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I just found this band...I'm not 100% sure yet

I love Portal. I think they're the best tech-death band since Gorguts. Shit is ridiculously technical--look at those fingers scrubbing those fretboards--but they're using that technicality to create a real sense of discomfort and unease instead of just being showoff wankers. They're a difficult listen though, certainly not something I want to listen to everyday.

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I love Portal. I think they're the best tech-death band since Gorguts. Shit is ridiculously technical--look at those fingers scrubbing those fretboards--but they're using that technicality to create a real sense of discomfort and unease instead of just being showoff wankers. They're a difficult listen though, certainly not something I want to listen to everyday.

Yea I can agree you have to be in the mood to listen to them (or similar). I'm very much warming up to them, but haven't been much in the mood for the technial stuff at the moment. It's been all Swedish Melodic Black metal and thrash!

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It's been all Swedish Melodic Black metal and thrash!

Have you checked out ablaze my sorrow? I can remember if I ever mentioned them on here or not. But they were like 14-15 when they recorded that early stuff.

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Have you checked out ablaze my sorrow? I can remember if I ever mentioned them on here or not. But they were like 14-15 when they recorded that early stuff.

Actually never listened to them. Im gunna check em out now. Thanks for the heads up!

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Actually never listened to them. Im gunna check em out now. Thanks for the heads up!

You won't be disappointed. Their first album, if emotion still burns sounds just like what you're looking for. The second album, the plague is real good too but its a little more thrashy with less atmosphere like at the gates.

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For those who like Meshuggah here is a band I just ran across not too long ago. (Dual vocalists still feels weird to me)

I consider this fantastic DSBM (that is if your into it)

Then of course all out brutal black metal from my northern neighbors in Canada. Im actually seeing them tonight in Brooklyn.

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Saw Black Sabbath play their only London show last night with Uncle Acid as the opening act , all the old favourites came out (with the exception of Bill of course ) and for me the highlights were the rendition of " Black Sabbath " and Iommi in fine form .

Getting home after the show was suitably metal as London was engulfed in the worst fog I've ever seen which caused our river ferry to crash forcing us to disembark the vessel and subsequently miss the last train - proper Doom ha ha .

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Saw Black Sabbath play their only London show last night with Uncle Acid as the opening act , all the old favourites came out (with the exception of Bill of course ) and for me the highlights were the rendition of " Black Sabbath " and Iommi in fine form .

Getting home after the show was suitably metal as London was engulfed in the worst fog I've ever seen which caused our river ferry to crash forcing us to disembark the vessel and subsequently miss the last train - proper Doom ha ha .

I am really on the fence about getting tickets to see them when they play here. On the one hand it is BLACK SABBATH but on the other hand it will be 2014. I wish I had a fuckin' time machine.

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I am really on the fence about getting tickets to see them when they play here. On the one hand it is BLACK SABBATH but on the other hand it will be 2014. I wish I had a fuckin' time machine.

Have you ever seen them live? I saw them in the late 90's or early 2000's with God Smack.. For me it was just one of those shows I had to see simply because I may never get another chance..

I'd say go if you've never seen them for sure.. If you've seen them, I'd prolly let it pass. I won't make any real effort to see them again unless tix are free or something.

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I haven't ever seen them live, and if tickets weren't starting at around $75 for seats up in the rafters (and also if I wasn't saving my money for a backpiece), I would be all over it. Maybe.

Fenriz said in an interview once that for him, and I'm paraphrasing here and probably getting it entirely wrong, music is a relationship between him and his speakers or headphones and isn't about the live experience of music, and I kind of feel that way about Sabbath. Is seeing them in an arena with thousands of other people what Sabbath is to me? I would kind of rather watch my bootleg Sabbath live in Paris 1970 DVD.

I wouldn't be saying this if tickets weren't what I feel to be unreasonably expensive.

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I haven't ever seen them live' date=' and if tickets weren't starting at around $75 for seats up in the rafters (and also if I wasn't saving my money for a backpiece), I would be all over it. Maybe. Fenriz said in an interview once that for him, and I'm paraphrasing here and probably getting it entirely wrong, music is a relationship between him and his speakers or headphones and isn't about the live experience of music, and I kind of feel that way about Sabbath. Is seeing them in an arena with thousands of other people what Sabbath is to me? I would kind of rather watch my bootleg Sabbath live in Paris 1970 DVD. I wouldn't be saying this if tickets weren't what I feel to be unreasonably expensive.[/quote']

I saw them in a kinda small amphitheater.

I can see what you're getting at, having worked two summers at that same amphitheater in the early 90's I've seen more then I cared for and going to see big bands is a turn of for the reasons you stated nowadays..

I missed Pantera on their last tour that came to NC way back and hate I missed it.

I do go out regularly and support local music though.

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So this might be a long shot but screw it.

I have a free ticket for anyone who wants to see Suffocation, Pyrexia, Dehumanized, Torturous Inception, Day Of Doom, tonight at Webster Hall. Let me know!

@daveborjes I know you like metal and are in the area.

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Thanks dude, but I rarely have time for myself. Thanks for thinking of me in regards to metal, cheers.

No problem.

Also ticket was taken by the shop guy from where I get tattooed. Sorry to anyone who caught this late.

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