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#1
So I see that a lot of UGers are metal junkies. I never really understood why metal's so awesome. Why don't ya'll (I live in Texas) explain once and for all to me (British/West Coast Punk Enthusiast) why you enjoy metal so much?
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#2
ok


EDIT: i enjoy metal because i like the screaming vocals, the intricate guitar lines, and the crazy drumming

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#3
I've never understood why punk is so great. I've also never bothered to ask someone because that's silly.
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#4
I'm a fan of both...
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#7
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Because I enjoy listening to it.
I see this question posted around here all the time.
Why is this such a hard concept to grasp?


'cause it's loud, and that hurts grandma and grandpa's ears

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#8
I like it because of the technical skills of some players, how aggressive it is, and how pumped up it gets you/other people. Here watch this and tell me its not awesome. (especially the ending) Click here
#9
I find energy in metal. I don't know what it is, but i find and feel an energy in metal that i'm hard pressed to find in other music.
Not just the typical, "now I feel like ripping someone's head off" energy, but an empowering and inspirational energy. It gets me pumped in an emotional way.

I also do really enjoy the intricacy of the instrumental work. As a guitarist, I love it. There is only one other style of playing that is as technical, as beautiful and as fun to play, and that's classical guitar.
Well, to me, that is.
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#10
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I like it because of the technical skills of some players, how aggressive it is, and how pumped up it gets you/other people. Here watch this and tell me its not awesome. (especially the ending) Click here


it's not awesome...
#12
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I like it because of the technical skills of some players, how aggressive it is, and how pumped up it gets you/other people. Here watch this and tell me its not awesome. (especially the ending) Click here

lol fucking horrible example. I hope you were joking.
#13
I do not find metal or punk particularly pleasurable to listen to. That is my opinion on the matter.

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#14
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lol fucking horrible example. I hope you were joking.


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#15
well, why do you like British/West Coast punk?
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#16
I like it for the same reasons I like any other genre. Metal is not some linear genre, it has subgenres as well and there are good bands, and bad bands, and it is all a matter of ones perspective. Some people may listen for the technical skills, some may listen for the heavy sound, others may listen for the content of the lyrics, and there are some who listen for the diversity. Metal is an aggressive music overall however, as is some punk. Aggression is an emotion and when a song can produce an emotion within ones self, it generally attracts them to it.

Edit: Nobody listens to every metal band, and it really does not depend on the genre, but rather a band, or even more specifically a song.
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#17
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I like it because of the technical skills of some players, how aggressive it is, and how pumped up it gets you/other people. Here watch this and tell me its not awesome. (especially the ending) Click here

oh ffs if he didnt start screaming that would've been some really awesome music
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#19
As for the topic, I'm not really sure why I enjoy metal so much. I think it really is the kind of thing few people will get, and those that do were disposed to it from birth. It's just so different to the usual things modern society wants for us; peaceful, placid, "easy" things that most people are raised to enjoy. Metal has a certain kind of power, atmosphere and composition to it that cannot be found in any other music, other than European folk, classical, baroque, pagan, etc. music from before the 20th century.

As Piscasis said, it's also a really, really diverse genre of music, with dozens of subgenres that all have their certain atmospheres and musical preferences. There's just so much to discover; so many sounds to explore. Other genres just don't offer that.
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#20
I like it because it doesn't compromise on anything, neither musicwise nor emotionwise. Metal can be dynamic, beautiful, furious, and plain awesome, all in just one song. This differs it from punk, that is very straigthforward and aggressive. Metal doesn't have any set rules either - while some elitist turds talk about "true" and "untrue" metal, anything with a heavy, uncompromising sound, proper amounts of aggression or other negative feelings and lots and lots of distorted guitars is metal to me.
#21
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I'm a fan of both...

+1, same
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#22
God you people are whiny bitches. You probably didn't even listen to it and just stopped it as soon as you saw who it was because "metal-core is not real metal" Here hows this? Click here
#23
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I like it because of the technical skills of some players, how aggressive it is, and how pumped up it gets you/other people. Here watch this and tell me its not awesome. (especially the ending) Click here



This has been my bands warm up song at practice for the entire year and a half we've been playing together.

EDIT: I'll contribute and say that, I'm not an angry person, but metal makes me feel absolutely incredible. It's so uplifting and positive for me.
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#24
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I find energy in metal. I don't know what it is, but i find and feel an energy in metal that i'm hard pressed to find in other music.
Not just the typical, "now I feel like ripping someone's head off" energy, but an empowering and inspirational energy. It gets me pumped in an emotional way.

I also do really enjoy the intricacy of the instrumental work. As a guitarist, I love it. There is only one other style of playing that is as technical, as beautiful and as fun to play, and that's classical guitar.
Well, to me, that is.


This is exactly it for me too. For some people its like "Rarrggh, I have all this aggression, and angst and metal lets me channel that." Me, I'm not an angry person. But I love the power behind metal. Its really uplifting to me. Maybe thats why I also don't like deathcore, because its all about beating the shit out of each other.
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God you people are whiny bitches. You probably didn't even listen to it and just stopped it as soon as you saw who it was because "metal-core is not real metal" Here hows this? Click here

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#26
Because I'm a vain fanboy who only likes things that are popular and since all my friends like metal I have to like it too.


But seriously, it's the same damn thing as why you like punk. It makes me feel something. **** things like how much talent or intricacies go into a genre. You like something because it makes you feel awesome.

I love prog because it makes me feel like I'm listening to badassery. Some people don't feel that way, and that's fine, I respect that. I don't think punk is very badass and it doesn't make me feel as much as prog does, but it makes it no less valid as a music style.

So to sum it up, opinions lololol. Everyone feels something different from different styles of music and that's all there is to it.
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#27
I enjoy the skill it takes to play and the fact that it blends many genres together (the metal I listen to at least)
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#30
waterboy799 has the perfect answer you can ask any metal head they will all give relatively the same answer cause its AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!\m/
#31
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God you people are whiny bitches. You probably didn't even listen to it and just stopped it as soon as you saw who it was because "metal-core is not real metal" Here hows this? Click here


Of all the Slayer songs you could pick...
#32
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Ah, God Hates Us All. Well known and renowned as the worst Slayer album, by far. Average 45% on metal-archives.com reviews.

I see you're confirming my earlier comment that all of you are whiny bitches.
#33
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I see you're confirming my earlier comment that all of you are whiny bitches.

No one is whining; it just smells like noob around here. It's like saying "who farted?" when the smell of shit is in the air.
#34
Since this is a thread for "metal junkies"...

Hi everyone. My name's Jack, and I'm a metal junky. My problems first started when I began work at a metal rendering plant, giving me access to an industrial heating grill. I started melting down the various irons and injecting them into my blood in an ill-conceived attempt to gain superpowers.
My lead poisoning treatment is ongoing.
Thank you.
#35
I also really enjoy a lot of the stories found in metal lyrics. Every song on Trivium's "Shogun" is epic, and the imagery and stories created in them are amazing.

One thing I don't like about metal...Well it has nothing to do with the music, its the elitist bastards that troll on everyone. That As I Lay Dying song is awesome, and very metal. Plain and simple. I'll fight you to the death about that.
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#36
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Of all the Slayer songs you could pick...

That is a good thing though. This is proving to TS that not all metal is for all seasons. Some people will like like something while others will not. It does not come down to the genre but rather the song. I can like a song by a band, but not like a band and vice versa. Genres are only a way of classifying a similar sound, and even then, two bands from the same genre can sound completely different.
#37
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I also really enjoy a lot of the stories found in metal lyrics. Every song on Trivium's "Shogun" is epic, and the imagery and stories created in them are amazing.

One thing I don't like about metal...Well it has nothing to do with the music, its the elitist bastards that troll on everyone. That As I Lay Dying song is awesome, and very metal. Plain and simple. I'll fight you to the death about that.

Exactly, its very evident in this thread that the majority or people who claim to like metal are all stuck up elitist pricks.
#39
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Exactly, its very evident in this thread that the majority or people who claim to like metal are all stuck up elitist pricks.


Or you just have shit taste.
#40
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Exactly, its very evident in this thread that the majority or people who claim to like metal are all stuck up elitist pricks.

What's funny is he's contradicting himself. He looks down on and despises elitists, yet makes terrible generalizations about deathcore.

He's a walking contradiction, and he ain't got no right.
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