LPU15 Is Out

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    BTorio

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    Also, is it even the band that chooses these demos? Didn't Mike act surprised at finding out that the BTH demo on last years CD was released, or at least he said something that gave me the impression the band probably didn't choose them all. One of the note on LPU12 from Brad or whoever says something like "I don't think I've ever heard this one!", which made it sound like someone just went through the band's old files and picked one Brad didn't even know about.

    It does amaze me how much material they still have, like how are we still getting demos from before MTM that are developed to the point of vocals? lol
     
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    minuteforce

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

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    I think it's just that not every band member is involved all the time throughout the whole process. That's what I gather from comments like that
     
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    Michele

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

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    Well, as we know, there were 100+ of demos in the M2M process :lol:
     
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    jouki

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    ANIMALS - the next song with illuminati's lyrics
     
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    diehardlpfan77

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    i had high hopes for this album, and I'm not sure what happened, it's just kind of bland.
     
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    Xero-G

    Xero-G Reborn LP Fan, and plan to stay that way.

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    Hmm, it seems to me that there is quite a mixed reaction from the first half of this LPU release. I must admit that I may have been riding the hype train a little too long before I made my purchase and have only listened to the previews once. They all sounded pretty good on the first listen, so I'll see if they hold up on the second listen.

    Update: I just listened to all the previews again, and they all sounded just as good as the first time. The variation of beat patterns and rhythms really surprised me. I found myself head-bobbing along to all the Pods demos. ANIMALS and Basil sound especially promising to me. Chance of Rain could be one the "cleanest" performances from Chester we've heard in a while, at least on LPU CDs (maybe even cleaner than any of the "soft" songs on THP :))
     
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    Forfeit to Break

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    The demos sound like demos, that's why they are, well, demos. If they were that amazing they would have made the album. LPU members are spoilt in respects to getting to hear unreleased material, the sheer volume that's been put out over the years is impressive. And were Grecian or Thoughts That Take Away My Pride in any way finished, or were they just clips of random ideas that never really got anywhere? You only hear a few seconds of both.
     
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    Astat

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    It was pretty much Mike and Adam who handled the LPU CDs when Adam was still working for LPU, as far as I know. I'd imagine the same is true now just with Lorenzo in Adam's place. I don't recall Mike commenting on the BTH demo at all.
     
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    mastae

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    Uhm are people seriously upset by this release? Remember when some LPU CD's only had live tracks? This is fucking great -- 6 demos! Animals was great -- I know they probably did away with it for sounding too "nu-metal" but Animals is where I expected them to go after Meteora.

    Pod 2 is my favorite of the pods. They sound borderline Aphex Twin-ish and I kind of wish they did some instrumental stuff like this on their albums. Stuff like Tinfoil and the stuff on ATS, while I love those tracks, sometimes feel a little too polished. These pods have that grimey industrial sound that I think would really gel with some of their other material.

    Chance of Rain is a jam but it doesn't have enough variety to warrant album inclusion. Still, if this got developed further, it could be a really solid track!
     
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    JonasTheRoman

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    Animal is from 2011... ;)
     
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    Captain-EO

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    Dammit LP, your typos are fucking with people.
     
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    TEGCRocco

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    I think he knows. What he meant was Animals would have been a natural progression from Meteora, but it was ditched for sounding too nu-metal in the post-MTM era. I think.
     
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    JonasTheRoman

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    Well, I think you are right. This typo is really confusing me, indeed. :lol:

    I think I should finally give Animals a listen, but I'm still thinking about buying that package. Everything I heard from Animals right now is the snippet from the trailer.
     
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    TheInterframe

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    Just heard Pods (3 of 3), you can hear some Coal samples within it, it's pretty cool, Pods 2 is probably my favorite
     
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    Delicious Dave

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    Chance of Rain is cool.
     
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    tfae

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    I'm a bad fan. I know nothing about Pictureboard.
    Can you please tell me? (You can send me a PM to not go off topic). :)
     
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    minuteforce

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    "Pictureboard" is the name of a Xero demo that was mentioned once or twice by the band many years ago. Due to sample clearance issues, the band hasn't been allowed to release it, and, frankly, I doubt they'd be much interested even without that obstacle. We joke about how obscure it is and how hardxcore fans want to hear it really badly. People close to the band have described it as unremarkable and disappointing.
     
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    Captain-EO

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    The Pods are Pictureboard.

    :kappa:
     
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    tfae

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    I've been reading jokes about Pictureboard for AGES, but never found or asked for a context. I'm a better fan now.
    Thank you, kind sir.
     
  20. Xero-G

    Xero-G Reborn LP Fan, and plan to stay that way.

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    Pictureboard will continue to be a real mystery at this point, except to the select individuals that minuteforce mentioned that actually heard the damn song.
     

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