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 +1Posted on Dec 15th | re: The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2014 (77 comments)

I would genuinely be interested in what you think differentiates the record (Wovenhand’s) from metal.

It certainly as the “thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness” that Wikipedia claims to be the hallmarks of metal music.

It also bears aesthetic and lyrical similarities, applying religious imagery in similar ways as many of the top ranked albums on this list, as well as manic, driven vocals.

It might seem somewhat marginal to the genre, but isn’t that the nature of experimentality in general? Do we really need to subscribe to a homogenous view of the genre?

To clarify, I’m posing these questions out of interest rather than trolling. And because it would have been nice to see my favorite album of the year at least earn a mention on the rankings, considering it made album of the week on this very site.

 -6Posted on Dec 15th | re: The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2014 (77 comments)

Wovenhand’s Refractory Obdurate not being on this list or the best albums list is a travesty.

A lot of this list is corny screamo.

 0Posted on Dec 15th | re: iTunes Pulls White Power Music, Amazon Does Not (10 comments)

You either have free speech or you don’t.

 -4Posted on Dec 15th | re: iTunes Pulls White Power Music, Amazon Does Not (10 comments)

What about rappers who use the N-word? Would that be considered racist? Maybe in some situations? Who decides what’s racist and what’s not?

And listing religious intolerance next to ethnicity and sexuality continues to be problematic. It’s too often conflated with any religious criticism and debate that’s deemed defamatory or blasphemous – a debate that should be culturally and politically essential.

Both are valid, depending on whether or not you choose to conceptualize the word as a collection of individuals or as a singular unit.

‘you damn kids – things were better back in my day’

etc

Maybe “parents” should try to actually just spend time with their kids, rather than having to photograph and record everything all the time. Nobody else cares about your kids.

See how that works, people care differently about different things and express it in different ways.

A guy in the audience probably sneezed or something.

If his episodes are that bad I’m assuming he never uses stage lighting and is prohibited from having a driver’s license

 +3Posted on Nov 16th | re: Neil Young Says "Goodbye Starbucks" In Angry Open Letter (33 comments)

BTW, “Food babe” is a dangerous, uninformed fraud.
Please don’t refer to her blog as a source of legitimate information.