#1
Metal is pretty much the only genre I don't really listen to, the reason being:

It's so friggin serious! Whenever I hear anybody playing some metal, it's just so sombre/angry sounding.

YouTube links plz: Metal that is fun. inb4 'obvious troll', etc.
#2
Ok, I know this is going to get closed and/or flamed, but I'll step in a say, generally, yes - Metal is "sombre/angry" - but that's part of the charm. That being said, it definitely isn't all "serious".

I'll get you some links then, to some fun Metal stuff


Candlemass: Bewitched (very influential Doom Metal Band)
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=-3uvf0cn0jo

Korpiklanni (Folk Metal Band, fun, catchy, good stuff)
Wooden Pints -
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=OIc4VHxU7iM
Happy Little Boozer -
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=M3ZhkLUcKT8
Beer Beer -
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=XOKbhQbvpPA

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder: Stealing ET (Thrash Metal Band, with a good sense of humour )
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd-Ygc218W0
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#3
i was going to link something but then i realized they're considered metalcore. how about dethklok and spinal tap, they're satirization of the metal genre as a whole kind of allows everyone else to be serious (i know there are some funny bands but i just can't think of them)
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#6
Check out Municipal Waste.
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i was going to link something but then i realized they're considered metalcore. how about dethklok and spinal tap, they're satirization of the metal genre as a whole kind of allows everyone else to be serious (i know there are some funny bands but i just can't think of them)


Hah! I love Spinal Tap, but I'm not really looking for parody stuff.
#9
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Edit: how is the first reply gonna suggest Candlemass? When he said fun, he meant lighthearted happy metal (I believe). That's like the opposite.


I was highlighting the sense of humour and catchyness, not just total parody/total joke stuff.
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I was highlighting the sense of humour and catchyness, not just total parody/total joke stuff.


thanks for the links. I enjoyed the folk metal, but the other two weren't really what I was after, although that candlemass video was a crackup.
#13
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I still call it metal!! Haha! But awesome!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz82TarLmSI


I would call fail for linking the same video in two seperate posts, but I loved that video. Thanks man

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check out some Anthrax there more lighthearted then others most the time


I will, just pick a song. I'm not going to trawl through discography, considering a lot of people in the Metal forum can probably think of something off the top of their heads.

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try "come on feel the noise" by quiet riot


Har! I'm not really after pure cheese either. Sorry guys I am super fussy today
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#14
If you don't appreciate a little aggression/depression, you won't get as much out of metal as you could. Still, you could try some Stoner stuff. It can be downright hilarious, at times... though often unintentionally so.

Orange Goblin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBSTvOSKHh0
Eternal Elysium - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvWameAG0-8
Sleep - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj9IAvv32wE
Cathedral (later stages) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKbzbWAWu_0 (Keep in mind, this is a song about a Hammer horror movie. Tongue planted firmly in cheek)
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#15
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Check out Municipal Waste.


Speaking of hardcore/thrashcore bands.

Anyways, OP, alot of metal is tongue in cheek, yeah, they seem serious, but it's for the lulz. Brutal death metal is all about the silliness.
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Speaking of hardcore/thrashcore bands.

Anyways, OP, alot of metal is tongue in cheek, yeah, they seem serious, but it's for the lulz. Brutal death metal is all about the silliness.


What?! Stop messing with my head, you know it sounds like self parody to me
#18
try listening to melodic death metal songs, they are really awesome, and a lot are 'light' like Clayman album by In Flames or Come Clarity

ummm..for song suggestions then

in flames- come clarity,
in flames- only for the weak
in flames- jester script transfigured (the middle part is AMAZING!)
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#19
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Metal is pretty much the only genre I don't really listen to, the reason being:

It's so friggin serious! Whenever I hear anybody playing some metal, it's just so sombre/angry sounding.

YouTube links plz: Metal that is fun. inb4 'obvious troll', etc.


Check out NWOBHM and other classic metal bands. Such as...

Angel Witch, Witchfinder General, Manilla Road, Brocas Helm, Holocaust. Most power metal is also very upbeat.

As for metal's lyrics, there are bands with a sense of humor, like Impaled/Ghoul, Municipal Waste, and Crotchduster.
#20
Try risten Dragonforce, Herman Ri pray bery past gitar! Pray on exepert gitar hiro tree! Ninja Saki Toshiba Toyota Kimono!

Wow, even for an Arab, that was pretty racist.
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#21
On Pain of Death - Will Return

Hilarious stuff.
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#23
^I concur.

Also Ten Masked Men. Youtube them. Laughs aplenty will be had.
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Try risten Dragonforce, Herman Ri pray bery past gitar! Pray on exepert gitar hiro tree! Ninja Saki Toshiba Toyota Kimono!

Wow, even for an Arab, that was pretty racist.


Haha! That was freakin' hilarious!
#27
Listen to Tankard. Solid thrash metal that doesn't pretend that it's anything more than it is: 4 guys playing thrash and singing out how much they love beer.

Awesome.
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Do you folks like folk?