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Why People Criticize Metal Music: A Look

Why People Criticize Metal Music: A Look

Do you feel your head throbbing and heart pumping out of beat when you listen to heavy metal?
Well, you may not be the only one to dislike metal music. But that is fine to the metal fans if you generally dislike the genre. Yet some people criticize metal music and call it nonsense and “just noise!”

Frankly that stems mostly out of ignorance and any criticism on metal genre goes to strengthen that ignorance. Let’s take on some of the common criticisms of metal music and break them down. For instance, the wrong metal music can affect your casino experience, and you surely wouldn’t want that. That being said, not all types of music is going to affect you negatively. Some have been seen to even improve your casino playing experience!

Metal is about Death and Destruction

Most of the metal bands emphasize themes which you are obviously not going to find in any pop music! If you don’t like serious themes like death, destruction, politics, sexual tendencies, depression or dark things then metal may not be your thing.

We can’t relate to music intentionally- it comes from within. So if you don’t like serious subjects and find the world a very happy place to live without any concern then be our guest and listen to Justin Bieber!

Metal is just Noise

This is one of the most common criticisms against metal genre. Of course metal doesn’t follow the same arrangement as you would find in a Beyonce song! Also, calling the whole genre of metal music ‘noise’ is just plain and simple lazy and shows you have taken no effort to make sense of the music.

Humans by nature seem to like all things orderly and you may fall into the same category. But not all of us have the same taste or preference- there’s a huge chunk of population that lives and breathes metal music which brings us to our next criticism…

Metal is for Social Outcasts

Again, if you believe the world is such a wonderful place with bombings going on in Syria and thousands of people dying every day- be our guest and hate metal music but don’t criticize it! The lyrics of metal music deal with serious subjects and meant for people who can see and feel the reality.

If that makes us a bunch of social outcasts- so be it!

Metal is just a New Kid on the Block

Dig a bit into the history of metal and you will find bands trying to get the heavy sound effect as early as 1960s. The bands like Kiss and AC/DC were considered to be heavy metal bands in those days though now you might call them heavy rock. That means metal progressed through a long timeline of over 40 years and influenced many genres to become what it is today!

Metal is as old as rock and roll and if you want you can consult Google for more information.

Famed Artist Manager & Bassist Rob ‘Blasko’ Nicholson Unveils New Podcast, “A New Level”

You may have known Blasko as the renowned current bassist for metal godfather OZZY OSBOURNE (and formerly for ROB ZOMBIEDANZIGPRONG and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER), and also as a successful artist manager. Blasko’s significant experience in both of these distinct roles certifies him with a unique perspective of the inner workings of the music industry itself. With the intention of informing aspiring music industry professionals seeking to expand on their existing potential, Blasko has launched a brand new podcast program – “A New Level“. In addition to his own, the podcast sources the experiences of active executives and notable voices of the industry, ultimately giving them a platform to share advice as it relates to their triumphs, missteps, and beyond.

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Watch As A BREACH OF SILENCE Cover THE WEEKND’s “Shameless” In Their New Video

Hailing from down under in Australia where “everything wants to kill you“, as the saying goes, A BREACH OF SILENCE is a “powercore” award-winning metal band. The band is back with its fourth all new music video, and this time it is a cover song. In the video, the ‘strayan group can be seen covering Canadian artist THE WEEKND‘s song, “Shameless” and adding their own flavour of metal to it. The video was directed by Matt Donaldson. 

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Watch AWAKE THE DREAMER’s Groovy New Video, “Believe”

Well this is a first for me. I mean I knew the Swedes have an incredible death metal scene out there, so amazing that they have carved their own genre, Swedish death metal. But today, I am not bringing to you something we know and hear very often from the Scandinavian nation. It did surprise me when I found out about this band called AWAKE THE DREAMER from Sweden, maybe cause I am not a big metalcore fan? But well, yes, the Swedes do have some really good diversity. From the buzzsaw death metal trademark sound to the modern day djent and metalcore, Sweden does house some incredible bands. And today, I bring to thee metalcore/post hardcore quintet from Stockholm, AWAKE THE DREAMER and their all new crushing single, “Believe“. Pictured in a vintage like video, the band can be seen dishing out their blend of progressive and melodic metalcore, which absolutely is crushing!

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Mikey Doling On Second SNOT Album Rumor, “We Didn’t Have Any Songs That Were Put Together Yet”

Mikey Doling (Snot, Soulfly, Channel Zero) is Joshua Toomey’s interview guest for this week’s episode of Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast. Among other topics, their discussion puts to rest rumors that the ‘Strait Up’ tribute album consisted of songs originally intended to be the follow-up to Snot‘s debut album ‘Get Some.’ “We didn’t have any songs that were put together yet,” says Doling. “Some of the riffs on ‘Strait up’ are some of the riffs we were writing. But as far as songs go – not one of them.” Continue reading

ALICE IN CHAINS New Album ‘Rainier Fog’ Due Out August 24, New Single And Tour Dates Added

Grunge veterans Alice In Chains are set to release their first album in five years Rainier Fog on August 24. June 27, they are also releasing another single from the record, “So Far Under”. This is a follow-up to the first single “The One You Know”, with a video directed by Adam Mason which has accumulated 2.3 million views. Watch the video here. This record is available on the band’s website, in physical and digital release. As far the as the physical release it will be available on CD and limited-edition double 180-gram clear LP with white and black splatter.

This is the band’s first recording with BMG and the first time in 20 years they have recorded an album in their hometown of Seattle. The album’s title is a tribute to the city, recording part of the record of Studio X (formerly Bad Animals) where they record their s/t album in 1995. Alice In Chains for the third time in a row worked with producer Nick Raskulinecz and engineer Paul Figueroa. The album was also mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool).

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FALLING IN REVERSE Releases The Continuation Of ”Losing My Mind” Named ”Losing My Life”!

After releasing a brand new album in 2017 Falling In Reverse is back to release the second part of a 2 part song called ”Losing My Life”. It is a side of the band I have never seen before but I can assure you that it will blow you mind!

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SEETHER Announces Poison The Parish Fall Tour Dates ft. TREMONTI

Hard rock group, Seether, is to embark on a short run in the United States this coming fall. The upcoming tour is in support of their 2017 release, ‘Poison the Parish’, the bands’ seventh LP. The tour will hit the east coast and midwest cities, beginning in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on September 13th and wrapping up in Des Moines, Iowa on October 5th. Joining Seether for these shows is acclaimed guitarist, Mark Tremonti’s own band, Tremonti

Tour routing is as follows:

Sept 13 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Sept 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sept 17 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Sept 18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Sept 20 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
Sept 21 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
Sept 22 – Clayton, NY @ Cerow Recreation Park
Sept 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom
Sept 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Oct 2 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
Oct 5 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center

Tickets, VIP packages and information are all available here and will be on sale this Friday, June 22.

SCATTERED HAMLET Release “Stay Hungry” Music Video and Summer Tour Dates [Video Stream]

Southern hard rock/metal band, Scattered Hamlet release the official music video for their cover of the Twisted Sister classic, “Stay Hungry.” The track is a heartfelt tribute to the band’s drummer, Jake Delling Le Bas, who is currently in a coma. They have also just announced the schedule of the North American Stay Hungry, Stay Free Tour. Confirmed dates below. Continue reading

Exclusive Premier: THE FLOOR’S EMBRACE – ‘Monarch’ EP [Track Stream]

New England metalcore five-piece, The Floor’s Embrace are set to debut their first EP, ‘Monarch.’ Founded in 2014 in Braintree, Massachusetts, these guys have shared the stage with such acts as Suicide Silence, Upon a Burning Body, Feed Her to the Sharks, and Scale the Summit. With their sharply barbed sound, they have gained a fanbase by playing live shows around New England.

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