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plagueofangels
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:26 pm 
 

Interested to hear what slang others describe songs they like. Doesn't have to be metal songs or in english, whatever goes.

Here in the UK, we use the word "tune" for a song we hear and like. For instance:

Friend: "Hey check out this song"
You, confidently: "Tune". Emphasis on the u part, especially if you really like it. You can extend this area indefinitely, for instance: "Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuune". Make sure you say this lowly though, not a high pitch, you will look silly.

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:04 pm 
 

In North America, over the last several years (mostly for popular music) it's been:

This song 'slaps' or 'fucks hard'. For years people have referred to their favourites as "their jams".
Also a huge surge of people referring to songs they like as "bops" in the last 2-3 years.

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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:32 pm 
 

I thought "lit" is what people have been saying for the past couple of years now? Maybe it's already gone, I don't know.

"Check out [X band's] new song, it's lit!" That kind of thing.

10-15 years ago (for mostly black metal) it was "kvlt" or some variation.

"This song is kvlt as fuuuuuu-"
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severzhavnost
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:23 pm 
 

jimbies wrote:
In North America, over the last several years (mostly for popular music) it's been:

This song 'slaps' or 'fucks hard'. For years people have referred to their favourites as "their jams".
Also a huge surge of people referring to songs they like as "bops" in the last 2-3 years.


Lol really? Other people say “slaps”? I stumbled on that when meaning to type “this song slays”, and had no idea “slap” was also an acceptable term.
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lordcatfish
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:05 am 
 

Have to say it's been a while since I heard the use of the term 'tune' in the context of the OP. It does take me back to my childhood though.

I've noticed the word 'banger' being used in recent years. Can't say I'm fond of the term at all, not sure why though.

I am partial to the use of the word 'belter' or 'cracker'.
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Methuen
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:07 am 
 

Call me an early-onset crusty, but I just talk about great / good / amazing / etc. Dull I know :lol:

Agreed with two of the above - 'tune' and 'banger' get thrown about a lot in the UK, usually pronounced in as East Essex a manner possible. Bonus points if they add a 'bruv' or 'brev' to go with.

When I was shorter, 'sick' was used a lot - came from the skater kids I suppose, and got used by everyone.

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I am partial to the use of the word 'belter' or 'cracker'.


Belter is always a way to describe a Saxon / Tygers / early Maiden song to me - something beer soaked and raucous :)
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Unorthodox
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:34 pm 
 

That song is fire. <------ why am I the first one to bring this one up?
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Earthcubed
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:42 pm 
 

fire, belter, banging/bangin', banger, blinder, lit, muy lit, these are a few. I mostly listen to nonmetal these days and it's sort of entertaining to me to see "lit" and "belter" mentioned here. I have never thought of my favorite metal songs as "lit as fuck"
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:34 am 
 

it's a banger, it's a bop, it's fire, it's lit, it's a tune, it goes, it fucks...

these are the ones i use myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:46 am 
 

Sparks (also sparx) as in "sparks a fat doobster". Wails/wailler. Faps/fapper (I've literally heard this). Crushes/crusher. One particular guy I knew referred to good metal songs as "TB" (tight butthole, not tuberculosis). Wesley Willis would refer to a good rock show as a Jam Session that may or may not whip the llama's ass.
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CoconutBackwards
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:31 am 
 

lordcatfish wrote:
Have to say it's been a while since I heard the use of the term 'tune' in the context of the OP. It does take me back to my childhood though.

I've noticed the word 'banger' being used in recent years. Can't say I'm fond of the term at all, not sure why though.

I am partial to the use of the word 'belter' or 'cracker'.


I am also not fond of hearing everyone on the planet refer to the song they like as a "banger".
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:19 am 
 

Guess I'm officially out of touch, as I've never heard of half the terms listed here :old:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:33 pm 
 

"This [song/band/album] gets my dick hard"
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Methuen
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:50 am 
 

CoconutBackwards wrote:
lordcatfish wrote:
Have to say it's been a while since I heard the use of the term 'tune' in the context of the OP. It does take me back to my childhood though.

I've noticed the word 'banger' being used in recent years. Can't say I'm fond of the term at all, not sure why though.

I am partial to the use of the word 'belter' or 'cracker'.


I am also not fond of hearing everyone on the planet refer to the song they like as a "banger".


The phrase 'x dropped a (adjective) banger' really makes me laugh - it sounds like someone had a satisfying bowel movement.
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Turner
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:20 pm 
 

The "big alternative" radio station in Australia (Triple J) has been using "dropped a banger" for must be 10 years now. It started out as some fresh new cool thing one of their art school stoner chick DJs heard somewhere (probably while interning at a graphic design company on a working holiday in London), and they all got in on it: "so, like, Tame Impala just tooooootally dropped, like, a banger guys... can't wait to see them at, like, Falls!" Of course this was obnoxious, even before the bunged-on accents. So naturally everyone started giving them shit for it... but they doubled down and just started saying it ironically. Eventually I think it got back to the point where they're saying it unironically again now.

I personally don't think I ever got much past "well that fucken rocks", because hey, if it aint broke...

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Methuen
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:13 am 
 

Turner wrote:
The "big alternative" radio station in Australia (Triple J) has been using "dropped a banger" for must be 10 years now. It started out as some fresh new cool thing one of their art school stoner chick DJs heard somewhere (probably while interning at a graphic design company on a working holiday in London), and they all got in on it: "so, like, Tame Impala just tooooootally dropped, like, a banger guys... can't wait to see them at, like, Falls!" Of course this was obnoxious, even before the bunged-on accents. So naturally everyone started giving them shit for it... but they doubled down and just started saying it ironically. Eventually I think it got back to the point where they're saying it unironically again now.

I personally don't think I ever got much past "well that fucken rocks", because hey, if it aint broke...


Good to see that it's infected Australia too :lol:

We're not alone !

On the same topic, one of the reviewers described a new Enslaved song as a 'banger' in the latest Zero Tolerance. I'll have to think seriously about the future of my subscription :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:08 am 
 

I've been using "banger" for 20+ years. Perfect description of any high energy, mid-tempo song out there.
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Metal_On_The_Ascendant
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:20 pm 
 

THIS SONG IS LITERALLY THE BEST SHIT EVER!!!!

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Unorthodox
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:24 pm 
 

Along with the sexual slang-

"I'm cumming out of my ears"
"Total eargasm"
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:21 pm 
 

I use "banger" mostly. "Slaps" can go die in a hole.
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