Are there WAY more nerds in metal than we thought? Is maybe the prerequisite for being a moderately succesful metal band just being cool enough to hang out with the jocks in the smoke pit at school? How many shredding bands do you know of that play incredibly well, yet are ignored because of the intangible NERD factor?
Is it possible through touring, etc., for lots of NERDS to get the NERD trained out of them to the point where they condemn other NERDS for their lack of “hangability?”
Maybe the secret sauce of metal’s allure is that it allows people to deflect lots of rage and hostility from a world that DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT by being “dark and menacing.”
The darkest and most menacing people I know of are usually either hyper-religious, into Jay Z, or don’t listen to music at all.
Metal is CATHARSIS, and a TRUE ART FORM.
My name is Devin, and I am a full blown fucking nerd.
How about you?