What Does Death Metal Mean To You?

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  1. Durden

    Durden Well-Known Member

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    I had there vinyl growing up, used to love getting stoned and playing there records backwards lol, same as obituary, Celtic frost, carcass, viovod, morbid angel etc
     
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    Plug your Klingon Battle Cruiser shaped detuned guitar in to your stack, turn everything up to full, chuck your guitar down a flight of stairs....congrats, you just played a DM solo.
    :shred2:
     
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    This is what I presume is death metal! Cheers Mitch
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, I liked the Nocturnus (heard a surprisingly nice tone in there on some of those single note runs) & Dismember (the HM1 sounds better than i remember - don't want one, but still ….) songs, but the other ones didn't do much for me. The pirate song was kind of fun, but, um, is this really a thing? Pirate metal? At least I can understand the vocals. The Amon Amarth song did not feel real to me … it gave me the impression of a studio executive putting together what he thought was a band that would sell to a particular segment. Just lacked any authenticity to me. The last song was the most polished … nothing wrong w/that, but it lacked the rawness that I'm enjoying from some of the other stuff I'm hearing in this thread.

    Btw., I'm enjoying the hell out of this thread, and I'm learning a lot … I'm even finding myself taking an interest in some stuff that I never thought I would. Though, I'll say that my biggest complaint over this kind of metal still remains … it's damn near impossible to understand the lyrics. I was watching some Cannibal Corpse videos last night that included lyrics, and seriously, they were absolutely chilling … gave the songs an entirely new feeling (scary). I wish these albums included a song lyric sheet. I think my original assessment of this kind of music being akin to a horror movie is deadly accurate … but understanding the lyrics takes it to an entirely new level!
     
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    The vocalist for Cannibal Corpse, is a just neck with arms and legs...

    What makes metal great, in general, it just never stops evolving..
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Which CC singer do you like the best? I can understand the first one slightly better from what I was listening too last night. He also seemed to have a more interesting range (but my listening is too limited to really make that call). The other guy? Yup, he looks like a mad butcher or a grocery store bagger who's on the verge of losing it.
     
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    Oops, just realized why I made a food connection … he looks like a guy I saw working at Little Caesars.
     
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    I guess I'm more a trash metal guy but do listen to a bit of death and black metal. I have had a bit of trouble with death and black because of the cookie monster vocals. So I have learned to cancel out the vocals and hear the instruments only.
     
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    So, in the spirit of being fair - I'm not trying to break any rules here - but again, in being fair, I think white metal probably needs to be mentioned also. Stryper is one example of white metal. Bride was another. There are/is more agressive ones as well. Six Feet Deep, Demonhunter, Living Sacrifice, and so on, all white metal. (Demonhunter and Living Sacrifice are actually pretty br00tal, too)

    And along the same lines, we have unblack metal. Bands that are pretty much black metal, but instead of shrieking about Satan, they shriek about God, and yet sonically, they are difficult to distinguish from true black metal. Probably something to do with incomprehensible vocals/lyrical execution (I refuse to use the word sing) and the striking similarities the two genres share musically.
     
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    Six Feet Deep kicked ass.
     
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    Channel 40 Liquid Metal on XM is a great place to hear all kinds of badass metals.

    They do it all, sometimes they have black metal broadcasts, unblack metal, death metal, sludge, and generally a pretty decent mix of all the different types all the time, but it's more of the extreme types. Probably won't hear much actual singing to say the least.
     
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    Not to be confused with Six Feet Under...different group

    But yeah I listened to them quite a bit in my teen years.
     
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    Cookie monster vocals = death metal
    High pitched shrieking, squeals, screamy vocals = black metal

    Not always true, but this is one of the general differences you'll begin to notice between the two if you really want to listen/can handle listening long enough to be able to tell.

    I'm convinced that a lot of it quite intentionally is made to cause the listener discomfort.

    This isn't music made to put the kids to sleep to.
     
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    Not confused, years ago i worked with a really religious dude and christian metal was all he listened to so i got a pretty good exposure to a lot of it.
     
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    Right, didn't mean to imply that you were confused, but anyone else reading along may be if they weren't familiar.
     
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    I was a big fan of Baron Cross, and Stryper, switchfoot, as I lay dying,:band:
     
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    Recently I listened to some of my old Cd's.. Suffocation ..pierced from within. CRADLE of Filth, Dissection.. It's Nice.. but only because I listened to Thoose records for a few year. .. when I was 16.
    If you ask me now??? Pfff no I really don't like it!
     
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    Someone carved a black metal band's name/logo into this chair.....I still don't know which band it is...


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    That’s a lot of carving, and I cannot make it out either! Cheers
     
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