1. Post #81
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    February 2005
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    metal during puberty fuels your emotions
    to rebel, be different
    lust
    anger
    hatred (in some of us)

    eventually you learn to control these emotions and you don't feel the need to express them through music anymore. that's how it was for me

    of course I am speaking as a 14 year old onwards. not that all metal people are like this, but then again the first rules applies indefinitely for some people
    I listened to metal because, instrumentally, I thought it was interesting to listen to. Eventually I moved into Prog Rock/Metal. I started in high school.

    E: I "grew out" out Power Metal and Melodic Death Metal. Stopped being interesting to me.

  2. Post #82
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    tbh that's because 95% of melo-death after about 1995 recycles the same At The Gates and late Carcass riffs and 95% of power metal is virtually the same ( I talk mostly about European power metal because US power metal is often just traditional heavy metal with the volume and camp factor turned up.)

    E:
    amusingly I often find that a lot of so-called "progressive" metal falls into the same trap as euro-power - where everyone uses exactly the same elements that "make it" progressive so everything ends up sounding vwery similar.
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  3. Post #83
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    Did anyone else start there metal journey with a band other than the big 4 or Pantera?

    I started with In Flames.
    I started with Iron Maiden
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  4. Post #84
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    I remember when I first got into metal. It was when I heard Metallica's Wherever I May Roam when I was young, like 7 or something.
    Haven't grown out yet and I doubt that I ever will.

  5. Post #85
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    although I do find it interesting that it seems to be expected that you'll grow out of metal.

  6. Post #86
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    although I do find it interesting that it seems to be expected that you'll grow out of metal.
    It's not expected to grow out of it, it's expected to try new stuff.

  7. Post #87
    Please waste more of your money changing this title again.
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    The first metal song I ever listened to:


    Needless to say, it took me a while to get into the vocals. But I persevered, because the instrumentation was just too awesome, and the chorus was melodic as fuck - even when I couldn't stand the vocals, I loved their melodies.

    I will probably never grow out of melodic metal. Melody is the primary reason I listen to metal. I mean, as of right now, I am listening to "Weight of the Dead" by Swallow the Sun, and anyone who has ever listened to Swallow the Sun probably knows that they're overflowing with melodic-metal-ness.

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    IN UNRELATED NEWS: does anyone know why I can no longer do anything with the ratings? If I try to rate ANYONE, or if I try to view anyone's ratings (via the List control), then it just takes me back to the main page without registering my actions. Started about three days ago, hasn't stopped since. Only this account - I can log onto my alt on this computer and rate fine.

  8. Post #88
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    people that think prog is the end all be all are pricks.

    also 7777 posts god is good.
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  9. Post #89
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    i agree with vedi, i enjoy prog but i can't stand pretentious douchebags that say it is the ultimate form of music
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  10. Post #90
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    It's not expected to grow out of it, it's expected to try new stuff.
    you obviously know nicer people than I do lol. I think I might have mentioned it a few times but being a metalhead does not mutually exclude listening to and appreciating other music. Unfortunately I know a lot of people who don't think that way.
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  11. Post #91
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    i agree with vedi, i enjoy prog but i can't stand pretentious douchebags that say it is the ultimate form of music
    Nu-Metal is obviously the most glorious of Metal.

    But yeah Prog doesn't always make it better or more enjoyable.
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  12. Post #92
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    people worry too much about this "branch out" mindset. it's not the amount of genres you listen to, it's the styles that you are capable of connecting with and enjoying.

    There's a lot of things that I've yet to fully appreciate.
    This coming from Mr. You can't find any song I hate.

    Edited:

    people that think prog is the end all be all are pricks.

    also 7777 posts god is good.
    I hope I haven't come across that way, I like prog a lot, but I can't say it's end of my musical journey.

  13. Post #93
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    This coming from Mr. You can't find any song I hate.
    Please believe that I am sorry.

  14. Post #94
    PIRATE METAL BASTARD
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    Did anyone else start there metal journey with a band other than the big 4 or Pantera?

    I started with In Flames.
    Incoming funnies for this but
    I started with Alestorm
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  15. Post #95
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    i know someone who started with nightwish lol, don't worry about it

  16. Post #96
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    I have yet to grow out of metal

    As a matter of fact, I think I won't ever grow out of it.

    I listen to a lot more sludge, post, jazz and blues now

    Still a lot of metal though
    Thumbing through the thread I was starting to think I was the only one left. I've branched out a LOT, sure, but I still love me some power/viking metal. And I still listen to a whole hell of a lot of metal. But I also listen to much more electronic than I used to, especially within the past year thanks to satellite radio.

  17. Post #97
    Please waste more of your money changing this title again.
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    i know someone who started with nightwish lol, don't worry about it
    Hey, nothing wrong with starting with Nightwish. Everyone has to start somewhere.

    It doesn't matter if someone first gets into metal with Disturbed; if at the end of the day they're listening to Show No Mercy-era Slayer, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Anaal Nathrakth or Behemoth, or any other "metal" band, does that somehow make them less a metalhead than someone who listens to those same bands but started with Show No Mercy-era Slayer, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Anaal Nathrakth or Behemoth, or any other "metal" band?
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  18. Post #98
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    Up until about 6th grade i didn't listen to anything but what my parents had.

    christian rock :I

    middle school was mostly 'nu metal' and stuff like A7X, throughout HS it was a lot of metalcore early on (thus the name ABR).
    now i listen to pretty much all kinds of metal, recently it's been a lot of progressive stuff or 'djent' if you would call it that, kind of a silly name though

    Edited:

    i know someone who started with nightwish lol, don't worry about it
    Old nightwish had some excellent singing in it

  19. Post #99
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    Djent is a shitty name for anything and I refuse to use it if I'm not feeling lazy.

    But yeah growing and change is natural and all that stuff.

    Edited:

    Djent is a shitty name for anything and I refuse to use it if I'm not feeling lazy.

    But yeah growing and change is natural and all that stuff.
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  20. Post #100
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    Incoming funnies for this but
    I started with Alestorm
    I started with Bullet for My Valentine .
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  21. Post #101
    I had a real awkward conversation with my dad asking if I could take a picture of him for free games
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    I use to be super into Green Day when I was like 12. Not anymore, though I still like Dookie.

  22. Post #102
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    started with Metallica because of Guitar Hero

    then there was the Slipknot era, kinda emabarrassed about that one :3

    then came Mastodon, then The Dillinger Escape Plan and now grindcore EXCLUSIVELY

    jk, i listen to most types of metal plus some prog/hard/classic rock, punk and classical music if i'm feeling classy

    Edited:

    oh, and i used to really like Green Day when American Idiot got released, they're my main guilty pleasure nowadays

    and technically the first "metal" song (if it's considered like that) that I enjoyed a whole lot was Killing in the Name Of, back when I used to spend countless hours playing GTA San Andreas
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  23. Post #103
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    Hey, nothing wrong with starting with Nightwish. Everyone has to start somewhere.

    It doesn't matter if someone first gets into metal with Disturbed; if at the end of the day they're listening to Show No Mercy-era Slayer, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Anaal Nathrakth or Behemoth, or any other "metal" band, does that somehow make them less a metalhead than someone who listens to those same bands but started with Show No Mercy-era Slayer, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Anaal Nathrakth or Behemoth, or any other "metal" band?
    i was actually trying to make the point that there was nothing wrong with liking bands that aren't often considered "true" metal or getting into metal that way. idk sorry if what I said wan't clear enough

  24. Post #104
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    Dennab
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    Hey, nothing wrong with starting with Nightwish. Everyone has to start somewhere.

    It doesn't matter if someone first gets into metal with Disturbed; if at the end of the day they're listening to Show No Mercy-era Slayer, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Anaal Nathrakth or Behemoth, or any other "metal" band, does that somehow make them less a metalhead than someone who listens to those same bands but started with Show No Mercy-era Slayer, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Anaal Nathrakth or Behemoth, or any other "metal" band?
    ya it does

  25. Post #105
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    I have never grown out of genres, although I have picked up on some much more talented bands within them.

  26. Post #106
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    you obviously know nicer people than I do lol. I think I might have mentioned it a few times but being a metalhead does not mutually exclude listening to and appreciating other music. Unfortunately I know a lot of people who don't think that way.
    I'm not sure if this post is agreeing or disagreeing with the trying new stuff part, but I know a fair few people who aren't willing to listen to anything that isn't metal.
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  27. Post #107
    r. panda is a racist and ibuwebu is mai waifu
    Dennab
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    to each their own who cares
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  28. Post #108
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    to each their own who cares
    You care. That's why you insult everyone's taste.
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  29. Post #109
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    I've been listening to Megadeth for years and still get an awesome jolt from turning Holy Wars or Recipe for Hate. Maybe it's because I play along with this music too. Playing along Holy Wars is an amazing feeling.


    But, I love blues, even though don't listen much. I write a ton of Blues that comes straight from the heart.

  30. Post #110
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    I remember as a kid I pretended I liked deathcore for a while because my friends liked it
    I think I lasted 2 weeks
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  31. Post #111
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    I remember as a kid I pretended I liked deathcore for a while because my friends liked it
    I think I lasted 2 weeks
    I'm so sorry for your pain
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  32. Post #112
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    I'm not sure if this post is agreeing or disagreeing with the trying new stuff part, but I know a fair few people who aren't willing to listen to anything that isn't metal.
    well A: I agree with you that people should try new stuff if they want to and B: I meet a lot of people who are genuinely surprised that I listen to anything but "metal" which they usually classify as just one thing anyway, and quite a few times I've heard "but if you listen to all that other music why do you still listen to metal?" If you've only met people who just suggest other things a person might like rather than constantly dissing their taste in music you obviously live in a place where there are people who can manage to be somewhat tolerent about music.

  33. Post #113
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    I'm so sorry for your pain
    it was a dark time

  34. Post #114
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    first metal song I ever listened to
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  35. Post #115
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    You care. That's why you insult everyone's taste.
    I haven't ever read such a true post before.
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  36. Post #116
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    I haven't ever read such a true post before.
    I'm jealous of you.
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  37. Post #117
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    This sort of happened to me, but with a specific group.

    I listened to Daft Punk too much and now I can't enjoy them anymore. :c

  38. Post #118
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    imo the only things that daft punk released that were worth listening to were the live album, discovery and the tron soundtrack

    everything is just average

  39. Post #119
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    I loved metal, and I still listen to it, it's just my tastes have broadened and I listen to a lot of progressive rock and other genres too now. My favourite band is still Kamelot.

  40. Post #120
    A Casual Businessman (or something even worse.)
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    ehh alive 2007 is the only essential listen imo
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