|Posted by Anna H. on January 10, 2015 at 1:45 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Thursday morning, I watched the documentary, "Extreme Metal." It's a more recent episode from the series Metal Evolution: The Lost Episode. I'm glad to have finally seen this "lost episode." The Metal Evolution series premiered in late 2011 on the VH1 Classic Channel. I didn't expect Banger Films Inc. to actually finish making the documentary.
It's been almost 4 years, since the series premiered on VH1 Classic. I assumed that Banger Films Inc. had complications with their so-called lost episode. I didn't know what to expect. As much as I'm glad to have seen the lost episode, I was slightly disappointed. I assumed that Banger Films was recording more episodes for Metal Evolution to be aired on VH1 Classic.
According to Metal Anthropologist, Sam Dunn, Metal Evolution's "Extreme Metal" was "too extreme for some TV Networks!" This caused Banger Films to launch an IndieGogo campaign, in order to create this so-called "lost episode." With that being said, this might explain why they chose to upload "Extreme Metal" to their YouTube channel. After watching Metal Evolution's "Extreme Metal," I posted on Banger Films' facebook page, that I would love to see new episodes about Industrial Metal, Goth Metal, and Japanese Metal.
Most people (including some Metal fans) don't realize, that Metal is such a broad music genre.
Sam Dunn Explains The Definitive Metal Family Tree (2005)
That's what I love about music in general, including Metal. There's a little bit of something for everyone. Meanwhile, some fans have this tendency to corrupt any form of entertainment because of their behavior and elitism.
As I've become older, I've noticed an increase in snobbery among some Metal bands and their fans. I always found the snobbery to be hilarious. Some have acquired a major superiority complex and revel in being self-righteous assholes. Everyone likes whatever we choose to like. However, it's sickening having to listen to an elitist tell me or another Metal fan, that we're not necessarily "Metal fans" because we listen to certain bands. It makes the Metal elitist not only look like a self-righteous asshole, but also appear to be more ignorant, narrow-minded, and juvenile.
I don't have to spend my entire income frequenting concerts, while not paying my own bills to prove that I'm a "Metal fan." I'd like to think there's more to a Metal fan than stereotypically going to every Metal concert, frivolously buying shelves of band T-shirts, and other merchandise. I'm not saying fans shouldn't take pride in whatever band, genre, musician, etc. that they enjoy. I'm saying that being a fan shouldn't necessarily require turning someone's appreciation into an organized religion. Some fans are extremely 1 dimensional.
There's probably at least 1 viewer, who's reading this blog and wants to explain the history behind the word "fan" to me. Yes, I already know, that the word, "fan" derived from "fanatic." Pipe the fuck down, already! Acting like a rabid fanboy or girl, who's frothing at the mouth is mostly why average people disrespect certain types of fans. Entertainers especially laugh at certain fans because of their behavior. We can enjoy entertainment without looking and acting like a crazy fool. Rabid fans always cause entertainers to tell funny stories about their insanity because some fans are so crazy, that they're borderlining psycho. That's if the fans aren't already. LOL!
Since Metal Evolution's "Exteme Metal" episode is almost 1-hour long, I'll keep this brief. This "lost episode" chronicles Death Metal, Grindcore, Black Metal, etc. Anyway, here's today's Song Saturday Special.
Metal Evolution: The Lost Episode "Extreme Metal" (2014)
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