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Postby metldrummer2112 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:25 pm

Mattias Grahn of Naglfar. This dude is a beast. I watched him play live, and his playing in the first place is amazing, but what's even more amazing is the way he plays. His body is absolutely still while he plays. His arms and legs do their crazy thing, but he manages not to move which is amazing to me.
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby TheYardstick » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:19 am

I've never really checked out Naglfar before, heard them once on the radio before, liked it.

Can't remember the drumming, but generally anything Progressive Extreme Metal is going to be very difficult.
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby Empyrean Drums » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:54 am

I wouldn't say they're progressive or even extreme, just some bad-ass straight forward thrashin' black metal
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby metldrummer2112 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:23 pm

TheYardstick wrote:I've never really checked out Naglfar before, heard them once on the radio before, liked it.

Can't remember the drumming, but generally anything Progressive Extreme Metal is going to be very difficult.


You should check them out, they're really good.

But the drumming honestly isn't anything mind shattering. He basically cuts and pastes a lot of blast beats and other extremely fast beats and occaisionally puts his own twist in. The man's fast and accurate, that's what impresses me.
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby Empyrean Drums » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:06 pm

"cuts and pastes" ?
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby metldrummer2112 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:20 pm

Empyrean Drums wrote:"cuts and pastes" ?


He does the same beat in multiple songs throughout a record. he's not a Richard Christy if you get he reference
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby Empyrean Drums » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:30 pm

Just wanted to clarify, some bands cut and paste parts with digital recording

I get the reference, and despite Cristy's abilities I'd still take Naglfar over Iced Earth any day
There's another band from Germany called Nagelfar that's really good. You should also check out Melechesh, if you haven't already
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby metldrummer2112 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:12 pm

No, there is no doubt in my mind he does everything physically

Never heard anything by Iced Earth. When most people think of Christy (from what I've seen) they think of his work with Death. That's very proggy/jazzy IMO and it's absolutely amazing. I'll be sure to check both those bands out when I get a chance
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby Empyrean Drums » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:21 pm

He sure does, they were great opening for Dark Funeral. I first heard Naglfar on a Wrong Again Records compilation (along with a bunch of other kick ass bands) and I loved how clean they sounded, not like the am clock radio in a 55 gallon drum sound that most other black metal bands were going for at the time (in fact, all the other black metal guys I know trashed on them for having too clean a production so they weren't "true")

I like Human the best, I didn't get into S.O.P. as much (or Control Denied at all). As much of a fan I am of Gene Hoglan I just like the way Human sounds. When I think of Death's drummer I still think of Billy Andrews, ever since Spiritual Healing it was like Chuck jammin' with kick ass players from other bands (not that its a bad thing) One of the first songs I learned how to play was Altering the Future

You should check out Darkane too, they're thrashy-jazzy swedish death metal
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby metldrummer2112 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:52 pm

Now that's a concert I wish I would have been at. I love Naglfar and Dark Funeral. And I love the really clean production values they have as well. It better showcases their talents.

And as for Death, I've only heard The Sound Of Perserverance, and Richard Christy was fucking amazing on it. I'm not really a fan of Gene Hoglan from what I've heard. I've only heard him with Dethklok though, and I'm not a fan of them at all. If it wasn't for the speed I could play a lot of it. Unfortunately, I have a crappy double bass pedal and a fucked up ankle right now. But yeah, I read Death's bio and that was basically how Chuck was. He didn't keep the same line up almost ever.

And I am checking out Darkane while I'm typing this
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby Empyrean Drums » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:42 pm

Dude, you REALLY need to check out Gene beyond Dethklok, all he did was play the drums they had programmed for all the songs on the show, it doesn' even come close to showcasing his talent
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby metldrummer2112 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:48 pm

Yeah I'm planning on it since everyone says how great he is.

I listened to Darkane. They're great. I like the vocals, very refreshing for a change
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby Devindrummer12 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:11 pm

Empyrean Drums wrote:I get the reference, and despite Cristy's abilities I'd still take Naglfar over Iced Earth any day
He was good, but Bobby Jarzombek was better with Iced earth. Though, you want some awesome Christy drumming check out the song "Wolf" of of "Horror Show" by Iced Earth.
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Re: Mattias Grahn

Postby Empyrean Drums » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:25 am

Devindrummer12 wrote:
Empyrean Drums wrote:I get the reference, and despite Cristy's abilities I'd still take Naglfar over Iced Earth any day
He was good, but Bobby Jarzombek was better with Iced earth. Though, you want some awesome Christy drumming check out the song "Wolf" of of "Horror Show" by Iced Earth.


I've heard it, just not my thing. I jammed with some cats a few bands back who were big into power metal, they'd always rave about Iced Earth
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