• "Growing out" of genres
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Hey, music section. Since this place is the most fitting, I decided to post this here. When I was 10, I discovered a music genre that I absolutely loved. Heavy Metal. Throughout the years until age 16 I listened to nothing but metal. I discovered bands like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Sabaton, Megadeth, Amon Amarth and plenty of more. When I was mid-16, I started listening to other genres and gradually listened to less and less of the metal genre and subgenres. Today, 18, I just don't enjoy it anymore. I still think a lot of the bands are talented, I loved the shit out of them, but I just can't bring myself to enjoy most of it as much as I used to. [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/59480570/frown.gif[/img] Same thing happened with my friend who loved Rap and Hip-Hop. So, Facepunch, has anything like this happened to you too?
I'm not sure if "growing out" is a good way to put it. Atleast for me it seems as if I progressed. First starting with some Heavy Metal -> All forms of Black/Death Metal -> Anarcho Punk. Now I'm just finding music across all spectrum's that have lyrics and meanings that appeal to me.
[QUOTE=ryasnack1;34782797]I'm not sure if "growing out" is a good way to put it. Atleast for me it seems as if I progressed. First starting with some Heavy Metal -> All forms of Black/Death Metal -> Anarcho Punk. Now I'm just finding music across all spectrum's that have lyrics and meanings that appeal to me.[/QUOTE] Yeah, I thought it wasn't that good of a way to put it, which is why I put it in quotation marks. Just the closest thing I could think of. v:v:v
I grew out of metal I still listen to bands like Lamb Of God occasionally but I've kind of turned my back on most of it now [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] also getting sick of being told about the whole metal has thousands of genres stuff I'll just stick with the music I like now instead of sifting through worthless genres of metal I would have never liked in the first place
Agreed with metal. It sort of dawned on me that 98% of the bands get their kicks from sounding the same as everyone else. Some of it is still enjoyable though.
yeah I'd never disown it but I would say I grew out of it
i never looked at favorite genres as a thing set in stone, more like a thing that is always changing like some kind of music space cloud
that's rad as fuck what he said
yeah man like i would say im a metalhead but out there during the day i can listen to anything and feel great about it [editline]19th February 2012[/editline] [editline]19th February 2012[/editline] [editline]19th February 2012[/editline] [editline]19th February 2012[/editline] specially like prog music and jazz and old blues and sometimes even classic hip hop
I used to be a massive metalhead, but then I discovered electronic music and I actually found some hip hop stuff that interests me. I do still listen to metal, but not nearly as much as I used to and it's mostly Tool as opposed to a lot of thrash stuff.
I haven't grown out of any music genre yet, but I have expanded my music taste quite a lot. I currently started exploring genres I never listened to because it isn't cool, to hell with that. Nowadays I just listen to what I enjoy. I don't have a favourite genre by the way, just two or three genres that I prefer.
I was a KROQ kid from about 13-14, but then I was introduced to Nine Inch Nails and Skinny Puppy and turned off the radio. Now I just listen to what sounds interesting. to me.
Well, I went from liking MSI to liking baths, seems like a pretty big difference to me. MSI - Punk rock I guess? baths - Electronic something, I don't even know.
[QUOTE=ILY;34783959]Well, I went from liking MSI to liking baths, seems like a pretty big difference to me. MSI - Punk rock I guess? baths - Electronic something, I don't even know.[/QUOTE] baths = chillwave/dreampop
seems like the same story for a lot of people here. But how do people get obsessed with metal from THAT young of an age? I do remember listening to Rammstein then but that's probably the most metal I had listened to. If you can even call it that.
Ensiferum was the first metal band I heard at the age of perhaps 13 or 14.
i remember going through a major metal phase in grade 7 grew out of that pretty fast
[QUOTE=AK'z;34784211]seems like the same story for a lot of people here. But how do people get obsessed with metal from THAT young of an age? I do remember listening to Rammstein then but that's probably the most metal I had listened to. If you can even call it that.[/QUOTE] I had a friend who listened to Metallica in like, 4th grade. Edit: He listens to stuff like A7X and Five Finger Death Punch nowadays tho
[QUOTE=DesumThePanda;34784264]I had a friend who listened to Metallica in like, 4th grade.[/QUOTE] Maybe his brother had a metal collection then he followed suit. As a kid, there's not much you can do in terms of realising what is out there unless you are lucky enough to have a close relative or friend to show you it.
[QUOTE=AK'z;34784284]Maybe his brother had a metal collection then he followed suit. As a kid, there's not much you can do in terms of realising what is out there unless you are lucky enough to have a close relative or friend to show you it.[/QUOTE] He only has a younger brother and judging his parent they likely don't listen to metal.
[QUOTE=DesumThePanda;34784301]He only has a younger brother and judging his parent they likely don't listen to metal.[/QUOTE] any relative/friend can give you music you know.
[QUOTE=AK'z;34784310]any relative/friend can give you music you know.[/QUOTE] I have no idea about his family outside his home , but no-one in any class I've taken besides like 2 people listened or had any knowledge of heavy metal, so unless he had friends outside of school, that rules out the possibility of friends.
It really doesn't matter. At least he wasn't given Merzbow at 8. :v:
Where I live music is dominated by pop and country with a hint of both pop-punk and classic rock. So the chances of listening to metal at that age are like 1/1000
[QUOTE=AK'z;34784211]seems like the same story for a lot of people here. But how do people get obsessed with metal from THAT young of an age? I do remember listening to Rammstein then but that's probably the most metal I had listened to. If you can even call it that.[/QUOTE] It's the mindset that metal music gives you, you think it's badass, you think it's hardcore, you think it's the best shit to ever happen. Panda gave me a nice story that almost anyone whose listened to metal goes through. You find Metallica or Slayer or one of the big 4. You become hooked on said bands for a while before you decided to branch out a bit into death metal or metalcore or black metal. You become hooked on that genre for a bit until you find progressive metal, this is where your attitude towards music changes, you start to look for song writing and technicality or something like that and find electronic music or post-rock. Then you're pretty much matured musically and you start to find stuff you REALLY like. I've noticed that style of progression is common. It may not be exactly like that, but most people go through it. [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] Me? I found post-rock and moved straight back into post-metal, although I'm trying to go through trip-hop and trance music right now. I still listen to and like the metal stuff I listened to 3 years ago, just not as frequently.
Yeah, it's absolutely normal. I remember myself enjoying alternative rock bands back in the day. I still consider many of them my very favourites, even while during the years I moved to very different genres. That said, If asked, I still put Three Days Grace as my alltime favourite, but I don't listen to them and doing it doesn't have the same.. feel anymore.
[QUOTE=En-Guage V2;34782877]I grew out of metal I still listen to bands like Lamb Of God occasionally but I've kind of turned my back on most of it now [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] also getting sick of being told about the whole metal has thousands of genres stuff I'll just stick with the music I like now instead of sifting through worthless genres of metal I would have never liked in the first place[/QUOTE] Everybody grows out on metal. We've all seen the filmclip of Enter Sandman and got exited, got into metal and then realised the shitty stereotype and got bored of distorted guitars and blastbeats.
Technically everyone is "multi-genre" at first. It's not until you grow a bit that you become "prejudiced". Then you grow even more, to where you want to do some exploring.
[QUOTE=Eluveitie;34784367]It's the mindset that metal music gives you, you think it's badass, you think it's hardcore, you think it's the best shit to ever happen. Panda gave me a nice story that almost anyone whose listened to metal goes through. You find Metallica or Slayer or one of the big 4. You become hooked on said bands for a while before you decided to branch out a bit into death metal or metalcore or black metal. You become hooked on that genre for a bit until you find progressive metal, this is where your attitude towards music changes, you start to look for song writing and technicality or something like that and find electronic music or post-rock. Then you're pretty much matured musically and you start to find stuff you REALLY like. I've noticed that style of progression is common. It may not be exactly like that, but most people go through it. [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] Me? I found post-rock and moved straight back into post-metal, although I'm trying to go through trip-hop and trance music right now. I still listen to and like the metal stuff I listened to 3 years ago, just not as frequently.[/QUOTE] pretty much this
[QUOTE=Gar~;34784441]Everybody grows out on metal. We've all seen the filmclip of Enter Sandman and got exited, got into metal and then realised the shitty stereotype and got bored of distorted guitars and blastbeats.[/QUOTE] There's good stuff in there, is just a lot of it is very similar to other stuff.
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