Death metal. In no way am I saying every painting about Death is breathtaking, every movie about death is a classic etc. This is directed towards people who ins
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Death metal

Death metal. In no way am I saying every painting about Death is breathtaking, every movie about death is a classic etc. This is directed towards people who ins

In no way am I saying every painting about Death is breathtaking, every movie about death is a classic etc. This is directed towards people who instantly hate Death Metal because they see songs about Death as stupid, grim and depressing. Just because a song has a theme that isn't about happiness, doesn't mean the song isn't enjoyable.

Death metal has some of the greatest lyricist and musical composition I've ever heard, especially bands like Death, Possessed, Atheist and Wintersun. Death metal lyrics [forthemostpart] are made to go to areas most other artists are afraid to touch, mostly death and dark subjects.

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User avatar #278 to #101 - psychopsychedelic (03/28/2013) [-]
I just don't like the sounds of the guitars in it. Or drums. Or the voices.

Lyrics are okay.

But the way it's presented makes me uncomfortable. I'm an old rock 'n' roll/ blues guy.
#14 - gateguardian (03/27/2013) [-]
No, People hate all those things to.
User avatar #277 to #14 - theqwertyops (03/28/2013) [-]
Who is this? I have forgotten
User avatar #281 to #277 - gateguardian (03/28/2013) [-]
Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. From Zero Punctuation
User avatar #104 to #14 - tidex (03/28/2013) [-]
To what, TELL ME!!!!!1!
User avatar #262 to #104 - gateguardian (03/28/2013) [-]
Can you use more of a complete sentence? I am haveing a hard time understanding you.
User avatar #297 to #262 - tidex (03/28/2013) [-]
People hate those things too*
User avatar #70 - Nullifier (03/28/2013) [-]
I don't hate it because it's about death, I dislike it because I feel like it doesn't exemplify the types of music that i personally enjoy to listen to. I much prefer to listen to music where I can pick out each instrument and admire the skills of the person playing it, understand the lyrics and explore their symbolism or poetic qualities, and be impressed by the talent of the vocals and of the group in general.
User avatar #192 to #70 - enorus (03/28/2013) [-]
"pick out each instrument and admire the skills of the person playing it, understand the lyrics and explore their symbolism or poetic qualities, and be impressed by the talent of the vocals and of the group in general."
Melodic death metal.
User avatar #255 to #70 - mijonflominon (03/28/2013) [-]
Your argument has a major flaw: you clearly don't listen to metal, when you say that, for appreciating a song, you have to listen to each instrument and get impressed by the talent of the artists.
Dude, there is METAL in various ways, also death metal, that is absolutely COMPLEX and skillfull in ways you don't even imagine.
#295 to #70 - anon (03/28/2013) [-]
Death metal: You can pick out and admire the skills of the person playing it. Death metal has some of the best musicians in the world. You can understand the lyrics if you aren't retarded. The lyrics have many poetic qualities. You just made the silliest excuse for hating death metal ever.
#95 to #70 - stavIIIiii ONLINE (03/28/2013) [-]
try this, maintains what you've specified while still being metal!   
   
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendon_Small's_Galaktikon   
lyrics are audible and the artist actually has an education on music....   
AND its BRUTAL
try this, maintains what you've specified while still being metal!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brendon_Small's_Galaktikon
lyrics are audible and the artist actually has an education on music....
AND its BRUTAL
User avatar #99 to #95 - rabbitfood (03/28/2013) [-]
I love Dethklok!
The first time I hear a song, it's brutal. But then the second time, I find myself laughing because of some of random subject matter in some of the songs.

I think they should give Skwisgaar a song. "I'm no man" is awesome and I would like another gem like that as like a bonus track or something.
#81 - suagrshayne ONLINE (03/28/2013) [-]
Not that I dislike Death metal but Im pretty sure most people have more issue with the style and sound of the music than the subject matter ( not counting people who say its satanic of course). There are actually many songs about death that are very well known and love i.e. Dont fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
User avatar #279 to #81 - daentraya (03/28/2013) [-]
The style of death metal is probably the most difficult subgenre of metal to like if you dont like metal in the first place
#195 - avatarsarefornoobs (03/28/2013) [-]
you are an idiot. people dont hate metal because its about death, people hate it because its loud and annoying to some people.
I like metal as much as the next guy but understand why people dont like it and dont compare it to other forms of art.

Seriously, if people posted more funny content, we wouldnt have this problem where people think they actually know ****
User avatar #201 to #195 - mavericjones (03/28/2013) [-]
Very true. It reminds me of all the country songs that say things like, "if you don't like the way I'm livin' you can just leave me alone." No one gives a **** if you spend your free time drinking beer and driving trucks by bodies of water. Stop acting like you're ******* oppressed.
#274 - nortledrones (03/28/2013) [-]
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There could be good songs about death, but most of them are usually emo faggotry since it's written by these guys.
#296 to #274 - nephritho (03/28/2013) [-]
I have no ******* idea what gender the person with the blue hair is.
#283 to #274 - seffo (03/28/2013) [-]
what in the gods name is that...
User avatar #284 to #283 - anonymoose (03/28/2013) [-]
Blood on the Dance floor.

Pedos who sing songs about sex to children. (I'm not ******** you, the one on the right has been called a child molester by other artists on tour with them)
User avatar #15 - LiteninStruckTower **User deleted account** (03/28/2013) [-]
I love death metal, but you gotta admit its an acquired taste. Also opinion polls are ruled by hivemind fangirls who listen to pleb tier **** like JB, 1D or other pop cancers. I didn't start with death metal, but I was raised on Bruce Springsteen, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Eric Clapton. Bands that got me to appreciate instrumental artistry and lyrics which eased my ascent to metal, rather than the easy-to-fall for meaningless catchy jingle like what spews out of the radio.
#28 to #15 - lollytool (03/28/2013) [-]
Not really an acquired taste for all, when I started listening to music, I started straight at melodic death.
User avatar #43 to #28 - uberkerry (03/28/2013) [-]
Melo-Death is easy to start with. Starting at Goregrind, or brutal slam, you'll probably hate it first time.
#129 to #43 - lollytool (03/28/2013) [-]
Most likely, I hate that even now, so.
User avatar #30 to #28 - LiteninStruckTower **User deleted account** (03/28/2013) [-]
Good on you! Melodic death is one of my favorites but its, well, more melodic than regular death. to most it just sounds abrasive, but to the appreciative ear...
#31 to #30 - lollytool (03/28/2013) [-]
Used to be my favorite, but now it's something along the lines of Folk metal actually.
User avatar #32 to #31 - LiteninStruckTower **User deleted account** (03/28/2013) [-]
I enjoy Folk also. My tastes in metal are Folk, Power, Progressive, Melodic Death and Death to an extent.
#33 to #32 - lollytool (03/28/2013) [-]
My taste in metal is too heavy to be satisfied, so I've decided to just listen to fancy **** instead.
User avatar #197 to #33 - enorus (03/28/2013) [-]
Too heavy to be satisfied? ***** you need some Coffins.
#199 to #197 - lollytool (03/28/2013) [-]
Been there, tried that.
User avatar #212 to #199 - enorus (03/28/2013) [-]
Yeah, sure.
#222 to #212 - lollytool (03/28/2013) [-]
Aeon is heavier, comparing Forgiveness Denied and Altars in Gore, that's pretty easy to tell.
User avatar #234 to #222 - enorus (03/28/2013) [-]
Forgiveness Denied is in no way a bad song but it's not even comparable to Altars in Gore in regards to "heavy".
#237 to #234 - lollytool (03/28/2013) [-]
Depends on what you put in heavy. Deicide, Aeon and ********* can all be considered "heavy", but none are heavy in the same way.
User avatar #97 to #15 - burningsmurfs (03/28/2013) [-]
I think it has to be acquired too. Me and my buddy like almost the same stuff but he likes death metal and tries to play me different types constantly. He's like here try this thrashmetal, melodeath, spunkmetal, ******** whatever they're all called they just all sound the same to me. I do like heavy stuff sometimes when it's unique or well played but a lot of it just sounds like noise to me. (this has been one man's opinion and in no way shape or form am I calling metal bad).
#100 to #97 - LiteninStruckTower **User deleted account** (03/28/2013) [-]
Thank you sir
#257 - knuckleheaded (03/28/2013) [-]
It's not the content, It's the fact that I can't understand a ******* word they say anymore. The metal I like is bands like trivium and killswitch engage, just because they're more melodic and I can actually hear the lyrics and sing along.
User avatar #223 - oneeyedfreak (03/28/2013) [-]
There are tons of songs about death that most people like. t's just that they are not metal and they sound pleasing to them. Metal does not. It's simple as that.

Eric Clapton openly sings about the death of his 4-y-o son, that song is extremely depressing, yet people still like it.
User avatar #202 - duhqueenmoki (03/28/2013) [-]
I think if the songs were majestic and sublime like those poems, paintings, etc. then people would like them a lot more.

The lyrics may be great, but I like to listen to things pleasing to the ear, just like I prefer painting pleasing to the eye.
User avatar #208 to #202 - flamingwombat (03/28/2013) [-]
Ever heard of Gojira or Black Dahlia Murder, they make very pleasing metal. Oh, and Testament.
User avatar #178 - UberAndrew (03/28/2013) [-]
I guarantee you when those paintings and poetry were new they we just as controversial.

It's whatever is the most modern and popular medium that gets the most criticism. In 100 years when music is replaced by mental projections or whatever crazy new thing there is we'll look back at call all of our current media classics.
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#266 - reigndrac (03/28/2013) [-]
It's more like I can enjoy all of the others at my own pace (I can't really think of another way to word this.) Many of the death metal songs I have listened to, not all, but many, have just not been my taste at all, to put it bluntly. I can't really quantify whether or not they're bad, I just don't care for them. I can't understand what they're saying, and if it's also screamo music, it just doesn't even sound like music to me anymore. Not to mention the first thing I said; the subject material doesn't matter quite so much as the way it's presented. A painting about death can be analyzed and evaluated at your own pace, but a death metal song just sounds like it's trying to kill you. I agree, though, that people should at least try to listen to it before judging it, though, or it's just thoroughly unfair to despise it no matter the subject material (unless the subject material was something purposefully inflammatory, I suppose, such as a song about the holocaust.)
Anyways, that's just what I think. I guess I went off on a bit of a tangent. Sorry for typing your eyes off.
User avatar #276 to #266 - slumberdonkey (03/28/2013) [-]
I only thumbed up because of the picture
#264 - satansatan (03/28/2013) [-]
Music is pretty subjective, arguing about it is stupid.
And being ignorant towards other people's music is stupid as well.
#243 - darthjangopwnz (03/28/2013) [-]
Speaking of music...
User avatar #250 to #243 - RidingMyPimpmobile (03/28/2013) [-]
Cut my steak into pieces
This is my plastic fork
Masturbation, Hard breathing
Don't give a **** if I jizz while I'm eating
User avatar #175 - lip ONLINE (03/28/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXSWbpHxmUs

This song is about death too.

And it's the polar opposite of death metal.
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