METAL- Why is it Shunned?

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  1. Marlowe

    Marlowe New Member

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    Metal has been around for decades now and it is still being shunned from common society. Why is everybody still fearing this genre and lifestyle (For some.) Anybody I've played anything that has a Death Growl, Grunt, Scream, Yell... in it says they don't like it because they can't understand the lyrics, so fucking what? So the question I ask, why are people so oblivious to the intelligence and skill of Metal after all these years?
     
  2. ArthurPewty

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    Metal bands consciously construct an image to represent the "dark side" of existance, one that repulses people. The more brutal, bizarre, or dark you can be the better. Metal is made to turn off most people, that is why most people are turned off by it.
     
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    Metal stays underground for a reason. look at "mainstream" metal bands like metalica, atreyu, korn etc. they all suck. metal stays underground so it isn't influenced (or as influenced) by corporate labels as other music.
     
  4. deh310

    deh310 and what have i become...

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    because its just not that good:hsugh:
     
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    1349 Kruzifixxion

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    i like nickelback :confused:
     
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    i hope you only mean the new Metallica
     
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    yes I mean the new metallica, I love the old shit
     
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    I've never heard nickelback but maybe I shouldn't bother?
     
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    because the general public cant handle sweet riffs and fight music

    i perfer it that way, i dont want more douchebags claiming the bands i get down with
     
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    1349 Kruzifixxion

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    :hsugh:
     
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    because not everyone can grow a mullet.
     
  14. DOOMANDGLOOM

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    because its awsomeness is too much for the general public.
     
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    Because it's really loud, agressive, and to most people, abnoxious. Not to mention, the whole point of metal is that it represents the alternative to mainstream culture, and so mainstream acceptance would contradict it's very premise.
     
  16. Zeromancer

    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    I'm listening to Nile right now
    next up will be soem Bolt Thrower
    followed by Evergrey
    :bowdown:
     
  17. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye i'm a stranger here, just blowed in your town

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    wtf do you mean by metal? like...lamb of god, etc? or do you mean dragonforce

    because dragonforce/rhapsody are sweet ;P
     
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    Because most people find it noisy, incoherent, and generally unpleasant to listen to.
     
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    dragonforce aint metal

    it is fast guitars with a hefty serving of douchebaggery
     
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    Dragonforce doesn't fit into any genre other than their own niche of "epic metal"
     
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    Who gives a shit about what "common society" is listening to?
     
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    Good question. I sure as fuck don't. Douchebags can keep their fallout boy and korn
     
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    there are exceptions to every rule, but in general people who understand music like good music, and people who like bad music don't understand music.
     
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    because for the most part it has no soul to it, an exception would be led zeppelin (you can here this distinctively in his voice) most of the bands aren't about the music as they are about becoming famous

    another exception to me is Tool, some of the greatest musicianship i've heard, they simply flow together lyrically and instrumentally like zeppelin. bands such as nickelback they BLOW(they want to appeal to adolescent girl and boys to get that quick hit single out there to make the money). a bum with two teeth in his head could come out with better music. zeppelin expanded their playground and were experimental even touching base with reggae (d'yer mak'er) u2 fits perfectly into this as well if u listen to the joshua tree and achtung baby.

    heavy metal bands of today lack everything that is true music
     

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