Ever notice while navigating through forums, blogs and YouTube comments that most of the metal community are incredibly elitist? Haters, even. It’s so trendy to hate on deathcore (Some bands do deserve this and ask for it though, I will admit), hate on the “Nu-Metal” era (Korn, Slipknot) and even hate on each other because of someone’s taste in music. I mean these trolls even “like” facebook pages and talk shit to the band and to the real fans. I’ve seen this over and over again on Suicide Silence’s Facebook page. I don’t understand the point of this. It’s not even like the troll is trying to make a point, he is just trying to start shit. Which of course is what a true troll does. It’s seems like blog comments and facebook pages is where the trolls dwell.
Now for the elitists of the bunch. I get on the Metal Injection forums from time to time and there is at least one person ruining the discussion. Yes, he is most likely trolling, however I feel as if he has a point to prove. Like unless we like his opinion on a band we are all posers and we need to go back to Hot Topic. Why? You may think the new Obscura album is the best thing this year, however, I do not. I don’t shove it your face though. Do I?
YouTube video comments are the worst on the internet. It’s always something irrelevant to the video or to the current topic that the video provides. Watch a Behemoth video. I bet there is some reference to Justin Bieber somewhere. Also, some of the most racist pigs dwell on that part of the internet. Even on my own Cattle Decapitation video someone was talking about their fill in bassist, who happened to be black. I took it down immediately, that shit is ignorant and unnecessary.
Metalsucks.net has some great elitist trolls there as well. Not only are most of the comments horrible and off topic. An editor feasts off of this. Sergeant D posts some great things on there to feed the troll population. It’s great. Some people take him seriously as well and that in itself is hilarious.
Everyone is so tough on the internet too. Talking shit about others family members, who had no part of this what so ever, and claiming to rape, kill and destroy one another. It’s just debate, it’s just a discussion, it’s just an opinion, “bro”. So calm it the fuck down. Don’t take it so personally when I or another reviewer do not find your latest album the best thing in the world. Some sites, will bash the shit out of you. Some websites, will offer constructive criticism and that’s what I aim to do.
So all of you internet alpha males, just smoke some weed or beat off or do something to calm your mind before hopping on the internet. You make yourself, and the entire community for that matter, look like idiots.
Now with all of this shit said, metal heads are some of the more intelligent people out there as well. They understand what’s going on in the world, they accept reality, life and death, they tend to read more and view more movies and they are some of the most brilliant musicians alive right now. You cannot tell me that the new Devin Townsend Project, Decapitated and Evile albums aren’t genius in terms of musical ability and execution. All of these tempo changes and technical guitar playing would make a Miley Cyrus fans head explode.
Where do you tend to find the worst trolls and elitist people?
Also, iwrestledabearonce’s new album is the best album this year.