Chiptune (or power metal, as it was mentiond earlier) is like the guy who plays Skyrim as part of a balanced life, and gets laid all the time. Black metal or dungeon synth is like the guy who knows Daggerfall like the back of his hand and lives in his own neckbeard.
'dungeon synth' obv. the entire basis of that genre term being coined is that people listened to certain albums while playing CRPGs. one of the albums considered essential/canon dungeon synth is the official D&D soundtrack for fucks sake.
black metal used to be a lot nerdier. it has a bit of hip cachet these days, going back to forgot-their-name (p4k-acclaimd black metal band with Deep Philosophical Ideas who held wine drinking events in brooklyn to discuss black metal ideology or w/e). it's because the sketchy politics that the bm scene has always been associated with lend it an air of edgy transgression and room for that sort of posturing.
but yeah no question about it, dungeon synth is as nerdy as it gets
>>51609994 >>51609899 You're too far gone. That's incredibly geeky. You're actually rationalizing by defending the possibility that someone could lead a balanced life with those things, even claiming that someone could listen to that stuff and "get laid all the time". But please, continue, because this is funny.
>>51609899 My friend went to college with someone who only listened to video game music. Not chiptunes. Not the Skyrim OST. The fucking Gameboy version of theme songs he liked. Even when superior versions existed of the songs. I refused this person could even exist. Then I saw his picture. To add to the image, he had his walkman on, over his ears, in the middle of a party.
Dungeon synth sounds pretty fucking geeky, but this unnamed motherfucker has my vote if we're electing representatives.
>>51610111 What you're saying is ridiculous. You're so pained by the thought that listening to video game music is geeky that you're defending the possibility that it could be part of a healthy lifestyle, and that the people who do it could get "laid all the time". It's possible they could, but the fact that they prefer videogame music indicates some level of absorption into video games and video game culture, which is geeky.
>>51610190 >What you're saying is ridiculous. You're so pained by the thought that listening to video game music is geeky that you're defending the possibility that it could be part of a healthy lifestyle, and that the people who do it could get "laid all the time". I fucking hate videogame music. I was jst making the case that black metal is more neckbearded. This has nothing to do with defending myself, I certainly agree that listening to videogame OSTs makes one a bit of a nerd, but I just think it's more true for black metal and dungeon synth.
There are plenty of 'gamer bros' that listen to vidya music. Those numbers are a lot lower for people who listen to dungeon synth and black metal. It's almowst all devoted, greasy, completely untrendy basement congregations.
>>51610185 Skyrim's pretty fucking geeky. If you like orchestral music, why wouldn't you seek orchestral music not associated with a video game? Because you're really into that video game, that's why (or at least that will be the assumption of anyone who knows what you're listening to). And that's geeky.
>>51610244 Yes, agreed, just not as much as black metal.
As I said, videogame osts and power metal are very much like skyrim. That is' they are kind of geeky, but on the whole, generally pretty entry level geekdom, 'casual' if you will. bm and dungeon synth on the other hand are like daggerfall. Something for the pissed off veteran neckbeards who keep their virginity with pride.
>>51610081 doesn't matter. tr00 kvlt black metal has that hip cachet now too -- ESPECIALLY that stuff, acutally. 'hipsters' know what les légions noires is and you're kidding yourself if you think otherwise. those formerly ultra-obscure releases are going for gazillions on the collector market when back in the day the real basement infidels didnt give a shit about first edition vinyl, they were happy with cd reissues.
sub-underground metal is like the last frontier for the kind of people who are also making shitty detroit techno influenced noise/p.e. because internet
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, the most famous noise rock band ever and basically the Beatles for hipsters, wants to do a black metal project. So pretty soon hipsters will have completely taken the genre of black metal.
As it stands none of the geeks I grew up with listen to black metal. The only person who does is a punk rock guy with spiky hair and a studded jacket who makes money by making crust punk clothes with his girlfriend for bands like Discharge.
>>51610524 >Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, the most famous noise rock band ever and basically the Beatles for hipsters, wants to do a black metal project. So pretty soon hipsters will have completely taken the genre of black metal. He has since quit that band and said "Black metal is music for geeks and pussies of the lowest order."
>>51610524 you're missing the subtext of that quote. thurston moore unironically and seriously loves black metal. he collects that shit and has likely spent a lot of money in the process. this is well-documented.
he enjoys that it's made by "pussies of the lowest order." the basement alienator aspect. it's part of the charm when you're looking at it from the outsider's perspective of a serious and total record freak like t. moore.
>>51612730 You honestly haven't heard about it? http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/05/14/varg-vikernes-is-making-a-table-top-rpg/ >>51610253 I plan on trying it out. I was talking to an anon in an a2b2 irc chatroom during one of those jenny death shitstorms about running one over skype. Flan, or Ambrose from Canada, if you're reading this, It's Matibi and I'm still interested in GM'ing once it comes out.
>>51612995 >Call of Duty and Minecraft comp videos all day >Implying that's true nerddom
As was earlier mentioned, geeks don't play that sort of casual game. Geeks are properly obsessed to the point of complete social ostracision. Geeks know Daggerfall and Morrowind like the back of their hand. (Although even they are pretty casual when compared to 'true' geek stuff)
Lots of black metal fans are geeky at their heart but turn into drugs and general misbehavior in their later teens. At least this is my experience, the kids who used to play Cyberpunk 2020 and D&D started to wear Burzum patches and do all kinds of petty crimes and self harm that you'd expect a young bm fan to do.
Overall geeks seem to love all kinds of music with a fantasy theme, be it power metal, video game soundtracks or whatever.
>>51613091 eh, it's self aware enough i guess power metal honestly strikes me as kind of an alpha genre, in terms of its (underlying (not the dragons)) themes of heroism, self-empowerment n shit, look at Lost Horizon, although some of its fans prove otherwise, and on a surface level its still about dragons
What about prog metal, jazz metal or avantgarde metal? It may not be as fantasy oriented as black or power meal, but nothing's geekier than geek music that tries to take itself seriously and falling straight down on it's fucking face.
If I heard anybody listening to this they're probably the geekiest people I'd meet.
>>51613152 Except for the commercial teencore bands,(Strato, dragonforce.etc) power metal really isn't that much about 'self empowerment.' It's more just about fun fantasy shit. Running Wild always just wrote awesome tracks about pirates, and Blind Guardian's album Nighfall in Middle Earth is just about Lord of the Rings. Power metal really is one of the most sincere fun oriented genres out there... (Except for the aforementioned teencore bands)
>>51613162 nah idk, Sigh is just fun seriously though, anyone deeply into more left field non-mainstream music is probably one of the geekiest people you'd ever meet, lets not kid ourselves so maybe Onkyo?
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