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Author:  Daniel_2007_Pendulum [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:46 pm ]
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King_Hands wrote:
Eternal Tears of Sorrow. Weepy, cliche and somewhat redundant.


You know that:

1) You're talking about a gothic metal band (so the name fits perfectly).
2) Tears are not only associated with sorrow but also with other emotions (happiness z. B.), or even with normal physiological responses.

RIGHT?

Now, I can only think about Destroyer 666 as a bad name for now. 666 on a band name - now THAT'S a cliché!

Author:  Ravenlord266 [ Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:54 pm ]
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Well.. it DOES say 'Sorrow' too?

Author:  The Orange Man [ Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:13 am ]
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Quote:
if you think a band name consisting of an adjective followed by a noun is pretentious, then what kind of names do you like?


Ah, after reading my post back to myself I can see how it could be taken the wrong way. I didn't mean that an adjective/noun combo is pretentious. What I mean to say is that I hate taking a pretentious adjective, a real $50 word that only assholes try to slip into normal conversation, and pairing it up with a noun. Despondent Chants. Tenebrous Shadow. Iniquitous Deeds.

When you tell somebody that you're in a band called Iniquitous Deeds, what you're really saying is, "I have very little to offer to humanity or a conversation over five minutes long. I won't take offense if you kill yourself while I talk about my World of Warcraft fan fiction. Hey, do you like boogers?"

Author:  The_Beast_in_Black [ Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:41 am ]
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Ilwhyan wrote:
Braltika wrote:
"Manilla Road"

Never found this sounding very metal. Not that it is a must for a metal band, but still, it 'feels' unfitting.

The band wasn't the epitome of metal when it started, anyway. The name was, according to a later Shelton interview, something they came up with in early morning drunken stupour, supposed to mean the road of light or something to that effect.

A manilla is a kind of bracelet that was used as currency in West Africa in old times. The name always struck me as meaning "the road to Mali" or something exotic and adventurous like that.

Author:  Tempered_Steel [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:28 pm ]
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Attack! Attack! by far is probably one of the worst things i've ever even read. Oh and Genghis Tron a close second

Author:  the_raytownian [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:02 pm ]
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andersbang wrote:
I think Circle of Dead Children is an awesome name. I don't think "stupid brutal" when I hear it, I think "twisted as fuck". I mean, if they just wanted to be brutal, they could've gone with Splattered Babies or Pile of Dead Children or whatever, but dead kids arranged in a circle? For some weird ritual, or from a fucked up dream or something? That's creepy as fuck dude.


Total agreement on this.

Author:  the_raytownian [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:11 pm ]
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Einzige wrote:
Sticking strictly to metal, and not veering off into the deliberately poorly named -core bands, 'Eyehategod' has always irked me for some reason. It's one of those things that someone thought was much more clever than it actually ended up being. I don't find it offensive, not being religious; I just think that it's not nearly as smart as whoever named that band thought it was.


EHG is actually pretty "-core", you know... I mean, Sludge is pretty "-core" by definition.
And anyone who can't hear the parallels between Sludge and 90's Metalcore vocalists is in denial (especially in EHG's case).

Just sayin'.

More shit names:
I started a bedroom Noisecore project called "Cumfart" around '03 and recorded stuff on a microcassette.
Eventually, I switched to the infinitely classier name, "Rectal Necrosis"... None of the songs are about gore or porn or forced nihilism or misanthropy, despite the lame name, at least.

I actually kind of like that the name is misleading in that respect.

Author:  Nhor [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:16 pm ]
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the_raytownian wrote:
I mean, Sludge is pretty "-core" by definition.


Explain

Author:  Xlxlx [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:21 pm ]
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Nhor wrote:
the_raytownian wrote:
I mean, Sludge is pretty "-core" by definition.

Explain

Sludge has hardcore punk influences. Tons of them, in fact. Not something that's very difficult to understand, really.

Author:  Milo [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:14 pm ]
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lol @ Cumfart

Author:  Subrick [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:14 pm ]
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Make a Change...Kill Yourself. I stumbled across a review of this band on Sputnik Music and my immediate thought was "That name is incredibly stupid".

Author:  xThe__Wizard [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:44 pm ]
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Nhor wrote:
the_raytownian wrote:
I mean, Sludge is pretty "-core" by definition.


Explain


Where have you been? Melvins state Black Flag are a bigger influence then Black Sabbath and Eyehategod has a ton of hardcore punk iffs espeically with their faster riffs like in My Name is God (I Hate You).

Author:  ManicAeon [ Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:02 pm ]
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Tempered_Steel wrote:
Attack! Attack! by far is probably one of the worst things i've ever even read. Oh and Genghis Tron a close second

Agreed !

Still, I guess 99% of us can't come out with a good name. Writing down a name for a song is difficult, imagine how hard it is for the name of a band when you haven't even released more than just a bunch of demos. I'd say it's even more difficult than giving a baby or a pet its name.

I'll complain about Morten Veland's originality when naming his bands.. Tristania/Sirenia/Mortemia. And I hate all of those bands that have meaningless (and not creative at all) names ending with '-ia', examples: Krypteria, Tristitia, Cadaveria and so on. It's almost like a sign of some kind of bad 'dark' band (with of course a few exceptions).

Author:  ~Guest 253590 [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:12 am ]
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The_Beast_in_Black wrote:
I can't decide if it's the best or worst name ever...

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Bra ... 3540300674


I guess you could say that they had a brain fart coming up with that one. XD

Author:  Subrick [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:26 am ]
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Metalhead1995 wrote:
The_Beast_in_Black wrote:
I can't decide if it's the best or worst name ever...

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Bra ... 3540300674


I guess you could say that they had a brain fart coming up with that one. XD


BOOOOOO!

Author:  ~Guest 253590 [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:41 am ]
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Subrick wrote:
Metalhead1995 wrote:

I guess you could say that they had a brain fart coming up with that one. XD


BOOOOOO!


Thank you, thank you. You're far too kind. I'll be here all week. XP

Author:  metalistkrieg [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:05 am ]
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Bralalalala

His/her album got a good review on here. So I guess we shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but that name is dumb as fuck.

Author:  Nhor [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:04 am ]
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Xlxlx wrote:
Sludge has hardcore punk influences. Tons of them, in fact. Not something that's very difficult to understand, really.


Ok, but why you would imply I thought it was is beyond me.

Author:  Nhor [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:06 am ]
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xThe__Wizard wrote:
Where have you been? Melvins state Black Flag are a bigger influence then Black Sabbath and Eyehategod has a ton of hardcore punk iffs espeically with their faster riffs like in My Name is God (I Hate You).


Where did I say anything about any of those bands and their supposed influences?

Author:  vengefulgoat [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:07 am ]
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Daniel_2007_Pendulum wrote:
Now, I can only think about Destroyer 666 as a bad name for now. 666 on a band name - now THAT'S a cliché!

It's cliche and cheesy, but at the same time so fucking metal. Even better example is Gestapo 666, with an album titled not different than Black Gestapo Metal.

Author:  Xlxlx [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:30 am ]
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Nhor wrote:
Xlxlx wrote:
Sludge has hardcore punk influences. Tons of them, in fact. Not something that's very difficult to understand, really.

Ok, but why you would imply I thought it was is beyond me.

Because you bluntly asked for an explanation about something that's widely known, I guess.

Author:  Nhor [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:35 am ]
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Xlxlx wrote:
Because you bluntly asked for an explanation about something that's widely known, I guess.


That doesn't mean the concept was at all difficult to understand, it means it was unknown to I for reasons unknown to you.

Author:  Xlxlx [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:38 am ]
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Alright. Is it that important?

Author:  Folkemon_ [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:43 am ]
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Theres a power metal band called Custard, what were they thinking?

Author:  MalignantThrone [ Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:47 pm ]
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Nhor wrote:
Xlxlx wrote:
Because you bluntly asked for an explanation about something that's widely known, I guess.

That doesn't mean the concept was at all difficult to understand, it means it was unknown to I for reasons unknown to you.

That reason being that you automatically assume anything with "-core" influence is EVIL DEATHCORE AND METALCORE WHICH IS KILLING TRVE METAL!? :roll:

Author:  King_Hands [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:41 am ]
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Daniel_2007_Pendulum wrote:
King_Hands wrote:
Eternal Tears of Sorrow. Weepy, cliche and somewhat redundant.


You know that:

1) You're talking about a gothic metal band (so the name fits perfectly).
2) Tears are not only associated with sorrow but also with other emotions (happiness z. B.), or even with normal physiological responses.

RIGHT?

Now, I can only think about Destroyer 666 as a bad name for now. 666 on a band name - now THAT'S a cliché!

If they called themselves "Eternal Tears," how many people would really think they were referring to tears of happiness or normal physiological responses?

Author:  GravityLapse [ Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:49 am ]
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Haven't read every page, but I don't think it's been mentioned yet.. R.U. Dead? And this was before texting and everything.

Author:  zege [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:09 am ]
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I think the next are pretty stupid names.

An autumn for crippled children
dead
war 88
cliteater

Also the extremely satanic names are idiot.

Author:  HamburgerBoy [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:02 am ]
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I love the fact that Bluuurgh... has a demo called Vegetables of Doom. Imagine answering to an ordinary "Hey, watchya listening to?" with that playing.

Author:  Opus [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:04 am ]
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HamburgerBoy wrote:
I love the fact that Bluuurgh... has a demo called Vegetables of Doom. Imagine answering to an ordinary "Hey, watchya listening to?" with that playing.

I would answer just saying "blurg", rather than making a puking noise.

Author:  Nhor [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:33 am ]
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HamburgerBoy wrote:
I love the fact that Bluuurgh... has a demo called Vegetables of Doom. Imagine answering to an ordinary "Hey, watchya listening to?" with that playing.


Sounds like you and the 14 year-olds down at your local Hot Topic share the same modus-operandi when they're listening to Iwrestledabearonce and the Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza.

Author:  Xlxlx [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:34 am ]
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What in Dante's Inferno are you talking about, Nhor?

Author:  ketreeh [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:38 pm ]
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Holy Mary's Blowjob, Goatfago, Blaspherit, Lifelover,Kirkkopalovaroitus, Aaarrrggghhh!!!

Author:  Desperta_Ferro [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:39 pm ]
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Folkemon_ wrote:
Theres a power metal band called Custard, what were they thinking?


haha I know, right? Funny thing is, they are not bad.

Author:  ACM [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:29 pm ]
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It was mentioned but The Devil Wears Prada has to be the worst name I have ever heard for a metal band.

Author:  Subrick [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:37 pm ]
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They have exactly one metal release, so I wouldn't really consider them a metal band.

Author:  Nhor [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:57 pm ]
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Xlxlx wrote:
What in Dante's Inferno are you talking about, Nhor?


The similarity the two share between the "Haha guess what I listen to" in regards to silly band names.

Author:  HamburgerBoy [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:01 pm ]
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Nhor wrote:
Xlxlx wrote:
What in Dante's Inferno are you talking about, Nhor?


The similarity the two share between the "Haha guess what I listen to" in regards to silly band names.


FWIW I don't listen to Bluuurgh... at all. The point is that they would be a ridiculous band to discuss in regular conversation due to their name, in accordance with the general purpose of this thread.

Author:  The_Beast_in_Black [ Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:30 pm ]
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zege wrote:
An autumn for crippled children

I think it's actually pretty eerie and bleak, and it's quite unique.

zege wrote:
Also the extremely satanic names are idiot.

Welcome to metal, mate.

Author:  rbrnflms [ Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:29 am ]
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Dork
Metal Tears
Angel's Sperm
Fartgod
Leprosy Fart
Goat's Ass Trumpet
Ass Goblins
Clown Corpse
Innocent Flower
Diarrhea Vomit
Kunt Vomit
Grandma's Vomit
Lassie the Cat
Dog Snot
Maggot Ejaculation
Infected Shit
Diarrhetic Shark Shit

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