Does anyone in finance field have a really good taste of music, like Heavy Metal or Extreme Metal?

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Does anyone in finance field have a really good taste of 'real' music, like Heavy Metal or Extreme Metal? Just curious about it. Thanks.

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Feb 26, 2020

Why are those choices considered good choices of music?

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Feb 26, 2020

Haha sorry, perhaps I should delete the word 'REAL', don't wanna get any argument but just discussing the variety and different genre ratio in different fields.

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Feb 26, 2020

I listen to everything from Elvis to Killswitch Engage to Taylor Swift.

I listen to whatever sounds good to me regardless of what genre it is.

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Feb 27, 2020
Accounting_is_Taxing:

I listen to everything from Elvis to Killswitch Engage to Taylor Swift.

I listen to whatever sounds good to me regardless of what genre it is.

Yikes, none of these artists you listed are actually good though....

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Feb 26, 2020

Yes. Michael Burry. Hedge fund legend:

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Feb 27, 2020

Physician, artificial one-eye since childhood, precision action in market, tons of heavy music in biographic movie, talented but work hard -----really a genius and legend.

Feb 27, 2020

Physician, artificial one-eye since childhood, precision action in market, tons of heavy music in biographic movie, talented but work hard -----really a genius and legend.

JJ123456:

Yes. Michael Burry. Hedge fund legend:

Feb 27, 2020

mgla helps me focus

Array

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Feb 27, 2020

Their latest album in the end of 2019 was still awesome too. Polish always know how to make decent heavy music.

guy_incognito:

mgla helps me focus

Mar 31, 2020

YOU ALSO LIKE MIKOLAJ ZENTARA's MGLA?

"All hail the reapers of hope"

WHTN and Age of Excuse are bad-ass!

Feb 27, 2020

My favorite heavy metal song is Through Fire and Flames by Dragon-Force.

"It's okay, I'll see you on the other side"

Feb 27, 2020

Cool.

Funx2192:

My favorite heavy metal song is Through Fire and Flames by Dragon-Force.

Feb 27, 2020

I'm surprised. It's a pretty big hit in your neo-nazi crowd.

MaherSabe:

oh no authoritarianism

shut up jew

MaherSabe:

stay away from the black areas

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Feb 27, 2020

Not gonna lie going through someone's post history to reply to a rather innocuous comment is some real Reddit-tier shit. Like call out the white nationalist comments when they come up but use an argument against his view of heavy metal in this context, if any argument is necessary at all

I'm a fun guy. Obviously I love the game of basketball. I mean there's more questions you have to ask me in order for me to tell you about myself. I'm not just gonna give you a whole spill... I mean, I don't even know where you're sitting at

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Feb 27, 2020

Not really a fan of most heavy/death metal. Way too frantic, zero rhythm. I do like Metallica though.

Feb 27, 2020

I used to be more into heavy metal stuff (hence my username), but I agree on your comment about it being too frantic. The most vocal death metal fans I see on the internet don't listen to other genres much (if at all), and always talk about how technically difficult or aggressive a piece of music is, as if those are the only things that makes music good.

Mar 31, 2020

"Frantic"

Metallica memable song literally called "Frantic"

Argument fail (just joking around!)

  • Quant in HF - Other
Feb 27, 2020

My favourite genres are dark ambient drone and Gregorian chanting.

I listen to these two exclusively. If it's got percussion I don't want to hear it.

Feb 27, 2020

Any Norwegian Black Metal and Swedish Death Metal Fans here? I vaguely remember seeing an article about metal music and finance in WST a few years ago. I always thought the intensity of metal music would attractive some finance people...

Feb 27, 2020

I don't know if it counts but In Flames is my favorite metal band, however you want to classify them. Jester Race fave album.

Mar 31, 2020

Aha! So do you prefer the earlier albums of In Flames to later ones such as Reroute to Remain? I am no expert in classifying metal music genres. I tend to think In Flames as hugely influential in melodic death metal, which I really enjoy.

Feb 27, 2020

Yes. Dissection, Emperor, Darkthrone, Dimmu, Gorgoroth...What's your favorite band? Where do you work?

Mar 31, 2020

thanks for the list. I have been too busy at work in the past 6-8 years to branch out to new bands. Dimmu is one of my faves. I need to check out the others you mentioned. Thanks for the "food for thought"! I am nowhere close to NYC, if that is where you are.

Feb 27, 2020

i like the more accessible norwegian black metal, not much for the low-fi stuff. love the latest dimmu borgir record, eonian. those guys are still killing it! as for sweden, was really into late 90's-early 00s stuff, but haven't heard much i am stoked on of late. i have shifted to the polish scene lately; the last 3 behemoth records are killer, and mgla is a revelation. kriegsmashine really features some interesting drumming i've never heard before.
you do have to be careful with the black metal scene though; many bands either have neo-nazi ties or are outright about it.

Array

Mar 14, 2020

I hardly pay attention to lyrics. Norwegian black metal, Swedish death metal and symphonic death metal are, to me, examples of turning vocal into another instrument in a sophisticated music construct. Changing tempos and growling vocal add "flavors" to the music, when well integrated.

Mar 31, 2020

Alright, bro! So nice to meet a metal fan in finance with similar interest. I will check out the bands you mentioned. As flippant as this sounds, WFH is giving me a bit more time to explore the metal scenes.

Mar 31, 2020

dude why isn't MGLA/Kriegsmachine more popular?

Mikolaj m Zentara (band principal) is amazing. Every album he makes is unique, cutting edge and infinitely listenable.

I'm glad you said Kriegsmachine, I thought I was the only one who liked Zentara's music haha

Feb 27, 2020

This is not good music. Bach is good music. Sepultura is not.

Mar 4, 2020

Yer fuckin 10 ply bud, go give yer balls a tug and start a classical music thread why dontcha.

Feb 28, 2020

In light of recent market events I find myself humming Iron Maidens 'Die with your boots on'

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Feb 28, 2020

Wolfheart, Aether Realm, Ihsahn, Sylosis, In Vain, Insomnium, Mayhem, Opeth, Equillibrium, Darkthrone are a few of my most listened to artists lately according to my phone. Wanna be friends OP?

Mar 31, 2020

Equillibrium is great!

I started with Heimwarts and Unbeseigt. Later stuff I'm not as familiar with but their first album has some bangers

Feb 28, 2020

rammstein

Mar 4, 2020

Du Hast is the ultimate workout song... repping 325 > 10x is proof while in finance

Feb 28, 2020

Does anybody here like house music

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Mar 31, 2020

Is House music defined as the music favored by the head of household?

Mar 31, 2020
SkullCrusherDJ:

Is House music defined as the music favored by the head of household?

Yes. And Trance music is defined as the music favored by the head of the Trancehold.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Feb 28, 2020

exclusively listen to DJ D-Sol the greatest artist of all time

Mar 4, 2020

I am into Hammerfall, Sanata Arctica, Nightwish, Manowar, Trivium, In Flames and a couple of others. Not death metal but close to it and way too heavy for most of my colleagues.

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Mar 4, 2020

Hammerfall and Sonata! They are very high up on my guilty pleasure list...Trivium is great too, have seen them 3x and of course In Flames.

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Mar 31, 2020

+1

Mar 4, 2020

WIMPS AND POSERS, LEAVE THE HALL!

Love Manowar and Hammerfall . . . I saw Sabaton live last fall and Hammerfall opened for them, hooked me right in.

Mar 14, 2020

If you're not into metal, you are not my friend

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Mar 4, 2020

I grew up on death metal and launched my first business in the MI space.

Mar 4, 2020

I haven't met anyone into heavy metal in finance so the answer to your question is YES

Mar 31, 2020

Seriously? No one? Where do you work?

Mar 31, 2020

A guitar center

Mar 4, 2020

Fuck yes, but mostly older stuff. Only 4 bands have been bestowed with the honor of having their own playlists on whitecollarandsuspenders Spotify, and they are as follows (along with my Mount Rushmore of songs for each band):

  • Metallica: Orion (Instrumental), One, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Jump In The Fire
  • Rage Against the Machine: Bulls On Parade, The Ghost of Tom Joad, I'm Housin', People of the Sun
  • Disturbed: . . . fuck I can't do this one, I could pick 4 off their first album alone
  • Sabaton*: Resist and Bite, Union (Slopes of St. Benedict), Swedish Pagans, Winged Hussars

**Power metal band from Sweden, all songs are about historical military battles/themes. If you like history and heavy metal . . . Sabaton is fucking mint. And while I listed my favorite songs above, as Michael Mike Bolton would say "I guess I sorta like'em all"*

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Mar 6, 2020

This is a respectable list of Sabaton songs, but you are missing more than several fucking bangers from older albums...

Back in Control, Metal Crue, Counterstrike, Panzer Battalion, Ghost Division, Metal Machine, Hellrider, 7734, 40:1,

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Mar 6, 2020

Could only list so many, I love Ghost Division, 7734, and 40:1 in particular out of the ones you listed. 7 Pillars of Wisdom off the new album is a banger and just missed the cut

Carolus Rex is my favorite album by far but probably isn't the best to introduce people to Sabaton unless they are massive history buffs. Same with Hearts of Iron - that song is up there for me but unless you know Sabaton and/or really know the history behind the story its not the best candidate for drawing new fans in.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Mar 4, 2020

yes. I love Lamb of God but not all the time.

Mar 31, 2020

Who does?

Mar 5, 2020

i see there are no techno, disco, punk, jazz, 90s rap or LOFI fans in WSO

SAD

Mar 6, 2020

I agree with @whitecollarandsuspenders list.

Rage Against the Machine all day.

Also, whether you call it metal or call it hard rock, AC/DC is one of the all-time consistent hard rocking bands ever.

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Mar 6, 2020

Yeaaah kehhhd, only reason I don't have a separate AC/DC playlist is cause they only got added to Spotify fairly recently.

It's funny cause Rage Against the Machine would definitely hate me, but I'll always love'em regardless.

Mar 14, 2020

Some of the bands such as Rage Against Machine, while classic, fall into the Rock category. Not that labels are crucial, but I have yet to meet someone in finance who are interested in discussing the differences in albums and evolution of bands such as Dark Tranquility or Into Eternity.

Mar 16, 2020

Finntroll

Dimmu Borgir (Especially Puritania!)

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Meshuggah
https://youtu.be/tmtvmBTBaUA?t=28**
And of course, Korpiklaani, though they're really softerfolk metal
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Mar 31, 2020

Ha! I have all three except Finntroll. Thanks for the list. I just added it to my collection.

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Mar 31, 2020

DOOM 2016's soundtrack "Rip & Tear" gets me beating at a good speed. Got BFG division while I model stocks

Mar 16, 2020

Ah heck ye boi, my kind of thread. I even had long hair a few years ago. Here's my list:

  • Sabaton (the McDonalds of Metal)
  • Amon Amarth
  • Powerwolf (the edgy AA)
  • Manowar
  • Blind Guardian (rocking that symphonic style)
  • Dethklok (they have a fucking song about why they hate taxes and the IRS, how can you not love them?)

Vincet Voluntas - Will shall win

Mar 31, 2020

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Mar 31, 2020
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