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Posted Jan 5, '12 at 1:33am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,884 posts

Knight

Slipknot is highly overated by emo kids who think that Slipknot is genuine metal. I'll say Slipknot though, cause I'm more familiar with them.

 

Posted Jan 5, '12 at 3:59pm

thepyro222

thepyro222

1,986 posts

This one shouuld be epic. Two titans of heavy metal.

@Nichodemus Slipknot is definitely metal. They are of the nu metal genre. Listen to the album Iowa :)

These two bands are really close in comparison in my mind.

I'm going to have to go with slipknot on this one. And there is only one reason that they stand out in my mind. It's because heavy metal isn't about record sales, or getting music played on the radio. It's about a brotherhood. If you are a metal fan, you are automatically entered into this brotherhood of fellow metal fans. I know that I can go to a concert completely alone and know that I'll have at least a couple new buddies by the end of the night. It's about going to a live performance, and being in the brotherhood. And the leaders are the band playing. And few deliver a concert as well as slipknot. High energy, they have the masks, and are very personal with the crowd. When Slipknot is on stage,it's family, not business. That is why I vote for slipknot

 

Posted Jan 5, '12 at 8:52pm

delossantosj

delossantosj

5,311 posts

both of them can be really god awful at times. but the way of the fist is a brilliant album so therefore FFDP gets my vote

 

Posted Jan 5, '12 at 9:56pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,884 posts

Knight

I have to disagree. I do not consider nu metal metal at all. Full explanation later my phone glitches.

 

Posted Jan 5, '12 at 11:40pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,884 posts

Knight

Found this off the net and it sums up my view.

Slipknot is considered Nu-Metal. While the validity of Nu-Metal as a Metal genre is up for debate (to a certain point), I personally don't think Nu-Metal is a valid Metal genre. Now, don't think of me as a fickle music lover (as I do enjoy certain Nu-Metal bands), I have simply adopted the views of many Metal listeners around me.

First of all, it needs to be understood that heaviness alone does not make a band Metal. People who believe this often claim that Nu-Metal is Metal because it is "heavy". However, what causes Nu-Metal to be heavy is its guitars, which are low-pitched and often distorted. It doesn't focus too much on melody. Also, Nu-Metal bands tend to have vocalists that 'scream'. This causes people to believe that it makes a band Metal. However, the use of harsh vocals alone also isn't enough to validate a band's acceptance into the Metal genre. Also, the vocals used in Nu-Metal is often 'shouting', rather than growling. Shouting, of course, is commonly used in Hardcore Punk, rather than Metal.

In my opinion, Nu-Metal takes far more influences from genres outside of Metal than actual Metal. Nu-Metal takes influences from alternative Rock, hip-hop, Funk and even Grunge. As far as its Metal influences are concerned, it's questionable. They draw influences from Groove Metal, or 'half-thrash', and Alternative Metal (also quite questionable as a valid Metal genre.)

As far as Slipknot is concerned, I see little difference between them and the stereotypical Nu-Metal band. Thus, I don't believe Slipknot is Metal.

More here.

 

Posted Jan 6, '12 at 10:36am

ilberic

ilberic

871 posts

I haven't ever heard anything by Slipknot that I can even listen to.  Stone Sour however would have been a tougher vote.  In this case I'll easily take Five Finger Death Punch if for nothing else than their amazing rendition of Bad Company..

So my vote is Five Finger Death Punch

 

Posted Jan 7, '12 at 10:33am

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

8,151 posts

Moderator

Both bands are a little out of my liking range here, simply because I'm not a big fan of the heavy over-grunting of lyrics, but since Slipknot has only one song I like (Wait and Bleed) and I've voted for them enough in the past, I'll go for the new kid on my personal block! So Five Finger Death Punch gets my vote!! =D

 

Posted Jan 14, '12 at 10:56am

Schmiddy1234

Schmiddy1234

887 posts

Five Finger Death Punch isn't as popular as SLIPKNOT! Also i know a lot of songs by Slipknot and they are really awesome! Not as much of death punch so... *drumroll XD*

My vote goes to SLIPKNOT!

 

Posted Jan 15, '12 at 1:32pm

MrDayCee

MrDayCee

8,151 posts

Moderator

I know Waluigi is really busy at the moment, so I'll pick up my shadow mod-job for a moment and make a score roundup for this battle! =)
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Current 'BotB' battle :

4 - Slipknot
3 - Five Finger Death Punch

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It's a close call!! =D

So far both bands are competing with all they got for the win in this battle!

State your votes and decide who's to win this one people! VOTE!!! =D

 

Posted Jan 15, '12 at 2:15pm

Hypermnestra

Hypermnestra

1,283 posts

My vote goes to Five Finger Death Punch for the following reasons:
1) They have more songs that I like. Slipknot has about 3 songs that I find good, but the rest are too heavy. I like basically every 5FDP song.
2) 5FDP seems to have a broader musical range. Whilst Slipknot is essentially a nu-metal one trick pony(Snuff was their only attempt at going softer, and they didn't do too well), 5FDP has some great metal songs and some great songs that go a little bit lighter on the screaming, like Far From Home, for example.
3) It seems like Slipknot uses a lot of band members and techno song modifications, and while most of the Slipknot members are pretty talented, it seems to me that 5FDP has it right in this case...sometimes a little bit goes a long way.

So yeah, my vote is for Five Finger Death Punch for sure. If it had been Stone Sour vs Five Finger Death Punch, that would have been a much tougher choice.

 
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