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

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

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    2. Gothic Metal

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

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    3. 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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    4. Industrial Metal

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

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

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      Elements Black, Death, Epic with a changing tempo. Similar to folk but always portrays battle!

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

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

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      Progressive Metal, "djent" is an onomatopoeia for a heavily palm-muted, distorted guitar chord. Coined by the band Meshuggah.

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    12. Nu-Metal

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

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

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

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    • What Are You Listening To?
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    • What's on your mind?
      Absolutely it was, or else why the insistence on Aragorn's right to rule as the true heir of Isildur? It's not like he had deep knowledge of Gondor, or executive experience. He was just born better. The whole idea of the race of Numenorean super-men being natural rulers, while others are naturally weaker, less intelligent and moral, and have shorter life spans, is essentialist. It's the same theme we see with the Elves in the Silmarillion - the ones who step out of line come to grief, live in exile, their descendants are "lesser". The issue with Denethor is just one example of that theme.  We can't chalk it all up to the particulars of his character. No doubt he had his fatal flaws, but he and Faramir were both shown in a better light in the book. It would be easy to argue that Faramir in particular would be best suited to rule Gondor, except that argument is never even considered, because of heredity and the natural order. In the internally consistent world of the book, that makes sense, but that's the very thing that started bugging me. I still love the books and the movies, I'm just looking at them a bit more critically. 
    • Favourite lyrics
      I know necropost, but the end to Halestorm's "I like it heavy" made me laugh: "If there's a hell I'll meet you there, If there's a heaven they're serving beer, and if you're an angel I must be high"
    • What's on your mind?
      I'm not so sure that this criticism was to do with natural hierarchy and inheritance. I think It was more a comment on Denethor's (and his line's) weakness when in positions of power. The family had a history of failing where other men may have prevailed. Boromir was almost destroyed by the ring (it would have torn the fellowship apart had it not already broken). Denethor became too power hungry and was blinded by his love for his first son. Even Faramir could be called weak, for he willingly threw his life away to please a man who, deep down, he knew he never could. I think the yearning for a lost age however, can be seen in a lot of Tolkien's work, for example, in some sections from (I think, don't quote me on this) the Lays of Beleriand. I'm not going to deny the racist undertones in some of his work, but I think that that was more a result of the ignorance of the times, as opposed to Tolkien's actual view. As for the Dwarven matter, I can understand where you're coming from, but I think it was more because the Dwarves were a dwindling folk, coming to the end of their time, and so they were often shown as weak or in some cases one could say feeble.  I think people confuse the Dwarves with the petty-dwarves, which were more akin to goblins than true dwarves, in a similar way to gremlins or imps in other fantasy works, and this is where the ideas about racism come from. In some of his poetry, the dwarves are akin to the elves and men (at their peak anyway), a powerful race, who built some of the greatest civilisations the world had seen. As for your point about women, there were some very important characters, some strong, some weak, but yes, most of the stories are mainly about men (as in males, not the race of men).
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