Nickelback is now a metal band?

  • 93 results
  • 1
  • 2
Avatar image for guitargod
GuitarGod

134

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

this actually sounds decent, they pull it off in this one

Avatar image for deactivated-5ba16609964d9
deactivated-5ba16609964d9

3361

Forum Posts

28

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 20

Still sounds like garbage to me. Not the band Garbage they're okay but like actual garbage

Avatar image for bigsocrates
bigsocrates

3862

Forum Posts

93

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

FLAGGED FOR TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO LISTEN TO NICKELBACK!

If it were up to me you'd be banned for this!

Avatar image for oceaneve
OceanEve

402

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I don't mean to disparage your taste or anything like that (I like alot of bands and things people hate) but. Ew. ?

Avatar image for relenus
Relenus

229

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

Is this ska?

Avatar image for zevvion
Zevvion

5965

Forum Posts

1240

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 6

User Lists: 2

I dig it.

It's too bad it's so normal to hate on people's music tastes. Never got why people did that. Well, I do know the actual answer, but I'll be moderated if I say it out loud.

Avatar image for shagge
ShaggE

9556

Forum Posts

15

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#7 ShaggE  Online

I guess I don't hate that, for what it is. Unfortunately, it doesn't address the major issue with Nickelback (Chad Kroeger sounding like Chad Kroeger), but it beats the shit out of Photograph.

Of course, I'm a lot more forgiving of Nickelback than most. They're a bad band, but there's SOOOO much worse out there.

(also, you just opened yourself up to several long rants by our resident metalheads as to why this song isn't metal, haha)

Avatar image for deactivated-5b85a38d6c493
deactivated-5b85a38d6c493

1990

Forum Posts

117

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

This is exactly how I would have imagined it to sound like. They kind of sound like a shittier Breaking Benjamin. Just the most plainly produced, generic Alternative Metal.

It's kind of amazing in a way though, because this feels like something you would see and hear on VH1 or MTV in like 2005. Or maybe this sound is still prevalent and I'm just not aware.

Avatar image for facelessvixen
FacelessVixen

3453

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

It looks like the guy who made that one Eiffel 65 video finally learned how to use the latest version of Blender.

Also, look at this graph.

Avatar image for rongalaxy
RonGalaxy

4937

Forum Posts

48

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 1

Nickel is a metal, yes.

Avatar image for paulmako
paulmako

1963

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

You're a braver poster than I to recommend a Nickelback song.

Avatar image for yummytreesap
YummyTreeSap

1258

Forum Posts

304

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

those lyrics, lol

Avatar image for ripelivejam
ripelivejam

13548

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#13  Edited By ripelivejam

@zevvion: i try to never shit on what people like (though i will take vocal issue with some extreme opinions). like what you like, it's cool. hating on nickleback itself, though, i am not above.

i'm sure if i forced myself to go through all their albums i could find some things to appreciate. but i only have so much time in my life, and so many better pieces of music to spend it on.

Avatar image for citizencoffeecake
citizencoffeecake

1590

Forum Posts

213

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

It's the lyrics and Chad Kroeger's voice that are so off putting to me.

Avatar image for deactivated-60481185a779c
deactivated-60481185a779c

1296

Forum Posts

21

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

This isn't really metal, though there is some influence. Still sounds like Nickelback which is to say generic and boring.

Avatar image for ripelivejam
ripelivejam

13548

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

i will forever treasure nickleback for that one time chad got klobbered with a bottle on stage and cancelled the concert, though.

Avatar image for pixelrat
Pixelrat

72

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#17  Edited By Pixelrat
Loading Video...

I listened to it, when does the metal start? I don't want to be the genre guy, but calling this metal is a rather large insult to anyone who actually listens to metal. This is radio rock. Hell, if you listen to the new metallica album, an abum cut by 50 year old dudes, 35 years deep into their career is way more metal than this.

Avatar image for justunfriendly
JustUnfriendly

24

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#18  Edited By JustUnfriendly

The best thing about this to me is that it isn't even the first song in this genre to be named "Feed the machine". But I don't know the music industry very well, and I don't know how often songs share the same name. Also the 3D character animation is embarrassingly bad to me as a 3D artist.

The song isn't really my style, but I could see the argument of it being an improvement over their past songs.

Avatar image for deactivated-5b85a38d6c493
deactivated-5b85a38d6c493

1990

Forum Posts

117

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

@pixelrat: Well, Metal is included in many different sub genres. Metallica which is straight up Heavy Metal/Thrash is maybe not the most comparable. I think you could make an argument for this being Alternative Metal or maybe Post-Grunge. But whatever, everyone has their own definition on music genres nowadays so it seems futile to discuss it.

Avatar image for soulcake
soulcake

2863

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@bartok: If only they sounded like Garbage :D

Avatar image for soulcake
soulcake

2863

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Also this sound like something WWE would licence for a PPV, and that's a bad thing. Cool for the summer welcome to my house where i cant fight the friction....

Avatar image for hadoken101
Hadoken101

2083

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

@justunfriendly:I've seen it happen plenty of times, especially if the songs have similar subject matter (see: a million songs titled Ghost/Ghosts/Ghost Of ______ ). As someone who's making music I've realized that if you're tying to make a title from song lyrics, you'll probably go insane trying to make a title that has literally never been used in history.

--

More on topic, the song is whatever and it really makes me realize that I don't have any real issues with the band itself and more that I can't stand Chad Kroeger as a vocalist.

Avatar image for pixelrat
Pixelrat

72

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#23  Edited By Pixelrat

@magmamud: It's not really about comparing band to band, it's more that new metallica albums are usually labeled "not metal enough" by the metal crowd, but you'll find them played right next to nickleback on modern rock radio. My point being is, I just don't see anything that would make this a metal song. Its pretty slow, pretty straight forward composition to flow right into that mainstream rock radio sound. Sure, it has pretty heavily distorted guitars, but that is about it. Nickelback has always had amazing sounding heavy guitars on their songs, comes with money I guess. I'd liken this to something like Breaking Benjamin, it's just a heavy rock song.

The definition of heavy metal has constantly evolved, bands like Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith were considered 'metal' in the 70's, but by today's standards that comparison probably wouldn't fly. Nickelback has actually had A LOT of songs heavier than this in their back catalog. If interested I'd go back in time and listen to some of their albums before they got noticed at all. Very much grunge influenced, more experimentation, and fairly heavy at times. I'm not crapping on Nickelback or anyone who enjoys them, I just don't feel like this is a metal song. To each their own!

Avatar image for deactivated-5b85a38d6c493
deactivated-5b85a38d6c493

1990

Forum Posts

117

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

@pixelrat: Sure, that's a fair point. I also compared this to a "shittier" Breaking Benjamin in my previous post, which I also think could be classified as Post-Grunge, or maybe Hard Rock.

I think you could argue either way honestly. I think there are enough heavy elements for it to be put under Alt-Metal too, but I get your point.

Avatar image for zleunamme
Zleunamme

1081

Forum Posts

1740

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 9

Hahaha... No.

Avatar image for oursin_360
OurSin_360

6633

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#26  Edited By OurSin_360

Wouldn't be bad wrestler intro music or some anime montage background track. :-)

Avatar image for liquiddragon
liquiddragon

4244

Forum Posts

978

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 18

Nickelback is whatever you want it to be mannn.

Honestly though, I've never tried to listen to them but I associate them with the 1st Spider-Man movie and I love that movie, so does that mean I love Nickelback? lol

Avatar image for doctordonkey
doctordonkey

2105

Forum Posts

5

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

This sounds like a track I'd hear while flipping through the menus in WWE 2k18.

Avatar image for wikitoups
Wikitoups

1455

Forum Posts

5

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@soulcake said:

Also this sound like something WWE would licence for a PPV, and that's a bad thing. Cool for the summer welcome to my house where i cant fight the friction....

This is exactily what I was thinking, but more of a b-teir or WWE Network special.

Also MY GOD That Metallica video is too much!

Avatar image for csl316
csl316

16182

Forum Posts

765

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 8

There's a nu metal riff there with a heavier tone, but the answer is no.

No.

Avatar image for meierthered
MeierTheRed

6047

Forum Posts

1701

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

To each his own im in no position to judge. If you like it you like it and thats fine.

Avatar image for meierthered
MeierTheRed

6047

Forum Posts

1701

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

this actually sounds decent, they pull it off in this one

I'm in no position to judge what you find good. If you like it you like it. I'm just amazed they are still around, good for them.

@pixelrat said:

Hell, if you listen to the new metallica album

Nope, no one should do that.

Avatar image for winsord
winsord

1639

Forum Posts

86

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 13

So they went from really generic rock, to really generic hard rock. This song is still painfully formulaic, and the lyrics are terrible; not seeing any improvement at all.

Avatar image for lord_anime
Lord_Anime

156

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

this is like on the edge of metal. Like it's not hard rock, but it's brutality is minimal.

Avatar image for cerberus3dog
Cerberus3Dog

1030

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#35  Edited By Cerberus3Dog

I'll say it, Chad Kroeger is an awesome vocalist. This song is still classic Nickelback. Fatter, darker guitar with that metal-style picking and drum rhythm but Chad is still doing the same vocal style as 10 years ago.

Avatar image for how92
how92

168

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#36  Edited By how92

I bet Dimebag Darrell would like it. It's just as metal as a lot of Metalcore bands.

Avatar image for kindgineer
kindgineer

3102

Forum Posts

969

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

@zevvion said:

I dig it.

It's too bad it's so normal to hate on people's music tastes. Never got why people did that. Well, I do know the actual answer, but I'll be moderated if I say it out loud.

Avatar image for flasaltine
flasaltine

2547

Forum Posts

739

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

The opening riff is pretty okay I guess. The lyrics are too on the nose and bad. If you want an album about machines and shit with the same lyrical quality, but way better everything else, there is Iconoclast by Symphony X.

Avatar image for audiosnow
audiosnow

3924

Forum Posts

729

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

"Give me six minutes with the smartphone of a man with good taste in music and I'll find cause to hang him."

Nickelback was never that bad. Generic, sure, but everyone who derided them liked music as bad or worse.

In fact, the whole "you enjoy something a group of us have decided has no artistic merit" thing is absurd. If you enjoy something, enjoy it. If you don't, don't. I think the Metal Gear Solid's story is hot garbage. But I don't let that affect my esteem of people who like it. Screw anyone who tries to make you feel bad about the harmless things you like.

Avatar image for onemanarmyy
Onemanarmyy

5906

Forum Posts

431

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

#40  Edited By Onemanarmyy
Avatar image for justin258
Justin258

16311

Forum Posts

26

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 8

I liked Nickelback in early high school, when I was 13 or 14. That was about the time Photograph and Savin' Me came out. I have since stopped liking them, I find their lyrics to be bad and the music isn't anything special these days as far as I'm concerned. For the record, this isn't the first time they've gone and made something that kinda-sorta-just-barely scratches being metal - and that's probably not the first time, either.

The best thing about this to me is that it isn't even the first song in this genre to be named "Feed the machine". But I don't know the music industry very well, and I don't know how often songs share the same name. Also the 3D character animation is embarrassingly bad to me as a 3D artist.

The song isn't really my style, but I could see the argument of it being an improvement over their past songs.

At first I saw the song name and I was thinking of Black Crown Initiate's "Belie The Machine" (which is a damn fine metal song), but then I thought of another band I listened to way back in high school called Red that has a song called "Feed The Machine" (which is maybe a little closer to metal than Nickelback's attempts but it's not really what I'd call metal either).

@how92 said:

I bet Dimebag Darrell would like it. It's just as metal as a lot of Metalcore bands.

It's definitely not as "metal" as even something like August Burns Red or The Devil Wears Prada or Underoath. Or Killswitch Engage, for that matter.

Crazy to think that I went from listening to Nickelback to this kind of stuff in just four years of high school. I have no idea what any of these bands sound like these days, except Black Crown Initiate.

Avatar image for mozzle
mozzle

391

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Loading Video...

I'd rather them double down on this, then whatever that OP video was.

Coca-cola roller coaster!

Avatar image for veektarius
veektarius

6420

Forum Posts

45

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 11

User Lists: 1

@magmamud said:

This is exactly how I would have imagined it to sound like. They kind of sound like a shittier Breaking Benjamin. Just the most plainly produced, generic Alternative Metal.

It's kind of amazing in a way though, because this feels like something you would see and hear on VH1 or MTV in like 2005. Or maybe this sound is still prevalent and I'm just not aware.

Proof that this sounds like Breaking Benjamin and also worse and also a chance to bring this back to video games:

Loading Video...

Avatar image for jaypb08
JayPB08

418

Forum Posts

23

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 42

User Lists: 4

#44  Edited By JayPB08

Nickelback has always been half pop rock and half alt-metal; everyone just hears Photograph or Someday and assumes it all sounds the same. I'm not about to buy anything from Nickelback, but in a world where groups like Imagine Dragons and Twenty-One Pilots are depressingly considered "rock," Nickelback still being the model band to make fun of is just absurd. Move on people...

Avatar image for opusofthemagnum
OpusOfTheMagnum

647

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Sounds super half assed and generic with lyrics that come across at times like the kind of shit you hear when english phrases slip into Anime theme songs.

Avatar image for grapesoda
grapesoda

142

Forum Posts

2

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#46  Edited By grapesoda

Awful nu-metal maybe, not even remotely close to the sub-genres of metal I love though.

If you're into Korn you'd probably love this.

Avatar image for marz
Marz

6096

Forum Posts

755

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 11

#48  Edited By Marz

that's metal nowadays? I used to remember metal being a bit more fierce....(this was late 90's when I was into metal as a high school kid).

Avatar image for deactivated-5e6e407163fd7
deactivated-5e6e407163fd7

1715

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 2

Not a metal guy, not a Nickleback guy, so this isn't for me. But I will say I'm incredibly tired of the Nickleback is the worst meme-it's just lazy internet comedy. I mean there is way worse music out there. There's way worse popular musicians who can't even play instruments.

Avatar image for deactivated-5e6e407163fd7
deactivated-5e6e407163fd7

1715

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 2

Loading Video...

@mozzle: this is there Miss You