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In other words, hard metal guitar and drums with inoffensive and optomistic vocals.

I know a few years ago, before the advent of that damnable Slipknot and other steriotypical angry and "emo" (a classification I refuse to admit exists) bands such a thing would have been accepted, but now it is becoming increasingly difficult to find love songs set to hard metal. Virtually impossible, in fact. And no category exists for such a group.

So again I pose the question to the audience; do new metal listeners listen for the sole purpose of hearing depressing and angry lyrics? Can inspiring songs exist now? Your thoughts.
#2
Since when has Metal been inspiring and optimistic?
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#3
1. metal is abrasive by nature. Do'nt like it - stop ****ing listening to it.
2. If that's all you think metal is, head over to the recommendation thread and open your ears.

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#4
You obviously haven't listened to very much metal. If any at all. If you think Slipknot ruined metal, then I don't even think you know what metal is.
#5
Fine then, messege recieved. But my point still stands. Could such a thing exist under the classification of metal? Or would it simple fall outside of the accepted category into something completely new?
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1. metal is abrasive by nature. Do'nt like it - stop ****ing listening to it.
2. If that's all you think metal is, head over to the recommendation thread and open your ears.


+1 Harsh and true words.
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Fine then, messege recieved. But my point still stands. Could such a thing exist under the classification of metal? Or would it simple fall outside of the accepted category into something completely new?

Metal is usually angry.....


Force fed broken glass angry.
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#9
I just realized your screen name has a misspelling....
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#10
I see, then.

Well, I suppose it can't be helped.
Thank you, gentlemen, I guess what I'm writing is not metal, but isn't anything else, either. Soft metal, i suppose, is the appropriate and only term.

Yeah, I know about the mispelling. I did it on purpose. Long story...
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you have a lot of power metal listen to, then. Off ya go



+1 to this, if you think there are no positive lyrics in metal then clearly you've never listened to Helloween or many other power metal bands.
#13
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I see, then.

Well, I suppose it can't be helped.
Thank you, gentlemen, I guess what I'm writing is not metal, but isn't anything else, either. Soft metal, i suppose, is the appropriate and only term.

Yeah, I know about the mispelling. I did it on purpose. Long story...

Be prepared for constant correction. You're probably familiar with Hard Rock, Nu Metal and Metalcore.....
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#17
Metal is a timeless genre, it doesn't have a 4-month lifespan like, say, pop or rap. Stuff from the 80s is still popular. It will never "die out" and the lyrical themes won't either. Most of today's Traditional and Power, also Prog. metal bands barely have any "offensive" lyrics in them.

Besides, "offensive" is too broad of a word, as it is different in each culture.
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optomistic

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steriotypical

Mmm, yes, so tasty.
Like rusty wire infused with tabasco.

Also, you're a total gimp. Emo has been a real genre longer than the internet has existed and Slipknot are not of that genre. You obviously know as much about metal as I know about thermonuclear physics and it's effect on small woodland creatures. Grow up and go listen to some real metal, then come back and try and say the same.
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#20
Power metal, folk/viking metal can be uplifting and aggressive at the same time.

As far as love songs, I can't think of any "happy" ones, but Insomnium comes to mind for love songs in general.
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Emo has been a real genre. It's just that so much ****ty pop influence has gone into it and ****ed it up completely. There is hardly any "real" emo around now. I'm talking about SDRE and Rites of Spring.
#22
True, stuff like Cap'n Jazz is really nothing like garbage like From First to Last. That being said, I don't really like 'true" emo either, it's just a lot less annoying than the modern stuff.
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#24
Not just power metal, but prog bands too. It's an overdone example, but Dream Theater would be an easily place to start, in terms of that. Definitely less "harsh" or "abrasive", and easily more uplifting, than the metal (well, metalcore and the like) bands you seem to be thinking of.

The new Cynic album, Traced in Air, would be good too. It's less Death-infused than Focus.
#25
Alot of prog metal bands like dream theater or symphony x have alot of uplifting,
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#27
All the Progressive and Avant Garde bands?
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In other words, hard metal guitar and drums with inoffensive and optomistic vocals.

I know a few years ago, before the advent of that damnable Slipknot and other steriotypical angry and "emo" (a classification I refuse to admit exists) bands such a thing would have been accepted, but now it is becoming increasingly difficult to find love songs set to hard metal. Virtually impossible, in fact. And no category exists for such a group.

So again I pose the question to the audience; do new metal listeners listen for the sole purpose of hearing depressing and angry lyrics? Can inspiring songs exist now? Your thoughts.



You sound like Jeremy Kyle.


And if youre looking for love songs set to 'hard metal' - Bathory: Bestial Lust.

This is a late contender for worst thread of the year.
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My fav genres are Power/Prog and Melodic Metal. If you want to hear some awesome bands PM me. They exist and they're are many. Evergrey, Nocturnal Rites, Avantasia, Ayreon, Hammerfall, Stratovarius. Sonata Arctica, and many many more...
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#32
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In other words, hard metal guitar and drums with inoffensive and optomistic vocals.

I know a few years ago, before the advent of that damnable Slipknot and other steriotypical angry and "emo" (a classification I refuse to admit exists) bands such a thing would have been accepted, but now it is becoming increasingly difficult to find love songs set to hard metal. Virtually impossible, in fact. And no category exists for such a group.

So again I pose the question to the audience; do new metal listeners listen for the sole purpose of hearing depressing and angry lyrics? Can inspiring songs exist now? Your thoughts.


i'm tempted to ticket you just for being retarded. i swear there's nothing more annoying than hearing the phrase "hard metal"
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i'm tempted to ticket you just for being retarded. i swear there's nothing more annoying than hearing the phrase "hard metal"


Hard Metal, Heavy Metal who cares it's all metal. What people tend to miss is that the sub genres of metal are still metal. Beats listening to CRAP any day.
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#35
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You missed the fact that there's no such thing as "hard metal"


You missed the fact that I said "Who cares" Who decided to call the genres what they are? If someone wants to make there own up so be it. Look at all the dumb genre names already...
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You missed the fact that I said "Who cares" Who decided to call the genres what they are? If someone wants to make there own up so be it. Look at all the dumb genre names already...

You obviously haven't grasped the concept of sub genres

Please take the 5 minutes it takes to understand the sub genres of metal before calling them dumb
#38
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You obviously haven't grasped the concept of sub genres

Please take the 5 minutes it takes to understand the sub genres of metal before calling them dumb


They are dumb and thats my opinion. So we have Death Metal, why do we need DeathCore? In the end its all Metal and that's all that matters.
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#39
Because Death Metal and Deathcore sound different
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#40
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They are dumb and thats my opinion. So we have Death Metal, why do we need DeathCore? In the end its all Metal and that's all that matters.

Deathcore is a mix of Death metal and Metalcore, they sound very different

Compare Bring Me The Horizon to Morbid Angel
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