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Metal music thread? Anonymous 21423

I'm not sure if there's enough of metal enjoyers on here, but I wanted to make a thread for a long time now so here it is

You can just send a song(s) that you like or complain about anything metal related, etc.

Anonymous 21424

I'm a metalhead myself but I'm not very into black metal, I hope you don't mind.

My favorite is power metal. I like thrash and classic heavy metal as well. I think anything from the 70s to the late 90s is good for me.

I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion but I liked Black Sabbath's 13 a lot. It was the first metal album I got physical, as well.

Anonymous 21425


Does Blind Guardian count as metal? They're always listed as prog or power metal but half the metal fans I talk to seem to scoff at them?

Anonymous 21426

>I'm a metalhead myself but I'm not very into black metal, I hope you don't mind.

I don't mind anon, I just used the picture cause it's funny.

>My favorite is power metal.

I don't really like it because the music most of the time is too corny for me, at least the modern stuff, and the album covers are even cornier. I do enjoy some Blind Guardian stuff and their Battlefield song is epic but in a good way.

>I like thrash and classic heavy metal as well.

That's very cool. Thrash is always welcome.

>I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion but I liked Black Sabbath's 13 a lot. It was the first metal album I got physical, as well.

I don't think I've ever actually disliked anything Black Sabbath did. it's better than what a lot of other famous bands do, tbh.

Metal fans scoff at absolutely everything for any reason. Especially if the place is circlejerky, like reddit.

Anonymous 21430

Yes, of course they do lmao
They're power metal, only some of their albums are considered prog metal as well
>half the metal fans I talk to seem to scoff at them?
it depends on what kind of metal fan they are. They're generally separated by genre. Power metal fans will agree that they're power metal and Blind Guardian is one of the more popular PM bands. Maybe you got those reactions not because of that but because the guys you asked are extreme metal elitists (pretty annoying thing in the metal community)

Anonymous 21432

Yes I think this is it. A lot of people just really don't like power metal because of the cheesiness of it. I think most people who like power metal like BG though. I like both power metal and metal that is more extreme and high energy, I find it really cathartic. I get a lot of pent up feelings and energy and that kind of music just lets me let it out. I am not really big on the more atmospheric type stuff.

Anonymous 21440

>Yes I think this is it. A lot of people just really don't like power metal because of the cheesiness of it
I thought this was common knowledge haha
Generally, extreme metal (death/black metal) fans and power metal fans don't mix
>I think most people who like power metal like BG though.
Yeah, they're probably one of the best, most influential and least generic PM bands out there (or used to be, depending on whether you like the direction they went or not). They're highly regarded among PM fans.
Speaking of power metal, Rhapsody NOT of Fire is also one of the most influential, but their style is quite different from BG's. Sadly I've listened to their first saga for so long that I've gotten bored of it and I refuse to listen to anything they've released past that.
Another great and influential early power metal band is Helloween, though I'm not that big of a fan, but I still enjoy them. Blind Guardian seemed to rip off their style a bit in their early days.

Anonymous 21442

Helloween rocks

Anonymous 21454


I miss old Sonata Arctica, their new stuff is so bad. Same with Sabaton, their old music is alright but the new stuff just has the same boring sound to it.

Anonymous 21459


I don't listen to metal that much anymore, however i still enjoy this

Anonymous 21466


I've been listening to this album nonstop lately, highly recommend it to everyone

Anonymous 21469

I liked Night Witches tho
Heroes wasn't that bad, I haven't listened to their two latest albums

Anonymous 21470

Oh fuck yeah, I also liked Municipal Waste and especially that album

Anonymous 21483

Hey, I was thinking of making one of these threads but I was worried no one would reply.

I really need to listen to their new album with the original singer and guitarist already, I've heard it's good.

Speaking of cheese, do any other miners like Symphony X?

Anonymous 21491

I would say I love most metal, but my favorites are symphonic, melodic, folk, speed, and especially power metal. I think Im really attracted to the general themes of these genres, like fantasy, being strong, being there for others etc. It honestly pumps me up to be a better person and be strong (and majestic), its awesome!! I am honestly glad that music exists, I feel like I couldn't live without it. Also, I really appreciate the album art that these sort of bands have. It reminds me of the early 2000s and the rise of PC games that were specially centered around fantasy. I never played any back then, but I loved seeing the commercials for them and the graphics. Its just really nostalgic for me, and it fills a now warm place in my heart. <3

also I just want to drop this here, but I love exploring genres, bands, artists, etc And there's this really useful website called Encyclopedia Metallium: Metal Archives. I use it a lot when I am looking for new bands
https://www.metal-archives.com/ Enjoy!

Anonymous 21499

Are you me? My god, I love how epic power metal is. I don't care if it's considered shit, or how cheesy and formulaic it is (most of the time), it sounds REALLY good.


Last April Fool's, their joke was replacing every band's photo with relevant cat pics. It was so popular that after April 1st they released a version of the site with the cat pics.

Anonymous 21502

YES I feel the same way! Its just so cool, it makes me want to thrash and bash the pain away and fight with joy at my side! or some poetically kitschy thing like that, it just makes me feel powerful and joyous. As if I am a warrior, fighting for the good of all. its infectious! Do you have any fav bands btw? I am always looking for more reccs!
also I didn't know about that april fools joke, that's super cute lol

Anonymous 21505

Haha I know what you mean. Power metal can be so beautiful (even if it's "superficial", idgaf), it really inspires me.
This post is mine >>21440
This post is mine as well >>21409
I also like Dark Moor, Dream Evil, Twilight Force, Gloryhammer some Stratovarius and Nightwish, DragonForce's The Power Within album (it's pretty decent, trust me), and Sabaton even if they're considered shit and overrated (I've liked them since Carolus Rex)

Anonymous 21506

Also, I like some folk metal. Turisas, Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Finntroll, you know. It often has an energy similar to power metal that I like.

Anonymous 21530

Yeah, Heroes was their last good album tbh

Anonymous 21542

you have a good taste, the first ever power metal band I heard was Stratovarius and from then on, I was hooked!
>DragonForce's The Power Within album (it's pretty decent, trust me), and Sabaton even if they're considered shit and overrated (I've liked them since Carolus Rex)
I know that those guys are considered overrated, but I honestly love em a lot lol, like I said, its just infectious its hard not to like it!
oooh the only one I know here is Korpiklaani, I will have to look into the other bands, ty!!

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Anonymous 21591

Fucking awesome

Thanks, hope you like the bands!

Anonymous 21599

Been getting into Kalmah lately. The whole album really grew on me. THOSE KEY SOLOS


Anonymous 21607

I've been loving this album recently

Anonymous 21645


This is the peak of metal for me, maybe even music as a whole. i first listened to it in 2018, and haven't been able to find anything better since

Anonymous 21647

Great band, if you like Kalmah also try Norther

Anonymous 21648

Based, I love Alcest

Anonymous 21655


Yes more melodeath plz

Anonymous 21658

Lemme add that PM isn't as popular in the US as it is in Europe, Japan and parts of Latin America. Maybe that's also why you get that reaction IRL, if you live in the US.

Anonymous 21676


I have listened to first 5 Dream Theater albums and they're pretty… boring. Not inspiring, not impressive… at all. Almost as boring as The Gathering.

Does anyone here use rateyourmusic btw? I'm not asking for profile links, just as a side discussion. Easy to organize music, lists, tags, ratings, reviews, I like it. Give it a shot if you never used it before

Anonymous 21688

yes, i've discovered some really good stuff through its automatic recommendations system (recommendations based on the genres/artists/labels you've rated before) and genre charts. don't go in the forums though as it's largely users just passing time

Anonymous 21695

Agree with this, it is also one of those forums ruled by troon tyranny, not as bad as some places but you will still get banned for wrongthink

Anonymous 21712

True but that's basically any western website/social media now unfortunately.

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Anonymous 21741

I avoided amon amarth successfully for the entirety of my metul experience.

Anonymous 21863

What if Babymetal, but guys?

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Anonymous 21901

I like every single Death album, really hard to pick a favourite.
Their first album Scream Bloody Gore from 1987 is considered the first death metal album ever. The Sound of Perseverance was their last work, rip Chuck.

Anonymous 21933

I think 95% of metalheads at least like this album

Anonymous 21956

I hadn't heard of this band before, this is cool.

Anonymous 21967

got banned from genre voting because of voting "male vocals" on that one tranny issues "death industrial" album lol, thanks tranny jannies for silencing wrongthink
also that album fucking sucks if one was to ignore all text and pretend it's instrumental

Anonymous 21974

That's so funny. I wish gender crit people infiltrated it just like troons infiltrated reddit, we'd see some positive change.

Anonymous 22053

Anonymous 22222


Still better than most of metal

Anonymous 22223

digits of truth

Anonymous 22235


hi metal people

can anyone rec me some good drone metal pls?

Anonymous 22286

Sonic violence

Anonymous 22495

Anonymous 22501


Arch Enemy, female lead singer

Anonymous 22507

What do you mean female lead singer? Like with those various symphonic metal bands, that group had this particular singer replacement uglines.

Anonymous 22529

I want to love Arch Enemy, but any time I listen to their newer music I wish I was listening to their older music, and any time I listen to their older music I wish I was listening to Heartwork.

Anonymous 22546

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Anonymous 23210

I love these sounds

Anonymous 23450


Why do so many metalhead moids despise female vocalists? Is it really because moids just hate everything that a woman does when it doesn't fit into their idea of femininity?

There's no reason to hate female metal musicians, just because they can't do growls as deep or loud.

Some of them come across as borderline homosexual because they have a disdain for normie women but can't stand a metalhead one either.
I kinda get that it's typical for moids to sperg out when they see a woman interested in the same thing as them, but it offends me even more because I don't want to meet a metalhead guy only for him to start quizzing me to see if I'm the metal gurl of his dreams or another bitch whore slut poser

Anonymous 23457

No I just think it's because they see metal as the manliest thing ever so they don't want women "invading" their music/community/hobby

Anonymous 23458

I remember once I was at a karaoke night, and a chick got up on stage and did 'total eclipse of the heart', but out of nowhere she started singing the chorus in throat growls. She did it really well, so the crowd naturally went wild, male and female audience members alike.

Judging from this reaction, I would say that it's probably just moids who spend most of their time on the internet who like to gatekeep metal (or any genre), whereas most guys you're actually going to meet irl probably don't give a shit about the artist's genitals, and instead prefer to focus on whether the music's enjoyable. Then again, I've never actually spoken to that many men on the issue.

>I don't want to meet a metalhead guy only for him to start quizzing me to see if I'm the metal gurl of his dreams or another bitch whore slut poser

Moids unironically think it's impressive when they can rattle off hundreds of shit bands; they're boasting about how great consumers they are lol.

Anonymous 23484

good morning doom metal enjoyers

Anonymous 23494

I don't listen to metal but I used to listen to some metalcore as a teen.
I've had this song on my playlist for a while and I've listened to a few others from this album. I like the emotion on this song.
Any recommendations like this? I prefer clean vocals but I don't mind bands that have a mixture.

Anonymous 23509

This is lovely, but I'm not familiar with much metalcore. Maybe you'll like this?

Anonymous 23510

Might be obvious but if you like Loathe then naturally you'll love Deftones and every other project Chino Moreno has ever done(Crosses, Palms, Team Sleep). I'd also suggest Life on Venus, Blanket, Moodring, Teenage Wrist, Holy Fawn, The Daysleepers. There's just so much I can't think of rn. Maybe Emma Ruth Rundle and Chelsea Wolfe too.

Anonymous 23511

These are great, thanks.
I really enjoy What Lies Beneath. I'll be checking those out first.

Anonymous 23586


Pls post album covers like this pls.

Anonymous 23624


Have any of you listened to rivers of nihil?, i absolutely love this album in a soul crushing misery kind of way.

Anonymous 24737

I had the sudden to share these. Enjoy I guess if anyone wants to listen.

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Anonymous 24742

And this last one is just for fun.

Anonymous 24881

Do any of you go on the /metal/ general on /mu/?

Anonymous 24883

No, ew

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Anonymous 26105

I admit I do post there sometimes but I kind of hate /mu/ in general.

Anonymous 26156

Absolutely not

Anonymous 26170


they're releasing a new Dio documentary for the cinemas in late september/early October!

Anonymous 26376


hard agree. Although I've grown to love paegan too, but nothing beats bones of baby dolls. The best album is either this, or dead again. Love the dynamics

Anonymous 26894

what other death metal do you like? do you like any black metal?

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Anonymous 29416


Rust Never Sleeps is great. I hadn't listened to that album in along time.

Does this count? As The Stars by Woods of Desolation.

Anonymous 29462

I never get tired of this song

Anonymous 29523

saw Melissa at a show in Brooklynn. hardcore punk and black metal; “blackened punk”

Anonymous 29545

I am liking her vocals. How was the performance?

Anonymous 31137

Death metal: Intestine Baalism, Traumatic Journey, Golem, Polterchrist, Dying Out Flame, Carnivored, Lunar Chamber, Cenotaph (the one from Mexico) there's more but I figured I can recommend more obscure bands that play in different styles and are from different eras

Black metal I don't really like tbh, it just sounds like punk that was dragged out for too long to me. Ask me about industrial and I'll have more recommends for ya'

Anonymous 31138

Buuuut because I don't want to feel bad for shunning an entire genre. You should check out the album Ugra-Karma by Impaled Nazarene. It's good

Anonymous 31139


Actually. I do have some black metal for you. Parabellum from Colombia, Master's Hammer, Tormentor from Hungary (this is Attila Csihar's first band) and Mystifier from Brazil. All first wave, too.

Anonymous 31140

nta but
please tell me about this one more, preferably heavier/noisier stuff

Anonymous 31142


Sorry, was asleep.

There are foundational groups of industrial metal particularly Ministry and Godflesh. They drew upon the influence of musicians like the ones in Throbbing Gristle, Monte Cazazza, Swans, Big Black, (although they are more punk tbh) Nine Inch Nails and The Young Gods. If you like noisy stuff do check out The Young Gods too. The consequence of industrial influence in metal is that there are many formulaic pop style bands which is not a bad thing but you want noisier stuff, I gotchu' I love that shit. Tristwood for example, they play blackened death metal with keyboards and such but it has an air of a freak accident chain reaction taking place at a low budget, third world steel mill. Then there is Mechina whose work blends a lot of styles without sounding like nonsense, particularly their album Acheron is good. It's a bit djenty at times but they've made it tasteful. Deathstars are good too, the band includes Jon Nodveit's brother Emil, they're not really metal but them alongside Dope in the U.S got me into the genre when I was 12. There's also Gorgonea Prima, if you want something noisy this is something you will love, Anaal Nathrakh too. For something more "anthemic" there is the band Dope Stars Inc. or The Kovenant. There's lots out there but this preliminary list will get you through to the underground in no time. Hope you enjoy.

Anonymous 31147

thank you for this list nona, i'm really not a metalhead but i had an industrial metal phase (sadly i didn't really reach deep enough) so i'm looking to expand my taste into more metal and industrial metal seems like the most logical step to me as a noise enjoyer. i will check your recs out and will possibly report back itt

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Anonymous 31150

Absolutely, please do. Remember to check out Dawn of Ashes, Psyclon 9 and Shade Empire as well, hope it's not too cybergoth for you.

Anonymous 31199

Wb the early work of KMFDM? Just finished listening to Opium. Man it is good!

Anonymous 31237


Don't mind me replying to a year old post

There is a real overlap between power metal and black metal fans though not so much with other genres of extreme metal. I know a lot of people (myself included) who started with power metal and then gradually worked their way to black metal. A lot of black metal bands rely heavily on synths and have fantasy themes just like power metal, it is just more bleak/mature/heavy.

I still listen to Blind Guardian sometimes but bands like Sabaton or Powerwolf just sound like annoying anime music, and have a fanbase of lame 14 year olds.

Here are some BM songs that I think a power fan could like.


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Anonymous 31267


Disinterment- Endless

Hope at least one of you digs this.

Anonymous 32000


Blod Besvimelse, one woman black metal/dungeon synth project from Germany, released in 1999. Check it out! Promise I did not find out about this through that big titted pop singer's antics.

Anonymous 32080

anyone go to metal concerts? how do you find people to go with? there are a few bands i like doing shows in my area by i dont want to go alone.

Anonymous 32607

Lol i was just listening two of her albums today! That was pretty cool and different!

Anonymous 32798

i just dmed a girl on instagram who takes pictures at metal/post hardcore shows nearby and befriended her. within two days of talking she sent me a flyer to a nearby show and introduced me to the scene.

with that being said be wary of moids who invite you to shows, some of them expect "something in return" /:

Anonymous 32805

I really like metal, but everytime I meet a moid who likes it too is one of two. They either like numetal/metallica in which I don't care, you like whatever you do, but act like they are the biggest metalhead in the universe, or they're NSBM listeners. I don't even need to comment on that. I wish I met more girls that were into metal from where I am. Sadge.

Anonymous 33099

I find it funny that metal fans used to complain about pop music and even some rock because it was formulatic and repetitive, but modern metal has become exactly the same, just a bunch of bands trying to sound as fast/agressive/loud as possible ignoring basic music concepts.
Even the heavier and more extreme genres used to have a great sense of rythim, harmony and melody, but that seems mostly gone.

Of course, not every modern metal band is like this, I'm just talking about the general trends.

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