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Despite having a large library of songs on my iTunes, I'd love to hear some recommendations from you lot to help me expand and broaden my tastes. After all, new music's good music. I'm into a lot of diverse genres, so I've made a small list of preferred genres and bands I already like.

 

Metal:

Slipknot, Metallica, Probot, Airbourne, RATM, In Flames, Job For A Cowboy, Kyuss, Led Zeppelin, Machine Head, QOTSA, The Mars Volta.

Progressive Metal/Rock:

Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, King Crimson, Coheed And Cambria, 65 Days Of Static, Dream Theater, Pink Floyd.

Big Beat/Hip Hop/Dance:

Chemical Brothers, Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Cut Chemist, Groove Armada, Del The Funky Homosapien, Public Enemy, Pendulum, Aphex Twin.

Alternative:

The White Stripes, Death From Above 1979, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead.

Electro:

LCD Soundsystem, Masterkraft, Crystal Castles, Does It Offend You Yeah?

 

 

I realise there's a lot there, and I also realise I may already have what you suggest, but I'm open to diversity and obscurity. Thanks all. icon14.gif

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A classic in progressive is Rush, polarizing really. A lot of people hate Rush and it needs some getting used to in cases but the technical precision and skill instrumentally is incredible, you haven't heard drumming until you've heard Neal Peart. A less boring alternative to progressive would be Muse.

 

For alternative I've got a fair bit of suggestions but its such a broad genre thaat it would be hard. Radiohead has turned out many great albums, Ok Computer is one of the best of its decades, Radiohead also dabbles in more electronic sounds on their album Kid A.

 

Before I say more, do you like grunge? Or for that matter punk?

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Both are fine with me. icon14.gif I should've added Radiohead on the list, I'm a massive fan. I'll give Rush a try though, thanks.

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Don't know if you'll like all of this, but give it a listen. tounge.gif

 

The Blood Brothers

Across Five Aprils

Daly's Gone Wrong

Big D And The Kids Table

Against All Authority

Chronic Future

Emarosa

Gallows

Glasseater

Parkway Drive

Beneath The Sky

Before Their Eyes

Thrice (New album is f*cking fantastic)

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In terms of more indie type rock bands I'd look at arcade fire. Their album Funeral is one of the most critically acclaimed albums ever released , really huge surprise hit but of course indie is not for everybody.

 

REM is an alternative classic and of course don't forget the kings of alternative, Pixies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If your into the progressive metal try out some doom/sludge/drone metal bands like Isis, Cult of Luna, Boris, Sunn O))), they can be weird and hard to get into though so you might want to start off in that genre with the so called Post Rock genre with like Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Mogwai, TV On the Radio, ect.

Mind you most of those bands have very little in common besides mood and slightly simular composition styles, which is why the term 'post rock' sucks.

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Thanks for your suggestions guys, some of this stuff you've recommended is gold. icon14.gif Anybody know any good metal and/or drum and bass bands?

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Anybody know any good metal and/or drum and bass bands?

Killswitch Engage, to name a band. I f*cking love them.

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Try some idm:

Aphex Twin

Autechre

Boards of Canada

Christ.

Proem

Loess

Bola

DoF

Discuss

ISAN

Hecq

Dither

 

breakcore:

Venetian Snares

Drumcorps

Xanopticon

UndaCova

Eduser

 

rhythmic noise:

Imminenet Starvation

Iszoloscope

Winterkälte

Converter

 

try also some Amon Tobin, Air, The Black Dog. BT - This Binary Universe is real good sh*t as well.

 

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Now, I know you're trying to have broad genres up there, but I don't really think the bands you've labelled up there are "Metal"...They're all Metalcore or something along its lines, a genre I can't stand. Here, why not try out the band Threshold? A good album is Subsurface They're Progressive Metal, and in my opinion perhaps the finest British band who are currently releasing songs and who didn't start before the 90s (just to exclude bands like Iron Maiden, who you should also definitely try. Check out Powerslave or Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, although almost all their albums are first-class).

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They're all Metalcore

Please, no, they're not. OP, please don't classify music again either.

 

Dinosaur Jr., Primitive Radio Gods, X and The Pixies are all awesome. Also seconding Big D and Chronic Future.

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doom/sludge/drone metal bands like Isis, Cult of Luna, Boris, Sunn O)))

You promised doom/sludge/drone and only delivered (atmospheric) (sludge)(post)-(hard)metal(core) and drone.

 

Doom: Witchfinder General, Reverend Bizarre, Pentagram, Acid King, Candlemass

 

Sludge: Buzzov*en, Weedeater, Bongzilla, Acid Bath, Crowbar

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They're all Metalcore

Please, no, they're not. OP, please don't classify music again either.

 

Well, I was generalising in saying that they all are (after all, how the hell are Led Zeppelin Metalcore?) . But a lot of them are not what I'd classify as Metal. We have Metalcore, Mallcore, Hard Rock, normal Rock; but very little "true" Metal in my opinion.

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They're all Metalcore

Please, no, they're not. OP, please don't classify music again either.

 

Well, I was generalising in saying that they all are (after all, how the hell are Led Zeppelin Metalcore?) . But a lot of them are not what I'd classify as Metal. We have Metalcore, Mallcore, Hard Rock, normal Rock; but very little "true" Metal in my opinion.

None of them are even close to metalcore (I guess you would classify Job For A Cowboy as some form therein, death something or other. I don't know) Do you even know what metalcore is?

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Led Zeppelin labeled as metal?

Jimi Hendrix as alternative?

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Zeppelin is often attributed as being hugely influential to the heavy metal genre, so yeah.

 

 

The New Pornographers have always put out some interesting material, probably not what you're looking for though.

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They're all Metalcore

Please, no, they're not. OP, please don't classify music again either.

 

Well, I was generalising in saying that they all are (after all, how the hell are Led Zeppelin Metalcore?) . But a lot of them are not what I'd classify as Metal. We have Metalcore, Mallcore, Hard Rock, normal Rock; but very little "true" Metal in my opinion.

None of them are even close to metalcore (I guess you would classify Job For A Cowboy as some form therein, death something or other. I don't know) Do you even know what metalcore is?

Yes. And in my eyes, Job For a Cowboy are such. I'll admit I didn't know who Probot or Airbourne were, but I presumed they were something like that because it seems to be what the OP is into. I Googled them now and realised they aren't.

 

Okay, so only one band is really Metalcore. Still, would you classify much of the rest as actual Metal? Especially anything which is half good (not to say bands like Mars Volta aren't good, but they aren't Metal).

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Metallica, Probot, In Flames, Machine Head, and Job For A Cowboy are all metal. Probot being the only decent band out of the bunch, but still, metal.

 

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So many albums/bands I could recommend, but these 3 I've been listening to alot lately, so I'll say them.

 

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Arcade Fire - Indie

Architects - Metal

Nine Inch Nails - Industrial

Pendulum - Drum N Bass

Chemical Brothers - Electro

Editors - Indie

Every Time I Die - Metal

Gallows - Metal

Interpol - Alternative

LCD Soundsystem - Electro

Smashing Pumpkins - Alternative

 

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Okay, so only one band is really Metalcore. Still, would you classify much of the rest as actual Metal? Especially anything which is half good.

You're missing the point. You're criticising Masterkraft for bad genre labelling, yet you do it yourself. It's all a bit hypocritical isn't it.

 

Anyway, check out some Minus the Bear and Pavement. You might like Lighting Bolt, with all the two pieces you've got there, though they're a little noisier and little less accessable. If you like them, check out Hella too.

 

Boards of Canada Might go in nicely with the electro stuff too.

 

Slint and Kayo Dot, though they may be a little off for you.

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Okay, so only one band is really Metalcore. Still, would you classify much of the rest as actual Metal? Especially anything which is half good.

You're missing the point. You're criticising Masterkraft for bad genre labelling, yet you do it yourself. It's all a bit hypocritical isn't it.

 

Yeah, you're right actually. Still, I'm not the one who created a topic on it. The OP could still maybe see what I said, and then see the amends that were made to it, and may think a little more objectively at his list.

 

I still maintain that he listens to Threshold, because unlike something like Sodom, it'd be a smooth transition from what he currently listens to.

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Try out Spank Rock man I think youd like it.

 

 

RICK RUBIN RICK RUBIN RICK RUBIN

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Yes. And in my eyes, Job For a Cowboy are such.

No you don't. JFAC is metal. Metalcore is a mix of metal and hardcore, such as Earth Crisis and Converge.

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"Deathcore is an amalgamation of two musical styles: metalcore and death metal."

 

"The following is a list of deathcore bands:

 

* The Acacia Strain

* All Shall Perish

* Animosity

* Arsonists Get All the Girls

* As Blood Runs Black

* At the Throne of Judgment

* Born of Osiris

* Bring Me the Horizon

* Burning Skies

* Crimson Falls

* Dance Club Massacre

* Despised Icon

* Elysia

* Embrace the End

* Eternal Lord

* From a Second Story Window

* Glass Casket

* Heaven Shall Burn (early work)

 

 

 

* I Killed the Prom Queen (later work)

* Impending Doom

* Job for a Cowboy (early) <-------------------------------

* Killwhitneydead

* Knights of the Abyss

* Mistress

* Mortal Treason

* My Bitter End

* Nights Like These

* Prayer For Cleansing

* See You Next Tuesday

* Shot Down Sun

* Suicide Silence

* Through the Eyes of the Dead (early)

* Underoath (first two albums)

* Whitechapel

* Winds of Plague

* With Blood Comes Cleansing"

 

 

If you trust Wikipedia, that is.

 

Granted, I've only heard one JfaC song.

 

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...But there's still no f*cking hardcore in it. Stop reading Wikipedia and listen to some hardcore. But then again, half the sh*t that passes for hardcore nowadays, isn't.

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Okay then, you win, I've never properly tried Hardcore. The fundaments of what I believe to be Metalcore are created only from experiences with bands labelled as such, and not from how it precisely originated or how it is exactly defined. All I know if that I don't like it, just as I don't like Job For A Cowboy. And they sound rather alike to me. Can we please stop arguing about this?

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Thanks for the recommendations, I've got quite a bit to chew on now I suspect. And yes, my genre/labeling was shaky and loose at best but I'm not going down all this "metalcore, corecore, coremetal" sub genre crap, I can't be arsed. The be all and end all is I've listed what I'm into already. smile.gif

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Can we please stop arguing about this?

Debating. wink.gif

 

Oh, and OP should check out the new Melvins album, Nude With Boots.

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