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    Quote Originally Posted by Cesare View Post
    Not bad, I guess, but not my cup of tea either...
    This is my cup of tea:
    Jiu pai
    Sanshi nian
    Huli
    Xianliang
    Hei se meng zhong
    or...
    Yi wu suo you

    Anything in a similar vein to any of those coming from HK or at least sung in Cantonese?
    I never had you down as a metalhead.

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    Really? :-)
    Well, I am a bit of a headbanger. I am definitely more into metal than - say - R'n'B...:-)
    But of all those links I posted, only Tang Chao's Jiu pai really counts as metal, methinks. The rest of it is mostly rock or folk rock...:-)
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    I keep my metal in English. Not that it can't work in other languages, but heavy metal is a style of music (like most of rock 'n roll, really) that was custom-made for English lyrics.

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    Meh. English as rock'n'roll language is seriously overrated. Sure, it is more flexible and easier to work with than for example the inflection-heavy Slavonic languages, but that's about it.
    It is simply a matter of habit.
    I think metal/rock actually works awesomely in Chinese.
    But to each their own, I guess (this being a somewhat funny statement in this case...:-)).

    And since metal absorbs regional/folk influences so well, its migrating to Asia turned it into an extremely interesting beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cesare View Post
    Really? :-)
    Well, I am a bit of a headbanger. I am definitely more into metal than - say - R'n'B...:-)
    But of all those links I posted, only Tang Chao's Jiu pai really counts as metal, methinks. The rest of it is mostly rock or folk rock...:-)
    I prefer the punk or pop side of rock myself. Either barebones guitar and rhythm with at least equal emphasis on lyrics, or instrumentals and vocals entwining for a combined melody. Another rock genre which I love, but which has been somewhat self-contained (as in no-one else has tried it since) is indie dance, which is using the usual rock instruments to create music that emphasises the beat. New Order was one example of this, but my favourite band of this type was the Stone Roses. Apparently in their early days before they became famous, people used to go and watch them especially to watch Reni play drums.

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    Post-punk - YES. Punk - not so much...
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    I think Beyond's songs were better when the late Wong Kar Kui was still around. I guess those songs were mostly composed by Ka Kui.

    What is Yip Sai Wing doing now? Still in the music scene?

    I know Paul Wong recently composed the themesong song for the TVB series 'When Heaven Burns'.
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