Toilet Radio APPROPRIATES METAL CULTURE

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You know we had to do it to ’em. For months, Brenocide has been adamant that we do an entire episode about the strange phenomenon of “metal appropriation”. You know what we’re talking about; metal nerds screaming impotently at celebrities photographed wearing cool metal shirts. So here it is, we’re dissecting the sickness that makes a man get Mad Online at Kanye West for wearing a Cradle of Filth shirt when they honestly don’t care about either. Along the way we stumble into conversations about Funko Pops, British cuisine, GWAR, Wolfenstein, how much ass it must kick to be Justin Bieber, and yet another goddamn argument about Anthrax. Pat yourself on the asshole for this one, folks.

Music featured on this program:
All Pigs Must Die – “A Caustic Vision” from Hostage Animal (Facebook)(Bandcamp)
Katla – “Havíla” from Módurástin (Facebook)(Bandcamp)

 

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  • HessianHunter

    I recently had a 17 year old student who is probably not actually a Death fan but dressed like Lil’ Uzi Vert, complete with an oversize Scream Bloody Gore shirt. He rocked the look, tbh.

  • GrumpDumpus
  • GoatForest

    Honestly, I find clueless metal snobs more obnoxious than these other guys.
    I remember being outside a gas station back when Dimmu Borgir released In Sorte Diaboli, and seeing a kid with one of their shirts on. It was actually a pretty cool shirt, and I told him so. He looked at my Napalm Death shirt and said, “Fuck you. Napalm Death sucks.” It was hilarious.

    • GrumpDumpus

      I BET HE PATTED HIMSELF ON THE ASSHOLE AFTER THAT TRIUMPHANT ENCOUNTER

      • GoatForest

        You know it. Brenocide has started my new favorite saying.

    • Rolderathis

      Ugh, In Sorte Diaboli…DEATH CULT is so mvch more trve brvh.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    It’s a look I’ve seen on more than one occasion, especially in bigger cities: people dressing themselves up in a black with white stripes Adidas track jacket + white Lacoste sneakers + t-shirt of trve kvlt metal band + occult necklace + fashion watch combo. Sometimes they proudly wear a face or neck tattoo and a gold chipped tooth as an extra bonus.

    • GoatForest

      That is a strange combo, my friend.

    • GrumpDumpus

      I BET 5 INTERNET POINTS THAT THIS ENSEMBLE ALSO FEATURED THE MACKLEMORE JÜGEND HAIRCUT

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Strangely enough, they have long hair at times. Though the undercut is commonplace as well of course.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    STOP POLLUTING MY EARDRUMS WITH THIS TALK OF B @ B Y M 3 7@ L

  • Rolderathis

    What about white males under 27? Can I be metal pls

    • I am sorry, but you cannot be trve until you are the same age as us.

      • Rolderathis

        RIP

  • Rolderathis

    Possible British cuisine grindcore bands:

    NAPALM DICK
    BREE & STRUMPETS

    • GoatForest

      Haggis.

    • GrumpDumpus

      PILE OF BREXIT

      • Rolderathis

        PILE OF BREXCREMENT

        • GrumpDumpus

          FEAT. NIGEL GARBAHGE

  • GoatForest

    So, you guys don’t want to have Toiletovhell Funcopops?

  • GoatForest

    Also, when I first clicked on this one, I thought the picture was photoshopped. I am saddened to find otherwise.

  • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

    I wanna dress as a klansman so the alt-right can complain about a Mexican appropriating their culture

    • GrumpDumpus

      SPEAKING OF WHICH WHERE IS THAT TACO STAND ON EVERY CORNER I WAS PROMISED

      • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

        I’m waiting for republicans to eliminate the estate tax so I can start building my taco empire

        • GrumpDumpus

          I TOO AM FINANCIALLY CRIPPLED BY THE ESTATE TAX ON MY 1500 DOLLAR CAR SO I CANNOT WAIT TO BE RELEASED FROM MY ECONOMIC BONDS AND BE FREE TO EAT YOUR TACO EMPIRE

      • Óðinn

        That would be great. Tacos are tasty.

  • Dumpster Lung

    Funco Pops ARE dumb. The whole metal shirt thing is kind of dumb as well, but not worth getting enraged over. I don’t think any other scene or subculture is so up its own ass about its image/aesthetic as we are, but I wouldn’t buy or wear a shirt for a band I don’t know or have no connection to, whether it’s metal or not. That’s not to say these celebrities don’t know some Slayer songs or whatever. I don’t know. I’d love to think they do. At the very least, maybe don’t assume someone isn’t “metal” enough to know a band, especially an entry level one at that.

    If by some strange happenstance, I were to bump into Kanye or something and he had a sweet metal shirt, I’d say “sweet shirt, dude.” Or if it was Cradle of Filth, I would probably just not say anything, because if you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all 😛

  • I don’t get in Anthrax arguments unless someone starts one.

  • Nukenado

    I wonder why nobody actually thinks that shirts are a good way of leading a metal conversation with non-metal people. Striking up a shirt conversation is one of my easiest ways to recommend metal music without it seeming forced.