Hello world and welcome to the blog of a headbanger. Heres a little post about what i see in meople and music nowadays. Have an open mind jackasses...
What do people see in music nowadays? i believe many people understand and would completely agree if i were to say that music plays a massive role in our lives. I dont think its even an exaggeration to make a statement saying " metal is life". Many would agree im sure...
But one question... how does one define "good music"?
Now lets not run from the fact that many people listen to music nowadays to fit in a particular group, because its popular, or to blend in the larger crowd. Can these people really say that they enjoy music? No they dont. They may enjoy the outcome of being "the person that listens to that particular song". But NO, i dont think they enjoy THE SONG. So then i dont think they really have the right to say "music is life".. What they DO have the right to say is,"being a person that listens to xxx musician is life".
This also applies otherwise, some people go against certain musicians not because they dislike that particular musician, but because they think to hate that musician brings them in the crowd or it makes them cooler. A fantastic example would be the infamous Justin Beiber. 1/2 the world hates this motherfuckers monkeyass. WHY? I wont deny, i HATE this motherfucker as well. But for what? let me remind you that the fact that you dont enjoy his music doesnt give you the right to hate him. Hate his song, not HIM. Well for me i hate Justin beiber because of his attitude. I hate his cockiness... HOW is he cocky lets leave it for another day. My point being that, most people hate him because the rest of the world does. Is this correct? Is this right? So you like the songs people like, and you hate the songs people hate.. are you SURE you are a music lover? are YOU SURE YOU ARE A MUSIC LOVER?
Some people listen to a particular form of music because its holy ( yes im bashing people who only listen to religious stuff). Now this is one of those reasons i CANNOT stand. If you enjoy only holy stuff than you definitely cannot relate to the true meaning of music. if its holiness you enjoy than youd enjoy services, prayers, worships just as much as your goddamned holy music. Because the core essense you were looking for were never musical qualities but the religious influences, NOT the melody, NOT the tune, NOT the music. SO your statement should be " RELIGION IS LIFE" not music. YES context is important, but it does NOT define music.
Music should be judged in many ways... lyrics, feel, atmosphere, melody, meaning, sound power/serenity, style, and many other things. You cannot deny the fact that if a person truly enjoys for example, the sound of car engines, he ENJOYS that sound. and that to me is a greater reason to enjoy a sound compared to all those lameass reasons to why people are listening to music nowadays. Its all about loving that tune, that sound, that context and that atmosphere. And if you truly enjoy these things in a song then YES you truly love that song. Some people seek the atmospheric serenity and playful melody scale that Jazz offers, some enjoy the booming bass beats of electronic tracks. Some enjoy the power, complexity, and out of the world awesomeness of heavy metal.
Thats the thing about me.. ask anybody around me. Everyone with the right mind would tell you my intense love for heavy metal is giving me nothing but negative impressions. But NO i would not give it up WHY? because that tune, the power of that bludgeoning riff, the brutal yet beautiful barrage of drum beats, the crazily melodic yet strong guitar solos, hard-pushed and chopping basslines, and that indescribable glass shattering vocals. Not to mention its frequent context of brutality, rebellion, and blasphemous themes. The hellish atmosphere that it imbues in you. i LOVE heavy metal because of the music. Every last corner, every last second and every last musical identity it has to offer.
Of course i understand that musical tastes are very varied. Different people would enjoy different things ( although im sure everyone if given a chance would enjoy metal. People around me that are influenced are proof enough ). I usually do not judge musical tastes ( unless its for joking purposes), i usually would express my view on how shallow certain forms of music is. Thing is, every last argument i throw at people about other forms of music they cannot defend with rational explanations. And every last argument they throw at me about heavy metal i butcher. Why is that? you explain
"Music is life" is an easy statement to make. But its meaning is deeper than you think. Do not use this term unless you truly understand it. Be it jazz, pop, metal or blues. IF you TRULY like it than good for you. FOr those that have been listening to music for the wrong reasons, you are no fan of music. Id take the opportunity to state here as well, that metal is definitely one of the deepest, if not THE deepest form of music on the face of this planet.. take the time to know it, it will only do you good. To the true music lovers, i raise my horns lml lml