A couple years ago, I learned the hard way that girls are 30-50% less attractive than they appear in their OK Cupid profiles. I ended up on a date with this girl who was really funny, very cool and nice, but unfortunately not anywhere near the 8.5 she appeared to be on OKC. But I learned from Shallow Hal that it’s what’s inside that counts, so I tried really hard to be into her. We went out a couple more times, but no matter how much I told myself that I should be attracted to her, I just couldn’t do it :(
I don’t mind their older stuff, but no breakdowns = not music
This is essentially how I feel about EVERY TIME I DIE, who are the ultimate example of a what you could call a friendzone band: “OMG they’re soooo great… for someone else.” They seem like chill bros, and even though I just can’t get into their music, I totally support them, and I’ll be clapping louder than anyone when they finally find that special someone who doesn’t care what they look like.
That awkward moment when a metalcore band from upstate NY turns into zakkwyldecore :/
The one thing that puzzles me about ETID is why they have the approval of so many IMNs, and why people think of them as a ‘metal’ band in the first place (see also DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and DARKEST HOUR). The reason they have my approval is that they’re 90s hardcore dudes like me, which I know because I saw them a bunch of times with sweet bands like 18 Visions, Throwdown, and Candiria. Any veteran of the late 90s moshcore scene is my bro, so regardless of my indifference toward ETID’s music I consider myself a fan (“You would make the BEST boyfriend… for my fat friend!”).
So for the 10 million people on Tumblr who asked me what I think about ETID, there you go!