Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Steve Evil » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:10 pm

An excellent selection Frank, though I suspect we may be getting ahead of ourselves. I say let Diane make the first overtures, and then tailor the syllabus. Trust me here, I'm a teacher.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:11 pm

I'm a metal messiah. haha

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:49 am

Oh dear.

Diane, assuming you haven't already run screaming into the night after checking out Frank's list there's a, uh... philosophical point I would like to throw in here. These bands that Frank likes are indeed representative of a musical genre called "Metal". But there is also the idea of "Metal" as a quality or aspect that might appear in tandem with other qualities and aspects which wouldn't fit the genre and the rules that form the genre. What the hell am I talking about?

The best way to illustrate this is to go back a little and give examples of musicans that are not ususally considered metal (it hadn't really been invented yet) but who had aspects and qualities that the metal genre took and accentuated and isolated to form the genre.

So, some past masters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uFqyu0sEHY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgp9SWM--LU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9xwB6TPj7M

Did you hear it? The quality that makes it metal for me is a wildness and frenzy and being willing to push up against that point where music flies apart and becomes noise irregardless of genre. Alas, very few of the so-called metal bands active today even get near this point. Big hair and funny clothes and loud guitars and songs about the devil are not enough. Past a certain point though It is a taste thing.
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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Steve Evil » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:07 pm

Ye Gods my post has been deleted!

Sunofabitch. Do I really feel like compiling all those links again? Or trying to remember what it was I wrote?

Basically, Metal can be whatever you want it to be. It just has to start with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rihpED_ ... re=related

You'd be amazed where you can take it from there. . .

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:39 pm

Diane, stick with my list. Remember, she's a newbie.

Metal should be loud, it should have a pop catchiness, it should be a bit silly. It should also take skills. There is an element of classical training involved. Fun, don't forget fun. Metal is about having a good time. Something Ezra avoids at all costs. hehe.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:44 pm

Ezra, I assumed Diane was familiar with Jimi, as are the known world.

Jimi's main strength was his huge, strong hands. Notice how he bends reallllly hard.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:49 pm

Guess who influenced them all? Yea, Link Wrayyy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qcQ5yx9 ... re=related

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:34 am

I always figured Metal reaches into the subconcious and drags something to the surface. . .

Up until Jimi, guitar was a means to an end. After, it became an end in itself.

I also credit The Who.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:20 pm

Who?

Way too easy.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:22 pm

We also must thank Robert Johnson. Hellhounds make good sounds.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Steve Evil » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:20 am

" No, Who's on next. . ." :wink:

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Anthony Ravenscroft » Sun May 06, 2012 10:33 pm

For the Adult Swim (Cartoon Network) series Metalocalypse, the imaginary band Dethklok was created. The band is mostly Brendon Small, who also created some wild guitar tracks for the cartoon series Home Movies. The parody of death metal is so totally spot-on that it's actually some awesome death metal -- self-aware yet true to the form.

When the first Dethklok album (The Dethalbum) was released, it debuted at 21 on Billboard, making it the highest-charting death metal of all time. A few years later, it was deposed... by Dethalbum II.

Brendon Small has released his own solo album, Galaktikon, a thematic concept album. If we lived in a fair universe, that would doom it right there. If you can make it through the synopsis without laughing, you're made of far sterner stuff than me:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendon_Small%27s_Galaktikon#Story

It's available from Small's site, which at the moment is crashed, but it existed a few days ago:
http://www.brendonsmall.com/

Though not as stylistically over-the-top as his previous Dethklok work, it still Totally Rocks Out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CEmaeoOjCY

For being a nerdy fanboy -- & I mean that in a GOOD way -- this guy is just a gas. Check out his interviews & instructional clips on YouTube.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Mon May 07, 2012 12:54 pm

Great metal band name: Steve Evil and the poncey hair dressers. hehe.

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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon May 07, 2012 8:41 pm

I know if you're like me several times a day you stop and ask yourself, "Are there any good Polish metal bands?" Well yesiree Bob. Behold, BELZEBONG!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDG7ZZqyHiA

Ok maybe not the most creative name in the world. What I like about them is that they're 90% instrumental only (I'm really dang sick of cookiemonster and I'm pretty sick of the operatic yodel vocal school as well) and they pretty much dispense with peripherals like melodies and solos. They just riff. And riff. Prepare to buzz and sludge!

And what's nice is that you can listen to (for free) and download their new release on Bandcamp in lossless FLAC format for $5!

http://belzebong.bandcamp.com/album/son ... dy-grooves
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Re: Sounds of Evil: the Metal Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue May 08, 2012 5:09 pm

Lemme try that last sentence again.

And what's nice is that you can listen to their new release for free on Bandcamp or download it in lossless FLAC format (or MP3) for $5!

Support the artists motherf*ckers!
“We must not always talk in the marketplace,” Hester Prynne said, “of what happens to us in the forest.”
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