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A band I feel should have more recognition than it does. I listen to Relentless almost every day. I can't stand how overlooked U.S. bands are for seemingly no reason. 
It's not really that US bands are overlooked, it's more because doom metal bands are overlooked.

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13 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

It's not really that US bands are overlooked, it's more because doom metal bands are overlooked.

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I suppose that's accurate. I simply don't see Doom as a niche genre, excluding Funeral Doom obviously;But I suppose other people might.

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I suppose that's accurate. I simply don't see Doom as a niche genre, excluding Funeral Doom obviously;But I suppose other people might.
It has always been the black sheep of the metal family tree. Pretty sad, considering that it was one of the main origins of the whole genre.

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32 minutes ago, BlutAusNerd said:

It has always been the black sheep of the metal family tree. Pretty sad, considering that it was one of the main origins of the whole genre.

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Yeah that is kind of counterintuitive. It has become by far my favorite subgenre due to some excellent suggestions found on this forum. 

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Yeah that is kind of counterintuitive. It has become by far my favorite subgenre due to some excellent suggestions found on this forum. 
I think it has a lot to offer. It is the most diverse metal genre, and has a wide breadth of sounds beneath its umbrella. It's also the heaviest metal genre, so it's strange that those seeking heaviness don't often fall in love with it like they do other genres.

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On 1/7/2018 at 4:15 PM, BlutAusNerd said:

I think it has a lot to offer. It is the most diverse metal genre, and has a wide breadth of sounds beneath its umbrella. It's also the heaviest metal genre, so it's strange that those seeking heaviness don't often fall in love with it like they do other genres.

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I think that is due to the "trendiness" of black metal and other forms of extreme metal like we were discussing in the other thread. I feel like people tend to gravitate towards death and black and don't give other subgenres much thought because their needs are satisfied there.

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I think that is due to the "trendiness" of black metal and other forms of extreme metal like we were discussing in the other thread. I feel like people tend to gravitate towards death and black and don't give other subgenres much thought because their needs are satisfied there.
I think it might have more to do with the tempo and the short attention span of the average metal listener. I don't think it's unreasonable to state that most people just want balls out aggression because they need that constant stimulation, hence the rise in prominence of so many blast first, think later bands from across the extreme metal spectrum. That's not to say that doom can't be basic, but it seldom ever tries to ram riffs and drums down your throat.

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8 hours ago, BlutAusNerd said:

I think it might have more to do with the tempo and the short attention span of the average metal listener. I don't think it's unreasonable to state that most people just want balls out aggression because they need that constant stimulation, hence the rise in prominence of so many blast first, think later bands from across the extreme metal spectrum. That's not to say that doom can't be basic, but it seldom ever tries to ram riffs and drums down your throat.

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Agreed. Admittedly if it hadn't been for Eyehategod and other sludge metal bands I don't think I would have delved past Sabbath either. 

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Here is a little visual content for this page. I just watched "Last Days Here" which had been on my watch list a long time, can't say why I was so slow to the draw. Anyway, I totally recommend it, and wonder how Bobby is doing now. I brief check in with Wikipedia suggests not all that well.

 

So maybe the guy is not the most solid citizen rocker in rocker history, he still inspires me to wear more flamboyant silk shirts than I do, and also more silver jewelry than I do. How much silk and jewelry do I wear now... well, a little but not near enough. Thanks for asking.

 

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Here is a little visual content for this page. I just watched "Last Days Here" which had been on my watch list a long time, can't say why I was so slow to the draw. Anyway, I totally recommend it, and wonder how Bobby is doing now. I brief check in with Wikipedia suggests not all that well.
 
So maybe the guy is not the most solid citizen rocker in rocker history, he still inspires me to wear more flamboyant silk shirts than I do, and also more silver jewelry than I do. How much silk and jewelry do I wear now... well, a little but not near enough. Thanks for asking.
 
It is a good movie, and sad to watch his self-sabotage and addiction get the better of him for so long. I just saw them a couple of years ago, and despite looking like he's knocking on death's door, he still sounds amazing.

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Having been involved in many music venues and promotions albeit bands I've been in. How do say this without sounding like a snob.

 I find Pentagram as a whole a great band especially the early years, however do to Bobby's recent arrest for beating up his elderly mum I find it hard to respect anyone who puts hands on an elderly woman especially since she housed him for many many many many years.

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