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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:33 pm Reply with quote
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http://www.google.com/trends?q="black+metal"

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http://www.google.com/trends?q="death+metal"

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http://www.google.com/trends?q="underground+metal"

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http://www.google.com/trends?q="heavy+metal"

It could be we're going to finally get a break from the crowd. When there's too many metalheads, quality material gets drowned out by the herd, and most of those "metalheads" are johnny-come-lately kids hiding Nas CDs under the Blasphemy. As they all fade away, the times of qualtiy metal return -- which you can see by the resurgence in the old school death metal and black metal bands now touring and releasing new albums.

http://metal-blogs.com/death/2009/07/31 ... tal-falls/

Is this going to affect ZT mag at all?



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:46 am Reply with quote
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Conservationist wrote:
It could be we're going to finally get a break from the crowd. When there's too many metalheads, quality material gets drowned out by the herd, and most of those "metalheads" are johnny-come-lately kids hiding Nas CDs under the Blasphemy. As they all fade away, the times of qualtiy metal return -- which you can see by the resurgence in the old school death metal and black metal bands now touring and releasing new albums.

Is this going to affect ZT mag at all?


I personally find it encouraging when the kids have varied tastes, so if they are listening to both Nas and Blasphemy then i'd say its good thing. It shows people are open to different things. The one thing I really don't like about pre-00s music despite all the excellent music was all the 'my gang' mentality of it. Its not really anyones fault if they're new to metal.



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:07 am Reply with quote
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Nas is a bit special though :D

All pointless though, the more popular a genre is will only increase the chances of more quality bands coming through surely?
Or does the 'scene' only produce quality music when fewer people buy the stuff/watch bands live?



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BeardedTrout wrote:
Or does the 'scene' only produce quality music when fewer people buy the stuff/watch bands live?


The minute anyone other than your mom has heard of you you've had it in the metal world :wink:



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Yeah because as a metalhead i google those terms all the time.
What fucking bullshit is this i see before me?
This means nothing.



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:55 pm Reply with quote
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Conservationist wrote:
a load of shite


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:59 pm Reply with quote
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Surely a better analysis would be to search for the most popular bands in any given genre of metal and y'know, compare that.

If anything I would actually say metal in general has got more popular recently, probably due to guitar hero and what-ever that other game is, rock star or something.

IF less people are listening to death/black metal, it may have something to do with both of those genres being mostly stagnant.



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TheFamousEccles wrote:
Conservationist wrote:
a load of shite


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Play nice :P



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:54 pm Reply with quote
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Not A Horse Fluffer wrote:
IF less people are listening to death/black metal, it may have something to do with both of those genres being mostly stagnant.


[Somewhere in Norway, Varg Vikernes feels a disturbance in the shadow rivers of the ethereal plane]

:P I wouldn't say black/death/etc are exactly stuck in a rut, even if most of the bands that ape said genre are. Surely all the quality and often highly unorthodox metal releases in the past couple of years more than make up for them.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:11 pm Reply with quote
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^^^ Yes agreed, it seems all too easy for many people these days, more often than not the 'elitist' ones, to say BM or/and DM is dead or hasn't released anything worthy in years. While that wouldnt be true with DM its certainly a million miles away with BM. Clearly the people who say such things are those for whom if it doesn't sound identical to Darkthrone and was not recorded on an answering machine it cant be BM. :evil:



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:14 pm Reply with quote
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Thrash Maniac/AYD wrote:
Clearly the people who say such things are those for whom if it doesn't sound identical to Darkthrone and was not recorded on an answering machine it cant be BM. :evil:


AS AN EXPERT ON BLACK METAL I DECREE THAT THEE, A THRASH METALLER, MAY NOT SPEAKETH OF BLACK METAL EVER . IF YOU DARE MOCK THE BLACK METAL GODS AGAIN THEY WILL STRIKETH THEE DOWN WITH STOLEN HELLHAMMER RIFFS AND BENIGHT YE IN SODOMY .

( :D In all seriousness though thanks for agreeing with me; black metal is fantastic genre with plenty of yummy grim goodness)



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