Big 4 Of Every Genre?

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  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited June 2010
    "emocore" as coined by Thrasher at the time.
  • citizenCEROcitizenCERO Road Warrior
    edited June 2010
    Fizzeler;3757295 said:
    Big 4 of Prog. Death Metal: Death, Atheist, Cynic, Opeth
    Atheist should go for another heavier/more technical band.
    They're too similar to Cynic [and inferior IMO] and the jazzy-tech death spot is taken.
    I think Decapitated or Brain Drill would fit the spot better.

    If we were to replace another, though, I'd drop Opeth for some blackened death like Behemoth.

    ...and then I realized I did all this just to realize it said "prog. death". /doesn't do anything right
  • DrewLee865DrewLee865 Rising Star
    edited June 2010
    citizenCERO;3757476 said:
    Atheist should go for another heavier/more technical band.
    They're too similar to Cynic [and inferior IMO] and the jazzy-tech death spot is taken.
    I think Decapitated or Brain Drill would fit the spot better.

    If we were to replace another, though, I'd drop Opeth for some blackened death like Behemoth.

    ...and then I realized I did all this just to realize it said "prog. death". /doesn't do anything right
    Atheist is the best band there.

    Big Four of Death Metal
    Death
    Pestilence
    Obituary
    Dismember
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited June 2010
    Big 4 of the 2nd wave of Black Metal:

    Mayhem
    Burzum
    Emperor
    Immortal
  • TheRollingBonesTheRollingBones Headliner
    edited June 2010
    citizenCERO;3757476 said:
    Atheist should go for another heavier/more technical band.
    Again, "Big 4" doesn't mean "Best 4", it means 4 most popular/influential.
  • AIright_ComputerAIright_Computer Opening Act
    edited June 2010
    hiimSMAP;3757309 said:
    Shoegaze:
    Slowdive
    Cocteau Twins
    My Bloody Valentine
    The Flaming Lips
    Dude, it's DEFINITELY just the big 3, and it's Ride, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive. Actually, it's more like the big 3 albums: Loveless, Nowhere, Souvlaki. You might slip Cocteau Twins in there too if you wanted to make it four, but that's really stretching it since I could think of a ton of bands I would put in at the same time as them (Lush and Spacemen 3 ring any bells?), while the other three are set in complete stone.

    Also, Flaming Lips? Shoegaze??? What the **** is Wayne Coyne giving you to smoke?
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited June 2010
    Dude, it's DEFINITELY just the big 3, and it's Ride, My Bloody Valentine, and Slowdive.
    This is unfair to Swervedriver and watnot.
  • AIright_ComputerAIright_Computer Opening Act
    edited June 2010
    Gowienczyk;3757576 said:
    This is unfair to Swervedriver and watnot.
    Hey man, if I had a dollar for every Souvlaki > Loveless > Nowhere comparison I see, I'd be rich. None of them ever have Mezcal Head, although I'd say it deserves a spot very high up on the "honorable mentions" list.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited June 2010
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited June 2010
    I see The Jesus and Mary Chain mentioned almost as much as My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, at any rate.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    yeah, though i can understand how they get left out since they belonged just as much to the post-punk scene as the shoegazers.
  • AIright_ComputerAIright_Computer Opening Act
    edited June 2010
    afterstasis;3757593 said:
    lush, jerks.
    If I had to choose a fourth, they'd be it, but the gods of shoegaze say otherwise.
    Gowienczyk;3757596 said:
    I see The Jesus and Mary Chain mentioned almost as much as My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, at any rate.
    I don't think they're really shoegaze, though. Psychocandy set the prototype for it, but it wasn't really it, and then they just went in a completely different direction after that. I guess you could make the same case for Spacemen 3, too.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    i've always viewed "psychocandy" as more of a noise-pop album, but the lines between those genres were much more vague in the good ol' dayz.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    i'm not saying i like blurry lines, but i really miss all the good television and girls in spandex and headbands.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited June 2010
    Coal Chamber and Papa Roach were hardly ever as relevant as other bands in the subculture.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    as an outsider looking in i never realized papa roach was that huge of a band... i would have definitely expected folks like slipknot and disturbed to be a lot bigger.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited June 2010
    as an outsider looking in i never realized papa roach was that huge of a band...
    They really weren't.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    Gowienczyk;3757633 said:
    Coal Chamber and Papa Roach were hardly ever as relevant as other bands in the subculture.
    Coal Chamber definitely were one of the first nu-metal bands and helped inspire others like Korn.

    There could probably be a better choice for Papa Roach, but many nu-metal fans see Papa Roach's Infest as one of the top 3 nu-metal albums of time. Linkin Park is a possiblity or maybe Slipknot.

    I'm thinking as realistically as possible, not what I would want as nu-metal's big 4. My nu-metal Big 4 would be:

    Mushroomhead
    Spineshank
    3rd Strike
    From Zero

    No one has probably even heard of those last two...
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    pretty much all of my nu-metal knowledge comes from a group of guys i used to play AD&D and other tabletop RPG's with, and they all worshiped korn, coal chamber, and the deftones.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    afterstasis;3757656 said:
    pretty much all of my nu-metal knowledge comes from a group of guys i used to play AD&D and other tabletop RPG's with, and they all worshiped korn, coal chamber, and the deftones.
    Deftones is great, but like all nu-metal groups, they changed their style with the times since nobody likes nu-metal anymore. Pretty much, all nu-metal groups took the post-grunge, hard rock, or alternative metal road.

    Except maybe Korn....
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited June 2010
    Big 4 of shred metal:

    Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, and Paul Gilbert.

    Although this list is impossible because I hate not seeing Jason Becker, Joe Stump, Jeff Loomis, Michael Romero on there but whatever...
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    Fei you mean Romeo right :p

    Besides he goes in

    Big 4 Power Metal Vocalists: Roy Khan, Michael Kiske, Russell Allen, Hansi Kursch
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited June 2010
    Fizzeler;3757691 said:
    Fei you mean Romeo right :p

    Besides he goes in

    Big 4 Power Metal Vocalists: Roy Khan, Michael Kiske, Michael Romeo, Hansi Kursch
    Yeah whatever, I have John Romero on the mind ;p
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited June 2010
    When has Michael Romeo vocalized?
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited June 2010
    Fizzeler;3757691 said:
    Fei you mean Romeo right :p

    Besides he goes in

    Big 4 Power Metal Vocalists: Roy Khan, Michael Kiske, Michael Romeo, Hansi Kursch
    Romeo is the guitarist man, i think you mean Allen
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    Gowienczyk;3757709 said:
    When has Michael Romeo vocalized?
    dang it got the names mixed up I meant Russell Allen :mad:
    a21schizoidman;3757711 said:
    Romeo is the guitarist man, i think you mean Allen
    yeah weird because I just listened to Symphony X should have gotten the name from the start :(
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited June 2010
    Speaking of Symphony X, they'd probably go on a big 4 of powerprog with Kamelot, Stratovarius and Angra or something to that effect.
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    Onslaught_fei;3757731 said:
    Speaking of Symphony X, they'd probably go on a big 4 of powerprog with Kamelot, Stratovarius and Angra or something to that effect.
    Sounds about right Kamelot definitely goes into a Power Prog. Big 4
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited June 2010
    killer_roach;3756827 said:
    Except for the fact that Pink Floyd is a psychedelic / space rock band with a couple of progressive albums :)

    That being said, a Big Four of Symphonic Prog: ELP, Yes, Genesis, and Camel.
    i see someone has finally taken note of my posts ;)
    killer_roach;3757239 said:
    Big Four of Rock In Opposition: Henry Cow, Samla Mammas Manna, Univers Zero, and Art Zoyd.
    since you already got this one down, i'll do this:

    Rock Progressivo Italiano: PFM, Area, Le Orme, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
  • FizzelerFizzeler Washed Up
    edited June 2010
    a21schizoidman;3757742 said:

    Rock Progressivo Italiano: PFM, Area, Le Orme, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
    Hmm now where did I see this before :p

    Oh yeah
    Fizzeler;3754554 said:
    Big 4 of Rock Progressivo Italiano: Le Orme, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Area and Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
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