Isis’s Metal Post.

Well, just like the title says. I feel like writing something a little silly today, to break from the seriousness. So, it’s metal time!

To give a little background, I’m a newer entity to this system,  and the only one in it who likes metal of any kind. That’s right, old metal, new metal, black metal, reggae metal, death metal, etc. Sure, Air is into some metal, but not to the extent that I am. Probably because she can’t do the vocals for shit, and I can (Classical vocal training, it’s a hard thing to break). I’ve spent many a day driving with B(Air’s boyfriend), blaring Five Finger Death Punch or Slipknot, with he and I scaring the shit out of the people in other cars because they see some small chick head-banging and death growling. It’s quite a show. Of course, he’s introduced me to a lot of awesome metal, because Air has all of two metal bands on her Ipod. So everyone else has they’re favorite bands, but I get short-changed in that end. I have Slipknot and FFDP, which are current favorites of mine, but not anything else. They have all they’re Emilie Autumn and Evenescence, but that really isn’t my cup of brutal tea, really. So, I am taking the opportunity to talk about some of my favorites, and hope that those who read this will give me the names of some other good metal bands. Air is going to make us each an Ipod playlist, and mine would be a little scarce without some fattening up on the music that I like. So anyway, on to the posting!

Band 1: Slipknot.

Why I like them: They’re just awesome. I like Corey’s voice, and his metal vocals are superb. For me, I’m jealous I didn’t come around two years ago when Air saw them live. Lucky bitch. Anyway. I just really dig their sound and lyrics. I have a hard time deciding my favorite song by them, though. And I know, people hate on them, but fuck you guys. If someone likes them or not, it’s whatever. I consider them metal, and if you don’t, that’s your deal. Some awesome songs,

“Snuff”-So break yourself against my stones
And spit your pity in my soul
You never needed any help
You sold me out to save yourself

And I won?t listen to your shame
You ran away, you?re all the same
Angels lie to keep control
Ooh, my love was punished long ago
If you still care don?t ever let me know
If you still care don?t ever let me know

It’s a slower song, but it’s pretty awesome. I love fucked up songs about love. 😉

“Pulse of the Maggots”-I won’t, be the inconsequential
I won’t, be the wasted potential
I can make it, as severe as I can
Until you realize
You’ll never take a stand
It isn’t, just a one-sided version
We’ve dealt, with a manic subversion
And I won’t, let the truth be perverted
And I won’t leave another victim deserted

-Oh, so many memories with this one. I love the lyrics. I need to have another metal day with B(My partner is into rap. It’s kind of weird…) This is the one we blow out our vocal cords on. No joke. It’s kind of my theme song.

“Vermillion Pt 1”-Hard to say what caught my attention
Fixed And crazy, Aphid Attraction
Carve my name in my face, to recognize
Such a pheromone cult to terrorize

I won’t let this build up inside of me

This song could definitely be my description. I don’t know why, but this song calls to me. Something about it. Plus, it’s fucking twisted.

Band 2: Five Finger Death Punch.

Why I like them: Well, the lead singer is from UFC. He does MMA, and he makes fun of Evenescence. Which is hilarious. They’re lyrics are really good, and I like his voice a lot, both metal and standard singing. This band is actually going to Mayhemfest this year! I am going, no doubt about it. 😀 I might pit, if it wasn’t for the fact that I’m in a small chick’s body. *Sigh*

“Salvation”-I won’t bow to something that I’ve never seen
I can’t believe in something that doesn’t believe in me
I’m not blood of your blood, I’m no son of your god
I’ve no faith in your fate
Still I find salvation

Oh, where do I begin? Well, aside from sending a big FUCK YOU to fanatical religious folk (Note I said fanatical, regular religious folk are quite nice) I like everything about this song. They singing, the death growling, the music. It’s just a good song.

“My Own Hell” -Twisting and turning unable to sleep
My thoughts speak louder the more I resist

Inside I’m a danger to myself
Inside I’m a prisoner of my own hell

When you listen to this song, it sounds vaguely familiar. Then you realize something. He is totally ripping on Evenescence. It sounds like “Going Under”. If you think it’s a coincidence, compare the lyrics. Oddly similar. Plus, in the song “Hate Me (Succubus)” The lyrics go “I don’t want to be your tourniquet
For minor lacerations
don’t wanna be your Romeo
Because you’re no Goddamn Juliet”

Yeah, well, Look at that. I don’t know what the deal is with the song writer and Amy Lee, but obviously, they had some shit going on. Most people wouldn’t notice that, because it’s not really obvious, but it’s there. I wonder if Amy Lee’s heard this shit… I love it when bands write songs to bash other bands. It’s hilarious.

Other bands: These bands are some that I know a few songs, but haven’t gotten any misc from yet.



Fear Factory

Lamb of God

An a bunch whose names escape me at the moment. I know B has a lot of metal, and I know he’s sharing it eventually. If anyone has good bands, let me know. I really want to find new stuff to listen to!




  1. Victoria Said:

    If you haven’t heard Helloween, do so.
    I’m not big on metal, but I’ve heard a lot about them and I thought a metalhead would want to talk a listen.

    • ACIE Said:

      Sweet! That sounds like a plan

  2. Sean Said:

    Ironmaiden is awesome. You’ve probably heard them though. They’re one of the few metal bands I like.

    • ACIE Said:

      Yeah! I know them. I like them, I just have yet to download them

  3. G.Zuss Said:

    Depends on what sort of metal you’re talking. If you’re into the really heavy shit then I would recommend:

    Behemoth, Behexen, Gojira, Gorgoroth, Leviathan, Meshuggah, Rammstein

    There’s also Baroness, who aren’t nearly as heavy, but they’re still pretty good. Burzum is a staple of the underground metal scene, but he sounds more industrial than anything.

    Again, that’s the truly heavy shit – most of what I suggested is black/death metal – but if you like it, give it a whirl.

    • ACIE Said:

      😀 I do like black/death metal the most. <.< I am the only one who can do the vocals. B has a lot of metal, but we couldn't steal any because he has a zune and we have a mac. Not fun. I will check those out. I've heard of Behemoth, Rammstein, and Gojira. I just need to download them.


  4. maddles Said:

    oooh definitely black dahlia murder, cradle of filth, insect warfare, soilent green, old man gloom, dimmu borgir, boris, salome IS AMAZINGGGG, agoraphobic nosebleed, all shall perish, job for a cowboy…the list goes on and on haha 🙂

    • ACIE Said:

      You just made my night! 😀 Thanks so much! And I should check out that Isis one :3 Sounds awesome!


  5. maddles Said:

    and ACTUALLY, funny story here, there is an AMAZING doom metal band named Isis 🙂 you should check them out!

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