Apr 222011

(Our guest contributor Rob K. is back with another contribution — this one about three of his musical discoveries that you may not have known about.)

Metal is not unlike the nerd sensation taking over computer screens everywhere: Minecraft. You stumble around the internet, uncovering useless stuff, digging up places you really shouldn’t, digging deeper to ultimately find that rare metal (see what I did there?) and build a full-size replica of the Starship Enterprise out of Album Covers. Or, you know, whatever tickles your fancy. You hold the fort after dark, knocking back waves and waves of evil trolls and flamers trying at every turn to “dis you’re band dawg” [mispelling to achieve ultimate real-ness].

It’s becoming ever more clear, as our genre grows older everyday, that more and more people paint a stark picture of deathcore.

Don’t get me wrong, this genre has its fair share of copycats. But come on fellas (and ladies), EVERY genre and sub-genre over the whole spectrum of music has its copycats. Frankly, I occasionally break away from metal for a while and listen to other things. And while I don’t mind the occasional rap or hip-hop song (it’s gotta have meaning, none of that booty clapping, money and hoes bullshit), for the most part, I can’t tell any of it apart from one artist to another. Same thing goes for country (looking back though, today’s “country” is nothing more than pop/rock with twangy steel guitars; Johnny Cash is rolling in his grave).

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