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Re: Claim Your FREE Metal Forum T-Shirt! Er...I overstepped 100...I have 116 posts...could I still get one of these? :oops: I've very much enjoyed this forum and I'd be pleased to support it. We've got no sex talk or flame wars so it's a cut above other forums... Well, I guess my reason had better be very good. :? apocalypse922 said he enjoyed the sheer passion behind metal. So do I. I find that few other genres can so strongly express an emotion as well as metal can. Happiness, joy or triumph? Check. Existential crises? Check. Fear? Check. Anger? Check. Angish? Check. Metal is also, as whole, far more serious about the world. I find other genres commonly depict the world as a happy-go-lucky place, and when they take a break from that, the dilemmas they bring up are trivial or contrived. Metal uses real dilemmas, not just corporeal ones such as losing a family member and growing up poor, but inner problems, problems you can't just fix with a wad of greenbacks or 'the power of love'. The lyrics are also either easy to relate to, intelligent, or both. Interestingly, the idea of money as a route to success isn't present much in metal either. Metal bands don't really pander to an audience. There are groups that know they're never going to attract a certain crowd but that doesn't matter to them. They know what they think, and they're not afraid to say it! Then, there's the musical talent itself. The sheer diversity of influences this genre takes in is remarkable in addition to its own self-contained developments. We've got classical, blues, folk, medieval melody, techno, even reggae for some groups. The general loudness and full-body assault most metal bands put you through is, to me, the ultimate realization of all of the other genres metal is influenced by. The technicality required of the vocals, guitar, drums and bass to be respected in the metal world is a lot more than for most other genres, I think. So, not my 101st post, but I would very much love to get a t-shirt. Please tell me whether this is good enough.

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Re: Claim Your FREE Metal Forum T-Shirt! 101 here I am. I grew up with music as a constant in my life. I was forced to listen to country and bluegrass music but at night I would listen to the rock stations. Later in life I discovered my true calling Metal! I grew up listening to most of the NWOBHM bands and never looked back. Now that I am a veteran it is my new mission to bring metal to the masses and teach the young ones the ways of metal.

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Metal is also' date=' as whole, far more serious about the world. I find other genres commonly depict the world as a happy-go-lucky place, and when they take a break from that, the dilemmas they bring up are trivial or contrived. Metal uses real dilemmas, not just corporeal ones such as losing a family member and growing up poor, but inner problems, problems you can't just fix with a wad of greenbacks or 'the power of love'. The lyrics are also either easy to relate to, intelligent, or both.[/quote'] Word. Well said, dude.
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Re: Claim Your FREE Metal Forum T-Shirt! Some of the reasons here are actually pretty nice to listen to. I hope we all shall be good emissaries for metal out there in the shallow, dismissive, smug, style-obsessed and auto-tuned world that is the pop charts... :Pdos-equis-man.jpg "I don't always play my music. But when I do, I prefer the heavy stuff. Stay metal, my friends." \m/

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Re: Claim Your FREE Metal Forum T-Shirt! Why do I love metal? A better question is why wouldn't someone love metal. From the heaviness, to the absurdity at times, to the raw hate contained in some black metal, metal has it all. It could be the most cheesy song you've ever heard, or it could be the most mundane. Put simply, I love the heaviness and the variety in metal. <3 edit - ant other things, obviously, but yeah.

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Re: Claim Your FREE Metal Forum T-Shirt! Why do I love Heavy Metal? I've asked and been asked that question countless times. To answer Icenis' question, it's my passion and the reason I exist. I started making it shortly after I started listening to it. At first I listened to it for the musicality and the aggression. Later it was for the empowering feelings it gave me, a strong sense of individualism yet a connected to countless other globally. Now, it's still the life style that I live aside from being the soundtrack to my everyday life. Probably hokey to many but that's the way it is. :mrgreen:

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Why do I love Heavy Metal? I've asked and been asked that question countless times. To answer Icenis' question' date=' it's my passion and the reason I exist. I started making it shortly after I started listening to it. At first I listened to it for the musicality and the aggression. Later it was for the empowering feelings it gave me, a strong sense of individualism yet a connected to countless other globally. Now, it's still the life style that I live aside from being the soundtrack to my everyday life. Probably hokey to many but that's the way it is. :mrgreen:[/quote'] Nah, sounds perfectly cogent. I also felt quite isolated. That was the way I liked it, until I came on this forum and found all of these other folk who felt the same way I did but were able to introduce me to new material. Anyhow, you should now be Metal Forum Royalty, congratulations! :mrgreen:
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