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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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    those are not subgenre tags. Those are just descriptions people used. Are Venom and Motorhead speed metal bands when that term was used to describe their sound by numerous people back in the days?

    you said it was used in late 90's. no one used metalcore in the 90's. Some dude referred to their sound as metalcore in the 2000's, that doesnt equate to them "inventing" the subgenre(like you said), all that means is that they invented the term.

    Tera did, im responding to both of you

    again, that was not directly in response to you, just saying you guys can use it to describe those bands y'all mentioned. And i find the whole "Proto" anything stuff to be nonsense. People need to stop using it as if they're some kind of subgnere of their own because we can literally start applying to dozens of bands from different sounds when it comes to whatever genre it is people are trying to apply said "proto-whatever" label to. its pretty ridiculous if you ask me.
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    going to have to clear one thing up, i personally do consider Venom and Motorhead to be speed metal bands ... just pointing out that they're technically not considered to be speed metal as far as the definition of the subgenre goes. So i guess i can see why Tera would refer to bands like Shai Huluid, Converge etc as metalcore. My bad for pressuring you so hard twinkster.
     
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    Terasophe Terra Vitae/Terra Mori

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    Its okay big man, no hard feelings :p :kickass:
     
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  4. CiG

    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    A lot of subgenres form from descriptors. Hard rock for example. First usage of heavy metal was "heavy metal rock" as we all know. Not really sure how to respond to that, sure doom metal is a descriptor but it's also a subgenre.

    I said he and his friends used it in the late 90's, and then it became a popularized term in the 00's because of music journalists and yes because Shai Hulud used the term on their 2003 CD. I didn't mean it was used in the late 90's in the sense that thousands of people in scenes around the world were using it.

    I also said he "practically invented" the subgenre and by that I meant that he was the first to identify specific elements that associate all these different bands and give it a name. Obviously all he did was shorten "metallic hardcore" to metalcore but the former is now an antiquated term and the latter prevails. I didn't mean that his band created the sound.

    Don't lump me in with someone trying to call The Cro-Mags "proto-metalcore" is all I'm saying lmfao.

    It's really just a way to draw a link between a band that has similarities to a subgenre that developed after them. It can be a bit tenuous or even pretentious at times but it has its practical uses.
     
  5. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    i disagree with this. "Heavy" was used to describe a lot of other bands that later on when the genre was "officially" formed/recognized were not considered heavy metal. And Doom was used for bands that were influenced by an already solidified sound. Black Sabbath were a heavy metal band, the bands that were later largely inspired by them(or certain songs from them) were referred to as doom which is how that name got tacked on to Sabbath as well. Literally the same thing were talking about here as far as metalcore goes.

    Ive never hear of anyone referring to heavy hardcore as metalcore in the 90's, including that band.

    he created a term, one that would later be used to describe the actual subgnere of metalcore. That in no way equates to him inventing a subgenre dude.

    try rereading what i say, i didnt "lump you in" with anybody. Im saying that proto-metalcore can be used to describe the bands that tera AND YOU are incorrectly referring to as metalcore just beacsue "hey they were hardcore and they played metal". So yeah, that response was to both of you.


    i dont think it does at all. its another term that seems to be tossed around by a lot of dudes who probably didnt even listen to metal growing up. You can literally tie strings to numerous bands form numerous genres if you want to go that route. Are Slayer proto death metal? Its meaningless. They even get applied to numerous bands that clearly were a part of said genre(and in some cases pioneers like Deep Purple) but these new school hipsters think they can use the "proto" nonsense to redefine genres/subgenres. Thats just not how it works

    Not to sound like im sitting on a high-horse or anything, but this feels like im having an argument with dudes who started listening to metal in the 2000's via metalcore or something
     
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    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    I actually tend to disagree with Black Sabbath being called a doom metal band so I can sympathize here, but setting Sabbath aside, it happened with bands like Pentagram and Pagan Altar and very few would dispute that they're doom bands.

    I'm just going by what Fox has himself said in interviews.

    He didn't create that term to describe mallcore though, that's my overall point. He created it to describe bands like Shai Hulud. Other faggots took it later and used it to describe something else.

    Anything can be, the point is I'm not.

    The popularity of using "proto" mostly comes from proto-punk and that's where I tend to see its legitimacy as a tool, I've never been too invested in the idea of "proto-death" or "proto-thrash" etc etc because as you say it's basically meaningless. Proto-punk is useful for following the through-line from garage rock in the late 50's to the 60's into '77 punk rock.

    Proto-metal might have some uses too, but most bands that get that label tend to have very specific subgenres anyway, like heavy psych for example. And like I said, it can definitely be tenuous and pretentious at times, it opens the door for a lot of wacky purely subjective shit.

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    not sure what or who you're responding to since i said doom was based on bands that played a style of music that already had a solidified sound. And tbh i have no problem with Black Sabbath being labeled DOOM metal because that is where the sound came form. None of the bands YOU AND TERA(yea im lumping you two together) mentioned are where the metalcore subgenre or the sound came from. How do you not see the difference here?

    are any of those interviews form the 90's?? No, right? got it.


    doesnt matter one bit, because what you're referring to as mallcore IS the genre of metalcore.



    Youre not what? Again, i was responding to you and tera, since you guys both clearly do not know what the subgenre of metalcore is. You can for some reason keep getting offended by this but that's not my problem

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    Look instead of continuing to argue about this shit im just going to make this clear ....

    influential bands =/= proto this or proto that bands

    creating a term =/= creating a genre/subgenre of music

    heavy hardcore =/= metalcore

    cro mags, dri, agnostic front etc =/= "proto-metalcore"

    anyone who disagrees is a fucking idiot
     
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    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    You think I'm offended over a typical autistic genre debate? :lol:
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    anyone can be, but the point is we are not
     
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    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    Calling anything "proto-metalcore."

    So what subgenre is Shai Hulud? Let's try and cut through all the minutiae here. If what I refer to as mallcore is what metalcore is and all that it is, why are there albums released alongside mallcore albums (as in, not old albums retroactively labeled as metalcore) and both styles are called metalcore?

    Not that I know of, and fair enough because we all know musicians lie their asses off about shit like this (eg Fenriz being "a thrasher since '84"). At the same time however all I have to go on is hearsay.
     
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    dude, im telling you that proto-metalcore(the term tera used) can be used to describe the bands that you BOTH are incorrectly referring to as metalcore.

    They're heavy hardcore band/a true metallic hardcore band ... as i stated numerous times. They incorrectly get labelled as metalcore by some people, the same way say Pantera, Lamb of God and a bunch of other groove metal bands sometimes get incorrectly labeled as thrash metal or how some death metal bands get labelled as technical death metal, etc. These subgenres have solidified sounds that you cant just lump other bands into. And Mallcore is just a term people like me and you use to trash metalcore and other bands, so lets not sit here and pretend that "mallcore" is some legit genre that you're using to describe any bands let alone calling it a "style of music".


    yeah, and even if he did my whole point is that coming up with a term in no way equates to "inventing a sub genre".

    can we fucking drop this now or do you want to argue for another few pages about one of the shitstains on metal that is metalcore?
     
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    So Shai Hulud incorrectly label themselves?

    :err:

    Obviously I don't think mallcore is a legit genre. :rofl:

    Happily, we'll never agree on this.
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    they are using a term to describe their sound(which again has nothing to do with a subgenre name hence death metal, black metal etc ... those are not sound descriptors), which is metallic hardcore as you stated. If they say they are "metalcore" which they DID NOT in the 90's ... then that would be incorrect 100% regardless of who says it. Lamb of God can call themselves a modern thrash band, doesnt make them one.

    Mallcore means nothing, metalcore is the genre that belongs to those lames you keep calling mallcore as if its some legit title.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    It depends on the level and kind of influence. No definite answer there.

    For example, what do you think about Celtic Frost/Hellhammer regarding death and black metal? Both bands definitely provided strong elements that became key songwriting/production staples of what came after them. So, if they aren't considering full death/black metal bands they at least deserve the proto- prefix.

    Now, Mercyful Fate and Morbid Angel have been quoted as vast influences by most of black metal musicians, but I don't think anyone would call them black metal.


    Again, it depends. Meshuggah coined the term djent, which is a more or less decent umbrella term for their copycats, based on their specific riffing/rhythm qualities. It became a sort of style, based on particular musical elements that can be traced back to their originators.

    Now, I don't consider Venom to be a black metal band. They might have brought up the term, but they never made black metal. Even Hellhammer was closer to the black metal sound than what I personally consider to be established from Bathory's debut onwards.

    Sure. Heavy hardcore would be more like crust, not metalcore.
     
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    again, coming up with a term does NOT equate to the creation of a music genre/subgenre. Don't know why that part of what i said would confuse you.
     
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    In what realm of the multiverse is fucking Venom not black metal?
     
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    Reality. They're a heavy/speed metal band who named a song and an album Black Metal, but other than the lyrics, they possess none of the characteristics of black metal. And if you're going off lyrics, then you logically have to count Slayer, Black Sabbath and 10,000 other non-black metal bands who sing about evil shit as black metal.
     
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    But no first wave black metal is black metal any way so it’s always been dumb.

    how is Greek black metal even black metal? Those bands sound closer to extreme metal spawns of Sabbath than much else.
     
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