I'd love to find a site like SomaFM which focuses on heavy metal -- or even different rock genre in general. Something with hand-curated, sub-genre specific music streams, of a known quality. There are plenty of places to find lists of individual radio stations with online streams, or random Joe Schmo's shoutcast streams, but wading through all the dreck to finding anything worth listening to in that crowd is more time than I care to spend.
I like that when I'm in the mood for "something generally electronic and calming" I know I can pull up a particular Soma stream that sounds appealing and have it hit the spot; similar for Digitally Imported. Is there anything similar for loud music?
posted by jammer
on Sep 11, 2013 -
Thanks to a recent mefi comment, I have become aware of Stoner Metal and Sludge Metal, and I am intrigued. Listening to a few bands on youtube (Ufomammut, Horse Latitudes, Capricorns) it reminds me of the late 1970s/early 1980s when I was a teen listening to lots of early heavy metal (Black Sabbath, Saxon, Deep Purple, etc.) I've been out of touch with most of heavy metal for 20 years; what 21st century bands and/or albums should an old-school Sabbath fan listen to?
posted by fings
on Aug 15, 2013 -
Heavy metal hair band music. What made it popular? What was it -- musically -- about Def Leppard, Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt, Warrant, Cinderella, etc. that made it hyper attractive and super popular for its time? What were you listening for
, exactly? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Jun 10, 2011 -
I've been learning to play metal guitar for the last couple months, and my guitar teacher asked me to bring some tabs with (preferably relatively easy) lead parts in A minor pentatonic scale. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by vorfeed
on Dec 16, 2010 -
My 8 year old is a Metalhead. Help me find him some good (and age appropriate) songs. [more inside]
posted by jeremias
on Mar 1, 2010 -
Super vague and obscure comicy question: Help me remember this steampunk/gothic/noir graphic-novel type story from the 1980's. [more inside]
posted by washburn
on Oct 4, 2009 -
Hopefully this won't be too obscure...
There was a pretty popular Japanese rock band that had a song which was basically a rocked out heavy metal version of Dies Irae from Verdi's requiem. I think the CD is from the early 90's or so. What's the name of the band?
(and no, it's not from the Battle Royale soundtrack. That was a purely orchestral version)
posted by edjusted
on Apr 18, 2008 -
I just discovered Sabbatum
, an album of Black Sabbath covers-- in latin. I've been an Apocalyptica
fan for years as well. Anyone know of other albums of metal songs covered in an unusual fashion? [more inside]
posted by gwint
on Aug 17, 2004 -