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Is "Cygnus X-1" a metal song?


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Poll: Is "Cygnus X-1" a metal song? (45 member(s) have cast votes)

Is "Cygnus X-1" a metal song?

  1. Yes (29 votes [64.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.44%

  2. No (14 votes [31.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.11%

  3. Unsure (2 votes [4.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.44%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:04 PM



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

Yes

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

It's metal. :haz:

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

Of course it's metal!

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:31 PM

Yes.

Although never officially labeled as progressive metal, a lot of what Rush did from COS through Hemispheres was certainly an early form of the genre.

Edited by J2112YYZ, 26 November 2017 - 04:33 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:39 PM

oh boy

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 04:40 PM

yeah sure, whatever. For that ending section, Cygnus is basically metal.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:03 PM

Not only is Cygnus metal, it is the standard which all others are measured

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:44 PM

Duh... my video from MSG two years ago.



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:41 PM

Yes metal, but i can still dance to it

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 07:58 PM

Not the whole song. The ending section is some of Rush's heaviest music, however.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 09:51 PM

No. Rush has metalesque sections, but they aren't a metal band. Cygnus X-1 is certainly heavy, but not really metal. A good blend of hard rock and progressive rock.

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:00 PM

View PostNate2112, on 26 November 2017 - 09:51 PM, said:

No. Rush has metalesque sections, but they aren't a metal band. Cygnus X-1 is certainly heavy, but not really metal. A good blend of hard rock and progressive rock.

I hope Earl doesn't kill me

Where has Earl been?

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:02 PM

I would've said yes a decade ago, but with the other genres/types of music I've tapped into in since, I'm now of the opinion that heaviness doesn't necessarily imply that a band or song is metal. For example, industrial music is what I'd consider heavy but unless you're Godflesh, KMFDM, or Ministry, it's not remotely metal or specifically industrial metal. Certainly there's parts (i.e. the ending section) that sounds metal for its time, but for the most part I'd consider it "hardened" prog rock. For my ambivalence, I voted unsure but Rush are certainly IMO the bridge between prog rock and prog metal.

Edited by PolarizeMe, 26 November 2017 - 10:10 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:04 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 26 November 2017 - 10:00 PM, said:

View PostNate2112, on 26 November 2017 - 09:51 PM, said:

No. Rush has metalesque sections, but they aren't a metal band. Cygnus X-1 is certainly heavy, but not really metal. A good blend of hard rock and progressive rock.

I hope Earl doesn't kill me

Where has Earl been?
He took a woman on holiday across the mountains!

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:05 PM

https://en.wikipedia...avy_metal_music

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:06 PM



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:08 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 26 November 2017 - 10:06 PM, said:


Love Banger TV.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:22 AM

View Postdjflex, on 26 November 2017 - 07:41 PM, said:

Yes metal, but i can still dance to it

I'd love to see that routine!


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 01:09 PM

View Postcustom55, on 26 November 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Duh... my video from MSG two years ago.




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