#1
So a few threads back my friend chriscobonham and I talked about our problem with our band, and we're breaking the band up. The bassist is an old time friend and he invited me to join his band.

It's a metalcore/scene screamo band, which is not my style, but it'd give me something to play some amount of metal in, which I would like. The band's name is Look At You, check em on facebook or youtube if you want. The guitarist and drummer are cool guys but the screamer is a pretty big douche. I dislike almost all screamo music, but I'd be one of the two guitarists, and I could bring something to the table.

What do you guys think? I'm a metal/prog fan, fav metal bands are Nevermore, Dream Theater, Metallica, stuff like that.
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How was Confucius death metal?
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#2
Wrong section but...

Play what you want to play. If you think you'll be happy then join. If you know that you won't be happy, then don't. Just remember that you won't be able to change all of their minds about the music they play so don't expect to change their genre.

Alternatively, tell them you want to do a trial phase with the band. If you like it, then commit.
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#4
Are there any other bands you could join?
Do you need to be in a band?
Is there another musical avenue you could explore?
Could you form your own band?
Could being in this band help you out?
How much does the band pay compared to others?
Would you want to expand your playing style by joining a band outside your comfort zone?
Do you want to spend your time 24/7 on metal?
Are there logistical etc. complications that make joining the band more difficult or easier than other bands?
Is this all just a plug for your band?
#5
"It's a metalcore/scene screamo band"

No.
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#6
Join the band
Kick out/kill singer
Influence style
????
Profit
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#7
I say join and just destroy the screamer mentally and emotionally then leave the band
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#8
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Join the band
Kick out/kill singer
Influence style
????
Profit


this.

or just create 'Progcore' and be the most hated band on the planet
#9
Thank you all, I was expecting most of these replies. As much as it'd be something to do, I'll probably just do a trial period at the most. I'd get bored going chugchugchug after 30 seconds. And I couldn't respect myself for being in a scene band.
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

As I wait on the edge of the earth,
I can see the walls being torn down again
Only to be rebuilt in another name,
On a different day
#10
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Thank you all, I was expecting most of these replies. As much as it'd be something to do, I'll probably just do a trial period at the most. I'd get bored going chugchugchug after 30 seconds. And I couldn't respect myself for being in a scene band.


This is why I say no.

You're just doing it because you're bored. Write and record your own stuff.
#11
Word, goest.
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

As I wait on the edge of the earth,
I can see the walls being torn down again
Only to be rebuilt in another name,
On a different day
#13
Shouldve mentioned small local band. If you go to youtube and type something like 'look at you homer invasion' something will come up, not that you'll like it.
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

As I wait on the edge of the earth,
I can see the walls being torn down again
Only to be rebuilt in another name,
On a different day
#14
Christ why do people make threads about trivial crap like this?

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#16
Join but only if they change their style.
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#17
I dunno much about bands and stuff, but IF they are having a hard time finding a guitarist you could join till they find someone who appreciates their music. It would be a win/win if it worked out. You wouldn't be bored and they would have someone to play with while they look for a guitarist?
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I dunno much about bands and stuff, but IF they are having a hard time finding a guitarist you could join till they find someone who appreciates their music. It would be a win/win if it worked out. You wouldn't be bored and they would have someone to play with while they look for a guitarist?


That's not a bad idea. They're not really actively looking, they're just open to the idea of another guitarist. Their current guitarist isn't bad, he can do sweeps, but the guitar parts for the songs they've made sound wayyy too similar. So I could help throw in a variety of riffs I didn't plan on using anyway, and help make the songs a bit more varied.
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

As I wait on the edge of the earth,
I can see the walls being torn down again
Only to be rebuilt in another name,
On a different day
#19
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Christ why do people make threads about trivial crap like this?


>implying lurking a guitar forum isn't a trivial activity in the first place.
#20
I wouldn't dude. If you're not into their style, don't join just to join. I'd wait around and try and find a band that you will actually enjoy being in.
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>implying lurking a guitar forum isn't a trivial activity in the first place.

Xiaxioxioxi is trivial crap himself, pay no mind.
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