Are there any metal fans around here?

#1 Posted by k41m (721 posts) -

Heres a band that not many people (that I know) know about but they are definitely worth a try, I'm not sure which sub-genre they fall into but they are a small-time (that should have been HUGE) band from New Orleans.

#2 Edited by GreySeal9 (23939 posts) -

GameSpot is filled to the brim with metal fans.

#3 Posted by stationplay_4 (442 posts) -

i am a metal fan. more of a thrash guy though. not into the growling screaming stuff.

#4 Posted by WittleWittleton (47 posts) -

I love metal! And thanks for the post OP, I haven't listened to Acid Bath in quite a while. Refreshing to say the least.

Recently, I've been listening to Isis and Abominable Putridity.

#5 Posted by Makhaidos (1611 posts) -

I like Progressive and Symphonic metal. Love 80's Hair metal.

#6 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1743 posts) -

Sadly, one of those genres I can't get into. It looks/sounds fun, but I just don't get it.

#7 Posted by foxhound_fox (86947 posts) -

Sadly, one of those genres I can't get into. It looks/sounds fun, but I just don't get it.

It's masculinity defined in musical form. At least in my opinion and experience. Certain kinds of music spur me on in different ways. Nearly all metal, especially of the extreme varieties, pumps me up like a testosterone booster.

Here is a band that I discovered recently in anticipation of the Metal Alliance Tour coming through town in 9 days:

I can't wait for their first studio album.

#8 Edited by GreySeal9 (23939 posts) -

@4myAmuzumament said:

Sadly, one of those genres I can't get into. It looks/sounds fun, but I just don't get it.

I do get why people like it, but it's not my thing either. I like prettiness in my music and most metal just doesn't have that. Plus, metal that does have pretty parts sounds more like prog rock to me, but whatever...

#9 Posted by hippiesanta (9733 posts) -

@k41m: always looking forward at ur topic....

Big Metal fan here .....

#10 Posted by Iszdope (9423 posts) -

Hiya.

#11 Edited by KHAndAnime (13164 posts) -

This song is for people who like heavy metal.

#12 Edited by k41m (721 posts) -

Do you guys like this?

#13 Edited by Iszdope (9423 posts) -

^ Meh.

#14 Posted by k41m (721 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

^ Meh.

Gotta admit she has a really good scream though.

#15 Posted by Iszdope (9423 posts) -

@k41m said:

@Iszdope said:

^ Meh.

Gotta admit she has a really good scream though.

Yeah, if that is really all her...

#16 Edited by lonewolf604 (8511 posts) -

I like a few metal bands, like Megadeth, Slayer, Dream Theatre, and some famous shredders that come from a metal background like Paul Gilbert. Its quite sad that when people think of metal they only think of the extreme genres like Death Metal, Black Metal, and all the -core hybrids. Yet one of the most frequent requests I get asked to play on guitar is Iron Man by Sabbath.

#17 Edited by ArmoredCore55 (23812 posts) -

I've heard about Acid Bath a few years ago. They're a good band.

#18 Posted by Celldrax (14532 posts) -
#19 Edited by vfibsux (4205 posts) -

@Celldrax said:

'any metal fans around here'

Yep. Just saw Death Angel and Kreator last night (and I'm still sore in parts...).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR6C6NyCdlk

Folk, death, and thrash would be my main sub-genres.

Jealous....love me some Death Angel. Saw them back in 89' at a very small venue and got to meet them. I just remember how short they all were lol.

I just hate the whole cookie monster vocals in a lot of the stuff people are posting here. Give me some good old 80's Metallica any day.

#20 Edited by GreySeal9 (23939 posts) -

@vfibsux said:

@Celldrax said:

'any metal fans around here'

Yep. Just saw Death Angel and Kreator last night (and I'm still sore in parts...).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR6C6NyCdlk

Folk, death, and thrash would be my main sub-genres.

Jealous....love me some Death Angel. Saw them back in 89' at a very small venue and got to meet them. I just remember how short they all were lol.

I just hate the whole cookie monster vocals in a lot of the stuff people are posting here. Give me some good old 80's Metallica any day.

A lot of metal fans talk shit about Metallica, but I also think they are a hell of a lot more listenable than the stuff that people on this forum post. I actually like certain Metallica songs.

#21 Edited by Motokid6 (5020 posts) -

Dethklok all day every day. Brandon Small is a massively under appreciated musician. That being said..i dont like Death Metal. Dethklok is the heaviest metal i can litsen to. Its just.. different and it keeps me on my toes. Small has an amazing talent of adding variety in his music. One song can sound like 3 or 4. Not one verse is the same. ( which is why i dont like most deathmetal its very monotonous ) That and Metalocalypse is just a great show. Cant wait for the new season and next album. The opera... just amazing.

One of many great songs on the latest album. Dethalbum 3 is more serious... as some of you may know Dethklok is a parody of Dethmetal which is obvious in the first album. But i suppose after the success of the show and its music Small turned towards a more serious note.

#22 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20394 posts) -
#23 Posted by Assassin_87 (2295 posts) -

I'm a huge metal fan with a diverse set of sub-genres that I love listening to. However, when it comes to metal with growling vocals I am pretty picky, because it needs to bring something unique or amazing to the table musically and lyrically for me to enjoy what I'm hearing.

#24 Edited by Celldrax (14532 posts) -
@vfibsux said:

@Celldrax said:

'any metal fans around here'

Yep. Just saw Death Angel and Kreator last night (and I'm still sore in parts...).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR6C6NyCdlk

Folk, death, and thrash would be my main sub-genres.

Jealous....love me some Death Angel. Saw them back in 89' at a very small venue and got to meet them. I just remember how short they all were lol.

I just hate the whole cookie monster vocals in a lot of the stuff people are posting here. Give me some good old 80's Metallica any day.

I'm jelly you got to see them in their original format (as with any 80's bay area thrash band, really).

Shame they haven't quite got the success they've hoped for, but good to see that both Rob and Mark are still willing to carry the band after all these years and still making albums.

#25 Posted by foxhound_fox (86947 posts) -

@vfibsux said:

I just hate the whole cookie monster vocals in a lot of the stuff people are posting here. Give me some good old 80's Metallica any day.

Cookie Monster? LOL

That's new.

It's harsh vocals to go along with harsh music. Clean crooning doesn't mix with the dissonant, atypical rhythms of death metal. I used to have an issue with harsh vocals. Then I started listening to Pantera and Sepultura, then moved into Machine Head, Vader and Death. Then it was all "downhill" from there.

In 8 days I'm going to the Metal Alliance Tour with Behemoth, 1349, INQUISITION, Goatwhore and Black Crown Initiate. My first true extreme metal show. I can't wait.

#26 Posted by chessmaster1989 (28962 posts) -

@vfibsux said:

I just hate the whole cookie monster vocals in a lot of the stuff people are posting here. Give me some good old 80's Metallica any day.

Cookie Monster? LOL

That's new.

Nah I've seen people say that for years.

#27 Posted by foxhound_fox (86947 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

@vfibsux said:

I just hate the whole cookie monster vocals in a lot of the stuff people are posting here. Give me some good old 80's Metallica any day.

Cookie Monster? LOL

That's new.

Nah I've seen people say that for years.

That's neat. I haven't.

#28 Edited by KHAndAnime (13164 posts) -

Any Defeated Sanity fans? This band completely took my playlist by storm the last year. I feel I've yet to hear death metal more competent.

#29 Edited by chaplainDMK (6650 posts) -

Acid Bath is stoner/sludge metal. Stuff like (THE!) Black Sabbath, Melvins, Corrosion of Conformity, Kyuss (to a degree, though a much more rock oriented group, awesome as fuck), Electric Wizard, Bongzilla etc.

Mastodon, Black Label Society, Alice in Chains etc. are sludge influenced, though not pure sludge.

Otherwise yeah, just blasting some Dying Fetus and going through a pretty giant Mastodon phase right now lol

#30 Edited by Lance2500 (680 posts) -

Lately I've been listening to some of the old school metal like Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Dio and Judas Priest.

#31 Edited by KHAndAnime (13164 posts) -
@Assassin_87 said:

I'm a huge metal fan with a diverse set of sub-genres that I love listening to. However, when it comes to metal with growling vocals I am pretty picky, because it needs to bring something unique or amazing to the table musically and lyrically for me to enjoy what I'm hearing.

My experience with metal is that the majority of the bands bringing something new to the table musically are the ones doing extreme vocals. For example, there are no clean vocal bands that musically sound anything like Defeated Sanity, Esoteric, Skagos, Blut Aus Nord, Mutiilation, etc. - I could go on forever really. The bands sticking to clean vocals are for the most part sticking to musical ideas and song structures that have already been done millions of times before. Of course there are thousands of bands with extreme vocals that bring nothing to the table - but if you want experimentation in metal, you pretty much have to listen to harsh vocals or listen to another genre altogether.

I'd say there's too much good metal music you're missing out on if you don't have the ear for harsher vocals. The majority of the metal bands making music these days learned to experiment with their sound and taste - and learned to evolve, so they aren't pumping out metal that sounds identical to music we already have (Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, etc.) It helps a lot if you know how to appreciate instrumentation and hold more appreciation for composition and atmosphere than catchy choruses and music that generally sounds aesthetically pleasant. Once you've hit that point, you'll begin to appreciate contrast in types of sound and composition - and notice that bands that can sound "harsh" and "pretty" bring a lot more to the table musically than bands that sounds "pretty" all the time, due to their wider musical palette. The harsh aesthetic brings out the prettiness of the music, and vice versa...