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OPETH Frontman Thinks Metal Fans Are Close-Minded

OPETH Frontman Thinks Metal Fans Are Close-Minded
November 23, 2013, 04:14:48 AM
    “In metal, evolution doesn’t seem to be that important. I think most metal fans just want their Happy Meals served to them. They don’t really want to know about what they’r getting.

    For a while, I thought metal was a more open-minded thing but I was wrong. Maybe it’s different from country-to-country. Don’t get me wrong, I love metal, but I’m also open-minded.

    I admire some bands that do the same record over and over again – I wonder how they don’t get bored! For us, and Anathema, it seems impossible for us to stay still.”

http://www.metalinjection.net/hateorade/opeth-frontman-thinks-metal-fans-are-close-minded

Translation: Why do they hate me?!

Must be them.

Mikael Åkerfeldt's assertion that metalheads “don’t really want to know about what they’re getting” seems to make zero sense in a world where people download albums before buying them, or at least hear them on YouTube or via label-sponsored streaming on SoundCloud. In fact, metalheads have always wanted to hear the album before buying, even when they had to do it with CD players and headphones in record stores (as in the 1990s). It seems as if metalheads are picking albums for reasons that Åkerfeldt just doesn’t understand.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/opeth-frontman-says-metal-fans-are-closed-minded/


I loved the rebuttal.

For fucks sake, Mikael looks like a Williamsburg hipster in that photo. The hell is he talking about metal for?

I love how the forum filtering automatically breaks the link.

They should think metalheads are like these new "true" black metal fans.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/opeth-frontman-says-metal-fans-are-closed-minded/

The open minded term itself is suspect. Newborns and mentally retardeds (cognitively challenged ™) are chronically open minded people. So, what sort of valuation should we infer from the use of closed minded (perceptive and discerning)?

This is typical.  Akerfeldt has been slamming metal and its listeners for years.
Translation: Why do they hate me?!

Must be them.
What Roadrunner Records is banking on, is that potential listeners will believe this.