22:13 - EMols86 @MechanisT Yep, I didn't (and still don't) agree, but fair enough then. Discussion closed. @.starrk I hope it's meant as a compliment. :-)
22:11 - MechanisT @.starkk: Apologies if I came off aggressive. Just that arguments with no rudders irk me.
22:09 - .starrk @Emols: you deserve an award for perseverance XD. @Mechanist: fair enough. I hoped to diffuse the situation, perhaps I did the opposite.
22:08 - MechanisT DUDE. Seriously. 7 bands named and you're acting as if no one responded. You got your names. Don't agree? Great, but named nonetheless.
22:06 - EMols86 Last comment: instead of thinking about my "Nu metal sucks" quote, try to think about if you simply named 5 great bands in the genre I would've been satisfied and the debate would be finished.
22:04 - MechanisT Lol. Having common sense isn't the trait of being a super hero, dude. So now you see why I did the same.
22:03 - EMols86 That being said however, the stuff that I've heard still sucks in my opinion. You think it doesn't, fine by me. I don't see why you'd get so defensive/aggressive about it anyway?
It's pretty amusing when people try labeling black metal bands/fans as elitist, because these days that stereotype of the genre's bands and followers as striving to maintain that "trve and kvlt" attitude falls pretty easily when one just looks at the facts. In the past decade, black metal seems to have been branching out in all possible directions, incorporating seemingly any potential influences into the core of its traditional formula. Further testament to this increasing evolution comes in the form of Norway's Kvelertak, whose sound can best be described as some strange blackened pop punk of sorts. So as a disclaimer: if you're one of those people that think the aesthetics of black metal all boil down to corpsepaint, howling to the moon in ancient forests, and anti-Christianity, you'll probably want to go elsewhere. Otherwise, if you're someone like me who absolutely loves the ever-increasing creativity of the genre, then please continue.
This isn't really an album you break down the intricacies of (that's not to say there aren't any as the hybrid of styles is uncanny and very well executed). "Meir", much like their debut, is just good old-fashioned, ass-kicking fun. It's infectiously catchy, brutal at times, but most importantly it's just a blast to listen to. Roll around town with the windows down and a few buddies rockin' out to this shit and you'd be appreciating it at its fullest. I'm usually rather "high brow" in my taste but this shit is just too fun not to enjoy :-) Can't wait for the shitshow thats gonna be Kvelertak and Cancer Bats!