So a friend showed me this band the other day called UneXpecT. And I love them. Being a violinist myself who was also really into metal growing up (origin, meshuggah, etc) it's really satisfying to hear a violin that works so well within the band and isn't just for the symphonic factor.
Our discussion that day was really interesting, so I thought I would bring it here as well. We were talking about how this music, maybe even within the metal genre, but even as a whole, isn't particularly mainstream and how different the world would be if it was. His words were tainted with a hint of longing for it being that way, which I can understand, but I actually think it's kind of a good thing.
To me it almost feels like an exclusive club, and if it were mainstreme it might lose that edge. Not that I would stop listening to it if it did, nor to say I don't wish any more success on the band that they already have, but can you imagine the mainstream culture? Everyone would have steam-punk themed computer rigs and constantly be talking about anime. Ok.. that would be kind of cool.. but it might feel less genuine, and there might be a lot more people tagging along for the ride simply because it's in.
So, what do you think? Would you prefer a world like this, or are you happy that it's kind of a niche sub-culture? Do you like the band? Did I post this thread in the right place? All questions I'd like to discuss :)