Heavy/Thrash/Death Metal question

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I am trying to recover some music i owned back in Junior High and High School.
    At that time, my parents really restricted me to "Christian music" and fortunately i came across Heavy Metal groups that were catagorized as such.
    Tourniquet, Mortification, Deliverance, Vengeance Rising...Paramecium, etc.

    I have wikipedia-ed these bands, and in their articles, repeatedly these bands are regarded as critical successes despite their being labeled.

    My question is this:
    when it comes to a category of music, do you take the label of a group more seriously than the band's actual performance or talent?

    (back then, i couldn't tell the difference in categories when it came to metal and doubt i can even today,)

    if any of you have listened to any of these bands, can you tell me which you really liked?
     
  2. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    I've never heard of any of these bands, but I won't be one to dismiss them on grounds of label. It's a band's actual talent that's its true measure.
     
  3. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    The band has to sound good to me. It doesn't matter to me what label they fall under.
     
  4. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Labels mean shit to me. I've never once even considered buying an album because of the label.
     
  5. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    The bands I listed are from the late 80s, but most of them have released albums throughout the 90s and into the last few years.

    i had hoped that someone had heard these bands and liked em too.

    must say that i have learned to never let a label turn me away from an artist.
    I am getting what albums i can from Saviour Machine next month because i heard about them doing a gothic metal opera based upon the end of the world.

    (although i still think The Backstreet Boys are satanic to no end, lol.)
     
  6. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    Labels don't mean anything to me. If I like it I'll listen to it.
     
  7. Night Flame

    Night Flame TFW2005 Supporter

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    You totally forgot Believer. Ah, my tainted youth.

    Labels mean NOTHING. There are a lot of bands I love that, because of their label, get me told often that I must love such-and-such other band too. Doesn't work that way. Labels are something execs use to sell. They aren't set-in-stone levels of awesome.
     
  8. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Labels only exist to help those find, browse, classify and organize. Like a cheap tag

    Once you hit play, that label disappears, because there's isnt really a correct label to begin with
     
  9. Omnius

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    Nuts to labels - pigeonholing ftl.

    If I like what I hear, then that's enough for me.
     
  10. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I found "Dimensions" at a mom and pop store- it was a trade-in disc- but at the time we didn't have the internets (95, IIRC) so i never did find any of their other work.

    But i am looking now.

    By the way, the opening to "Dimensions" creeped me out the first time i heard it.
    sounds of heavy doors, people yelling and screaming, and then a short dialogue:
    What's this?
    The disturbed ward....
     
  11. Night Flame

    Night Flame TFW2005 Supporter

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    Believer was HAWT live. Saw them in a little dive club back in the early nineties, the type of place where the stage is like a foot off the ground. Brutal aural assault from the second they walked out. This was right before they started touring with Obituary.
     

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