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Poll Question: Which do you prefer?
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    Posted: October 28 2012 at 00:51
I've been listening to a bit more metal recently (not the progressive kind). So I'm just wondering which of these two subgenres is most liked (or least disliked) around here. My vote would easily go to Black Metal, I find it quite enjoyable, besides all of the satanism. So tell me what you think...
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Black Metal fo sure.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog Sothoth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2012 at 07:14
It would be easy for me to choose both since I like bands concerning both genres, but if I had to choose I'd probably go with death metal. When black metal bands are good, they're REALLY good, but that's often because they throw in other elements, whether the technicality of death metal or the symphonic and occasionally shoegaze influences.

The straight up "true" Norwegian black metal lo-fi sound without embellishments is less appealing to me than your average Floridian or Scandinavian death metal act, although there are a few exceptions.
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Neither, they're both disgusting.
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I can't tell the difference. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Undercover Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2012 at 10:50
I'm not really a big fan of either of them, but i like more Death Metal bands than Black Metal.
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Originally posted by smartpatrol smartpatrol wrote:

I can't tell the difference. 
Black metak


death metal


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NotAProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2012 at 11:41
^ Both are unlistenable, black is a little bit better. LOL
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I generally prefer black metal, but don't listen extensively to either.
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Gotta say neither.
Back in the day I used to like Death Metal but now...ugh I can't listen to it. I pretty much like Death, and maybe 2 or 3 others. Just boring and cold. At least Death had a sense of groove.

Black Metal is also pretty terrible though. We on PA spew love over the 20 good onesLOL which are progressive/avant/folk ones but 99% is just terrible trash.


That's for the straight up not proggy kind. If you wanna talk progressive metal, I'd probably take black since it tends to be more atmospheric and avant.


Edited by JJLehto - October 28 2012 at 11:52
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Okay, Black Metal. Krallice is cool

Edited by smartpatrol - October 28 2012 at 12:18
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Undercover Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2012 at 12:16
I don't like Cannibal Corpse though, i like more the technical death stuff.
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Black definitely
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Some bright-eyed and crazy, some frightened and lost.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ambient Hurricanes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2012 at 15:54
Someone posted a Cannibal Corpse song on Progarchives.  The poor lost souls in hell rejoice as the snowstorm begins.
In blood, he's writing the lyrics of a brand new tune.
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black metal for me. I used to be a huge metalhead and loved both genres but black metal just has a lot more variation and potential for different moods and emotions. Death metal is usually just the same kind of angry aggressive vibe, black metal can range from something terribly punishing and raw like Blasphemy or Conqueror to something really ambient and atmospheric like Burzum or Weakling. But really though, traditional metal > all

Originally posted by smartpatrol smartpatrol wrote:

Krallice is cool


ewwwwwww


Edited by Sumdeus - October 28 2012 at 16:06
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why ew?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sumdeus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2012 at 16:17
they're gross :P but i used to be super into metal and especially underground stuff so I came out of it with a very elitist mindset, i can't stand some of the current bands trying to play black metal like Krallice or Wolves In The Throne Room. They seem to try too hard to fit into a certain niche instead of being natural, but it's inevitable when a genre becomes popular enough to be trendy.

For me a good example of the direction black metal should go in is something like this



some elements of death metal present as well but it's still a genuine expression of metal rather than trying to be a certain kind of this or that like most bands today


Edited by Sumdeus - October 28 2012 at 16:25
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DEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Oh, sorry, just a natural reflex.
Let me just summarize my current stream of thoughts: NAPALM DEATH CARCASS DEATH ENTOMBED BOLT THROWER OBITUARY LOUDBLAST AGRESSOR PESTILENCE EDGE OF SANITY GOJIRA LANDMINE MARATHON TERRORIZER

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2012 at 17:10
^
interestingly you mention Terrorizer (more grindcore than death metal) but not Morbid Angel...
 
Also, besides Loudblast, Agressor and Gojira, France has Supuration, Massacra, Mercyless, Misanthrope, MaŰlstrom, Kalisia 
 
Anyway, I like both.
Black metal has Lugubrum, Impiety (well blackened thrash), Funeral Mist, Dark Funeral, Rotting Christ, Emperor, Abigail Williams...
Death metal has CÚdric's above-mentioned bands, and also Suffocation, Dismember, Trauma, Morgoth ('odium' is a masterpiece), Dark Tranquillity (early), Amorphis (early)...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 03 2012 at 12:21
^Well, I must confess that I barely know Morbid Angel (the political shenanigans of David Vincent disturbed me at these times).
In fact, I just listened to some tracks from "Illud Divinum Insanus" and... Well, I liked it...
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