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Dream Theater vs.Mastodon

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Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:


I can understand the vocals but to me they've working at it for the last few albums and have been getting better at them, I don't know how much Cannabis you've been smoking, Rome because Mastodon is not Hipster Metal. These are examples of Hipster Metal bands(Liturgy,  The Locust, Job For A Cowboy, etc). That last bit doesn't make much sense to me


liturgy are the ultimate hipsters yes. not sure who locust are and as for JFAC, they're not really hipsters, just crappy deathcore turned generic death metal.

what i mean about mastodon though is they and baroness stared this whole trend with tons of people praising them as the best metal to come out in years and tons of bands imitating them musically and visually but from listening to the music all it seems like is these bands take a few more accessible elements of metal and twist them to be fused with pop rock elements to be presented to a wider more mainstream audience.

and for the record, i've been smoking so much cannabis. :P


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Originally posted by Sumdeus Sumdeus wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:


I can understand the vocals but to me they've working at it for the last few albums and have been getting better at them, I don't know how much Cannabis you've been smoking, Rome because Mastodon is not Hipster Metal. These are examples of Hipster Metal bands(Liturgy,  The Locust, Job For A Cowboy, etc). That last bit doesn't make much sense to me


liturgy are the ultimate hipsters yes. not sure who locust are and as for JFAC, they're not really hipsters, just crappy deathcore turned generic death metal.

what i mean about mastodon though is they and baroness stared this whole trend with tons of people praising them as the best metal to come out in years and tons of bands imitating them musically and visually but from listening to the music all it seems like is these bands take a few more accessible elements of metal and twist them to be fused with pop rock elements to be presented to a wider more mainstream audience.

and for the record, i've been smoking so much cannabis. :P


But I really do think that Mastodon is the best band to come out in a while in Metal but that's just my opinion. Woah Mastodon really weren't trying to start all that crap that came after them Ouch
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Dream Theater is one of my favorite Prog Metal Bands and so is Mastodon.
They sound better to me than those Mathcore bands. LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2013 at 23:12
Originally posted by Sumdeus Sumdeus wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Originally posted by Sumdeus Sumdeus wrote:

while I don't like Mastodon, I don't particularly hate them so they win this one


what is it about Mastodon you don't like, Rome??. Voted Mastodon because they are not overtly pretentious like Dream Theater Ouch. Like the Bearded Bard said "Crack The Skye" beats anything Dream Theater has done Ouch


i feel like someone has asked me about this before because i remember people getting mad at my reply hehe... pretty much the vocals are terrible and beyond that the instrumentation is alright but nothing that special, plus i have disdain for them for creating whole trend of hipster metal that was really popular for a while with Baroness and all those other bands that play rock music dressed up as metal so that hipsters who don't like metal can listen to it and pretend they are listening to metal.

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Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Voted Mastodon because they are not overtly pretentious like Dream Theater Ouch.

Yes, concept albums about Moby Dick and Rasputin in space are absolutely down-to-earth!Wink
(For the record, I like Mastodon)

Originally posted by Sumdeus Sumdeus wrote:

but from listening to the music all it seems like is these bands take a few more accessible elements of metal and twist them to be fused with pop rock elements to be presented to a wider more mainstream audience.

No, you must be mistaken. That was in the 80s and they called it "hair metal". LOL

On a more serious note, while 'hipster metal' bands like Mastodon are certainly more accessible to a non-metal audience than, say, straightforward black metal, they're certainly not very accessible to a mainstream audience either, at least not prior to The Hunter. They incorporate lots of elements from hardcore punk (less so in recent years), stoner rock, progressive rock, psychedelic rock and whatnot, none of which are very mainstream genres to begin with. I can't speak for other 'hipster-approved' metal bands, Mastodon certainly aren't fusing metal with pop rock. Even more than in prog, there's a sad tendency in the metal scene to cry "sellout!" any time a band reaches a wider, non-metal audience.


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