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    Dimebag is good, yes. Overrated, but good. I just can't seem to get into the band.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDance View Post
    Dimebag is good, yes. Overrated, but good. I just can't seem to get into the band.
    They was more of one of those, "you had to be there when it started to enjoy" bands. Moreover, they're more of the Anthrax-esque level of metal bands; good, but not "**** YEAH LET'S DO SOME ****" epic.

    Tbh, though, I still find fucking hostile, cowboys from hell, cemetary gates, this love, and a few others to be good to this very day. And the riff to walk just drives itself into my head until I feel like moshing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipKnoT View Post
    Speaking of metal, I could really use the names of a few good Metalcore/Groove Metal/Thrash Metal bands, I'd like to make my taste a little more diverse.
    If you want some stuff that you might like that is totally not mainstream and kicks a fuck load of shit out of most heavy bands, i'll link you to a few good myspaces.
    Let's think.

    Blueprint To A Downfall

    Ella

    My Mind's Weapon

    Nato

    Devour Thy Sins

    Ghosts Over Japan

    Elias Last Day

    Emmure

    Johnny Truant

    cba finding more, but that's a short list of my faves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDance View Post
    I've really been digging !T.O.O.H.!, Necrophagist, and other Tech death bands lately.

    Though I'm a thrash fan 100%. MEgadeth Kreator, Nevermore, Slayer, Testament, Sepultura, etc.



    Good. Dimmu is one of the worst metal bands there are. Along the lines of DragonForce, Trivium, and Cradle of Filth.

    Gotta raise the devil horns and say nice one for your thrash selection, especially Kreator and Nevermore.

    Dimmu are god awful I must admit... as for the others, DragonForce have received too much mainstream attention in my opinion, their guitar work is impressive to be fair but their style as a band doesn't capture my imagination much, also when I saw them play last year they were utter bollocks. Actually, if I'm honest, although I agree Trivium are more well known than they probably should be, I gotta say, I do quite enjoy their music, and I was listening to them back before anyone had even heard of them... I hate to say it, but despite Machine Head trying to be the new Metallica with 'The Blackening' album, if any band are gonna be the new kids on the block, Trivium's sort of a modern day version of Metallica in some ways, not all obviously, but have a think and you'll see what I mean. Cradle of Filth... the word 'bleh' comes to mind, the only decent moment they had was using the vocalist of Leaves' Eyes in one song, aside from that they are the root of a lot of the misconceptions of those uneducated in the art of metal.

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    Thrash/speed/heavy/whatever metal bores me, with a few exceptions. It's all so homogeneous and the bands usually uninspired. However, even though I used to hate the genre, I have a growing fondness of death metal.

    What some good music that is metal? Try out Agalloch, Tool, Dream Theater (when they aren't wanking all over the place), Riverside, Time of Orchids, Death, Cynic, Disillusion (Back to the Times of Splendor only), and Pain of Salvation.


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    Iron Maiden will forever remain my favorite metal band. I love almost all their songs including "Hallowed Be Thy Name," "Aces High," "Revelations," "Flight of Icarus," "Powerslave," "Dance of Death," "Paschendale," "The Number of the Beast," and many more. Legendary vocalist, amazing guitar work (well, I prefer Smith and Murray much more than Gers, but whatever), incredible songs...just a class band.

    My other favorites include artists such as Hammerfall, Ensiferum, Metallica ('80s only), Children of Bodom, Megadeth, Dio, Black Sabbath, stuff like that.


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    Some of my favorites are Disturbed (I suppose they're nu-metal/hard rock), Nightwish, Dark Tranquility, Slayer, Apocalyptica (many consider them metal), Arch Enemy, and some others.

    I do like "Puritania" by Dimmu Borgir, though, for its sound...I can't say I like the rest of their songs, though. As for the album work, I think they need to stop putting softcore pornography on them, and get serious album art.

    My thoughts, anyway.

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    Listening to grown men scream like there pregnant? No thankyou.
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    interested,but not at this moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon View Post
    Listening to grown men scream like there pregnant? No thankyou.
    I wish you a slow, painful death.

    Upon listening to awesome bands like Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Testament, Nevermore, Sonata Arctica, blah, blah, blah, you will find amazing, clean singing. James Labrie (Dream Theater), and Warrel Dane (Nevermore) actually trained in Opera before joining their respective bands.


    Also, the term you are looking for is not 'screaming.' You find that in Post-hardcore, and similar genres. What you would be looking for are called 'growls.' They are executed differently, don't rape your throat if done properly, and sound much different.

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    I used to be really big on Metal, way back when. I always found the original Black Metal scene the best, though.. Dimmu and other second-gen acts can't touch Dead-Era Mayhem and Immortal. Cradle of Filth wouldn't know Black Metal if Varg Vikerness stabbed them all twenty three times, although I respect the band for their early style, combining Victorian Vampirism into the works of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. Danni Filth should stick to writing poetry and publish his works, his voice can't carry the material at all.

    Just a few of some of the metal bands that I like off of the top of my head..

    Blodsrit
    Morbid Angel
    Macabre
    Immortal (probably my favorite BM act)
    Judas Priest

    Lol, you're making me think on this one.. There's loads more, I just can't recall them because I haven't listened to metal in months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipKnoT View Post
    Speaking of metal, I could really use the names of a few good Metalcore/Groove Metal/Thrash Metal bands, I'd like to make my taste a little more diverse.
    Try Testament for Thrash, specifically Low and The Gathering albums if you're into heavier thrash (their old stuff is a bit early Metallicaish but done better IMO, though The New Order and The Legacy are fucking excellent). I noticed you said you heard some of their stuff, they're one of my favorite bands out there, I suggest more for you. Also consider D.R.I, though they started as a punk band, their post-Crossover stuff is thrash.


    Anyway I listen to a lot of the following..

    Damnation A.D. (the best unknown band ever imo), Black Label Society, Testament, In Flames (before Come Clarity and STYE though, those albums blow), Danzig (Danzig is a real variety of music genre's though), Dark Tranquility, Damageplan, Pantera, D.R.I, and Suicidal Tendencies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon View Post
    Listening to grown men scream like there pregnant? No thankyou.
    We are SPPF and we make ignorant and incorrect generalizations even in the face of evidence.

    Metal is just as encompassing and brilliant as rock and rap, and it amazes me whenever folks dismiss any of the three.


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    The only metal bands I like are Korn and Celldweller, but I have (almost) every song by both artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon View Post
    Listening to grown men scream like there pregnant? No thankyou.
    A. A scream due to pregnancy is a tortured scream. A metal scream/yell/growl is head-banging good, if performed correctly.

    B. It isn't all grown men. Ever heard of Arch Enemy?

    Anyways, I've been listening to a lot of Iron Maiden recently, as well as Slayer. I've found that I enjoy these as much, if not more, than some of today's metal bands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cain Nightroad View Post
    Anyways, I've been listening to a lot of Iron Maiden recently, as well as Slayer. I've found that I enjoy these as much, if not more, than some of today's metal bands.
    I think some people need to expand their tastes a bit more.

    And I don't mean that in an elitism way, either (though I don't really think much of either bands). Hearing and seeing folks just rattle off about Slayer/Iron Maiden/Anthrax/Metallica/Megadeth/In Flames/Pantera/Iced Earth/Lamb of God/whatever is a bit depressing.

    Plus, it also shows "safe, conventional" tastes. And people should learn to experiment and play outside the box more. Really.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HellKorn View Post
    I think some people need to expand their tastes a bit more.

    And I don't mean that in an elitism way, either (though I don't really think much of either bands). Hearing and seeing folks just rattle off about Slayer/Iron Maiden/Anthrax/Metallica/Megadeth/In Flames/Pantera/Iced Earth/Lamb of God/whatever is a bit depressing.

    Plus, it also shows "safe, conventional" tastes. And people should learn to experiment and play outside the box more. Really.
    Music is an art form, regardless.. It's always nice to expand your horizons and get involved in those unsigned and "against the grain" bands, but it's all on what you find pleasurable to the senses. It's to be expected that the classics and MTV bands are worn out, they get the most airtime..

    I hate it when people get music snobby, especially when it comes to Metal. There's a fine line between disliking a band for the sound, and saying something sucks just to say it sucks. Sure, the popular, "legendary" bands are worn out, but there's a reason why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmic View Post
    The only metal bands I like are Korn and Celldweller, but I have (almost) every song by both artists.
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    Sorry Imperial Dragon, haven't heard of Hellhammer, though I do like that you know Coldseed, they are good.

    Slayer are close to metal, still a little soft for my taste, personally, that stuff is what I consider "hard rock." Also, I consider slipknot to be pop rock, considering their immense popularity with metalhead posers who actually have never heard real metal.

    I personally categoirze most metal as ones that have some sort of screaming in them, which is personally my favorite kind of music. I am gonig to see As I lay Dying in a few weeks, and that should be great. In Flames, Job for a Cowboy, and All That Remains are some other good examples, along with bands like Emarosa and The Devil Wears Prada, though in the past I have been ridiculed because apparently they are tipified as "screamo" and in effect, emo.

    Also, has anyone heard of Babylonian Bloodbath or Dying Fetus?
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    Also, has anyone heard of Babylonian Bloodbath or Dying Fetus?
    Kill your mother - Rape your dog. (: Dying Fetus is alright, but with most Death Metal, the beat for the majority of the songs is simplistic and repetitive, but do what thou wilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Floyd View Post
    Kill your mother - Rape your dog. (: Dying Fetus is alright, but with most Death Metal, the beat for the majority of the songs is simplistic and repetitive, but do what thou wilt.
    True dat, their songs are absolutely grotesque, but their instrumentals are mind-blowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brettt View Post
    True dat, their songs are absolutely grotesque, but their instrumentals are mind-blowing.
    I second that. Have you checked out an underground band by the name of "Bestial Mockery"? They're a fusion between Black and Death, and the sample I heard was kickass. Magnum Carnage is also a hybrid between Death and Thrash, they're also great. Both bands need to get signed, they could go places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmic View Post
    The only metal bands I like are Korn and Celldweller, but I have (almost) every song by both artists.
    None of those bands are metal, therefore, 'die, please.'

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    I would very much appreciate it if people, when they don't like a band, say that in their opinion, it isn't a good band.(especially mentioning the "in their opinion" part)

    Just saying that the band in question sucks, has an underlying meaning along the lines of: "I think it's like that and you MUST also think that because I think it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink_Floyd View Post
    I hate it when people get music snobby, especially when it comes to Metal. There's a fine line between disliking a band for the sound, and saying something sucks just to say it sucks. Sure, the popular, "legendary" bands are worn out, but there's a reason why.
    That's pretty much a given, but I think there's a line to be drawn between stuff that people are actively seeking out because they are genuinely interested in expanding their tastes and those that are seeking it just to be tr00 m3tl fans.

    It's also a bit depressing when folks simply get to a band that's outside the norms in some way and don't go further. When I discovered Pink Floyd, Tool, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, and Radiohead I wasn't satisfied by returning back to heavy/thrash/whatever metal there was. This stuff was different. It had elements that I wasn't accustomed to, and I liked it. So I sought out more material that was akin to them yet not, musicians that were as good if not better than those bands.

    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_Lathander View Post
    I would very much appreciate it if people, when they don't like a band, say that in their opinion, it isn't a good band.(especially mentioning the "in their opinion" part)
    Dude, that is so ****ing redundant that I don't even know where to start.

    I mean, I'm all for niceness and all, but I think people should grow some skin if they are actually insulted by someone hating one of their favorite bands.


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    into infinity

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