• "Growing out" of genres
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I've been through a lot of stuff, but what I really can't get out of is Metalcore/Deathcore. It's been 6 years now, 2 that I am a singer/songwriter of that genre. Don't judge me :v:
[QUOTE=Pal13;34784442]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] Exactly. Although most of the time the prejudice grows out of how you grew up as a kid.
[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] I like stuff like Cloudkicker That's metal I still dig.
Metalcore / Post Hardcore all day. But recently I've been getting into indie / rock and that kind of stuff.
[QUOTE=En-Guage V2;34784533]I like stuff like Cloudkicker That's metal I still dig.[/QUOTE] That's because Cloudkicker is a fucking genius.
Meh I've kinda grown out of metal, to be honest most metal just seems to ride on the whole "aggression" that spawned the genre and most bands never go much further than making energetic angry music, that's why I like The Ocean, Townsend and most post rock and prog metal and shit, they tend to try and harness that shit and channel into something more advanced than just "I'm so angry I'm gonna smash some power chords with a few good riffs and then do a wanky guitar solo followed by a drum break and then back into the chorus" That being since I still grin like a cheshire cat when the riff kicks in during Hacrides track My Enemy.
[QUOTE=Eluveitie;34784627]That's because Cloudkicker is a fucking genius.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't say genius but it's pretty great considering it's one guy
Hacride aren't a "IM SO ANGRY" band though. [editline]20th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=En-Guage V2;34784819]I wouldn't say genius but it's pretty great considering it's one guy[/QUOTE] His latest album. So good.
Yeah I know they're proggy as fuck but still they combine the more advanced elements with the "I'm gonna fist you til you bleed" power and energy. Cheshire cat moments incoming.
I too moved out from metal. It's mostly post-rock now.
Started listening to metal at about 14 years old. Over the past few years (age 18 onwards) I've basically stopped listening to it. I only really listen to some modern bands and prog metal now, none of the 80's thrash that I used to be obsessed with. Nowadays I'm all about getting into post-rock, prog, acid jazz, funk, hip-hop, and electronic I find myself skipping through any metal that comes on shuffle even, and I used to listen to album after album of it. Though occasionally it's good to have a nostalgic headbang after a while of not hearing any metal. [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.[/QUOTE] Nail on the head shit right there
I never really got truly into thrash. I like Slayer a lot, but I couldn't say I'd ever be obsessed with it. Metal does give you that energy boost kind of thrill though. I'm not sure how that effect could wear off.
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 never really got into Slayer strangely enough. I was all about Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and the groovier side of thrash like Pantera. Actually I still really dig Pantera. I'm all about the groove baby It was never really an emotional thing for me. I loved metal because as a guitarist, I loved the technicality and excitement of it. I picked up guitar [i]way[/i] before I got seriously into listening to music oddly enough.
[QUOTE=TheGuru;34785858]I never really got into Slayer strangely enough. I was all about Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and the groovier side of thrash like Pantera. Actually I still really dig Pantera. I'm all about the groove baby It was never really an emotional thing for me. I loved metal because as a guitarist, I loved the technicality and excitement of it. I picked up guitar [i]way[/i] before I got seriously into listening to music oddly enough.[/QUOTE] I agree. Pantera is that generic metal band that are forever awesome.
[QUOTE=En-Guage V2;34785849]metal during puberty fuels your emotions to rebel, be different lust anger hatred (in some of us) [/QUOTE] So it wasn't about actually enjoying it.
i listen to metal mostly but not because i think it's badass, i just genuinely enjoy it but i really am trying to get out of the typical metalhead boundaries, unlike my brother ("if it ain't metal it's crap" etc.). I heard some Aphex Twin the other day and it really sparked my interest, and I'm looking for some good jazz (studying jazz bass + analysis), but I still love metal.
I think it's more about hearing something which corroborates with what you're feeling. That shared connection makes it a very fundamental thing, which is why you see a lot of metalheads who are very militarised about defending it, because they see metal as a general kind of shared emotional connection. I still listen to a lot of metal, but I've grown out of the whole holier than thou aspect of it. But it's still predominately what I play in bands, it's still what I get a kick out of hearing
[QUOTE=AK'z;34785965]So it wasn't about actually enjoying it.[/QUOTE] of course it was [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] this is a good thread [editline]21st February 2012[/editline] I may not listen to the music I used to, but I regret nothing everything I listened to had a valid part in who I am today Therefore while I may not listen to metal anymore, it's still a part of my spirit.
Did anyone else start there metal journey with a band other than the big 4 or Pantera? I started with In Flames.
I was a hardcore Offspring fan from like first grade :v: then between 12 and 14 i listened to lots of shitty nu metal or whatever it's called then I came back to punk, and have been stuck there untill present day (19)
never regret from where you came from I loved metalcore for a long time and I regret nothing in fact I'll see that one band this year. Because they put on a great fucking show and I get to hang with my friends
[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] oh do they now? I admit, i went through a brief phase where I thought I'd "grown out" of metal when I was exploring other stuff about 3-4 years ago, listened to virtually no metal for about 2 years then suddenly decided to put on an old favourite and it all came flooding back. Suppose it's differentt for different people, but I honestly can't see myself "growing out" of metal at this point. Generalising all metal as just blastbeats and distorted guitars is pretty meaningless too. I might as well say that all jazz is saxophones and hi-hats or all classical is violins and pianos. At this point I'd like to mention that being a metalhead and being a multi-genre listener aren't mutually exclusive like some people seem to think. As it happens, metal [I]is[/I] the music I really like and connect with, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy other genres on their own merit. tbh looks like a lot of people were never really interested in metal [I]music[/I] to begin with or are actually embarrassed to say they really love metal.
most of us haven't considered ourselves metal listeners for quite some time, more than 2 years at least
but would you agree that generally speaking, to say "everybody grows out of metal" is incorrect. Otherwise you're applying what's happening on a music board of a forum to everywhere else, and judging by even my hometown's metal scene I'd say that "everybody grows out of metal" is probably untrue. Plenty of elder headbangers turn up to gigs of up-and-coming bands, and plenty of old-timers play to relatively young audiences. I'm 20 this year and aside from that period a few years ago where I gave in to what others thought I should do I've considered myself a metalhead for about 7 years. point is that no-one nessecarily grows out of anything and the term itself is misleading, since it's more accurate to say tastes change rather than implying that listening to certain kinds of music is something you "grow out of"
[QUOTE=J. Jett;34782753]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?[/QUOTE] a few years ago i would only listen to metal, then only hip hop and rap, then a mix of the two, now i listen to all kinds of electronic, hip hop and metal. feels good man its just what you enjoy i guess
as you get older, you become more aware of the type of music you are listening to.
I used to listen to rock / metal until the age of about 15, then i became really in to drum & bass and i still am. It all changed when i stopped playing the drums, i just became less interested in "guitar music"
[QUOTE=AK'z;34787262]as you get older, you become more aware of the type of music you are listening to.[/QUOTE] i've always found that it helps to play an instrument and know something about the way music is made.
I was never into metal. I was had this stereotype off teens on the internet listening to metal, reading this kind of confirmed it. Growing up in the house my mum would always listen to reggae and soul music with a little bit of rock on the side. My older brother introduced me to hip hop at a young age, the first CD I ever bought was a street vibes compilation. Most of the other kids at school liked your usual pop standards; Boyzone, Spice Girls etc. But I was never into that, a couple of years later rap music started to become bigger and bigger and more popular. I've never dropped music I used to like, hip hop makes up the majority of music I have. Although over the past few years I've gone through various hip hop styles, down to downtempo/trip hop sort of stuff and made the leap to similar electronic music. A few years ago when I started going out and drinking and stuff, I was introduced to dubstep, when a local nightclub would often have a dubstep, saw a few big names before they were so big; Benga, Caspa & Rusko, Erol Alkan etc. There's way too much to put on and alot I've missed, but what I'm saying is I just like alot of different musical genres, I've never really grown out of anything, and still love the music I've always liked. I never got into metal though.
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