How I Came To Love Death Metal

How I came to like metal and later on death metal. Long read.

How I Came To Love Death Metal
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Growing up, I never really had a favourite band, or genre at that. I was the kind of kid who just listened to the radio and occasionally pick a song I favour over other songs that reached into the top 40's. When I was 11, I discovered Green Day, and I was fanatic about them along with bands like Good Charlotte, Blink 182 and Yellow Card. At one point, I dyed my hair black, spiked it into a makeshift faux-hawk and wore punk band shirts and black baggy jeans. I started school a year early, so I was in the 6th grade when this happened. I was called a punk by other school kids, and teachers phoned home to tell my parents that I might have depression. After my very first therapy session, it was clear that I was just ecstatic about music. Soon after things went back to normal, I started dressing more like the other kids, and life was going good for me, until one day I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. At first I wasn't as affected by the fact I had a lifelong medical condition, until I got out of hospital and watched all the other kids eat candy, and basically consume everything I was not allowed to even touch. The only thing that kept my spirits up was my music. But after weeks, of listening to the same songs I needed something different. I started learning guitar, which at first I gave up at and switched to bass. But soon after wards I kept switching between the two until I settled with bass. But my musicianship didn't really progress until years to come Although, I loved punk and punk rock, I was always looking for new genres to listen to. And one day I had found the genre that changed my life. A friend of my brother, brought a burnt Korn CD to our house to show us this band that to us back then sounded funny because their name is "Korn" and well, we'd never heard low tunings or these strange types of vocal and chordal patterns. Now Im not saying I actually liked Korn, but it did interest me enough to look them up on the school computers until I had been taken from sites to sites until I ended up finding Heavy Metal. My school yeah was nearly over, and soon I'd be starting high school. At this point I was already into bands like Metallica, Motorhead, Slayer and Black Sabbath. Kids would ask me if I was goth, because my band shirts started turning from green, red, blue, white etc to just black with sometimes unusual graphics on the front. I had to put up with this label until I started 7th grade. New school, new people, goodbye all the people who gave me a hard time during 6th grade. I didn't have any new friends so I hung with my brother and he's friends who were now in the 9th grade. One day, I went through a magazine and saw a band called Slipknot. I instantly fell in love with the idea of a masked band playing music that really felt deep to me. I know I may get some crap for this, but to me their music was deep and meaningful and helped me through a difficult part of my life. Soon I ditched punk, and became a metal head. In 8th grade I started to grow my hair which then reached to my shoulders. I kept it my natural brown, and wore a spiked wrist band, a Slipknot tee with numerous holes in it. My pants were now completely black, and all my books were littered with the "S" symbol. I had found some friends who shared an interest in Slipknot too as well as other bands like il Nino, Killswitch Engage and Disturbed. We kind of became the socially outcast group at the school, until 9th grade when I met and started dating my now girlfriend of 4 years. We didn't exactly like all the same types of music, but she did like some of the music I liked, but most of all, she was nice to me, no matter how different from the other kids I was. She was one of the more popular girls, and soon after, I became a part of her group. Now we were not the most popular group, but the popular kids didn't bother us, and we were certainly above all other groups. By 10th grade, everyone was throwing parties. I had never drank at a party before, and I chose to barely drink anything. Of course everyone in that group loved electronic and pop music, so I had to put up with it for a while. Soon after my girlfriend ditched nearly all the bands she used to listen to and trade it with pop. I was now the outcast of the group, only having one other friend who still had interest in music and like me, was also a musician. I had become a much better bassist and guitarist and soon I was in two bands, one playing guitar, the other, bass. I then became friends with all the music students and studied music with a passion. I started to drift away from heavy metal, to rock and comedy rock. I became obsessed with Tenacious D, Flight Of The Conchords, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machines and Muse. At a point I tried taking up singing, mostly for comedy and comedy rock. In a way I was told by other musicians that I should keep singing those genres, but the music teachers told me to stick with guitar, nothing else. I had grown a bitterness between me and the music staff, often rebelling against them. I grew joy in knowing they disliked much of the music I used to listen to ie metal. I started listening to System Of A Down, a lot and one of my teachers started to ban students from the music rooms if she heard them play "Aerials." My love for metal came back, and at this time, hardcore had come into the scene. But I did not like hardcore and to this day I still dislike all types of "core" music except for grindcore. As kids were getting into hardcore, I too was looking for something more heavier and disturbing than heavy, nu, thrash and industrial metal. I started listening to Cradle Of Filth, and instantly became a huge fan of gothic metal. Following Cradle Of Filth, I got into Children Of Bodom, and soon my books were scribbled with "COF" and "COB." I grew my hair again, longer, but due to my Portuguese genes, it went curly as hell. Imagine a dark brown version of Dave Mustaine's hair and you had me. At the risk of being labelled gay, I never straightened my hair, also because all the hardcore kids were doing it and I didn't want to be labelled with them as well. My guitar skills were getting better, soon I was called the best guitarist in the school, until breakdowns became a necessary thing to play to become the best guitarist in school. I was sick of being surrounded by other guitarists and never being able to express myself through distortion. So I decided to switch back to bass. The problem was, many bass lines are simple, and repetitive throughout the song. I started searching for harder songs, but still inside metal. I bought Power Tabs and was loaded with tabs which helped me create some tabs of my own. Until I got Guitar Pro months later, I was getting bored with just learning from tabs. I had noticed a CD in a second-hand shop, with band names like Psycroptic, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Bloodbath, Behemoth and Morbid Angel scribbled on the front. I bought it and decided to listen to it. The first song was Hammer Smashed Face by Cannibal Corpse, and when I heard the beautiful little bass riff in it, I loved the song. But I wasn't really impressed by all the gutteral vocals, so it was one of the only death metal songs I liked, with Scars of the Crucifix by Deicide and Cruelty Incarnate by Psycroptic. I set out learning these songs by ear and then by tab. I was in 11th grade by now and I had now become the best bassist in school. I started learning the 3 finger technique on bass, but didn't get good at it until late 12th grade. But back to 11th grade, I decided I needed a favourite band, and although I did get into electronic bands like Daft Punk and Justice, I wanted a metal band to call my favourite. One day, I was on the computer looking up Cannibal Corpse lyrics to Hammer Smashed Face, and found a list with all Cannibal Corpse songs, lyrics and meaning to the songs. I had not listened to any other Cannibal Corpse songs besides Hammer Smashed Face and Stripped Raped and Strangled. The site took me to a page saying "Evisceration Plague" and I decided to click the play button. The intro riff, double kicking and the brutal chorus instantly rebirthed my interest in Cannibal Corpse. Soon I bought the albums Vile and Kill. I would blast Make Them Suffer, and make songs like Devoured By Vermin and Frantic Disembowelment my song on myspace (before it was abandoned.) People thought I was weird, because they thought I'd turn out to be a serial killer listening to those lyrics, but I didn't listen for the lyrics, but the technicality in the instruments. In 12th grade I had learnt bass to songs like Evisceration Plague, I Will Kill You, Stripped Raped Strangled, Hammer Smashed Face, Evidence In The Furnace, A Cauldron Of Hate and I Cum Blood. I had also become a fan of Deicide and Dying Fetus. I decided for one of my assessment performances in music, I'd pay tribute to the song that got me into all this music, Hammer Smashed Face. I had now become quite good at 3 finger galloping so I did it, and got a band 5, which is basically a B+. I also played Hourglass by Lamb Of God on guitar which got me a fairly similar mark. My highest mark was a Daft Punk medley I did on bass with the same friend from before. When school finished, I had no trade skills, only music and hospitality. I had a slave job at McDonalds since 2009. Sine I had so much spare time, I spent most of my days either with my girlfriend, or on YouTube or Facebook. I came across YouTuber "infidelamsterdam" AKA "Ed." He showed me to be tolerable of people's choice in music, as well as being respectful to others, and also showing me cool new unsigned bands. I am now a huge follower of Ed, as well as people like TheAmazingAtheist, MrRepzion, and Undertakerfreak. These people taught me numerous things, some things I agreed with, some things I questioned. Skip to tonight as I am writing this article, I have found many new death metal bands to listen to, as well as keeping Cannibal Corpse as my favourite band whom I'm seeing first time ever in concert this year in Australia. I've also left McDonalds and found work in a hospital. Im in a melodic death metal band, after many failed attempts of forming a death metal band due to barely few people liking the same music as me. My girlfriend and I are still going strong, as is my friendship with my friend. I lost a lot of friends once school finished because they couldn't accept the new me, but I still have contact with a few of them. So. If you think this is the end, Im sorry, but you'll have to read a bit further. The biggest reasons, I am a fan of Death Metal is, because I could be myself when I listened to is, I didn't have to pretend to like the music like I did when at parties. It gave my musicianship multiple challenges in technicality and also finesse. It showed me a culture, not of aggressive, violent idiots, but some really nice and intelligent people, who I could relate to (Im not saying Im really intelligent, but Im not entirely stupid either.) I love the fact that a lot of people hate death metal and it satisfies me in sinister ways. And of course, because I think the music is freaking awesome! Some people tell me that Im a sad little man. I tell them that Im very happy with my life, because I dont listen to PG rated pop or happy feeling rock, doesnt mean that I want to be uncivil and want attention. I believe we can all listen to what we want and not judge others because it is not their thing, or because they dress differently, or they are of another race, sexuality or religion. The world is a dump, let's not make it worse for ourselves. Sorry if this is too long, but I feel I needed the back story to give more information than just saying "I like Death Metal becasue: A, B, C, D" etc. Thanks for reading, and tell me why you like a certain genre, or just tell my why your favourite genre or band is as it is? And to any other Aussies seeing the Corpse, I'll be hitting up Venom club afterwards come meet for some drinks and metal! Just ask around for anyone who uses UG and by the name DeathMetalHub. See Yas!

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    EpiExplorer
    zerocenx wrote: I'm not here to bash your article, I liked it alot actually, but the fact that you thought/think of yourself as a social outcast or unpopular because you like different music is the stupidest thing i've ever heard.
    I guess you never went to school.
    EpiExplorer
    Funny thing: I'm subbed to those Youtubers too, good bunch. Shame about the diabetes, I dont have it but I live with people who do, I can understand the frustration to some degree.
    Brewah43
    That was an awesome story dude. I loved it. Made me think of myself with all the music changing. I went from rap to alternative to punk-rock to screamo to now everything. But besides about me, awesome awesome story dude.
    crushingmetal
    Sethis wrote: I don't care enough to read an article that long :/
    But you care enough to tell everyone that you don't care?
    DarkWolfXV
    I can relate to this, my favorite band is Carcass, i love their music and im interested in medicine so thats plus too Some people pretty much say im stupid because i listen to metal, that metal is stupid etc. I just dont care. Introduced some people to metal, turns out that many people would like metal but they are blinded by stereotypes, so they are afraid to listen to it or just never heard it.
    v2a2n2g2
    pokerhappy wrote: You're not outcast because you like different music, you're outcast because you're over-zealous about the music you like. If you dress like an idiot because "OMG THATSS SO METL" then, yes, people are going to hate you. No, no one is going to "accept" you if it means hanging out with the freaky dude who wears shirts that say things like "Cannibal Corpse." If you act like, I don't know, a normal person instead of a stereotype, people have no problems with you.
    What if I'm just a normal person who just happens to wear said shirt because I like and support the band? :I
    Pan-Tallica
    pokerhappy wrote: You're not outcast because you like different music, you're outcast because you're over-zealous about the music you like. If you dress like an idiot because "OMG THATSS SO METL" then, yes, people are going to hate you. No, no one is going to "accept" you if it means hanging out with the freaky dude who wears shirts that say things like "Cannibal Corpse." If you act like, I don't know, a normal person instead of a stereotype, people have no problems with you.
    I definitely agree with the majority of this. I wear my metal shirts when it seems appropriate (to shows, sometimes around the house)... Otherwise I just dress like most other people do. Never felt like an outcast.
    EpiExplorer
    GlacierMan wrote: So I'm trapped in a school filled with dub-step idiots, "cool" hipsters and Beliebers. So, one day I walk in with a Slipknot t-shirt. What happens? About 20 people gather around claiming they, too, are maggots. And they were. and thy were a ll the jocks and popular girls I loathed. Funny, huh?
    Because slipknot is a very very popular band?
    Skodward714
    I used to hate death metal. The vocalists always annoyed the hell out of me. I don't know why I started liking it, but now I'm really into Gojira, Opeth, Omnium Gatherum, Meshuggah (I know they're not death metal, but they're close), Whitechapel, stuff like that. Whenever someone says "Ugh, I hate death metal, all it is a bunch of noise and screaming", I just say "You're listening to the wrong bands then". "New World Shadows" by Omnium Gatherum is a beautiful song and it's death metal. I just wish people would stop being so closed minded about music and actually listen to it and realize how complex and diverse death metal really is.
    pokerhappy
    You're not outcast because you like different music, you're outcast because you're over-zealous about the music you like. If you dress like an idiot because "OMG THATSS SO METL" then, yes, people are going to hate you. No, no one is going to "accept" you if it means hanging out with the freaky dude who wears shirts that say things like "Cannibal Corpse." If you act like, I don't know, a normal person instead of a stereotype, people have no problems with you.
    zerocenx
    I'm not here to bash your article, I liked it alot actually, but the fact that you thought/think of yourself as a social outcast or unpopular because you like different music is the stupidest thing i've ever heard.
    FunkBassist91
    My favorite genre of music is punk for a few reasons. Most importantly, the lyrical value of the songs are tremendously great. The anti-government, **** everything, do it yourself values of punk are things I think people should live by in the first place. I feel like when making punk music, it's straight to the point and there's nothing to hide. In order to have great punk music, you can't pretend to be something else, but instead have actual faith in what you believe in. Another thing that drew me were bands like Sex Pistols, The Clash, Dead Kennedys and Black Flag. With The Sex Pistols, their performances were so intriguingly ruthless and their attitude so amazingly not-giving-a-****. Joe Strummer's guitar work were simple, but actually enticing to listen to. Dead Kennedys' songs like "Police Truck" and "Holiday In Cambodia" introduced me to amazing bass lines. Black Flag's anti-authoritarian and diverse musical format from what other bands in their style were playing drew me to them. My first punk band was The Misfits. What really got me into them was the Danzig's voice, Doyle's guitar work and the lyrics. I've always had a sadistic since of humor, and songs like "Last Caress" really satisfied it. The fictitious, horror-movie based lyrics sparked my interest in horror movies which I have now become a collector of as well as punk memorabilia. My brother was always into bands like blink-182 which I have grown to love, so pop-punk also fits into this love of punk I have.
    DeathMetalHub
    pokerhappy wrote: You're not outcast because you like different music, you're outcast because you're over-zealous about the music you like. If you dress like an idiot because "OMG THATSS SO METL" then, yes, people are going to hate you. No, no one is going to "accept" you if it means hanging out with the freaky dude who wears shirts that say things like "Cannibal Corpse." If you act like, I don't know, a normal person instead of a stereotype, people have no problems with you.
    The thing is, I never dressed to be brutal. When I did wear band shirts, it was never to say "IM BRUTAL COS I LISTEN TO EXTREME MUSIC!" I was always just supporting the music I cherished, whether it was wearing a green day to a cannibal corpse shirt. I've always respected people's appearances, and their styles whether I share the same tastes or not. I think that is a problem among the metal community now, where people accuse people of being up themselves because they support a band that has made an extreme image for themselves. I know sometimes this can be the case, but in my case it definitely was not.
    link no1
    zerocenx wrote: EpiExplorer wrote: zerocenx wrote: I'm not here to bash your article, I liked it alot actually, but the fact that you thought/think of yourself as a social outcast or unpopular because you like different music is the stupidest thing i've ever heard. I guess you never went to school. I do. And my point is that you shouldn't think of the people who would judge you by the music you listen to, that division is pure crap.
    You have some pretty...I dunno...I will call them 'individual opinions' since they aren't really wrong. Some people do get treated as an outcast and pushed aside from everybody else just for the music they like/way they dress. It's "Sad but true". You can't just 'not think of the people who judge you' since it's hard to avoid that group of idiots when you are forced to being around them during school. Point being that it's fine and dandy to have your opinion, not everybody does get hate for being themselves and in a perfect world it wouldn't happen. While you think/it's easy for you to just ignore these people, it depends more on the way the individual person handles the insults and/or the actual stupidity, close mindedness and ignorance of the people you have to put up with on a regular basis. Even a person with real thick skin can break if they are treated like like shit for a long enough period of time just for being themselves. Anyway, nice little story to read here. Alot of the last few paragraphs are very similar to myself.
    When school finished, I had no trade skills, only music and hospitality.
    Especially this one, exactly the same, still struggling to find a stable job D: Enjoy the Cannibal Corpse gig, I know what it feels like to see your favourite band live for the first time. Metallica, 2011, The big four at Sonisphere. First metal band I ever remember hearing. My stepdad always listened to metal and the first band/album I can always remember hearing for the first time is 'Master of Puppets' when I was 4 years old. Metallica have been my favourite band since then.
    zerocenx
    EpiExplorer wrote: zerocenx wrote: I'm not here to bash your article, I liked it alot actually, but the fact that you thought/think of yourself as a social outcast or unpopular because you like different music is the stupidest thing i've ever heard. I guess you never went to school.
    I do. And my point is that you shouldn't think of the people who would judge you by the music you listen to, that division is pure crap.
    megaluisdeth
    I remember me playing the talent show at my High School but we sucked because we played Megadeth tunes like Hangar 18 and Holy Wars but we last place and the whole school went Crazy for some shitty breakdown band.
    Sparda93
    pokerhappy wrote: You're not outcast because you like different music, you're outcast because you're over-zealous about the music you like. If you dress like an idiot because "OMG THATSS SO METL" then, yes, people are going to hate you. No, no one is going to "accept" you if it means hanging out with the freaky dude who wears shirts that say things like "Cannibal Corpse." If you act like, I don't know, a normal person instead of a stereotype, people have no problems with you.
    Mate, today i went out into town and walked around, it didn`t even strike me that i was wearing my Cannibal Corpse The Wretched Spawn shirt, it was a ****ed up feeling
    DeathMetalHub
    rak411 wrote: well i had diabetes since 3, never thought i was a social outcast, in fact, girls just love me, formed a progressive melodic death band (Disjection, which broke up long ago) in beijing only for 2 years during and after highschool, played with china's biggest metal acts. don't think that you are so special, cuz everyone is special. no hard feelings. one love
    Just to make everything clear for everyone, it was not my diabetes that made me FEEL like a social outcast. It was mainly because everyone else shared no interests with me, dressed more trendy than me, had different tastes in music with me. I was also kind of the odd guy out of the group. Its not meant to be a sad story, just my story of how I became a metalhead. I thought people would of shared a similar experience so I posted it. And also, a lot of the time I did dress appropriately, I just didn't dress trendy, because what's the point of it? Trends change every week. Im aware I should of added some extra points in my article lol. Anyway thanks for reading people.
    theogonia777
    The thing about music though is that a lot of genres are acquired tastes, and this of course applies even more as you get into more extreme types of music such as brutal/technical death metal, free jazz, 20th century "classical" music, minimalist/drone music, etc. I think my advice for getting into death metal (or any type of music for that matter) is to listen to it over and over, since a love and appreciation of music often takes time to develop.
    theogonia777
    Skodward714 wrote: I'm really into Gojira, Opeth, Omnium Gatherum, Meshuggah (I know they're not death metal, but they're close), Whitechapel, stuff like that.
    To be fair, that's not exactly a good representation of death metal. At least I wouldn't recommend any of those as examples of bands that typify the genre to anyone that wants to get a good idea as to what death metal is exactly.
    Grimkrieg
    Hehe It's people like you that I'd like to chat and have a beer with in a metal club somewhere. Yeah my story's similar to yours, had my ups and downs and metal kept my morale up. That and my family. My facourite band is Death. It just...inspired me in so many ways, and It's straight up raw death metal that gets your head banging! About the outcast thing... Yeah that happens to the majority of us but I think it's because todays society is indoctrinated and morally vacant.
    hakeka9
    excellent attempt man! while i was reading, i felt almost the same while i was on school and long hair, death metal is the highest step and you need to step a lot of challenges in music to like the growling, tecniques, and hopefully the instruments make it easier thanks for the article , idk how to put it on favorites, but i'll tweet it to my friends horns up! greeting from Uruguay! P.D: i love cannibal corpse and all range of metal
    jackson4321
    huge metal fan and i can totally relate to how you feel. the metal community is so big and such a family, the expression in the music is fantastic and a whole lot better than shitty pop music today. kudos to you for joining the "dark side"
    Tartanterra
    pokerhappy wrote: You're not outcast because you like different music, you're outcast because you're over-zealous about the music you like. If you dress like an idiot because "OMG THATSS SO METL" then, yes, people are going to hate you. No, no one is going to "accept" you if it means hanging out with the freaky dude who wears shirts that say things like "Cannibal Corpse." If you act like, I don't know, a normal person instead of a stereotype, people have no problems with you.
    I always wear band shirts but not because I think it makes me hard or brutal just because I enjoy wearing them, and my experince is people dont really give a **** or they find them funny, but I am a kind of jolly chap so I guess people see through them when they get to know me.
    GlacierMan
    So I'm trapped in a school filled with dub-step idiots, "cool" hipsters and Beliebers. So, one day I walk in with a Slipknot t-shirt. What happens? About 20 people gather around claiming they, too, are maggots. And they were. and thy were a ll the jocks and popular girls I loathed. Funny, huh?
    Fabiibanez
    Well i can identify with your article except that i have NEVER felt myself as a social outcast! Its luck but i would say 80% of the Metalheads are not outsiders! Its all about being a Hybrid fitting into many groups and accepting every opinion and dont even think about critisizing it ps. i dont like metalcore, My Story is in short form:I was a typical Radio listener (always the 4 chord shit etc.) I listened to this new very Commercial My chemical Romance (Song on youtube) "Na na na" and i felt so familiar with it that i listened to it over and over! then i listened to their older "heavier" stuff and first i thought : "How sick must you be for listening to this!" but i got into it and really started liking it! (I never started being emo or something like that) My first Concert was MCR and it was an incredible feeling to know all the songs and sing-a-long with Gerard. Later i listened to some punk bands i knew werent good but they were entertaining somehow... I went on to bands Like Led Zeppelin, Slash (which i had 2 years on my ipod but didnt even listen once to), Maximum the Hormone (extreme interesting mix of evil and nice japano Metal), MGMT, Paul Gilbert, Volbeat, Metallica!! Well now my Play Count on my Ipod shows approximately 200 play counts per McR song i know that they arent a "quality" band but i still like them! since im only 16 i am interested where my musical journey goes next! But at the moment i cant excpect to go anywhere harder than Maximum the Hormone, maybe Jazz???
    Most_Triumphant
    EpiExplorer wrote: zerocenx wrote: I'm not here to bash your article, I liked it alot actually, but the fact that you thought/think of yourself as a social outcast or unpopular because you like different music is the stupidest thing i've ever heard. I guess you never went to school.
    I go to school, and I don't give a damn about what other people think about my music preferences. Which range from classical to jazz to blues to rock to hard rock to metal to choral (yes like Gregorian chant) I don't care about school labels. If they want to judge me on that crap, then they aren't worthy for me to know them. Oh yeah, btw I'm not some social outcast either. I'm considered a pretty cool guy at school (not trying to be a douche, I apologize if I came across as one).
    lovedupstep123
    I remember as I became older my music taste changed slowly becoming more heavier, it was pretty weird. It went in this order around about I have liked pop up to pop,rap and Dubstep up to age 15 then as the months went by I started to listen to acoustic then glam rock e.g. Black Veil Brides then Hard Rock/metal e.g. Linkin Park up to the age of 17. In grade 12 I remember a guy sat next to me in class and he listened to purely metal. Before I met him I thought Andy Biersack's screams were brutal I developed a liking for screams I used to hate it when I was in grade 9. He showed me some songs and I fell in love with Korn, Motionless In White, Pendulum, Asking Alexandria etc. which are metalcore I presume. A couple of months later I started listening to death metal bands e.g. Lamb Of God, Abominable Putridity, Cannibal Corpse. Then to Deathcore (main genre I listen to at the moment) bands e.g. Ingested, Infant Annihlator, Disfiguring The Goddess etc. Then to Grindcore e.g. Malodorous, Extermination Dismemberment, Putrid pile etc. and now its a bit calmer I have recently started to listen to Melodic Death Metal e.g. In Flames, Heaven Shall Burn, Insomnium etc. =D. I wish I knew about death metal earlier!! its been almost a year since I have being listening to metal! I am in love with it. All I have on my ipod is pure metal
    clwnz
    I was never an outcast because of what I listened to. High school I was jamming tech/melodeath, wore my shirts every now and then and fit in well. Took my guitar to school and shred like a mother****er but nobody called me the best because everybody likes shitty 3 chord wonders and breakdowns. Never bothered me though. The few that listened to metal thought I was good though. Anyway, I wear band shirts more often now and usually always black. Still hanging out with my non-metalhead friends.
    joppe69
    I have been able to wear clothes of my favorite bands without anybody bitching about it...
    vIsIbleNoIsE
    good article! i'm not ashamed to say that i did really like Korn at one point though =)
    kratos379
    zerocenx wrote: EpiExplorer wrote: zerocenx wrote: I'm not here to bash your article, I liked it alot actually, but the fact that you thought/think of yourself as a social outcast or unpopular because you like different music is the stupidest thing i've ever heard. I guess you never went to school. I do. And my point is that you shouldn't think of the people who would judge you by the music you listen to, that division is pure crap.
    Most of my friends didn't like the music that I liked, but most of them didn't care that much. There were a few people though that liked metal a lot too that I got along with. I didn't really get into death metal until after high school though, so I don't know if that had an effect.
    Iommianity
    GlacierMan wrote: So I'm trapped in a school filled with dub-step idiots, "cool" hipsters and Beliebers. So, one day I walk in with a Slipknot t-shirt. What happens? About 20 people gather around claiming they, too, are maggots. And they were. and thy were a ll the jocks and popular girls I loathed. Funny, huh?
    Everything up to and including this post has been hilarious.
    pokerhappy
    crushingmetal wrote: Sethis wrote: I don't care enough to read an article that long :/ But you care enough to tell everyone that you don't care?
    Sorry, but you're retarded. And yes, I care enough to tell you. You know, the four seconds of care that it took for me to type this up.
    rak411
    well i had diabetes since 3, never thought i was a social outcast, in fact, girls just love me, formed a progressive melodic death band (Disjection, which broke up long ago) in beijing only for 2 years during and after highschool, played with china's biggest metal acts. don't think that you are so special, cuz everyone is special. no hard feelings. one love