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Old 02-25-2012, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Is Death Metal...dead?

Originally Posted by Mad About Drums View Post
Nazareth cover of Joni Mitchell is one my favourite

Sorry for the derail in the thread :))

But no, Death Metal's not dead, my daughtter is listening to this, ... err, not for me really, but the younger generations have a taste for such bands :)
Oh good grief - now I know where Axl Rose got his shtick. Like I said, I never heard much of Nazareth.

I can't listen to more than 5 seconds of death metal but understand the appeal - it's that whole maximum intensity thing. Probably similar to how I felt about Purple and Sabbath back in the day, not to mention Elvis fans in the 50s when everyone was freaking out about his shaking hips, Benny Goodman fans who offended the classical set, and Wagner fans no doubt worried the Bach brigade ...

I just find it hard to imagine where the next generation will go for their intensity increase after death metal and the more extreme types. I mean it has to be something that renders death metal "tame" ... maybe noise and atonality? But that begs the question of where you go from there. It feels to me like the circle is going to turn soon-ish because there's not much room to take things further.
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