In the wake of the Grammys , there’s a lot of discussion about what is or isn’t metal. Tenacious D, funny as hell, and they like metal, but they’re not, even if they have a song called “The Metal.” Slayer? Of course they are. What about a band like Ghost
B.C.? Wouldn’t it be great if there were a website to tell you? That’s the goal of new website Is This Band Metal? An offshoot of the popular website Isthisbandemo, it’s a fun way to kill some time.
Of course, emo is a very limited genre with a 20 year (or so) life span, and metal has not only double the amount of years, but a staggering amount of subgenres. So this new site, which Metal Insider is a sponsor of, is multi genre-encompassing, and pretty light-hearted at the same time (try typing “Nickelback” in, for example). Of course, some metal purists and rock apologists might be pissed, but it’ll inspire debate, and isn’t that what it’s about in the first place? You can also follow them on Twitter.