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A Chart of Heavy Metal Band Names and Categories

Someone has spent some serious time putting together this extensive chart, which fits names of heavy metal bands into five main categories of death, deadly things, animals, religion, and badass misspellings, and further breaks them down and combines them from there. You can take a look at the chart here.

The author definitely has a sense of humor too. See "triple umlat," the animals track leading to "party animals" and "adolescent poetry" for examples (among others).

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1. Jomama writes:

That's extremely amusing! I like it!

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 11:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xFiruath writes:

"The Book of Revelations - Mexican Santa"

f***ing awesome, I especially love how all the connections made an inverted pentagram.

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

^hell yeah. This is hilareous.

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Dee writes:

This is tooooooooooooooooo funny; it's cool @ the same time.

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DeathInEye writes:

Triple Umlaut - Physically Impossible and Extinct = Queens of the Stone Age are my personal favorites

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

Wait, he put Crippled Lucifer down?? I thought that was just the name of Burning Witch's album, who he also put there...

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jenny writes:

I've already seen this chart; I thought it was kind of funny.

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# Jan 12, 2009 @ 8:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathfreak writes:

cool looks like some one took their time on this.

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kali writes:

I can't see the details on my phone, but it does look like it took quite some time to construct. It looks like a "metal family tree."

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BenjaminBreeg writes:

Haha, thats awesome!

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metal2death writes:

my first reaction... how can you have viking metal without ammon ammarth?

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Kali writes:

^Amon Amarth*

# Jan 12, 2009 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. KORNDOGG writes:

Am i the only one who thinks this person needs to get a f***ing life, or do somethimg half way constructive......sh**!!

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 1:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Kali writes:

When did you see this chart, Jen?

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 1:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Korndogg, I'm pretty sure this only took maybe 15-to thirty minutes to make, cuz it only took me 5 minutes to read the whole thing. It's just a couple band names organized into amusing catagories in a graphical representation. the onlt hing that might have taken time was designing the chart right, and I mean, it's not exactly an architectural plan for the empire state building, so how long could that have take anyway? the rest would just be "fill in the blanks" once the chart was done.

I probably spend more time reading sh** on this site than it took this guy to make this, and I have a 10-hour day job and got to the movies or parties 2 or 3 times a week after work, not getting home till like 3 am most times. So if I can spend that much time bullsh**ing with that kindof day that I have, I'm sure this guy could have gotten bored one day and decided he thought metal was funny enough to invest 15 minutes of his time into making an amusing chart.

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# Jan 13, 2009 @ 2:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Anubiz writes:

This is pretty funny and very good point^^^

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 7:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brandedcfh420 writes:

guess korndogg doesnt have any new kornflakes to listen to, so hes in a b1tchy mood...he needs mandol..and yes korndogg, u r the only person who thinks that...

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 8:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jenny writes:

Kali: Saw it on Metalsucks.net awhile ago. :)

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Netromancer writes:

Okay KORNDOGG, I took a glance at it and found it mildly entertaining, perhaps not all that "constructive" as you say. And believe me when I say this is not an insult, just an inquiry, but what are you doing that is so much more "constructive"?

I don't know you from Adam, so it would be ignorant to make any aspersions on what type of person you are. Like I said, not an insult. I just hear this phrase thrown around alot. I personally don't use it myself because I feel what people do in their own time is their own business, but also because of the way people on MU occasionally get told we need to "get a f***ing life" because we check these forums from time to time.

Or as a kid when I was told my comic-style art was a "waste of time" and I should use more realism. Or being told metal music was "screaming and banging on a guitar" or "no real talent". I think you see where I am going with this. This was probably made by some dude in his spare time for fun.

But the question still stands, and I'd be happy to hear anyone pipe in what they are doing that is more "constructive".

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. DeathInEye writes:

Are you a comic artist Netro? I'd love to see your work if you are, man.

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. IrishMetal writes:

Is jackin off constructive? Because somethin is bein erected...

lol sorry Netro but I could not resist that.

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 3:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Netromancer writes:

I've loved comics since I was born.
I wanted to be a comic-artist when I around 12-14, but after learning to "scream and bang on a guitar" at 15, I didnt draw as much. Music became more of a passion for me and I learned to play guitar, bass, and drums. And if anyone wants to throw in the "fat comic-geek living in his mothers basement with no social life" You'd be WAY off base.
I think my point was whatever you want to do with your time is constructive to you. At least this guy created something. It has a bit of artistry to it, and when is that ever a bad thing?

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. IrishMetal writes:

I know, I completely agree with you man, but I was just being sarcastic, sorry if you didn't get that.

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 3:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Netromancer writes:

No, I did, Irish. No worries, bro. I laughed. But hey if you releaved some stress I guess it's constructive as well :)

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. IrishMetal writes:

There we go - thats the answer I was looking for haha. Hey its not my fault - I was cleaning it and it went off!!! I was as surprised as anyone....

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 4:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. godlike writes:

um, that happens to other people too.... WOW.... am I relieved...!!!

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. psythe writes:

The chart would have been a lot more interesting if it were arranged into, as Kali put it, a family tree style. With the two major influences of a genre leading into it so that you could see where every genre originated from. THAT would have been interesting for me. Probably less amusing, tho :)

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Blindgreed1 writes:

Psythe: That's a very cool idea. You could struture it like the tree of life which follows down to the tree of death. I did however enjoy the inverted Pentagram. I thought that was a nice touch as well.

Irish: Its your weenie you can wash it as fast as you want to, but be sure read the consumer warning on the side which states "Excessive washing can cause blindness". lol.

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, I thought it was interesting. A tree would work for the genres, but not so much for names, as they can be devrived from just about anything.

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Kali writes:

Ahahahahahaha! Irish, Gndlike, Netro, and Death, you all just about had me on the floor! *dies laughing*

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. murder667 writes:

awesome sh** lol

# Jan 13, 2009 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. bbristowe writes:

No Amon Amarth under Viking. f*** this.

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# Jan 14, 2009 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Txmetalhead writes:

I look at this way, most people have time off from work. For me, it is usually during the weekend. I love to just sit around the house, sleep, listen to music, or watch movies...read comic books, whatever. The point being, everyone, usually has some free time in their life. If you are married, you more than likely have less time, but I could be wrong. Korndogg is a freakin' idiot, and appears to make statements, posts them, without thinking first. Just an observation, of course. I usually just chill at home, on the weekends...but that is me. I could care fukin' less if someone tells me I have NO social life. haha
To-K DOGG - you need to eventually move out of your mother's basement, dude - the world is huge!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 9:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. metal2death writes:

i love how kali says do something constructive with your time when all day he just sits at a f***in computer all day... nice buddy

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Blindgreed1 writes:

metal2death: You are incorrect. You shouldn't assume so much as you do. BTW, Kali is a lady.

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Netromancer writes:

You read incorrectly. It was KORNDOGG, not Kali who was talking about doing something more constructive.

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. bbristowe writes:

hahaha, I thought that sounded a bit harsh.

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. bbristowe writes:

"Is jackin off constructive? Because somethin is bein erected..."

rofl!!!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. brandedcfh420 writes:

metal2death, kalis doesnt have a computer, she uses a cell phone.

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 5:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^Not to mention the fact, that, as netromancer stated, it's not Kali who said it, it was Korndogg.

Every time I look at this thing, the name Mexican Santa gets funnier and funnier...

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# Jan 14, 2009 @ 7:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. brandedcfh420 writes:

i think ol korndogg was upset that, as far as i can tell, is that korn wasnt mentioned in the chart!!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. brandedcfh420 writes:

nm, i see they were...but the person put them i the wrong area. korn was put in the bad a$$ misspellings, and should have been put in the pointless misspellings...

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^lol actually they were, in the mispelled band names section, with led Zeppelin and EyeHateGod

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# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Fuck_A_Name writes:

hah you posted just as I was typing branded. f***in twatface lol

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Fuck_A_Name writes:

holy crap! they dont censor the word Twat! Thank you DB you lenient bastard!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Kali writes:

Metal2death, yes I am a woman for one. For two, I post while at work all day while I am working (wanna try doing that with 3 floors of antiques to merchandise and sell?) and learn to fvcking READ post's before you open your mouth like that!

Thanks guys for backing me up!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. brandedcfh420 writes:

lolol, got ya by a few seconds!!!!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Kali writes:

By the way. Printed this up at work. I am going to make my own, and give metal much better justice!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Kali writes:

By the way. Printed this up at work. I am going to make my own, and give metal much better justice!

# Jan 14, 2009 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Kali writes:

Weird. Sorry about the double post. Phone has been acting funny on MU past couple of days.

# Jan 15, 2009 @ 12:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Kali-When your done, email it to me ok?

# Jan 18, 2009 @ 10:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Txmetalhead writes:

I think the chart is cool - very inventive. I have also made the mistake of addressing the wrong person, on here, it is easy to do. I usually post without reading the article thoroughly..haha.

# Jan 20, 2009 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Jackrum writes:

waaaay too much time on their hands

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

^and what's wrong with that?:)

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. tom ace writes:

List is crap.......not as crapy as that springsteen peformance that just happend.....bullsh**

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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