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Offline DaveF

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Metallica honoured
« on: February 16, 2018, 03:32:00 AM »
From the BBC news website:

Heavy metal pioneers Metallica are being honoured with Sweden's Polar Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in music. The judges' citation also said "Through virtuoso ensemble playing and its use of extremely accelerated tempos, Metallica has taken rock music to places it had never been before.  Not since Wagner's emotional turmoil and Tchaikovsky's cannons has anyone created music that is so physical and furious."

I'm not sure where to start with this, but I'm sure some of you will.
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Offline Jo498

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Re: Metallica honoured
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 07:07:56 AM »
Mossolov's Iron Foundry is more "physical and furious" than either Wagner or Metallica and there are probably countless other examples but I find this a dubious criterion of quality.
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Offline wolftone

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Re: Metallica honoured
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 10:53:05 AM »
From the BBC news website:

"...Not since Wagner's emotional turmoil and Tchaikovsky's cannons has anyone created music that is so physical and furious."

Maybe so, but there were a lot of bands in the thrash metal genre alone that were much more "physical and furious."

Offline nodogen

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Re: Metallica honoured
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 08:17:51 AM »
The early albums were good.

But for fast n furious they could never touch Slayer, who did more than any other band to define thrash metal.

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Re: Metallica honoured
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 08:24:56 AM »
I once knew someone who listened to Metallica. Needless to say, music was something we didn’t have in common. :P
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