Every time I post about metalcore, I can feel my kvlt credibility bar shrinking. Think ‘spirit’ bar like on WCW/NWO Revenge. But we have to remember that the newer generation of metalheads and extreme metallers were enticed by metalcore as their gateway. For my generation of 20 somethings it was mostly nu-metal and this stuff is leaps ahead of the tracksuit-wearing doofuses I imitated around 12-14 years of age (Straight Outta the Suburbs, yo). Another thing I like about the heavy hitters of metalcore is that, unlike the mopy “ohhh look I’m so disillusioned with life and society” crap of nu-metal and grunge, they actually stand for shit and shoot from the hip. I mean they sound like they might’ve actually found time between body modification sessions to open a book (Those are analog kindles for you yungunz). Long story short, the new God Forbid single is pretty gnar bar. It comes complete with detuned staccato riffing and kinda lulzy ‘positive’ lyrics. It’s not their best work but still pretty good. Not only that but singer/guitarist Doc Coyle recently put some whiny fans in their place on twitter when they accused the band of selling their souls to djenty crabcore and pulled zero punches.
Snagged this little soliloquy from The PRP…
“I’m gonna rant for a minute so bare with me. I think it’s hilarious some people think GF went “Djent” on the new album, and that we are trying to cash in on a new style of music. Here’s why this isn’t true 1.) We aren’t that smart. 2.) We actually do a little thing called WRITING DIFFERENT KINDS OF SONGS. Did you know bands could could do that? Have a ballad and a thrasher on the same album? Not have a formula
So for the cheap seats, the new @gforbid album is quite diverse. Please don’t make your mind up yet. FYI, we started using 7 strings on our last album Earthsblood. And DTMWTD was inspired by a song my brother wrote called Bat The Angels which has a doomy section at the end which is tuned to G. I never even thought of Djent but I love a lot of those bands.
Just hate when people try to head shrink your song writing. Sometimes, something is just groovy and heavy. No need for labels. Last I looked, God Forbid has been that for years.”
“If every staccato palm mute chunky part that’s tuned low is now considered Djent,I fucking quit. Can’t own stuff after the fact “
“I don’t mind if people call it Djent. Just don’t say we’re plotting some scheme to stay relevant. Ala Diabolus in Musica Slayer”
Even if it does have djent influences, so what? As if the jump from metalcore to djent is some drop-off in credibility, anyway. You heard doctor. He’s not good at math. Djenty requires to much counting and not enough hulk smash. Judge for yer self but I think it’s sweet that he told people to kindly fornicate themselves. Sodom would have been wise to do the same to critics of In War And Pieces, cause they record crushes most modern thrash. Respect for the Slayer nu-metal call out too. Maybe ya’ll didn’t read the song title. Don’t tell Doc how to dream or GTFO.