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Discussion in 'Linkin Park Chat' started by lime treacle, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. lime treacle

    lime treacle You are not alone Über Member

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    I don't really think "Mark the Graves" was meant to impress on an instrumental level. What I love about it is the flow, in which it's, in a sense, A Thousand Sunsy. You just don't know what's going to happen next. The song focuses more on the lyrics and the impact than being impressive instrumentally... but we're coming from totally different angles in the first place, I don't even think the intro is too long.
     
  2. The Joesen One

    The Joesen One Fun-employed LPA Super Member

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    Gosh, I haven't listened to LP in months.
     
  3. minuteforce

    minuteforce Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance. LPA Team

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    Good.
     
  4. Knt.Slbs

    Knt.Slbs Well-Known Member

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    Ahh I see.. Maybe Mike was referring to a new mash-up material for the tour next week.
     
  5. Captain-EO

    Captain-EO Also Prog Nerd Now, Thanks Gibs LPA Super Member

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    But it's not that impressive instrumentally. It just a bunch of power chords in the intro with tremolo picking. The kind of stuff I do as tentative filler to get a basic idea of what I want it to sound like when I make music.

    Now, maybe if Phoenix was playing something other than base notes I might be a little more impressed by the intro. Or if we had a little more Joe action. But straight-up power chords just bores me to death, no matter how good the drums are. I'm really trying hard to find a way to shed some light on MTG, but the cons heavily outweigh every pro it has for me.
     
  6. TobinKnowsBest

    TobinKnowsBest 20.03.1976 - 20.07.2017 LPA VIP

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    LP currently leading the way on Best Rock Band of 2014 at the Loudwire music awards.. make sure you get your votes in ;)

    "Best Rock Band of 2014" : http://loudwire.com/best-rock-band-2014-4th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

    "Best Rock Song of 2014" (Rebellion) : http://loudwire.com/best-rock-song-2014-4th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

    "Best Vocalist of 2014" (Chester) : http://loudwire.com/best-vocalist-2014-4th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

    "Best Guitarist of 2014" (Brad) : http://loudwire.com/best-guitarist-2014-4th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

    "Best Live Act of 2014" : http://loudwire.com/best-live-act-2014-4th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

    "Most Devoted Fans of 2014" : http://loudwire.com/most-devoted-fans-2014-4th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/

    "Best Rock Album of 2014" : http://loudwire.com/best-rock-album-2014-4th-annual-loudwire-music-awards/
     
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  7. Captain-EO

    Captain-EO Also Prog Nerd Now, Thanks Gibs LPA Super Member

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    As of this moment, Rebellion is also narrowly beating Painkiller by TDG for Best Rock Song of 2014. Slipknot and A7X are narrowly beating them for live act, A7X by 0.3%, Slipknot, by 0.7%. X Japan is completely sweeping the Most Devoted Fans category, Slash & Myles Kennedy for vocalist, and Slash again for guitarist.

    Just so everyone knows what categories there's no chance of LP winning in lol.
     
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  8. Joshua

    Joshua is Mr. "to many Mind"

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    Easy win for Brad. :bradwink:
     
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  9. brady

    brady I am the LPA LPA Super Member

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    It's beyond my comprehension as to why they would include Brad in the "Best Guitarist of 2014" poll but leave out Rob in the "Best Drummer of 2014" poll.
     
  10. Captain-EO

    Captain-EO Also Prog Nerd Now, Thanks Gibs LPA Super Member

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    Now LP is in second behind Slipknot for live act ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
  11. IronDust71

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    I completely agree.
     
  12. lime treacle

    lime treacle You are not alone Über Member

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    Seriously, dude? :sleep:
     
  13. Captain-EO

    Captain-EO Also Prog Nerd Now, Thanks Gibs LPA Super Member

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    Explain how power chords and tremolo picking are novel or exciting. It may be have been cool when metal was just starting out, but LP can't pull it off. It's worn out.
     
  14. Alexrednex

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    :facepalm:
     
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  15. Bennington_Hahn

    Bennington_Hahn This goes out to everybody still hatin' LPA VIP

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    Jeeze everyone's too much of a snob theses days. The riffs in MTG are pretty tricky to play seamlessly. Sure a lot of it is power chords, but their subtly different everytime - not exactly the four chords of songs like Numb and In the end. Plus what about the other "clean" riffs and brads tapping part in the solos. That's pretty cool for brads standard.
     
  16. Captain-EO

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    I love how I get attacked for not liking a power chord progression. If you've read any of posts here or in the AFN thread you'll see that my complaint is the overly reptitive riffage in the intro that is keeping me from liking the song. I don't find it impressive instrumentally because they draw it out to five minutes with that long-ass intro in which they repeat things that could be cut down considerably. That's my opinion. But apparently I'm not allowed to have it.

    Moving on, you claim each riff is subtly different (in which you also used improper grammar, shall I be an ass and start making attacks against you for that as well?). Don't even say it's different each time. The rhythm plays the exact same chord progression five times in a row, and it overpowers the second guitar, which still wouldn't help it even if it was louder. I've also explained several times that only reason I'm complaining is because generally when I dislike something, people explaining their affinity for it tends to change my perspective. That's why War is now one of my favorite songs on the album, versus when it first came out when it was one of my least-favorite Linkin Park songs. Obviously that mustn't work around here because as soon as an opinion comes up that you don't like, you go ahead and attack it as if yours is the only right one in the world.

    And then you act as if I don't know a thing about guitar. You claim the intro is difficult, of all things. That intro is easy by every standard to me, so don't give me that bullshit. Three Days Grace has more engaging riffs using only power chords. I'm not really a veteran at guitar either, I've been playing 5 years versus piano for 9 or 10. Plus, since we're being nitpicky assholes, let me add that In the End actually has 5 chords in it. I'll just go back to not discussing things here, since obviously people are too full of it to actually make valid points and have a discussion without making personal remarks just because another person's opinion differs from theirs. I was personally fine with discussing it with Robert, and he was making some decent points, to which I voiced my own opinion on the mat--oh wait, no other opinions here, sorry. People dislike All For Nothing. That's personally one of my favorites. I don't call people snobs, because some people don't like Mike's rapping style. I get that, but personally I don't mind it. I don't like the drawn-out guitar riffage.

    If any mod or admin is about to intervene, you shouldn't worry. My rant is over. I'll not be breaching this topic again.
     
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  17. Avo

    Avo Don't Stop Running

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    :facepalm:You're being "attacked" because Robert was clearly not disagreeing with you there.
     
  18. Captain-EO

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    I wasn't disagreeing with him either, nor did I think he was disagreeing with me. I was just further explaining what I had previously said.
     
  19. Michele

    Michele Praise Brad Delson, our Lord and Savior. LPA Addict

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    :rofl:
     
  20. brady

    brady I am the LPA LPA Super Member

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    It scares me that Three Days Grace's Painkiller is competing with Rebellion for "Best Rock Song of 2014"
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