Y´know...
Posted by: Steve, Denmark ()
Date: August 21, 2000 08:56PM

...one of the worst things about the Internet is the fact that any idiot can post onto a message board. I don´t mind if somebody says "Ten´s new album sucks because it rips 1000s of other bands off" because that at least is a criticism made with some personal justification. What irritates me is when the "debate" that frequently ensues degenerates - fast - into a pathetic mud-slinging fest. It´s incredible in this day and age that some people really don´t understand that different people have different tastes - It doesn´t make them the antichrist! Debate can be spirited without being personally offensive too. Rarely does anyone posting onto a board with phrases like "I think you´re a &%#"" actually come across as intelligent and worthy of taking seriously.

Having said that, I agree that overgeneralised comments about the state of melodic rock suffering from overplagarism are somewhat ridiculous. To some extent I´ll admit that I like my rock/metal sounding "a certain way" - but that to me is what makes it melodic rock!!! On the other hand, I don´t get off on blatent copying and I did feel there was a bit too much of that on Ten´s Spellbound. Their first two albums in particular are inspired but IMHO Spellbound was too derivative of other bands. In that light, I read certain comments on "Babylon" with a little trepidation but nonetheless will withold opinion until I hear it for myself. If it´s half as good as In The Name Of The Rose then I´ll be a happy man.



SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
TEN AND MELODIC ROCK BASHERS! 142 KAOS FAN 08/21/2000 11:26AM
Y´know...94Steve, Denmark08/21/2000 08:56PM
RE: TEN AND MELODIC ROCK BASHERS! 100Surfpunk08/22/2000 03:34AM
RE: TEN AND MELODIC ROCK BASHERS! 73 Vince Viani 08/22/2000 08:52AM
RE: TEN AND MELODIC ROCK BASHERS! 100John Q08/22/2000 09:55AM
RE: TEN AND MELODIC ROCK BASHERS! 93 Kieran 08/22/2000 10:32AM
RE: TEN AND MELODIC ROCK BASHERS! 89 KAOS FAN 08/22/2000 01:57PM
RE: TEN AND MELODIC ROCK BASHERS! 92Gav08/23/2000 03:39AM
At the end of the day... 88Surfpunk08/23/2000 04:31AM
RE: TEN,AOR and moving with times!s! 102 KAOS FAN 08/23/2000 05:06PM


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