Post by AzraelRPG on Oct 2, 2016 6:26:29 GMT -5
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the Month of Metal! Where each day of this month there will be several songs posted each day from one or more metal musicians. This leading up to two dates. The first date is October 29th which is the day of Metal Mania, a meet that is themed by metal music where everyone brings out their most hard rockin' cars and fashion as we create chaos around San Andreas. The second date is a bit less significant, but still oh so important, Halloween.
"Wait, what? Halloween? What does Halloween have to do with metal?"
Well, I'm glad you asked mysterious person that keeps showing up in my threads. What does Halloween have to do with metal? Well, it is quite simple really, Halloween, and the rest of October leading up it, are celebrated in popular culture with Horror themes. We see this in movies, decorations, costumes, haunted attractions, people are more likely to read the likes of Lovecraft, Poe, and Shelley during this time as well. But music, music doesn't have an obviously named genre to go along with this time of year. Well, I, and many metal musicians, beg to differ. Alice Cooper once said that "metal was the horror genre of music", and you know what, he is absolutely right, it very much is.
Metal feeds on some of our primal desires. It can get us up and going, and ready for nearly everything, while boosting several biological functions that other areas of media do that are in the horror genre. Metal is also very technical and is basically can be mixed with nearly every other genre of music out there and cranked up to 11 in volume, density, and technicality, which makes it one of the best (in my opinion) forms of music, since nearly every iota needs to be thought out to flow appropriately to make a truly musically sound work. But that isn't all, a lot of the time, there are songs, and even full albums and series of albums, dedicated to a story within its lyrics. With the massive range of musical talent in the metal genre, it becomes almost common place to find these storyful lyrics in almost every album, especially themes of shock and horror.
"But what if we want to post songs too?"
Well, you can, in fact, I'd encourage others to get in on the action too,partly because I know mostly obscure metal groups and mostly because as I will be publishing a playlist on a new channel on Youtube, and, may actually create a Spotify account as well for just this playlist, which would be published on the 31st of October. Any genre is welcome, and any group within the metal genre is welcome. And there isn't really a shortage of music out there either. I would just ask that you would post a little bit of information about the group you are posting, and it can be several different groups as well. Just have their name, genre/sub-genre, album of the song (maybe), and a little background information. Some information is a little hard to come by unfortunately, but every little bit helps as it could very well introduce a person to another group they've never heard before. I do go to a site called the "Encyclopaedia Metallum" (www.metal-archives.com/) to get info on specific groups, but sometimes they don't have a group I'm looking for, but still very useful.
Now, what I will most likely be posting is a wide array of metal groups from different sub-genres, this would include, but not limited to: Melodic Death Metal, Classic Heavy metal (can almost be considered rock now unfortunately), Thrash, Symphonic, Gothic, Industrial, Cyberpunk/goth (very heavily electrical but has some of the same idea in metal), Metalcore, Viking Metal, Folk Metal, and a few others I can't think of at the moment.
Happy hunting, and happy rocking!