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What genre do we play?

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

  1. haunterofthedar


    Oct 30, 2013
    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. 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.
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  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. haunterofthedar


    Oct 30, 2013
    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. 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

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    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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