Opinions on Bands Wearing Masks?


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LostLegion
04-24-2011, 05:14 AM
Do think bands like slipknot, mushroomhead and hollywood undead should wear masks, or do you think that it just makes them look weird. Opinions please.

T7E
04-24-2011, 05:17 AM
it's just a gimmick.

Basti95
04-24-2011, 05:19 AM
It should only be about the music :shrug:

andras67
04-24-2011, 05:20 AM
I think it's fine it's the way the liked it, I don't see why it could be bad as long they are making good music, if you see a band with masks with badass songs you're going to say that's cool, but if they wear masks and they suck sure you're going to think that they're pretty lame

GangsterLi
04-24-2011, 05:24 AM
Lame

CydoniaKnight95
04-24-2011, 05:31 AM
It IS a gimmick but it does look kinda cool
It gives them a recognizable image and draws people to listen to their music, which has to be good enough for people to keep listening
So i don't mind them but it would be gay if everyone did it

reggaebassman
04-24-2011, 05:38 AM
KISS wore masks. KISS.
K...I....S....S

Seriously if that doesn't answer your question I dont know what will.

Masks are for clowns

Kämpfer
04-24-2011, 05:43 AM
Image.

Johnny Quest
04-24-2011, 05:59 AM
if they want to be anonymous and dont to be recognized on the street with their family and so on, then yes if thats the reason. but as soon as when everybody knows what they look like, then they might as well leave the masks off.

BlacksailsTippa
04-24-2011, 07:01 AM
if they want to be anonymous and dont to be recognized on the street with their family and so on, then yes if thats the reason. but as soon as when everybody knows what they look like, then they might as well leave the masks off.

Actually, I don't have to contribute anything to this thread but this: Thanks for reminding me of a certain Less Than Jake song :cheers:

sjones
04-24-2011, 06:47 PM
It's dumb, overplayed, and makes your band look like amatuerish douches.

NotFromANUS
04-24-2011, 07:29 PM
It's dumb, overplayed, and makes your band look like amatuerish douches.
The phantom of the opera wore a mask...

BK202
04-24-2011, 07:56 PM
The Locust does it to terrify audiences and intimidate new listeners.

due 07
04-24-2011, 08:35 PM
I can't think of a single good band that wears masks regularly.

BK202
04-24-2011, 08:47 PM
I can't think of a single good band that wears masks regularly.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSKIojngyNo

They wear masks when they perform live.

phoenix_crush
04-25-2011, 10:28 AM
KISS had make-up, not masks. and they ruled. and my opinion on masks depends on the band. if you're playing crappy metal at bars with a mask on, you will look like an ass.

due 07
04-25-2011, 06:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSKIojngyNo

They wear masks when they perform live.

1. Wow, that was cool. Thanks :cheers:.

2. They should stop wearing masks, because it's ridiculous.

col50
04-25-2011, 07:02 PM
Gwar

lolmnt
04-25-2011, 07:14 PM
I can't think of a single good band that wears masks regularly.Nobunny wears a mask

And so did the Mummies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0SO_ssijo0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pxEieRaGmA

Masks are fun. Live shows are supposed to be fun. As long as the band doesn't suck, I don't know why wearing masks would be an issue.

In fact, if I'm ever in another band I'm going to wear a mask.

theogonia777
04-25-2011, 07:18 PM
Masks are fun. Live shows are supposed to be fun. As long as the band doesn't suck, I don't know why wearing masks would be an issue.

In fact, if I'm ever in another band I'm going to wear a mask.

this. if the band is good it's fine. and i'm gonna start a brutal/technical death metal band that wears Plague Doctor costumes, it's gonna be sweet!

due 07
04-25-2011, 07:26 PM
Nobunny wears a mask

And so did the Mummies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0SO_ssijo0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pxEieRaGmA

Masks are fun. Live shows are supposed to be fun. As long as the band doesn't suck, I don't know why wearing masks would be an issue.

In fact, if I'm ever in another band I'm going to wear a mask.

Forgot about Nobunny. Never heard of The Mummies before, but they were cool.

I guess I was thinking mostly in the context of the 'badass' mask. Like Slipknot or something. Their are a couple other bands I can think of that wear masks or something similar, but just in a goofy way. Nothing really wrong with that, it's only when you are wearing a mask to be scary or badass or something.

Like Nobunny and The Network... I see them as wearing masks in the way the Devo wears those silly hats.

slipknot5678
04-25-2011, 10:21 PM
It adds to stage presence and identity. Sometimes it works, somtimes it is just gimmicky.

inb4 "lol guy with slipknot username doesn't hate masks"

BK202
04-25-2011, 10:46 PM
I was actually expecting a response like: "But guys, Slipknot wears masks, and theyre teh br00talz.", or something to that magnitude.

I applaud you for having a coherent and intelligent opinion. Especially because, no offense, most Slipknot fans can barely form a legible idea without referring to Slipknot as "the greatest band of all time ever."

luis6268
04-26-2011, 03:49 AM
The Locust does it to terrify audiences and intimidate new listeners.
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Eddy~
04-26-2011, 03:58 AM
To me it kind of denotes the notion of playing as yourself.
An artist should represent theirself and putting on costume when it's not due kind of eats away from that.

celestialelixir
04-26-2011, 09:41 AM
I will assume 'masks' extends to facepaint/corpse paint as well. I honestly don't really care that much, since it's all for the band's image, and I generally don't care about how they are seen as much as they are heard.

Sure, some shitty bands like Slipknot and Hollywood Undead dress up. But so do some of the most badass bands like Behemoth, Immortal, and Mr Bungle.

asator
04-26-2011, 09:45 AM
I will assume 'masks' extends to facepaint/corpse paint as well. I honestly don't really care that much, since it's all for the band's image, and I generally don't care about how they are seen as much as they are heard.

Sure, some shitty bands like Slipknot and Hollywood Undead dress up. But so do some of the most badass bands like Behemoth, Immortal, and Mr Bungle.
:haha:

BK202
04-26-2011, 04:12 PM
But so do some of the most badass bands like Behemoth, Immortal, and Mr Bungle.
http://cdn2.knowyourmeme.com/system/icons/3193/original/1279052383758.jpg?1279054176

timostrike
04-26-2011, 06:38 PM
I dont like masks because they're hiding sth.
i like it when i can see the people who make the music.
Excepted when i hear the music: for example when i hear slipknot, i like the music very much, but i would never go to a live concert of them.
:liplick: My meaning ;)


PS: Sorry for the bad english, i am german ;)

due 07
04-26-2011, 06:53 PM
The Locust does it to terrify audiences and intimidate new listeners.

The Locust does it to terrify audiences and intimidate new listeners.


...

Srsly?

BK202
04-26-2011, 08:04 PM
There have been automated trolls recently that just copy and paste something that other people say. It's weird.

TheIrishPatriot
04-26-2011, 08:31 PM
They do it to terrify posters and intimade new members.

due 07
04-26-2011, 11:06 PM
They do it to terrify posters and intimade new members.

:haha

'93
04-27-2011, 03:47 AM
its depends on the band...if theyre fun and stuff its ok, just fooling around and stuff

but i hate the whole metal thing that they have to look scary...they just look like douches

Jehannum
04-28-2011, 03:51 PM
Anybody remember Crimson Glory?

BenRaah
04-28-2011, 04:35 PM
Kong wear masks. Kong are awesome.

Willowthewitch
04-28-2011, 05:06 PM
KISS wore masks. KISS.
K...I....S....S

Seriously if that doesn't answer your question I dont know what will.

Masks are for clowns
:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:

Kiss didn't and still don't wear masks. They wear makeup not masks.

IMHO makeup masks and that sort of thing are gimmicks.

Which is fine if the band is actually worth listening to eventually they'll drop the gimmick

Kiss preformed several years without the makeup.

marco136669
04-29-2011, 12:17 PM
Lame

i don't think its lame but for some people its hard to digest because most people listen to bands jus because their vocals is nice or guitarist looks cool or something like that so wearing masks is a way of asking people "listen to us because u think our music is awesome, not because we are awesome" im just trying to explain my point of view k... :)

lookpizza
04-29-2011, 01:09 PM
Of course masks are cool guise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oig1Akbkwpk

lookpizza
04-29-2011, 01:11 PM
but 4 realz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlGWRPnp0ok

Spynal
04-30-2011, 04:36 AM
Really? No one? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjzLyIZNa58&feature=related)

BK202
04-30-2011, 10:24 AM
Yes, no one. That would probably be a step in the opposite direction.