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I honestly don't know how anyone could say they like metal but say they don't like thrash. Its a fundamental building block in the evolutionary chain of metal and a singular bridge between eras and styles. But yes a lot of us have ventured further into the void in search of extreme soundscapes. 

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45 minutes ago, Hungarino said:

I honestly don't know how anyone could say they like metal but say they don't like thrash. Its a fundamental building block in the evolutionary chain of metal and a singular bridge between eras and styles. But yes a lot of us have ventured further into the void in search of extreme soundscapes. 

Well, yeah but so is speed metal, traditional heavy metal, and what would essentially be considered doom metal...how many people here would you image don't really like those styles...because I know I can name at least one 😜😆

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49 minutes ago, Hungarino said:

I honestly don't know how anyone could say they like metal but say they don't like thrash. Its a fundamental building block in the evolutionary chain of metal and a singular bridge between eras and styles. But yes a lot of us have ventured further into the void in search of extreme soundscapes. 

I wouldn't ever say that I flat out don't like thrash, but it's mostly the vocals Hungarooni. Blacken them a bit and my complaints vanish. And yeah, thrash provided a bridge from traditional heavy metal to death metal and it served its purpose well and gave me some good times in the process. I was all about thrash in the 80's. But over the last 2 decades I have found that for me death metal gives me everything that thrash ever gave me but so much more, and it does it so much better. Black metal gives me even more still. I can dig stuff that's "thrashy" but I don't feel a yearning desire to reach for pure thrash records very often when I know I'd be happier listening to black or death.

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30 minutes ago, SurgicalBrute said:

Well, yeah but so is speed metal, traditional heavy metal, and what would essentially be considered doom metal...how many people here would you image don't really like those styles...because I know I can name at least one 😜😆

Yeah but I think for a time thrash shouldered all of those aside and really put out new vibes, sound and aesthetics that captivated most of metaldom for the better part of a decade. Or maybe I think that's true based on my own experience and what I saw.

...that one isn't me though! Those rank a little lower on my hierarchy for sure, but I only really roll my eyes at uber-wanky prog, un-ironic over-serious black, Nu metal (of course), Djent, Deathcore and of course Deafheaven. 

 

Edit: I now realize I actually just described hair/glam metal, if talking purely about popularity and influence. Damnit. That's ok I guess, I do like hair bands too 😁

 

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Just now, KillaKukumba said:

How do you feel about Pirate Metal? :)

 

I like the rambunctious craziness, but the vocals and lyrics are usually too much. Same with Samurai metal. Grind/slam that is tongue in cheek can be fun. 

I take it all back. From here on out I am 100% Lycanthropic metal

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32 minutes ago, Hungarino said:

Yeah but I think for a time thrash shouldered all of those aside and really put out new vibes, sound and aesthetics that captivated most of metaldom for the better part of a decade.

Well yeah, but that decade was 30 years ago. You've had entire generations of metal fans who were born and grown up since then who don't necessarily have that connection with it. With metal being such a fractured collection of sub-genre nations these days, you could easily have people who just go right around thrash without a second thought

 

32 minutes ago, Hungarino said:

...that one isn't me though!

Nah...think crankier and more obstinate

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21 minutes ago, SurgicalBrute said:

Nah...think crankier and more obstinate

No doubt I'm obstinate, but I'm really not cranky, it just seems that way.

Speed metal, traditional heavy metal and doom metal. Like thrash metal I wouldn't say that I don't like those sub-genres either. I mean I have more than a few cherished records representing each of them. Especially speed and doom, they're not my daily bread and butter obviously but when done right I'm totally into it. But in 2022 I just have other sub-genres I Iike a lot better and choose to spend more time with. I'm sure you can relate.

42 minutes ago, Hungarino said:

I like the rambunctious craziness, but the vocals and lyrics are usually too much. Same with Samurai metal. Grind/slam that is tongue in cheek can be fun. 

I take it all back. From here on out I am 100% Lycanthropic metal.

But it has to be rabid lycanthropic metal.

What the fuck is Samurai metal? Is that really a thing in the far east or did you pull that one out of your ass?

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10 hours ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

No doubt I'm obstinate, but I'm really not cranky, it just seems that way.

Speed metal, traditional heavy metal and doom metal. Like thrash metal I wouldn't say that I don't like those sub-genres either. I mean I have more than a few cherished records representing each of them. Especially speed and doom, they're not my daily bread and butter obviously but when done right I'm totally into it. But in 2022 I just have other sub-genres I Iike a lot better and choose to spend more time with. I'm sure you can relate.

But it has to be rabid lycanthropic metal.

What the fuck is Samurai metal? Is that really a thing in the far east or did you pull that one out of your ass?

Its a thing. Think Dragon Force meets Baby Metal. But not as awesome.

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