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Your opinion on heavy metal
6 September 2016
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sir walter raleigh said

I haven’t heard much Black Sabbath, but I just checked out Fairies Wear Boots after reading your post. Cool song. I shall listen to more and see if I like it.  


I would strongly recommend that you check out ‘Hand of Doom’ from the same album.  That one is probably my favorite metal song ever.

I think I’ve already expressed my opinions on metal somewhere on the forum.  I like Black Sabbath a lot, and I dabble in Dio, Metallica, and Judas Priest.  Also, there are more contemporary bands that I like that are sorta metal-ish like Primus and King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard.  Also, Jethro Tull is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BANDS!!!  They really aren’t very metal-ish, but they somehow managed to snag a Grammy for best metal performance in 1987 with Crest Of A Knave.  Which is funny because there were some great  actual-metal albums that came out that year, and Crest Of A Knave isn’t even very good.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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6 September 2016
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There was some controversy over that, wasn’t there?  One of the other nominated albums was Mettalica’s And Justice For All (a watershed metal album).  Reading on it just now, it was the first year for the “Hard Rock/Metal” category, so the Grammys cried growing pains.  Still, Crest of a Knave would be hard-pressed to fit either side of the category.

A few years later, Metallica won for Metallica (the black album) and said “[we’d like to thank] Jethro Tull for not releasing a competing album.”

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7 September 2016
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Which heavy metal? There are so many… I kind of like post-metal, the idea that metal can actually be ambient or almost classically instrumental is quite a progressive idea. It is quite a difficult genre to pin down though. I am an unashamed fan of Deathmøle *proudly wearing stretch goal tshirt as he types*, might be something to do with the fact he plays the same kind of bass I do. There’s a joke in bass circles “but is it good for metal” and the G&L SB-2 certainly is (but I like playing dotty old country bass on it). Go have a listen to Permanence or Advances, both great. Otherwise, I quite like Rammstein, who are extremely German about their metal, and the old favourites, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Me and the guitarist from our old cover band wanted to cover Space Truckin’ for the last gig we did but the others wouldn’t do it boooo.

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7 September 2016
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ewe2 said
…I quite like Rammstein, who are extremely German about their metal…  

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10 September 2016
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After perusing my Billy Joel collection today, I realized that I do in fact own one heavy metal album…

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Attila’s self titled album, considered the worst rock album ever.  The only reason I own it if because its Billy Joel. 

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22 June 2017
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I thought I’d give my opinion on the genre, I know I’ve done this with sgtpepper63 and HMBeatlesfan but I didn’t always say my honest opinion with those because they were make believe rather than real.

Anyways, I like some heavy metal, I enjoy Black Sabbath and since my father and his older brother are big into heavy metal, I’ve heard a lot of it, whether it be Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Alice In Chains , Motley Crue, etc. but personally, I prefer 60’s and 70’s rock so bands like The Beatles, The Beach Boys , and Queen. I do think that heavy metal guitarists are some of the best though, mainly because it requires more skill and intricacy than other genres.

Don’t get me started with modern metal AKA Cookie Monster meets muddy detuned electric guitars.

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23 June 2017
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That’s kinda my biggest problem with so much modern metal…the guitar sound. To me they’re so diffuse and huge that there’s no sense of a tune I can hang my ears on. And that goes along with the extremely slow doom stuff too…It’s like the difference between getting drowned in a slowly filling pool (modern metal) and getting blasted with a fire hose (old stuff). And yeah I hate that cookie monster singing too. But I guess that’s just part of the natural progression over nearly 50 years of the stuff, from Sabbath/Deep Purple/BOC to Priest/Maiden to Motorhead and then to Metallica and Slayer and beyond (at which point I lost interest.) All of those bands seemed impossibly extreme in their own differing ways with their own variations of heaviosity, and they’ve all been overtaken by new extremes. And now there’s 738 different little subgenres, who can even tell em apart? (Not me! I could never even differentiate between speed and thrash.)

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Lumping Led Zeppelin in with the main genre of heavy metal does them a disservice. Whilst they pioneered it, along with Sabbath and of course the Beatles, they far surpassed what it would become in every way. ‘The Rain Song’ is in my opinion the most beautiful piece of music a human has composed, and that includes classical. 

On the topic, if you count Zep as metal then I guess so. I enjoy some of Guns N Roses’ work (most of Appetite For Destruction and then a couple other tracks notably Coma which is an absolute masterpiece) and also a lot by Aerosmith. The Smashing Pumpkins are one of my favourite bands (if you haven’t heard them check them out, they’re sort of like Grunge-Beatles) and they get pretty heavy on songs like Jellybelly whilst still keeping kick ass hooks. 

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24 June 2017
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I loved 80’s Metal growing up.  Scorpions, Motorhead, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Saxon, etc…. 

Started with Zeppelin, Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, KISS in the late 70’s when I weened off of McCartney’s “Back To The Egg ” and beyond. 

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4 July 2017
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I love heavy metal. Metallica is one of my top ten favourite bands. I also enjoy Black Sabbath, Sepultura, Slayer, System of a Down, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Pantera, and Avenged Sevenfold.

There’s plenty of others but that is just a short list of some of my favourite metal bands.

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