My previous topic telling my opinions about a certain band seems to have been taken off the forum or some gay shit like that so I'm going to fuckin post it again.
My opinion on ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME?:
For such a long time now I've been criticized and insulted for disliking and even hating ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME?. First and foremost, I'd like to know everyone else’s opinions. But in this post, I will also defend my opinion.
First off, I think everyone here knows that ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME? were some gay fags in the 80’s and I do not hold it against them that their appearance was gay, this is simply about their music. Honestly, I think that the best ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME? music was written in the 80’s because it was true… it was true to who they are and the real genre they intended to be. Obviously the band began to change when phil anselmo joined. However, he completely ripped off Exhorder’s vocalist’s (Kyle Thomas) style. If anyone disagrees then… you’re in denial… even my friends who criticize me constantly for disliking ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME? have told me that while listening to Exhorder, without knowing what they were listening to, have told me “this guy sounds exactly like phil anselmo.” This, alone, is a main reason to not take ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME? seriously as musicians. It’s like they took Exhorder’s sound and completely turned it into sellout metal… it’s complete fucking blasphemy. I mean come on, to turn your on music into sellout is one thing, but another GOOD band’s sound?... fuck ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME?. Another reason I hate ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME? is because they are so ridiculously overrated. And at first, I can’t hold this against the band… It’s not their fault… or is it? Maybe if phil wasn’t so fucking drunk all the god damn time telling his fans “We are real metal and the best metal band ever!” then people wouldn’t be brainwashed to sellout metal. My analogy of this would be Jesus convincing people he’s the son of god and would rise after his death when he was simply grave robbed from the tomb by his disciples and merely buried in the family tomb where uncovered somewhere around 1980. I swear… the stupid shit people believe…
Dimebag’s skills were questionable to me. While it was obvious he is a great instrumentalist, he was not so much of what I would consider a “musician.” He was a fast soloist but lacked writing one riff that I found sounding good. Although this is a matter of opinion, I can’t comprehend why the hell any metal band after the 80’s would base an entire damn metal song off a jazz scale. And it is even more beyond me why the hell you put a stupid triplet swing on metal. It’s like a collaboration between swing, blues, jazz and metal… sounds like shit to me.
Here’s another claim that I know I’ll get bashed for, but that’s nothing new. My friends who criticize me also hate Metallica, and we are constantly arguing about them also. Well, not quite arguing, but it is a two versus one debate in which I’m against two drunks. Anyway, ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME? going from playing hair/glam metal to acting like they’re badass and playing nu metal shit is just as bad, if not worse, of a sellout then Metallica’s Black Album and Load. At least Metallica stood behind what they did. For god’s sake, the record company that recorded cowboys from hell demanded the rights to their previous four albums only so they could hide them form the world… truly the saddest thing I’ve ever heard.
And I have one more closing statement, and I swear with my life this is the damn truth. I disliked ARE YOU TALKIN TO ME? BEFORE I figured out all of the previous information I posted. And that, my friends, is not a coincidence… knew from the start these guys were gay.