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Got a favorite metal band?

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posted on Oct, 19 2006 @ 01:52 PM
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I really love heavy metal and now just metallica. There are so many types of metal: classics, british, speed and thrash, power, math, nu, black, death, hardcore, grindcore, symphonic, you name it and it probably exists. Here are some of my favorite bands (not in any specific order):
Metallica, megadeth, lamb of god, chlidren of bodom, pantera, mastodon, strapping young lad, nile, cradle of filth, dillinger escape plan, bleeding through, arch enemy, in flames, system of a down, trivium, mudvayne, shadows fall, iron maiden, judas priest (although Rob being gay kinda freaked me out), i'm sure there are more i forgot but maybe we can get a discussion on metal bands going.




posted on Oct, 20 2006 @ 09:56 AM
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I love and listen to almost all forms of metal! I first heard slayer back when I was in fifth grade (1985) and have been a die hard metal head ever since! Some of my favorites include: Slayer, Motorhead, Napalm Death, Entombed, Dismember, In Flames, Dissection, Emporer, Immortal, Agathocles, Terrorizer, Celtic Frost, Death, Obituary, Testament, Exodus, Megadeth (old stuff), Metallica (first three albums only), Nasum, Discordance Axis, Brutal Truth, axegrinder, and literally hundreds more!



posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 06:56 PM
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Nu-Metal isn't METAL. It's an abomination that will never be considered Metal. It's NOT. Metalcore isn't either..except for the bands that are more Metal, and less -core.

Some of my favorite bands:

Heathen, Death, Agent Steel, Overkill, Megadeth, King Diamond.....there are a ton more, but I don't feel like I need to name the rest off.



posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 07:08 PM
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Well I do indeed love Rammstein...and I like a Savage Circus Song...but I think thats about it for metal...



posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 07:59 PM
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hmmm.. as for MetallicA, everything pre-Black album rules... i've been jammin' on AJFA in my car lately, and it is one of the heaviest metal albums out there...

as for a favorite, i dunno about that, too much good metal to try to decide... i think overall my favorite is anything DIO, and then anything IRON MAIDEN, and then pre-Black album MetallicA... but ya gotta have some MOTORHEAD and MEGADETH thrown in there somewhere too, and even some old ANTHRAX... ahhh, let the metal flow...

p.s. - aye, i totally dig Rammstein too...



posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by UnstoppableForce
Nu-Metal isn't METAL. It's an abomination that will never be considered Metal. It's NOT. Metalcore isn't either..except for the bands that are more Metal, and less -core.


Bah. Humbug. and Pfft!

Okay, now you're gonna hafta yank out definitions of 'metal', 'metal-core' and 'nu-metal'...


I mean.. I was brought into the metal scene by Sevendust (their first album). I tried listening to the 'metal' of yester-year and, frankly... I just couldn't get into it. Not to say it's necessarily bad, because without the 'old metal', we may not have the metal of today.. I just can't get into it. I tried, I really did... but no. *shakes head*

Rammstein cracks me up because I translated some of the lyrics.. me and my morbid fascination!

Currently, I'm listening to Killswitch Engage, always fall back on System, Kittie (2nd and 3rd albums) Sevendust (1st album), Coal Chamber, Ministry, Slayer, Dead Fetus, even BoySetsFire (altho I doubt they're considered metal, rather 'hard-core')... was into Glassjaw, Throwdown and OneKingDown, and while the music's great, I can't back the straight edge belief/lifestyle.



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 11:06 AM
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I'm more into the power/black/grind/viking/horror type of deal (no particular order):

Edguy, Bathory, Finntroll, Trollech, Darkthrone, Phobia, Carcass, Yacopsae, DRI, GHOUL!, Funerot, Avantasia, (early) Ulver, Immortal, ect ect...

I'm pretty much into all types of metal and punk.

Edit: By the way, outofstep, you hear the new "Terrorizer" album yet?

[edit on 25-10-2006 by StraightEdge]



posted on Oct, 25 2006 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by StraightEdge

Edit: By the way, outofstep, you hear the new "Terrorizer" album yet?

[edit on 25-10-2006 by StraightEdge]


Yeah, I picked up the vinyl version a couple of weeks ago. I was hesitant, since it doesn't have the original singer, and of course dave isn't playing bass for them anymore, but the album really grew on me. It's not the all time classic that world downfall is, but I really like the album. There was no way they could top world downfall anyway!

I noticed you listed phobia as a favorite band. I've always thought they were criminally underrated. They've got the best drummer (other than dave witte), and such sick dual vocals, I don't know why they aren't more popular than they are. I guess maybe too many people in the metal scene are turned off by the amount of crusties that seem to get into phobia. Or maybe they just don't like the political lyrics. Regardless, they're missing out! BTW, do you listen to plutocracy at all?



posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 10:28 AM
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I agree, nu metal should be blotted from metal histroy. The band that is currently my favorite is "lamb of god" they rock! I sorry dudes i hate killswitch engage, i'm a guitar player and read guitar mags a lot. The one guitarist from KSE, Adam, i just hate him he has such an attitutde and saying crap about how he rocks and stuff. No man, you are nothing without your band. Metal-core i also think sucks, metal definitions are made up by people on the outside that know nothing about metal. I did a report for my public speaking class on metal once, and i looked up all types of metal on the internet. I think it was AOL that said that death metal is all about killing and morbid fantasies and zombies, they said that black metal is all about worshipping satan. They obviously know nothing about metal, Nile is a death metal band and don't sing about killing and death. Cradle of Filth is black metal and don't sing about satan. Has anybody listened to the new cradle of filth yet? I haven't gotten in yet and i want to know if i should get it?



posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by Thesmokingman2
I agree, nu metal should be blotted from metal histroy. The band that is currently my favorite is "lamb of god" they rock!


But isn't lamb of god a recent addition to the metal legacy? Only been out a few years, no?

Okay. I'm gonna ask this question: WHY should nu metal (whatever that is????) be banished from humanity's memory banks?

No matter what opinion is being stated, one of my pet peeves is to not give a reason. I can't debate an opinion -- I can debate, and work towards understanding, the reason(s).


metal definitions are made up by people on the outside that know nothing about metal.


***Okay, so how's about people here give some definitions since y'all are IN the metal scene.. What defines one type of metal from another? If we can't rely on defintions from other people, then how's about making our own??


I sorry dudes i hate killswitch engage, i'm a guitar player and read guitar mags a lot. The one guitarist from KSE, Adam, i just hate him he has such an attitutde and saying crap about how he rocks and stuff. No man, you are nothing without your band.


I'd have to apologize as well. I don't read the mags nor play the instruments. I just know what I like to listen to. *shrugs* To each their own.



posted on Oct, 26 2006 @ 11:42 PM
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Originally posted by Diseria

Originally posted by Thesmokingman2
I agree, nu metal should be blotted from metal histroy. The band that is currently my favorite is "lamb of god" they rock!


But isn't lamb of god a recent addition to the metal legacy? Only been out a few years, no?

Okay. I'm gonna ask this question: WHY should nu metal (whatever that is????) be banished from humanity's memory banks?


The term nu-metal doesn't refer to a bands longevity in the metal scene, it refers to a specific style of metal. Lamb of God havn't been around that long, but they used to be called Burn the Priest (who kick the crap out of the stuff lamb of god plays now!!), so technically they have been playing metal for quite a few years now. The same goes for Shadows fall. They used to be called overcast (who were really underrated!) but they never got any recognition until they changed their name and admittedly toned down their sytle a tad. Regardless, the only time they would get tagged with the "nu-metal" moniker is if they played that specific style of metal. What is nu-metal you ask? Well, I give you my personal definition of it.

Nu-metal started getting really popular around the mid 90's when bands like Korn and the Deftones started to really get big. Later, you had Limp Bizkit, linkin park, and a host of other bands of that ilk. Nu-metal takes a little bit of the aggression of traditional metal, and blends it with other styles, sometimes hip hop, or just plain "alternative" music. The way I see it, it's a watered down version of metal. I don't personally consider nu-metal to be metal at all. Nu-metal to me is simply watered down crap that gets radio play and sells records. Likewise, it really pissed me off back in the early 90's when Nirvana was constantly referred to as a "punk" band! But, that being said, I don't question somebody's "metalness" (whatever that means) just because somebody likes whatever flavor of the month "metal" band that is currently "cool" to listen to. You see, it's possible that some powerman 5000 fan may accidentally pick up an old napalm death or celtic frost cd, and their listening taste buds will be exposed (polluted?) to what I consider to be "true" metal. It really is a tiring argument though. The punk scene has had arguments like this for years. Who cares. Everbody's definition of what is and isn't metal differs, and it all boils down to personal tastes anyway. So, if somebody want's to claim killswitch engage is metal, then I say go ahead. It has no bearing on my listening tastes anyway. In my mind I know that Lemmy has more metal in his pinky toe than all the nu-metal bands put together

[edit on 26-10-2006 by outofstep]



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 03:05 AM
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I like Iron Maiden, Slayer, Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth. I love lots muzak genres


I love Vai and Satriani too



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posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 04:00 AM
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My top favorite is megadeth. Heres my favs list. Metallica, pantera, lamb of god, as i lay dying, devildriver, cannibol corpse, morbid angel, shadows fall... The list goes on



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 07:18 PM
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OutofStep -

Thanks. For the most part, I live under a rock, so I simply do not know what is this or that. Granted, the definitions are transient and subjective, but still. Aside from that, I've no idea what's happening in the 'underground', if you will.
If I don't know someone listening to it, I generally never hear it. Most of the music I've ever listened to was on the radio... But, I was absolutely disgusted with the radio stations in my home town.. What I think of as 'metal' has been *even more* watered down! I didn't think it was possible... Thought maybe it was because it was Milwaukee, but that assumption is not fair since I've just never known about or been into the 'underground' music (that which is not played on the radio).

All blab aside, Thanks for your definition. Methinks 'tis much better to get such information from someone in the know rather than the popular sources. So, Thanks!



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 08:15 PM
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Metal was really king in the 80's, rock was dead. At the time, the 4 M's. Motorhead, Megedeth, Maiden and Metalica(as someone said before, before the Black album). Ride the Lightning was probably the best, challenged by So Far So Good So What. And damn near anything by Motorhead. Maiden just had some great tunes.

That being said, it all comes from Sabbath.



posted on Oct, 27 2006 @ 09:02 PM
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For new stuff, definitely Trivium. Just caught them last week at the Metro in Chicago and what a show.

If you have heard of them, they changed their style from the detuned guitars and gutteral vocals of many current metal bands to what I would call melodic thrash with some pretty decent singing. Kinda sounds like Kill Em All and Ride The Lightning Metallica.

Big thrash fans may think the frontman Matt Heafy is trying too hard to sound like James Hetfield on their current album The Crusade. But I assure you that after a few listens the similarities fade and it stands up very well on its own.

I actually played The Crusade right after Ride The Lightning the other day and was amazed at how it sounded like a modern version of Metallica.

New Trivium equals what new Metallica SHOULD sound like. Keep in mind that I do indeed like pretty much anything that's fast and heavy (new Metallica included).

I pretty much like everything from Sabbath and Priest to the 4 Ms and even some numetal. Lamb Of God, Masatdon, and Arch Enemy all rank up there with Trivium as my favorite metal bands out right now.

[edit on 27-10-2006 by Fiverz]



posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 05:31 PM
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EDIT

Someone already said what I was going to say.

Nu-Metal doesn't mean "new". Thank you for making someone understand that.

[edit on 28-10-2006 by UnstoppableForce]



posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 10:13 AM
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I'm big on metal - speed, thrash, death, GRINDCORE, etc etc etc

I don't think i could narrow down to jsut a single favorite band - so i'll just rattle off a few i'm really into currently.

Lamb of God is my "flavor of the minute"
I'm big on Arch Enemy
Slayer is *always* good
And you really can't go wrong with some classic Death or Morbid Angel.

On Edit - Wow, you all are into some killer bands. We've got good taste


[edit on 31-10-2006 by negativenihil]



posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 03:06 PM
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first i have to give a shout out to "negativenihil" because his picture thing has the reaper from Children of Bodom.
Someone asked for Metal definitions so here you go, they are defined by years and bands:
(mind you the metal community doesn't really name these specific styles we just think it kicks butt"
Classic metal (68-70's)- Black sabbath, and led zeppelin, Dio
British heavy metal (late 70's- 80's)- judas priest, iron maiden, saxon
Thrash (80's)- Metallica, megadeth, antrax, slayer
Hair (80's)- Motley Cru, ratt, Poison,
Power/post thrash (late 80's early 90's)- Pantera
Nu metal (late 90's -00)- Limp bizkit, Korn

There are a bunch of different metals that aren't what i'd call "mainstream" i.e you don't hear on the radio and that is:
Death metal- Death, Nile, Cannibal Corpse
Black Metal- Type O negative, Cradle of filth, Dimmu Borgir
Math metal- Dillinger escape plan (that is the only one i know of)

Hardcore, grindcore are the same to me please feel free to tell the difference- hatebreed, bleeding through, agnostic front

Then you have your misc. category and i would include all the people that are popular today just because i don't think anyone has come up with a name for this "new" style- lamb of god, shadows fall, trivium, KSE, children of bodom, in flames



posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 05:10 PM
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Originally posted by Thesmokingman2
Hardcore, grindcore are the same to me please feel free to tell the difference- hatebreed, bleeding through, agnostic front


Grindcore is an offshoot of death metal, played extrememly fast, with "blast beat" drum beats prevalent. Oftentimes grindcore is more political than death metal, but like anything, there are exceptions. There is a lot of debate over who the first true grindcore band was, but my vote goes to Seige. They were a band from boston, active in the mid 80's who pretty much laid the foundation for bands like napalm death, carcass, extreme noise terror, etc. It can also be argued that Repulsion and Fear of God started grindcore, and I agree that they were no doubt extremely important in spawing this genre (ditto for Napalm Death's "scum" lp!!).

Hardcore is such a generic term these days, that it really means nothing anymore. I've even heard bands like Pantera get called "hardcore". My definition of hardcore goes back the early 80's and bands like Bad Brains, negative approach, fix, gang green, etc. Hardcore was basically an offshoot of punk, but usually played faster with angrier vocals. There were two distinct changes to hardcore that happened in the 80's early 90's: straight edge hardcore, and crossover. Crossover had blatant metal infuences (ie solos), but turned up the speed while keeping it's punk influences. Bands included DRI, accused, cryptic slaughter, etc. Straight edge hardcore made a splash in the 80's with bands like youth of today, bold, chain of strength, gorilla biscuits, etc, and continued to grow in popularity in the 90's thanks to bands like Earth crisis, floorpunch, snapcase, and most of the early bands on victory records. Ask 10 people what their definition of hardcore is, and you'll probably get 10 different answers.



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