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I must say, that extreme metal is a bit of an acquired taste and you can get bored of it quite quickly. My first foray into the extreme side of metal was about 9-10 years ago. I thrived on Black and Death metal (and everything in between), but over the years I started becoming bored with it. My tastes turned towards more melodic and progressive metal. In my opinion, it takes more skill and talent to write a good melodic song with some progressive touches than it does to write an extreme song. It's also much easier to growl / screech / yell and make it sound GOOD than it is to have a good (proper) singing voice...No offense, but all of the metal posted here sounds like someone puking while an American V8 from a drag racer is revved to the max.
No offense, but all of the metal posted here sounds like someone puking while an American V8 from a drag racer is revved to the max.
Here is something you can actually listen to, I love it cause it was used in Doom 2, but this sounds so much better than the MIDI files
I also appreciate a good rhythm setup in any band. The drums, rhythm guitar and bass should almost form an indistinguishable instrument. You get many bands in the prog / power sub-genres who have excellent rhythm setups. Prog specifically provides very interesting song writing whereby some bands incorporate extreme musicianship with very progressive writing, but still keeping it melodic with clean vocals.Thats how some of us like it Personally I listen for the drums, and the rhythms created between the guitars and drums. The slight changes in the riff or drum line at those speeds are what excites me! The vocals are something that you have to accept when you delve into subgenre upon subgenre in Metal (porngrind/goregrind gets a bit extreme). My opinion is that vocals in metal are an instrument and are used to the same effect/intensity as the drums and guitars.
I suppose you can call me a metal noob then. The way I like my music is simple and boolean : can I hear the lyrics. So that rules out most metal, classical, opera, rap and trance
Last cannibal corpse I checked out had such lovely tunes as "I cum blood" and what not. No thanks, I'll give it a skip, I guess metal is not for me although I like some of the older stuff from the early 90's.