Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by TheCowboy, Aug 19, 2013.
Good stuff Heisenberg.
LOVE Clutch. Seen them live 11 times and going to see them again in November!
If you like female singers give 'In This Moment' a listen. I was hooked on their song "Blood". And the lead singer is hot to.
A long time ago I listened to a lot of loud music with heavy beats and in 1984 I realized how agitated and unfulfilled and even angry I felt I felt when the songs were over and it was hard to relax and calm down so I turned the radio off and quit listening to it. I haven't seen any reason to question my decision since.
I enjoy music that relaxes me so I play the Native American cedar flute. We live on an old cattle ranch where most of the sounds we hear are of nature. When I play outdoors in the evening, our outside cats all gather around.
Sometimes in the early mornings while my wife is still asleep I will take a cup of coffee and go down to the creek and play and after a few minutes birds begin to gather in pairs in the trees and I think they like the music, too. They stay as long as I play but disperse when I leave. It is a very peaceful and satisfying experience. I don't think any other kind of music would have the same affect and I'm pretty sure that heavy metal or rap would simply shatter the tranquility of that peaceful place.
I don't generally listen to loud music although I do enjoy Irish Jigs and Reels and those who dance to them because it is joyful music, not angry music.
so I take it you didn't like 1984 by Van Halen? personally, bluegrass music makes me angry.
There is a serious misconception when it comes to hard rock that it is all angry. Its not all about that.
Yes, there are many strong feelings of different kinds that are stirred and that is good when people need to dissipate a lot of pent up energy. Whatever works for each person at the time. For me, my preferences in music and dance changed a lot over my lifetime. At one time or another I have enjoyed them all.
Maybe not lyrically, but the tempos and drum lines are almost always aggressive and fast paced. If not, then it's not really hard rock/metal
Aggressive and fast paced doesnt have to mean angry, imo.
Agreed. I think the screaming part of heavy metal means angry and I don't like that. Death Metal without the vocals would be great music. Good workout music too. I don't know why people like screaming.
Even the angry screaming songs can have a positive message.
Not only do these colors bleed, my ears bleed from the screaming.
Forget the radio-friendly crap Clear Channel wants you to hear, and check out some real metal. For bands with non-screaming, powerful vocalists, I would suggest Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Nevermore, Iced Earth, Jag Panzer and Evergrey.
Just to give you guys an idea of what I like:
You might like Avenged Sevenfolds newest release
Not a bad song man! Thank you.
That song is awesome. Can't wait for the new album.
I think its going to be a lot more, for lack of better terms, raw, than some of their previous stuff. The Rev was so creative that they got away from a lot of their harder stuff, but I think they'll take a step back, so to speak, with this album. We're going to get more of that heavy stuff and less of that wild, out there stuff (like Little Piece of Heaven) which I'm really looking forward to.