Music Metal, of the Heavy Variety

Discussion in 'Gaming & Media' started by Black Wizard, May 12, 2016.

  1. So upon making this thread, I found out that there is a thread for metal already, but it's three years old...

    Time to resurrect the topic of metal from the dead. Metal is my love, there isn't another genre of music that speaks to me the way it does. The energy, lyrics either telling epic tales, promoting general misanthropy or describing grisly murder scenes, the technical musicianship, I'm a fan of it all. If I'm held down and forced to choose a favorite band, it's a tie between Nile and Gojira, although black metal would be my choice for overall favorite subgenre. I could sit here and type up a big list, but to make things easier on me, think of a subgenre of metal and I probably like at least one band from it. I'm even a fan of (gasp) some of the -core subgenres (oh no, she said the dirty core word). I was a super elitist metalhead teen, but coming into my twenties I've realized there's good stuff all around metal.

    I'm gonna start things off with my current love, Gojira. I found out about them way back in 2007 at the suggestion of this guy I met who said I should check out this band from France, and I thought they were pretty good but over the past year I've REALLY gotten into them, enough to put them in my shared spot for favorite band. My favorite track is Vacuity from The Way of All Flesh.

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  2. I'm one of those "only old school metal" types. But I'm not the type to shit on people's taste. Well, unless you're over the age of 15 and listen to Limp Bizkit or some shit. lol

    Currently listening to Grave Miasma's new EP. Really nice stuff.
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    Favorite bands are Mercyful Fate and (70s era) Judas Priest.

  3. I love the old school too, it's all great. I feel like there's something in metal for everyone buried in all of the subgenres. And yeah that's me for the most part, people can listen to whatever they want to. I used to but I don't argue what music is better anymore, it's all subjective.

    Oh man Grave Miasma is awesome. I have their first two EPs and their first album, great stuff. I'll check the new EP out for sure. Also really into both Judas Priest and Mercyful Fate as well. Like King Diamond's solo stuff too, but I don't think he ever topped Melissa, which is just a fantastic album.
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  4. You and are going to get along well. Surprised someone here knows Grave Miasma or Mercyful Fate for that matter haha.
  5. I saw Grave Miasma with Dead Congregation a few years back. Both bands were incredible. Cool dudes too.

  6. And yeah, Mercyful Fate EP, Melissa and Don't Break The Oath are the greatest things ever.
  7. I stumbled upon Grave Miasma out of the blue, I was going from related video to related video on YouTube just looking for more music, and found the song This Tomb Is My Altar, and I was hooked from that song on. Found Mercyful Fate via Clerks 2, got into King Diamond because Welcome Home is in that movie and found Mercyful Fate from there.

    I've seen quite a few bands live, I haven't been to a show in about a year but the last one I went to was Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Tribulation and Aeon, which was incredible. I've seen Slayer live, thankfully before Jeff Hanneman passed away. I've seen Nile three times, always a great show and they're great guys too. Got to talk to Karl Sanders at two of those three shows, really genuine dude who is in it purely for the love of the music. Got to see Dimmu Borgir back when ICS Vortex and Mustis were still with the band too, I don't think they'll ever recapture their previous sound again.

    Speaking of Nile live, I love how Karl can play these evil sounding riffs, and just have this big smile on his face.

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  8. Been listening to a ton of Mastodon lately. Such a heavy band, have never seen them live but would really like to at some point.

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  10. That is really damn good. I don't think I've ever heard of the band.
  11. Been listening to a lot of Black Sabbath lately. A lot of people laud Heaven and Hell as the best Dio era Sabbath album, but in all honesty my vote goes to Dehumanizer.

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  12. Teitanblood is great. Check out both their albums.

  13. Amazing band.
  14. Really great stuff. Found the whole album in the related videos and listened to it while I had my coffee this morning. Those guys only released an EP and one full length? That's a bummer, would love to hear more from this band. Although I did find the band that two of the members are a part of, Inverloch. Sounds like the spiritual successor to diSEMBOWELMENT.

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  15. I actually haven't listened to the latest Inverloch album. Need to get on that!

  16. New album comes out in 3 days :D

    Yeah I just post black metal for the most part, lol.
  17. Didn't expect this too rule so much seeing the cover art and band name, haha. So gooooooood

  18. That was... not what I was expecting when I saw that video. Surprisingly good.
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  19. The closest I will ever get to metal is Killswitch Engaged

    And only when Howard Jones is the lead man.