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Controversial opinions on metal

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

  1. HamburgerBoy

    HamburgerBoy Active Member

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    I know that I've posted my enjoyment of Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold in this thread before, but I've just discovered that I like some of Korn's stuff as well. Their first few albums are like the worst Green Jelly songs multiplied by a thousand degrees of rape, but listening to some of their early 200x stuff, it's not too bad. Jonathan Davis actually attempts to sing and the riffs, while simplistic and repetitive groove stuffs, at least sound like riffs and not faggy turntable-wannabe shit.

    I'm starting to worry that one day I'll listen to Linkin Park and Evanescence and not immediately convulse. :lol:
     
  2. Saparmurat_Niyazov

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    I won't defriend you, that would reduce the value of my Facebook stock. My feelings were hurt that you don't like dorky polka-pop metal, that's all. And the pic was basically a live action version of this:
    :cry:
     
  3. damnromulans

    damnromulans Klingons do not faint

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    I like Korn too, some good songs here and there. My favorite in their catalogue is probably "Cameltosis" from "Follow the Leader," but I liked their Cameo cover of "Word Up" and that single "Thoughtless" too. Their most recent album(s?) is the worst thing I've ever heard in my life. I won it at a radio festival and broke the CD and threw it away it was so shitty. Not ONE decent song on the entire album.

    Sorry SN but I can't do polka folk pop metal. Rhapsody and Blind Guardian are as cheesy as I will go, and even then I turn the volume down so the neighbors don't hear.
     
  4. waif

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    Rhapsody is pretty damn cheesy but Blind Guardian? I mean, cheesy, but not embarrassing...
     
  5. damnromulans

    damnromulans Klingons do not faint

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    That's what you think, have you ever tried playing "Lord of the Rings" to someone who isn't interested in metal?
     
  6. King Richard

    King Richard Against the wind...

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    Fair enough.

    I will say that I don't consider a song like Fade to Black a "ballad." It has ballad qualities, but in no way mirrors a song like Sacrificed Sons by Dream Theater. /imo
     
  7. HamburgerBoy

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    <obligatory "Thank fuck for that" comment>
     
  8. waif

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    Point taken. It's not exactly Forest of Unicorns, though.
     
  9. damnromulans

    damnromulans Klingons do not faint

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    Dream Theater is boring
     
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  11. The Butt

    The Butt Unholy gas, flares from my ass

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    <3
     
  12. DEATH_TO_THE_FALSE

    DEATH_TO_THE_FALSE REPRESENTATIVES OF TRUTH

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    I agree to an extent. They have more "boring" material than not however, I feel A Change of Seasons and Images and Words were anything but "boring". They were pretty good imo.
     
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    Dream Theater has alot of filler. Almost too much to sift through to find decent songs.
     
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    Nah, the filtration method is rather simple. First three albums and A Change of Seasons track 1 are placed reverently on the Good Stuff&#8482; shelf, and track 2 through their newest are thrown into the filler can.

    EDIT: Well, Status Seeker and The Silent Man can be tossed too, and a couple later songs are worth salvaging, but still.
     
  15. ArneZ

    ArneZ No rules in metal

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    When I need my prog. fix I just randomly put on a Dream Theater album. And I always seem to get satisfied. Still, agree on the filler thing.
     
  16. King Richard

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    They don't have filler, they just have shit songs. If you want filler go listen to a Tool album.

    When Dream Theater actually attempt to write kickass songs, they do. When they start going overly melodic and decide they want to create some soft ballad it fucking drives me nuts.

    I also hate it when they make a medley out of their own songs and rename it something else. Especially when they use shitty songs in the medley! wtf?!

    Other than that, Dream Theater kicks ass.
     
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    The six 11+ minute songs on Train of Thought disagree with you.
     
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    King Richard Against the wind...

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    That album doesn't count. Neither does Falling Into Infinity or Black Clouds and Silver Linings.
     
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    Neither does Scenes as well, I take it? Beyond This Life is like Metallica's Fuel repeated twice with several minutes of guitar and keyboard masturbation, the sex sounds in Home exist only because Petrucci likes the idea of women moaning to his guitar playing, there's uninteresting story line crap littered throughout (see: half of Finally Free).

    Or Six Degrees, fuck, that's their most bloated one yet. srsly, they (along with Iron Maiden) define filler and song padding.
     
  20. damnromulans

    damnromulans Klingons do not faint

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    I don't like prog in general and I'm no DT expert, but I haven't heard one song that was "interesting" yet. It's not pretty, it's not catchy, what is it?

    You're welcome to try and change my mind.
     

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