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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:10 pm 
 

Well, Helfahrt means "passage to Hel" in German.
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thrashinbatman
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:24 pm 
 

My local scene has got some real stinkers. Bands with names like:

Pizza Party Massacre
Torn the Fuck Apart
David Hasselhoff on Acid
High Rise Robots

Yeah.

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Kveldulfr
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:33 pm 
 

Among spanish speaker metalheads, it's common to say it like necroPHAgist, when even the spanish word already has the accent in CRO (like necrófago).

Turbonegro sounds terrible too.

About badly spoken names, what about Taake? people just say 'TA-keh' (like Tad without the d), when the double a (archaic form, currently replaced by the vowel å) sounds like an o. Everytime I say 'tóke' here no one gets it - the same happens when I say Mike Okerfeldt instead Akerfeldt.
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Nhor
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:31 pm 
 

I always thought Taake was Take, but I always said it as Tay Ake.
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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:39 pm 
 

Japanese, Latin, and Middle English ruined me. I see 'Taake' and all I can think is 'Tah-ah-kay.'
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Ceald Hraew
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:02 pm 
 

One name that looks nice but has a crappy pronunciation is Xasthur. When I hear it I can’t help but think of “disaster” without the “di”.

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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:09 pm 
 

I don't know, I pronounce it as "Shasthur", which has a nice ring to it, if you ask me.....
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Ceald Hraew
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:15 pm 
 

I used to pronounce it with sh as well, because in my language that’s what X usually stands for. I only realised it was “zaster” after watching that One Man Metal documentary.

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SladeCraven
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:29 pm 
 

MalariaMosquito wrote:
Boozie wrote:
Also, there is a black metal band called 'Furze' which is unintentionally funny cuz 'Furze' means 'Farts' in german. You can imagine how ridiculous it seems to listen to some grim cold kvlt shit which is called farts...

Speaking of which, what on Earth could Helfahrt have been thinking?


That is too damn funny. I never knew that!
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splyu
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:44 pm 
 

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That is too damn funny. I never knew that!

Except it's not true. It's "Fürze". "Furze" sounds funny but doesn't mean anything at all.

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Arkhane
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:51 pm 
 

i never did like the name Dark Funeral. Seemed too generic

also saw a post-core-whatever band named "Can't find hair-straightener Cancels show"....... yea i'm not joking
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Thiestru
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:23 am 
 

Nhor wrote:
I always thought Taake was Take, but I always said it as Tay Ake.


This makes me sad. =[

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Nhor
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:53 am 
 

Thiestru wrote:
Nhor wrote:
I always thought Taake was Take, but I always said it as Tay Ake.


This makes me sad. =[


Why?
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Thiestru
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:05 am 
 

Nhor wrote:
Why?


Oh, Scandinavian languages are a hobby of mine, so when I hear people mispronouncing words like that, I cringe. =P

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Nhor
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:14 am 
 

Thiestru wrote:
Nhor wrote:
Why?


Oh, Scandinavian languages are a hobby of mine, so when I hear people mispronouncing words like that, I cringe. =P


That's really interesting, I always wanted to dive into that field but never had the opportunity.
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Boozie
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:06 am 
 

MalariaMosquito wrote:
Boozie wrote:
Also, there is a black metal band called 'Furze' which is unintentionally funny cuz 'Furze' means 'Farts' in german. You can imagine how ridiculous it seems to listen to some grim cold kvlt shit which is called farts...

Speaking of which, what on Earth could Helfahrt have been thinking?


Something like 'Passage to Hel'... speaking of which, Equilibrium wrote a song called 'Fahrtwind', now if THAT's not ambiguous... means Riding Wind btw.

splyu wrote:
Except it's not true. It's "Fürze". "Furze" sounds funny but doesn't mean anything at all.


I'm not gonna argue over how the german word for flatulences is being pronounced or written. :D I never used the word with the Ü and believe me, I use a lot of scatological humour!

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Thiestru
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:17 am 
 

Nhor wrote:
That's really interesting, I always wanted to dive into that field but never had the opportunity.


It's a very interesting field of study, especially to an English speaker. You can really see the shared blood of the Germanic languages when you compare them and read about how they branched off from one another. But hell, that's a philological topic. I'm drunk.

Anyway, back on topic: I guess these aren't horrible band names, but I really dislike sentences as names.

Daylight Dies
Swallow the Sun

I love both of those bands, but I really wish they'd called themselves something else.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:12 am 
 

Anal Cunt...seriously??
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CrushedRevelation
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:48 am 
 

I personally can't stand the band name Wintersun. It sounds wimpy, soft and fucking sappy.
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Turtle_Factory
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:44 am 
 

I remember reading in my Decibel magazine that there was a band called Dr. Acula

LAME!
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Poisonfume
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:18 am 
 

Thiestru wrote:
Nhor wrote:
That's really interesting, I always wanted to dive into that field but never had the opportunity.


It's a very interesting field of study, especially to an English speaker. You can really see the shared blood of the Germanic languages when you compare them and read about how they branched off from one another. But hell, that's a philological topic. I'm drunk.

Anyway, back on topic: I guess these aren't horrible band names, but I really dislike sentences as names.

Daylight Dies
Swallow the Sun

I love both of those bands, but I really wish they'd called themselves something else.


Those aren't sentences, brah
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Ancient_Sorrow
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:35 am 
 

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I personally can't stand the band name Wintersun. It sounds wimpy, soft and fucking sappy.


I find Wintersun just sounds like the name of some kind of hand-cream; There used to be a hand-balm type thing at home called "Snowfire", and Wintersun sounds even more hand-cream-esque than that.

Actually, Snowfire is a pretty cool name... might keep an eye on it.
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:20 am 
 

Wintersun doesn't sound too terrible, but it carries a connotation of a weakened state. In the winter, the sun obviously has less power over the earth, so a winter sun is something of a half-assed sun.
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Thiestru
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:02 pm 
 

Poisonfume wrote:
Those aren't sentences, brah


Yes, they are.

sentence: 1. Grammar . a grammatical unit of one or more words that expresses an independent statement, question, request, command, exclamation, etc., and that typically has a subject as well as a predicate, as in John is here. or Is John here? In print or writing, a sentence typically begins with a capital letter and ends with appropriate punctuation; in speech it displays recognizable, communicative intonation patterns and is often marked by preceding and following pauses.

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Poisonfume
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:59 pm 
 

That's not fair, you looked shit up. I didn't look any shit up.
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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:08 pm 
 

I'll just quote my answer from the last thread on this:

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Running Wild, as much as they are one of my favorite bands, honestly could have come up with something better than that. The name doesn't represent the music at all and just looks childish, especially with that sloppy logo. The logo characters themselves are ok, I guess, but the "w" not being capitalized and the shoddy writing makes it look very ugly and unprofessional (and not for effect, either).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:15 pm 
 

OzzyApu wrote:
I'll just quote my answer from the last thread on this:

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Running Wild, as much as they are one of my favorite bands, honestly could have come up with something better than that. The name doesn't represent the music at all and just looks childish, especially with that sloppy logo. The logo characters themselves are ok, I guess, but the "w" not being capitalized and the shoddy writing makes it look very ugly and unprofessional (and not for effect, either).


GODAMMIT! I've never noticed that before, now it's going to annoy me forever.
Thanks for that.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:17 pm 
 

The logo is quite mediocre, but I think the band name is alright. Compared to Hic Iacet, for example, which I suppose is valid latin, but always reminds me of hiccups.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:55 pm 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
The logo is quite mediocre, but I think the band name is alright. Compared to Hic Iacet, for example, which I suppose is valid latin, but always reminds me of hiccups.


I realized long ago that if the Latin is correct, it's not metal.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:00 pm 
 

Just a side note: The pronunciation of Taake is awfully close to "talk", with just a tiny, tiny "eh" at the end.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:07 pm 
 

I've always thought of it as "Tahk". I guess I was wrong in that regard
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:21 pm 
 

Eat a Helicopter. just fuckin stupid, and they sound just as awful as the name would imply. sometimes a bad name can make me giggle, which makes me hate it slightly less, i.e. Fuck...I'm dead, or the previously stated Torn the Fuck apart (which really looks like Tom the fuck apart when typed out), or behold the arctopus
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:49 pm 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
Wintersun doesn't sound too terrible, but it carries a connotation of a weakened state. In the winter, the sun obviously has less power over the earth, so a winter sun is something of a half-assed sun.


Funny you should say that, as I tried forming a doom metal band in college (and was completely unsuccessful), but if I were to get it formed, I would've called it Icy Sun, which is basically the same concept. It's from a lyric in Black Sabbath's Behind the Wall of Sleep: "Icy sun with frosty glow." I think it sounds really cool, and I always though Wintersun sounded cool too.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:38 am 
 

MalariaMosquito wrote:
Speaking of which, what on Earth could Helfahrt have been thinking?


Helfahrt more or less means "going to hell" in German
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:46 am 
 

Read the first post on the page.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel_%28Mythologie%29
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:39 pm 
 

Poisonfume wrote:
Ilwhyan wrote:
The logo is quite mediocre, but I think the band name is alright. Compared to Hic Iacet, for example, which I suppose is valid latin, but always reminds me of hiccups.


I realized long ago that if the Latin is correct, it's not metal.

Unless the u-letters are written as v, of course.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:44 pm 
 

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Torn the Fuck Apart
I love this one! haha

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:50 pm 
 

Orbliis wrote:
thrashinbatman wrote:
Torn the Fuck Apart
I love this one! haha

Reminds me of Fuck... I'm Dead the grindcore band. Apparently they shortened the name to Fuck I'm Dead recently, which is actually even worse.

Was Assück mentioned already?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:56 pm 
 

Love Sonata Arctica as a band, but what a dumb name.
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I Chaos

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