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Old 01-19-15, 08:13 PM
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Death metal is more defined by the subject/lyrical content than music. Granted, they all sound the same but I define the genre by subject matter.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

The Chicago band "These Are They" have an album called "Disposing Of Betrayers" that's all based on Al Capone. Quite a nice change. And a great album too. I know they're a death metal side project, but a few local gigs would be nice.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Originally Posted by Traxan
Death metal is more defined by the subject/lyrical content than music. Granted, they all sound the same but I define the genre by subject matter.
That's an interesting way to classify things, but i'm not sure you'd find many people who would agree with it.

And no, they don't all sound the same
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Originally Posted by Traxan
Death metal is more defined by the subject/lyrical content than music. Granted, they all sound the same but I define the genre by subject matter.
Metal is so fractured these days every single band is it's own sub-genre.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

I don't have the time to put in the effort, but it would be kind of interesting to group music by lyrical subjects, across all genres.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Originally Posted by Jason
Metal is so fractured these days every single band is it's own sub-genre.
They do that to differentiate themselves because it's easier than differentiating themselves by music. As this guy shows us, doesn't matter what you call this shit, it all sounds the same. But damn he is funny. Listen to the lyrics.



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Wow. That was a shitty video.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Originally Posted by hdnmickey
Same here. It's what more they bring to the table that's the key. If you haven't already, you should check out Kamelot, Stratovarious, Within Temptation, Nighthwish, and Therion
Where should I start with these bands? I have Silverthorn from Kamelot, and it's ok--not that great. I tried out Therion on iTunes, and it sounds pretty cool. I'm vaguely familiar with Nightwish and Within Temptation, but what I've heard of them doesn't really blow my skirt up the same way Epica does.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Nightwish - "Once," "Imaginaerum," "Wishmaster," "Oceanborn" in that order. Then the rest.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Dark Passion Play is another good one from Nightwish,.

Within Temptation-The Heart Of everything, Hydra, Mother Earth.

Delain, Kryptera and Xandria are other good bands in this genre.
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That's the same guy who did A Headbangers Journey. I knew he made a week long series for VH1 but didn't get to see it. That episode was pretty awesome, looking forward to finding the others. The Black Metal musicians seem to take themselves a bit too seriously, but then again they have actually been known to carry out some pretty serious shit (at least the Norwegian dudes). Also Cradle of Filth are awful.
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I remember when my friend bought the first Napalm Death album when it came out. We played it and thought it was amazing. We used to use it to clear people out at the end of parties.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Originally Posted by Phodg
I remember when my friend bought the first Napalm Death album when it came out. We played it and thought it was amazing. We used to use it to clear people out at the end of parties.
Couldn't you have just put on Nat King Cole instead?

The Party's Over

The party's over
It's time to call it a day
They've burst your pretty balloon
And taken the moon away
It's time to wind up
The masquerade
Just make your mind up
The piper must be paid
The party's over
The candles flicker and dim
You danced and dreamed through the night
It seemed to be right just being with him
Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party's over
It's all over, my friend
The party's over
It's time to call it a day
Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party's over
It's all over, my friend
It's all over, my friend
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Speaking of which Napalm Death just put out a new album this week, which is supposed to be really good. I don't listen to grind much these days, though.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Originally Posted by joeblow69
Speaking of which Napalm Death just put out a new album this week, which is supposed to be really good. I don't listen to grind much these days, though.
It is. Been a good week, Lord Dying released a new one that is amazing as well.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Originally Posted by joeblow69
Speaking of which Napalm Death just put out a new album this week, which is supposed to be really good.
I heard from a friend of mine that it is really good. They are currently on tour with Voivod and I will be seeing them on Monday in NYC.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

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That's the same guy who did A Headbangers Journey. I knew he made a week long series for VH1 but didn't get to see it. That episode was pretty awesome, looking forward to finding the others. The Black Metal musicians seem to take themselves a bit too seriously, but then again they have actually been known to carry out some pretty serious shit (at least the Norwegian dudes). Also Cradle of Filth are awful.
He also made a great Rush documentary.

Necrobutcher is a genuine sociopath. Everyone else is sort of playing at it, that guy is simply an asshole. I think he needs to get his ass kicked.
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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

Originally Posted by beavis69
I think that is actually a really good description of what you find with most metal fans. Generally people who start listening to metal go one of two ways, they dip their toes in the water and chalk it up to a phase or they start digging deeper to see where the rabbit hole leads.
It was a phase for me. These days I find most music somewhat boring.

I don't listen to metal anymore. For that matter, I don't really listen to much of anything these days.

(This is coming from someone who use to spend a lot of time transcribing a lot of guitar riffs from metal songs).
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Can't say these guys don't have chops.

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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

I was always more of a "clean" vocals guy. Loved Metallica, Megadeth, Priest, Maiden, Testament, Ozzy, etc. But there are certain bands where there is so much melody in the guitars that the voice becomes more of the aggressive, rage-like part of the music while the guitars give the song nuance. Here's a few favorites of mine where the singers growl and grunt but I feel it complements the music well.

Death - Trapped in a Corner: <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/O0O0yCWI-30" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> (the solo/middle section in this is nothing short of amazing)

Carcass - Heartwork: <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/o9v5qFRA6Gw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Arch Enemy - Enemy Within: <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/MrSqeS8Ya-E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I realize for tried and true death metal fans that these are fairly obvious bands and songs, but figured they might be good for people who never really looked into this area of metal and were curious.

And for those who want clean vocals, check out the new Sanctuary album, much of Devin Townsend's catalog, Warrel Dane's solo record, Gamma Ray's latest - some great stuff out there.

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Re: What's the appeal of Death Metal?

I particularly like Entombed no frills, just kick some ass take on death metal:
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