#1
Hi i worship bands like Sabbath, priest, venom, Motorhead, slayer and many other bands and i am fascinated by extreme metal genres like Death metal and black metal but i just don't seem to get into them. I mean i find bands like Bathory, Inquisition amazing but i just can get the other bands like Emperor, Burzum etc and don't get me wrong i respect the genre and the musicians but i don't why i just cant get myself to enjoy it and same goes with death metal when i try to listen to bands like Morbid angel, deicide, bolt thrower and death i just am not able to appreciate and enjoy it as i enjoy the bands like destruction, sodom, bathory and inquisition etc...can anyone help ?
#3
Go through the rec thread till you find something you like.
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#4
Listen to Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Amon Amarth, Dethklok, Cradle of Filth, etc. You will eventually get into extreme metal.
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Listen to Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Amon Amarth, Dethklok, Cradle of Filth, etc. You will eventually get into extreme metal.


The idea is to get him to like extreme metal, not turn him off from it.
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The idea is to get him to like extreme metal, not turn him off from it.

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Same list without CoF.
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#7
you don't like it cause you're not used to listening to it. you'll eventually grow to enjoy it. i didn't really like death metal when i first started listening to it and now death metal & grindcore are my favorite genres. definitely check out the rec thread.


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#8
Just keep digging around until you get a thread to pull, and make sure not to disregard albums on the first listen. I'd recommend Death - Human, Dismember - Like an Everflowing Stream, Carcass - Heartwork, Brutality - Screams of Anguish as a few easily digestible DM albums
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#9
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Listen to Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Amon Amarth, Dethklok, Cradle of Filth, etc. You will eventually get into extreme metal.


Lol.

Rec thread is a good place to ask this.

Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream for Death Metal, Ancient - Svartlheim for Black Metal. That's all I have to say.
#10
Pretty much what ctfod said.

You might get there through death/thrash maybe? Like I did. Or maybe it was Death for me. Don't remember, but don't worry, it'll "make sense" someday. And if it won't, no worries. I was never big on black metal, and by now I honestly think I never will be.

In the mean time here's some good ol death/thrash (or just aggressive thrash) albums that I cherish very much looking back at my thrash roots:

Sadus - Illusions/Swallowed in Black
Dark Angel - Darkness Descends
Sepultura - Schizophrenia
Devastation - Idolatry
Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of Violence
Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death
Ripping Corpse - Dreaming With The Death
#12
lol @ extreme metal

It's not like you need to start doing crunches to prepare yourself for heavier music. If it's not what you're in to at the moment then don't worry about it. Someday down the line you'll get curious and begin to crave it if it's something you're actually interested in. Some conceited, conscious effort to force yourself to like it would kind of defeat the purpose.
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It's not like you need to start doing crunches to prepare yourself for heavier music. If it's not what you're in to at the moment then don't worry about it. Someday down the line you'll get curious and begin to crave it if it's something you're actually interested in. Some conceited, conscious effort to force yourself to like it would kind of defeat the purpose.
Touché. I rarely listen to anything I don't want to, but I try and keep an open mind and poke around some other stuff to see if it works, even if it's of a genre I don't seem to have much luck with. I've danced with the idea of starting to listen to classical music because I've really enjoyed some pieces and some composers' material, but I've just not gotten the spark to get so excited with it to really keep listening to it. It'll just have to wait til the time is right. It'll happen if it's to happen.
#15
I got into it through a friend who used to always play old Sepultura (started with Arise), Dismember, Carcass and a heap of other random stuff. At the time I was listening to the faster Iced Earth songs and heavier Testament material and then it just wasn't enough all of a sudden. The riffs sounded too simple all of a sudden and it just wasn't the same anymore, the next logical step was Deicide, Morbid Angel, Immolation ect. Only a hand full of black metal bands interest me tbh.

It's not something you just wake up and love all of a sudden. Being a guitarist, I started looking for more interesting ideas and (arguably) more interesting song writing. Extreme metal in my mind contains some of the best song writing of all time, regardless of genre.

It's not like you have to like it though, there's no law against sticking to the simple stuff. But please TS, don't be one of those people who wants to tell people into "extreme" music how amazing Slayer & Pantera are.
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Touché. I rarely listen to anything I don't want to, but I try and keep an open mind and poke around some other stuff to see if it works, even if it's of a genre I don't seem to have much luck with. I've danced with the idea of starting to listen to classical music because I've really enjoyed some pieces and some composers' material, but I've just not gotten the spark to get so excited with it to really keep listening to it. It'll just have to wait til the time is right. It'll happen if it's to happen.


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#18
I got into Death Metal through In Flames.


I mean... I'm not the tr00est person known to man, but I enjoy a bit of Kvlt now and then.
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#20
I believe the first Death Metal song I enjoyed was Oscillation Point by Scar Symmetry. I didn't really get into harsh vocals until I started listening to Opeth. They might be a good start for you as some of their albums are more/less extreme than others. Listen to Damnation. If you like that, give Blackwater Park or Watershed a listen.
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Just keep digging around until you get a thread to pull, and make sure not to disregard albums on the first listen. I'd recommend Death - Human, Dismember - Like an Everflowing Stream, Carcass - Heartwork, Brutality - Screams of Anguish as a few easily digestible DM albums


Thanks for the recco
#22
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oh ya actually i do listen to immortal a lot and find them awesome!



Then I do not really see where is the problem. Maybe you just have a picky taste regarding extreme metal.

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#23
Listen to some entry level bands like Children of Bodom, Dimmu Bogir, At the Gates.
I think melodic death metal bands may interest u as they have more in common with old school heavy metal then you can progress to your more brutal death metal like Dying Fetus/Cannibal Corpse etc or black metal or deathcore or whatever tickles u
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I would definitely give bands like Scar Symmetry a listen.


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I believe the first Death Metal song I enjoyed was Oscillation Point by Scar Symmetry. I didn't really get into harsh vocals until I started listening to Opeth. They might be a good start for you as some of their albums are more/less extreme than others. Listen to Damnation. If you like that, give Blackwater Park or Watershed a listen.


I thought this was so funny, "reborn" by Scar Symmetry was the first with song growls I actually liked.

Also fun fact! The new SS vocalist liked my pic on instagram yesterday
I was pretty happy.
#26
A couple more albums which are definately worth a listen:
Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion
Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came

My personal favourite album is (as you can tell from my avatar) Portal of I by Ne Obliviscaris. Fantastic album and I instantly knew I would like it when I first heard it but it does take a lot of listens to get into. Worth a try too I suppose...
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#27
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"Portal of I" is genius! Frankly, you probably wouldn't even have to like extreme metal to get it, just be into music with great composition. And most of the vocals are clean.
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"Portal of I" is genius! Frankly, you probably wouldn't even have to like extreme metal to get it, just be into music with great composition. And most of the vocals are clean.

Portal of I is absolutely one of the best albums of the year, which is impressive considering how many heavy hitters came out this year. They're definitely a band to keep an eye out for, and what extreme elements are present are very digestible.
#31
Dude maybe death metal just isn't your thing...I'm not into brutal death metal anymore but old Deicide, all Death, some Morbid Angel, et al I still take a liking to. It depends on what mood I'm in really. I like thrash metal a lot too like some Destruction, old Metallica, some Slayer, some Testament I can really get into. Check out my website: http://www.secret-face.com/.