White House Declares “Scene Tourism” biggest threat to Metal’s national security.

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Washington D.C. – In the closing minutes of President Trump’s speech to Congress on Tuesday evening, Press Secretary Sean Spicer declared “Scene Tourism” the biggest threat to Metal’s national security, topping both “Censorship” and “Selling Out” as chief concerns for the administration.

“Before we close, I’d like to address an issue of national urgency, one that concerns each and every one of us. These gawdam kids from California are just slapping Bolt Thrower riffs into their trendy hardcore songs now or injecting pointless thoughtfulness into their tremolo riffs without paying their respects,” Spicer noted after a break in answering expected policy questions. “They haven’t taken the time to learn and regurgitate every riff Timeghoul wrote or to mimic Transylvanian Hunger exactly without any hint of innovation. They aren’t copying the classics that have worked for us all along.”

“No,” Spicer continued, getting visibly agitated. “No, they’re coming into our nice, neat little Florida retirement homes with their flannel and ear gauges and mustaches and breakdowns and ruining our scene. They’re scene tourists, and their hipster extremism is going to destroy our genre if we don’t enforce some extreme vetting. Just look at Deafheaven. George Clarke’s looks are a godless affront to metal’s image. And don’t even get me started on the moral degradation evident in their drug-fueld shoegazing. There’s no place for that in our traditional metal.”

The Press Secretary’s comments echoed those made by President Trump earlier in the week regarding tougher scene-immigration standards. “Just look at what these people are doing to their own scenes. You’ve got crowd-killing, you’ve got bright shirts, you’ve got fresh ideas. Those are huge, huge problems,” President Trump said, “And I think it’s about time someone looked at some solutions to these issues. We can’t have all these Black Breath goons running around threatening to make Slaves Beyond Death out of our people. That’s a security issue.”

Mr. Spicer then went on to outline the Administration’s plans for addressing Scene Tourism. “Next week, Mr. Trump intends to sign an Executive Order banning all immigration from predominantly ‘trendy’ scenes, including New Orleans, Brooklyn, and Savannah, while also implementing an express entry system for those with HM-2 pedals. We’re also exploring stricter genre definitions to make enforcement easier. As Mr. Trump promised during the campaign, we’re hiring the best engineers to design genre border walls, and we’ll ask the President of the Southeast sludge scene to pay for them. We can’t have bands like Xibalba coming over the borders and taking all of our best tours. Last, we’re going to step up security at shows. Anyone not wearing camo shorts will be detained.”

Prog Matters, a left-wing music watchdog blog, has expressed concern over the Administration’s comments. “We’ve seen a ton of progress in the last five years, and it would be a shame to reverse all that just because these fascists don’t like what’s popular,” Benedict Gallantine, a representative of Prog Matters, noted. “They want to go back to the status quo of the nineties and undo years of subgenre-ization. They want to live in a pure-genre past that wasn’t too kind to punk or glam or other minorities. Metal was founded as a melting pot of influences, but this Administration is seriously threatening our liberties. It’s just super lame, y’know?”

In contrast, Mr. Spicer’s words seemed to have resonated with the greater extreme metal community. Memes like that below, originally tweeted by Mr. Trump and re-posted to The Facebook page OSDM-ONLY, were greeted with comments of outrage from classic metal fans. One subscriber, Tom Thornton, commented, “Back in my day, the riffs were real, and no one cared if it was meth and the Confederate Flag that inspired them. Now all these PC kids from the hardcore scene are talking about feminism and moshing all wrong. What happened to our metal?”

The Administration’s new focus on Scene Tourism is a distinct contrast to the previous Administration’s emphasis on genre plurality. “We feel that Mr. Obama spent too much time trying to restrict and censor harmful imagery in metal and didn’t do enough to keep the real threats from creeping in from outside music styles. Mr. Trump cares about the state of extreme metal and wants to make sure his constituents get the same recycled riffs that their parents and their parents’ parents enjoyed.”

“If it ain’t black fvckin’ metal or old-school death metal, it’s un-American, and we’re going to stop it,” Mr. Spicer concluded.

UPDATE 3/01/2017: The Associated Press is now reporting that various media outlets, such as Pitchfork and Brooklyn Vegan have been denied entry to future press conferences. More details as the story develops.

  • Howard Dean

    #IStandWithSean

    #ListenToBoltThrower

    #KeepYourIronicHaircutOutofMyDeathMetal

  • RustyShackleford
  • Deafheaven are yugely overrated and are desperate after their slide in ratings. Any terror attacks, blame them. Bad!

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    While this is very well done and highly comical, I’m gonna stick with my Traditional Metal. It makes me happy.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Get off my lawn. Wait. Shit. Reversed the roles again.

    • RustyShackleford

      Happy? POSER!!! Embrace the void!!!

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        THE HEAT OF BATTLE AND WEIGHT OF A HEAVY AXE IN MY HANDS AS I CRUSH ALL THOSE WHO OPPOSE ME BRINGS A SMILE TO MY FACE

        THE ONLY MUSIC TO CONVRY SUCH IMAGERY IS THAT OF TRADITIONAL TASTE

        HAIL AND KILL WITH POWER

    • Hail!

  • Doom Scientist

    As far as I’m concerned I am not part of a “scene”.
    I go to shows, enjoy them and then, as soon as they are over, I get the fuck out and go home. That’s it.

    • Joaquin Stick

      That sounds like tourism! Get him!

    • Sid Vicious Promos

      This is exactly what metal should be. There shouldn’t be cliques or scenes in metal.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        There should be scenes.

        • Doom Scientist

          I’ll respectfully disagree.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            Metal needs more people who listen to a ton of different bands and genres. The only way to make metal thrive is to open it up to everyone.

          • Rain Poncho W.

            I thought all we needed was Ghost.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I thought that too but now I’ve realized that was a flawed philosophy.

          • Doom Scientist

            Going to see them with Iron Maiden in July and I will have a good time doing so.
            One thing I won’t be doing is quibbling about whether the bands I’m seeing are “Metal” or not.

          • more beer

            That is exactly what we don’t need!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            If it weren’t for scenes, we wouldn’t have some subgenres of metal. Florida Death metal scene and the Norwegian black metal scene, just as examples, helped forward the genre as a whole. Respectfully 🙂

          • Doom Scientist

            That’s fine. Leave me out of it then.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Understandable!

          • Jack Rabbit

            Scenes are also good if one band receives a boost in popularity, so they can hopefully act as a gateway to smaller bands that they played with before

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Exactly!

          • The Mighty Thorange

            I agree completely. The only problem lies in if/when a scene becomes insular and elitist and full of folk who are almost hipsters when it comes to the douchebag scale.

        • Sid Vicious Promos

          There’s genres. Scenes are fine but some scenes turn into cliques and that’s when it stops being something you enjoy and it just turns into something you try to look cool doing.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Some scenes have spurred genres.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I agree with that.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Cliques and trendy scenes can be very differnet. But look at NYHC, that stuff is amazing and deeply rooted in the New York scene.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            Exactly. Cliques need to be phased out of metal. This isn’t high school.

          • Doom Scientist

            As far as I’m concerned, they’re all cliques.
            I go to shows.
            I go home.
            That’s that.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            I agree.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            KJM>>>>>>>>

          • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

            This. Bands benefit from you paying for a ticket to go see them, not for you staying after the show to mingle

          • Sir Ukkometso The Based

            >NYHC
            >amazing
            Oh my…

          • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

            I think most genres came out of local scenes back in the old pre-internet days: Birmingham’s heavy metal, Bay Area thrash, Florida death metal, Norwegian black metal, Seattle grunge, New York hardcore, Sunset Street hair metal, etc

          • Doom Scientist

            And then people start screaming that the “ess jay dubyas” are killing their scene. Maybe if they had a life outside of the club it wouldn’t matter.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            The only Dubya that matters is the one who wears a rain poncho.

        • Your face should be scenes.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Thank you?

          • Thank your face.

          • Stockhausen

            OOOHHHHHHHHHHHH SNAP

    • more beer

      Since every band is local band somewhere. It makes sense to support your local scene. This is how bands get exposure and practice playing live. For the most part bands don’t just form and go on world tours. They play to their hometown crowds and hopefully get noticed. I personally support local music all I can. It is very grassroots metal. While the internet has made things easier. Bands still need this type of support.

      • Doom Scientist

        If I like a band I pay to go see them, doesn’t matter if they’re from Boston or Timbuktu.

        • more beer

          As do I. But the point is. Your local bands get noticed playing in their hometown. For example look how Khemmis has blown up. Local band for me. Who got a lot of exposure playing around Denver. Granted they have put out some killer music. But without getting to play some big local shows. Would they have gotten noticed?

          • Dumpster Lung

            I think you guys might already be on the same page haha. @kylejmcbride:disqus didn’t say he skips openers, just doesn’t hang out after the show’s over 😛

          • more beer

            Him and I are cool always have been.

          • Doom Scientist

            100% truth.
            To quote Mr Spock “You have been, and always shall be, my friend.”

          • more beer

            It wasn’t my intention to upset you. I just feel very strongly about supporting local music. Because without it. We don’t get new music. Have a good day my friend. I have to go take part in capitalism.

          • Doom Scientist

            Naw, you didn’t upset me at all.
            It’s just when I hear the word “scene” I think of high school and cliques. It just rubs me the wrong way is all.

          • The Mighty Thorange

            I understand that all to well as a guy who was in high school when this scene kid bullshit fad was a thing. But I think we should be able to make a distinction between trend following ‘scene’ music and a local music scene.

          • Doom Scientist

            I understand the distinction. I’m just a crazy old wizard having a mental health moment. Pay me no mind.

          • The Mighty Thorange

            I apologise for insinuating that you did not understand the distinction. I merely meant to state the importance of making the distinction in general and also to point out the stupidity of calling a trend a ‘scene’. And I am currently drinking so I am not the best at conveying what I mean right now. Again, apologies if I caused offence.

          • Doom Scientist

            No worries. Keep drinking.

          • The Mighty Thorange

            Haha. That’s the fucking plan! Slàinte mhath!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            *wipes single tear away*

      • Funny that I know more bands now than I did when I was actually in a band. The “scene” here in NJ is filled some great people and that extends into the northeast as well.

        • more beer

          It is the same here in Denver.

    • You’re my favorite kind of show attendee

    • Depechemodeisgangsta

      Same here, i go to show soon as show is over go home, can’t hang out with the “Kids scene” i just want to be in bed, specially on local shows, that here are “Cuban time” where headliner sometimes end close to 1AM, that is not good, specially when you have to get up early to go to work.

      • Waynecro

        I’m with you, man. I’m going to a show this Sunday night, and I’m already dreading Monday morning.

        • Depechemodeisgangsta

          I know man those are the worst, last time i went to show Brujeria was playing, show ended like like 10 minutes before 1 AM, by the time i got home was close to 2 AM, took shower to take off the stink of cigarettes and sweat, next morning woke up around 7 AM to get ready for work, that was a horrible Saturday.

          • Waynecro

            I often have to be up pretty early to talk to the folks in the England office, so being out past 1:00 a.m. on a work night usually bums me out. Some bands–in this case, Immolation–are worth the hassle, though.

          • Depechemodeisgangsta

            Oh for sure, Immolation is totally worth it.

  • Minnesota Madman

    Jews.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      What the hell is this supposed to mean?

      • Vault Dweller

        “I’m curious to know exactly how much white power shit I can get away with saying before people get mad at me”

        • Minnesota Madman

          I’m curious to know how seriously people on this site take themselves before they go into full meltdown mode. Looks like we went nuclear on the first post. So, peace out folks.

          • The Mighty Thorange

            Good fucking riddance cunt! Away and boil your head you empty bawsack.

          • Piss off.

          • Joaquin Stick

            Ha, so instead of engaging with the site in a meaningful way, he just shouts a slur for no reason then says we’re not in his cool “chill out bro” club. What an excellent way to see how “serious” we are. Maybe the tongue in cheek satirical post went a little over his head.

          • Try not to let the door hit you in the asshole on your way back to 4chan.

          • Rob M

            So soon?

            …but youre clearly such a people person

          • Óðinn

            You should try being nicer to people and not make fun of their ethnicity.

        • CyberneticOrganism
      • Rob M

        It means his mother drank a lot of wood alcohol during the pregnancy

    • Sid Vicious Promos

      Really? Get out if you’re going to practice Anti-Semitism here. That is something I take very seriously.

      • Minnesota Madman

        Eat another microwaved burrito and flip back to xvideos.com bruh.

        • DARKBEARD

          stop watching porn

          • Jack Rabbit

            Can’t stop, won’t stop

          • Howard Dean
          • Depechemodeisgangsta

            I know that Chapelle show ended “Rather quickly” but how many shows have gone out on top, like that?? specially in comedy, i feel like drama is even easier, Sopranos (up to the person POV) The Wire, The shield, OZ, Breaking Bad.

          • Howard Dean

            Stuff of legends, for real.

        • Sid Vicious Promos

          Fuck you.

      • Freedom Jew

        I, too, am not a fan of anti-Semitism.

        • Minnesota Madman

          Absolutely nothing anti-semetic here my friend. Jews are entitled to life, liberty, and the state of Israel. But abstaining from civil discussion and debate should not be hampered otherwise.

          • Freedom Jew

            Perhaps you could educate us all to why you threw out the single word “Jews”, then?

          • Minnesota Madman

            I have already responded to that. See my reply to Mr. Thrashnkill. Nothing nefarious was intended, however, it seems like folks here take themselves way too seriously…which is no fun at all.

          • You kinda just strolled into a community of people getting along rather well and started a big ole’ stank. Was it really necessary?

    • I don’t understand your comment. Can you explain?

      • DARKBEARD

        i didnt do it this time

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          You wouldn’t degrade yourself to Minnesota

          • DARKBEARD

            hmm, i donno. i think minneapolis is probably a shithole but i wouldnt mind a move to a more cold and grim climate

      • Minnesota Madman

        Just testing the barometer of cuck on this site. It’s currently registering very high especially for a loosely satirical post on the current state of metal. Nothing nefarious was meant by my comment, but I simply desired to see the reactions of possible cucks and snowflakes to adjust my vernacular so as not to easily offend in the future.

        • Seems like you need a safe space where you’re free to be edgy.

          • Minnesota Madman

            Perhaps. But’s good to know where the baselines are.

        • Hubert
          • Dumpster Lung

            I don’t think I understand what the hell is going on in this picture, but I like it.

          • Vault Dweller

            SAME

        • Doom Scientist

          Come to Hawthorne St in Somerville and call me that to my face.

          • Minnesota Madman

            Mah face!

          • Doom Scientist

            Just as I thought, another online coward.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            Someone should ban the Minnesota Cuck.

          • Minnesota Madman

            There it is.

          • Doom Scientist

            Why should we want you around if all you’re going to do is start shit like a little coward?

          • Minnesota Madman

            Oh…did I hurt your feelings or something?

          • Vault Dweller

            If having one’s feelings hurt is the basis for deciding who has ‘lost’, as those like you seem to believe, then you lost a long time ago, man. Long before any of these interactions here. You choose to interact this way because you’ve already had your feeble emotions battered through rejection, criticism and conflict.

            So you build this nice little spiky shell of yours and tell yourself that you’re a giant douchebag to ‘test out the level of cuck.’ The human brain has a marvelous capacity to rationalize and you’re a pretty solid piece of proof.

          • Minnesota Madman

            You might be right, but political correctness is definitely passe and taking things this seriously has to be awful for your own mental health.

        • Sid Vicious Promos

          I dare you to come at me. The legal system won’t take kindly to you, especially with how connected my parents are.

          • Minnesota Madman

            “especially with how connected my parents are”

            You mean your pizzagate involved parents? Looks like they’re being rounded up already. 500 arrests within a month.

            I’ll bet you’re already calling for me to be banned like a good communist.

          • Doom Scientist

            Still waiting for you to accept my challenge, pussy.

          • DARKBEARD

            can i fight someone? nofap has been making me super aggressive!

          • Minnesota Madman

            I accept, but it will need to be sanctioned by a sporting commission. I do want to make some money while squaring off with you. It’ll be good for both of us. We can make old school 80’s style rant promos, and probably garner enough attention to at least make public access TV.

          • Doom Scientist

            Eh, I’ll just send you to block land, confident in the fact that I could break your nose with one punch. Toodles.

          • Minnesota Madman

            And lift a car engine over your head too I’ll bet.

          • DARKBEARD

            what kind of engine, i maybe can

          • Minnesota Madman

            I have accepted. Get it sanctioned and let’s do it man.

          • Sid Vicious Promos

            If you ever mention my parents again so help me you won’t like what will happen.

        • Dumpster Lung

          We gotta stop saying “cucks” and “snowflakes.” Every person on the internet the last few years is a cuck or a snowflake these days. Driving me nuts.

          We need new insults! Variety is the spice of fucking life!

          • more beer

            Or we could go a more traditional route and just call everyone a pussy.

          • DARKBEARD

            yes!!!!
            *flexes

          • Dumpster Lung

            Either way, it’d be like the comfort of a modern band putting out an album of OSDM worship.

            It may not be original, but that pussy HM-2 just feels so good!

          • more beer

            Exactly!

          • DARKBEARD

            did you listen to the new Disma?

          • Dumpster Lung

            I heard one song the other day, and it was really good. I gotta hear more though.

          • DARKBEARD

            well, its only a 2track EP

          • Vault Dweller

            #MakeHatingCreativeAgain

          • Dumpster Lung

            I would like to see longform Nile-esque insults.

          • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

            Something like “He who takes offense on that which is offensive and thus makes the need for unwarranted mockery overwhelming”

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Bal-Sagoth levels, even.

          • Dumpster Lung

            I haven’t thought about those guys in a long time.

            Maybe something like
            “Massive hurt upon the butt of posers burned savagely for their transgressions”

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Hark! ‘Tis The Clarion Call Of Fedora Shod Weebs That Doth Call Us To Action! Today We Battle Dudes Who Masturbate To Steve Bannon Pics!

        • There really hasn’t been much usage of those two commonly-used yet childish political labels on this site…til you brought them up.

        • EsusMoose

          Pseudo-intellectuals are bad kids, if you see one remember to disregard they’re attempts at devils advocate or explanations of why higher education is bad. Only you can stop kids who were picked last at recess!

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          Actually, snowflakes are the result of low barometric pressure, so you might want to double check your reading.

        • Lacertilian
    • Doom Scientist

      White people.

  • Maik Beninton™

    That’s so wrong, I gonna start a petition on change.org to stop Trump.

  • Xibalba takin our fuckn tours. Fuckn Swedes.

    • Dumpster Lung

      TIL Xibalba are Swedes. I guess the name threw me.

      • I was being silly. Every one knows Xibalba are from Brazil.

        • Joaquin Stick

          I only know where both Xibalbas are from because every time I mention them in the news, someone yells at me for not specifying and getting their hopes up.

          • THIS ISN’T THE UZBEKISTANI XIBALBA. WTF STICK GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER I’M GOING BACK TO BED

          • Howard Dean

            [insert obligatory HD comment about the Mexican Xibalba here]

          • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

            And “Xibalba” is a Mayan word. Goddamn white people appropriating ancient Mexican culture. Call your death metal band “Mountain Dew” or something white

          • Howard Dean

            Mountain Dew’s debut album “Code Red” will be out this May on Meth Mouth Records.

            Do the DEW, motherfuckers!

          • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

            Listen to the album’s first single “Bloodstained Trucknutz” exclusively at MetalMofos.com

        • Dumpster Lung

          Hahaha, I obviously have not spent enough time with their material. I think it’s because I keep getting them mixed up with Artificial Brain because the same artist did their covers and they remind me a lot of one another. Maybe I should jam some Xibalba today.

  • I back this

  • Doom Scientist

    Alrighty, think it’s time for another vaycay. I’m obviously taking this way too seriously because I despise the idea of “scenes” and “cliques”. Adieu for now.

  • All kidding aside, various genres of music colliding with each other is the evolution of music. Singular genres will always be around, but it’s these melting pot of influences that will always continue to break new bands.

  • Dumpster Lung

    So where do I fall on this spectrum? Am I a metal libertarian?

    -I fucking love Black Breath
    -I do want to deport deathcore. Just all of it.
    -I also want to deport/detain/not-ask-questions-if-they-should-suddenly-disappear crowdkillers.
    -I’m not a superfan, but I like Deafheaven well enough. Never really listen to them much, but I plan on seeing them when they come through town.

    • Joaquin Stick

      Deport deathcore is a political agenda I can get behind.

      • Joaquin Stick

        IF YOU WANT TO CROSS THIS BORDER, YOU HAVE TO PASS THE BREAKDOWN TEST!!

      • Dumpster Lung

        That reminds me, djent. Uh. . . .you’re not banned, but maybe some cautionary measures can be taken, maybe a temporary ban.

        Maybe you can’t use a guitar with more than 6 strings if you’re going to be playing a 4/4 beat on a china cymbal, but otherwise it’s ok?

        • GoatForest

          Yeah. Djent is boring, but harmless.

      • Stockhausen

        Deport deathcore is a political agenda I can tattoo on my behind.

    • Depechemodeisgangsta

      I’m a casual fan, I enjoy Deafheaven albums, and i see that people either hate them or like them.
      I saw Deafheaven last year and was very good show live.

      • Dumpster Lung

        I thought they put on a good show when I first saw them, but it was unfortunately kind of a bad placement. Power Trip, then Deafheaven, then Anthrax, and finally Lamb of God. I like variety in a show’s lineup, but it kinda killed the momentum Power Trip built up haha.

        Very much looking forward to seeing them headline (also a slightly smaller venue) in about a week. That ought to be a better atmosphere for it.

        • Depechemodeisgangsta

          That is a weird line up.
          I saw them at a very small club maybe 200 people at most, with Inter Arma which they were also very good, Smaller Venue would sure make it better.

        • I saw that same lineup. The mouthbreathers there to see LoG were heckling Deafheaven and booing them, I was pretty angry. They still put on a great show, though.

          • Dumpster Lung

            I didn’t notice any heckling at the show I went to, just a lot of confused faces and obvious disinterest, but that was kind of the worst lineup possible to put Deafheaven into. If it wasn’t a local show for me, I might not have even stayed for Lamb of God, but it was like a 20 min drive home, so wasn’t gonna kill me to hang out, plus I hadn’t ever seen them before anyway. Anthrax and Power Trip were the highlights for me.

          • I enjoy Lamb of God and went partly to see them and they were great. Deafheaven was the odd one out, it just bothered me that so many people were just being outright dicks.

          • Dumpster Lung

            I don’t have anything against LoG, just never really gotten super excited for them, but yeah, never cool to be a dick to a band. Unless maybe the band are being dicks first, but that’s pretty rare.

  • Rob M

    Well, I for one, would totally re-elect him now

  • Count_Breznak

    Is the joke that band one is objectively garbage by every definition, band two boredom incarnate and there are at least three bands called “Xibalba” from the US alone ?

  • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

    I believe that at the end of his term, Donald Trump will turn into a pack of cigarettes and a message will appear saying “that’s the real cost of tobacco”

  • Old Man Doom

    Fucking incredible. Excellent reporting, dubbs

  • sweetooth0

    I could care less about new bands using some of the old school flavor in their new concoctions. Heck, I don’t mind Deafheaven. But where this whole “scene tourism” thing starts to piss me off is when people who clearly have no understanding of or history with extreme sub-genres of metal start whining about how offensive it is to them and then we end up with shit like the Marduk shows getting cancelled due to uninformed tools protesting them. These are the “scene tourists” who can fuck right off. Extreme metal is supposed to be about fucking evil. If you can’t handle that, then don’t listen to it, and don’t try to stop others who can handle it from enjoying it. Just my 2 cents.

    • The Mighty Thorange

      And that is why we have to deport these people out of metal, then build wall between us and them and make them pay for it!

      • sweetooth0

        i prefer more of a live and let live approach. For example: Everyone has the right to not like Black Metal. That’s fine, don’t listen to it, don’t go to the shows. But when you think you can tell me that I don’t have the right to like Black Metal, we’re gonna have a problem.

        • The Mighty Thorange

          I agree with you completely. Sorry if my comment offended you. I was just making a terrible joke. People have a right to listen to what they want. No matter how shite their music taste is. Hahaha!

          • sweetooth0

            I don’t get offended, ha ha ha. These days it’s hard to be certain when comments like that are jokes or serious opinions. Ha ha ha

          • The Mighty Thorange

            I understand that. For future reference, if I ever make a Trump reference where I am not condemning the cunt, I am taking the piss.

          • sweetooth0

            ha ha ha, alright man!

  • GoatForest

    Make metal grate again!

    • Ah…The great metal grate gate debate!

      • Sir Ukkometso The Based

        McNasty, while I appreciate the gesture of you buying that Kairon IRSE album to me, you didn’t need to. I’ve got it on vinyl alrrady. Both of them. And it had a download code.

        • aww dang it, i gambled and lost.
          we could have a contest: whomever’s taste in music needs the most improvement! 😉

          • Sir Ukkometso The Based

            Well I’m clearly the very incarnation of good music taste.

          • uh, i know! that’s why you’re almost impossible to gift for on BandCamp!

          • Sir Ukkometso The Based

            I mostly buy vinyl these days, some of those on bancamp were through download codes. Fucking Mithras album came almost 4 months after it was sent.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    ESCHEW INTER-GENRE SHIT-TALKING FOR WE ARE ALL* BROTHERS IN METAL!

    * except FFDP lol

  • Megan Alexandra

    Duuuuuuuude