Is there not more to Metal, than just being "loud"? It my not be the music, but in my limited experience the metal lovers I know are more aggressive and angry. It is me, I am not metal fan. Now it is too fast and crazy, my brain can not keep up and I get a headache. what good Metal bands have played since 2008? I want to check them out.
Opeth, Graveyard, Metallica, Mastodon. Wasn't there for Tool in '07 but i heard that rocked.
There is more to metal than just being loud. It's hard to explain being a metal fan but I'll try. First to address the really aggressive bands, it's value is getting your crazy out. We all have nerves of stress and anger that drives us slightly mad. This isn't squeeze a stress ball nerves, more like the world is sometimes quacked and disillusioned and i need to do something that doesn't involve doing something bad with a bat kind of nerves. Metal concerts are one of the few releases that proves to be an awesome catharsis. Working out helps and a really kind woman would be the others.
Metal's aggressive sound is empowering. I could take my grief and feel sad over a slow acoustic song or "Creep" by Radiohead (not hating on them, just that song is severely depressing in lyrics and action). Or i can listen to metal, and use that empowered anger to get me moving. That and metal shred solos are quacking badass.
As far as the original metal band, Black Sabbath. They are brilliant. It took aspects of 70s psychedelic rock, blues rock, and that heavy downtune of their guitars to create something different and harder than Led Zeppelin. Tony Iommi's guitarwork is terribly underrated because his skill really is comparable to Jimmy Page. That is why Graveyard and The Sword all bow down to Sabbath.
Thanks Jury, I hear what you are saying. Metalica at the Tampa Fair grounds has long been one of my all time favorite concerts. I use to be in the pit, but now my stress level does not get that high(and I self medicate to help with that ) I know how I felt after a run in the Pit and it is not the vibe or feeling I get at Roo. That is me and I did not put Tool as heavy Metal?
Thanks Jury, I hear what you are saying. Metalica at the Tampa Fair grounds has long been one of my all time favorite concerts. I use to be in the pit, but now my stress level does not get that high(and I self medicate to help with that ) I know how I felt after a run in the Pit and it is not the vibe or feeling I get at Roo. That is me and I did not put Tool as heavy Metal? [/quote]
No problem, Scrog. Seeing Metallica at my first Bonnaroo was epic beyond belief. I laughed, i cried, but most off all I rocked my quackin face off. Hey man, I don't get into the pit nearly as much as I use to but I will if the show is good enough. I medicate also but sometimes you gotta rock out.
You are right that the Pit at Roo' are not the same as other fests. Mainly because Pits are rare at Bonnaroo. I saw one at Metallica and it was really small.
Post by krunchykat on Aug 17, 2011 20:45:58 GMT -5
The mosh pits at Roo are definitely not the same as at a regular show. They're a lot smaller and not nearly as violent. I regrettably missed Kylesa, but there was a small pit at Opeth. And there was also this guy who was rolling, thrashing and burying himself in the sand for most of the show.
Small and not so violent pits? Sounds like my type of thing.
I saw High on Fire at a small club in Connecticut, jumped in the pit there. Saw Decapitated and The Faceless at Worcester - people were stiff kicking each other in a giant pit = No thanks.
Since when did it become acceptable to kick, swing arms, and throw elbows and fists in a pit? I've seen a guy get knocked out for this kind of behavior before, after he was warned multiple times by those around him. Is this just another level of douchebaggery?
In my experience (in 08-10) the majority of the metal shows are scheduled for sunday. By that time, even if someone did want to mosh aggresively, they don't have the energy left. I saw some pretty crazy pits at Dillinger Escape plan 09 though.
NIN 09 was actually the last mosh pit I'd been in, up til Deftones at Lolla earlier this month March of the pigs was crazy