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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:14 pm 
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Nothing more metal than Journey!

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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Metal sure has earned a different definition these days...

Oh yeah. You say you listen to metal, and people think you listen to emo/screamo bands (ew).
Yeah, I guess metal has always over-excited onlookers, but c'mon, I like thrash metal the most.
Maybe I'm just trying to say metal is taking to much flaming whereas most popular music like rap/ hip-hop is being ignored.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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You're absolutely right. I think the main reason is that the sound takes getting used to, and the stuff that is most popular is really not very artistic at all, leading outsiders to judge the entire subgenre by that stuff alone.

Rap is only really getting ignored because it's what's "cool" these days. Before it was so in style, it was actually much better and somewhat jazzy, so it didn't get much crap. However, after it falls out of the limelight, I think rap fans will get as much crap as metal fans do right now.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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From what I've read, Geniuses are attracted to Metal.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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System of a Down, Slipknot, Tool, Dragon Force, Forward Russia and In Flames


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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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iand93 wrote:
Choc-o-Lardiac Arrest wrote:


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System of a Down, Slipknot, Tool, Dragon Force, Forward Russia and In Flames


rage

Elaborate plox. I don't understand.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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People listen to metal when they are upset? What a great topic to write about. Here are some others!

Heavy metal 'a comfort for the black child'
Heavy metal 'a comfort for the agnostic child'
Heavy metal 'a comfort for the male child'
Heavy metal 'a comfort for the Greek child'
Heavy metal 'a comfort for the retarded child'

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Real Raamis wrote:
iand93 wrote:
Choc-o-Lardiac Arrest wrote:


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System of a Down, Slipknot, Tool, Dragon Force, Forward Russia and In Flames


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Elaborate plox. I don't understand.
At first I was like "oh cool metal people are smart" but then I saw that the smart people listened to those bands and I was like "raaaage".

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Heavy metal 'a comfort for the black child'
Don't you mean black metal?

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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Go on Last.fm.
Use that radio thing to look at bands similar to Dragonforce.
All the band names just scream "I play D&D"

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Most power metal is like that. The only power metal bands I like are Iced Earth, Children of Bodom, and Nevermore.

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Most power metal is like that. The only power metal bands I like are Iced Earth, Children of Bodom, and Nevermore.
Know of any good instrumental power metal bands?

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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I don't think there are any.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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That's too bad.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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I'm not a very cool kid.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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I think there's nothing wrong or stupid about liking Dragonforce. It's only a bad thing when you take them seriously. If I ever hear "HERMAN LI IS THE BEST GUITARIST EVER" again I will smack that person across the face. For what they are, humorously obnoxious, they're fine. But when it comes to playing musically, they're miles behind the pack, even in the world of metal. Slipknot... yeah, they have no reason to exist.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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iand93 wrote:
Most power metal is like that. The only power metal bands I like are Iced Earth, Children of Bodom, and Nevermore.
Know of any good instrumental power metal bands?
Yeah, I don't think that even exists. Power metal is pretty much all about the cheesy vocals, anyway.

I don't listen to much normal metal, but I like some progressive stuff: Dream Theater (and LTE), Isis, Buckethead's many projects, Cynic, that kind of thing.

also: Mick Barr is insane. I don't really care for his stuff, too chaotic and atonal for my tastes, but he's worth watching at least once just to see how crazy fast he plays. Look him up on youtube or something.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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Most power metal is like that. The only power metal bands I like are Iced Earth, Children of Bodom, and Nevermore.

Alestorm is considered power metal.
Also, have you ever seen DragonForce live footage? They're so quick... it's a shame they're so sloppy.
Even on their recordings, they use no knowledge of technique or theory. Just play super quick and memorize it.
Sheesh, there's quicker guitarists than Herman Li and Sam Whatevz. I don't see why people rave about them so much.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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Alestorm is considered power metal.
Also, have you ever seen DragonForce live footage? They're so quick... it's a shame they're so sloppy.
Even on their recordings, they use no knowledge of technique or theory. Just play super quick and memorize it.
Sheesh, there's quicker guitarists than Herman Li and Sam Whatevz. I don't see why people rave about them so much.

They rave about it because they use Staccato notes on their neck pickups that make them sound like old NES music.

I've already figured out the Dragonforce recording technique, and its quite ingenious. Simply Tune down a few steps, play whatever mish mash you are going to play moderately, and then speed it up in Pro Tools or Audacity.

SIMPLE!

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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Actually they don't have to tune down. There's technology to speed things up without increasing frequency. And actually that's exactly what they do, I've heard. They can't play their own music cleanly enough to record, so they do that instead.
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Even on their recordings, they use no knowledge of technique or theory.
Theory, not really, but they still need to use really good technique to play that fast. And they do. Even though it's often an unconventional style.
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Sheesh, there's quicker guitarists than Herman Li and Sam Whatevz. I don't see why people rave about them so much.
Because they flaunt their skills more than most other guitarists in their songs. Plus, artistic metal doesn't sell very well. Yngwie Malmsteen, for example, is faster AND more artistic than both of them but he doesn't see as much mainstream popularity as them.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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can we please get Nightwish sucks out of the way

Nightwish sucks

ok thanks, me


that said, I like some metal. i admit to listening to TTFaF every so often, also Alestorm is just retarded but in an awesome, awesome way

"with the power of ale, he could not fail"

i mean come on

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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That's one lyric. Everything else is GRRRRREAT.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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"I WANT MORE WENCHES
MORE WENCHES AND MEAD
I WANT MORE WENCHES
LOTS OF WENCHES IS WHAT I NEED
WHEN I COME BACK FROM A MIGHTY QUEST
I HAVE NO NEED FOR SLEEP OR REST
I HEAD TO A TAVERN FOR A DRINK
AND GET SO DRUNK A CANNOT THINK"
is also pretty ridiculous, but c'mon. Pirates weren't meant to write poetic things.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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AND SO I SIT AND SING THIS SONG AND DRINK AND PARTY ALL NIGHT LONG.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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That's one lyric. Everything else is GRRRRREAT.


no, you don't get it.

that line is what convinced me that they were the real deal

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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Children of Bodom are power metal? Jeez, where have I been.
Also, go home everyone, Yngwie Malmsteen kicks arse, watch Black Star live

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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Children of Bodom are power metal? Jeez, where have I been.
Also, go home everyone, Yngwie Malmsteen kicks arse, watch Black Star live

He's a good guitarist, but he's just a pretentious piece of crap.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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80's metal= pretentious

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Choc-o-Lardiac Arrest wrote:
He's a good guitarist, but he's just a pretentious piece of crap.
Well, considering all he displays himself as is a good guitarist, is that really pretentious?

Also that version is so much better than the studio version, which I always found kind of lifeless.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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Children of Bodom are power metal? Jeez, where have I been.
Well they're not typical power metal. They're actually kind of hard to classify but I always call them power metal with harsh vocals.

Also, I've had In Flames' album, Colony, on repeat for a couple days now. I highly recommend it to any fan of melodeath.

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 Post subject: Re: METAL!
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I can't tell if this is metal or not.

Listen at least until the vocals come in.

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