Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
He is referring to the millions of posts on youtube that follow most metal videos with people going back and forth calling each other names because they disagree about which exact genre said video is in, and further name calling over if said video is any good.
It may only be a minority of teenage e-thugs who don't represent the majority, but that doesn't change his point that it happens.
But seriously, you and Frost are doing it now, going back and forth over what band fits into what mico-sub-genre. And using terms like "because they are." Seriously, what does it matter? It's a description of how one band sounds relative to another, it's not a term that DEFINES the band once and for all.
And it's all relative.
If one only listens to light classical music, or traditional country, Linkin Park might as well be extreme metal.
Like back in the 80's and Poison always got lumped into the metal scene, even though their is nothing remotely metal about them. But compared to Duran Duran, MTV figured they were. Motorhead is considered one of the godfathers of metal, yet Lemmy himself has said over and over again Motorhead is just a rock and roll band and he doesn't see his band as metal at all. It just depends on where you're coming from.
When I was a kid, Ozzy was considered pretty extreme. Now he's mild classic rock that my 4 year old listens too. Again, it's all relative.
These are my thoughts exactly.
All I was trying to do was point out the jazz aficianado analogy to warn metal's fan base that this particular direction is a recipe for failure. In fact I can go to allaboutjazz forum right now and see the same conversation a thousand times. Just insert the word metal
You can even see where the jazz aficianado claims you probably don't know this and this
as a way of marginalizing your comments. Sorry---already been there done that.
Also--- I specifically stated meaning behavior not genre specific
. I don't think I could be more clear than that. And at least in my case, I'm rarely insulted. But after a time it's easy to be irritated with sloppy comprehension issues. I mean seriously, do we need to be like those other forums where you post pictures with stupid captions to make your entirely obvious point?
But apparently a certain base wants to keep doing what they're doing. So all I'm going to say is knock yourself out
while I continue to respect those drummers.