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Hi J >LOcke
 
what are we doing here LOL
 
Yeah Genres are for the other bands - metal is metal is metal - genres are irrelevant
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^ I'm not sure. What ARE we doing here? This really shows people how little life I actually have. *slinkers away*

I hope you'll forgive my little semi-rant I go on in the God thread; nothing personal meant by it, really. I just get a little hot under the collar.

That's why when I get upset, i listen to METAL!!! Rawks

Nu, Alternative, or otherwise, haha. Wink
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Originally posted by JLocke JLocke wrote:


Nu, Alternative, or otherwise, haha. Wink

What's wrong with alt rock? In the 80's and even 90's it was such an interesting genre.


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I feel a Nu-Metal subgenre wouldn't be an exercise in extreme categorization. Nevertheless, it could find inclusion as sub-genre in the Alternative Metal category, much to the likes of NWoBHM in Traditional Heavy Metal.

The bands that fit in such sub-genre share elements present in the overall sound of Alt Metal, yet it seems that Faith No More, or early Tool is on a completely different range than, say, Limp Bizkit (and it's not just because they'd mop the floor with the latter).

True that intense categorization leads to an overbearing w**kery of labels, but I find this case would lead to structural benefit, since Nu-Metal is a pretty specific wave, in which its fans would enjoy to find discriminated among the existent categories to further enrich their own database and discover new tastes.

In addition, the opposite can also be accountable, if one is looking for Alternative Metal, but wishes to exclude the Nu-Metal sub-genre from his/her findings.

It's just a thought I don't think would strike as nitpicking or extremely difficult to perform.
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Alternative Metal.

It certainly does exist.
What exactly qualifies it...I'm not sure LOL
It is a bit of a dumping ground, but I actually like this sites definition for it.

Not my favorite sub genre, but I do like it. Of course SoaD my all time favorite band is Alt Metal! Big smile
I am not a fan of "nu metal" at all though Sick


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pelata Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2011 at 7:49am
I'm rather late in this discussion, but some bands I would call "Alternative Metal" that I listen to would include:
 
Faith No More
Alice In Chains (probably the least "alternative" of the bunch...)
Soundgarden
Saigon Kick (definitely NOT a "hair band")
King's X
Galactic Cowboys
The Awful Truth
 

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Originally posted by Silver Shade of Lead Silver Shade of Lead wrote:

I feel a Nu-Metal subgenre wouldn't be an exercise in extreme categorization. Nevertheless, it could find inclusion as sub-genre in the Alternative Metal category, much to the likes of NWoBHM in Traditional Heavy Metal.

It's just a thought I don't think would strike as nitpicking or extremely difficult to perform.


I hugely agree.
And I think I may have said it already (if so forgive repeating, I just have poor memory I'm not hammering home anything) the same would do well for Groove and Stoner Metal, since they are so different than the genres to which they are a sub.

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Originally posted by The Angry Scotsman The Angry Scotsman wrote:

Alternative Metal.

It certainly does exist.
What exactly qualifies it...I'm not sure LOL
It is a bit of a dumping ground, but I actually like this sites definition for it.

Not my favorite sub genre, but I do like it. Of course SoaD my all time favorite band is Alt Metal! Big smile
I am not a fan of "nu metal" at all though Sick


you don't like Deftones, Shocked

best Nu metal band their ever was


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Originally posted by Balthamel Balthamel wrote:

Originally posted by The Angry Scotsman The Angry Scotsman wrote:

Alternative Metal.

It certainly does exist.
What exactly qualifies it...I'm not sure LOL
It is a bit of a dumping ground, but I actually like this sites definition for it.

Not my favorite sub genre, but I do like it. Of course SoaD my all time favorite band is Alt Metal! Big smile
I am not a fan of "nu metal" at all though Sick


you don't like Deftones, Shocked

best Nu metal band their ever was




I could agree with that, although I think they've evolved to a point where they're no longer nu-metal.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tupan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Mar 2012 at 11:54am
^Or maybe they are pushing the boundaries of the genre, adding sludge and prog elements to the sound.
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