Originally Posted by kaldaniels
I have absolutely no qualms with people who don't have the palate for heavy metal, but some of the stuff out there is the closest thing we have to classical music (aside from classical music
) that is out there today. Tons of musical talent in the genre. I'm not totally into the whole "darkness" element of heavy metal but musically there are some great pieces out there.
I do not like the cookie monster type singing in the new metal .... I grew up on (Junior HS and HS) Black Flag, TSOL, Megadeth, Buzzcocks, The Clash in the late 70's and early 80's....then Black Flag grew their hair out and started sounding like early Black Sabbath. They were trying to distance themselves from some of the Neo-Nazi punk that was coming out of the Orange County area. I never really went back to anything hard after that, besides G & R and then STP, Nirvana, Wolfmother and Jet.
My brother was very much into Metallica and then Pantera....and then it just seemed to go into the way over the top dark and stupid. But it had to I guess in order to appeal to that audience.