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What's the deal with long band names

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by -CC-, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. -CC-

    -CC- Something in My Eye

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    I've noticed I can usually tell if I'll like the music just by looking at the band name, and recently realized that bands with long names (usually forming phrases) all fall into the same category of music : SHITCORE! Lo behold I wikipediad list of shitcore bands:

    # A Different Breed of Killer
    # All Shall Perish
    # Arsonists Get All the Girls
    # As Blood Runs Black
    # Before My End
    # Bring Me the Horizon
    # Dance Club Massacre
    # Dead Man in Reno
    # Embrace the End
    # Heaven Shall Burn
    # I Killed the Prom Queen
    # Impending Doom
    # Job for a Cowboy
    # See You Next Tuesday (are you fucking kidding me??)
    #With Blood Comes Cleansing


    Most of these bands sound like song titles...i guess it's all for the better, this way we can easily avoid bad music before raping our eardrums!

    Anyway I hope there are no good metal bands with such long names, because I might be hating on it for no good reason, can someone please verify this!
     
  2. skeptik

    skeptik Member

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    There was actually a thread on another forum on UM where someone offered up the rule that any band whose name consists of 5 or more words most likely sucks. Of course there are exceptions (The Lord Weird Slough Feg, Order of the Ebon Hand, Die Toten kehren wieder mit dem Wind, Wind of the Black Mountains), but yeah, most bands you tend to come across with longer names tend to be shitcore.
     
  3. youdontknowme

    youdontknowme New Metal Member

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    shitcore is an actual genre. and no, I'm not joking.

    I own a tape by the band No Refund, I should know.
     
  4. -CC-

    -CC- Something in My Eye

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    I suppose you asked for your money back after buying that tape?


    My jokes only get worse with the years...
     
  5. IntoPhagist

    IntoPhagist FloriiiiiiiooooooOOO!

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    I agree...Although All Shall Perishs 2nd album made me smile.
     
  6. V.V.V.V.V.

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

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    I fail to see how three words is long. And Heaven Shall Burn is a cool band name.
     
  7. Onder

    Onder Gegen unendlich

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    I agree with Nec and Andy. To elaborate: The length of the name doesn't really matter imho, but a crystalized shitcore tendency is to use phrases. I can't think of any good band with a sentence as title.

    # Arsonists Get All the Girls
    # As Blood Runs Black
    # Bring Me the Horizon
    # I Killed the Prom Queen
     
  8. TartanLlama

    TartanLlama A toilet brush... Cunning

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    Behold...The Arctopus is a phrase (already knows about 4 people will come and say "he said good bands")
     
  9. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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  10. ArneZ

    ArneZ No rules in metal

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    And what`s the deal with this thread?

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  11. mutantllama

    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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    My first thought when I saw the thread title.
     
  12. Jreg

    Jreg Totally rad.

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    The main problem is that words such as prom, cowboy and Reno are unacceptable choices for metal band names. And Tuesday is the least metal day of the week.
     
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    JFAC's second album is cool.

    Aside from that, I agree that having a sentence as your band's name is lame.

    Also...
    The fuck? Two words is long now?
     
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    arg Active Member

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    All Shall Perish owns
     
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    ya, I've noticed the same trend in emo bands too.
     
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    youdontknowme New Metal Member

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    do you even know what emo is?
     
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    Xorv Drug the Priest

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    Belligerent Greekus Urungus

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    agreed that most of those band names are rather shitty and unnecessary. Although i do like All Shall Perish - Awaken The Dreamers for some reason.
     
  19. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    All Shall Perish rules yes
     
  20. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    The name is cool BUT THE BAND IS A TRAP
     

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