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I think the only band that I've ever heard this label applied to that was actually somewhat metal is Faith No More, so it seems like a superfluous tag for just one band. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
Actually, I would sort of be inclined to agree with you here: I'm not too keen on using the term myself, but it seems to cover many bands in my vocabulary... from Deftones, Faith No More, Rage Against The Machine and Tool to all those bands I know you guys love such as Korn and Slipknot. :P Then you have Grunge bands that also supposedly cross into Alternative Metal such as Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. It's a very wide-reaching "genre", if you wanna call it that, which covers a good section of what I listen to.

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Re: What are your top 3 Metal Sub-Genres ?

Actually' date=' I would sort of be inclined to agree with you here: I'm not too keen on using the term myself, but it seems to cover many bands in my vocabulary... from Deftones, Faith No More, Rage Against The Machine and Tool to all those bands I know you guys love such as Korn and Slipknot. :P Then you have Grunge bands that also supposedly cross into Alternative Metal such as Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. It's a very wide-reaching "genre", if you wanna call it that, which covers a good section of what I listen to.[/quote'] Well, pretty much anything that I've ever heard that term applied to is either nu-metal, grunge, or in Tool's case, progressive whatever the fuck you want to call them (I would say metal, others say rock, others say alternative or grunge, but no elements of either are to be found in their sound). Faith No More is an actual fusion of alternative rock and metal, so the label makes sense for them, but is there any reason for it to exist when it only applies to one band? Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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Thrash Metal because of it's persistance and drive, Power Metal because it really gets you going with fast tempos and uplifting riffs and solos, and then Progressive Metal because the musicianship in a lot of the bands in this sub genres is  mindblowingly amazing

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Death, Prog, Thrash.

 

Anything fast really.  Probably why Ive never been able to get into Doom.  Too slow and ponderous.

Though I guess Black Sabbath were the originators of the sub genre, and Master of Reality is one of the best collections of music I've ever listened to.

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Top 3 Sub-genres in order: 

1. Black Metal

2. Gothic/Doom

3. Symphonic death/orchestral metal

I really wanted to put folk/viking metal in there but unfortunately I could only name three and it would be absurd not to include the genre that Septicflesh and Fleshgod Apocalypse belong to. 

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On 9/2/2019 at 5:39 PM, Balor said:

What Sludge would you recommend?

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I'm fond of the obvious bands like Crowbar, Eyehategod and Down, I'm also a big Red Fang fan, and really dig bands that straddle the sludge/stoner line like High on Fire and Sleep(cliche I know)

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