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New website asks Is This Band Metal?

Posted by on February 9, 2015

In the wake of the Grammys , there’s a lot of discussion about what is or isn’t metal. Tenacious D, funny as hell, and they like metal, but they’re not, even if they have a song called “The Metal.” Slayer? Of course they are. What about a band like Ghost B.C.? Wouldn’t it be great if there were a website to tell you? That’s the goal of new website Is This Band Metal? An offshoot of the popular website Isthisbandemo, it’s a fun way to kill some time.

Of course, emo is a very limited genre with a 20 year (or so) life span, and metal has not only double the amount of years, but a staggering amount of subgenres. So this new site, which Metal Insider is a sponsor of, is multi genre-encompassing, and pretty light-hearted at the same time (try typing “Nickelback” in, for example). Of course, some metal purists and rock apologists might be pissed, but it’ll inspire debate, and isn’t that what it’s about in the first place? You can also follow them on Twitter.

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  • Blue Cheer. The first real metal band. Make it happen.

  • Dir En Grey is not metal?!?!
    I would have to vehemently disagree.

  • Brad

    Suicide Silence is metal. Whitechapel is metal. Chelsea Grin is not metal? They aren’t exactly consistent but with a few tweaks to the system this could be pretty awesome and it’s fun as is

  • Brad

    OK come on it says that Death Angel, The Contortionist, Dark Tranquillity, Dying Fetus, Dir En Grey, The Faceless, Heaven Shall Burn, Kataklysm, Living Sacrifice, RATM, Monuments, Municipal Waste, Rise to Remain, Strapping Young Lad, Structures, Suffocation, Tesseract, Tool, Toxic Holocaust, Trivium, Volumes, and Zao aren’t metal bands. But Suicide Silence, Upon a Burning Body, Underoath, and others are.

  • Ganondox

    It might not be elitist biased, but this is even more inconsistent than Metal Archives. Seems like multiple people were working on this, someone went out of the way to tackle the bands most likely to be falsely accused of being non-metal like Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold and even some arguable stuff like Asking Alexandria, but forgot to clean up some other stuff which someone else set erroneously to non-metal. Like how are SYL, Trivium, and Dying Fetus all not metal while Asking Alexandria is?

  • Dayum dude this PCP is wwkw(3;

    According to the site,Asking Alexandria,Bring Me The Horizon,Bullet For My Valentine,Avenged Sevenfold,Korn,The Devil Wears Prada,In This Moment and Evanescence ( yet the European Evanescence,Lacuna Coil are listed as not Metal lol) are Metal bands…that says it all…I’m out.

  • Dayum dude this PCP is wwkw(3;

    According to the site,Asking Alexandria,Bring Me The Horizon,Bullet For My Valentine,Avenged Sevenfold,Korn,The Devil Wears Prada,In This Moment and Evanescence ( yet the European Evanescence/In This Moment,Lacuna Coil are listed as not Metal lol) are Metal bands…that says it all…I’m out.

  • Dayum dude this PCP is wwkw(3

    Oh and Suicide Silence is Metal too according to them.

  • Dayum dude this PCP is wwkw(3

    They have We Came as Romans,Underoath (they said “they got heavier with time”,I really hope they’re trolling),Miss May I,Upon a Burning Body,Periphery, and Born of Osiris as Metal too…sheesh..I’m done.