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    Dream Theater

    This is awesome. I love that Ruddess is playing a lot piano! Sounds great.
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    Posting a new meme everyday 'til Iron Maiden releases new studio album

    I almost always use a meme generator, generally Imgflip: https://imgflip.com/memegenerator For Bernie, I use this: https://www.kapwing.com/explore/bernie-sanders-sitting-in-a-chair-with-mittens-meme-template @Forostar - feel free to repost whatever!
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    Iced Earth

    You have all put more earnest thought into this than Jon Schaffer did into his choice to carry bear spray and end his musical career. Cheers to Maidenfans! Better than Jon Schaffer since 2021!
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    Iced Earth

    It is in theory, but money rules and most companies would rather eliminate an employee that is “bad for business” versus keeping them and hoping that enough consumers agree with that employee.
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    Iced Earth

    It means they will almost certainly be dropping the bands from their label, as to not do so would be very bad press. As far as “cancel culture” goes, I feel like we’ve just come up with an objectionable phrase that means, “experiencing consequences for poor decisions.” If Jon Schaffer had...
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    Symphony X

    Premonition Lyrics: Pinnella kicks this one off with some nice, pretty piano followed by dramatic bass 'n' drums + synths, while Romeo continues to exist underwater. The bass and the drums sync up really nicely here. The progression that hits around :50 sounds really familiar...but I can't...
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    Symphony X

    Accolade II has a pretty great solo, as well. I do agree in general, though.
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    Symphony X

    And sadly, it's not just the intro! Romeo remains underwater when playing leads on the entire album. And you'd think he'd be pretty buoyant.
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    Top three songs from Metallica (1991) "The Black Album"

    Sad But True Unforgiven God That Failed
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    Posting a new meme everyday 'til Iron Maiden releases new studio album

    Iron Maiden adding historic 4th Guitarist!
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    THE IRON MAIDEN COVERENDUM: Gangland Stage, Match-Ups 11&12

    I think Hellsongs is interesting, but Anthrax take this one for me pretty easily. Ihsahn gets me again with those horns!
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    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - League 5: National Metal League Matches 17-20 (Updated Jan 21)

    The Great Escape is better than any album in this round and better than most of the material we’ve seen already in this game. Listen to the title track. Listen to King of Whitewater. Of course they draw up against stupid fucking Queensryche.
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    Posting a new meme everyday 'til Iron Maiden releases new studio album

    This would be more accurate if it was the first picture both times.
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    Symphony X

    Good catch! There's so much on this album that would be used later on far better material. This amplifies Romeo's feelings of this album being a "demo". I still disagree that this, or pretty much any, song would benefit too much from a Russell performance. The melodies and music on this album...
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    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - League 5: National Metal League Matches 17-20 (Updated Jan 21)

    Oh, ok. So as long as we're clear: Russell Allen sounds lame and not tough, but James Hetfield, Rob Halford, Trent Reznor, Dee Snider, and fucking Ozzy are the gold standard in terms of toughness. I'm glad we've cleared that up.
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