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    Default Alignments of Heavy Metal

    A few months back, I created a post on the "Alignments of Classic Rock". The thread didn't accomplish as much as it could have, mostly due to people arguing about the definitions of "classic rock" or people <cough UrielAwakened cough> trolling about the inanity of the question. Please do not do these things.

    All right, now we can get down to business. What are the alignments of some of the heavy metal (encompassing hard rock, heavy metal, thrash/speed metal, hair metal, ect.) bands?

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    Lord you are a masochist. Unfortunately, I was never into Heavy Metal so I have no idea but it sounds like a fun diversion from the usual fanaticism on this forum, good luck. I will check back at intervals.
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    Any metal: None. They do not care about some D&D concept. Also, "metal" isn't a creature, so it can't have any moral or personal attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackPhoenix View Post
    Any metal: None. They do not care about some D&D concept. Also, "metal" isn't a creature, so it can't have any moral or personal attitude.
    Please read the previous thread. I've had this argument before.

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    Default Re: Alignments of Heavy Metal

    Since this hasn't gotten off the ground yet, I'll start us off with some Proto-Metal.

    Led Zeppelin is N (selfish).

    AC/DC is CN.

    Black Sabbath (Ozzy era) is CE, Dio era is CG.

    Alice Cooper is NE.

    Critiques or additions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_brazenburn View Post
    Please read the previous thread. I've had this argument before.
    Maybe because (as UrielAwakened apparently noted in the previous thread I'm not going to search for) the question *is* inane and nonsensical?

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    Default Re: Alignments of Heavy Metal

    X Japan fluctuates from Chaotic Evil (I'll Kill You) to Neutral Evil (Jealousy) to Lawful Evil (much of the Night series) to Neutral Evil (Kiss My Ass) depending on band composition.

    Yousei Teikoku is squarely Lawful Evil these days (Yui is the Immortal Queen). One might try to claim they were Chaotic Good in their early stage, but I argue that was just a facade. They're secretly DenKare, who pander as Chaotic Neutral and like to pretend being Chaotic Good because it amuses them.
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    Metal is one heck of a genre with a lot of variance. It will be interesting to see what people listen to. Most of my stuff is pretty progressive (and maybe not that heavy), so expect a lot of Chaotic over Lawful.

    Devin Townsend Project to me is very CN. Whereas Mastodon i see more of a CE flavor. TesseracT i could see as CG.

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    Default Re: Alignments of Heavy Metal

    Are you basing these alignments on the lyrics or the music?

    In any case:

    Five Finger Death Punch: NG

    Arch Enemy: LN

    Killswitch Engage: CG

    All That Remains: True Neutral, leaning towards Good.

    Lamb of God: NE

    Disturbed: CN

    Metallica: LG (I know I'm going to catch hell for this one)

    In This Moment: CN?

    Stitched Up Heart: LG

    Just my thoughts, mostly based on lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oramac View Post
    Are you basing these alignments on the lyrics or the music?
    In my case a little of both. Lyrics for Good-Evil axis, Music for the Law-Chaos axis.

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    I really thought this thread was going to be a reference to this strip:

    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0423.html

    Interesting concept, but I am not familiar enough with the music to say.
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    Default Re: Alignments of Heavy Metal

    Depends on perception. Is Alignment a subjective or objective thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by GooeyChewie View Post
    I really thought this thread was going to be a reference to this strip:

    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0423.html

    Interesting concept, but I am not familiar enough with the music to say.
    Oooh, yes please. Highly appropriate.
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    Default Re: Alignments of Heavy Metal

    Quote Originally Posted by JackPhoenix View Post
    Maybe because (as UrielAwakened apparently noted in the previous thread I'm not going to search for) the question *is* inane and nonsensical?
    The question is designed to be nonsensical. It was created as a mockery of "real" alignment debates, which are equally idiotic. The people who don't take this seriously are the ones who have fun with it.

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