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"The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« on: June 17, 2011, 09:13:43 PM »
Easily one of their best songs imo. And in terms of entirely-heavy songs, I'd say it's their very best. I could honestly write a thesis on why this song just kicks so much ass.

I'd say along with Master of Puppets, Dante's Inferno (Iced Earth), this is the perfect metal song.

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 09:14:36 PM »
Great song!  :metal :metal

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 09:19:15 PM »
5:52 is the coolest part ever

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 09:19:27 PM »
One of my absolute favorites. Balls to the wall from start to finish. Especially love the intro and first verse, and then breaking back into the main riff. :metal
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 09:20:28 PM »
5:52 is the coolest part ever
I 100% agree. That's what partially got me into DT in the first place.

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 09:42:46 PM »
5:52 is the coolest part ever

Quoted for truth. I always imagine JP assuming a power stance and baring his teeth when he plays that part. :metal
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 09:48:35 PM »
5:52 is the coolest part ever

Quoted for truth. I always imagine JP assuming a power stance and baring his teeth when he plays that part. :metal
You know he does exactly that during the Gigantour show right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W22WS_zXyvk&feature=fvsr

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 10:05:16 PM »
Top 5 DT song

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 10:35:56 PM »
Great band.

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 10:41:26 PM »
5:52 is the coolest part ever

Quoted for truth. I always imagine JP assuming a power stance and baring his teeth when he plays that part. :metal
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 10:53:01 PM »
Easily one of their best songs imo. And in terms of entirely-heavy songs, I'd say it's their very best. I could honestly write a thesis on why this song just kicks so much ass.

I'd say along with Master of Puppets, Dante's Inferno (Iced Earth), this is the perfect metal song.

I'm going to go ahead and add a couple songs to your list...

Lateralus (Tool)
Aenima (Tool)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)
The Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 11:10:39 PM »
5:52 is the coolest part ever

Quoted for truth. I always imagine JP assuming a power stance and baring his teeth when he plays that part. :metal
You know he does exactly that during the Gigantour show right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W22WS_zXyvk&feature=fvsr

Power stance + teeth baring = metal

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 11:12:36 PM »
Great song.  I think it suffers from starting off SO strong though; the song drags just a bit later on IMO.

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2011, 11:24:45 PM »
One of their best 7-string songs and openers, it's also my favorite from the 12-step suite! :metal

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2011, 11:55:25 PM »
Great band.

rumborak

I see what you did there.

Awesome song, their best really heavy song yet imo.
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2011, 11:58:26 PM »
Can we give a little love to the drum fill at 12:46? I've always loved that part, and the drumming during the verse that follows.
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2011, 12:10:11 AM »
One of their best songs.

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2011, 01:12:17 AM »
2:11 - 2:52 is emblematic of DT. For me, the song isn't top 10 material, but if I had to give someone a 40 second sample of DT, that would be it.  :metal :metal :metal

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2011, 03:02:43 AM »
Fantastic song, no doubt, but that is an overwhelming sentiment among the fan base, so I'm not sure that an appreciation thread was needed.   But whatever.

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2011, 03:26:24 AM »
Half the song is great, half is meh. Pretty inconsistent to me (some vocal melodies are just plain boring to me), and therefore one of my least favorite DT songs yet. It's a grower though. I still like to listen to it, cause it sounds great on my speakers. One of the toughest songs sound-wise, sounds great. Usually metal songs have a bit too much treble for sounding good loud, but this one works.
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2011, 03:57:56 AM »
The inspriration came from a pantera show"... That is the guarantee for a kick ass song!!!
The only thing i would have liked is if they would just have played that crushing riff in a normal tempo

But overall one of dts best songs ever
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2011, 04:53:29 AM »
5:52 is the coolest part ever
:metal

And that transition before the last verses (''Way off in the distance I saw a door...'') has to be the definition of awesomeness.

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2011, 07:17:55 AM »
Arpeggios!!!!!!!!!!!


I think the ending feels slightly rushed though. But other than that, there's not a dull moment!

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2011, 08:48:37 AM »
Under A Glass Moon >>> The Glass Prison

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2011, 09:01:58 AM »
5:52 is the coolest part ever
I 100% agree. That's what partially got me into DT in the first place.

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2011, 11:22:00 AM »
Great song, one of my favorites.
I really like Mike's drumming and James' performance.  :metal

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2011, 11:23:50 AM »
So much fucking metal!  :metal
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2011, 12:09:47 PM »
Great song, yes.

I am still surprised that it didn't become a live mainstay over the years.  This should be one of their most played live songs.  Hopefully, that will change now that someone else will be writing the set lists. :tup :tup

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2011, 01:20:11 PM »
I can never get enough of this song. Headbanging to the extreme when I listen to it. :metal
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« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2011, 02:38:59 PM »
Great song, yes.

I am still surprised that it didn't become a live mainstay over the years.  This should be one of their most played live songs.  Hopefully, that will change now that someone else will be writing the set lists. :tup :tup
Yeah, I was bummed that I didn't get to hear it when I saw DT in 2007 and in 2009.

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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2011, 02:49:31 PM »
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2011, 03:33:22 PM »
Great song, yes.

I am still surprised that it didn't become a live mainstay over the years.  This should be one of their most played live songs.  Hopefully, that will change now that someone else will be writing the set lists. :tup :tup
I always had the feeling MP didn't wanted to play it much until he had the whole AA Saga done. But it should've been a mainstay since it release.
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2011, 11:07:40 AM »
Love this song!  :metal  It's the song that got me into DT to begin with and easily in my top 3 songs!!  :metal




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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2011, 12:20:08 PM »
Yeah Sam, awesome tune on my favorite DT album.   :metal
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Re: "The Glass Prison" Appreciation Thread
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2011, 02:10:51 PM »
Easily one of their best songs imo. And in terms of entirely-heavy songs, I'd say it's their very best. I could honestly write a thesis on why this song just kicks so much ass.

I'd say along with Master of Puppets, Dante's Inferno (Iced Earth), this is the perfect metal song.

I'm going to go ahead and add a couple songs to your list...

Lateralus (Tool)
Aenima (Tool)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)
The Number of the Beast (Iron Maiden)


God I fucking love Tool and Maiden.