The Debate

“What kind of music do you listen to?” An extremely common question asked to everyone, especially me. The fact that I listen to “metal” is obvious, but there is much more to it than that.  (Which someone who doesn’t listen to metal will not relate to or understand until explained and even then THAT is questionable). The genre of “metal” goes a long way and holds too many meanings and sub-categories it’s ridiculous.  To even the degree that it can cause debate upon debate whether or not such and such band applies under such and such category or sub-category or not.  Now for me on the other hand…am no different.  I like the challenge of trying to figure out how to explain a band’s sound.  No I am not appreciating the bands musical talent any less as many will argue.  Saying for example, “Who cares about labels…just listen to the music.” I am doing that. I am going even further than that and analyzing each part of the song to further be able to express into words what it is or represents and in turn search for a similar sound in other bands.  Which in the end…the music DOES do for itself, but in a way that I do not need to.  I know this always raises a lot of hype, but hell I welcome that! At least we are speaking about something that matters!  Music!

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