When every speed freak, metal head , dirt kid,meth addict , emo-thuged out ,waste-oids, cheerleader,skate-rat, church group , suv driving soccer mom, middle American,redneck, rock-a-billy cuffed dragging , gym-roid-rat, morning show host, nine to fiver & grade school kiddo's are all singing the catch phrase of " Dub Step"
You got to ask your self, " How cool can it really be anymore"? Well, it is coming to every trailer house and middle school in America.
It's no longer a definable signature sound anymore. It is however a sound of fist pumping & hearing loss. Making it a questionable genre of "music" all together. With rumor's of the world's biggest under aged pop artist adding "Dub Step" to his up and coming albums productions. The clock is ticking down to all the generic and flat out horrific mutations and bastard genre's that this Dub Step meets metal collaboration will ultimately create.
Heavy metal lives again I'm afraid and perhaps it is a "zombied up'd" version of rap metal. Rap metal that came from the spawning of the "Judgement Night Sound Track" in 1993. With the genius pairing of credible hard rock acts with underground hip hop artist & rappers in the studio. However the pairing of Rap & Metal also gave us mutations like " I.C.P. & Juggalo culture.
Either way it's either genius for Korn to use the" Dub Step's" poster boy, Skrillex to cash in on his popularity. This will render "Dub Step" and the term" Underground" no longer valid in the same sentences.
Korn's use of Skrillex's popularity might be considered genius. It might also be considered pay back as well as Skrillex's stole Korn's "I'm dressed to commit a felony" fashion sense & hair cut from the late 90's. This album is less about bass wobbles but more about sonic speaker damage with horrible iffy lyrics.
Does anyone remember that out the late 70's that every one from the Rolling Stone's, Rod Stewart, Donald Duck, Micky Mouse, and everyone else who was credible or not in music, movies and t.v.all had a disco album's.
A popular form of music of the 70's which spawned night club culture as we know it today. Which also filtered down into mainstream life, music, movies and culture. At least Disco was about fun. Dub Step is about fist Pumping to the massive bass distortions while experiencing hearing loss. At least rave culture was about people dancing to the Dj &"Chemical Love" and music that people could continually dance the night away. Dub Step embraces an altogether dismal vibe.
Dub Step at it's darkest , this new Americanized version is not about dancing but rather some form of dark rooms in any club filled with people jacking crystal meth. Standing around waiting for something to happen. When the "Drop" does come people stand around giving each other high fives. Where people just stand around and watch while the "Artist" plays "Dub Step -Bass" music at them .
This fusion of the Metal band Korn with emo producer Skrillex will sell records to everyone who's angry at the world, and eternally twelve years old with every other social pariah in existence in the check out lane at the local Walmart. This will appeal to people who are clueless that heavy metal died out years ago. With 12- 20 year old kids who fancy them selves "Dj's" of the modern digital age. It will also attract people so boring and normal that buying this album will make them feel like they touched the devil him self.
Big steps for the music genre of Dubstep and even bigger steps for the re-birth of Korn and the heavy metal music fan base. Yep, Dub Step has become a giant mountain of popularity. This fusion of two harder forms of music might indicate that the next logical step in the music's progression is plunging down off that huge mountain onto the rocks below of musical saturation. With it's ultimate demise from lingering mediocrity and it's over all bleeding to death from the pop culture bandwagon.
Is that a big enough of a drop for ya?