Suggest Me Some Metal

What, no Motorhead?

Fedaykin98 wrote:

But one question: when are they coming out with a Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Greatest Hits albums that includes just the rocking, truly Christmasy stuff, and excludes all the grandfatherly-singing junkola? There's like 2 good songs on the one album I have.

Dude, which album do you have? The 2nd was was kinda lame but the others are all fantastic, including the grandfatherly-singing Junkola. If you don't like that stuff, perhaps you should listen to other music like 'A Barbara Streisand Christmas' or 'Rod Steward Sings the Christmas Classics'.

Savatage is my favorite band and if you add a metal edge to TSO, then you have Savatage. Most of their albums are Rock Opera's and have a bit of a Queen over-the-top feel to it, although with a much harder sound.

Napalm Death - Scum
Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Cannibal Corpse - Eaten Back to Life
Anthrax - Volume 8: The Threat is Real and We've Come For You All
Megadeth - Rust in Peace, re-mastered Peace Sells and Killing is My Business
Metallica - Master of Puppets, Garage Inc
Slayer - Reign in Blood, Seasons in the Abyss (Decade of Aggression is great)
Type O Negative - October Rust, Life Is Killing Me
Dust to Dust - Dust to Dust
White Zombie - Supersexy Swingin Sounds
Rob Zombie - American Made Music to Strip By
Manowar - The Triumph of the Steel

Copingsaw wrote:

Dude, which album do you have? The 2nd was was kinda lame but the others are all fantastic, including the grandfatherly-singing Junkola. If you don't like that stuff, perhaps you should listen to other music like 'A Barbara Streisand Christmas' or 'Rod Steward Sings the Christmas Classics'.

Now wait a second - I hardly think it's fair to assign me to Babs because I object to the grandfatherly singing. It's not like I object to the metalliriffic shredding - that's what I bought the album for: to have my brain melted by insane guitar work, in a Christmasy sort of way. Not to hear some charming, tuck me into bed kind of lullaby.

I actually have a bit of a Christmas music collection going, and it's probably less than half traditional stuff (Nat King Cole, etc.) - the rest is modern bands doing Christmas stuff their own way (Crash Test Dummies, one by a local rockabilly band), and then Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I'll try to get you that album name when I get home.

Oh, and the Chieftains have some nice Celtic Christmas stuff. The Bells of Dublin is a favorite.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled metal thread. And from the sounds of it, I should check out some of the more recent Anthrax stuff. The most modern album I have from them is the Sound of White Noise.

Faith No More had some good stuff that never made it to popularity.
Mr. Bungle had the same front man, but I've never heard their stuff.

Static X(as said above) and napalm death.

The only thing i've been listening to lately thats even semi-close would be Fact. They're more metalcore/kinda emo though and pretty much don't fit the mold you're looking for.

Desram wrote:

-The Back Horn - "Requiem" (you might have heard it in the Casshern trailer)

Since when is The Back Horn a metal band?

Dr_Awkward wrote:

Mr. Bungle had the same front man, but I've never heard their stuff.

It is all brilliant.

Edit: also, King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime is not only my favorite FNM album but one of my favorite albums ever.

Asz wrote:

The only thing i've been listening to lately thats even semi-close would be Fact. They're more metalcore/kinda emo though and pretty much don't fit the mold you're looking for.

Desram wrote:

-The Back Horn - "Requiem" (you might have heard it in the Casshern trailer)

Since when is The Back Horn a metal band? :|

Someone uttering "the Mars Volta" gives me some license. Besides, have you heard that song? It's metal. It may be their only one, but it is.

Podunk wrote:
Dr_Awkward wrote:

Mr. Bungle had the same front man, but I've never heard their stuff.

It is all brilliant.

Edit: also, King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime is not only my favorite FNM album but one of my favorite albums ever.

Mr. Bungle is wild. I had the album years ago and it's good stuff. Just be sure you are not afraid of circus music or visions of demonic clowns don't freak you out.

Someone needs to make the ultimate mixed CD of all these bands so I can figure out which ones to buy. I don't have the time or energy to hunt them all down on file sharing sites just to hear a song or two and see. Do the grunt work for me!

Podunk wrote:

Edit: also, King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime is not only my favorite FNM album but one of my favorite albums ever.

Podunk, it is a measure of my great respect for you as a musician that I'm not posting something incredulous right now like "Are your freaking kidding me?!!?!??!" I enjoyed their breakout album (the one with Epic on it), Angel Dust is one of my favorite albums of all time...and then this King For a Day album comes out and I get it the first week...and don't like a single note on it. What am I missing?

Fedaykin98 wrote:

What am I missing?

I didn't like it at first either. I came back to it after maybe a year and it just clicked for me. Patton is the big attraction for me, and I think he's truly brilliant on King for a Day. The stylistic range is dizzying, from the brooding ballads to the venomous avant-metal of tracks like Cuckoo for Caca, and Patton's creativity and delivery is consistently amazing throughout.

I also dig the guitar work on the album. IMO Jim Martin was always the weak link in FNM as far as musicianship goes, and Mr. Bungle guitarist Trey Spruance fills his shoes with style. His playing is often understated but it's always tasteful and ideal for the song.

I dunno. I know a lot of guys who think the last good FNM album was Angel Dust, so I can definitely hear where you're coming from. I think King For a Day is a more adventurous effort in a lot of ways, and I know it took me quite a bit of digesting before I was ready for it. It's a hell of a ride once it clicks, though, and it still sounds just as fresh to me today as it did when it was released.

cartoonin99 wrote:
Podunk wrote:
Dr_Awkward wrote:

Mr. Bungle had the same front man, but I've never heard their stuff.

It is all brilliant.

Edit: also, King For a Day, Fool For a Lifetime is not only my favorite FNM album but one of my favorite albums ever.

Mr. Bungle is wild. I had the album years ago and it's good stuff. Just be sure you are not afraid of circus music or visions of demonic clowns don't freak you out. :D

The first Mr Bungle album (I think it's the first, the one with the clown,) has lots of videogame samples. The end of one side of the cassette (at the time) was a throw-away audio clip of what sounds like guys hopping onto a train. Disco Volante is decent, but California really works for me.

One of Mike Patton's other band (check out the link, he's one busy guy,) Fantomas, is an acquired taste. If you really want to go over the edge, check out him singing with The Dillinger Escape Plan- nuts nuts nuts! As for Jim Martin- decent, but he grows better pumpkins.

Oh yeah, I did forget, another recommendation for Static-X (Get To The Gone is forever my Burnout:Revenge 'music of choice.')

Are we doing Metal or Rock here? Slayer, Prong, Anthrax, SoulFly, Helmet, SOD, FNM, and alot of others are what I listen to when the Metal mood strikes me. If you want Rock ... Clutch. All you ever need. And Bungle is always good too but they can't be pinned to a genre.

Ooh, I forgot about Clutch. Gooood stuff.

Bon Jovi!!!

Jeb wrote:

Bon Jovi!!!

Fired!!!

I just want to mention Helmet again. You guys have no idea what a huge Helmet fan I am/was - I only say "was" because Helmet as it now exists is crap, and I tried listening to Aftertaste again recently and it was still totally blah. But Meantime and Betty are just outstanding.

And has anyone mentioned Pantera yet this thread? Good TX metal! I'm more of a Vulgar Display of Power guy than anything else. I read something a bit ago where Philip said that he felt certain that they would have reunited at some point. RIP Dimebag.

Indignant wrote:

What, no Motorhead?

Please, yes Motorhead!

Electric Wizard; I likes me some gloom metal. Pandora has some of their songs, and they've a MySpace page for more sample-tasting joy.

Ministry
Nonpoint

Ministry is metal? Or has the thread just gone that far?

Mixolyde wrote:

Dethklok and Dragon Force! Not much else needs to be said, really.

Seconded. Dragon Force is such a guilty pleasure, but I loves my speed metal. It's almost perfect too if you play WoW and you're a Paladin.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Ministry is metal? Or has the thread just gone that far?

This thread's pretty much all over the damn place. Ministry's wikipedia entry says "Ministry is an American metal band of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s fronted by Al Jourgensen." What would you call them?

I think of them as industrial, but it doesn't help that they change their sound with every album or two. There's definitely some metal and, I dunno, "speed punk" in there.

Note to self: listen to some Ministry soon. It's been too long.

Fun fact for everyone else: Some friends and I performed "TV Song" ("Connect the G-D dots!") at a Young Life event once (YL is sort of a Christian recruiting club). I sang.

F*ck Your Yankee Blue Jeans.

It looks like the majority of last.fm users agree with Fedaykin98, Ministry is industrial.

The more I think about it, the more I have to agree with PY. Clutch really is outstanding stuff to my ears, and fits the parameters in your original post. Give 'em a shot.

Asz wrote:

It looks like the majority of last.fm users agree with Fedaykin98, Ministry is industrial.

I am never surprised to hear that I'm right.

And the description of the band on that page says "industrial-metal".