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インフェルノの津波
December 4th, 2010, 06:44 PM
I was just introduced into it. (J-Rock kind.)

So, what're your favorite Heavy Rock artists, and their songs? What do you think of those who like it/listen to it?

SamuraiMaster
December 4th, 2010, 09:57 PM
I could go on about Hard rock, Heavy Metal, and all sorta of music in that kind of genre.

The main artists that I enjoy that come to minf are Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, and Alice in Chains

Eliminator Jr.
December 4th, 2010, 11:58 PM
@ インフェルノの津波: you might like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM7oioKt7XE) if you're starting into get into heavier rock sort of stuff. They're from Japan (and instrumental, but so crazy the drum beats in their songs).

I don't really listen to any metal anymore, but I listen to some rock that could be considered heavier than normal rock, or at least alternative. One was the band I linked the OP to above, Lite. La Dispute and Every Time I Die are the two bands on my iPod with lots of screaming in them. I don't listen to much heavy stuff anymore, unless you count noise-rock/noise-pop as heavy.

Alice
December 5th, 2010, 12:55 AM
I can link you to a decent variety of songs that I enjoy. Since you posted in Other Entertainment, and not the Japanese section, I'm assuming you're okay with English too. These are all heavy metal though, not rock.


A few Iron Attack (Metal Touhou remixes) songs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHF4Dr04tIA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJr6aSwYsPc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO0Y4Wpi-UI

Vocarock (I'll just link a playlist for a whole album):
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E6284201534C9BF6 (The first one is like, all screamo, so you may not like that one. The 2nd is my favorite.)

Various English Songs that no one but me has heard of because I don't listen to popular bands for some reason:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzgRr6-hEbg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTiKrLCeIDA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpKKDnUI-Lw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0zwdpJRsJ0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6g36TUGZBI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO720dW6i9I

I'm sure you already know of High and Mighty color, but if not, they're really good too.

Gold warehouse
December 5th, 2010, 05:44 AM
I'm not totally sure what you mean; hard rock and heavy metal are two different things. Could you give an example of a band or song you're referring to?

I listen to some hard rock, usually old school classics like Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and Rush; I do enjoy Them Crooked Vultures though, which are more recent. My interest in it has wavered throughout 2010 though.

I listen to various types of metal, it's a broad genre. The only true heavy metal band I listen to, is Black Sabbath. The rest are different sub-genres of metal.

インフェルノの津波
December 5th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Oh whoops, sorry I actually meant both.

Anyway I do the English kind as well, thanks QK.

But I like Japanese ones better, such as Zetsubou Billy.

Gold warehouse
December 5th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Well, I don't personally listen to them, but I do hear a lot about Boredoms, Melt-Banana, Dir En Grey and the GazettE. They're all Japanese, so maybe you will enjoy them.

I'm not really into Japanese music much any more, but I do enjoy Versailles (power/symphonic metal) occasionally.

otaku-dono
December 5th, 2010, 03:07 PM
I listen to some hard rock, usually old school classics like Pink Floyd
lol Pink Floyd is not hard rock.

As far as hard rock goes, I have the standard Alice in Chains/Soundgarden grunge duo, in addition to Screaming Trees and Temple of the Dog. I also have A Perfect Circle, Queens of the Stone Age, and Audioslave. It's not a genre I go out of my to get more of (unless it's grunge).

Heavy metal is too broad a genre to really bother with, since any metal could be heavy metal if your argument is good enough.

Gold warehouse
December 5th, 2010, 03:30 PM
lol Pink Floyd is not hard rock.
Listen to this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb729ghGLKw) or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQvG2SMVl84), and tell me that's not hard rock, also much of The Wall. Obviously they're progressive rock first, but just because a band is mainly categorised in one genre doesn't mean they're exempt from being put into another. If you want to say that, then I could say that grunge =/= hard rock.

Gunn
December 5th, 2010, 04:25 PM
The only j-rock band that I've listened to before is X Japan. I'm not into the J-whatever thing.

Mostly I tune into some death and thrash metal. Not anything "-core" which is why I'm proud to say that Lamb of God is my guilty pleasure. Their live shows are just awesome.

Meshuggah is probably my favorite metal band. They're so good that they don't have a proper sub-genre to be put into (yes, I'm speaking to all you genre nerds out there).

otaku-dono
December 6th, 2010, 01:12 AM
Listen to this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb729ghGLKw) or this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQvG2SMVl84), and tell me that's not hard rock, also much of The Wall. Obviously they're progressive rock first, but just because a band is mainly categorised in one genre doesn't mean they're exempt from being put into another.
Ok so Opeth is classical because of Patterns in the Ivy, and Gojira is prog rock because of Unicorn, right? Hell Opeth even has an entire album which is prog rock and they are still classified as a prog death metal band. Just because a band can have a few songs which stray outside of their normal genre doesn't mean they are labeled as such.
If you want to say that, then I could say that grunge =/= hard rock.
Ok you caught me, grunge is only essentially the line between hard rock and alt rock, and how fine is that line again?

Katalyst
December 6th, 2010, 08:09 AM
Black Sabbath have some good songs, but I never really got into them.
The only Heavy Metal band I've really gotten into is Iron Maiden <3 They are awesome.

Gold warehouse
December 6th, 2010, 11:36 AM
Ok so Opeth is classical because of Patterns in the Ivy, and Gojira is prog rock because of Unicorn, right? Hell Opeth even has an entire album which is prog rock and they are still classified as a prog death metal band. Just because a band can have a few songs which stray outside of their normal genre doesn't mean they are labeled as such.
Your examples are pretty extreme seeing as classical is a very specific genre. Hard rock is a very broad term and is only really defined by the use of more heavily distorted guitars in a rock band, and Pink Floyd have that. Many songs from the Syd Barrett years, quite a few from all the pre-DSotM albums, all the riffs from Animals, most of the songs from The Wall and most of the songs from The Final Cut, could all be defined as hard rock. If you strip away all the progressive rock elements, what is left is hard rock. Just because they add all of the progressive elements doesn't mean they're no longer hard rock at all.

Ok you caught me, grunge is only essentially the line between hard rock and alt rock, and how fine is that line again?No finer than the line you're drawing. But I don't think there's any need to be so closed minded when applying genres, they are only labels after all, and music is so diverse that labels serve little purpose; only to categorise them for some convenience, rather than define the precise type of music they play, because there are so many variations within genres anyway. Especially really loose genres, like hard rock.

kidpunk
December 6th, 2010, 12:20 PM
Alice in Chains. Probably the best Hard Rock band you could listen to.
In addition to that, Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog are good alternatives. Mad Season is also pretty good.

Captain Fabio
December 6th, 2010, 03:18 PM
I am very much into my metal + heavy metal.
Lamb Of God, Machine Head, Fellsilent, Pantera, No Consequence, Evita, Mastodon, Parkway Drive... I could go on.

Katalyst
December 6th, 2010, 03:25 PM
I am very much into my metal + heavy metal.
Lamb Of God, Machine Head, Fellsilent, Pantera, No Consequence, Evita, Mastodon, Parkway Drive... I could go on.

Why did Dimebag have to die? Whyyyyyy ;_;
He played the guitar awesomely well. I'm not that big of a Pantera fan, I only like some of their songs, but that guy and his guitar... awesome. Just awesome.

About the other bands, I only know Lamb of God and Machine Head. I'm not much of a Lamb of God fan (too heavy ;( ) and about Machine Head... I only like one of their songs (Halo).

But I can see you're into Thrash Metal.

SamuraiMaster
December 10th, 2010, 11:36 PM
Why did Dimebag have to die? Whyyyyyy ;_;
He played the guitar awesomely well. I'm not that big of a Pantera fan, I only like some of their songs, but that guy and his guitar... awesome. Just awesome.

About the other bands, I only know Lamb of God and Machine Head. I'm not much of a Lamb of God fan (too heavy ;( ) and about Machine Head... I only like one of their songs (Halo).

But I can see you're into Thrash Metal.

Thrash is awesome, but Lamb of God is not Thrash.

And Dimebag...............don't get me started. Just don't get me started. I got a feeling I'm still one of the biggest metal heads here, and.......Dimebag and Pantera just changed they way I look at Metal.
As for your earlier comment on Iron Maiden, they are awesome too. They are the kings of Epic Metal. Hands down. I don't think anyone can produce quality long metal songs like they can.

Some of you may say Metallica isn't as they once were, and I used to be into them, hardcore-like. I still enjoy Metallica, and ignore what most people have to say as far as how they aren't the same (all bands change sound through time, some people just can't let go of the past).

If you want a cult rock band that you probably WON'T like but you should check out anyway, go look up the Wesley Willis Fiasco on youtube.

Purple Materia
December 11th, 2010, 12:08 AM
I love metalcore. Some people say it's not really metal, and I kinda agree. It's not like thrash, NWOBHO or anything like that.

Most people associate metalcore with emo, which is rightfully so.

Captain Fabio
December 11th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Why did Dimebag have to die? Whyyyyyy ;_;
He played the guitar awesomely well. I'm not that big of a Pantera fan, I only like some of their songs, but that guy and his guitar... awesome. Just awesome.

About the other bands, I only know Lamb of God and Machine Head. I'm not much of a Lamb of God fan (too heavy ;( ) and about Machine Head... I only like one of their songs (Halo).

But I can see you're into Thrash Metal.

I do like my head banging music :P
You should check out Mastodon, they are very good heavy rock band. Not really heavy.

And Dimebag's death was tragic. I had a full day of pantera and damageplan on the 8th of December just gone.

otaku-dono
December 11th, 2010, 02:30 PM
You should check out Mastodon, they are very good heavy rock band. Not really heavy.
Well it depends on what you get. If you get anything pre-Crack the Skye it's much heavier, although even Crack the Skye has its heavy moments.

Katalyst
December 11th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Yeah I know Lamb of God is more Metalcore than Thrash Metal, but they're not very diffferent. Though Metalcore is too heavy for me and I don't like it. And I don't think it's really emo... some friends of mine have showed me some Lamb of God songs and I don't think it's emo at all. Dunno about other bands though. About Thrash Metal... there's some good sounds, but overall is meh for me.

About Metallica, they're "lighter" than what they used to be, but I think they're still good.
Other bands like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath (which is Heavy Metal btw, not really Hard Rock) seem to be good, from the few songs I've heard of them. Maybe I'll look harder into these two.

Kid Coma
December 12th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Black Sabbath, The Obsessed, Boris, Electric Wizard, Megadeth, Melvins, TAD, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, Faith No More and Acid Bath are all pretty fantastic metal bands. When it comes to hard rock I listen to quite a lot, stuff like Soundgarden, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Pink Floyd etc.

mew²
December 12th, 2010, 04:35 PM
I like metalcore and death metal mainly.
But like J-Rock, I totally dig Nightmare. :D

Captain Fabio
December 12th, 2010, 05:57 PM
Well it depends on what you get. If you get anything pre-Crack the Skye it's much heavier, although even Crack the Skye has its heavy moments.

Well, for me it isn't that heavy, because I listen to a lot heavier stuff XDDDDD.

Crack the Skye is one of the best albums I have heard in a long time :3

SamuraiMaster
December 13th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Ozzy and Black Sabbath is good, but to me it's a little overrated. People will say "Black Sabbath AWeSOME!" and blast some overplayed song like Iron Man (which I think sucks) or War Pigs, and I'm thinking, go on with your bad self. I don't have a problem with Black Sabbath or Ozzy, they're very talented and all but.........not my thing. Black Sabbath's song for me is Children of the Grave.

Crack the Skye was an awesome album. Mastadon is kinda cool, but they need to improve live performances. I saw them open for Alice in Chains in October, and was not that impressed.

I'll go ahead and bring another band into the arena, GNR (Guns N Roses). This is another band which I don't understand where the fans come from. People will call these guys the best band ever and blast one album. Appetite for Destruction. I mean it's a good album, but overplayed. I enjoy GNR but not hardcore.

I mean today, I just watched the Live DVD of the Big FOur of Thrash Metal (Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Metallica) do one of their recent concerts today. The concert was in Bulgaria.

And I was having one hell of a time listening to these bands that have been around for almost 30 years now, and still bringing the Metal sound they made it so big for us. If that makes sense. My point is, they kicked some serious @$$. I was watching them all perform, and I was thinking, and fans of Ozzy, GNR, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse ( I HATE THIS BAND WITH A PASSION), and other weird bands say their bands kick this music's butt.

No one can thrash as good as Slayer or Anthrax, no one can play melodic thrash as good as Megadeth and Metallica.

Combined, these bands are epic in my book. And watching them play this concert made me think that those people who compare the bands (like those who say Megadeth is better than Metallica or whatever) need to stop. Because in my book, their point is wasted. The bands kick butt as a whole.

Wow I did not intend to type this much..........I love Metal.

Gunn
December 14th, 2010, 11:18 AM
People will say "Black Sabbath AWeSOME!" and blast some overplayed song like Iron Man (which I think sucks) or War Pigs,

Noooo, War Pigs is awesome. It's Paranoid and Iron Man that sucks.

SamuraiMaster
December 14th, 2010, 11:48 AM
Noooo, War Pigs is awesome. It's Paranoid and Iron Man that sucks.

Sorry dude, but War Pigs kinda died after Guitar Hero fans overplayed it. It was cool, but now it's just kinda dimming down in me. Whatever floats your boat is fine with me, but......meh.

This song currently is stuck in my head. Slayer is awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPUe1nv4gIk

kidpunk
December 14th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Why did Dimebag have to die? Whyyyyyy ;_;
He played the guitar awesomely well. I'm not that big of a Pantera fan, I only like some of their songs, but that guy and his guitar... awesome. Just awesome.
There are some sick people in the world that do things without thinking. Your favorite band breaks up so in return you're going to kill their guitarist? That doesn't show them, it just hurts everybody else.
And, I hate it that his death is overshadowed by John Lennon's. That's probably because I live 15 Minutes from NYC and his death is a huge deal around here.
Dimebag was one of the best, if not, the best guitarist of the Heavy Metal. Him and Kirk.

Gunn
December 14th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Sorry dude, but War Pigs kinda died after Guitar Hero fans overplayed it.

Oh. I had no idea it was on Guitar Hero.
My favorite song is actually Electric Funeral when it comes to that album, next to War Pigs.

SamuraiMaster
December 15th, 2010, 01:50 AM
There are some sick people in the world that do things without thinking. Your favorite band breaks up so in return you're going to kill their guitarist? That doesn't show them, it just hurts everybody else.
And, I hate it that his death is overshadowed by John Lennon's. That's probably because I live 15 Minutes from NYC and his death is a huge deal around here.
Dimebag was one of the best, if not, the best guitarist of the Heavy Metal. Him and Kirk.


I'm a fan of Metallica, but I'm not that big a fan of Kirk. I believe Hetfield is much better. And Dave Mustaine is much better than both of them if you ask me. But hey, we all got opinions. Dime was better than any of them.

Archer
December 15th, 2010, 04:17 AM
Ozzy and Black Sabbath is good, but to me it's a little overrated. People will say "Black Sabbath AWeSOME!" and blast some overplayed song like Iron Man (which I think sucks) or War Pigs, and I'm thinking, go on with your bad self. I don't have a problem with Black Sabbath or Ozzy, they're very talented and all but.........not my thing. Black Sabbath's song for me is Children of the Grave.
A lot of people will listen to 2 popular songs and ignore what a band has to offer. Wicked World, Changes, there are other good songs.
I'll go ahead and bring another band into the arena, GNR (Guns N Roses). This is another band which I don't understand where the fans come from. People will call these guys the best band ever and blast one album. Appetite for Destruction. I mean it's a good album, but overplayed. I enjoy GNR but not hardcore.
I'm a gunners fan. Like a lot of other people. Appetite for Destruction had a totally different vibe to the other albums, which a lot of people liked. There was a lot of good material on it because GNR was big before their album was even released. Nevertheless, the more musically advanced stuff was on Use Your Illusion I and II. That's where they brought in melodic Rock Ballads and really showed their ability. Stuff like Breakdown, Locomotive, Don't Damn Me and Estranged were a step up from the raw and heavier AfD.

There's a lot more to them.

By the way, be very careful talking about "uniting metal", etc. You risk being associated with the "METAL RULZ LETZ KIL JUSTN BEIRRBER!!!!!" mentality that is doing the rounds.

Gold warehouse
December 15th, 2010, 06:05 AM
Sorry dude, but War Pigs kinda died after Guitar Hero fans overplayed it. It was cool, but now it's just kinda dimming down in me. Whatever floats your boat is fine with me, but......meh.

"if a song is on Guitar Hero it becomes bad" what is this I don't even.

I like Iron Man too.

But there's a lot more to Black Sabbath than just the Paranoid album (like what Archer said about GNR) Sabbath have 18 albums. There's a lot more than just Iron Man and "that song on Guitar Hero". For me, their debut album is their best. Heavy metal owes a lot to them.

SamuraiMaster
December 15th, 2010, 11:34 AM
I'm not saying that's all there is, I'm bringing into play what their fans overplay. I enjoy GNR's Illusion albums, hell I even enjoy their Chinese Democracy album to an extent.

And I enjoy Sabbath when I hear it, but when you hear so much of the same song so much, you begin to think 'change the song already.' I'm not saying if it's on GH it automatically dies either, because if that were true, Metallica would be long dead in my view.

Perhaps it would somewhat help me to say, I'm not always the biggest fan of singles. I try to enjoy less popular songs. One example is Ozzy's "You Can't Kill Rock 'N Roll." I think that song is amazing. But you never hear Ozzy fans blast that song. At least none that I hear anyway...

Alice
December 15th, 2010, 11:55 AM
"if a song is on Guitar Hero it becomes bad" what is this I don't even.
It's true. Everyone liked Dragonforce until they got a song on Guitar hero. After that, it became popular to hate them.

Gold warehouse
December 15th, 2010, 12:17 PM
It's true. Everyone liked Dragonforce until they got a song on Guitar hero. After that, it became popular to hate them.
Dragonforce have never been good, there's been dislike for them since the beginning. Most of the people that were fans before Guitar Hero are still fans now. They've never been regarded as very talented, at least by people who actually know about music. I'm not saying it's bad to like Dragonforce, I listen to my fair share of crap music too, but it's still fun to listen to. I just think it's sad that people will change their opinions on a song because it appears in a video game, or if it becomes popular/unpopular. Popularity =/= talent; talent =/= enjoyability; popularity =/= enjoyability.

Headfirst For Halos
December 15th, 2010, 12:40 PM
Dragonforce have never been good, there's been dislike for them since the beginning. Most of the people that were fans before Guitar Hero are still fans now. They've never been regarded as very talented, at least by people who actually know about music. I'm not saying it's bad to like Dragonforce, I listen to my fair share of crap music too, but it's still fun to listen to. I just think it's sad that people will change their opinions on a song because it appears in a video game, or if it becomes popular/unpopular. Popularity =/= talent; talent =/= enjoyability; popularity =/= enjoyability.

Sadly, it's "cool" to hate the mainstream [in this case music] these days. Funny how they hate "the masses" because there are several people who think the same they [the other "anti-mainstream" people] do. This is why I hate indie/"alternative" culture thing. Alternative to what? If anything, they are AS sheep like or even MORE.
I refuse to associate myself with such people. Elitism is not a good trait, y'know.

SamuraiMaster
December 15th, 2010, 09:17 PM
I don't hate mainstream because I think it's cool to hate mainstream. I hate mainstream, because mainstream music sucks. Mostly because most Mainstream stuff I hear nowadays is crap pop that everyone seems to get a kick out of.

I'm okay with some Mainstream Metal/Rock, because, well Metallica saved my life, and Rock music is just awesome. (Yes, Metallia saved my life, long story short)

Dragonforce is so so with me. They are kinda cool, but there's more to music than insane guitar tapping and 5 minute long solos that aren't even that thought up or good.

Okay another thing I throw into the arena. I hate, and I mean I HATE people that hate certain bands due to accusations of selling out. I still don't get it. Yeah Metallica is in a video game. And have done some stuff normally you wouldn't do, but if someone was offering you big bucks to do something kinda normal like that, you'd do it too.

Captain Fabio
December 16th, 2010, 01:43 AM
It's true. Everyone liked Dragonforce until they got a song on Guitar hero. After that, it became popular to hate them.

I didn't mind dragonforce when they first came out, and I mean their first songs, but when I listened back to them before they were on GH or anything like that, all I could hear was just horrible guitar crap that was just plain horrible compared to other bands I was listening to.

After that, I just never listened to them. I do listen to a new album that comes out, but so far, they are, some how, getting worse.

otaku-dono
December 18th, 2010, 06:08 PM
"if a song is on Guitar Hero it becomes bad" what is this I don't even.
QFT. Next thing you know people will start saying that Sultans of Swing, Vicarious, Schism and other awesome GH songs suck.

Archer
December 21st, 2010, 07:32 PM
I realise I'm shamelessly plugging here, but I wonder if anyone listens to Alter Bridge? The style is incredible, plus the singer carries them to a whole new level.

9S9D5RRwQ8g

Tyrantrum
December 23rd, 2010, 04:25 AM
I range from Post Hardcore to Deathcore. I pretty much listen to anything that screams. o3o

Except Brokencyde, they suck. I also don't listen to the older metal, like Metallica or something. Ironically, I can't stand the vocals.

Examples of bands I would listen to, though, are: The Devil Wears Prada, Born of Osiris, Parkway Drive, Sleeping with Sirens, Revocation, Whitechapel, Miss May I, Suicide Silence... and the list goes on and on and on. ;)


EDIT: I actually like Abandon All Ships now. XD

Captain Fabio
December 23rd, 2010, 04:56 AM
I realise I'm shamelessly plugging here, but I wonder if anyone listens to Alter Bridge? The style is incredible, plus the singer carries them to a whole new level.

9S9D5RRwQ8g

If you haven't heard of Alter Bridge, then you haven't lived! XD

Their new album isn't bad. 'One Day Remains' is still the best album for me.

MEGAS
December 28th, 2010, 09:45 AM
As far as I know, I liked almost all kind of Hevay Metal and Hard Rock bands and their songs. But fair I liked best is:
Slayer, Vader, Behemoth, Gorgoroth, Iron Maiden and some other Metal bands
While I liked almost all kinds of Hard Rock, best is Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin and Skillet.
And I like Hard Rock and yet almost all kinds of Metal.

Dave666
December 28th, 2010, 03:45 PM
Megadeth, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Savatage, Queensryche, Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen, Annihilator, Angra, AC/DC, Helloween, etc

Fabi_ash
December 30th, 2010, 09:52 AM
Heavy Metal Rock? What the... XD
Metal is a strange kind of music for me.
I don't like 99% of the singers but I love metal riffs, maybe I'm more into instrumental music.

Katalyst
January 3rd, 2011, 06:40 AM
I'm getting into Motörhead, they have really nice songs.

Instrumental is the best part of Metal, mainly the guitar solos. That's why I don't go farther than Heavy Metal - when the music becomes heavier, the guitar solos are barely noticeable under the drums sounds.

Captain Fabio
January 3rd, 2011, 11:44 AM
I'm getting into Motörhead, they have really nice songs.

Instrumental is the best part of Metal, mainly the guitar solos. That's why I don't go farther than Heavy Metal - when the music becomes heavier, the guitar solos are barely noticeable under the drums sounds.

Only just getting into them? XD
They have been around since like, mid 70's?

But they are a good band, look into 'the game'. Awesome song.

Gold warehouse
January 3rd, 2011, 02:35 PM
Instrumental is the best part of Metal, mainly the guitar solos. That's why I don't go farther than Heavy Metal - when the music becomes heavier, the guitar solos are barely noticeable under the drums sounds.

Speaking of instrumental metal, I would recommend Animals As Leaders to anybody. I know people that dislike metal, but still enjoy Animals As Leaders. Lots of great guitar work.
I like Altar of Plagues as well, which is instrumental, but I think they're more of an acquired taste seeing as they're black metal.

I don't know many instrumental metal bands though, I'd appreciate any recommendations. Because like others have said, I can enjoy the instruments a lot, but most of the time it's the singing that puts me off.

otaku-dono
January 3rd, 2011, 03:48 PM
As far as instrumental metal goes, I agree with Animals as Leaders being a good place to start. There's also Gordian Knot (who have close ties with Cynic), Apocalyptica and Jeff Loomis's solo work. Then there's the huge number of instrumental post-metal and post-rock bands...

Stormbringer
January 3rd, 2011, 08:31 PM
Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, Linkin Park, Chevelle, Rise Against, etc.

Those are probably more Nu-metal.Hard Rock, though. I do listen to some Iron Maiden, Sabbath and Metallica though.

I realise I'm shamelessly plugging here, but I wonder if anyone listens to Alter Bridge? The style is incredible, plus the singer carries them to a whole new level.

9S9D5RRwQ8g

I love them. Miles Kennedy is a great singer, and Mark Tremonti is still a Guitar God.

Katalyst
January 4th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Only just getting into them? XD
They have been around since like, mid 70's?

But they are a good band, look into 'the game'. Awesome song.

Yeah but I didn't know them, lol. I only started listening to Heavy Metal recently, like a year ago or so.

Captain Fabio
January 4th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Yeah but I didn't know them, lol. I only started listening to Heavy Metal recently, like a year ago or so.

Ahh fair enough. I will let you off then :P
What other bands have you listened to? PM them to me and I will be happy to tell you some of my favourites!

I have been listening to heavy metal for over 6 years! XD

Stormbringer
January 19th, 2011, 08:48 AM
I don't know many instrumental metal bands though, I'd appreciate any recommendations. Because like others have said, I can enjoy the instruments a lot, but most of the time it's the singing that puts me off.

Kamelot and Apocalyptica are two excellent instrumental metal bands. They both blend a variety of instruments into their songs, probably "Rule the World" and "I'm Not Jesus" exemplify that pretty well.

On another note, I forgot to mention Tool and A Perfect Circle earlier, to my shame. Maynard James Keenan is a musical genius, in every sense of the word. Both of those bands are really just amazing from beginning to end.

otaku-dono
January 19th, 2011, 03:26 PM
uh dude, I'm Not Jesus has a vocalist, so probably not the best example.

Gero50
January 19th, 2011, 03:30 PM
I am not so into this kind of music though I do enjoy System of a Down in small does.
Thas pretty much as far as I go with Heavy Medal Rock. And a lot of theirs isn't even heavy medal though a good amount is.

Stormbringer
January 19th, 2011, 03:35 PM
uh dude, I'm Not Jesus has a vocalist, so probably not the best example.

Uh dude, that's not what I meant. Instrumental rock as in the music relies heavily on various instrumental pieces - Apocalyptica in particular relies heavily on the chello, for instance. Now if he wanted strictly instrumental, try something like Explosions in the Sky, another great band.

Even so, Corey Taylor is the frontman for Slipknot/Stone Sour, amazing bands in their own right.

otaku-dono
January 20th, 2011, 12:31 AM
instrumental anything implies no vocals, so perhaps not the best way to phrase it.

i won't comment on slipknot/stone sour to save the thread from unnecessary stuff.