Rock/Metal music discussion

This thread is to discuss Jazz Rock/Metal music! Whether it be artists, songs, the acoustic properties of the song, or even which headphone you find to fit the genre!

Remember: Keep it within the realm of Rock/Metal music!

The following genres are allowed on this thread

  • Rock
  • Alternative Rock
  • Christian Rock
  • Punk-Rock
  • Rap-Rock
  • Pop-Rock
  • Metal/Heavy Metal
  • Nu Metal
  • Alternative Metal
  • White Metal (AKA: Christian Metal)
  • Alternative Metal
  • Alternative Rock/Metal
  • Alternative

And any other subgenre of rock or metal (besides Classic Rock)!

A full list of allowed genres is listed on the Wiki page embedded below

So, let’s rock out :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:, and talk about rock/metal music!


For those who have heard, what do y’all think of Korn’s new album “Requiem”? I personally don’t think it’s their best work, but it’s so refined and smooth its hard to stop listening, I think it’s a great album myself!

Love the idea for this thread as metal/rock are my favorite genres! I’m older, so 80’s metal was my thing. Slayer, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and Megadeth were staples for me. Speed/thrash is my main subgenre within metal, and i’m desperate for modern bands that have an older school thrash style like 80s Slayer, Metallica, etc. I can only listen to Reign in Blood and Master of Puppets so many times!!!


I’ve been listening to it for the last hour, it’s very solid overall. They’ve been a very steady and reliable band for me for years. I’ve always at minimum enjoyed their albums, if not loved them. I just wish they’d pump the gas a bit and up their tempo.

Check out Havok. They have growly vocals, but the thrash riffs are insane.


Amon Amarth (Viking Death Metal) released a new single today. It’s slower than some of their previous stuff, but it has a nice melodic chug to it.

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I think there is already a metal thread.

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New Voivod album - excellent stuff


I’ve loved The Rolling Stones, but could barely stand to listen to them on the home hifi. The car yes, hifi no.

Holly cow their library has largely been remixed and remasters and published as DSF and Flac. Apparently a lot of content was lost during the original mixing process given the technology of the day.

SACD’s & FLAC in my library:

  • High Tides and Green Grass
  • More Hot Rocks (2000 Light Years from Home is stunning and finally makes sense)
  • Goats Head Soup Deluxe Edition (AMAZING and the live concert from the same year, terrific, also the live version of Angie is terrific. Mick says “a sad song” in French at the end)
  • Tattoo You Deluxe Edition (Like Goats Head Soup, great concert from same year as album)
  • Get yer Ya ya’s out (best live recording of Midnight Rambler)
  • The old “Out of our Heads” and “Aftermath” was like I’ve never heard them before

If you’ve blown off the Stones for hifi, try again the remixes are amazing.


I used to be in the record business in the 1970’s, and was also a concert photographer, so I’ve got a long history with rock! I first saw Metallica as the 2nd band out of 3 on a ‘Metal Monday’ at the Old Waldorf nightclub in San Francisco, when Dave Mustaine was still with the band. I’d never heard music quite like that before, and YEAH…
I got all kinds of concert snapshots from back then, like this one of Phil Lynott…


I remember clearly the first time almost 30 years ago I listened to Master of Puppets. It literally blew me away and created in that single moment a love for that type of music that keeps me still interested in my forties.


Seconded! This album is excellent!


No shit, they ARE insane!

I have Susvara headphones and Burson Condustor 3X Reference. Black dragon and silver dragon balanced cables. It’s the best sounding headphones overall imho but when I want to rock out I grab my old Fostex TH900’s. Approx 10 years old. Have changed pads last couple years. These are older ones with cable built in so cant change cables. I had Black dragon cable put on it. If there is a better headphone for rock/metal I haven’t heard it. The bass is powerful. Highs forward but not annoying. Mids aren’t as accurate as Sus of course but they are balanced and the whole package is killer for rock/metal. Will play loud and they slam. I love powerful bass and none of the articulate high end cabs have bass like good old closed Fostex. Of course soundstage is limited with Fostex. I love lots 80’s and 90’s stuff. Sevendust, Alice in Chains, old classic rock like Van Halen and Rush, Metallica, Anthrax, Metal church. Old Savatage kicks ass too.

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Tonight’s classic listening


Looks more like hell. But I guess that’s why they call it “South Of Heaven”!

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Is that the album name or the artist name?

Megadeth? Artist name. Most famous album is probably Countdown to Extinction (1992). They, along with Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax invented Speed Metal / Thrash Metal in the 1980s.

South of Heaven is by Slayer. Slayer’s most influential album was Reign in Blood (1986).

Dave Mustaine is the singer and guitarist of Megadeth, and widely considered to be extremely skilled.