But you see, as I sat upon the highest cliffs of this moonlit valley, beneath diamond-esque stars that soared and fell through the dark blue of the night sky, incinerating and inhaling only the dankest of dragon herbs, a bolt of lightning was thrown at me from the heavens, striking the top of my head and supercharging me with a surge of electricity through my metal and metal-filled veins, all the way into my brain.
Ok, actually that happens a lot and the results are pretty uninspired, and my guess is that this is really no exception. But here's what I just realized: You all think that you know good metal, and some of you do, but what I just realized is that everyone hears a shitty version of a good genre, and decides that either they like it or they don't. Now, the ones that DO like it are content with liking terrible music because it's what got them into the genre. It doesn't matter how you start listening to metal, you are expected to know what is acceptable to listen to and what is not. When you're starting out you can be forgiven for mistakes but don't you DARE be over 13 years old and listen to Black Veil Brides.
However, the other situation is that they hear it and decide they hate it, so every band that sounds even remotely like this one sucks and/or is gay. Also incorrect. Technical Death Metal is not false metal provided the music doesn't misrepresent metal as THE GREATEST GENRE OF MUSIC EVER.
And now GOOD TECH DEATH:
These are not the only examples of misrepresentation in legit trv metal genres. Many of you undoubtedly still think Power Metal and/or Melodic Death Metal are false because you can't tell yet what is good music and what is bad music dressed up as good music, because it still all sounds the same to you.
More Examples! Here's some really, really fucking bad power metal:
And now for some really, really fucking decent power metal:
So many people hate melodic death metal. I feel it's because people associate the term "Melodeath" with this:
When this is a far better representation:
Now, even more insane and unfortunate in the metal community, but no less rampant, is giving unwarranted praise to artists that also misrepresent metal as THE BEST GENRE IN THE FUCKING WORLD. For instance, many of you listen to Black Metal, thinking that you are listening to quality, trv metal, when you're actually listening to this:
No. Bad. Here's what you should be listening to:
See the difference? Good.
Well, look at that. All this being informative has completely sobered me up. Time to go do something about that. Til next time kids.