Rants: Why Metal Sub-Genres Matter

There’s a good chance you’ve seen this kind of comment if you’ve been foolish enough to scroll down on Youtube or click on the comments on Facebook. It’s usually posted when the video/posts subject surrounds a certain sub-genre of metal, be it something as simple as good old fashioned power metal through to the combos of blackened death metal and so on. The comment is usually along the lines of “we don’t need sub-genres, it’s all metal maaaaan” and other clichéd bollocks. Perhaps they go on to show off their expansive music taste from jazz through to rap, bemoaning those who don’t like the same amount of music they do, but that’s a different rant. Continue reading “Rants: Why Metal Sub-Genres Matter”

Rants: Bullshit Moves By Festivals

For my money, festivals are one of the best ways to spend a weekend. If I had more money I would gladly hit as many of the Euro festivals (and beyond) as possible each year, sadly I don’t have that luxury and have to settle for one or two moments of triumph in summer.

However, it isn’t all bands, beer and fun. I mean it mostly is, but there’s always a few issues petty people will take issue with, and as a petty person I have compiled a short list of those annoyances. Continue reading “Rants: Bullshit Moves By Festivals”