Metal Blade Records Admits Shilling Metalcore

Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel claimed that metalcore revitalized metal back in the early 90s as “grunge killed it off”.

Brian Slagel is nothing more than another businessman who wanted to create rockstars and leech off of them. He was never interested in releasing quality music as seen by the massive amounts of mediocre heavy metal Metal Blade has released over the years outside of known names like Slayer, Cirith Ungol, and Immolation. Metal Blade’s goal, like that of most labels, has always been to flood the market with mediocrity, id est shelf turds. These sit on the shelf and prevent actually good music from being listened and bought. Given that Metal Blade were so quick to drop any band who did not meet sales expectations and do not even sign new and upcoming bands anymore, this seems to have always been the case.

Metalcore is furthermore not metal. Rather it is emotional hardcore punk rock that fellated the aesthetics of At the Gates‘s awful Slaughter of the Soul. Metal is not rock and metal is especially not screamo. Brian Slagel failed at pedaling rehashed 1980s heavy metal in the early 90s to a mass MTV audience and just like Earache Records, failed at making his roster of what he purported to be “death metal” bands into rock stars.

Slagel seems more focused on releasing pop music like Ghost and wishes that contemporary metal bands would not play heavy metal, but rather play pop music or whine even more so that they can get featured in relatively mainstream or “hipster” publications like Vice and Pitchfork. At least he notices that most younger metal fans seem uninterested in the contemporary scenester bands that populate the funderground but you’d have to be retarded to love those.

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9 thoughts on “Metal Blade Records Admits Shilling Metalcore”

  1. Disposition says:

    Those skulls be full o shekels. Fuck this the poisoners of all nations. U know who

  2. GGALLIN1776 says:

    I went to the metal blade offices & raped everyone with a lead pipe at gun point.

    The circle of life is now complete….or something like that.

  3. Sherlock Holmes says:

    In other news, the sky is blue.

  4. Cuauhtli M Martinez says:

    Dont you think that kind of mentality is basically a hipster mentality?? I mean, just because they dont sign every “brutal” act on the principle of being brutal, doesnt mean they should be condemned for it. Hard acts get signed at other record labels anyways. And Ghost is not pop. Tjeu may be popular but they are definitely not pop. Ghosts 2 first albums are Doom Metal genius.

    1. Meat says:

      Obviously you made a wrong turn, friend.

      1. Gorgowocoa says:

        Well look who’s talking. haven’t seen you for a while

    2. “Doom Metal genius”
      KYS yourself

  5. Show No Mercy is the fucking tits

  6. HH says:

    produced Show No Mercy and Hell Awaits

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