ErikBFR
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Bands Pushing Boundaries
ErikBFR
Tuesday April 4 2017, 9:48 AM
Bands Pushing Boundaries

We all know about the Suicide Silence record, it blows. This will not be defending them in anyway, but it did raise a question for me. They received a ton of hate for how bad it was, they claimed it pushed their personal boundaries, which if true, is fine, I can respect that, however, I didn't hear anything new or boundary pushing on the record. Moving on, I started going through comments of YouTube videos of bands that are actually pushing boundaries, or doing something you unique. While there were those that applauded them and became instafans, there was an overwhelming amount of hate. This is ironic for me. Why, you ask? Go through YouTube comments of bands that haven't changed their sound since inception and you'll see comments of "we want something new and fresh sounding", a band does it, and instantly gets shit on for it by most people. Why? Why, in a scene where the fans wants something new and different, do the majority of listeners then bash a band for being different or not sounding like this band or the other? I think we are on the precipice of something great in terms of people ACTUALLY wanting bands that stray from the beaten path. I've seen more comments and posts of people turning to the underground to find their new favorite artists and there are a TON of bands that have the chops to be the next torch holder for a new generation. In this ripe time to be in the music scene, I see more bands "playing it safe" for the sake of making money as compared to making what they really wanted, and that's a shame. More bands need to stand up and write and release what they want, without having to worry about being ridiculed into oblivion. The fans are begging for it, and bands want to write it, so what's the problem? When will our musical renaissance happen? Hopefully soon, it's time for a regime change.

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Zach Moonshine
@thebeast   8 months ago
Now there’s been a shocking turn of events — the band has stopped trying to defend the album and, instead, issued an apology via their Facebook page. The apology reads, in part:

“We know we fucked up. Everyone from our managers to our label reps to our significant others to our personal trainers told us this album would be a disaster, and we didn’t listen to any of them. We had this whole cock and bull story about following our artistic blah blah blah, but the truth is, we were just too proud to admit we were wrong.

“We currently have tour dates scheduled through mid-July. We intend to honor these commitments. However, the moment we’re off the road, we’re heading back into the studio to make a new EP, which will be entitled The Extenuation. It will be out by the end of the year. We’ve already written all the music for this EP and we can promise you it sounds more or less exactly like You Can’t Stop Me. We think you’ll all be pleased.”
So this is really amazing. Bands don’t usually apologize for albums, and if they do, it’s years and years after that album’s release (see: Celtic Frost and Cold Lake). This may be historic. via metalsucks
Zach Moonshine
@thebeast   8 months ago
now after reading they apologized im somewhat blown away on one hand i wanna laugh and just be like dam this is just ridiculous or desperate or i dont know ... maybe its actually cool a band finally listens and cares soo much about what there fans want they are willing to try and deliver .....errr or wait thats fucked up too why cant people just be able to do what they want and why cant people be supportive of the changes the artists they support go through ?? i dont know man people are really really fucking weird
ErikBFR
@erikbfr   8 months ago
I agree. I hate to say it, but metalheads are the worst when it comes to being the most judgemental fucks in music. They shouldn't have apologized. Example, Born of Osiris got TONS of shit for "Tomorrow We Die Alive:, and rightfully so, with the exception of a few songs that album was generic and boring as fuck. They still stood beside it, released a new album that, for the most part, didn't suck, then as a thank you to the fans that stood by them, they redid their first album with proper production and all the fancy shit. THAT is how you go about making a shitty record and making it up to your fans. All SS did was throw hissy fits on stage and attack their fans. Which is good for us smaller bands, but really negative for metal as a whole.
Zach Moonshine
@thebeast   8 months ago
agreed i think metal heads kill there own scenes for the most part its crazy
Zach Moonshine
@thebeast   8 months ago
or how they support an underground artist and make fun of people that dont know about said underground artist and then when other people start liking that artist and that artist starts making money and doing tours now they have sold out and now those same fans hate the artist and make fun of people for listening to them?
ErikBFR
@erikbfr   8 months ago
Yeah, that's another negative part about the scene. Everyone wants to see you succeed, just not more than them.