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Parody is most amusing when it closely resembles the truth. To wit, a fellow with what appears to be a fair dose of talent poking even-handed fun at an assortment of metal (and kinda-metal) genres. Some are funnier than others; I will certify that the joke about 'Christian metal' is 100% true, I've been to enough ATFs to know that. -rzKu8rag8w

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What's an "ATF"?
Well, here's the funny thing...technically to most people it stands for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and is a federal agency. However, for me it's Acquire the Fire, which is a sort of concert/motivational speech for Christian youth that lasts two days. I went something like four, five times in high school and it didn't improve one single solitary facet of my faith, except perhaps to make me a little less gullible to hype. This guy's got some other funny stuff too on his channel.

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Well, here's the funny thing...technically to most people it stands for Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and is a federal agency. However, for me it's Acquire the Fire, which is a sort of concert/motivational speech for Christian youth that lasts two days. I went something like four, five times in high school and it didn't improve one single solitary facet of my faith, except perhaps to make me a little less gullible to hype. This guy's got some other funny stuff too on his channel.
I knew some people that went to those kinds of events. I think I was forced into going to a similar one when I was younger and did not enjoy it.

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I knew some people that went to those kinds of events. I think I was forced into going to a similar one when I was younger and did not enjoy it.
The odd thing is that I hated the first one, loved the second...and then the rest slowly declined from OK to crap again. And the weirdest part is that my gripe with the last one I went to was exactly the gripe I had with the first one; they kept trying to induce integrity as if they thought it was like vomiting or something. Most of all, however, they just seemed like a bunch of happy-go-lucky witless BSers who were so dumb they weren't even aware of how completely useless they were about helping anyone.

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Thanks' date=' that was funny. Does anyone know anything about his mike? I've never seen a mike like that before.[/quote'] It looks like a Shure SM7 (or SM7B). It was designed for broadcast radio, but it's been a standard for vocal recording across genres for decades. I recall hearing that all of MJ's vocals on Thriller were recorded with an SM7. Surprisingly for such a highly regarded vocal mic, it's dynamic (not a condenser), and it's very quiet apparently, so a quiet mic preamp with plenty of gain is necessary.

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This guy's '10 styles of metal' video is funnier actually.
I don't know, I thought the humor was a little blunter - and also he focuses extremely heavily on core and DM genres rather than much of anything else. It was still fairly amusing though. I liked his 'alternate genre names' videos too, especially the Progressive Narrative Djent Core, #Illuminati nwo metal (Scar Symmetry), Elitist Fap Metal, and Ambient Space Water Float Groove... 0aHI09XyuFk

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