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Drawing on inspiration from Andrew Huang's highly entertaining Alphabetical 26 Genre Song [previously], Nick Galvan has given us the Alphabetical 26 Genre Metal Song. [via]
posted by quin (21 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
BLARGGHWROOOOHHEEDAAAAAAATOWAAAAAAAAAATRRRRRRRGGH!!!
*bugkabugkabugkabugkabugkabugkabugkabugkabugkabugkabugka*

Le Mew
posted by petebest at 9:26 AM on August 20, 2013


It opens with the Papyrus font, which is generally the hallmark of lazy design, but in this case probably just indicates that E will be a Nile cover for Egypt Metal. ::listens:: huh, surprisingly light on the cultural metals, aside from Finnish which is pretty excellent.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:27 AM on August 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Woman Metal"
posted by TheRedArmy at 9:41 AM on August 20, 2013 [1 favorite]




Excellent. As he got to "F" I was thinking please do folk metal, please do folk metal. It was better than I could have imagined.
posted by Wulfhere at 9:55 AM on August 20, 2013


MetalFilter. \m/ (>.<) \m/
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 10:23 AM on August 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


I used to have a smug feeling of 'still having got it' by being able to tell black and death metal apart (and sometimes even understand the lyrics)... but now there's another zillion sub genera of metal I've got no clue about (and I'm not sure I could even tell the difference between black and death any more)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:36 AM on August 20, 2013


I really wish I would have started making metal at a young age.
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 11:09 AM on August 20, 2013


I'm not sure I could even tell the difference between black and death any more

The vocals!
posted by MisantropicPainforest at 11:16 AM on August 20, 2013


Clever that the old school metal one is quieter than the others.
posted by evisceratordeath at 12:05 PM on August 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


(and I'm not sure I could even tell the difference between black and death any more)

I have a thing for you.
posted by Nomyte at 12:32 PM on August 20, 2013


It did get a little desperate toward the end (Yiddish Metal? Zelda Meta?), and after everything else, "X-Treme Metal" just seemed redundant. And interesting that it and the previous 26-genre song both had "Viking Metal" (It looks like LedZep may be remembered for "Immigrant Song" longer than "Stairway").

And with no disrespect to Woman Metal, I do think the latest thing is Webcomic Metal (kickstarter link, but YO, JEPH!)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:32 PM on August 20, 2013


I'm not sure I could even tell the difference between black and death any more
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The vocals!


Yeah, Black Metal goes "AIAIAIAIAIAIAIAIAIAIIIIIIEEEEE" and Death is all "WRAGHARGHAHHAARRGHHLLLLLL" (closest text approximation). Also, Black Metal is much more likely to be accompanied by a string quartet, while the proggier ends of Death are more likely to have acoustic guitar bridges.
posted by FatherDagon at 12:33 PM on August 20, 2013


Which the one where you have burn to a church down and/or eat a band member before you get to the chorus?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:05 PM on August 20, 2013


what the fuck is a chorus.
posted by MisantropicPainforest at 1:07 PM on August 20, 2013 [3 favorites]


More seriously, black metal has more screeching, high pitched vocals, buried deep in the mix. Death metal is more like a lot growl, kinda like cookie monster, that is up front in the mix. I like the former and not the latter.

Also, Black Metal is much more likely to be accompanied by a string quartet

I don't know any black metal bands that use a string quartet, even Wolves in the Throne Room don't.
posted by MisantropicPainforest at 1:09 PM on August 20, 2013


On a recent trip to Iceland I bought some Viking Metal... Skálmöld. You can listen on iTunes, it's pretty awesome... and it's not Viking Metal unless you're singing in Icelandic, or at least something close to Old Norse, come on.
posted by Huck500 at 1:12 PM on August 20, 2013


No stoner metal? And the end was pretty thin. Woman metal was a little insulting too. This is woman metal!
This ask Mefi is also appropriate.
posted by Ephelump Jockey at 5:44 PM on August 20, 2013


Awesome post, thanks. It looks like this was really fun to make.

MisantropicPainforest: "I don't know any black metal bands that use a string quartet"

Dimmu Borgir? Or maybe they don't count for using a whole orchestra. Emperor also had a bunch of strings in various songs.
posted by vanar sena at 8:43 PM on August 20, 2013


F is for Finnish Folk Metal, whistles make them mosh!
posted by jeribus at 1:38 AM on August 21, 2013


Some brutal Dying Fetus/Deeds of Flesh-like (are they in a death metal sub-subgenre?) "Woman Metal". And of course, there's always Bolt Thrower.
posted by ignignokt at 8:34 PM on August 21, 2013


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