View Poll Results: The Greatest Metal Band?

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  • Black Sabbath

    36 24.16%
  • Iron Maiden

    27 18.12%
  • Judas Priest

    6 4.03%
  • Motorhead

    8 5.37%
  • Metallica

    33 22.15%
  • Slayer

    11 7.38%
  • Anthrax

    5 3.36%
  • Megadeth

    9 6.04%
  • Pantera

    4 2.68%
  • Other (specify in-thread)

    10 6.71%
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    Quote Originally Posted by PanzerMega View Post
    Messuggah, Cynic...probably Tool....
    What about Atheist and Watchtower?

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    I always hated the terms "math metal" and "math rock." Most music is mathematical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse_custer View Post
    I always hated the terms "math metal" and "math rock." Most music is mathematical.
    What about hair metal? Many metal artists are hairy.

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    Yeah, I don't like that one, either. I'll use it before math metal, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse_custer View Post
    Yeah, I don't like that one, either. I'll use it before math metal, though.
    Maybe what it really means is "PROUDLY math metal".

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    I think stripped-down rock should be called "subtraction music."

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    Math Metal is an utterly pretentious term for bands who want to pass themselves off as being "Progressive" but really aren't do anything remotely progressive, or even interesting. I'm not surprised that it's bands like MudVayne and Meshuggah tossing around the term.

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    Well, it's metal labels. Why is Power Metal especially powerful?

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    Power metal, I believe, is a reference to the sheer amount of "power chords" that are played on the guitar.

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    Modern day Power Metal isn't very powerful at all. In fact, stuff like Rhapsody and Stratovarious are just downright cheery. Not to mention horrible.

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    Where did the name "industrial metal" come from? Do the musicians work in factories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbaby View Post
    Where did the name "industrial metal" come from? Do the musicians work in factories?
    I've never cared much for metal genre classification, but I had the idea it was because of the mechanical sound, fusing of man and machine to create sounds, etc. As for the factories, even Black Sabbath members were doing that job back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImpulseUCF View Post
    Wow! I just finally discovered some Iced Earth. I'm glad I did! Great stuff. They seem pretty Iron Maiden-esque to me. I love the music, the vocals are great. I picked up The Glorious Burden from the downtown library which is a block from my office. Who am I to turn down free music? :)

    Any other fans here? What else do you recommend of theirs?
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    Industrial metal comes from the joining of metal with industrial music. The term industrial comes from bands in the early 80's who were using synths & power tools to create a modern wall of noise. There were a bunch from Germany.

    As much as everyone may not like the tagging of different metal genres, given the broad span of all that is metal, you almost have to to know what kind of band it is that youre dealing with.

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    There are, like more than a dozen metal genres. Sure we need the tags. Then again, a band like Strapping Young Lad I'd call "Extreme" since it mixes stuff from Industrial, Grindcore and Thrash.

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