Well, he's old and wrong.
In the world I live in, there's more new music than could ever make it into my world. The vast majority of it though, isn't kitsch music for the masses.
The music I find attractive in 2018 is new. Take Ichor for example. They're death metal right?
In 1992, Death Metal had hard and fast rules. Your drummer had to be basically a force fed automaton pounding out surgical beats. The guitars had to be fast. And blastbeats. No matter what. Blastbeats.
Of course, Ichor has all of these things, but they don't stop there. Why should a band's expression stop at an imaginary, though clearly delineated place? Hadal Ascending won't convince anyone who's not already among us, but they'll entertain many a metalhead who's grown tired of well worn formula.
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