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Anvil Frontman Slams Modern Metal

05/15/2015
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(TeamRock Radio) Anvil frontman Steve 'Lips' Kudlow says modern metal is lacking in melody and is often performed by "non-talented" artists. The outspoken singer believes his band's brand of old-school metal has died out in America and has been replaced by "un-musical" noise.

Lips tells Classic Rock's Dave Ling: "Sad to say that, in America at least, it's become virtually non-existent. That really distresses me. A lot of metal is extraordinary in a technical sense but just so un-musical that you can barely listen to it. It's a guy yelling and screaming into a microphone with no sense of melody. It's just noise.

"The songs are so fast, they're just one or two beats, changing time signatures all over the place - you can't follow a damned thing." As well as the overly-technical aspect to the songs, the tendency for vocalists to scream rather than sing also grates with Lips. Read more here.

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