After having this page
up for a few years, I am totally amazed at the amount of traffic
and mail it generates. Most of the mail is very cool. I have met many metalheads
from all over the world with tastes similar to my own. Occassionally I get
a letter from someone who 'disagrees' with something I have to say about some
disc or band. For the most part I just trash them or ignore them. However,
they usually are pretty funny, and in most cases, pretty stupid. So, I
decided to start posting these letters. Unfortunately I don't have any of
the past letters, but from here on out I will post them as I get them.
On Mon Apr 12 20:28
With all honesty, there's no better way to describe you and your crappy site...plus add your band, it sucks as well, your vox sounds similar to a drunk and fucked up Zetro, or...uhm were you trying to copy Blitz Ellsworth? Anyways, all of your records sound horribly cheap, you need an expensive studio and a good sound/mixing engineer next time.
From: leso poof <firstname.lastname@example.org>
your cd collection is gay, just like you
eat a dick
I'm sorry your so angry, doesn't your mommy let you out of the house much? Try and have a good day.
On Fri Jan 9 11:56 , 'Dakota Merasty'
why the fuck you don't have that new fucking shit out there,
like new metal?
On Wed Jan 7 6:46
you a fuking moron!!! you don't konw wat metal is. you should call you sight just NO LIFE because you have none. your an fuking asshole!!!! where r the real metal bands on you site like korn and Slipknot? and fuking DRagonforce pwns ur shitty gay band, you fuking asswipe!!!
you should change your email address to crappybiasedoldf*ckcritic.com.
my ass you fat beach whale, why the fuck do you ask for a donation and yet
you don't share your music... greedy fat slob...get a life...
Welcome to the Hall of Shame.
Sat Apr 19, 2008, 20:19
dude...your web site sucks...unless I am the dumbest per son ever........I pulled up zebra and got no songs or anything..what a crappy site..............I will speak to AOL about this.......sorry don't promise if you can't produce.
Speak to AOL all you want. What do they have to do with me? I don't subscribe to them. I don't use them and they have no power over me whatsoever.
Mon Dec 17, 2007, 2:38
have ace freeley as a better guitarist as randy rhoads? also, where
I love both Ace Frehley and Randy Rhoads. My list of favorite guitarists has nothing to do with their ability or who is better than who. It's just a list of my personal favorite guitarists and Ace is at the top of the list for me.
Don't care for Smashing Pumpkins.
I do like the Beatles but don't have any on CD. However, I am not a big fan. I respect them for their part in music history and they are mentioned throughout my site. My teenage son plays The Beatles constantly, so I hear them quite often. I am quite familiar with their music and history, so I am hardly ignorant on the subject.
Fri Nov 2, 2007 17:46
of curiosity, is it your christian blindness that make you dislike slayer
or are you just a few sandwiches shy of a picknick basket? it's amazing to
me as a person who claims to love thrash which is obviously the dark side
of music that you have yet to reach the age of reason. sorry you had the bible
shoved down your throat growing up, i sympathize believe me, but you cannot
deny the influence slayer has had on the entire genre and the fact that they
are the only band left of the "big four" that hasn't sold out, turned into
total crap or had some kind of midlife crisis where they ran away from their
roots. the fact that every time they release an album it trumps everything
released around the same time should tell you something. if you ask me they
are one of the most underappreciated bands in the universe and i look forward
to the day they get their place in the rock and roll hall of fame. they may
not have been the first thrash band ever but they sure as hell did it louder,
faster and better and noone out there holds a candle to them. and i am not
a fanatic i am a realist i love just about everything heavy. i just think
your unfortunate christian influence is blinding you to the truth. after slayer
broke out every band that plays a heavy riff is influenced or in their own
way trying to emulate slayer. jesus even kurt cobain thanks slayer as an influence
in his albums. i think you need to put the bible away, pop on any one of their
albums and just sit back, shut up and enjoy. religious influence or opinion
has no place in the underground unless it's being slandered.
Seriously, where did I say I disliked Slayer? Where did I discredit them and say they weren't a hugely influential band? I think I was pretty clear on what I like and don't like about them and why. I gave "Show No Mercy" and especially "Hell Awaits" raving reviews. I said things like "there is no denying Slayer's place in metal history," "this is one monumental and important album as far as it's place in heavy metal history", "you can hear Slayer's influence in much of 1990's thrash metal and you can also attribute much of the death metal genre to Reign in Blood" and "this is musically one great thrash metal opus". How much more praise can I heap on them to gain your approval? Just because I express my dislike of some of the lyrical ideas doesn't mean I dislike them. Every opinion has a place in the metal underground. If you stifle "religious influence or opinion", you'd have to get rid of a lot of great heavy metal. You obviously think that I have a bias, but your opinion about "religious influence or opinion having no place in the underground" is equally as biased, if not moreso. Your opinion is that of censorship, while mine is simply expressing what I like and dislike about some lyrical ideas.
Okay man, you suck. In all the sense of the fucking word. Why? BECAUSE Def Leppard did not go entirely pop on the world. They kept a rocking sound to they're music. They just fused pop into some of the songs. Take Pour Some Sugar On Me. It's got a bit of pop, but still resides in the solo. Take Gods of War, that song has entirely rocking tunes in it. Or maybe Run Riot. Did you ever listen to the whole album??? Oh, BTW YOU DUMBASS, First Strike is a bootleg, RELEASED around the time of PYROMANIA. Actually shortly after if I am not mistaken. You really should read Animal Instinct: The Def Leppard Story written by David Fricke, editor for Rolling Stones, because that book will tell also that Me and My vWine made it on the Bringin On The Heartbreak Remix single release as a B-Side. And I'm not gonna lie however, you did one thing right, that the first two albums are pretty good. You got enough right, but some of the this shit mentioned is fairly common knowledge if you WOULD JUST LOOK IT UP!!!
"Pour Some Sugar On Me" has "a bit of pop"? Now, that's funny stuff.
A new entry into the Hall of Shame. You have to appreciate the intelligence of a person who can't form a sentence without using the same expletive more than once to get their point across. Too much fun.
These quotes are hilarious and are exact quotes from a guy claiming to be an expert on heavy metal. The quotes are all taken from an ongoing dialogue I had with this guy about my NoLifeTilMetal.com site. Some of these are gut busting funny to anyone who knows metal. "Judas Priest are not heavy metal and the Beatles are a punk rock band." Bwahahahaha!!!
You don't know s**t about heavy metal! I do think my opinion carries weight since I've been into metal for 20+ years. My friend has been in it longer than I have by at least 5 years. So you're going up against 40+ years combined Metal expierence if you wanna "fight" about it! Why have Peter Gabriel on a metal page? Judas Priest are not heavy metal. They are hard rock! I like the song "Turbo Lover" and I appreciate the sentinent expressed in the song "Parental Guidance" but that's about it. I've heard their stuff from the 70's - musically it's just to dry to me anyways. It's not METAL in my book. I will certainly agree with HARD ROCK, just not METAL.
Judas Priest is BLUE OYSTER BAR METAL maybe? I will agree the album "TURBO" was much more metal than the stuff they did in the 70s. I HATE "Breaking the Law" -- what the heck is so "Metal" about THAT song? Judas Priest was always described with a term called "British Steel" - which to me was never fully "Metal". Frankly, I never fully considered Scorpions, Raven, or Trouble metal either. They have some Metal influence - but they often lack the "edge" that bands like Iron Maiden, Savatage, Manowar, etc. have.
In reply to your review saying Painkill is one of the genre's most complete albums of all time: Isn't PAINKILLER the album those guys did a cover of "Johnny B. Good" or whatever?
Actually Saxon was a blues based rock band basically. Which is why I never considered them metal. Most people would, and to be honest it doesn't bother me. They are heavy, but not metal. They are more hard rock to be precice.
SCORPIONS has SOME metal influence but I've never considered them metal. I rememebr the day when Iron Maiden fans used to beat up Scorpions fans for being poseurs. GLAM! HARD ROCK! ANYTHING but METAL! I DO LIKE some of the songs by the Scorpions but I just don't call 'em METAL! Anything BUT that. Hard Rock with "Metal" flavour MAYBE!
Led Zeppelin wasn't even close, they started classic rock, imo. The Beatles was just a happy happy joy joy punk rock band too.
I've always contended Iron Maiden were the true founders of Metal. The style was virtually nonexistent before they came on the scene. I would argue strongly that the other guys like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath are just "blues rock".
I heard Raven -- an album called "Mad" - I threw that in the POSEUR bin with Winger and Poison. Tesla leans more towards Glam Poseur Metal like Raven too.
When I read the interviews with the bands who MADE the Metal, such as Slayer, Maiden, Manowar, Savatage, etc. - most of those bands sight CLASSICAL as their inspiration, not blues. I go by what the bands themselves have said.
may have laid the "Roots" of modern metal. But the groups who came
to shape it were influenced by CLASSICAL COMPOSERS. Metal that is TRUE Metal
sounds like CLASSICAL or else it's NOT METAL! If it
Most people like you who believe Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath started metal are those who have spent too many years listening to the media. Slayer are not the "gods" of Metal, but bands like Slayer are the ones who molded and shaped Metal's TRUE form. I've always contended Iron Maiden were the true founders of Metal. The style was virtually nonexistent before they came on the scene. I would argue strongly that the other guys are just "blues rock".
One thing I will argue until the day I die is... if it has ANY "Blues" in it, IT'S NOT METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't hear ANY "Blues" when I listen to "Mechanics of Perilous Times" for example -- THEREFORE, Ultimatum is METAL on that album.
I CAN see how people can argue Black Sabbath and Rainbow (WITH DIO) as being part of the roots of Metal. But definitely not Led Zepplin, Kiss, or Aerosmith. Aerosmith is a poseur glam rock pop band! They were NEVER "Heavy Metal" -- there was NEVER ANYTHING HEAVY about them. Metal has an edge they never possessed. Maiden was the first real band to have that "edge". I'm a total 80s kid! If it's got BLUES, it's NOT METAL!!!"
My only reply was to tell him to read my opening page paragraph:
I know, there are some non-metal discs in this list. So-what!!! Sometimes
I dig the Blues, somtimes I enjoy some old progressive rock like Yes &
Genesis and...gasp!..sometimes even some Gospel music like Keith Green. Many
metal bands were inspired by these artists. Variety is the spice of life,
right!? Also I realize that by today's standards bands like Thin Lizzy and
Aersomith are considered hard rock rather than heavy metal, but in the 70's
these bands were heavy metal and were also the inspiration for many more modern
(The Faithful Heckler strikes again. These are hilarious. Gotta love the grammar!)
just wanna call u a priss for talkin sh*t bout born again cover art it was
the second best sabbath cover art next to mob rules if u wer'nt a dungeons
and dragons pirssy u would know that hey u couldnt fight ur way through a
wet paper bag u point dexter yeah go off an listen to rhapsody pull up a Stratovarius-
cd u dwebe u talk bout ur mom on ur page why dont u go to ur mommy mammas
boy yeah go cry to ur mommy u little sissy yeah
As for the Born Again cover, the artist who designed it thought it was the worst thing he ever created and only created it in the hopes that Tony Iommi would reject it. Don't believe me? It's fact. Ian Gillan despises that cover as well. It's juvenile. So say what you want, but even the artists who created the cover and the musicians behind the cover admit it's crap. Get a life!
found this one particularly funny. Hope you all enjoy it.)
You obviously are some musician that never made it. You wouldn't know good music up it punched you in the face, which is what I want to do to you. The fact that you are able to do all of this means that you have no life. I am the biggest Def Leppard fan on the planet. You really do not know what you are talking about. When a band has sold over 40 million albums worldwide, and you say that they suck, you have a problem. Have you ever listen to a Queen album. I thought I would ask you that because they were not on your list. Did you ever notice that Queen and Def Leppard have the same guitar play. DEF LEPPARD WAS NEVER A HEAVY METAL BAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You say that they were harder when they were younger, everybody is harder when they are younger. They haven't learned how to truely play yet. If you listen to all of Def Leppard's albums, most of them sound different. OTTN and HND sound the same. Pyro was a little closer to Hysteria. Oh, by the way, wasn't Hysteria the biggest selling hard rock album of all time when it was released. Adrenalize sounded like Hysteria. RetroActive had its own sound. Slang had its own sound, I myself didn't really like it that much. Euphoria had more of a Hysteria sound. And X was more like RetroActive. The do what THEY want to do. Mutt Lange was like a member of the band. He brought them success. They never wanted to be a cult band. They wanted to be the biggest band in the world. And for a while they were. They wanted to be a mixture of The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Stones, and Queen. That is exactly what they were. If they are so bad, why are they always ranked in the tops when polls and countdowns are done. Why are their songs played so frequently. And why, when Poisen, Motely Crue, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, and Guns N Roses are all done are they still touring, and still successful. I saw them twice on the X tour. At the Palace of Auburn Hills, where the Pistons played, they filled it. At the age of 40 they are still amazing. Please contact me, I would love to argue with you some more. My e-mail is email@example.com. Oh, and by the way It is Joe Elliot not Rick Elliot. The drummer is named Rick Allen and the bass player is Rick Savage. DUMBASS!!
Have you ever listen to a Queen album. I thought I would ask you that because they were not on your list.
Look again, you missed them. They are there. I love Queen actually.
Mutt Lange was like a member of the band. He brought them success.
Yes he did. He turned them into the biggest sellouts in the history of heavy metal. Perhaps that is just my opinion, but that is all my site is, my opinion. He does have a hot wife though.
If they are so bad, why are they always ranked in the tops when polls and countdowns are done.
Because they are a pop band and appeal to the massive pop crowd. More power to 'em if that is what they want to do.
You obviously are some musician that never made it.
Cliché! That is what anyone who can't take criticism says. Actually I am a musician and I still have a blast playing the music that I enjoy. Do I play to the large State Fair crowds that Def Leppard is currently playing to? No. So what! I am a musician because I love to play, not because I am concerned with selling more records than the next big act.
Frankly, my site is my opinion. If you don't like it, don't read it. I am glad that Def Leppard has brought you so much enjoyment and am glad that you like them so much. That is your opinion. It doesn't have to agree with mine.
(This one is as it was sent to me, capitalization, spelling and all.)
March 22, 2003 4:20 PM
(Once again, this is exactly the way these emails were written, capitalization, spelling and all. This has been an ongoing mail from one who I am now calling the Faithful Heckler.)
wrote these cd passeges is a moron im givin that dork a wedge if i ever see
him ... it says here accept is 1 of the heavest bands of the 80's hey man
what world do u live in ? r u mental i just think u gota hard on 4 udo ...
a few songs that came out in or before 1983 that was as fast and furious as
"Fast as a Shark." There weren't a whole lot. What is your point of writing
me these insipid emails? If you don't like my site, then don't go to it.
heard of destruction or kreator accept aint heavy an fast as a shark was a
fruity song ur just a poser that likes everything the band put out regardless
of what it sounds like u have no mind of ur own restless an wild had like
3 good songs an u wanna nut in udo's face when u hear it u need to grow up
an take a step into the real world of heavy metal
never heard a kings x studio song but i heard em play with dio an they were
without a dout the worst band ive ever heard they were so fuckin anoying they
were the first band i walked out of in the first couple of tunes i wanted
to cut off that guys toung 4 bein such a menace i know u like em its probly
cause u wouldnt know good tunes if they hit u in the ass
As for this comment, "i know u like em its probly cause u wouldnt know
good tunes if they hit u in the ass" What is your problem? If you hate
my site and my opinions so much, why do you keep reading it and writing me?