Originally Posted by normtheunsavoury
What I think is killing metal at the moment is technicality, I fucking hate technical metal, its soulless, bland and boring. I think the only band that actually pull it off are Nile, they may well be technical but they don't sound it, their music still has feeling. Cannibal Corpse's new stuff is horrible, I saw them in London last year and left halfway through their set, it was terrible.
My metal heroes are people like Kerry King, Max Cavalera, Tom G Warrior and the guys from Godflesh, their stuff is primitive, brutal and fucking loud, the way metal should be.
I don't care if you're playing in an off time signature, if it sounds shit then its not clever.
I don't care how long you spent getting the right tone on your guitar, it still sounds like shit to me.
Tune down, play hard and let the details work themselves out.
Pretty much. Nothing kills something good faster than dickheads showing off and idiots who don't understand that sometimes less is more.
Somehow, this thread also reminds me of this:
Sums it up nicely don't ya think?