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I Love Heavy Metal Music

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    Being A Black Man Who Loves Heavy Metal Music

    Ever since my father turned me onto Metallica as a young kid in the 90's i've been an avid metalhead ever since i'm addicted to metal to the point where i even sometimes go out of my way to resemble my heavy metal heroes! But alas, it's pretty different when you're a black male...
    AriannaThompson AriannaThompson 22-25 9 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 3 Responses May 31

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    I love death metal and some black metal.

    That death core crap can die off anytime now though.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Not Who You'd Expect

    It's funny. The reaction I get from people when I tell them I love heavy metal music. It kind of reveals how stereotypical people can be. I should know. Being a 15 year old, African-American/Irish/Puerto Rican/ every other ethnicity my family could think of, Baptist raised and...
    Shayisboss Shayisboss 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2013

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    I love bands like....

    black veil brides, pierce the veil, suicide silence, asking Alexandria, escape the fate, avenged sevenfold and bring me the horizon! SCREAMO AND HEAVY METAL FOR LIFE!
    BodiesOfTheUnknown BodiesOfTheUnknown 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Judas Priest Is My Drug Of Choice

    Seriously. I'll never get enough Priest. Rob Halford's voice is heavenly. Tipton and Downing are guitar soul mates. I'll jam out to them until the day I die.
    Eclectician Eclectician 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    My top Dead by April songs 1) Replace you 2)

    Incomparable 3) Unhateble 4) Within my heart 5) Peace of mind 6) My savior 7) Empathy 8) Losing you I love all these songs equally
    azanun azanun 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20

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    Can't live without it on a **** day it still

    brings a smile to my face . Roll on July sabbath in Hyde park , and 2 days at sonisphere can't wait
    Smigger1970 Smigger1970 41-45, M 4 Responses Jun 13

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    I Grew Up In The 80'S

    I grew up listening to Iron Maiden, Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax; all that wonderful heavy metal music from when metal was born. It has influenced me a lot and these last years I have been fortunate enough to play in a band that plays music inspired by that era. I feel lucky!
    FriendlyFantasy FriendlyFantasy 41-45, M 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    I hate the western Metal community.

    Apparently I'm not "real" enough if I don't dress the part 24/7.
    Klahleesi Klahleesi 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I can't listen to anything else

    but it , maybe some other but I wouldn't imagine myself not , you can tell me how much it sounds like screaming or it's scary but to me , it helps me when I block out the things I don't want to hear , it gets my mind off the negative
    turntechbiology turntechbiology 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    System of a down- toxicity http://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=dUa5yJNaLBs yeahhhhh!!!!! Head banning my face off to this all the time XD
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I will always feel and I will always care I

    wish she was my enemy but I'm still waiting here For her to hold my hand, for her to steal my breath For her to pick up the pieces of promises never kept - Love In Slow Motion Lyrics |
    robhawkness robhawkness 26-30, M Nov 24

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    this music... it literally just saves my life.

    It fixes me every time, I'm so thankful to these amazing musicians that just speak for me when I can't
    kittykittyoxc kittykittyoxc 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Metallica- enter sandman http://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=CD-E-LDc384 XD 👍👍👍👍👍😍😍
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F Aug 4

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    these are the screams,

    these are the screams of an outcast nation.💚 -Sworn In.💋
    ahoyitsbailey ahoyitsbailey 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I really like metalcore like action to

    onslaught at the moment.
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Nov 3

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    http://youtu.be/0Cu8gPoJW9w here's a band I

    discovered today I love the song
    oneperson93 oneperson93 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    By how i look you could never tell

    that im a huge metalhead. But i loveeee it
    megsupermaherio megsupermaherio 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Love Metal

    I've always loved Metal, since i was a little boy, i would hear my dad's vynil disks, stuff like AC/DC or Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd and stuff like that. Later on....my dad brought home a tape a friend of him gave him to offer me, it was Sepultura in the times of Max...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    How many of you listen to Metal

    and look calm.. but inside your head your visualizing this awesome live concert with fire shots all around? #always.
    DarkPrincess10 DarkPrincess10 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    parkway drive, of mice

    and men, black veil brides, suicide silence, asking Alexandria, etc
    jacindapalma jacindapalma 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Probably why I can't get along with people lol.

    I'm a metal nerd and everyone listens to rap and pop nowadays
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Danibugg262 Danibugg262 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    SaintMaj SaintMaj 36-40, M Sep 18

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    I get stereotyped a lot but.

    . Even though I'm a country boy and lissen to country music.. I always lissen to my death metal :D
    Ison56 Ison56 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 12

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    How I Became A Metalhead

    A long time ago, I helped my mother with her cleaning business. I was in 8th grade when I started to help her out. I'd help her during my summer vacation. For people who have never done it, cleaning is back breaking work. Since I was in 8th grade and never worked before, I would...
    kreese90 kreese90 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    Yep, but I like most,

    female fronted metal.
    SweetKimber5 SweetKimber5 46-50, T 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I love heavy metal music.

    My two most favorite bands are Halestorm and Avenged Sevenfold. Anybody else like these bands.
    exhibiter1000 exhibiter1000 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    sempiternalFlood sempiternalFlood 13-15, F Sep 22

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    Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil,

    Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice & Men etc are not "Heavy metal" music, lol. They are more like post-hardcore. HEAVY metal bands are; Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Metallica, System of a Down, Godsmack, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Slayer, Slipknot & Trivium... Stupid...
    UsedToBeMyHero UsedToBeMyHero 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Oct 8

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    Caliban, dragon force,

    machine head, Metallica, slipknot, stone sour, opeth, nightwish, inflames, rise against, soilwork, megadeath, korn, black sabbath, amorphis,
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F Nov 2

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    Metallica- enter sandman http://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=CD-E-LDc384 XD 👍👍👍👍👍😍😍
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I love old Metallica!

    ! This is just one of my favorites.
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 1

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    From hard rock to death metal - you can find it

    all in Metal Hammar, the heavy metal bible. The most rocking magazine in the world.
    80sRockLover 80sRockLover 22-25, F Oct 9

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    Dance as though no one is watching.

    mosh as though hell is on earth. scream until your lungs collapse. rock as if nothing else matters.
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    My Love For Metal.

    In my teens I began to listen to mainstream heavy metal and rock music like Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Korn, Metallica. My love for Metal has progressed and I listen to death metal now mostly. Bands I listen to now are Cannibal Corpse, Rotting Christ, Nile, Misery Index, Carcass...
    Phoenixxx84 Phoenixxx84 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    My friend and I are starting a metal band,

    I am writing lyrics and developing guitar parts that include arpeggios and perhaps some weird scales, however i am more focused on guitar and writing song structures that are fun to play, but make sense, my friend is on drums and we both listen to metal like slayer, megadeth...
    AlejandroMontero AlejandroMontero 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Slipknot- before I go XD http://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=v_09wFxoaeQ
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    Everyday, all day, nonstop.

    Just metal. Lol can't live without it!
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F Oct 4

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    I sometimes get irritated

    when guys look at me with shock faces when they find out I listen to Heavy metal rock. I mean come on!!! Who listens to heavy metal rock??? WE have to talk!!! >.<
    RisingDemonchick RisingDemonchick 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    MySoldierMyLove MySoldierMyLove 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    SaintMaj SaintMaj 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    SaintMaj SaintMaj 36-40, M Jul 6, 2012

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    And I was fed up with everyone's bullshit

    yesterday. I was tired, irritated and pissed for most of the day. I didn't put up with anyone. I was looking for the heaviest music I could find that made me feel better. I recalled my friend telling me about Cannibal Corpse. I tried them out once and it just wasn't for me...
    Inadine Inadine 16-17, F Sep 3

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    Gothic metal is my favorite,

    metalcore would probably be second, then just straight heavy metal. Hehe.
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 19

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    I grew up during the biggest wave of heavy metal music in the 80s and early 90s. Back when MTV's Headbangers Ball was still on the air. While I'm not completely sure which heavy...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    Music is an emotional escape for me. Black Veil Brides has really helped me and so has Three Days Grace. I'm only 12 and my friends don't like this music. My parents are completely...
    chelsealol1 chelsealol1 13-15, F Dec 9

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    Lol I just got into Heavy Metal really recently and I've found several bands that I like (BABYMETAL, Crossfaith, and Enter The Shikari) Yeah so not a lot but if anyone has any...
    Affxtion Affxtion 13-15, M a week ago

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    Soilwork - Vesta
    chaffinch chaffinch 26-30, F Dec 2

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