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Second Wave of Thrash Metal (SWOTM)

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Phantasm (Band), Aug 11, 2016.

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Is the SWOTM dying out?

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  1. Phantasm (Band)

    Phantasm (Band) New Metal Member

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    I've noticed that back in 2007, the SWOTM was a fairly big movement. With bands like Havok, Evile and Municipal Waste. My question is, could this wave be dying out? I personally think that some of these bands are still going strong, but not as mainstream as they used to be. The recent tour with Megadeth and Havok seemed like a good push for SWOTM, but it may not be the push it needed. As a thrash metal band, it is hard to find other local acts like us. Most of the other local bands are hardcore punk, yet their fans like our music a lot and often come to support us. What do you all think?
     
  2. Internally Deformed

    Internally Deformed Farseer of the Paranormal Abysm

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    The hype around it is dying out, and there are probably fewer new thrash metal bands starting up these days. The fan base is still strong, though.
     
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    The fad is dying but there's still good new thrash coming out. I mean, even from a sheer quantity point it's hardly gone; according to M-A there have been 1624 new thrash albums since 2015, compared to 3230 death metal, 3356 black metal, and 771 power metal albums.
     
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  4. EspaDa

    EspaDa World Kekxtermination

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    Black Metal is overhyped these days. So many new bands but only few offer good stuff.
     
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  5. Phantasm (Band)

    Phantasm (Band) New Metal Member

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    If you meant Thrash, you could check out our soundcloud. We have a demo that you might like.
     
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    EspaDa World Kekxtermination

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    I actually meant Black, it was a response to @HamburgerBoy's remark that there are 3356 new bm bands since 2015 but you still can drop your demo.
     
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  7. Phantasm (Band)

    Phantasm (Band) New Metal Member

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    Here is our demo: here
    Feel free to check it out if you want. And thanks for contributing towards this thread.
    If that link doesnt work, then go to our facebook page and click "Learn More"
    https://www.facebook.com/phantasmblackdeath/?pnref=story
     
  8. HamburgerBoy

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    Half of them aren't even real bands anyways.
     
  9. CiG

    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    Oh God that whole thrash revival thing was fucking horrible, I'm glad it's pretty much over.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Do Toxic Holocaust and Gama Bomb count in this? Love those two but most of what I think you mean by this is really bland most of the time.
     
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    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    Don't know about Gama Bomb, but Toxic Holocaust definitely don't count to me. He's been around since the late 90's.

    I need to give Gama Bomb actually.
     
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    Vilden From the holy kingdom of Harmonia

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    I've always seen Toxic Holocaust as the posterboy of the movement, but I don't really have a clue. Jesus why do I own like three albums by those suckers? So boring.
     
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    CiG The Grand Calculation

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    Not quite the poster boy, but more perhaps the catalyst for many people in the early-mid 2000's to start thrash bands.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Because they fucking rip, that's why.
     
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    Gama Bomb are defenitly in the movement. I feel like the big four of SWOTH is Evile (metallica) Gama Bomb (anthrax) Toxic Holocaust (slayer) and Havok (megadeth). Thats just my opinion tho
     
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    It has died out. Warbringer, Evile, Toxic Holocaust haven't released new tunes since 2013. For Bonded by Blood, Hexen, Municipal Waste it has been even longer. Havok seems to be the only band that is growing in fame, and it helps that Megadeth is taking them out on tour. I imagine there is a great level of frustration being in a semi-successful band like Evile or Warbringer where you get a taste of the fame but after a few years of opening and supporting bigger acts you are never able to make the leap to actually headline tours and festivals nor make enough money to live a comfortable life.
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    You've heard one Toxic Holocaust album, you've heard them all
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    I almost decided to respond to this but since you're just being a drunken cunt...

    Did they finally get your doorways expanded so you can fit back inside?
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Oh look a fat joke. Who is the drunk faggot now? Where you were when I said the same thing about Clutch in the non metal themed mixtape game? Yeah, eat a dick
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    I can't be everywhere when you post dumb shit.

    You've got goddamn Cheetos dust in your ears or something though...
     
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