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Its a peice of pee compared to quite a few Megadeth solos such as Tornado of Souls. Or the Solo out of Metallicas Blackened. Just look at the amount of variation up and down the fretboard from thease compared to a Dragonfoce solo. The quality of music just doesnt compare. And omg have you seen Dragonfoce live? They suck, guitars never in tune + they sometimes spoof it somehow. Technical doesnt meen good!
What you fail to understand is that I have not once mentioned my opinion of whether or not I even enjoy listening to Dragonforce or how I feel about the quality of the music. What I did mention is the fact that Dragonforce serves as an excellent medium for testing audio equipment, nothing more. Technicality of the music is quite important when you are attempting to find some of the nuances that lie within every headphone and every pair of speakers. Powertrip made an excellent explanation of this in his earlier post.

Perhaps if I make it bold you will understand the context of my comments instead of misconstruing them. I couldn't give less of a damn about your opinion of Dragonforce and how inferior you think they are to other groups. It is completely irrelevant to the point I am trying to make. I'm sorry if I sound harsh, but it seems that you and Rocker have misunderstood me.
Edited by Aura - 6/25/08 at 8:12pm
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post #22 of 31
Radiohead - In Rainbows

It sounds amazing.
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The Beatles and System of a Down
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Angels and Airwaves
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People need to experience John Petrucci in all his glory. There's a reason why he was invited to G3 by Satriani and Vai.

I completely agree with Aura that Dragonforce is very good for testing equipment. If your setup is subpar, blast beating overlaid with all the instruments will sound terrible. What separates good sound equipment and bad sound equipment is the instrument separation and detail.

BTW I fail to see how Dave Mustaine is any better than the guys from Dragonforce in terms of technical prowess. Plus since Dragonforce plays in such small venues in the States, the setup is far from optimal for their music. The guitars aren't out of tune because they choose it to be, but due to humidity tuned guitars become untuned in minutes. I don't consider that to be their fault. Same thing happened at the last Symphony X concert I was at, does that mean Michael Romeo is a bad guitarist? Not by a long shot.

Please don't flame other people and their musical preferences just because you don't like the said guitarist. The minute you start attacking other people's preferences you lose credibility.

That aside, Satriani, Vai, Petrucci, Romeo, and Batio combine technique and feeling very effectively in my opinion, and people should give them a listen.

For testing equipment, I usually use a combination of music with many layers of tracks to it (Devin Townsend and Dream Theater mainly), and classical pieces. This way it makes it easy for me to compare the resolution, instrument separation, and detail in the high, mid, and low ranges of my equipment.
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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue Remastered

Awesome for checking intricacies and delecacy.
    
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Radiohead - In Rainbows

It sounds amazing.
I <3 u for saying that

IMO Radiohead is like Coldplay but 10 times better. They have a much deeper sound, and meaning in their songs. Coldplay is HEAVILY influenced by Radiohead.


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http://www.di.fm/.......download winamp and stream 24/7 @ 96K
    
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