wolfgangpiranha wrote:Tet wrote:A comment on the Bloodstock Facebook page:Look Black Sabbath and Metallica and ACDC got their fame and fortune in a year where they have no competition. If they had to compete with bands like lamb of God Killswitch Engage Parkway Drive sikth jinja System of a Down Gojira then I can honestly say they wouldn't be as big as they are.
I genuinely don't know where to begin other than to shake my head in disbelief.
I am fortunate enough to have been born in the 60's and got to see the best of punk, metal, thrash, death etc etc. from the raw beginnings through its development and evolution, and what a joy it was and still is. The millenials who are coming out with ignorant bullshit statements about the bands with a massive pedigree having no competition etc back then , prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have their heads jammed up their own arses and are far from open minded ,beyond the little bubble they exist in , spouting crap like they invented underground music.
To myself Parkway dive epitomises the pretty pop angst of the modern generation where you can feel angry about your hair being slightly messy and your skinny jeans are not distressed enough to get into the cool alternative clique.
Drop any one of em into an Exploited gig back in the early 80's and they'd run away with shit running down their legs. Moshing was for real and you left the pit knackered and bleeding unlike the circle jerk love in it has become.
All hail the ass hats!!!!!
Wow! I mean where do I begin with that statement? First and foremost, you clearly havent listened to Parkway drive as not a single song to my knowledge is about hair.
Second, Your rhetoric about the good old days is flawed. You complain about the 'millenials' and the 'modern generation' not knowing what it was like back then when clearly your grasp on the modern scene is tenuous at best. You are the other side of the same ignorant penny. The millenials weren't there at the birth of the scene, but you know what, you ARE here for the evolution of the scene so try and have a bit of understanding. For the record I can take or leave Parkway but I feel like I always have to say something when people are displaying less tact than a sledge hammer.
P.S All those band that made up the formation of the scene, were they instantly liked or were they dealt a good deal of hatred and shunned just like any new band/genre? How many are still shunned today or not given the appropriate limelight? I for one would be dreadfully bored if metal still looked like it did back your day