Poll: Who give Metallica "the sound"?
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View poll results: Who give Metallica "the sound"?
Lars
21 25%
Hetfield
65 76%
Cliff
32 38%
Dave
24 28%
Kirk
26 31%
Voters: 85.
#1
Do you even pay attention to lyrics on songs where you can NOT understand them (by looking them up in the internet) or they just smoked pot and wrote pretty much anything?

I think that growl-singing is really degrading IMO, and is only done to make the song sound like… br00tlz.


And poll was just random.
#2
Growling is used to add atmosphere. Try to imagine most death metal with a different vocal style. You don't like it, that's cool. Others do.

If lyrics are badly written, though, I tend not to like the song much at all.
#3
It sounds good to a lot of people like me. Don't get me wrong, it's not perfect, but like Akerfeldt, some singing, some "RAAAWRRR"

It's awesome.
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#4
Quote by Fiire
I think that growl-singing is really degrading IMO, and is only done to make the song sound like… br00tlz.

It's supposed to be br00tlz, hence the growling in the first place. How's it degrading if it's supposed to be like that? That's like saying that in rap songs, rapping is only done to make the song sound like... hip-hop.
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#6


You don't like Death Metal, don't listen then. No one is making you. Just like I don't choose to listen to Lesbian Singer-Songwriters.

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#8
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Do you even pay attention


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on... where you can NOT... smoked pot and... anything?

No, I can't say I have

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growl-singing is.. and is only... the sound like

#9
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Ready to burst
A load of my lymph
Will quench this dead body's thirst
One month in the grave
twisted and half decayed
She turned a putrid yellow
I pisse din her maggot filled asshole

****ing the rotting
My semen is bleeding
The smell of decay
Seeps from her genital cavity

The smell was unbearable
As I unburied her
I cum blood from my erection
I feel it run
down her throat, swallow

Eyes glassy and vacant
body dug up to play with
Skin greasy and naked
tounguing her rotted anus

I need a live woman
to fill with my fluid
A delicate girl, to mutilate, **** and kill
her body exceptional
she thought I was normal
but I wanted more

I came blood inside of her
chocking on the clot
gagging on the snot
gushing blood, from her mouth
bloody gel leaking out
Body buried in a shallow grave
Unmarked for none to find
The sickness I have left behind
Undetected go my crimes
The greatest thrill of my life

Violnet, climax
Serging serum
on my skin

Back from the dead
I am resurrected
to spew, putrefaction


Its beutiful...
#10
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Sometimes I wish Death Metal was purely instrumental


Listen to some Blotted Science

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#11
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If lyrics are badly written, though, I tend not to like the song much at all.


same. Ex: Skeletonwitch
lyrics suck, so i like them way less than I would if they were meaningful
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#14
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Listen to some Blotted Science

Thank you SO much, I have been trying to find one especially a progressive one for so long.
#15
IDGAF about the lyrics as long as there's a good chorus to yell out.
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Thank you SO much, I have been trying to find one especially a progressive one for so long.


Blotted Science is amazing. Glad you like em.

Even though it's more neo-classical, Jeff Loomis solo album has some really heavy riffs.

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same. Ex: Skeletonwitch
lyrics suck, so i like them way less than I would if they were meaningful


You list disturbed in your favorite bands, and you say skeletonwitch has bad lyrics?


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#17
TS you fail sooo hard. i love it.
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#18
Clicked all of them.

(But it's Hetfield.)
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#21
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Then Listen to the Black Dahlia Murder. I mean sure they are meaningless as well but they actually have something to do with something.


They aren't meaningless, the music is extreme and very "Metal", in my opinion the lyrics should be too. IMO lyrics about Vampires sucking children's blood is more relevant to the music as opposed to a song about how your mommy makes you eat 3 servings of fruit a day.

Even if someone wants lyrics that relate to real life then they should write them in a semi-dark/poetic way that relates to the music as opposed to be direct about your girlfriend or your parents divorce or your cat being youthanized when you were a child.

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#22
I like growling in some songs, and good job to whoever said death metal wouldnt be the same without it, and he's right, but I prefer WORDS, and I can actually make out 95% of most growled lyrics, but I actually hate like, "BREEEEEEEEEE BREEEEEEEEE BREEEEEE, *pig squeel* in like ALL of deathcore, That to me just isnt metal and serves no purpose. just IMO.
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#23
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They aren't meaningless, the music is extreme and very "Metal", in my opinion the lyrics should be too. IMO lyrics about Vampires sucking children's blood is more relevant to the music as opposed to a song about how your mommy makes you eat 3 servings of fruit a day.

Even if someone wants lyrics that relate to real life then they should write them in a semi-dark/poetic way that relates to the music as opposed to be direct about your girlfriend or your parents divorce or your cat being youthanized when you were a child.

I guess you're right, I just thought that the black dahlia murder pertained to this thread.
#24
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Then Listen to the Black Dahlia Murder. I mean sure they are meaningless as well but they actually have something to do with something.


All Shall Perish also write really good music and have great lyrics but they're like REAL subjects, you know?
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#26
It's ok up to a point, when they pitchshift it down to 7 octaves under middle C, it's too much.

Otherwise, even random raaaaaaawrls or let's go's are added for a cooler sound.
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#27
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I'd rather have bad lyrics I can't understand than bad lyrics I can understand.
#29
Another topic coming from a closed-minded idiot... not liking something doesn't make it bad, you know?

If you don't like it, don't listen to it, it is as simple as that. Do you hear me complaining about Metallica fans? No.
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#32
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It's ok up to a point, when they pitchshift it down to 7 octaves under middle C, it's too much.

Otherwise, even random raaaaaaawrls or let's go's are added for a cooler sound.


Actually generally growlers take pride in NOT pitch shifting their vocals and I can't think of any band I listen to on a regular basis who does so.

For the record, I love a good growl and also a good black metal shriek, the only type of extreme vocals I don't really like are inhales (including pig squealing) but even they can be good if used well.
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#33
Quote by TheBigProjekt
It's ok up to a point, when they pitchshift it down to 7 octaves under middle C, it's too much.

Otherwise, even random raaaaaaawrls or let's go's are added for a cooler sound.

Growlers don't do that (generally). Growls don't even have a discernible pitch anyway.
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#34
Quote by Fiire
I think that growl-singing is really degrading

I hate things that are degrading.

Ummm....what is growl-vocals degrading again?
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#35
Thats what makes it good, and is also why people dont like heavey metal, its always cause of the screams....but thats what makes it so powerful and awesome
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#36
Quote by KeepOnRotting
Growling is used to add atmosphere. Try to imagine most death metal with a different vocal style. You don't like it, that's cool. Others do.

If lyrics are badly written, though, I tend not to like the song much at all.



This, Also Opeth is by far my favorite band. They are the only band I listen to with growls and I think it fits the music extremely well. Their music far surpasses it though.
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#37
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Growlers don't do that (generally). Growls don't even have a discernible pitch anyway.


Every noise in the world has a pitch and there are a lot of quite easily dsicernable difference between different people's growls including the basic pitch.
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#38
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1) No, it's not degrading.

2) I usually tend to only be put off by a band with bad lyrics if the vocals are what the band focuses most on. If it's more of an instrumental band with vocals, it really doesn't take away from the music.

this, its like necrophagist, nobody give a fvck about the lyrics, its all about the guitar, bass and drums
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