Is Thrash The New "Dad Rock"?

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  1. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Let me tell you a story about Noodles, Nolly and I throwing down a bunch of thrash stuff that Misha couldn't play at a gathering sometime...

    Metal is funny that way. Djent is somewhat difficult for me because I have the wrong muscle memory for picking. Same goes for thrash - "Pull the Plug" isn't exactly *easy*, and unless you play it all the time, it will never be. (Once it is, learn "Flattening of Emotions". NO ONE thinks that's easy, ever.)
     
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    This reminds me of an old anecdote for a famous studio bassist (maybe Pino Palladino? Whatever...). Anyway, he was hired to play bass for a rap artist, which was basically the same bass line the entire song repeated over and over. He played it once, then the other musicians said something like “Sounds great, now you’re gonna record that and loop it, right?” His response was, “No, I’ll play it like that the entire song.” In other words, for him, keeping a steady beat and being that precise was nothing.

    Same thing with a buddy of mine when he started guitar. He learned tons of Korn, and consequently couldn’t play much of anything requiring steady beats - he was too used to the frenetic style of that band. As with anything, there are different styles of proficiency. My wife is a classically trained violinist. I’m almost entirely self-taught musically. I’ve tried to play with her. She can do almost nothing without a sheet of music, and I can’t do anything with one. But we’re both great at playing music of different styles with different expectations!
     
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    makes me glad I spent most of high school learning Iced Earth and Megadeth songs instead of Electric Wizard and Sunn O)))
     
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    I hope it all becomes mom and dad rock because if it does all this rap crap and Billie Eilish and country hip hop etc will ust go away into the void if we're lucky. I'd love to hear metal everywhere I go again.
    - Eventually this stuff is all gonna get pushed to AM radio so people should start recording in mono and lo fi going forward.
     
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    NotDonVito ouch!

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    Honestly, at this point I don't care too much what people are listening to and what genre's are old and outdated. It seems to me like people's interest in rock music in general has drastically dwindled in the last decade, and less and less people are picking up guitar and other instruments and trying to learn stuff like this. Thrash, dad rock or not, I can appreciate people's interest in it because it's certainly better than the alternative of monotonous bullshit that the mainstream is listening to.
     
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    I don't know...I still find 80s thrash a lot more relevant than most of the metal coming out today.
     
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    Mmmmmmm... love me some Iced Earth. John is an incredibly underrated guitarist in my book.
     
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    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars

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    Did I read procreation...of thine wicked?:metal:




    ;>)/
     
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    You're all EEEville! :deathm:
     
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    BlackSG91 Loves Black Guitars

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    And there is nothing more evil than a black guitar!:dio:


    ;>)/
     
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    I am 24, and I love this dad rock then. And, I can theoretically be a dad, but, far from it.
     
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    Thrash lyrics are still relevant, even more relevant now:

     
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    Now you are talking me friend!!! Here's one of my favourite tunes by the same...why don't you think for yourself!:metal:




    ;>)/
     
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    Full Dad Mode:

    In this iron age of hypocrisy
    The war against the weak goes on continuously
    Can't you smell the bodies burning
    Taste of death in the air
    Not for a cause but just for greed

    Mad scientist experiment in torture and in pain
    Murdering the helpless who's this meant to gain

    Polluting creation the air the land and sea
    Making this world a hell of toxic misery
    For the benefit of man they interfere with nature's plan
    Can you tell me what is going on

    I look out my window and what do I see
    Junkies, gangs and rape and poverty
    Don't you see the signs things are out of hand
    Don't you think it's time we gotta stop

    This modern age so full of grief
    I've turned away from it's belief
    I watch society digress
    And it just looks like one big mess
    I can't believe the things I hear and see
    In this world there's no remorse
    Now's the time we must change our course
    Those of us who've seen the way
    Must stand and fight for a brighter day

     
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  17. Charlie Foxtrot 3rd

    Charlie Foxtrot 3rd Seven strings, Zero skill

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    When I was a teen I discovered thrash and knew right away that was me. PanterA being my favourite. I have kids of my own now so I guess Thrash is “dad rock” for me, but I’m stoked a couple of my kids love thrash just like I did at that age. It gives us something else to have in common. It’s cool one time I walked into my daughters room (she’s 16) and she’s singing along to Fucking Hostile, word for word with that look on her face, you know the face you make when you sing along to that song. Almost made me cry, but I manned up and we started a mosh pit. True story, we still laugh about it.
     
  18. eaeolian

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    Travel In Stygian is a benchmark piece for right hand work, for sure. A lot of his stuff is harder than it sounds because of the precision involved.
     
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    If I had kids, I'd want them to be just like yours. I'm proud of her and for you. This story brought a tear to my eye. Your daughter has a chance at life and probably will not suck. Congratulations!
     
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    My question is, when did every dad on Earth start listening to thrash only? The world could learn from unity on this scale.
     
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