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sh!t non-metalheads say

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by thrasher98, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. AllShallFall

    AllShallFall Senior Member

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    This is the shirt I had on, when what I posted happened:

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    I always wear whatever I want. I've never worn a shirt to purposely piss someone off. The crap I get usually doesn't bother me, but for some reason that one day it did.
     
  2. Nephilim96

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    One of these days I'm going to walk around with corpse paint on. It will be hilarious.
     
  3. AllShallFall

    AllShallFall Senior Member

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    You should do that, man.

    Where would you do it? :lol:
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    They'd just think you were a Kiss fan...
     
  5. AllShallFall

    AllShallFall Senior Member

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    ^Not if he smeared himself with blood and toted around animal carcasses.
     
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    Better Kiss fan than ICP fan.
     
  7. AllShallFall

    AllShallFall Senior Member

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    Better black metal fan than Kiss fan.
     
  8. BlackMetalWhiteGuy

    BlackMetalWhiteGuy Manly Man!

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    I just remembered another one of my favorite logical fallacies.

    "If your music is so good, why don't more people like it?"

    Because better music requires a better audience to appreciate it, that's why, you fucking moron.
    I used to listen to Rammstein a lot it high school and other students would often criticize it by pointing out "you can't even understand what they're saying!" After explaining that it was in German, that wouldn't even resolve their confusion, because then they would simply express their disapproval of anything that wasn't English. Oddly, it never seemed to bother anyone that most rap lyrics barely qualify as English, or (more recently) that Gagnam Style is mostly non-English.
    I don't think it's worth getting angry about it, but I still laugh internally whenever a proud metal fan clearly has no clue that their favorite metal bands aren't actually metal. At one of my old jobs, that was a high school kid who asked what type of music I liked and he got really excited when I simply replied "death metal." He quickly raised his hand for a high five while shouting "yeah! like mother fuckin' TWISTED SISTER 'n shit!" This, being my first experience with an accidentally fake metalhead, left me so perplexed that I accidentally left him hanging as I tilted my head in astonishment and wonder over whether he was actually trolling me, or genuinely unaware of his obliviousness to metal and, probably, music in general. He was then both shocked and disappointed that Twisted Sister is not death metal.

    As others in this thread have mentioned, I couldn't even explain to him what death metal was, because every "metal" band that he liked was a rock band. I eventually settled on a comparison to Slayer and Metallica, but heavier. He then informed me that this wasn't possible because Slayer and Metallica are "as heavy as it gets." Fortunately, the senior staff were tolerant enough that I was allowed to bring in some of my CDs to show him and some of the other curious staff what "real metal" sounds like :lol:
    People also do this with opera and pretty much any vocal style that isn't American pop music.
    I also post on a forum of composers who use the same MIDI program and one of the most unanimous complaints was that when someone asks what you're doing, you reply "writing music," and their next question is "what about?"

    When I first read that, I was really confused because I had no idea what the question was even supposed to be asking about, and I had to read further into the thread to discover that the "what about" implies that the other person interpreted "writing music" as "writing song lyrics."
    As someone who writes music as a hobby and who even studies musicology at all, one of the things I've noticed since becoming more musically aware is that most people don't actually listen to music; they simply hear it. I try not to be judgmental about it, because I used to be the same way and only crossed the threshold because I began studying music in my early 20s. Having begun so late in life, I still retain the memories of being totally musically illiterate and can relate to the sensation of novelty and mysteriousness when getting involved in metal and music writing for the very first time.

    That being said, there are still a few things that do irritate me more than they should. One specific example was when I was an undergrad college student and my floormates wanted to host a dance party. Being one of the more musically literate people, I compiled a playlist of dance music featuring several hours more music than would actually be needed. Only a few minutes into the party, the girls on the floor were already skipping through nearly every song in the playlist demanding "what kind of music IS this, anyway!?" They were totally incredulous when I replied "dance music," then they hijacked my laptop, connected their own iTunes playlists to it and started playing nostalgic(to them) pop music and singing along as a group, apparently unaware that "dance party" and "sing along party" are two different types of events requiring two totally different types of music. Another reason why this irritated me was that we were living in an international residence hall, and our "dance party" was intended welcome the international students to our community. Instead, a small, selfish group of American girls alienated nearly the entire residence hall by playing music exclusively of their own taste from a very narrow range of sub-styles and publication dates. The international students and many other Americans had the pleasure of standing around awkwardly and watching as a small clique of American teenage girls squabbled over every song, stopping each one less than half-way through and periodically exclaiming "omg, we're the only ones singing, hahaha" evidently because they were the only ones present who really knew "how to have a good time." They even passive-aggressively encouraged others to join them, totally unaware that most of the international students were probably hearing those songs for the first time. After two more failed attempts at hosting a dance party, the floor decided to cancel all future events because "no one was coming." Jeez, I can't imagine why!
    I had a high school art teacher who dismissed any music that didn't appeal to her as "urban hate music," regardless of what style of music it really was. She was totally baffled when she found out that the metalheads and rap-tards didn't hang out together outside of class since we all "listen to the same music anyway, right?" :Smug:
    On the other end of the spectrum, I knew a guy in high school who couldn't stand music with screaming in it, but his favorite band was Linkin Park :err:

    Sorry for the long post everyone, I guess I had a lot to get off my chest.
     
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    What a fucking idiot. Yeah, black metal from Norway or death metal from Sweden are "urban" :lol:
     
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    Really?
    This is a Metal Forum right? Sounds like a bunch of cry baby bitches , o waaa they don't like my music...... Thats not Metal.

    A real Metal fan doesn't care what others think , it's the base line of Metal. Metal is about expressing yourself and not giving a shit about what anyone thinks.

    For the record , Metal is angry , metal usually is aggressive played music. It's loud and offensive to others who are not Angry.

    I've been into metal Since it's birth . I have my favorite bands and others I don't like at all. I wouldn't clown anyone for liking Disturbed or Megadeath , I actually like both bands. I've watch Dave since Metallica and think he's awesome. Nothing wrong with Disturbed as they are a very talented band. But the beauty of it all is there is a band out there for all of us.

    Like Bullets for my Valentine , yeah they scream once in awhile but it's not the entire song and I can handle that. It's apart of what they do , not what they do. I have listened to some of these bands that just scream the entire time and I don't care for it as I can't understand what they are saying. good music but I can't understand that the hell they are saying. IMO it's awful.

    I've been a Guitar player since 1979 , I've been into music from Jimi Hendrix to Shadows Fall and everything in between. I don't come on forums and cry about what others think of my music , what I write or listen to. I'm sure County listeners don't have a forum and cry about other people who can't stand country music. Maybe they do but guess what??? Thats not Metal.

    Much of you have much to learn about what metal means. Start off by growing a set.
     
  11. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Hah! I like this guy.

    The whole post was pure win, but that right there is just fucking spot-on... well said.
     
  12. AllShallFall

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    None of us are cry baby bitches. We're just talking about what we think/what's happened to us, and we've moved on. We all love metal, and we don't give a fuck what others say.

    Shut the fuck up, we're all metalheads :kickass:
     
  13. BlackMetalWhiteGuy

    BlackMetalWhiteGuy Manly Man!

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    Haha, illiteracy jokes :lol:
    Actually, that's pretty much the whole point of country music. Why do you think their suicide rate is so high?

    EDIT: Forgot to cite my sources :p



     
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    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    nice job not even citing real country music
     
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    Judging off of that one song, Justin Moore is a lyrical genius.
     
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    matt schrauben Curse You All Men!

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    This. I started playing guitar when I was 15 and I've continued being a musician (I play bass now, and I'm 25).

    It's amazing how much more you actually listen to music and appreciate it more when you have a concept of how it's actually made. And when you are around recording, and studio gear all the time it really increases that appreciation and deep listening even more. IMO anyway.
     
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    BlackMetalWhiteGuy Manly Man!

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    I'm from a small town and these are examples of what my proud "country" friends share on facebook.

    There's also a common country music joke:

    Q: What happens when you play a country song backwards?

    A: You get your wife back, you get your truck back, and you get your dog back.
     
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    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Country music is part of American culture, seeing that garbage representing what once was something to be proud of is kind of upsetting.
     

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