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Here's What Happens When A Machine Learns Metal Band Names And Then Makes Up Its Own

Death from the Trend, Jazzy, Imbumblious, Sht, Vomberdean, and tons more ridiculous ones.

Death from the Trend, Jazzy, Imbumblious, Sht, Vomberdean, and tons more ridiculous ones.

Janelle Shane of Postcards From The Frontier Of Science has used an open-source neural network framework to generate recipes, Pokemon names, pick-up lines, and more in the past, so naturally she'd have test what it comes up with for metal band names!

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Shane took over 100,000 metal band names, genres, and locations from Metal Archives, made the neural network learn from that information, and then generate some names of its own. Some are fairly metal, while others are friggin' hilarious.

My personal favorites are Jazzy, Inbumblious, Chaosrug, Sespessstion Sanicilevus… okay, actually they're all kind of my favorite, mainly because they're varying degrees of ridiculous.

  • Dragonred of Blood – Death Metal – Indonesia
  • Deathhouse – Melodic Death Metal – Brazil
  • Vultrum – Folk/Black Metal – Germany
  • Stäggabash – Black Metal – Canada
  • Deathcrack – Death Metal – Mexico
  • Stormgarden – Black Metal – Germany
  • Vermit – Thrash Metal/Crossover,/Deathcore – United States
  • Swiil – Progressive Metal/Shred – United States
  • Inbumblious – Doom/Gothic Metal – Germany
  • Inhuman Sand – Melodic Death Metal – Russia
  • ChaosWorge le Plague – Doom Metal – Brazil
  • Inhum the Thorg – Black Metal – Slovenia
  • Chaosrug – Black Metal – Mexico
  • Jazzy – Heavy Metal – United States
  • Sux – Heavy Metal/Hard Rock – Chile
  • Dragonsulla and Steelgosh – Heavy Metal – Tuera
  • Verking of the Beats – Thrash Metal/Crossover Thrashcore – Netherlands
  • Squeen – Doom Metal – Colombia
  • Death from the Trend – Black Metal – Croatia
  • Shuck – Death Metal – Israel
  • Dragorhast – Heavy Metal/Hard Rock – Germany
  • Verb – Black Metal – Norway
  • Black Clonic Sky – Black Metal – Greece
  • Snapersten – Folk/Melodic Black Metal – Italy
  • Verk – Melodic Death Metal – Sweden
  • Snee – Thrash/Death Metal – Brazil
  • Vomberdean – Melodic Black Metal – United States
  • Suffer the Blue – Death/Thrash Metal – Germany
  • Sespessstion Sanicilevus – Melodic Death Metal – United States
  • Sköpprag – Black Metal – Norway
  • Sht – Symphonic/Heavy Metal – United States
  • Sun Damage Omen – Symphonic Progressive Metal – France

[via The PRP]

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