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  1. Veldar

    Veldar Is Post-Thrash?

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    I love car bomb so much, but these Allan Holdsworth-isms kill me. It's so over played.
     
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    Where do you hear Holdsworth influence in this? I'm not hearing any saxophone-like leads, alien chord progressions, or any Holdsworth spidery chord voicings.

    EDIT: should've waited to hit reply before getting to the solo. I get what you mean, but honestly, it's pretty far removed from actual Holdsworth style soloing.

    Also, I'll take Holdsworth style leads over the next millionth guitarist that plays 3 note per string neo classical leads any day. Now THAT is over played.
     
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    Or wandering semi-modal noodling...or sweep arpeggiating through a chord progression...
     
  4. Veldar

    Veldar Is Post-Thrash?

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    Maybe that's why I hate it so much, it's got just enough of the influenced that it hits my ear as being Holsworth-ian but it's not moving through any chord changes or outlining harmony.

    IDK studying jazz for 3 years at a uni has probably made me a grumpy old bassist.
     
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    hahah that'll do it!
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    I thought it was pretty cool since they don't usually solo too much
     
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    So I went to Animals as Leaders yesterday and then I heard carbomb. Does anybody know which guitar the guy plays? Looked like a normal explorer but with very long scale...
     
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    gunch chungus

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    2011 Gibson Baritone Explorer, before that he was playing various LTDs, MHs mostly
    Apparently Gibson forgot the plans and lost the tooling because the CS won't make him another one
     
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    I could do without the beeps and such but the rest of this is siiick!
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    I'm cool with the beeps and lasers. The whole djenty, Meshuggah-influenced scene is completely dead creatively if we're being honest. Even Meshuggah has been stuck in a rut for the last 15 years.

    It's great that there is a band like this that is trying new things and adding weird stuff into that mix, just to try something new and creating sounds that are going to throw people off and get their attention and push the envelope farther. It's clear that they are even willing to try stuff that might even end up sucking, but at least they are determined to keep trying to evolve their sound, which is really great to me.

    Add that with the very cool and well-distributed clean vocals and the tempos that keep going up and down throughout the songs and you have a band that clearly stands apart from the rest, even if their main influences are very clear and not too original.
     
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    Apex1rg7x Agent of Chaos

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    Meshuggah is stuck in a rut? I'll take their "rut" over this crap any day of the week I guess :shrug:
     
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    If you're enjoying this check out Circuit of Suns' new EP "Night Sister". Less "beeps and bleeps" and some of the same vibes, plus they got rid of the ultra-lame semi-rap lyrics from the full-length ("We don't know who ourselves be, but we damn sure know how to selfie"..really?).
    My sentiments exactly! I'll take failed experimentation over easy-ass repetition any day.
    I love Meshuggah, but they've been doing basically the same shit since Nothing. It's good shit, but its not moving heavy music forward any longer. Car Bomb is far more rhythmically and harmonically complex, more interesting vocally, and overall just far more advanced musically. Even if you don't like it, it's a lie to say that they're not doing their own thing at an incredibly high level of skill.
     
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    Apex1rg7x Agent of Chaos

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    Oh I realize Meshuggah has their sound and it works for them. To be fair, I've tried listening to Carbomb but I just cant get into it at all. It's just too all over the place for me I guess :shrug:
     
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    Pre-ordered this!
     
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    Violent sleep of reason is Ambien dude
     
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    Apex1rg7x Agent of Chaos

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    Maybe I like something more on the chill side than something that makes me think my heads gonna explode....maybe I'm getting old? Lol
     
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    They got a new vocalist, so probably no more rap.

    I used to be in that band...way back when.
     
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    That explains it. I liked the other guy's "metal vocals" but some of those lyrics were....childish...
    How long have they been around?
     
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    Emperor Guillotine The Almighty Ruler

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    Man...Car Bomb went downhill pretty damn quickly now that they finally got their fifteen minutes of fame (after 10+ years) thanks to touring with Dillinger on Dillinger's final tour. Yikes.
     
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    I don't know, each album just sounds like a more beefed-up version what they've been doing the whole time.
     
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