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Old 09-25-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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How important is elitism in metal

I figured I would ask the biggest elitists I know, well kind of. But no less. How important do you think elitism is in metal? In smaller circles of metal? Is there some kind of initiation we should put others through, or do you think metal should be accessible to everyone?

How prevalent do you think it is and what do you think its impacts are?

I'll let you dudes sort it out, and then outsiders will see this and they'll say something like,

metal is inaccessible because you hurt my feelings

but we all know that only turns people away for a short time, and their passion should be drives them through and let them thrust themselves into the world of skulls, candles, fukking, and other metal happenings.

That may or may not be true. Do you feel more accomplished if you've gone through shit to enjoy metal, or do you think metal is for the people regardless of who they are?

Lots of questions all about elitism.

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it's not

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Yep, this thread has summed up my feelings on elitism
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:14 PM   #3
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Not the pit, fella. We have capital letters in our sentences.

EDIT: Changed the semi-colon to a period for the layman.
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:38 PM   #4
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Old 09-25-2014, 09:42 PM   #5
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Not the pit, fella; We have capital letters in our sentences.

is that a fucking semicolon
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is that a fucking semicolon


I know it's because of your education, but yes it is a semi-colon. Should I change it to a period so your people can understand it?

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yes it is a semi-colon.

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Old 09-25-2014, 09:56 PM   #9
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I edited my statement for you.
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Yep, this thread has summed up my feelings on elitism
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Elitism is in the eye of the beholder.


I am referring to the elitism that condones the bashing of bands not deemed worthy of listening to, or bashing of the people that listen to them.

Figured this hot trendy topic would get the forum some heat, you know, like some attention.
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Yep, this thread has summed up my feelings on elitism


After you have haphazardly stumbled upon our grotto and quoted our very own Ziggy V, telling him not to say, "kill yourself," a few weeks ago, you have allowed deadsmileyface to simply not attract attention in the matter for the very same offence, from the very person who thought it worthy of noting prior to this?

Disgusting human beings need not apply to the grotto. Be gone, wretch. Your foul stench sickens me.
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dead already knows I don't like suicide jokes. No need for me to remind him.

And sorry for the smell, I had showered earlier but I guess I didn't lather enough.
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I am referring to the elitism that condones the bashing of bands not deemed worthy of listening to, or bashing of the people that listen to them.


If that's the case, Metal is far from the sole heir to elitism and its practice. You see it in every medium and art form, some more than others. Ever talk to Rap fans and find yourself surprised at the disparity of opinions or their ability to vastly defer from each others stance on what is good for Rap etc? I can't for the life of me figure out how they do it, but it is tangible and exist. Metal Elitism is just another instance of one idea trying to prove itself superior to the other.

I take part from time to time as I have my own passionate ideas on it, but it is hardly worth effort and accomplishes nothing. Most people should learn to be a good sport about it anyways.

I prefer to talk about the actual music though.
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dead already knows I don't like suicide jokes. No need for me to remind him.


Then perhaps a public shaming is in order. I will not settle for less.

But as it stands, I am not your master and as such, am also no one's master but my own. You will do what you will without my guidance, but just know you have penetrated the grotto.

A soul is but blackened only to be shined upon through life, exposing the evil and allowing the soul to cleanse.

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Your stench is much deeper than your skin. We are not born without sin, and yet brimstone hastily engages my nostrils as I sense you near. But one in the same they appear to be, you are but a foul and wretched humanoid.
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i penetrate the grotto on the regs if ya know what i mean hahahahaha
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:25 PM   #20
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I am an "outsider" of metal, though I understand the genre via my middle school days and some friends who stuck with it. You will be pleased to know that after years of denouncing them, I have come to the conclusion that Slipknot is a good band after all.

Elitism is bad and art should not be restricted by needless egotism.

there i used 'proper' punctuation and everything
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