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Lmfao, no. You’re a fucking faggot. Shit like that shouldn’t even be considered metal. If you’re trying to use this as some sort of pathetic promotion, then I suppose you’ve succeeded, but honestly you’ve come to the wrong place.
Here is this abomination that has been circulating around my facebook. It claims it’s ‘folk metal’, and all I can see it as is ‘Fail Metal’. All folk metal is for fucking faggots anyways, but…. Here we go. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, fuckers.
"This is quite possibly the worst ‘composition’ I have ever heard in my life. Words seriously cannot describe how terrible this is. Whoever has made this should kindly sacrifice themselves to the gods, because they are not worthy. Upon listening, I physically cringed, and felt simultaneously sick to my stomach. The words ‘give up’ and ‘go kill yourself’ come to mind. First of all, there is no enthusiasm in the first 40 seconds of the ‘song’. In PROPER ‘folk metal’, when one sings ‘hey’ there is enthusiasm, not just ‘hey’ said by someone who sounds like they’re on their death bed. Second, there is no use in timing, whatsoever. Third…. Recording quality? It sounds like it was recorded inside of a tin can- you obviously have no clue how to work the equipment you hold. Your guitar tone is absolutely horrid, and need I say there is no skill? Whoever is playing the drums needs to go back to square one, it’s called a metronome, buddy. Let’s talk vocals. Whoever is doing the clean vocals should have his voice box ripped out, as he is not worthy of a voice. The growling is mediocre at BEST. The way they over lap is absolutely terrible. You have literally failed the Gods with this horrific abomination. Why would you be proud of something like this? I wouldn’t share this with Helen Keller. This is not folk metal, either. At best, this is some sort of crusty punk. Darby Crash comes to mind. This band is a disgrace. There is no talent, and you will never, ever have talent if you’re putting this up and actually trying to sell it. I really do hope this is some sort of sick joke. Who in their right mind would support this? Who would be proud to have their name associated with THIS? You are not musicians, you are animals who cannot be tamed. A true disgrace to everything that ever was and will be FOLK METAL. A embarrassment to the Gods. Take this down, or you shall be punished. Stop trying, you have failed this genre of music. Also, you shouldn’t use other people’s photographs as your picture, it’s a violation of law."
And under new ownership. Let’s do things a little differently now. Instead of submitting bands all the time, pick a band, and share your opinion with us? If you love them, hate them, love one album that they released, but loathe everything else? What if you just really love/hate a musician? Well, this is where you express yourself! All you have to do is submit!
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Arguably one of the more popular Finnish melodic death metal bands. They started out sounding influenced by black metal and atmospheric metal, but now are releasing albums that are undeniably more thrash inspired. Their first three albums are what allows them to remain notable inspiration for other bands, but with the complete and utter shit they’ve been releasing lately, such as Blooddrunk, where it literally sounded as if the members were drunk. Follow the Reaper was probably their peak, pleasing any power metal fan with with solo’s that don’t make your ears bleed, heavy riffs, and the technical neoclassical keyboard. The more albums they release, the less inspired everything sounds, less drive. As far as lyrics go, they’ve never, ever had brilliant lyrics, it’s always been some half ass attempt to express hatred and anger, nothing original there, just sounds like an angsty teenager writing in their journal.
Let’s talk a little bit about the members. First of all, this is another band that relies partially on ‘sex appeal’. Alexi, for whatever reason, attracts women -and men- of all ages for no reason whatsoever. Now, despite his ‘sex appeal’, he hardly is the most original soloist. His vocals weren’t half bad- half the time. After awhile it just sounds like a tortured cat, and he’s pretty much completely lost all aggression he once had. Roope seems to have the upper hand as far as soloing goes, but he’s not as ‘pretty’ so he doesn’t get half the hype(but he gets more recognition than Alexander ever did). Janne’s keyboarding is sometimes mildly talented, but other times it’s just completely corny and either over done, or not necessary. Jaska started out strong, but over time he’s somehow manages to fall into the whirlwind of only thrash drumming. Now for Henkka, well as goes for many bands, he is simply always lost in the mix.
Mediocre band that has had their good albums, but are deteriorating (and not fast enough). If you’re in love with this band, you’re either just starting to listen to ‘metal’, one of their ‘die hard’ fans who wouldn’t care if they recorded themselves taking shits and mixed in melodies in between, or you simply have tunnel vision and want to fuck Alexi.
So do you guys like Dio? And the albums he produced with Black Sabbath?
A majority of his material is good, Dehumanizer wasn’t very solid though. For someone who’s music career spanned 40+ years, he was fairly consistent, even though he spanned a lot of styles and genres. His voice didn’t drop off and sound like shit like most musicians do after only 20 years.
What do you think of Edge of Sanity; specifically Crimson II?
Good submission, I applaud you.
First, let me say this will surprisingly be one of those few and far between posts we will make that has little to no negativity behind it, so enjoy it while you can. With that being said, Crimson II is pretty good, but I don’t understand the hype behind it. I’m not bashing it whatsoever, I just don’t understand why that is seemingly the only thing this band is known for, either that or Crimson. Their first few releases are much more deserving of that praise, simply because it was rather groundbreaking and original material. Edge of Sanity is probably one of the most horribly underrated death metal bands in my opinion. Rarely mentioned, even more rarely praised, at least in my experiences. I feel like they could deserve more respect and recognition, they were too unique and influential too be swept under the rug like they are.
Reverend Bizarre were a unique band I’d say, they blended the styles of older doom like Pentagram, Witchfinder General, etc. and added their own modern touch. Good for them. I do think the overall idea and sound they went for was fairly alright, their downfall was being too repetitious to the point itwould drag out what would have been a great idea on its own into a drawn out mess. There are Sunn O))) songs that can keep my attention better than some of Reverend Bizarre’s more drawn out material. One thing I will end this with and praise them for as well, is that their cover’s of Dunkelheit by Burzum and The Gate of Nanna by Beherit were great, they completely made it their own to the point that it could almost challenge the originals.
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Hardcore, yes was originally punk influenced, however dowadays hardcore, deathcore, metalcore,ect is metal influenced. Trust me I know my music probably better than you. Yes some hardcore is still punk influenced but progressive hardcore and boston hardcore are more metal influenced than punk influenced. Deathcore is actually influenced by death metal, and metalcore is influenced by heavy metal, just saying. I knew you would turn my words on myself to make me look like an idiot.
No argument, no matter how valid, no matter how to the point it is, will make it through your thick, ignorant skull, simply because you just don’t get it, and you fail to comprehend. You’re just like the rest of the core kiddies, you fit that to a T. AND you unfollowed us. *gasp* Big. Fucking. Deal. Bu-bye. I hope you clicked that unfollow button with angst.
Just so you know core is a sub genre of metal. So saying grind core bands like napalm death are not metal makes you look like an idiot. Grind core is a sub genre of metal, so in all technicality it is still metal just so you know. If you are going to have such strong opinions at least make them sound intelligent.
-core is not metal. Where and how do you come to that conclusion? It is a derivative of hardcore, meaning it came from hardcore punk. Thus, -core. just because it may have distortion and guttural vocals doesn’t automatically make it a metal subgenre, these two are vastly different. I’m sorry, but you’ve made yourself sound like an idiot. Read up and educate yourself so you don’t make a fool of yourself in public again, but I’m sure you will with your Skrillex haircut.
Classic heavy-metal. They have three songs that probably everyone knows whether they like the band, or the genre or not. But over the years they have become more pop-rock than anything, and it’s truly a disgrace.
If i were to say "I'm trying to get into heavier music, could you recommend me something?" how would you respond?
Pay attention to the blog, and actually read what we have to say. Then, take one of the bands you are interested in and go plug it into last.fm. You have a brain, and an opinion, I’m sure from there you could formulate what you do and don’t like. Happy hunting.
Another melodic death metal band from Finland. They are a bit different when it comes to melodeath, they don’t allow the melodic factor to completely overwhelm their sound. This is controversial to some fans, because they don’t stick to the long, overdone guitar melodies. They are certainly a band who is willing to work to make themselves better. Also, Years in Waste is certainly a waste of an album, but they did learn form it and I think the change in vocalist and keyboardist absolutely helped. From this album on, they were less intense than the previous two, and softer. Overall, I think they’re a band who will always be working on their sound.
They basically created the genre and coined the term “Djent”. That itself is enough to write them off. We’re not into bands that constantly go “chugga, chugga, chugga” no matter what kind of time signatures they use.
But atheist use jazz time and other weird things I never hear in death metal how is that average?
Including jazz and other “weird things” doesn’t automatically make it “good”. I can play kazoo in a black metal band, that’s weird too, but it doesn’t mean it’s going to be good and hold up to the greats of the genre. Fast and technical isn’t always the answer to the equation of being great. Sometimes bands that use rather simple riffage are great, that keeps up with the saying of “less is more”. Different things work for different people.
Paradise lost? Like their first 4 albums. and what about Atheist?
It’s kind of hard to say about Paradise Lost, they were one of the big 3 of death/doom in England, along with Anathema and My Dying Bride, played a large part in its formation and influenced a lot of bands since then. The first 4 albums are pretty good releases, they were unique in their own right and seem to have held positive reviews throughout all these years. The one major disappointment about them is that they just completely collapsed after that and have struggled to return to form, they’ve showed a few glimmers of hope, but they just can’t seem to do it.
As for Atheist, they’re your typical death metal band, not good, not bad, average I would say. They never really stood out to me in being spectacular.
The first couple of Mercyful Fate albums are classics for heavy metal in the 80’s, especially Melissa, after that they were not too special. Sorry, I’m not a fan at all of King Diamond’s solo albums, very disappointing for me.
Storm of the Lights Bane is a classic for the genre, even though it came in a bit late for the black metal scene. I can’t say the same for Reinkaos though, huge let down and sad way for them to go out. Bloodbath WAS good, at least I feel until Dan Swano left. After that, the sound really changed away from the old school death metal sound they had into something much more modern. I feel he had a lot to do with that sound and feel in the early days. The Breeding Death EP still gets some regular rotation from me.
Thanks for not being anon and actually including some good bands for once.
Just another generic black metal band who is influenced by he first wave of BM, typical story right? Just instead of being anti-christian, they bash their Islamic beliefs. They haven’t released enough to give a proper opinion on.
Iron Maiden sells so many tshirts for the same reason Jack Daniels does, the image has become an icon. It has nothing to do with great music or good whiskey. However Maiden has made three good songs, that’s two more than Motorhead.
it seems like you don't even really like metal! you have always bad things to say about every band!! why don't you say what bands do you think are good? i don't see where is the problem. after, you can keep saying your opinion about others bands!!
also for any of you with even half a brain, it's easy to tell what this blog's favorite bands are. they bash them far less.
No need to be on anon. If there is anyone who reads this blog who doesn’t have a learning or reading impairment, can clearly fucking see we don’t take critical views on all bands entirely. Sure, on some we do, but a lot of this is in plain sight and directed at individual areas, albums, etc. For everyone who visits, It’s an opinion and it’s ours, read it if you’d like and if you don’t, don’t come here to get hurt and offended.
Pirate Power metal? I don’t even think this dignifies a response. Alestorm are just drunken English bastards who somehow ended up touring with folk/viking/pagan bands. They are a group of completely untalented ‘musicians’. The lyrics are completely corny, and the vocals are simply horrid. It’s all pretty generic, but that’s what makes them well known, I guess. I’m pretty sure most people already consider them the mockery of the metul worldz.
Take a look at the Iron Maiden tag on here and look at all the little sluts and know nothings wearing their apparel. I think that gives a pretty good explanation of how fucked they and their fan base are.
Ah, this falls into the category of slightly obscure/experimental French black metalz, same as Mutiilation, Ad Hominem, etc. They are no outstanding riffs, at all and it’s just completely unenthralling. This is a shameful representation of ‘Satanic’ music. Do I hear punk and industrial influences even? Probably.
Anthrax are over praised and over worshiped. They haven’t released a solid album in over 20 years. Their albums with John Bush were some of the worst sounds to grace human ears and even when Joey Belladonna came back, it was like putting a band-aid over cancer. Nothing ever can or ever will save that band now.
saltatio mortis (more medieval rock, but i want your opinion though)
In Extremo meets Rammstein and Turisas. I picture him smiling like a complete faggot while he’s singing. He’s just got that sort of voice. The drumming is completely generic, same with the guitar riffs, and everything else. Generic. Nothing memorable here.