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InFlamesOfBirchmen 12-08-2012 07:23 PM

Greg Puciato on Concept Albums: "You're missing the fucking point"
 
“If you play aggressive music and you’re trying to get some grand point across you’re missing the fucking point. Be selfish not pretentious. If you’re “screaming” I wanna feel immediacy & emotion about YOU. Don’t “scream” at me about outer space or some Orwellian sci-fi shit. Rather hear a kid scream “fuck you parents & teachers” over sloppy grind than some 30yr old scream pseudo philosophy over guitar center wank”

[url]http://www.theprp.com/2012/12/07/news/the-dillinger-escape-plans-greg-puciato-if-you-play-aggressive-music-and-youre-trying-to-get-some-grand-point-across-youre-missing-the-fucking-point/[/url]



I know this isn't tour news, but I was curious to see what others felt about this statement. It seems to be a blatant shot at BTBaM. Even if it wasn't a cheap shot, I couldn't disagree more with his point. Some of the greatest metal albums are concept albums. What do you guys think? Does story have a place in metal?

anomynous 12-08-2012 07:24 PM

Completely dumbass statement.




He went full retard.

BloodoftheKings 12-08-2012 07:38 PM

Why does he give a shit?

powerslave_85 12-08-2012 07:57 PM

I'm trying to find something to disagree with here, but I can't.

InFlamesOfBirchmen 12-08-2012 08:01 PM

[QUOTE=powerslave_85;501066]I'm trying to find something to disagree with here, but I can't.[/QUOTE]

I was actually hoping someone would. Why do you agree?

BloodoftheKings 12-08-2012 08:08 PM

[QUOTE=powerslave_85;501066]I'm trying to find something to disagree with here, but I can't.[/QUOTE]

While I understand his point, why shouldn't artist be able to tell stories and such with an aggressive tone? It's silly to put certain types of music in a box like that.

MPF 12-08-2012 08:08 PM

Looks like Greg is forgetting the fucking point of making music people want to make. If someone wants to make a concept Metal album, let them. Its up to the band whether it sucks or not.

It sounds like a shot at BTBAM and Brendon Small's Galaktikon.

BloodoftheKings 12-08-2012 08:21 PM

[QUOTE=MPF;501070]Brendon Small's Galaktikon.[/QUOTE]

I don't think so. That album didn't cause too much of a stir and it didn't have any screaming.

mankvill 12-08-2012 08:21 PM

I think its a shot at prog metal bands in general.

That said, I can see where he's coming from.

powerslave_85 12-08-2012 08:35 PM

[QUOTE=BloodoftheKings;501069]While I understand his point, why shouldn't artist be able to tell stories and such with an aggressive tone? It's silly to put certain types of music in a box like that.[/QUOTE]
Mostly, I agree with his point about screaming. These days, it just feels like a vocal style that can be copied and pasted interchangeably between bands. Screaming should be a primal, visceral emotional reaction; you're pushing yourself beyond the limits of your voice because [i]nothing else can express what you're feeling right now[/i]. Harsh vocals are basically an obligation in metal today. Don't get me wrong, I listen to plenty of bands with unremarkable harsh vocals, but I much prefer people like JR Hayes and Jacob Bannon where you can tell it's coming from something emotional.

It goes for non-metal, too. My favorite singers with aggressive, powerful vocals are the ones where you can hear the cracks and strains in the voice.


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