I get this all the time, and I always simply ask them why, and they can never give me a solid answer except for "they just are," or they put on an Exodus or Megadeth CD and go "this is real metal."
Most of my friends are die-hard old school metal fans. And won't even give any fresh new band a chance unless it's distinctly similar to bands like Exodus, Megadeth, Testament, Pantera, Slayer etc etc etc...
I personally LOVE all of the above and then some, but I also love and appreciate the new shit young guys like Trivium are creating today. All of the elements of a good rock/metal band are there, so why do people hang shit on it? I will never understand. If you don't like it, no worries, but to call them shit, or not real metal. I'm sorry, I am yet to see you play in front of thousands in countries all over the world?
So I'm just wondering if anybody else out there gets this, doesn't even have to be Trivium related, I personally just get it with Trivium, but other experiences; post away. What do you show them or say to them to try and sway their minds? Or do you just leave it at that?
I normally whip out my guitar when I have these mates over and while we're outside having a beer I'll start playing some of my personal favourite Trivium riffs, this always gets them going "sounds cool, who's that?" and I'll say "THAT'S TRIVIUM" and they'll say "Oh. Pfft" and go into the same old argument as to why Trivium isn't real metal or some rubbish like that!
Hi hi, so yeah, I upgraded at the start of this year and paid $30 for the premium membership so I could see all the content on the site and have a crack at meeting Trivium when they're down in Aus next. I got my membership pack all ok but my username isn't active on the site? As in I can't see any private content; only public content.
It's saying I need to upgrade again, but I've already done that. What to do?
Like the new design by the way. A lot cleaner and easier on the eyes than the previous one. Not sure what some people who posted in this forum previously are smoking!
I signed up as a standard member earlier this year and decided recently to upgrade to premium membership for M&G access for their next tour down under.
So I clicked upgrade and went through the credit card payment, it approved and said it was successful, and it's coming up on my bank statement as going through. But my account is still a standard membership.