Every now and then, after I read some article/forum topic/whatever on the Internet reviewing a new band with a new album and convincing me how good this band is, I just can't help but downloading the frickin' thing, you know, just from curiosity.
Result: It sucks. Every single metal album I've heard from 2008 basically fits into one of these two categories:
1) "Back to the roots", "oldschool", "FVK TEH POZURS", "real metal", or in other words: people trying to sound like their favourite bands "y'know, just 4 fun lol".
2) "Original sound", "avant-garde metal", "progressive", "primitive death/power/crust/techno/avant-garde/jazz/neoclassical with harps and shitting bulls", or people trying to make something new for no apparent reason.
And then I asked myself: do I really need to waste my time listening to 539486324 bands just to find 3 1/2 riffs of worth?!
No. It is an absolutely useless and IQ-abusive activity.
Of course, as some of you may say, that look-through-the-shit-find-something-of-worth is the whole idea of elitism.
I am not an elitist. I don't want to listen to any metal other than my favourite bands. I don't want to promote young metal bands on brainless blogs and forums for another nerd/idiot to download them and masturbate about the underground and "true metal".
Here's my idea: metal is dead. Stop looking for good new bands. Instead, of all your music collection, choose, say, 100 or so albums, the albums which are most special to you, which you can really call ART.
Listen only to them. Promote only them.