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Another example for “the lead singer makes the band” is Audioslave. Their music sounds to me too soft, too Soundgarden after the “leave” of De la Rocha from Rage Against the Machine. Well, it was not really a leave, it ws him quiting RATM after with the remaining guys formed Audioslave together with the lead singer of Soundgarden.

I actually don’t believe in that first quote above and I hate it when it comes true. Don’t you ?

Ten Thousand Fists


This is the name of the latest (2005) album of Disturbed, a not-so-well-known American “nu metal” band.

Now, what the hell is this “nu metal” music? It’s sort of a combination between rap metal and alternative, quite weird, but very interesting for some purposes. Which brings me back to when first hearing about Disturbed, when their music was featured on a long-length video staring some motorcycle (speed) stunts performed by some crazy guys in the States. And the soundtrack was made by Disturbed, and it sounded excellent with those images.

Actually, some of the best versions of their songs are the ones I recorded from that movie, with tires and engine sounds in the back of the song :))

So, Disturbed released their 3rd album, which, even though it’s not very impressive, it’s consistent and it follows the same style they experimented during Believe and The Sickness.

Yeah, if you could listen to music while on a high-speed ride on a bike, Disturbed should be the choice :)

Heavy Metal Documentary


VH1 has announced the premiere of “Heavy: The Story of Metal”, a four-part documentary tracing the evolution of heavy metal music and culture, from its beginnings in Birmingham to its current status nowadays.

In a series of four themed hours premiering May 1st to May 4th, “Heavy: The Story of Metal” (title seems not to be the final one) explores four decades of music:
- episode one is dedicated to the roots of heavy metal (60s and 70s)
- episode 2 is dedicated to the beginning and the early stages of what has been known as “The New Wave of British Heavy Metal.”
- episode 3 concentrates more on the American side, in California, on bands like Van Halen, Poison and Motley Crue.
- episode four takes a walk on the dark side: Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, thrash, grunge, and how the music and images of Marilyn Manson became associated with the Columbine massacre.

It is said that the interviews include guests such as: Bruce Dickinson, Fred Durst, Rob Halford, Scott Ian, Tommy Lee, Dave Mustaine, Vinnie Paul, Mark Putnam, Riki Rachtman, Nikki Sixx, Slash, Rob Zombie and more.

Sounds great to me :) !!