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11 hours ago, Balor said:

Lots of noise albums/bands (Bizarre Uproar, Grunt, etc.) seem to be pretty well accepted into the metal community in Finland.  There are lots of split noise/metal albums emerging from Finland and elsewhere.

Yeah that's true, but I mean music that is "softer" than metal or not as harsh. Like pop, indie, Hip Hop. So punk/hxc/noise/grindcore do not count haha.

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On 6/24/2019 at 5:00 PM, Kilian_Leon said:

What are the most accepted non-metal albums within the metal comunity?

Any favs of yours?

I don't know about the metal world in general, but proggy stuff seems to connect with me and most of my metal friends. I really love Tigran Hamasyan's album "Mockroot". No full stream, but here are a couple of tracks:


King Crimson seems to be another common interest:


Also some Nordic folk and neo-folk stuff, like Hedningarna:



Gotta say though, everyone I know comes to metal with their own odd mix of background stuff. IME, outside of our metal preferences, I notice more differences than similarities.

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On 9/6/2014 at 11:32 AM, metalman45 said:

Basically, what do you listen to when you don't listen to metal?

Only when in the right mood - American country music. Alan Jackson is my favorite country singer. There are others too, ofcourse (like Rednex), but Alan Jackson is my number 1.


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Right now I'm listening to jazz. I like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, and Grover Washington Jr... but I don't know a lot of jazz that well. It's not the most accessible genre out there and it's one of those ones where you really have to do the work of searching out good music. It doesn't just come easily for me the way metal does.

Other genres I listen to are hardcore & crust. I have a lot of hardcore & crust LPs and 7"s, as a matter of fact most of my 7"s are in one of those two genres. I also listen to a lot of post-punk & gothic rock: Bauhaus, The Cure, Joy Division, Siouxsie, SILENCE; and because of that I listen to post-hardcore as well.

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Hard to go wrong with a collab album between Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.  It's been ages since I've played some real blues, and it's about time I got back to that.  So I'm gonna utilize this blues buzz as much as possible and see how much my standards for blues have changed.

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