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HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« on: 06 May 2013, 09:03 »

if this is inappropriate, please to be linking me to the proper thread, and also feel free to delete this one.

but i just have to rant to literally every internet board i can think of that i respect and admire. because i just saw Boris last night.

they're probably the heaviest band on the planet.

definitely the heaviest band i've ever personally seen.

jesus mary and joseph were they heavy.
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #1 on: 06 May 2013, 15:52 »

How can a band called Boris be heavy? That is a toy bear's name. In order for a band to be heavy the name of the band should be something illegible in a font made from driftwood and tree roots.

Boris just doesn't cut it.
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #2 on: 06 May 2013, 16:40 »

Not sure if its the heaviest, but I revert to Trivium's Ascendancy when I'm in the mood for heavy.

The single greatest heavy song that I return to most often however, is 2nd heartbeat, by (early) Avenged Sevenfold.

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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #3 on: 06 May 2013, 17:57 »

TODAY IS ARBITRARY DOPETHRONE MONDAY. YOU HAVE NOT MET YOUR DOPETHRONE QUOTA.  PLEASE WAIT TO BE ESCORTED TO THE DOPETHRONE.
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #5 on: 06 May 2013, 22:16 »

You suck, you suck fucking hard I HAD BORIS TICKETS FOR SATURDAY AND COULDN'T MAKE IT.


Anyway, thread over, Sunn 0)))).
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Wait so you're letting something that happened 10 years ago ruin your quality of life? What are you, America? :psyduck:

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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #6 on: 07 May 2013, 00:34 »

TODAY IS ARBITRARY DOPETHRONE MONDAY. YOU HAVE NOT MET YOUR DOPETHRONE QUOTA.  PLEASE WAIT TO BE ESCORTED TO THE DOPETHRONE.

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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #7 on: 10 May 2013, 07:42 »

CONAN

WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE!?

TO CRUSH PA SYSTEMS, SEE THE DETUNED STRINGS FLOP BEFORE YOU, AND HEAR THE FUZZ ENVELOP YOU

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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #8 on: 12 May 2013, 12:10 »

Not sure if its the heaviest, but I revert to Trivium's Ascendancy when I'm in the mood for heavy.

The single greatest heavy song that I return to most often however, is 2nd heartbeat, by (early) Avenged Sevenfold.

No.

To all.

Just no.
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #9 on: 12 May 2013, 12:31 »

David Townsend has some fantastically heavy projects, especially some of his Strapping Young Lad stuff.
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« Reply #10 on: 12 May 2013, 23:05 »

Always thought he was to highbrow to be categorised as 'heavy'. I think heavy is more a neanderthal crushing skulls feel.
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #11 on: 21 May 2013, 19:18 »

Not sure if its the heaviest, but I revert to Trivium's Ascendancy when I'm in the mood for heavy.

The single greatest heavy song that I return to most often however, is 2nd heartbeat, by (early) Avenged Sevenfold.

No.

To all.

Just no.

Lol @turtlspinr clearly we have different interpretations of heavy.   As in a ..meh I was gonna toss in some subatomic particle mass analogy like Tau:Muon:electron or somthing but I've had too much to drink.  clearly you enjoy , or are at least familiar with, far heavier music than I.

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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #13 on: 28 May 2013, 02:36 »

i feel like drunk khar may resurrect himself on the forums to post in this thread...but most likely not
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #14 on: 28 May 2013, 05:42 »

He'd close the bar on this thing, to be sure.

But then agian, I'm not that interested in martial metal.
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #15 on: 28 May 2013, 06:36 »

ok I wasn't expecting that.

and was listening to some Lindsey Stirling to gently wash away the hangover, and clicked your links.

I should be ok in a day or two.

I was expecting something more like
http://open.spotify.com/album/1OwPZm5J8bxdjJO7ys44QU
or
http://open.spotify.com/track/2iZvFfTL3bJ1yLaZ7zRVw5
but I haven't really followed really heavy stuff since the mid 90's, when Morbid Angel, Death, and Sepultura ruled the world, and I played in a band called Torture.

I guess I got past the "big scary men screaming about satan eating my face"

I like how there's almost an ambient element in the slower stuff, very "soundtrack of my funeral" sounding.

thanks for the education.
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« Reply #16 on: 28 May 2013, 09:50 »

Nah, I'm so of the same generation. Bigger, faster, louder, meaner = heavier.



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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #17 on: 28 May 2013, 11:49 »

Wow, you linked "Arise"

Very Nostalgic.

Pointy guitars, miles of hair, tons of meth,

the 90s.

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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #18 on: 28 May 2013, 15:22 »

Don't forget riffs. Tons of riffs. Cool riffs.
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #19 on: 29 May 2013, 00:08 »

SHIT YEAH NAILS
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #22 on: 04 Jun 2013, 13:30 »

Landmine Marathon 2013= Flesh Parade 1993.

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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #23 on: 07 Jun 2013, 02:55 »


I've always thought that Gojira are pretty heavy, but I don't really listen to much of this kind of stuff so I don't really have much to compare it to.
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« Reply #24 on: 16 Jun 2013, 12:36 »

Am I wrong in saying that the Nails song posted sounds more like hardcore than metal to me?
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #25 on: 16 Jun 2013, 21:53 »

So hardcore can't be heavy?
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« Reply #26 on: 18 Jun 2013, 02:37 »

Am I wrong in saying that the Nails song posted sounds more like hardcore than metal to me?

Seeing as Nails is a Hardcore band, then no. You are indeed right to say that.
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« Reply #27 on: 09 Jul 2013, 22:03 »

I don't know about heaviest, but Machine Head always makes me wanna thrash the world. Songs like "Locust", "Clenching the fists of Dissent", "Beautiful Mourning" and "Davidian" must be so awesome (and dangerous..) live!
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #28 on: 11 Jul 2013, 12:18 »

Celtic Frost. The only band I've seen that were heavier than SunnO))) live. Boris take third.

I need more skullcrushingly heavy, slow music.
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« Reply #30 on: 17 Jul 2013, 05:14 »

The sound of the mighty sea!


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« Reply #31 on: 19 Jul 2013, 20:09 »

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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #32 on: 19 Jul 2013, 23:25 »

Before Sunn O))), Earth, and Boris, there was only the King.

King Buzzo that is
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #33 on: 03 Aug 2013, 09:19 »

This is just pleasing to me in so many ways. Found Woodbine on Pitchfork, thought I'd contribute to this thread, finally!

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15802-windhand-woodbine/
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #34 on: 14 Aug 2013, 11:22 »

This

Although.. I'm not quite sure of what you mean by "heavy".  Heavy like Zimmer's Hole? Dimmu Borgir? Early Cradle of Filth? The Agonist?
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #35 on: 15 Aug 2013, 00:54 »

This

Although.. I'm not quite sure of what you mean by "heavy".  Heavy like Zimmer's Hole? Dimmu Borgir? Early Cradle of Filth? The Agonist?

For various reasons, I wouldn't really call any of those bands "heavy" as such. Zimmer's Hole is awesome and fun as heck but not terribly heavy in the traditional sense. A bit too fast for that. Dimmu and Cradle both had some sort of connection to Black Metal way back, a notoriously trebly and un-heavy genre by its definition. Their newer is way too overproduced and keyboard-y to be genuinely heavy in a metallic sense, although both bands have abandoned the BM genre more or less entirely. The Agonist.... Ehm.. Let's just say I don't like that band. I don't like it when bands promote themselves through a female lead singer's novelty factor (I'm looking at you, Arch Enemy) but the dudes behind the female singer serve up piss-weak, boring riffs that just sort of leaves the vocalist standing there, alone, without a proper backing. In The Agonist, the singer does a very decent job, but the rest of the band just don't try hard enough.

As for heaviness, it is enormously difficult to define properly, due to it being so diverse. Personally, I choose to define it as "tune way down and play fucking slow". In my mind, fast bands can't be heavy in the same way bands with a more moderate tempo can. In my mind, the ultimate example of heaviness in Metal – were you to twist my arm and force me to pick one – is still good ol' Bolt Thrower. Listen to the first track off this album and tell me it's not like getting run over by a tank, slowly and meticulously:

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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #36 on: 15 Aug 2013, 05:05 »

Ahh, so more like The Acacia Strain and The Black Dahlia Murder but not so much Strapping Young Lad? Possibly Rose Funeral?
Necrophagist is pretty heavy I would say.. even though they only had a few albums. iwrestledabearonce is pretty fun too :)

That Bolt Thrower song sounds pretty awesome.. sounds like it could of been in Doom 2 or should of been in Brütal Legend
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #37 on: 15 Aug 2013, 05:23 »

TAS can qualify as heavy, methinks, yes.

But really, a lot of new-school metal lacks that grit that makes for actual heaviness, as opposed to just abrasive-sounding. Some of it is production, but still. No offense, but the bands you're mentioning are what I'd call "gateway" bands, the sort of stuff people listen to when they're sort of dipping their toes into extreme metal. The entry-level stuff can still be good, but personally I don't really get as much out of it as I get from the really nasty stuff. If I want metal, I want it as yucky as possible, and most modern metal is simply too clean and cute.
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« Reply #38 on: 15 Aug 2013, 09:37 »

Clean yuckiness sells.
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« Reply #39 on: 20 Aug 2013, 13:45 »

So Lummer, the logical conclusion is that you want sludge metal. But it's another illogical metal sub-genre name.
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #40 on: 24 Aug 2013, 03:44 »

I'm sad because Eyehategod's drummer died. One of my most personal bands.
RIP Joey LaCaze. You will be missed.


I'll take this as needed for my pain.  :cry:
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #41 on: 11 Sep 2013, 08:40 »

Clean yuckiness sells.

This made me think of    Especially at 1:53

Every time ICS Vortex has a vocal bit, it gives me goosebumps. I'm really sad that he and Mustis left, the new stuff is just kinda... eh
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« Reply #42 on: 12 Sep 2013, 23:23 »

So Lummer, the logical conclusion is that you want sludge metal. But it's another illogical metal sub-genre name.

Yeah, pretty much. This band for instance:

Sludge with a good dashing of Black Metal and Grindcore. Love it. "Hatred For Mankind" has to be the most aptly-titled album in existence. Holy shit, that album sounds like condensed fury.
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« Reply #43 on: 16 Sep 2013, 05:39 »

Probably not that heavy but Disarmonia Mundi is pretty damn awesome.  They've seemed to mellow out a bit in the later stuff but it seems it made them better :)
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« Reply #44 on: 23 Sep 2013, 21:26 »

I don't care if they're blatant and unapologetic Bolt Thrower worship - they're REALLY GOOD blatant and unapologetic Bolt Thrower worship.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDNUFmqVskM
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« Reply #45 on: 30 Sep 2013, 10:23 »

In terms of the really heavy stuff, I'm a pretty big fan of Bloodbath. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBfoMgllphs, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8Xq1k-S1E8 Eaten and Cry My Name in that order.
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« Reply #46 on: 30 Sep 2013, 13:12 »

It's worth considering emotional heaviness here too.  The vast majority of the Jane Doe album by Converge sounds and feels like the dude's life is falling apart in the most chaotic way possible.
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Re: HEAVIEST BANDS EVER THREAD
« Reply #47 on: 10 Oct 2013, 07:33 »

Emotional heaviness? That immediately makes me think of My Dying Bride :)
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« Reply #48 on: 10 Oct 2013, 07:50 »

Why?

Emotionally heavy is not the same as terminally boring.
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« Reply #49 on: 10 Oct 2013, 11:40 »

MDB's best album is easily their debut (or the previous EP). Those albums ARE heavy.
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