OtherGround Forums Nephew is Into Metal Core? WTF is it?

3/12/19 12:42 AM
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Nephew just turned 16, he and his friends are into metal core. They are not "headbanger" rocker type guys I grew up with. They are somewhat skinny jean kinda guys for the most part.

So, school me on metal core.
3/12/19 12:50 AM
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3/12/19 12:57 AM
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It’s golden age has passed, there are very few new bands that are actually talented. It’s a sub genre of metal that has elements of hardcore, death metal, heavy metal and others. Many elitists don’t consider it to be “Metal”. Others think metalcore fans are “scene kids”. Some great bands from the golden era are:

Shai Hulud

Underoath 

Norma Jean

Poison the Well

Killswitch Engage (earlier is better)

As I Lay Dying

There are plenty of others. New metalcore bands mostly suck and I’m not sure why they are considered metalcore. All of their songs are boring, mid tempo, lazy riffs and songwriting, shitty lyrics, and uninspiring, dull, whiny, clean vocals. 

3/12/19 1:00 AM
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LOL, just introduce them to 80s Metallica and hope for the best!
3/12/19 3:12 AM
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3/12/19 3:33 AM
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MasterofMartialArts -

It’s golden age has passed, there are very few new bands that are actually talented. It’s a sub genre of metal that has elements of hardcore, death metal, heavy metal and others. Many elitists don’t consider it to be “Metal”. Others think metalcore fans are “scene kids”. Some great bands from the golden era are:

Shai Hulud

Underoath 

Norma Jean

Poison the Well

Killswitch Engage (earlier is better)

As I Lay Dying

There are plenty of others. New metalcore bands mostly suck and I’m not sure why they are considered metalcore. All of their songs are boring, mid tempo, lazy riffs and songwriting, shitty lyrics, and uninspiring, dull, whiny, clean vocals. 

You come before you is an amazing album. 

3/12/19 4:54 AM
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As I lay dying has some good tunes but he'll I like some of Emmures stuff so they'd prolly laugh at me. Tell them about a band called "my ticket home" there old stuff is kinda deathcore-ish. Hot soap is my favorite song but its like roided numetal. 

3/12/19 5:19 AM
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Metalcore peaked nearly 20 years ago. It is what all the kids were listening to in the mid-2000s.

3/12/19 5:24 AM
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Metal for people who take it WAY too fucking seriously.

3/12/19 5:29 AM
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3/12/19 6:42 AM
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ChaosOverkill -

Metal for people who take it WAY too fucking seriously.

Fuckin perfect 

3/12/19 8:27 AM
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Why not ask your nephew?

3/12/19 12:02 PM
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ChaosOverkill -

Metal for people who take it WAY too fucking seriously.

Or maybe they just like the music? 

3/12/19 12:04 PM
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ABCTT_Kenny Blankenship -
MasterofMartialArts -

It’s golden age has passed, there are very few new bands that are actually talented. It’s a sub genre of metal that has elements of hardcore, death metal, heavy metal and others. Many elitists don’t consider it to be “Metal”. Others think metalcore fans are “scene kids”. Some great bands from the golden era are:

Shai Hulud

Underoath 

Norma Jean

Poison the Well

Killswitch Engage (earlier is better)

As I Lay Dying

There are plenty of others. New metalcore bands mostly suck and I’m not sure why they are considered metalcore. All of their songs are boring, mid tempo, lazy riffs and songwriting, shitty lyrics, and uninspiring, dull, whiny, clean vocals. 

You come before you is an amazing album. 

Dude it is, highly underrated. My personal favorite is Opposite of December but IMO almost all of their albums are underrated, including Versions and Tropic Rot. 

Its too bad they were a bit ahead of their time, they would be WAY more appreciated now. 

3/12/19 12:13 PM
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While I'm an old school metal guy, I'm no "metal elitist". For example, I love Slipknot. But no metalcore band has ever done it for me. Sounds like pure teen stuff as opposed to deeper, more "adult man" stuff.

3/12/19 1:03 PM
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Sprawl'n'Stall - While I'm an old school metal guy, I'm no "metal elitist". For example, I love Slipknot. But no metalcore band has ever done it for me. Sounds like pure teen stuff as opposed to deeper, more "adult man" stuff.

Newer metalcore has zero depth, and is incredibly repetitive/dull. OG Metalcore is actual structured, technical, well-written music. Check out Poison the Well - Opposite of December or even Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing as examples. 

There very few bands who make great metalcore but they do exist. Some are still around from the early days. I think there will somewhat of a resurgence in the next 4-5 years. 

BTW I can’t wait until the next Slipknot drops. I’m fucking psyched! 

3/12/19 1:24 PM
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Get that kid into some good djent bands. 

 

3/12/19 1:28 PM
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Here's a good new metalcore band.

 

3/12/19 1:30 PM
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MasterofMartialArts -
Sprawl'n'Stall - While I'm an old school metal guy, I'm no "metal elitist". For example, I love Slipknot. But no metalcore band has ever done it for me. Sounds like pure teen stuff as opposed to deeper, more "adult man" stuff.

Newer metalcore has zero depth, and is incredibly repetitive/dull. OG Metalcore is actual structured, technical, well-written music. Check out Poison the Well - Opposite of December or even Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing as examples. 

There very few bands who make great metalcore but they do exist. Some are still around from the early days. I think there will somewhat of a resurgence in the next 4-5 years. 

BTW I can’t wait until the next Slipknot drops. I’m fucking psyched! 

Good post till the last sentence. 

 

Get him some early metalxcore like earth crisis, gorilla buscuits etc... 

3/12/19 1:30 PM
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3/12/19 1:31 PM
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3/12/19 1:34 PM
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Another djent band that he might enjoy. 

 

3/12/19 2:19 PM
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anthonyMI -

Metalcore peaked nearly 20 years ago. It is what all the kids were listening to in the mid-2000s.

Yeah all the weird kids with no friends

3/12/19 2:23 PM
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Shai Hulud is siiiiiick.. 

3/12/19 2:31 PM
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just code for bro jobs, sorry your nephew is a fag