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Controversial opinions on metal

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by The Ozzman, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Guns n Roses .... glam or not? I mean they clearly had the glammy look and all early on, and they did come form the sunset strip .... but i don't hear it much in their music. heavy/hard dad rock
     
  2. HamburgerBoy

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    I can pretty much agree with that.
     
  3. CiG

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    I don't think they're glam. I would describe them as Hollywood Rose + L.A. Guns + Aerosmith & The Rolling Stones = G'N'R.

    Something like that anyway.
     
  4. crimsonfloyd

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    Guns N' Roses is music for people who are one step away from having good taste.
     
  5. CiG

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    That's actually a pretty good summation.
     
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  6. HamburgerBoy

    HamburgerBoy Active Member

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    That's dumb and makes little sense.
     
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  7. The Batlord

    The Batlord Motorized Super Satan

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    "GNR sux donkey balls" makes sense to me.
     
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  8. CiG

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    Makes a lot of sense, quite literally everybody I know irl that likes Guns N' Roses more than casually, is right on that line of being into metal, but never quite makes the transition.
     
  9. The Batlord

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    I just think that anyone who can take Axl Rose's singing for extended periods must have something wrong with their eardrums.
     
  10. crimsonfloyd

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    It's hard to see a step from miles away.
     
  11. CiG

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    Well they certainly do afterwards. :rofl:
     
  12. HamburgerBoy

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    Pretty sure crimsonfloyd wasn't equating "good taste" with getting into metal. Besides, that implies that there are tens of millions of people "right on that line of being into metal", which is silly.

    What he really meant was "Guns n Roses is a band with some longevity in the arena of critical reception despite being of a mostly forgone era, and if one continues getting their musical opinions from Christgau they might eventually become enlightened Pink Floyd fans like myself".
     
  13. CiG

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    Not really. How is it silly? It's entirely plausible given metal's flirtation with accessible sounds and inaccessible sounds.
     
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    A line by definition has an infinitesimal width. If it was really just a line between GnR and being a full-fledged fan of metal (even if just trad or lighter thrash), then GnR fans would have much more overlap with other metal bands. In reality, people like GnR because they're a very mainstream act with some very catchy and classic singles, but the overwhelming majority couldn't give a shit about the band on a whole, let alone metal on a whole.
     
  15. The Ozzman

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    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Guns n Roses are horrible.
     
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    I never liked them. Overrated piece of shit.
     
  18. The Ozzman

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    Except they put out one of the best hard rock albums of all time in Appetite for Destruction.
     
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    That album has its moments, but overall....shitty, over rated band IMO.
     
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    Maybe if you limited it to the specific year it came out. Even then...

    I do like the song "Patience" though, for some reason.
     

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