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#1
When I was a little boy and was introduced to heavy metal, thrash metal and so on I thought song like "Raining Blood" (Slayer) and psychosocial (Slipknot) were heavy. Right now I am struggling with finding the heaviest music ever made, so please suggest the heaviest bands, songs, albums etc... I am prepared
#4
Nothing in the first post is that heavy =\. Slayer are fast and aggressive, not heavy, Slipknot have been heavy but that song simply isn't. Look at Surfacing for Slipknot at their heaviest.

To me the heaviest band is The Acacia Strain. Wormwood is SUCH a heavy album.
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#6
I'm not sure what you mean by 'heavy'. if you mean extreme and brutal and that-mans-fingers-are-really-tentacles sort of playing then, I'd suggest all of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXqSa7_5pSs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B0MbnWeslc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie165Bw6kNU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3aOjhPpdCg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zYSv9IqzEg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH7BzCyuYyY

And this one isn't as heavy or technical, but its ****ing loud and raucus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jjBinzryFY
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Nothing in the first post is that heavy =\.


Nothing posted in this thread is heavy really. The Acacia strain isn't heavy either.

Guys like Wagner and Stravinsky and The Five are probably some of the heaviest stuff. If we're talking about modern bands, funeral doom and drone are the heaviest subgenres. Stuff like Skepticism, Sunn O))), Wormphlegm, Khanate, Nortt, etc. In terms of heaviness, if the stuff in the OP were as heavy as tanks, those bands I just mentions are like mountains in comparison.

And deathcore and djent aren't heavy for the record. Like at all.
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Nothing posted in this thread is heavy really. The Acacia strain isn't heavy either.

Guys like Wagner and Stravinsky and The Five are probably some of the heaviest stuff. If we're talking about modern bands, funeral doom and drone are the heaviest subgenres. Stuff like Skepticism, Sunn O))), Wormphlegm, Khanate, Nortt, etc. In terms of heaviness, if the stuff in the OP were as heavy as tanks, those bands I just mentions are like mountains in comparison.

And deathcore and djent aren't heavy for the record. Like at all.



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#10
Whitechapel's heavy as ****.
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Buzzov*en, Entombed, Hate Eternal, Sunn 0))), Triptykon
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#14
If you really want to experience heavy go to a local venue. A CD is never as heavy as a live performance.
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#15
It depends on how you define heavy. Does it have to do with emotional weight, low tunings, the mix, or the tonality of the composition?

If it's emotional weight, then that's totally up to you. Personally, I feel like Kezia is one of the most emotionally heavy albums I've ever heard in my life, but that's all opinion.

If it's low tunings, check out Graves at Sea.

If you want a heavy mix, then check out recent BTBAM. They aren't a really dark band as far as tonality goes, but their mix on Colors was really thick and, at times, absolutely devastating. Also, Portal.

If it's a dark tonality, Ahab and Portal. They're very different kinds of dark. Whereas Ahab is mostly diatonic minor oriented, Portal focuses on practical atonality. Both are extremely heavy sounding, but they are different of varieties.
#16
Thank you for the quick replies so far, really appreciate it! ^But Nameless742: You misunderstood my question
#17
Anal ****.

Or The Acacia Strain. Or Napalm Death.

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#18
I'm with Geldin here.

Based on what you specified as "heavy" in your original post I would suggest listening to bands like Carcass, Arch Enemy, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Exodus, Psycroptic, Meshuggah and Dethklok to name a few.

Personally, I am into Melodic Death Metal quite a bit because of the general "emotional intensity" of that genre; you will find the same thing in much of Classical music as well. However, since you described what you are looking for as more of a "Slayer sound" I didn't mention any classical music.

It's up to you to define what you classify as "heavy" and I can't stress that enough.
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Nothing posted in this thread is heavy really. The Acacia strain isn't heavy either.

Guys like Wagner and Stravinsky and The Five are probably some of the heaviest stuff. If we're talking about modern bands, funeral doom and drone are the heaviest subgenres. Stuff like Skepticism, Sunn O))), Wormphlegm, Khanate, Nortt, etc. In terms of heaviness, if the stuff in the OP were as heavy as tanks, those bands I just mentions are like mountains in comparison.

And deathcore and djent aren't heavy for the record. Like at all.


I was thinking about posting some sludge and doom just for the extreme atmosphere: High On Fire, The Angelic Process, 40 Watt Sun; stuff like that.. But really to me TAS just does it for me, I'm not sure why.

If we're talking super heavy met0lz then THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCXiRlG3wzU

Is both the prettiest and the heaviest I've listened to in a while.


That and Gaza... and Necklacing... cuz those two hardcore bands are probably heavier than all of the metal bands combined... it's just... so ANGRY. Oh and maybe the entirety of Seepia by Portal, that shit is just something else.

Also personally the most emotionally heavy band is La Dispute, but I doubt many people will agree with me.

Edit: Oh and I guess I should add Shai Halud and Converge to the list... really there are so many REALLY BLOODY heavy bands. OH OH and Hang the Bastard, they're like Hardcore mixed with Black Sabbath.

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#28
I like how you guys are all naming rock and metal artists.

The Dies Irae reprisal from Verdi's Requiem is the heaviest piece of music I've ever heard in my life. A full, 200+ person choir and orchestra shook the concert hall to the foundation. I literally could feel pressure on my chest as they hit the final chords and I don't know that anyone in the audience was dry eyed by the end.

If you want an overall "heaviest piece ever", I'd list the Requiem as a contender. I don't know that any puny 4/5-piece band would even make the top twenty.
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We're working on different definitions of heavy here.

Precisely what I addressed in my post on the first page. In my opinion, my experience of Verdi's Requiem tops out all the types of heaviness that I referenced.
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Precisely what I addressed in my post on the first page. In my opinion, my experience of Verdi's Requiem tops out all the types of heaviness that I referenced.


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#34
I stopped searching for "the heaviest of za heaviest" and just focused on finding a happy medium for my particular tastes: vocal performance, heaviness (to a degree), song writing + song structure, and a special certain something that is both unique and universal to the Metal community.

For me, right now, Lamb of God is my favorite post 2000s metal band. I also really like JFAC and Whitechaple's latest efforts. Good stuff. Meshuggah's last CD was kinda meh.
#38
are you people serious, Whitechapel? yeah, they're heavy, but not the heaviest.


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#39
Heaviest song I've heard thus far is probably Meshuggah's "Bleed".

For me, it's just how they come in the song, all guns blazing.

I've heard tons of black metal but those are more on the atmospheric side than heavy side, and as far as death metal goes, it's heavy and brutal, but I've heard many songs that start off with a clean/soft and eerie guitar line before they build it up to something heavy. Which is why "Bleed" gets my vote. Starts off with furious intensity and maintains it throughout the entire song.
#40
I consider Burzum the heaviest ever. The lead singer (the whole band is just him on every instrument: drums, guitar, vocals, etc) is the heaviest rocker that i know about. He doesnt just write about death and crap in songs he's actually done some of that crazy stuff (murdered somebody, burned churches, and a couple of other crazy plots). I never really listened to Burzum that much so I dont know if the music has the agressivness or whatever your looking for but you should at least look Burzum up...
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