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Metal Styles Charted Against Listener Reaction
4/1/2011 3:25:13 PM by Frank




Every now and then, some of my non-metal friends ask me what I'm listening to. Here's an ascending chart of how the music style influenced the listeners' reactions. It's fairly predictable, but Glam wins out as the friendliest where Black and Death tie for the most displeasing reactions. Let it be your Maximum Metal guide to attracting or repulsing your visitors.

Typical Bands Played
· Glam - Poison
· Hard Rock - AC\DC
· Progressive - Rush
· NWOBHM - Iron Maiden
· Power - Helloween
· Nu - Korn
· Industrial - Ministry
· Doom - Black Sabbath
· Gothic - Therion
· NWOAHM - Killswitch Engage
· Thrash - Overkill
· Metalcore - Hatebreed
· Black - Emperor
· Death - Cannibal Corpse




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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
· In Flames· Into Eternity
· Leng Tch'e· Nightwish
· Karaboudjan· Misery Index
· Rebellion· Narziß
· Anthrax· Norma Jean
· Skullview· Godsmack
· Rawhead Rexx· Mortician
· Widowmaker· Sickspeed
· Abigor· Powergod
· Carnal Forge· Vyndykator
· Evolution· Saint
· Biomechanical· Chainsnap
· Rage· Steel Preacher
· Guardians Of Time· Wicked Sensation
· Project: Failing Flesh· Body Count
· Fear Factory· Volbeat
· Node· UFO
· Leash Law· Deep Purple
· Graveland· Van Helsing’s Curse
· U.D.O.· Joe Stump
· Fabrizio Bonanno· Mob Rules
· Chapter VIII· Goatsnake
· Rhapsody of Fire· Psychotron
· Final Dawn· Wintersun
· Dark Age· Aina
· Theocracy· Valume Nob
· Necrodemon· The Last Act
· Blind Guardian· Seventh One
· Jackyl· Angra
· Cryme· Creed
· Azrael's Bane· Kinetic
· Kings X· Lost Soul
· Veni Domine· Maze Of Torment
· Seige of Hate· Hellfire
· Mechanical Poet· Cemetary
· Marduk· Alex Skolnick Trio
· Novembers Doom· God Fear None
· Fire Alley· Slumber
· Green Carnation· Hatesphere
· Ivory Knight· Biss
· Blind Stare· Astarte
· Agents Of Man· Sothis
· Graveworm· Ektomorf
· Dark Funeral· Unshine
· Dynamic Lights· Secrets She Kept
· Monolithe· Horna
· Supagroup· Alice Cooper
· Nightvision· Thor
· Wetwork· Holy Blood
· Edenbridge· The Scourger
· Loits· Evergrey
· Running Wild· Vinterriket
· Thrones· Mistress
· Gojira· Avulsed
· Asrai· Sinocence
· Zero Down· Beecher
· End of Level Boss· Enforsaken
· Mental Care Foundation· Witchery
· Southern Black Sand· Lair Of The Minotaur
· Nightmare· Cryptopsy
· The Ocean· Manngard
· The Smashup· Bal-Sagoth
· Non-Human Level· Royal Hunt
· Gorgoroth· Time Requiem
· Woodtemple· Setherial
· Myon· Amputated
· Cult of Daath· Sathanas
· Winger· Lecherous Nocturne
· Steve Cone· Handful of Hate
· Phazm· Skullflower
· Melechesh· Onslaught
· Cruachan· Blood of the Black Owl
· Nagelfar· White Wizzard
· Warner Drive· Blut Aus Nord
· Malevolent Creation· Kruger
· The Wonderfools· Shining Star
· 40 Below Summer· Pop Evil
· Straight Line Stitch· Equilibrium
· The Lamp of Thoth· Bullet For My Valentine
· Celestia· Mar De Grises
· Kiuas· Something Beautiful