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  1. Cornfed Hick

    What else do we listen to?

    @SinisterMinisterX is back?!?!?!
  2. Cornfed Hick

    What else do we listen to?

    No long essay, but in addition to Maiden, my favorite artists are Queen, Black Sabbath, Metallica (first five albums), Beatles, Rolling Stones, Rainbow, Replacements, The Clash, and Rush. Newer artists I like: Kvelertak, Baroness, Wolf Alice, Chvrches, Power Trip, and Ghost.
  3. Cornfed Hick

    Van Halen or Guns N' Roses debut?

    The Cars. But between these two I go with VH.
  4. Cornfed Hick

    Now Playing (Video Games)

    I have had this experience in most RPGs I have played too. Still, I liked the Witcher III. No game has ever topped GTAV for me, though.
  5. Cornfed Hick

    Senjutsu - 3rd September 2021

    My 5.1-->2.0 downmix of Dance of Death was my go-to version for a long time. Now it's neck-and-neck with the vinyl reissue from a couple years ago. I didn't mess with it, just used Handbrake's default algorithm to rip the DVD-Audio, as I recall. Sounds good, but it literally is a remix --...
  6. Cornfed Hick

    New Single - The Writing on the Wall

    My $0.02: I really like what Adrian is doing here, cool riffs and awesome solo. Yes, it's different, and that's great. At this point he may be the MVP of the band. Caveman's production is still annoyingly muddy, albeit perhaps less than usual. I can hear some separation between the guitars...
  7. Cornfed Hick

    Any of the old lot still here?

    Welcome back @Real World! Should be busy around here with the anticipated/hoped-for album announcement next week.
  8. Cornfed Hick

    Another pointless thread until we get real news : what two-album gap is the most impressive, stylistically speaking?

    The X Factor and Brave New World. Adding Bruce and Adrian makes a BIG difference. For much the same reason, you could also go with the debut to Number of the Beast. But the upgrade from Di'Anno to Bruce is not as huge as the upgrade from Blaze to Bruce.
  9. Cornfed Hick

    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - Winner: Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son!

    I'd like to take some pride in this, but I think it really just means my tastes are pretty mainstream.
  10. Cornfed Hick

    Official MLB baseball thread.

    That looked like a Little League play. By the way, the NL West (and specifically California) has the three best teams/records in the Major Leagues. Go Dodgers.
  11. Cornfed Hick

    Which album best represents Maiden as a whole?

    Definitely NOT Seventh Son -- the lush production and heavy emphasis on synths really only show up on two out of the sixteen total studio albums. For the early era, I would say either Number of the Beast or Piece of Mind. They sound a bit different production-wise, but they have it all: the...
  12. Cornfed Hick

    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - Winner: Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son!

    Yeah, but... I mean.... at the risk of creating controversy............ Which one would you have voted for? :halo:
  13. Cornfed Hick

    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - Winner: Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son!

    I join the others in wholeheartedly thanking @LooseCannon for a fun game! What gave me a few minutes of pleasant distraction every few days was the result of hours of work on his part, so the gratitude is genuine and well-deserved. My favorite new discoveries (of older artists) in the game...
  14. Cornfed Hick

    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - Winner: Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son!

    Voter fraud! Don't count the votes! DON'T COUNT THE VOTES! Declare my favorite the winner!
  15. Cornfed Hick

    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - Winner: Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son!

    Oh my oh my oh my, Could LooseCannon declare a tie? He has yet to choose He could make Powerslave lose Or make those who tout the lesser album cry!
  16. Cornfed Hick

    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - Winner: Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son!

    Even if one assumes that Seventh Son is more consistent (a sentiment with which I do not agree), it does not have any tracks that can rival Powerslave or Rime. And at times it is too awash in synths. So my vote goes to Powerslave. It is raw power throughout. Plus, the textured cover on the...
  17. Cornfed Hick

    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - Winner: Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son!

    Anyhoo, back to THIS matchup: I'm cool with either album advancing [EDIT: placing third], though I voted for Rising. RtL is a more consistent album start to finish, but the highs on Rising are higher and give it the edge for me. Plus, bonus points for featuring Ronnie.
  18. Cornfed Hick

    GREATEST METAL ALBUM CUP - Winner: Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son!

    I have never thought of any song on Powerslave as being "filler," nor do I understand why anyone would. It is literally inaccurate -- they did not need to add a track or fill time anywhere, as the runtime pushes up against the limits of a vinyl LP. They could have dropped, say, "Losfer Words"...
  19. Cornfed Hick

    Best New Music - 2021 edition

    Speaking of which, fans of thrash/Slayer should check out “Kill Grid” by Enforced. Saw a review of it on Banger and, unlike a lot of the extreme stuff they recommend, it got me excited. It’s pretty cool. Vocals are mostly just monotone shouts, which is suboptimal, but the riffing is tasty.
  20. Cornfed Hick

    Best New Music - 2021 edition

    Love the album cover. When I saw it I got excited for a cool, punk-type release...but then saw “prog-jazz” which made me sad.
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