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Not even mentioned on here. Weird. Thanks
they usually get a mention as the token 'extreme' band.
but what is an 'extreme' band. We talking thrash metal screaming type stuff (like Rolo Tommassi who have cool name but I just don't understand their music at all).
"This is soooo crazy!"
which is where this thread would belong if it had been halfway worth starting.
Longpigs in there and ignore the rest.
people end up on a music website?
There's someone on DiS who likes different bands to me? NO WAI
what i meant. i mean why join a music website if you're going to spend all your time on the social boards and 'only read threads about longpigs'. he may have been joking, but there ARE people who do nothing here but talk shite on the social boards..i mean isn't there a certain non-music website for people like that? 'drown us in pointless shite-talk cos our lives are so boring' or something to that effect
There aren't any websites called that.
well Jane Doe anyway as this is the only album I've heard.
and 'You Fail Me'. Now.
although for me 'Jane Doe' is still they're finest moment.
that when I die one of Gods departmental managers ushers me into a side office and runs through a detailed document, detailing where I both gained and lost indie points during the course of my life, with a final overall score at the conclusion.
"In conclusion, I've awarded you a 4.1, as you failed to capitalise on your early promise."
are we still talking about afterlife indie points accrual?
are the fuckers who like to like to keep Converge in the 'metal' or 'extreme music' ghetto and pour scorn on anyone who likes them who is not a fully paid up member of this scene.
Someone started a facebook thing about this a while ago 'why do all these indie kids pretend to like Converge?'. We're not pretending. They're really really good.
My point of view is that if I want to listen to 'Tigermilk' by Belle and Seb then 'Calculating Infinity' by DEP or whatever.
I think a lot of people are just able to spot good music when they hear it, regardless of genre
if you seem to like it, why only them?
I Hate Sally
etc etc etc etc
Belle and Seb
THe Mountain Goats
Red House Painters
etc etc etc
but yeah, if you don't mean me personally: I would say some bands/artists/whatever are so good that they are capable of breaking the constraints of genre.
For example: I'm not a big classical music fan but there's something about Rachmaninov that really sets my pulse racing, just him and that's pretty much it. I don't listen to him for scene points, just because he's the only concerto writer who's ever really done it for me.
whenever I listen to Converge (and certain other bands) as cliched as it might sound they go beyond the confines of what people term as 'heavy' or 'extreme' music.
I'm not hugely into Black metal but Lurker Of Chalice and Wolves In The Throne room have a certain beauty that I think can be appreciated by anyone.
does anyone ACTUALLY LIKE Merzbow?
in the distance....
Assuming that you smell things looming.
and snapcase...........whooo look at me goooooooo pavement, kyuss, texas is the reason, etc etc
I wouldnt get my pantys in a twist over it thou, such is life.
Trick is to approach said individuals in said t-shirts and make them and there 2 song knowledge feel small :)
and Converge mentioned in the same post. 76 indie points to you sir ;)
'or whatever, then I bloody well will and there's nothing you can do about it.'
trying to imply that some people listen to converge to gain 'social' acceptance (ie indie points) rather than for 'music'al reasons. It's really quite clever.
He's not the only one, though. I suspect several posters are unable to deal with the possibility that not everyone will see and/or read their threads.
i dont like you anymore
But Converge are the most indie hardcore band anyway. Or are they the most hardcore indie band?
Either way, once you strip away the brutality, all their songs are about being betrayed by girls.
Surely no one would go around telling people that they only listen to Converge because they think it's cool. This sort of attitude is a bit silly.
I only listen to Behold The Arctopus because I think it makes me look cool.
Stick to making threads about sandwiches ;)
will haven were better but not the new album..ewwww.
there the pavement of extreme music i agree thou :)
and the kyuss to ur tool etc.
on the way home, a young lad who could be described as a chav started talking to me. We go onto the subject of music, I let him listen to what I was listening, he said he had never heard of Converge but liked them. In the next moment he had taken out his phone and was scrolling through his music on there which consisted of Killswitch Engage, Lamb of God and The Berzerker. Weird.
some might, but others might fancy something a bit heavier sometimes, and Converge are on of the best known bands for hardcore/metalcore type stuff, and as a result people might listen, without delving in further.
Converge are really fucking good, so i can see why lots of people like them, regardless of their usual tastes.
I fail at irony
told me they were just a shit version of deicide
would indie snobs not go on about it being shit?
this is the same thinking that lead some poster to say slayer were an 'indie' metal band
No need for me to do it then
how can I go on
it would appear
"i don't like [insert extreme or leftfield band/artist here] so that must mean people that like them are pretending!"
how many of these are we going to have?
so I can't see the threads drying up any time soon.
they might get mentioned on here more than most extreme bands because they're more popular, as well as more revered than most other extreme bands in punk/hardcore circles? and there might be a lot of people who use this board who are genuinely into hardcore?
JUST A THOUGHT.
many times already.
come up with something original,k?