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What does it mean to be Metal? (Re)(de)constructing a definition of Metalness. \m/

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by apoc_metal, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. ShredHeadJHJ

    ShredHeadJHJ oh noes itz a opinionn

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    So, since you love metal so much, are you metal?



    I don't think you have to "be" metal in order to enjoy it. I'm a musician & all I play is metal. It's all I really care to play, yet when it comes down to what I want to hear I cannot be bothered to listen to nothing but metal. That's just close minded. The people here whom I think have the most respectful opinions also have a more broad spectrum of taste than strictly metal.
     
  2. apoc_metal

    apoc_metal Metalhead Extraordinaire

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    I agree completely. I love lots of music, but it all is subordinate to metal. And only serve to satisfy me during my moments of metal-fatigue :-\
     
  3. SamLoveMetal

    SamLoveMetal Member

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    I think Southerntrendkill said it pretty well. But i guess id say that for anything to be called "metal" its gotta get you pumped, it needs to make you want to punch someones face in. It needs to require a more than mediate level of skill, it needs the same technicality. For example a band like system of a down could be the "downfall of metal". Because those fucks are terrible musicians but the shit can be catchy... They're making money and gaining fans off of a fluke, a loophole if you will. I would not call that metal by any means.
     
  4. SamLoveMetal

    SamLoveMetal Member

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    Shot the fuck down. Yeah I agree with ya. I do mainly listen to metal but i can deafinetly appretiate a good beat.
     
  5. NinjaGeek

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    Would you then disregard the entire sub-genre of Stoner Metal then? I don't find stoner metal terribly aggressive, or requiring much technical skill to play, yet it's arguably the heaviest sub-genre of metal (arguably because there's no solid definition for the word heavy, but if you ask people what the heaviest band is, many will say Electric Wizard in addition to many death metal bands and some other stoner bands).
     
  6. beyondstrength

    beyondstrength New Metal Member

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    Metal to me means masculinity and total savage domination. Like when I'll be listening to a great thrash band and they break into a really thrash riff of which is comparable to being shot out of a cannon going 1000mph while on fire headbanging the whole time (ie newer Testament), I feel like I can conquer all obstacles. Or like if you're listening to a Death band and they break into a rapid fire machine gun grind (ie Behemoth) and I feel impenetrable.

    That's metal to me. A simpler answer; metal = strength.
     
  7. Gold

    Gold 666

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    Metal= heavy music, beer, weed, bitches, breakin the law,killing, decapitation, football
     
  8. ramses

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    Being metal is awesome!...until jerks start throwing magnets at me, sometimes they're hard to pull off, and I tend to not get around a lot of water...er, ya' know..
     
  9. ohiogrinder

    ohiogrinder New Metal Member

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    I don't hate rap, I just hate bad rap. I believe there is decent music of all genres out there, you just have to look for it.
     
  10. ohiogrinder

    ohiogrinder New Metal Member

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    :lol:
     
  11. Tallerthanatree

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    Well said.
     
  12. CAIRATH

    CAIRATH Astral Disaster

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    Good to see you're doing your part in upholding the stereotype that metalheads are idiots.
     
  13. zoidberg

    zoidberg Mallcore Kid

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  14. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    That reminds me of a post I'll never forget:

     
  15. KevenZ

    KevenZ New Metal Member

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    When metalheads believe that metal is the best genre and also the smartest.
     
  16. V.V.V.V.V.

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

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    Hey man Jews are a-OK just because they like bagels wtf.
     
  17. llamaking

    llamaking A Souless Elegy

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    being metal is all about not giving a fuck about what anyone thinks, and rockin out :kickass:
     
  18. Ender Rises

    Ender Rises Wass sappening?

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  19. Rabid Headbanger

    Rabid Headbanger New Metal Member

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    Ask yourself, are you really metal enough to roll with the big dogs?

    If you asnswered yes, you're metal.
     
  20. witchhunterni

    witchhunterni Doom as fvck

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    To be metal, is simply to understand why people listen to music like this and to enjoy it yourself. I mean it more than just listening to heavy music because it's cool or rebellious, you must do i because it means something to you.

    Deep. Very deep. Like your mother's big, gaping vagina.
     

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