Metal and Rock are personally my favorite Genres, especially the band Rise Against, who not only has amazing vocals and musicians, but whose music carries messages again poverty, greed, suicide, bullying, etc. It upsets me when people only hear it as "garbage" or "satanic" because they're only hearing the lyrics... Not truly listening to them.
@Door2Light, I really like Rise Against but I didn't enjoy their cover of "Any Way You Want It" :/
@origamiguyljb, No disagreements there. It wasn't that bad, but meh.
@Door2Light, I enjoyed it at first but it was just excitement from things I like getting put together :/
@Door2Light, am i loud and clear or am i breaking up
@origamiguyljb, I personally really like their cover, but we all have our opinions- still an amazing band!
@Door2Light, lots of people complain about not being able to here anything but screaming for more hardcore bands, but just look up the lyrics. I have to do that for some singers too because they put so much power in the words you have to read them for it to make sense
@Door2Light, Heavy Metal invokes such a reaction because it's generally loud and the ruckus is scary to people. Pop earns the reaction it does because the bass and sounds match together and make friendly noises, which people gravitate towards because it typically is comforting. Heavy Metal is widely misunderstood, but its misunderstood because of the way it sounds, and therefore is not pleasant to most people. I prefer music with no lyrics, because it allows me to paint my own pictures rather than struggling to understand what the songwriter is attempting to convey.
@Door2Light, your post has brightened my day.
@Door2Light, upvote for RA. Also shine down has some good ones
@Door2Light, disturbed is good as well. Personaly i enjoy lestening to different music from metal to hip hop and what ever is out there dont like country music. As long as its good play it for me
@Door2Light, personally I'm fine with them they aren't really heavy. I just don't like heavy metal and screamo
@Door2Light, you can hear, but you don't always listen
@KaiserFrostyFox, I'm a big fan of soundtracks and film scores, a genre that I feel is more forgotten than metal. But I agree with your no lyrics idea
@Door2Light, mine is rage against the machine
@KaiserFrostyFox, Metal has an ever-growing sub genre of instrumental metal such as Animals As Leaders, Chon (tour with such bands, but very relaxed), Mestis, Scale The Summit, countless new artists, and many metal bands include instrumental versions of their albums because some prefer to have sole focus on the instrumentation.
@Door2Light, Rise Against is my favorite band and your description is on point
@My 15th choice, that's nice and all, and there are some guitar rifts that blow my mind. I'm just not into metal. The only heavy music I listen to is dubstep or 118 bpm
@KaiserFrostyFox, If you listened to most Animals As Leaders songs you'll find it's far from conventional shredding. Check out "Kascade" "Lippincott" "Crescent" "The Future That Awaited Me" "Para Mexer" from their latest release; AAL songs usually have strong electronic feels too them because of the way they are written (guitar tapping, extended range guitars, slapping/thumping). Chon is has a bubble gum feel to it and is far from metal technically, Mestis has a strong Spanish-classical guitar style. Give it a listen before profiling- that's the issue here. I love soundtrack and classical as well (just to throw it out there).
@My 15th choice, well, see I used to listen to metal at one point. I just grew bored of it. I grow bored of music often, so I'm often in search of new music to listen to. Thanks for the reference, I'll give it a try.
@Door2Light, Rise Against is spectacular and is my favorite band. I have every album they've ever put out. Great to find people who like RA!
@Door2Light, I love rise against :D
@Door2Light, I find your description very true and on point, anyone who has never heard of rise against search hero of war, savior, prayer of the refugee, satalite, and help is on the way, they are great :D
@KaiserFrostyFox, I agree. In fact as a musician I feel compelled to write lyrics for my music because most people dont think the same way.
@Door2Light, oh my god I love you so much right now. Rise against has been my favorite band for longer than I can remember now. It makes me beyond happy to find someone else who listens to them. Sorry for geeking on you... Lol
@Momoparke , I LOVE YOU TOO RANDOM CITIZEN!
@Door2Light, I used to listen to them daily, old favorite band. They introduced me into so many new bands!
@Door2Light, the guy from rise against has a pretty cool voice and unique for a punk band.
@Door2Light, personally, I prefer Rap/hip hop, and classic rock.
@Door2Light, Isn't Rise Against more like "mainstream" punk? And when I say mainstream, I mean "most known", not true mainstream.
@Door2Light, We're new best friends now. No questions. No arguments. We. Just. Are.
@Cunnilingus Carraway, pretty much pop punk
@Door2Light, couldn't have said it better myself
Music Major here: all music is generally complicated when you really dig into it. Most people only care about the "feel" of a piece, and if they can't feel it they won't give it any more of their attention. Pop songs all use a similar formula that is familiar to most. Go listen to "Pachelbel rant" on YouTube and see what I mean. Many popular songs actually use the falling 3rds progression from Pachelbel's Cannon in D. Familiar draws people in....difference pushes people away.
@P1ankton, I feel obligated to reply.
@P1ankton, horse dancing helps too.
Die for Dethklok!
@Thundercus, looks sort of like Nathan in top left.
I like gorillaz, queen, the beatles and some really cool remix-ers on ocremix
People need to be more open about music. Music has a lot of variety and that's the good thing. For example, Jazz is pure feeling and genius improv but people only hear elevator music (which pisses me off to the extreme tbh) only because they don't understand it and they're too ignorant to even try to listen. I'm sure the same goes for heavy metal. I don't listen to it often because I prefer jazz and classical. But it's still great music. Nobody should hate other music just they don't like it in the first 20 seconds. I'm sure if anyone listened to anything hard enough they would hear things they would've never thought of and they would love it. Even in Gangnam style. I don't like this picture personally... :/ sorry for the rant ahhh who cares nobody is going to read this D:
My top three favorite bands are... #3 Panic! At the Disco, # 2 Mayday Parade, and #1 Fall Out Boy.
@Derek Zoolander, I love finding ppl with similar band interests, when I listen to the phoenix, the rest of the songs I listen to that day just don't sound as good
@doritolicious, There is not one song I don't like by Fall Out Boy. One of my favorites is a hidden track on Folie A Deux called Pavlove.
I hate how with rap, the worse songs seem to get more popular.
@KuriGoat, oh my gosh thank you. Like what the hell is "Fvck Dat B!tch"?
Any one listen to Memphis May Fire
@UsernamesSuck, FVCKING YESSSSSSSSS I HAVE THEIR AUTOGRAPHS HANGING IN MY ROOM
@Tony Perry, wow you're so lucky I only discovered them a couple a weeks ago and they started in Dallas where I live :D
@UsernamesSuck, oh my god have you heard Matty's voice when he speaks?! His singing/growling/screaming voice is sooooooooooo much deeper than when he speaks xD
@Tony Perry, no I haven't what's your fav song by them
@UsernamesSuck, Action/Adventure, Ghost in the Mirror, or The Victim. I can't pick ;3;
Music doesn't die out if it's "ignored" it lives through the soul mannnnn
it's not about it not being a music, it's just that mainstream culture thinks that synths sound better than metal,just like normal jazz sounded better than bebop back in the day.
Speaking of metal who has listened to Our Endless War here? It's the new whitechapel album and I personally think fall of the hypocrites and psychopothy are the best songs. Opinions?
@Settler of Katan, FVCKING WHITECHAPEL YESSSSSSSSSSSS the new album is great. Fall of the Hypocrites is my favorite off the album
@Tony Perry, fall of the hypocrites gives me goose bumps every time I hear it
Someone once to my avenged sevenfold's lyrics were empty and meaningless and that Rihanna truly sang from the heart. I had to walk away.
@Succubus of Ravenclaw, a7x is one of the greatest metal bands of there era. Rihanna's a pretty good singer too tho
Get interested in metal, these bands are great gateways to the right kinds of metal: TesseracT, Cynic, Devin Townsend, Periphery, Animals As Leaders, Last Chance to Reason, Protest the Hero, OMNOM, Zelliack (members participate in metal-ish bands), Thomas Giles (vocals for Between the Buried and Me) etc. They are mostly cleans with tricky instrumentation, but I think they are entertaining. P.S. 300bpm is extremely fast, I don't see much tempos going past 260, and continuos speed is NOT good- I like them, but Job For A Cowboy gets tiring quick.
You can't kill the metal \m/
Any rap fans?
@EarlSweat, Tyler and Mac are probably my favorites. Popular or not they put out slammers
@EarlSweat, I am a girl. I know sorry I have to say this because I know so many people who don't think that girls can like rap. But I love Tyler the Creator. Earl Sweatshirt. GDP. And Aesop Rock
@EarlSweat, you can tell by my name
@EarlSweat, yeah! ^S^
13 May 2014 #13May2014
I'm not really a huge fan of shouty rock, but I do like Wake Me Up by Crown the Empire. I would recommend it to all of you
@skillingspree, I love crown the empire :D
@skillingspree, The mixture of female and male vocals in voices is pure bliss.
@UsernamesSuck, i had never heard of them before that song, but now I kind of want to listen to some more. Can you recommend any?
@skillingspree, Makeshift Chemistry by them is my fav
@skillingspree, they only have about 18 songs and a punk goes pop remix. Would take just above an hour to listen to all of them. Also they have a remastered album on iTunes that is pretty cheap if you like the band and want to support them
RANDOM LYRIC GUESSING TIME! Guess the song and band. Here we go.. I had a dream last night we, drove out to see Las Vegas. We lost ourselves in the bright lights, I wish you could have seen us.
Metalhead and proud!
Death to all but metal!!!!!
@origamiguyljb, they did a good cover of "Making Christmas" though.
I'm somebody who likes heavy metal and kpop sooo.....
I'm just happy music has such a big impact on society, even if I don't like some of it :)
Metal is a bit dry and colorless for my tastes....really good music in my opinion is Mutemath
It's hard to make a pop song too you know lol
@sonnyrey4L, a good pop song I find there's a difference
@sonnyrey4L, May I direct you to repeat stuff by Bo Burnham
@sonnyrey4L, then go to gods perspective by Bo burnham
@Killing instincts , I listened to both Bo songs and it's not like that's easy? Most people couldn't do it. Think something like Katy Perry's song Dark Horse. I'm talking writing it, recording it, mixing and mastering it. It's not as easy as people might think.
@sonnyrey4L, well ya, that's why they get paid a lot of money, because most people can't. Also it's not just pop artists that have to do that, every genre has it's equal share of input into their songs which takes an incredible amount of time and effort.
@Kolarbear, that's true
@sonnyrey4L, From experience mixing and mastering is a huge pain, but it can be learned to a science. However, most pop songs I hear on the radio rely largely on synths and what not. If you were to record for anything "band" like rock and so on you need to nail performances on all grounds too. Especially with metal where there can be a really hard riff that you need to nail TWICE for dual guitars-you cannot just copy and paste one run. Then performing drums is another obstacle (although drum programs are becoming more acceptable). Most bands will also have keys/synths in the music at some point. With the most mainstream pop a person can just direct feed the synths and electronic patches right into the recording through a MIDI most likely which means that if they mess up they can edit the mistakes out in post. The drums are most likely programmed. Lots of modern bands may program drums to make it tighter, or they could go acoustic which means they need to mic up the set.
@My 15th choice, Guitars can't really be programmed, and getting a desired guitar tone can be a pain where the lows, mids, highs don't sludge but still sustain. A good mix has to be even, it can't be bass heavy like a pop song could possibly be. The the guitars, bass, keys, and drums shouldn't battle each other for attention while in a pop song the vocals can be elevated to be the direct interest. The snare and kick on a drum can't cut through the rest of the instruments too much. Then when all is said and done the credited artist has to perform whatever challenges they wrote on tour while a singer/pop star just has to sing (but they may have a tricky dance show to put on).
Metal and rock totally suck, dumbest satanic music that makes no sense whatsoever...
Exactly what I think when someone thinks that rapping requires more talent than writing your own music and lyrics. Not just rhyming words to insult other people then asking someone to put together some beats that sound decent to match the lyrics
Theres a reason its been ignored.
UH OH BUT HURT ALERT!
@Ann O Nymous, *BUTT
Honestly, I hate metal music. I listen to many types of music, and I love grungy guitars(Tame Impala anyone?) but I can't get used to metal, screamo, dubstep etc. I was listening to pop music on the radio and I noticed most of it sounded similar, the chorus had similar chords and beats. Am I the only one really interested in findin out why most people like one song and not the other? And what's the "formula" for a pop song.
Eh, I prefer more classic rock, but I don't mind a heavy metal. I could take it or leave it.
I like both
My favorite band is the Felice Brothers. Anyone hear of them?
So its saying to become hipster
Of course, here I am, listening to songs from the 40/50s. Fallout is awesome
... My sister must've made this picture
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I've been brought up with country and hawaiian music for a part of my childhood. Then I found metal. I've stuck with it for about 6 years and don't plan on parting with it. But, I was raised to know that there are only two types of music. Good and bad. So I appreciate all sorts of music. Metal just happens to be my favorite. And my top bands are lamb of god, devildriver, slipknot, and dethklok. \m/
I don't understand aversion to metal. I adore the guttural screams and the sound of the bass drum.. And don't even get me started on the guitar. I could rock out for days! But I guess it's just too hardcore for some people. \m/
I like metal if you can understand what they are saying
I love downplay, epic score, mark Petrie, position music, audiomachine, really slow motion, Noisia, sound remedy, exnow, reply if u check any of these out!
Today, I went to a local restaurant with a Hibachi grill. The chef rolled some eggs across the grill and said "there's some egg rolls". Then he got a giant pat of butter, threw it in the rice and said "did you see that butter fly?" Aren't food puns awesome!
You really can't dance/jump around to heavy metal. It's very heavy and has a very ominous vibe to it. I'd listen to it before I would go into battle or a fight of some sort. Pop and especially Gungnam Style, no one has a clue in the USA, what it means but it's up lifting, fast, and fun. Those are the secret ingredients if I was at a rave or club this is what I'd expect. It wouldn't be something I would listen as casual music but if I was going to rage, this would be "okay"
I think pop/mainstream music that really isn't that good is good just for parties and stuff cause they have up tempo beats and they're just made to dance to and stuff but personally my favorite genre is underground rap
Anyone a Sabaton fan?
Do you really want heavy metal to BE mainstream?
The point is, everyone has their own opinion on music. Despite this, no music will ever stop being made.
Personally I don't like metal and prefer rap but that is only my opinion
I hate to be the annoying feminist here but...
Depends on your tastes but she defiantly shouldn't be bashing heave metal Rock on
I like all music but mostly jazz and classical ESPECIALLY jazz
I can't stand either or.... Lecrae fans?
Back to the grind
Who here likes smooth jazz
@Debearus, The supergroup T.R.A.M. Is a jazz group with members that are well acknowledged in the metal scene. Metal has increasing connections (roots) to jazz the more intricate the variant of metal is.
Metal music composition isn't overly complex most of the time, it's just fast. Not to say there aren't musicians in the genre that can't compose more complex songs (Yngwie Malmsteen is a personal favorite of mine for his compositional abilities) but most of it is sweep picking through pentatonic scales and power chords in drop tuning.
@DamienWeibs, not my kind of metal :) is never let it get boring or simple, or expected.
Everyone has an opinion of what music they like, but it's a fact that a lot of pop music is just made for the money. Make a catchy song, sell a million records and then the music dies off.
I refuse to listen to Psi. Not because his songs suck, but that one song he sang in the past is offensive.
@MANTHEHARPOON, want to explain?
@random black dude , He sang a song that was racist. An exert from said song: "All the—Yankees torturing Iraqis
All those—Yankees who ordered the torturing
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them very slowly and painfully". That's not someone who I want to listen to.
@MANTHEHARPOON, psi said that gangnam style psi (note that and gentle man are the only songs I've ever heard from him)
@random black dude , I don't quite understand.
@random black dude , It wasn't in Gangman Style or Gentle man. It was an older song, before he became popular in the United States