Recommend me music?

Hey guys I'm tired of listening to the same stuff all the time I want something new. Some of the stuff I like are Metallica (all but st anger and the loads) Foo Fighters, Chevelle, Tool, some stuff by A Day To Remember, I like a little bit of Coheed and Cambria's stuff like Welcome Home and Ten Speed. Apocalyptica is good. Avenged Sevenfold. I've done a little digging and I found these So i like the instruments in these two but i don't care for the vocals very much.

Its always hard to recommend folks music without having an in depth discussion about their preferences.

If you'd like to really expand your metal knowledge, here are some on-going threads that I'm working on.

Amon Amarth's vocals are pretty tame when it comes to death metal type stuff, so I'm gathering that you mainly like "clean" vocals. I'll put together a list of thrash bands that you might like and update this post.

Edit: Here's some thrash metal bands that you might like:
Wargasm, Atrophy, Vendetta, Heathen, Exodus, Artillery, Mortal Sin, Laaz Rockit, Testament, Cyclone, Razor, Sacred Reich, Overkill, Xentrix, Annihilator, Paradox, Forced Entry, Grinder, Hirax, Meliah Rage, Angel Dust, Iron Angel,

...and of course Anthrax, Megadeth, Pantera

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Also Amon Amarth has some of the best harsh vocals that I've heard in metal.

Harsh vocals take some getting used to. The way that I address it is that it isn't like the vocals in other genres. You can't think of it that way. They are another instrument, helping to build teh sound of the music. It is the atmosphere and the overall sound that you are going for when you are listening to metal. Try Opeth (more harsh vocals, but overall very well regarded, great sound) and just try to enjoy the sound without trying to make out what they are saying or anything. The more you listen to them, the more you will understand harsh vocals. Reminds me of a friend of mine. They couldn't understand foreign accents until they had an asian professor with a very heavy accent. You get used to it, it just takes a little while because of how different it is. Same thing happened with an old professor of mine. They came to the USA from India and couldn't tell the white people apart for the longest time. They just weren't used to seeing white people, so it just looked like white mush, all of it basically the same. Of course that didn't last very long. It it just new.

But if you don't want to try metal, try some other genres. I personally like EDM a lot as well as some certain artists like Jack Johnson and Michael Jackson and Outkast. Just try various things. You will be surprised at what you can like if you are really just in it for the enjoyment of the music as opposed to filling some specific need (ie music to fit a mood or mindset, etc).

I like most of the stuff you listed and also these:

Ghost (B.C.)
Machinae Supremacy

What do all the genre sub-catagores mean? I'm used to seeing Metal, Alternative, Rock, Pop etc. The only sub-catagorie that I know really is thrash metal which is like Metallica and Megadeth right? I've seen things like black metal and industrial metal things like this and i don't really understand what they mean.

Don't think about sub-genres too much. They have gotten out of hand in the last decade. In my opinion, the main genres that you should be familiar with are thrash, death, and doom. These sub-genres have very distinct sounds.

Alright so after listening to stuff I'm kind of indifferent. Is there anything good with say Metallica style or Amon Amarth with cleaner vocals?

Not really. You get harder then Metallica, you get into the death metal range which is almost entirely harsh vocals. Thrash tends to have more clean vocals iirc, but I don't listen to thrash any. Try Stormtroopers of Death maybe. Other than that, I can only really help with subgenres related to death.

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Was thinking one track but because copyright nonsense I cant find even music video. So I'll let the band wither and die away, mean c'mon not even Spotify?

Give those a shot if you have not already.

If you like Avenged Sevenfold... try Ghost:



(too heavy?)

Other good non-harsh vocals:

not heavy enough for me, lol

and why the fuck not?

This and this. But I think you're really looking for this, although I really recommend this.

To recommend some non-metal kinda stuff if you're interested: Arctic Monkeys, Cage the Elephant, Four Year Strong, The Strokes, The Wombats, Kaiser Chiefs, The Black Keys, Alt-j...

Check out Alter Bridge, Soundgarden maybe, black sabbath, slash, whitesnake, just a few of my favorites...

Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix
Dirty Water - The Standells
The Last Time - Rolling Stones
Incense And Peppermint - Strawberry Alarm Clock
21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
Five To One - The Doors
Gloria - The Shadows of Knight
Bird Has Flown - Deep Purple
Gotta Get Back To You - Tommy James
Road Runner - The Zombies
Tallahassee Lassie - Freddie Cannon
Heart Broken Bopper - The Guess Who
Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana

Man Alestorm is pretty sweet great recommendation!

Kinda depends how heavy you want to go. I got a bunch of stuff.

Mirrorthrone - So Frail

Shade Empire - Ash Statues

Hecate Enthroned - The Spell of the Winter Forest

Urilia - Core of the Black Sun

Did you check out the thrash bands I listed? All of these bands have generally clean vocals and have a heaviness factor similar to that of Metallica.

Wargasm, Atrophy, Vendetta, Heathen, Exodus, Artillery, Mortal Sin, Laaz Rockit, Testament, Cyclone, Razor, Sacred Reich, Overkill, Xentrix, Annihilator, Paradox, Forced Entry, Grinder, Hirax, Meliah Rage, Angel Dust, Iron Angel.

I can post videos of good tracks from all of these bands if you'd like, but I didnt want to make a mile-long post.

I have to disagree here. First off, I dont really consider most death metal to be that "heavy". Thrash has a broad "heaviness" range (compare something like Xentrix to Demolition Hammer). To me, a lot of thrash bands are actually "heavier" than death metal bands. The traditional wall of sound method is just not that heavy when it comes down to it since you cannot take advantage of sweeped mids and palm muting as much due to the style of playing required. Also, I'm not a fan of the unclean vocals = heavier notion. I'd say that a lot of thrash riot vocals are more aggressive than traditional death growls. Just my 2 cents :D

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