I love the pump because when the pump arrives it's better than cumming. And because I really like working out a lot, it's like I'm cumming all day.
Any Strength is made perfect in weakness
2 Cor 12:9
Lots of metal, punk and hardcore. Archenemy, Raised Fist, Ratm, Hatebreed, Bad Religion, Cog, Dropkick Murphys, 36 Crazyfists, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Slipknot, etc, etc.
There's usually a dozen threads relating to music in the gym on bb forums.
Being a newcomer to this site,
I'm actually not into a specific type of genre. If I'm in a focused mood when training, I'll listen to music along the lines of Tiesto. While some days I'll throw on some Korn and disturbed to get me amped. Even some rap works.
Cardio it's usually either hip hop with a fast tempo, or metal. Nothing else. Need that beat to keep me going.
^^ Yeh I listen to all sorts of stuff from Motzart to Metal. But I am yet to get a lot of the gore and death metal, especially the death grunt vocals. Most of the time it isn't musical and is atonal. Atonality has its place in music but can't be the basis of it as it is by definition a defiance of the parameters of music. I don't mind some Slayer and Fear Factory but that is about it in terms of the grunts.
the point of death metal IS atonality and dissonance. the vocals are more about rhythm than melody. I HATE slayer (except for the reign in blood album) haha not a big fan of fear factory. Theres a lot of gore/brutal death/grind etc that is just noise... but its an accquired taste. I can remember when i thought the same thing about the vocals hehe and now i love them!!
IMO death metal is all about chaos. You ever listened to some of Gyorgi ligeti's microtonal stuff? i liken it to that. When i was doin music at tafe one of my lecturers described it as the microtones being lions and Ligeti being the lion tamer. He would let them go free and then just rip them right back into alighnment. I think its similar with death metal, its abotu the controled chaos.
^^ Gyorgi Ligeti's stuff is interesting but ultimately annoying. I get what you are saying but I haven't heard any atonal stuff that works as a style. Chaos in music can be interesting and challenging but it does have to be reined in to create the correct juxtaposition so that the chaos has a place rather than being the design. This is similar to the hell concept: to occupy a reality that is hell means that hell no longer has meaning without heaven and vice versa. So death metal can't be a style without normal music which as a style is a deliberate move against what we are meant to appreciate in music. As a result I haven't been able to get into most styles of metal that don't have the juxtaposition; since why I like Fear Factory or Slayer.
does it have to fit into the general criterion of 'normal music.' That is much of what i like about death metal and the more 'extreme' genres. The fact that it is so far detached from the norms. Even in the music i write, time signature changes ever couple bars, over use of diminished scales/tonalities and chromatics. I try to change the riff somehow every time its played because (IMO) i see the riffs getting boring. I love the complete saturation of the senses (some might consider it to be white noise LOL). Having said that im not into heavy music for the fact of it being heavy.. i HATE bands liek slipknot and disturbed and such (they make me angry) But yeah, about it being try hardy, every genre of music is try hardy in some respect.
But yeah its definately an accquired taste, and if you like it youll really like it, but if you dont... then youll probably hate it with all your might haha