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Posted Feb 3, '14 at 3:17am

NontroppO

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Yellow Machinegun (1998) [spot remover] something enormous [punkish metal] Japan

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Posted Feb 3, '14 at 3:47am

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Posted Feb 8, '14 at 10:34pm

stinkyjim

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Found a new band today called Pathology. Pretty popular band apparently, but the only reason I checked them out is because I found out the lead vocalist is the same guy from my favorite band Abominable Putridity.
Some fair warning, the genre is slamming death metal. Heaviest thing you'll hear, and unless you've listened to slam in the past it'll take a few listens to get used to.

 

Posted Nov 2, '14 at 4:52pm

StalkerCoL

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Well, if we are talking about heavy metal, the bands I love from that genre are :Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Dio, and I like thrash too, for example, Destruction, Sodom, Exodus, Slayer and Anthrax, those bands are the best i ever known.

 

Posted Dec 6, '14 at 5:38pm

UnleashedUponMankind

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Posted Dec 10, '14 at 2:36pm

ellock

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I tend to not gravitate to heavy death metal, because I want to connect emotionally to the singer, and the lyrics make me feel more uncomfortable than engaged... HOWEVER the closest thing I get is Impending Doom, they feel heavy (ish) and I really, really like them.
I would listen to death metal and heavy stuff if I could find songs that I can connect with that don't make me feel like I'm prepping to murder someone haha. But I think Death Metal was made to have that kind of appeal, it is the release of emotions that society demonizes, so part of the appeal of the genre IS that edgy almost violent anger; but it just isn't for me I guess.
Totally open to suggestions, you have a band or song you think I should listen to, just say so and I would be totally into checking it out .

EDIT:
no... no I cannot say that...


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Posted Jan 12, '15 at 4:37pm

MrDayCee

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I revived this thread, so it's not a spam post this time @UnleashedUponMankind...

@ellock I understand what you're saying about Death Metal being too harsh all too well! I actually started listening to heavier genres in the Metal tree as of late... I hated the scream/extreme grunt types of Metal, but I learned that mixtures of genres provide a good starting point if you want to explore and ease into other Metal genres!

Some examples of what I've been listening to lately may help you understand what I mean...

I started listening to Bullet for my Valentine (thanx to @Goumas13 - are you still alive bro?! ) and decided to buy the album "Scream, Aim, Fire", which had -next to the initial great songs- also a song that had some grunting/screaming in there. Even though I never favored this, I liked this song from the beginning since it was not annoying to me from the get-go. The song was: Waking the Demons

After being introduced to this genre in an easy way, I stumbled upon some other bands that have screaming/grunting in it, but also some melodic tunes and actual singing, like a song by Sarea called Another Me. It is a mixture of singing and grunting with melodic Metal combined.

Another example is my recent discovery of Five Finger Death Punch, with -for example- Dying Breed or No One Gets Left Behind, which has heavy grunting in the verse, but actual singing in the chorus.

This is becoming more and more comfortable to listen to, once you get over the threshold of the dark grunting in songs and the feeling it is 'too heavy' for your taste. I hope I opened the door for you a bit, as it has for me! Let me know what you think!


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Posted Jan 13, '15 at 2:44pm

stinkyjim

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I revived this thread, so it's not a spam post this time @UnleashedUponMankind...

@ellock I understand what you're saying about Death Metal being too harsh all too well! I actually started listening to heavier genres in the Metal tree as of late... I hated the scream/extreme grunt types of Metal, but I learned that mixtures of genres provide a good starting point if you want to explore and ease into other Metal genres!

Some examples of what I've been listening to lately may help you understand what I mean...

I started listening to Bullet for my Valentine (thanx to @Goumas13 - are you still alive bro?! ) and decided to buy the album "Scream, Aim, Fire", which had -next to the initial great songs- also a song that had some grunting/screaming in there. Even though I never favored this, I liked this song from the beginning since it was not annoying to me from the get-go. The song was: Waking the Demons

After being introduced to this genre in an easy way, I stumbled upon some other bands that have screaming/grunting in it, but also some melodic tunes and actual singing, like a song by Sarea called Another Me. It is a mixture of singing and grunting with melodic Metal combined.

Another example is my recent discovery of Five Finger Death Punch, with -for example- Dying Breed or No One Gets Left Behind, which has heavy grunting in the verse, but actual singing in the chorus.

This is becoming more and more comfortable to listen to, once you get over the threshold of the dark grunting in songs and the feeling it is 'too heavy' for your taste. I hope I opened the door for you a bit, as it has for me! Let me know what you think!

You've only just begun your descent into madness! You're still on Nu-Metal, but the heaviest genre is Technical Death Metal (Debatable if you're into heavy Punk genres. I am not). Only 250 more steps to go!

Jokes aside, I think the next step for you would be Lamb of God. Though I'm no expert on the softer sides of Heavy Metal.

What I did when I first started listening was dive into the heaviest bands I could find, though in hindsight I already enjoyed Death Metal as I was introduced to it at a young age. (What happened to modern radio? Why can I no longer find a Death Metal station, yet there were several when I was a child xD)

The hardest band to get into was Meshuggah. They have a very... bumpy groove. I would describe them as Technical Thrash Metal, or Djent if you feel like pissing off a lot of people who don't recognize Djent as an official genre.

 

Posted Jan 13, '15 at 3:17pm

MrDayCee

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I'm nowhere near listening to Death Metal in a comfortable and enjoying way yet @stinkyjim, don't worry! I just found myself listening to grunt and scream containing songs lately without it raising the hair on the back of my neck instantly! In the past, this was a clear-cut no-go for me... once I heard screaming or grunting, I tuned out. But lately I kind of like the combos in Metalcore or Melodic Hardcore, which are already way heavier than the Iron Maiden and Judas Priest I grew up with! KoЯn is another example of a band that uses screaming and grunting for small parts of their songs, like with "Right Now" that has a pretty psychotic violent part in the middle, which is the signature of the vocalist of the band of course.

 

Posted Jan 13, '15 at 4:27pm

stinkyjim

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I'm nowhere near listening to Death Metal in a comfortable and enjoying way yet @stinkyjim, don't worry! I just found myself listening to grunt and scream containing songs lately without it raising the hair on the back of my neck instantly! In the past, this was a clear-cut no-go for me... once I heard screaming or grunting, I tuned out. But lately I kind of like the combos in Metalcore or Melodic Hardcore, which are already way heavier than the Iron Maiden and Judas Priest I grew up with! KoЯn is another example of a band that uses screaming and grunting for small parts of their songs, like with "Right Now" that has a pretty psychotic violent part in the middle, which is the signature of the vocalist of the band of course.

A similar band called Machine Head has many of those qualities you described. They might be a bit heavier than Korn, but they're the same genre. Their songs are mostly melodic, with lots of heavy riffs (but not too heavy) and the occasional Death Metal (Borderline Death Metal, not too insane) sections in their songs. I listen to them occasionally, and I would recommend the song Locust (Very heavy part about 1/2 through, and at the end) I should also mention that they have a rough vocalist, I'd describe it as deep screaming I guess. That last part may make it difficult to listen to em'.


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