What new sound/genre is next for metal?

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  1. Sdrizis89

    Sdrizis89 SS.org Regular

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    Lately I've found myself sort of bored with new music. Occasionally I'll stumble upon something fresh that I love (ex: Caligula's Horse) but haven't really seen anything completely new to metal that hasn't been explored before. We've had nu-metal, metalcore, deathcore, djent, instrumental bands becoming more popular (polyphia, chon, etc) and many other sub-genres in between...what's next? What new unexplored direction do you see metal going in? Tough question to answer because if we knew the answer we'd be pioneering a new genre already lol. Curious to hear everyone's thoughts on where you feel metal is going in terms of style/new sub-genre. Where are the genre defining bands like meshuggah and periphery were for djent?
     
  2. Tom Sklenar

    Tom Sklenar Well-Known Member

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    I´m afraid, metal is in a blind valley. Many current bands sound and play similar. I think, there´s a problem, that majority of contemporary musicians is inspired only by modern music, modern bands, which is at the end of development branch. They want to play like bands they know and music or genre development isn´t in their minds. People should find inspiration in some older stuff and try to find brand new directions in music.
     
  3. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    We've had these discussions before and usually the opinions break down into a few camps, with the loudest camp being the "metal is dead camp." Another camp is the "it goes in cycles" camp, pointing out that djent is the reincarnation of a previous genre, and what came before was a reincarnation of a different previous genre, so that stoner/sludge will be the next big thing.

    Me, I like all sorts of metal, and my favourite bands are usually unpopular at the times I like them most. I do think that metal is going to become more and more a niche market, but will still play a role as an influence on other genres. As that occurs, subgenres will mean less and less, and individual influential bands will become more and more segregated. But that's just my guess.
     
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    tedtan SS.org Regular

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    Bro-country metal!
     
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    tedtan SS.org Regular

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    Just kidding (I hope).
     
  6. Tom Sklenar

    Tom Sklenar Well-Known Member

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    :-D
     
  7. Blytheryn

    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    Nickelback?
     
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    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Yeah, I mean, Nickelback pretty much sums that up, IMO.
     
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    tedtan SS.org Regular

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    I haven't heard them in a long time, but I wouldn't be surprised.
     
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    schwiz Lefty

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    In all seriousness, this is coming.
     
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    Ebony Blastology

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    What's next for metal? Hopefully, more great, inventive composers that spit in the face of ridicule, conformity, mediocrity and trends. What sub-genre, or just genre for that matter, they operate in is of less importance to me.
     
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    Adam Of Angels The GAS Man

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    Hopefully a return of strong melodies/songs, and not just note salad.
     
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    I hope proggier sludge/doom like Serial Hawk, Pallbearer and Dreadnought is the next big thing. Pallbearer is killing it with their last couple of records. That or I hope country metal takes off. Imagine Brad Paisley chicken pickin with John 5- that would be insanity :D
     
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    I want to see more bands like deafheaven and oathbreaker tee bee aytch
     
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    it already did. Nickelback sold 50,000,000+ albums doing it

    I remember thinking Sikth was great but 10+ years of bands ripping them off has, for the first time in my life, retroactively ruined something for me
     
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    I was listening to How May I Help You? the other day and damn does it still rip, Sikth was pretty cool as metal-core + mr. bungle
     
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    I call it the Ibanez+Fractal+SD+Mansoor effect.

    I'd like to see more metal with ethnic influences...imagine a prog metal band with rhythms like Ill Nino had. Myrath used to do that but these days they are less progressive than before, it seems.
     
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    I'm surprised a fusion with electronic music hasn't blown up yet, House/Nu Metal or something along those lines.
     
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    12 foot ninja is the only prog band besides mahavishnu orchestrs or mute the saint where they use ethnic sounds/rhythms. At least, those are the only ones I can remember off the top of my head.
     
  20. Unleash The Fury

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    I dont know whats next for metal but whenever it is will be a fad and soon enough thrown in the hamper. Then 10 years later someone will say remember when "this" was big just 10 years ago?

    Or i could be wrong. It could have major staying power. (What do you guys think of prog/djent, does it have staying power or is it dying/dead?)
     

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