Name: Jeremy Sanchez
Email address: jeremy (at) metal-observer.com
Compatible styles: Death, Black, Goth, Doom, Thrash, Power, Progressive, etc..
Incompatible styles: Emo (!!!!!!), Alternative, Grunge, Gore,
Thoughts on the main Metal genres:
Black Metal: My favourite style of Metal, but mostly the symphonic stuff like CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, GRAVEWORM, etc. I’m not too crazy about the old school traditional stuff though because to me it all sounds the same. I do however love
Death Metal: Death Metal is alright, but it has to have some flare to it. I’m not too fond of the bands that only play music about dismemberment and guts flying all over the place. I love bands like OPETH (my favourite band). PATHS OF POSSESSION, IN FLAMES, KATATONIA (old), DARK TRANQUILLITY, etc.
Thrash Metal: I love Thrash Metal because of bands like SLAYER, CARNAL FORGE,
Power Metal: I love it! Fast ass drumming with crazy solos and those amazing high-pitched vocals. It's the kind of thing you need after a hard day’s work to feel happy again. Especially with bands like HELLOWEEN and HAMMERFALL on board.
Progressive Metal: Progressive Metal is a very intelligent genre of Metal. Ranging from fast to slow complicated guitar solos when the songs are sometimes 30 minutes long, it’s just insane. I love DREAM THEATER.
Doom Metal: Ehh. Depends… I like CANDLEMASS and CATHEDRAL… Not much more.
Gothic Metal: SIRENIA, TRISTANIA, ENSOPH, etc.. I love gothic metal because it always has such emotion to it and the songs really grip you.
Melodic/Heavy Metal: See Power Metal.
Nicknames: Jeremy Christ (Insider with my girlfriend).
Time at TMO: January 21’st, 2006
How came to
The best thing as a TMO writer: Giving my opinion… I’m a very opinionated person.
The worst thing as a
Reviewing methods: I usually put the CD in my CD player and put the headphones on and turn the volume up full blast to get the full effect. I listen to the CD a few times and then I just open up good old Microsoft Word and type away… With the CD still playing of course.
Birth town: Laval,
Present location: Laval,
Job: TMO Reviewer duh. lol
Languages: English and kindergarten-style French.
Hobbies: Music (duh), Being with my
Pet peeves: Emo kids and emo music. I just really hate emo.
Phobia(s): Nuns, thanks to a really bad nightmare I had when I was a little kid.
I, about myself: I’m basically a 16 year old teenager with high hopes and dreams about being famous one day. I have a girlfriend that I’ve been with over a year and I get poor grades in school. Music plays a huge part in my life.
Describe yourself in 5 words: I am a freaking Metalhead.
Funny childhood story: I once fell down.
How I came into Heavy Metal: I’m not entirely sure, I’ve been listening to it ever since I can remember.
First Metal CD ever bought: I can proudly say it was “Nymphetamine” by CRADLE OF FILTH.
Most embarrassing CD in your collection: Let me check… The Used.
First Metal concert: CRADLE OF FILTH with ARCH ENEMY, HIMSA & BLEEDING THROUGH.
What did Metal teach me about life: To headbang. But I can’t do it anymore because of an injury I acquired at OPETH’s concert.
Favourite music listening place and why? When I’m riding the bus.
Most prized Metal possession? All my CD’s, flags, posters, shirts, sweaters, DVDs, etc.
Band & previous band experiences: I was with a band called SAGE SANITY a few months back (I know, a cheesy name, but it was already picked when I joined). I was the singer. We did basic Alternative Rock. It wasn’t too exciting. I’m no longer with them. And soon I’m starting a Death Metal project with some different friends. We’re gonna be sort of a mix of CANNIBAL CORPSE and MUDVAYNE.
Instrumental talents: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboards
Favourite bands: OPETH, CATAMENIA, SLAYER, KREATOR, HIMSA, CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR.
Least favourite bands: THE USED, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, etc..
Sound you’d like to have banned: Gore Metal or Emo. Preferably Emo.
Most overrated bands: Anything that gets radio airplay.
Most underrated bands: I’m not sure.
Most influential band: OPETH.
Favourite musician: Michael Akerfeldt.
Favourite album cover: OPETH – Still Life
10 favourite albums:
Kreator – Enemy Of God
Amazing. Simply their best album ever
Opeth – Morningrise
A masterpiece of Progressive Death Metal
Himsa – Hail Horror
It’s a brutal piece of chaos
Agalloch – The Mantle
Beautifully written and very moving
Estatic Fear – A Sombre Dance
Same as AGALLOCH
Cradle Of Filth – Damnation And A Day
Heavy as all Hell and tells a powerful story
Dimmu Borgir – Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
Quite possibly the greatest Black Metal album ever!
Immortal – Beyond The North Waves
IMMORTAL…. That’s all I need to say
Judas Priest – Painkiller
I may be obsessed with the more extreme types of Metal but JUDAS PRIEST are Metal Gods!
Catamenia – Winternight Tragedies
Favourite films: Donnie Darko, Freddy VS Jason, The Matrix Reloaded
Favourite books: The Invisible Man
Favourite food: Anything fast
Favourite drink: Pepsi. I don’t drink alcohol.
Favourite smokes: I don’t smoke.
Which song should be played at your funeral? “Our Farewell” by WITHIN TEMPTATION. That song holds a very special meaning to me.
Idol (s): Anybody related with Metal who isn’t a prick.
Person you‘d like to meet: Anybody related with Metal who isn’t a prick.
Catchphrase: Accept the Pain… It’s worth it.
Biggest thrill in life (so far): Seeing OPETH and NEVERMORE in concert at the same time.
Goal in life: To make it in a Metal band.
Secret: I do what I do and I don’t let assholes stop me. I’m also straight-edge, but minus the emo.
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