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I'm sure there are several mistakes on the ANUS website. I noticed that under the Corrosion of Conformity Reviews, there is a review for their Animosity Album, but the picture next to it shows their Technocracy EP. I'm sure if you look at everything long enough, there is imperfections in everything. It's life.
Exactly, that's how the music industry works.
The question arised whether music such as Burzum and Incantation should share the same shelf space as with "rock bands". For your average music store, I say yes because dividing music into each of the dozens and dozens of genres and sub-genres, is not beneficial. Perhaps I was not getting getting back to the point when I posted. You get it now?
The record stores in the downtown malls here have metal filed under 'rock.' For some stuff, like heavy metal, this makes sense... but Burzum and Incantation?
Well the object is for the consumer to find what they are looking for quickly, chuck your $17.50 or whatever it costs for a cd nowadays (I refuse to buy any cd that I have not downloaded first). For the sake of just finding the cd, It's easier for these stores suchas your Best Buy, or Sam Goody to put Burzum and Incantation under, "rock". Why you would go to those stores to find those cd's in the first place is a mystery in the first place. I would however expect more out of a specialty distro. But remember the object of the store is to make money. If the distro got so specific, that you had to go to two different sections to get Hlidskjalf and Det Som Engang Var. Do distros need to be so specific in order to not discredit any genres? The object is to sell cds for most of these distros. Finally, you have to think of your audience. Is the average consumer going to look for Ildjarn under black metal or ambient? If they can't find it because they aren't savvy enough to correctly identify the genre that store may have just lost a sale. So to put any band that uses distored guitars under "rock" is not necessarily out of ignorance, it's out of convenience and to make a sale.