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    1. Questions & Answers

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      Talk about general goings on in the Metal world.

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    4. Album Reviews

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  3. Metal Sub-genres

    1. Gothic Metal

      The heaviness of doom metal with the dark melancholy of gothic rock

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    2. Groove Metal

      Often used to describe bands like Pantera and Exhorder. With mid-tempo riffs similar to those found in Thrash Metal and a tendency to focus more on groovy syncopation and heaviness than outright speed.

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    3. Industrial Metal

      Repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals.

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    4. Progressive Metal

      Powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with complex compositional structures, odd time signatures and diverse philosophical lyrics.

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    5. Heavy / Traditional Metal

      Mid-to-fast-tempo riffs, by thumping basslines, crunchy riffs, extended lead guitar solos, and clean vocals.

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    6. New Wave of British Heavy Metal

      The New Wave of British Heavy Metal was a heavy metal movement that started in the late 1970s, in Britain, and achieved international attention by the early 1980s.

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    7. Doom Metal

      Slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound.

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    8. Black Metal

      Fast tempos, shrieked vocals, highly distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, blast beat drumming and raw recording.

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    9. Nu-Metal

      A fusion genre which combines elements of heavy metal with other genres, including grunge and hip hop.

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    10. Power Metal

      Fast tempo and melodic harmonies, the sound tempered by characteristics of speed metal.

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    11. Stoner Metal

      Slow-to-mid tempo and features standard-tuned guitars, a bass-heavy sound, melodic vocals, and 'retro' style production.

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    12. Folk Metal

      Fusion of heavy metal with traditional folk music. This includes the widespread use of folk instruments and vocal style.

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    13. Death Metal

      Heavily distorted guitars, tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, blast beat drumming and minor keys.

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    14. Thrash Metal

      Fast tempo and aggression, fast percussive and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead.

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    15. More Sub-Genres

      Talk about as many niche sub-genres of metal as you like i.e. Metalcore, Deathcore, Melodic Metal etc.

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  4. Bands Heavy Metal

    1. Metal Legends

      The place to trade stories of admiration and awe for the legends of Metal.

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    2. Looking For Band Member

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    3. Best Metal Quotes

      What is your favourite Metal quote? It doesn't have to be from a song, just... Metal.

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    4. Best Metal YouTube

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    5. Best Metal Artwork

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    6. Metal Photography

      A place to share your favorite Metal photos. These can be anything from gig photos you have taken to professional portraits you like. Yes you can also post photos of Alt Girls here.

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    7. Hobbies

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    8. Other Music Talk

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    • Having spent the afternoon setting up a new turntable and failing for ages to get it to connect to my new bluetooth speakers (a battle I have since won) I will attest first-hand to how impractical vinyl is.  I mean the levelling of the turntable, the alignment of the arm and cartridge head is all massively important but took me a good couple of hours to get right, that having been said the sound quality is much superior and right now I am as close to 13 year old me as I ever have been (although 13 year old me had more vinyl) but I can now build my sound system to have a cd player and I am sure cassette also.   With my new speakers I can get the PC to play my music through them also so double win.
    • Metallica - Master of Puppets - and so my vinyl rebirth starts.  Author & Punisher - Ursus Americanus
    • I'm going to try routing "dishes", "laundry", and "childcare" through one of the external loops, and see if I can program my expression pedal to make the morning coffee. I'm pretty sure all these settings are accessible through the Big Knob. I'll let you know how it works out.
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