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I think that the biggest problem, by and large, is that genres are represented by the music media as extensions of the pop garbage acts that dumb down the sound of said genre until it's an almost unre

Re: Metal Vs. . . . . . everything else There was one point my life where almost everything I listened to was metal and hard rock. Now I can't do that. My tastes are too eclectic and there's way too

Re: Metal Vs. . . . . . everything else I like lots of music genres. When I was younger I had the mentality of "metal rules, F everything else" but now I can listen to everything from house music to

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Re: Metal Vs. . . . . . everything else if anyone was unsure before after reading this thread their minds should be put at ease :D except when it gets into super deathmetal and grindcore, i still like to be able to hear the music and not have it sound like someone trying to kill a pig with a jackhammer, anything before that point is all good though \m/ \m/

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Re: Metal Vs. . . . . . everything else I like lots of music genres. When I was younger I had the mentality of "metal rules, F everything else" but now I can listen to everything from house music to indie pop and think that it's good. It came to a point where I felt like I was limiting myself when I didn't listen to stuff because "it's not metal!".

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I like lots of music genres. When I was younger I had the mentality of "metal rules' date=' F everything else" but now I can listen to everything from house music to indie pop and think that it's good. It came to a point where I felt like I was limiting myself when I didn't listen to stuff because "it's not metal!".[/quote'] thats a nice way of looking at it, nearly everything I listen to is metal, but if i do hear something that isnt metal and I like it i will enjoy it!
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Re: Metal Vs. . . . . . everything else Well, I think jazz and renaissance guitar has merit from a technical standpoint as does some classical. I like me some good Arabic groove music and more complicated and melodic techno (not that there's much of it). Then, of course, there is CELTIC FOLK! :D

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Probably about the existential pain of being emo... Well, Sylosis is accomplished, but I will never listen to them. As Yoda said: "Control, control, you must have control!" That's what these vocalists lack...
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Well' date=' by metal do we mean all metal? Cuz all metal isn't good for me :P[/quote'] Experimental drone doom like Khanate is living proof that avant-garde can be taken too far...up to the point where the music feels like genuine torture.
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Re: Metal Vs. . . . . . everything else There is a t-shirt I have seen a few times recently in Australia that I think is international, or should be. It is composed of my answer to this forum. Death to ALL but Metal! Now for the seriousness: Metal requires talent, and skill, and has merit in it, like lyrics that actually mean something. If I have to hear another song like "sexy bitch" or whatever it is called, I will probably go postal. Autotune=painful shit that doesn't deserve the title of "pop" as Pop is just short for Popular... RANT OVER ...... ...... RANT CONTINUES There was talk about metalcore, deathcore, grindcore, etc and how it's not very good metal. Fortunately, I can set everyone's minds at ease. Core isn't actually metal. Metalcore is hardcore punk with metal elements. Deathcore is hardcore punk with metal elements, specifically death metal elements. Grindcore... hardcore punk with grind elements. None of them are actually considered metal. If you get a core band's cd and put it on your computer, it'll default (on the genre column of your itunes) to either punk, or alternative, never to metal. Therefore, Metal is still superior in all forms to everything else. THAT IS ALL.

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There is a t-shirt I have seen a few times recently in Australia that I think is international, or should be. It is composed of my answer to this forum. Death to ALL but Metal! Now for the seriousness: Metal requires talent, and skill, and has merit in it, like lyrics that actually mean something. If I have to hear another song like "sexy bitch" or whatever it is called, I will probably go postal. Autotune=painful shit that doesn't deserve the title of "pop" as Pop is just short for Popular...
I have heard some black metal songs and one or two death metal tunes which are definitely metal...but they suck. The thread title says 'metal vs. everything else', not 'metal vs. whatever the popular trash is these days'. Try playing 'Holocausto' by Antidemon and then give Macedonian folk music on the fiddle a shot and I guarantee you will have a harder time with the latter, because it is far more complex. Renaissance guitar is very difficult, as is playing organ music. Those definitely take talent, make no bones about it. Now as for the 'sexy b*tch' comment...yeah, I agree. I also hate that rappers use racial slurs ALL THE TIME in their music and then the same folk who like this stuff want to file a lawsuit whenever someone white uses the exact same term. :| But I will not, I repeat, WILL NOT have you bash my Celtic folk music. :evil:
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I can listen to only classical for one day at most. I need my prog. :D
That's more patience than I've got. :? I suppose I'll throw in something else; without other genres, folk and industrial probably wouldn't exist. Neither would neoclassical or jazz-based metal. I tend to view metal as being the ultimate realization of almost every other genre in that it's more intense and often just as technical if not more so. Of course, if we have metal vs. mainstream then we really haven't got a contest. :mrgreen:
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