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#1
Alright guys. ENOUGH. We get it that you're into obscure works by bands that only ever released one demo, and write songs about levitating bowels and whatnot, but this is /accessiblegeneral/. In here, we admit to liking works by more popular bands. Admit it! Don't act like you're not into Pantera just because of the guitar tone and that thrash metal vocalist ripping Phil off.

I don't know if the math-era LoG count, but this album is pretty good IMO 👌👊😎

#2
Well, I used to be huge into metalcore as a teen. I still sometimes listen to some bands from that era.

Iron Maiden's Somewhere in Time is pretty good album, albeit sounding way too much synth-driven pop.
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#3
^ Somewhere in Time is boring, and if you compare it to their first 5 albums you have to add that it is not just boring, but also garbage

You can see by my last.fm I'm into plenty of "normie" bands... Priest, Alice in Chains, Maiden, King Diamond, Armored Saint, Motorhead, Candlemass, Thin Lizzy, Sabbath, etc https://www.last.fm/user/fuck1111/library/artists?date_preset=ALL_TIME
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#4
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In here, we admit to liking works by more popular bands.


I feel like more people here spend more time listening to better known bands than obscure ones. I mean, if you look at the Rec thread, the "Best Of" for each subgenre is largely the best known albums of some of the better known bands in those subgenres.
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#5
I'm pretty sure it's fair to call almost all stoner metal normie (outside of ultra niche subgenres/spinoffs) so 

stoner metal
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#6
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I'm pretty sure it's fair to call almost all stoner metal normie (outside of ultra niche subgenres/spinoffs) so 

stoner metal


Damn straight, good tunes

#7
Quote by MHDrunk
^ Somewhere in Time is boring, and if you compare it to their first 5 albums you have to add that it is not just boring, but also garbage

You can see by my last.fm I'm into plenty of "normie" bands... Priest, Alice in Chains, Maiden, King Diamond, Armored Saint, Motorhead, Candlemass, Thin Lizzy, Sabbath, etc https://www.last.fm/user/fuck1111/library/artists?date_preset=ALL_TIME


It may be garbage, but I can't say that it's boring. Comparing it to other big bands that experimented with a rock/pop-sound after their initial success (Slayer, Metallica), I think it could even be considered kind of a hidden jewel. Surely no match for the first one. Live After Death is also great.

...and I think Motörhead, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest are not "normie" metal. I think the thread starter is looking for bands that could be played at a non-metalhead party without interrupting it. Bands like Pantera, Trivium, Children of Bodom, In Flames, HIM, Nightwish...
#8
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I think the thread starter is looking for bands that could be played at a non-metalhead party without interrupting it. Bands like Pantera, Trivium, Children of Bodom, In Flames, HIM, Nightwish...


This. I'm not looking for people to admit they're in to Iron Maiden. I'm looking for people to admit they're in to Evenescence
#10
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This. I'm not looking for people to admit they're in to Iron Maiden. I'm looking for people to admit they're in to Evenescence


I listen to In Flames and Trivium.
#11
"Come Clarity" is an unironically legit album by In Flames
#13
^ There are actually no good In Flames albums. I thought for a minute that I had reviewed Come Clarity but turns out I reviewed A Sense of Purpose. But since I've gone digging I'm gonna link it anyway and presumably you can apply it to Come Clarity as well (which I haven't listened to).

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=852171
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/in_flames/a_sense_of_purpose/5146/

Ozzy87_2  If you can play those bands at a non-metalhead party you can definitely play, eg, Motorhead - Ace of Spades, Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark, Judas Priest - anything off British Steel (why though).
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This. I'm not looking for people to admit they're in to Iron Maiden. I'm looking for people to admit they're in to Evenescence

I reckon I have shored up enough cred here over the years to admit that I unironically enjoy Hybrid Theory (huge nostalgia factor, since I remember buying it on tape when it came out). I also really like Does This Look Infected? by Sum 41 which might as well be "normie metal" if Linkin Park and Evanesence are. The Black Album is also great. Metallica's best, in fact. I will occasionally skim Slipknot, Korn and even Limp Bizkit discographies for the few songs I like, though for those bands I'd never actually listen to an entire album back to front. This is all very nostalgic you see (don't make me leave, please)
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#14
Instrumentally Hybrid Theory is pretty respectable imo.

Gotta be careful with Metallica cause it's often written off as empty and shallow but I'd say One is one of the more important metal songs
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#15
Can't think of anything that qualifies me for this thread at all.

Outside of Metal? Sure. 80s Pop, some early 90s electronic shit (though very, very few,) some Nirvana I guess. Huge Steely Dan fan. Ween is very not normal, right? Gonna mention them anyway. Huge fan of Michael Jackson In his prime.

None of this is Metal. I suck at this thread.



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#16
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I also really like Does This Look Infected? by Sum 41 which might as well be "normie metal"


I also enjoy Does This Look Infected?. My mom wouldn't let me buy the album when it came out because of the album cover, but she should have known it was fate and would likely die if she knew I listened to Profanatica.

I'm a huge fan of Gob too though. Being Canadian probably helped a bit!

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Nice, I love The Royal Scam.
#17
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I reckon I have shored up enough cred here over the years to admit that I unironically enjoy Hybrid Theory (huge nostalgia factor, since I remember buying it on tape when it came out). I also really like Does This Look Infected? by Sum 41 which might as well be "normie metal" if Linkin Park and Evanesence are. The Black Album is also great. Metallica's best, in fact. I will occasionally skim Slipknot, Korn and even Limp Bizkit discographies for the few songs I like, though for those bands I'd never actually listen to an entire album back to front. This is all very nostalgic you see (don't make me leave, please)


Black Album is okay. I tend to do a lot of skipping when listening it, but at least I still sometimes do listen to it.

Hybrid Theory was one of the very first albums I bought and I played it pretty much every day for at least a year. Now it's just... not listenable.
#18
+1 to the Steely Dan reference, I was binging on them last night. "The Fez" and "Kid Charlemagne" bring back memories of my parents driving from Los Angeles to Yosemite and then up to San Francisco when I was a kid.

@severed-metal - I have no idea who Gob is. Other pop punk bands that are good: Rancid, Millencolin, Death Riders.
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#19
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I also enjoy Does This Look Infected?. My mom wouldn't let me buy the album when it came out because of the album cover, but she should have known it was fate and would likely die if she knew I listened to Profanatica.

Man, I had the exact same thing. I never did really get around to listening to it though, other than The Hell Song, which I think I had the single for. As for 'normie' metal though, Slaughter of the Soul is the best At the Gates album and Lamb of God have always been legit, Palaces/Ashes/Sacrament in particular. 
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#20
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^ Somewhere in Time is boring, and if you compare it to their first 5 albums you have to add that it is not just boring, but also garbage

I couldn't disagree with you more - great album, great guitar work, good proggy sections. One of their best.  Everything before no Prayer for the Dying was basically very good as far as I'm concerned. 
#21
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The Black Album is also great. Metallica's best, in fact.

Hell yea
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#22
Anyone who's kicked around here long enough knows that In Flames are in my bloodstream and I'll love them till the end of time. I do hate their new album though, so now I know how the rest of you have felt since 2002/the dawn of man.

(Big thanks to Fat Lard, by the way, for digging up a thread from 2008, when I was even more humourless and/or tone-deaf about In Flames than I am now)

I have a soft spot for Caliban, who are terrible. Sum 41 were great. I think people who listen to modern Opeth probably need to disclose as they're full on dad rockers now
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#23
I might be quite the offender lol, for normie metal basically enjoy the first two Avenged Sevenfold albums, Trivium's first and System of a Down. Not so much a nostalgia factor but I genuinely enjoy the riffs and the vocals to this day. All I can truly think of atm. Some random songs from Metallica's black album and what not probably and some from Megadeth's endeavors slightly after and before The World Needs a Hero
#24
For me it's

Metallica
Megadeth
Trivium
A7X
As I Lay Dying
System of a Down
Korn
Wintersun

Can't think of anything else off the top of my head.
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#25


R.I.P.  
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#26
Hijacking this thread for "non Metal approved" POPULAR stuff I enjoy.

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but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#27
So are we allowed any of the bands on bigger labels such as Nuclear Blast, Napalm Records, Century Media, etc? Then I have a few off the top of my head:

1. Moonspell (I've always liked the album Night Eternal);

2. Catamenia (only two albums I really listen to, but they're like a cross between Stratovarius and Dissection);

3. Wintersun (Jari made me appreciate vocals much more than I used to, especially now that I've heard the isolated vocals for Sons of Winter and Star as well as Time); and

4. Nevermore (I remember hearing Born when I was about 14-15 on a late night heavy metal TV show and I was blown away by what Jeff could do on the guitar, and I still enjoy TGE).
#28
Nevermore is actually a pretty good pick for this threat. I enjoy a bit of their stuff, This Godless Endeavor sticks out from memory.

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A heathen, conceivably
but not,

I hope,
I’m not ashamed to be white
Vi doede ikke... vi har aldri levd
Barbarism is the natural state of mankind
Civilization is unnatural

It is a whim of circumstance
an unenlightened one
#29
VampireGoldfish Funny you mention that one line, even though his voice is only a fragment of his early Sanctuary days, he can still belt it out once in a while. I find that Nevermore has a really unique aesthetic. The closest I can think of is Psychotic Waltz but even then, that doesn't quite describe it.
#30
 
Quote by MHDrunk ^ There are actually no good In Flames albums. I thought for a minute that I had reviewed Come Clarity but turns out I reviewed A Sense of Purpose. But since I've gone digging I'm gonna link it anyway and presumably you can apply it to Come Clarity as well (which I haven't listened to).  

Counterpoint: Lunar Strain is an amazing album by an entirely different band than what In Flames is today. Seriously, there are no original members left.  

 
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#31
Ok if this threads gets any gayer I'm closing it

I am not going to let others subject you all to In Flames


Flock of Seagulls is still allowed.
#32
couple songs in that album were good, Behind Space, Lunar Strains' cool, I enjoy Everlost and lastly Clad in Shadows, kinda hate the others lol; oh right Dreamscape's aite
#34
Totally forgot Nevermore even existed. Used to love those guys.  Not nearly as into them as I once was, but yeah they're pretty solid. 

Are Baroness even considered Metal anymore? I never really felt they were Metal. I like their music, though. Fucking hate Mastodon nowadays, but Baroness always clicked with me.

#35
Ironic Maiden Is it bad that my only sticking recollection from Baroness is Take My Bones Away? That songs pretty good.


Mastodon's Crack The Skye may be a beyond-boring album, but those first two tracks (Oblivion and Divination) are incredibly strong tracks that stand on their own like the Slayer duet (Postmortem and Raining Blood).
#36
Fat Lard Nah. Yellow and Green were/was just fine. I have yet to listen to Purple, but I imagine it's about the same. Red will always be my favorite. 

I used to be into Mastodon a lot but I can't stand them anymore now. Anything I got from their music I can find elsewhere done MUCH better.
#37
Fat Lard Totally agree with your sentiments on that Mastodon album. I also just listened to that LoG track and was surprised at how similar it sounded to Meshuggah around the late 1990s to early 2000s.

Also, Dark Fortress is on Century Media, but they've written some very interesting pieces. The acoustic guitar is central to the song below but it doesn't use any traditional drum kit, plenty of tremolo picked riffs, industrial sounds, etc.

#38
HaydenHohns let me know if you still need an accountant my man. The song you played reminds me of a clasic, though the one you picked is good as God.

#39
Fat Lard Thanks, I appreciate the offer. Don't know if I need an accountant but I'll give you a PM or something when I've got a release out and you can listen to that if you want. Can't say I'm overly familiar with Down, all I know is they're a Stoner/Doom band (with Phil Anselmo?). The track while quite good, is probably better appreciated in the context of an album.

Anyway, to add more fuel to the fire, this album by Sanctuary has some great moments, and could have been made much better if a couple songs were cut to reduce the monotony:



I think if they play to their current strengths (doom, groove, thrash, interlude, ballads) and keep in mind the length and dynamics, they could come out with a couple more killer albums.
#40
HaydenHohns I wanted to get into that Sanctuary album. I usually have a hard time with groove though. It's especially jarring considering what they originally sounded like. I feel like there's a special niche of groove separate from the knuckle brain Pantera/Machine Head brand of groove, consisting of albums like The Year the Sun Died, Sacrosanct's Tragic Intense, and obviously Nevermore.

SPEAKING OF Machine Head, Unto the Locust is a decent album. Definitely the best album they've ever done. The dude really improved his vocals and his guitar playing for that album. The overall songwriting is a lot better, too.
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