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How is Slipknot not metal?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Harp Heaven, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. Soilent Goat

    Soilent Goat Member

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    The most valid of them all being that the 'KnOT!! (how fucking gay) sucks...
     
  2. plfffffft

    plfffffft Madly in anger with you

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    Bout as gay as people calling Motley Crue "The Crue." Which is to say, very.:D



    And I do consider Slipknot metal. Not very good metal, but I do enjoy listening to them sometimes.


    I also think Slipknot could classify as a "gateway" band, so to speak. Meaning that a lot of the kids who are listening to Slipknot today will be listening to heavier shit tomorrow. That's how I became a metalhead. Say what you will, Slipknot is one of the more brutal of the Mallcore bands, and I got into them, and after that, my musical tastes got, well, brutaler.:D


    All in all, this has to be the most civilized Slipknot discussion I've ever seen on this board
     
  3. DEEK

    DEEK Member

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    cough you like the second album cough
     
  4. BTK

    BTK Bind Torture Kill

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    fant det bildet på en black metal side.. Er jo et sånt white power kors opplegg, men jeg tok bilder pga av dama og ikke symbolet... Er ikke tilhenger nei...hehe
     
  5. Schraiber

    Schraiber Opeth fanboy

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    I'd actually say they have a bit more to do with grind (which, mind you, is a punk sub-genre) than metal... mostly in the simplistic riffs, detuned guitars, "groovy" drums, and shouted rather than growled vocals. I'd definitely say they're at least something along the lines of metal, though. Anyone that says they're blatantly not metal is a dumb ass :)
     
  6. Niklas

    Niklas Dead By Xmas

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    fuck you, motley crue are gods, they are more true to their music than any of the shit mentioned in this post..
     
  7. union9

    union9 He Who Can Not Be Named

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    You've just hit the proverbial nail on the proverbial head.
     
  8. union9

    union9 He Who Can Not Be Named

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    True that. But I don't think that was ever their intention....to be "underground". :rolleyes:
     
  9. union9

    union9 He Who Can Not Be Named

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    I was waiting for this post. I knew some moron would retaliate with his/her know all knowledge. I fuckinfg know it wasn't their first album, but was the first to gain popular world wide recognition. I'll try and be more specific next time so as not to fuel some snot nosed little faggits pathetic argument like this has.
     
  10. Slipknot_isn't_metal

    Slipknot_isn't_metal From Wisdom to Hate

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    heh...(as you'll prolly guessed...unless you're stupid) I personally don't think they're metal .....nu-metal, sure but not metal IMO. That's not stating i hate them or anything. I thoroughly like their first album (MFKR)...and i can listen to some of their other shit too from time to time. However i consider them to be more hard rock then anything.

    P.S. Nobody should get offended by my name, it's said in a jokingly way ...you'd be surprised how many great PM's it gets me :D
     
  11. Harp Heaven

    Harp Heaven Culture Vulture

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    Takk for det! Hater de nazi-jævlene, de er verre enn pesten og setter terskelen enda lavere for "rasisme". Dama ville sikkert vært ok hvis hun hadde tatt av seg gassmaska :D Hvor bor du?
    Relax. Don`t make this turn into a flamewar. It`s been clean so far, let`s keep it that way.
    This is fallacious. You claim that nu-metal has no resemblance to the "term" metal. Well, according to dictionary.com, it is:

    heavy metal
    n.

    1. A metal with a specific gravity greater than about 5.0, especially one that is poisonous, such as lead or mercury.
    2. Music. Very loud, brash rock music, often with shouted, violent lyrics.

    This applies to a good deal of nu-metal bands, including sLiPkNoT and System of a Down. According to your term, it might not be, but the official term supports the labeling of nu-metal as "metal".

    Oh, and Dreamlord, your post was very good. Probably the best so far in this thread.
     
  12. Zamoth

    Zamoth New Metal Member

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    Hmm, lets say it that way: slipknot isn't worth to be called metal, but still it is metal as a genre...
     
  13. no country for old wainds

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    Does it matter what genre they are? Either you like them, or you don't.

    End of thread.
     
  14. SlaughterofSoul

    SlaughterofSoul Forever Underground

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    No, the real question of this thread is, "why are we debating over such a shitty band?"
     
  15. coronerox

    coronerox Katatonia Brasil Staff

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    Totally agreed!!!!!!
     
  16. Vienyard

    Vienyard Arrogant Dickhead

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    Word and true, dude. I agree on the silly shortening of the name (The Crue, The Knot, The Stench, etc). Acronyms are one thing, but that "The ____" is silly. There's a great little article on that in Infernal Combustion...check it out if you havent already. "Whats next? Calling Immolation 'Immo'?!" LOL! Its a riot. www.infernalcombustion.com

    Anyhoo, much agreed on the gateway band thing. Glam metal was a gateway to Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax for me when I was a wee lad, and thrash was a gateway to my current Death/Black Metal leanings. People seem to lose sight of the gateway thing a lot of times. Good to see you brought it up.
     
  17. no country for old wainds

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    Yeah....I seem to remember Ulrich calling Metallica, The 'tallica, or some shit....heheh, crazy lady....
     
  18. Vienyard

    Vienyard Arrogant Dickhead

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    Thank god my band name wont work by doing that. The band is called Epicurean, and if someone said "The Curean" I wouldnt even be able to punch them in the face, because I'd be laughing so hard at the absurdity of it!!
     
  19. plfffffft

    plfffffft Madly in anger with you

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    dude, I wasn't making fun of Motley Crue, I was making fun of the people that call them "The Crue" I actually like Motley Crue a lot.
     
  20. Immortal Death

    Immortal Death Beyond The Gates of Hell

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    Slipknot is (nu)metal... maybe weak metal, however definately metal.
     

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