Thursday, January 24, 2008
Vio-lence: What IS the deal?
In case you didn't, read the title of this post in your best Seinfeld voice. That way, you'll know how I feel when the topic of Vio-lence comes up (and, you know, it does come up a lot). First of all, I think thrash metal is pretty shitty to begin with, but even within that generally bad genre, Vio-lence were especially crappy.
Basically my feelings about Vio-lence are the same now as the first time I heard them, which was when I saw the video for "World In A World" on Headbanger's Ball in 1991 or something: "These guys would be pretty good if it weren't for the insanely gay vocals." So I really don't understand why people hold Vio-lence in such high regard when there are bands like Believer and Forced Entry out there. Also, the name... is the fucking hyphen really necessary?? That always really bugged me.
And look at Robb Flynn these days. He looks like he should be in that band Saliva that had that "Click Click Boom" song. Sweet sword tattoo on his left arm, though.