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Just realised I wasn't very clear there. I meant I don't think Faith No More or early Incubus has enough metal in the sound to truly qualify as metal; good as it is. I seem to be one of those rare people who actually prefers modern poppy RHCP to their earlier funk rock stuff.

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Usually when I think of funk metal, I usually think of Rage Against The Machine and Suicidal Tendencies, since they both have elements of funk in their music. But for the most part, I am new to this style, so I would appreciate some recommendations of this stuff or just recommendations for funk music in general.

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