"Metal", "hardcore" .. enough of this shit. I'm sick of it.
Look at what all this music has become.
Look at black metal. The last.fm page of Burzum
, once the most depressive band of the world, is a playground for trolls and victims of 4chan. Dimmu Borgir
were advertised "the best metal band ever" at a subway station here.
Okay, that's the mainstream, the underground is still alive and in a good state, one may argue. You're wrong. What's this shit with shoegaze and post-rock in black metal? Alcest
are a black metal band? Are you fucking kidding me? Black metal is about trolling in the woods and wearing spikes, not about francophilia and female vocals. Souvenirs your ass, I won't buy that.
Look at drone. Sunn O)))
was a joke, a fairly good one, at least still everyone knew it was one back in the day. What happened now? 100,000 listeners? Articles in the New York Times and the Rolling Stone? Festival slots at Roskilde, Oya and Primavera? Wake up, people. …