HomeRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Armored Saint

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
AuthorMessage
MetallicSeminarian
Heart of Metal
Heart of Metal
avatar

Number of posts : 1578
Age : 30

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Wed Jul 17 2013, 22:06

corplhicks wrote:
Dark Horseman wrote:
They walk that line of thrash while not totally crossing into it. That's why the comparison to Metal Church.

This is where I'm a strange boy. I've always considered Metal Church thrash. For me power metal doesn't get so aggressive while being so fast. Overkill walked that line as well with their melodies, and they've always been known as a thrash band. Again, I don't expect anyone else to share this perspective.


I've heard others who thought the same thing.

Just out of curiosity, do you consider iced earth thrash or power?
Back to top Go down
GUEST
R.I.P.
R.I.P.


Number of posts : 22086

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Wed Jul 17 2013, 22:08

Armored Saint is "HEAVY METAL", no other description is required unless you're talking to a complete idiot.
Back to top Go down
corplhicks
Metal is Forever
avatar

Number of posts : 6151
Age : 37

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Wed Jul 17 2013, 22:21

MetallicSeminarian wrote:
corplhicks wrote:
Dark Horseman wrote:
They walk that line of thrash while not totally crossing into it. That's why the comparison to Metal Church.

This is where I'm a strange boy. I've always considered Metal Church thrash. For me power metal doesn't get so aggressive while being so fast. Overkill walked that line as well with their melodies, and they've always been known as a thrash band. Again, I don't expect anyone else to share this perspective.


I've heard others who thought the same thing.

Just out of curiosity, do you consider iced earth thrash or power?

Power. Heavy, yes, but doesn't have that aggression (I like to call it 'the nasty') that thrash has. Also a heavy emphasis on melody. Awesome band, too, one of my favorites.

S.D. wrote:
Armored Saint is "HEAVY METAL", no other description is required unless you're talking to a complete idiot.  

I would call AS heavy metal as well. It's pretty straight forward and traditional.
Back to top Go down
RAIDwarden
Metal novice
Metal novice
avatar

Number of posts : 54
Age : 24

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Wed Jul 17 2013, 22:25

corplhicks wrote:
MetallicSeminarian wrote:
corplhicks wrote:
Dark Horseman wrote:
They walk that line of thrash while not totally crossing into it. That's why the comparison to Metal Church.

This is where I'm a strange boy. I've always considered Metal Church thrash. For me power metal doesn't get so aggressive while being so fast. Overkill walked that line as well with their melodies, and they've always been known as a thrash band. Again, I don't expect anyone else to share this perspective.


I've heard others who thought the same thing.

Just out of curiosity, do you consider iced earth thrash or power?

Power. Heavy, yes, but doesn't have that aggression (I like to call it 'the nasty') that thrash has. Also a heavy emphasis on melody. Awesome band, too, one of my favorites.

S.D. wrote:
Armored Saint is "HEAVY METAL", no other description is required unless you're talking to a complete idiot.  

I would call AS heavy metal as well. It's pretty straight forward and traditional.


Iced Earth could be considered thrash, but only in a few songs. Stand Alone is definitely a thrash metal song. Iced Earth, normally, has the speed and melody that defines power metal, but they have their thrash influences. I agree with calling them power metal though.

Armored Saint is definitely good old classic heavy metal.
Back to top Go down
James B.
Scurvy Skalliwag
avatar

Number of posts : 9640
Age : 52

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sat Jul 20 2013, 11:53

Before i saw them play at a skating rink in Fullerton, I never heard of them either.

_________________
Back to top Go down
mc666
Master Sailboat
avatar

Number of posts : 9097
Age : 38

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sat Jul 20 2013, 12:43

S.D. wrote:
Solid meat & potatoes heavy metal.  

 Yep, that's them in a nutshell!

_________________
Back to top Go down
http://www.last.fm/user/mc666
jstate
Metal is in my blood
Metal is in my blood
avatar

Number of posts : 3361
Age : 44

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sat Jul 20 2013, 18:24

Armored Saint would be one of the first bands that comes to mind for me when somebody says "Heavy Metal". And it's not just the music either. The band name and album covers scream metal.

I actually liked their last one La Raza a lot. And their two dvds are some of my music favorites.
Back to top Go down
007
Metal is my Life
Metal is my Life
avatar

Number of posts : 20272
Age : 49

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sat Jul 20 2013, 20:40

jstate wrote:
Armored Saint would be one of the first bands that comes to mind for me when somebody says "Heavy Metal".  And it's not just the music either.  The band name and album covers scream metal.

I actually liked their last one La Raza a lot.  And their two dvds are some of my music favorites.



I agree. I thought La Raza was really good. Chilled is my favorite track off it.
Back to top Go down
Dark Horseman
Metal Wanker
avatar

Number of posts : 4638
Age : 49

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sat Jul 20 2013, 22:03

Like many said, Iced Earth incorporates some thrash into their power metat, especially the Barlow years.
Back to top Go down
RAIDwarden
Metal novice
Metal novice
avatar

Number of posts : 54
Age : 24

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sun Jul 21 2013, 20:51

Dark Horseman wrote:
Like many said, Iced Earth incorporates some thrash into their power metat, especially the Barlow years.

The self titled album with whats-his-face as the singer was pretty thrash. I wish Barlow never left. His voice is PERFECT for Iced Earth.
Back to top Go down
Dark Horseman
Metal Wanker
avatar

Number of posts : 4638
Age : 49

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sun Jul 21 2013, 21:48

It is but my favorite by them is TGB. Ripper really nails the vocals on it.
Back to top Go down
corplhicks
Metal is Forever
avatar

Number of posts : 6151
Age : 37

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sun Jul 21 2013, 22:10

Night of the Stormrider was pretty much thrash as well, and kickass at that.

TGB is my favorite as well, but whether it be Adam, Greely, Barlow, Ripper, or Block, they've all done a great job in their respective releases, and those last three are certainly Iced Earth. headbanger 
Back to top Go down
journeyman
Metal master
Metal master
avatar

Number of posts : 883
Age : 49

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sun Jul 21 2013, 22:14

Armored Saint is Heavy Metal. Only ever had the first two, but after reading this, I need to investigate what they've done since.
Back to top Go down
MetallicSeminarian
Heart of Metal
Heart of Metal
avatar

Number of posts : 1578
Age : 30

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Sun Jul 21 2013, 22:19

TGB is really awesome. My first iced earth. But in my opinion, their magnum opus remains the dark saga.

On topic, I need to acquire some armored saint.
Back to top Go down
Dark Horseman
Metal Wanker
avatar

Number of posts : 4638
Age : 49

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Mon Jul 22 2013, 03:37

Start with Raising Fear.
Back to top Go down
Shawn Of Fire
Metal is Forever
avatar

Number of posts : 6348
Age : 46

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Mon Jul 22 2013, 18:18

Dark Horseman wrote:
Like many said, Iced Earth incorporates some thrash into their power metat, especially the Barlow years.

King Fowley used to tell me that all Iced Earth albums sound like 'Master Of Puppets' played backwards...

lol! 

_________________
FINAL SIGN
Back to top Go down
Dark Horseman
Metal Wanker
avatar

Number of posts : 4638
Age : 49

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 23 2013, 03:39

Now you're being crazy. Razz 
Back to top Go down
Lari
Metal is in my blood
Metal is in my blood
avatar

Number of posts : 3258
Age : 37

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Jul 23 2013, 04:22

I don't hear thrash in Iced Earth. It's just very heavy and aggressive US power metal. There's influences, but it's not chaotic enough to be 'thrash'.
Back to top Go down
rajah
Metal student
Metal student
avatar

Number of posts : 105
Age : 46

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Thu Dec 19 2013, 06:43

Been listening to these guys since my older brother brought home March of the Saints on vinyl in 1983, to me they have not put out a bad album. Love  Nod to the Old School, great version of Trower's Day of the Eagle and Priest's Never Satisfied.
Back to top Go down
fingers
Metal master
Metal master
avatar

Number of posts : 786
Age : 31

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Dec 24 2013, 02:48

RAIDwarden wrote:
Has anyone heard of Armored Saint before? Every time I mention them, I always get a no for an answer. I wish more people knew of them and their awesomeness!

Take a listen:







False Alarm is one of the most head-bangable songs out there

Wouldn't normally say this but if a metalhead ever bags out Armored Saint than theres definitely something wrong with them. An essential band for headbangers to listen to.
Back to top Go down
fingers
Metal master
Metal master
avatar

Number of posts : 786
Age : 31

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Dec 24 2013, 02:51

S.D. wrote:
Armored Saint is "HEAVY METAL", no other description is required unless you're talking to a complete idiot.  

 headbanger headbanger headbanger Amen
Back to top Go down
fingers
Metal master
Metal master
avatar

Number of posts : 786
Age : 31

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Dec 24 2013, 02:55

Gilbert wrote:
I discovered Armored Saint while surfing NLTM (Thanks Scott again!) and instantly fell in love with their brand of heavy metal.

So far I own delirious nomad, march of the saint, symbol of salvation and revelation.

Still need some counseling about LA RAZA though. Any advice?

La raza is a grower and a great album however there are a few songs on the album that I don't like either because they sound too modern pop rock or sound like left over trax from Anthrax's sound of white noise. Still they are some gems on the album and the reviewers who bagged out the album don't know what they are talking about.
Back to top Go down
fingers
Metal master
Metal master
avatar

Number of posts : 786
Age : 31

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Dec 24 2013, 02:59

delirious nomad would happen to be in the top 5 metal albums of 1985 absolute masterpiece.
Back to top Go down
candlemass
Heart of Metal
Heart of Metal
avatar

Number of posts : 1866
Age : 54

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Dec 24 2013, 06:44

I think "Raising Fear" is a great lp!  headbanger 

Other than that, not much I like from them...
Back to top Go down
http://www.myspace.com/fragilegothband
candlemass
Heart of Metal
Heart of Metal
avatar

Number of posts : 1866
Age : 54

PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   Tue Dec 24 2013, 06:50

Temple of Blood wrote:


 Even Slagel says he signed them because of the way they dressed.



Slagel said in one issue of BWBK that they were "the band that should've made it."
Back to top Go down
http://www.myspace.com/fragilegothband
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Armored Saint   

Back to top Go down
 
Armored Saint
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 2 of 4Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Saint artwork!
» ROAD STAR V SUPER SAINT CA.1990 JA
» Josh Kramer Leaving Saint...
» SAINT & AFFECTOR reviews at Angelic Warlord
» Arsenal Armored Choir

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Heart Of Metal :: Music Forums :: Heart Of Metal-
Jump to: