NIGHTMARER Megathread - Keith Merrow Joins Nightmarer

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  1. Winspear

    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    Yeah, I get the idea of being bothered by low quality copycats cluttering the music scene and making it harder to find the good stuff. If you think Nightmarer is low quality then that's your opinion and that's fine.
    But I've really never understood the idea of fans of X being bothered by high quality bands that sound similar to X. A sound is never going to stay exclusive. Why would I not want more of the sound I like? I don't care who makes it. And to my ears Nightmarer is pretty damn fresh, the modern production, groove, low tuning and atmosphere of Meshuggah and perhaps more of a deathcore sound, crossed with dissonant death/black metal isn't something I have really heard elsewhere. It's definitely more accessible and I can hear a lot of reasons why modern dudes from the less kvlt side of things are into this band but not into the more raw stuff.
     
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  2. Nick

    Nick SS.org Regular

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    I'm checking out nightmarer now and the sound is far more similar to dodecahedron and ulsect than anything cynicanal has listed. Will deffo give the album a spin.

    Maybe he needs to widen the scope of his metal knowledge *gasp*
     
  3. Cynicanal

    Cynicanal SS.org Regular

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    Portal is an odd case; the entire point of that band was the one-time impact of the sound/style, there's very little musical going on to it beyond that. It's not a band you listen to for the great songcraft, they're more like a noise band getting a field recording of a particularly unsettling sound -- cool if done once, but there's nothing gained from anyone else (or even Portal themselves quite frankly) releasing a recording of the same sound (and this is coming from someone who liked "Outre", the DuChamp comparisons aren't meant to be a slam on Portal; just an illustration of the nature of their statement).
     
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    I'm starting to think you guys aren't talking about the Cynic offshoot band.
     
  5. BIG ND SWEATY

    BIG ND SWEATY Edgy

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    Exactly what I said earlier, I really don't think he's listened to any of the bands he's listed off or spent more than 30 seconds listening to a Nightmarer song.
     
  6. Nick

    Nick SS.org Regular

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    Are you trying to tell me that these type of trolls are usually uninformed?!
     
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    xCaptainx Dr Djodson

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    Oh this is dope! I follow Simon on IG for all the guitar porn, I didn't realise he was in this band haha.

    Very cool!
     
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  8. Double A

    Double A Subhuman

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    Man, I haven't posted or browsed here in literally years and I randomly decided to check this place out again today because boredom... What a great decision! I don't even listen to metal anymore, mostly Radiohead, The War on Drugs, Mars Volta and fusion... But I remember being "that" guy when I was like mid 20s and while I don't regret who I was I am certainly glad I am not that guy anymore. It was exhausting for everyone, including me. I think the best thing that happened to me in my life was realizing how full of shit I was and letting all of that bullshit go.


    Anyways, I still love me some Keith, Alluvial and in particular the song Gabrielle is something I still listen to and I always thought Keith should be in a band because he is a riff monster and a great songwriter. So I guess I will see where this goes for Nightmarer!
     
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    Opion Sir Mattafer

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    One glance thru this thread just reminds me why I have stopped visiting this forum in the last few years. It's riddled with whiny losers who have nothing better to do than to engage in pissing matches for what's the most "PURE BR00TZ". Why don't you come up with your own original music and then get back to us, eh?

    That being said, Keith Merrow is a huge inspiration to many bedroom guitarists like a lot of us who try to cross the threshold into making a name for themselves outside of the internet, and I'm happy he's expanding his musical resume. Good for him.
     
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  10. Musiscience

    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    This thread brings back memory of a black metal fan I knew that hated everything and yelled at clouds because they were not true kult. He was once pissed and left a room of friends because I was not dressed in black.

    Moral of the story: everyone was happy, he wasn’t for “placeholder” reason and wanted people to feel it was their fault. Just listen/play/compose whatever you enjoy and leave people like what they want.

    Cynicanal: What is you goal or the outcome you seek from this conversation exactly? That he realize his band gathers inspiration from other artists and stop making music because of it? That he admits his music very subjectively sucks and that he should rather create music by your own blueprints?

    P.S. : I saw Lady Gaga live 3 months ago, it was not raw 90’s death metal production, but it was a damn good show!
     
  11. possumkiller

    possumkiller Square Dance Caller

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    I think Lady Gaga should do a cover of Burning in the Third Degree by Tahnee Cain and The Tryanglz (80s glam metal from the Tech Noir club scene in the original Terminator). I hear a lot of similarity in their voices and singing styles.
     
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    To be fair this is not a black metal fan this is someone with a very mild form of mental illness or personality disorder.
     
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    I hadn't posted in this thread in nearly a week. Why do you all care so much to keep bumping it to the top of the forum? I mean, I know my opinion is important to you all because you all realize that my taste is better than yours and thus my opinion is more important than yours, but surely you can find other, healthier ways of basking in my superiority?
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    I wasn’t bothered to read 6 pages of teenage whining, so no idea on your posting timeline.

    Back on topic: monitoring this thread for updates on the project. Anything with Keith Merrow is sure to have insane riffing.
     
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    Cynicanal SS.org Regular

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    "I don't care about you at all, baka! Now tell me all of your motivations, senpai :3"

    Seriously dude, you're not an anime girl, tsundere isn't a good look on you.
     
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    Congratulations to Keith! He always puts out great material!
     
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    You kiddin?!? All I want is fat, beefy shred solos. An entire album!
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    If you are referring to Wes Hauch solos from Alluvial then yes please, all of them all the time. Can’t Wes join Nightmarer also? :lol:
     
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    Pretty sure he already has two bands based around that formula. I don't see any need for that kind of playing in Nightmarer, personally.
     
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    No thanks. I'll pass on this one.
     

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