Originally Posted by jd091
What is with Metalheads who get all uppity and pretentious because they can't stand newer bands? I love death metal SO much; my favorite kind of metal. But there are really great new bands out there. I don't know, it just feels like most people posting here are completely opposed to accepting them rather than sticking to their favorites. I can understand that yeah, Carcass and Suffocation are perhaps better bands than the ones billed, but totally dismissing this lineup seems a little arrogant to me.
(Note: I did not say ANYTHING about Suicide Silence or deathcore in general)
You logic is flawed; consider the Maryland Deathfest and its penchant of successfully signing newer Metal bands each year - newer Metal
bands that actually appeal to Metal
fans. For instance, consider the 2009 edition of Maryland Deathfest, where you had the appearance of a few less-than-desirable acts such as Deathcore outfit The Red Chord and Vegan Metallers Cattle Decapitation respectively billed on the main stage over the course of the 3-day festival, but at the same time you had bands; legendary metal
bands either making a rare American appearance, or making their first American appearance altogether (i.e. Asphyx, Mayhem, Bolt Thrower twice after a 14-year halt, the reunited Atheist, Hail Of Bullets, General Surgery, Sigh, Aura Noir, Deströyer 666 among others) alongside regular favorites (Immolation, Napalm Death, ABSU, Wolves In The Throne Room, Misery Index, among others). The next year, the Maryland Deathfest undertook the arduous task of following such an amazing billing up by actually topping it - even with an appearance from Converge, with the return of Autopsy, Gorguts, Pestilence, Asphyx, Entombed, Pentagram, Eyehategod and others along with the first American shows from The Chasm, Necrophobic, Portal and others as well as appearances from Obituary, Incantation, Deceased..., Sinister, D.R.I., Watain, etc. This year's Maryland Deathfest looks to even top that, with appearances from Cathedral, Coroner and literally dozens and dozens of others. You do not see any Metalhead getting uppity over that, and for good reason.
To manipulate a quote from Arn Anderson, "It says 'Metal'/'Death' on the marquee".