ANOTHER SILLY LIST TO SH*T YOUR PANTS OVER
MS Maniac Todd R. sent in a list on Yahoo of the 25 Best Metal Bands. Although the author opens the piece by attempting to explain away the very blurry line of ye old “is it or isn’t it metal” debate, any attempt at qualification is instantly rendered moot by the very existence of such a list. The only way you can really qualify a list like this is to say “these are my favorite metal bands,” otherwise you get into all sorts of sticky epistemological and ontological (Google them) traps surrounding how you can actually determine what words like “good” and “best” mean and how they can be applied to music objectively.
So… Aerosmith at #8? Jimi Hendrix at #5? Whatever, dude.
When will this silly listmaking thing die? Never, as long as there’s hundreds of you guys willing and ready to get your panties all twisted up in a bunch about it! Speaking of which, tell us what you think of the Yahoo list in the comments, as if you needed an invitation to do so.