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#1
Over the years I have grown so tired of the genre of metal, but every time that I feel my interest waining, I trip across an incredible band. This time though, I am finding it particularly hard.

I'm tired of all the bands that simply follow in other's footsteps. Folk metal is seemingly one giant inside joke, black metal is seemingly just metal for hipsters. Power metal is dull and thrash hasn't changed since it's birth. I want a leader, not a follower.

I realize these claims are merely opinions and that everyone has their own tastes, I simply wish to expand upon and let you all know how bleak my feelings on metal have become. It just makes me sad, metal doesn't have that same dangerous or mystical quality it used to have when I fell into it so many years ago.

Recently I have discovered a really promising band called The Haunted, and while I enjoy them very much I really am looking for something with a bit more depth, something I can really sink my teeth into, something atmospheric and a little moody maybe.

I really am looking for suggestions...

So Metal forum, let me have it. What are some of the most inspiring metal bands to you?
#7
Progressive Metal pwns. Try Symphony X, Dream Theater, and Aghora. That's a very broad range there, but it should get you started.
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As my old guitar teacher once said: Metal really comes from classical music. The only difference is pinch harmonics, double bass, and lyrics about killing goats.
#8
Rec thread.
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I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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#9
maybe listen to a style of music other than metal?
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#10
Quote by Dream Floyd
Progressive Metal pwns. Try Symphony X, Dream Theater, and Aghora. That's a very broad range there, but it should get you started.


All flowery crap, nice.


It's not very broad at all, is what i'm saying.
#12
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All flowery crap, nice.


It's not very broad at all, is what i'm saying.


Check out Atmos Heave by Aghora, how the f*ck is that flowery, he's in Bb tuning for God's sake!
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and then there's free jazz, which isn't even for musicians.

Quote by Born A Fool
As my old guitar teacher once said: Metal really comes from classical music. The only difference is pinch harmonics, double bass, and lyrics about killing goats.
#13
Scale the Summit, Animals as Leaders, Opeth (just saw you already have listened to them), Rosetta, Agalloch, Krallice, Giant Squid, Intronaut, Moonsorrow, Gorguts, Obscura, The Ocean Collective, Portal, Russian Circles, Neurosis, Isis, Cynic, The Faceless, Ihsahn, Periphery, Meshuggah, Cult of Luna, Planet X, Pelican, Between the Buried and Me, Mouth of the Architect, Fall of Efrafa, and etc... and etc... and etc...

Plus get into Classical and Jazz. Like just because.
Last edited by jfreyvogel at Jun 1, 2010,
#14
Folk Metal is a big inside joke? Black Metal is for hipsters? Thrash hasn't changed?

Have you been smoking something REALLY strong?
#15
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Check out Atmos Heave by Aghora, how the f*ck is that flowery, he's in Bb tuning for God's sake!


#16
What Severed is trying to tell you is that the metal you listed does not cover as broad a spectrum as say, Devil Doll, Cobalt, Morbid Saint (all great bands threadstarter if you don't know them), and that you listed "flower metal" as opposed to real power metal such as Crimson Glory, Sanctuary, Airwolf, etc. Granted I do like Symphony X and some Dream Theater.
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#17
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Besides let TS decide for himself if he likes them...
Quote by theogonia777
and then there's free jazz, which isn't even for musicians.

Quote by Born A Fool
As my old guitar teacher once said: Metal really comes from classical music. The only difference is pinch harmonics, double bass, and lyrics about killing goats.
Last edited by Dream Floyd at Jun 1, 2010,
#18
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What Severed is trying to tell you is that the metal you listed does not cover as broad a spectrum as say, Devil Doll, Cobalt, Morbid Saint (all great bands threadstarter if you don't know them), and that you listed "flower metal" as opposed to real power metal such as Crimson Glory, Sanctuary, Airwolf, etc. Granted I do like Symphony X and some Dream Theater.


But you have to admit that they are very different (DT and SX) in the spectrum of Progressive Metal.
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and then there's free jazz, which isn't even for musicians.

Quote by Born A Fool
As my old guitar teacher once said: Metal really comes from classical music. The only difference is pinch harmonics, double bass, and lyrics about killing goats.
#19
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#20
check out some different sub-genres than you listed then !

post-metal
avant garde metal
doom metal
stoner metal
experimental metal
progressive metal
technical death

etc...


which just means, broaden your horizons
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#21
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Scale the Summit, Animals as Leaders, Opeth (just saw you already have listened to them), Rosetta, Agalloch, Krallice, Giant Squid, Intronaut, Moonsorrow, Gorguts, Obscura, The Ocean Collective, Portal, Russian Circles, Neurosis, Isis, Cynic, The Faceless, Ihsahn, Periphery, Meshuggah, Cult of Luna, Planet X, Pelican, Between the Buried and Me, Mouth of the Architect, Fall of Efrafa, and etc... and etc... and etc...

Plus get into Classical and Jazz. Like just because.

Yes.
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#22
If you cant hack Excoriate, then just give up on metal.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


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burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
#23
I never understood how people can get bored of metal, or any style for that matter, there are just so many bands, some that released one awesome album then fell into oblivion, bands like Blind Guardian that have a vast collection of albums, and just a whole bunch of classics or the crazy ass bands like Devil Doll that are like Anyways, in short there just seems to be so much music to listen to that I don't feel like I'll ever be bored of metal.

Even if only ten percent is good, let's just say that there are ten million metal bands, that's still one million bands to listen to that are pure gold, much more than you could ever cover in a lifetime.
Quote by Senor Kristian
Viking fact no. 1: Viking helmets did not have horn.
Viking fact no. 2: Vikings tobogganed on their shields into battle.
Viking fact no. 3: Vikings drank mead.
Viking fact no. 4: One of your ancestors are likely to have been raped by a viking.
#24
Sounds like a challenge.


However, yes..There's way too much diversity, and if you can't be fucked to look, then go listen to whatever MTV tells you to listen to.
#25
Quote by The Virtuoso
Anyways, in short there just seems to be so much music to listen to that I don't feel like I'll ever be bored of metal.

Yes. This is my exact philosophy, except plus every other genre of music as well.
#26
^Exactly, I mean some days I'm in the mood for death metal, other days I want to listen to black metal, or even some powermetal. And when I'm not in the mood for metal I listen to classical, gypsy jazz, alternative rock, and there are plenty of those bands to keep me busy or even some of the avant garde bands like The Residents.

I just think you're not looking hard enough if you get bored of a genre you used to love.
Quote by Senor Kristian
Viking fact no. 1: Viking helmets did not have horn.
Viking fact no. 2: Vikings tobogganed on their shields into battle.
Viking fact no. 3: Vikings drank mead.
Viking fact no. 4: One of your ancestors are likely to have been raped by a viking.
#27
Quote by The Virtuoso
Devil Doll are


That is some creepy shit.
Quote by theogonia777
and then there's free jazz, which isn't even for musicians.

Quote by Born A Fool
As my old guitar teacher once said: Metal really comes from classical music. The only difference is pinch harmonics, double bass, and lyrics about killing goats.
#28
Creepy but also fanfreakintastic.
Quote by Senor Kristian
Viking fact no. 1: Viking helmets did not have horn.
Viking fact no. 2: Vikings tobogganed on their shields into battle.
Viking fact no. 3: Vikings drank mead.
Viking fact no. 4: One of your ancestors are likely to have been raped by a viking.
#29
Quote by The Virtuoso
Creepy but also fanfreakintastic.


That goes without saying
Quote by theogonia777
and then there's free jazz, which isn't even for musicians.

Quote by Born A Fool
As my old guitar teacher once said: Metal really comes from classical music. The only difference is pinch harmonics, double bass, and lyrics about killing goats.
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Quote by Mirepoix
Over the years I have grown so tired of the genre of metal, but every time that I feel my interest waining, I trip across an incredible band. This time though, I am finding it particularly hard.

I'm tired of all the bands that simply follow in other's footsteps. Folk metal is seemingly one giant inside joke, black metal is seemingly just metal for hipsters. Power metal is dull and thrash hasn't changed since it's birth. I want a leader, not a follower.

Sounds like you seek novelty, which leads to an obsessive spiral of always wanting something new. Instead, you should seek bands and albums with staying power, only then will you come to peace with Metal. There are certain websites you can go to that emphasize this "finding the classics" approach, for example the Dark Legions Archive. I'd suggest checking them out for recommendations.
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Quote by NotFromANUS
Sounds like you seek novelty, which leads to an obsessive spiral of always wanting something new. Instead, you should seek bands and albums with staying power, only then will you come to peace with Metal. There are certain websites you can go to that emphasize this "finding the classics" approach, for example the Dark Legions Archive. I'd suggest checking them out for recommendations.



Nail, head, etc.
Quote by Ultraussie
I want to try that while playing the opening riff to "Tempting Time".

0-0-0-13-0-0-0-0-13 or something like that alalalala but It;s so heavy and off time and awesome and you could not f**k anyone to it.


Quote by Ingested
burzum IS nazi. well, varg is.
#37
When I need new bands and can't be arsed to ask people, I just grab a random band from anus and find one I like. Usually doesn't take long at all.
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#38
Quote by The Virtuoso
I never understood how people can get bored of metal, or any style for that matter, there are just so many bands, some that released one awesome album then fell into oblivion, bands like Blind Guardian that have a vast collection of albums, and just a whole bunch of classics or the crazy ass bands like Devil Doll that are like Anyways, in short there just seems to be so much music to listen to that I don't feel like I'll ever be bored of metal.

Even if only ten percent is good, let's just say that there are ten million metal bands, that's still one million bands to listen to that are pure gold, much more than you could ever cover in a lifetime.


eh, I just go through the motions - sometimes I really don't want to hear loud guitars and experimental screeching, or how awesome it is to be the king of heavy metal and travel to shanties as a wild rover or something.

lasts about ten minutes, but it happens.

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#39
Morbid Angel - Blessed Are The Sick
Dissection - The Somberlain
Nile - Serpent Headed Mask
Deicide - Carnage In The Temple Of The Damned
Venom - In Nomine Satanas
Dark Funeral - Stigmata
Dimmu Borgir - Under The Wings Of The Raven
Immortal - Call Of The Wintermoon ( lol...)
Yngwie Malmsteen - Hold On


If you like, try some of these suggestions, i predict that something will catch your eye

( or ear )
#40
Quote by Mirepoix
I'm tired of all the bands that simply follow in other's footsteps. Folk metal is seemingly one giant inside joke, black metal is seemingly just metal for hipsters. Power metal is dull and thrash hasn't changed since it's birth. I want a leader, not a follower.

Hit the nail on the head with this one.
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