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  2. General

    1. Questions & Answers

      Metal music related questions and answers forum. If you're looking for answers, post your question here. Wait for the replies and then choose the best one so we can lock it in.

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    2. General Chat

      Talk about general goings on in the Metal world.

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    3. VS. Forum

      Got something to compare? Post it up in here and see what everyone else thinks!

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    4. Album Reviews

      Just got a new album or want to share your favourite? Come review it here!

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    5. Deep and Meaningful

      This section is for Metal connoisseurs. Well thought out discussions and debates using good grammar.

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    6. Metal Festivals

      Talk about your Metal festival experiences.

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    7. Off Topic

      Talk about anything NOT related to Metal in here.

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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

      Post in here if you represent a band and are looking for a band member!

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    3. Looking For A Band!

      Post in here if you musician or singer looking for a band!

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    2. Mosh Pit!

      Everyone welcome. 5 words about your favourite band and 5 word replies only! No wall of deaths.

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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

      Share awesome Metal YouTube video links.

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    5. Best Metal Artwork

      Post up awesome Metal artwork and let us know why you like it.

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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

      Conversation about your hobbies and projects in here. Metal heads can share a lot in common!

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    8. Other Music Talk

      Talk about any other type of music in here, why you like them and why you don't.

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    9. News From Around The Web

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    • You don't use one?  Half of my posts are from an intern. I pay him $5 a day to post about Mgla and gothic metal. I check in from time to time and it seems to be ok. 
    • Not to put too fine a point on it, but you've sort of made another mistake, 'The Thrashing'.  While your answers are interesting and cool, you've actually answered a question from @FatherAlabaster that I've already answered. It's a good question, no doubt, but it's been answered.  This thread is about answering the very last question that is asked in it. If you stick with that idea you can't go wrong. You have to focus though.  So I asked, would you rather give up dairy or wheat? Pretty lame and useless question, I'll admit, but that was technically the last question asked, and in accordance with the rules, you should make an attempt to answer it, if it is at all within your power to do so.  And I'd rather be Robocop.   
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    • To me the most extreme, aggressive metal there is, is thrash/death and blackened death thrash. Other genres just don't have that kick in the teeth as far as riffs go. I haven't seen any new bands to have that same spirit/attitude of we're going to play the fastest, heaviest, most aggressive stuff humanly possible. I only come across the old bands which most of them I already know from the 80s to early 90s. Are there any new bands playing like this? Only Summon (US) comes to mind as far as newer stuff. I'm talking about stuff like Possessed, early Death, Necrovore, Incubus/Opprobrium, early Sadus, early Pestilence, Sacrifice, Hellwitch, Demolition Hammer, Dark Angel, Solstice, Massacra etc Does anyone have any hidden gem recommendations for me?
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