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Prowler
06-06-2015, 02:10 PM
I've noticed there's a sizable amount of users who are into Metal here in the 'Drome. And since there isn't a thread to talk about one of my favorite genres, I decided to make this one.

So, where shall I begin? Metal... I got into it when I was a teenager around 2008. I had listened to several songs and bands of its various sub-genres as a kid, but didn't really get into it until I was 17-18. Carrying on, I immediately fell in love with Iron Maiden's and Metallica's classic stuff. Then I went on to Megadeth, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Testament, Anthrax, Kreator, Pantera, Sodom, Morbid Angel and Death later. Didn't actually get into Judas priest until like 2012. As silly as this songs, the song Breaking the Law turned me off from them and I just couldn't grasp why it was so popular and praised.

Nowadays I listen to more genres, but obviously still enjoy Metal.

Favorite bands? Already mentioned a bunch of them above, but I'd like to add Týr, Finntroll, Blind Guardian, Crimson Glory, Bolt Thrower, Baphory, Sepultura, Eluveitie, Equillibrium, Manowar... and **** that, the list goes on AND ON. There's no way I can remember every single one of them. You get my point :lol:

Now, when it comes to sub-genres, I took a quick liking to thrash metal, but as I got older I began enjoying death and folk metal more. I must admit I'm not big into black metal, though. But not many are, so I defintiely dont' feel alone on this one.

So, what about you? What's your story in the Metal genre? Your favorite bands, genres, etc? Your turn, now.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
08-20-2016, 09:00 PM
I have niche taste in metal. I hate screaming, but I love the instruments and riffs. I'm mostly into symphonic metal myself. Within Temptation is my #1 band. Love their stuff. Sharon den Adel is the most amazing voice I've ever heard.

Halestorm is probably my #2 band... Lzzy's great.

I also love finding metal covers of pop songs. I've got some great Metal-ized Lady Gaga and Katy Perry on my phone...

(And yes, I resurrected this thread. Conversation is spilling over from a different location so why not see if this goes somewhere?)

Whatswiththeheadbands?
08-24-2016, 08:23 AM
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Prowler
08-24-2016, 01:44 PM
Witchfinder General is good sh*t indeed. Even AVGN digs 'em 8)

The Deadman
08-24-2016, 02:07 PM
Metallica and Megadeth were 2 of my favorites growing up, Disturbed, Godsmack, Killswitch, throw some older Korn in there...good times. As far as metalcore and all that, Asking Alexandria (before they changed singers), Bullet, All That Remains are always a good listen.

Powder
08-24-2016, 02:34 PM
Black Sabbath
Motorhead
Cannibal Corpse
Dying Fetus
Beneath The Massacre
Necrophagist
Electric Wizard
Death Devil
Babymetal
Danzig
Implosive Disgorgence
Black Dahlia Murder
Korn (bit of a guilty pleasure)

I've listened to a lot of metal bands over the years but these are the main ones that are still in regular rotation. I've seen a bunch of acts live, Dying Fetus & Ozzy included, but also Horse The Band, Cattle Decapitation, Between The Buried & Me, & many many more. Death metal is my favorite in the genre, blast beats, guttural vocals, etc. I much prefer punk to metal, though some of the groups I favor have metal leanings, like the later work of The Misfits & The Exploited, for example. Nintendocore is my sh*t too.

Prowler
08-31-2016, 12:47 PM
Black Sabbath
Motorhead
Cannibal Corpse
Dying Fetus
Beneath The Massacre
Necrophagist
Electric Wizard
Death Devil
Babymetal
Danzig
Implosive Disgorgence
Black Dahlia Murder
Korn (bit of a guilty pleasure)

I've listened to a lot of metal bands over the years but these are the main ones that are still in regular rotation. I've seen a bunch of acts live, Dying Fetus & Ozzy included, but also Horse The Band, Cattle Decapitation, Between The Buried & Me, & many many more. Death metal is my favorite in the genre, blast beats, guttural vocals, etc. I much prefer punk to metal, though some of the groups I favor have metal leanings, like the later work of The Misfits & The Exploited, for example. Nintendocore is my sh*t too.
Well, wren't Metal bands in the 70s called Punk Rock bands at times?

Horse the Band? Aren't they the ones who did that weird cover of the FW theme song?
Electric Wizard is good.

plastroncafe
08-31-2016, 12:49 PM
I've still got a ringing in my hear from that GnR/Metallica/Faith No More show in the 90s. And I can't get enough Tool.

(and yes, that is what SHE said.)
:D

Prowler
08-31-2016, 01:10 PM
Never saw Metallica live despite them coming here pretty much every year. I know people who have seen them in the last decade and said their concerts are pretty underwhelming and they pretty much only play 90s and 2000s stuff. I guess they've truly sold out.

Meanwhile, everyone loves Iron Maiden concerts. I loved the one I went to in 2013, even though I was bummed they didn't play Hallowed Be Thy Name.

I've still got a ringing in my hear from that GnR/Metallica/Faith No More show in the 90s. And I can't get enough Tool.

(and yes, that is what SHE said.)
:D

I don't get it? I see no possible sexual innuendo in there? Unless "tool" is just another slang term for "dick"?

AT-Man
08-31-2016, 02:43 PM
I don't get it? I see no possible sexual innuendo in there? Unless "tool" is just another slang term for "dick"?

http://images.moviepostershop.com/tool-movie-poster-9999-1010420272.jpg

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
09-02-2016, 11:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtJVZjY6xsZUV-sYdcIFpZw

Anyone else a fan of Eric Calderone?

myconius
09-28-2016, 10:08 PM
pretty much anything from Black Sabbath before Ozzy left,
or Ozzy's first 2 albums with Randy Rhodes.

Judas Priest up to about Defenders of the Faith

early Iron Maiden

pretty much any era of Danzig (even his industrial techno stint)

Mercyful Fate

King Diamond

Type O Negative

Megadeth .....LOTS an' LOTS Megadeth!!!

Sepultura was awesome up until Max left.
Soulfly had a few good songs, Cavalera Conspiracy as well.

once in a rare while i enjoy listening to stuff like Korn
though i usually prefer something with a bit more melody and harmonies.

if you ever get the chance, check out the instrumental stuff on King Diamond's album 'Abigail'.

Prowler
09-29-2016, 01:56 PM
pretty much anything from Black Sabbath before Ozzy left,
or Ozzy's first 2 albums with Randy Rhodes.

Judas Priest up to about Defenders of the Faith

early Iron Maiden

pretty much any era of Danzig (even his industrial techno stint)

Mercyful Fate

King Diamond

Type O Negative

Megadeth .....LOTS an' LOTS Megadeth!!!

Sepultura was awesome up until Max left.
Soulfly had a few good songs, Cavalera Conspiracy as well.

once in a rare while i enjoy listening to stuff like Korn
though i usually prefer something with a bit more melody and harmonies.

if you ever get the chance, check out the instrumental stuff on King Diamond's album 'Abigail'.
I'm wearing a Megadeth t-shirt today :D

What are your favourite albums by them?

myconius
09-29-2016, 02:43 PM
i'm wearing a megadeth t-shirt today :d



nice!!!!! :D

i'm going to see them this upcoming month.
hopefully they have some cool shirts at the show that are in my price range?
last time i saw Megadeth i just didn't see any shirts that i was willing to spend the $$$$ on. :)



what are your favourite albums by them?


'Peace Sells . . . But Who's Buying?'

that remains my ALL time favorite Megadeth as well as one of my top favorite albums in general! :D

then i'd say it's a Toss up between 'Rust in Peace' and 'So Far, So Good, So What!'

'Killing is my Business', 'Countdown to Extinction', 'Youthanasia' all have some really awesome songs as well. :)



though one song i absolutely LOVE is the one they did for the Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey soundtrack. :D



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that's a song i can listen to over and over on auto-repeat! :D

Prowler
09-29-2016, 02:59 PM
Peace Sells and Rust in peace for me. And by that I mean the originals. The remasters are pretty lousy, especially RIP's. Jesus, how could they have f*cked up the remasters so badly? Five Magics' remastered version sounds awful.

I've liked a couple of the most recent Megadeth albums. Dystopia and Endgame are pretty solid records. Now that Metallica are basically dead, Mustaine won't be trying to mirror them any longer.

myconius
09-29-2016, 04:15 PM
Peace Sells and Rust in peace for me. And by that I mean the originals. The remasters are pretty lousy, especially RIP's. Jesus, how could they have f*cked up the remasters so badly? Five Magics' remastered version sounds awful.

I've liked a couple of the most recent Megadeth albums. Dystopia and Endgame are pretty solid records. Now that Metallica are basically dead, Mustaine won't be trying to mirror them any longer.

yeah, those 2 albums really are the best ones!!

OH YEAH! i forgot all about those hideously AWFUL remasters!! must have blocked them from my memory! :P
i agree 100% especially about Five Magics . . . . .

that line about "he who lives by the sword..."
. . . . . the demonic sounding echo was butchered beyond recognition.

that reminds me, i never picked up their new album yet.

hahahaha! yeah! Metallica have long since flown the way of the gooney bird! :lol:

Prowler
09-30-2016, 10:37 AM
Dave Mustaine even admits he screwed up that song badly in the remaster, hiring Satan to sing that part in the original song and Fat Albert in the remastered version. :lol:

myconius
09-30-2016, 11:41 AM
Dave Mustaine even admits he screwed up that song badly in the remaster, hiring Satan to sing that part in the original song and Fat Albert in the remastered version. :lol:

OMG!!!! that DID sound like Fat Albert!!!! :lol:

Whatswiththeheadbands?
12-28-2016, 04:28 PM
Went to see Saxon a few months ago. This was the actual gig I was at.
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Whatswiththeheadbands?
01-11-2017, 05:42 PM
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Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-12-2017, 06:00 AM
Does anyone recall when hard rock and heavy metal was considered satanic?

TurtleWA
01-12-2017, 11:47 AM
Does anyone recall when hard rock and heavy metal was considered satanic?

Yeah. Seems like every generation has an artist or two that gets branded with that moniker. Cooper, Ozzy, Manson. More of shock rock stuff most would say. I am not sure of any new/current popular bands getting label as satanic though. But don't follow music like I once did. I think some of those Norwegian black metal bands from the 90's might have actually been satanist or at least really committed to the portrayal as such. Some of our Drome bros from that area may know more. I just noticed your in Sweden. Much metal currently in that area?

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-12-2017, 12:13 PM
Yeah. Seems like every generation has an artist or two that gets branded with that moniker. Cooper, Ozzy, Manson. More of shock rock stuff most would say. I am not sure of any new/current popular bands getting label as satanic though. But don't follow music like I once did. I think some of those Norwegian black metal bands from the 90's might have actually been satanist or at least really committed to the portrayal as such. Some of our Drome bros from that area may know more. I just noticed your in Sweden. Much metal currently in that area?

I don't listen much to it (except some songs by Guns and Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica on the radio are OK), but the most famous name in Sweden is probably Europe who scored a 1986 hit with "Final Countdown". But the moral panic around it is interesting. Video was blamed for being to violent, hard rock and heavy metal was satanic.

Yes, there were satanic black and death metal band in Norway during the early-1990's. They used to burn down church-buildings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuC5WYsDDZY

TurtleWA
01-12-2017, 12:26 PM
I don't listen much to it (except some songs by Guns and Roses, Iron Maiden, Metallica on the radio are OK), but the most famous name in Sweden is probably Europe who scored a 1986 hit with "Final Countdown". But the moral panic around it is interesting. Video was blamed for being to violent, hard rock and heavy metal was satanic.

Yes, there were satanic black and death metal band in Norway during the early-1990's. They used to burn down church-buildings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuC5WYsDDZY

'Final Countdown' is a classic song for sure. One of the last I would have guessed as controversial. Never knew band is from Sweden. Interesting YouTube clip.

Prowler
01-12-2017, 02:00 PM
Yes, I remember when Marilyn Manson was this very controversial musician and many edgy teenagers liked his music.

h Norwegian Black Metal? Some of it is OK and I've read Lords of Chaos before. Interestign read but yeah, screw Varg Vikernes.

I really admire how bands from some sub-genres of metal sing in their own language and showcase the parts of their culture/heritage they're really proud of(folk metal per example). But yes, there's also bands and fans who are kinda douchey about it and even overtly nationalistic about things.

TurtleWA
01-12-2017, 08:23 PM
Yes, I remember when Marilyn Manson was this very controversial musician and many edgy teenagers liked his music.

h Norwegian Black Metal? Some of it is OK and I've read Lords of Chaos before. Interestign read but yeah, screw Varg Vikernes.

I really admire how bands from some sub-genres of metal sing in their own language and showcase the parts of their culture/heritage they're really proud of(folk metal per example). But yes, there's also bands and fans who are kinda douchey about it and even overtly nationalistic about things.

I think it's cool to hear talented performers/musicians do their thing in one language. So those that can pull off two languages really blow my mind. I'm not bilingual but admiration to those that are.

Prowler
01-13-2017, 06:31 PM
I think it's cool to hear talented performers/musicians do their thing in one language. So those that can pull off two languages really blow my mind. I'm not bilingual but admiration to those that are.
Being bi-lingual isn't really anything special, actually. Millions of people all over the world are bilingual or even trilingual. it's usually from England or USA think it's a feat to learn another language because they're surrounded by their language which is also the global lingua franca.

TurtleWA
01-13-2017, 09:12 PM
Being bi-lingual isn't really anything special, actually. Millions of people all over the world are bilingual or even trilingual. it's usually from England or USA think it's a feat to learn another language because they're surrounded by their language which is also the global lingua franca.

Maybe not special but I could still admire it. It is still admirable in my opinion anyway. Especially because it broadens the amount of people someone could possibly communicate with verbally. Opens doors such as making travel easier in my opinion. Considering 7 billion people on the earth, millions of multi language speakers is not that big of percentage.

sdp
01-14-2017, 12:44 AM
Metal was my favorite genre as a teen but I've since expanded to like pretty much everything and rarely listen to it but I"d lie if I said that metal didn't still have a soft spot from time to time. I'm a big fan of nu-metal as well regardless of what the metal community thinks of it.

Prowler
01-14-2017, 12:57 AM
Maybe not special but I could still admire it. It is still admirable in my opinion anyway. Especially because it broadens the amount of people someone could possibly communicate with verbally. Opens doors such as making travel easier in my opinion. Considering 7 billion people on the earth, millions of multi language speakers is not that big of percentage.
By millions I don't mean as in 25 million people, but as in hundreds of millions. In Europe and Africa it's quite common for people to be bi-lingual or even tri-lingual. Plus keep in mind there's several languages in the world which have a degree of mutual intelligibility, so even if a Norwegian doesn't speak Swedish hell have a very easy time reading it and understanding it in speech form. Which is also another hard thing for native English speakers to grasp since the closest languages to English are German, Dutch, Afrikaans and Frisian... yet they're still fairly distant and you cannot understand them at all nor can you read much of a text in those languages if you don't speak them at all.

You're certainly right about it being an advantage as far as social and work opportunities go.

Don't get me wrong, learning a new language can be challenging, but it's definitely not the hardest skill one can develop.

TurtleWA
01-14-2017, 01:10 PM
Metal was my favorite genre as a teen but I've since expanded to like pretty much everything and rarely listen to it but I"d lie if I said that metal didn't still have a soft spot from time to time. I'm a big fan of nu-metal as well regardless of what the metal community thinks of it.

Yeah I'm in a similar situation of not listening as much but more random stuff.


By millions I don't mean as in 25 million people, but as in hundreds of millions. In Europe and Africa it's quite common for people to be bi-lingual or even tri-lingual. Plus keep in mind there's several languages in the world which have a degree of mutual intelligibility, so even if a Norwegian doesn't speak Swedish hell have a very easy time reading it and understanding it in speech form. Which is also another hard thing for native English speakers to grasp since the closest languages to English are German, Dutch, Afrikaans and Frisian... yet they're still fairly distant and you cannot understand them at all nor can you read much of a text in those languages if you don't speak them at all.

You're certainly right about it being an advantage as far as social and work opportunities go.

Don't get me wrong, learning a new language can be challenging, but it's definitely not the hardest skill one can develop.

Okay. :tsmile:

Some of my favs from back in the day.
Arch Enemy
Pantera
Black label society
Lamb of God

THGhost
01-15-2017, 05:23 PM
Saw In Flames, Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold in Sheffield tonight. My ears are still ringing; worth it. :tcool:

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-17-2017, 07:20 AM
'Final Countdown' is a classic song for sure. One of the last I would have guessed as controversial. Never knew band is from Sweden. Interesting YouTube clip.

Europe were never a controversial band.

TurtleWA
01-17-2017, 11:13 AM
Europe were never a controversial band.
Your talking about the video right? I must have misread the previous post. Oops :tconfuse:. Thanks for clarifying.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-17-2017, 04:27 PM
Saw In Flames, Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold in Sheffield tonight. My ears are still ringing; worth it. :tcool:

In Flames are also from Sweden.

TurtleWA
01-18-2017, 12:39 PM
Saw In Flames, Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold in Sheffield tonight. My ears are still ringing; worth it. :tcool:

I bought the CD "come clarity" from In Flames back when it was released. Haven't listened to it in years though. But this thread is making want to dig out all my older metal CDs.

THGhost
01-19-2017, 07:54 AM
In Flames are also from Sweden.

Yeah, they told us when they came onstage. I saw Avatar a few years back, who are also from Sweden, and they told us when they came onstage as well. What is it with Swedish bands and telling us they're from Sweden? :P

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-20-2017, 12:56 PM
Yeah, they told us when they came onstage. I saw Avatar a few years back, who are also from Sweden, and they told us when they came onstage as well. What is it with Swedish bands and telling us they're from Sweden? :P

Candlemass, Dead by April, Hammerfall, HEAT,, November the Poodles are som other hard rock and heavy metal bands from Sweden.

Prowler
01-20-2017, 08:18 PM
I wonder how a small(well lowly populated for tis size) country like Sweden can produce so much good music.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
01-21-2017, 03:16 AM
I wonder how a small(well lowly populated for tis size) country like Sweden can produce so much good music.

I started with ABBA, who didn't play hard rock and heavy metal, but pop and rock and that became successful. Then came Roxette doing the same thing.

That boom has probably affected hard rock and heavy metal.

TurtleWA
04-20-2017, 04:10 PM
I failed fast. How about you?

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