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(Examiner)   Metal snobs reject "hipster metal" a la Mastodon, promote true heavy metal as ideology, a lawless, organic expression of darkness. "True metal sounds like metal even if you play it on the fruitiest of fruity Casio keyboards"   (examiner.com) divider line 141
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2012-08-12 08:26:02 PM

rudemix: Not sure if they are Hipster metal or not but if you haven't heard Red Fang or Tame Impala


Tame Impala are very obviously not metal. I don't even say that in a "\m/ Tröö METAL! \m/" way, they're just not metal in the least. They're psychedelic pop. I do like them, though I think they're a bit over-rated. Still looking forward to their new album. Melody's Echo Chamber was also produced by the guy from Tame Impala as well.


Not familiar with Red Fang, though.
 
kab
2012-08-12 08:26:28 PM

Onkel Buck: [i26.photobucket.com image 238x319]


Ok, that's fantastic.
 
2012-08-12 08:31:09 PM
Hi guys is this the Winger thread?
 
2012-08-12 08:47:01 PM
 
2012-08-12 08:54:59 PM
Who's labelling Mastodon as metal?

/refer to themselves as hard rock
//I farking love Mastodon
 
2012-08-12 08:56:29 PM
Metal? Ohhhh *rubs hands together*

My hot list:
Opeth, Dream Theater, Iced Earth, Symphony X, Nightwish, Circus Maximus, Dream Evil, King Diamond, Orphaned Land, Lacuna Coil, UnSun, Nemesea, Dragonforce, Within Temptation, Avantasia.

Probably I missed some. Don't feel like going and looking at the CD collection right now.
 
2012-08-12 09:05:41 PM
The thing with "hipster" metal isn't that it's different from regular metal. It's that you have all these metal bands and metal fans that have been looked down upon for being a bunch of lame-o douche bags since the beginning. They shrugged it off, cultivated the culture and kept spreading the word. Out of nowhere bands like Mastadon show up and get to be all kinds of cool while the rest of metal culture still gets treated like a bunch of dopes.
 
2012-08-12 09:05:52 PM
If a guy with a beard and black plastic glasses likes it, its probably hipster metal. If a 17 year old kid with long hair and a way too big T-shirt likes it, its probably metal metal.
 
2012-08-12 09:08:58 PM
Oh, and I say that as a metal fan with a beard and black plastic glasses.

/Dimmu Borgir, Goatwhore, and Cradle of Filth ftw
 
2012-08-12 09:10:21 PM

FeedTheCollapse: rudemix: Not sure if they are Hipster metal or not but if you haven't heard Red Fang or Tame Impala

Tame Impala are very obviously not metal. I don't even say that in a "\m/ Tröö METAL! \m/" way, they're just not metal in the least. They're psychedelic pop. I do like them, though I think they're a bit over-rated. Still looking forward to their new album. Melody's Echo Chamber was also produced by the guy from Tame Impala as well.


Not familiar with Red Fang, though.


Awesome band with a great sense of humor - here's what you're missing:

Prehistoric Dog

Hank Is Dead

Wires
 
2012-08-12 09:32:31 PM
Does my INTENSE MUSICAL ATTITUDE scare you, and make you think of DESTRUCTION and the DEVIL? Then you are are an IDIOT.
 
2012-08-12 09:32:47 PM

bigbabysurfer: FeedTheCollapse: rudemix: Not sure if they are Hipster metal or not but if you haven't heard Red Fang or Tame Impala

Tame Impala are very obviously not metal. I don't even say that in a "\m/ Tröö METAL! \m/" way, they're just not metal in the least. They're psychedelic pop. I do like them, though I think they're a bit over-rated. Still looking forward to their new album. Melody's Echo Chamber was also produced by the guy from Tame Impala as well.


Not familiar with Red Fang, though.

Awesome band with a great sense of humor - here's what you're missing:

Prehistoric Dog

Hank Is Dead

Wires


I think the best track is "throw up", worth a listen if you like things sludgy.
 
2012-08-12 09:39:52 PM
LINOLEUM KNIFE!
 
2012-08-12 09:42:57 PM
 
2012-08-12 09:50:19 PM
I found this article oddly depressing.
 
2012-08-12 09:54:09 PM
Nickelback > all other metal bands
 
2012-08-12 09:58:00 PM

theflatline: cretinbob: This story is dildos


best comment of thread.

And there has not been metal since the mid 90s....


You are, without question, the dumbest person in this thread.

As for me, Mastodon isn't my thing. If you're into them, that's cool. I've seen them open a bunch of times, and I've never liked them. Whatever.
 
2012-08-12 09:58:42 PM
 
2012-08-12 10:00:19 PM
A difference of opinions about music! Shocked! Shocked I tell you!

/my girl is bumping Chelsea Grin right now so I'm getting a kick
 
2012-08-12 10:04:02 PM
i hate this kind of nitpicking about hard rock genres. people get so upset when you like a band they don't like. i love all sorts of metal, from more "mainstream" metal bands like lamb of god and trivium, to more black metal stuff like cradle of filth, and i love folk metal bands like alestorm and tyr, and bands like meshuggah and mnemic, who i can't even define. i also listen to breaking benjamin and five finger death punch. and i listen to epica and nightwish. i don't try to define some super narrow genre that only four bands fit into, and then dismiss every other band as terrible.
 
2012-08-12 10:05:03 PM
 
2012-08-12 10:23:03 PM
I like Mastadon. I saw them when they toured with Dethklok two years ago.

I was going to see Dethklok this week, but they cancelled their tour. it sucks, but it also means I have one of the most badass "I didn't go" metal stories.

"Yeah, I was going to see them live. One of the bands on the tour had their frontman thrown into a Czech prison for killing a teenager, though. Pfft."
 
2012-08-12 11:02:23 PM

TheOriginalEd: The Sex Machineguns are the best metal band you never heard of.

youtube link, pops, youre welcome.


I have no idea what he's saying and I couldn't care less. Great song. Reminds me of this Priest classic.

You can't have REAL metal without gauntlets...
 
2012-08-12 11:17:10 PM
Tobias Sammet is my homeboy.
 
2012-08-12 11:17:36 PM
If you enjoy heavy music, you may find this useful:

Melvins - The Bit
 
2012-08-12 11:52:21 PM
www.braingell.com

Find your genre
 
2012-08-12 11:53:24 PM
 
2012-08-12 11:55:55 PM
But do they eat brains?
 
2012-08-12 11:56:17 PM
LOL that crap graph is like 20 years old. Hell most of the bands with year-present in them haven't put out music in years.
 
2012-08-12 11:58:04 PM

Foolkiller: [www.braingell.com image 850x832]

Find your genre


My genre is "Squinting at Small Font Metal".
 
2012-08-12 11:59:44 PM

bel4sucks: LOL that crap graph is like 20 years old. Hell most of the bands with year-present in them haven't put out music in years.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-13 12:04:15 AM
 
2012-08-13 12:12:59 AM

Foolkiller: [www.braingell.com image 850x832]

Find your genre


Worst.Graph. Ever.

I'm not saying that genre labels are somehow sacred or inviolable, but they are very useful when they are even remotely accurate. That graph contains many many horrible crimes against accuracy.
 
2012-08-13 12:15:51 AM
metal snob: waaaah I knew about *up and coming band* before they got big
people who don't give a shiat: we don't give a shiat
metal snob: WAAAAAH BUT I KNEW BEFORE U THAT MEANS I'M COOL
people who don't give a shiat: shut the fark up
metal snob: I'M SO TIRED OF THESE HIPSTER METAL BANDS THEY SOLD OUT I LIKE THEIR OLD STUFF
 
2012-08-13 12:36:27 AM
i.imgur.com

This thread is full of false.
 
2012-08-13 12:47:25 AM
Dethklok is the only true metal band!
 
2012-08-13 12:57:20 AM

The Slush: bel4sucks: LOL that crap graph is like 20 years old. Hell most of the bands with year-present in them haven't put out music in years.

[i.imgur.com image 604x453]


LOL Ok biatch, don't be pissed because I'm right.
 
2012-08-13 01:20:03 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-13 01:27:09 AM

sleeper2995: A difference of opinions about music! Shocked! Shocked I tell you!

/my girl is bumping Chelsea Grin right now so I'm getting a kick


Awesome.
 
2012-08-13 01:30:03 AM
Mastodon's earlier albums are incredible, Blood Mountain and Leviathan are some of the most intense stuff I've heard.

That being said, The Hunter was a real let down.

Also, check out Liturgy. Didn't really read TFA, so pardon if they were mentioned, but they're definitely worth looking up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2iwAAaEZvE

/Frontman is a total pretentious douchenozzle. He has a musical/philosophical manifesto called "Transcendental Black Metal"
//Still think they're great.
 
2012-08-13 01:32:29 AM

Foolkiller: [www.braingell.com image 850x832]

Find your genre


fails without Hawkwind
 
2012-08-13 01:50:21 AM

CavalierEternal: LONG LIVE HIPSTER METAL


"This video is unavailable
This video contains content from UMG. It is not available in your country.
Sorry about that.
"


You weren't kidding.
 
2012-08-13 02:20:36 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: If a guy with a beard and black plastic glasses likes it, its probably hipster metal. If a 17 year old kid with long hair and a way too big T-shirt likes it, its probably metal metal.


I'm a guy with beard and black plastic glasses. So if you want I can give you a list of all the music I have so you can classify it as hipster.

\\ looks like a little kid without a beard
\\ don't like contacts
\\ don't like how wire frames look
\\ likes Black Sabbath
\\ also likes Korn so my opinion may be invalid
 
2012-08-13 02:45:25 AM

Kunks!: Mastodon's earlier albums are incredible, Blood Mountain and Leviathan are some of the most intense stuff I've heard.

That being said, The Hunter was a real let down.


I keep hearing it from folks, but it was easily my favorite record of last year. What other band on earth could release a prog-rock concept album about astral projection, complete with 10 minute plus songs with long crazy solos (like a heavy metal version of Pink Floyd on some nasty drugs) and then challenge themselves to do the complete opposite (Short, tightly crafted songs, better vocal performances, short but still powerful solos) and pull it off? "Blasteroid" doesn't sound like anything else I've ever heard, has some of the best riffs I think Mastodon has ever done and I can't name one band that could pull off something similar. YMMV. Also, I highly recommend getting very baked before giving it another listen. It's a fun album, they're just never gonna make Remission or Leviathan again because they're growing and changing as musicians. Some bands grow and develop over time, some put out the same song for 40 years (looking at you AC/DC) but as long as they do what they do well, I say rock on.
 
2012-08-13 02:52:06 AM

Kunks!: check out Liturgy.


Liturgy are just a shiatty version of Krallice, who are in turn a shiatty version of the magnificent Weakling. Listen to them instead.
 
2012-08-13 02:55:46 AM

bglove25: What other band


Sabbat. Or Sigh. Guess what I'm saying is Japan rules.
 
2012-08-13 06:33:50 AM

The Slush: theflatline: cretinbob: This story is dildos


best comment of thread.

And there has not been metal since the mid 90s....

And here we have the stupidest comment of the thread


You need to re-check your numbers. It is, in fact, statistically impossible to make a "stupidest comment" in a Fark Metal thread.
 
2012-08-13 07:24:54 AM
Did anyone link this yet? I don't know death metal, but it feels relevant (if outdated).

Scandinavia: The only place left where death metal will get you any chicks
 
2012-08-13 07:40:06 AM
I admit I am not a fan of much stereotypical Death or Black Metal... I like being able to hear the lyrics. Most of that genre that I've been exposed to sounded like

AUUGGHWARA FRAWWW GHRA SAA VAA DRAAAAAH

/Which comedian was it that described it as sounding like "Cookie Monster chasing a drumkit down the stairs?"
//To each their own, though!
 
2012-08-13 07:46:04 AM
Link

old school thrash? yes please.
 
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