God Forbid co-founder explains demise of 'New Wave Of American Heavy Metal'
Among Coyle's assertions is that NWOAHM has a "youth dilemma":
Coyle also says that "it is supposed to happen"; everything goes in cycles, including your favorite music:
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Barring the fact that God Forbid sucked after their first record, he does make some pretty legit points. The main problem early 2000's metalcore had was oversaturation. As soon as labels saw any profitability in heavy music, they pushed it as hard as they could to try and capitalize on it while it was still popular. Now that no one gives a shit, bands are either breaking up or touring and simply playing live sets of the album that got them to where they are in the first place.
The main problem with the downfall in music period is the fcking internet. It has ruined everything. Bottom Line.
the real problem is that kids today listen to shit.
The real problem is that none of these early 2000s metalcore bands got played on the radio. This is why Clear Channel and other dirtbag corporations owning all of the radio stations is bad news. God Forbid would have attracted those younger fans if your local Fox Rocks station had played them instead of Godsmack.
Just be Converge and none of this will happen
I agree with the statement about the internet killing it all and the other statement that god forbid is the suck
The main problem is God Forbid didn't progress with music. It's not that younger bands came out and stole younger crowds, it's that younger bands such as Whitechapel came up with music that was a little bit more intense, more aggressive, and most importantly of all progressive.
If you music doesn't progress neither will your band. When you come out with the bar that you set for your first album you have to exceed it every time you release another that you set. The Internet didn't kill music a matter fact it killed the profit that was in it. No longer can shitty bands get big from album sales.
It made bands get bigger so that they can attract a larger audience at shows. However it also flooded the market when it came toward similar sounds. I respect a band for taking a different route than a specific scene, however you took that route because you wanted to be different. If you can't roll with the punches quit.
I don't see any problems with bands such as Amon Amarth, Children Of Bodom, Slipnot (with the exception of recent drummer changes), Meshuggah, Lamb Of God, Morbid Angel, etc. They roll with the punches, have a loyal fan base, and progress with music. If you're still making music that hasn't progressed don't get mad of the turn out.
As a musician it's called writers block, sometimes it lasts longer than others. Another factor is your performance, if it is a 10 and your music is a 5 you nights have a better chance. However the older bands get sometimes it's hard to remove yourself from your current mindset, you have to keep raising that bar.
The moment it falls off is the moment you as a band will to (because bands can only stay alive now by touring). Again there's no disrespect intended not am I a number 1 fan of any of the bands I listed, I'm just stating the obvious.
really? id listen to determination over anything from white chapel, it actually has some depth and replay value.. every one of white chapels albums sounds the same, same old formula.. shit gets old after a while, unless you rode the short bus