Tru-Kvlt-Metal

Album: The Order of Things (2015)
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  • This song finds Phil Labonte complaining that contemporary Metal has become rather too safe for his liking:

    Same time, the exact same place
    You've got the uniform on, so cliché
    What a waste of my time
    You all look the same, destroy the name


    Asked about the lyrics by Revolver magazine, Labonte said that he gets "a kick out of being an antagonist." He explained: "When it comes to rubbing people the wrong way, I don't care who I offend. There are no more bad guys in rock and roll and metal. It has become so competitive and so hard to actually be in a band that can make a living, there are no more people that are bad guys. Everybody's got the right opinion and they say the right things or they don't say anything at all."

    "There's nothing edgy about metal anymore," Labonte added. "You're not edgy because you listen to music that sounds abrasive. That doesn't make you a forward thinker, that doesn't make you controversial and it doesn't make you edgy just because you're in a band that plays that stuff. Especially when you're dealing with bands that aren't trying to play the heaviest music in the world, the music that you play is not really edgy. Ideas are edgy. So if the metal world is looking for a bad guy, I'll be that guy."

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