The positive side of metal

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Nephilymbass, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. I know talkbass has plenty of jokes about what is the best bass for metal and bass players aren’t heard in metal (that one shows your age btw lol) but for those who don’t know metal music can actually be a very positive thing.

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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I think the ridicule started around the same time that people just started calling it "metal", instead of Heavy Metal.
    Today I played some heavy songs in D Drop C & my mood was definitely improved afterwards!
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  3. slapshot


    Dec 22, 2018
    SE Michigan
    Cool piece. Thanks for posting this.
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  4. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    The best bass for metal joke has nothing to do with the music and everything to do with the 5 people a week who make an account just to ask that question without doing their homework.
  5. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Richlands, NC
    \m/ METAL!!!
    Super positive. Metalheads are brothers and sisters.
    BTW - Nice bass in your avatar, I have a LSB NG2 5 also...why...metal...thats why ;-)
    Rock on!
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  6. I know. Ive been on talkbass a long time. Have seen more “what’s the best bass for metal” threads than I want to think about. I do think a lot of it is trolling though. Younger bass players who like metal don’t tend to take older folks who play old covers very seriously and the same is true of the other way around. Being somewhat in between age wise and liking all kinds of music I’m often annoyed at the trolling that goes from one side to the other.
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  7. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    hi Nephilymbass :)

    Great vid!!!! thx for sharing! :thumbsup:

    Yes it is a positve thing. Now excuse me I have to work! :D

    Up the irons!

  8. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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  9. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I'm not a metal guy, but I really appreciate the portrait of the musician at his calling. Great vid, thanks for sharing it.
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  10. Wisebass


    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Aaaaand here is the answer to the question "Which is the best lawn for metal? :laugh:


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  11. oZZma


    Sep 13, 2018
    Jeeeezuz :atoz:
    This video seems one of those fancy-ass "inspirational" Nike ads
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  12. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    Even though my metal years are behind me I've still been working my way through "Extreme Metal Bass" by Alex Webster because I believe that there is a lot to be gained technically from learning the music.

    Rev J
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  13. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I’ve listened to metal every day for at least the last 35 years. It sustains me, somehow. I have never expected anyone to understand. My wife walked in on me earlier today while I was listening to some pretty extreme music and she just laughed and kept going...
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  14. I’m 37 and am in an originals metal band again. I love metal. It’s stress relief. Like working out without actually having to work out lol. I also enjoy the people more. I know the stereotypes but metal fans imo
    are actually very down to earth kind people and much more willing to give a new band an listen than rock fans. I love rock music also and spent many years playing rock music in bands but the fans just aren’t passionate unless they are going to a show to see someone famous. Local rock in my area is in a depressing state, which is why when my longtime band parted ways I knew right then and there it was time to play metal again.
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  15. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    There are a lot of closet fusion fans in Metal too. Looking at Megadeth's lineups through the years any one of them could've become Jazz Fusion groups if Mustaine left.

    For example:

    Chris Poland (guitar) and Nick Menza (drums) both played in Megadeth at different times.

    I can appreciate the musicianship in Metal but have no desire to play it at 43.

    Rev J
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