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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bosh66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 11:06am
We never had one, Mike? What we do have are three various artists profiles for adding compilations and the like.
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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

What happened to the VARIOUS METAL GENRES category for adding albums?

I found that to be a very relevant tag for various artists releases that truly have no dominant style.

There are also a few bands that could possibly qualify.

It's one where you just have to make a call sometimes. It doesn't make any difference as to where the album sits in the Various Artists sections. If it's a really big mix of genres with nothing dominant, then I either tag it just Heavy Metal, or tag it to the first song on the album.
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Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

What happened to the VARIOUS METAL GENRES category for adding albums?

I found that to be a very relevant tag for various artists releases that truly have no dominant style.

There are also a few bands that could possibly qualify.

I think only PA ever had that. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 6:00pm
Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

What happened to the VARIOUS METAL GENRES category for adding albums?

I found that to be a very relevant tag for various artists releases that truly have no dominant style.

There are also a few bands that could possibly qualify.

I think only PA ever had that. 


NO! It was here too. For a short while. I think. Am i going crazy? It is 2020 after all :D
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Dec 2020 at 6:07pm
You know, I could've sworn there was a various metal genres for a very very short time as well, but I think it was broken like the non-metal under other so it wasn't meant to be there.
Oh, so it's bring my own? Bring my own what? FUN?! - Ludichrist
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 1:30am
Let's check the wayback machine. Often an interesting insight to MMA's growth. Like did you know that we had Nu Metal in 2010? And every newbie kid's favourite genre of Trash Metal? Wink

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There is a V.A. under the Artist Alpha-Index if that's what you're thinking of. It misleadingly takes you to artists whose names start with numbers though. 
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Well whatever the case, i think a VARIOUS  METAL GENRES tag would be quite useful for various artists releases, band compilations when a band changed its styles often and for whatever other purpose so whether it was here or a glitch in the matrix then i for one would love to see it included. This would be particularly useful for artists like Buckethead who can have five different genres on a single release.
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I agree in principle, so long as it was used properly. Most albums can be pinned down if you try hard enough. We don't want people hypothetically saying 'I can hear both black and death metal in this' and tagging it VMG. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 6:16pm
^ yeah i get that. I'm only for it for obvious cases like splits, compilations from a band that cover genre shifts and of course various artists comps that showcase bands from labels and stuff like that.
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Splits, being added to more than one page as they are, should be tagged accordingly to the artist of the particular page, now overall sound between all contributors. A five way split of four death metal bands and one black metal band should still be tagged black metal on that artist's page for example.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 5 hours 23 minutes ago at 5:37pm
Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

Splits, being added to more than one page as they are, should be tagged accordingly to the artist of the particular page, now overall sound between all contributors. A five way split of four death metal bands and one black metal band should still be tagged black metal on that artist's page for example.


Will there ever be the option of multi-tagging albums here? RYM has one up on us for sure with that  one
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