- Hey dude, I just bought a new Death Metal album!
- Really? What is it?
- It's Nickelback's new album!!!
OH FUCKIN' GREAT !!!
No! These bands aren't metal ok?
Let's just put it that way, Bullet For My Valentine are not shit ok? But they are no metal either!
It's not about being an elitist or whatever, it's about putting apples with apples and bananas with bananas. BFMV are Metalcore ok? Which is a genre of music that take elements from hardcore and hardcore punk, mixed with Melodic Metal elements.
When you go to a fuckin Death Metal show nowadays, it seems that there is always one fuckin retarded deathcore band that needs to come jumping on the stage with their tight jeans, big caps and fucking stretchs in their ears. Most of the time, they end-up being just ignored, people go smoke their blunts during this part of the show, and only the hardcore dancing kids who only came for the core band stay in the middle of the room throwing punches around. And when the actual death metal bands come in, they get pretty much dissapointed because it's too fucking complicated and the vocalist doesn't come out with clean vocals during the cheesy chorus that is always followed by a fuckin breakdown.
You know what? I don't hate core, I have a lot of core bands in my musical library, like All That Remains, Despised Icon, Emmure, Bury Your Dead and all these bands. They are good. FUCKING AWESOME you might say. Guys in here mostly don't like metalcore, so instead of just coming back with the same angry arguments, just do like I did when I joinned the Metal Hell. At first I was dissapointed, but then I realised it didn't matter if they were not metal, cause I could still like them, but avoid discussing them here.
It's not about the real metal. It's about metal PERIOD
Eveyrthing using electric guitars with distortion and screams isn't metal. So Slipknot, even if they did write some decent stuff IMO, are still not metal. Wheter you like them or not.