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

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 27, 2020 - 8:50am
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 - 11:01pm

Yes. Michael Burry. Hedge fund legend:

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Feb 27, 2020 - 7:11am

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 - 1:04am

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

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Feb 27, 2020 - 9:43am

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

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Feb 27, 2020 - 5:14pm

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

Feb 27, 2020 - 8:51am

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

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Feb 27, 2020 - 10:52am

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.

Feb 27, 2020 - 5:31pm

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 - 5:39pm

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.

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
Feb 27, 2020 - 8:32pm

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.

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:38am

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 - 11:05pm

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

Mar 4, 2020 - 10:03pm

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

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Mar 31, 2020 - 9:16pm
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.

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Mar 4, 2020 - 2:39pm

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 - 9:50pm

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.

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Mar 4, 2020 - 3:04pm

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

Mar 4, 2020 - 5:14pm

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

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Mar 31, 2020 - 8:41pm

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Mar 4, 2020 - 9:54pm

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 - 2:04pm

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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Mar 6, 2020 - 2:11pm

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.

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Mar 14, 2020 - 9:44am

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 - 1:16pm

Ah heck ye boi, my kind of thread. I even had long hair a few years ago. HereΒ΄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?)
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Mar 31, 2020 - 5:26pm

"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 - 11:00pm

ALL OF THEM. I was going to see COB live but had to skip for a few reasons :(

Ensiferum is great, but you should totally check out Battlesoul, BloodyWood (Indian Metal) and Finntroll for creative metal sub-genres :D. Ensiferum is a bit on-the-nose and got a bit weak recently. Still a good group IMO

Apr 1, 2020 - 1:26am
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