A subgenre of metal music, considered by many to be the original extreme metal genre. It essentially began as a derivative of speed metal, played by bands like Motorhead and Overkill. Thrash metal took the high speed aspect of such bands, and added NWOBHM influenced melodies, and more progressive elements to the music.
Thrash metal's origins trace back to the early 1980's, and San Fransisco is considered the birthplace of most of the thrash greats. Thrash metal bands include Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Kreator, etc. It has proved to be very influential to almost every metal style that has come about since it's inception, and has experienced somewhat of a popularity revival in recent years.
Dude 1: *Slayer playing in the background* Man, Thrash metal fucking owns! what the hell happened to bands like this?
Dude 2: Uh, I'm going to go see Megadeth in 2 weeks..
Dude 1: ...You bastard!
Extremely overpriced brand of Graphic tee-shirts. Typically known as a status symbol among chad
s. If it's a graphic tee you're after, there are many FAR cheaper options that not only look better, but are less likely to cause others to associate you with douchebag status. It's recommended that you avoid Affliction if you have any self respect whatsoever.
Dude 1: Dude, that's a pretty rad shirt, is that Affliction?
Dude 2: Fuck that! only a moron would spend $100 on an Affliction t-shirt. This one was 15 bucks, and it looks better!
Dude 1: Really? goddamn, I feel like a moron for wasting my money now..
The most underrated RPG ever made. Released for the SNES back in the mid 1990's, it revolved around 4 kids that meet up with eachother throughout the course of the game to defeat an Alien (Gigyas) that plans to destroy the Universe in the future.
The game was known for it's off-beat humor (much of it being quirky Japanese portrayals of American culture), and ridiculously addictive gameplay, along with a great story. While it was very popular upon it's release in Japan, it didn't do so well in the US, despite massive promotion, since many people found the simple graphics a turn-off, and it was released later in the systems life, when the next generation of gaming consoles was beginning to break into the market (At the time, being Sega Saturn and Playstation).
The game later developed a massive cult following, as people who weren't exposed to it when it was new discovered just how great it is. A sequel, Mother 3, came out in Japan for GBA, but has seen no official US release.
- "Dude, I'm so tired"
- "Why's that?"
- "I was up all night playing Earthbound again..."
Since Earthbound is considered such a rare classic now, original cartridges of the game now go for small fortunes on Ebay!
A musical sub genre of death metal, which in turn is also a sub genre of metal as a whole. It started during the early 90's, and began to really take off by the mid 90's, when many pioneering bands of the style would release some of their best work. Many credit Carcass as the band that invented this style, and various bands from Sweden (In Flames, Dark Tranquility, At the Gates) would be credited as pioneers of the "Gothenberg sound", which came to be dominant in the genre later on.
Melodic death metal can best be described as a mixture of the melody/progression from NWOBHM
and thrash metal
bands, and the sheer brutality of traditional death metal
. Vocals are usually growled/shrieked, but clean vocals are used as well. Lots of guitar harmonies are used, along with aggressive riffs and drumming. There is even use of acoustic guitar as well. Sheer ass-kickery at it's finest!
In the early 2000's and more recent years, this style would greatly influence many American metalcore
bands. The style has continued to develop in Europe as well.
In Flames, Dark Tranquility, At the Gates, Arch Enemy, Kalmah - all great melodic death metal bands!
The best hot sauce ever invented. Seriously, it tastes good on everything, even if it's most popular use is in various types of Asian cuisine. The perfect blend of intense spice, and delicious flavor. Also known as "cock sauce" by fans.
Sriracha makes everything better
Something not so common
The Darwin awards - proof of the rarity of common sense
A very useful tool in a front-wheel drive car. Allows the driver to slide around/drift when pulled at high enough speeds, and to keep the car in place when doing a burnout.
Dude 1: Dude, you can't drift this shit, it's FWD..
Dude 2: Yeah, but I can still e-brake around this corner!