As you scream into the web of silence...
Gotta be Alestorm. They have a fucking ship!
This doesn't make much sense. Who cares what clothes they wear, who cares how long their hair is? The song remains the same, right?Metallica sold out to the mainstream after Black. It's not only about music, it's about image. Haircuts, wardrobe, logo changes. And now we can even dwell into song themes, structures, and length. It was more similar to image, sound, and song structures of mid 90s alt rock bands, than to Metallica of several years ago. Same with St. Anger and nu metal "influences".
Err...no. I wouldn't mind stylistic changes (growing up) if the song remained the same but Black/Load/ReLoad are a far, far cry from ...AJFA.The song remains the same, right?
I think metal fans can often get too excited about bands becoming too commercial. So what if they do?But what came after the Black Album looks like they were caring more about making the charts than making good music anymore.
That’s your opinion and as we know opinions are subjective. Load andcre load sold a lot of units so I’m guessing a lot of people liked those albums. There not to my taste but you say Metallica didn’t care about the quality of the music well I beg to differ.I think one thing is to change because that's the path that music leads you and you want to progress and another thing is to change just for the sake of being succesful not caring if the music is of the best quality.
That's the thing people criticize of Metallica, not the change per se.
How on earth do YOU KNOW if a band is going mainstream for the sake of it or not putting their all into the music anymore. Unless you personally know the people in bands your talking about then you have absolutely no idea.I am not saying they're not allowed to play whatever they want. In fact the exact opposite is being said.
It is fine for me if they want to play another style of music if they feel like it. But if you're a real artist you will try to give your best to compose the best you can offer.
What I criticize is bands that go mainstream just for the sake of it and don't care anymore if they create good music or not as long as it makes them popular.
If a band goes mainstream doing the best they can do in any kind of genre that's fine with me as long as they feel they are giving all they got.
My problem is when an artist knows he is not giving the best he can give but prefers composing comercial songs because they sell better.
That for me is the exact opposite of being an artist.