X Meets Metal:

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26 TheHandle10th Jul 2012 02:30:14 AM from Barcelona , Relationship Status: In my bunk
The most dangerous thing...
Does the stuff the Boom Boom Satellites make count as Metal?
Upon the highest thrones of the world, we are still sitting on our asses.
Can-I-Bus
I'd love to hear a Metal with HouseMusic song structures.
The smartest idiot you will ever meet.
sigh
29 TheHandle22nd Jul 2012 02:01:20 PM from Barcelona , Relationship Status: In my bunk
The most dangerous thing...
Twelve days later, and you've only come to sigh?

edited 22nd Jul '12 2:02:12 PM by TheHandle

Upon the highest thrones of the world, we are still sitting on our asses.
30 DrStarky28th Sep 2012 11:42:55 AM from Corn And Pig Land , Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Okay Guy

I really love these guys. Not because of the genre mish-mashing but because I think it's genuinely good music.
Put me in motion, drink the potion, use the lotion, drain the ocean, cause commotion, fake devotion, entertain a notion, be Nova Scotian
31 NEO1st Oct 2012 07:52:16 AM from Qrrbrbirlbel , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer

Hey guys, take a look at my new Guilty Pleasure
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32 Alucard1st Jul 2014 07:12:33 AM from Vancouver, BC , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Lazy?

Seems this fellow has been making headlines recently with this one.
You're one to talk, Photon Shot

It's how you get by, Ghost Butterfly
33 JHM1st Jul 2014 07:24:31 AM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
You can't kill the metal! The metal will live on! Punk-Rock tried to kill the metal. But they failed, as they were smite to the ground. New-wave tried to kill the metal. But they failed, as they were striken down to the ground. Grunge tried to kill the metal. Ha, hahahahaha...

I hope that you recognise how little this rant has to do with reality in basically every respect.
34 Alucard1st Jul 2014 07:42:11 AM from Vancouver, BC , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Lazy?
[up]Not a fan of Tenacious D?
You're one to talk, Photon Shot

It's how you get by, Ghost Butterfly
35 MetaFour1st Jul 2014 10:34:09 AM from the edge of the sun
AXTE INCAL AXTUCE MUN
I'm just severely disappointed that no one's tried mixing mariachi and metal yet.

Aside from that one band doing mariachi covers of metal songs. That's not really what I'm looking for.
36 JHM1st Jul 2014 09:43:17 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up][up] I am not a huge fan, but they are OK. I'm just saying that if you're taking that quote seriously, I can't take you seriously.

Or I'm just a pedant. Both work.
37 sharkcrap112nd Jul 2014 11:35:54 PM from The ninth circle of hell , Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
A Guy from a Place
How am I just noticing this thread now?! tongue Anyways, pretty much anything done by This guy is pretty sweet.

I like this one, being on something of a Magical Girl anime kick right now. Blame Madoka... wink

Sailor Moon Theme Meets Metal

edited 2nd Jul '14 11:37:48 PM by sharkcrap11

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38 sharkcrap112nd Jul 2014 11:41:57 PM from The ninth circle of hell , Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
A Guy from a Place
@ JHM: You're completely right. Metal didn't kill New Wave (it mostly died on its own after a while, then came back about a decade ago). Or Punk (never died, did mutate though). And Grunge kinda owed its existence to Metal, at least to some extent (well, okay, mostly to Black Sabbath, but the principle holds).

Hell, Metal wound up being influenced by Punk/Hardcore, or at least most of it that's faster than mid-tempo did (with the possible exception of Power Metal).

edited 2nd Jul '14 11:42:18 PM by sharkcrap11

If at first ya don't succeed, try a bit more, then give up or cheat... ;) -Myself

Nothing can stop me now! -Piggy by Nine Inch Nails
39 JHM3rd Jul 2014 04:04:54 AM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
Grunge can be seen the result of the early sludge scene and the last embers of the first wave of LA Goth-rock coming together over a mutual love of punk, noise, metal and general sonic grime.

"New Wave" is a very nebulous term to begin with. Do we mean New Pop or all those bands that wanted to be XTC?
40 MikeK3rd Jul 2014 08:05:43 AM from planet earth , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
3 microphones forever
[up][up]...And then from the other end, there were certain Hardcore Punk bands in the eighties who started blatantly embracing thrash metal influences (Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., etc).
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41 JHM6th Jul 2014 11:41:49 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] There's also Flipper and Black Flag's full embrace of the post-"Black Sabbath" doom dirge.
Enya + Metal? XD
43 JHM10th Jul 2014 11:18:49 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
The atmospheric moments on some records definitely verge on New Age, if darker by far, and death growls and retched screams in certain languages can approach that kind of "words for the sound of them" style of singing from the other direction.
Handy-Dandy Chord Finder
I'd like to weigh in on this whole "metal is an evil genre-killing murderer" thing:

Genres never really die, they just fall in and out of the mainstream. Take metal for example. For quite a time, that was in the public eye. Now your average schmo would ask "What's a Darkthrone? Is that something from one of those Dungeons and Monsters games?"

In my opinion, there are those who like a genre while it's popular, and there are those who enjoy the music regardless of its popularity. They stay with a genre, and make sure it never really "dies." A genre that's out of the spotlight just develops in a different way to something trying to win fans and please everyone. I think it's important to never write off a genre as "dead," just because it's not on the TV very often anymore.
"I thought Djent was just a band"

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45 StillbirthMachine12th Jul 2014 02:39:31 PM from The Womb ov Impurities
Heresiarch Command
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More or less. Contrary to popular opinion, classic generally more melodic and comparatively "rockier" metal sounds did not die out in the 90's as much as they were either cannibalized (thrash fusing with damn near everything), mutated into new forms (the modern school of power metal was simply the modernizing of classic heavy metal), and last but not least, continuing on in oftentimes in obscurity (Hanker,Jag Panzer, America's Cauldron Born, Root from the Czech Republic, Saber Tiger etc.).

edited 16th Jul '14 4:15:42 AM by StillbirthMachine

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46 JHM12th Jul 2014 06:18:50 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
Pretty much.

The same actually applies to most of the genres mentioned in the Tenacious D monologue. New Wave and punk are pretty diffuse concepts, but their offspring have endured long after the big apparent paradigm shift that bore them ceased to be relevant. Hell, look at how disco spawned house, techno and Hi-NRG synth-pop. Nothing truly innovative dies completely.
47 sharkcrap1115th Jul 2014 11:35:02 PM from The ninth circle of hell , Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
A Guy from a Place
Nothing anyone else has said has exactly disproved anything I said earlier. New Wave as an aesthetic might have become irelevant (and then come back), but its offshoots lived on, and it influenced a surprising amount of other stuff. The Disco analogy is appropriate enough.

New Wave is/was a VERY nebulous concept, almost as much as Alternative Rock is (and New Wave, lest we forget, was a big influence on Alt-Rock, in both a direct way and as something to react against, as was Post-Punk). New Wave is everything from Elvis Costello to Blondie, Music/INXS to Duran Duran, The Specials to Devo. Just for a start. Much of it sounds very dissimlar to other "New Wave" bands... tongue

I agree with Stillbirth here. Genres never really "die", per se- though they may sometimes disappear from public view for long periods of time (sometimes whole decades), they generally persist underground...
If at first ya don't succeed, try a bit more, then give up or cheat... ;) -Myself

Nothing can stop me now! -Piggy by Nine Inch Nails
48 JHM16th Jul 2014 02:39:44 AM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] Here's a conundrum: Are you talking about the US or UK use of the term "New Wave"? In the former case, the term is almost meaningless beyond denoting non-traditional rock and pop bands that arrived on the scene during the punk explosion; in the latter case one can at least make a distinction between New Wave—the punk-but-not "skinny tie bands" that came into vogue in the wake of Talking Heads, XTC and DEVO (The Knack, The Cure's first LP, etc.)—and New Pop—the tidal wave of synth-tinged big-sounding pop acts that emerged out of the post-punk diaspora (ABC, Duran Duran, etc.)—but they're still fairly diffuse terms.

I think I'm one of the few Americans that actually acknowledges that difference and uses the term "New Pop," to be honest.
49 sharkcrap1116th Jul 2014 12:34:48 PM from The ninth circle of hell , Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
A Guy from a Place
I've never even heard the term new Pop. Most of the bands that sound like they'd fall under that category sound like Synth Pop or New Romantic bands to me (the distinction between the two being the more prominent guitars and obvious Disco and Funk influence in the latter vs. the more "European", Kraftwerk-influenced synth-and-drum machine orientation of the latter- I know the term "Futurists" was also used to describe Synth Pop bands back in the day, to distinguish them from the New Romantics)... tongue

I consider it all New Wave to be honest, albeit in a vague sort of way- it is somewhat important to distinguish the more Rock-oriented bands (The Police, Blondie, The Pretenders, The Cars, etc.) from Synth Pop / New Romantic groups...
If at first ya don't succeed, try a bit more, then give up or cheat... ;) -Myself

Nothing can stop me now! -Piggy by Nine Inch Nails
50 JHM16th Jul 2014 08:25:09 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
New Romantic refers to something semantically and stylistically different from New Pop, and those are far from the only distinctions. Ultravox and Visage were New Romantics, but not New Pop; Boy George and Heaven 17 were New Pop but not New Romantics; Gary Numan and Tuxedomoon played their own kinds of synth-pop but fell into neither category in style or attitude; The Screamers and Nervous Gender played synth-punk but were not pop; and the "Futurist" label, in terms of pop and post-punk music, could be applied to all of them.

I advise that you go read Simon Reynolds' Rip It Up And Start Again, specifically the more comprehensive UK edition. It explains the nuances far better than I ever could.

edited 16th Jul '14 8:26:31 PM by JHM


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