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Whats your favorite genre of metal and why?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by J-Ski, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. J-Ski

    J-Ski Member

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    Just explain why and maybe give some examples of the bands you like.Discussion is welcomed.
     
  2. Caecius

    Caecius Doomed Traveler

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    Thrash Metal

    Bands
    Artillery
    Sodom
    Kreator
    Metallica
    Protector
    Toxic Holocaust
    Sepultura
    Mekong Delta

    And a lot more...

    It's my favorite genre because of the aggression, speed, harsh comprehensive vocals, and the riffs/melodies.
     
  3. Vossyrus

    Vossyrus Member

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    Overall, black metal is my favourite sub-genre of metal.

    However, bands who incorporate synth/keyboards, atmospheric, and gothic elements (or even classical/symphonic elements) would better represent my favourite style of metal. Early Cradle of Filth, early Theatres des Vampires, Bishop of Hexen would be prime examples.
     
  4. mutantllama

    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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    Not completely sure, but I would say heavy metal and power metal possibly.
    Iron Maiden
    Iced Earth
    Manowar
    Judas Priest
    You get it.
     
  5. Zephyrus

    Zephyrus Tyrants and Slaves

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    I like Search Button metal.
     
  6. Ultimate_Symphony

    Ultimate_Symphony Rusted Angel

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    Black metal probably - Examples: (early) Aeternus, (early) Nokturnal Mortum, Mystic Forest, Taake, Blut Aus Nord, Deathspell Omega

    It's my favorite 'cause there's a lot of variety to be found in the genre and also it's a genre that conveyes raw emotion like no other.
     
  7. Deicidal

    Deicidal New Metal Member

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  8. Black Friday

    Black Friday Member

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    I'm all over the place and have no distinct favorite genre. The one that's closest to me though is Thrash, the first subgenre I listened to.
     
  9. Manic Ferocity

    Manic Ferocity Active Member

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    Death Metal

    Immolation
    Possessed
    Master
    Cianide
    Massacre
    Dismember
    Unleashed
    Grave
    Entombed
    Amorphis
    Bolt Thrower
    Lord Gore
    Brutality
    Cemetary
    Fondlecorpse
    Frightmare
    Blood Freak
    God Macabre
    Gruesome Stuff Relish
    Nunslaughter
    Winter

    Edit: Forgot to add why. I find death metal to captivate that "grave-like" essence while still maintaining a catchy rythmic structure in the songwriting department. Unlike black metal for the most part, it doesn't seem to rely purely on atmosphere though it is usually incorporated (at least in good death metal).
     
  10. Einherjar86

    Einherjar86 Active Member

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    Symphonic Metal

    Granted, this isn't one of the major genres of music. Generally, larger genres can be more specified by adding the term "symphonic." But I really think that Symphonic Metal is the best way to describe what I usually enjoy.

    A few examples from each genre:

    Symphonic Black:
    Emperor
    Bishop of Hexen
    Tvangeste

    Symphonic Folk:
    Moonsorrow
    Turisas

    Symphonic Death:
    Hollenthon
    Therion (old)

    Symphonic Gothic:
    Virgin Black

    Symphonic Power/Heavy:
    Kamelot
    Rhapsody
    Thy Majestie
    Therion (new)
    Haggard
     
  11. zabu of nΩd

    zabu of nΩd Free Insultation

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    Don't have a favorite genre. It's all about how good the band is, and that's not limited to any set of genres.
     
  12. Cythraul

    Cythraul Active Member

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    My favorite genres tend to be ones which transport my imagination to realms of spiritual refreshment.
     
  13. Black Friday

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    So you love Brutal Death? :p
     
  14. Cul-Kothoth

    Cul-Kothoth The Dread Obsidian Crown

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    Well i got 2:
    Power Metal
    Anything Chaotic(Brutal)
    Angra
    Solefald​
    Avantasia
    Unexpect​
    Blind Guardian
    Arsis​
    Cage
    Dark Funural​
    Dark Moor
    Deicide​
    Demons & Wizards
    Immortal​
    Dragonforce
    Limbonic Right​
    Edguy
    Nile​
    Galloglass
    Psycroptic​
    Hammerfall
    Sympothy​
    Heavenly
    Tvangeste​
    Helloween
    Vesperion Sorrow​
    Jag Panzer
    Vital Remains​
    Kamelot
    Diabolical Masquerede​
    Luca Turilli
    Manowar
    Rhapsody
    Sonata Arctica

    However every other genre is tied for 2nd such as Thrash, Folk, Viking, Heavy, Progressive, Neo-Classical, and Speed.
     
  15. Lotus-Eater

    Lotus-Eater Worst New Comer

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    That's hard to answer.

    My favorite bands come from several different sub genres.

    Nevermore
    Judas Priest
    Solitude Aeturnus
    Running Wild
    Carcass
    Nortt

    I'm all over the board. I guess if I absolutely had to make a choice, Power Metal would be it followed by Doom.
     
  16. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 Juggalo

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    I wouldn't say I have a favorite genre, or bad for that matter, but I find myself listening to black and death metal the most.
     
  17. General Zaroff

    General Zaroff Registered Lunatic

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    Same here.
     
  18. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    black metal and every style that goes with it.
    I used to hate the stuff, now I freakin love it.
     
  19. whiskey funeral

    whiskey funeral Mother North

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    If it's not power metal or some form of gothic metal, I'll listen to it.
     
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    :bah:
     

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