Re: Hopefully...

Author:John Frank
Date:2017-08-01 14:37:15
In Reply To:Re: Hopefully... by Matt Johnsen
...this will fail spectacularly.

Sadly, though, the Europower crowd will probably buy it.
I don't think the Europower crowd really has much choice about buying this. There's not much else on offer. That scene (and most of the other long-running metal subgenres) is so moribund in terms of new, vital acts that anything even barely competent that qualifies as power metal is going to sell to those few people still hungry to buy the stuff. It's the same reason why every sixth-rate demo recorded between 1980-1993 is getting a deluxe reissue, or why people buy rethrash at all. There's nothing good to buy, but it's not like we're all just gonna buy nothing!
Seems a bit harsh. If you are picky, sure, there is not much out there. If you are cool with solid efforts within a genre, there should be a sufficient number of new releases to keep you occupied.

No, there is not a lot of excellent new metal, but surely there is enough new metal that is better than a release like this.

"It's not exactly a horrible album, but it's no better than something by, I dunno, Pagan's Mind or some other shirt-tucking nerdprog band." - Matt Johnsen of Pharaoh
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