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10:47 AM on 12/11/12 
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I'm primarily a metal head although I listen to just about every genre in some capacity, but the sub-genre thing has become really crazy in metal

I can't stand the labels... I understand that it sometimes helps people to identify a band's sound (ex: Have you checked out band X? No, what do they sound like? They're a groove metal band")

But like the OP said, it stunts creativity, and it limits our expectations... I know people that will simply not listen to a band because they were told that it sounded like a certain other band they don't like, or because it was described as a certain genre... music shouldn't be about genres, it should be about what sounds good, how it makes you feel, etc...
11:37 AM on 12/11/12 
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People still care about genres?

you wouldn't think so, but it's VERY prevalent in metal... In a thread just the other day, the word "metalcore" was mentioned and everyone immediately went nuts about how bad metalcore was
01:31 PM on 12/11/12 
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Holy shit: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/colum..._of_metal.html

Australian War Metal?

Circus Metal?

Epic Metal?

Math Metal?

True Metal?

Viking Metal?


No thank you...

I'm telling you man. That barely scratches the surface... I'm willing to bet there's over 200 sub-genres of metal... and some metalheads take that shit WAY to seriously



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