This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

If you're new to metal, can listening to Extreme metal first spoil metal for you?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Halberd3, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,797
    Likes Received:
    2,875
    Trophy Points:
    113
    [​IMG]

    In all seriousness, what about them puts you off?
     
  2. Baroque

    Baroque Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    Messages:
    6,639
    Likes Received:
    3,076
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Southern California
    A few things. Cheesiness, fakeness, British pride and flag waving onstage (America ftw), the whole cartoony stage act. I'm not really a fan of power metal in general (aside from rare exceptions like SX) and I consider them to have many elements of power metal. Umm they're like if spinal tap took themselves way too seriously. The singer is cocky and not in a good way.
     
  3. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers!

    Joined:
    May 22, 2015
    Messages:
    44,292
    Likes Received:
    23,499
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    W.A.
    None of that makes any sense whatsoever to me. But fair enough.
     
    Pitiless Wanderer likes this.
  4. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,797
    Likes Received:
    2,875
    Trophy Points:
    113
    To be honest, I think I may have a higher tolerance for a lot of power metal's stuff than many others on this forum. Not a point of pride or anything but just an observation.
     
  5. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,797
    Likes Received:
    2,875
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I can kind of see that.

    Explain.

    I mean...I guess that could become annoying but I've never really minded it.

    But it's awesome though. Their Powerslave live performances in the '80s were the shit, man! Jets of flame coming out of the stage, the stage looking like an Egyptian temple, Bruce going full-on Birdman, etc. It was pretty awesome. Cheesy but awesome.
     
  6. no country for old wainds

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    25,265
    Likes Received:
    8,266
    Trophy Points:
    113
    i considered maiden overrated for 10+ years but then at some point they started sounding a lot more wild and tense and beautifully constructed to me and i had to eat my words. they contain a lot of qualities that i want out of music but it took a long time to really appreciate that, probably because i was already very familiar with them back when i was pretty exclusively into BM and DM.
     
    CiG likes this.
  7. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    Messages:
    7,783
    Likes Received:
    211
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I don't understand this part.
     
  8. Krow

    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    14,636
    Likes Received:
    4,456
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Roadkill, WV
    I started with death metal as a teenager and didn't even like anything with clean vocals. In my 20s I started to realize I was being a fucking idiot and missing out on most of the good metal that exists.
     
    Talos of Atmora and CiG like this.
  9. Halberd3

    Halberd3 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2016
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    18
    May have been the same with me. I find myself liking cleaner vocals a lot more now.
     

Share This Page