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what is still underground these days

what is still underground these days
December 11, 2005, 12:50:19 AM
i would say grindcore partly
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Re: what is still underground these days
December 11, 2005, 12:56:51 AM
Sadly, emo has a strong 'underground' where I live. Very strong.

If you mean good music, than all I can think of is grind or punk/speed metal fusions. I still hear decent thrash that is strictly underground as well.

Re: what is still underground these days
December 11, 2005, 08:54:12 AM
I'd say the tube.

Re: what is still underground these days
December 11, 2005, 05:19:39 PM
has anyone heard of the grindcore metal  band 'bloody pheonix', they use to be 'Excrutiating terror', they literally live next to me.
they like to consider themselfs still underground
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Re: what is still underground these days
December 11, 2005, 08:18:31 PM
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i would say grindcore partly


Any music that's too hard for the crowd to grasp.

Thus, Beethoven and Demilich, for starters.

Re: what is still underground these days
December 11, 2005, 11:49:26 PM
psychadelic rock, some doom metal, progressive rock, local bands that are not metal or punk like "jam" bands. heh.


Re: what is still underground these days
December 11, 2005, 11:50:39 PM
ambient and some electronica genres are not easily accepted by the mass audience.

endvra, autechre, etc

Re: what is still underground these days
December 12, 2005, 12:20:13 AM
ambient - especially dark and drone style, like raison d'etre and desiderii marginis still remain a true underground art



Classical as well, of course

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Re: what is still underground these days
December 12, 2005, 01:51:57 AM
There is no underground.

"Underground" existed when there were only mainstream labels.

Now anything can get published, and the problem isn't aboveground/underground but that the quality stuff gets drowned out.

Fuck the Underground... it serves no purpose, and destroys a lot of good things.


Re: what is still underground these days
December 12, 2005, 02:22:58 AM
But without an underground, wouldnt it make it hard for music, organizations, etc.. to keep stuff secret, when they dont want the public to know
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Re: what is still underground these days
December 12, 2005, 02:57:31 AM
I have trouble with the term underground anyway, commercial =/= underground.

A band can still play commercial music, yet be underground, 99.99999% of the time it's cause they suck.

Re: what is still underground these days
December 12, 2005, 03:24:41 AM
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Any music that's too hard for the crowd to grasp.

Thus, Beethoven and Demilich, for starters.


Been listening to Beethoven's 9 symphonies for a few months now.  No. 7, movement 2 is quite a powerful piece, evokes a majestic and ominous feel.

Iconoclast

Re: what is still underground these days
December 12, 2005, 05:52:26 AM
I personally use the term underground to mean beyond the scope of the mainstream masses.

I like to tell people I listen to underground death and black metal simply because I don't want them to think I listen to Korn, Slipknot, Syndrome of a Down, etc.  Perhaps I'm vain, but I want nothing to do with such filth.

Re: what is still underground these days
December 12, 2005, 06:23:44 AM
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has anyone heard of the grindcore metal  band 'bloody pheonix', they use to be 'Excrutiating terror', they literally live next to me.
they like to consider themselfs still underground


I actually know one of the members and have their demo.

Re: what is still underground these days
December 12, 2005, 12:17:40 PM
do you knoe jerry
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