yes, the sound is simple to achieve, and the lyrics may not be the greatest thing in the world, but it's an energy these guys bring to the stage that makes the whole experience.

Remember one thing, you are nothing more than a worthless journalist trying to stoke up a reaction out of people. Your life revovles around "the story". Before you try pushing your closed mind bullsh** on everyone, just think about how these bands are out here doing all kinds of crazy things or maybe not so crazy,going on tours, living one hell of a life, while you're sittin back writing about it.

# Aug 11, 2011 @ 10:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. brandedcfh420 writes:

@ #28: Remember one thing, you are nothing more than a worthless troll trying to stoke up a reaction out of people.

# Aug 11, 2011 @ 10:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Netromancer writes:

So we can't judge a band by the music or lyrics anymore we need to take their "energy" into account?

# Aug 11, 2011 @ 1:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. ZMA writes:

That was a good read, thanks Dasher. This gives me all the more reason to only like 2 Emmure songs, even though after reading this I probably shouldn't like any, because I don't agree with the image they put out AT ALL!! Yea booty shorts that say slut on them.......totally metal lol.

Netromancer, I take a bands energy into account. Every band is different and every band puts out a different image and a different energy that they want people to pick up on. For instance, I LOVE!!!!!! Judas Priest. Got all the albums and ever since I started listening to them I've been to their shows when they come my way. I love their music, I love their image, and I love their energy. You can feel it in the music. It's energy like that, that made me cry when I heard Painkiller the first time.
But on the other side, you have a band like Iron Maiden, which is a great band, and I love their music and image......but I own no Maiden albums. Because I don't connect with them the way I do with Priest. But you have people who are hardcore Maiden fans that will be fans till they die. I said this in the elitist thread, but I'll say it again I guess. Music isn't just something to be taken lightly. It influences people all over the world. It creates a special bond with you. That's what'll keep me a Priest fan till I die. Because I picked up on everything that the band has to offer and I embraced it.

Post 27 Jordan Shaff. That was a quality written comment good sir heh heh.

branded, agreed this dude just wants to piss people off.

I liked In This Moment but all the live vids of them I see just don't look that interesting. They play good live, but Brink seems lifeless a lot of the time and I kinda don't like that. It's also sad to hear Iwrestledabearonce might not be that good live. I like their studio work. Oh well...... If they ever roll through here I'll see em anyway and give my own opinion on it.

# Aug 11, 2011 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Netromancer writes:

Sorry Z, but it's this here that brought about my last post~

"Emmure, although not favored by all, even put on a pretty sick show. Yes, the sound is simple to achieve, and the lyrics may not be the greatest thing in the world, but it's an energy these guys bring to the stage that makes the whole experience."

My point was, I'm not going to pay to see Emmure live. For me they honestly bring nothing to the table. I couldn't care less how high their fans jump or how "sick" their shows are. I'm judging them by the music and lyrics that I have heard. They do nothing for me. If other people like them, more power to ya, folks. I just find it funny that someone would put down their music and lyrics but still defend a band on "energy". I guess I just don't "get it".

# Aug 12, 2011 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. R10 writes:

Ive unfortunately had to endure Emmure a couple times because of thier placement on tours ive seen. First time,with Sick of it All and Unearth. Second time with Soilent Green and Hatebreed. This was a few years back. I myself find nothing redeeming in Emmures music,kids seem to like them though.

# Aug 12, 2011 @ 4:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. n0thinghead writes:

emmure have a lot of energy drinks before a show.

# Aug 12, 2011 @ 8:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Dasher10 writes:

@ 28

I'm not closed minded. I just know what sucks and what doesn't.

# Aug 12, 2011 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. ZMA writes:

I get what you're sayin' Netromancer. I wasn't defending Emmure, I'm just really in it for those two songs, cause I like the singers low growls. But I don't see them expanding beyond this so I don't gotta listen to anymore Emmure heh heh.
I was just makin' a point about energy in general.

# Aug 16, 2011 @ 12:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. sisterfister1 writes:

hahaha....thats f***ed up lmfao!!!! btw im all for BoO and im just going just for the hell of it :) cant wait to see them in person lol

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38. . writes:

It doesn't make sense to review sh** you're not interested in though. Just a thought.

What's the point of that, reviewing something you already know you're going to hate?

That would be like asking the Cynic dude on this site to review a suicide silence album lol

# Aug 18, 2011 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Dasher10 writes:

I prefer to cover as much as possible. If nobody else is doing it, why shouldn't I?

# Aug 18, 2011 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. brandedcfh420 writes:

fk'em dasher, just trendy whiny a$$es complaing that someone talked smack on their crappy, toilet bands!!!

# Aug 18, 2011 @ 5:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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emmure sucks. I didn't go to this tour specifically because the bands were sh**ty. failure.

@branded: you ought to get to know people a little before you go and make assumptions :P it might go to show you're a little more intelligent than you come off.

@dasher: it still doesn't validate you reviewing a show you made clear from the beginning you didn't wish to be at lol. Especially if In this Moment is the band you enjoyed the most. hahahaha good day

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42. brandedcfh420 writes:

id rather not get to know people who have to complain about people who gave a fair review of a concert they went to!! why would i want to get to know those people?! he went to a show, saw the bands perform, and gave a review of what he saw, its that simple!!! just because it wasnt in the liking of what some fanboys would want to read doesnt make it any less of a review!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!
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43. nick lawson writes:

everyone who doesnt like emmure needs to f*** off and hate on some rap music or something. emmure is bringing hype and charisma to metal. if you dont like them its your preference, but in my preference every band you all listen to suck d***. all of them. shut your c*** traps and listen to te tunes, fa**ots. :]

# Aug 29, 2011 @ 3:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. post 31 zma writes:

Iron Maiden exponentially >; than Judas Priest! Sry, I like both bands but there is absolutely no way Priest is >; than maiden.... ever.... You would be in the minority in that one my friend! Both are amazing bands, but Judas Priest does not have as many great albums, songs than iron maiden does. Also, Priests newer albums/presence is not as significant as Iron maidens.

Iron Maiden's best albums:


Number of the Beast Powerslave= Painkiller british steel

ok, these might be the closest thing to a draw... I'd still prefer to listen to the maiden albums though anyday


halford vs. bruce d***inson again another draw


however, when you get to the very good albums, mediocre, and what you consider the worst of both of these bands Iron Maiden completely decimates whatever is left of this so called draw.

All of Iron Maidens "worst albums" are superior to that of Judas Priest albums by a wide margin. Despite what people claim, I will defend Blaze Bailey's albums all day long. I cannot say the same thing about: Jugulator, ram it down, point of entry, sin after sin, demolition. As far as I'm concerned, Judas priest has 4 really good albums: Painkiller, british steel, hell-bent for leather/killing machine, screaming for vengeance... the rest honestly were very good to mediocre, to just poor. Nostradumus was pretty good, but not really memorable....

# Aug 29, 2011 @ 4:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. ZMA writes:

At the post directed to me. I can't agree with you on that dude. But that's only because I'm a bigger Priest fan. I own their entire discography including the two Ripper Owens albums. Like I said before something about Priest just drew me in and I embraced everything that had to offer. Plus they're one of the founding fathers of this fine genre we all enjoy. Many many many bands and players including myself draw a lot of influence from them.
I love Iron Maiden, but I don't actually own any Maiden albums cause Priest just does it for me.
Obviously I have my favorite albums by Priest but all their albums are good IMO. They've always seemed to step up their game with the exception of Nostradamus. Good album but way too much filler.

I think that Halford has better vocals Bruce though. Bruce can't hit those high notes like he used to. Halford is sort of in the same boat but he still cranks out some really high screams. He did have a 5 octave vocal range in his prime after all. The Mower by Halford shows he's still got it.

Honestly both bands are great in different ways though and I love them both. If you like Maiden more then Priest then do it up man. They're both legends.

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