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It's not going to go away. I just wish people would quit pretending it's any good.
I don't really have much against the music itself, so much as I have the mentality of many of the people who listen to it. I notice many who listen to that stuff (i mean, exclusively, not just as an occasional light-hearted bit of fun) are pretty shallow, closed-minded and, well, a bit bloody boring.
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They might not be the best choice of words, but I think he means the shallow 'chart stuff' that lots of kids are into. Like I say, I don't have much against the music itself (I can even enjoy it a bit on occasion), but the mentality of a lot of people who listen to this stuff gets on my nerves. Then again, you can say the same about many metal fans, I guess. But yeah, good rap and 'hipsterish' rock is the shit! :D

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They might not be the best choice of words' date=' but I think he means the shallow 'chart stuff' that lots of kids are into. Like I say, I don't have much against the music itself (I can even enjoy it a bit on occasion), but the mentality of a lot of people who listen to this stuff gets on my nerves. Then again, you can say the same about many metal fans, I guess. But yeah, good rap and 'hipsterish' rock is the shit! :D[/quote'] Neff's a girl if I remember aright. I still don't like the music, shoegaze annoys me in particular because it is ambient music tempered with a melodic sense that makes it grating to my ears personally. Agalloch seems to know what they're doing with it, though, so I give them a free pass even though they sound a but pretentious.
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Shoegaze annoys me in particular because it is ambient music tempered with a melodic sense that makes it grating to my ears personally.
I personally am the same with shoegaze. But Deafheaven's new record Sunbather was stellar in my opinion. And I rarely listen to black metal OR shoegaze. Also, to answer the question of the OP. Metal is relatively popular in the southern states of the US, Brazil, Russia, and certain parts of the UK. At least this is from what I have noticed. You'll usually hear metal bands grace the waves of radio stations in the southeastern states of the USA. Most notably in Georgia, North and South Carolinas, Missouri, and some parts of Florida. This being said, I have gotten metal played here in Pennsylvania, but alas, it has to be after 10pm :(
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I personally am the same with shoegaze. But Deafheaven's new record Sunbather was stellar in my opinion. And I rarely listen to black metal OR shoegaze. Also, to answer the question of the OP. Metal is relatively popular in the southern states of the US, Brazil, Russia, and certain parts of the UK. At least this is from what I have noticed. You'll usually hear metal bands grace the waves of radio stations in the southeastern states of the USA. Most notably in Georgia, North and South Carolinas, Missouri, and some parts of Florida. This being said, I have gotten metal played here in Pennsylvania, but alas, it has to be after 10pm :(
There are scenes all over the US, but I wouldn't refer to the south as having the biggest or strongest. The west coast has always been very plentiful, as has Chicago and the northern half of the east coast, and Texas' metal scene is huge. I can't really name more than just a few bands from each of the states you mentioned (with the exception of Florida :cool: ), maybe they're just not my thing so much my thing so I don't pay as much attention. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2
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But I would hate to see one of my favorite bands suddenly playing in enormous venues where you have to pay more money than an entire festival with thousands of fans who've never been to a metal concert before. So no thanks, let's keep it underground with a brotherhood where most people know eachother!

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But I would hate to see one of my favorite bands suddenly playing in enormous venues where you have to pay more money than an entire festival with thousands of fans who've never been to a metal concert before. So no thanks, let's keep it underground with a brotherhood where most people know eachother!
I suppose that's one way of looking @ it. So are you saying that only certain people should go to metal shows? Sounds a little elitest to me. I don't get to many shows these days but if I do go, it's gonna be a band I really want to see and am willing to pay. I have learned no matter how big or small a venue there will always be douchebags.
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I suppose that's one way of looking @ it. So are you saying that only certain people should go to metal shows? Sounds a little elitest to me. I don't get to many shows these days but if I do go' date=' it's gonna be a band I really want to see and am willing to pay. I have learned no matter how big or small a venue there will always be douchebags.[/quote'] The atmosphere at big venues is entirely different than those at small venues. People coming at small venues seems to care about the music which is not always the case at big venues.
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I've never been pushed around as much as to festivals with Slayer, Metallica and Machine Head and such than as festivals with Rompeprop, Milking the Goatmachine and Guttural Secrete as headliners. But on the otherhand, I would be also pretty pissed to pay twice the price for beer all day, stand in line to get some food etc. I only go to festivals with mainstream bands nowadays when I go there for free in exchange for a little work as a reviewer or volunteer. I just dislike the whole attitude of the people around there.

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