When I was researching my article on What Is Metal? a number of people mentioned 'the look' of musicians and how important it is:
Well, "loud," "fast," "a load of screaming & shouting," "the devil's music," and simply "noise" are some of the most common answers you will get when you ask the public what they think metal music is.This, of course, is all just personal opinion and far from the truth. Any real metal fan will go into detail and show their passion for the genre. Before we go any further, I must put the story straight on fashion. I see so many people (usually teens and early twenty-somethings), wearing band apparel with no clue on who the band are, let alone be fans. Metal is not fashionable, it is all about the music.
The majority of what we see in the music charts nowadays, especially here in the United Kingdom, are remixed versions of old songs. So what has happened to making original music? Have musicians died out or have music producers got lazy?