Do you think rock/metal music will ever make it back into the "mainstream"?
In the 70's and 80's, heavy music was very popular. These days, it still remains popular amongst certain groups and some bands manage to cross over into what is considered "mainstream", but do you think heavier music can make a full comeback and get into the charts on a more frequent basis?
Unfortunately no. Rock/metal is about pushing the boundaries, pushing the human comfort zone - at least the good stuff is. People don't want to be pushed that far. They don't want to the twisted side of things, the dark side of things. As a result, some very amazing artists and bands such as Tool or MSI won't make it to mainstream
Do those of us who thrived on this music in the 70's (me!) really want this to happen? Whenever any music goes "mainstream," it gets diluted and starts to sound the same as everything else out there. I prefer music with an edge, not necessarily a dark edge, but music that permits me to think. The mindless drivel that mainstream music gives us requires little if any reason to think.
That's a great point, and I kind of feel the same way. Though I didn't grow up in the 70's or 80's, and the music I like is probably considerably different, I wouldn't necessarily want the music I listen to to crossover and become too "popular".
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