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01 October 2007 @ 08:30 pm
One of the few perks of my new job is that I can listen to music while I work. I need some good heavy metal to listen to at work. I have plenty of other good stuff I listen to on the job, but sometimes you just need to put up a curtain of noise between you and the world, and I find metal is the way to go. I've been enjoying Opeth lately. They have a nice balance going between complex melodic and rythmic elements on one hand, and raw power and incomprehensible lyrics on the other. So, any suggestions?
goldbuggoldbug on October 2nd, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
I don't have any suggestions, but what is your new job?
Amaramargyle on October 2nd, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
I work at CDF, its a photo shop that prints mostly kids school photos. Basically run a big printer. Its just a temporary job to earn some money because I decided to take fewer classes this semester. I'd like to find something better and more flexible so it will work better with school.
ash tuesdayvambot5 on October 2nd, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
I listen to a lot of metal, I guess. some metal albums that I've listened to recently, according to itunes:

Gojira: From Mars to Sirius
Lamb of God: Sacrament
Mastodon: Blood Mountain, Leviathan, Remission
Megadeth: Rust in Peace, United Abominations
Meshuggah: Destroy Erase Improve
Neurosis: Through Silver In Blood
Slayer: Reign in Blood, Seasons in the Abyss
The Sword: Age of Winters
Testament: Low

and for giggles,
Bal-Sagoth: The Chtonic Chronicles
Amaramargyle on October 2nd, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
"Bal-Sagoth: The Chtonic Chronicles"

This sounds like it would be awesome ;)

I've heard good things about Mastodon and Meshuggah also. It looks like a good list.
ash tuesdayvambot5 on October 3rd, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
Bal-Sagoth is so ridiculous that every once in a while it's totally awesome. ordinarily, though, it's just there to make me laugh when I see it. Seriously, the song titles alone are worth it: "To Storm the Cyclopean Gates of Byzantium" and "Six Score and Ten Oblations To a Malefic Avatar" are a couple of examples.
eustacia42eustacia42 on October 2nd, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
Got me there. But other bands I have heard referred to with the same adjectives you used might be Dreamtheatre (sp?) and maybe Rush? I don't listen to heavy music, so I'm not sure what to advise, lol.
T-Moneyflyingindie on October 9th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
I don't listen to a lot of hard music, but I like the new Smashing Pumpkins stuff. There's also Tool and Porcupine Tree (John's favorite), and I looooooove Rage against the Machine and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's first album. Love.
Amaramargyle on October 9th, 2007 08:16 am (UTC)
Tool and Rage I have already listened to pretty extensively, but I've heard like 2 porcupine tree songs ever. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is totally new to me. I'll have to check it out. Also need to check out the new Smashing Pumpkins. I loved some of there earlier stuff, esp. Siamese Dream.

It's funny, I went looking for metal, but Royksopp has pretty much been getting me through the day lately. Also, their videos rock.
T-Moneyflyingindie on October 11th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
I know! Royksopp is freakin' cool. :) I'm so glad you like them, too.