I just bought the self titled album from “System Of A Down.” And it’s amazing, they have a beautiful way of making music. They have beautiful tones, amazing vocals, and it’s not that screaming kill-everything-with-satan type hardcore.
Let’s make this clear first: I love all types of music, favorite bands are Tool, Pavement, Hum, and many more. I don’t like country, and that’s it. Anything else you can get me to listen to. I say this because I don’t want people thinking I’m just a hardcore freak, and that’s all I listen to.
Anyway, I’m listening to the final track on the System Of A Down cd (“P.L.U.C.K.”), and wondering just why it is that hardcore is prejudiced as only for sociopathic weirdos who like to kill, and shit like that? I’m the second cleanest person I know (in terms of living), I do no drugs, drink no alcohol (rare in a seventeen year old), and stay faithful to my girlfriend (when I have one). I shower regularly, I clean up after myself, and I don’t live in filth. Some of the most recent albums I’ve bought are Tool’s box set, system of a down, primus, Deftones, etc. I’m looking to buy some other progressive hardcore, but a lot of it is the yelling and screamind stuff, which just gets to repetitive (unless it’s GWAR, who’re just too fun). I also want to get Fretblanket’s album (not hardcore, regular rock stuff), the old radiohead stuff, Aquabats, and normal stuff. So I may not be the regular hardcore guy.
But what brought people to this conclusion? Was it these school shootings, where they get back to the kids house, find a poster of a hardcore band, and blame the band (like the poster was a picture of who told them to do it. Yeah, right.) How do people reach this conclusion, when bands (like Tool) are producing musical masterpieces (I’m serious, you’ve got to hear Pushit). Why? WHY?!?!?
Anyway, thanx for listening to my rant, it’s much appreciated. I just was a little mad, it’s outta my system (of a down) now.
Couldn’t resist the bad pun! (Punched in throat by nearest bystander)