Led Zeppelin not scary nor mystical

 

Led Zeppelin not scary nor mystical

Im allways suprised at the sheer ignorance people have towards rockmusic. Sometimes it just suddenly hits you when you are browsing on internet and somebody says something completely of the mark. You are like 'where the hell did they get that idea from'. Like this Benjamin Owen dude. In this video about Bono suposedly being a satanist (well whatever) around the 13:00 mark he out of the blue suddenly says that Led Zeppelin are satan worshipers en they sing about Tolkien and all that mystical stuff. When I hear this kind of rubbish my face goes from pink to red to purple to a deeper shade of purple to totally black from sheer rage. I feel like going up to morons like this with a megaphone and shout LED ZEPPELIN DOESN'T SING ABOUT SATAN OR TOLKIEN OR ANY OF THAT FANTASY RUBBISH!!! It so bloody obvious that they don't. Even if you know very little about them you can figure out that their lyrics are about normal everyday topics that you can relate to. Mostly about girls, sex, love, relationsships. The only songs on their first two records that are not about these things are the instrumentals. Songtitles like 'Custard Pie', 'Black Dog' or 'Dazed And Confused' do not exactly sound like your dealing with a scary band. None of their albumcovers feature any vikings, druids or devils. What they do feature is an old guy with a bunch of sticks(Led Zeppelin IV), a bunch children climbing a hill(Houses Of The Holy), a guy in a suit sitting in a bar(In Through The Out Door). All of this is clear indication that Led Zeppelin does not sing about monsters or devils. But do you know what this guy probably read that in a magazine somewhere and thought that sounded like a smart sing to say. So fucking annoying just simply copying the stupid nonsense they hear other people say. It so simple to just go to a website with lyrics and see for yourself what they sing about. But the punk-led musicpress will do everything to give hardrock a bad name and fools like this guy here prove how succesfull they are. My advice when you hear this nonsense confront the person saying this. Dont go 'well whatever' and let them get away with it. Tell them that Led Zeppelin or any other rock group from the past dont sing about that corny stuff and their lyrics are really good and thought provoking. I dont want my internet viewing pleasure ruined by this nonsense anymore

 

New nirvana? Not anytime soon

 

New nirvana? Not anytime soon

Here we have another youtube video with a Nirvana is the most important band since sliced bread message. It is about that there hasn't been a band since then that has had such a huge impact on rockmusic. I personally agree that its good to shake things up here and there but the rise of Nirvana was a step down for rockmusic not an improvement. I think having a musical revolution from time to time is a good thing. It keeps things fresh and the grunge/alternative revolution did bring a youthfull energy to rock. Still bands like Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis all have made good music but they are still nowhere as good as the classic rock greats like Queen, Deep Purple, Rush or REO Speedwagon. We get to see all these talking heads saying the same predictable rubbish. The subculture mentality gets heavily promoted again even though that didn't exist back in the eighties. Yeah you had a vague rock vs disco thing but those styles were obviously very different nowerdays you have all this little cliques of people where everybody behaves exactly the same with very strict rules even though all those styles are not really that different. But the people in this video want you to think that was allways like that. The guy with the long brown hair says that you used to have all these groups of people the rockers, the metalheads, the jocks. Which makes no sense because there was no metal in the eighties. Metal stuff like Slayer or Anthrax was still underground back then and it only became popular in the nineties. Rockers were all jocks so there is no difference between that. Ofcourse we also get that music as an identity crap. I dont fucking listen to music to show my identity as a person i listen and play music because i have a passion for music. But ofcourse people like this dont care about music. For them its a vehikel for political ideas. Stuff like gay pride or what kind of ethnic background you have or for some nonsensical envorinmental cause. Typical idiotic SJW stuff. There are some good things said here and there like the guy from Alice In Chains mentioning Kiss as a great band instead of the standard go to band Led Zeppelin. The guy from Twisted Sister is also on the money that bands in the past became great and popular because of playing a lot of gigs not because some talentshow wants to make a star of you. Unfortunatly we are back on track with the guy from Guns n Roses with some baffeling statements. He claims that there were no good bands in the 80s and that there was only generic music and then Guns n Roses come along and saved the day. This guy seriously must be jocking. The early 80s was loaded with great bands like Queensryche, Journey, Bryan Adams, U2, Motley Crue(allways much better band than GnR). Okay I have to give him credit for mentioning Poison but that doesn't counter such an inaccurate statement. Guns n roses were the Nickelback of hardrock. A watered down version of real hardrock like Twisted Sister or Gary Moore. Next up we get the I-pod revolutioned music thing which is right. The i-pod made music listening much shallower. You can have direct excess to any music there is but what does that matter. Most people today have a very superficial interest in music even if they play an instrument. Thats why people are never going to be interested in traditional rockmusic because its not promoted by the hip musicpress. So kids are not going to listen to it because its simply not cool. So much for your the ipod brings easy excess theory. No the real reason is that todays music is simply shit. Both popular and underground. Bands today are wellbehaved and humble and have no guts or arrogance. That is needed to become a great band. Which is strange because there is lots of animo for good rock n roll rebelion. You have this stuff nowerdays like people telling you not to smoke cigarets or eat sugar, word censorship, controlling institutions like EU or the United Nations. Perfect targets for an upcoming band to rebel against. Its just unbelievable that people dont see the gap in the market. You should look to politics to people like Donald Trump or Geert Wilders those people are really kicking against the establishment and they are pissing people of. Thats exactly what rockbands should be doing. Not that wellbehaved hipsterrock crap thats never going to be the future of rock.

 

Dark music is shallow

 

Dark music is shallow

Amoeba videos are a source of frustration for the genuine musicfan. Constantly we are shown all these dorky geeks displaying their musical ignorance. A good example is this lady here. She is promoting the idea that dark music is good. I hear this quite often and this surprises me. Quasi-intelectual music sites like Pitchfork or Vice in particular promote this idea that darkness or depression is a good thing. They will allways go to great lengths to describe a certain band as dark, nihilistic or depressive even if the band in question is obviously not like that. The woman in this video does the same with ABBA. She wants to convince us that ABBA is very dark music because the song 'Dancing Queen' is about a girl that is sad because her lover does not want to dance with her or something along those lines. Anyone with common sense can understand that the claim that ABBA is scary music is complete bullshit. In fact if you hear somebody making such a ridiculous claim you should dismiss it immediately. No 'seeings thing from their point of view' or 'trying to understand it'. Just ignore it like other illogical statements like 'drummers are the most important member of a band' or 'black sabbath are the godfathers of metal'.

There were lots of songs in the past about love and heartbreak and there is nothing dark or evil about them they clearly fit in the happy catagory. Being sad is not the same as being depressed. Those songs have a lightweight feel to them and the sadness is of a very mild type. Its not as if they are going to commit suicide the sadness is a fleeting thing. Just think of 'hello' by Lionell Ritchie that sounds sad but has a positive vibe. That musicians used to write sad sings was to create drama and tension in their songs it has nothing to do with being interested in the dark side of life. Sneaky attempts to portray positive or happy music as scary or dark is something they often do. If ABBA is evil music heavy metal must be superscary. Which is totally not true because rockgroups used to have an obvious feel good approach. Nowadays thats very different. Now all music sounds very evil not just metal but also popmusic. You will probably have noticed that the music they play on the radio when your at work makes you feel very uncomfortable that ruins your pleasure at work. But people today have this idea that depressive or negative music is really deep and that music that makes you happy is shallow music for teen girls or housewifes. Its like world has turned onto its head. Dark and depressive music is good music fun music that makes you feel good is bad. If you repeat it often enough people will believe it

But most music used to be made with a fun upbeat mentality. Music if it was popmusic or hardrock sounded happy and had a positive attitude. If you often get exposed to joyfull music then you will feel better and society as a whole will be better. Imagine if you would only hear metal or hardcore in supermarkets or at work all the time society would become a lot more violent and everybody would be more depressed and commit suicide. You notice that in the decades up until and including the eighties that people were a lot more friendlier and more relaxed and the music reflected that. But when the nineties came along that started to change. With the rise of genres like metal, punk, grunge and gothic rockmusic became more darker, angrier and nihilistic. Just simply enjoying music was not done anymore you should feel miserable all the time. It is the musical equivalent of modern art. Painting pictures of landscapes with windmills in them is oldfashioned. Art today is having cans filled with dogshit or a rusty sheet of iron covered with birdpooh or having statues of jesus in a glass cupboard filled with cat-urine. You feel bad while reading this. Typical case of the tortured artist syndrome. That music can only be good if its made by people that have cut their wrist or if they are heroine junkies or if you have grown up in a dictatorship. Which is complete nonsense because the best music is made by happy people if its the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix or Boston all have had big impact on popmusic. You just need to listen to 'Dont Look Back' from Boston and then to Slayer's 'Angel Of Death' to understand that joyfull music has more depth than dark music.

 

Long live normal music

 

Long live normal music

This video that i'm reviewing today touches on something that has been bothering me for a long time and its time to tackle it. We hear this guy telling us how special outsider music is and because of their situation be it mental problems or being socially isolated from the rest of society their music has an artistic purity that 'normal music' hasnt. Or with other words people are trying to convince you that crummy music is interesting while trying to steer you away from music that has substance to it. They present music like this as being original and the ordinary music that you hear on radio as bland or forgetable. This guy and many like him are making the same fundamental error that being original equates to being strange. Artists like this aren't just simply original its just plain weird and bonkers sounding. All those mainstream bands that you like are original sounding they are just simply not weird. They dont need to be. Being original doesnt mean that you have to sound crazy or far out it just means that you have a recognizable sound of your own and you can still sound normal and sane while doing that. Take for instance Aerosmith. They dont sound strange or unusual but Steven Tylers way of singing, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford's groovy guitar riffs and the rhythmic drive of the drums and bass gives them an instantly recognizable sound. You know when you hear Aerosmith that thats Aerosmith and not some other band. This is what makes a band original not all that goofy stuff like having didgeradoos in your music or playing cupboards with knives and forks. Thats just a cheap stunt to get noticed but in the long run its not that special. It is a bit like Weird Al Jankovic. We all find his parodies of songs really funny but your not going to sit at home and listen to his music. Thats not the point of what he is doing. Music is not the focal point its about the humour. And thats exactly the same with these outsider artists. Its interesting as a curiosity but it has little genuine musical value.

Outsider music is not that different than the supposed normal music its just played in a very weird way but since most mainstream music is pretty unusual anyway it just crazy people playing music that is allready fairly unusual. It is a bit like having an outsider art person trying to make music like Emerson Lake and Palmer its just simply somebody trying to make music that is strange even stranger than that. Speaking of ELP they are a perfect example how strange and unusual mainstream music can sound proving that the notion that popular music is bland is incorrect. But ofcourse that is the whole point of this. This is another perfect example of people trying to direct you away from classic rock. They do this so that you listen to their crappy hipsterrock shit and that you do not discover the great rockbands from the past which most of their unasuming fans have never heard of. Which isnt suprising because they are trying to erase hardrock out of music history. He is right about that people in this day and age only care about money and that the music of today is soulless fabricated crap but thats with the emphesis on the word 'todays music'. It definitely didnt used to be like this. Rockmusic used to be full of bands that made amazing music. Bands like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin or David Bowie that get touted a lot by the press are just a small sample of the great bands that you had back than. Bands like Thin Lizzy, Journey, ZZ Top and Genesis are just as good as those acts and just as important. That feeling of intrige that people have hearing outsider music is the same feeling i get when i hear classic rock bands of the past. The first time i heard Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf that was a real revelation or when i first heard the high speedrock of Accepts 'Fast as a Shark' that really made an impression on you.

Its not like you think 'o this is just normal music' your reaction is more 'this is fucking great why have i never heard of this before'. Its because the music establishment is run by geeky dorks that can not accept that hardrock music is better than punk so they try to discredit it. One of the ways they do this is by portaying 70s/80s rock as unoriginal but the proper rockfan is not fooled by this. What i notice is that lot of these people like the guy in this video that are interested in these bizarre musicians are not at all weird themselves. They are typical smug music critic types with their phony sensible way of doing that is in reality just clumsy and naïve. Like the statement that art is all about expression or persuing your personal vision. That is not at all what art is about. Art is all about making music that sounds good or making a painting that you want to hang up on your wall. Nobody cares about your supposed authentic vision. Only the endresults count your intentions are secondary. No it isnt wrong to listen to people making this kind of music nor is it wrong to laugh about them. If you make a fool of yourself people are going to make fun of you. Thats just the way life is. This is a typical example of people on the outside looking in. They like this music as a status symbol to gain credibilty. A bit like people being a big fan of third world art even if its often not as good as western art. I do not have any problem with people liking this stuff hell even i find lot of this stuff highly amusing but when they say that music that isnt like this is boring or uncreative thats just crap.

 

Pushing the rock for bullied kids theme again

 
 

Pushing the rock for bullied kids theme again

So we have two more videos for you filled with pro-metal nonsense thats supposed to make you feel sympathy for those losers. But does the exact opposite. They claim that rock is some sort of refuge for bullied kids that get picked on by the other kids at school. If you walk around with an Iron Maiden t-shirt people will make fun of you because the normies wont listen to such underground music. This is absolute rubbish because Iron Maiden is a multimillion selling band that sells out huge arenas and in their hayday lots of people wore tshirts of them. I can remember that the popular kid of my class had a tshirt of Iron Maiden so that shows that using Iron Maiden as an example of misfit music is laughable. These type of video's sound sympathetic but they arent. They are trying to portray heavy rock as music for weaklings that sit at home playing ouijaboard games or have a collection of Yoda dolls. Rockfans are just normal guys who go out fishing or play pool and dont have strange freaky habbits like that.
They are using Iron Maiden again as a typical example of metal which is a completely insane thing to say. But they will do anything to drag the good name of a band like this through the dirt and one way of succeeding in that is to call them metal. Its so obvious that they are a hardrock band and none of the rules of metal apply to them. But clearly the word hardrock is not in their dictionary. Its loud music with guitars therefore they are heavy metal. Sigh such ignorance. So ladies and gentlemen ill say this once and for all (with a loudspeaker that goes all the way up to ten): IRON MAIDEN IS NOT A FUCKING METALBAND!! Never have been never will be. You are not aloud to add a band like that in a video about metal or any similar rockgroup. Thats just blasphemy. Even if you do consider them as a metalband they are definitely not the defining example of metal. A band like Slayer or Deïcide or something like that are much better examples of that dark scary demonic approach that you associate with metal. Iron Maiden sounds to joyfull and commercial to be metal. So if you want to put a band in your video that fits with something such a geeky metaldork would like use bands like The Haunted or Kamelot. They fit the bill perfectly.
The carnotaurus productions guy has on the thumbnail of his video has a guy with an Iron Maiden tshirt. The guy is getting shouted at by a i assume a normal person calling him satanist. This is totally false and is not how things happen in the real world. Nobody would shout 'satanist' to somebody wearing an Iron Maiden shirt because they are not the type of band that sings about satan worshiping, death and all that other stupid stuff and they sound like that. They are not Death or Cradle Of Filfth where shouting 'satanist' would be appropiate. In fact i think that the guy shouting satanist would probably be fan of a band like Iron Maiden. Guys like this want you to believe that ordinary people hate hardrock music but lots of people that are not that interested in rockmusic often still like a band like Iron Maiden. He also talks with an annoying nerdy cartoon voice emphesizing the helpless bullied metalhead vibe they are trying to project. Now on to Beth Roars. She is doing something similar. We see animation of a guy who has a beatles poster and then it changes into an Iron Maiden poster for some reason because you cant be fan of both the Beatles and Iron Maiden even though the latter sounds more like the beatles than all that metal stuff like Korn or Blind Guardian. And the guys tshirt turns from green to black despite rockfans back then didnt have to wear black clothing. I am surprised the guy doesnt make a devilhorn salute are have a tshirt filled with skulls.
But then the craziness really starts kicking when she claims that the guy was sent to a madhouse because he liked heavy metal. If you have any kind of critical thinking skills you can figure out this nonsense. Psychiatric hospitals dont put people away because of the music they listen to. There are laws against this so this is totally made up. Even with bands like Dimmu Borgir and Testament people wont send you to an asylum let alone with a mainstream rock group like Iron Maiden. After this she starts doing something a lot of ignorant people often do they try to convince you with supposed scientific studies to make her point. Which is ridicilous as if musical taste or behaviour of people who listen to music can be scientificaly tested. This is not physics or chemistry that you can test in a laboratory. Its all just a question of opinion. Only insecure people cite studies to make their point people with a backbone can figure out for themselves how things are. I am fed up with usefull idiots like this that will jump into defense of those pathetic morons instead of attacking that braindead metal garbage and the retarted fanbase that likes that music.
You dont need to peform scientific studies to come to the conclusion that metalheads are fucking stupid. You just need to listen to their music and lyrics and come to the obvious conclusion of how dumb metal is and that is also fucking depressing. No wonder they have a lot of mental problems if you listen to metal all the time it just makes you want to kill yourself. Dont you notice that the guys that listen to metal are a bit autistic and the girls have borderline issues just like our Beth here. They are doing exactly as the punks are telling them. They are trying to ghettoize hardrock music. Which is completely ridiculous. Heavy rock used to dominate the musicworld in late 20th century. The people who like this kind of music wernt some nerdy losers but proud Steven Seagull types who would kick your ass if you make videos like this. But they will do anything to burry that. Why do you think she brings up the bat eating incident of ozzy at the beginning of the video. Does that sound like somebody thats trying to refute the idea that heavy metal is scary music. No she is trying to drag him into it like he is also a scary musician like all those thicko metal musicians while he is obviously a rockmusician who has very positive lyrics who's name they are trying to ruin. Metal music most definately doesn't make you calmer. Such a ridiculous thing to say.

 

ionian and locrian perfectly good scales

 
 
 
 

ionian and locrian perfectly good scales

I actually enjoy this guys videos he seems like nice chap and he is good at teaching guitar so i dont like that he is the target of my ire but his videos display the kind of ignorance about this issue so well that it just needs to be adressed. So this is not about the guy making the video more about this specific issue. Nevertheless he is also a little to pro-metal. His drummer has that grating double kick style of playing that ruins all his songs. 70s/80s rock is also nearly absent from his videos. Yeah he has one video about hardrock but thats more of a parody then a respectfull examination of the genre. Dont get me started on that twat that sings on that video that you guessed it sounds nothing like 80srock singing. You will allways hear an explanation along the lines of ionian is only used for popmusic and children songs and tough rockmusic doesnt use that. They only use minor preferable phrygian(that sounds more metal) or maybe dorian/myxolydian but definitely not ionian/lydian. This is absolute bollocks. There where tons of rocksongs based in a major key not just myxolidian but also ionian. Some examples are 'Spirit of Radio' by Rush, 'Changes' by Magnum, 'Born To Run' by Bruce Springsteen, 'Cheated' by Praying Mantis 'Dont Look Back' by Boston and there hundreds more examples like that. Do any of these songs sound wimpy. Do they sound like children songs like 'care bears tune' or 'how much is that doggie in the window'.


Not in a million years. These are well crafted songs with depth and sound tough and full of life. There is good reason that rockgroups use major keys. Its gives the music a feeling of hope that you can take on the world. Rock might be rebelious and menacing but it also has a sense fun and joy and major keys reflect that. The statement that he makes that rockbands have to use minor scales because the songs wont have any power is not only not true but is also hugely limiting. A bit like the heavy rock bands only use powerchords statement. It goes without saying that this is all part of the 'lets make rock stupid' plan. Mr. Signal Music Studio is playing his part in this. They want you to think that hardrock music is dark and miserable sounding and that all life has been sucked out of it. But its that lifeforce that runs through the songs that makes rock n roll so special. He says that ionian is only for pop or commercial radio music which makes no sense because lots of popsongs have minor keys in them. A lot 80s songs like 'Beat It' by Michael Jackson or 'Somebodys Watching Me' by Rockwell are in minor keys or 90s house hits like Haddaways 'what is love' or 2Unlimited's 'twilight zone' the last one has a phrygian scale and lots of todays hits are in aeolian. He makes it sound like rockfans are getting exposed to major key song on the radio all the time and that making songs in minor keys is greatly refreshing while lots of songs in rock are in minor key there is nothing new about that. It would be more refreshing he explained to us how to write hardrock songs in major keys.


I would start to get a bit boring after a while if all song where in aeolian. All music would start to sound a bit like the 'See you in Hell' album by Grim Reaper which are all in the minor key. Good album but its nice to have variation on your record and the best way to do that is to use different scales. When a guy like this is talking about minor key rocksongs he is not talking about 80s hardrock like that. He is probably referring to 90srock and beyond or even worse metalmusic. This type of music must sound grim, dark and scary you cant have that ruined by happy melodies can you. The thing is people did not used to write songs in minor to be sad and definately not to be scary or depressing. 80srock bands used minor scales to sound powerfull or dramatic. Just listen to Journey's 'seperate ways' or Bon Jovi's 'runaway'. These songs sound dramatic and intense but not sad or dark. Minor songs can even sound fun just like 'breaking the law' by Judas Priest or 'fresh' by Kool and the Gang. I think the reason lots of 80s songs had minor keys is to sound lean and efficient. I get the impression that bands of the 80s where reacting against music of the sixties that sounded jolly and goofy and they where going for a more serious and streamlined sound. One of the ways of doing this is using the minor scale. It reminds me of adverts where they end with an impressive slogan like Pioneers 'new you are playing with power'. The bands of the eighties were trying to achieve that effect. You can allready see David Hasselhof coming out of his car pointing at the camera saying 'you have entered the eighties the decade of new music'.


Now you would expect people that hate major key melodies to like darker scales like say locrian. Oh no apparently thats also not aloud. This guy and lots of others like him seem to have an allergy against locrain and for some reason thats unclear to people useing common sense they seem to avoid it all cost. This guy at least makes an attempt to explain what it is others like the Fretjam guy explain the other six subscales and suddenly stop at locrian and claim that its useless. What a crap! I've written a couple songs in locrian and its not that difficult. You will hear all kinds of excuses like 'it doesnt resolve' or 'unstable tritone' or 'will change to a different key' and its all herdopinion. Just simply play the chords of the key Bdim Cmaj Dmin Emin Fmaj Gmaj Amin just shuffle them around and voila you've got yourself a song. You dont need to go to great lengths to compose a song in locrian and do ridiculous stuff like use algorhythms or "pascals triangle" or other insane stuff like that. But its just simply a case that if you repeat something often enough people will believe it even if its totally incorrect. Its like this video titled 'how to make locrian sound good' where five people who went to music school have the greatest difficulty (compose a song in locrian)to do what i just do in less then a quater of an hour. It just shows what groupthink does to people. But the video has got that Adam Neely guy in it. When he is on board you know that its gonna be filled with nonsense. What annoys me the most about all these videos that tell you that you should not use locrian is that they dont let the viewer decide for themselves if locrian is good or not. We just have to accept that it is so without any explanation. Just tell us what locrian is and we will figure out for ourselves if it is bad or not. Im a trial and error type of guy and i have to practice and test it out to know if something works well or not. Your word means nothing. Which is good because you will realise that the supposed bad thing that you must avoid (like locrian) is actually perfectly good. So approach what people tell you with skepticism.

 

Rick Beato. The sound of ignorance

 
 
 

Rick Beato. The sound of ignorance

Rick Beatto is the perfect example of a gatekeeper that just protects the musical status qou at all cost. It doesnt matter if what they say is complete shit Rick Beatto will simply repeat it. Much to the frustration of many rockfan including me. Lets not start about the goons who show up along side of him in his videos that now even less than he does. He has all the hallmarks of rock ignorance like thinking Led Zeppelin is the greatest band there is. He has all these top 20 best of lists and you guest it Led Zeppelin comes out as nr1. Greatest drummer: John Bonham. Best debut album: Led Zeppelin I. etc. Im getting so sick and tired of all these laymen types that dont know a single thing about hardrock acting like they are experts if they think that Led Zeppelin is the best while they are just simply one of the many good bands no better than Queen, Boston or Yes. So typical of the ignorance of the average american rockfan that doesnt know anything beyond the predictable bandnames. Its the same with the Beatles who he also mentiones a lot. They where good for sixties standards but many bands in the seventies made music of the same level or even better. Lets not forget that on the thumbnail of that that greatest debutalbums video he has a picture of Guns n Roses. Anybody that puts them in the top 20 of anything has lost their rock reviewer credibiltiy without warning.
This guy has earned himself a lot of yellow cards and red ones are coming up. Lets carry on with the next issue. He is also big fan of shredding. He has a video called the guitar 1980-89 with and this doesn't come as a surprise the three muskateers of shred Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are on the thumbnail. Facepalm. I told you didn't i. Nearly about a decade ago i wrote that people act like those guitarists are the pinacle of great 80s playing and here you see a clear display of that ignorance. It should've had the guys from Iron Maiden or Judas Priest (who are absent from the video strange for a video about 80srock guitarists ) on the thumbnail. Guys that are doing genuinely creative things on guitar not that shredcrap. But clearly he is not a big fan of britrock music. Rick Beato is basically a mouthpiece for the guitarworld magazine. Everything he says is what they are saying which means we are going to hear a lot about soulles shredding, boring old fart blues musicians, and pointless fusion noodling all things we are fed up with.
But the most offensive thing he does is calling hardrock bands metal. Most obviously the 'black sabbath sound of metal' video. That title just makes you wanna puke. There is also a video titled top 5 80s metal guitarists with Eddie van Halen on the thumbnail and he also referred to acts like Motley Crue and Ratt as metal. This is just a huge insult to everyone who is fan of those bands. Lets focus on the Black Sabbath video and listen to what he has to say. He mentions the 'black sabbath uses the tritone' myth again like many others do which is a complete lie. Black Sabbath like many other hardrock bands uses simple pentatonic scales and there is nothing scary or dark or heavy sounding about that. Clearly people like him think that the song 'black sabbath' on their debut album is what all their songs sound like. Most of their songs sound nothing like that. In fact they use lots of major key melodies in their music just listen to the song 'Neon Knights' opening song on the 'heaven and hell' album is in mixolydian. Thats one of the three major keys. In fact all the opening songs on the records they made around that time are in mixolydian just listen to Turn Up The Night, Trashed or Never Say Die. Not very metal huh. The irony is that Rick Beato has actually indirectly admitted that Black Sabbath is not a heavy metal band.
He has another video with the title 'mixolydian sound of rock' with AC/DC in the thumbnail (well at least he does not consider that metal). Obviously black sabbath uses that scale a lot so therefore in rick's own words he has told us that they are a rockband. Its unbelievable that guys like this dont see the connection. The problem with all this misinformation is that the name of a band like that gets dragged through the dirt. Now people who could be a potential fan of Black Sabbath are scared away by clumsy video's like this. They are going to think that they are the same type of band as Testament or Life of Agony and all that other bad taste music. Thats why its important that people like me warn you against music gurus like this. Just like all those other clowns like Rock n Roll True Stories, Professor Of Rock, The Needle Drops, Adam Neely, Music is Win etc. all a bunch bullshitters every one of them.
He is also a protector of all things metal. He has this video about a musical style of metal called 'djent' and you can hear by the name that its stupid and probably no different from all the other metal schlock. Lets see what djent sounds like. Yep just as predictable and corny as you would expect. The band in the video Periphery is absolutely awfull but what do you expect their big heroes are Mesjuggah which is a huge piece of dogpooh of a band.When they say there is good music in the underground this crap is what they are talking about. Proof positive that underground music sucks just as much as popular music. He mentions all those meaningless metal genre names as if he sounds very knowledgeable but just shows how clueless he is . Talking about metal as if its a genuine artform and serious believing that all the shitty music catagories that metalheads like to use to create a false sense of variety are really interesting is the musical equivalent of somebody putting highly polluted water in bottles selling them for ten dollars and pretending that it tastes very good. Its like guys like this just believe any crap that people tell them. Im pretty sure that if everybody else thought that metal was terrible music Rick Beato would be telling us that it is stupid music that you should stay away from. Which is ofcourse absolutely right but the point is guys like this have no independent thinking skills. Everything they say is based on consensus thinking which basically means doing things the normal way. If people by 'normal' mean ugly shred guitarsolos, ungroovy double bass thumping and stupid lyrics about satanworshipping or vikings then i want to be as abnormal as possible.
He has this april fools day video about Nickelback that they are actually really good and then shows a video of Rick Astley. Typical out of touch music reviewer humor. So saying that Nickelback is good is a joke but liking terrible metal crap like Mesjuggah or Periphery is supposed to be serious. If i made an april fools day video having metalbands like Nightwish or Lamb of God would be perfect candidates for such ridicule. More so then Nickelback who sound like Rush compared to most metal. Its only because its normal to hate Nickelback and liking metal rubbish like Sonata Arctica or Mastodon is considered okay. To me hating metal is just as normal and so should everybody else with a good feeling for music. I know im repeating myself often but they are repeating the some rubbish over and over as well so that forces me to do the same and Rick Beato is the king of bullshitting. Is there anything good to say about Rick Beato. At least he has an all american voice that sounds confident and clear and not such a nerdvoice like the 12tone guy. His music theory videos are much better than his rockvideo's so he should stick to that. Bottem line is dont let guys like him tell you what to believe when it comes to rock n roll. Music gurus like this prey on the ignorance of most rockfans and sell them the same musical narritive that real rockfans know is not true. So stick yo your guns and dismiss everything that sound like nonsense. If you wait long enough your opinion will become popular enough that it will become the norm and the Rick Beatto's of the world will be repeating what we are saying.