Why is this a thing?
Our buddy from MLR, Ganondox, put together a Top 25 list for his favorites of 2013. Here’s that list.
25. JoshSaysStuff - Not a Second Late
24. L-Train - Who I Am (Dr Dycer cover)
23. Mesogears - Second in Command
22. Pinkie Guy - Crystal Hearts
21. dbPony - Wonderbolt
No, it wasn’t, I bumped it up a few spots because I was cutting out repeat artists. :P
Time and time again this fandom’s music has disappointed me with it’s lack of ambition. Other than a few exceptions, most artists seem to sit in the safe realm of squeaky clean, fruity-loops produced house tracks with nothing to connect them to the show but a popular sample,…
WTF Makeout Spots was great!
I haven’t listened to the actual album yet, but I loved the preview for Makeup Spots, loved it more than the singles as good as they were. I guess I just don’t care about horrible drumming.
Just as a note for the future, “Folkish” is Indie Folk (Mumford and Sons, Monsters and Men ect.), the proper term for “Light Rock” is “Soft Rock”, but I don’t quite think that’s the best description here. Maybe New Wave, but that doesn’t quite sound right either. Also, I’m not sure if chill is enough of a genre.
In my opinion these are the top 25 most innovative rock bands, or artists, defined in terms of their influence. It’s rather biased towards my musical taste and ignorance, but frack you.
1. Velvet Underground
2. Beach Boys
3. Black Sabbath
4. The Beatles
5. David Bowie
7. Iggy Pop and the Stooges
8. The Who
9. Jimi Hendrix
10. Les Paul
11. King Crimson
13. Sex Pistols
15. Chuck Berry
16. Sonic Youth
17. Nine Inch Nails
18. My Bloody Valentine
19. The Melvins
21. The Cure
22. Judas Priest
23. The Ramones
24. Dick Dale
Since there are STILL people who believe Ask Princess Molestia never features actual rape or molestation, I decided to compile list of every single rape/molestation joke in the blog. Obviously, trigger warning for rape, molestation, stalking, sexaul assault and abusive relationships below the break - for pretty much every strip tbh. Also list is long as shit, so beware that too.
Molestia will be called M cuz I’m sick of typing this stupid name.
Single entry consists of strip number and direct link, description, comments and shitlist:
- Link - bolded link means that rape etc. are shown, rather than alluded to;
struck outlink means that strip doesn’t include rape joke but is notable enough for whatever reason to include it on this list
- Description simply abridges plot of the strip for reference
- Comments: I could not survive reading this thing without using sarcasm as coping mechanism, so my comments go in italics, in brackets
- Shitlist: bolded are sensitive topics strip makes fun of:
stalking includes stalking and voyeurism, sexual harassment stands for verbal abuse, sexual assault for physical abuse, rape threats is also kinda obvious, rape is any kind of non-consensual intercourse (includes penetration with foreign objects), abusive relationship is pretty self-explanatory - only instances that have any of other shitlist items (e.g. abusive realtionship+rape) are listed here, but there’s shitton other - really like half of strips depicting Twi/Molestia relationship would qualify; UNSOA stands for “Unspecified Nonconsensual Surprise Oral Act” which for some reason is favorite of JJ (every instance of UNSOA is also rape), "punishment" stands for times when Molestia rapes/threatens to rape people as ‘punishment’ which is pretty horrid misappropriation of BDSM terms.
Note: why you folks keep saying there is no rape in APM at all if I was able to make categories of what kinds of rape appear most commonly?
I’m bad at obituaries, so I’m just going to skip everything about how it’s sad to see her go and my condolences to all involved since it would probably get long, wordy and a bit awkward since I didn’t know her personally.
Instead, I’ll skip right to my point:
My first thought when I heard of her…
This isn’t about which one is better, I personally prefer metal but like both, but it’s to speak strictly about the objective differences between the two. Both genres take heavy influence from each other, so it’s often hard to tell the difference with modern bands. So I made this list which I tried to make as complete as possible, laying out the differences so it’s quite clear.
- Both are heavily distorted, but metal is heavier (bassier), while punk is harsher (treblier).
- I wouldn’t say one is more or less melodic than the other, both can be very melodic or unmelodic in their own way, but the melodies in punk tend to be simple while the melodies in metal are complex, making the texture of metal closer to classical music while the texture in punk is closer to pop music.
- Metal is usually in a minor key (Aeolian mode), while punk is often in a major key (Ionian mode).
- Generally metal is more complex than punk, but there are some exceptions.
- The drumming in punk is usually based around the D-beat, which alternates between two sounds, while the typical metal beat is more of a steady, unsyncopated beat. However, metal drumming actually tends to be more complex and dynamic, with large drumsets with many different drums used for emphasis and heavy use of the double bass pedal, while punk drumming tends to be a fairly constant beat for dancing or moshing.
- Punk is usually very fast, faster than metal, but with the rise of speed metal this is less distinctive.
- In metal the bass usually mirrors the guitar part, both playing the same melody, while in punk the guitar usually acts as a rhythmic instrument while the bass line carries a simple melody.
- Despite the bassier guitars in metal, the bass in punk is turned up louder and considered more important.
- Punk usually uses nasal clean vocals or harsh shouts, while metal usually uses operatic clean vocals or harsh growls.
- Metal usually has guitar solos, whereas punk usually doesn’t.
- Punk tends to have short songs, while metal songs are long.
- Lyrically they often both take the Hard Rock themes of transgression and partying, as well as more extreme themes like nihilism, but it’s not specific to either one.
- Traditionally punk has political lyrics, while metal has fantasy inspired lyrics, but it’s changed over time and both can have lyrics about pretty much anything.
- Philosophically punk is almost always populist, while metal varies greatly.
- Both cultures seek for authenticity, but while punk stresses a DIY ethic, metal is usually more concerned with virtuosity.
- Metal has evolved into more musical subgenres, probably due to it’s greater complexity, but punk has it’s share as well, often taking influence from other genres of music and in turn influencing a range of non-punk genres.
Their fashion is pretty similar, jeans and leather jackets and whatnot, but the hairstyles are very different. Metalhead usually have long hair, while punks have short hair, often dyed and spiked or in a mohawk.
Nowadays people often think metal is more aggressive and angry, while punk is upbeat and poppy, but that’s actually just because Thrash Metal took all it’s anger and aggression from Hardcore Punk, and people forgot about punk’s anger and aggression because Pop Punk is what’s popular now, not Hardcore. As such I’ll compare a wide range of rock subgenres divided into pairs of related genres where one is punkier or more metallic than the other to give people are good feel of the difference and ranges of the two genres. The genres aren’t necessarily punk or metal subgenres, but they are influenced by such (and often both). In each pair I’ll list the punkier genre first, than the more metallic genre. Each song is meant to be a classic of the genre highlighting the similarities and differences, usually from the same time period for the pairs, but sometimes the examples might be tainted by the exception (for example, the song Scum seems to be practically Prog compared to the rest of the album Scum). Let’s get cracking!
Punk Rock vs Heavy Metal
Hardcore Punk vs Thrash Metal (and Crossover Thrash in the middle)
Grindcore vs Death Metal
Crust Punk vs Black Metal
Screamo vs Metalcore
Post-Hardcore vs Nu Metal
Melodic Hardcore vs Melodic Death Metal
New Wave vs Glam Metal
Pop Punk vs Hard Rock
Skate Punk vs Power Metal
Math Rock vs Progressive Metal
Mathcore vs Djent
Grunge vs Alternative Metal
Noise Rock vs Sluge Metal
Deathrock vs Gothic Metal
Folk Punk vs Folk Metal
TL;DR: Both punk and metal is shit music. Punk is crap made by slobs who are too lazy to learn how to play their guitars, and metal is crap made by snobs who won’t do anything except jack off their guitars. Both are losers.
Many people think that Silent Night is a new brony musician, but while he is up and coming, he is actually one of the original brony metal musicians, where he worked under the name Nightcolt. The reason for this confusion is because he went into a a year long hiatus and was…
ahh, remnants of my past. Also, it’s Scarlet Soundtrack, not Scarlet Symmetry haha
Mod here, noting that I have fixed it. Thanks for noting that.