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So, are you a "Poser" if you don't like classic metal?

Discussion in 'Chat' started by Skäldar, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. Skäldar

    Skäldar New Metal Member

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    So, me and a few friends were having a good time in a skype call, and this one thrash guy we met a week ago, really typical thrash guy, from the south of America, has a bit of an obnoxious accent and such, brings up Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden, etc, I just calmly said "Classic metal's not really my thing, I could never really get into it.", my friends agreed with me to an extent, however, this guy just loses his shit and just blasts into this long nonsensical sentence (In a nutshell, it's not an exact replica, might have some details off.)

    "You are a poser if you don't like classic metal! You fucking shitheads! Classic metal are the god damn building blocks of fucking metal! Without them you wouldn't have your dumbass viking shit! You Europeans don't understand what us Americans created!"

    Then he just launches into this insanely stupid rant about how American metal is better than European metal, and then proceeds to treat Europe like it's just a little country rather than a continent, I, personally, kind of disagree with the whole poser thing unless there's certain circumstances.

    So, what do you think? Words of truth, or is he just being a living breathing stereotype?
     
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    do you mean the guy was from the south of the USA? or from south america?
    but that's actually not the point anyway.
    to my knowledge iron maiden and black sabbath are european (british) bands, and yes melodic death metal especially ows typical features to bands like iron maiden. (that was a hard one to admit mysef, because like you, I never got into the classic bands either, mainly because of the voices ^^ ).
    did he seriously say maiden and sabbath were from the US? ^^
     
  3. MetalAges

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    Words of truth, duh!!

    Haha - it really depends on when you got into metal, what bands led you there, etc. I grew up in the 80s so for me, that's "my thing" but I've kept up with the new stuff as well.

    You certainly are not a poser if you don't listen to that stuff. You're just not... true metal. :tickled:

    I kid, I kid.. :)
     
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    Metaphysical Drama Time Traveler

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    No, I don't think people don't like classic metal are poser.
    This guy is totally brainwashed, believe me. I'm just trying to understand how he likes classic metal and doesn't like european metal o_O

    Don't tell me he isn't a teenager, okay? :D
     
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    I grew up in the 80's too. Feel the same way. LOL.

    Actually since it's not your thing, you're not a poser, just not raised in the classics. You should go back and listen to some of the greats and see where your current favorite bands get their sound from. It will be an amazing journey, no doubt.
     
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  6. Skäldar

    Skäldar New Metal Member

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    He's 15, so, no worries! He'll likely be out of it soon
     
  7. Sataniclouie

    Sataniclouie Obey the Dark Lord

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    Listen to whatever the fuck you want, personally I will listen to SIX FEET UNDER'S "sweet leaf" over Black Sabbath's any day...
     
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    To me I find the term "poser" hard to define. I personally believe if you like it, you like it.
     
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    Call me a poser but I can't stand stand AC/DC. They are one of the most over rated bands of all time. Their music is mediocre at best and their vocalist sounds like Cobra Commander from GI Joe
     
  10. CiG

    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    That's hardly an insult, Cobra Commander rules.

    Which vocalist though? They've had 2 main singers.
     
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    Yeah I know what that guy meant to say. I'm a guy who started to get into metal with new stuff such as nu metal, metalcore and deathcore. I remember I couldn't stand classic bands because of its old sound and clean vocals (which I thought that was soft or something like that) but eventually I gave it a try and for the sake of my ears I ended up enjoying it to the most. I find it amusing because now I experience the otherwise since modern bands no longer pleases me as they used to before and I've just realized how generic and kinda boring most of these bands sound, but hey that's just my opinion.

    I don't think you're a poser or not true metal for not liking classic bands but let's just say you're not giving yourself the chance to enjoy other type of metal music which is pure gold.
     
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    I don't think not listening to the classics makes you a "poser", but I definitely think it will give you a fundamental misunderstanding of what metal is all about.
     
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    It makes you a fucking poser.
     
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    The Butt Unholy gas, flares from my ass

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    Np: Gehennah - Beat that Poser Down
     
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    Anna_Honesty New Metal Member

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    Listen what you want, don't matter what they say. That's the opposite of poser ;)
     
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    ILoveCheesecake New Metal Member

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    Um no...some people just aren't into it, you can't dismiss someone as a poser for not having a specific taste.
     
  17. CiG

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    Pretty sure you can.
     
  18. ILoveCheesecake

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    Doesn't make it a good idea.
     
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    ILoveCheesecake New Metal Member

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    "You Europeans don't understand what us Americans created"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    HAAAAAAA

    Oh my god...that's cute :rofl:
     
  20. CiG

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    What do you mean?
     

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