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rock bands that can play as well as metal bands

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Sóti, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. Sóti

    Sóti Surrealist

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    compared to most metal,rock is pretty simplistic, what rock bands other then post rock, and prog rock bands can outplay metal bands?
     
  2. Hammer of Might

    Hammer of Might New Metal Member

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    I agree, with regard to musicianship metal is one of the most challenging genres of modern, electric-based music. Without a doubt. For example, many 'rock' bands around today could never physically pull off many metal songs, but the other way round wouldn't be a problem.

    As far as what rock bands DO measure up to metal musically, I'm sure there are many. Pure 'rock' is not the type of stuff I ever listen to really, so it's hard to say specific examples. Rock overall is more simplistic than a lot of metal I would agree, but equally that isn't the sole yhing of importance. Many rock bands make great music, regardless of extreme musical skill (the same can be said of some bands in metal as well, specifically some traditional heavy metal and black metal).
     
  3. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    I'm sure the boys in audioslave/ ratm could pull of many metal songs.
     
  4. Life Sucks

    Life Sucks and then you die

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    I don't know about modern rock bands. But Rush were good enough to play metal songs. And I must admit that Led Zeppelin probably could have, even though I very much dislike the band.
     
  5. Bryant

    Bryant Mr. Sleepy

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    Fuel has some decent talent. Their songwriter is their guitarist so they are very guitar oriented.

    Pink Floyd could do have done it. David Gilmour is a guitar God.

    That's really the only bands I can think of as I don't listen to much "rock" except the old "Back in Black" CD by AC/DC once in a while.

    Bryant
     
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    GUns and ROses- easily could have played metal
    Van Halen
    Deep Purple
    Genesis
    Iron Butterfly- sort of proto metal
    Im sure Cream- or Clapton could have played metal, same with Zappa, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn etc.
     
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    Cracker. Great band, very underrated.
     
  8. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

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    Whoever said Fuel: LOL YOU SUCK

    Here's some bands who rock (or rocked) like no other:

    Minus the Bear
    Sweep the Leg Johnny
    Open Hand
    At the Drive-In
    The Dismemberment Plan

    Oh yeah, Minus the Bear would destroy most metal bands in regards to talent with ease.
     
  9. Raumien

    Raumien Pepsi Fiend

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    Ummm, I disagree. Sure, some modern mainstream rock groups may lack talent, but so do modern mainstream metal groups. I've never once come under the impression that metal musicians were, as a whole, more talented than rock musicians. Look at groups like King Crimson, Rush, Hawkwind, Yes, Queen, Genesis, Ted Nugent, Cream, Van Halen, Ac Dc, The Eagles, Budgie......those people could play.
     
  10. Stormwatch

    Stormwatch Cock.

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    Metal isn't all that technical all the time - Maiden, Priest, Metallica, all these bands use pretty simplistic repetitive riffs. I can play most of this stuff on the guitar without too many problems. Now try playing "Thick As A Brick" by Jethro Tull or something by DIre Straits - that shit is a lot more technical than "Seek And Destroy" or "Two Minutes To Midnight". The Doors could probably blow away most metal bands technically as well.
     
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    Raumien Pepsi Fiend

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    Hmmm, let's pit Bill Bruford against Gene Hoglan. :D
     
  12. spigot

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    Kashmir is a danish band which has put out pretty good albums, especially Zitilites. I'm sure they could outplay more than a dozen metal bands I know.
    Then, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists could probably outsing any metal singer ever.

    Apart from that lots of indie-rock bands play very skillfully.
     
  13. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

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    Zitilites bored me. It's just not as good as their first two albums. I like Kruzential the best, by far.
     
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    swizzlenuts i'm sciencing as fast as i can

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    hell yes they could play metal, omar is a fucking god at guitar!
     
  15. MightyDrynwhyl

    MightyDrynwhyl Funeral doom is my life

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    i think the guys in Beloved could easily pull off some metal.

    @LuminousAether:

    awesome sig man
     
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    yeah but i dunno about most rock people bangin their way through something by Meshuggah or Opeth or Nile or something like that.
     
  17. Connauch

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    King Crimson (were metal at times)
    Rush(Caress of Steel was pretty metal)
    Hawkwind
    Yes
    Led Zeppelin
    Genesis
    Cream(I consider them early Metal)
    Van Halen(same as above)
    AC DC(and above!)
    Kansas
    Jethro Tull

    as a general statement, most classic prog bands could play as well/outdo current metal bands
     
  18. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    Generalizing metal into an example containing 3 bands is kind of desperate. A lot of metal is technical, and while some also is not, as a whole, metal is one of the most musically superior and technically superior genres probably to ever exist.

    The Doors are great.
     
  19. Stormwatch

    Stormwatch Cock.

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    Yeah. Read the first line of my post again. This time see the words "isn't" and"all the time". Or perhaps I should read your post selectively, thus:


    "Generalizing metal into an example containing 3 bands is kind of desperate. Metal is technical, metal is the most musically superior and technically superior genre ever."

    See? ;)
     
  20. V.V.V.V.V.

    V.V.V.V.V. Houses Ov Mercury

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    Yeah, but you generalized the ENTIRE genre of metal into 3 bands, and used the term "all the time", as if those three bands are representative of the entire metal underground. WHATEVER.
     

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