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Old 09-01-2012, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Worst/most comical/most embarrassing metal band

Come on, we all love our metal, but none of us can deny that there have been bands out there who have just made us either laugh or cringe, either at how bad they are or at their over-the-top attitude. What band makes you almost embarrassed to be a metal fan, would be the LAST band you would want a non-fan to point to as what's wrong with the genre?

For me, there is only one...


Their "crusade" in the eighties to "destroy false metal" had all the hallmarks of a clever promotional tool and a way to hook or sucker in naive metal kids. Their music is ok, don't get me wrong: I have some of their albums. But it's nothing amazing, and the image and attitude they displayed just made me cringe as a metal fan, and want to say this is not how we all think, dress or feel!
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just have to say, that you will pay when you die and get to heaven and Joey DeMaio is sitting at the right hand of god. Other bands play, but Manowar sentences you to hell. Or something.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Come on, we all love our metal, but none of us can deny that there have been bands out there who have just made us either laugh or cringe, either at how bad they are or at their over-the-top attitude. What band makes you almost embarrassed to be a metal fan, would be the LAST band you would want a non-fan to point to as what's wrong with the genre?

For me, there is only one...


Their "crusade" in the eighties to "destroy false metal" had all the hallmarks of a clever promotional tool and a way to hook or sucker in naive metal kids. Their music is ok, don't get me wrong: I have some of their albums. But it's nothing amazing, and the image and attitude they displayed just made me cringe as a metal fan, and want to say this is not how we all think, dress or feel!
Along with pointing a finger at hair metal, chucking mud at Manowar seems to be a favourite past time of metal elitists, I used to to be one of those before I took metal far less seriously than I used to.

The fact of the matter is, that Manowar are GREAT they're the saviours of metal with their loud and bombastic sound and they have a string of great albums out there to blow your speakers. They're a band I can listen to at anytime, so Mr. Troll go and pick on another metal band.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Now, I'll make it known right now that I went to see Slipknot live a few years ago and to my complete surprise, I didn't totally hate it. It was fine. This came as a surprise cause it's not like I hadn't given them time before, or even seen them live before. I had previously seen them on at least two seperate occasions before this but at festivals, which may have just suited them very badly, but I strongly hated it. Basically, I don't hate their music. I just continue to struggle to even find the energy to properly form an opinion on it. I nothing their music. It has never left any kind of impression on me whatsoever.

What annoys me about Slipknot is everything about them that I find unnecessary and that I personally struggle to find the point or any benefit in at all.

Firstly, how many band members are crucial to their output? How many could easily be cut because their contributions to the band are so minimal?

Secondly, their status. Its not their fault but they became the poster boys of metal for a lot of people with little to no interest in the genre who, when they discovered I was a metal fan, made a judgement of me. "He likes Slipknot and all that kind of stuff." This is due to some peoples ignorance (not a criticism, just an observation) rather than for any fault of the band, I know.

And lastly what annoyed and continues to annoy me now is that literally everyone I know who likes Slipknot, every single one of them, tries to convert me to them with the words "but they put on a hell of a live show." All I saw when I went to see them was a few band members seemingly doing very, very little and periodically being launched into the air on podiums and turned upside down. They also left the stage and would reappear in various parts of the arena and amongst the crowd and all kinds of theatrics that were dragging peoples attention this way and that and ironically, away from the stage and the music.

There is sometimes a place for theatrics in rock and heavy metal. The likes of Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden have a long history of putting on what, in my opinion, are hugely theatrical, light-hearted live shows and connecting on a visual level rather than just an audible one. Sometimes metal should just be fun. Slipknot however, in my opinion, seem to be just as much of a travelling circus act as they do a band and almost qualify as a comedy act as far as a lot of their theatrical, colourful distractions go.

Everything aside from their music makes it impossible for me to relate to, connect with, enjoy or take Slipknot seriously, and as I said I'm not a big fan of their music either. Despite this I know that when some people hear that I enjoy heavy metal, this is their image of what this genre is and what it stands for.
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I just have to say, that you will pay when you die and get to heaven and Joey DeMaio is sitting at the right hand of god. Other bands play, but Manowar sentences you to hell. Or something.
Um, what makes you think I'm going to Heaven?
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Disturbed
I was going to say Limp Bizkit until I remembered this band. At least Limp Bizkit didn't seem to take themselves very seriously. Disturbed were just pure crap trying really hard to be... well... hard.
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Cheesier than Manowar, as serious as Burzum, & as talented as Linkin Park.
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Seriously, I know there is the Anti-religion thing going on as metal, and that John Lennon pissed people off with his bigger than Jesus comment, but google search the photo where Dani Filth is on the cross. You can't pretend to be Satanists and be Christ at the same time. That's just lazy...
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With an image like this I really don't need to type 1000 words...



Also mojopinuk is spot on with Slipknot though I still enjoy hearing their music when it comes up randomly (it makes for great gaming music when playing shooters).
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Also mojopinuk is spot on with Slipknot though I still enjoy hearing their music when it comes up randomly (it makes for great gaming music when playing shooters).
That picture is pure class.
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