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PostSubject: Metal Encyclopedia?   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:28 pm

Lately I've been looking at some online metal encyclopedias.

The first website I ever found was http://www.bnrmetal.com/. The problem with that website is simply that it is ran by only a single person! While he gets a lot of bands up there he definitely doesn't get a majority of it and hardly any underground music.

http://metal-archives.com/ has the largest and most comprehensive collection but is somewhat unprofessional. I am mostly turned down by the fact that they don't include -core genres and nu-metal in their encyclopedia. Their rating system is also a bit odd but that's secondary. I think a metal encyclopedia should include all metal genres and even fringe metal bands (that is, metal fusions). There is a very clear bias on the part of the owners (and is evident if you read some of their profiles). Taste shouldn't censor out metal.
(I recently joined the metal-archives but I haven't contributed anything yet. Before I do anything I'm going to research to make sure I'm fully competent.)

http://www.metallian.com/ has a share of problems between the first two. Less bands and still unprofessional. ""Every Metal Band, Album, And Musician Ever"
...Clearly not.

Right now I'm actually starting to think that maybe Wikipedia has the best metal encyclopedia for bands that aren't really really unpopular. The format is a little lame though.


Well I had more thoughts but I have to go now. I might put together a list of metal encyclopedias so people can find what they are looking for better.
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Encyclopedia?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:30 am

I use the archives a lot and it is a good resource if the band you are looking for is on there. Otherwise I just look for offical sites or use wiki.
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Encyclopedia?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:01 pm

They are all biased to some exact
I like reading the ones that say what I want to hear to be honest lol

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Encyclopedia?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:05 pm

The archives just gives streight up info but it is biased to what bands it will let on.
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Encyclopedia?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:19 pm

Metal archives winz...Wikipedia is such a Loose man
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Encyclopedia?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:22 pm

Wikipedia was a good source for me hahaha! There's no telling how many bands I've learned of from that damn website
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Encyclopedia?   Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:40 pm

Wikipedia is good to find rough general info like members, albums, bit of history and it gets you links to offical.
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