Remember the late nineties? A time after grunge and post-grunge, when nu-metal bands were a dime a dozen? Many praised this subgenre that welcomed bands like Slipknot, KoRn, Disturbed, and loads more. It was an amazing time to be “nu,” despite wondering if the next metal genre would be called nu-nu or nuer. Eventually, this expansion pack of bands oversaturated the market, many disbanded and became memories (MudVayne, Limp Bizkit, Crazy Town, Adema). Those that survived hated the term “nu metal” and considered themselves as alt metal or just metal.
With that being said, it looks like history is repeating itself with deathcore – according to Carnifex frontman Scott Ian Lewis. Alternative Press sat down with Scott, discussing the state of the genre and what’s left of it.
Scott made the following comments:
“07-08, MySpace was still a big thing. So a lot of bands that came out of the sort of MySpace era really got a bunch of shit. And now that that’s gone away. And a lot of those fans went away, and it sort of; I mean if you look at deathcore there’s really just us and Suicide Silence and Whitechapel left. Although, there’s still some haters on Summer Slaughter…”
Recently, we hypothesized that metalcore was off to a bad start in 2017. Could deathcore be next?
Check out the full video below and decide for yourself: