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Poll: Do you like heavy metal?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by marke, Apr 12, 2014.

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  1. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Yes but we have to call it something other than just music. I would go crazy in the used record store trying to find what I need. Think about it....Megadeth in the same row as Mendelssohn or Men at Work? o_O
  2. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Member

    Dallas, TX, USA
    The categorizations are pretty confusing and it gets ridiculous with the arguments of 'what is and what is not'. I prefer to call it all (hard rock & heavy metal) as "heavy music". Definitely less restrictive, IMO.
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  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I agree. I have to say the sub genres in "Metal" can really get confusing to me. Out of all genres it is probably the most diverse. We need guys like Aleksandar to help us figure them out. :)
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  4. motionoftheocean

    motionoftheocean Forum Resident

    Circus Maximus
    the subgenres are pretty obvious if you grew up with the stuff. coming at it years later and dealing with the deluge of good and bad music self-identifying as metal makes genre identification a bit trickier.
  5. Brudy

    Brudy Senior Member

    And even in a broader sense, Yngwie in the 80's totally got me into classical music via Paganini and then onward from there.
  6. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek I’m a ray of sunshine & bastion of positivity

    I got so sidetracked by "The Great White Trash Swindle Of 2014" that I forgot to mention that I LOVE METAL \m/ 556088_4110040995609_1358564282_n.jpg
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  7. Brudy

    Brudy Senior Member

    That would make a great album name! :)
  8. old school

    old school Senior Member

    You have always been a metal basher. We have your number Peaty.
  9. Brudy

    Brudy Senior Member

    When I think about growing up in the late 70s when I started developing my musical tastes, I don't think we talked about metal vs hard rock in terms of the music. We talked about different bands or records being heavier or harder than one another, but we didn't apply the subgenre labels exclusively until the 80s. Most of this was just called metal, which was heavy/hard rock that fell outside mainstream music (vs say disco, top 40, punk). But the term 'metalhead' had a pretty specific connotation re the social structures of junior high/high school, etc, which I think is kind of interesting. You have a subculture dressing pretty much in similar fashion, yet there are all these now-existent subgenres that seem to need defining. It wasn't until the glam stuff arrived that you saw both the visual diversification and the need to apply a taxonomy to the music itself. I guess you could see similar trends in punk and indie over the course of their lifecycles so far where a monoculture of music/fashion exist at the beginning but then slowly fractures as the music diversifies.

    Not sure where I'm going with that exactly, just that it's interesting to me anyway. It makes me wonder if we all had to wear uniforms would musical taxonomies need to exist?
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  10. Brudy

    Brudy Senior Member

    666? :nauga:
  11. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident

    I think you are absolutely right.
    Many bands cross these sub-genres so what do you call them?

    I can tell you this, in 1970 we called Black Sabbath and Deep Purple "Hard Rock" and other times "Heavy Metal".
    No real thought put into it. Maybe to differentiate it from "regular" rock, soft-rock and the rest.
    We were not academics dissecting and intellectualizing music. We were just buying records, going to concerts and enjoying it.
    People can call it what they want, I don't think there is an official rulebook, nor should there be.
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  12. peteneatneat

    peteneatneat Forum Resident

    Liverpool UK
  13. seed_drill

    seed_drill Senior Member

    Tryon, NC, USA
    I'm with you. It's too disparate a genre to say "yes I like it" or "no, I don't." I love Sabbath, I like a lot of the NWOBHM bands, particularly Priest and Maiden. I like Metallica and Megadeth, but find I listen to them less and less as I age. I don't like any of the guttural stuff. I do dig Symptom of a Down and Type O Negative. I only like industrial in small doses.
  14. old school

    old school Senior Member

    I know all you listen to is the Sex Pistols. Have fun and dance the night away.
  15. Ramilo

    Ramilo Active Member

    If you think Cobain was any good at singing, then no wonder you worship Megadeath. Both of them are pretty much in the same league.
  16. Ramilo

    Ramilo Active Member

    Let's not get too emotional, I don't resort to "insulting racial remarks" as you put it in the description of the category I supposedly fall into.
  17. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I have been waiting since I joined this forum to read a story like yours. I knew there had to be one person that got into classical due to Yngwie. I have been vindicated!!!!!!
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  18. slipkid

    slipkid Forum Resident

    I love "heavy metal" but a lot of what I consider metal is no longer considered metal by today's generation or definition. Bands like Deep Purple, UFO, MSG, Van Halen, Ozzy, AC/DC that I grew up with were considered "heavy metal" back in the day. Even Led Zeppelin was considered "heavy metal" by most of my friends. I don't think anyone today thinks of them as metal though.

    I dig "old school" metal - bands like above, metal or not - and bands such as Sabbath, Dio, Scorpions, Maiden, Judas Priest (up until the Hell Bent for Leather album anyway), Saxon, Rainbow, etc. But I do not like the subsequent sprouts of the heavy metal seed, genres like speed metal, death metal, nu metal, thrash, etc. I do not like Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Venom, Slipknot, Korn, or any of that ilk at all.
  19. Brudy

    Brudy Senior Member

    Glad to be of a service! Growing up my parents had some classical laying around, but it wasn't until I followed Yngwie to Paganini's caprices that my own interest was piqued. I had a tape that I had bought of them and I'd annoy my friends when driving around town blasting it. I'm pretty sure it was not helping us in our futile efforts to cruise for girls in 1985. I would also add that Rik Emmet's classical pieces on the Triumph records also had an influence, but more in my playing whereas Yngwie made me fall into a whole different musical world.
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  20. Akhorahil

    Akhorahil Well-Known Member

    San Diego, CA
    "Black leather hounds, faster than sound
    Metal our purpose in life."
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  21. old school

    old school Senior Member

    I believe Classical is the direct link to Heavy Metal without a doubt.
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  22. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Senior Member

    For me, it was Emerson Lake & Palmer that got me into classical music. However, I really love those early Malmsteen albums. I have to gloss over posts that paint Yngwie as nothing more than a shredder. There are plenty of great melodic songs to be found, I think. I get a lot of mileage out of the Rising Force albums; I'm not that familiar with anything Malmsteen did beyond the 80s though.
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  23. Thermionic Dude

    Thermionic Dude Forum Resident

    Good crowd, great stage show with lots of pyro and other good Metal stuff. Opening bands were Deftones (I'm not really a fan, but the crowd liked them) and Ghost B.C. (much more interesting).

    I think you'll have a great time (I do recommend ear plugs).
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  24. Rapid Fire

    Rapid Fire Hyperactive!

    Mansfield, TX, USA
    For me it was Ritchie Blackmore that introduced me to Classical music. I enjoy Yngwie a lot as well, as I can hear Blackmore's influence in Yngwie Malmsteen's music.
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  25. Izozeles

    Izozeles Pushing my limits

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