Poll: Metal or Heavy Metal?
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I call it Metal
40 74%
I call it Heavy Metal
5 9%
I call it whatever I want thank you very much.
9 17%
Voters: 54.
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#1
Is it just me or does anyone not like the use of the term "Heavy Metal" when describing the "Metal" genre as a whole?
To me Heavy Metal is a subgenre describing the NWOBHM type bands. The genre we all know and love is what I like to call "Metal".
#2
It's interchangable for me. Sometimes I call the genre metal, other times, I call is heavy metal.
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#3
I agree with you, but I don't see it fitting. NWOBHM aren't as near as heavy as somethign like Electric Wizard, per se, so why don't we call stoner or sludge, heavy metal? Who knows?
In truth, at the time those were the heaviest bands in metal at the time so they garnered the name. But metal is much more devided so "Heavy" generally applies to the pore late 70's and 80's metal.

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#4
I just say Metal. Normally when talking about Metal I talk about Sub-Genres or individual bands.
#5
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I agree with you, but I don't see it fitting. NWOBHM aren't as near as heavy as somethign like Electric Wizard, per se, so why don't we call stoner or sludge, heavy metal? Who knows?
In truth, at the time those were the heaviest bands in metal at the time so they garnered the name. But metal is much more devided so "Heavy" generally applies to the pore late 70's and 80's metal.

Yeah, I don't know, Heavy Metal just doesn't really make much sense IMO.
#6
what the hell is NWOBHM? id assume its like, new wave of something or other metal...
#7
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what the hell is NWOBHM? id assume its like, new wave of something or other metal...


New Wave of British Heavy Metal. I hope you don't consider yourself a metal head. It was one of the biggest movements in the genre's history.
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#8
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what the hell is NWOBHM? id assume its like, new wave of something or other metal...


New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Such as Priest/Maiden
#9
Metal

because all the non metal-listening people aat my school cal it heavy metal

They called the intro of Thriller by FOB Hevay Metal

(shudder)
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#11
I don't know anyone else in real life who listens to enough metal to be picky about subgenres, so I tend to just say heavy metal, or sometimes just metal, when referring to anything from Sabbath to Killswitch (I'm not going to bother explaining to people why a bunch of internet nerds don't consider metalcore "real" metal) to Meshuggah.
#12
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NWoBHM isnt a genre


U r so smrt n u liek metlle.


Umm...I say metal by the way. I think saying "heavy metal" is redundant.
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#14
For the whole expansive genre, I say metal.

But I'd more often be talking about a specific subgenre i.e. death, black, power, prog, doom etc.

So I'd say "I like Folk Metal" or something.
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#15
The fact that you are debating the differentiation of a phrase as redundant as it is is why I simultaneously hate and love the metal community.

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#16
I usually just say metal even though my favorite type of metal is Heavy Metal.
#19
i just say metal mostly... at least i think.
but there is so many different kinds of metal that i
usually talk about a sub genre.
#20
IMO heavy metal refers to troo metalz and metal just refers to 'false' metal
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#21
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IMO heavy metal refers to troo metalz and metal just refers to 'false' metal


You're an idiot as well. What does that even mean?
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#22
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The fact that you are debating the differentiation of a phrase as redundant as it is is why I simultaneously hate and love the metal community.

Begone from whence you came.

Love you too greety
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NWoBHM isnt a genre

You fail.
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IMO heavy metal refers to troo metalz and metal just refers to 'false' metal

And you too.
#23
i believe metal has kinda shifted from style to style over the years. heres my view.

hair metal-def leppard, twisted sister-70s
heavy angry reject punk-the misfits-late 70's-early 80's
heavy metal-metallica, megadeth-early 80's-90's
rap-metal/hate-metal-limp bizkit, korn, dope-90's
nu-metal-SOAD, disturbed, static-x- late 90's-today
speed metal-trivium, atreyu, bullet for my valentine-2005ish-today


then theres a lot of new stuff that im not gonna get into cuz ill get flamed for mis-genreficating them. but i guess a lot of its usually death, gore, grind, and really just pissed-off-teenagers-who-scream-so-their-parents-cant-understand-their-violent-lyrics stuff...
yeah...
#24
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i believe metal has kinda shifted from style to style over the years. heres my view.

hair metal-def leppard, twisted sister-70s
heavy angry reject punk-the misfits-late 70's-early 80's
heavy metal-metallica, megadeth-early 80's-90's
rap-metal/hate-metal-limp bizkit, korn, dope-90's
nu-metal-SOAD, disturbed, static-x- late 90's-today
speed metal-trivium, atreyu, bullet for my valentine-2005ish-today


then theres a lot of new stuff that im not gonna get into cuz ill get flamed for mis-genreficating them. but i guess a lot of its usually death, gore, grind, and really just pissed-off-teenagers-who-scream-so-their-parents-cant-understand-their-violent-lyrics stuff...
yeah...

What the hell are you talking about?
#25
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Love you too greety

You fail.

And you too.


Why do I fail??????
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#26
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What the hell are you talking about?


oops... looks like i got off topic.... just classifying some different metal-related genres. i figure upon reading this your gonna blow a load of "you have no idea what you're talking about" all over the place.... ill just stand back....
#27
I consider heavy metal to be a separate subgenre of metal in general, so it makes sense for me to say metal.
#28
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oops... looks like i got off topic.... just classifying some different metal-related genres. i figure upon reading this your gonna blow a load of "you have no idea what you're talking about" all over the place.... ill just stand back....

You figured right.
You have no clue what the hell you're talking about.
Get out of my metal forum.
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Why do I fail??????

"Heavy metal refers to Tr00 metal and metal just refers to false metal"?
Fail.
#29
Quote by Magero
You figured right.
You have no clue what the hell you're talking about.
Get out of my metal forum.


haha.... alright. i'll spare myself the agony of educating a simple mind such as yours and leave.... Mr. breeboss. lol. fag.
#30
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haha.... alright. i'll spare myself the agony of educating a simple mind such as yours and leave.... Mr. breeboss. lol. fag.


Oh no, I'm being called simple minded by the guy who called Atreyu speed metal.
#32
^ troo metal is metal such as thrash, death, power, black, NWOBHM etc and false metal is 'metal' such as metalcore and Nu-Metal, geez don't you guys know that???
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#33
It's interchangeable. I usually call it metal because it takes less time to say/type.
#34
Quote by whosamerica
i believe metal has kinda shifted from style to style over the years. heres my view.

hair metal-def leppard, twisted sister-70s
heavy angry reject punk-the misfits-late 70's-early 80's
heavy metal-metallica, megadeth-early 80's-90's
rap-metal/hate-metal-limp bizkit, korn, dope-90's
nu-metal-SOAD, disturbed, static-x- late 90's-today
speed metal-trivium, atreyu, bullet for my valentine-2005ish-today


then theres a lot of new stuff that im not gonna get into cuz ill get flamed for mis-genreficating them. but i guess a lot of its usually death, gore, grind, and really just pissed-off-teenagers-who-scream-so-their-parents-cant-understand-their-violent-lyrics stuff...
yeah...



You were doing good until you classified Atreyu and BFMV as Speed Metal. That's a no-no here, buddy.
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#35
Quote by Towner_45
^ troo metal is metal such as thrash, death, power, black, NWOBHM etc and false metal is 'metal' such as metalcore and Nu-Metal, geez don't you guys know that???

Don't we know facts you're making up on the spot?
No, no we don't.
Metal is all genres of metal. As in ALL genres. It's the genre name. Like pop, or rap.
"Metal" does not mean "false metal". It means all of the sub-genres, you ignorant twat. Heavy metal is a specific sub-genre that includes bands like Black Sabbath, Black Label Society, etc.

Just because the mainstream media calls Trivium "metal" doesn't mean that the entire idea behind metal changes aswel.

Now learn your metal or get out.
#36
Alright, Stop being flamefags
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hair metal-def leppard, twisted sister-70s
heavy angry reject punk-the misfits-late 70's-early 80's
heavy metal-metallica, megadeth-early 80's-90's
rap-metal/hate-metal-limp bizkit, korn, dope-90's
nu-metal-SOAD, disturbed, static-x- late 90's-today
speed metal-trivium, atreyu, bullet for my valentine-2005ish-today

Either you're a troll or a n00b, either way, get off mah metuhl forum.
#37
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New Wave of British Heavy Metal. I hope you don't consider yourself a metal head. It was one of the biggest movements in the genre's history.

I think it's the lingo that threw him off. I really wish people on the internet would drop these damn acronyms and type things out.
#39
What the fuck is this stupid thread
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#40
Quote by Magero
Any true metal head would understand what NWOBHM means....


NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HEAVY FUCKIN METAL!!!

And I'll be damned if I don't love it.

Magero, did I ever tell you how much I love you?
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