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Is metal a phase?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by ebb soul, May 28, 2018.

  1. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Oh I still listen to it but I don't perform it.
    It seems to me most my peirs go thru a phase.
    15-27 you play metal. ( or not at all)
    Revist them in their 40s they might be playing D'Jango.
    What has been your experience?
    I've always said spandex and beerguts look foolish anyhow.
     
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    I’m 48. I play metal on a regular basis, have never worn spandex, and don’t have a beer gut.
     
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    53 and just got heavy again, in the studio and thought was going some blues rock, but got a marshall 3203 and found heaviness again, but in more controlled type riffs with less speed. Don't listen to it much anymore tho...no spandex or beer gut here lol...hair very long..yes !!
     
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    I certainly don't think the gendre is going away.

    "Are you a vegitarian or are you just happy to see me."
    Comes to mind.
    ( cucumbers)
     
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    It doesn't take much skill or talent to thrash out a few metal chords (Same can be said for basic 12 bar blues) Playing metal lead solo's can be much more difficult. You can make a lot of money fast teaching guitar if your students only want to learn "growler" music.
     
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    I don't want of offend anyone. The following comments are just my opinion. If you like metal, great! It is just not for me. I'm an old guy. :)

    I hope it is a fad. I get really tired of reading, "Will it do metal?" in product review comments.

    A zillion notes played fast doesn't impress me. I respect anyone who has the ability to do that but to me music is much more about expression than technique. Guess that is why music by Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, George Harrison or Elmore James, to name a few, can move me emotionally. IMHO B.B. King says more with one note than someone playing metal music all day long.

    I will admit there are a scant few metal-ish guitarists I can listen to on occasion: John 5 & Orianthi come to mind as mostly listenable.

    Just an opinion of an old guy. If metal is your thing, good! :)
     
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    I think of metal and bluegrass as having a lot in common
     
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    Shure I kin tell him. Too old to be threating anymore.
     
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    Yeah speed playing is not my bag. I would rather listen to Gilmore than Malsteem.
    Gilmore can SAY something in four notes.
    Those other guys can weedly weedly for a minute or more an not have said a thing.
     
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    Guys, fast playing doesn’t automatically mean metal, and metal doesn’t automatically mean playing fast. Two completely independent things.
     
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    I've seen fewer younger kids at metal shows and many in their 30s and 40s, and some in their 50s.
     
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    He could threaten your mental health if you saw him in spandex today.
     
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    Mental health? That train had sailed years ago.
     
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    I'm not a metal fan, but it does seem like that genre is enjoying some sort of revival at large successful outdoor events. So, I don't think it is going away. I think if I grew up in that period of time, I'd be trying to keep it alive.
     
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    Plenty of 50 year old metal heads ... I used to love stuff like Iron Maiden in the 80s, but slowly it faded away


    Lyrically it always was kinda silly and I think that is what is killing it for me these days much more than the sound of the genre :)
     
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    I like metal. I don't play metal, but I still love metal.

    Well put. I love Sleep and other dirge doom metal. I never think of Sabbath playing very fast. Judas Priest is almost all mid tempo. Playing fast doesn't mean it's metal. Metal is more about tone, attitude and note choices than it is about speed.
     
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    If it s phase i just entered it in my late 30 s. I never was into metal before. It s fun to play !
     
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    I agree. Didn’t pay much attention to the lyrics when I was a teenage metal head. It def was a phase for me though. And one I’m thankful for. I picked up a guitar because of Iron Maiden and def leopard and such. Don’t know how exactly but that lead me back to zeppelin. Then Clapton. So on. I still have a great appreciation for some of that stuff. Funny back then all I wanted was to play that stuff and I couldn’t. Now I have the skill and it seams a little silly.
     
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    Metal’s charms always eluded me, BUT I do think most of us long term guitar player types go through phases.
    You almost HAVE to.
    There is so much wonderful stuff to explore.
    I get to play a good variety of stuff, but I almost never play the 60-70s radio rock of my youth.
    Metal’s angry.
    It’s hard to stay angry.
    It’s tiring.
    Thanks for listening.
     
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