ok so this is basically a site where a bunch of IMN fggts decided to “archive’ every metal band in history into a giant database. typically, sites like this are usually just laughed at but this one seems to be gaining a decent amount of notoriety. their “top 100 bands” include a bunch of bands that i either havent heard of (their number 1 band – Agathocles, who the fuck is that?) or bands that havent been relevant since the 60s/70s when they were active (black sabbath, motorhead, judast priest etc). heres the big problem- theyr leaving out influencial bands who have helped shape & define this generation’s music.
anyone ever heard of a little band called… oh i dont know… BRING ME THE HORIZON?
no results when u search bring me the horizon on metal-archives^
bring me the horizon are arguably one of the most influencial metal bands in the past decade – u cant look past that fact. more ppl look up to them than almost any other metal band. the even more offensive part – read this quote: “There are currently 85789 bands, 219875 registered users and 68020 reviews in Encyclopaedia Metallum. ” that means not only did they not decide to include BMTH, but 85,789 bands made the cut before them… i made a thread pointing out this error so they could get it fixed ASAP and literally within 5 minutes a mod comes in, locks the thread and bans me for NO reason. how can they expect their site to succeed if they operate like this in such a nazi fashion?
tr00 pop punk girl talks about the talent and influence of bring the horizon^
so why do these IMNs keep trying to deny the power and influence of BMTH and other contemporaries such as parkway drive and suicide silence (both also not included on the site)? below i have provided a rating system with diferent categories to evaluate BMTH’s career and worth as a band to prove their importance and impact on the scene.. (ratings are out of 10)
considering each bring me the horizon album has a distinct sound that we previously havent heard before, and a sound that is usually copied by many, i wuld say they are not lacking in the innovation department
as pointed above, none of their releases sound the same, so for this i would argue that BMTH is very versitile
obviously as its been mentioned in this post, BMTH have influenced countless bands. if u think of one of ur fav bands from the last 5 years, chances are they were prob influenced by BMTH
from their songs’ intricate breakdowns to their vocalist’s talented screams, their musical skill and musicianship is pretty hard to deny
live show: 9
tons of energy on stage, lots of ppl moshing, obviously they put on a good show for their fans
DIY work ethic:
lol jk i jus put this category here as a joke
a category thats often overlooked when it comes to measuring the success of a band. more controversy = more publicity which = more success. considering all i could find was a story about the vocalist urinating on a female fan, i wuld say BMTH does not have alot of notable controversy under their belt.
how many other modern metal bands have this many awards/nominations? none
image/band member attractiveness: 8
this category HAS to be taken into account when considering the most successful bands of current times. if we were just taking lead vocalist oli sykes into account, their rating here wuld prob be at around a 12, but i had to factor in the other members so i took it down 4 notches and leveled it off at 8.
this is the one category that BMTH for SURE trumps every other band in. if u want proof, look at how many listeners they have on last.fm. look at how many ppl like them on facebook. look at their fucking youtube views for fuks sakes.
after adding all the categories up, that leaves them at a solid 9. now that ive proved BMTH’s worth as a band, hopefully the IMNs will recognize and finally put them into the database.
why is it important to have bands like bring me the horizon on metal-archives.com?
even tho most ppl in our generation realize the power and influence BMTH have, what about the younger generations? those are the impressionable ones that we have to look out for. picture some 12 year old kid who starts bein interested in heavy music stumbles upon metal-archives and thats his first reference point to the world of metal? he would grow up thinking BMTH are a bunch of irrelevant poseurs who had no bearing on the scene whatsoever. a similar parallel i could think of is bias in education and the school system. if metal-archives keeps gaining more and more power, such as the power that the school system has, i could see this problem worsening to that degree. plz plz do me a favor and head over to the suggestions and complaints section of their forum and let them know our concern on why BMTH shuld be included. mayb if u link them to this post and they read it, they will change their perspective. i wuld do so myself but ive already been banned from those boards under 3 separate accounts \m/
why are all IMNs such narrowminded elitists? do u consider bring me the horizon to be 1 of the most influencial bands of all time? what are ur fav BMTH songs and/or ur fav album by them?