Originally Posted by Arky
And as for 'metal genre diversity': We already had some discussion on DRUMMERWORLD. Please be aware that often (most?) times the bands themselves (and the majority of their fans) don't really care for labeling their style but simply are doing what they do/like. It's the recording companies/labels/magazines/promotion people who obviously see some sense/need to come up with those designations, hoping for more business. Just stay fair.
Very well put. My band, for instance, has been dubbed "War Metal" because we fuse genres of harcore metal, hardcore punk, death metal, and yes...even have a quick little jazz breakdown. But what gets me, is peeking out from behind my kit during a show, and seeing people dancing, moving around, bobbing their heads, and when we end a song, listening to them applaud and cheer. Thats what it should be about. No scenester stupid kids, no subgenres. Just play metal, man. Who cares what its called. As long as you and youre fans enjoy it, thats what counts.
Death metal isnt dead, its just being covered up by different sub genres. Deathcore, Grindcore, Porncore....why?