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James S

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Spokane Valley, Washington, US

Not a huge metal fan, but I do like some of the 80's hair metal.

I also like Savatage, I'm not sure what genre of metal they would be in. Symphonic? Art Metal?

Nov 15 12 08:54 am Link

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Yin Sanpaku

Posts: 1522

Tacoma, Washington, US

I think people are trying to divvy up things into made-up genres at this point haha.

Nov 15 12 09:01 am Link

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Top Level Studio

Posts: 3253

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Time for a spontaneous metal interlude!

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=666

Nov 15 12 12:57 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24879

Tampa, Florida, US

James S wrote:
Not a huge metal fan, but I do like some of the 80's hair metal.

I also like Savatage, I'm not sure what genre of metal they would be in. Symphonic? Art Metal?

Savatage started out as somewhat traditional American Power Metal,then started to go symphonic on Gutter Ballet(when Paul ONeil  got involved)..
from there they basicly became Tran Siberian Orchestra,with Jon Oliva(the Sava frontman/founding member)basicly still doing Savatage under the name Jon Oliva's Pain

Nov 15 12 05:54 pm Link

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Jerry Franklin

Posts: 460

San Antonio, Texas, US

During the early 80's in HS I listened to (and still do)
Maiden (Dianno & Dickinson)
Def Leppard
Saxon
Priest
Accept
Scorpions
Loudness
ACDC
Motorhead
Deep Purple
Rainbow
Ratt
Crue
Megadeth
Anthrax
WASP
Whitesnake
Dokken
Quiet Riot
Dio
Fastway
Krokus
Lita Ford
Ozzy
Queensryche

Nov 15 12 06:24 pm Link

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Alicia Hansen Photo

Posts: 1964

Durango, Colorado, US

Jolly Rauncher wrote:
whoever said BATHORY was "ice metal", it's black metal mate.

Whoever said Bathory was "ice metal" was probably just referring to the viking metal phase throughout Quorthon's 90's work.

Nov 15 12 06:34 pm Link

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Alicia Hansen Photo

Posts: 1964

Durango, Colorado, US

My preferences lean toward black metal, death metal, and some thrash metal.
Occasionally some various other artists of different genres.



For the record, I'm also okay with rap and Justin Bieber shit.
I like what I like. I don't care if it's not 'br00tal' enough to please the metalhead elitists out there.

Nov 15 12 06:41 pm Link

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Babalon Salome

Posts: 3499

Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Death Metal, hands down. Bands I love include Nile, Behemoth and Bolt Thrower, for example.

Nov 15 12 06:47 pm Link

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Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4126

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Best Metal I've ever heard was in clubs in Scandinavia, Germany and the Czech Republic.   I can't speak to genres but there is a certain Skandinavian / European influence that creates something complex and melodic even though it is a bit shattering lol.   The best I've heard is in Finland.  Finns are damned serious about their metal....  their tantalizingly nihilistic death metal is superb.

Not really a metalhead myself truthfully - though I am capable of appreciation -  I like Euro Jazz / Fusion  and some Euro Techno.  Best I've heard is in the clubs in Prague  (Praha) in the CR.

Nov 15 12 09:13 pm Link

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James S

Posts: 960

Spokane Valley, Washington, US

Chris Rifkin wrote:

Savatage started out as somewhat traditional American Power Metal,then started to go symphonic on Gutter Ballet(when Paul ONeil  got involved)..
from there they basicly became Tran Siberian Orchestra,with Jon Oliva(the Sava frontman/founding member)basicly still doing Savatage under the name Jon Oliva's Pain

Yeah, I knew about them becoming TSO. They'll be doing a concert here next week. Unfortunately I can't go.

Nov 15 12 11:44 pm Link

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Flash N Burn

Posts: 432

Los Angeles, California, US

Jolly Rauncher wrote:

Yes to these things. Godflesh is amazing, and Justin Broderick is a phenomenal musician.

*additional hand in back of room goes up*

Nov 16 12 01:05 am Link

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Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Jolly Rauncher wrote:

Chemistry jokes are so Boron.

Ah, if I had a Nickel for every time I'd heard that joke.

Nov 16 12 04:22 am Link

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Yin Sanpaku

Posts: 1522

Tacoma, Washington, US

Drew Smith Photography wrote:
Ah, if I had a Nickel for every time I'd heard that joke.

Then you'd have an Atomic Mass of 58.6934.

Nov 16 12 06:17 am Link

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Yin Sanpaku

Posts: 1522

Tacoma, Washington, US

Alicia Hansen Photo wrote:
Whoever said Bathory was "ice metal" was probably just referring to the viking metal phase throughout Quorthon's 90's work.

Truth, but I think at this point it's better grouped together with traditional black metal over, say, most folk/viking metal like Finntroll or Ensiferum. At least in my opinion, I think the sound of folk metal is something entirely different than what Bathory has to offer sound-wise. I don't feel like raiding any small villages to Destroyer of Worlds the way I do Nattfod.

Nov 16 12 06:19 am Link

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Eridu

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Boston, Massachusetts, US

James S wrote:

Yeah, I knew about them becoming TSO. They'll be doing a concert here next week. Unfortunately I can't go.

TSO? Ha, ha ha ha!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HlOrb2E5i4

Nov 16 12 06:32 am Link

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Yin Sanpaku

Posts: 1522

Tacoma, Washington, US

Flash N Burn wrote:

*additional hand in back of room goes up*

Dude, his electronic music is so good. He can literally not fail ever. Techno Animal and Scorn are amazing. The "Stealth" album sounds like some super old school dub/ The Bug sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQL98db9iX4

Nov 16 12 06:47 am Link

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Yin Sanpaku

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Tacoma, Washington, US

Also- this is probably one of the best BM documentaries I've seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr_RaCM-1ug
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/16/UTLTU_poster.jpg/220px-UTLTU_poster.jpg

Nov 16 12 07:26 am Link

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Alicia Hansen Photo

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Durango, Colorado, US

Jolly Rauncher wrote:

Truth, but I think at this point it's better grouped together with traditional black metal over, say, most folk/viking metal like Finntroll or Ensiferum. At least in my opinion, I think the sound of folk metal is something entirely different than what Bathory has to offer sound-wise. I don't feel like raiding any small villages to Destroyer of Worlds the way I do Nattfod.

Agreed, lol.

Nov 16 12 11:47 am Link

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Flash N Burn

Posts: 432

Los Angeles, California, US

Jolly Rauncher wrote:

Dude, his electronic music is so good. He can literally not fail ever. Techno Animal and Scorn are amazing. The "Stealth" album sounds like some super old school dub/ The Bug sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQL98db9iX4

Sit yeah Dr. Jones! I once made Justin and Benny finger puppets to perform for me when I listened hmm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p … fdj3DGyx8U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76vGiZS6zFY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTDf07byXPI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIJHQ_ETdq0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GHBUuKw … re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEuUhzfrDMw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxcCgLMO4n4

He's like a liger... he's pretty much my favorite animal. The pathos and aggression he carries into other genres is very "metal" to me. Bonus! Best GF rip off-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOY9bLL … ure=relmfu

Nov 16 12 12:06 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17189

New York, New York, US

Dio
Black Sabbath
Maiden
Megadeath

Speaking of, they're playing this weekend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GGys-Pe9qU

Some female-fronted bands are cool if they don't sound like a high-school chorus teacher or Celtic woman.

Nov 16 12 09:58 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17189

New York, New York, US

Jerry Franklin wrote:
During the early 80's in HS I listened to (and still do)
Maiden (Dianno & Dickinson)
Def Leppard
Saxon
Priest
Accept
Scorpions
Loudness
ACDC
Motorhead
Deep Purple
Rainbow
Ratt
Crue
Megadeth
Anthrax
WASP
Whitesnake
Dokken
Quiet Riot
Dio
Fastway
Krokus
Lita Ford
Ozzy
Queensryche

Great list
Nods

Nov 16 12 09:59 pm Link

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Yin Sanpaku

Posts: 1522

Tacoma, Washington, US

Flash N Burn wrote:
He's like a liger... he's pretty much my favorite animal. The pathos and aggression he carries into other genres is very "metal" to me. Bonus! Best GF rip off-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOY9bLL … ure=relmfu

I could never get in to Pitchshifter as much as Godflesh, by the time I started getting into the groups GF had already perfected their craft and dominated.
Though I'm always down for some quality industrial jams. Always. haha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lCTg4_Q-cM

Nov 17 12 06:10 am Link

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Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

without doubt it would be 'Brotherhood of Man'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykKNC6NjgMc

Nov 21 12 01:40 am Link

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kitty_empire

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Industrial metal.
All the way from Ministry up to pretenders like Static-X.

Rock on......

Nov 21 12 02:13 am Link

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Compass Rose Studios

Posts: 15979

Portland, Oregon, US

Thought this belonged here:

http://mapofmetal.com/#/home

Jan 02 13 09:41 am Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

Lisa Andresen wrote:
I mainly listen to a lot of metal core Christians bands...

August Burns Red
For Today
Underoath
The Devil Wears Prada
O Sleeper
Demon Hunter
Thrice
Emery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiNAact_1vM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4A10teaSiQ

lollollol

Jan 02 13 09:45 am Link

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JSandersPhotography

Posts: 1385

Topeka, Kansas, US

Metallica (cause who doesn't?)

Power Metal:  Blind Guardian, Iced Earth (and thier combo band Demons&Wizards)

Symphonic Metal: Nightwish, Within Temptation, Leaves Eyes

Lacuna Coil for gothic Metal

Jan 02 13 09:46 am Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 17189

New York, New York, US

Compass Rose Studios wrote:
Thought this belonged here:

http://mapofmetal.com/#/home

Very nice
smile

Jan 02 13 09:47 am Link

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Cynthia Serrano

Posts: 12650

Newark, New Jersey, US

I am very into classic rock
Alice Cooper,Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers,The Beatles,Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, The Doors,Def Leppard,A/C D/C, Journey,Queen,Whitesnake, Joan Jett and Kiss

I am also into whatever these artists fall into

Halestorm, Skillet, Marilyn Manson, As I lay dying, Breaking Benjamin,Bullet for my Valentine,The Cranberries,NIN,Aerosmith, Avenged sevenfold,System of a down, Linkin Park and Disturbed \m/

Jan 02 13 09:55 am Link