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What genre do we play?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by haunterofthedar, Oct 30, 2013.


  1. haunterofthedar

    haunterofthedar

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    We just recorded our first demo track, and well it is fine but we have a problem, we don't know how to classify it. I mean, is it metal? Is it punk? Is it lounge (the most fearsome kind of metal, ever, period). Here you can have a listen, http://soundcloud.com/haunter-of-the-dark/cult-of-the-dead-haunter-of/ . Hope you can help us, we would also appreciate any feedback. :help::help:
     
  2. GLEN18INCHSPICA

    GLEN18INCHSPICA

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    Post punk garage rock! Don't worry about labels just write songs you like, let others decide how to label you. Western society is fixated with labeling, don't follow the sheeple.
     
  3. Shakin-Slim

    Shakin-Slim

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    Genres are for critics. Iggy Pop is said to be "protopunk", "garage rock", "post rock", "glam rock" ad infinitum. I doubt he called it anything but rock n roll.

    Sorry if that doesn't seem too helpful but, to my mind, it's very helpful.
     
  4. El Raro

    El Raro

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    God, I hate this word. It just reeks of pretentious elitism.

    But he is right. Don't worry about what to label yourself. As far as you're concerned, you're playing in a rock n roll band. Let jaded "fans" throw terms like "post-punkcore", "Grind-pop" and "Symphonic post-thrashcore" your way as they please. Don't let a mere label define your craft.
     
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  6. haunterofthedar

    haunterofthedar

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    Well, then I think we should just ignore the genres and just do whatever we like. I guess that will be way better than being limited to an specific style. Thank you.
     
  7. Shakin-Slim

    Shakin-Slim

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    I hate it, too. But not for the same reason. To me it reeks of a 15 year old who thinks they're 'different'.
     
  8. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

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    I would say more Punk then Metal. The singer in my band got butt hurt when a local radio show labeled us as Hard Rock instead of Metal, LOL
     

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