Forums

ForumsPopular Media

Heavy Metal

Posted Dec 8, '13 at 8:47am

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,239 posts

Knight

I sure like them. What about Alestorm or Finntroll? Amon Amarth is often considered more Melodeath than Folk, I'm not sure why...


I adore Finntroll! They're very ironic and humorous in their song subjects, but I'll never understand them. Amon Amarth does sound more like melodeath/death than Folk to me though. They don't seem to have any folk music/instruments in their songs, at least from what I recall.
 

Posted Dec 8, '13 at 9:11am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,258 posts

Knight

It's true that they don't have any folk instrument.. didn't think of that. It's just that they sound more folkish than other melodeath bands. And they are very viking themed; but I guess since I'm not accepting christian metal as a genre, I have no reason to think that Amon Amarth is folk just because they like to sing about vikings...

 

Posted Dec 14, '13 at 11:26pm

themastaplaya

themastaplaya

1,020 posts

I'm not a big fan of heavy metal, but I do like some Metallica songs.
Wherever I May Roam (Live) is one of my favorites.
Also, does Avenged Sevenfold count as heavy metal?

 

Posted Dec 15, '13 at 2:56pm

stinkyjim

stinkyjim

467 posts

[quote ]Definitely not a fan. I had a phase where I was into some really bad metalcore (Asking Alexandria comes to mind) and this was one of the bands I tried listening to. Unfortunately acts like these have been praised lately where I live. [/quote]

Haha! Yes! I tried not to bash too many bands in this thread, but Asking Alexandria is one of my least favorite bands. This band seems to be the go-to band for the people who don't know what real heavy metal is =P

 

Posted Dec 15, '13 at 3:01pm

stinkyjim

stinkyjim

467 posts

Sorry quote fail:

Definitely not a fan. I had a phase where I was into some really bad metalcore (Asking Alexandria comes to mind) and this was one of the bands I tried listening to. Unfortunately acts like these have been praised lately where I live


I'm also glad to see that many people dislike Metalcore in general. It truly is the scourge of heavy metal.
 

Posted Dec 15, '13 at 6:06pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,700 posts

Also, does Avenged Sevenfold count as heavy metal?


Depends on who you talk to. I see them more as a heavy rock group, with their earlier stuff being from the -core genre.
 

Posted Dec 18, '13 at 5:28pm

IceClaw247

IceClaw247

869 posts

ah one of my favourite topics. I listen to mostly Deathcore and Deathmetal, also some general heavy metal; no "metalcore" **** for me.

 

Posted Dec 18, '13 at 8:45pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

9,700 posts

Bought Behold... The Arctopus's Skullgrid album today (can't believe I found one! =O) and listening to it now \\\\m/

 

Posted Dec 20, '13 at 7:37am

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,258 posts

Knight

Was at a concert yesterday evening. Main act was Subway To Sally, which I didn't see because it was too late. But that's OK since I went there mostly for the supporting acts: Lordi and Korpiklaani (and some strange band named Lord Of The Lost which turned out to be some kind of emo rock band...).

Anyway, Korpiklaani was awesome simply due to their music; I even tried out the Moshpit for the first time. Lordi of course had the costumes, but I found out they have a really good stage presence, it's not just a music concert, it's a show. And it's good.

 

Posted Dec 20, '13 at 10:21am

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,239 posts

Knight

I even tried out the Moshpit for the first time.


Blimey, you've been missing some fun aye.
 
Reply to Heavy Metal

You must be logged in to post a reply!