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Posted by DJ Cos on 31.07.2013 at 01:46
I was just wondering why YOU listen to metal these days... In the old days it was to defy, to stick it to the man, to be different, to explore, to express your self and more. Does this still apply or is it simpler now eg. ´I like the beats´.. or is it more complex eg. ´I get a sense of well-beeing counting beats in math-metal´ etc.

What are you looking for... What makes you happy?

I know what it is for me, but I wanna hear it from You

Cheers,
your ex metal DJ Cos



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Mercyful_Kate

Posts: 212

Age: 26
From: USA

  17.10.2013 at 18:59
I think perhaps I started like metal when I was around 12 or 13 because I was a grumpy/angsty kid who needed an outlet that wouldn't get me in too much trouble. The more I listened to it, the more it actually began to move me emotionally. The melodies and lyrics were powerful. I felt at peace and at home when I listened to metal. I could imagine myself any way I wanted within the music. It still inspires and moves me.
*NorthernLights*

Posts: 28

Age: 24
From: Canada

  30.10.2013 at 05:27
I guess because I like how it makes me feel? My degree's in science, but I took advanced English Lit too, and I love how the lyrics go beyond the mundane and can cover subjects that would either be distasteful (violence, war, hate, suffering), boring (literature, history) or silly (heroes, magic, dragons, metal itself) to a mainstream audience. And the drums and guitar...even on slower songs they're strong, heavy. It's powerful music that can conjure up fantastic mental images that you couldn't get away with in pop or country (which are the most popular genres in my area aside from hard rock&metal).

I know it sounds cheesy, but I feel stronger listening to it. Plus it sounds cool
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*NorthernLights*

Posts: 28

Age: 24
From: Canada

  30.10.2013 at 05:32
Written by Lord Eddard on 21.08.2013 at 07:31

I can't really express it on a rational way - I have nothing profound to say. It's just like that woman I love, I just love it. I could say it's because the atmosphere, because there are a lot of creative bands that don't sell out to mainstream musical industry, because there is some crazy technical playing that blows my mind, but I don't think that this rationalizations are the answer. I love my songs, my music, my bands. It just makes life a little less stupid, it makes the world a little less mediocre and keeps me going with at least some pleasure in my life.

Well said. That was actually quite beautiful, even.
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And I shall not be dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair
heresiarch
Forever Dead

Posts: 1473

Age: 42
From: Finland

  30.10.2013 at 07:41
During 80s we metalheads were considered as " bad untrustworthy people "

nowadays metal is so common that it is trendy , it's cool to like heavy music

I started to listen raw music when I was 6 and never stopped
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No reason to live for
One reason to die for

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Jtbmetal123

Posts: 341

Age: 23
From: USA

  30.10.2013 at 14:42
I honestly listen to metal for many purposes, Its different from other much music such as pop,hip-hop,etc. Also, its an outlet to me, I can just play some metal and some amazing riffs from Exodus or Slayer come on and I can let everything go. Not to mention,metal is a gift from the gods. Its the greatest music alive. From the drums to guitar from the bass and vocals. Just amazing!
Joodicator

Posts: 531

Age: 22
From: UK

  14.11.2013 at 17:35
Because I like the way it sounds.

Honestly, I can't think of any possible answer to the question other than that one.
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Mary N.
Evil Butterfly

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  14.11.2013 at 17:40
^ yes there is a better answer , because it makes me bang my head
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Fallen Ghost
Proghead

Posts: 415

Age: 24
From: Norway

  14.11.2013 at 21:52
Metal is so diverse, the more you discover, the more you understand that you haven't heard shit yet.. Also I love how you can get the mix of the extreme and the soft from one single CD.
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"Even we don't know anything about theory and stuff....but this is a combination of lydian mode and phrygian dominant...and ends with a diminished run starting on F"

- Fredrik Åkesson, guitarplayer of Opeth
Chriwalker
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  28.11.2013 at 13:24
I listen to metal of various reasons. I find the sound unique compared to other genres of music. It has music for every mood of mine, and every time I feel down the music is magic and it feels like my body heals itself. Actually It feels great anytime, and fills my body with a feeling no other thing in the world has done before. The lyrics also have meanings, something I find very rear in today's music, which is a really good thing for metal. The shortest answer to the question is that it makes me feel complete!
Grey Wind

Posts: 87

Age: 28


  01.12.2013 at 19:33
I think it has to do with powerful\extreme feelings. Mainstream music or jazz\blues is usually for calm easy-going moods. which is great but if you want to feel empowered, metal gives you the strongest vocalists, the bigger-than-life music, the fastest BPM, the over-the-top lyrics. When people say the riffs are "crushing" that means they give you a strong, powerful feeling. And if you want to be powerful you've got to be strongest or the saddest of the fastest or smartest(complex) and that's what metal is all about, and that's why I like it.

"normal" music can be good but I notice that it never goes all the way through. No catharsis. Everything is being "nice". It can become annoying after a while, you feel like something is missing..and that's where heavy music enters giving you all the freedom to be whatever you want..people are allowed to scream, feel sad or strong or anything.
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SolracV

Posts: 19

Age: 20
From: Puerto Rico

  07.12.2013 at 01:36
I listen to Metal for various reasons:

Metal is boundary-less. There is always something for everyone within the many sub-genres Metal has. There is a diversity of moods, of atmosphere, of heaviness, of virtuosity and of ideologies that anyone can enjoy, regardless of the individual.

Metal welcomes you to express yourself in any way. There are no limitations, quite the contrary, it preaches individualism. So, in a sense, Metal helps you to further define and discover yourself; who you are, what you are, and why you are like you are.

Drifting from the actual music, there is a strong presence of unity within the Metal community that can't be concretely seen on other genres. Being in a lot of local and national Metal shows, I genuinely feel that there is a family, asides from those who try to destroy it (There are some like that on every community). Nonetheless, I view Metal as a gateway to expression, to change, to discovery and to beauty.
Dana

Posts: 17

Age: 23
From: Syria

  07.12.2013 at 08:10
Well I'm not an unusual person I just started off early, liked it, kept listening ,then could not like anything else anymore, some say I was a loner child who liked to stay alone or sit in the attic when I was young and didn't talk much either, but I definitely wouldn't refer to that as the main reason ,I just have good musical ears plus metal made me free so I owe it
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ADIresiduos

Posts: 94

Age: 43
From: Mexico

  08.12.2013 at 00:39
I listen to metal because I like it! period!
Started since I was about 8 years old and still going strong. It's music I can feel, it gives me an adrenalin rush when hearing a good blast beat or a fast thrash song aloud! It helps you forget your issues and you can explode your feelings, which in turn will give you a sense of relief and peacefullness after hearing it. It will leave a lasting good taste in your mouth. Anyone that says they like metal most probably it's because they live metal!
Believe me, you won't hear this kind of statements from people who like other / softer music.
Dentura
Shadow King

Posts: 1183

Age: 21
From: USA

  10.12.2013 at 10:15
I've always loved the feelings of adrenaline I get from listening to this music; whenever I drive my car, I usually like to make detours into the canyon and mountain roads near my home just so I can drive as fast as I want and be able to absorb the natural surroundings that match the epic music blasting from my speakers. It's something you just can't get out of listening to Hip-Hop while doing the same thing, it feels like a one-trick pony that you can't take much out of and can only fit into one particular setting. Metal music is just better able to mold itself into whatever mood you feel and the different experiences you take in, whether it be walking down the streets of urban Los Angeles or driving through the mountains on Ortega Highway, or sometimes just taking a nap. Metal is just a universal idea that can be incorporated anytime, anywhere.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
Skl3ros

Posts: 64
From: Germany

  14.12.2013 at 00:30
Well first because it's fun and good solos or riffs still give me the chills sometimes.
but what I really appreciate in metal is it's honesty...especially with black metal I feel like the aggression and not-so-positive feelings and thoughts are often ignored or suppressed in our society and metal expresses those things very clearly. also this kind of music often isn't only done for money purposes but because someone really likes what he does and doesn't care what other ppl think of it. this also gives me the feeling that I'm not the only freak or different-then-average person out there which makes it much more pleasant then any other music.
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sentinel65

Posts: 144
From: USA

  14.12.2013 at 15:28
I was raised listening to metal, my Dad loves Judas Priest. Since then I explored on my own and found even heavier bands, and now I'm the one showing him new music. The sound of metal really varies, there are so many different genres, that I can listen to it no matter what mood I'm in.
deadone
Mainstream Poser

Posts: 4598
From: Australia

  17.12.2013 at 00:17
I like intense guitar orientated music.
_deepblack

Posts: 187

Age: 21
From: Iran

  12.11.2014 at 00:11
Cause i love the sound of electric guitar and feel connected to this Music
_deepblack

Posts: 187

Age: 21
From: Iran

  12.11.2014 at 00:13
Cause i love the sound of electric guitar and feel connected to this Music
RavenEffect

Posts: 410

Age: 27
From: Portugal

  12.11.2014 at 00:28
Had a conversation with a friend last weekend. The guy's a purist, he mostly listens to Death and Grind, with some exceptions. He knows I'm not that much into it, even though I still enjoy some early DM since it's still a bit "Thrashy". He oftens says I dont really like Metal because I'm not into Extreme. I can understand his point of view to some extent but I listen to a lot of genres like Heavy, Speed, Doom, Thrash, Stoner, Power, Prog so I can't help but feel these DM purists are the ones who actually Don't like Metal at all since they're missing all the other genres where a lot of interesting stuff is happening.
deadone
Mainstream Poser

Posts: 4598
From: Australia

  12.11.2014 at 01:11
Written by RavenEffect on 12.11.2014 at 00:28

Had a conversation with a friend last weekend. The guy's a purist, he mostly listens to Death and Grind, with some exceptions. He knows I'm not that much into it, even though I still enjoy some early DM since it's still a bit "Thrashy". He oftens says I dont really like Metal because I'm not into Extreme. I can understand his point of view to some extent but I listen to a lot of genres like Heavy, Speed, Doom, Thrash, Stoner, Power, Prog so I can't help but feel these DM purists are the ones who actually Don't like Metal at all since they're missing all the other genres where a lot of interesting stuff is happening.



I've known purists in the passed - mainly Black Metal but also one dude who basically only listened to Death Doom and another who only really listened to Power Metal with occassional forays into Nu-Metal/Alt Rock.
Ganondox

Posts: 504

Age: 18
From: USA

  01.12.2014 at 05:17
Because I like the music?
KRS Porlaneff

Posts: 9

Age: 29
From: Brazil

  25.12.2014 at 21:20
I don't have a specifically motive, metal in my life just came and made me a lot of sense. I'm from Brazil and here the metalheads are "the satanists" and the music of the populars are a variant of country music and samba based in guys cheatened by their girls and a electronic music based in funk that the [sic] lyrics just talk about sex, pornography and urban violence.
I tried to listen this shits for some times, but I never saw myself in these musics. I listened so much Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Iron Maiden and Metallica with my old sister and after I grew up listening the '90s rock until I didn't discover bands like Judas Priest, Cannibal Corpse, Mercyful Fate, Sepultura and others - greetings to my friends that loan CDs.

So today I just can't listen anymore a pop, a rap, a hip-hop and similars and consider attractive to my ears...
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The Law Is The Metal
Metal The Law Is
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