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Becoming a metal elitist
Posted: Posted May 26th, 2019 by Cruinn-Annuin
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I'm getting tired of all the casuals. I'm gonna start representing the parts of metal that are still actually extreme. It's actually really interesting to talk with all the dumb consumers whose favorite band inevitably happens to be one of the big-label radio-play rock acts that happens to run their music through a metal filter. I like making them uncomfortable and seeing how they try to hit back at me.

I feel like I've reached another level. I've been finding a lot more metal that I enjoy lately, stuff that is edging closer and closer to noise and anti-music. As a brief example that I can throw in here in order to finish the post and get to bed after my 9+ hour shift, here's the latest Full of Hell release.



I'll fill this out with a lot more actual music discussion later.

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Which casual/popular tracks are your favorite?

Posted May 26th, 2019 by I killed Mufasa
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Mastodon's recent cover of Stairway to Heaven was good. I think their latest album sucked, though.

Descending, off the new to-be-released Tool album, was good.

Behemoth's The Satanist was mostly good, except for the complete douchebag guitar solos.

Devin Townsend's latest album was very well made. Can't say much more than that because there's a shitload going on in it and I've only listened to it once.

Meshuggah keeps releasing Meshuggah albums of perfectly equal quality in perpetuity, so I can't say I'm disappointed with them.

I haven't listened to The Black Dahlia Murder for years, but Nocturnal is one of my most-played death metal albums of all time.

Gojira's From Mars to Sirius is good. I think their latest album sucked.

Posted May 26th, 2019 by Cruinn-Annuin
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Descending, off the new to-be-released Tool album, was good.


Of the two songs played, I like both but I've really been hooked on Invincible.

Posted May 26th, 2019 by Vandy
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Haven't listened to that one yet.

Posted May 26th, 2019 by Cruinn-Annuin
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I posted it yesterday on the Tool post on this page but here's a good video of it. Sorry I don't think you want this to become a post about a pretty "mainstream" band.

Posted May 26th, 2019 by Vandy
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The radio doesn't even play stuff like Disturbed usually. Surely that should be considered classic rock by now right? I feel old enough that stuff I liked when I was 12 is classic rock.

Edited May 26th, 2019 by I killed Mufasa
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Good track, though I don't think I like it as much as "Descending".

Sorry I don't think you want this to become a post about a pretty "mainstream" band.


This thread was always going to be a relatively meandering discussion. I brought up Tool first, either way.

Tool is actually pretty relevant to the kind of thing that I'm thinking about. I like Tool. I think that they are one of the more innovative popular bands and I think that they deserve the success that they have. But...they have an army of tools for a fanbase. I can only imagine what the YouTube comment circus is going to look like when the new album comes out. Before the legendary wait and buildup of hype for this new album, their fanboys were already one of the most unintelligent sections of the internet.

Posted May 26th, 2019 by Cruinn-Annuin
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The radio doesn't even play stuff like Disturbed usually. Surely that should be considered classic rock by now right? I feel old enough that stuff I liked when I was 12 is classic rock.


Disturbed is nu-metal, not classic rock. The fact that they were both formed more than 25 years ago doesn't change their scene or style. You don't just start playing Disturbed and Zep on the same station because "eh, they're both old". They're completely different aspects of rock.

The phenomenon that I noticed is that stations that were playing new shit 15 years ago are still mostly just playing that same shit.

Thank you for bringing up Disturbed, though, because that's exactly the kind of mild, corporate radio metal that I'm thinking about. And yes, they do get radio play very regularly still. Hell, they're STILL selling themes to WWE. They're the epitome of pseudo-tough douchebag casual metal.

Edited May 26th, 2019 by Cruinn-Annuin
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My opinion differs from yours. In 25 years when nobody remembers the rolling stones aside from their recording (similar to how it is now the the beatles) the stuff that THEY grew up with will be on the classic rock stations.

Because Rock is a man's birthright at work.

I think Classic Rock as a title of music needs to adapt and change to include whatever rock the current generation grew up with as kids.

Edited May 26th, 2019 by I killed Mufasa
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This is why I let people enjoy what they want and go on on with my life

Posted May 26th, 2019 by S.o.h
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