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Old 06-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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What makes metal heavy?

Speed? Atmosphere? Groove?

I find bands like Nile, Brain Drill, Incantation, Suffocation...etc... almost comical. They make me laugh, yeah they're fast but there is just no impact in any of the music.

What metal bands will make me want to go and kill loads of people?
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Dissonance, chromaticism, heavy staccatto accents, low register.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:48 PM   #5
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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I keep reading thread title as: what makes metal happy

answer: your shed blood!!!
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:10 PM   #7
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #8
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:34 AM   #9
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The gods of metal infuse it with their Satanic semen ov hate.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:06 AM   #10
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Truly heavy means a slow to mod-paced tempo and deliberate, powerful riffing to me.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #11
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density
High atomic mass combined with closely packed metallic bonds?
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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Truly heavy means a slow to mod-paced tempo and deliberate, powerful riffing to me.
I agree. The faster stuff is more "intense," "brutal," etc, but for "heavy" I think more doomy, crushing stuff.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #15
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but there is also heavy hardcore

i think that songs to fan the flames of discontent is one of the most heavy hardcore albums

along with stuff like dystopia
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It's an awful term and I never use it.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:59 PM   #17
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I find [bands] almost comical. They make me laugh...
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what makes metal heavy
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I find bands like Nile, Brain Drill, Incantation, Suffocation...etc... almost comical. They make me laugh, yeah they're fast but there is just no impact in any of the music.
incantation, known for being super fast
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:40 PM   #24
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I don't think metal music has any kind of monopoly on heaviness, i think the term can apply to a lot of genres
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