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Seeing as Reggae Metal is getting bigger and more notice due to the rising of Skindred through there newest album Union black, I thought it deserved a place in the sub-genres part at Metal Forum. Other reggae metal bands: Dub War, Intwine, P.O.D., Raw bud, Zeroscape. :D:D

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This stuff isn't metal. The only successful fusion of reggae with extreme music that I'm aware of is Bad Brains' date=' but they're not metal either...[/quote'] Second. The stuff listed above is either rap/rock or dub.

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theoretically simply by playing a reggae rhthym with distortion one would have reggae metal and that would probably sound pretty cool if done well but yeah no one as of yet has really pulled it off to a respectable degree
Maybe one of these days I should give that a shot. Some reggae rhythms aren't too hard...

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theoretically simply by playing a reggae rhthym with distortion one would have reggae metal and that would probably sound pretty cool if done well but yeah no one as of yet has really pulled it off to a respectable degree
Distortion does not make metal. This is part of the reason why so many heavily distorted emo bands get labeled as metal, because people think that lots of distortion is all it takes to be heavy. Metal is in the riffs, delivery, feel, atmosphere, etc..., but just because it frequently does contain a great deal of distortion doesn't mean it's a determining factor. I once got into an argument with some clown on another forum who was trying to put together a basic definition of metal, and in his definition he said that you have to have, "A minimum of guitar, bass, drums, and vocals". I called bullshit, citing that Necromantia does not use guitars, Skepticism does not use bass, Sunn O))) doesn't use drums, and many bands are instrumental (no vocals), but all of which are metal. Somehow this wasn't good enough for him, and he fought with me tooth and nail about it for weeks, despite that he his definition had been disproved.

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Re: Reggae Metal perhaps I should have provided more depth in that comment. believe me I know distortion does not make metal, I was just trying to think of a way in which reggae rhythm could be combined with metal and arrived at the conclusion that utilising reggae influenced riffs on a guitar with distortion could be a good place to start, by the way Necromantia sound heavy as fuck it's almost hard to believe they don't use guitars

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perhaps I should have provided more depth in that comment. believe me I know distortion does not make metal' date=' I was just trying to think of a way in which reggae rhythm could be combined with metal and arrived at the conclusion that utilising reggae influenced riffs on a guitar with distortion could be a good place to start, by the way Necromantia sound heavy as fuck it's almost hard to believe they don't use guitars[/quote'] NaWBEfy3CWc

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