Originally Posted by ferday
closer to 40 than 30 here
i like the 16 year olds, they know all the new music!
Originally Posted by markm1
I like Akercocke, too. But, I also like WOTR quite a bit. Clearly you are Satanic and drinking the blood of newborns.
True Dat....some very astute 16 year olds. NTL, I think I have much better taste in heavy music in my old age!
In my case, a hundred years ago with I was 16, I listened to the hard rock of the time and the drivel that was marketed as heavy metal in the early 80's because I wasn't cool enough....or, at least, I didn't have the cool enough friends around me to show me what was bubbling in the underground. Of course, that was before words like "extreme", "black" and "death" were part of the metal lexicon, and before the internet when vinyl was the only game in town. That was also before the merging of alternative, punk and metal occurred which I generally think helped make metal more interesting.
That said, I just reripped all of my classic Sabbath, Priest and Maiden discs into lossless files.....I don't listen to them often, but when the mood strikes they still sound pretty darn good with my "extreme" metal IMO.
And, I stand by my assertion that, SQ loudness, etc. aside, the new Sabbath album is pretty great-even if you just view it as a throw back to blues based hard rock.