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Old 2005-04-05, 14:43
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Metal types

Call me stupid, but I still couldn't realize exactly what defined each style of metal. I understand the main differences between genres, but sometimes I find quite hard to distinguish death metal from some black metals (even though I'm sure of the differences in some certain bands but I can't tell some others whether they're black or death).

Apart from these, I keep asking myself: What is power metal? It can easily be confused with thrash by me.

Maybe it's stupid to ask these, but one should know when he's interrested...
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Old 2005-04-05, 15:13
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There are just three types.

Good Metal
crap metal
and poser metal
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Old 2005-04-05, 15:20
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There are just three types.

Good Metal
crap metal
and poser metal

Yeah and every person has different opinions about grouping bands into these types.
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Old 2005-04-05, 17:02
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More like 2 types of metal:

Metal you like
Metal you don't

There is no definitive good and bad, and poserism has nothing to do with how good the music is.

But to actually answer your question, death metal generally has deeper vocals with a "pits of hell" feel, and black metal has high screach kind of vocals with a "frozen nordic winter" feel and has lots of temelo picking.....I know those definitions suck, I just want to be as simple as possible.

Power metal and thrash aren't really that different sounding as black and death metal, power metal is ecessentially speed metal with ideas you would find in a final fantasy game and medival times, and clean emotional sounding vocals.

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Old 2005-04-06, 04:29
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Power metal has more this fantasy "heavy metal" feel to it, thrash metal is more "chunky" and has lots of palmmuting of the E string
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Call me stupid, but I still couldn't realize exactly what defined each style of metal. I understand the main differences between genres, but sometimes I find quite hard to distinguish death metal from some black metals (even though I'm sure of the differences in some certain bands but I can't tell some others whether they're black or death).

Apart from these, I keep asking myself: What is power metal? It can easily be confused with thrash by me.

Maybe it's stupid to ask these, but one should know when he's interrested...

i find the biggest differences between black and death to be lyrical content, vocal style(deep growl vs. raspy growl), and guitar style and sound

death metal is typically about gorier subjects, whereas black metal is more about religion and being grim
death metal typically has the deeper, more gutteral growls, whereas black metal has raspier and higher pitched screamy type growl
death metal is typically more tehnical then black metal, with a few exceptions(mortician), death metal is also more disjunct in its note choice, whereas black metal has, from what i have listened to, lots of strummed power chords, LOTS of tremolo picking, and an overall simpler playing style than death metal
death metal TYPICALLY opts for a very heavily distorted sound with lots of lows and mids, whereas black metal opts for a thinner, buzzy distortion with LOTS of reverb.
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black metal is all kvlt and gr1m and stuff. when you listen to it, you get scared, it must be black metal!
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black metal is all kvlt and gr1m and stuff. when you listen to it, you get scared, it must be black metal!

Black Metal has higher pitched vocals than Death Metal and uses less bass. I could go on about the difference in Black Metal/Death Metal image, style and persona but I think you are just asking about sound, right?
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black metal is all kvlt and gr1m and stuff. when you listen to it, you get scared, it must be black metal!


hahahaha so necro.
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Old 2005-04-07, 02:14
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Black Metal - Raspy, gravelly, screaming/shrieking vocals, riffing guitars.
Death Metal - Gutteral growling vocals with dominated powerchords/riffing guitars. Blastbeats aplenty.
Grindcore - Punk in fast forward with blastbeats and Death Metal vocals. Music is often very very fast riffing or easy bullshit. This is hard to define in words, but to hear it is without mistake.
Metalcore - If it's not quite hardcore but not quite emo, its metalcore.
Hardcore - Shouldn't really belong in the world of metal, but imagine blunt palm muted guitar lines and shouted vox.
Heavy Metal - Whats something harder than rock? Hmm... I know, Metal! Bands like Pantera and Black Sabbath.
Thrash - A step up from heavy metal. bands include Slayer, Sepultura, Metallica etc.
Power Metal - Fast drumming with normally easy guitar lines which are often soaked in complex solo's and stuff. Power metal vocals sound like a castrated guy singing.

That's about it I guess.
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* death metal
* thrash metal
* black metal
* gore metal
* grind metal
* punk metal
* power metal
* symphonic metal
* speed metal
* classic metal
* nu-metal
* industrial metal
* blackened death metal
* retro-thrash metal
* christian metal
* amish metal
* satanic metal
* melodic metal
* stoner metal
* sludge metal
* progressive metal
* doom metal
* psychedelic metal
* 80's metal
* alternative metal
* New Wave of British Heavy Metal metal
* New Wave of Swedish Death Metal metal
* darkwave metal
* techno metal
* ambient metal
* Aluminum metal
* Glam metal
* Space metal
* porno metal
* goth metal
* math metal
* advanced algebra/trigonometry metal
* southern metal
* northern metal
* egyptian metal
* emo metal
* role-playing metal
* barnyard metal
* tribal metal
* noise metal
* car-wash metal
* route 666 metal
* route 667 metal
* route 777 metal
* phone metal
* demonic sacrificial metal
* disco metal
* trailer park metal
* murder metal
* destructo metal
* glacier metal
* fruit of the loom metal
* cereal metal
* platypus metal
* indian metal
* gymnastic metal
* stalactite metal
* stalagmite metal
* swedish chef metal
* medical metal (with an optional dental plan)
* clown metal
* surfer metal
* cobra la la la metal
* lobster metal
* vitamin enriched metal
* lactose intolerant metal
* laundromat metal
* japanese metal
* fava beans metal
* country metal
* honky-tonk metal
* gerbil metal
* ZOD metal
* buddhist metal
* quaker metal
* rechargeable metal
* gospel metal
* hopscotch metal
* candyland metal
* hungry hungry hippos metal
* crystal pepsi metal
* bluegrass metal
* viking metal
* E=mc˛ metal
* funeral doom metal
* slippery when wet metal
* sugar-free metal
* pork, the other white metal
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Old 2005-04-07, 02:31
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Why the fuck do you do that man, it's not cool, it's not funny, it's just retarded. You done it to my thread too. Don't be such an arsehole.
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Its not cool to ask stupid questions that are slight variations on old questions (which were also somewhat silly), especially when all you have to do is look on the internet and you can find an answer easily.

http://www.anus.com/metal/ <-- (some generas down the right)
http://www.bnrmetal.com/pages/genres.htm
http://www.metal-archives.com/brows...37a7f89f7bf52e8 <-- (Examples are good)
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Old 2005-04-07, 06:42
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Ok so how much harder was that to post than that giant list? Seriously man, just tone it down. Don't be so uber. Remember there are noobs to metal everywhere and there's no point in turning them away.
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Old 2005-04-07, 11:31
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neah its no problem, i got used to this forum anyway.
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Old 2005-04-07, 11:48
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Main difference is, of course, in lyrical content. Death metal's primary theme, is obviously Death, while Black metal's primary target is the inacceptance of religion and the advent of ancientness. Death metal is a brutal music that frees our empty souls from the world we are lliving in a suicidal way, and prepares the suicidal process by bypassing all second thoughs, and making us accept Death as something we always wanted, and now happens. Death metal can be realistic some times (Early Therion, realism oposed to romantic) but Black metal is usually romantic and creates a heavy, mourning athmosphere, filled with dark, empty thoughs, in witch you can drown your imagination in a masochist way. Death metal is very "technical", usually the mids are higher in a Death metal band than in Black, and very well defined. Death can also be attonal, opposed to Black' melodicism.
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Its not cool to ask stupid questions that are slight variations on old questions (which were also somewhat silly), especially when all you have to do is look on the internet and you can find an answer easily.


What does it have to do with being cool? I didnt ask to be cool. I asked for answers. So what, you could find mostly anything else on the net. forums would be useless, and forums are still a better way to DISCUSS `em, man!!
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Main difference is, of course, in lyrical content. Death metal's primary theme, is obviously Death, while Black metal's primary target is the inacceptance of religion and the advent of ancientness. Death metal is a brutal music that frees our empty souls from the world we are lliving in a suicidal way, and prepares the suicidal process by bypassing all second thoughs, and making us accept Death as something we always wanted, and now happens. Death metal can be realistic some times (Early Therion, realism oposed to romantic) but Black metal is usually romantic and creates a heavy, mourning athmosphere, filled with dark, empty thoughs, in witch you can drown your imagination in a masochist way. Death metal is very "technical", usually the mids are higher in a Death metal band than in Black, and very well defined. Death can also be attonal, opposed to Black' melodicism.

you look way too much into what the music is about
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you look way too much into what the music is about

Yeah I mean, fuck, you can't understand what Beherit is saying even if someone fucking tells you what Holocausto is saying. But it's still very obviously Black Metal. I'd say image has more of an impact than lyrics.
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Ok so how much harder was that to post than that giant list? Seriously man, just tone it down. Don't be so uber. Remember there are noobs to metal everywhere and there's no point in turning them away.


Yeh man, tone it down.
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