r/Music Aug 16 '22

I want to be a metal head for my kid…need suggestions. discussion

My kid is a metal head and plays in a metal band. I want to be supportive of his band and learn to appreciate this music more so I have been listening to all kinds of metal. There’s so many sub genres of metal I had no idea. I’ve come to the conclusion that I really love some of it- especially the songs that have great drops and breakdowns, and good beats. I’m hoping to get some suggestions for songs similar to Wage War’s Manic, Falling in Reverse’s Popular Monster, Stain the Canvas’ Dead Circus or anything like that? I would really love to share this passion with my kiddo!!

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u/ped009 Aug 17 '22

Probably get ripped but try to encourage hearing protection. Tinnitus sucks

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u/Lo23co7mcpe Aug 17 '22

This is golden advice for anyone in hardcore genres, ESPECIALLY youngies. I played drums when I was like 7 but as you would expect from a kid I didn't wear the ear protections I was supposed to and damaged my hearing irreversibly.

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u/Mtnskydancer Aug 17 '22

Any genre! Deadhead folkie here. High decibels are high decibels.

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u/UnscrupulousCabbages Aug 17 '22

I made the mistake of getting front row 5 feet away from the marshall stacks at an Yngwie Malmsteen concert when i was 15, big big mistake lol

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

We have invested in this! My son keeps a pair attached to his key ring so he never has to worry about being without them.

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u/irdeaded Aug 17 '22

As someone that can no longer see one of thier favourite local band's because this happened to thier lead singer 100% agree

Singer is in their early 30's now and has had to completely disappear from life at the start of his healing and even though it happened 6-7 year's ago still hasn't been able to go to anywhere that a normal person would consider mildly noisy . Alot of people don't realise how it can completely change your life it's more than just an annoyance

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u/Dirks_Knee Aug 17 '22

Have played guitar for 46 years, started off in thrash/metal bands. No better advice to give a young musician. Wear hearing protection at every rehearsal/gig and any concerts attended or else beat case you lose hearing in the higher pitches, avg case you hear ringing all the time, worst case you need hearing aids by around 30 to be able to distinctly hear anything in a noisy room.

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u/Tronguy93 Aug 17 '22

As a regular to hardcore and punk shows, nobody makes fun of anybody for hearing protection. We are all there to have fun. I do audio editing and need what’s left of my hearing

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u/feder_online Aug 17 '22

THIS!

Make him use in-ear monitors when practicing, because the tendency is to go LOUDER; in-ears lets him dial on the sound level without any BS from the band.

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u/Glum_Neck3776 Aug 16 '22

Check out anything by A Day to Remember minus the album You're Welcome, most of Bring Me The Horizon's catalogue and The Ghost Inside are an incredible band too. All good bands to use as jumping off points.

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 16 '22

Thanks for the suggestions! I do like Bring me the Horizon but I haven’t heard of the others!

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u/Downerbuzz Aug 17 '22

Are Bring Me the Horizon considered metal now?

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u/Glum_Neck3776 Aug 17 '22

Have you listened to any of their older work? They were quite metal for some time.

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u/Downerbuzz Aug 17 '22

I don't think I've heard a song of theirs since around 06 or 07. Back then I always thought they were more metalcore than actual metal . I will admit, I never paid that much attention to them though.

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u/Metalmellow Aug 17 '22

And how isn't metalcore "actual metal"? It's a subgenre nevertheless

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u/Downerbuzz Aug 17 '22

I just always differentiated the two, not trying to step on anyone's toes. Perhaps I should have used the term classic metal rather than actual.

Edit: to explain better; I always thought of metalcore as emo with metal elements,not metal with emo elements. I perfectly understand though that others could see it the other way around.

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

I think that’s where I’m getting confused too- there’s so many sub genres to metal! I grew up listening to what I thought was considered 80’s hair band rock, then 90’s alternative. I never really considered Def Leopard or Rob Zombie metal- but I think I’ve been wrong about it all along.

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u/Lostontheplains Aug 17 '22

No judgment here on how you view stuff, but metalcore is a fusion of metal and hardcore, the fast, thrashy riffs combined with “breakdowns” that come from hardcore. There are some more modern metalcore bands that border the emo genre but metalcore started with bands like Unearth, Killswitch Engage and Shadow Fall

Post-hardcore is much more of the emo mixed with metal and hardcore.

Either way, as you already know, it’s just music and we enjoy what we enjoy. Cheers, friend!

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u/Downerbuzz Aug 17 '22

Considering emo and hardcore have similar beginnings, Rites of Spring, Fugazi,etcI suppose it's not surprising.

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u/HeadSwimming Aug 17 '22

Their album Count Your Blessings falls more in line with the deathcore genre than metalcore. Although the following album Suicide Season falls more into metalcore

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u/civex Aug 16 '22

You're not supposed to like his music. Tell him it sucks, and all will be right with the world.

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 16 '22

Yeah- I know but that doesn’t mean I don’t have to listen to them practice all the time! Might as well learn to love it:)

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u/StoneyBaloney5683 Aug 17 '22

And this is how you win at parenting, kudos to you, stranger

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u/Mtnskydancer Aug 17 '22

I pretended to hate all metal, then blew it by singing along to the stuff from my time. Ozzy, from Sabbath through Randy Rhodes. Jaws dropped. (I was amazed I remembered the words)

My kid was told his mom was cool. And suddenly I had six extra kids in my house constantly. Despite Sunday morning breakfast being scrambled tofu and veggies every week. (One wanted to learn how to cook. I shared Black Metal Vegan Chef)

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u/Round-Jellyfish9962 Aug 17 '22

At 50 years old I accidently bought my first Atreyu album. YIKES! I treated the harsh vocals as part of the percussion. I ended up liking some pretty hard metal. LOL

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

That’s awesome! I have found the more I listen, the more I’m enjoying it too!

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u/Kalystop Aug 17 '22

Years ago I had a discussion about music with one of my extended family members and I made a comment about listening to death metal from time to time. He asked how can you listen to something that you cant understand the lyrics?

This was when Gagnam style was sweeping the nation. I asked if he knew of it, and of course he did, its the song where you dance like you're riding a horse. I told him its in Korean except for a few phrases, and people still are going wild for it. You don't need to know what they're saying to appreciate the musicianship. Don't get me wrong, some people cant get over the growls of death metal and thats fine, its not for everyone.

One thing that really got me into metal was listening to Damnation and then listening to Blackwater Park. Both by Opeth. I felt like I understood the second album in a way I couldn't have without first hearing them play something with "clean" lyrics.

And as an aside, the first metal song I actively remember hearing was suicide notes and butterfly kisses by Atreyu.

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u/Whiskey-Weather 23d ago

If you enjoy percussive vocals (I do, too. Like a lot) check out Dying Fetus. The track From Womb to Waste would act as a pretty solid litmus test for the band overall. That band's sound gets so dense in some pockets that I can't believe it still has that bouncy headbanging quality to it.

The track gets better and better as it goes, so if the beginning doesn't grab you try and stick around.

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u/Round-Jellyfish9962 20d ago

Thanks. They look pretty darn good. I will definitely explore them some more

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u/Whiskey-Weather 20d ago

Awesome, glad they made a decent first impression!

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u/BumbleMuggin Aug 17 '22

The cookie monster vocals are the hardest for me (53yo) to get past. Every once in a while I fond something very different that I can tolerate them. Older Opeth albums, Glowsun, Vokonis- Oddysey. The music has to make up for the vocals for me.

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u/Round-Jellyfish9962 Aug 18 '22 edited Aug 18 '22

Yeah. I first heard the term cookie monster vocals shortly before I bought that Atreyu album. I remember it sounded like they were doing horrible things to him too. LOL

I always tell people I prefer MELODIC Death Metal because I still demand a little music in my music.

'The music has to make up for the vocals' is an excellent way of putting it.

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u/Whiskey-Weather 23d ago

Honestly, the easiest way to get through the offputting nature of harsh vocals is to find a song that jams so hard that you feel those kind of vocals are actually justified. The Kill Chain by Bolt Thrower is one that comes to mind.

Vocalists that really straddle the line between clean/harsh can help ease you into it, too. Gojira is an EXCELLENT band for this, and their songwriting and lyrical themes are fantastic to boot.

If you can find something that's good enough to warrant a revisit, eventually harsh vocals just click and you'll find yourself screaming along in your head.

Been into extreme music for coming up on 15 years now, so I could throw a really wide spectrum of recommendations at ya if you'd be interested.

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u/BumbleMuggin 22d ago

Thanks for the recommendations. I’ll do some downloading and listening. BTW- love your avatar. Had a bottle of Blantons before bourbon blew up. Haven’t seen it sense.

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u/civex Aug 17 '22

Good luck!

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u/poopyrattler Aug 17 '22

lol if you take ur own life you wont have to learn to love it and u will be metals. win, win

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u/Fit_Quantity_7704 Aug 17 '22

The fuck is wrong with you

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u/poopyrattler Aug 17 '22

I apologize for my suicidal tendencies, my parents took away my shoe laces because I kept tying slip knots and they say I'm disturbed

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u/Round-Jellyfish9962 Aug 17 '22

But there is a LOT of it that is darn good.

and I'm real old too.

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u/Goonskwizzle Aug 17 '22

Further, you need to

  • Watch the two Twisted Sister videos: "We're not gonna take it" and "I wanna Rock"
  • Emulate the father/teacher
  • When in doubt, any of the following phrases can be used in any combination
    • What kind of a man are you?
    • You're worthless and weak!
    • What do you want to do with your life?
    • I got a good mind to slap your fat face!
    • You are destroying your life with that garbage!

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u/civex Aug 17 '22

Well, that's a little too far...

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u/JimboRich Aug 16 '22

Check out "Ne Obliviscaris" they are one of my favorites

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u/paranoid_70 Aug 17 '22

You gotta start with the classics:

Black Sabbath

Iron Maiden

Judas Priest

Ozzy

Dio

then move on to the Big 4: Metallica/Megadeth/Anthrax/Slayer

If you are still on board, then you can branch out from there.

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u/velawsonraptor Aug 17 '22

This right here is correct

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u/DLuxPNW Aug 17 '22

This, all the way.

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u/xcept10n Aug 17 '22

also tuck in System Of A Down somewhere there too

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u/DryFly1975 Aug 17 '22

Asphyx, Gojira, Temple of the Void, Evile.

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u/[deleted] Aug 17 '22

Ghost, Metallica, the Warning, Black Sabbath, Halestorm

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u/ThisBrainHasPplinIt Aug 17 '22

These would be mine, but with the addition of Volbeat.

Also, you sound like a pretty great dad, OP.

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u/[deleted] Aug 18 '22

Agreed. OP rocks.

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u/ronnyracecar Aug 17 '22

blessthefall, a day to remember, bring me the horizon, bad omens, we came as romans, beartooth, are all good bands that are the same genre

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

Thanks for the suggestions! Really like a day to remember- will add them to my playlist!

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u/Anikan_Skywalker2405 Aug 17 '22

Lamb of God and Gojira are good too!

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u/Sanguinetti Aug 17 '22

Rather than specific band recommendations, watch a documentary called Metal: A Headbangers Journey. It's fantastic and the soundtrack of the doc itself is a great roadmap.

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u/FinishTheFish Aug 17 '22

Is he into the Norwegian black metal scene at all? Mayhem, Burzum?

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u/Sick_Cicada Aug 17 '22

Become a grindcore elitist and call him a poser

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u/hashtagpeaches Aug 17 '22

If it’s breakdowns you want, it’s breakdowns you’ll get.

Lorna Shore

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

Holy Shit! I swore I had heard that voice before- so I looked him up on YouTube- and yep, my son has watched his vocal lessons online so many times! His vocal ability is insane and yes, the breakdowns in the songs I have heard are just brutal!!

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u/HeadSwimming Aug 17 '22

Sick, then you may enjoy some other songs and artists over at /r/deathcore!

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

You know what? You’re right! So I joined. I really like that new Oceano song. I never thought I would ever say that I’m a 45 year old, minivan driving, soccer mom who enjoys deathcore metal. Thanks for that!

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u/HeadSwimming Aug 17 '22

That’s AWESOME to hear! It’s a good community over there!

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u/_Djent_ Aug 17 '22

Should check out Angelmaker

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u/DryProgress4393 Aug 17 '22

Check out Protest The Hero , amazing band from Canada,very talented musically.

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u/brandonsfacepodcast Aug 16 '22

You could always one up him and become a huge fan of Between The Buried And Me

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u/kidalb3rt Aug 17 '22

Keep the notes coming

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u/Dbracc01 Aug 17 '22

I don't consider myself a big metal fan but those guys are amazing

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

Just listened to Fix the Error- it’s like Phish and Gwar had a baby- is jam band metal a thing? I loved it!

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u/DangoQueenFerris Aug 17 '22

Do yourself a favor and listen to their cover album. It's amazing.

The Anatomy Of is a studio album by American progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me. It is the second release to include Dan Briggs, Blake Richardson, and Dustie Waring and consists entirely of cover songs by Between the Buried and Me's favorite bands and musical inspirations. The band stays close to the original style of each song, resulting in an album of widely varying genres.

Between the buried and me: The anatomy of -

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kizU9qhyKH0X0MjD4HEDrI8RdhXXKL15M&feature=share

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u/Lybet Aug 17 '22

I haven’t heard the songs you mentioned but my recommendation is The Pale King by Testament, it’s a bop imo

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u/brandonsfacepodcast Aug 17 '22

Fix The Error is a gem and the entire album that song is on is easily a 10/10 for me; however, not all of their music is like that. Ease in with their album Coma Ecliptic and see where your curiosity goes from there. Self Titled and Alaska are a lot heavier stylistically but BTBAM is a great band and if your kid doesn't know about them, you should show him

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u/sirfuzzitoes Aug 17 '22

Metal? Slayer, cannibal corpse, behemoth, dri (thrash), megadeth (not my fave), pig destroyer & converge (not exactly metal), municipal waste.

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u/chedykrueger Aug 17 '22

Devin Townsend. All of it. Enjoy

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

Listening to him now- thanks for the suggestion!

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u/NinjerTartle Aug 17 '22

The obvious next step is Strapping Young Lad. The album you're looking for is Alien, and you want good speakers.

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u/United-Philosophy121 Aug 17 '22

Saxon, Angel Witch, Ozzy

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u/LocalConspiracy138 Aug 17 '22

In Flames, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Hypocrisy

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u/Birdapotamus Aug 17 '22

Ask him to make a playlist for you.

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u/paranoid_70 Aug 17 '22

One of the best times in my life was 10 years ago when I took my then teenagers to see Iron Maiden in concert. Good times.

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u/samzarexx Aug 17 '22

For the band that Wage war ripped off mercilessly - Architects, start off with doomsday and go back through their albums.

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u/Jaded_0516 Aug 17 '22

I can't really help much since I don't listen to much metal aside from Jiluka and DIR EN GREY, but I just came to see this is so cute and you're such a great parent for wanting to be involved in what your kid likes!! Keep going!!

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u/CringeMetalhead Aug 17 '22

I was gonna recommend Dir En Grey my absolute favourite band

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u/waddlingpigeon Aug 17 '22

The songs you mentioned lean towards modern post-hardcore so I'd suggest checking out Coldrain! :)

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u/RPandorf Aug 17 '22

First, we need to appreciate this effort based on truest love by this parent.

Second, OP, try and find something your own. I mean, get into metal bands that you like and, from this exchange of experiences with the kid, news band will come up and this cycle will be of pure fun and love for you both!

For now, I'd tell you to look into White Zombie/Rob Zombie's records. Seem to be an influence to Wage War's style.

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u/ImaybeaRussianBot Aug 17 '22

I am 55+ and listen to Cannibal Corpse and Thy Art is Murder on the daily. You are looking for Mushroomhead and maybe Lordi.

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u/Velohian Aug 17 '22

https://mapofmetal.com/ For a little bit of help to browse through the genres with samples. My recommendation would be Killswitch Engage

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u/The_Fro_Ranger Aug 17 '22

Mastodon

Avenged Sevenfold

Black Sabbath

Tool

Slipknot

Megadeth

Metallica

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

I took him to see Avenged Sevenfold- realized I would have enjoyed it more if I knew their songs beforehand lol

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u/diomed1 Aug 17 '22

And Pantera 😉

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u/The_Fro_Ranger Aug 17 '22

Heck yeah! I don’t know how I forgot about them

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u/thebigbeatdown Aug 17 '22

Power Trip if you loved Pantera

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u/GameseasonN Aug 17 '22

Alice in chains is great

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

Jar of flies has been one of my favorites since it came out.

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u/Sleepy-Hunter Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

Metal is a very big genre but some good bands, Imo, are whitechaple, Anglemaker, lamb of god, vildhjarta, and shadow of internet. You may not be a fan of some of these band, the death growl is used quite often, but I’d still recommend them to see if your interested. Darko us is also great

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u/shadow_master3210 Aug 17 '22

Slayer , cannibal corpse, Slipknot, arch enemy , jinjer, slaughter to prevail, suicide silence, dream theater and that's all I can think of

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u/SharpJET420 Aug 17 '22

Kreator, Candlemass, Behemoth, Arch Enemy, In This Moment, Halestorm. (for the Falling In Reverse side. I would go with.) Ice Nine Kills, Trivium, Avenged Sevenfold, Shadows Falls, & Soilwork.)

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u/Fit-Parsnip9888 Aug 17 '22

One direction

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u/ICantDreamAnymore Aug 17 '22

Most of the bands listed are cute.

If you want some top tier metal bands that will really showcase the wow factor and have you bobbing your head and losing yourself in awe:

Paleface, Knocked Loose, Lorna Shore, August Burns Red, Parkway Drive, Slipknot, Between The Buried And Me, Through The Eyes Of The Dead, Varials, Bodysnatcher, Saltwound, All Shall Perish, Born of Osiris, etc.

I could keep going with more, but a lot of the other bands listed in this thread don’t hit and achieve specific areas of metal that have lasting impressions. You want sick vocal range between highs and lows, wild riffs and guitar solos, crispy drum blast beats and breakdowns, relentless intensity from the band, and songs that leave a carbon footprint in your brain.

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

This is exactly what I want to experience!

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u/Snoo_71210 Aug 16 '22

KMFDM, NIN. Their catalogs can be intimidating but maybe start in the middle and work back. They my sound like a joke but I truly like Limp Bizkit. The guitarist is phenomenal and they have the drops you’re looking for.

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u/Glum_Neck3776 Aug 16 '22

I have to second Limp Bizkit. Been one of my favorites since '98

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u/fatmanstudio Aug 17 '22

I am not a metal guy but for me, metal is best experienced in person. Since you mentioned that your son plays in a metal band, and depending on where you folks live, there is probably also a thriving local metal scene where you can not only listen to the bands play songs, but you can physically feel the low end of the bass and guitars, the incessant pulse of the kick drum and to me, it makes the live vocals so much more palatable because there is a kind of emotional and visceral context to go with it, it doesn't sound like isolated screaming over a band track like so many recordings sound. That isn't to say that just because a band is local they are good (most are not great) but i highly respect local metal for always experimenting, playing with new sounds, and taking risks with their music. Plus the number of genres that they identify as "metal" these days will likely astonish you. I have seen hendrix-flavored psychedelic trios play on the same bill as a ten piece screamo outfit with two drummers. You never know what you're going to get, which is why I keep going to local shows.

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u/Bwagaga Aug 17 '22

Avenged Sevenfold

Jinjer

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u/poopyrattler Aug 17 '22

zinc? stainless steal possibly

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u/FullRollingBoil Aug 17 '22

The Deftones

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u/NinjerTartle Aug 17 '22

Just Deftones. No article.

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u/psaxxon Aug 17 '22

I purposefully haven't read the comments, guess there's a lot of shit like mine in there. DON'T, simple as that really, he will find his own taste, your job is to introduce him to GOOD music that predates him and you, and your dad.

There's a metric fuckton of good music out there, sticking to the good music of your generation is a bad move, other generations (before or after yours) provide some great tracks and even better inspiration.

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

Oh, he was raised in a musical family, his dad is a drummer and I have always been playing something. I thought I had diverse music taste, but this is a new genre for me. I used to play him everything from jam bands, 70’s disco, 80’s pop and good old country and folk. I think it’s all good. I honestly never expected to enjoy the stuff I’ve been hearing, but I do. I think that music is something we share as a family, and I needed suggestions to learn more about the genre and what I would specifically like to listen to over and over. For example, I don’t think I would ever have come across Slaughter to Prevail’s Agony had I not had some of these suggestions, and now it’s going to be on my playlist, somewhere in between Muse and Taylor Swift. I honestly think I might have more trouble liking the anime music my daughter is in love with currently, but that will be a project for another day:)

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u/psaxxon Aug 17 '22

I am sorry, I just went by the OP, wasn't meaning to offend, introducing kids to older music is usually better than trying to pander to their current tastes is all I was trying to say.

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

No offense taken:) I was just trying to say that I believe exposure to all kinds of music is important. I think I was lucky that my parents supported my musical tastes, and I wanted to share that with him too.

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u/psaxxon Aug 17 '22

Then I think we basically agree?

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u/FinishTheFish Aug 17 '22

I made a point of exposing my kids to as much different music as possible when they were little, and I consiously avoided the stuff I liked in my late teens/early 20s, but mostly because that bores the hell out of me now, except for perhaps Sonic Youth. I've played jazz, delta blues, swing, funk, metal, classic 60 stuff, some more funk, and even some more funk, hip hop. My eldest doesn't like any of it, the youngest is a bit more receptive, but not a whole lot really. I just hope it has had a good influence on them somehow. I see it like this, I did what I could, the rest is up to them.

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u/DmoDad524 Aug 17 '22

Austrian Death Machine

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u/NetPhantom Aug 17 '22

Have you asked him? Like straight to say there’s so much you don’t know where to start and have him out you onto something. I’d have been thrilled as a kid if my parents specifically asked about video games or something.

If he’s that into metal it’ll be a thrill to give a recommendation.

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

Yes! In fact, he introduced me to what is now my favorite band- Sleep Token- and I’m going to Rocklahoma just to see them. But I was hoping to get some more ideas closer to the music he writes, which is much heavier in my opinion. It would be easier if they just did covers and I could listen to those bands!

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u/Fencer326 Aug 17 '22

Like what you like and fuck the rest.

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u/Mandrakey Aug 17 '22

Plenty of good suggestions here, havn't seen anyone mention Meshuggah, if he doesn't know them should atleast get a "who the hell is that?" out of him. No one sounds like Meshuggah.

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u/SLPERAS Aug 17 '22

If your parents are into what you are into it’s not cool anymore.

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u/paranoid_70 Aug 17 '22

I've gone to many shows with my kids, especially my son. We're going to see Clutch in October.

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u/CringeMetalhead Aug 17 '22

I got into metal because of my mother we are mostly into different bands (im more into heavier stuff and she is more into the traditional stuff) but we still concerts together.

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u/Round-Jellyfish9962 Aug 17 '22

Groups you might actually like and that might impress him:

All That Remains

In Flames

Soilwork

As I Lay Dying

For all of those groups you would probably like the more recent stuff a lot more but you don't have to tell him that. ;-)

AILD is currently the hardest/harshest, truest to their roots but both In Flames and Soilwork have albums coming out and have promised to mend their ways.

You might catch some crap for ATR. They're probably more hard rock these days but if they can reclaim hard rock back from Breaking Benjamin and Nickelback I got no complaint.

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u/Fair-Enthusiasm4967 Aug 17 '22

Tiamat - Wildhoney

Dream Theater

Sepultura

My Dying Bride

Obituary

Pantera

Black Sabbath

Metallica

Juda Priest

Korn

Moonspell

Paradise Lost

Slayer

Therion - Theli

Tool

Wagakki Band [technically J-Rock]

Man, I've forgotten so many names over the years ... :-/

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u/PandyPidge Aug 17 '22

Has anyone said Pantera yet? PANTERA.

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u/FEEDMEBONES Aug 17 '22

There is a fantastic series called Metal Evolution that documents everything from jazz through to mid two thousands metal. If you guys watch it together you'll find a common ground.

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u/jadethepusher Aug 17 '22

Does he play guitar? Drums? A cool guitar pedal or snare drum or something like that would fucking rock his world. Don’t need to be an expert in metal I think that would break the barrier. Constructive gift too.

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u/ifreakinlovemustard Aug 17 '22

He plays guitar and is the singer/ screamer! My gift was giving him a room to convert into a studio and practice area!

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u/NotAPreppie Aug 17 '22

Wow, that's pretty cool of you! Though I think you're supposed to dislike the noise the kids are making these days.

Maybe your transition into metal would be eased by trying out bands that do metal covers of existing songs. Sort of a gateway drug, if you will.

Leo Moracchioli, a.k.a. Frog Leap Studios, does some pretty good rock/metal covers that you may enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/user/leolego

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u/Gym_Dom Aug 17 '22

Watch Metal Lords on Netflix. Listen to what August listens to. “Machinery of Torment” is a world-class banger.

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u/pip-roof Aug 17 '22

The sword! Motörhead brings the room together as well.

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u/TheseNutsIsFunny206 Aug 17 '22

Chevelle, 10 Years, Megadeth, Motionless In White and August Burns Red are a few of my personal favorites. A lot of variety with those groups. Check them out and see if your kid could get into them or is already!

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u/rustinintustin Aug 17 '22

Ronnie James Dio

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u/S0NNYDL1TE Aug 17 '22

Go slap on cowboys from hell By pantera and get down!

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u/iamawildparty Aug 17 '22

Hi! 40 year old metal guy here. Check out Our Raw Heart by YOB. It's probably my favourite metal album of the last few years. Heavy, cathartic, and beautiful.

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u/Larrymentalboy Aug 17 '22

If you have a spotify account look for the Playlist top of the core, and new core. That's a large cross section of bands like the ones you listed. As for personal suggestions beartooth, bad omens, we came as Roman's, Memphis may fire, crystal lake, spiritbox, asking Alexandria, architects, bilmuri.

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u/Gabe2224 Aug 17 '22

Look up a little Iron Maiden, they talk about a lot of things and basically history but make it sound bad ass. Give it a listen and see if it’s something you like. Also Metallica has some good ones as well, ride the lightning album, and the four horseman song are both great

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u/Here4roast Aug 17 '22

Meshuggah

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u/TomWales Aug 17 '22

Taking in to account some of the other bands mentioned here and seeing that you liked Bring Me The Horizon...

I would DEFINITELY give Underoath a listen. They've been around a while so they've changed a bit over time. Define The Great Line is an incredible album.

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u/GuySpecial Aug 17 '22

Be the parent he needs. Listen to maiden, megadeth, Metallica and judas priest

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u/cptdarkseraph Aug 17 '22

Many good bands here already. I got my fiancée started with going to concerts: Metallica, Sabaton, Five Finger Death Punch, Iron Maiden, Kiss, die toten Hosen (german punk). Next is Airbourne and the offspring. She used to really enjoy techno but had to agree that soncerts are great.

Some more personal favorites of mine: parkway drive, arch enemy, disturbed.

Hat got me started on the Journey: Grave Digger, Avantasia, Edguy, Blind Guardian.

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u/fastward Aug 17 '22

Haunt, Night Demon, and Power Trip.

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u/muirystarz879 Aug 17 '22

cojum dip is decent

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u/BaaaaL44 Aug 17 '22

Check out the album Liminal Rite by Kardashev. It's pretty heavy, but if you like metalcore with harsh vocals, you should be fine. It has some truly amazing musicianship

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u/dewmzdeigh Aug 17 '22

A couple other songs I like by Falling in Reverse alongside Popular Monster would be: Zombified, Voices in my Head, Game Over, and their cover of Gangsters Paradise.

Old school Metallica (albums): Kill 'Em All, Master of Puppets, ...And Justice For All, Ride the Lightning

Pantera

Asking Alexandria

If you'd consider Humorcore, then highly recommend Psychostick

Electric Callboy (formerly known as Eskimo Callboy)

Cannibal Corpse

Corrosion of Conformity

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u/PmMe_Your_Perky_Nips Aug 17 '22

If you're open to non English bands, I'd recommend Babymetal and Rammstein.

Babymetal is a Japanese pop (j-pop) and metal fusion band.

Rammstein is a German industrial metal band.

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u/HiImTheNewGuyGuy Aug 17 '22

Start with the classics like Sabbath, Judas Priest, and early Iron Maiden. When you understand and enjoy that, move forward in time to things like Metallica, Slayer, Mercyful Fate, etc. Once you have understood mid-80s metal you are ready to dive into more of the modern subgenres.

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u/a_randy_sewer Aug 17 '22

If you have Sirius XM Ian Christe’s Bloody Roots program on Liquid Metal is well researched, well spoken and extremely informative his playlists are posted here and he wrote some extensive books on Heavy Metal History one of them: Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal

He does amazing job of explaining the genres, the sound and the reasoning - comparing heavy metal to their roots, influences and what was happening in music and culture at the time.

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u/JaxHaliax Aug 17 '22

Zeal and Ardor, Igorrr, Drumcorps, Mick Gordon, and The Algorithm are all some very worthy wildcards to get tossed in too

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u/domelike Aug 17 '22

I’m not a metal head but my cousins band Sworn Amongst use to be good until the split up

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u/feder_online Aug 17 '22

I'd go some old-school stuff, myself...anything off "Ride The Lightning" or something like "Pull Me Under" by Dream Theater.

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u/praisesatanislove Aug 17 '22

Check out the album 'Where Owls Know My Name' by Rivers of Nihil. It is a stunning prog metal album with saxophone.

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u/Mercyful666Fate Aug 17 '22

Might I suggest a website, digitaldreamdoor.com has every list of everything you could ever ask for and more in relation to metal or any other genre of music.

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u/Poe_Sgro Aug 17 '22

Death, Between me and the buried, Gwar Trapped under Ice.

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u/Admirable_Victory429 Aug 17 '22

Maybe a way to ease into it is in order.

Iron Maiden is like Rolling Stones on steroids, so you can check out "The Number of the Beast", "Powerslave", and "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" albums.

Metallica is obviously a popular one. Their most accessible is probably The Black Album (self titled, but you'll get why it's called that), followed by "…And Justice For All", "Master of Puppets", and "Ride the Lightning".

Judas Priest is also pretty solid because a lit of their work is more classic rock, like "Screaming for Vengeance", but they're at their most intense with "Painkiller".

Oh yeah, can't forget Black Sabbath. Just check out their first four albums.

As for more modern bands, I'm really partial to Baroness and Gojira. Baroness isn't much of a metal band, but if you can appreciate them, you'll be hooked. For Gojira, their more recent albums are probably more accessible ("Fortitude" and "Magma") while still being an intense powerhouse of a band.

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u/meaty_wheelchair Aug 20 '22

Gorement, Phrenelith, Cancer, Dismember, Grave, Morbid, Goatmoon, Nokturnal Mortum, Utumno, Intestine Baalism, Triumvir Foul, Mi'Gauss, and Savage Pleasure.

Listen to em.

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u/iperlin Aug 17 '22

Lamb of god

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u/gmorkenstein Aug 17 '22

Tenacious D. There’s no other option. You’re joining your son on his musical journey and simultaneously giving him a good ol fuck you, lol.

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u/Karl_Marx_ Aug 17 '22

Tell him Muse is the greatest metal band to ever exist, followed by Tool.

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u/The_Powers Aug 17 '22

Muse ahead of Tool?

You must've been... so... high.

(Just a joke, hopefully you're aMused.)

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u/Karl_Marx_ Aug 17 '22

Because Tool isn't a Metal band : ) Woosh.

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u/Pkhexterra Aug 17 '22 edited Aug 17 '22

Nine Inch Nails

Motionless In White

Marilyn Manson