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Not a big Death Metal guy ? Explain why

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Bruticus, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Bruticus

    Bruticus Member

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    [​IMG] I'm listening. Go on my son, tell us. Why. WHY.


    The way it goes for me death metal is the culmination and final stage of the metal evolution. Everything metal was initially about, death metal fulfilled in the ultimate way. Branching out from mainstream melodic music, creating its own techniques and methods of playing for everything (drums, guitars, vocals..), the breakdown of song-writing and riff structures, the odd time signatures...

    basically the ability to create music from materials not associated with creating music, and managing to make that music somehow intelligible. Thrash, prog, heavy or doom are a lot closer to the mainstream, even black metal uses full chords and often rather typical song structures...

    So to me, it's difficult to understand an individual who is a fan of metal...but not of death metal. You needn't lsn to DM all the time, but to not be a fan at all, I'm curious about how that happens.
    Please give me a few thoughts on that if ya like.
     
  2. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 Juggalo

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    Because it's boring?
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Doom metal exists so this is false
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Exhibit A:
    Being a poseur.

    Exhibit B:
    Deciding you’re a fucking offended Christian faggot.
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    TRAD AND DOOM TYPE STUFF 4EVAH AMIRITEGUISE

    Better than being an atheistic one, but it is still a far cry from:

     
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    Trad and doom is the shit. But I can’t ever see myself not being a black and death metal whore. It’s been nearly 15 years now and I can’t see me ever gravitating away from them.
     
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    I love some death metal but I wouldn't call myself "a big death metal guy". The genre's biggest failing overlaps with black metal's, in that much of it possesses little rhythmic value. Straight blasting supporting a hundred vaguely-different tremolo rhythm patterns is just boring.
     
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    an answer to that would be all musical styles only possess about 4 beats anyways, unless it's freestyle jazz but in that case there are plenty of super talented/educated death metal drummers who showcase a broad spectrum as well (surely more than in styles like thrash or doom or black), playing not just blasts for half an hour a record.

    For a less technical/ more philosophical retort, I'd say every genre means to express an emotion, or concepts. Death metal is undeniably the musical expression of nihilism and chaos; at least fundamentally discounting the newer shallower trends in the style; and blasting away at 300bpm along with wildly constructed tremolo picked riffs blended with muffled power chords and chromatic single-note riffage, a powerful bass sound in the back and a dynamic or steady vocal rhythmic pattern in the foreground ... does seem to be the best way to express chaos and nihilism. Unless one can objectively prove those are limited musical concepts not worth anyone's time, then it stands that it's a style that can and should garner tremendous interest and passion.
     
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    I am going to a largely death metal fest this weekend, but yeah I'm not really that into extreme metal these days.
     
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    Growly voices scare me.
     
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    Top 10 death metal albums?
     
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    Too lazy to write a new list, this is the latest one I could find from 2015 and aside from TOOH being too low it looks more or less right to me:

     
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    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    Sophii Umbra Aeon

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    "Not a big death metal guy? Why?"

    Because Im a gay twink, not a big guy.

    On the real - cant really say why I wouldn't like Death Metal. Probably the biggest riff fest in most of the extreme metal genres. Now if this list was about black metal, I could give more of a reason to that.
     
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    Go on then.
     
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    I love Death Metal, but I think blastbeats are shit. Some bands can do it tastefully, but generally it is just obnoxious. Nonetheless, it's probably my favorite genre of metal.
     
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    I fucking love blast beats.
     
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    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    Whew.
     
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    I am a fan of death metal but I'm not 'big' on it (bigger on it than black, progressive, power or folk metal though olol). I've appreciated vocals/lyrics of songs since I was a kid, but appreciating the rest of the music was something I gradually grew into. Even then, not all the way as I don't remotely have an ear for noticing odd time signatures or discerning which songs on a fairly consistent death metal album are 'better' or anything like that. I'm drawn more towards music that stands out as being unique somehow, and decipherable lyrics play a part in that. So when I don't discern as much difference within a subgenre, I can just pick a few favourite bands based on preferred tones/production/vocalists. Then I feel as if I'm getting a good dose of said subgenre without missing out on any songs that might turn out to be favourites. Alternatively it may purely be dumb luck that way more bands in stoner/doom & traditional/NWOBHM use tones/production etc. which I find agreeable.

    Given death metal grew slowly on me, there's also the matter of time spent listening to it. I'd struggle to name a favourite death metal song, but maybe I just have to set aside a month of binging on my favourite death metal bands/albums until certain songs begin to stand out more.
     
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    I like some death metal but I get bored of it fast. I like the more technical stuff enough to actually sit through a full album and then theres a few odd bands like Bolt Thrower that I like for some reason.

    The generic ones like Cannibal Corpse just bore me. Its not that their music is bad, they just keep writing the same songs over and over again just to pander to their fanbase
     

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