LOG Singer opinion on "djent"

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  1. GSingleton

    GSingleton Sleep on, Fly on Vendor

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    well put.
     
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    So very true, so very true.

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    Cabinet :O

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    Now we wait for the YOU JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND POLYRHYTHMS or whatever they say nowadays
     
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    People argue too much. Just dig it. sheesh
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Eh. Individual people don't get to decide whether something is or isn't a genre, the collective of currently participating musicians is. And there's certainly something that a lot of bands are currently going for, and it sure seems like what other people call djent. Genre? Sub-genre? Scene? Movement. Whatever. It's SOMETHING (aside from inherently terrible or awesome :lol:) and I think it's a little head-in-sand to say otherwise.

    Also, I'm just gonna leave this here...

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    > Gets out of jail.
    > Wages war against djent.
     
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    I just honestly think people try to categorize too much. they let it overly 'define' them.

    Like for example, i like to play jazz, metal, carribbean, african, indian, etcetc...aka a lot of styles. I cannot classify myself because people will expect that type of music from me. Musicians should not limit themselves to what they can play and put out for consumption.

    dig?
     
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    So true, I really get tired of seeing that word in so many silly sentences
     
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    gotta say i agree...

    90% of today's "djent" is one or maybe 2 guys playing/recording at home via pc and a webcam. it's strange for me to see something that was heavy influenced by meshuggah to have no balls whatsoever - at least for me a good portion of djent doesn't ;)

    and... i'll just leave this here:

     
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    Cabinet :O

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    >2012
    >Not committing free time to attacking genres of metal
    >laughing_girls.png

    :lol::squint:
    :lol::hbang:
     
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    AND HE COMES OUT SWINGIN'.
     
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    He sure is pretty passionate about something that doesn't exist.

    I agree in a sense.. the genre classifications are getting so out of hand that I don't even know what they are anymore. When someone asks me what kind of metal I like, I don't know how to answer. I fuckin' like metal. I might like deathcore, I might like metalcore. I don't know. I like aggressive music, distorted guitars and screaming, growling, whatever fits.
     
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    This article is from 2011.
     
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    devolutionary No longer 7-less

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    I wonder how many people commented without noting the date on the blog entry...
     
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    Touche.

    Anyways, I personally think strict classifying of music is stupid, and I think instantly judging it based on it's genre is stupid, and just not liking music for being contained in a certain genre is stupid.

    On the other hand, I DO enjoy the specific labeling there is in metal just for the aspect of recommending things to people. The labels that have been made make it extremely easy to accurately describe to someone what they're going to hear and makes the finding and sharing of music much easier.

    But seriously, deathcore. You have We Butter The Bread With Butter or some shit. Then you have Painted In Exile. DEEZ BE DIFFERENT BY A LARGE MARGIN.

    If you just called every song in the entirity of metal ONLY AS METAL when describing them, shit would get confusing. 'Oh, you like metal? CHECK OUT THIS SICK BAND THEN. *bring me the horizon*' 'What da fuck, dis ain't no Morbid Angel!'
     
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    I'm not sure what would be more confusing.. having no labels other than "metal," or the amount of sub-genre labels there are currently.
     
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    LoG? More like BrancH, amIright! In all srsness, it's pretty banal to give a shit about what guitar makes what noise. I like djent, it is cool.
     
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    True. I guess I don't really think much of metal genres as being entirely they're only genres these days, moreso different parts just being different interchangable words to describe the general traits.

    This is kinda how it works for me (I maaaay catch lots of hate for this, because I know I don't have the most agreeable opinion on these things probably, especially in this community, but oh well. Just my thought/opinion)

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    Describing a metal band basically is a utilization of 3 words (though it could very well be 1 or 2 words, and be perfectly fine). There's plenty of exceptions to these vague overall descriptions, but still.

    IN THE END: I don't feel genres are something that should be argued over, because in the end it's just a way to personally label a band how you think they sound for the sake of discussion or describing to others. In the end, yeah, the band just sounds how the band sounds.
     
  20. DLG

    DLG not guthrie govan

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    quite a revolutionary opinion...
     
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