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Hello metalforum.com-community!

The name is Mike. I do the Vocals and Guitar for a band called "Laughing Crypt Crawler".

I am huge into "In Flames" , "Nightrage" and "Maiden (Of course... belongs to metal like hot water for getting pasta cooked. Everyone who disagrees with me shall be sentenced to a lesson in history of metal bands back when the world was still ok).

My playlist looks like this:

In flames - Dead End (certainly not the biggest of theirs but it is so intense I can't stop listening to that... I have it going since 7 years. I think Sense is their best Album... funny enough that I fell in love with a song from Clarity. I am not too much into Synthesizer but they made it happen in a way that I consider to add it into my band's recordings.... hence me favouring Sense)

Nightrage - Scathing (very much besides Spiral and tremor. Jimmy was their best vocalist ever. Saw them live about almost 4 years ago at east hastings "Rickshaw Theatre" and bought their shirt which I am wearing at least 45% ever since I got it. it has already multiple holes, rips and the graphics have vanished pretty good)

Maiden - The Clairvoyant (Yes... I do love 2 Minutes , 666 and Aces High as well as everything except for their earlier ones with the old singer... call me a hypocrite for all the right reasons.)

 

I love music and I respect many styles and artists but when it comes to gangster rap my ears close automatically. It simply belongs into politics... or campaigns.

I myself pretend to play guitar (since a few years) and sing.... Compared to the Amot brothers I suck so bad... but they have many more years on me... so there is still hope :)

I got into music because of the "Guano Apes" (German Rock Band) and bought a bass and became very decent at it (I was able to play most PnS licks of Flea)

Well just thought I should mention this as listening to metal is one thing... but feeling the notes, rhythm and understanding "overly used minor scales" puts one into a different seat.

 

Thanks for allowing me into your forums. Up the irons! \m/

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Welcome to the forum. I've never been a big fan of Maiden, and although I like a bunch of old melodeath, I lost my taste for In Flames years ago. I prefer old Dark Tranquillity, ATG, and A Canorous Quintet. Sometimes that stuff is all I want hear, sometimes I don't listen to any of it for months or years. Anyway, cheers, hope you enjoy the place.

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In Flames are very versatile... I find. Pretty much anything goes. It really depends what type of metal one likes. Come Clarity is so different from Sense of purpose...just as an example. I think most people fail to give the collection a chance... "Didn't like their one song... so I don't like anything else they did". AtG is awesome too ... I really liked Slaughter of the Soul. But yeah I mean metal has become too much of a generalizing term, haha. 

DT is another band that is very much versatile where one can't really get a proper idea without listening to all albums, haha... I guess no one really gives it the time.... which is understandable.

 

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So do I.

but it happened to me before... A buddy of mine comes by totally excite about Korn and their new record Follow the leader.. that was like way back and I just couldn't get it into me. I was like: "we have listened to this shite now over the entire weekend! Please put something else in." And as he refused... also for the other weekends to come I became a fan of them and bought the entire collection. At the end he couldn't take it any longer... and especially not that I bought all their music.

Funny how stuff one doesn't like can also grow on one.

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Yes given time and obssessively repetitive listens I imagine I would come to love In Flames...and part of me would die. The way I see it if your give an album or a band multiple opportunities to make an impression over time and they fail to do so there's no point trying to see what others do in them. nu-metal and melodic metalcore are prime examples for me. Virtually every band is doing the same damn thing and it's not only boring but insulting to music fans. If I really get going I'll be here all day but sufficed to say bands like korn and slipknot will never become regular listens for me. Perhaps that's me being narrow minded I don't know. I would think someone who enjoys Black, Death, Doom, Folk, Heavy, Power, Progressive, and Thrash Metal plus punk, jazz, blues, and classical music such as I do could never be called narrow minded but there you go.

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I hear ya Bro.

Some stuff is just not bearable, haha.

You've got quite an interesting list of interest there. I myself like listening to Jazz and Classic. I recently downloaded the Zelda Suite by Symphonic Legends... man! ...let me tell you... in the end I just like good music and chasing notes.  Damn that classification battle.

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The classifications help though. It's a lot easier to find stuff you like based on a broad genre label. At the same time in metal where there is such variety (Black Sabbath sound nothing like Samael, Saxon sound nothing like My Dying Bride, Judas Priest sound nothing like Cryptopsy just for some examples) you need some further means of classifying a sound. Sure we've gone a little overboard breaking it down as far as technical spoken narrative djentcore and I-hate-my-ex-so-much cookie monster deathcore but...

 

Anyway my interest in jazz is a little limited. Mostly it's blue period Miles Davis and a little Coltrane.

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