Rap Metal's Not Dead

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  1. Boomside

    Boomside Rap Metal's Not Dead

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    Some of us haven't been in a band in a while, and we're kind of psyched about this. We're called Boomside (named for a drug-infested low-income housing complex where we're from.) It's four best friends just turnin' up and having fun. I'm generally not into rap metal, mostly because either the rapper and/or band are wack, but I think we do it right.

    This is one of the first times that Boomside is being broadcast publicly. It's certainly not for everybody. However, there's more to come - not all heavy and with a wider variety of flavors than this song indicates. I feel like our main audience would most likely be 14-24 year olds who like hoodrat shit.

    With that being said, here it is, our first music video!

    BOOMSIDE - Be Afraid


    Vocals - His Highness Lord Grand Boulevard
    Guitar - Scumbag Jim
    Bass - Warsaw Budd
    Drums - Thörr Stack

    Find us online at http://facebook.com/boomsideny
     
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    I was feeling that! Not my usual, but your right it did work. That was cool
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    Boomside Rap Metal's Not Dead

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    Thanks man! We're confident in what we're doing, but understand that because it's rap-metal there's bound to be a knee-jerk reaction it, haha.

    The story of the band is: Me and my brother used to have a big show in our back yard every summer. His Highness Lord Grand Boulevard AKA Bravos Xodus, whom I've known for about 15 years now, took the stage and was just having people from the crowd call out topics and then he'd freestyle on that topic.

    My buddy Scumbag Jim was there and was rightfully impressed. He basically came up with the idea to grab Brav and our homey Thorr and start up this band.

    The song Be Afraid is probably our most straight-forward jam. We have a lot of other flavors in what we do, but Be Afraid is the most easy to digest and probably most representative of our attitude and vibe, although it's more on the side of toughguy shit while some of our other stuff falls more on the side of goodtime party hoodrat shit.
     
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    Boomside Rap Metal's Not Dead

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    Take it from Old Man Rutherford!

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  6. punisher911

    punisher911 blah blah blah

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    I'm a fan. I'm a huge old school rap fan and I love rock too. I've been trying to start a similar style band for a while. My vocalist buddy I've known for 20 years keeps flaking.
     
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    TelegramSam 7-string Understudy

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    :agreed: :agreed: :agreed:

    Good stuff right there man!
     
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    Splenetic SS.org Regular

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    The drummers facial expression at 2:14 ! hahahaha holy shit.

    I dig this. I'm a huge metal and hip hop fan, but with the exception of like....pretty much Candiria, I hate the mix of the two. This however was pretty dope.
     
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    Chi Niverlare

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    In my opinion, rap and metal belongs together. Not many genres make such a good mix...but in this case ? Nah. The generic ass metal riffs and boring/non-groovy drums completely ruin the flow of the rap.

    Not digging it.

    <- Huge hip hop / nu-metal / rap metal fan.
     
  10. PyramidSmasher

    PyramidSmasher Chess Dragon

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    Go harder on the metal side and have the rapper really snap off
     
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    Alex Kenivel Stunt Guitar

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    Glad to see another rap metal band out there besides mine!

    Im interested to see what else you got.
     
  12. Boomside

    Boomside Rap Metal's Not Dead

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    Cool to see someone mention those guys. My old band Domain played with them at The King's Club on Route 25 back in 2001 or 2002. They're a cool band who were very unique and innovated and musically open-minded. I really need to rediscover that band. Candiria was the shit. I gotta be real, although not exactly a comparison, putting our song next to them is like comparing Ramones to NOFX. Candiria is light years ahead in terms of thinking outside the box. Be Afraid is very much inside the box. Haha... but thanks, man!

    I'm pretty blown away by the positivity and love that Boomside is getting in here. This shit is really making my day.
     
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    I did not expect the blasting black metal style bit.
     
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    Boomside Rap Metal's Not Dead

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    Although the influence wasn't super intentional in that part, I Am The Black Wizards by Emperor is one of my favorite black metal songs ever.
     
  15. DarkWolfXV

    DarkWolfXV Excised n anatomised

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    Horrible. Rap metal? Either go full Attila or don't do it at all. Maybe check out Acrania, which is a brutal death metal/deathcore band with some amazingly fast, growled raps. You should check them out and see how it's done properly. All this makes me want to do is ask "Where's the breakdown?"
     
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    "See how it's done properly"...? That completely defeats the point of writing music. There is no "properly", dude.
     
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    I think poleman's just saying that he doesn't like this band and does like some other pretty much unrelated one.
     
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    So....much....yes. Also, makes me want to quote some Anthrax...

    "They say rap & metal can never mix, but all of them can suck our..."

    You get the idea. I'm digging this. My youngest kid primarily likes hip-hop...I'm gonna test it on him.
     
  19. UV7BK4LIFE

    UV7BK4LIFE Schecter A7 addict

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    Very nice! I bet that recording doesn't even cover half the rawness of your live sound.
     
  20. DarkWolfXV

    DarkWolfXV Excised n anatomised

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    Yeah, you're pretty much on point :lol:
     

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