#1
Is there such a thing as "funk metal"? Can there be such a thing? I don't really know how else to describe what I'm talking about...something with obvious elements of both I guess.
#2
there is such a thing, actually. The band Primus is often described by people to be a sort of funk metal. It's hard to describe the sound of funk metal, but if you listen to the Primus album Sailing the Seas of Cheese or Tales From the Punchbowl, you will understand exactly what it is.
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#3
there is ragea (sp?) metal, don't know about funk though
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#4
Yeah there is...

Trying to think of an example, but spose the outlaw torn by Metallica has funky moments.
#5
Les is a wicked sweet bassist... but I wouln't describe them as funk... and the only thing metal is the guitar solos
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there is such a thing, actually. The band Primus is often described by people to be a sort of funk metal. It's hard to describe the sound of funk metal, but if you listen to the Primus album Sailing the Seas of Cheese or Tales From the Punchbowl, you will understand exactly what it is.


Thats who I was meant to say

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#8
Incubus' old stuff like
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#9
I'd just lump it under progressive metal or something. It's something that doesn't really have enough bands to be considered a real genre, like pirate metal and what not.
#10
Just remember that Larry from Primus was in Possessed!
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#11
Yea, Get the SCIENCE album from old Incubus, I would rate some of that as funk metal.. but I really can't label Primus as funk metal
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#15
Some of cathedrals later stuff has funkish elements... but It's too small a genre to be a real one really.
#16
Funk Metal is basically Nu-Metal, with thicker bass lines.
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Yea, Get the SCIENCE album from old Incubus, I would rate some of that as funk metal.. but I really can't label Primus as funk metal




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#18
Wel there is folk metal...

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#20
No.

End of discussion.
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there is ragea (sp?) metal, don't know about funk though


do you mean reggae metal? if so point me in the direction of a few bands please
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#22
lol.

Okay, there is such a genre as Funk Metal.

Taken from www.wikipedia.com:


Funk metal is a type of music that incorporates hard-driving heavy metal guitar riffs, the pounding bass rhythms characteristic of funk, and sometimes, hip hop-style rhymes. The style emerged in the mid-1980s pioneered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince, Primus, Faith No More, Fishbone and Living Colour.

See also
nu metal
rapcore
Crossover thrash
Funkcore
Funk-Rock

That should suffice for now.
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#23
If you're heard half the bands on that list, you'd realize how off that is.
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#24
The odd bands I have heard of on that list sound far from metal.
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#25
^^well done...that covers a very wide variey of sounds. I heard a lot of those bands, but I'll def check out what I have never heard
#26
Well..I've only listened to RHCP, Incubus, Mr.Bungle and a few others and none of those are Metal but did you happen to notice the references to the other genres?

More than likely they have more in common with those genres then they do Metal.
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#27
hmmm mer_de_moms, I really wouldn't quote anything from wikipedia concerning metal. And actually I thought you knew better than that. Anyway...

There is no such thing as funk metal and whoever considers Red Hot Chilli Peppers metal needs to be brainwashed.

I'm amazed to see that so many people that never come to the metal forum come and answer that there is such a genre as funk metal, or reggae metal? If you don't know what you're talking about just stay out of the discussion.
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hmmm mer_de_moms, I really wouldn't quote anything from wikipedia concerning metal. And actually I thought you knew better than that. Anyway...

There is no such thing as funk metal and whoever considers Red Hot Chilli Peppers metal needs to be brainwashed.

I'm amazed to see that so many people that never come to the metal forum come and answer that there is such a genre as funk metal, or reggae metal? If you don't know what you're talking about just stay out of the discussion.


Well..me being me..and that's lazy...I just took info from any source that was easy to find and posted it. lol.

If it helps I'll edit my post..but I don't really look to wikipedia all that often. I don't trust them even if they wore a condom.

But to stay on topic, I guess, I have heard of a Doom Metal band that has some sort of Funk influences. I think they even have "funk" in their name. I'm not entirely sure though.
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#30
Funk Metal = Doesn't Exist
Primus = Rock / Funk Rock sounding. Not even close to Metal.

Thread = Closed.
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