Sunday, February 7, 2016

You Can't Scream Rock n' Roll

Well, you probably could, but youre missing the point! ;)

Hear me out. Lets start with what rock and metal have in common.

The ability to create awesome music can make a man a HELL of a lot sexier than hed be otherwise. Successful bands often have a frontman whose presence makes even typically restrained girls second guess the need for panties.

Or clothes at all.

Which is likely why so many underthings end up on stage. ;)

 Now, in itself, this appeal can vary on a woman's taste. 

You have the classic rock stars...

Modern rock?

Classic Metal

And then there's Metal...which has so many branches, let's keep it simple and look at these fine specimens.

There's something of a difference in the outward style, but to me, the biggest difference is in the sound. Some hard rock can sounds a bit like metalcore, but there's an edge to metal that rock usually doesn't touch on. Using screams almost as another instrument, but also for lyrics, can take a song about anger and make you feel the rage. The level of emotion in metal is usually pushed to the extreme.

Rock can be easier for some people to listen to. The love ballads are fine for any radio station and no one will think you're odd for playing them at your wedding. This isn't a bad thing, but these days, its a safer, more familiar kind of music. There's a reason so many rock songs hit the top of the charts. They have a mass appeal that can compete with the pop that teeny boppers and clubbers keep in the Top Ten.

Metal has managed, for the most part, to keep its status as the music that stands against conformity. It's for the rebels, the loners, the outcasts. And sometimes, it's for those who spend every minute of their day following all the rules. But when they go home, when they kick off the black heels and toss the grey tie...

They need to feed the animal within. Run a little wild.

So what do you think? Answer in the comments! Mention your favorite band and your favorite rock or metal song. Im always looking for new stuff to listen to while I write!

Heres some answers from when I posted the question on Facebook:


Stella Price-Rock and metal are fundamentally different in their time signatures, and rhythms. Now for me, Rock is the crap on the radio, its the stuff corporate music pushes down your throat. Metal is more abrasive, heavier, and less user friendly. Metal gives the feels through everything they are. Rock mostly through ballads. Metal, hardcore, whatever you wanna call it, Has a life all its own, and not because it was marketed that way, but because its part of the lives of the listeners and the music makers.

Shannon Lubold-Rock (whether contemporary or classic) is something I use to relax and unwind from my day. Metal motivates and energizes me. Kinda wanna kick ass in the gym...kinda want to punch someone in the throat.

Doug Price-Rock makes you move, make you remember the greatest times of your life... Metal helps you create those times rock reminds you of

Fred Hiller-Metal is malleable and workable. Rock crumbles.


Outcasts, black sheep, those who never fit in anywhere. Winter’s Wrath belongs to them. Every single member of the band rejects the norm when it comes to music.

They won’t settle when it comes to love.

Alder Trousseau, the lead guitarist in a band that owns his heart and soul, has always stood in the shadow of a man he hates. Braver “Brave” Trousseau, the voice of Winter’s Wrath.

For the success of the band, they have to work past their animosity, but that’s difficult when they have the same taste in women. And men.

Sex is a game to Brave. A game that might leave the people Alder cares for completely broken. Unless he claims them for his own.

If he steps out of the shadows, he’ll have no choice to play. To win.

On stage, the drama drives the fans insane. The songs they sing are a blood racing, body moving, warcry. But the very real battle taking place between the snares and the mic might tear the band apart.


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