KEVIN STEWART-PANKO REALLY IS THE BRAVEST MAN IN METAL, SMACK-TALKS SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL
Kevin Stewart-Panko must be some kind of monster that feeds off the hatred of internet commenters. First, “The Bravest Man in Metal” defended Metallica’s St. Anger and Cryptopsy’s The Unspoken King for The Deciblog’s weekly “Justify Your Shitty Taste” column. Now, The Deciblog has launched a new weekly column, a kind of anti-“Justify…” called “Disposable Heroes,” in which writers basically wonder aloud “What’s the big effin’ deal?” about a classic record. And Mr. Stewart-Panko has penned the inaugural edition, in which he wonders “what the fuck has gotten you people so excited” about At the Gates’ Slaughter of the Soul.
Let me repeat that: Kevin Stewart-Panko says that Slaughter of the Soul is overrated.
I mean, dude might as well walk into the Westboro County Church with Harvey Fierstein and Mario Cantone and start burning Bibles, y’know?
I don’t wanna give away too much of KSP’s anti-Slaughter argument, but I will admit that I nearly shit a brick when he said that “Cold” is “just terrible from beginning to end.” I mean… wow, dude.
Wowee wow wow wow.
Read Kevin Stewart-Panko’s entire treatise on why Slaughter of the Soul isn’t as good as we all think it is here, and then weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section. I know that there are actually a few of you out there who don’t like this album (Hi, Zilty!), so I expect to see some serious bloodshed here.