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mdmdmd
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:14 pm
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Location: Seattle, WA
PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:44 am 
 

As a longtime metalhead I feel like I can guess the genre of any metal band just by looking at their logo... so I created a little game to do exactly that.

It uses bands info from metal-archives.com and you can play it here: https://guess.cosciug.com/

Thanks for checking it out!
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Zerberus
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Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:29 pm
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Location: Denmark
PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:43 am 
 

Fun game! I sent it to a few of my friends too.
Would love it if it had scores, like 'longest streak of correct guesses' or 'X of Y correct answers'. Also if I didn't have to update the page for every answer.

It also seems like the randomization isn't 100% as I got Fantomas twice within a few minutes.
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mdmdmd
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:37 pm 
 

Thank you Zerberus! Good point regarding adding a 'score'

Zerberus wrote:
It also seems like the randomization isn't 100% as I got Fantomas twice within a few minutes.

It's unlikely to get the same band many times (there are 500 bands in the game), but it happens

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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 2:31 am 
 

mdmdmd wrote:
Thank you Zerberus! Good point regarding adding a 'score'

Zerberus wrote:
It also seems like the randomization isn't 100% as I got Fantomas twice within a few minutes.

It's unlikely to get the same band many times (there are 500 bands in the game), but it happens


I'm curious, have you added those 500 bands manually, or?
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mdmdmd
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:05 pm 
 

I've gathered bands data (name, genre, logo, country..) from the site programmatically, so it could be used for the game

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mdmdmd
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:58 pm 
 

Reviewed by loudwire https://loudwire.com/metal-band-logo-subgenre-game/
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jimbies
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Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:52 pm
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Location: Ontario, Canada
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:16 pm 
 

Ha! Neat.

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asphaalanx
Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:04 am
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:27 pm 
 

I did have the same band appear twice over a few minutes. And at least one of the images wouldn't load.

This is quite neat, a good little challenge.

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Oxenkiller
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Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:42 am
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:49 pm 
 

This is pretty fun! It's pretty easy if you know the band, especially if it's a relatively famous band, e.g. Destruction, Dimmu Borgir, etc.

Otherwise, sometimes you can easily tell by the logo: Unreadable w/upside down crosses, or in some variation of gothic font= probably black metal; unreadable but with dripping gore= probably death metal; a three-word phrase such as Scald the Pretender, As Autumn Menstrates, or Inherit the Placenta= probably some kind of deathcore; etc.

But a lot of the more obscure bands I wasn't familiar with, or had barely heard of if at all, I couldn't tell, or I didn't know whether to classify them as "Symphonic power metal" vs. "Progressive power metal" vs. "Gothic Metal" etc.

And how would you classify Dethklok? (who popped up:) "Cartoon metal?" "Fictitious metal?" (I picked "melodic death metal" and it scored it as correct, but come on- that's not even an actual band.)

I'm addicted to it though. Fun game.

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mdmdmd
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Joined: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:14 pm
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Location: Seattle, WA
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:24 pm 
 

asphaalanx wrote:
And at least one of the images wouldn't load.

Good catch! Hopefully I fixed it now


Oxenkiller wrote:
And how would you classify Dethklok? (who popped up:) "Cartoon metal?" "Fictitious metal?" (I picked "melodic death metal" and it scored it as correct, but come on- that's not even an actual band.)

All genres in the game are the same as on metal-archives :)
https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Dethklok/106461

Thanks for checking it out!
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Ill-Starred Son
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Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:10 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:44 am 
 

I did something like 20 rounds and got about 15 or so right, though I lost count cause I wasn't paying attention lol, and I already knew who Pentagram, Sacred Reich and Neo Obliv...were so those I obviously guessed correctly.

There really is something to the style bands use for their logos.

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yungstirjoey666
Metal newbie

Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:47 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:11 am 
 

Jagged, spiky fonts: thrash, sometimes heavy

Cursive: power, symphonic, gothic

Old gothic: folk, black

Squiggly: death, black

Sans serif: progressive

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SculptedCold
Metalhead

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:26 am
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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:34 am 
 

Wow, good work! That's a fun little ditty.

It's pretty revealing too, really. I couldn't get an answer wrong. Admittedly I knew probably 90% of the bands before I quit, but when i'd never heard of/seen the logo before, it was still instinctively easy to guess the correct answer.
It's a testament to how rigidly established and sometimes even dogmatic almost every aspect of a heavy metal band can be. I mean, I love it though.

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mdmdmd
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:25 pm 
 

yungstirjoey666 wrote:
Jagged, spiky fonts: thrash, sometimes heavy

Cursive: power, symphonic, gothic

Old gothic: folk, black

Squiggly: death, black

Sans serif: progressive

I like this manual! I'd add:
Pentagram or inverted cross: black, sometimes death
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Oxenkiller
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:40 pm 
 

I got The Obsessed wrong, even though I'm really familiar with the band- I even own a couple of their CD's, have seen them live, etc. But I didn't know whether to call them "Traditional Heavy Metal" or "Doom Metal." A case can be made for either of those terms, and I wouldn't argue it either way.

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jugchord07
Metalhead

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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:16 am 
 

Really cool idea man! I will have fun with this indeed. Cheers!
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