Post by Siana Blackwood on Mar 16, 2014 22:35:56 GMT -5
Damn - I thought I deleted that part and just went with the Scorpions video. Now I've turned into one of those annoying people on the internet who think up a wall of text on some subject, delete it and then post a trollish comment that means I haven't actually said anything but everyone can jump to some sort of conclusion about what I would have said.
Very short version - the 'true metal fans' with their list of albums all metal fans must adore irritate me. It's like saying you can't be part of the SFF fandom unless you think Lord of the Rings is the greatest thing ever.
I think I get irritated easily. The internet makes me want to argue too much and I end up hating things just because the internet said I was supposed to like them.
Now, a completely random song because I feel like it:
Also because it's surprisingly hard to find Black Majesty videos with good sound quality and I'm not sure I can face trying to load Spotify to see if they're on there.
You've met Siana. Your mind is now lost.
Just don't mention the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks...
March 2014 goal: add 30k to The Artist.
Welllllll...if you're an annoying troll, what does that make me? :-( I'm the one who posted a wall of text about why I should listen to more death metal, a list which, I admit, came into existence because of those exact same fan lists made by metalheads. Anyway, I didn't mean to jump to conclusions. I see what you mean. :-<
No, it's not just you. The internet is full of far too many a*****e trolls who write things like 'You listen to [insert band they dislike], so clearly you're [insert insult of choice to imply that the aforementioned recipient has a limited intellect.]' Those 'Top 10 ____ List'(s) have a way of making one doubt oneself simply because one hasn't heard of/hasn't listened to/wasn't into, some supposedly 'crucial' bands.
I read too many of those recently, and they seriously had me questioning my right to call myself a metalhead -- never mind the fact that 99% of what I listen to IS metal! After days of agonizing over that, though, I realized something:A lot of those pretentious posers assume that everyone came to love metal the same way they did, and had the same access they did. However, (A) a forty-something who listened to thrash as a teen in the '80's with his friends (and subsequently heard about new metal bands as they came out from the local record store) would have had a very different introduction to metal than (B) a '90's child who only ever had access musically to what was on the radio and/or CD rips from friends' collections -- friends who had very different tastes that ran to pop/light rock, both equally sh!**y -- and whose intro to metal blossomed only after Pandora and youtube came about. So yes, it's only natural that to A, having seen it from inception, it might seem inconceivable that any "true" metalhead could love metal without having heard Death. For B, though, coming to the genre after it's been developing for decades, it makes sense that they might have heard of Nightwish first, before branching out to Arch Enemy, and subsequently coming to know what the original influences were.
That's even aside from accounting for different musical tastes!
Way I see it, I take the lists as opportunities rather than guilt trips -- if I like something on them, well, excellent, I've just found some great new music to add to my ever-growing Spotify collection. If not, who cares? The internet is made of multiple people -- it's impossible to like everything that the internet tells us to like. We can only like what we like, same as everyone else on the internet.We're metalheads if we say we are! :-D
Post by Siana Blackwood on Mar 18, 2014 2:41:03 GMT -5
So, I went to Youtube to have another look for the Black Majesty song 'guardian and couldn't find it. Possible reasons why: I was distracted by remembering that I wanted to look up Death's version of 'painkiller' (Judas Piest cover? then started thinking about eighties thrash and suddenly wanted to listen to Overkill. I searched for that and found a song by Men At Work called Overkill, which is sort of reggae/pop and has absolutely nothing to do with anything. Then the Youtube sidebar was all full of things like Midnight Oil and Africa and Dire Straits... oh, and the safety dance song.
*crawls back out of the rabbit hole*
1. (embedding this one because the video is funny (it's a random bunch of guys doing an air/broom performance):
Post by Agent Double Oh Zero on Mar 23, 2014 0:45:37 GMT -5
The Ocean is one of those bands where every single one of their albums is excellent, and so there is no defined starting point. Each has its own unique sound, though all are progressive doom of some sort. Aeolian, which I'm listening to for the first time, is their heaviest album. I'll say it's progressive deathened doom. Sounds about right. I'm really liking it so far.
Huh, they have a song called Necrobabes.com. This should be quite interesting.
Well and so, by the time I finished typing up this post, it finished. This album is brilliant.