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Necrolifer
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Kickass Gorgoroth song from the Under The Sign Of Hell album. Considered by many as being Gorgoroth's finest hour.

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lightningterror
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Can't wait for the new Dark Tranquillity album "Atoma". This is gonna be good.

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PulgaBorracha
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I know, I'm excited too. And the album cover is going to be good as well , like all of their albums.

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Necrolifer
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Blood On Ice - not as badass as some of the older Bathory records but still a classic nonetheless.

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PulgaBorracha
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This is a killer one. Gods of Thunder of Wind and of Rain has to be one of my all time favorites from Bathory.

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I've been using my mind in the interim between my project work , spending time here and looking for a fun discussion i seem to not find , to analyze the controversial genre of Metal that we all here know about well

Serious hurts inbound hahah . Read at own discretion

I . First of all i think Metal has the weird factor that it strives too hard to take itself seriously and be taken seriously . The first question that would come in mind is : Why ?
Why should metal be a more serious genre of music than others ? Does it think itself superior to other genres of music ? Does it think that by doing this it becomes so ? Or is in fact not really liked throughout the world and it knows this and tries to fix this up

II . Second of all i think Metal promotes and practices a policy of intolerance for its members regarding what other genres of music they listen and what bands of Metal they listen to . I find this wrong in all ways
Music is art , music is the language of the senses , of the soul if you will , music should not be treated as a code of conduct , a responsibility , a burden to bear . By doing so , this chews at the act of enjoyment of the music one listens that should be left alone to be as it was meant to be . I personally do not want to abide to some unwritten rules , thought about by some oppressive-minded individuals regarding what i listen . Seriously wtf ! I can listen to what i want , when i want , how much i want and overall be more appreciative and in-the-know of music in general rather than just stick to one genre

III . Third of all Metal clearly glorifies Satan , promotes torture , insensitivity of the senses , inflicting of physical and psychic pain unto others , death , misery , even rape . Is all over the lyrics and the album covers .
For the shock value and for the coolness of this fact , not a problem , but it becomes a problem when youth without a well ripe mind starts to have thoughts like that to put in practice in the real world .
This also works in the disadvantage of Metal because many will be turned off by this
I too personally would love to continue listening to it but what do i do when i bump only into songs that glorify the one i seriously despise and that promote the values i despise as well
But on the other hand who in their right mind wants to live with the idea that they can be disemboweled , R-ed and killed
Even if just 4 fun , this mere thought produces worry and demoralizes a healthy mind

IV . Promoting an imposed mentality taught by teachers of Metal music bands unto its listeners takes away the right of own capacity of reason and understanding
Why should i care how that band member thinks and how he sees things
I listen the music , i don't analyze the musician . Is this supposed to be a thing that wants to come across as professionalism in a sort of having-a-musical-ear sort of way ?
For instance , by a fictional example : i can hate Justin Bieber the person but like his music instead . Where is the problem with that ? Or a less fictional example : i can dislike his music , not listen to it but like his person instead

V . Last but not least the posers thing that i noticed . Why do some bands are declared worth listening to and others not ? Why are these posers worthy of being killed just because they like ..Cradle of Filth ? It is everyone's freedom of choice and right what to do in their damn free time , especially what music they listen to

Anyway i was just looking for a conversation or a good debate , nothing else , because between my times i work on my stuff i feel bored

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\M/ Rock on ! or /|||\ the Elder Sign

Thank you !

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CureOptimism
CureOptimism

It's just music. You're looking into it too much.

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I agree , I probably lost my marbles

You can delete all I said here and that's it
Apologies if I hurt your feelings

Metal is not for everyone and obviously not for me either but I quite liked some bands I mentioned earlier on the second page now

\M/

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fiuuuuuuh
fiuuuuuuh

That's about 40-50 years too late to start discussing metal music controversies. Despite them, it probably has more devoted fans than any other genre. "Or is in fact not really liked throughout the world?" Vice versa.

With all the subgenres, there's something for almost everyone. Satanic bands are a small part but still they make people despise the whole genre.

Many people consider metal music to be the best, timeless and more skill based, unlike pop for example that people **** out, listen to for a while and then forget about it.

That is all

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Thanks for answering this San but why don't i believe you ?
Actually Rap is the most listened genre in the world not Metal

May be too late but i never really cared to inform myself about it
Is all new to me remember ?

You kind of ignored big part of my points but nothing to it
Not listening to Pop , never really did

Don't feel hurt

I hope we can talk more about this , i was looking for a conversation

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fiuuuuuuh
fiuuuuuuh

I didn't say it's the most listened genre, though it is strange how rap is so popular.

"I'd rather listen Manele than listen to the garbage you call music that overuses the horror genre", "praises to satan and singing about torture , blood". Like I said earlier, subgenres.
The things you bring up cover only a small part of the metal music. You're trying too hard to make sense of it and justify its existence. Saying the lyrics are all about Satan and torture and thus criticizing the genre based on that claim is rather narrow-minded.

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Necrolifer
Necrolifer

Here we go again...
Rap is a mainstream genre so that's why we are constantly poisoned with that filth. Hell,I can dig some 2Pac songs or some other rappers out there with catchy songs,but rap has now degenerated beyond repair. Pop is...****! Michael Jackson made it cool,but then all the "good artists" came in and defecated all over it,now I can't even listen to it anymore without wanting to cut my ears off. The 80s period and the new wave/pop genre of that time are really good,why don't you listen to that?
Metal is actually more close to classical music than any other genre,science says it! If geniuses like Beethoven or Mozart would've lived in this day and age,guess what? They probably would've listened to goddamned metal!
Metal has more artistry to it than pop and rap and any other type of electronic/modern horseshit combined.
This is a metal group,so let's keep it metal shall we?

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Yeah here we go again , isn't it fun

Rap used to not be mainstream , rap used to be a music that was speaking about reality , real facts sometime ago until it decayed into showing off bling , cars and hoes
Commercialism and greed ruined it but it was a swell music genre

I can agree with what you say about Pop but Michael days are gone unfortunately
I listen sometimes to 80s and 90s music

Science says it ? Hahah . With this statement the credibility of your point here just went down the drain
You wish metal to be alike classic music but nah , that is wishful thinking and childish
You cannot compare the sublime music of the senses that is Classical with sounds from Hell

What you call horseshit is what I actually listen to , electronic music . Is not like that , it is positive music , uplifting music , music that helps
I find horseshit these disgusting vibes repeating praises to satan and singing about torture , blood and all that crap . Is so childish for me this thing

I also think that Metal has become like a drug to some
I bet all my marbles that you cannot go a day without listening to it , I can go even a week without listening house
When music becomes something you need to forcefully accept as cool because science says so , when music becomes a code of conduct and not pure pleasure , it loses to be a music

I'd rather listen Manele than listen to the garbage you call music that overuses the horror genre too much and speaks about nothing interesting really

I like Metal , like I do all good music but I want my music that I listen to , to be ...music and not noise

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PulgaBorracha
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1. I'm here to make clear some points that you made in your first comment and also other things. Metal is generally more "serious" because it was born in places where there was nothing to do, and life was ****, so the metal was born from that feeling of rising from a ****** world and break the chains. A lot of metal artist talk about their own experiences which makes it more serious and generally have songs about things that matter in life.
2. Then for tolerance, I'm pretty tolerant myself, my sentence for music is "You like it you listen to it". I listen to some Rap groups, RUN-DMC, and MF Doom are my favorites, I also listen to electronic music mainly Perturbator and Marnik, and I also listen to The Unguided which can be classified by many as a poser group or whatever but I don't care. The thing is here we focus on metal because that's what we have in common in this group and I'm not going to post links of the latest EDM song I heard or whatever, here it's only Metal baby oh yeeeeaaaah.
3. Now about adoring Satan and all that ********, this one has to be the ******* argument that gets me on my ******* nerves because it's ******* ridiculous. Did you know that the main singer of Slayer and also bass player is Catholic. He is called Tom Araya and he is from my country and it makes me proud as a metal fan. Tom said that he making music with devil imagery and lyrics doesn't mean he worships Satan, it means the band is talking about something that no one else has the guts to do. Metal is about showing those things that are wrong to society, but not worshiping them, it's kind of learning from the mistakes or accept the evil nature in some things. Even Chronos from Venom said that they didn't really worship Satan it is all part of the image and a career not their personal beliefs, in this case you cannot take every metal band seriously even thought I stated they generally are serious. No one wants to see Satan rise and burn everything or ******* bodies crushed into pulp, even Cannibal Corpse said their covers we're just art and it wasn't real it's just to draw attention because the prohibited things are more attractive. Well then you can argue about Black Metal being satanic but that's another whole story based on historical events and in my opinion the people of the Scandinavian countries are allowed to hate on Christians after they tried to impose their religion by force and they almost erased all of their original traditions and culture. And at last, yes, maybe there are bands with true Satan worshipers even though I doubt it, but just like I said enjoy music for what it is "you like it you listen to it".
4. On a last point I agree some Metal fans can just get way too obnoxious and all that poser **** really makes me sick. I think with a simple "I don't like" it's enough. But since Metal is such a big tree it will always be divided cause there is not liking everything. And I think that all the Metalcore and Death core and Nu Metal or other genres classified as "poser" or whatever do have some origins in metal but overall relate much more to other music styles and that's why you see that division.
5. Metal was never about bringing people down. It has helped me to go through rough times and overall made me a better person. It just has a different approach to things. Metal talks about problems but at the same time about solutions. Metal talks about negative stuff so you can accept it and then overtake it : "A lot of terrible **** can happen but at the end of the day we have to go on and hold on tight no matter what".
****! All this writing just cause I wanted to come here share my favorite Darkthrone song and a Sabaton song, jeeeez.
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Look , i am not interested in Metal

Thank you for the conversation but i wasn't looking for a debate where everyone bands up to disagree with what i say , using cheap techniques of : denying the obvious , acting oblivious to facts and cosmetizing hard evidence against the topic of the debate in the hopes of appearing a bit harmless and a little bit more appealing than it isn't

I tried listening metal in the serious way , nobody appreciated me for that , the only ones that gave a damn about it here was fiuuuuhh and The Cloche and that's about it
I will listen the music i like , think how i like , see things how i like , hate what i like ( yes including your Satan ) and you all will do the same with what you like or not

Thank you for having to put up with me for the time i was part of this group

Rock on ! or don't rock on because i don't care
But if you would be so tough and good like you are trying to say you would not react like kids that've been taken their candies away , so i won't use the P & S magic word

House music forever!!! /|||\

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