Monday, August 27, 2012

The future of metal


 There's a reason that many metal fans refer to the 80's as the glory days. Yes, I am not everyone thinks that was the best decade for the music, but many people do. Why shouldn't they? The NWOBHM, NWOSHMN, thrash, early death metal, early doom acts and crossover all popped up in that decade. Yes, so did hair metal but hey decade can be perfect. Anyways despite being a strong decade for metal a number of styles became watered down as the 90's came. The 90's was tough for metal when other sounds became popular but there was still a healthy metal underground and death and black metal bands flourished. Also during the 90's there were some other sub-genres taking shape and pushing on like stoner rock, European power metal and prog-metal. In the previous decade the 00's and it feels like many of the styles from previous decades were floating around being represented by both old and new acts. We seem to have gotten retro-everything from thrash to hair metal to NWOBHM complete with all those fashions being sported by guys who were either in diapers or not even born when those styles were in their hey day. There has been an increase in post-metal and expereimental acts that touch on element on metal to certain degrees as well. Today metal is around and doing well popularity wise although creativity wise depends on the style or bands in question. Speaking of questions here are some for you.

***What do you think about the metal scene these days?

***What do you think metal will be like ten years from now?

Labels: ,


Blogger non de guerre said...

Since the future of society in general will be dominated by increasingly sophisticated robots and computers equipped with Artificial Intelligence, I think metal 10 years from now will be all computer-generated and performed on stage by androids sporting long synthetic hair with artificial tattoos covering their mechanical bodies.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous scott whitt said...

I think it is high. Everyone has a spell of "back in the day" but they also seem to forget all the crap that they had to wade through too. Just this year we have had really good/great albums (to me) from Cannibal Corpse, High On Fire, Gojira, Six Feet Under, Accept, Europe (shocking), Trixter (really shocking). I think with this interweb thing we have so much at our fingertips that any decline in "major acts" can be supplemented with self releases. One of my favorite albums a year ago was from this band Hellen. They broke up right after but I played the crap out of it.

5:30 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home