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So, I think this "genre" is hilarious. and I am sure that I fully fit into it. But it is what kids who listen to the newer "metal" crap like My Dying Bride, Between the Buried and Me, and many others call pretty much all of the other metal genres. So funny that they are so naive as to where all of that music came from...

can't believe it has come down to this

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I've seen the term in one recent article about Pantera, but that's it. Not sure why you're calling MDB "newer 'metal' crap", they've been around for just about 28 years and their early death metal material rules. For that matter, BTBAM has been around for almost 20 years, and like them or not (I don't), they've had a big influence on a lot of other bands in that time. It's also kind of ridiculous to lump them together considering how vastly different they are. Honestly this post reads to me like nothing more than a bit of curmudgeonly bitching.

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I've seen the term in one recent article about Pantera, but that's it. Not sure why you're calling MDB "newer 'metal' crap", they've been around for just about 28 years and their early death metal material rules. For that matter, BTBAM has been around for almost 20 years, and like them or not (I don't), they've had a big influence on a lot of other bands in that time. It's also kind of ridiculous to lump them together considering how vastly different they are. Honestly this post reads to me like nothing more than a bit of curmudgeonly bitching.
Couldn't have said it better myself.

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no  not bitching...I could really care less what a bunch of kids think about my music...

it is more me realizing that I am in the same place that I always saw my friends older brothers being in back then: they all thought that Zep, Cream, Iron Butterfly, etc were awesome, and we called it "old people music"...now I am the old people...and  I also think the genre title is funny

...and the My Dying Bride thing was because the first kid who called my music dad metal had a MDB shirt on...at the time, I did not know who they were

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I thought to be "Dad Metal" something needed to be "older" while also being very popular and accessible. I would have thought Metallica and Iron Maiden are "Dad Metal", but not
so much Death or Kreator, am I wrong?

 

5 hours ago, xUpTheIronsx said:

no  not bitching...I could really care less what a bunch of kids think about my music...

You cared enough to start a thread.

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I thought to be "Dad Metal" something needed to be "older" while also being very popular and accessible. I would have thought Metallica and Iron Maiden are "Dad Metal", but not
so much Death or Kreator, am I wrong?
 
You cared enough to start a thread.
No, that seems accurate. The last band I heard of being called "dad metal" was Saxon, but I'm pretty sure that when I refuted that nonsense label, it became clear that the kid slinging the label had an Asking Alexandria poster hanging on his bedroom wall at his parents house.

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I automatilcally thought...AC/DC when I saw the name of the topic :grin: But what do I know...I am neither a dad or a kid. Just wondering what mom metal is then...Lita Ford, Vixen or hell perhaps...Saxon???

 

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the band that I hear constantly being called "Dad Metal" is Slayer...and my dad liked Gene Krupa, Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck...but also was a huge Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Rush, Queensryche, Primus....anything with a good drumming, fan

Saxon would definitely fit the bill I think, but I do also feel that the bands that are referred to dad metal had/have a large form of mainstream popularity. So Death and Kreator would probbly sit outside the box of dad metal

from what I see with my students parents, "Mom Metal" is Live, Creed, Nickleback, Silverchair....Disturbed...:roll:

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9 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

No, that seems accurate. The last band I heard of being called "dad metal" was Saxon, but I'm pretty sure that when I refuted that nonsense label, it became clear that the kid slinging the label had an Asking Alexandria poster hanging on his bedroom wall at his parents house.

I'm pretty surprised he knew who Saxon are. 

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21 hours ago, Requiem said:

Bloody kids these days with their fitbits, Apple watches, social media and My Dying Bride records...

 

It is sort of weird to think that for all of the young'ns, bands like MDB, and A&X, Pierce the Veil etc...are like how Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Slayer etc were for us. They are going to have the same memories of their youth, driven by these bands, tha twe did in ours. Everything comes full circle. That's why I laugh when they make fun of my music....it will happen to them one day. 

I do however, agree that a lot of the newer stuff really is sort of "empty" musically. A lot of it is visually driven...sort of like glam metal I guess. It just deosn't seem to have the integrity that older music had

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1 hour ago, xUpTheIronsx said:

It is sort of weird to think that for all of the young'ns, bands like MDB, and A&X, Pierce the Veil etc...are like how Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Slayer etc were for us. They are going to have the same memories of their youth, driven by these bands, tha twe did in ours. Everything comes full circle. That's why I laugh when they make fun of my music....it will happen to them one day. 

I do however, agree that a lot of the newer stuff really is sort of "empty" musically. A lot of it is visually driven...sort of like glam metal I guess. It just deosn't seem to have the integrity that older music had

I was actually being a little ironic in my post, because I’m 38 years old but I got into My Dying Bride when I was 16. So they already are a ‘classic’ band for me. They’ve been a part of my life for 22 years! I’m also a dad. 

I find it interesting that you have been into metal for decades and not heard their music before or apparently know anything about them. Their debut album was released in 1992!! They supported Iron Maiden in the US in 1996.

I’m not sure who you think MDB are, but they play death/doom more or less and shouldn’t really be classed with recent bands like the others you’ve named who might play a more upbeat, modern style of metal. In fact, they are considered the old guard of British doom.

Check out MDB’s 90s albums, they’re just amazing. 

 

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I was actually being a little ironic in my post, because I’m 38 years old but I got into My Dying Bride when I was 16. So they already are a ‘classic’ band for me. They’ve been a part of my life for 22 years! I’m also a dad. 
I find it interesting that you have been into metal for decades and not heard their music before or apparently know anything about them. Their debut album was released in 1992!! They supported Iron Maiden in the US in 1996.
I’m not sure who you think MDB are, but they play death/doom more or less and shouldn’t really be classed with recent bands like the others you’ve named who might play a more upbeat, modern style of metal. In fact, they are considered the old guard of British doom.
Check out MDB’s 90s albums, they’re just amazing. 
 
I was similarly confused. I guess in a modern context, it might seem like their name would lend itself to that kind of more heavily distorted emo dross that's been masquerading as metal to the Hot Topic culture, but they're a million miles from that. In case@xUptheIronsx hasn't heard them, here's a sample.



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I had not heard of them until about 10 years ago when students of mine would reference them durign  first rush of the Hot Topic emo type metal came around. And you are right, their name definitely sounds like one of those type of bands. I honestly use them as a reference only because of that....I honestly do not know any of the names of any of the Hot Topic "metal" bands because I never pay them any attention. I should probably quit using MDB them as a reference though. 

Just goes to show that I am an "out of touch "dad!! Well, not a dad, just an old guy

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I had not heard of them until about 10 years ago when students of mine would reference them durign  first rush of the Hot Topic emo type metal came around. And you are right, their name definitely sounds like one of those type of bands. I honestly use them as a reference only because of that....I honestly do not know any of the names of any of the Hot Topic "metal" bands because I never pay them any attention. I should probably quit using MDB them as a reference though. 
Just goes to show that I am an "out of touch "dad!! Well, not a dad, just an old guy
It just occurred to me that you may be confusing them with My Chemical Romance. That would be an unfortunate, but understandably easy mistake to make.

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2 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

It just occurred to me that you may be confusing them with My Chemical Romance. That would be an unfortunate, but understandably easy mistake to make.

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Or maybe Black Veil Brides.

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I think it is Black Veil Brides....I definitely know who MCR are...and they are definitely a  cringe-worthy band in my eyes.  I do  think it is Black Veil Brides tho...

...the air up here on the soapbox gets a bit thin...that and the Alzheimers

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On 12/25/2017 at 11:53 AM, xUpTheIronsx said:

I think it is Black Veil Brides....I definitely know who MCR are...and they are definitely a  cringe-worthy band in my eyes.  I do  think it is Black Veil Brides tho...

...the air up here on the soapbox gets a bit thin...that and the Alzheimers

Wait a minute, so all that My Dying Bride confusion, which was the most amusing part of this whole thread, was actually a mistake and that you meant to reference Black Veil Brides?? 

This is truly the Dad thread. 

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Wait a minute, so all that My Dying Bride confusion, which was the most amusing part of this whole thread, was actually a mistake and that you meant to reference Black Veil Brides?? 
This is truly the Dad thread. 
"No dad, that pop/emo shit isn't metal!"

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