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10 minutes ago, KillaKukumba said:

Its self-defined blackened and confirmed by the be all and end all judges on M-A. What the the fuck would I know? I couldn't ever hope to be worthy of judging the metal worth of a band, I'm only qualified to go by what I read.

Hahaha...don't get all defensive and passive aggressive on me there Kuke ole buddy. I come in peace! You can feel free to call this band whatever sub-genre makes you happy old man. I was certainly not disputing your metal worthiness or the worthiness of your boys from Alice Springs because I did say it was good shit.

I've known M-A to be wrong on genres many times. I go by my ears, I feel qualified to decide these things for myself. Now I would not go so far as to say that calling Hell Machine blackened thrash is mislabeling them, but rather my point is that blackened thrash is not the same as black metal. They are two distinctly separate things. Even Deadly Deadovic likes some blackened thrash and he absolutely fucking despises black metal. (ask him he'll tell you)

When it comes to the hybrid sub-genres like black/death or black/thrash all bands are not the same, there is a spectrum. Some hybrid bands are basically 50/50 each black and thrash, while others can lean much more towards one genre or the other. This particular band is like 96% thrash and maybe 4% blackened. And half of that 4% is just for the b&w album cover. It's all debatable though, it's largely in the ears of the beholder. So take that and run with it. It's really all just rock & roll in the end.

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It wasn't me that called them that I was merely the messenger. I've been stung before by those experts over on M-A and I wouldn't dare disagree with them even on another forum. Damn, I wouldn't even let such a though enter my mind because they will find out, hunt me down and tell me I'm not worthy until I cower down and cry like the baby I am. They'd probably then form a circle and beat each other off. It's just better in the long run if we all assimilate and bow to the metal elite and never again stray from their righteous path.

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M-A is indeed full of wankers.  They've rejected full fledged metal bands from me because in their mind grindcore wasn't metal enough...and apparently Soulfly's groove thrash wasn't metal enough but Mortiis somehow is.

Still it's got lots of useful info.

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46 minutes ago, KillaKukumba said:

It wasn't me that called them that I was merely the messenger. I've been stung before by those experts over on M-A and I wouldn't dare disagree with them even on another forum. Damn, I wouldn't even let such a though enter my mind because they will find out, hunt me down and tell me I'm not worthy until I cower down and cry like the baby I am. They'd probably then form a circle and beat each other off. It's just better in the long run if we all assimilate and bow to the metal elite and never again stray from their righteous path.

 

No, the so-called metal elite don't really want to assimilate all the alleged poseurs because then there'd be no one left for them to feel superior to which would severely diminish their eliteness. They'd be on even footing with everyone else and they couldn't stand that as their metal eliteness is all most of them have. So it's in their own best interest to keep the alleged poseurs in the dark thereby securing their continued self-perceived elite status for generations to come. So you see by gaining a basic understanding of the general metal sub-genre structure, you're actually foiling the elites at their own game and exposing them as the low self esteem buffoons and polygon dice rolling D&D nerds they really are.

 

And to Deadovic's point...I do find it really annoying that so many of the heavier punk-based, grind or "crust" bands aren't listed on the site. Some are, some aren't, it seems to be completely random and arbitrary in many cases who makes the grade and who doesn't. Even as much as I think a band like Soulfly for example is absolute rubbish, I don't see who it would hurt to include them for those users who might be interested. I'm actually surprised to hear that they're not on there, they're clearly somewhere in the realm of metal even if many of us can't stand them. It's not supposed to be a popularity contest, it's a database of useful information.

I honestly have no idea who Mortiis is.

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I find it quite funny reading the rejected band threads and seeing what piss poor excuses they come up with for rejecting bands that everywhere else are categorised as some form of metal but for them it's just not metal enough.

The piss off is that MA is a good site for looking up metal bands, it's great for finding new bands and it's great for making connections between bands, but it would be so much better if they actually defined metal the same way the rest of the world did.

 

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New OSBDM band ROT ROT dropping "Odious Odor Of Purulent Putridity" 4-track cassette demo this Septober. Must be played on Tascam or Fostex 4-track cassette recorder. Limited to one copy. Contact for purchase via Reddit.

Fuck, I'm banned for not reading the rules and putting this in the promo section.

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18yo guitarist seeking vocals, drums, lead guitar, and bass to join Bay Area-style thrash band. 16-20yo preferred, no influences after 1987. Must have van and driver's license. Denim provided.

New anonymous dissoblack project Void Void release vinyl-only single "Execrable Torment Of Tortured Excrement". Direct to lathe-cut via can-and-string recording, each platter contains a different performance, limited to 3. Not available for purchase. Contact for mail order of official YouTube-toMP3 CDs.

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Hi, I'm a talent-less singer and tamborine playing van owner with a driver's license I found on the floor at McDonalds. I've been to a Bay before and got thrashed to within an inch of my life by some denim wearing thugs. I look forward to joining your band cause you sound really cool!

 

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