I grabbed a handful from my collection that seemed to be somewhat in line with your list, with an old-school and thrash slant. As far as albums go, if you stick with a general rule of "their first few" that usually holds true, but not in all cases. Sorry if I repeated some from your list and others', I got in the zone. These are my tried and true faves; the bands I usually turn to.
Don't forget the new Testament album drops in April!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At the Gates
High on Fire
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Almost all of you guys are recommending newer bands, like The Haunted, who, as far as I'm concerned don't hold a candle to older, better bands like these:
Or, for newer bands, Nile, Immolation, Angelcorpse and Akercocke.
So I went to Best Buy and picked up a cpl albums based on your recs. BB is close to my house otherwise I would have gone to an actual record store, but they've got a decent enuff selection I guess. I picked up Pig Destroyer-Phanton Limb, Iced Earth-Framing Armageddon, Chimaira-Resurrection, Zao-the Fear is what Keeps us Here and last but not least Pantera- A Vulger Display of Power. I got the Pantera b/c BB didn't have a lot of the bands on the big list I brought plus I've never really given them their fair due before.
Those should hold me over for a little while, but I will be shopping around for more stuff in the mean time. I'll definitely have to order some of the albums online tho, that always seems to be the case when I want to get more obscure stuff.
He is Legend
I've actually seen them play with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. Not bad, they played a heavy sort of southern rock.
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well i didn't read the whole thing...but you mean jarzombek (bad spelling) as in Spastic Ink brothers jarzombek!? ermmm...wow. no i mean WOW THAT'S FRIGGIN AWESOME!!!!!
give libido airbag and cock and ball torture a listen. very nice stuff man
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I've been partial to Jucifer lately ... but I have no idea how that rates on the hard/heavy scale. I have no idea what people classify stuff as now. I guess I was weaned on VH, Crue and Iron Maiden as being hard.
true that, discerning between "hard" and "heavy". but i guess the "hard" bands are just another subcategory of heavy. for heavy, hit up your history books and check out some DOOM bands. Cathedral? candlemass? Sleep is a good one too.
Oh **** I can't believe I forgot these guys.
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE
They're hard, heavy, whatever. Lets not get caught up in semantics here.
And Isis has heavy stuff? All I've heard from them is ambient type music.
Heavy, at least to me, refers to a particular form of deep rhythmic weight... behind the beat and plodding or droning along.
I think Hard indicates a solid and even 'slicing the beat' or slicing at the top of the beat style of rhythm - often at a fast tempo.
eg. Helloween's Push
One makes you feel like a dwarf with a monstrous 40 pound axe, whilst the other makes you feel like a swordsman in chain mail swinging two katanas at blinding speed.
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