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Old 08-25-2014, 05:52 PM   #1
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What is this sub genre of Metal called?

Is there a name for those heavy metal songs that have an "evil" sound to them?
"For example Bat country, or Not ready to die by Avenged Sevenfold."

Both of those songs are classed as Heavy Metal but they have a kind of "scary" sound to them, is it some kind of a sub genre because I have heard a lot of others songs that give out that vibe.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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they have a kind of "scary" sound to them

There's really nothing scary about anything in Avenged Sevenfold's catalog. If you want something scary that doesn't go into extreme metal territory, Mercyful Fate would probably be the poster child.

To actually answer your question: no, there's no subgenre based on how "scary" a band is. There are plenty of idiots who get scared of anything heavier than Nickelback, so basing a genre around it would be completely impossible.
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There's really nothing scary about anything in Avenged Sevenfold's catalog. If you want something scary that doesn't go into extreme metal territory, Mercyful Fate would probably be the poster child.

To actually answer your question: no, there's no subgenre based on how "scary" a band is. There are plenty of idiots who get scared of anything heavier than Nickelback, so basing a genre around it would be completely impossible.

I'm not sure if scary is the right word, but what I mean is those songs you would expect to play during a zombie apocalypse or when something demonic happens in a movie.
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In which case again, nothing in Avenged Sevenfold's career fits the bill. They are better reserved for minority homosexual poop porn.
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It sounds vaguely like a Tim Burton movie. Burtoncore, luckily, is not a thing.

For the record TS you're coming across incredibly ignorant about metal by saying anythng by A7X is "scary"; just some food for thought. I'd love to see your reaction to Ildjarn or something like that if you think A7X is scary...
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I'm not sure if scary is the right word, but what I mean is those songs you would expect to play during a zombie apocalypse or when something demonic happens in a movie.

Yeah, no...I would never find Avenged Sevenfold's stuff suitable for that kind of thing.

A kiddy carnival? Yeah.

Not during the zombie apocalypse, though.
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Well considering the Zombie Apocalypse is mainly a pre-teen gamer wet dream then A7X may fit perfectly.
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Well considering the Zombie Apocalypse is mainly a pre-teen gamer wet dream then A7X may fit perfectly.

In that light, maybe. But really, AX7 is about as scary as chihauhau.
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It sounds vaguely like a Tim Burton movie. Burtoncore, luckily, is not a thing.

For the record TS you're coming across incredibly ignorant about metal by saying anythng by A7X is "scary"; just some food for thought. I'd love to see your reaction to Ildjarn or something like that if you think A7X is scary...

Again, I probably used the wrong word when I said "scary", I just didn't know how else to explain it. What I am talking about are those songs that have things like organs, choirs, tubular bells in the background to give it a demonic feel.
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Again, I probably used the wrong word when I said "scary", I just didn't know how else to explain it. What I am talking about are those songs that have things like organs, choirs, tubular bells in the background to give it a demonic feel.


There's nothing inherently 'demonic' about the musical instruments themselves. What you're describing is the usage of specific chords, scales, and notes that set a mood.

There's no subgenre strictly for it though. I think the only thing that could get close to what you're describing is maybe doom metal or gothic metal.
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TS, I hope you're just trolling. If you're not, I brought this for you:

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Again, I probably used the wrong word when I said "scary", I just didn't know how else to explain it. What I am talking about are those songs that have things like organs, choirs, tubular bells in the background to give it a demonic feel.


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Old 08-26-2014, 03:30 PM   #15
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I few friends of mine came up with the term "middle school metal" to describe that sort of sound. You know, like bands that sound edgy to middle schoolers but not older people.
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Honestly the closest I can think of is Ghost in modern "metal" (Hard Rock)



Occult Rock does that kind "evil" stuff. But really Gothic and Doom is going to be the closest you're going to get.

But srsly drop the A7X and listen to the Rec thread if you're actually interested in getting to more metal and not just following your school buddies.
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Ghost is so fucking bad, though.
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Never got why people say that. It's catchy as fuq.

I know it's cool among metal circles to hate on them but I honestly haven't worked out where it comes from beyond the snide "it's not really metal" comments.
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Ghost is so fucking bad, though.

why? its decent rock. not metal tho.
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