Take a minute to read these festival posters, and then answer me this: What’s wrong with them?
To be more precise, what’s wrong with these line-ups?
I’ll tell you what’s wrong.
GOJIRA ISN’T ON TOP!
More wrong posters can be found here. But perhaps the wrongest of the wrong is after the jump.
This poster is for a series of appearances in Australia in February and March. Now, on the one hand, the headline act isn’t a band of well-past-their-prime, self-loving gasbags, unlike two of the posters featured before the jump. On the other hand:
Limp Bizkit is third from the top.
Hole is on the fourth line from the top.
Meshuggah is so far down you have to squint to see their name.
And . . .
GOJIRA ISN’T ON TOP!
…and Kvelertak and Watain are even further down!
But wait a minute..it’s in Australia…where everything is upsidedown, so they are actually on top!
Or is it DINGO?
I love you, man.
And Gojira. This is nuts!
The Rick Santorum loving gasbag you’re referring to is Dave Mustaine, right? What’s that have to do with Metallica?
Don’t get me wrong, I love hating on the personification of the frothy mixture of poop and lube juice. And I don’t care much for either Megadeath or Metallica…but I still don’t get what it has to do with Metallica. Or did one of them also endorse Santorum?
I get the two bands confused, particularly when I’m feeling bitchy. 🙂
I substituted a more accurate qualifier for Metallica.
Ah! And it applies equally well to Megadeath!
I shouldn’t say that…I’m completely unfamiliar with either band. I had the black album and ReLoad in high school. But I also had stuff by Korn and Eagle Eye Cherry, so I’m pretty sure I wasn’t making very many good choices at that point in my life.
I still haven’t listened to the “good” (old) Metallica albums. I just can’t bring myself to bother….
I do still love me some old Metallica . . . but not enough to recommend you take time away from listening to whatever head-wrecking music you plan to spin today.
I think that’s been the main problem for me. If the choice is between new grindcore or something and Metallica, I’m always going to choose the former.
But not this time! I’m giving them a fair shake this time!
Why would you choose to ignore some of the best metal songs ever written? If you’d tried and said you weren’t a fan then that’s all well and good but to not try and be somehow proud of that fact is just odd.
Conversely Megadeth have managed to write at least one decent record in the past twenty years, which is more than be said for Metallica.
You know what, you’re totally right. I’m gonna listen to some old Metallica on YouTube now….
Any particular album/song you recommend?
Oddly, this is one of my favorite Metallica songs — them doing a very old Irish folk song:
I don’t know why I said “oddly”, except it’s not a song that will jump first to most people’s minds, but it’s a great song and a great performance of it. And it’s about whiskey.
Hmmm…I think I recognize the original (maybe?) but yah, it is a good song.
I think the thing that most keeps me from enjoying Metallica is the vocals. Not bad, just not what I usually go for…but they’re doing a nice harmony on this song, and it really works.
For other versions of the song, go here (Thin Lizzy’s is my favorite):
Metallica – Master of Puppets album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F0kK45lVyk
Megadeth – Rust in Peace album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYlUe-SDqA0
I had heard it before, but just a couple weeks ago I actually bought Rust in Peace. No doubt one of my favorite albums in my collection. Total classic.
What he said. Also check out Ride the Lightning. If you like that and Puppets, move on to And Justice for All.
Thanks for the heads up from all of you!!
Dude, Black Veil Brides over Watain. WTF!?!?!?!
There are a dozen awful comparisons just like this one lurking in these line-ups. But granted, that one is pretty putrid.
Looking closer at the Soundwave poster, something struck me…The Used still exist??????
Didn’t that whole…thing disappear around 2005?
No such luck:
I mean, I guess it’s good for them keeping the dream up…
I don’t have strong feelings about them one way or another…I just thought that whole scene had disappeared. Maybe I just stopped paying attention.
Whoever thought we’d see screamo and more traditional emo still going in 2012? I seriously thought it was a fad style with a shelf life.
Is that what screamo was????
I am still confused as to what exactly screamo is…but it is The Used, the name makes a hell of a lot more sense now.
Emo originally did not have screaming in it. Emo, or what finally became what’s considered emo is shit like Thursday, Story Of The Year, Hawthorne Heights, shit like that.
Screamo included the introduction of screams into it but it’s a very particular scream. It doesn’t have much in the way of skill or technique behind it with the intent of conveying something of an emotional outburst.
Some emo bands of old adopted this as well, like Thursday.
Oh, dear, that song makes me wanna take the razor train to deadville.
Going back to old Metallica now.
Thanks for the explanation though!
Thursday is on the Soundwave poster, 23 spots above Gojira and 36 spots above Watain. You clearly have no taste.
The last Sonisphere poster pisses me off. Ghost, Gojira, and Amorphis should all be above Machine Head and Metallica.
Whenever I see/hear the phase X should be above Y, I assume that X will be jerking off and cumming on Y for a new GenkiGenki porno. Ideally with toads.
I agree with the sentiment, but mostly I’m happy that SOAD are back and headlining. I don’t know if they can still make good new music, but dammit if i’m not curious.
Turisas, Watain, and Devin Townsend lower than all of that utter shit. WHAT HAS THE WORLD COME TO
*cries like a 5-year-old girl*
Metallica? Didn’t they die in a bus crash in Sweden in 1986?
I am very confused. Coal Chamber is back? Hole still exists? They couldn’t just write “Black Label Society” without adding “Zakk Wylde’s”? There’s a band called fucking “Thursday”?
Welcome to the ranks of the confused. Well, at least there’s two of us.