I can't listen to metal without feeling that it's lame, trying too hard and geeky, despite the fact that it's supposed to be the complete opposite of that.
it's a curse
like this wood of ypres song bugs me because they have the double bass in the background the entire time doing the same thing -- it's so repetitive. Some parts of the song are okay but it's always when they shut up and actually make music instead of just banging on the double bass and doing that typical metal guitar repetition. That's the biggest problem with metal is that they don't realize there's supposed to be quiet parts to songs that have like uh differences i dont know how to explain it.. and they think that every second has to be super loud music. Maybe I'm just incapable of hearing the "good" music through all the dumb noise, though.
alright after having listened to some more songs by Ypres they are alright.. I'm kind of digging this song im listening to now called 'awaiting the inevitable' but the parts that sound cool to me end up getting drowned out by metalness which makes it suck which makes me think that metal bands would sound better if they didn't play metal :O **i like these guys now that ive listened to more of their songs, the first song i listened to called the 45th paras i hated though.. they do remind me a lot of opeth and katatonia ;o
I'm going to download a random Amon Amarth song now ;o any particular albums/songs that are good?
amon amarth is alright too from what ive listened to