And that, lad, is called P R O G R E S S I O N You’re basically just putting words into an argument that wasn’t presented to begin with. He didn’t say he was playing dissonant music before Portal, and he also didn’t say that his new band sounds exactly like his old band. He said that he’s simply not hopping trends, as he’s been playing that style (which can vary in specificity. Who fuckin’ knew?) for over 10 years at this point. You’re trying to come off as a subject matter expert, and a person who can define who is allowed to play and/or listen to what, when you’re really just arguing for the sake of sounding like you know things that people really don’t care about. Simon made a thread about something related to his band, and I’m guessing he didn’t intend on discussing the philosophical weight of his metal band taking influence from other bands.