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The Sonisphere Bands Recommendations Thread

Postby triaxis » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:20 pm

You seen a band on the lineup that you want to know more about? Well this is the thread where other users can give you an education on the band you want to check out and listen. Whether it's Linkin Park, NIN, Killing Joke, or (in my case) The Sword, this is the place to list the albums and/or the main tracks for someone to listen to


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Postby Sharks+Danger » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:34 pm

NIN - im sure most people have already listened to them, but if you havent i reccomend:
The Downward Spiral
Pretty Hate Machine
With Teeth
The Slip

my favourite 4 albums. i think they demonstrate what NIN are all about too
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Postby AkhenatenReborn » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:52 pm

I've seen 9 of the bands playing before:

Metallica - everything is amazing, but most would recommend their 80's material such as Master Of Puppets. I love it all though, St. Anger included.

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory is still a great album today. Not a fan at all of their later stuff, but that album has ANTHEMS.

Bullet For My Valentine - They have softened their sound somewhat, but are a pretty good live band. Check out The Poison, and the EP.

Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil is an amazing album, it's like an adventure form start to finish.

Machine Head - Everything is worth a listen. One of the most versatile bands announced I think, they have gone from proto-thrash to nu-metal to metalcore-ish style sounds, and now back to full on metal.

Alice In Chains - Was only half paying attention to them when I saw them so can't really comment, but I'd say give Dirt a listen.

Lamb Of God - Great live band, check out Ashes Of The Wake. That said, every album ahs about 2 or 3 tracks that are amazing on it.

The Sword - Heard them live with Metallica just over a week ago. Good stuff, like Black Sabbath mixed with Iron Maiden (from what I heard). Have yet to hear them on CD though.

Mastodon - Everything is amazing, but Leviathan and Blood Mountain stand out as works of pure genius to me.
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Postby laura » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:59 pm

Mastodon - If you want more mainstream metal then blood mountain is your album. If you like more rawer metal then Remission or push further back too Lifesblood, which has updated vocals on it. Levaithan is the cross over album.

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Postby 2xtdg » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:01 pm

Sharks+Danger wrote:NIN - im sure most people have already listened to them, but if you havent i reccomend:
The Downward Spiral
Pretty Hate Machine
With Teeth
The Slip

my favourite 4 albums. i think they demonstrate what NIN are all about too


WOAH! what about The Fragile and epic landscape of sounds that flow togetehr so well you are stuck with in it! that is the best album followed by Year zero based on the amazing sounds within it!

basically get everything NIN!

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Postby corney91 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:48 pm

I agree with getting everything by NIN but The Fragile and With Teeth are essential ;)
Metallica, look at Master Of Puppets and ...And Justice For All. (Listen to One and Master Of Puppets)
Alice In Chains, I've only heard Dirt - great album.
Machine Head, Through The Ashes Of Empires and The Blackening are awesome but I love The Burning Red and of course Burn My Eyes is very recommendable (Try hearing Descend The Shades Of Night, Davidian, and Halo)
BFMV, The Poison is pretty awesome (listen to Tears Don't Fall and Suffocating Under Words Of Sorrow, and also Hearts Burst Into Fire)
Avenged Sevenfold, Avenged Sevenfold and City Of Evil are really good but Waking The Fallen is my favourite (Listen to I Won't See You Tonight Part 1, MIA, and Lost)
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Postby triaxis » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:49 pm

Right, I've borrowed this from an old issue of Kerrang

Where to start with....KILLING JOKE

Essential Purchase: Pandemonium
Follow it up with: Killing Joke (s/t) from 2003
Also Recommended: Killing Joke (s/t) from 1980
Wild Card: Fire Dances

Ultimate Tracks for a KJ Mix CD
Requiem
The Wait
Wardance
Follow the Leaders
Fun and Games
Feast of Blaze
Night Time
Love Like Blood
Eighties
Adorations
America
Money Is Not Our God
Pandemonium
Exorcism
Whiteout
Sun Goes Down
Savage Freedom
Democracy
Asteroid
Blood On Your Hands
+Hosannas from the Basement of Hell
+Majestic
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Postby kipper64 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:56 pm

triaxis wrote:Right, I've borrowed this from an old issue of Kerrang

Where to start with....KILLING JOKE

Essential Purchase: Pandemonium
Follow it up with: Killing Joke (s/t) from 2003
Also Recommended: Killing Joke (s/t) from 1980
Wild Card: Fire Dances

Ultimate Tracks for a KJ Mix CD
Requiem
The Wait
Wardance
Follow the Leaders
Fun and Games
Feast of Blaze
Night Time
Love Like Blood
Eighties
Adorations
America
Money Is Not Our God
Pandemonium
Exorcism
Whiteout
Sun Goes Down
Savage Freedom
Democracy
Asteroid
Blood On Your Hands
+Hosannas from the Basement of Hell
+Majestic


Thanks, hadnt actually heard of this band untill today, but the descriptions and the impressions all seemed pretty great so cant wait to give em a listen.

Anyone who doesnt know much about Nine Inch Nails should definetly download The Slip - Trent released it for free online so you can get the whole album free (which is a good starting point), its great and if you like that you've got even better stuff to move onto. You can get it at NiN's official site : http://theslip.nin.com/

Metallica, I think the name really speaks for itself, 80's stuff is usually perceived as the best, but they have a lot of great stuff 90's too, as witht he newer stuff. Really its all worth a listen as its all great.
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Re: The Sonisphere Bands Recommendations Thread

Postby Jasonisback » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:34 pm

Linkin Park
But With A New Album Out Soon Im Not To Sure What They Will Play
There Projekt Revolution Was Amazing But It Ended Up Not To Heavy For Older Linkin Park Fans
However Im Sure They Will Play Tracks Like, One Step Closer, Numb, In The End, What Ive Done, Bleed It Out, Faint (Hopefully),

Metallica
Well The Line Up For These Guys Could Change As They Like To Mix A Match About With There Songs, There Are Some Songs I Know They Will Play From Seeing Them In Shefield A Few Saturdays Ago (Very Good Gig) They Should Play Tracks Like, One, Master Of Puppets, The Day That Never Comes, Cyanide, Seek And Destroy. Just To Name A Few

Bullet For My Valentine
So Im Guessing These Guys Are Recording Befor So We Might Be In For A Surprise, I Do Know They Have A DVD Coming Out Live From Ally Pally Which I Was There For. Some Of The Songs They Should Play Are. Hand Of Blood, Scream Aim Fire, Hearts Burst Into Fire, All These Things, Waking The Deamon ( Mabey A Death Wall), Forever And Always.

Avenged Sevenfold
Well Im Not To Sure Why These Are Not In The UK This Year But To Have Them To This Gig Is Amazing And Will Be Worth It, Saw Them Live Twice Last Year Once On There Own Tour At Leeds, And Then With Iron Maiden. I Have A Feeling Weve Not Seen All Sevenfold Have To Give As Yet, From There Live DVD A Surprise Of Them Playing Second Hearbeat Might Mean There Playing Old Stuff. I Think Some Of The Stuff They Will Play Will Be, Critical Acclaim, Almost Easy, Gunslinger, Dear God (Hopefully), Beast And The Harlot, Bat Country, Seize The Day, Unholy Confessions

Airbourn
I Woulsnt Be Surprised If These Play Most Of There Second Album As They Did On This Current Tour. However It Was There First Published Album As They Have Potential To Make It Big To Mee. They Will Play Such Tracks As. Hotter Than Hell, Too Much Too Young Too Fast, Black Jack, Girls In Black, Cheeper Wine And Cheeper Women, Women On Top, Runnin Wild

Machine Head
The Last Band I Can Give Any Good Information On, Again Saw These Live Supporting Metallica. They Should Be playing A Longish Set List. Including Tracks Like, Halo, Clenching The Fists Of Decent, Decend The Shades Of Night, The Blood The Sweat The Tears (The Beers), Imperium


Thank You I Know Its A Bit Long Winded But Should Be Enough Info There For Some People To Make Some Good Play Lists To Play On The Way To Knebworth

Will Update More As New Bands Are Announced

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Postby D_C » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:11 pm

2xtdg wrote:
Sharks+Danger wrote:NIN - im sure most people have already listened to them, but if you havent i reccomend:
The Downward Spiral
Pretty Hate Machine
With Teeth
The Slip

my favourite 4 albums. i think they demonstrate what NIN are all about too


WOAH! what about The Fragile and epic landscape of sounds that flow togetehr so well you are stuck with in it! that is the best album followed by Year zero based on the amazing sounds within it!

basically get everything NIN!


Plus the Beside You In Time DVD ;)

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Postby Sharks+Danger » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:17 pm

D_C wrote:
2xtdg wrote:
Sharks+Danger wrote:NIN - im sure most people have already listened to them, but if you havent i reccomend:
The Downward Spiral
Pretty Hate Machine
With Teeth
The Slip

my favourite 4 albums. i think they demonstrate what NIN are all about too


WOAH! what about The Fragile and epic landscape of sounds that flow togetehr so well you are stuck with in it! that is the best album followed by Year zero based on the amazing sounds within it!

basically get everything NIN!


Plus the Beside You In Time DVD ;)



haha okay so yeah, everything NIN :P
i was just trying to compress it down a little bit
something more bitesize haha
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Postby KellyVengeance » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:56 pm

triaxis wrote:Right, I've borrowed this from an old issue of Kerrang

Where to start with....KILLING JOKE

Essential Purchase: Pandemonium
Follow it up with: Killing Joke (s/t) from 2003
Also Recommended: Killing Joke (s/t) from 1980
Wild Card: Fire Dances

Ultimate Tracks for a KJ Mix CD
Requiem
The Wait
Wardance
Follow the Leaders
Fun and Games
Feast of Blaze
Night Time
Love Like Blood
Eighties
Adorations
America
Money Is Not Our God
Pandemonium
Exorcism
Whiteout
Sun Goes Down
Savage Freedom
Democracy
Asteroid
Blood On Your Hands
+Hosannas from the Basement of Hell
+Majestic


Thank you, they're the only bad playing at the mo I really know nothing about about, but everyone seems so excited about them playing they've gotta be pretty good :music-rockon:
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Postby joesnoose » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:19 pm

all of NIN is great but The Slip is probably the best place to start seeing as its free
followed by The Downward Spiral
i would leave The Fragile til last, personally its my favourite album but it is not to everyones tastes
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Postby Sean » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:19 pm

Linkin park- Well , i've met them, seen them in america and england! they're really amazing. The older stuff is different to the newer. They're making a new album so there might be a new song played at Sonisphere!
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Postby seasonswither » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:38 pm

For Machine Head check out -
Davidian & Block - Burn My Eyes
Take My scars & Bay of pigs - The More Things change......
Desire to Fire & Silver - Burning Red
Bulldozer & Supercharger - Supercharger
Imperium, Seasons Wither & Descend the shades of Night - Through The Ashes of Empires
All of The Blackening album!!!!!

There are many many others, but these are some of my favorites.
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Postby Baxter » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:47 pm

Lamb of God: Get Everything....Ever.....Even Burn the Priest stuff which they Won't Play.....Now....
Machine Head: Get everything except The Burning Red. Nu-Metal Machine Head? Truly Disturbing.
Metallica: I personally Love everything Except St. Anger. So Yeah, Discography minus St. Anger. Even St. Anger is passable.
Airbourne: Get Runnin' Wild. Best Hard Rock Album not by AC/DC for a good 20 years.
Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory, but their Anthems are on Meteora.
Thin Lizzy: I only have a Greatest Hit Album, but I'd recommend it.
Bullet for My Valentine: The Poison and Hand of Blood, but Scream, Aim, Fire isn't bad either.
Avenged Sevenfold: Don't get Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, because You will be disappointed that they don't play much of it. All their stuff is pretty good mind.
Mastadon: Everything is Good.
Alice IN Chains: Once again, I only have a Greatest Hits album, but I'd recommend it.

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Postby triaxis » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:18 pm

Glad some of you found the Killing Joke recommendations useful

Now another one copied from the Kerrangs I had: Nine Inch Nails (note this is a bit old)

Essential Purchase: The Downward Spiral
Follow-Up Purchase: Pretty Hate Machine
Also Recommended: With Teeth
Wild Card: The Fragile
Treat With Caution: Things Falling Apart

For the Mix CD

Head Like a Hole
A Terrible Lie
Something I Can Never Have
Wish
Happiness in Slavery
March of the Pigs
Closer
A Warm Place
The Downward Spiral
Hurt
Burn
Dead Souls
The Perfect Drug
Somewhat Damaged
The Day the World Went Away
We're In this Together Now
Starfuckers Inc
The Hand That Feeds
Every Day Is Exactly the Same
Right Where It Belongs
+ The Beginning of the End
+ Survivalism
+ Capital G
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Postby corney91 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:29 pm

triaxis wrote:Glad some of you found the Killing Joke recommendations useful

Now another one copied from the Kerrangs I had: Nine Inch Nails (note this is a bit old)

Essential Purchase: The Downward Spiral
Follow-Up Purchase: Pretty Hate Machine
Also Recommended: With Teeth
Wild Card: The Fragile
Treat With Caution: Things Falling Apart

For the Mix CD

Head Like a Hole
A Terrible Lie
Something I Can Never Have
Wish
Happiness in Slavery
March of the Pigs
Closer
A Warm Place
The Downward Spiral
Hurt
Burn
Dead Souls
The Perfect Drug
Somewhat Damaged
The Day the World Went Away
We're In this Together Now
Starfuckers Inc
The Hand That Feeds
Every Day Is Exactly the Same
Right Where It Belongs
+ The Beginning of the End
+ Survivalism
+ Capital G

+Discipline
+Lights In The Sky ;)
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Postby Ackijew » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:27 am

personally i love everything avenged have released however most people have only really heard songs from city of evil to now which is what they play the most of in gigs but their old stuff is brilliant. they are unlikely to play little piece of heaven which will possibly dissappoint alot of their newer fans they only played that at leeds festival last year because they were ill and couldnt manage some of their (in my oppinion) better songs. they will almost definatly play: critical acclaim
beast and the harlot
scream
seize the day
and to end the rapture
if my memory of their leeds gig is corect anyway id love them to play some songs of the bonus cd from their latest dvd like girl i no and dancing dead but again its unlikely
whatever they play they will put on a great show
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Postby joesnoose » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:18 pm

lol i remember that issue of Kerrang, knowing what they were like with recommendations i imediately purchased Things Falling Apart on vinyl

should really have bought something to play it on as well
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Postby becki » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:30 pm

Ackijew wrote:personally i love everything avenged have released however most people have only really heard songs from city of evil to now which is what they play the most of in gigs but their old stuff is brilliant. they are unlikely to play little piece of heaven which will possibly dissappoint alot of their newer fans they only played that at leeds festival last year because they were ill and couldnt manage some of their (in my oppinion) better songs. they will almost definatly play: critical acclaim
beast and the harlot
scream
seize the day
and to end the rapture
if my memory of their leeds gig is corect anyway id love them to play some songs of the bonus cd from their latest dvd like girl i no and dancing dead but again its unlikely
whatever they play they will put on a great show


I don't think they'd play To End The Rapture. They only used to play that song as an opener, before the self-titled was released and now they always open up with Critical Acclaim.
I think there's also a possibility they'll change Seize the Day for Dear God, but I dunno. They've been doing that on their current American tour, but that might not be the case here.
They'd probably also play: Bat Country, Almost Easy, Afterlife, Unholy Confessions, and possibly Gunslinger (but maybe not).

They haven't really changed their set list much since they released their album in Oct 2007. It's a shame really.
They won't play anything from Sounding the Seventh Trumpet.
One song, maybe two from Waking the Fallen.
The singles from City of Evil.
And the rest of the setlist would be from the self-titled.

Its possible they might change it, but knowing them I don't think they will, and if they do, I doubt they'd change it that much.
Although I would love to see them play Second Heartbeat. I have all my hopes set on that one song.

Either way, I'm sure they will put on a great show, but that may just be me being biased haha.
Nah, they're amazing live no matter what they play. :3

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Postby L-Dude » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:47 pm

I will post my self made AIC mixtape, simple titled: 18 Reasons Why Alice In Chains Rock!

1. We Die Young
2. Man In The Box
3. Bleed The Freak
4. Sea Of Sorrow
5. Nutshell
6. No Excuses
7. Brother
8. Them Bones
9. Dam That River
10. Rooster
11. Angry Chair
12. Down In A Hole
13. Would?
14. Grind
15. Heaven Beside You
16. Again
17. Over Now
18. What The Hell Have I?

Also recommended is Jerry Cantrell's two solo albums - Boggy Depot & Degradation Trip. The latter has Mike Bordin and Rob Trujillo on it, and it rocks!
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Postby Andy^ » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:23 am

I'm a MASSIVE Machine Head fan. Love their work to pieces.
For those of you who havent' listen to them before, here are 5 MUST LISTEN TO songs.
Imperium
Halo
Aesthetics of Hate
Now I Lay Thee Down
Old

Listen to those 5 and I bet you'll want more!

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Postby L-Dude » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:25 am

Old is one of my all time favourite Metal songs. So good!
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